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Rob Paterson is the new Chief Executive Officer of Best Western Great Britain

Rob Paterson is appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Best Western Great Britain. He joins from Village Hotels where he is presently Commercial Director.     Rob Paterson will join the largest collection of self-determining hotels in Great …

  • European tourism shows positive growth in 2016

    Published on : Friday, May 6, 2016

    Europe continues to receive healthy tourism despite facing security concerns. There is an obvious bent on the positive side and 2016 is all geared up to show positive results.  According to the latest European Travel Commission (ETC) “European Tourism 2016 …

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  • Major fire in London railway station causes travel disruption

    Published on : Thursday, May 5, 2016

    Passengers were dangerously crammed in a carriage after a major fire broke out on the tracks of Vauxhall railway station in south London.   The blaze affected the electric cabling and the power to the tracks before it was switched …

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  • Craft cider a big attraction for tourists in County Armagh

    Published on : Thursday, May 5, 2016

    On a 160-year-old family farm in Ardress in County Armagh, a fifth generation grower is proving ‘the apple never falls far from the tree’ with a cider making business hewn from the family’s fruit growing heritage. Greg MacNeice of Mac …

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  • Edinburgh Gin gets 4 stars recognistion

    Published on : Thursday, May 5, 2016

    Edinburgh Gin, crafting the Gin renaissance from the heart of Scotland’s capital has been awarded 4 stars from Visit Scotland for its visitor centre. The Edinburgh Gin Distillery is a destination quite unlike any other, nestled beneath the stairs on …

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  • European Commission proposes visa-free travel for Kosovo

    Published on : Thursday, May 5, 2016

    The European Commission proposed to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament to lift the visa requirements for the people of Kosovo by transferring Kosovo to the visa-free list for short-stays in the Schengen area. The proposal …

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  • Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle goes cross culture with Ganesha exhibition

    Published on : Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle in County Durham in North East England is having “Celebrating Ganesha” exhibition from May 21 to September 18.   Its main object is a 13th century 119 centimeters tall schist sculpture of Lord Ganesha …

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  • Chinese patrolling at Italy’s top tourist sights in Rome and Milan

    Published on : Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    The streets of Rome and Milan will be guarded by four Chinese policemen alongside their Italian counterparts for the next two weeks to help protect wealthy visitors from China during a peak tourism period.     Tourist hot spots such …

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  • Israeli tourist found dead in Hungary

    Published on : Monday, May 2, 2016

    An Israeli student tourist visiting Hungary was found dead by the police. Two people were detained by the police in connection with the death. The man was missing several days before his body was found.   The 40 year old Ofir Gross from traveled …

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  • Service tax removed from UK restaurant but employees claim share on staff tips

    Published on : Monday, May 2, 2016

    Service charges on restaurant bills could be banned in the UK with the recent government crackdown; however the law cannot be stretched to tipping. Customers can make extra payment at will which cannot be forced by the restaurant bosses.   …

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  • Malta International Fireworks Festival leaves visitors spellbound

    Published on : Monday, May 2, 2016

    The 15th edition of the Malta International Fireworks Festival organised jointly by the Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority came to a spectacular end last night with an expanded fireworks display by Pyroemotions of Italy in collaboration with …

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  • Turkish PM to inaugurate halal tourism meet

    Published on : Friday, April 29, 2016

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will be the guest of honour as well as inaugurate the world’s biggest international halal tourism conference, which is slated for next week from 3-5 May, 2016, in Konya, Turkey.   Mr Davutoglu, will officially …

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  • Two women passengers removed from Easyjet flight for false bomb threat

    Published on : Friday, April 29, 2016

    Easyjet flight from Belfast to Barcelona, was forced to escort two women off the plane for misconduct as the ladies swore and joked about having bombs aboard. They were apparently drunk and said that they were on the plane to …

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  • Qatar Airways woos Birmingham with new ad campaign

    Published on : Friday, April 29, 2016

    Qatar Airways has launched its latest advertising campaign targeting Birmingham residents and encouraging them to “fly the world’s best airline.”. Superside taxi advertisements, which utilise the entire length of the lower half of the traditional black cab, are raising awareness …

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  • Norwegian zoo feeds Zebra to Tiger in front of visitors

    Published on : Friday, April 29, 2016

    There was outrage as visitors outside the Norwegian zoo were caught unexpected outside the tiger enclosure when they found the animal feeding on another zoo inmate, a Zebra.     The zoo authorities had apparently left the beheaded Zebra carcass …

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  • Female Suicide Bomber Blows Herself Up Hurting 13 in Turkey

    Published on : Thursday, April 28, 2016

    A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the Turkish city of Bursa Wednesday, injuring 13 people in the latest attack in the country, officials said.   The incident took place near Bursa’s 14th century Grand Mosque, a historic symbol …

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  • Ascott acquires property in Islington, London

    Published on : Thursday, April 28, 2016

    CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), is acquiring a prime property in the heart of Islington, London through its serviced residence global fund with Qatar Investment Authority (QIA).   Ascott will invest a total of £52 million (S$100.4 …

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  • US warns travel warning to citizens over Turkey threat

    Published on : Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    The United States authorities have issued a new travel warning to its citizens about “credible indications” of terrorist threats at tourist spots in Turkey.   Turkey has been hit by six deadly suicide bombings since July that were either claimed …

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  • Norwegian Cruise announces its India connection

    Published on : Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. announced the opening of the company’s first two offices in India and appointed a dedicated local team to drive forward the regional growth for the company’s three brands – the contemporary freestyle cruising brand, Norwegian …

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  • Tourism Ireland showcases its destination through Game of Thrones

    Published on : Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Game of Thrones® fever is on the rise once again all over the world – and no more so than in Northern Ireland. With anticipation mounting among fans everywhere for the long-awaited sixth season, Tourism Ireland today launched its latest …

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  • Spain frightens tourists with newly levied tax

    Published on : Monday, April 25, 2016

    Spain has shot a surprise on visitors to its country. Holiday makers are furious as Spain announced that it will be charging upto £70 for taking a break in countries like Majorca and Ibiza this summer. The new duty has …

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