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Where should I go on holiday this year?

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Richard Mellor
Main spokesperson for ABTA (the Association of British Travel Agents), and a...  · 11 января 2017
As 2017 gets underway, thoughts turn to where one should head for sunnier climes. ABTA's Sean Tipton offers his selection of the best places to go this year. THE AZORES: A new version of the Canary Islands? Tour operators are always looking for new destinations; in 2017, they’ve hit the... Читать далее
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Why is chess such a popular game?

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Steve Turnbull
Publicity Manager for the English Chess Federation. He is a club and tournament...  · 12 января 2017
Humans, at a fundamental level, are a social and cooperative species, but there is also a competitive element in their make-up, and these urges sometimes conflict. To a greater or lesser extent, they also enjoy solving problems and facing intellectual challenges. All these elements... Читать далее
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Has the growth in home drinking changed what the drinks industry sells to us?

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Jim Butler
Reader in Alcohol Policy and Mental Health Studies, University of Greenwich...  · 6 января 2017
Yes, without a doubt. If you notice there has been a recent trend towards high-end gins and vodkas. The industry is sending us a very clear message that drinking high-end spirits is sophisticated and that tends to appeal to a younger, more affluent audience. I wouldn’t necessarily say... Читать далее
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What are the best places to travel alone?

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Richard Mellor
Director of London-based bespoke travel company Real Holidays, and has worked...  · 13 января 2017
Travelling alone is a daunting prospect to most of us: even now, despite being a veteran of many such trips, I can still fret about being lonely, problem-solving, safety and costs. These elements are particularly daunting to a first-timer.  Some of these countries and cities make life... Читать далее
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Which cities should all gastronomers visit?

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Richard Mellor
Director of London-based bespoke travel company Real Holidays, and has worked...  · 13 января 2017
Beyond London, you mean? Our capital is, very seriously, right up there: the rate of new openings has been ceaseless for years now, and many trends start right here. Still, travel is essential for devoted gastronomes. In the same way that a pint of Guinness never tastes quite like it... Читать далее
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What are the classic mistakes that I should avoid when booking a holiday?

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Richard Mellor
Chairman of AITO (The Association of Independent Tour Operators), an umbrella...  · 12 января 2017
Booking a holiday seems so easy – book a hotel, add a flight, start packing. Simple! But, in fact, holiday logistics are complex, and a small mistake can ruin your trip. Proceed with caution – and watch out in particular for these six blunders.  1. Booking your hotel before checking... Читать далее
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Where can I take my friends for a sophisticated stag weekend?

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Richard Mellor
Founder and CEO of The Eventa Group, whose brands are The Stag Company and Hen...  · 13 января 2017
I’ve observed a strong trend in 2016 involving stag groups seeking out slightly classier options. Lap-dancing bookings for The Stag Company declined by almost 50%, for instance, with club bookings down by 29%.  Typically, these are being replaced by gentler activities like bubble... Читать далее
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