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Do Look Down: World’s Most Memorable Cable Car Rides

  With the news that a cable car over the Thames will open in time for the Olympics, we decided to scope out some other sky rides around the world. Offering views slightly more impressive than tube station car parks, these trips are not for vertigo sufferers. Sugarloaf Mountain, Brazil The short and sweet ride [...]

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Ducks, Tats and Junkanoo: Technicolour Festivals of the World

  Revellers tired of grey skies over Notting Hill Carnival should consider heading to foreign festivals for a serious colour fix. Here’s our pick of some of the world’s brightest gatherings. These events are guaranteed to leave a vivid impression, whether or not the sun puts in an appearance. Holi, India Also known fittingly as [...]

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Brits Consider Holidays an ‘Essential Part of Life’

Brits no longer see memorable holidays as a luxury, but an “essential part of life”, according to BBC TV and radio travel expert Simon Calder. Calder, who is also the travel editor at The Independent and an advisor to Visa Europe, was speaking after Visa Europe released its third annual Travel Report. The study showed [...]

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Sri Lanka travel advice

Torrential rains have caused serious flooding in several parts of Sri Lanka. Eastern districts such as Batticoloa, Ampara and Trincomalee have been particularly affected by flooding. Some access roads to the east are impassable. Areas in the central province such as Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Badulla have experienced earth slips due to the rain. The [...]

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FCO advising against travel to Tunisia

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is now advising against all but essential travel to Tunisia. This is following demonstrations, some violent, in multiple locations across the country. More information on the change, including advice for British nationals already in Tunisia can be found on our website, www.fco.gov.uk/tunisia. The FCO will also be regularly updating [...]

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Australian Tourist Board Reassure After Floods

Tourism Queensland has urged travellers to continue visiting Australia’s drenched north east despite heavy rains threatened further flooding. An area the size of France and Germany has been hit following weeks of heavy rain. Tourism Queensland said Rockhampton, 370 miles north of Brisbane and home to 77,000 people, should be avoided. The city’s airport and [...]

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The Apprentice Tourism Task Hits London

London Bus Task Boosts City Visitors This week’s episode of the Apprentice showcased the massive impact that tourism has on the city of London. In a tourism themed episode Lord Sugar send out his wannabe apprentices out into the heart of the city to entice visitors onboard their themed tour buses. London is renowned for [...]

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Student Protests Take Over London

Clean Up Operation in Progress to Restore Popular City Destination Around 30,000 students took over London in protest against rising tuition fees, the crowds lay siege to Parliament Square causing damage to some of the city’s most popular tourists attractions. The Cenotaph, The Treasury and even the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree were all victims of [...]

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Abu Dhabi Welcomes UK Royalty

The Queen Set to Visit the Regions Most Spectacular Tourist Spots With Dubai quickly emerging as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, it is no surprise that UK officials are eager to solidify a relationship between the two countries. This week the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have commenced a [...]

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Rome City Tax Set For 2011

New Tax Will Go Towards Protecting and Restoring this Ancient City Rome is set to introduce a new city tax, targeting visitors staying in hotels within the city. The tax will come into effect on the 1st January 2011 after being debated by Rome City Council for several months. Those staying in four of five [...]

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Royal Wedding Fears

Tourists to Wait and See As the Royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton was announced, it came as great news for the public and for those in the travel sector who anticipate a tourism boom. Many are expecting an influx of tourism to flood the shores of the UK on the back of [...]

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Egypt Offers Even More Ancient Treasures

Archaeologists Unearth a Treasure Trove of Ancient Sphinxes As one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, it is no surprise that the news of newly discovered historical monuments will bring even more visitors to Egypt. Archaeologists recently discovered 12 ancient sphinxes underneath modern housing developments in Luxor. The fascinating monuments are set to be [...]

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Oh, Canada!

Attention Maple Lovers The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) is set to embark on a serious promotional mission in the UK, improving its efforts three-fold. It appears they see a gap in their own market for people in the UK who are missing out on its various national delights. By making partnerships across the pond the [...]

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Cyprus Escapes the Holiday Slump

After a Disappointing 2009, Visitors Head Back to the Island The Cyprus Tourism Board has this week revealed its visitor numbers for 2010. After a disappointing start to the year, the country has shown a significant rise in holiday bookings compared to this time last year. Cyprus officials are even predicting that there may be [...]

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Viva Las Benidorm?

Spanish Hotspot Set To Become Gambling Capital of Europe. Tourism officials have unveiled plans to turn one of Europe’s top destinations into one of the most popular gambling destinations in the world. Benidorm is set to be Spain’s answer to Las Vegas as luxury hotels will hopefully be granted the permission to open casinos within [...]

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St Lucia Clean Up Operation

Tropical Storm Causes Chaos for Tourism Industry After the devastation caused by tropical storm ‘Thomas’ at the weekend, tourism is not expected to be back to normal until this Saturday. Cruise ships will not be able to return to the island until this date and many hotels will stay closed until all damage is rectified. [...]

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