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    Paradise... for a princely sum: Resort in a lagoon dubbed the most beautiful in the world is up for sale for £17million

    It is a stunning island resort perched on a South Pacific lagoon that has been dubbed the most beautiful in the world.And now it could be all yours after going on the market - but you'll need almost £17million (US$22million, NZ$32million) to buy it.The Aitutaki Private Island Resort is located on Akitua Island, near the Cook Islands, and is the only inlet that sits directly on the Aitutaki Lagoon. The Aitutaki Private Island Resort is located in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, which is now up for sale for £17million  Up for sale is the island's 27 acre ...

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    'Party city' Amsterdam warns rowdy Brits they may face fines as officials campaign to stop 'drunkenness, noise in the street, litter and public urination'

    Amsterdam has warned rowdy British and Dutch tourists who 'party excessively' in the city that they could face stiff fines, in the latest campaign to halt drunken mayhem on the streets.The campaign specifically targets men aged between 18 to 34 years, who are increasingly attracted by the freewheeling Dutch capital's beer-drinking and soft-drug culture, as well as the salacious draw of its red light district.Enticed by cheap travel, groups of young men - mainly from elsewhere in the Netherlands or Britain - frequently roam the inner city's canal-lined streets at weekends, on elaborate pub crawls or to celebrate noisy stag ...

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    The best North American airlines ranked, according to passengers: Alaska Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines rated top with United and Frontier coming bottom

    The best airlines in North America have been ranked by passengers and it's Alaska Airlines, Delta and Southwest that come out on top.The carriers were rated the best in a survey that measures performance across seven factors including cost, reservations, flight crew and in-flight services.The worst rated were United Airlines and Frontier Airlines. The North America Airline Satisfaction Study ranked airlines according to passenger satisfaction. The most highly rated traditional carrier is Alaska Airlines, pictured The North America Airline Satisfaction Study by J.D. Power is now in its 14th year and polled 11,000 passengers on flights between March 2017 and March ...

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    Pictured: The UK's first airport therapy dog, Harley, calming nervous passengers at one of Scotland's busiest airports

    The UK's first airport therapy dog has been easing the nerves of stressed-out passengers at one of Scotland's busiest airports.Alaskan malamute Harley has been walking around the terminal at Aberdeen International Airport in the past week alongside owner Niel Chisholm, from Fife, in a bid to calm those who have a fear of flying.Passengers can stroke the dog and play with him, with studies having shown that petting an animal can reduce stress. Alaskan malamute Harley, the UK's first airport therapy dog, who is working at Aberdeen International Airport Passengers can stroke the dog and play with him, with studies ...

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    Forget business class... welcome to HOTEL class! The stunning private jet cabin by Airbus that features a master bedroom, office and lounge

    Forget business class - this is hotel class.Airbus has unveiled a breathtaking design concept for private widebody jets that features a master bedroom, office, bathroom and lounge. And a rather cool holographic globe that shows passengers where in the world they are during the flight.The cabin concept is called Harmony and Airbus says it combines the 'comfort and space of a widebody cabin with the practicality to suit the longest of flights'. The Airbus cabin concept called Harmony, which can be fitted to its private jets. It features a master bedroom, office, bathroom and loungeThe cabin was initially proposed for ...

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    The 'unbearable stench of an unwashed man' who cabin staff tried to quarantine in the toilet forces airliner to divert

    An airplane full of tourists was forced to divert after a passenger's foul-smelling body odour reportedly caused those around him to vomit and faint.The Transavia Boeing 737 took off from Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands for Gran Canaria, but instead it touched down in Faro, Portugal.At one point, flight crew reportedly tried to quarantine the 'unwashed' man in a toilet before the pilots decided to divert the flight.   A plane full of tourists on a Transavia flight had to make an emergency landing after a passenger's foul-smelling body odour caused other holidaymakers to vomit and faintPassengers reportedly became increasingly distressed by the ...

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    Ryanair quietly raises the price of taking two carry-on bags on flights just months after bringing in the charge

    Ryanair has quietly raised the cost of taking two pieces of carry-on luggage on selected flights - just months after bringing in the charge.The low-cost carrier announced in January that passengers would have to pay £5 for priority boarding to ensure that they could take two bags into the cabin with them. If they don't pay and turn up to the gate with two bags, the larger one is placed in the hold for free.However, it appears that the fee to ensure passengers can keep both carry-on bags with them on board has been increased in some cases.  Ryanair has ...

