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Stall stars: the city's Christmas Market

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Wild frontier: the only crossing between Russia and Norway

Simon Calder: New frontiers in low-cost travel

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Walk the line: Waverley Station in Edinburgh

Simon Calder: At last! A new way to get to Waverley

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Easy listening: chief executive Carolyn McCall

Simon Calder: Take off – with the class of 1961

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Waiting game: travellers can seek redress for delays

Airlines face new claims for late flights

A judgment on one heavily delayed journey may allow thousands to seek compensation, says Simon Calder

Uneasy situation: passengers stranded at Gatwick this week

Simon Calder: Grounded at Gatwick? You have rights ...

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Left luggage: pack your bags (or not) to Barcelona

Simon Calder: The alien language of Planet Travel

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Hard rock: Most of the Grand Canyon, along with many other US attractions, is currently closed

Simon Calder: The land of the free, now disfigured by barricades

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Brand new: Thomas Cook's logo on a high street store

Simon Calder: Will Thomas Cook's new look entice you to book?

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Simon Calder: Where passing 'without let or hindrance' is an empty hope, starting with the US

Road-weary travellers trying to untangle the red tape involved in a trans-African journey or a rail trip from Moscow to Beijing have long mocked the self-important demand contained in every British passport: "Her Britannic Majesty's Secretary of State requests and requires in the name of Her Majesty all those whom it may concern to allow the bearer to pass freely without let or hindrance".

Liberty Island - location for the Statue of Liberty - will be off-limits for the duration of the shutdown

Simon Calder: What effect will the US shutdown have on British tourists travelling to America?

The closure of so many key attractions is likely to put pressure on the museums and galleries which are open

Easy way: the airline has unveiled a new charter
A police officer tries to secure an area inside the Westgate Shopping Centre

Nairobi shopping mall attack: If foreigners steer clear of Kenya, the terrorists claim another victory

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Air passengers walking through Gatwick Airport as the airport is bringing in its own staff to help with the luggage crisis amid fears there could be further travel chaos this weekend.
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Passengers advised to pack essential items in hand luggage following

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The recent poll reveals St Ives to be the most expensive seaside resort in the UK. You’ll have to splash the cash, £123 to be exact, to afford a vacation near those white sandy beaches this summer
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A handy list for those after a last minute UK break in August

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Pride of place: Scott's dream destination is the Maasai Mara
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'If I had one day left in my life, I'd spend it in the Maasai Mara'

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Up on the roof: views of the Tiergarten from the terrace
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Room with a zoo in the wild West

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A moving memorial: the Franks' house
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Seventy years since Anne Frank's arrest, Chris Leadbeater visits the house that shielded her

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Travelling with a wheelchair means extra considerations but it shouldn't too stressful

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Airline instructed to go (SPECIFIC VERB) itself

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All hands on deck: Freedom Treks' Turkey cruise
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The cruise ship Crystal Serenity, which conservationists say likely has a carbon footprint around triple that of a Boeing 747
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The world’s first high-carbon-footprint voyage to witness melting ice caps

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The Jaguar E-type is claimed to be phallomorphic
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File image: Eight worshipers were killed after lighting struck a Church in Malawi on Saturday
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Passengers were 'screaming and crying' after bolt hit

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Whistle while you work: A silbador in La Gomera
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Early Heathrow flights were operating normally
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He was then told to delete the tweet before re-boarding

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Romantic break: Prague stole Frank Turner's heart
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'A guy was sprawled naked in the hotel corridor. We decided to sleep in the van'

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From a taste of Mexico to open-air cinema in New York

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Monkeying around: Victoria Falls station
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