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A tourism company in Cumbria has recently announced that lake district holiday bookings over the summer months are up by 40% in comparison to 2007. The figures for coming months are set to maintain this excellent rise. They also mentioned that hotels and caravan parks were particularly busy and availability is said to be in short supply. Popular towns...
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According to an online survey, 50% of UK residents are choosing to take a British holiday. Nearly 2,000 people took the survey and it shows that people are genuinely concerned with the strength of the pound in comparison to the euro, their carbon footprint and the current economic climate. This month one of Britain’s largest holiday operator released...
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A recent poll taken by children around the UK has returned with the surprising news that nearly a third of them think that a holiday is boring! Unfortunately it seems that wherever parents decide to go, its proving a difficult job to keep the nations kids busy. Maybe a nice trip to a summer camp will keep them happy? At least parents will be able to...
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A hospital porter and his wife have spent the last 55 years visiting the Isles of Wight for their holidays and would never dream about going anywhere else. Leonard and Lillian Howard who are both 80 years old, first visited the Isle of Wight in 1953 and have returned without fail every year, for them the place is perfect and don’t see the need to...
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The Wonder of The USA’s National Parks

Posted by on August 27, 2008
Nothing beats the fulfilling experience you’ll endure when visiting one of the many U.S. national parks. For as little as $80 you can purchase a pass that admits three adults and an unlimited amount of children under 16. Once you leave the park, that pass will admit you and all of your guests at no additional price whenever you decide to return. With...
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China: Environmental Wasteland

Posted by on August 26, 2008
China has the largest population in the world along with the fastest growing economy. However, this rapid growth has resulted in tremendous environmental concerns for the country, one that threatens the health of its citizens. The Chinese government has been under major fire concerning their unsettling level of pollution approaching the Olympic Games...
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Tips For Purchasing Rental Car Service

Posted by on August 25, 2008
With today’s struggling economy, its important to get the most value for your dollar and vacation. For those who frequently travel by rental car, we have provided a few tips that will help you get the best deal possible. Compare Prices The best rental car deals often come with hidden fees. Whether you’re skimming through the phone book or seeking...
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Is It Still Safe To Fly?

Posted by on August 24, 2008
There was much public concern this year over the number of flights that were canceled by companies like American Airlines and others. While some speculated whether or not is was safe to the fly the friendly skies, it was found that these frequent cancellations were the result of negligence on the part of both the FAA and the airlines. In the case of...
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Be Careful of European Travel Scams!

Posted by on August 23, 2008
The most common problem you’ll likely have while on your European holiday is having a taxi driver overcharge you, but there are other scams you may encounter. One of the most popular is the ‘helpful’ local you will want to show you the sites and invite you for a drink at a popular bar. You go, and when the bill comes it’s several...
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The traditional thing to do while on holiday is to send relatives and friends a postcard to show them/ rub in what a wonderful time you are having. This usually involves popping into a gift shop or looking round a local market, writing it, finding a stamp, then a post box and finally sending it, for it to usually arrive after you have got home and...
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