Monday, 31 July 2017

Adventure awaits in the Stubai Valley

THE Stubai Tree House Trail is another great addition to the already impressive range of family activities in the Stubai Valley. The new adventure trail in Schlick 2000 expands on Stubai’s outstanding outdoor options. Stretching from Froneben to Vergör, the trail includes five tree houses that invite you to play, climb and discover along the approximately one-hour walk between the middle station of the Kreuzjochbahn and the Alpengasthof Vergör. 

Through the forest with Bardin the dwarf, visitors big and small will be received by Bardin directly at the middle station of the Kreuzjochbahn in the Schlick 2000. The dwarf marks the entrance to the nearly 5,000 m² forest area through which the Tree House Trail leads along an easily accessible and pram-friendly route. The roughly two-hour hike covers an ascent of almost 100 metres. And, of course, a few more if you add the five spectacular tree houses along the way.

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Up in the air . . .

THE Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to welcome the launch of new Turkish Airlines flights to Phuket in Southern Thailand. Phuket, one of the world’s best known beach destinations with a number of award-winning beaches voted for by tourists, will host the airline’s four direct flights per week from Istanbul.

Turkish Airlines inaugurated its Istanbul-Phuket route on 17 July with the first flight carrying 210 passengers, including 20 members of the media from Turkey. The journalists and writers also got the chance to visit important attractions in Phuket and nearby provinces, including Phuket Old Town, Wat Chalong, Siam Niramit Phuket and James Bond Island.


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Sunday, 30 July 2017

24 Hours in Cartagena

THE Latin American Travel Association (LATA) have suggested the best way to spend a day in #Cartagena.

The charming colourful city of Cartagena lies of the Caribbean coast. Known for its laid back vibe, friendly locals, music scene and views over the ocean. Visitors can while away a week or two, but for those who only have a day, here’s the best way to spend it.

8 a.m.

To make the most of the day, get an early start. The ocean breeze cools the morning’s pleasant spring-like temperature. Hungry? Swing by Elaine Gomez Lozano’s arepa stand on the corner of Carrera 11 and Calle 38 in the old city. Here, Elaine serves up hearty corn arepas filled with meat and cheese. There are plenty of street stands to grab a freshly squeezed juice or coffee.

9 a.m.

The best way to see the beauty and history of Cartagena is to walk along the wall that surrounds the old town. It has been there for 400 years. Begin the walk on the western side and stroll for 2 miles taking with the ocean on one side and the old town on the other. Don’t feel you need to walk along the entire length in one go. There are lots of little scenic spots to take a rest.

1 p.m.

Seafood features big on the city’s menus. For something light, try a ceviche, a zingy mix of seafood marinated in lime and citrus juices. Street vendors offer ceviche in the old town, but for the best, try La Cevicheria, a tiny eatery on Calle Stuart 714. Be sure to also try the shrimp and octopus salad which is excellent. If the weather’s good, perch on the seats outside.

3 p.m.

Outside the old town lies San Felipe de Barajas fort built by the Spanish. This huge structure dates back to the 16th century to defend the city from sea attacks by pirates. It was later extended in the 17th and 18th centuries. It takes a little time to scramble to the top of the 130-foot fort, but the views are well worth the effort.

6 p.m.

It may seem a bit twee, but a ride on one of the horse-drawn carriages is an excellent way to see the city in style. This is popular at sunset, when the city has an orange glow. Trot around for an hour, take in the delightful colonial architecture and watch the locals. A good time to start snapping on the camera.

8 p.m.

Cartagena seems to have almost limitless restaurant options. It is hard to do better than Don Juan’s on Calle del Colegio. This casual eatery puts Colombian produce at the forefront. Think grilled octopus, bacon and candied potatoes to start, followed by roasted lamb, yucca fries and artichoke aioli. Bliss.

10 p.m.

Cartagena nightlife is legendary and plays an important role in the city. La Vitrola on Calle Baloco feels like the bars out of Old Havana. Grab a stool and sip a cold beer or aguadiente while listening to the sounds of Samba and Cuban music.



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Slovenian tourist season on the way to a new record




















STATISTICAL data from Slovenia’s tourism industry are implying another record summer season. The figures are more than excellent: the first five months registered around 2.2 million overnight stays by foreign guests, which is 13% higher compared to the same period last year.

More and more different languages can be heard in green, active and healthy #Slovenia and around its cultural and natural attractions. The highest number of tourists come from Italy and Germany, while Slovenia is also recording an increase in tourists from Russia, Spain, the U.S, Serbia and France.


