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BBC correspondents hoping Middle East protests spread to ‘tropical country with nice beaches’

Senior BBC journalists have appealed to the BBC to stop sending them to ‘ghastly countries like Yemen and Libya’ and help foment a bit of civil unrest somewhere nicer, like Jamaica or the Maldives instead.

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Posted: Mar 7th, 2011
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Mubarak to sue travel agent after ‘holiday of a lifetime’ in Egypt turns ugly

never againAn elderly couple who jetted off to Egypt in 1981 have spoken of their nightmare after crowds marched on their hotel and the nation rose up as one to expel them.

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Posted: Feb 8th, 2011
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Survey shows UK businessmen get ’50% more British’ when in the US

businessmen consciously adopting a certain air of 'je ne sais quoi'Use of ‘Jolly good show’ and ‘Cheers mate’ doubles as soon as they get off the plane.

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Posted: Dec 5th, 2010
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Venice to market itself as ‘Birmingham of the Adriatic’

Looking to reverse a decline in visitors from the UK to the city, the Venetian Tourist Board launched a new campaign drawing comparisons between Venice and the UK’s Birmingham. ‘When we saw that they had as many canals as we do here, it seemed a great way to appeal to British visitors,’ explained a Tourist Board spokesman.

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Posted: Apr 14th, 2009
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