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TUI says profits set to rise as holidaymakers head west

By Reuters 1 Published: 20:31 GMT, 12 August 2016 | Updated: 20:31 GMT, 12 August 2016 By Victoria Bryan BERLIN, Aug 11 (Reuters) – TUI Group, Europe’s largest tour operator, said it was on track to meet its profit target this year as more European holidaymakers head further west and Britons remain eager to go abroad despite the fall in sterling following the Brexit vote.

Bored businessman asks hotel staff to carry out ridiculous requests

A travelling businessman amuses himself by making diva-like requests while he is away for work – and incredibly staff cater to his bizarre whims.

Jnut731 posted a series of images capturing his funny stunts on Imgur 1 , writing: ‘Ridiculous and hilarious hotel requests, fulfilled.

One way my friend entertains himself while travelling on business.’ These include asking staff for a fortress made of pillows and to draw a picture of him from their imagination.

John Bercow flies business class and stays in five-star Tokyo hotel on …

Speaker Bercow enjoyed three nights at the Shangri-La Hotel in August Travelled with an aide for an ‘official visit’ to Japanese capital city Since 2010 he has flown to South Africa, India, America and Australia John Bercow splashed out almost 10,000 of taxpayers’ money on all-expenses paid trip to Japan, it emerged today.

The Commons Speaker and an aide flew business class, stayed in a five-star hotel and claimed for food and taxis during the three-night trip this summer.

The revelation reignited the controversy over publicly-funded globe-trotting which has already taken in South Africa, India, America, Turkey and New Zealand

One million pieces of gum stuck to a wall in Seattle dubbed one of the world’s most disgusting tourists attraction are to be scrubbed off

Over a million pieces of gum have been stuck to wall at Pike Place Market But Seattle officials are to steam off gum in clean-up operation next week Comes after sugar in the gum has started to affect the bricks in the wall But despite clean up, tourists will be allowed to stick it on again after work | 1 View comments Its sticky walls have seen it named as one of the world’s most germ-ridden tourist attractions.

But officials in Seattle have announced that for the first time in 20 years, they plan to clean all of the gum that has been stuck to a wall at Pike Place Market.

The clean-up operation is set to start next Tuesday and has been ordered after claims sugar in the gum has been damaging the bricks