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What’s new and how to get the best from your hol­i­day

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LONG HAUL

FROM Jan­uary, you won’t need a con­nect­ing flight to book a Chilean ad­ven­ture. Bri­tish Air­ways ( ba.com) will run the only di­rect route be­tween London and San­ti­ago in Chile four times a week — a flight of 14 hours 40 min­utes. There’s a spe­cial launch rate of £749 econ­omy re­turn.

CHOOSE A ROOM

WHEN you stay at a Hil­ton ho­tel you can now use its app ( hilton­world­wide.com) to choose the best view. The new Google Map func­tion lets you ex­plore its sur­round­ings be­fore se­lect­ing your room, so light sleep­ers can avoid busy roads and early ris­ers can opt for sun­rise-fac­ing win­dows.

NO LIM­ITS

CALL­ING all travel junkies with a dis­abil­ity: Lim­it­less ( lim­it­lesstravel.org) is a new on­line travel guide that uses icons to help you eas­ily as­sess the suit­abil­ity of ho­tels and attractions. It cur­rently cov­ers London but the plan is to ex­pand into Europe.

GO EAST

VIS­IT­ING China is about to be­come eas­ier. The first di­rect UK flights to Chongqing launch in June. Tian­jin Air­lines will run the route twice weekly, year-round, from London Gatwick ( gat

wick­air­port.com), with on­ward con­nec­tions to more than 100 Chi­nese cities.

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