European theme parks upgraded for summer

Theme parks across Europe are preparing to open their gates this month for the start of the new season. More than 500 million Euros has been spent this year on fixing up over 300 amusement parks and attractions in Europe, to attract more visitors this summer. On top of a range of new rides and attractions being added to existing theme parks, two new parks have been built in Europe. This spring both Istanbul and…
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Istanbul - the Best European Destination in 2013

During the first European e-tourism event, Istanbul has been voted the best European destination in 2013. This event enables European citizens to vote for their favorite city which can win the title of the best European destination. The results have shown that Istanbul is the most popular city among European citizens in 2013; it has become the first city to win the accolade upon its first year entering the competition. Being the only city in…
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Africa voted the most unique travel destination

American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has recently carried out a survey which ranks Africa as the most unique destination in the world. Offering from amazing safari experiences to diverse cultures and from exotic nature to spectacular wildlife, Africa will impress even the most hardened traveler. The second place on the list of most unique travel destinations was taken by Costa Rica followed by Italy, Australia and Alaska. Destinations were rated on several criteria including…
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Malaysia Airlines extends its A380 routes

Those planning vacations to Malaysia must be happy, because yesterday a new Airbus A380 route was launched; it flies to Charles de Gaulle Airport from Paris. Paris has become the second city to be operated using the superjumbo by the Airline, with London being the first. The airline will fly daily to Paris from Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur. The upgrade means that the flight capacity will increase by 75 per cent, now being able to…
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The 100 Venice Bridges Challenge - Getting to know Venice bridge by bridge

A project to photograph and write about one hundred picturesque bridges in Venice, all in one day. As all Venetophiles - lovers of Venice - know, this beautiful and historic city consists of myriad of small islands connected by hundreds of picturesque bridges, most of which are centuries old. Each bridge has a story to tell about its neighbourhood, its history, the people it was named after, and its architecture.Yet surprisingly little information about the…
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Marseille and Košice: European Capitals of Culture in 2013

Marseille (France) and Košice (Slovakia) are the European Capitals of Culture in 2013. The cultural programme will officially begin on 12 January in Marseille and on 19 January in Košice. Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, said: "This is the moment that Marseille and Košice have been preparing for - and waiting for - since their selection as the 2013 European Capitals of Culture. I'm sure the public will be treated…
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2012 Travel Trends Report from Skyscanner

Sun seeking BritsWith 2012 being one of the wettest on record, Brits went to greater lengths to ensure their share of the sun, with more travellers than ever before looking to get away to faraway shores, according to the annual Travel Trends report by leading travel search site Skyscanner.This year, India became one of the most popular winter and summer long haul destinations rivalling long time favourite; Thailand and overtaking Australia and the UAE, a…
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International Tourism Hits One Billion

One billion tourists have travelled the world in 2012, marking a new record for international tourism – a sector that accounts for one in every 12 jobs and 30% of the world’s services exports. A British tourist visiting Madrid, Spain on 13 December has been revealed as the symbolic face of the one billion international tourists travelling in 2012. The tourist was welcomed by the Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain, José Manuel…
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Top 10 Holiday Destinations of 2012 by Getaroom

Runners up for the Top 10 list include Fort Lauderdale, San Diego, Boston, London, San Juan, and up and coming destinations such as Palm Desert, Sedona, and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. MIAMI - Getaroom.com, a leading online discount hotel stay company, released today its definitive list of the Top 10 Holiday Destinations for 2012. Each of the top travel spots offers fun activities and hotels which can be booked at a substantial discount…
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World's best luxury hotels are announced by the Eye Awards

USA - The Eye Awards announced its list of award winners for the best luxury hotels in the world for the company's inaugural year. The lists includes luxury hotel properties the world over in categories including Best Beach Resort, Best Spa Resort, and Best Business Hotel. Worldwide, only thirty luxury hotels were chosen to win these impressive awards based on their operations during the 2011 calendar year. The winning hotel properties were presented with a…
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