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Red tape threatens the authentic Scottish tourist experience

Scotland Red tape threatens the authentic Scottish tourist experience

THE TURNBERRY Hotel used to buy its crabs fresh from the fishermen on the pier. Part of the experience of eating there was the fresh seafood. Now traceability and health and safety regulations ...

Asian destinations keen on becoming gambling giants

Asia Gambling Asian destinations keen on becoming gambling giants

Yusof Sulaiman

(eTN) - With the announcement by Samak Sundaravej, incoming Thai prime minister who is planning to legalize gambling and build five casinos for domestic and foreign holidaymakers in the country's ...

Just 'Be Berlin', says German capital

New Slogan Aims To Change Reputation, Lure More Tourists Just 'Be Berlin', says German capital

BERLIN — In an effort to spice up its cosmopolitan reputation and stress its trendiness, Germany's capital has launched an image campaign centered around the English-phrased slogan "Be ...

World-class nightspots attract young tourists to Helsinki

Finns Call the Shots in Cold Country With Hot Bar Scene World-class nightspots attract young tourists to Helsinki

HELSINKI, Finland — They're a melancholy lot, these Finns, and they'll readily sigh and say so, even before the first shot is poured.

BA's OpenSkies reveals details of business class cabin

OpenSkies BA's OpenSkies reveals details of business class cabin

OpenSkies, BA’s airline within an airline, has revealed further details of its new business class offering, including a photo of the seats.

The airline is to call the business class ...

The European Meetings & Events Conference goes green

MPI The European Meetings & Events Conference goes green

First UK event to implement the BS 8901 Sustainable Event Standard Sustainable initiative supported by The MPI Foundation Europe and The Rezidor Hotel Group.

Talks to avert Easter BA strike

British Airways Talks to avert Easter BA strike

Crucial talks aimed at averting a strike by British Airways pilots are due to begin, with the Easter travel plans of tens of thousands of families resting on a breakthrough in a row over jobs and ...

Rabies alert for tourists in France

UK Rabies alert for tourists in France

British tourists are being urged to be on their guard after a case of rabies was confirmed in France.

Authorities there have identified four potential areas where people may have been ...

Dominican artists exhibit in Berlin Tourism Fair

ITB Dominican artists exhibit in Berlin Tourism Fair

Santo Domingo.– Works by Luis Desangles, Celeste Woss y Gil, Yoryi Morel, Jaime Colson, Clara Ledesma, Gilberto Hernandez Ortega, Jorge Noceda Sanchez and Justo Susana are on exhibit at the ...

Turkey sets $50 bln target in tourism revenues

Turkey Turkey sets $50 bln target in tourism revenues

Already a powerful player in the global tourism market, Turkey is eyeing much higher targets in terms of both number and tourism revenues by 2023, when it will celebrate the100th anniversary of ...

Airline charter deal cancelled after only seven weeks over safety fears

Aer Arann Not Comfortable With Polish White Eagle Aviation Airline charter deal cancelled after only seven weeks over safety fears

AER Arann has claimed before the High Court it had such concerns about the safety and competency of pilots flying planes chartered to it by a Polish company that it had cancelled its agreement ...

Airline to expand routes capacity

Eastern Airways Airline to expand routes capacity

UK - Eastern Airways has increased flights and seat capacity on a number of routes from Newcastle International Airport.

From Monday, the airline will increase services from five to six ...

Drive to promote hidden gems in £30m tourism bid

Scotland Drive to promote hidden gems in £30m tourism bid

TOURISM bosses are to promote hidden gems on the outskirts as Glasgow as part of a drive to generate £30million.

East Renfrewshire plans to launch its first tourism strategy in a bid to ...

EU gives EUR 215M to Bulgaria for tourism development

Bulgarian Tourism EU gives EUR 215M to Bulgaria for tourism development

Bulgaria is to receive EUR 215 M for tourism development under the Regional Development operative programme of the European Union, director of the National Tourism Board (NTB), Poly Karastoyanova, ...

Italy most popular for cruise holidays

Italy Italy most popular for cruise holidays

Italy is the preferred destination for people taking a cruise holiday according to a new report on the cruise industry.

With popular ports such as Naples, Civitavecchia and Livorno, 3.4 ...

Lithuanian airline gets rid of "devilish" numbers

Devil Does Not Fly Lithuanian Airline Any More Lithuanian airline gets rid of "devilish" numbers

VILNIUS - Lithuania's main airline is to change the code number under which its shares are listed to get rid of sixes at the end -- giving way to a Christian tradition identifying the number 666 ...

Britain is a key short-break destination

UK Britain is a key short-break destination

Britain has been described as a "key short-break destination" by a leading tourism body this week.

