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Two Eurostar power cars built by Alstom to be donated to National College for High Speed Rail

Alstom built the UK’s first high speed trains for Eurostar, the classic original e300/ Class 373 – or Trans-Manche Super Train (TMST) – which have carried over 160 million passengers between the UK and mainland Europe.   Following Eurostar’s decision …

  • 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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  • London’s biggest, best-loved boat show returns to ExCeL

    Published on : Saturday, January 9, 2016

    London’s biggest and best-loved boat show returns to ExCeL to give visitors the chance to experience the best in boating, watersports and shopping.   The 62nd London Boat Show officially opened yesterday (Jan 8). Running for 10 days between Friday …

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  • London Short Film Festival flickers into life at venues across the capital

    Published on : Saturday, January 9, 2016

    The London Short Film Festival flickers into life at venues across the capital. Now in its 13th year, the London Short Film Festival is recognised as the premiere showcase for cutting-edge UK independent film.   A wide selection of cinematic gems will be …

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  • UK to be hit by severe Arctic freeze after 58 yrs

    Published on : Saturday, January 9, 2016

    UK will be hit by the worst weather conditions in 58 years causing huge threat to life as serious and hazardous weather situation will cause potential damage to across eight regions in Scotland and North England.   The cold air …

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  • Tourist attractions in Germany for 2016

    Published on : Friday, January 8, 2016

    Germany is renowned for its cities and culture, but 2016 in the country will be a year defined by nature.   The protected natural landscapes in Germany accounts for around 35 per cent of the country’s land area. Over 800 …

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  • 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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