Gareth Huw Davies Writing on travel and the environment

Borders line benefits for Scotland’s great Scott country

The budget for the new 35 miles long Borders Railway in Scotland did not run to a celebratory golden spike to secure the last sections of rail, the traditionally flamboyant final touch on the transcontinental railroads in North America, when track-laying work was completed this…

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Coburg – the town that made Queen Victoria smile

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were married 175 years ago, on February 10th, 1840. This, one of the one of the great royal love stories, began in Coburg. The small duchy in Bavaria, representing unalloyed happiness for the young couple, is one of the principal stops on the…

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La Compagnie means business class, as it opens London-New York route

What does it cost for a return business class ticket from London to New York? Many corporate passengers may not know the astronomical amount, or don’t need to because their firm’s finance department pays the bill. But Frantz Yvelin, CEO and co-founder of new business…

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By BA to Turkey’s new premier holiday destination

When do tourism destinations achieve the industry’s equivalent of a football club’s promotion to the Premier League? The simple answer could be, looking at this from a UK perspective, is when British Airways starts flying there. It’s been a remarkable transformation for the holiday industry…

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Norwich – England’s taste of medieval Europe linked by air to Cardiff

Norwich and Cardiff are to be linked  by direct flights  on weekdays from April,  2015. The carrier will be regional airline LinksAir. Both cities and their hinterland may be wondering what is waiting at the end of the flight. This is what I found out about Norwich on…

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Thought for the Day features the Thames Path

The Thames Path featured on today’s Thought for the Day. The speaker, the Rev Dr Jane Leach introduced her talk by describing her walk along the opening section, from the Thames Barrier to the heart of London. She plans to walk the entire 180 mile of…

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