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Fat people, new parents banned from pointy end of Thai Airways‘ Dreamliners

Fat people, new parents banned from pointy end of Thai Airways‘ Dreamliners

Well, this is a little awkward. Thai Airways has come up with a plan to install seatbelt airbags on business class cabins on its new Dreamliner jets, . The move is good news for nervous flyers, but it‘s bad news for those carrying some extra weight around their waists — because they simply won‘t fit. Passengers with a waistline of […]

Japan: Hot spot in the snow

Japan: Hot spot in the snow

Club Med Tomamu hits the peaks of chilled activity and entertainment for all the family, writes Gia Garrick. Consistent powder snow days and all-inclusive on and off-mountain luxury. This is no hyperbole when it comes to the brand new Club Med Tomamu, in northern Japan. I was there in late January, mid-snow season in Hokkaido, while summer temperatures at home […]

Chile: Towering blues in Patagonia

Chile: Towering blues in Patagonia

A guided trekking holiday in the wilds of Patagonia puts the adventure into holidays for Peter Clough. “If you get separated or delayed, don‘t stop but keep moving towards the next shelter: in this remote area any search and rescue will take longer to find you than hungry pumas,” said Camillo, our park guide, with no hint that he was […]

Tourism making Thai islands ‘unbearable‘

Tourism making Thai islands ‘unbearable‘

The Thai government is planning to adopt drastic measures against increasing environmental damage caused by tourism on three popular islands in southern Thailand. Starting in July, the government will ban fishing, fish feeding, anchoring on coral reefs, construction on the beach, and walking on the seabed on the islands, said Jatuporn Burutphat, director of the Department of Marine and Coastal […]

The Go Glamper: Self-sufficiency on the road

The Go Glamper: Self-sufficiency on the road

Self-sufficiency on the road has never been so comfortable, writes Steph Rowe. The thing that always puts me off holidaying in a campervan van is the amount of time I‘ve spent behind them on the road. You watch these enormous bulky boxes nervously wobble around corners atop huge cliffs going a fraction of the speed limit on roads that are […]