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Travel | The Guardian

Latest travel news and reviews on US and world holidays, travel guides to global destinations, city breaks, hotels and restaurant information from the Guardian, the world's leading liberal voice


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Tell us about your favourite travel discovery of 2020 for a chance to win a £200 holiday prize

Tell us about your favourite travel discovery of 2020 for a chance to win a £200 holiday prize Most of us haven’t been abroad this year but great discoveries needn’t be in far-flung places – they could be on your doorstep. The best tip wins £200 towards a Sawday’s stayWhether you managed to safely holiday abroad and found a special place, or you stayed in the UK and happened on a local gem that’s formed part of your lockdown routine, we would love to hear your travel discovery highlights of the year.It could be a cafe or treasure trove of a shop that adapted to this year’s special circumstances, a lovely park that you’d never been to before, a monument or area of woodland. Perhaps you climbed hills and mountains and found an incredible view or visited a nature reserve and saw something extraordinary. Whatever it is, please share your experiences. Continue reading...

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One woman's charity cycle trip in search of places called Hope

One woman With her job stalled by the pandemic, Helen Proudfoot found plenty of Hopes in Britain, from Scotland to Devon – and also did some fundraisingIt’s been a tough year for the travel industry, but one cycle tour leader decided not to let 2020 get her down – by riding 1,000 miles around the UK in search of Hope.Helen Proudfoot, who works for adventure company Active England Tours, planned a route seeking out villages and hamlets called Hope after work dried up during the pandemic – and raised money for The Bike Project, a charity that donates refurbished bikes to refugees, while doing so. Continue reading...

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The BAME women making the outdoors more inclusive

The BAME women making the outdoors more inclusive The British countryside remains a distinctly white and often intimidating place for BAME communities. We interview three outdoor enthusiasts seeking to address this lack of diversity The British countryside being the preserve of the white middle classes is a perception that is backed by stark figures, with ethnic minorities often deterred from heading into the outdoors due to deep-rooted, complex barriers.At the time of the last census in 2011, 13% of the UK population, around 8.1 million people, identified themselves as black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME). Yet a 2017 study by Natural England found that just 26.2% of black people spent time in the countryside, compared with 44.2% of white people. Continue reading...

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Lastminute.com to pay £7m in refunds for cancelled holidays

Lastminute.com to pay £7m in refunds for cancelled holidays Booking site to reimburse 9,000 customers after inquiry by UK competition watchdogCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLastminute.com, the flight and hotel booking site, has agreed to pay £7m in refunds to more than 9,000 customers whose holidays were cancelled because of coronavirus.After an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), lastminute.com has given undertakings that it will pay refunds as soon as possible, and by 31 January at the latest. Continue reading...

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Austria set to bow to pressure on Covid risk with ski holiday ban

Austria set to bow to pressure on Covid risk with ski holiday ban Country has faced calls from European neighbours over spread of virus at its resortsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAustria’s government appears to have bowed to pressure from Germany, France and Italy and will ban skiing holidays over the Christmas break in an attempt to control the coronavirus pandemic, Austrian media is reporting.The decision, expected to be officially announced on Wednesday, follows heated disagreements between Berlin and Vienna. Continue reading...

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