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Cowes week, the largest regatta of its type in the world, c. Paul Wyeth

Cowes Week 2021, Isle of Wight

July 31 - August 6
Since 1826, Lendy Cowes Week has been an essential entry in the English summer calendar, alongside Wimbledon and the Henley Regatta. Of its type, the largest sailing...
Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza

Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza

August 5 - August 8
The Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza is a mix of many shades of blues music and even more flavours of craft beers and ciders. Music ranges from blues to...
Fringe by the Sea

Fringe by the Sea 2021, Scotland

August 6 - August 15
Forget the Edinburgh Fringe and Edinburgh International Festival, Fringe by the Sea returns to the East Lothian town of North Berwick in August for ten days of music, literature, film,...
Edinburgh Fringe

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2021

August 6 - August 30
One of the largest arts festivals in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival takes place in the Scottish capital from 6 to 30 August, 2021. The 2021 Fringe will go...

Monoco to Attract Sustainable Tourists

With a clear target to reduce by 55% its carbon footprint by 2030 and become carbon-neutral by 2050, Monaco is focusing on the Energy Transition Programme to enhance…

Days Out By Rail Campaign Launched

In a move to get Brits back on track, Scenic Rail Britain has this week launched a national awareness campaign to promote the delights and benefits of ‘Days Out by…

Editor Appears on Food Travel Talk TV

Travel Begins at 40 editor Mark Bibby Jackson appeared on Food Travel Talk TV on 21 July when he was interviewed by the show’s founder and presenter Erik Wolf. Bibby…

Hyatt Regency Koh Samui Opens

One of Thailand’s most anticipated resorts, Hyatt Regency Koh Samui, was unveiled today on Koh Samui. As the paradise island eyes a reopening to international tourists…

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