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UK government unveils Tourism Action Plan as prices fall

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The UK government had unveiled a series of measures designed to boost the domestic tourism sector. Branded the Tourism Action Plan, the agenda aims to capitalise on the weaker pound currently making trips cheaper for overseas visitors. The pound has fallen from $1.49 on the day of the Brexit referendum in July to lows of $1.28 in July and August. → Read More

KLM adds Namibia and Angola to winter schedule

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KLM is expanding its network of routes this winter, offering three direct flights a week from Amsterdam to Windhoek via Luanda, Angola. As of October, a KLM Airbus A330-200 will depart from Amsterdam at 22:45 every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday for an overnight flight to the Namibian capital. → Read More

European travellers drive up Michigan visitor numbers

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Michigan has announced a 42 per cent growth in overseas visitors, year on year, 2014-2015, which is the largest growth rate of any state in the USA. The top three countries travelling to the state were Germany, the United Kingdom and China. The state was also the primary destination for 69 per cent of the international travellers surveyed, demonstrating that Michigan is not merely a gateway but attracts visitors wishing to spend time exploring its many attractions. → Read More

Five million Brits expected to take UK breaks over August Bank Holiday

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More than five million Brits are planning a holiday at home for the August Bank Holiday weekend this year according to a VisitEngland survey released today. VisitEngland’s Bank Holiday Trip Tracker 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. → Read More

SuperStar Libra to homeport in Penang, Malaysia

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Star Cruises has confirmed the return of SuperStar Libra to Penang, Malaysia as her new homeport. From September 23rd until the end of the year, the one-night High Seas Cruise and three-night Penang-Phuket-Krabi Cruise will return. A liberated resort experience at sea awaits on SuperStar Libra, with the sophisticated setup in over 700 staterooms, to state-of-the-art amenities, such as karaoke lounge and outdoor swimming pool, everything is on offer. → Read More

Dubai Parks & Resorts set for October opening

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Dubai Parks & Resorts has announced that the region’s largest theme park destination will open its gates to the public on October 31st, 2016. This unique destination will be comprised of three theme parks - Bollywood Parks Dubai, MOTIONGATE Dubai, and LEGOLAND Dubai, together with LEGOLAND Water Park. → Read More

Deadly earthquake strikes central Italy

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An earthquake has struck central Italy killing at least 73 people and leaving dozens more trapped under rubble. Damage from the 6.2 quake was centred on the town of Amatrice, while a family of four are also believed to have been killed by collapsing rubble in the nearby town of Accumoli. → Read More

Trafalgar launches new flag-ship South American Landscapes tour

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A flagship new 13-day South America Landscapes round-trip across Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile is the headline act in Trafalgar’s new 2017 South America programme, now online. The leading escorted operator’s 2017 South America product offering comprises are 11 handcrafted itineraries and four extensions, giving guests easy access to the destination with each of the six trip styles delivering rich experiences and tapping into the heartbeat of Latin America. → Read More

WTTC: Tourism resilient to terrorism, Brexit and macroeconomic challenges

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Global tourism continues to register strong growth despite challenges from terrorism, political turmoil, global economic developments, and the Brexit decision, according to new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council. The update of WTTC’s Economic Impact Reports 2016 shows that, despite the many challenges tourism has faced in the first six months of 2016, the sector is still expected to grow by 3.1 per cent, outpacing global economic growth forecast at 2.3 per cent. → Read More

Ryanair launches Liverpool-Bari route

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Ryanair has launched a new route from Liverpool to Bari, with a twice weekly service beginning in March 2017, the first route of Ryanair’s Liverpool summer 2017 schedule. Ryanair spokesman Robin Kiely said: “Ryanair is pleased to announce a new route from Liverpool to Bari, which starts in March with a twice weekly service, the first of our summer 2017 routes, with our full schedule set to be unveiled soon. → Read More

Ocean Marketing to represent Pitcairn Islands in Europe

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Ocean Marketing has been appointed as the representative office for the Pitcairn Islands to assist in developing tourism arrivals from European Markets. Secluded from mainstream tourism the Pitcairn Islands are a must see for adventurous travellers seeking truly remote horizons. → Read More

Wizz Air to launch flights from Luton to Suceava, Romania

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Wizz Air today started operating its new service from London Luton to Suceava in Romania. The newest WIZZ route is operated four times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Wizz Air currently offers 76 routes to 37 destinations in 14 countries from nine major UK airports, and just this week celebrated carrying 30 million passengers on UK routes since it launched its’ first route, from London Luton to Katowice, back in 2004. → Read More

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