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“The Blue Walk” Announces 2018 Greece Walking Tour Dates

European walking tour specialist The Blue Walk has announced the 2018 tour dates for the first of the company’s numerous Greece walking tours. The 9-nights Blue Walk Greece, which explores Athens and the islands of Amorgos and Naxos, is scheduled …

  • Over one million visitors estimated at London’s largest-ever light festival

    Published on : Monday, January 18, 2016

    London’s first Lumiere light festival closed last night, Sunday 17th January, at 10.30pm, having transformed the city’s streets and buildings with 30 spectacular artworks. First estimates put the numbers of visitors at over 1 million attending the festival over four …

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  • Rough weather at sea and mountain in UK kill 2 climbers and a surfer

    Published on : Monday, January 18, 2016

    Two climbers were killed in Scotland as freezing temperature and 100 miles corridor of snow spread across UK. The Met office has issued 12 be aware yellow alerts for ice and snow across Scotland, North-East England, Yorkshire, the Midlands and …

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  • More than 300 flights cancelled in Turkey following a snowfall warning

    Published on : Monday, January 18, 2016

    Heavy snowfall in the northwestern parts of Turkey forces the Turkish State Meteorological Service (TSMS) issue a warning, which is expected to be effective as of Sunday evening and throughout Monday. The bad weather is expected to affect Istanbul, Kocaeli, …

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  • Cadbury World welcomes record visitors in 2015

    Published on : Monday, January 18, 2016

    Cadbury World saw a  19 percent annual increase from last year as it welcomed more than 43,000 visitors to its sold-out Christmas events in 2015. The Bournville-based family attraction, finished 2015 in a  high note after touching record figures.   As well …

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  • GNTB promotes “Fascinating nature vacations in Germany”

    Published on : Saturday, January 16, 2016

    The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has started the new year with the announcement of “Fascinating nature vacations in Germany,” its marketing theme for 2016. Worldwide marketing campaigns and trade activities will be centered on the 130 natural landscapes throughout Germany, including 16 national …

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  • Stuck coat on Paris Metro door kills passenger

    Published on : Friday, January 15, 2016

    A man’s coat got caught in the doors of a Paris Metro and he was dragged along the platform as horrified commuters and those waiting at the platform looked on unable to help.     According to local sources the …

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  • airberlin wins legal proceeding on codeshares

    Published on : Friday, January 15, 2016

    airberlin welcomes the decision by the Higher Administrative Court in Lüneburg, ordering the German Aviation Authority (LBA) to approve 26 of its 31 disputed codeshare routes with Etihad Airways until the end of the winter schedule on 26 March 2016. …

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  • Brazil likely to enjoy robust hotel occupancy rate this summer

    Published on : Thursday, January 14, 2016

    Occupation passes 90% in some of the major destinations of the country. Municipalities have also benefited from the Ministry of Tourism investments to improve infrastructure   With Brazilians showing preference to visiting domestic destinations than travelling abroad, the most popular …

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  • Finalists for WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2016

    Published on : Thursday, January 14, 2016

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced the 15 Finalists for its 2016 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards in the five categories; Community, Destination, Environment, Innovation and People. The 15 Finalists, which were chosen after a rigorous judging process, …

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  • British Airways honors Bowie with a special on board TV tribute

    Published on : Thursday, January 14, 2016

    British Airways customers will be able to watch a specially made TV tribute about rock icon David Bowie on board the airline’s long-haul flights from next week.     ‘David Bowie – Five Years In The Making of an Icon’, …

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  • European Tourism invites attendees to join accessible tourism conference

    Published on : Wednesday, January 13, 2016

    Registration for the joint conference on the European Tourism Indicator System (ETIS) and accessible tourism is now open. The event takes place on 28 January 2016.     The European Commission is organising the joint conference on ETIS and ‘Managing …

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  • InterContinental Hotels Group celebrates opening of its 5,000th hotel

    Published on : Wednesday, January 13, 2016

    InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has unveiled the Hotel Indigo Lower East Side New York as its 5,000th hotel globally.     The opening of this landmark New York property takes IHG’s global system …

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  • Birmingham Royal Ballet revives its Shakespeare Season for fans

    Published on : Wednesday, January 13, 2016

    The timeless drama and storytelling of Shakespeare’s plays have inspired generations of theatregoers across the globe for hundreds of years. In 2016, Birmingham Royal Ballet commemorates 400 years since the death of arguably the world’s most prolific playwright with a …

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  • Germany World Heritage Sites tour with Battered Suitcase

    Published on : Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    Experience more than 1,200 years of history on this four-day custom designed tour of Bremen and Bremerhaven in Northern Germany with UNESCO World Heritage Site tour specialist Battered Suitcase. Tailored itineraries from £399 person include return flights, three nights B&B …

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  • Ireland expects 6800 tourism sector jobs in 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    According to the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC), this year’s expected boost in tourist numbers will create extra-jobs for the travel sector. According to the ITIC group review, at least 6.800 more jobs will be created in the tourism industry this …

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  • List of best Carnival celebrations in Germany!

    Published on : Monday, January 11, 2016

    In Germany there are many names for the shrovetide season – karneval, fastnacht, fasnacht, fasnet, fasching, fastabend, fastelovend, fasteleer and ‘the fifth season’ – and few other countries can claim to celebrate this carnival with such intense enthusiasm. Every year, …

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  • Bomb scare on board forces Aegean flight to make emergency landing

    Published on : Monday, January 11, 2016

    All anti-terrorist protocol was put into action at the Mallorca airport when an Aegean Airlines flight called for an emergency landing following a terrorist threat board.     The Aegean Airlines holiday flight from Athens was scheduled for Madrid while …

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  • Injured climber saved on New Zealand slope by locator beacon

    Published on : Monday, January 11, 2016

    A UK climber attempting solo climb on the Mount Mabel, seven kilometers (4.3 miles) south of Aoraki (Mount Cook) on New Zealand’s South Island, injured himself but was timely rescued after alerting UK coastguards.     The climber from Leeds …

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  • Austria adopts snow sprays to create snow in alpine slopes for skiers

    Published on : Monday, January 11, 2016

    It is rather unusual that a ski resort in Austria has not received its share of snowfall this winter and to cover the absence of snow the country has adopted an out of the ordinary method to fill the Alpine …

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  • Moroccan tourism operators to attend 36th FITUR in Madrid

    Published on : Monday, January 11, 2016

    Morocco’s Minister of Tourism Lahcen Haddad, along with a delegation of Moroccan tourism operators are set to attend the 36th “International Tourism Trade Fair” (FITUR) to be held in Madrid from January 20 to 24.     Minister Haddad and …

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