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Dash robot concierge at the Crown Plaza

Can robots really run our hotels?

Robots are slowly taking over hotels and cruises, but are they actually doing a better job than humans?
Yucatan jay birds on the balcony of Fairmont Mayacoba

Mexico: Fairmont Mayakoba

Mayakoba is an incredible creation. Before you get up in arms about man changing the face of nature, I can report that what they have done is sensational.
Women only carriages in Japan

Are we on track for women-only train carriages in the UK?

Jeremy Corbyn wants to keep British female travellers safe on the train, but some say this is the slippery slope of gender segregation.
Hull Marina

The city of Hull UK Capital of Culture – Really?

On the surface it seemed like an unlikely choice, yet Hull really does brush up nicely.
Filling in a survey

11 things surveys taught us about our travel habits

Questions you never knew you needed the answer to: How many calories do you burn at an airport? Can you identify Morroco or Kazakhstan on a world map? ... and more ...
Swastika on a building in Seoul

Why we shouldn’t ban the swastika

Japanese authorities have mooted a plan to update their maps and replace the swastika with an inoffensive three-tiered pagoda.
Gold columns in dimly lit dining environment at Club Chinoise, Mayfair

Why I took my date to Club Chinois in Mayfair, London

Grab your date and head to the glitzy opulence of Club Chinois in London's Mayfair. There's fringe theatre, hedonist acts, and oh yes delicious food.
airline cabin

Do airlines deliberately split up passengers who refuse to pay extra for allocated seating?

With so many passengers complaining about being split up from their family members when they choose not to pay for allocated seating on a flight, no wonder the spotlight is on the airlines to explain themselves.

If you are searching for happiness you will find it in Denmark

According to the World Happiness Report, Denmark is the happiest country in the world, closely followed by Switzerland and Iceland.
GoYonda Smart car in London

Yonda Smart car is so smart, it thinks it is a London tour guide

London has a new type of guided tour - Yonda Smart car that talks as you drive, revealing the best that London offers. Perfect for first timers to the city.