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When Travel Mishaps Turn Experiential

  • WHL Group
  • 29 June 2012

By the looks of glossy travel magazines and flashy vacation websites, things can only go right on the road. But anyone who has practiced the art of travel knows it’s not always lollipops and rainbows. The staff at The Travel Word has had its fair share of travel mishaps. We found that some of our richest travel stories started with a mini-crisis and ended with a mega-experience.

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Astonishing Antalya, Turkey, Brings the Turkish Riviera to whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 1 February 2012

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND TURKISH. On Turkey’s pristine south coast, nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, the city of Antalya has long been a favourite holiday destination. Dubbed the new Turkish Riviera, the flanking seaboard offers everything from Roman ruins to hiking or kayaking deep canyons.

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The Port City of Alexandria, Egypt, Opens to whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 11 January 2012

Tourism expert and owner of WHL Egypt, Sherif Abd Elwahab is thrilled that his team of local from Alexandria, Egypt, is now available to assist in planning a fun and responsible Alexandria holiday. “We at WHL Egypt are committed to promoting sustainable tourism and to using the tourism industry as a vehicle for protecting Egypt’s great historical sites,” said Elwahab. Alexandria joins the growing list of whl.travel destinations in Egypt, including Cairo, Sharm el Sheikh, Aswan and Luxor, Safaga, Ein Sokhna and Port Said.

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Casts of Thousands in Albania’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Lieke van Leeuwen and Cynthia Ord
  • 7 November 2011

Albania might not come to mind as a destination for amazing ruins and cultural heritage, especially in the shadow of an archaeological giant like Greece, its neighbour to the south. Yet ancient civilisations have left their fascinating marks throughout the Balkan peninsula, including Albania. In fact, all of Albania’s three UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites exhibit grand-scale traits to rival any of their Balkan neighbours.

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The Inside Word… on Fes, Morocco

  • Akim Elanbassi
  • 12 September 2011

With so many destinations in the WHL Group’s ever-expanding network, we have an incredible wealth of local travel information at our fingertips. Through the Inside Word, our local partners – all travel experts – share their top tips on what to do, what to eat, where to party and where to shop in their neck of the woods. This month, we wander the ancient byways of Fes, Morocco, one of the holiest cities in the Islamic world.

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The Good, the Bath and the Ugly

  • Lindsay Young
  • 3 May 2011

When travelling, it’s always fun to stumble upon both famous and lesser-known local bathing spots. However, while I love to be surprised by historical and natural baths in different destination, not everybody likes surprises, and the bathing experiences found on the road are often hit or miss. In fact, in my experience, local baths get misnamed, over hyped and overlooked. Here are a few cases in point in England, Hungary, Iceland and Peru.

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Top Five Picks for Off-Season Hotspots

  • WHL Group
  • 1 September 2010

School is back in session and summer is sadly coming to an end in the northern hemisphere. Luckily many holiday deals are commencing. To help you make a decision about where to go to satisfy any unfulfilled travel cravings, the WHL Group presents here five of its favourite off-season autumn holiday destinations in Antigua & Barbuda, China, Colombia, Lithuania and Tunisia.

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Syria: A Timeless and Splendid Nation

  • Ednan Ghamyan
  • 18 March 2010

The Levant is a timeless place that is sure to enchant and Syria is its beating heart. From the balmy, heart-warming Mediterranean Sea to the remarkable Roman remains, Syria is a country affectionate to her visitors, like a mother to her infant. If you are looking for the missing pages of history and if you have a penchant for scenery and romance, Syria really is the place for you.

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Classic Travel in the Saint Tropez of Tunisia: Hammamet Joins the whl.travel Network

  • whl.travel
  • 16 October 2009

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH. Travellers to Hammamet are routinely amazed by the sheer beauty of the ‘Tunisian Saint Tropez’. Frequented even during ancient Roman times because of its healing mineral baths and known today for its historic medina and beautiful beaches, Hammamet practically oozes tradition.

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A Hidden Side of Turkey’s Cappadocia: How to Go Where Others Don’t

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 26 January 2009

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cappadocia is the Turkish Anatolian region southeast of Ankara. and famous for its incredible eroded volcanic rock formations and the cave hotels carved directly into them, especially in the villages of Ürgüp, Göreme and Uchisar. Unfortunately, most visitors – and even some locals – don’t know that what’s hidden far off the beaten Cappadocian track.

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