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Top five countries in the world by tourist numbers

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Top five countries in the world by tourist numbers

There’s no doubt that tourism is big business and the top five tourist destinations in the world each receive over 60 million-plus visitors every single year. And this figure is increasing annually.  Tourism adds billions to the annual GDP of countries and the battle to stay top of the list is ongoing. Just remember to plan ahead and make sure you have a travel adapter that is suitable for your travel destination.   So, what are the top five destinations in the world by tourist arrivals? (Figures quoted are for 2018)  1. France – 89.4 million tourist visits  For over 25 years, France has been the most...

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Travel tips for the United Kingdom

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Travel tips for the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, from the Scottish Highlands, through the Lake District, Snowdonia in Wales and the stunning beaches of Cornwall and Devon, you won’t be disappointed.   You will most likely need a travel adapter to connect and charge your devices, and a USB travel adapter is perfect. This allows you to charge several small devices while also connecting a laptop for example. But do check the voltage requirements of your items. Traveling around the United Kingdom  Getting around to see all the sights is quite easy with a very good,...

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Travel tips for France

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Travel tips for France

France is a beautiful country with huge regional variations. To put it in perspective, France is twice the size of the UK, which surprises some people. It has a coastline along three seas, the North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean, and a surprising number of dependencies. It’s also one of the most visited countries in the world.  So, let's dispel a myth first. The French are very welcoming people, contrary to popular belief in some quarters! Now, if we are talking about Paris, then that’s different. The French themselves say the Parisians are not very friendly.  Having lived in France...

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Travel tips for Italy

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Travel tips for Italy

What’s not to love about Italy? Fantastic food, glorious architecture on every street corner, sublime works of art and a beautiful country to boot.  It’s not an understatement that everyone knows something about Italy. Whether it’s the Colosseum or the Vatican in Rome, the beauty of Venice or the vineyards of Tuscany. Italy has just about everything. Chic and fashionable Milan in the north, along with ski resorts that are the playgrounds of the rich, to the laid-back and undeveloped south where farming is the mainstay. And of course, don’t forget Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean and home to the fearsome...

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Travel tips for Spain

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Travel tips for Spain

Spain is a hugely diverse country and much larger than people often think. Yes, there are the Costas, where sun worshipers go to top up their tan, but that is literally just the outskirts of the country and there is so much more.  The vast majority of tourists visit Spain for beach vacations, but there are some beautiful and spectacular cities to enjoy. Just look at Barcelona with Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, the Roman Catholic church that was started in 1882 and is still being added to! Or the Alhambra in Granada, a fortress and palace that dates back to 889 AD.  Don’t...

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