Travel Tips & Deals
Sunday 15 June 2008
Hilary Bradt of Bradt Travel Guides, right, has been appointed MBE in yesterday's Queen's Birthday Honours for services to the tourist industry and charity, reflecting her commitment to promoting tourism that benefits travellers and those in host countries
The Brit spirit returns to Brighton with Vroom by the Sea (vroombythesea. com), a new scooter rental company that will give visitors the chance to cruise around the seaside resort on a Vespa, from £30 per day.
On the move but bored of the tunes on your iPod? Playtripper.com is a clever new service that lets you drag and drop MP3 files using a special program called "Sherpa" from any internet café. Tap in the destinations you're heading to and it will also dig out some useful travel podcasts, too.
Get seven nights in Turkey for £270 per person, saving £130, with Thomson (thomson.co.uk). The offer, which is based on two sharing, includes return flights from Gatwick on 30 June, transfers and '4T' self-catering accommodation in Dalaman.
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 Watch a man race the Circle line - and win
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
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