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Athens to host Europe’s largest robotics festival on 4-5th April, 2020

The largest festival and competition in Europe spinning around robotics, Robotex, will be arranged on April 4-5, 2020, at Athens, at the municipality of Athens’ Serafeio Conference Center, ANA reports. In the festival, open robotics competitions is the main attraction …

  • Uncertainty in Brexit cause drop in tourist numbers

    Published on : Saturday, September 28, 2019

    In August 2019, fewer tourists travelled to the Republic than in the same time last year.   This is down to a reduction in British tourist numbers, statistics published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show.   A weak sterling against the …

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  • Amsterdam increases tourist tax

    Published on : Friday, September 27, 2019

    Tourists will have to pay more tax in Amsterdam from next year. The Dutch capital has decided to add a levy of €3 per person (about US$3) – per night for tourists staying overnight in hotels. This will be in …

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  • Velez-Malaga to take part in 2019 IFTM International French Travel Market

    Published on : Friday, September 27, 2019

    The councilor of Tourism of the town of Velez-Malaga, Jesus Perez Atencia hosted a presentation for announcing that the region’s capital will travel to Paris to participate in the 2019 IFTM International French Travel Market.   The exhibition will be …

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  • First Lady of Malta speaks about tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    The First Lady of Malta, and the wife of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Michelle Muscat, has started promoting tourism of the Mediterranean island.     While talking to media personnel during a press interaction in New York, she dubbed Malta …

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  • Experts warn after Mont Blanc on brink of collapse

    Published on : Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    Italian officials have closed off roads and have ordered to evacuate mountain huts after experts warned that a portion of the Mont Blanc glacier might collapse.     Around 250,000 cubic metres of ice are in danger of breaking away …

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  • Spain’s Balearic Islands could see tourists pay with cryptocurrency

    Published on : Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    The technical director of a joint local government-private enterprise group in Spain’s Balearic Islands said that tourists in the near future can pay by cryptocurrencies effortlessly.   Fundación Impulsa Technical Director Antoni Riera said that the pace of cryptocurrency adoption in …

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  • Evolution of German tourism and fall of Thomas Cook

    Published on : Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    Traffic jams snaking down the highway and endless queues at airport counters has become the familiar sight of summer holidays in Germany these days. But how did it come to this after centuries since German pilgrims became some of the …

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  • The shockwave of Thomas Cook impact European travelers

    Published on : Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    The fall of Thomas Cook has compelled governments all over Europe and Africa into making adept crisis-planning as they help with the repatriation of over 500,000 stranded tourists and begin to count the cost of the failure of the holiday company on …

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  • Collapse of Thomas Cook to have negative impact on Spain

    Published on : Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    Spain’s tourism minister Maria Reyes Maroto said that the collapse of British tour operator Thomas Cook will have “a very negative impact” on Spain.   Maroto said that she has been in touch with hotel chains to execute strategies to …

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  • Thomas Cook, the British travel giant was declared bankrupt today

    Published on : Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    Today, Thomas Cook, the British travel giant was declared bankruptcy after failing to reach a last-ditch rescue deal. The collapse prompts the biggest repatriation of UK since World War II to bring back stranded passengers.   The 178 year old operator …

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  • UK guidelines for tourists visiting UAE

    Published on : Monday, September 23, 2019

        The UK government has updated its guidelines for tourists visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It has warned tourists not to bring items such as skincare products and E-cigarette refills into the country as they are illegal.   …

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  • Princess Cruises floats 143,700-ton Enchanted Princess in Italy

    Published on : Thursday, September 19, 2019

    Princess Cruises celebrated a significant construction milestone today with the recent float out of Enchanted Princess at its building dock at Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. A ceremony marked the occasion as the ship has now officially met the ocean …

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  • Portugal grabs “Accessible Tourist Destination” award

    Published on : Thursday, September 19, 2019

    Portugal has become the first country in the world to be granted the title, identifying its efforts to endorse tourism accessibility. Making Portugal an accessible country for all has been the main concern taken on by the government of the country. …

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  • Portugal becomes first country to obtain the “Accessible Tourism Destination” award from the UNWTO

    Published on : Sunday, September 15, 2019

    Portugal has become first country to obtain the “Accessible Tourism Destination” award from the UNWTO, which recognizes the effort in promoting accessibility.   The distinction was awarded during the 23rd General Assembly of the UNWTO, in St. Petersburg, Russia.   …

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  • Germany tourism contributes more than €105 billion to country’s economy

    Published on : Thursday, September 12, 2019

    The opening of the border between East and West Germany on 9 November 1989 created opportunities to travel the world more freely – and not just for East Germans. Millions of international tourists could now also explore and experience the …

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  • Spain continues to top popular tourist destinations

    Published on : Saturday, September 7, 2019

    The popularity ranking of 140 destinations was compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as part of its annual Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index.   Spain is holding the top spot for the third year running thanks to a high …

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  • In Europe, Paris surpasses London as most popular tourist city

    Published on : Friday, September 6, 2019

    The capital drew about 19.09 million international visitors who stayed at least one night in last year, dropped 3.7 per cent from a record 19.83 million the previous year.   Over the same time, the number of people coming to …

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  • Pound’s decline hasn’t helped UK tourism much

    Published on : Friday, September 6, 2019

    The British pound plummeted due to Brexit, making holidays in the UK cheaper; however, that hasn’t made Britain a more attractive place to visit.   As per World Economic Forum’s tourism rankings, the UK actually fell from fifth to sixth …

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  • Spain continues to remain on top of tourism popularity charts

    Published on : Thursday, September 5, 2019

    According to the latest travel and tourism ranking of the World Economic Forum, Spain, France, Germany, Japan and the United States are the world’s most travel-ready nations.   There’s little change since the last edition was released two years ago, …

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  • Unsecured customer data of French travel site Option Way found

    Published on : Tuesday, September 3, 2019

    A report published Monday by security research firm VPNMentor suggests that its team has found 100GB of unsecured customer data from the French travel booking site Option Way. The database includes details such as names, email IDs, addresses, phone numbers, …

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