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GBTA Foundation Study Examines Booking Behaviours for German, UK and French Business Travellers

A new GBTA Foundation survey of business travellers who are based in Europe’s three largest business travel markets – Germany, the United Kingdom and France – revealed business travellers are increasingly booking direct with suppliers and embracing mobile and sharing …

  • ZSL London Zoo comes creeping to life with Halloween-themed special events

    Published on : Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    ZSL London Zoo comes creeping to life with Halloween-themed special events, animal demonstrations and hands-on activities this half term until November 2, 2016.   With a spooky schedule of activities including storytelling and creepy crafts, there’s enough to make everyone …

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  • Truman Bradley, Chairman, Fiji Tourism in an exclusive interview

    Published on : Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting. In an exclusive interview at ITB Asia 2015 with Travel And Tour World, Truman Bradley, Chairman, Fiji Tourism shares details of upcoming aviation plans in 2016 with the launch of direct flights from the destination …

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  • Social media takes centre stage at WTM London

    Published on : Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    This year’s social media programme at World Travel Market London 2015 takes place across three days and will feature senior executives from Facebook, Twitter and Tripadvisor as well as startups, destinations, bloggers and publishers.   Organised in partnership with Travel …

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  • BA flight, operated by Comair, crash lands in Jo’burg; no casualties

    Published on : Monday, October 26, 2015

    In a freak accident a British Airways plane’s (operated by Comair) undercarriage collapsed after it crash landed at Johnannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport.   After landing, 94 passengers and six crew members were evacuated on the tarmac without injury. The incident happened just after …

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  • Thomas Bomkes shares his views about enhancing LGBT tourism at ITB ASIA

    Published on : Monday, October 26, 2015

    Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting.   In an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World at ITB Asia, Thomas Bomkes, Managing Director of Diversity Tourism and LGBT consultant ITB Berlin, shares about the need for education in terms of being …

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  • Derry~Londonderry named top Halloween destination in the world

    Published on : Monday, October 26, 2015

    It’s official – Derry~Londonderry has been named Best Hallowe’en Destination in the World by top US publication USA Today, beating off competition from infamous spooky locations Transylvania, Sleepy Hollow and Salem, Massachusetts.   The ‘City of Bones’ scooped the majority …

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  • WTTC congratulates UK Government on new visa policies for Chinese visitors

    Published on : Monday, October 26, 2015

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) congratulates the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) for making changes to the visa processes for business and leisure travellers from the People’s Republic of China in acknowledgement of the tremendous potential for …

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  • Eurowings Europe is looking for flight attendants

    Published on : Sunday, October 25, 2015

    This week, Austria-based Eurowings Europe, which is part of the new Eurowings, published job postings for flight attendants with and without work experience. From the start of flight operations in Vienna in March 2016, the company will initially have a …

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  • BHA welcomes more Chinese visitors with cheaper visa to UK

    Published on : Friday, October 23, 2015

    The British Hospitality Association ( BHA ) has welcomed the government’s decision to introduce new cheaper visas to encourage visitors from China.   It follows a long campaign by the hospitality and tourism industry to make it easier and cheaper …

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  • Peak District and Derbyshire taking lead role in promoting tourism in England

    Published on : Friday, October 23, 2015

    Eight businesses across the Peak District and Derbyshire are playing a lead role in a pioneering project promoting England as a top destination for accessible tourism – now worth more than £12bn to the national economy.     Official tourist …

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  • UK tourism gets impetus with multi-entry visa for Chinese tourists

    Published on : Friday, October 23, 2015

    In response to the Prime Minister’s announcement of a significant reduction in costs for a long-term multi-entry visa for Chinese tourists, UKinbound is thrilled with the Government’s efforts in improving the competitiveness of the UK’s visa system and making the …

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  • London, home to Halloween events for all ages and tastes

    Published on : Saturday, October 17, 2015

    Gloomy dungeons, a haunted tower, bloodthirsty history; is there anywhere or any time more frightening than Halloween in London?   From terrifying witches to spooky club nights, the capital is home to Halloween events for all ages and tastes.   There are …

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  • Explore the most romantic spots in the Garden of England

    Published on : Saturday, October 17, 2015

    Whether it’s your first trip together or it’s a special anniversary, head just a little way southeast of London and you’ll discover ancient castles, moated manors, impossibly perfect gardens and villages to drool over. The county of Kent acquired the nickname of the …

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  • New Spy Museum in Berlin to attract more tourists

    Published on : Saturday, October 17, 2015

    With the opening of the Spy Museum Berlin on Potsdamer Platz last month, Berlin added a new museum to its collection. Its 300-plus exhibits offer an unprecedented insight into the shadowy world of spies.   The Spy Museum Berlin throws a light …

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  • Scotland plays key role in Global Golf Forum

    Published on : Friday, October 16, 2015

    Scotland will take its seat at the biggest global platform in golf business next month when VisitScotland plays a prominent role in the HSBC Golf Business Forum in Shanghai.   The two-day conference is the largest and most significant meeting …

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  • Announcement made by the AEA’s Presidents during the Assembly 2015

    Published on : Friday, October 16, 2015

    During its Assembly and Leadership Summit that took place today in Antwerp, the Presidents of the AEA member airlines discussed the current evolution in Europe’s aviation associations’ landscape.   AEA has always been in favour of a one voice approach …

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  • Shannon Airport wins ERA Airport Award second year in a row

    Published on : Friday, October 16, 2015

    Shannon Airport in Ireland is celebrating winning the European Regions Airline Association (ERA*) Airport Achievement Award 2015** for the second year in a row. The award rewards an airport which has had a positive impact on European air transport operations …

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  • London continues to enjoy record international visitor numbers

    Published on : Thursday, October 15, 2015

    London’s tourism boom has continued during the second quarter of 2015, with the city welcoming a record 5.1 million international visitors between April and June this year, six per cent more than the same period last year, according to the …

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  • New figures reveal the value of tourism spend to the British economy generated by leisure activities

    Published on : Thursday, October 15, 2015

    The figures released today at the annual media breakfast at the ABTA Convention in Costa Navarino, coincide with businesses reporting on a strong summer of bookings and a sector feeling confident for the autumn season.*   Tourism spend generated by …

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  • 8 facts you might have not known about Europe

    Published on : Thursday, October 15, 2015

    If you think you know everything about Europe, here are some facts you might have missed. Get ready to get surprised!     Let’s go to Transnistria– It’s alright if you have not heard of it before! This, almost a …

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