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Menorca: An Unspoiled Paradise

Guest post this week from some friends of ours living in Menorca! They give us ten reasons why visitors just keep coming back.

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Brits Vote Maldives as Dream Destination

The Maldives has again been voted the most-desirable holiday destination for Brits in the annual poll conducted by tour operator Kuoni.

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Abu Dhabi Announces Louvre and Guggenheim Opening Dates

Abu Dhabi has announced the opening dates  of a number of new cultural attractions, including the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi museum of modern art and the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum exhibiting more historical artworks.

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New York Hotels Report Bumper Year in 2011

New York proved a popular destination for hotel breaks in 2011, with the city reporting a record number of hotel room nights sold during the year.

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Mexico Historic Sites Aiming for Visitor Boost

Mexico is a destination with a wealth of historical attractions, and the country is hoping a new campaign will increase the profile of its national treasures.

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1m Brits Chose Egypt holidays in 2011

More than a million British holidaymakers headed to Egypt for their holidays in 2011, despite the political protests taking place in the country.

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Atlantis Space Shuttle Display Underway in Orlando

The ground-breaking ceremony for the new visitor centre set to house the retired space shuttle Atlantis has taken place at the Kennedy Space Centre in Orlando, Florida.

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Reasons to Visit Malaysia in 2012

The Malaysian tourism board is keen to highlight the Asian destination as an outstanding holiday option in 2012, drawing attention to the various events and experiences on offer this year.

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Spanish Islands Always a Hit with Families

Brits in particular have a bit of a love affair with the Spanish islands, every year flocking to resorts in Lanzarote, Majorca, Tenerife and the rest, for sunshine and sand within easy reach of UK airports.

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See Ayers Rock from a Hot Air Balloon

Travellers wishing to take in the majestic sight of Ayers Rock in Australia’s Northern Territory now have an extra incentive to visit the destination, with the launch of a hot air balloon tour service this year.

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Berghaus and Ontario Tourism Promote Canadian Adventures

The tourist board of Canadian province Ontario has teamed up with outdoor brand Berghaus to promote the region’s opportunities for adventure travellers.

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Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Boosts Tourism in Sweden

Sweden is enjoying a boost in popularity among foreign visitors thanks to the huge success of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the other novels and film adaptations in Stieg Larsson’s acclaimed series.

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Helsinki World Design Capital 2012

Lovers of art and design may want to grab some cheap flights to Helsinki this year as the Finnish capital takes on the role of World Design Capital for 2012.

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St Kitts Seeks More UK Visitors

The small Caribbean island of St Kitts is looking to attract more UK visitors to its shores now that British Airways has started twice-weekly flights to the destination from London Gatwick.

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ABTA Predicts Travel Hotspots for 2012

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has released a list of its travel predictions for 2012, including a list of destinations it expects to attract increased numbers of visitors in the coming year.

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Iceland Tourism Expecting ‘Bumper Year’ in 2012

The national tourism board of Iceland has predicted that the country will experience a “bumper year” in terms of the number of visitors expected in 2012.

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