Travel Agenda: Living the Thai life; Art in Arrivals; Devon delight; Dive in to the Galapagos
Where to go and what to know
Friday 02 November 2012
Living the Thai life
From 5 November 2013, Thomson Airways will start using its new 787 Dreamliner to fly from Gatwick to Phuket. Two-week all-inclusive packages with flights and accommodation will start at £1,185pp, bookable through Thomson and First Choice from 15 November this year ( thomson.co.uk).
Art in Arrivals
Sir Peter Blake has unveiled 24 "London-inspired" murals in the baggage halls of the North and South terminals at Gatwick Airport ( gatwickairport.com).
Check into the Longhouse, a newly restored B&B in Dartmoor National Park. Inside the 500-year-old farmhouse are crackling fires and chic rooms. B&B from £110 ( i-escape.com).
Salute to the sun
Stretch your limbs on Destination Yoga's new trips near Almeria in Spain, just outside Orvieto in Italy, or in Morocco's Atlas range. Prices start at £695pp for a week; flights extra ( destinationyoga.co.uk).
The Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht has just opened in a former public library on the Prince's Canal, with 122 design-led rooms, a landscaped garden by Marcel Wanders and a farm-to-fork restaurant ( andaz.hyatt.com).
Dive in to the Galapagos
Scuba specialist Ultimate Diving has launched a new liveaboard in the Galapagos. The M/V Humboldt Explorer sails from San Cristóbal island, with a week-long cruise costing £2,344pp full board ( ultimatediving.co.uk).
Fun of the fair
The Luxury Travel Fair is at London Olympia today and tomorrow, with dozens of tour operators on hand to discuss trip ideas, plus talks from spa and travel experts ( luxurytravelfair.com).
The price, in pounds, of Berlitz's new ebooks. The mini guides are compatible with most devices including Kindle and iPad, and currently include 18 new titles, such as Kenya, Las Vegas, Marrakech and New Zealand ( insightguides.com/shop/ ebooks).
Geoffrey Macnab does not like the comedian's big screen debut
Look beyond the usual shows for the best festive telly
The battle for control of Stieg Larsson's £30m legacy
- 1 French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 #Teamnigella: It’s the only side to be on
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 5 Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
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