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Barcelona continues crackdown on illegal holiday apartments48m Barcelona continues crackdown on illegal holiday apartments
Catalan city’s council is advising tourists to check its fairtourism website to ensure apartments are correctly licensed For tourists to Barcelona who want to avoid being duped by fake listings on holiday apartment websites and social media accounts, or who simply wish to be more ethical visitors, the city council has created a website providing checks on whether a rental is legal. To avoid arriving and discovering the rental is one of the 2,000 apartments the city has closed down in the past year because they were operating without a licence, go to
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Send us a tip on UK waterparks for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher1h 11m Send us a tip on UK waterparks for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher
Whether it’s a lake or lagoon where you can try aquatic sports or an indoor fun palace with waves, fast slides and whirlpools we want to hear about your favourite spots for watery revels Brilliant waterparks aren’t just for kids … they can be great places for everyone to learn new skills (like surfing), get an adrenalin kick (some slides deliver serious g-force) or gain confidence in the water while having fun. Some are part of theme parks, while others are standalone centres. Please send us details including prices, what the cafe’s like, location, changing facilities and staff helpfulness, where relevant. Photographs are welcome but it’s the text we’ll be judging. UK only this time please. The best tips will appear on the Guardian Travel website and may also appear in print in Guardian Travel. The winner, chosen by Tom Hall of Lonely Planet, will receive a £200 hotel voucher from
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 Major Paris Gare du Nord revamp gears up for Brexit and extra Eurostar queues 1h 22m Updated Major Paris Gare du Nord revamp gears up for Brexit and extra Eurostar queues
France's state rail operator has announced further details of a multi-million-euro plan that first emerged in 2015 to triple the station in size in time for Paris hosting the Olympic Games in 2024.
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Luxury Lounge Wars Heat Up as Airlines Vie for High-End Passengers2h Updated Luxury Lounge Wars Heat Up as Airlines Vie for High-End Passengers
The disparity between the haves and have-nots in airline travel extends well beyond the cabin experience and is increasingly playing out inside the terminals.
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The 52 Places Traveler: Places 22 and 23 of 52: Cheeky Surprises in Bristol, and a ‘Wee Look Around’ Glasgow2h Updated The 52 Places Traveler: Places 22 and 23 of 52: Cheeky Surprises in Bristol, and a ‘Wee Look Around’ Glasgow
After months on the road, our columnist catches her breath as she explores two welcoming cities in Britain.
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 Venice Beach in California is most valuable coastline in the world 4h Updated Venice Beach in California is most valuable coastline in the world
Fifteen of the world's most well-known beaches have been ranked according to their value - and it's Venice Beach in California that's No1, with Bournemouth Beach ranked second.
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On Mönchsberg, Find Respite From the Salzburg Festival Fray7h On Mönchsberg, Find Respite From the Salzburg Festival Fray
Great vistas and great food await those who ascend to the refreshing heights of the massive rock in the middle of the city.
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Trending: At These Hotels and Spas, Cancer Is No Obstacle to Quality Care8h Trending: At These Hotels and Spas, Cancer Is No Obstacle to Quality Care
Cancer often can mean no more trips to the spa or five-star meals. That’s all changing, thanks to these resorts and the nonprofits that trained them.
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The Freedom Swim: from Mandela’s Robben Island to the Cape Town shore8h The Freedom Swim: from Mandela’s Robben Island to the Cape Town shore
The Mandela centenary features many tributes and events but our writer found his own way to celebrate Madiba’s legacy – a 7.5km Freedom Swim from Robben Island to Cape Town
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 Fascinating photos reveal the transformation of Luton Airport 8h Fascinating photos reveal the transformation of Luton Airport
The airport was officially opened exactly 80 years ago on July 16, 1938, and earned a reputation as being the birthplace of affordable air travel before being named London Luton Airport in 1990.
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An old flame: a return trip to the beaches and mountains of Çıralı, Turkey12h An old flame: a return trip to the beaches and mountains of Çıralı, Turkey
This low-key south-coast village with family-friendly beaches, natural rock fires, mountain walks and fantastic food proved just as special on a second visit The second time you visit an area is always a test. You are presumably going back because you enjoyed it the first time. Will the second visit live up to expectations? We were first recommended Çıralı, on the Turkish coast south of Antalya, by a friend who had lived in Kardamyli in Greece. It was apparently very similar: a beautiful but low-key resort, surrounded by mountains and lots to explore. He was right: we loved it.
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 Tourists fined for stealing bricks from the crematorium at Nazi death camp Auschwitz 13h Updated Tourists fined for stealing bricks from the crematorium at Nazi death camp Auschwitz
The Hungarian tourists were charged with stealing items of high cultural and historical importance and received a one-year suspended sentence and fine of 1,500 PLN (£308) each.
