Tourism Ireland launches new website for Middle East travellers

Tourism Ireland has launched a new and improved website for its GCC audience with an exclusive competition for one lucky winner to experience a ‘road-trip-of-a-lifetime’ along Northern Ireland’s most famous coastal route. Enhancing Tourism Ireland’s online presence in the region, the new website has been developed in response to growing interest in travel to the island of Ireland from the Middle East market. The local site provides comprehensive, up-to-the-minute information for Middle Eastern visitors with…
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Russian aeroflot launches a low-cost carrier

A low-cost subsidiary of Russian Aeroflot will start flying in 2014 according to Aeroflot’s Board of Directors that approved the creation of the new low-cost carrier.Plane tickets for the low-cost carrier will be between 20 to 40 percent cheaper than for the parent brand, according to airline management. A separate airport will be constructed for the low-cost flights. The new company will focus on domestic flights within Russia.Experts point out that until recently low-cost carriers…
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Families should not be put off visiting Crete

Now the school holidays are in full swing, increasing numbers of young people are heading to the Greek island of Crete to indulge in the late night clubbing scene. However loveholidays.com advises that UK families should not be put off visiting the island. “This increase in noise and late night partying in Crete is almost entirely confined to the resort of Malia, which has become the favourite party town for students this summer.” said loveholidays.com…
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Austrians fly to Greece

Greece, Spain and USA preferred destinations; Not just about sun and sand: culture main motive for travelling; 37% of all Austrians already ‘fly’ abroad on holiday. Crises may come and go. But Greece remains the destination of choice for Mr and Mrs ‘Average Austrian’. In a survey carried out recently, around one-in-eight Austrians (12%) said they would be travelling to Greece on holiday this year. 10% wanted to visit Spain, and 9% said they would…
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Poor Tourism – An emerging trend!

As adventures fall short for the international travelers, a new trend emerges out of the graves and debris of the meager slums in the world. They call it “Slum Tourism” OR “Poor tourism”. For those who fancy a chance to see how the other half of the world lives without the luxurious amenities of life, goes to these special tours to the underprivileged neighborhood of the world. The impoverished areas in the world like the…
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IATA Confirms Ryanair Is The World’s Favourite Airline

Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), today (17 June) welcomed confirmation from IATA that Ryanair remains the world’s favorite airline after IATA’s 2012 World Airline Transport Statistics showed Ryanair once again carried more international passengers than any other airline. Ryanair carried 79.6m international passengers last year, almost 29m more than second-placed Lufthansa (50.8m) and 35m more than third-placed EasyJet (44.6m). Indeed, Ryanair carried more international passengers than: EasyJet and British Airways combined (75.8m) Air…
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British Airways Partners Bangkok Airways

From 11 June, British Airways’ customers will be able to fly to the popular Thai holiday hotspots of Phuket, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai thanks to a new agreement between the airline and Bangkok Airways. The codeshare arrangement between the two airlines means that British Airways’ customers will be able to book flights, via Bangkok, to these tourist destinations in one seamless transaction. There will also be a codeshare service with Bangkok Airways from Singapore…
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World's highest swing ride opens

The world’s highest swing ride opened to the public at a Texas Theme Park this weekend. The 400-foot-high Texas SkyScreamer, at the Six Flags Over Texas theme park in Arlington, Texas, carries riders on open-air swing chairs attached to a giant tower. The 124 ft-wide gondola spins at a speed of 35 miles per hour upon reaching the top of the tower. Up to 24 people at a time can enjoy panoramic views of the…
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Dubai declared the Seventh most popular Destination in World

Dubai continues to climb the ranks as an international travel destination, according to MasterCard’s third annual Global Destination Cities Index. The UAE’s travel hub has consistently advanced its position since the inception of the Index in 2011, ranking ninth in its launch year, eighth in 2012 and seventh in the 2013 edition. Dubai is set to be the seventh most popular city globally in terms of inbound international visitors in 2013, outranking cities such as…
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Bangkok to be world's most visited city

Bangkok will become the world’s most popular city for tourists this year, ahead of London, according to new research Thailand’s capital, the first point of entry for thousands who head to the country’s beaches, has been named the number one destination for international visitors in 2013's Global Destination Cities Index forecast. The index predicts visitor numbers based on scheduled flights and the estimated spend by tourists for 132 different destinations around the world. Bangkok is…
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