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Embarrassing video shows hapless tourist losing control of his scooter and plunging from car park 20ft above road

  • French tourist sits on his scooter parked on a platform atop a 20ft hill
  • He revs engine before leaning forward and accidentally lifts kickstand
  • Scooter is sent hurtling over the edge of the hill and towards the road
  • Bike crashes before reaching busy street and the man escapes injury

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This is the incredibly embarrassing moment a French tourist lost control of his scooter and accidentally accelerated off a hill. The humorous clip was captured on CCTV in the Degirmenburnu region of Bodrum – a port city in the south-western Aegean Region of Turkey. The man had reportedly been visiting the area – where many tourists take pictures of the beautiful scenery – with a friend and had decided to rent a scooter for the scenic tour.

Whoops: The French tourist decides to rev the engine of his scooter when he suddenly leans forward

The Frenchman, who has not been formerly identified, had parked his vehicle on a concrete platform atop a hill around 20ft above the road. The footage shows the hapless biker moments after returning to his scooter and waiting for his friend to come back from taking photographs. While wasting away the seconds he decides to rev the engine when he suddenly leans forward.

His movement results in the kickstand lifting up and his back wheel hits the ground, causing the scooter to begin accelerating forward. As the man leans forward his kickstand lifts up and his back wheel hits the ground, causing the bike to move

See ya: Suddenly the French tourist finds himself plunging over the edge of the hill, 20ft above the road

Suddenly the tourist finds himself plummeting over the edge of the platform and down the hill towards the busy road below. The footage shows him tumbling down the steep grassy slope and crash-landing before coming to a stop, inches away from moving cars.

According to reports, the friend who had been off taking photographs came to the rescue of the man and helped him recover his scooter.

The man did not receive any injuries from his bizarre crash, although he may have bruised his ego.

Lucky: The video shows the man tumbling down the steep slope and crash-landing before coming to a stop

Fortunate The man did not receive any injuries from his bizarre crash, although he may have bruised his ego

Holiday Inn London Heathrow M4, J4 breaks the mold of the airport hotel

Upscale in appearance but not in price and offering a wide variety of dining choices, the Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn1 London Heathrow M4, J4 breaks the mold of the quick stop airport hotel. Located in a park-like tree lined setting literally within minutes of the passenger pickup areas at London Heathrow and accessible by the airport s Hoppa Bus Service, the 10-floor hotel caters to airport travelers, flight crews, business executives and even families headed to vacation. The hotel s inviting lobby, whose layout beckons guests to stay, eat, work and converse, is adjacent to a variety of hotel s dining choices including in addition to 24-hour room service:

The Main Restaurant – It serves a full English Buffet every morning along with a la carte selections. An award winning buffet is also available for dinner, but instead of the buffet, we went with the Chicken Stack Sandwich. A char-grilled chicken fillet, butterflied and topped with cheese – and a very generous portion at that.

In addition, for those who are watching their carb intake, you can substitute the sandwich buns for a side salad when you are ordering the Chicken Stack Sandwich.
Callaghan s Irish Pub – A large Irish pub complete with the woodwork and accessories you may find at a pub in Ireland.
Sampan s – It offers a variety of Pan-Asian favorites.
Lounge Bar – For all of your adult beverage desires.
Starbucks – A full service Starbucks for those who need their caffeine fix. Rooms at the Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn London Heathrow were clean and spacious with four types available:

Standard Rooms; Executive Rooms that feature complimentary water, chocolate and coffee/tea; Family Rooms that are spaciously designed for families (70 rooms) and Accessible Rooms. Other highlights of the Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn London Heathrow M4, J4

Free Wi-FI – Although other hotels2 may advertise free Wi-Fi, this was high speed, reliable Wi-Fi – something that you can t take for granted when a hotel touts it offers free Wi-Fi. It was tested and approved by a phone addicted teenage daughter who is quick to point out issues with an establishment s Wi-Fi.
Fitness Center – The SPIRIT workout room is open 24 hours a day and provides the latest in exercise equipment.
Business Center – A fully equipped Business Center that can take care of all your last minute business needs.
Kids Stay & Eat Free – This offer could be a substantial money saver if you read the details. In summary, kids under 18 stay free when staying in the same room room as their parent and kids under 12 stay free and eat free from a special kids dining menu.
Car or van rental on site – The hotel also provides an onsite car and van rental for day trips or for longer excursions.