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Secret National Parks: Among the Majestic Trees in Congaree, Slipping Into Silence20h Secret National Parks: Among the Majestic Trees in Congaree, Slipping Into Silence
The little-visited Congaree National Park in South Carolina has been called “Redwoods East.” A kayak will take you deep into its quiet forest.
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Cambridge Dispatch: Parks Give Cambridge a Rural Vibe. ‘But Cows Do It Better.’21h Updated Cambridge Dispatch: Parks Give Cambridge a Rural Vibe. ‘But Cows Do It Better.’
The English university town, population 130,000, is also home to about 120 cattle. The urban herds have become another emblem of the city’s distinction.
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 Reddit users reveal the strangest laws where they live 23h Reddit users reveal the strangest laws where they live
A Reddit thread has seen people reveal some of the bizarre rules that exist where they live - from the U.S to Australia via the UK.
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 French authorities restrict access to Mont Blanc due to overcrowding 23h Updated French authorities restrict access to Mont Blanc due to overcrowding
The French government's top official in the Haute-Savoie region said the order, which started on Saturday, applies to the highly popular 'royal route' on Mont Blanc for at least a week.
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 Stingrays spotted in shallow water close to Jersey’s beaches  24h Updated Stingrays spotted in shallow water close to Jersey’s beaches 
Experts have issued a warning about the creatures, which can grow up to a metre and a half long, being in British waters. They have been seen off the south and east of Jersey.
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Are You Ready to Fly Without a Human Pilot?24h Updated Are You Ready to Fly Without a Human Pilot?
Rapid advances in airplane technology make pilotless flying possible sooner than anticipated — but the biggest manufacturers say other advances are likely first.
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 Alcohol may be banned in all-inclusive resorts in Majorca and Ibiza 24h Updated Alcohol may be banned in all-inclusive resorts in Majorca and Ibiza
Earlier this year, the Balearic government had been considering restricting all-inclusive hotels to only offering free alcohol at mealtimes. But now it may go further.
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 Fascinating photos reveal the stunning transformation of Luton Airport 25h Updated Fascinating photos reveal the stunning transformation of Luton Airport
The airport was officially opened exactly 80 years ago on July 16, 1938, and earned a reputation as being the birthplace of affordable air travel before being named London Luton Airport in 1990.
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In Trump’s U.K. Visit, Some See ‘Infomercial’ for Money-Losing Golf Resort25h Updated In Trump’s U.K. Visit, Some See ‘Infomercial’ for Money-Losing Golf Resort
Ethics experts say President Trump’s promotion of Turnberry is part of a broader, problematic effort to use the presidency to gin up business for his property.
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 Black cab driver shares his weird and wonderful collection of photographs taken across the capital 26h Black cab driver shares his weird and wonderful collection of photographs taken across the capital
Terry Gibbins, who has been documenting London life with his camera during his years touring the streets in his cab, will showcase his stunning collection of images at an exhibition this week.
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 Why September is the best time to visit marvellous Mykonos 26h Updated Why September is the best time to visit marvellous Mykonos
Jenny Coad recommends visiting Mykonos in September when the crowds have gone but the water is still warm. She stayed at the Santa Marina Resort for its private beach and sublime views.
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 People reveal the strangest laws where they live 29h People reveal the strangest laws where they live
A Reddit thread has seen people reveal some of the bizarre rules that exist where they live - from the U.S to Australia via the UK.
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Hong Kong’s most Instagrammable dishes29h Hong Kong’s most Instagrammable dishes
The city is full of food that looks just as good as it tastes #nofilterneeded Hong Kong is one of the world’s great food cities. But it’s also one of the world’s great tech-equipped cities ­– on average, each Hongkonger owns two and a half mobile phones. The main confluence of these two realities? Instagram, naturally. Little wonder – the city is packed full of delicious, photogenic delights. So grab your phone and remember the one immutable Hong Kong rule: the camera always, always eats first.
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Secret National Parks: An Alaska National Park as Big as Connecticut. Annual Visitors? 23,000.31h Secret National Parks: An Alaska National Park as Big as Connecticut. Annual Visitors? 23,000.
You can get to gorgeous Lake Clark National Park and Preserve only by boat or plane. That’s kept the hordes away.
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 Weather presenter Lucy Verasamy reveals her holidays of a lifetime  31h Weather presenter Lucy Verasamy reveals her holidays of a lifetime 
The weather presenter recalls her lifetime of adventures. She remembers a frightful stay at a dodgy hotel in Havana and a stunning stargazing holiday in the Maldives.
