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5 Unmissable Locations to Add to your Travel Bucket List this Year

On 28th May this year Qatar Airways start their new service flying from Edinburgh, opening up their network of 125 destinations to the northern part of the UK, via their base in Doha.

That’s exciting enough, but wait, here’s some more exciting Qatar Airways related news: did you know they’re the only airline to offer a complimentary glass of champagne to their economy class customers? True that.

So, with those two golden nuggets of information ringing in your ears, let’s take this opportunity to remind ourselves of our 5 favourite destinations you can reach using Qatar Airways – now via Edinburgh (champagne in hand).

Perth.

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10 Amazing January Sale Deals That Will Help You Make 2014 Unforgettable!

If December is a party, then January is the hangover. We know this feeling far too well! But to take your minds off work, resolutions, diets and detoxes, STA Travel are making sure that there is plenty to be positive about this January.

When it’s cold and miserable outside, what better way to avoid the January blues than by booking your next trip? Start 2014 as you mean to go on, by doing what you really love: travelling.

Whether you’re making a big change with a round-the-world trip or you just want to tick another country off your bucket list, make sure you don’t get #STAFOMO and check out our top deals from our epic January Sale.

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High Five… High Fives of 2013!

As the year draws to a close, join me as I take a look back through my choice of the best blogs from our High Five series in 2013. Our High Five series aims to give a short blast of inspiration about one specific destination of theme of experiences including tips and advice on how to make the most of your time in a destination.

This year we’ve had some absolute crackers (Christmas pun totally intentional), and next year our High Five series will be back better than ever – but in the mean time, here’s a recap of the very best articles from last year.

Madagascar.

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High Five… Alternative Christmas Food from Around the World!

Does your Christmas feast look like the same (albeit delicious) collection of turkey, roasties and sprouts every year? Are you full to the brim with bread sauce, cranberries and stuffing? It’s not the only way! Take some inspiration from what others around the world will be chowing down on come 25th December.

Fried chicken is a favourite Christmas dinner in Japan.

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Turn your stopover into a start-over

A necessary evil to fly for the best price, stopovers are often best forgotten. Unless you enjoy sleeping on the cold, hard floor of an airport waiting lounge of course. But why not treat it as an opportunity? With a little know-how, the humble stopover can become the start of something amazing.

Stopping over on the way to Australia offers a world of opportunities – from beautiful tropical islands, to buzzing cities, to jungle treks, there’s something for everyone. So break out of the airport and experience life beyond the runway – it’s easier and cheaper than you think.

Awesome detours en route to Oz

Relax in Dubai

Nowhere does it quite like Dubai. Flying into the place is an experience in itself – futuristic high rises pierce the cobalt blue sky over a buzzing metropolis, and of course, there’s that huge palm tree-shaped development (Atlantis The Palm) sprawling out into the ocean.

That huge palm tree-shaped development aka Atlantis The Palm in Dubai

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