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Tourism authority under fire for ad showing elderly woman flipping the bird

This ad for Berlin’s tourism authority proves the Germans do or don’t have a sense of humour. It’s largely inconclusive.

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Aviation

Woman detained at airport with husband’s bones in her suitcase

Airport authorities were left spooked, to say the least, after discovering human remains in a woman’s suitcase while she was travelling through Germany.

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Destinations

Denmark attracts 8km queue of German tourists as EU borders reopen again

European nations have begun easing border controls, with German tourists entering Denmark enmasse for summer holidays.

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Hotels

Hotel owner introduces weight limit for guests

The hotel owner has reportedly introduced the controversial new policy over fears that overweight guests will damage her “classic” furniture.

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Aviation

Flight awkwardly turns around after discovering airport was closed

In an embarrassing mix-up, a passenger plane scheduled to land in Sardinia was forced to head back to Germany after discovering there was nowhere to land.

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Italian borders to reopen for Europeans in June

Although Italy’s borders are expected to reopen on 3 June, other European nations are encouraging their citizens not to travel overseas until later.

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Road & Rail

Rail company calls out Greta Thunberg tweet

As avid commuters, Travel Weekly staff empathise with the teen activist and admit to sitting on the floor on many a packed peak-hour train.

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Destinations

Tourist killed and another injured in Myanmar landmine explosion

by Christian Fleetwood

A foreign tourist has been killed by a landmine and another injured in a popular Myanmar hiking region.

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Hotels

Luxury hotel to be built on top of old Nazi bunker

A former Nazi bunker is going to the next level – literally – with a luxury hotel to be built on top of it.

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Destinations

REVEALED: The ‘chicest’ countries in the world

We admit we’re a bit confused as to what ‘chicness’ actually is, but all of the destinations on the list look very pretty.

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Aviation

Pilot’s coffee spillage causes plane carrying hundreds to divert

by Christian Fleetwood

According to the incident report, the pilot was using a single-use cup. Shame, shame, shame!

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German amusement park shuts down ‘swastika’ ride

by Christian Fleetwood

After reading this, you’ll wonder how in all of God’s grace a ride as potentially offensive as this one ever made it into production.

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