Travel Agenda: Packaged paradors, Tangler here, On the tracks, Mayan marvels, Stylish Shanghai, Paris for a pittance, Bruges cruise
Where to go and what to know
Friday 23 November 2012
EasyJet Holidays has teamed up with the state-owned collection of 94 heritage properties across Spain to offer inclusive packages. Examples include a four-night stay at the Parador de Vic-Sau in Catalonia for £283pp, with flights from Gatwick to Barcelona (easyjetholidays.com).
Air Arabia Maroc has started flights from Gatwick to Morocco's northernmost city, with fares typically starting at about £160 return (airarabia.com).
On the tracks
A new website gives UK travellers fare comparisons on some high-speed rail routes across Europe, with tips on how to find the cheapest ticket (itinerail.com).
The Mexican beach resort of Cancun has unveiled the Maya Museum, with 350 archaeological artefacts and two exhibition spaces. On display at present are 14,000-year-old skeletal remains discovered in underwater caves near Tulum (cancun.travel).
On Thursday, Shanghai gets a new hotel when Starwood opens Twelve at Hengshan. Expect modern Asian interiors, 121 rooms with Oriental silk screens, Hermès toiletries and terraces overlooking a garden (luxurycollection.com).
The Independent Traveller has won National Newspaper Travel Section of the Year at the British Travel Press Awards. Chris Leadbeater won Consumer Travel Journalist of the Year for stories written for the Independent Traveller, and The Independent's "48 Hours in Bermuda" won Broadcast Travel Programme of the Year.
Paris for a pittance
Book four days ahead, and travel by 15 Dec, and Eurolines will get you from London to Paris, Brussels or Amsterdam by coach for £9 one way. For an extra £15 return, you can connect from any National Express service in the UK (eurolines.co.uk).
Historium Brugge, a new museum celebrating the medieval heritage of Belgium's finest city, opens tomorrow. P&O Ferries has a special from Hull to Zeebrugge for £73 for two with cabin (POferries.com).
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