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Travel safely – Avoid deep-vein thrombosis

If you take a flight that is over eight hours long, or go on a long journey by bus, car or train, you could run the risk of deep vein thrombosis (blood clot) or even a pulmonary ebolism occurring. You should consult your doctor if you have already suffered from deep vein thrombosis or a pulmonary embolism, if you are pregnant, have recently had a baby or undergone surgery, are overweight, are having hormone treatment or have had cancer…. Wear…

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Watch out for ticks

Ticks that carry the FSME virus are found mainly in the south and animals with Lyme disease are everywhere. There is no vaccination so antibiotics are the only treatment and cure for Lyme disease (borreliosis). The initial symptoms are similar to those for `flu but organs can also be affected by the virus and there can be other problems too like muscle and joint pains, disturbed vision and dizziness. So when you are out hiking, always wear long trousers and…

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High level conference on tourism in Brussels

A high level conference was organised in the European Parliament on World Tourism Day that was attended by 800 people.  The EU Commissioner for Tourism, M. Thyssen, underlined the importance of tourism in the Department of Employment and Social Affairs and announced a new Erasmus Pro Project whereby young employees and apprentices can take part in an exchange programme between EU SME’s in different countries. Source: OITS

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The DCC info bus goes on the road – a Deutscher Camping Club initiative

The DCC Info bus does not only appear at fairs and events organised by regional federations and local clubs to explain the advantages of being a member of DCC, but also visits popular campsites. When staying at campsites, campers are always hugely interested in learning more about vehicle technology, gas-fired appliances and any safety equipment and procedures that apply to their recreational vehicles. The Info bus’s tour will become a definite fixture in DCC’s programme, along with attendance at fairs,…

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UN WTO barometer check on world tourism

Some 598 million international tourists were on the move worldwide in the first half of 2017 some 36 million more than in the same period in 2016. At 6% growth was well above the trend of recent years making the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010. Source: ISTO

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Germany: Caves dating back to the Ice Age now a World Heritage Site

The caves in the Swabian Alb Geopark have examples of ancient art from the ice-age era and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2017.  Humans lived in the six caves around 35-40,000 years ago where traces of ice age art can still be found.  Archeologists have found around 50 small sculptures of man and beast along with utensils made out of mammoth tusks and animal bone, eight pipes together with a 30 cm sculpture of a lion man…

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Denmark : New museum in Holstebro

Denmark : New museum in Holstebro For centuries the Danish North Sea coast has been rated by sailors as one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the world. Lots of ships have got into distress off the west coast of Jutland and foundered or become stranded. Since May 19 this year, visitors can re-live first-hand one of the most momentous maritime catastrophes in the region in the newly opened “Strandingsmuseum St. George“ in the harbour town of Thorsminde.…

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Good idea from France

Good idea from France In the context of a programme to limit waste, 24 campsites on the coast in the Vendée department have decided to set up a system of “Give away boxes“ (boîte à dons). Items that are still serviceable – camping gear and accessories, toys, magazines, books, parasols and much more besides – no longer need to end up in the rubbish bins but can be stacked on shelves erected for that purpose and await a new owner.…

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