Win a luxurious weekend in


Clubs, live jazz and festivals by night


The prize draw is open to those 18 years and over. Both travellers must hold a valid passport. Closing date is 12 April 2002. Booking and travel must be completed by 31 December 2002. The winner is responsible for transfers to and from the airport as well as all applicable mandatory taxes, air passenger duty and passenger service charges at the time of booking. Flights and hotel accommodation are subject to availability so the Winner is asked to be as flexible as possible when booking. Flight details. dates and times cannot be varied once they are booked. Cash or credit alternatives will not be offered. bmi british midland reserves the right to provide substitute prizes of Similar value shoold the speCified prizes become unavailable. bmi british midland reserves the right to cancel or amend the terms of this prize promotion and without notice in the unlikely event of major catastrophe. war. earthquake. or any actual. anticipated or alleged breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other Similar event. By partiCipating in this prize promotion, you grant the promoters permissmn to use y0ur name and likeness for advertismg and future promotional purposes without additional compensations (except where prohibited).

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If you fancy visiting this fantastic Danish city, here’s your chance! The List, bmi british midland in association with the Danish Tourist Board and the Arp Hansen Hotel Group are offering you the wonderful chance to experience this city in all its glory. Just tell us:


What’s the name of Copenhagen’s famous amusement park?

Answers on an email marked ‘COPENHAGEN’ to or on a postcard to The List, 14 High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1TE. Deadline for competition entries is 12 April 2002. Please include a daytime telephone number.

PRIZE You and a guest will fly business class from Scotland to Copenhagen courtesy of bmi british midland. Travelling business with bmi means that you travel in style, with the ultimate in comfort, convenience and service. You will then spend two nights at one of the elegant Arp Hansen Group’s three or four star hotels that are situated in the heart of the Danish capital and includes breakfast. The Danish Tourist Board is also throwing in two ‘Copenhagen Cards‘ which offer free and unlimited bus and train travel in Copenhagen and the surrounding area as well as free entrance to more than 70 sights and attractions.

I For more information contact the bmi sales centre on 0870 60 70 555 or visit its website at

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Festivals, flights and fabulous fares

I COMPETITION IS hotting up in the flights to Northern Ireland stakes. Easyjet has announced that it has thousands of free flights available from both Glasgow and Edinburgh to Belfast, and you only have to pay the tax and insurance levy (£6.60 one-way/E13.20 return). Seats are subject to availability, so you'd best move quick. Book online at

I IF YOU HAVEN’T checked it out yet it’s worth logging on to, a new low-fare travel booking website backed by nine European airlines. Special offers include flights to London Heathrow from £74 return, Berlin from 266 return and Florida from £266.50 return.

I IF YOU'VE BEEN inspired by last issue’s Great Outdoors feature and want to head to where the snowboarding action is. you might want to try Villers, near Geneva next month. Snowbombing is a week-long party of snowboarding, DJs, clubs and live acts running 7—14 April. Packages are available on the official website www.snowbombing .com, with apartments


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Thornton McCamish,

freelance travel journalist, author and playwright, sets off from the London docks with his lovelorn friend Tristan to visit and write about as


from £180 or the deluxe full board package including unlimited wine or beer with every meal at £423. Airlines flying to Geneva include Easyjet. British Airways, Buzz and Swissair.

I CLOSER TO HOME if it’s a weekend away you’re after why not get glammed up and have a day at the races at Aintree? The Grand National runs on Saturday 6 April and you can get full details from Aintree Racecourse - booking line 0151

522 2929 or

I AMSTERDAM remains as popular as ever as a short break destination. It you want to swot up before you go check out the new Time Out guide (£11.99), published this month. Rather than skirt the issues it takes a full look at the sex and drugs industries. as well as giving details of the culture. nightlife and trips out of town.

I IF YOU COULD travel the world with anyone, who would it be? STA Travel has completed a survey of over 16,000 students and found women most wanted to take Brad Pitt with them, while the gents preferred Angelina Jolie. The least popular? Eminem and Geri Halliwell.

many ports around the world as he can, in a shambolic attempt to create a romantic travelogue of these historic havens. But instead of high seas adventure he finds bad food, theme bars, model ships and prostitutes. He also finds beauty and humour in his many grubby environments, and from Marseilles onwards you know this pair of numbskulls are going to be great company.

This is an acute and funny account of travel in the steamer lane. McCamish is an inveterate traveller with a perverse love of stinking ports be they Tunis, Beirut or Athens. His clever cross references and asides make this odd voyage gather considerable

knots. (Paul Dale)

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