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Saturday, 19 February, 2011 - 22:00

Halong Bay is one of Vietnams top tourist destinations and countless thousands of tourists enjoy boat trips without incident. Sadly in this case, the speed with which the boat sank gave many of those on board little chance of escaping.

It seems that a simple error made by one crew member has led to this tragic death of 12 people, among whom were tourists and travellers from a wide variety of countries.

It proves once again that far from what most people...

Monday, 17 January, 2011 - 01:30

Adventure Travel LiveOn 28th – 30th January 2011 Adventure Travel Live takes place at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London.

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Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 - 01:00

It is wiser to understanding more about the actual dangers Sharks present, rather than listening to the Egyptian Government propaganda used to defend its vital tourist industry.

It is understandable that Egypt is trying to protect itself from the hysteria generated, primarily in the media, following the latest spate of shark attacks in the region; it is just a pity these instances are used to persecute sharks rather than understand their behaviour.

The...

Sunday, 5 December, 2010 - 02:58

FCO Travel AdviceThe FCO are delivering 12 blogs from 12 countries over 12 days. They provide a snapshot of the work carried out by consular representatives from the British Embassies and High Commissions in these countries in the run-up to Christmas. They examine both the highlights and the challenges which travellers face during this busy period.

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Tuesday, 30 November, 2010 - 23:13

TelegraphThe Safe Gap Year website is recommended by the Telegraph as a good website to visit when you are planning a gap year or independent travel.

The article in which we are recommended explores the questions of how Gap Years have changed in emphasis and are...