• The best nightlife in Havana, from converted old factories to basement salsa bars
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    The best nightlife in Havana, from converted old factories to basement salsa bars

    The city that always grooves, Havana has no lack of nightlife options. Festivity is what this place is all about. From traditional venues playing bolero and salsa in Habana Vieja to outdoor dance clubs and sleek contemporary nightspots in Miramar, Cuba's capital is incessantly swaying to the music. There is always a party or reason to party on any given night, so get out and boogie or witness the sizzling spectacles on the dance floor. And as for cocktails, be it passionfruit mojitos or guava daiquiris, this is Caribbean mixology at its very best.

  • Coronavirus: how is the disease affecting travel and can I cancel my trip?
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    Coronavirus: how is the disease affecting travel and can I cancel my trip?

    The spectre of the coronavirus is spreading as the Chinese authorities place 14 cities on lockdown, airports ramp up quarantine controls and the UK Foreign Office tightens its restrictions on travel to the Far East.

  • The seven best alternatives to overcrowded Prague
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    The seven best alternatives to overcrowded Prague

    Prague is heaving. Long popular within Europe, since 2015 direct flights linking the city with Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu have been introduced, further increasing tourism. In 2018, it saw 7.9 million visitors, including 6.7 million from overseas – a year-on-year increase of 26 per cent.

  • The best free things to do in Rome, from the Pantheon to pretty piazzas
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    The best free things to do in Rome, from the Pantheon to pretty piazzas

    The Italian capital is filled with historic buildings, and many – such as the Pantheon and various churches – are in fact free to wander around. Inside, expect interesting architecture and centuries-old art. You can also hike up hills for fabulous views of the city, discover quiet cloisters, and spend an afternoon in central Rome's largest gardens – without spending a euro. Follow Telegraph Travel's Rome expert Lee Marshall as shares his favourite free things to do in Rome.

  • ‘Do not travel’: Rail travellers brace for widespread disruption as King’s Cross shuts this weekend
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    ‘Do not travel’: Rail travellers brace for widespread disruption as King’s Cross shuts this weekend

    "Do not travel" is the message for many UK rail passengers this weekend because of widespread engineering work.The London terminus for the UK’s flagship rail line is closed this weekend as part of a long-term project to unlock extra capacity.

  • Top 10 things to do in Phuket, from night dives to national parks
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    Top 10 things to do in Phuket, from night dives to national parks

    When it comes to natural attractions, Phuket has a fair bounty of things to do – pearly beaches, dramatic coastlines, monolithic limestone karsts, never mind the national parks teeming with marine life and rainforest habitat – but cultural diversions have always been a bit harder to find. That doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Peel yourself off the sunbed for a stroll around the mosaic-tiled streets of Phuket Old Town and light some incense at a colourful tiered temple (but don’t forget to cover up).

  • 17 incredible things to do in Singapore
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    17 incredible things to do in Singapore

    Straight-laced Singapore raised eyebrows when it announced its decision to legalise casino gambling in 2005. Fast forward to the present: thanks to the opening of a pair of casino-driven “integrated resorts” and related mega-attractions, the city’s tourism has grown at a breakneck pace with plenty of things to do. Yet, beneath this “crazy, rich” pomp and glam, Singapore remains a melting pot of new and old. If you’ve never visited the city, there is no better time than now.

  • 11 amazing things to do in Mexico City, from Roma to Coyoacán
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    11 amazing things to do in Mexico City, from Roma to Coyoacán

    Mexico City is big – so get a city map and plan your experiences a little. It's best to see museums and sights in clusters, so you don’t have to keep hopping into a cab or on to the metro.

  • Amazing things to do in Tokyo, from sumo wrestling matches to skyscrapers with views
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    Amazing things to do in Tokyo, from sumo wrestling matches to skyscrapers with views

    Temples and skyscrapers, sumo wrestling and zen gardens, karaoke and onsen baths: there are so many things to do in a city the size and colour of Tokyo. Avoid feeling overwhelmed by not trying to pack too much in – and don’t forget to look behind the city’s gleaming façade of skyscrapers for a glimpse of its slower-paced cultural core. Telegraph Travel Tokyo expert Danielle Demetriou has the inside track.

  • The coronavirus outbreak shows why travellers could be more risk averse
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    The coronavirus outbreak shows why travellers could be more risk averse

    Anticipation can be really important aspect of a journey. For six months before the most expensive holiday I have ever booked, I relished the prospect of sailing aboard an Adventure Canada ship from Greenland to Quebec.It turned out to be the worst holiday I have ever had. As the planned itinerary fell apart and the trip increasingly seemed to be run for the benefit of the staff rather than the passengers, morale disintegrated.

  • Four taken to hospital after plane plummets during turbulence
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    Four taken to hospital after plane plummets during turbulence

    Four people have been hospitalised after a plane plummeted during severe turbulence in Central America.Avianca flight AV693 was en route from San Jose, Costa Rica, to Bogota in Colombia when it hit turbulence mid-flight.

  • Avalanche reports: what is the risk in the French Alps this week?
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    Avalanche reports: what is the risk in the French Alps this week?

    Staying safe when skiing or snowboarding in the mountains is crucial – an important part of that is being aware of the risk of avalanche where you are, being prepared when heading off piste, and knowing what to do should an avalanche happen.

