EUROPE

EU’s poorest member Bulgaria is sending thank you card to visitors

When, Europe is triggered with anti-tourism sentiments, Bulgaria is the only country, where the government is sending the thank you post cards to some of the record number of visitors.     The “Thank you for choosing Bulgaria!” cards, showing …

  • 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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  • Traveller behaviour changes in Europe with terror and refugee problems

    Published on : Monday, April 25, 2016

    Spain expects a record year regarding its summer tourism. The growing demand for tours in the country is driven by the continuing instability in competitive destinations such as Tunisia, Egypt or Turkey. The insecurity affects the travel behavior of many …

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  • Over 200 treasures from Sicilian culture on display at British Museum exhibition

    Published on : Saturday, April 23, 2016

    Discover all you need to know about an island steeped in history, with Sicily: Culture and Conquest at the British Museum.   Examine more than 200 objects, as this major exhibition provides insight into Sicily’s vibrant past.   Learn all …

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  • Tourism Ireland’s latest campaign to reach 2.3 million radio listeners

    Published on : Friday, April 22, 2016

    Tourism Ireland in London has joined forces with Aer Lingus and Visit Belfast this week, in a new ad campaign to promote flights to Belfast from London Heathrow.   Working closely with airlines and airports to build demand for flights …

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  • Tunisia tourism makes a quick comeback after terror attacks

    Published on : Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Terror attacks in Tunisia have not affected its tourism. The region received 5.5 million tourists despite terror attacks. The hotels have of course taken strong measures to preserve security.   Airline booking are beginning to recover and desert safaris and …

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  • Britain gets international tourism attention with President Obama’s visit

    Published on : Thursday, April 21, 2016

    “As the world’s media turns its attention to these significant events and to some of our most iconic sites including Windsor Castle, where President Obama will dine with Her Majesty The Queen and Stratford-upon-Avon as we mark the 400th anniversary …

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  • Moroccan arrested in Majorca planning to target tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    A Moroccan man was arrested in Majorca in suspicion of close link with Islamist militants.  The man had planned to act as suicide bomber to blow away tourists in the busy tourist destination.   He was accused of recruiting fighters …

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  • Terror attack in Jerusalem injures 21

    Published on : Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    ​In the early evening an explosion on a Jerusalem bus and a subsequent fire led to the injury of 21 people, including passengers on a passing bus and in a nearby car. Two of the injured are in serious condition, …

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  • Berlin presents indispensable online tool at IMEX Frankfurt, 19 to 21 April

    Published on : Monday, April 18, 2016

    The visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office (BCO) strengthens its service for event planners. Just in time for IMEX Frankfurt, the BCO has published an updated Meeting Guide Berlin with a new design, additional content and simpler menu navigation. Accessible at meetingguide.berlin, …

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  • Malta organises screen tourism courses for tourist guides

    Published on : Saturday, April 16, 2016

    The Malta Tourism Authority, in collaboration with the Malta Film Commission and the Malta Union of Tourist Guides, has recently organised a Screen Tourism Training Course for licensed tourist guides. The Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority recognised …

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  • South West showcases its pride destination in IMEX Frankfurt

    Published on : Saturday, April 16, 2016

    The hidden gems of the South West are being brought to the international stage with leading destinations uniting to offer corporate event organisers a plethora of previously undiscovered spaces for business events, meetings and incentive travel.     As one …

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  • Belgian Transport minister quits for poor security practices in Brussels airport

    Published on : Friday, April 15, 2016

    After facing severe criticism for lying about the EU report on  security conditions at the Brussels Airport the Belgian Transport Minister resigned.     The Resignation of Jacqueline Galant has been accepted by the Belgian Prime Minister. He had earlier …

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  • Russia opens tourism office in Hanoi

    Published on : Friday, April 15, 2016

    Russia is finding it hard to get a  strong hold on its tourism. The tourism board has opened an office in Hanoi that will cater both to the markets of Southeast Asia and South Korea. The country is hopeful that …

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