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2017 in Travel, by Ben Frith

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This time last year, Reykjavik, Copenhagen and Croatia were just some of the places tipped as the top destinations of 2016, and many of us at Lucre were lucky enough to spend at least a couple of days (or more, in some cases) exploring what these locations have to offer. But twelve months is a […]


Travel Tuesday: World Travel Market 2016, by Graham McKenzie

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TravelMole’s very own Graham McKenzie tells us his experience of WTM this year…   Well, the World Travel Market is over for another year. The global jamboree that takes place at ExCeL was, for the most part, very normal with thousands and thousands of travel professionals crowding into the east end of London to exchange […]


World Travel Market, by Philippa Barker

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The World Travel Market is the go-to B2B travel event of the year, for all companies, be it large or small. Held at London Excel from the 7th – 9th November, the event sees thousands flock to the extensive exhibition venue to explore all there is to know on the travel industry, from giant palm […]


#WeLoveLeeds, by Emma Baylis

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Yorkshire has yet again topped the polls for being one of the best places to live in Britain. First Harrogate was voted the happiest place to live, and now Leeds is hitting the headlines as the best city in Britain when it comes to quality of life, placing 26th out of 200 cities globally. Amazing!  […]


Rio Reflection

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  As the Paralympians get ready to take centre stage in Rio, we ask some of our Ideas and Insights panel to reflect on what we’ve seen so far and how this compares to the thoughts we had at our Rio event in April this year. Overview Mary Thomas, Firestarter Marketing For me it would […]


A half-drunk bottle of Cachaca, by Alex Fleming

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As the 2016 Olympics comes to an end, we look back on some of the highlights and the legacy, both for Rio and Team GB Part Two: Rio’s Legacy Post-Olympics, this week I am waking up to a half drunk bottle of Cachaca, a bag of limes and a can of black beans; not much […]


Obrigado e boa noite

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As the 2016 Olympics comes to an end, we look back on some of the highlights and the legacy, both for Rio and Team GB Part One – The Best Bits   It’s over. 207 nations took part in 31 sports with 2,102 medals presented. And what a rollercoaster! As the athletes take their leave, […]


A winning wet n’ wild Wednesday

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Think Rio, think sun, bikini bodies and bright colours. Well, as our Rio Insight panel acknowledged back in April, Rio in the winter paints quite a different picture…one which looked very much like Britain yesterday with the dark clouds, slashing rain and blustery wind.   But, with conditions we are more than used to, Team […]


Is Rio Ready? By Brett Cullen

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The question of whether Rio is ready to host the 2016 Olympics will be answered when the Games open this Friday 5th August. Last week a Sky Sports report discovered that construction work is still going on behind the scenes as big-wigs endeavour to get venues in tip-top shape before athletes and visitors descend. There […]


Finding the Firsts at Rio 2016, by Alex Fleming

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What will you be looking out for at the Rio 2016? I can pretty much guarantee that you’ll be tuning in, along with me, my mum and the rest of the world, to the Men’s 100m Final on the evening of Sunday 14th August. In 2012, an estimated two billion people watched Usain Bolt cross […]