From sailing the Mekong to the Festival of Fizz in Gloucestershire: Travel agenda

Where to go and what to know

1. Time travel

On Monday, Dinosaurs Unleashed gets under way at the Eden Project in Cornwall (until 2 September). Journeying back 67m years, it will encourage children track down the giant beasts, step into the ancient moss-draped landscape of The Crater of the Tyrant King and rummage for fossils in The Dig Pit.

edenproject.com

2. Great Eastern

Wizz Air, the leading Eastern European no-frills airline, is dramatically expanding its links between the UK and Poland from the start of the winter schedules in late October. From Glasgow, it will serve Katowice (close to Krakow) and Poznan, and from Luton a Szczecin link begins.

Wizzair.com

3. Saturday nav

Canada's long-distance train operator, VIA Rail, has launched special Saturday discount fares on key routes that run between the Eastern cities. Journeys from Ottawa or Montreal to Toronto or Quebec City, or vice versa, cost C$25 (£14) each for a Saturday Escape Fare.

Viarail.ca

4. River wild

Aqua Expeditions currently has two river boats on the Peruvian Amazon. But come October, the company will expand with a sister ship, that will trace the Mekong river, through Cambodia and Vietnam, from Siem Riep to My Tho. The boutique vessel will have 20 outward-facing suites, with a pool, spa and dining room.

aquaexpeditions.com

5. North of north

The summer bus-ship link that operates from Inverness to Orkney via John O'Groats has begun. Twice a day until the end of August, you can board a bus in Inverness, then connect with the ferry to Burwick, and travel by bus to Kirkwall in four-to-five hours. The price? £55 return.

jogferry.co.uk

6. Dom Rep Jets

British Airways is reducing flights to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic this winter – but increasing capacity and accelerating journey times. At present, the thrice-weekly flights from Gatwick stop at Antigua. From late October, flights go twice weekly but non-stop to Punta Cana.

Ba.com

7. Fizz fest

From 26-27 July, the Festival of Fizz in the Gloucestershire village of Winchcomb celebrates 400 years since the birth of Christopher Merrett, the scientist said to have first documented the addition of sugar for the production of sparkling wine, 20 years before Dom Pérignon.

bit.ly/FizzFest

8. App graded

At last, Ryanair passengers will not need to fret about printing off their boarding passes before reaching the airport – so long as they are carrying a smartphone (iPhone or Android) with the new Ryanair app, and have downloaded their mobile boarding passes. You can also make bookings and view live flight information.

Ryanair.com

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