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.

18 August 2023

10 things you need to know about air pollution

Pollution is a fact of life on Earth, with even “natural” sources like plants, pets and fungi, emitting harmful matter into the air we breathe. So, […]
17 August 2023

Climate change means Belgium and Nordics could become new places-to-be, says Tui

Shifts in Europe’s climate, including extreme summer heatwaves and the increasing risk of wildfires in Mediterranean countries, will alter holiday calendars and boost the popularity of […]
17 August 2023

Travel intent in Europe remains strong despite a 4% decrease compared to 2022

As the travel landscape evolves in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, a recent report by the European Travel Commission (ETC) sheds light on the changing […]
17 August 2023

LaLiga announces Visit Saudi as official travel destination and global sponsor

LaLiga, the renowned Spanish professional football league, and Visit Saudi have recently formed a partnership, aiming to showcase Saudi Arabia as a dynamic year-round travel destination […]
17 August 2023

New floating Norwegian orb restaurant evokes the movie ‘The Menu’

In a unique culinary venture that seems right out of a movie, a floating restaurant nestled in the heart of a Norwegian fjord has been captivating […]
17 August 2023

Batumi to host 30th World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony

Since its establishment in 1993, the World Travel Awards (WTA) have been at the forefront of acknowledging, honoring, and commemorating excellence across the spectrum of the […]
17 August 2023

Surreal Flowertime festival brings thousands of visitors to central Brussels

Flowertime – a festival in Brussels centre – brought around 18,000 visitors to the city’s Grand Place and city hall over the mid-August Bank Holiday weekend, […]
17 August 2023

Tourist breaches Rome’s 18th century Trevi Fountain to fill water bottle

Rome’s historic Trevi Fountain has been breached by a tourist, in yet another incident of anti-social conduct by visitors to Italy.  1. In full view  The […]
17 August 2023

Queuing time for Brits entering France to double or triple thanks to new rules

UK arrivals at the French border will have to wait twice or three times as long to be processed for entry, once new EU checks for […]
17 August 2023

A promising pilot project to empower the future of tourism

The European Parliament (EP) approved a resolution in March 2021, establishing an “EU Strategy for Sustainable Tourism”. This marked the first initiative of its kind during […]
17 August 2023

Jakarta has become the most polluted city in the world

On August 10th, Jakarta became the world’s most polluted major city, according to data from Swiss air quality technology company IQAir. It has ranked among the […]
16 August 2023

Catalonia launches pro-nudism beach campaign

Catalonia has launched a campaign to protect some of its beaches – from people who wear clothes.  1. Long-standing tradition shrivelling up  The north-eastern Spanish region […]
16 August 2023

Are the Hawaii fires a game changer for tourism?

We have seen wildfires affect so many countries and communities around the world over the last couple of years that there is a real danger of […]
16 August 2023

Brussels-Netherlands train service to double by late 2024, featuring speedier journeys

The partnership between Dutch and Belgian national railway companies, NS and NMBS/SNCB, is embarking on a significant upgrade to the intercity train connection between Brussels and […]
16 August 2023

American Airlines flyers experience a terrifying three-minute altitude drop

Passengers on an American Airlines (AA) flight had a nightmarish experience last Thursday, when their plane lost over 15,000 feet altitude (nearly 4,600 metres) in three […]
16 August 2023

Two Americans spend illicit night up Eiffel Tower

In yet another example of poor tourist behaviour, two American holidaymakers have been found asleep up the Eiffel Tower, after spending the night there.  1. Dream […]