Photographer Peter Williams celebrates the peculiar eccentricities and quintessential charms – from helter-skelters to lighthouses, pirates, palmists and Punch and Judy – of this cherished and rapidly changing English landscape
The years of fear and loathing are over: Cambodia has been catapulted onto the world stage as a tourist destination and is slowly rebuilding for the future. Andy Booth, owner of travel company ABOUTAsia whose profits support the education of children in rural Cambodia, gives us the local low-down on the country’s capital: Siem Reap
Sawday’s has scoured the land for places to stay where dogs are not simply tolerated, they are quite literally ‘top dog’ in the attention stakes. Here they share four special places for canines – and their (human) companions – to stay
Yesterday I went to the Daily Telegraph sponsored Cruise show at the NEC in Birmingham. So did thousands of you. And even more. At times you couldn’t see the carpet for people. The same, I am told, happened on Saturday. Try buying a cup of tea? Long queues were at those places as well as the stands.
So the organisers should have been pretty happy with the turnout. The exhibitors seemed to have been. At least in one sense. They were rushed off their feet and had little time to sit down. Brochures were being collected by the armload but were visitors just collectors or were they buying? Had they just come to enter the free competitions because just about every stand was offering a prize draw for a cruise?
In the House of Lords last week, the peer better known as novelist Ruth Rendell asked the government a question about the steps they are taking to promote social tourism. For those of you, like me, who aren’t sure what it is, the government in the shape of Lord Davies of Oldham provided a definition.
Social tourism, he said, is to ensure that that those in society who are less well-off get the opportunity to go on holiday.
So why is it that social tourism exists?
Looking for an unforgettable winter holiday experience? Ski Solutions, the longest established specialist ski tour operator and travel agency in the UK, shares 10 of the best ways to to experience the mountains with CD-Traveller readers
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