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Saturday 02 July 2011
Each week we invite three competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a week's holiday in Andorra. Prices are for two people, departing in mid-July...
Wednesday 04 May 2011
Sometimes the rationale underlying a concert is as important as the music itself, and so was it with this visit from the Catalan musicologist Jordi Savall, his singer wife Montserrat Figueras, and the Greek multi-instrumentalist Dimitri Psonis.
Saturday 23 April 2011
Sunday 13 March 2011
Saturday 26 February 2011
Eighteen months ago, Mathew Prior made a prediction. Launching the annual report on the ski business published by Crystal, one of the companies he runs as the boss of Tui UK's ski division, he announced that Andorra would increase its share of the market in the 2009/10 season. This was a bold statement, given that Andorra's market share had declined sharply in each of the four previous seasons. But he was correct: Andorra did have a better season.
Saturday 11 December 2010
As Britain thaws after the early cold snap, winter-sports resorts across Continental Europe are reporting exceptional snow conditions – presaging an excellent winter for skiers and snowboarders. In addition, slow sales signal the prospect of bargains for anyone able to travel in the next few weeks.
Sunday 07 November 2010
Almost every country in Europe – even Croatia, Cyprus and Portugal – has at least one ski area. And as well as the "big four" Alpine nations, UK tour operators offer holidays at dozens of resorts in eastern Europe, the Pyrenees and Scandinavia.
Saturday 09 October 2010
Saturday 25 September 2010
Wednesday 08 September 2010
Monday 06 September 2010
Scotland are expected to recall James McFadden and Kris Boyd as they go in search of goals against Liechtenstein at Hampden Park tomorrow night – goals that eluded them in Friday's draw with Lithuania.
Monday 15 March 2010
A British skier has been found dead in Andorra after apparently separating from friends and getting lost in freezing temperatures after a night out.
Sunday 14 March 2010
A 24-year-old British man was found dead in a ski resort, the Foreign Office said today.
Thursday 25 February 2010
After British Airways cabin voted in favour of a strike this week with no indication of when staff might walk out (other than a promise not to strike over Easter), many of you may be feeling uneasy about choosing flights with the flag-carrying airline between now and May.
Saturday 09 January 2010
There was a time when budget ski destinations were easy to identify, even without looking at the prices. Location in a country in the former Eastern bloc was a key indicator; an outdated lift system consisting of a network of drag-lifts and a few slow-moving, two-seater chairlifts was another giveaway. A resort clearly revealed its place in the market when the hotels lacked architectural distinction (or even anything that could fairly be termed architecture), served buffet-only meals and covered their lobby walls with information on the movements of the local reps of mass-market tour operators. A main street lined with thickset men trying to lure passers-by into the bars told the same story.
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