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Rob Paterson is the new Chief Executive Officer of Best Western Great Britain

Rob Paterson is appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Best Western Great Britain. He joins from Village Hotels where he is presently Commercial Director.     Rob Paterson will join the largest collection of self-determining hotels in Great …

  • Special security measures in France for reassuring Asian tourists

    Published on : Monday, November 7, 2016

    As an aftermath of recent militant attacks, France is planning to rope in more police units and surveillance cameras for restoring confidence in Asian tourists who have been alarmed by robberies and such radical attacks and which have resulted in …

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  • 400 German low-cost flights grounded over wages dispute

    Published on : Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Nearly 400 flights were grounded as workers at German low-cost airlines Eurowings and Germanwings went on a strike on Thursday, stranding some 40,000 passengers, a spokesman for the two companies said.   The Lufthansa-owned airlines are locked in disputes with …

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  • UK govt decision for new Heathrow runway welcomed by hospitality sector

    Published on : Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    The UK government approved plans for a third runway at Heathrow ending the uncertainty over the future of the UK’s London airports.   The decision has been welcomed by hospitality associations. A website quoted Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the …

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  • Drone’s Eye View – CAA and VisitEngland launch ‘400ft Britain’

    Published on : Thursday, October 20, 2016

    Today sees the launch of ‘400ft Britain’, a drone photography and videography competition hosted by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in partnership with VisitEngland, to educate people about using drones safely while celebrating the UK’s beautiful countryside.   Drones are the …

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  • Final winners announced for fund to grow English tourism offer

    Published on : Thursday, October 20, 2016

    The latest bids to receive year-one funding, declared after a rigorous application process, include projects to inspire more tourists to visit the coast, targeting US visitors with an interest in the Second World War through a new package of experiences …

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  • Ryanair Condemns Greek ATC Strikes

    Published on : Saturday, October 8, 2016

    Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (7 Oct) called on the European Commission and Greek Government to take action to prevent the skies over Greece being closed this weekend by a 48 hour Greek ATC strike.   Ryanair regrets that …

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  • Far-reaching restructuring of airberlin to deliver long-term growth

    Published on : Thursday, September 29, 2016

    airberlin today unveiled a far-reaching restructuring of its business, which will see the company concentrate its core operations as a dedicated, focused network carrier serving higher-yielding markets, from its two key hubs in Berlin and Dusseldorf, with a core fleet …

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  • EU plans to give free train rides to 18-year-olds to travel the continent

    Published on : Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Growing economic and social turmoil in the entire continent of Europe has forced some of the politicians of EU to come up with an idea that can bring radical change in the mind of the youth of the continent. The idea …

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  • Tourism affected in Europe due to safety threats

    Published on : Monday, September 19, 2016

    Tourism in Europe has suffered a setback due to recent terrorist attacks and security concerns and has resulted in lesser number of tourists. There has been a 0.9% decrease in tourist inflow during the summers compared to last year and …

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  • Bear Grylls shares his top 10 #OMGB amazing moments from across Britain

    Published on : Tuesday, September 13, 2016

    Using #OMGB (Oh my GREAT Britain), the hashtag at the heart of VisitBritain’s international digital marketing drive, the campaign features images of amazing moments from across Britain’s nations and regions.   Bear Grylls has travelled the length and breadth of …

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  • UK tourism turns back to OZ for business boost

    Published on : Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    After five years the United Kingdom launched its first marketing campaign Down Under with a six-week digital and print drive that showcases the fascinating dimensions of Britain. Created by London agency RKCR/Y&R, the campaign uses the hashtag #OMGB and will …

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  • London’s Burning festival comes to a close with river burn of London 1666 sculpture

    Published on : Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    Artichoke’s LONDON’S BURNING festival closed on Sunday 4th September, as a 120-metre-long sculpture of 17th century London was set alight on the River Thames. The spectacular finale marked the end of a week of extraordinary arts events that transformed the …

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  • First winners of £40 million Discover England Fund announced

    Published on : Friday, August 26, 2016

    Following a rigorous application process, seven project applications are being announced as successful.   Focusing on a wide-range of international markets, including established markets such as the US, Germany, France and the Netherlands as well as growth markets such as …

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  • VisitBritain/VisitEngland welcome UK Government Tourism Action Plan

    Published on : Friday, August 26, 2016

    The Government’s announcement comes as VisitEngland is completing a hugely successful first phase of the £40 million Discover England Fund. The Fund attracted an exceptional number of high quality bids, far outweighing the allocated funding available for year one. Following …

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  • More than five million Brits holidaying at home this August Bank Holiday weekend

    Published on : Thursday, August 25, 2016

    VisitEngland’s Bank Holiday Trip Tracker (link is external) survey shows that 5.1 million Brits are planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this weekend, with 4.6 million planning a holiday in England.   Brits holidaying at home for the …

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  • Applications open for VisitEngland Awards celebrating best of English tourism

    Published on : Thursday, August 25, 2016

    The awards, now in its 28th year, recognises businesses and individuals that offer exceptional products and customer service.   This year will see ‘Family Friendly Business of the Year’, ‘GREAT China Welcome of the Year’ and ‘Afternoon Tea of the …

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  • Gardens, farms and theme parks see greatest increase in visitors

    Published on : Thursday, August 11, 2016

    Out of the 1,500 English attractions in the survey, outdoor attractions performed particularly well in 2015. Gardens, farms and leisure/theme parks reported the biggest increase in visitors, each up 7%, with wildlife attractions and country parks also seeing visitor numbers …

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  • airberlin premieres Business Class on European services

    Published on : Saturday, August 6, 2016

    Starting this year as part of its strategic realignment, airberlin is introducing Business Class to German and European flights and will therefore offer a consistent product experience on short, medium and long-haul flights for the first time.   Stefan Pichler, …

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  • Italian golf season set for stylish finale in Milan

    Published on : Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    One of the oldest and most prestigious events on the European Tour, the Italian Open has been won by some of the biggest names in golf, and this year’s tournament is set to crown a sparkling 2016 for Italian golf …

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  • VisitBritain launches programme to boost international business events across the UK

    Published on : Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    The four-year Event Support Programme offers advocacy and funding to grow and develop the UK’s international business events industry, currently worth about £19 billion to the economy.   The programme is open to Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) or venues and …

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