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Courtyard Lancaster Becomes First Marriott Hotel in US to be 100% Solar-Powered

The Courtyard Lancaster hotel in Pennsylvania, U.S. recently installed an 135,200-sqf solar power system.  The 133-room hotel is the first Marriott-branded property in the U.S. to become 100% solar-powered.  The solar array produces 1,239,000 kWh of power for the hotel, which consumes 1,177,000 kWh. Excess power is sold to the …

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Breaking Travel News interview: Ralph Radtke, general manager, Çırağan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul | Focus

Ralph Radtke is not a man short of confidence. During our hour-long chat at Çırağan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul he compares himself, favourably, to British wartime leader Winston Churchill, and declares he could have been chancellor of Germany had that been his ambition. But such a larger than life charter …

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This is how to take 16 days’ annual leave and get 34 days off in 2019

Making the most of annual leave is usually low down on the priority list for the UK’s increasingly workaholic population. Recent research by TravelSupermarket found that more than 1.4 million Brits could lose their remaining annual leave in 2018, forfeiting 8.4 days on average per person. “It’s worrying to see that …

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Here’s Why Portugal Is All Over Your Instagram Feed

It’s summertime, so we’re deep in vacation mode, with many people getting away from their routines back home. And there’s one destination in Europe where many vacationers have recently been flocking. If you follow any travel-savvy people (and even just regular friends) on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed they’ve posted stunning …

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Vampire state of mind: how to join the world’s greatest Halloween parade | Travel

As we turn into Varick Street in Lower Manhattan, a gore-splattered surgeon – his face peeling – is dragging a corpse down the sidewalk. Behind him, a bow-tie wearing, opaque-eyed zombie with dental health issues (half his mouth is missing) is checking his phone. Recoiling, my husband makes one final …

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