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In Europe, hope spreads as worst of the economic crisis is...

All across Europe, hope that the worst of the crisis has been overcome is spreading and that the economy is gradually beginning to recover, Balkans Business News has reported.

Record number of cruise ships will call into the UK this...

LONDON, England - Figures have revealed that 860 cruises are currently scheduled to depart from British shores, up 3%.

Fake airline pilot sentenced to three years and one month in...

LONDON, England - A man who forged pilot's qualifications to fly commercial airlines has been jailed after going on the run and failing to attend his sentencing.

Thomson Airways becomes first UK airline to operate Boeing 787 Dreamliner

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom - Boeing and Thomson Airways announced the delivery today of the airline's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

London rises up in world’s business tourism rankings

LONDON, England - New figures published today by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) shows that London has continued its ascent of world rankings as a major center for busines

IATA chief: CAA’s proposals do not address Heathrow cost issues

GENEVA, Switzerland - In response to the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) initial price proposals for London airports, Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO of the International Air Tr

UK government joins global initiative for cyber resilience

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John Penrose steps down as UK Tourism and Heritage Minister

The UK holiday industry has voiced concerns in the wake of this week’s cabinet reshuffle – which has led to fears that tourism has dropped down the government agenda.

Projected bookings from UK and Germany to USA

UNITED KINGDOM Travel Trade Barometer: British Travel Projected to Remain Flat through the End of 2012

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo to make Farnborough appearance

FARNBOROUGH, England - As one of the world's leading aviation marketplaces, the Farnborough International Airshow is usually an opportunity for airline executives to reach for their checkbooks.

Delta and Chelsea Football Club strike sponsorship deal

LONDON, England - Delta Air Lines has made its first signing of a UK soccer club by striking a multi-year deal to become Chelsea Football Club's official airline sponsor.

Mexico and UK sign Tourism Memorandum of Understanding

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Mexico's Ministry of Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United Kingdom's tourism agency, Visit Britain.

Tourism chiefs: London might be left deserted after the Olympics

Tourism bosses fear London will be left deserted in the weeks immediately following the Olympic Games.

UK seaside resorts: Weather forecasters frightening tourists away

BBC weather forecasters have denied frightening tourists away from British seaside resorts, after holiday park owners accused them of issuing “deliberately pessimistic” warnings.

Queen Elizabeth II: Numbers behind the reign

It's been 60 years since Queen Elizabeth II became monarch of the UK, and she's marking her Diamond Jubilee year with a series of parties, pageants and even 1,000 boats sailing up the River Thames.

Picture-taking tourist plunges to death off Cornwall cliff

A man, Harry McCabe, plunged 160 feet to his death from a Cornish cliff in front of his horrified wife and children while attempting to take photographs, it has emerged.

Monarch Air flies to Dubrovnik and Heraklion

LONDON, England - Leading scheduled leisure airline, Monarch, will launch new routes to 'The Pearl of the Adriatic', Dubrovnik, in Croatia and Heraklion in Crete.

United Kingdom’s APD: Tax from hell?

(eTN) - The increase in United Kingdom’s Air Passenger Duty on April 1 has become a major cause of contention between the UK government and the global travel and tourism industry.

Philippines: Tourist arrivals from UK exceed 100K for the first time

For the first time in history, tourism arrivals to Philippines from the United Kingdom reached 104,466 in 2011, 7.78% higher than the registered visitors of 96,925 in 2010.

Courting the Brits Texan style

Tourism officials from Texas, otherwise known as The Lone Star state, have expressed their keen interest in luring UK travel agents.

CAIR: US Muslim on no-fly list detained in UK

WASHINGTON - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reported today that an Oregon Muslim who traveled by ship to Europe because he is on the U.S.

20 hotels from UK and Ireland recognised in the 2011 HotelClub...

HotelClub today announced 20 winners from the United Kingdom and Ireland in the HotelClub Hotel Awards 2011 (http://www.hotelclub.com/hotel-awards).

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.

New Waldorf Astoria Hotel opens at London Syon Park

Spring has finally arrived in London and with it comes the capital's newest luxury hotel, London Syon Park, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel in West London.

UK Notting Hill Carnival delegation to attend 2011 Seychelles Carnaval International...

It is now confirmed that a 30-strong delegation from UK’s world-famous Notting Hill Carnival has announced their intent to participate in the upcoming 2011 Seychelles "Carnaval International de Vict

UK events industry to establish All Party Parliamentary Group

In a move to gain greater recognition for the £36 billion UK events industry, steps are now underway to establish an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to represent the industry in Parliament.

Green Globe Certification welcomes new auditor for United Kingdom

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe Certification today welcomed Ms. Helene Møgelhøj as the dedicated certification auditor for the United Kingdom. Ms.

United Kingdom and Seychelles move with an innovative approach

SEYCHELLES - The recent announcement by Mr.