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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.
Western Wall and the old city of Jerusalem

Why UNESCO must retain the culture and heritage of the Western Wall in its...

UNESCO's contentious decision to remove all references of Jewish ties to the Western Wall will, in effect ignore 2,000 years of Jewish history.
London phone box

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner… but I doubt it

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner that I love London so, but then again, perhaps it’s because London is just so lovable.
Piggy Bank

Six tips to enjoy luxury travel on a budget

Just because you have a limited budget does not mean you can't travel in style. Here are six top tips for the aspirational budget traveller.
new york central park in winter frozen lake

Why New York is a great winter destination – just wrap up warmly

New York between January and February offers better value for money than at any other time of the year and the lack of queues and crowds is blissful.
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.
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.
TTM Flights 2016 - Europe

The Travel Magazine’s travels in 2016

As the year comes to a close, I stopped to reflect on Sharron's and my travels in 2016. Between us, we covered thousands of miles and three continents.
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.

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