Record overseas visitors to the UK in August

A record 3.8 million visits were made to the UK from overseas tourists in August to give the national economy a multi-billion pounds boost, new figures reveal.

Square in Aracena.

Travel review: Andalucia

Looking to escape the grey skies of winter? In Andalucia, Alex Wood found idyllic walking country and historic cities.


Travel review: Antigua

Size isn’t everything when it comes to Caribbean islands. Tony Gardner explores the small, but beautiful Antigua.

Snow dunes in the artic desert, Svalbard. PIC: PA

Travel review: Winter tourism in Svalbard

Sleeping in ice caves and zooming on snow mobiles across Arctic desert, Sarah Marshall scopes out winter tourism in Svalbard.

The Futurist Theatre in Scarborough.

YP Letters: Popular seaside towns like Scarborough show signs of decline

From: Wendy Abbott, Hull.

The River Tyne in Newcastle showing the Millennium footbridge and the Baltic Mills gallery in Gateshead.

Travel review: Newcastle and Northumberland

Newcastle and Northumberland together offer the best of city, coast and country, as Sharon Dale discovered.

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Drvenik, Croatia.  PA Photo/Karen Bowerman.

Travel review: Croatia

From super-yachts and terracotta lighthouses to elusive deities, Karen Bowerman explores Croatia’s sparkling shoreline.

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Crowds at the Scarborough Cricket Festival last month.

YP Letters: Scarborough – a resort with something to offer everyone

From: Edward Grainger, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough.

Flight concerns: The number of air rage incidents have reportedly quadrupled in the last years. (PA).

Air rage and drunkenness - a modern scourge of the skies

With the number of air rage incidents on UK flights increasing, Chris Bond asks why we are seeing this tide of anti-social behaviour and what can be done to stop it.

One of the attractions of Osborne House for Queen Victoria was that her children could bathe in the sea from her private beach.

Travel review: Queen Victoria’s Isle of Wight retreat

With Victoria proving a ratings winner for ITV, Stephen McClarence takes a trip to her Isle of Wight retreat.

Hole 17 on the Assoufid course.

Travel review: With fabulous golf course, Morocco has the sport off to a tee

Marrakech might be best known for its souks, but the golf courses are pretty good too says Chris Stratford.


Travel review: Ethiopia - land of lost Ark

Could a country once ripped apart by famine now be Africa’s most exciting holiday destination? Sarah Marshall visits Ethiopia.

Huntington City Beach facing North.

Travel review: Following in celebrity waves on Huntington Beach

From breezing down the red carpet to riding waves, Lisa Haynes checks out Huntington Beach, the surfers’ hangout where Hollywood celebrities head to wind down.

Cycling's golden couple Laura trott and Jason Kenny would trade honours for greater investment in cycling.

Andrew Vine: Honour our golden Olympians – by building more cycle lanes

GETTING Britain on its bikes was a Conservative manifesto commitment at last year’s general election, but it’s fallen as flat as a punctured inner tube.

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HOME FROM HOME: Lindeth Howe, once owned by Beatrix Potter and now a country house hotel.

Travel review: Exploring Beatrix Potter country

On the 150th anniversary of her birth, Julie Marshall heads to the Lakes to go exploring in Beatrix Potter country.

One of the many light shows during the spectacular performance, Kynren. Picture: Ian Day

Travel: Want to see 2,000 years replayed in 90 minutes? Head to the North East

Want to see 2,000 years replayed in 90 minutes? Head to the North East this summer says Jane Day. Main pictures by Ian Day.

A new  survey has revealed what Brits love about the countryside - and it might not be what youre expecting.

Ranked: What’s driving Brits to the countryside?

A NEW survey has revealed what Brits love about the countryside - and it might not be what you’re expecting.

North yorkshire moors and coast

Travel review: Kefalonia

Want to explore a Greek island, but without the British bars and full English breakfasts? Try Kefalonia says Susan Stephenson.


Yorkshire woman tells of Italy earthquake horror as at least 247 are killed

A YORKSHIRE woman has spoken of her horror after being caught up in the Italian earthquake which killed at least 247 people.

St Romam church in Wolfach, Schwarzwald, Germany, the gateway to the Black Forest.

Travel review: Rhine river cruise

There’s only one way to discover the hidden gems that nestle on the banks of the Rhine and that is by river cruise.

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