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Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

26 October 2023

Sri Lanka offers free visas to seven countries in bid to boost tourism

Holidaymakers looking for destinations where overtourism is not an issue and a warm welcome will be given would do well to look at Sri Lanka, whose […]
25 October 2023

Is this Moroccan start-up the answer to soil and food poverty?

A Moroccan startup has invented a solar-powered, soil-awakening system for transforming desert into fertile land. Sand to Green Sand to Green has been trialling the process […]
25 October 2023

Do you know the origins of Halloween?

As the vivid autumn hues paint the landscapes and the crisp breeze whispers through the rustling leaves, communities across the globe gear up for the eagerly […]
25 October 2023

Russian tourists to get visa-free entry to Thailand as of 1 November

Thailand will allow Russian tourists to stay visa-free for up to 90 days as of 1 November. The decision comes following Thailand’s Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin […]
25 October 2023

Demand for fossil fuels “far too high” to stay below 1.5°C warming, warns IEA

The latest global assessment of the world’s energy systems announced by the International Energy Agency (IEA) yesterday keeps pushing for increased ambitions in the renewables front […]
25 October 2023

European Commission unveils plan to support European wind power industry

The wind power industry is set to regain grip as the European Commission unveiled yesterday 15 immediate actions, under its wind energy package, to secure domestic […]
25 October 2023

West Maui to re-open for tourism after fires amid pleas for “kindness, understanding and aloha”

Hawaii’s second largest island, Maui, is set to re-open for tourism across nearly all its recently fire-stricken west. From 1 November 2023, only gutted parts of […]
25 October 2023

Southwest passenger ejected from flight after comforting dog

A passenger on a Southwest Airlines plane was removed from the aircraft for making the mistake of comforting her puppy as it sat in a pet […]
25 October 2023

Off-duty pilot charged with attempted murder after attempt to down Alaska Airlines flight

A qualified pilot has been charged with multiple counts of attempted murder after allegedly attempting to down the Alaska Airlines flight he was flying aboard on […]
24 October 2023

Uber introduces hot air balloon rides in Türkiye

Uber has added a new feature on its app for users in Cappadocia, Türkiye. The region, famed for the its picturesque and Instagrammable hot air balloon […]
24 October 2023

Fostering European tourism by creating a EU Tourism Agency

Towards the unprecedented challenges that the European Union (EU) is facing, also within the tourism sector, it becomes imperative for the European Commission to contemplate the […]
24 October 2023

Japan to tackle overtourism through better transport and alternative destinations

In the fight against overtourism, popular Japan is planning to enhance its transport networks and introduce measures to spread the footfall of its current tourism boom. […]
24 October 2023

Cruise, GM, and Honda’s driverless taxis to roll out in Tokyo by 2026

Cruise, General Motors (GM), and Honda have announced a collaboration to introduce a driverless ride service in Tokyo by 2026. The joint venture, set to be […]
24 October 2023

Europe’s travel accommodations sector surpasses pre-Covid benchmarks in 2023

Amidst a difficult global context – marked by escalating geopolitical tensions and enduring cost-of-living crisis – Europe’s travel and tourism sector has defied odds. Research conducted […]
24 October 2023

25 restaurants take part in Belgium’s first “meat-free week”

This week, Belgium becomes the second country in Europe to join the “meat-free week” movement, an initiative aimed at persuading people to reduce their meat as […]
24 October 2023

Wave of bomb threats causing “psychosis” in France, says Justice Minister

Visitors to France should remain vigilant and plan ahead for potential disruption to travel networks and tourist attractions, due to heightened security measures and a run […]