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New Year’s Eve travel quiz: looking back at 2019

From Greta Thunberg to Thomas Cook, it’s been an eventful year in the world of travel. How much of it do you remember?

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg helped popularise the Swedish concept of “flygskam”. But what does it mean?

Car share

Let the train take the strain

Sail away

Flight shame

Tourists were permanently banned from climbing what in October?

Mount Everest

The Great Pyramid of Giza

Uluru

The Eiffel Tower

The UK reversed its decision to leave which European institution this year?

The EU

Interrail

Eurovision

The Champions’ League football competition

Which world-famous landmark was badly damaged by fire earlier this year?

Notre Dame

Hagia Sophia

St Peter’s Basilica

St Paul’s Cathedral

Killing Eve went stratospheric in 2019. In which city did the series two finale take place?

Paris

London

Rome

Moscow

Where in the world did a lifesize version of Monopoly open this autumn?

Mayfair

Hong Kong

Wall Street

Old Kent Road

Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel firm, collapsed in 2019. In which year was it founded?

1841

1861

1881

1901

Which of these countries did NOT have a top 20 entry in this year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list?

France

Peru

Denmark

UK

The Boaty Weekender was a Mediterranean cruise organised by which band?

Belle and Sebastian

The National

The Beach Boys

The Wurzels

Bibione beach, north of Venice, banned what this year?

Topless sunbathing

Playing music

Beach balls

Smoking

In July, hikers were asked not to leave what on the top of Ben Nevis?

Plastic water bottles

Banana skins

Kendal mint cake wrappers

Chewing gum

Which food won the best in-flight meal in the inaugural PETA Travel awards?

Ryanair’s vegan lasagne

BA’s vegetarian sushi

EasyJet’s falafel and hummus wrap

Wizz Air’s mushroom stroganoff

The Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie, dedicated to showcasing French cuisine, opened in October in which city?

Paris

Marseille

Lyon

Bordeaux

Which famous wine-producing region became a Unesco world heritage site in 2019?

Porto, Portugal

Prosecco Hills, Italy

Rhine Valley, Germany

Champagne, France

Which country’s desert scenery was used in the new (and final) Star Wars film, The Rise of Skywalker?

Namibia

Peru

India

Jordan

Which Central Asian capital changed its name to Nur-Sultan this year?

Astana, Kazakhstan

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Which TV series sparked a boom in “dark tourism” this year?

Fleabag

Unbelievable

Chernobyl

Succession

Eurostar turned 25 last month. Its non-stop London to Paris route takes 2¼ hours to cover how many miles?

205

255

305

355

Which airline launched a campaign this year asking people to fly less?

Ryanair

KLM

Aeroflot

Swiss Air

Which music festival was cancelled this summer because of severe weather warnings?

Creamfields

Boardmasters

Isle of Wight

Glastonbury

16 and above.

Well done, Michael Palin

11 and above.

You’re clearly a man/woman of the world

6 and above.

Ask Santa for an atlas next year

0 and above.

Passport revoked

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Share a tip on city museums in Europe for a chance of winning a £200 hotel voucher

Whether it’s art, ancient artefacts, science, music or something more left field that has inspired you, tell us about a wonderful museum in a European city

Size and fame don’t matter, we want to hear about city museums that have struck you as special in some way. It could be an institution with a huge range of displays or a small place with a niche collection.

You may have visited an institution that opens in the evenings, so you can avoid the crowds, or one with particularly good guides at hand. It might have a cafe that you enjoyed visiting, or even a bar.

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