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.
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