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UK tourists worst when it comes to speaking another language

British travelers are still bottom of the class when it comes to speaking another language.

Piracy conference addresses safety of British nationals visiting Indian Ocean region

The British High Commission in Seychelles will host the Indian Ocean Consular Piracy Awareness Conference between September 24-26.

Britain and Seychelles discuss culture and tourism

The new British High Commissioner to Seychelles, Lindsay Skoll, has paid a courtesy call on Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture.

British High Commission hosts Olympics Iftar dinner

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - The British High Commissioner, Adam Thomson, hosted an Iftar dinner at the British High Commission in Islamabad to mark the start of London 2012 Games.

British and Seychellois celebrate Queen’s Jubilee

The Diamond Jubilee Dinner at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Hotel & Casino, off the Golden Mile of Seychelles, saw many British citizens in residence in Seychelles join the Seychellois population for th

CJA makes monitoring media rights in Commonwealth nations a top priority

The new International President of the Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) has made monitoring the observance of media rights among the British Commonwealth as one of her top priorities.

British venues predict fierce competition in 2012

In the build up to the UK Venue Show, 1st – 2nd February 2012, the show’s organisers have conducted interviews with senior operators at key London exhibiting venues about the outlook for the event

Brits still plan to spend on 2012 travel despite economic woes

LONDON, England - The results of the 2012 Travel Trends Survey released today shaow that while the troubled economy is the most significant concern for Britons planning their 2012 holidays, travel bud

Open letter from the Kenyan tourism minister

The Government of Kenya is working closely with British, French and international authorities to ensure that acts of piracy; such as that committed [on October 2] on Manda Island; by Somali nationals

New research to reveal why 2012 tourism business is running away...

At the start of British Tourism Week, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) will reveal new research that will explain why tourism is running away from the UK rather than towards it.

Brits will spend 20 percent less on 2011 holidays

CHESTER, England - Hard-up Brits may be feeling the pinch, but when it comes to getting away the majority aren't prepared to give up their holiday, according to research from travelsupermarket.com.

Brits keeping their vacations in UK

Right now it appears that consumers are being just a little too cautious.

Tanzania woos British tourists through English Premier League

TANZANIA (eTN) - In its new campaign to attract more tourists from United Kingdom, Tanzania has targeted the ongoing English Premier League to market its tourist attractive icons through digital video

Seychelles re-opens tourist office in UK

After almost two years of non-representation in UK, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) re-opened its Tourist Office in London on July 15.

UK travel agency says technology helps travelers in “cutting the drudge”...

(eTN) - A UK agency that specializes in bringing British travelers to Russia, Intourist-UK, hass claimed this week to have a technology-based innovation that will save British business and private tra

British couple revisits Seychelles for their 25th wedding anniversary of their...

A British couple, Ray and Judi Bullock, were recently on a special holiday in Seychelles to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary as they got married in the tropical creole islands of the Seychel

Thousands of British tourists may be stranded abroad until late May

As many as 50,000 British travellers remain stranded abroad this weekend because of the volcanic ash crisis, some being told they face delays of up to a month before they can return home.

Museum visits rise as penny-wise Britons vacation at home

LONDON - British tourist attractions such as the Roman spa at Bath received more visitors this summer than last, as penny-wise Britons spent their holidays at home, an industry body said on Tuesday.

Tourist trap: Land of sun, surf and sexually transmitted infections

It seems that British backpackers could be taking home much more than sunburnt skin and a bag full of souvenirs for Mum.

Borneo orangutan reaches out to British schoolchildren

Rodney, the orangutan, captivated a class of British school children recently as he promoted Sarawak in the UK.

New door-to-door luggage service takes on airline baggage charges

A new EU service for British holidaymakers and business travelers fed up with spiraling add-on baggage charges of the so-called low-cost airlines has been launched in the form of CarryMyLuggage.com.

No boob jobs, please, we’re British

HELP! I've just had my breasts enlarged and I don't like the new size. British embassy - sort out my boobs!

British tourist set on fire by Greek woman

Marina Fanouraki, a Greek woman, will appear in court today after being charged with assault for setting fire to a British tourist in Crete after he allegedly pulled down his trousers in front of her.

UK departure tax “short-sighted” and could shut down many British airports

The London-based World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced its opposition towards the revised UK Airport Departure Tax, citing the tax “will discourage long-haul travel, reduce UK spending

Two British tourists imprisoned for alleged insurance scam

British tourists Shanti Andrews and Rebecca Turner are being held in a Brazilian prison known as "Cell Zero-Zero" on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

FCO clears Brits to visit Yala National Park in Sri Lanka

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the British government has lifted their advice against British tourists visiting certain areas of Sri Lanka, opening up Yala National Park in the south of

Pirates who killed British tourist in Thailand will not be tried...

Malcolm Robertson, 64, was beaten to death and thrown overboard during a hi-jacking on his yacht off Bintang Island in Tarutao National Marine Park on Tuesday morning in Thailand.

More Britons to cruise in 2009, claims Carnival

A reduction in prices will bring an increase in the number of British cruisers this year, Carnival UK has claimed.