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WannaCrypt Ransomware Hospitality Industry Implications

In a departure from our usual destination-focused articles, we shift our attention to the global hospitality industry to discuss the recent WannaCrypt ransomware, cyber security and the implications for industry; including large brands, small business operators, industry associations and customers. 

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HDYTI Morocco Diaries: WHEN TRAVEL CHALLENGES OUR IDENTITY

Do you believe that identity can be fluid? Is who we are limited to where we come from? Do we retain the same identity for life? Our travels through Morocco provided an opportunity for us to reflect on these questions. We

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Autumn Sunset Inspirational Life Lessons, Washington DC

As we look ahead to 2016, we ask: What is your favourite season of the year? Winter, spring, summer or autumn?

Mojito glasses at Mercado de San Miguel HDYTI

Madrid or Barcelona? We know Spain has loads of amazing cities and this question is likely to raise a few ‘El-Clasico’ and Catalan eyebrows but if you had to choose to visit one of these two cities, which one would

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Spicy Beetroot Rice

We love summertime! Trees and grass are bursting with greenness and flowers are in full bloom. The warm summer breeze banishes the ubiquitous cloak of grayness and blandness, giving way to clear blue skies, risque hemlines and lots of colour. We love colours! This

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Jetwing Blue Hotel | Sri Lanka

Although still a little sore from the previous day’s unfortunate accident, thankfully, Eulanda felt strong enough to travel the next morning. We said goodbye to the good people (and their cow) at Stafford Bungalow and made an early start for

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Stafford Bungalow Welcome |Sri Lanka

A Kandyan wedding Quite randomly, there was a wedding photography shoot taking place early in the morning as we checked out from Amaya Hills. The lovely couple, dressed in traditional and distinctly elaborate Kandyan wedding regalia, sparkled in the morning

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Busy street, near the Queen's Hotel in Kandy, Sri LAnka

Amaya Hills Our journey from the Pinnawala elephant orphanage took us via the Colombo to Kandy Road, a snaky sort of road which winds its way through tropical rain forest dotted with numerous villages and small towns. As many of these are located

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Sigiriya | Sri Lanka

Misty morning A slight chill filled the air. Sun rays peeked through the morning mist floating around the luscious green Amaya Hills. Up here, it was silent; except for the birds and the monkeys saluting each other. Down below in

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Sri Lanka | Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Ayubowan: May you have a long life…without projectiles! Neither of us had previously travelled this far east. As we took off on a Sri Lankan Airlines flight from London Heathrow, I remembered that feeling when as children we enthusiastically launched paper

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HDYTI at BBS7

Being black in Britain can sometimes be confusing. When asked about the ‘black community’, the question that usually springs to my mind is, “Well, which black community exactly?” Caribbean? West African? East African? South African? Exploring this complex community highlights

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Gozo-Malta

On a trip to the island of Gozo, we encountered rural Malta, ate a cooked lunch in a shed and marvelled at the Azure Window. We hope you enjoy reading this instalment of our Malta Diaries. If Malta’s ancient Mdina is your cool

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Rabat, Malta

Mdina…Where is everyone? Oh! Thanks Rabat 🙂 The silence was almost uncanny. As we walked through the silent streets of Mdina, it seemed as if most of its residents had been abducted by aliens or all 11,000 of them had

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Spiced Parsnip Cake

The icing on the cake? Erm, not quite. Remember we promised to share stories of some of our failed kitchen experiments? Well, here’s one of them. Parsnips! We don’t have them in Nigeria so I’d neither eaten them nor attempted

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