Abu Dhabi now cheaper for UK tourists as emirate reveals it’s cutting tourism fees | Travel News | Travel

Abu Dhabi – the capital of the United Arab Emirates – has reduced tourism fees from six per cent to just 3.5 per cent. These are the fees applied to hotel stays and dining at food and beverage outlets attached to hotels. Municipality fees have also been cut from four per cent to two per cent – hotel guests have to pay these on top of their hotel bill. Tourism fees apply to all guests staying at hotels, hotel apartments, guesthouses and holiday homes. Many high end restaurant add the tourism levy to bills on top of…

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Famous British landmarks: Survey reveals half of Britons can’t identify UK’s top monuments | Travel News | Travel

Famous British landmarks should be easy to recognise – after all they draw international tourists from all over the world – but a new study has shown that many Britons fail to identity even the most iconic buildings. A survey of 2,000 people in the UK was conducted by antique fireplace dealers Westland London to find out exactly how much they know about Britain’s famous monuments and landmarks.  The well-known sights included The Angel of the North, Westminster Abbey and Blackpool Tower. A surprising 55.5 per cent couldn’t identify famous national…

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Video reveals moment lorry driver pulls off incredible manoeuvre to avoid motorway crash | Travel News | Travel

In footage captured by a dash cam, the lorry – from French haulage firm Bertrand Meledo –  can be seen travelling at high speed. In the distance a blue van pulls into the middle lane from the left, in front of the approaching white lorry. However, on switching lanes, the blue van driver immediately applies the brakes. With not enough warning or time to stop, the lorry driver seems to manage the impossible. He swerves into the left-hand lane, slipping perfectly into the rapidly decreasing gap between the blue van…

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Cruise Captain Tuvo reveals secrets onboard a ship during cruises at sea | Cruise | Travel

Cruise secrets that have been revealed over the years have opened up the world of the cruise holiday. From cruise crew parties to dirty cabins, many of the secrets may have been better to stay hidden. Yet with the cruise industry continuing to grow as more Britons take to the seas for their holiday, there is still much that remains a mystery. Express.co.uk spoke to Captain Tuvo from the ITV documentary “The Cruise” about some of the things he has learnt by being a captain onboard the Star Princess. Captain…

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Wine: Vineyard UK map of England & Wales reveals where to find best red and white bottles | Travel News | Travel

Wine enthusiasts may dream of France’s Cabarnet Sauvignon, South Africa’a Chenin Blanc or an Argentinian Merlot – but what about an English Chardonnay or Welsh Bacchus? Instead of dreaming further afield, wine lovers should look closer to home to try red, white and rosé vino. Wine experts, winecellardoor.co.uk have revealed that you don’t need to leave the UK to taste quality wine in their natural surroundings. Their website features an interactive map, revealing over 200 vineyards in England Wales which are open to visitors, offering plenty of inspiration for those…

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Cruise holidays are more stress free than flying for some holidaymakers, survey reveals | Cruise | Travel

A new survey by Cruise Critic has revealed that nearly 60 per cent of holidaymakers planning to go on a cruise see it as a more ‘stress-free’ holiday option, when compared to flying. It’s no wonder that after recent horror stories of children screaming for eight hour’s straight, fights breaking out at 30,000-feet and airplane doors falling off, that passengers find flying stressful. This stress can be what is known as aerophobia, an excessive worry of air travel, which is thought to affect one in ten Britons. The survey asked…

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