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Foreign tourists to be barred from Dutch coffee shops

Foreign tourists to be barred from Dutch coffee shops

16 November 2011 Tourism News

For years it has been seen as a rite of passage for teenagers from across the UK, but the weekend break to the Netherlands to enjoy cannabis-selling coffee shops has taken a serious blow. From January, coffee shops in the southern provinces of Limburg, North-Brabant and Zeeland will be designated as private members clubs, effectively barring foreign visitors.

NBTC and easyJet join forces €4.5 million deal

NBTC and easyJet join forces €4.5 million deal

14 September 2011 Airline News

The Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions and low-cost carrier easyJet have strengthened their joint cooperation in Europe. The decision comes just days after easyJet was recognised as Europe’s Leading Low-cost Airline by the prestigious World Travel Awards.

Schiphol seeks to speed up immigration checks

Schiphol seeks to speed up immigration checks

19 July 2011 Airline News

Accenture has been selected by the Dutch ministry of internal affairs to design and deliver Automated Border Control Systems at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. The new systems will reduce the waiting time of travellers passing through one of the world’s busiest airports during peak immigration periods by more efficiently validating passenger identities and documentation.