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Nausicaa to undergo significant expansion in May

Nausicaa to undergo significant expansion in May

In May this year, a massive expansion of Nausicaa, the French National Sea Centre in Boulogne-sur-Mer, will open to the public for the first time. Already a key destination for lovers of the sea, where guests can experience the vastness and fragility of the Ocean, the opening will make Nausicaa one of the largest aquariums in the world.

Wizz Air to establish base in Vienna ahead of summer season

Wizz Air to establish base in Vienna ahead of summer season

Wizz Air will ass Austria as the 44th country in its network by establishing base operations at Vienna Airport. Wizz will open its Austrian base with one Airbus A320 aircraft in June, which will be followed by the deployment of two additional Airbus A321 aircraft in November.

Saga launches Trans-Siberian Railway Russia tour for 2018

Saga launches Trans-Siberian Railway Russia tour for 2018

The Trans-Siberian Railway has captured the imagination of travellers for more than 100 years and Saga guests can now experience the world’s longest railway journey interspersed with a sprinkling of comfortable hotel stays in Russia, Mongolia and China, plus an overnighter in a traditional Mongolian tent.

Germany holds on to top spot in Henley global passport rankings

Germany holds on to top spot in Henley global passport rankings

Germany has taken first place on the Henley Passport Index for the fifth year running, with its citizens enjoying visa-free access to 177 countries in total, up from 176 countries in 2017. Singapore ranks second globally on the 2018 edition of the index, with visa-free access to 176 countries.

Guinness Storehouse remains top attraction in Ireland

Guinness Storehouse remains top attraction in Ireland

The Guinness Storehouse has retained its position as Ireland’s number one international visitor attraction by surpassing all previous records, with 1,711,281 guests passing through its doors in 2017. Since first opening its doors to the public in 2000, the Guinness Storehouse has welcomed almost 18 million visitors.

ABTA: UK travellers encouraged to make fake sickness claims

ABTA: UK travellers encouraged to make fake sickness claims

As many as 9.5 million British adults have been approached about making a compensation claim for being sick while on holiday, according to ABTA. New figures from a YouGov survey of British adults reveal almost one in five people, or 19 per cent, have been contacted about making a compensation claim for holiday sickness.

UK visitors drive tourism growth in the Maldives

UK visitors drive tourism growth in the Maldives

The Maldives has announced an 18.7 per cent increase in UK visitor arrivals during November 2017, when compared with the same month in 2016. In total, 9,579 UK visitors travelled to the Maldives during November 2017, compared with 8,073 in November 2016.

TUI predicts busiest day of 2018 for UK holiday trade

TUI predicts busiest day of 2018 for UK holiday trade

Nearly one million people are expected to visit a TUI shop or the TUI website this Saturday – nicknamed ‘Sunshine Saturday’ - as they search for their annual holiday. It is predicted to be the busiest day of the year for holiday bookings according to the UK’s largest holiday brand, based on booking figures over the past five years.