VisitBritain made the claim, highlighting Edinburgh, in particular, as a favourite with ...

Airline pilot dies at controls

Heart Attack 32,000ft Above Sea Level Airline pilot dies at controls

The pilot of a commercial airliner carrying 150 passengers collapsed and died from a heart attack at the controls while 32,000ft above sea level.

According to media reports in the United ...

Lufthansa posts record 2007 results

Lufthansa Lufthansa posts record 2007 results

FRANKFURT — The German airline Lufthansa posted strong increases in 2007 results as expected on Wednesday, with provisional figures showing a record year for the group.

Operating profit ...

Personal Tour Guide of Barcelona "In your Hands" Offered at Casanova Hotel

Barcelona Personal Tour Guide of Barcelona "In your Hands" Offered at Casanova Hotel

Megan Sterritt, KWE Group

BARCELONA, SPAIN (February 21, 2008) – For those travelers that enjoy the convenience and freedom of sightseeing sans a tour guide, Casanova, the Catalan capital’s most stylish hotel, offers ...

Barcelona's First Indoor/ Outdoor Spa Debuts at the Casanova Hotel

Spas & Hotels Barcelona's First Indoor/ Outdoor Spa Debuts at the Casanova Hotel

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The hip Casanova Hotel with 124 design-conscious rooms and a sexy restaurant has now added another jewel to its crown, this one related to wellness. The Stone Spa is available to anyone seeking a ...

ITB Berlin 2008 Germany as a destination for children and young people

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania welcomes the youth of the world and is acting as partner state at the third ITB Teachers’ Symposium Berlin, 25 February 2008 – At the ITB 2007 Mecklenburg-West ...

Threat of strike lifted at Irish carrier Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus Threat of strike lifted at Irish carrier Aer Lingus

LONDON - The threat of industrial action at Aer Lingus Group Plc, Ireland's second-largest airline, has been lifted after management and the main union struck a deal on cost cuts and work ...

Airline Ryanair offers 1 million seats for 1p

Ryanair Airline Ryanair offers 1 million seats for 1p

Low fares airline Ryanair is offering one million seats for just 1p including taxes and charges from Tuesday following the upgrading of its website.

Russian tourist arrested over stabbing of Helsinki taxi-driver

Finland Russian tourist arrested over stabbing of Helsinki taxi-driver

A Helsinki taxi-driver was stabbed in a violent robbery on Saturday evening, suffering severe wounds to the throat. He remains in intensive care, but is reported to be recovering after emergency ...

GLOBE 08, The Mediterranean Makes a Come-Back

Rome Trade Show GLOBE 08, The Mediterranean Makes a Come-Back

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The second edition of Globe, the international tourism trade fair for the promotion of the Mediterranean and South Europe, will take place at Rome’s Nuova Fiera trade fair centre from 13th to ...

Berlin Focus: 2008

Berlin Berlin Focus: 2008

Dr. Elinor Garely

At a recent NY press conference held at the 4 Seasons Hotel, media executives from Berlin Tourism brought travel agents and journalists up-to-date on the current state of tourism to this ...

Tourist website has to be worth a visit

VisitScotland.com Tourist website has to be worth a visit

Up until a few years ago, a website was seen as an adjunct, a marginally useful sideline to the main selling and marketing operations of commercial organisations.

'I killed tourist', says letter

Italy 'I killed tourist', says letter

Police investigating the death of a British tourist on a Valentine's Day trip to Venice are examining an anonymous letter from someone who claims to have killed him after they had a row on a ...

British Airways pilots back off on strike

BA Strike Averted British Airways pilots back off on strike

British Airways pilots on Thursday stepped back from a strike authorization less than a day after giving it overwhelming approval.
During a meeting between union officials and airline ...

More foreigners, Italians travelling less

Italy More foreigners, Italians travelling less

Rome - Foreign tourists are on the up and up in Italy, but Italians - going through an economic crisis - are travelling less, with 2007 seeing a sharp drop in surplus levels by almost a billion ...

Latvian Interior Minister described the principle culprits as "those English pigs".

Tourist Jailed For Urinating On Statue Latvian Interior Minister described the principle culprits as "those English pigs".

A British tourist who urinated on one of Latvia's most revered monuments was made an example of by the Baltic state yesterday and sentenced to five days in custody.

Tourism to the fore as Scotland bids to lure back diaspora

Scotland Tourism to the fore as Scotland bids to lure back diaspora

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scotland has long attracted crowds of tourists drawn by golf and whisky, but now the new government, which wants independence from London, says it is giving the sector a ...

