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North Devon & Exmoor
Country breaks with a seaside twist
The thing about North Devon is that it has it all; if it is a peaceful beach, a big adventure, a beautiful landscape or wildlife you crave for in the county, North Devon will make your dreams come true. It all becomes priceless when you visit the timeless private village of Clovelly and walk along the cobbled path to the tiny 14th Century fishing deep-blue harbour as a hot gleam of sunlight falls upon the white cottages along your way or see and/or participate in the birth of a foal to a mare on a Stud!

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May 2010


How to eat well in North Devon

Our Selected North Devon Restaurants

Chef of the Month

Traditionally English with Fish, chips and mushy peas at Squires!
The Squires still prepare fish and chips in such a way that celebrities from all over world go to Braunton to enjoy it! Read more
Going loco with Tapas at Lilico’s in Barnstaple
Passionate, experienced and self-trained Wanda Yeo, wears a confident smile which tells you that she enjoys cooking all the very tasty foods that arrive from the kitchen in sequence to your table. Read more

Head Chef Wanda Yea of Lilico, Barnstaple

TRAVEL DIARY: Weird and wonderful things to know about

Care Home for Orchards?
This year’s Evesham's Blossom Trail has a 72 acre friend

The Battersea Dog's Home equivalent for fruit trees, “the Vale Landscape Heritage Trust” a charity that looks after abandoned and unwanted orchards, will provide the focus for this years' Vale of Evesham's Blossom Trail. The Trust was created following concerns by fruit growers and market gardeners that many natural sites in the area, known as the fruit basket of Britain, were being lost to extensive construction work and the building of new roads...Chairman of the Trust, Dave Shaw, is also planning to launch Plum Jerkum, an ancient alcoholic beverage akin to plum vodka and the Trust is growing cider apples and perry pears to supplement local producers...Read more

Views from the Travel Economist

Is the cautious optimism creeping back into the travel industry under threat?

A representative panel of 150 international travel professionals were asked for their views and predictions for the travel industry in today’s economic climate. The findings identify market trends, statistics, views and predictions, with a specific focus on the Luxury Travel Market are revealed in a research organised by the Pangaea Network, an international organisation of consultancy and communication services to the travel and tourism industry, has unveiled international market research revealing some stark facts threatening the cautious optimism creeping back into the travel industry.

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INSPIRED: Travel writers nominate best roof top pools

Caroline Major prefers the Four Seasons Hong Kong

Daniel Scott chose the Peninsula, Beverley Hills

Grand Hotel Central, Barcelona makes the TraveIntelligence.com shortlist


Lifestyle Clubs and everything fun!

Stay at the Swissôtel and gain access to the most exclusive clubs in Berlin, Istanbul and Shanghai

Guests taking advantage of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Finest Clubs Package can now gain admission to top clubs. Three of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International’s chain of distinctive group of deluxe hotels for today’s discerning business and leisure travellers offer this exclusive package. The World’s Finest Clubs confers the World’s Finest Clubs Award on the world’s most exclusive clubs and includes them in the Finest Clubs Network.

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Become a Primo Vacations Member and enjoy a complimentary two-night cruise!
Are you seeking a special holiday where you know that you have a place to stay, you can invite friends along with you and can travel when it suits you? Then read on because this is what a membership with Primo Vacations can offer you. Whether it is for an individual or group travel, Primo vacations offers - find out more

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Unlike many other vacation membership clubs, there are no blackout dates and you can travel whenever you wish.


Stevie Wonder

Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival 2010’s programme announced!
Stevie Wonder kicks the show off on 9th and 10th July. Doors open at 8pm. Cost 223.50euros
A love-affair lasting half a century unites music and Stevie Wonder, born in 1950 in the state of Michigan. Blind since early childhood, he dazzled the public at the tender age of 10 with his first album, Little Stevie Wonder.
His classics from the 'seventies such as You Are the Sunshine of My Life, have toured the world. 25 Grammy Awards later, the impact of his career as author, composer, performer and producer is colossal, whether in pop, R&B or rap. A dedicated activist, he is today a messenger of peace at the UN Headquarters.
Other artists include Gino Vannelli and Michael Franks on 12th July. Cost 140 euros and Gilberto Gill 13th July. Cost 140 euros. See full programme

The rechargeable external battery called mophie Juice Pack Air

It does not really matter which colour you choose; the rechargeable external battery concealed inside of a protective form-fitting case for the iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G offers you the full protection of a hard-shell case while providing almost twice the battery life of the iPhone alone. This gadget ideal for walkers, hikers and back packers, allows users to take full advantage of the internet, maps and make calls without worrying about the notorious battery of the iPhone.

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mophie Juice Pack Air
Travel News Update Airline News Round Up
Peter Hill, Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman is adding five new destinations to its rapidly expanding network; they are Kuala Lumpur, with four flights a week from Muscat together with Ras al-Khaimah, Al Ain, Islamabad and Lahore. Peter Hill, Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer says:...read more

TAM to hold Latin America’s first Bio-kerosene flight
South America’s largest airline plans to hold a non-commercial demonstration flight in the second half of 2010 using a mixture of aviation bio-fuel, which will include Brazilian vegetable biomass from the ...
New Flatbed Premium Seats for AirAsia
At a time when airlines around the globe are scrapping or downgrading their premium class offering, AirAsia, Asia's leading low-cost airline…
Continental Airlines celebrate 25 years of serving the UK
14 daily trans-Atlantic flights from more UK airports than any other airline
Continental Airlines celebrates the 25th anniversary of its first flight from the United Kingdom since its inaugural flight from London Gatwick to ...
ETIHAD Commences Non-Stop Flights Between Abu Dhabi and Baghdad
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has commenced non-stop flights from its home base in Abu Dhabi to Baghdad, becoming the first airline in the UAE ...

Top tips for every traveller

Tip #7– Which? Holiday advice to people affected by volcanic disruption - Who do I submit my claim to?

Your flight, with an EU based airline, was cancelled and the airline made alternative plans for your travel:
If your airline is based in the EU, the airline must, by law, refund you for reasonable costs incurred during the delay to your journey. They must refund reasonable costs involved in buying food or refreshment; two telephone calls, emails or faxes; hotel accommodation in cases where one or more nights’ stay is necessary; and any transport costs.

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