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Surprising holiday destinations for summer 2016As beautiful as Europe might be in July, there’s no reason to spend every summer on the Costa del Sol. From the colourful, palm-lined shores of Antigua and Barbuda to the spectacular mountain scenery of northern Japan, there are plenty of unusual places to explore during the peak months. Here’s our selection of surprising holiday destinations for summer.

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Tokyo Game Show 2014This month, Virgin Atlantic is giving big love to Japan in honour of Tokyo Game Show 2014, starting with our essential gamer's guide to Tokyo. Check it out to discover what the UK's top game critics have to say about the legendary districts of Akihabara and Shibuya, and why gamers need to put a holiday to Tokyo on their to-do list.

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The Gamer's Guide To Visiting Tokyo

by Virgin-Atlantic September 2014 - last edited October by Community Manager

The Gamer's Guide To Visiting Tokyo

Japan's importance to gaming really can't be ignored. Legendary Japanese games like Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros. and Street Fighter helped mould the industry into a heavyweight entertainment business and today, Japan's capital of Tokyo stands as an energetic hub of all things gaming.

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Exploring Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market

by Chantelle August 2014 - last edited September

Exploring Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market

It’s no surprise that eager tourists from all over the world flock to Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market. As one of the largest markets in the world, it’s the only place to go if you’re hankering after the highest quality catch of the day, or simply want a glimpse of the action before sampling some of the gourmet produce on offer across the city.

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Tokyo City Photos: An Instagram Gallery

by Chantelle July 2014 - last edited September

Tokyo City photos: An Instagram Gallery

As the world’s most populous metropolis city, Tokyo isn’t short of interesting sights to keep any keen tourist occupied. And who better to reveal the beauty behind the chaos of Tokyo than its very own inhabitants? Let these Tokyo city photos inspire your travels to the Japanese capital.

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Where to Stay in Tokyo: Japan’s Quirkiest Hotels

by ClaireBullen February 2014 - last edited September

Where to Stay in Tokyo | Japan's Quirkiest HotelsTokyo is many things – sprawling, overwhelming, totally captivating – and few would argue that it’s also one of the world’s quirkiest places. The city’s offbeat nature extends, as well, to its hotels.

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