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Expert guide to Val Thorens Overview Hotels Restaurants Apres ski Snow reports Europe’s most superlative ski resort At 2,300m purpose-built Val Thorens is not only the highest resort in the 600km Trois Vallées ski area that also includes Courchevel, Méribel and Les Menuires, but the highest in Europe. Its lofty altitude means that its doorstep slopes have guaranteed snow cover from November
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The UK Government has announced the addition of four more countries to the travel red list, as concerns grow over the omicron Covid variant, first detected in South Africa.  Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia will join the six countries placed on the revived red list on Friday November 26 – South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) and Lesotho. All flights from
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Anyone who has ever spent time in Britain will know that having an alternative plan in mind, should the weather take a turn for the worse, is practically essential.  The good news is that there is always plenty of choice – should we need to venture indoors – that can help keep the whole family
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If you get your documentation wrong when you travel to the EU, a strange quirk in the Brexit agreement could ruin your entire holiday. One reader who contacted us estimates she lost nearly £2,000 in accommodation, travel and other costs when she was turned away at a Ryanair check-in desk and eventually ended up having
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Stories of hidden pirate treasure have captivated travellers to the Seychelles for decades. Fuelled by rumours of a map lost by the 18th-century French outlaw La Buse, hunters have scoured land and sea. Abandoned trenches pock-marking coastlines document a fruitless but never-ending quest to find the hallowed spot marked X.  A collection of 115 islands
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I’ve always found the rallying cry of Game of Thrones’ House of Stark somewhat overly dramatic, but this year is different. Winter is coming, and it’s the winter we’ve all been waiting for. I am so fortunate to have spent many years chasing snow – both as a Winter Olympian and now as a recreational
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For anyone who has ever spent time in Britain, you’ll know that having an alternative in mind should the weather take a turn for the worse, is practically essential.  The good news is that there is always a plenty of choice should we need to venture indoors that can help keep the whole family entertained
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The holiday emphasis in Italy tends to be on fun and relaxation rather than sporting excellence, and as a result, the enjoyment factor is all the higher. And not only is Italy much more laid back than its rivals in France, Switzerland and Austria, it is also cheaper. Precious euros will stretch a lot further
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