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Travel deal: Rio Carnival, Brazil

Bespoke Brazil, the Brazil and Rio Carnival specialists, is offering a new Rio Carnival trip offering great value for early bird bookings.

Discover Cuba's colourful culture

A cultural guide to Cuba

When deciding what to do for your next sun-soaked holiday, a Caribbean cruise is an option that's hard to beat - especially if you pick an itinerary that features Cuba. As well as being an idyllic island awash with beautiful beaches, the country has a rich culture.

Anguilla celebrates increased visitor arrivals

Anguilla celebrates increased visitor arrivals

The Caribbean island of Anguilla has seen an increase of 20.2 per cent in visitor arrivals during June this year and has been having a stellar year in tourism with total arrivals for the second quarter showing a recorded increase of 13.8 per cent when compared to the same period of 2012.

Rise in single female travellers

Rise in single female travellers

First it was visiting the cinema, then it was eating out in a restaurant, now going solo on holiday is fast becoming not only more accepted, but also the preferred option for many women. The number of females travelling alone is on the rise according to figures from Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

There are many peaceful bays in Turkey

Top peaceful spots to visit in Turkey

If you want to plan a peaceful and relaxing holiday, the key is in choosing the right destination. To avoid being surrounded by hordes of other travellers, you need to be selective about where you go.

Visit Dubrovnik on your sailing tour

Croatia: perfect for a luxury sailing holiday in the sun

Croatia may not be as famous for sunny holidays as the likes of Spain and Italy, but it can certainly compete with the best destinations in the Mediterranean on a number of fronts. From natural beauty to historical attractions, Croatia has it all.

Unmissable sites in south India

South India's top 5 must-sees

While central and north India are famous for places like Delhi and landmarks such as the Taj Mahal, southern India is often more of a mystery to holidaymakers. It has some outstanding spots to enjoy the sunshine and see incredible sites, though, which you can learn more about with our guide.

Why Mauritius is perfect for romantic getaways

Some destinations almost seem designed with romance in mind. If you're looking for the perfect sun-drenched setting for a getaway for two, a holiday in Mauritius is absolutely ideal, thanks to the combination of amazing activities, beautiful weather and lavish hotels.

All you need to know about Aruba

When it comes to deciding where to go on holiday, most people are keen to head to a destination that has much hotter weather than the UK. One part of the world where you can be certain of enjoying fantastic conditions is the Caribbean, with Aruba a particularly great location to visit.

Where to go in south India

Going on a cruise not only gives you the chance to combine seeing a number of countries in a single trip, but - as they often travel through some of the most exotic parts of the world - also enable you to develop a fantastic tan. This will certainly be the case if you choose to take a cruise that stops off at places in southern India.

A guide to escaping the crowds in the Med

The Mediterranean has long been a popular holiday destination among Brits seeking some sun reasonably close to home, which means many of the top spots tend to be busy, especially during the summer. There are still places to avoid the crowds, though.

Sunshine on the sea - seeing the western Med in style

What could be better than sunning yourself on a lounger, cocktail in hand, waiting for your ship to dock so that you can explore the very best bits of Europe? If you are seeking sunshine this summer, consider booking a June cruise so you can escape the gloomy skies and chilly winds of Britain and instead spend a few days lapping up the rays on the western Mediterranean.

London’s first cruise experience centre to open

London’s first cruise experience centre is to open on June 4, 2013 in High Barnet, giving customers have a fully interactive booking experience.

Enjoy a sun-soaked break in a French chateau

When it comes to having a sun-drenched holiday, there really is nowhere that is quite as wonderful as southern France. Coming here not only enables you to bask in Mediterranean weather - which is characterised by very hot summers and mild winters - but you'll also find a wealth of decadent accommodation.

Top spots to visit on a Thai yachting holiday

If you are searching for an exotic holiday destination for a sailing trip, but can't afford the most exclusive options, look no further than Thailand. There are plenty of wonderful places to discover along its coast, but it doesn't come with a hefty price tag.

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Today is World Elephant Day, and to celebrate these graceful giants we’ve put together a list of the best places in the world to get up close and personal with them. There’s no image that conjures up the word safari more than a herd of elephants plodding across the savannah, trunks swinging and ears flapping in unison.