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Syrian tourist board promotes its beach holidays as civil war rages

T he Syrian tourist board has the hardest job in marketing: amidst a five-and-a-half year conflict that has killed nearly half a million people, triggered the biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War, reduced many towns to rubble and sucked in jihadist groups bent on terror, is has the unenviable task of promoting holidays to the country.

Talk about a tough sell.

But despite the obvious challenges, the Syrian Ministry of Tourism seems dedicated to its cause with the release of a new promotional video plugging beach breaks to the coastal town of Tartus.

Thomson will NOT honour holidays booked at wrong price as more families say trips have been cancelled

Holiday giant Thomson is refusing to honour holidays to Florida as more families say their trips were cancelled after being booked for the wrong price.

Kristopher Meredith, 29, and his partner, Paul Hales, had their 15-day break scrapped after being told it had been sold incorrectly at Thomson s Manchester Fort store.

Thomson will NOT honour holidays booked at wrong price as more …

Holiday giant Thomson is refusing to honour holidays to Florida as more families say their trips were cancelled after being booked for the wrong price.

Kristopher Meredith, 29, and his partner, Paul Hales, had their 15-day break scrapped after being told it had been sold incorrectly at Thomson s Manchester Fort store. 1 The party of six was quoted a price of about 200 each for the holiday, 2 working out at nearly 1,400 in total with additional booking fees.

Britons spend 10 per cent of their salary on their holiday, but are less willing to splash out on insurance

Holidays are becoming a serious investment.

British tourists splash the cash on their trips, spending 10 per cent of their annual salaries on average, according to research from Nationwide 1 FlexPlus.

One in 10 will splurge even more, spending anything between 20 and 30 per cent of their yearly income on their sojourns in the UK or abroad