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TNZ revitalises 100% Pure

TOURISM New Zealand is refreshing its 100% Pure New Zealand campaign to address known barriers around thinking of, or considering New Zealand as a holiday destination. TNZ chief Stephen England-Hall said the push, to launch 03 Jul, would highlight the many things to see and do in New Zealand, and how easy it is to …

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Georgia travel review: New book attempts to put Georgia’s classic dishes on the menu

A SMALL wooden table sat beneath a leafy green pergola laden with a spread of airy cheese bakes, glossy bean stews and bowls of creamy walnut paste dotted with pomegranate seeds. The air was sweet with the scent of mint and honey and from the freshly poured wine. That dinner, deep in rural Georgia – …

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A real Greek treat! Try the all-inclusive family hideaway – on the mainland – which puts children in the driving seat

My five-year-old daughter Saskia has a question. ‘Are we going to meet Zeus?’ she asks. This is after I’ve explained a little about Mount Olympus being the home of the gods. We never meet Zeus, but we do get a taste of celestial living at Ikos Olivia, set in 22 acres in Halkidiki. This part …

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The 10 Most Visited Cities in the United States by Foreign Travelers (2013)

The 2013 year-end statistics are in from the National Travel and Tourism Office on the most popular cities in the United States with international visitors. Altogether, 32 million international travelers ventured to the United States in 2013 and almost all of them managed to make it to one of these 10 cities. While no city …

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Why you must visit Essaouira, the laid-back alternative to Marrakesh

Why go now? Bright and breezy Essaouira, on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, is an enchanting, laid-back alternative to the frenetic melting-pot of Marrakesh. The town’s name means “little picture” in Arabic, and it’s a painter’s dream location, with a vibrant blue-and-white “medina” (inner walled city), enclosed by fairy-tale, sand-coloured ramparts and imposing stone gates (“Babs”). Beyond …