  • Pilot temporarily blinded after man points laser at his eyes during plane landing
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    Pilot temporarily blinded after man points laser at his eyes during plane landing

    A pilot was temporarily blinded by a laser pointed directly at his eyes while he was trying to land an aircraft.The pilot was coming in to land at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Florida on the evening of 22 January when the incident occurred.

  • Are these the 10 greatest city breaks on Earth?
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    Are these the 10 greatest city breaks on Earth?

    Opposites attract, especially when it comes to holidays. If you live a stressful city life, a week or two in the countryside probably seems like an ideal antidote to the pressures of everyday life – the best way to slow down, unwind and refresh the soul. If you are retired and living a rural idyll, then some time in the city makes a stimulating change – a great way to gear up, have fun and refresh the mind. But what if you are greedy for both?

  • How to see the California coast by train
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    How to see the California coast by train

    I only catch a glimpse of it for a few seconds. At first, I think it’s an upturned boat, but then I recognise the telltale ridges on its belly – I’m looking at a small humpback whale. It’s stranded on a tiny, inaccessible patch of beach, on the coast somewhere outside of Gaviota, in Santa Barbara County.It’s not the cheeriest start to a story, I admit. But it’s an incredible sight. And one made all the more impressive by the fact I’m zooming past while effectively lying in bed. I’m travelling from Oakland to Los Angeles on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight, the train that starts its journey in Seattle.

  • The best restaurants in Havana, from cosy brunch spots to experimental gastropubs
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    The best restaurants in Havana, from cosy brunch spots to experimental gastropubs

    If you thought that all you were going to eat were black beans and plantains on your trip to Havana, guess again and get ready for an epicurean adventure. The restaurant scene is hopping with a burst of new paladares (privately owned restaurants) as well as the tried and true, which continue to captivate. The Cubans cook with culture, with necessity and a know-how on how to treat produce to bring out maximum flavour and texture. Havana is now a world city and all nationalities are represented here: think top-notch, Italian, Japanese and Lebanese plus excellent revisited Cuban fare. Don’t forget to make a reservation and buen provecho.

  • Is it safe to travel to China? Latest travel advice after coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan
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    Is it safe to travel to China? Latest travel advice after coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan

    Concern is growing over the spread of Wuhan Coronavirus, which has killed at least 26 people in China. At least 800 cases have been confirmed, with 15 or more medical workers infected through human-to-human contact.The outbreak began at a live animal market in Wuhan. Most cases are in the central China city itself, which has now effectively been placed in quarantine. Flights, trains and local public transport have been halted.

  • Haggis at the ready! The best hotels in London for Burns Night celebrations
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    Haggis at the ready! The best hotels in London for Burns Night celebrations

    For more than 200 years, on or around January 25, people have celebrated the life of Robert Burns – regarded as Scotland's national poet, and a pioneer of British Romanticism.

  • Best ski holiday deals for February half-term 2020, and top family resorts to avoid the crowds
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    Best ski holiday deals for February half-term 2020, and top family resorts to avoid the crowds

    Half-term week on the slopes is one of the busiest of the season, especially in big name European ski resorts. The key week when most UK pupils will be on holiday in 2020 is from Saturday, February 15. A few areas have half term the following week, but the majority of school children will be off from February 17-21.

  • Austria's out, Dubai's in – how your favourite holiday destinations have changed in the last 25 years
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    Austria's out, Dubai's in – how your favourite holiday destinations have changed in the last 25 years

    It’s easy to take for granted just how affordable travel has become. We can fly to Europe for as little as £10 (so long as you’re willing to pack light), or to New York for less than £150, while back in the Fifties a one-way ticket across the Atlantic with TWA could cost in excess of £5,000 in today’s money.

  • ‘Significant challenges remain’: HS2 is over budget and behind schedule, says new report
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    ‘Significant challenges remain’: HS2 is over budget and behind schedule, says new report

    High Speed 2 is way over budget and behind schedule because the government “underestimated its complexity and risk”.A damning report by the National Audit Office (NAO) concludes: “Significant challenges to completing the programme and delivering value for taxpayers and passengers remain.”

  • Haggis at the ready! The best hotels in London for Burns Night celebrations
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    Haggis at the ready! The best hotels in London for Burns Night celebrations

    For more than 200 years, on or around January 25, people have celebrated the life of Robert Burns – regarded as Scotland's national poet, and a pioneer of British Romanticism.

  • The best budget hotels in Los Angeles for A-list stays without the price tag
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    The best budget hotels in Los Angeles for A-list stays without the price tag

    Los Angeles might be best known for the Hollywood high life, but scratch a little under the surface and you’ll find that plenty of bargains are to be found here, from free activities all over the city to thrifty meals at one of LA’s excellent food trucks. The city’s hotels are no exception, with plenty of inexpensive stays to be found at hip motels and posh hostels, as well as quirky b&bs; and beachside resorts. Here’s our pick of the best budget hotels in Los Angeles to rest your head.

  • The best spots to drink in Sydney, from beach bars to rooftops
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    The best spots to drink in Sydney, from beach bars to rooftops

    Whether your tipple of choice is a classic Negroni or something festooned with an umbrella, Sydney has some of the best bars – and bartenders – in the world. From speakeasies hidden behind unmarked doors, to rooftop bars with harbour views, to urban distilleries, one thing is consistent: these bars are the go-to for seriously good drinks.