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Travel news: From ancient Pompeii to Las Vegas to Danish castles

Clare Dight rounds up this week's travel news including the opening of the world's first Nobu Hotel.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Visitors walk in The Great Court of The British Museum on February 22, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Visitors walk in The Great Court of The British Museum on February 22, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Do your homework at the British Museum

Every year thousands of tourists visit the archaeological sights of Pompeii and Herculaneum, two cities in the Bay of Naples that were famously buried by ash during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. A major new exhibition about daily life in Roman times told through a variety of domestic artefacts carbonised by the heat of the eruption, as well as objets d'art, opens at the British Museum in London on March 28 and runs for six months. Tickets cost £15 (Dh82) for adults and can be booked online at www.britishmuseum.org.

Chef Nobu opens his first hotel in Las Vegas

The trend for fashion houses to invest in hotels is well established and it appears that other brands are keen to follow suit. The first Nobu Hotel has just opened in Las Vegas, with further outposts planned in Riyadh, London and Bahrain. The new Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace has a modest 181 rooms and is the result of a collaboration between chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Hollywood actor Robert De Niro. The hotel, inside the huge Caesars Palace complex on the Strip, also has a 327-seat Nobu restaurant, the largest in the world, and hotel guests receive priority booking. A double room costs from US$194 (Dh713) per night, including taxes. Visit www.nobucaesarspalace.com.

Take in the very best of varied Vietnam

Inside Vietnam, a new tour operator, is offering a number of small group or tailor-made trips designed to showcase the diversity of this increasingly accessible destination. Trips include a 10-night Highlights tour from £1,290 (Dh7,123) per person (excluding international flights), or Magnificent Vietnam, taking in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Sapa, Halong Bay and the Mekong Delta over 14 days from £2,750 (Dh15, 186) per person, excluding international flights but including daily breakfast and some meals, local guides and transfers. Trip departs April 28. For more information, visit www.insidevietnamtours.com.

Castles and seafood in coastal Denmark

Inntravel, a tour operator that specialises in activity holidays, has added a six-night, self-guided cycling tour of the Danish Riviera to its books this year. The gentle trip along seaside cycle paths and woodland trails around North Zealand starts in Snekkersten and tours a region known for its thatched cottages, sandy beaches and castles. To make life even more pleasant, your luggage is transported between hotels. From May 25, the tour costs from £1,065 (Dh5,883) per person, half board, including local transfers and bike hire but excluding international flights. To book, visit www.inntravel.co.uk.

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