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  • Chile to attract tourists from North America

    Published on : Monday, August 12, 2019

     The Chilean tourism board has tapped Turner to boost tourism to the country from North America.   Turner has been named agency of record for Sernatur, the government agency responsible for promoting tourism to the South American country. The agency’s …

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  • London opens world’s first house plant hotel

    Published on : Monday, August 12, 2019

    London is going to open world’s first houseplant hotel to ease the minds of plant parents going on holiday.     Patch Plant Hotel in Battersea will take the plants and ensure they get top-notch care while the huetss holiday. …

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  • Jammu and Kashmir: Most tourists cancelling travel plans, airlines cap flight ticket prices

    Published on : Monday, August 5, 2019

    North Indian state Jammu and Kashmir’s tourism may take a hit even around the upcoming festive season running from Durga Puja to Diwali, with several tourists diverting their travel plans to places such as Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh and the Northeast …

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  • Yellow weather warning for thunderstorms across parts of U.K., travel chaos expected

    Published on : Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms across Wales, South West England and North West England on Tuesday. Two days of thunderstorms today and tomorrow will spark more life-threatening floods, blackouts and travel chaos.     …

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  • Vienna tourism booms in the first half of 2019

    Published on : Thursday, July 25, 2019

    The Austrian capital Vienna has seen a continued tourism boom in the first half of 2019 with significant boosts seen in net arrivals, bed nights, and net room revenues, the Vienna Tourist Board revealed on Wednesday. Vienna has its charm …

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  • Tourism Ireland spending €7m for UK citizens

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Tourism Ireland is spending €7m this year to reassure UK citizens that Ireland “is still open for business” even in a hard Brexit scenario.  Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said that Brexit is the single biggest threat to the …

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  • U.K. adding 13000 accommodations by 2025

    Published on : Thursday, July 4, 2019

    British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the United Kingdom’s first-ever tourism sector deal. As part of the deal, the destination plans to build more than 130,000 new hotel rooms across the U.K. Seventy-five percent of them are being …

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  • Archaeological relics revealed in Edinburgh hotel groundwork

    Published on : Saturday, June 29, 2019

    The archaeological relics dating back to the 10th Century have been unearthed during groundwork for a new hotel in Edinburgh.   The archeological discoveries were made at the India Buildings site in Victoria Street, which is being turned into a …

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  • Met Office issues Yellow alerts, thunderstorms to batter U.K.

    Published on : Monday, June 24, 2019

    Travel disruption and flash flooding will hit the UK as intense downpour are expected as per the Met Office whose weather warning map shows that almost the entire country be be under the weather warning for 24 hours and some …

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  • Week-long washout as severe rain, floods hit U.K. leading to travel chaos

    Published on : Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    Heavy rains and flooding are causing travel chaos in U.K. which is expected to last throughout the week. The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for Exmoor, in south-west England, a large area of the Midlands and north-east England …

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  • For the UK, cricket tourism is the latest fad!

    Published on : Sunday, June 9, 2019

    Till date, this will be the largest cricket tournament ever organized. It is an opportunity to highlight the best of England and Wales on the global stage, and once in a lifetime chance for cricket lovers in England and Wales …

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  • Busiest skies in Europe to face disruption due to Trump’s UK visit

    Published on : Saturday, June 1, 2019

    London, the world’s busiest city for aviation will be facing significant disruption to normal flight operations as Donald Trump will be visiting the UK next week.   It was confirmed by the Civil Aviation Authority that  as a part of …

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  • Rebecca Pow MP appointed as new UK Parliamentary under Secretary of State

    Published on : Thursday, May 30, 2019

    Rebecca Pow MP appointed as new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced her as the new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and …

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  • Overseas holidaymakers can reduce carbon footprint by 980kg/trip

    Published on : Thursday, May 30, 2019

    The carbon footprint of overseas tourism is three to four times higher than previous estimates. As of 2019, it accounts for about 8% of global carbon emissions, but how can holidaymakers reduce this?     According to Away Resorts, who …

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  • Seven countries get access to U.K. e-passport gates

    Published on : Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Visitors from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States will now be able to join the same queue as EU nationals. They will be able to use ePassport gates at U.K. airports and train stations …

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  • Founders Lodge scoops two 2019 Boutique Hotel Guest Experience Awards

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    Founders Lodge by Mantis has received deserved international awards recognition, picking up wins in two categories at The Boutique Hotel Guest Experience (BoHo) Awards in London on 22 May. The prestigious property was named as the winner in both ‘Best …

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  • Study finds Britons opt for staycations over heading for trips abroad

    Published on : Thursday, May 23, 2019

    Most of the Britons are opting for staycations this year over heading for trips abroad, a study by Barclays showed on Thursday, in a possible new blow for struggling tour operators. It is according to the survey of 2,006 domestic …

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  • U.K. charity plans to built $150m eco-tourism for Victoria’s Alcoa coal mine

    Published on : Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Eden Project, a UK charity plans to redevelop a china clay excavation in Cornwall into a major eco-tourism project. Alcoa’s former coalmine in Anglesea, Victoria will be developed as the tourism hot spot. The enormous site of the former Alcoa …

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  • U.K. to do away with landing cards from Monday

    Published on : Saturday, May 18, 2019

    From Monday all landing cards for international passengers arriving in the U.K. will be scrapped. Landing cards are presently filled in by passengers arriving by air or sea from outside the European Economic Area.   Border Force director general Paul …

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  • 4 dead after Dubai International Airport small plane crash

    Published on : Friday, May 17, 2019

    4 people have died after a small plane crashed near Dubai International Airport on Thursday evening. According to the officials, the two pilots and two passengers were killed when the Diamond DA42 aircraft came down around 7.30pm following a malfunction. …

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