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VisitBritain announces campaign to attract more visitors from Italy

The #OMGB (Oh My GREAT Britain) ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ marketing campaign was formally announced at an event for travel trade and press in Milan hosted by VisitBritain, the Department for International Trade, the British Council and the Foreign & …

  • Belmond Grand Hibernian’s carriages prepare for the inaugural journey

    Published on : Friday, January 8, 2016

    The first images of Belmond Grand Hibernian’s carriages are released as the transformation into 20 luxury en-suite cabins, two dining cars and an observation car gets under way in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A team of 40 multi-skilled craftsmen at specialist …

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  • 2016 National Festivals and Events Programme for Ireland announced

    Published on : Friday, January 8, 2016

    Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring TD has announced that funding of just over €1.8m has been allocated to 23 key national festivals and events by Fáilte Ireland, under its 2016 National Festivals and Events Programme. This …

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  • WTTC congratulates Brazil Government and encourages continuation of Olympics visa exemptions

    Published on : Friday, January 8, 2016

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) congratulates the Government of Brazil for adopting new policies that exempt tourist visas for citizens from the U.S. Australia, Canada and Japan during Brazil’s hosting of the 2016 Olympics, 1 June to 18 …

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  • Japanese films do the rounds in UK this February

    Published on : Thursday, January 7, 2016

    Love Japanese film and filmmakers? Listen up! From 5th February to 26th March 2016 the Japan Foundation will be bringing a tour of Japanese cinema to cities around the UK, screening everything from anime and family dramas to black and …

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  • Air France salutes goodbye to Boeing 747

    Published on : Thursday, January 7, 2016

    Air France salutes with emotion the departure of its Boeing 747 from its long-haul fleet, after more than forty years of idyllic travel by Jumbo Jet. On this occasion, the Company is inviting its customers to share in several different …

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  • Temporary luggage ban in Malaysia Airlines confuses travellers in European routes

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2016

    Malaysia Airlines announced this week that it would temporarily ban checking luggage from flights on January 5 and 6 due to “unreasonably strong headwinds” limiting the airlines’ ability to safely carry baggage in cargo.   Passengers who went to check …

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  • British Airways introduces New Year celebratory offers

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2016

    There is no better way to start the New Year than to travel to your favourite holiday destination with friends and family! So whether you are looking for breathtaking landscapes, relaxing beach escapes, fun-filled family holidays or even wild adventures, …

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  • Lufthansa hires more than 4000 new employees in the New Year

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    The Lufthansa Group is hiring more than 4,000 new employees in 2016, giving the organization a top position amongst the leading German companies. “We are proud that yet again this year the companies of the Lufthansa Group are able to …

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  • airberlin joins Etihad Airways’ appeal to protect competition and consumer choice

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    airberlin today filed notice to join Etihad Airways in its appeal against last week’s decision of the Administrative Court of Braunschweig to revoke the approval for 29 of its codeshare flights with airberlin.     Stefan Pichler, Chief Executive Officer …

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  • Celebrating the finest in the Tourism Industry: VisitEngland announces Tourism Superstar 2016 shortlist

    Published on : Monday, January 4, 2016

    The tribute to tourism star players was launched in 2012 as part of English Tourism Week (this year running from 5 – 13 March) and is supported by the Daily Mirror.   The campaign recognises the dedication and passion of those working in …

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  • airberlin makes an ultra-affordable start to 2016

    Published on : Monday, January 4, 2016

    airberlin is starting the new year with extremely affordable fares, offering passengers one-way flights to many destinations in Spain, Italy and Greece from just 50 euros until 24th January 2016. airberlin operates non-stop flights from Berlin to Madrid and Rome, …

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  • ExCeL London set to host 20 new shows in 2016

    Published on : Monday, January 4, 2016

    Following a record-breaking 2015 for ExCeL and its customers, 2016 is full of promise with a new year line-up which includes 7 relocating events and at least 13 launches from Reed, MackBrooks, Clarion Events, Upper Street and Diversified Communications.   …

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  • Fiji Airways celebrates the addition of A330-300 to its growing fleet

    Published on : Monday, January 4, 2016

    The President of Fiji, His Excellency Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote, brought home Fiji Airways’ newest A330 to Fiji. Rapturous applause and excitement greeted the aircraft as it touched down at Nadi International Airport and taxied up to the airline’s …

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  • More than 35 000 people celebrates New Year in Helsinki Senate Square

    Published on : Friday, January 1, 2016

    Helsinki Senate Square New Year’s feast was celebrated in the little cold. The scene of more than 35 000 people and thousands of square surrounding neighborhood police arrived at the estimate. Children’s New Year gathered Suvilahdenkatu Boiler Hall a total …

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  • VisitScotland: Tourism Game Plan

    Published on : Tuesday, December 29, 2015

    It’s the time of year that every gamer loves with the shops filled with brand new video game releases and many receiving the latest new console from Santa.   With the popularity of video games on the rise thanks to …

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  • Armenia attracts more than 16 thousand foreign visitors in 2015

    Published on : Tuesday, December 29, 2015

    The number of foreign tourists visiting Nagorno-Karabakh in the first 11 months of 2015 rose from 14,375 to 16,366, according to Deputy Economy Minister Sergey Shahverdyan, adding that these figures do not include residents of Armenia.     Shahverdyan said …

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  • How the European hotel industry performed in November 2015?

    Published on : Monday, December 28, 2015

    The European hotel industry recorded positive results in the three key performance metrics when reported in Euro constant currency, according to November 2015 data compiled by STR Global.     Compared to November 2014, Europe reported a 0.8% increase in …

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  • Severe floods in Northern England stump normal life

    Published on : Monday, December 28, 2015

    Parts of Northern England have been reeling under flood as heavy rain overflowed the River Irwell which washed away historic parts of Summerseat.   A 24 severe flood warning has been issued as the floods are hazardous and could cause …

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  • Belmond Hotel Cipriani awarded Michelin star

    Published on : Monday, December 28, 2015

    Oro Restaurant at the iconic Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice has been awarded its first Michelin star less than two years after opening.   The 40-seat Venetian restaurant is listed in the 61st edition of the Michelin Guide Italy. Michelin …

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  • 2015 Volunteer Awards recognises the keepers of UK National Parks

    Published on : Saturday, December 26, 2015

    National Parks UK is delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 Volunteer Awards, reflecting the very best of the hundreds of people and projects that work tirelessly to protect and improve Britain’s breathing spaces.   The quality of this …

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