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Half of Britain’s beaches unsafe for swimming due to poor water...

Half of Britain's beaches have been judged unsafe for bathing following the summer washout and risk getting worse because of climate change, according to conservationists.

VisitBritain unveils new strategy plan

LONDON, England - VisitBritain has launched a consultation on an ambitious growth plan which aims to attract 40 million visitors to Britain by 2020.

After the Olympics, a new challenge

UKinbound, an association of tourism operators in Britain, has issued the government a warning that “immediate action” is needed following the Olympics to boost inbound visitors to the UK for the

Tanzania intensifies security in spice island of Zanzibar and other tourist...

(eTN) - Reacting to recent incidents in which four tourists were mugged in the Tanzanian capital city of Dar es Salaam and the political stalemate in the Indian Ocean tourist Island of Zanzibar, Tanza

UK visa issues making Britain unattractive

On Tuesday May 15 at 11:00 am, the UK’s Immigration Minister, Damian Green, appeared before the British parliament’s Home Affairs Committee to answer questions about queues at passport control in

Tourism boosts Spain’s ailing economy

Recently released figures by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce show that during the summer months of July to September the number of tourists flocking to the Spain increased by ov

Tourism Ireland to target US, Britain

Two of Ireland’s key tourism markets, Britain and the US, will be targeted by a series of promotional campaigns this month to capitalize on the visits of Queen Elizabeth and president Barack Obama.

Lonely Planet: UK is “overpriced, lacking in quality”

Britain is not a good choice for tourists on a tight budget, according to the Lonely Planet company.

easyJet breaks ground by commencing service to Amman

AMMAN, Jordan (eTN) - UK’s low-cost carrier easyJet started a thrice-weekly service from London’s Gatwick Airport to the capital city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Amman, beginning today.

Direct flights to Yemen halted by UK

LONDON – Britain's government said Wednesday it would create a new terrorist no-fly list, target specific airline passengers for tougher security checks and suspend some international flights in res

Yemen tourism goes on the road in Europe

The National Dance Academy of Yemen will be performing on Paddington Station throughout the day on Sunday, October 18, supported by a "Henna Lady" and lots of information from the Yemen Tourism Promot

Holiday makers turning to the Internet to escape British weather

The "barbeque summer" is an official wash out, with staycations quickly becoming a thing of the past. Holidaymakers across the UK are searching for cheap holidays abroad to enjoy the sun elsewhere.

Get more Britain for your buck

"Get More Britain For Your Buck" is the slogan for the new "value for money" campaign sponsored by VisitBritain, the national tourist office for England, Scotland, Wales, and Virgin Atlantic Airways,

Governmental paradigm shifts needed to keep tourism resilient making sure the...

In a few days the G20 leaders will be meeting in London to begin the process of advancing solutions for the global economic downturn.

Tough new visa regulations for visitors to the UK

A series of new UK visa regulations comes into force this month, as a result of an extensive review by the UK’s Borders and Immigration Agency.

Britain’s first train e-tickets

CrossCountry has announced the launch of its new, easy way for customers to buy and collect their CrossCountry Advance tickets.

Palestinian PM appeals for Britain travel advice change

LONDON — Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad on Monday appealed for Britain to change its travel advice regarding the West Bank, citing improved security and increasing numbers of tourists.

Turkey readies for international air show

ISTANBUL, Turkey (eTN) - The 9th of the traditional ölüdeniz Air Games Festival, organized by the Ölüdeniz Municipality, will take place this year between the dates of October 15-19.

Wartime generation to give 500,000th free passport

LONDON (August 6, 2008) - Home Office Minister Lord Alan West will meet with the recipient of the 500,000th free passport issued to people from Britain's wartime generation tomorrow, Thursday, August

Indian tourists outspend Americans in Britain

LONDON - The number of Indian tourists to Britain has grown by 170 per cent since 1993, and they are outspending American visitors, a report said Saturday.

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 holidaymakers in the UK, especially those from the US.