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BGTW travel writers head for Oman
#BGTW Chair @melissashales has 'pulled a rabbit from the hat' by announcing that the Jan 2011 AGM will take guild members to Oman. Just weeks after the British Guild of Travel Writers' well-advanced and ground-breaking plans to hold the AGM (normally attended by 70-90 members) in the Palestinian city of Jericho, had to be called off, Melissa and Representation Plus MD, Alison Rice, secured the invitation from Oman's Ministry of Tourism at last week's World Travel Market.
 
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‘Beautiful madam, beautiful. Breathe deeply and relax,’ says the instructor in a soothing singsong as I try to re-arrange myself into the lotus position. I am the first guest for the dawn yoga class in the newly opened Taj Mount Road in Chennai. From the hotel’s rooftop gym, the capital of Tamil Nadu, stretches out illuminated by a coral-red sun. At the end of the class I am so relaxed, I float back to my room. This latest addition to India’s premier hotel chain is chic rather than Kipling, contemporary instead of classical.
 

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