It is operated by Green Motion Car and Van Rental.
Indoor Air Quality – For me, someone who suffers from severe allergies and asthma, one of the most important issues when staying at a hotel is that my hotel room is smoke free and breathable – clean air – not dusty or musty. The Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn London Heathrow M4, J4 excelled in this area. For more information or to reserve a room visit, http://www.hilondonheathrowm4j4hotel.co.uk/rooms-suites/3 or for more information on the car rental car facility located on site visit, https://greenmotion.co.uk/car-hire/united-kingdom/london-heathrow-airport4.

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References

  1. ^ Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn (www.examiner.com)
  2. ^ hotels (www.examiner.com)
  3. ^ http://www.hilondonheathrowm4j4hotel.co.uk/rooms-suites/ (www.hilondonheathrowm4j4hotel.co.uk)
  4. ^ https://greenmotion.co.uk/car-hire/united-kingdom/london-heathrow-airport (greenmotion.co.uk)

Brexit could cost the UK more than £4billion a YEAR, survey claims, as European, US and Canadian tourists say they’ll be put off from visiting

  • Survey questioned 8,000 travellers from Europe, USA and Canada on Brexit
  • Many feel that holidays will become more expensive if the UK leaves EU
  • Some French tourists think UK might become safer destination after Brexit

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Brexit could cost the UK’s tourism industry as much as 4.1billion a year according to new research. A survey has revealed that a third of Italian, Spanish and German travellers would be less likely to travel to the UK if it was no longer a member of the EU. Similarly, a quarter of French travellers would be put off visiting the UK.

Their sentiments are also echoed across the pond in the USA and Canada. A survey has revealed that a third of Italian, Spanish and German travellers would be less likely to travel to the UK if it was no longer a member of the EU

Much of this is down to cost according to Travelzoo1, who surveyed 8,000 of its members in the UK, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, the US and Canada. An analysis of the results conducted with Bournemouth University revealed that four in 10 people in continental Europe are worried that a Discount Holidays © holiday in the UK will cost them more post-Brexit.

Similarly, almost a third of UK travellers are worried that the prices of European holidays would increase following Brexit. These worries stem from concerns over the cost of Discount Holidays © holiday insurance and data roaming charges. The majority of respondents from continental Europe, at just under 70 per cent, expressed that the UK should remain within the EU.

But around 40 per cent of respondents from Spain and France thought that it would be fair to impose higher fees such as city tax on British visitors if the UK does leave the EU.

Four in 10 people in continental Europe are worried that a Discount Holidays © holiday in the UK will cost them more post-Brexit

Although for Brexit supporters, this might not be a problem – 61 per cent in the leave camp say that they would be willing to pay more for their holidays. There’s support from the continent too. Respondents from France believe that leaving the EU would actually make the UK a safer Discount Holidays © holiday destination.

They may want to avoid the beaches when visiting the UK, however – UK consumers expressed that they are concerned once the country is no longer governed by EU regulations, the beaches in the UK will become more polluted. Joel Brandon-Bravo, UK Managing Director of Travelzoo, said: ‘Our neighbours in Europe clearly don’t want the UK to leave the EU, and the impact of this sentiment could translate into a significant drop in bookings to the UK from the largest European countries.

‘When combined with a potential loss of more than 10 per cent of visitors from North America, as indicated in our research, it’s clear that Brexit could be very bad news for the UK’s domestic tourism industry. Similarly, almost a third of UK travellers are worried that the prices of European holidays would increase following Brexit

Similarly, UK consumers looking to travel abroad also have concerns about Brexit impacting the outbound tourism industry.

John Fletcher, Pro Vice Chancellor at Bournemouth University said: ‘Although the impact of Brexit on tourism is a difficult one to predict, given that France, Germany, Italy and Spain make up four of the UK’s top seven tourist-supplying countries accounting for more than 11 million international visitors annually it’s likely that the net result of Brexit will be significantly negative for the UK economy.

‘While the figures above reflect only the direct tourism-related economic impacts of voting to leave the EU, if tourist spending from overseas visitors did indeed fall by 4.1billion per year, this is likely to reduce HMRC revenue by more than 1.1billion and reduce support for around 63,000 jobs in the UK.

‘Even though a UK exit would take some time to complete, especially as renegotiating our revised status with Europe could take five to seven years from start to completion, there will be immediate effects created by this uncertainty.’

References

  1. ^ Travelzoo (www.travelzoo.com)

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