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As David Cameron hosts summit to tackle threat to trade on the Indian Ocean, Britain is accused of soft-pedalling the issue
Less than £200... Summer flights
Spanish airline Vueling has announced it is due to start direct flights from Southampton to its main hub at Barcelona's El Prat airport from 23 June this year, just in time for the summer season. Tickets to the Catalan capital – with its vibrant Gaudi architecture, gourmet cuisine and glorious beaches – are available to book now via the website, with return fares starting at €140 (£116). Vueling.com
On an idyllic island marooned in the Indian Ocean, Matthew Bell is reduced to incoherent ecstasies. Modern Mauritius is that kind of place, he says
On an idyllic island marooned in the Indian Ocean, Matthew Bell is reduced to incoherent ecstacies. Modern Mauritius is that kind of place, he says
Flight of fancy
The killing of an Irish teacher on her honeymoon shocked the world, but not those who know Mauritius well
Skin tissue found under the fingernails of strangled honeymooner Michaela McAreavey could prove crucial to the police case against the three men charged in connection with her murder.
'We agree on a lot of things, but Tim is wrapped up in his head and I'm a bit more earthy'
But there are still sodden lawns, mosquito-infested water, stained walls and the threat of a cattle jam
'I'd love to take a trip across America'
Combine white-painted furniture, striped linen and the right vintage accessories
Marcus Wareing gorges on gazpacho in Mauritius... Hélène Darroze buys Basque pudding in Biarritz... Top chefs share their supper secrets with Gillian Orr
'I have rediscovered my Welsh roots'
Late November into early December is traditionally the quietest period in the travelling calendar, which is why tour operators, hotels and transport providers often release some of their best deals around about now.
From Creole style and contemporary opulence to a five-bedroom villa that is ideal for guests who don't want to share the sand with anyone else...
A new show of Renoir's later works opens in Paris on 23 September at the Grand Palais. VFB are offering two nights in the French capital from £174 including travel, accommodation, and entry to the exhibition. Go to vfbholidays.co.uk