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    Inside Singapore Airlines' stunning new 787-10 Dreamliner, which features the same material used in the interiors of luxury sports cars and yachts

    Stunning images reveal the luxurious interior of Singapore Airlines' new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner.The airline was the first to accept delivery of Boeing's newest model, which uses 25 per cent less fuel per passenger compared to aircraft of a similar size.Interior shots show the business area decked out with 36 fully-reclinable seats, which have been clad in a luxury synthetic suede-like material called Alcantara more usually used to furnish yachts and super cars.  Stunning images reveal the luxurious interiors of Singapore Airlines' new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. Above, a view of the business class seats complete with 18-inch screens  Singapore Airlines was ...

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    Revealed: The landmarks that tourists find the trickiest to photograph, from Buckingham Palace to the Matterhorn

    The landmarks that tourists find the trickiest to photograph have been revealed - and often it's because there are too many people in the way.A study quizzed travellers on hotspots across the UK and Europe where they failed to capture a picture they were happy with.Respondents highlighted locations such as Snowdonia in Wales, Buckingham Palace, the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland and the Matterhorn in Switzerland as being particularly troublesome to snap. A lone tree stands in a lake in Snowdonia. The national park in Wales is the trickiest UK sight to photograph, according to a new study The research, commissioned ...

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    Inside the cave you can rent! House carved into a rock face and transformed on TV design show is now the perfect couples retreat - and costs £195 per night

    A stunning 800-year-old British cave house that underwent a stunning transformation on Channel 4's Grand Designs in 2015 is now the perfect couples retreat and costs £195 per night.Former businessman Angelo Mastropietro spent eight months single-handedly remodelling the ancient hobbit hole in the Wyre Forest, Worcestershire, into a 21st century man cave, complete with running water, underfloor heating and even WiFi.Photos of the quirky abode - which has been running as a holiday rental for the past two years - show a stylish, modern-day living space that doesn't skimp on modern day luxuries, despite the rocky structure. A stunning 800-year-old British cave ...

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    Virgin Trains launches partnership with Uber to allow passengers 'seamless' journey to railway stations - but unions say it compromises 'commuter safety'

    Virgin Trains has announced a partnership with taxi hailing firm Uber to allow passengers a 'seamless' journey to and from railway stations.Customers on the West Coast line will have the option to receive a text reminding them to book an Uber taxi to the station or for when they arrive at their destination.But unions have criticised the new tie up between the train firm and the taxi app saying it could 'compromise commuter safety'. Virgin Trains has announced a partnership with taxi hailing firm Uber to allow passengers a 'seamless' journey to and from railway stationsVirgin Trains says the new ...

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    Singapore Airlines to launch world's longest flight from Changi to New York - but not for economy passengers

    Singapore Airlines said it will relaunch the world's longest commercial flight in October, a journey of almost 19 hours from the city-state to New York, but it will not be available to economy travellers.The daily non-stop journey from Changi to Newark Airport will cover about 16,700 kilometres (10,300 miles) and take about 18 hours 45 minutes, the airline said in a statement.The current record holder is Qatar Airways Flight 921 from Auckland to Doha, which takes 17 hours 40 minutes. The flight will use the long-range Airbus A350-900ULR, which will be configured to carry 67 in business class and 94 ...

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    The best job ever? Search is launched to find a hot tub tester (a bubbly personality helps)

    Sitting in a hot tub is one of life's most pleasurable leisure activities - but for one lucky person, it's going to become a paid job.That's because a UK hot tub manufacturer is looking for Britain's first ever hot tub tester. A bubbly personality will help.The official job title? A hot tubologist.   Lay-Z-Spa is searching for Britain's biggest hot tub fan and they will be paid to try them out  The successful applicant will become a 'hot tubologist' and will trial Lay-Z-Spa's brand new productsThe firm that's begun the job hunt, Lay-Z-Spa, says the successful applicant will trial its brand ...

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    Welcome to the town of Cool in California (but does it live up to its name?)

    It was probably inevitable - there's a town called Cool in California, the state known for its sun-kissed laid-back attitude and trendy inhabitants.But just how cool the town of Cool is, is another matter. Some might argue that it doesn't really live up to its name.Located in the north of California, Cool is 40 miles from state capital, Sacramento, and has a population of just 4,100 people. The welcome sign to Cool in California, which is 40 miles from the state capital, Sacramento  The town sprung up just a few miles away from the famous Sutter's Mill, where gold was ...

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    Laird for a night! Inside the stunning Scottish castle that you can rent for a bargain £18

    A Scottish castle tower dating back to the 16th century has hit the holiday rental market for a bargain £18 a night.Craigcaffie Tower, located outside the small town of Innermessan in southwest Scotland, is decked out with a range of original features, from grand stone fireplaces to beamed ceilings.In low season, the property - which sleeps six - is listed at £766 for a seven day stay, rounding out at £18.23 per person per night.  This Scottish castle tower dating back to the 16th century sits on the land that once belonged to legendary King of Scots, Robert the Bruce, ...

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