Author: Elda Hamaker

79% of tourists are not changing their European holiday plans in spite of ongoing terror attacks

Despite the recent terrorist attacks throughout Europe and the ongoing warnings about suspected attacks, it seems that the general public remain defiant, stating that they will not let these attacks affect their travel plans this summer. This new research, conducted by a door-to-door worldwide holiday baggage courier company has found that four in five people are not changing their holiday plans even after the latest attacks in Nice and Munich. Popular travel destinations including Spain, France, Germany, Morocco and Algeria have all been classed as ‘high risk of a terrorist attack’ by the Foreign Office, but what does this...

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Plans for Dubai’s Tallest Tower to be Built in Old Dubai

Holiday Taxis love Dubai which is of course well known for its elaborate and tall buildings that span its dramatic skyline. Emaar Properties have now revealed that they plan to start work in July 2016, building Dubai’s tallest tower. The tower which has been designed by architect, Santiago Calatrava, does not yet have a name. However it has been fondly given the title of the Needle, as it will be tall and long and shaped just like a needle. Many architects within the design industry, who have seen the impressive plans and model, also believe that the Needle will...

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How leaving the EU will impact British expats

In June 2016, the British public made a momentous decision for the UK to leave the European Union. Once Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is activated, Britain will begin to make its move out of the EU, but for now while the country lies in limbo, the impact on British expats has caused worry to many. Living in the European Union was once relatively easy, in terms of the free movement of people, and with Britain’s chosen exit, it could have a direct impact particularly on both Britons working in the EU and EU citizens living and working...

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Discovering England: Cornwall

  Cornwall is a place that I go back to year after year and to me it doesn’t need much explanation, but for those who have never been, there are a whole host of reasons to go to this wondrous place. I will talk a little bit more about my experiences in planning a trip to Cornwall. Accommodation For me personally there is no better way to go than a Cornwall holiday park, but there are a huge variety of options that I have personally stayed in before in Cornwall. There is a huge number of bed and breakfasts,...

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24 Hours in Jakarta

  Jakarta is a truly special multi cultural city but imagine you were in Jakarta for only a day and you didn’t know what to do, this guide will show you some things that you can do in your very short time in this amazing city.   Pick your accommodation Time is of the essence here, so you need to pick a hotel that is centrally located and can allow you to get to all the attractions in quick time. The Grand Hyatt Jakarta is the perfect example of this, especially since it is located in the heart of...

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