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  • Spontaneous travellers play destination roulette
  • Spontaneous travellers play destination roulette
    Thomas Hawk (2009) ©

Spontaneous travellers play destination roulette

Allocation-on-arrival holidays more often than not end in a nasty surprise  dingy rooms and out-of-town hotels. Discount airline Germanwings is now playing ‘travel roulette’ with destinations, so you could end up in Berlin or Milan. Terrifying maybe, but it’s appealing to spontaneous travellers.



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