Peak District cycle shuttle, Istanbul alert, and ferry between Cuba and the US: Travel agenda

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Peak shuttle

A new cycle shuttle service has launched in the Peak District, taking cyclists to some of the national park's bike trails. The Peak Cycle Shuttle, which can carry bikes as well as passengers, collects riders from Matlock and Buxton train stations and drops them off at the trails. For those without their own bikes, it also stops at local hire shops. Adults £7 return, children £3.50. peakdistrict.gov.uk/cycleshutte

Istanbul alert

Following the deterioration of the security situation in Turkey, the UK Government has warned of a heightened risk of terrorist attacks against public transport in Istanbul, in particular the metro stations at Yenikapi, Taksim, Osmanbey and Haciosman and stops on the Metrobus line. bit.ly/FCOTurkey

Extra Egypt

Cultural highlights in the Egyptian cities of Aswan and Luxor have had their opening hours extended. Tourist sites such as Hatshepsut Temple and the Ramesseum and Luxor Temple will now be open from 6am to 11pm in the summer season and from 6am to 9pm during winter. gotoegypt.org

Baggage drop

British Airways is cutting the size allowed for the second piece of hand luggage by 45 per cent, to 40 x 30 x 15cm. The dimensions for a first piece remain a very generous 56 x 45 x 25cm, with a weight limit of 23kg. bit.ly/BAbags

British beds

A new hotel celebrating all things British opens in west London's Notting Hill on 5 August. The Laslett Hotel will offer seasonal food by British restaurateur Sally Clarke, the staff will wear Dr Marten boots, and the onsite boutique will feature clothes by UK designer Tracey Boyd. The 51-room townhouse features local artwork, books, and quirky knick-knacks dotted about. Doubles from £215. thelaslett.co.uk

Cuba by sea

With the continued warming of relations between Washington and Havana, one ferry company says it hopes to start a new service between the United States and Cuba as early as next month. CubaKat will offer a high-speed link between Key West in Florida and Cuba's capital, Havana. cubakat.com

Iran advice

The Foreign Office has lifted its warning against non-essential travel to Iran after four years. The majority of the country has now been declared safe to visit, but the FCO advises against all travel to some areas on the borders with Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Check the current advice at bit.ly/IranFCO

Travel show

Explorer and television presenter Simon Reeve will appear at the Group Leisure and Travel Show 2015, which takes place on 22 October at the NEC in Birmingham. Visitor registration for the event is free. leisureshow.com/register

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