Helen Fanthorpe

Helen is a Senior Travel Editor at Rough Guides and Insight Guides, based in the London office. One of her favourite projects to work on is the Rough Guide to the 100 Best Places on Earth, the ultimate travel bucket list.

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  • Spotlight: coronavirus in Nashville, Tennessee

    Spotlight: coronavirus in Nashville, Tennessee

    August 4th, 2020Helen Fanthorpe
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     Nashville, the state capital of Tennessee, wears its musical heart on its sleeve. It’s long been heralded as the home of country music, with a raft of live-music venues – including the renowned Grand Ole Opry – the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Johnny Cash Museum. With so much to offer, we chatted…

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  • Corona Travel Updates

    Corona Travel Updates

    July 28th, 2020Helen Fanthorpe
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    This news bulletin – which ran from the early days of coronavirus, to help provide travel news in an incredibly turbulent time – will no longer be being updated. However, we’re still providing inspiration in all of our other features. 27.07 – Spanish quarantine nightmares Bavaria is busy rolling out mass coronavirus testing facilities to…

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  • Tell Us Your Story – tales of a travel blogger

    Tell Us Your Story – tales of a travel blogger

    July 28th, 2020Helen Fanthorpe
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    As part of our Tell Us Your Story campaign, we caught up with travel blogger Lauren of Justin Plus Lauren to talk about coronavirus and all things travel. Justin Plus Lauren is a travel blog, following the adventures of a Canadian couple called – you guessed it – Justin and Lauren. They are passionate about…

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  • Coronavirus in Italy: Chatting with Trentino Marketing

    Coronavirus in Italy: Chatting with Trentino Marketing

    July 20th, 2020Helen Fanthorpe
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    Trentino is a province in Italy’s far north, where the Alps rise to a crescendo and pristine mountain lakes sparkle in the sun. Spending time in the great outdoors is what it’s all about here, but northern Italy is perhaps more prominent in the minds of many because of its hard-fought battle with coronavirus. We…

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  • Coronavirus spotlight: chatting with Mauritius Tourism

    Coronavirus spotlight: chatting with Mauritius Tourism

    July 8th, 2020Helen Fanthorpe
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    The island of Mauritius, flung in the Indian Ocean some 800 miles from Madagascar, is the perfect tropical paradise. It’s synonymous with bleach-white sandy beaches and luxurious resorts, but there’s also rugged mountain peaks, teeming wildlife and enough activities to keep the pulse racing. The island responded early to coronavirus, thankfully resulting in low case…

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  • Corona Travel Updates June 2020

    Corona Travel Updates June 2020

    July 1st, 2020Helen Fanthorpe
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    This article covers June 2020. Visit our up-to-date article with the latest news on Corona virus and travel here. If you are planning to travel, check out how to make sure that your travel insurance covers Corona virus. 30.06 – EU formalizes list of safe countries Thailand is set to lift its ban on international travel on 1 July. Broadway…

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  • Coronavirus: chatting to Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico

    Coronavirus: chatting to Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico

    June 29th, 2020Helen Fanthorpe
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    Though Puerto Rico is technically an unincorporated US territory, it feels a world apart. Wedded to its Caribbean roots and distinctly Latino in flavour, the island is a tantalizing melting pot of cultures, rhythms and foods. Charming colonial towns, white-sand beaches, raucous festivals and lashings of rum complete the picture. But how has Puerto Rico…

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  • Coronavirus spotlight: chatting with Destination British Columbia

    Coronavirus spotlight: chatting with Destination British Columbia

    June 22nd, 2020Helen Fanthorpe
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    British Columbia – Canada’s westernmost province, home to the vibrant city of Vancouver and world-class skiing at Whistler – is known for its outstanding natural beauty. Its wide-open landscapes and (really) great outdoors have long been a draw for travellers from across the globe. We spoke to Stephanie Fielden, Market Development Manager for Europe &…

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  • Coronavirus: insights from Tourism Western Australia

    Coronavirus: insights from Tourism Western Australia

    June 17th, 2020Helen Fanthorpe
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    Australia – with its clutch of world-class cities, scorched outback, breathtaking beaches and laidback living – looms large in the imagination of travellers the world over. One third of the entire country is given over to Western Australia, a state of sparsely populated wilderness until you reach the cosmopolitan city of Perth. In recent weeks,…

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  • Germany reopens after coronavirus: insights from the German National Tourism Office

    Germany reopens after coronavirus: insights from the German National Tourism Office

    June 15th, 2020Helen Fanthorpe
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    German tourism has gone from strength to strength in recent years: continual growth over the last decade culminated in a record-breaking 89.9 million international overnight stays in 2019. While coronavirus restrictions have prevented inbound travellers from visiting over the last few months, Germany reopened its borders to more than thirty EU nations on 15 June.…

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  • Argentina and coronavirus: the inside scoop with our local expert

    Argentina and coronavirus: the inside scoop with our local expert

    June 5th, 2020Helen Fanthorpe
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    While some Latin American countries have swept the headlines with multiplying case numbers and death tolls – think: Brazil – Argentina has been quietly under the radar. It locked down early; with a death count confined to the hundreds, businesses began reopening in some provinces in the first half of May – though lockdowns have…

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  • Greece emerges from coronavirus: talking to Dimitris Fragakis

    Greece emerges from coronavirus: talking to Dimitris Fragakis

    June 3rd, 2020Helen Fanthorpe
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    Greece is a country with a big heart, lapped by the waves of the Mediterranean, Aegean and Ionian seas. This is a place defined by its sea-salt location, peppered with stunning islands, jaw-dropping beaches and hideaway rocky coves. Add masses of ancient ruins and superlative fresh food to the mix, and it’s no surprise that…

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