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Spanish high intensity heat wave bakes holidaymakers this weekend

A strong heatwave is sending temperatures soaring in Spain as an North African plume arrives from across the continent. The holidaymakers bake in 40 degree Celsius heat as “one of the most intense heatwaves” in years rolls in. The tourist …

  • ITB Asia is celebrating a decade of success in 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Celebrating its 10th anniversary as ‘Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show’, ITB Asia 2017 is celebrating its milestone year with a flying start as the trade show sees a surge in exhibitor demand from industry heavyweights as well as the travel technology …

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  • £5 million project to make Roman mausoleum accessible to tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Following decades of negligence, the ancient resting place of the Roman emperors, namely the Mausoleum of Augustus is getting ready for a beautiful restoration project, after which it would be made accessible to tourists. This magnificent stone building on the …

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  • Antalya observes 14.5% growth in Russian tourist numbers

    Published on : Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    The number of Russian visitors arriving in Antalya in Turkey in April this year has witnessed a 14.5% growth as compared to the same period in 2016, as per a report of the Governorate of the Antalya Province.   Nearly …

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  • Tourists splurged $1.7 billion in Bay of Plenty this year

    Published on : Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Tourists had ended up spending approximately $1.7 billion in the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand this year till the period of March 2017, as per the official MBIE statistics.   This spending represents a rise of nearly 5% on …

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  • Bangkok bound Aeroflot flight hits air pocket, 27 hurt

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    An Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok experienced a sudden air pocket and around 27 passengers were hurt due to the severe turbulence.   However, no injuries were life-threatening, but several passengers suffered broken bones and three needed surgery, Russian …

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  • Smoke in cockpit, plane forced to land

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    An American Airlines jet had to make an emergency landing at DuPage County Airport after reports of smoke emanating from the cockpit just minutes after taking off from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, officials said Monday.   The twin-engine CRJ-200 jetliner …

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  • US issues travel alert about visiting Europe

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    As the summer tourist season approaches, the State Department has issued a new travel alert across Europe because of the threat of terrorist attacks on the continent.   Incidentally, this is the fourth travel alert for Europe in the last …

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  • More than 250,000 companies globally book Airbnb when travelling for work

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    The world of travel continues to change. People are hitting the road more than ever, and tend to place greater value on unique, local experiences over formulaic itineraries. This wanderlust trend is also showing up in the way people approach …

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  • Jetstar ranks last in overall satisfaction amongst airlines

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Receiving one star out of five for overall customer satisfaction, Jetstar has been branded the worst airline in the world.   About 37.2% of the Jetstar passengers complained about delays to their flights. They said that the average wait time …

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  • New Zealand hotel revenue boosts up in its ongoing tourism trend

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Ongoing tourism boom in New Zealand is continuing to drive unprecedented growth in hotel occupancy as well as room rates, as shown in the latest research from Colliers International.     The latest New Zealand Hotel Market Snapshot showed that …

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