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Qatar to offer visa waiver to citizens of 80 countries

Qatar has confirmed it will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, effective immediately. The news comes as the destination seeks to diversify its tourism opportunities amid a continuing blockade from rivals in the Middle East. Citizens of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are currently barred …

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UK government reveals plans to protect online holiday bookings

Enhanced regulations designed to better protect an extra ten million UK package holidays booked online have been unveiled by the UK government. The consultation on the package travel regulations sets out the government’s proposals for the introduction of new consumer rights around package holidays. Proposals outlined today include: An extension …

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Rental car, taxi or Uber: which is cheapest?*

Here’s a question which should grab the attention of every traveller: which is the most cost-effective way to travel once you’re off the airplane? Your choices today include a rental car, an Uber or a traditional metered taxi. So which is cheapest? GO Rentals has researched Uber prices, Taxi prices …

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Vacation on the Island Where Napoleon Was Exiled

In 1815, after the Battle of Waterloo, the British exiled Napoléon Bonaparte to the remote island St. Helena. Located off the western coast of Africa, it took the defeated leader 10 weeks to travel to the island. Two hundred years later, it still takes about five days to reach the island …

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Four Must-Have Experiences in Jackson Hole

Owly was clearly not impressed with us. She stared coolly and nonchalantly at the small crowd as we gushed over her magnificence. A 13-year-old great horned owl, she had piercing yellow eyes; long earlike tufts on the top of her head and resplendent plumage ranging in color from yellow to …

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