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19th Dec 2005

Breaking Travel News highlights the stories you may not have read in the last week from destinations such as Sao Tome to the Nullarbor—from flashpacking to the types of in-flight comfort passengers can expect in 2006.CNN

Mexico resorts getting back in the swim as the Yucatan Peninsula reboundes from hurricane damage. (More) In-flight comfort is expected to take a leap forward in 2006. (More) Commercial appeal boosts re-emergence of Sufism’s adherents.  (More)


Dream holiday ends in plane crash, victims plan to sue travel operator, First Choice. (More) Passengers using a low-fare airline will now have to pay for their luggage to be put in the hold of the aircraft. (More) Alitalia has borrowed $445m (£252m) as it works on a restructuring plan. (More) Listen to BBC Radio 4’s travel program, Excess Baggage with the latest on travel survival.  (More)

Guardian Unlimited


Should you climb Uluru? The Aboriginal owners would prefer you not to. (More) Voyeurism or community support project? A new tour delves into the gritty side of Buenos Aries. (More)

Sydney Morning Herald

Australian soccer fans claim foul play has hit the World Cup, with some German hotels charging more than 10 times normal rates. (More) Qantas vows to slash fares to the United States.  (More) Crossing the Nullarbor by train. (More)

LA Times

Thousands turn out for Colonial Williamsburg’s Christmas celebration. It’s part authentic 18th century. (More) Excellent blog by James Gilden: News to smooth the road well-travelled. (More)

The Independent

Penguin blockbuster spurs march to the pole. (More) Five Best Caribbean Hideaways. (More) Cambodia is coming out of the shadows. (More)

The London Times Online

Flashpackers are the new backpackers. Millionaire holidaymakers are following in the footsteps of Victorian hunting parties. (More) Do you know the way to São Tomé? Not many do. (More)



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