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 Scalextric-style roads will top-up battery levels of electric vehicles during journeys 31h Scalextric-style roads will top-up battery levels of electric vehicles during journeys
The proposal was made in a Department for Transport (DfT) strategy designed to promote zero emission vehicle technology in Britain, but similar schemes are being attempted globally.
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 The 10 best fountains in the world revealed 31h The 10 best fountains in the world revealed
Author Lizzie Enfield reveals her top ten watery attractions. The list includes Rome’s Trevi fountain, made famous in the movie La Dolce Vita, and Singapore’s Fountain of Wealth.
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 How to spend 48 hours in Cadiz, Spain 32h How to spend 48 hours in Cadiz, Spain
Cadiz, the ancient and sparkling city surrounded by sea in Spain’s far south-west, is one of Europe’s under-rated wonders. Here's our guide on how best to spend a weekend in the city.
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 How to hop your way around seven remote island in the French Polynesia 32h Updated How to hop your way around seven remote island in the French Polynesia
The Daily Mail's Jo Knowsley boarded the Pure Polynesia cruise with Oceania Cruises. She visited seven remote islands and enjoyed snorkelling and cooking with the locals.
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 An Inspector Calls... The Ragged Cot in Gloucestershire failed to live up to expectations 32h Updated An Inspector Calls... The Ragged Cot in Gloucestershire failed to live up to expectations
The Inspector had high hopes for his stay at The Ragged Cot but he was left disappointed with his small, airless room. And find out what rendered him speechless...
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Secret National Parks: There Are No Real Roads in Guadalupe Park. You Earn the Incredible Views.32h Secret National Parks: There Are No Real Roads in Guadalupe Park. You Earn the Incredible Views.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park in West Texas has a reputation as a hiker’s paradise. It’s deserved.
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Tired of Being Crammed Into an Airline Seat? You Have Options32h Tired of Being Crammed Into an Airline Seat? You Have Options
Passengers are increasingly willing to pay more for premium economy seats on long airplane trips that come with a host of other perks.
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Secret National Parks: An Alaska National Park as Big as Connecticut. Annual Visitors? 23,00032h Secret National Parks: An Alaska National Park as Big as Connecticut. Annual Visitors? 23,000
You can only get to gorgeous Lake Clark National Park and Preserve by boat or plane. That’s kept the hordes away.
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Secret National Parks: A Nevada Park That, at 77,000 Acres, Sneaks in Under the Tourist Radar 32h Secret National Parks: A Nevada Park That, at 77,000 Acres, Sneaks in Under the Tourist Radar
Bryce, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, even Capitol Reef, get all the attention. But Great Basin National Park gets something arguably better: anonymity.
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Among the Majestic Trees in Congaree, Slipping Into Silence32h Among the Majestic Trees in Congaree, Slipping Into Silence
The little-visited Congaree National Park in South Carolina has been called “Redwoods East.” A kayak will take you deep into its quiet forest.
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 Live like Lawrence of Arabia in Oman (But with five-star luxury) 33h Live like Lawrence of Arabia in Oman (But with five-star luxury)
Oman is one of the Middle East’s hidden gems offering vast undulating deserts. From 'dune-bashing' to camel trekking, there is plenty to experience.
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 The top 10 most Instagrammed sunset locations in the world revealed 34h Updated The top 10 most Instagrammed sunset locations in the world revealed
Nothing touches the soul quite like a sunset, and we all know it – 286 million images of sunsets were uploaded to Instagram last year worldwide. Sicily, Sydney and London also feature in the top 10 list.
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 Pictured: The incredible scarf and carpet makers of Kashmir 34h Updated Pictured: The incredible scarf and carpet makers of Kashmir
MailOnline Travel's Sadie Whitelocks visited artisans in the Kashmiri city of Srinagar. Cottage industries in the region are dying out with the rise of new technology.
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 Former Canadian Air Force pilot now flies Boeing 777s for BA 35h Updated Former Canadian Air Force pilot now flies Boeing 777s for BA
EXCLUSIVE. BA Boeing 777 first officer Sophie Polwin used to fly fighter aircraft in the Canadian Air Force. Here she reveals to MailOnline Travel the differences between the two jobs.
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A local’s guide to Copenhagen: 10 top tips36h A local’s guide to Copenhagen: 10 top tips
The best way to get a handle on the Danish capital’s alluring mix of old and modern design, and its eclectic range of bars and restaurants, is on two wheels There’s no better way to explore the hidden treasures of Copenhagen than on a bike. Rent one and discover all kinds of small wonders that aren’t in the guidebooks. In particular, Nørrebro and Vesterbro are great areas to explore by bike, because of their many small streets. It is an easy way to get around, but beware: some Danish cyclists can be a bit aggressive towards people who do not follow the rules.
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