'Smiling' baby ray a hit with tourists

UK 'Smiling' baby ray a hit with tourists

A baby ray that appears to be smiling has brought visitors flocking to a Hampshire aquarium.

The month-old thornback ray is just 12 centimetres long and is one of a dozen hatched from eggs ...

Foreign tourists spent nearly a billion euros last summer

Finland Foreign tourists spent nearly a billion euros last summer

Foreign tourists spent over 970 million euros last summer in Finland. From May to October of 2007, 3.3 million foreigners visited Finland, an increase of four percent from the previous year. ...

Tom Nutley appointed president of Reed Travel Exhibitions

Reed Travel Exhibition Tom Nutley appointed president of Reed Travel Exhibitions

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Tom Nutley is retiring in March after more than 25 years as chairman of Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE). He has been appointed to the new part-time consultancy position of non-executive president of ...

“Sustainable Development In Tourism” SKAL International Italia - BIT - Milano - 23rd February 2008

On occasion of BIT 2008 and in continuation with last year’s event, Skal International Italia will organize the 2° Forum on Sustainable Development in Tourism, Saturday 23rd February in the ...

Rescue teams save 60 tourists in Bulgaria’s Stara Planina

Bulgaria Rescue teams save 60 tourists in Bulgaria’s Stara Planina

Bulgaria's civil protection service in Kazanluk, in central Bulgaria, rescued 60 tourists trapped by snow-drifts in three chalets atthe foot of Bouzloudja peak on February 17 2008.

Kazanluk ...

UK Tourists shunning Buckingham Palace

LONDON - A recent study of British tourism reveals foreigners are not very interested in visiting Buckingham Palace.

VisitBritain researchers polled 26,000 people from 26 countries and ...

Moscow hotels top price league

Russia Moscow hotels top price league

Moscow has extended its lead as the most expensive hotel market in the world with average room rates nearing £250 a night, according to corporate services supplier Hogg Robinson ...

Gordon Brown attacked over slump in tourists

UK Gordon Brown attacked over slump in tourists

Leisure industry leaders have lined up to blast the UK Government for its approach to tourism after figures showed that the number of visitors coming to Britain grew at its slowest pace since ...

GlobalStar Travel Management and EventBidder.com in co-operation

Travel Technology GlobalStar Travel Management and EventBidder.com in co-operation

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Meetings and groups travel portal EventBidder.com to be used by GlobalStar partners globally, to search and book hotels and so called destination management companies (DMC’s). The GlobalStar ...

Tourism chiefs drum up support for fireworks display

York Tourism chiefs drum up support for fireworks display

BONFIRE Night may yet go with a bang in York this year, after tourism bosses revealed their plans to prevent another firework blackout.

A number of organisations in the city have been ...

Bulgaria tourism strategy calls for new sector law

Bulgaria Bulgaria tourism strategy calls for new sector law

Anelia Kroushkova, head of Bulgaria's State Agency for Tourism, has asked for a new law on tourism that will put an end to irresponsible and uncontrolled construction in Bulgaria's resorts, ...

EU court rules against Greece in airline case

Olympic Airlines EU court rules against Greece in airline case

BRUSSELS/ATHENS - Greece failed to comply with a European Commission decision that aid to Greek carrier Olympic Airlines was illegal and should be recovered, a top European Union court ruled on ...

Spain's Iberia to bid for rival airline Spanair

Spain Spain's Iberia to bid for rival airline Spanair

MADRID - Airline Iberia said on Thursday it would bid for Spain's second-biggest carrier, unlisted Spanair, which Scandinavia's SAS put up for sale last year.

The Spanish flag carrier said ...

Silverjet chief defends strategy as airline's value crashes to £11m

Silverjet Turmoil Silverjet chief defends strategy as airline's value crashes to £11m

Investors who chose to sink their money into Silverjet – the all-business class airline based at Luton Airport – were no doubt reassured about the high-risk project by the track record of its ...

Britain cuts visa price for Chinese tourists

UK Britain cuts visa price for Chinese tourists

BEIJING - Britain will cut the price of its group tourist visas for Chinese travelers by almost a third for three months from March 3, said the British Ambassador to China Sir William Ehrman on ...

Reinstate the Twelve Day Rule

ETOA Reinstate the Twelve Day Rule

European Tour Operators are calling on European law makers in Brussels to repeal laws that regulate the amount of rest professional coach drivers are forced to take. The laws, introduced last ...

Polish Tourist Organisation plans specialist training programme for Indian travel trade

Poland Polish Tourist Organisation plans specialist training programme for Indian travel trade

In a bid to augment the number of Indian tourists to Poland, Polish Tourist Organisation (PTO) plans to conduct a specialist training programme for the Indian travel trade either in April or ...

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