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Inside travel: Hong Kong Airlines abandons Gatwick

London's business-class-only link to Hong Kong is to be axed after just six months – providing more evidence that insufficient numbers of airline passengers are prepared to pay a premium to avoid the riff-raff.

Get me out of here: Dordogne, Sorrento, Croatia

Now... Departing on 8 July, Inntravel has a self-guided cycling tour, taking in the countryside, churches and chateaux of the Dordogne. It includes return P&O Dover-Calais ferry crossing, a week's B&B, five dinners, luggage transfers, bike hire and maps for £855pp. inntravel.co.uk

The 10 Best in-flight essentials

1. Neal's Yard Frankincense Hydrating Facial Mist

£10.50, boots.com

If you have oily skin, you probably don't want to use one of the heavier 24-hour moisturisers. Instead, plump for this hydrating spray with frankincense.

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Concorde knowledge sees Calder to Mastermind win

The Independent's Senior Travel Editor Simon Calder won a charity edition of Celebrity Mastermind last night, seeing off challenges from The Observer food critic, Jay Rayner, the National Lottery presenter OJ Borj, and Anthony Costa from the boy band Blue.

Drones to boost surveillance for Olympics

Unmanned drones with surveillance cameras will fly above London during next year's Olympic Games as the Metropolitan Police tries to increase the number of "eyes in the sky" available to officers.