Electric bike revolution energises active travel

You see them in Germany, in Britain and in many other places – bands of tourists zipping through cities and scenic spots riding electric bikes. Tour operators, including those in Australia, are full of praise for the machines, which they say are revolutionising the active travel industry.

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Even the planes stopped for the Royal Wedding

Even the planes stopped for Britain’s Royal Wedding at the weekend, writes Peter Needham from London. The skies were cleared of air traffic for 22 minutes over Windsor Castle, which is quite a big deal as the castle is eight kilometres from London Heathrow Airport and on the flight-path.

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Government basks in glow as tourism beats 9 million

Australia welcomed a record 9.02 million international visitors in the year ending March 2018, an increase of 7.7% over the past 12 months – and the government is clearly delighted.

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