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A Czech travel agency is offering package holidays for people nostalgic for the trade union perks of communist Czechoslovakia, when factory workers were bussed off to recuperate from the daily grind. For a modest sum, guests can stay at a grim-looking hotel in Slovakia's Tatra Mountains, to relive the sights, sounds, and smells of pre-1989 holidays...

2010-05-10

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It's my contention that the contentedly busy – a phrase I prefer to workaholic – probably shouldn't go on holiday at all. Noël Coward was right: for them, work is more fun than fun, and when deprived of it, they're not much fun to be around, and would be best left at home. Holidays are for the bored, and writers have always known that...

2011-08-19

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Has the arrival of smartphones, laptops and mobile internet fundamentally changed the way people should take holidays?

2011-08-15

 holiday work remote Internet