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A new TripAdvisor survey of Indian travelers supports what many have already been thinking: India’s travel market is set to explode. 44 percent of Indian travelers said they planned to increase their travel budget in 2016.
Yahoo Japan wants to get into the travel game. The internet giant has made a bid to buy Japanese booking site Ikyu for about $830 million. The site claims about four million customers and has its own line of no-frills hotels.
Denmark will join Sweden in introducing border checkpoints early next year. Sweden already performs ID checks at its border with Denmark. Denmark will do the same on its border with Germany.
The cheapest holiday destinations in Europe? Kiev, Bucharest, Sofia, Krakow, Belgrade and Sarajevo. Saint Petersburg and Budapest also made the top 10.
In Italy, truffles are like gold. A kilogram of the elusive fungus can cost up to $4,400. You can join the hunt with locals in Tuscany. They don’t use pigs, but well-trained dogs to sniff out the truffles.
Wroclaw is not as famous as its Polish peers, Warsaw and Krakow. With its smattering of historic buildings (including 16th century townhouses turned into hotels) and chilled out atmosphere, it is worth the two hour drive from Krakow.
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