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Out of office? British managers reluctant to get away this summer

July 27 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #british managers, #Chartered Management Institute, #heavy workload, #holidayentitlement, #holidays, #summerholiday, #timeoff, #Travel News, #travel research, #wellbeing

Despite being half way through the year, research published by the Chartered Management Institute (CIM) today shows that four out of ten British managers have not yet booked any summer holiday. You won't be surprised to learn that I have rarely needed...

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Supermarket travel

July 20 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Aldi, #budgetretailer, #packageholidays, #recession-proof, #supermarkets, #TheCo-operativeGroup, #touroperator, #Travel News

First it was recession-proof budget retailer Aldi, who on the back of getting record number of customers through their doors, launched a package holiday service. “Quite simply, Aldi Travel will offer the best value deals to the most popular destinations.”Sarah...

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Slow train to...Birmingham

July 18 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Birmingham, #Maxwell BlackSummers Night 1, #Mica Paris born Again, #Ola Fagbohun, #slow travel, #Trains, #Travel News

It's official! The summer holidays are underway, and if Euston and King Cross stations are anything to go by, I'd advice you to give any major train station a miss this weekend. I wish I could take my own advice, but I am on a slow train to Birmingham...

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Shock! British tourists worst behaved in Europe

July 18 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #BritishHolidaymakers, #Britsabroad, #complaining, #Europe, #Expedia, #Expedia Best Tourist Global Index, #tourists, #Travel News, #travelresearch, #travelstereotype, #worstbehaved

Now, it doesn't surprise me that British tourists have been named as the worst behaved in Europe; and I'm not the only one who thinks that. According to new research from Expedia.co.uk, for the third year running, Europeans have voted the Brits worst...

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A photo trip around historic Savannah

July 17 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #antebellum, #historicSavannah, #OlaFagbohun, #Olde Harbour Inn, #Savannah, #travel, #Travel News, #travel pictures, #travelphotos, #USA

Still got some ways to go re cleaning up the Diverse Traveller archive, but I'm now bored and it's late. I'm usually in bed by 10 pm, I'm a morning person, but it's 11.17 pm and I'm still wide awake; even the crap on TV can't send me to sleep. Yes, I...

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Tedious tasks

July 16 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Birmingham, #Café Ikon, #DiverseTraveller, #DiverseTraveller.com - Women Who Travel, Write, Snap & Share, #DiverseTravellerArchive, #travelfeatures, #travelstories

I know it is a year since a software virus attacked the DiverseTraveller.com archive, but I am still finding traces of it's damage. Updating the DiverseTraveller.com archive is one of my least favourite tasks. Why? Well, it means opening all of the 577...

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More rotten than regal

July 7 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #accommodation, #Channel5, #Lewes, #The CrownInn, #TheHotelInspector, #Travel News, #tripadvisor, #VisitEngland

One of the reasons why many of us, in the past and to some extent currently, do not holiday in the UK is the outrageous prices hotels, B&Bs, Inn etc charge for a room. Don't get me wrong, I am happy to pay £70+ to stay in a place that is well maintained,...

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Worldwide Cost of Living survey 2009 – City ranking

July 7 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Costofliving, #expatriates, #Mercer, #mostexpensivecity, #sixcontinents, #Survey, #Travel News, #world’smostexpensivecityforexpatriates

Thinking of emigrating or taking a job abroad? Then, you'll be wise to read through the latest Worldwide Cost of Living survey 2009 complied by Mercer, results released today, before you decide where to go. The most expensive cities to live in as an expatriate...

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