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Steve Wood
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Tivoli Gardens
Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park in the centre of Copenhagen, Denmark which opened it's gates on 15th August 1843 making it the second oldest amusement park in the world. There were over 4,000,000 visitors in 2012. Tivoli is the fourth most visited theme...

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The Bridge
The Oresund Bridge is the longest road and rail bridge in Europe stretching almost 8 kilometres and joining Denmark to Sweden from Copenhagen to Malmo. Oresund Bridge There is a double-track railway and a four lane motorway across the strait. The bridge sta...

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Copenhagen - Without Money?
Having landed at Copenhagen airport I needed to buy a train ticket to get the centre of the city only to discover that I had lost my one and only bank card! Fortunately I had enough cash in my wallet to pay the 36 Krona fare and found my way to my hotel nea...

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Does Social Media Makes Us Dumb
Are you obsessed by Likes, Shares, Friends, Connections and +1s? We now spend so much time on Social Media "Liking", "Sharing", "Connecting" that we have no time to read real, important stories concerning the world economy, politics, terrorism and more. Ins...

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Why do we Pay Airport tax on Child Seats?
Many airlines require a child to fly in their own seat at the age of 3 or 4 years old. The seats cost the same as an adult and incur airport tax. What is the argument for charging children tax,  (ok I know that mum and dad pay),  when there is VAT exemption...

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The World's Oldest Hotel
The Hoshi Ryokan is a traditional Japanese Inn  in the Awazu Onsen area of Komatsu in Ishikawa. Founded in 718 it has been run by the same family for 46 generations. It was once thought to be the oldest hotel in the world but, guess what, there is an even o...

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Travel Franchise Monkey Business
What is Customer Relationship Management? It's an impressive phrase that simply means "looking after your clients (and potential clients)". The question is "how well do you do this?" Customer loyalty is almost non-existent in this internet age. There is fie...

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Sunbathing is Good for you After All
There has been a remarkable turnaround on the subject of sunbathing. Several health charities, including Cancer Research, have recently concluded that the benefits of exposure to the sun without sunblock can outweigh the risk of skin cancer. This is great n...

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Top Five Largest Franchises Worldwide
Number One: Subway Subway started trading in 1965 and began franchising in 1974. It's headquarters are based in Miami, Florida. They have an estimated 42,500 shops selling the "Foot Long", other sandwiches and salads. A typical franchise unit costs around £...

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Private Island to Rent
The Cohens, a wealthy French family, bought 50-acre Calivigny Island in 2000. It lies off the south coast of Grenada. Having invested £100,000,000 developing the island they started to rent it out a couple of years ago. The island can accommodate 50 people ...
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