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  • UK hotel launches yoga with lemurs for its guests

    Published on : Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    A popular UK hotel has launched “lemoga” classes for its guests by roping in lemurs to teach them the poses of yoga, the ancient Indian practice.     The lemurs are primates who are pretty friendly and outgoing and they …

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  • British Airways becomes the first UK autism-friendly airline

    Published on : Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    British Airways became the first airline to be awarded an autism friendly award accredited by the National Autistic Society.  The announcement was made on World Autism Awareness Day. The carrier has made enhancements to support passengers requiring additional assistance, including …

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  • Chinese province Hunan targets UK market

    Published on : Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    London’s spectacular Landmark Hotel provided the setting for a highly-successful presentation recently delivered by a visiting VIP delegation from the Hunan Department of Culture and Tourism, attended by the China National Tourist Office in London and representatives from VisitBritain and …

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  • UK outbound bookings in summer 19′ on the decline

    Published on : Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    UK outbound bookings in summer 2019 is down by 10 per cent year on year in the week to Saturday, March 23, as per GfK, the industry analyst. In the week prior to that, the decline was by 7 per …

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  • Great Scotland Yard converted into a 5 star luxury hotel

    Published on : Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    Great Scotland Yard, once the headquarters of Metropolitan Police in London during the years 1829 to 1890, has now been converted into a luxurious 5-star hotel.     Business tycoon Yusuff Ali, an Indian billionaire from Kerala, oversaw the renovation …

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  • Nicholas Northam appointed as new Executive Vice President – International

    Published on : Friday, March 22, 2019

    Nicholas Northam, the current Managing Director for the UK at Interstate Hotels & Resorts, has been appointed as its new Executive Vice President – International.     He now takes responsibility for all of Europe and Russia/CIS including the offices …

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  • Storm Gareth: 70 MPH winds and rain to cause travel chaos in UK

    Published on : Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    Met Office issues warnings as Storm Gareth hits the U.K. with up to 70mph winds and flood-inducing heavy rain. The warnings are about travel difficulties and power outages. Britain has been put on yellow alert by Met Office as destructive …

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  • Nation of dreamers as UK holiday travel planning gets elongated, 383 research

    Published on : Monday, March 11, 2019

    A research by Design agency 383 shows that the dreaming and planning stages of the U.K. holiday travel planning and booking process is getting longer. The U.K. is a nation of dreamers as they fantasize for hours about their next …

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  • UK visitors boost tourism figures in January

    Published on : Saturday, February 23, 2019

    Tourist arrivals in UK were up in January, with an increase of 81,970 compared to 75,867 in January last year.     The survey of the travellers conducted by the statistical service published on Monday showed that arrivals of tourists …

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  • Jurys Inn hotel group books new UK PR agency

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2019

    It is the second major win for Publicasity in a week after picking up Japanese watchmaker Seiko.     The Publicasity agency will focus on promoting the hotel chains’ UK presence, with 36 properties under the Jurys Inn brand and …

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  • Qatar Airways to introduce more flights between UK & Ireland – Middle East

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    Qatar Airways will offer the biggest number of connections between the UK & Ireland and Doha in 2019. Qatar Airways will increase its flight frequency by 17 flights per week ahead of the crucial summer season.       There …

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  • U.K. air traffic inches to a new record in 2018: NATS

    Published on : Thursday, February 7, 2019

    With 2,557,780 flights in 2018, U.K. broke its annual air traffic record by 0.3 per cent. The summer months such as May, June and July exceeded the previous peaks. May 25th saw the single day record of 8,854 flights handled …

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  • Outbound travel adds £37.1 billion to U.K. economy: ABTA

    Published on : Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    Outbound travel’s economic contribution to the U.K. stands at 37.1 billion pound in Gross Value Added (GVA). It comprises 1.8 per cent of the U.K. Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  It provides 221,000 jobs which is higher than that of wholesale …

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  • Royal Caribbean in UK appoints new sales leadership

    Published on : Saturday, February 2, 2019

    Royal Caribbean International announced the appointment of two new senior sales personnel a sales director to head up and lead the Royal Caribbean sales team and a new head of key accounts.     From early April, sales director, Martin …

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  • UK witnesses major slump in tourism due to Brexit shadow

    Published on : Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    In an otherwise bumper year for international tourism the UK proved to be one of the few poor-performing destinations the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) chose to single out in what was another bumper year for international tourism.   …

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  • Snow to blast parts of the UK on Tuesday leading to travel chaos, warning issued

    Published on : Monday, January 28, 2019

    Travel disruption is on the cards as parts of the U.K. are expected to be bombarded with snow. The Met Office has issued yellow snow warning. The warning covers southeast England, East Anglia and the greater London area. Snow should …

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  • Norwegian airlines paying tribute as Burns Night celebrations began

    Published on : Friday, January 25, 2019

    Norwegian is paying its own tribute to Scottish literary icon Robert Burns.     In fact, the company has just revealed that the poet will become their newest Tail Fin Hero – and he’s the first Scotsman to make the …

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  • Tasmania expects more tourism revenue from Mona Foma

    Published on : Monday, January 14, 2019

    The week-long event, 2019 Mona Fona is all set to take center stage. Now Tasmania is expecting more tourists’ inflow with an economic boost for the north.     Thousands of people are expected to converge on the city for …

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  • England’s historic Lowther Hotel goes on sale

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    The historic Grade-II listed hotel, considered as the oldest one in England has gone on sale with a £1.4million price tag.     The Lowther Hotel in Goole, East Yorkshire, was built in 1824 by bridge maker Sir Edward Banks …

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  • Christmas day Travel Trends U.K. 2018 – as Christmas wave sweeps through roads, airlines

    Published on : Monday, December 24, 2018

    Whether it is trip within the country or away from home, travel in U.K. would be the busiest during the festive season as per AA, riding on the waves of spiralling Christmas spirit.   Embark on the Christmas trip early, …

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