Travel Agenda

From pub apps and Venice in Peril to family camping festivals

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Capital Capella

The Capella is Washington DC's newest hotel. Opened this month beside the leafy C&O Canal in the historic Georgetown district, it has 49 refined rooms, a Grill Room restaurant, a whisky-stocked bar and a rooftop pool with views of the capital's skyline (

Rising damp

The Venice in Peril lecture at London's Royal Geographical Society on Tuesday will raise money to protect key monuments in the city (£20;

Appy finances

MyTravelCash, the prepaid currency card, has launched a free app which lets travellers manage their account, check balances and top up (

Just pitch up

Book now to be at the Starry Skies family camping festival from 24 to 28 July. The five-day event takes place at Barton Hill Farm in Herefordshire, with wild swimming, den building, storytelling, music and more. Family tickets are £350 (

No entry

Ease anxieties of a break-in to your hotel room with Door Jammer. The small device offers security by slotting under doors and jamming it shut if someone tries to force it open from outside. Priced £24.99 (


The number of new hotels added to the British Airways Holidays' brochure since the company has teamed up with Mr & Mrs Smith. Customers will soon be able to book an Atol-protected package with BA flights and accommodation in one of Mr & Mrs Smith's boutique hotels (

Cask to cask

Sawday's is launching its first app, which lists some 700 pubs to eat and drink in around Britain. Features include browsing offline for pubs near you, or searching for a specific location, available for £2.49 for a limited time (

Wheel good time

Eastpak's new Spinnerz range of holdalls features four wheels that rotate 360-degrees, front and side zip-pockets, a lightweight, durable material and a 30-year guarantee. The luggage comes in three sizes (35, 60 and 89 litres) and three colours (black, navy, grey), with prices starting at £115 (