Travel Agenda: Summer in Sicily, Key best, Double Dutch, Parisian chic, Silver lining, Local hangout, Mara watch, 615
Where to go and what to know
Friday 16 November 2012
Summer in Sicily
Essentially Prestige launched a new “Love Sicily” brochure this week. Whether you want to shop in Palermo, see the sights of Siracusa or take in opera in Taormina, bookings are now open for summer 2013, with short breaks and winter escapes for the off-season (prestigeholidays.co.uk/sicily).
The southernmost town in Florida, Key West, is now easier to reach: it has joined the Southwest Airlines network with daily flights from Tampa (southwest.com).
Manston airport on the Isle of Thanet in east Kent makes another attempt to connect with the rest of the world from 2 April next year, when KLM launches two daily flights to and from its hub at Amsterdam Schiphol (klm.com).
The Hôtel Atmosphères has opened in St Germain, near the Jardin du Luxembourg, with quirky rooms and more than 100 prints by French photographer Thierry des Ouches (hotelatmospheres.com).
The Foreign Office softened its warning against travel to Kashmir this week, lifting the caution on the cities of Srinagar, Jammu and the road between them. Restrictions remain across the rest of the state (fco.gov.uk).
Want to hang out in Williamsburg or hit the clubs in Kreuzberg? Airbnb has launched a “Neighbourhoods” facility on its website that gives you the low-down on districts in cities from New York to Berlin, then offers you a room or flat to rent (airbnb.co.uk).
Photographer and wildlife guide Paul Goldstein reveals his passion for the natural world of East Africa with a charity presentation at the Royal Institution in London on 26 Nov; £12 (0845 863 9606).
The price, in sterling, for a return flight from Heathrow to Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital. Singapore Airlines has a short-notice promotion to help fill departures during the remainder of November. Returns to the Vietnamese hubs of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are available at £605 (singaporeair.com)
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