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August 30, 2018 9:29 AM Prayoon Yomyiam: Google Doodle remembers the Thai singer on what would have been her 85th birthday

Prayoon Yomyiam: Google Doodle remembers the Thai singer on what would have been her 85th birthday Prayoon Yomyiam, the legendary Thai singer, has been honoured in the Google Doodle on what would have been her 85th birthday. Also affectionately known as Mae Prayoon, or Mother Prayoon, she began singing at the age of 15 in a style that is traditional 24

August 27, 2018 12:24 PM Greece holiday nightmare as island left without power for DAYS cutting off WATER

HOLIDAYMAKERS on the Greek island of Hydra have been left stranded since Sunday after a power outage caused an island-wide blackout, resulting in water shortages and a damaging impact on the island’s tourism and trade industry. Visitors to the popular Greek destination island have been stuck since the power outage struck on Sunday night, leaving many without 21

August 23, 2018 12:27 PM Spain holiday protest BACKFIRES as tourists TAKE ON ‘shameless’ demonstrators

CAMPAIGNERS fighting "mass tourism" in Majorca found THEMSELVES in need of police protection after an angry confrontation with holidaymakers on one of the island's busiest beaches. But the demonstration, watched by dozens of families on the beach during one of the busiest weeks of the summer, turned nasty as tourists turned the tables, swearing and shouting 9

August 22, 2018 6:25 AM In need of a laugh? Don't miss these top comedy shows coming to a venue near you

GET your laughing gear around another season of comedy in Dorset. Here is a round-up of shows not to miss in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. 1. First up Ross Noble brings his show El Hablador to the Pavilion on September 16 at 8pm. Tickets £26.50. 2. The League of Gentlemen return to the stage for their first tour in more than 12 years at the BIC on September 10

July 30, 2018 11:24 PM Trekking to Everest: 'Challenging but rewarding!'

Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain is notorious for its harsh climbing conditions and treacherous weather. Climbing to the top can cost up to $100,000 and you need significant mountaineering experience and fitness. For those unable to climb Everest, the trek to its base camp is increasingly popular. Adventure tourism in the region has reached 13

July 20, 2018 3:18 PM Five million Facebookers viewed Ironman UK online

Almost 10 hours of live broadcasting gave extensive coverage of the event, which saw thousands of athletes and spectators take over Bolton at the weekend for the town’s tenth Ironman UK spectacular. Around 2,500 competitors swam, cycled and ran in the epic challenge, finishing in Bolton town centre on Victoria Square, on Sunday, July 15. This year, athletes 11

July 14, 2018 12:24 PM Majorca holidaymakers confronted by protesters at airport blasting ‘tourism KILLS us!'

MAJORCA has been hit with more "mass tourism" protests with activists targeting Palma's airport and daubing "tourism kills the city" slogans on hotels in the island's capital. It says: "We want go generate a community which can put a brake on this and reverse the trend.” Another campaign group Tot Inclòs today targeted hotels in the old quarter of Mallorca's 14

July 9, 2018 12:54 PM Barcelona tourist bus STORMED by protesters as they launch summer of CHAOS

ACTIVISTS fighting mass tourism in Spain have started a new wave of attacks by hijacking a tourist bus in Barcelona and letting off green and white smoke flares. Last summer, protestors daubed "Tourists go home" graffiti in holiday locations, slashed the tyres of tourist rental bikes, stormed a hotel reception and caused extensive damage, held up holiday 16

July 9, 2018 6:46 AM Tourism boom as heatwave soars

SOUTH Essex sizzled this weekend as heatwave temperatures continued to scorch the country. Daytrippers flocked to the Essex coast to soak up the sunshine as temperatures remained in the mid-to-high twenties. Paul Thompson, owner of the Pebbles One cafe on Marine Parade, Southend, said: “There’s always a buzz at this time of year, but with the weeks of hot weather 11

June 29, 2018 4:55 PM ‘It’s an outrage!’ Barbados slaps tourists with new tax to tackle crippling debt

BARBADOS has become the latest popular holiday destination to hit tourists with a new tax which could force families to pay an additional £200 for a two-week stay. The Caribbean island’s debt-ridden Government is introducing the new surcharge this weekend to raise money in reducing its deficit worth 170 percent of GDP. Hotels were only given less than a week’s 26