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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Sightseeing from the rails

A new luxury tourist train in Japan launched on 21st July 2017, offering visitors the chance to ride in style from Yokohama (near Tokyo) to the Izu Peninsula – full of hot springs and picturesque coastlines.

The Royal Express - Japan’s latest addition to its ever-growing number of luxury sightseeing trains - has been designed by Eiji Mitooka, designer of the Seven Stars Kyushu sightseeing cruise train, from the smart royal blue of the train’s exterior down to the staff uniforms.

The train will run between JR Yokohama station in Yokohama and Itokyu Shimoda station in Shimoda City at the southern tip of the Izu Peninsula. It will offer passengers the chance to enjoy an elegant experience on their way between Yokohama and Izu, featuring opportunities for dining and live musical performances while on board. At around 100 people, it also has one of the highest passenger capacities of any tourist train in Japan.


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Cornwall for a staycation



NUMBER  four on Skyscanners Top Seven Hotspots for 2017, with new year-round flights from around the UK and travellers looking more favourably at UK destinations as a way to make their pound go further, it looks like #Cornwall will be travellers' #staycation favourite in 2017. 

Much of the region still waits to be discovered, even by holidaymakers who've been coming here for the cosy fishing villages and Caribbean-esque beaches for quite some time. A region of artistic tradition since before Tate St Ives came on the scene, Cornwall still has a vibrant community of working artists and great independent galleries, inspired by the kind of wild beauty you'll find in abundance around the Bedruthan Steps and Bodmin Moor. Add to this the kind of top culinary names you don't normally see outside London (Rick Stein's acclaimed seafood restaurants in Padstow are just the start), and Cornwall's appeal stretches way beyond Newquay's bubbling surf. 

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Friday, 28 July 2017

Italy seeing significant increase in golf visitors

ITALY has enjoyed a significant increase in the number of #golf visitors in recent times, with international bookings having risen by an impressive 25% over the last two years of growth.

With Italy Golf & More, the first pan-Italian international promotional golf project, providing the driving force, latest figures show that the number of rounds played by international golfers in the country has gone up by around a quarter since 2015.

Green fee bookings rose by around 15 per cent in 2016 and have increased by a further 10 per cent so far this year, with a rise in numbers reported in regions across the north and south of #Italy.

The likes of Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto and Sicily have all seen international numbers rise in the last 12 months, while the number of foreign golfers playing rounds in the regions of Trentino Alto Adige and Friuli Venezia Giulia has almost doubled during the same period.


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Up in the air . . .



FLY to Fukuoka in the south of #Japan from £373 rtn with Air France. Air France are also currently also offering flights to Osaka from £448, Tokyo from £540 and Nagoya from £550 in selected months of 2017.

Prices apply to a return ticket per adult, including taxes, surcharges and fees. Credit card surcharges may apply.

To search for flights and for more information and to book see Air France's website: http://www.airfrance.co.uk

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Check Mate & a Dancing Fiddle

FROM a Roman distance slab to a medieval football, Antarctic goggles to a dancing fiddle- VisitScotland has revealed the top 25 objects that have shaped Scotland’s history in a stunning 25 objects ebook.

The list was unveiled on International Chess Day (20 July) as a special nod to the most famous chess pieces in history – the Lewis Chessmen - who feature at number 9 on the date ordered list.

Compiled by an expert panel for the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, the 25 objects cover over 5000 years of Scottish history and the length and breadth of the country from Shetland to Dumfries and Galloway.

The objects were chosen based on chronological and geographic spread alongside their individual interesting stories. The final 25 were chosen by a panel that included representatives from Historic Environment Scotland, National Museums of Scotland, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and VisitScotland.

VisitScotland hopes that visitors will go on a trail this summer to discover as many of the objects as possible and in turn discover more about Scotland’s fascinating past.


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Escape in the Lake District

CHALLENGE your family and friends . . . Cliffhanger Rooms is the Lake Districts Escape Rooms, where between 2 - 6 people are immersed into one of our themed rooms. Similar to the Crystal Maze TV show, you have to find things, solve puzzles, crack codes to escape in 60 minutes. Exciting, Fun and Challenging!

There are 3 rooms to choose from The Pharaohs Curse, Bank Vault Heist and Haunted Pirate Ship.

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Stay to Get Away in Trinidad & Tobago

THE launch of this year’s “STAY TO GET AWAY: ADVENTURE BEGINS AT HOME” campaign was held at the House of Angostura in Laventille and will run from July 01-August 31.

Citizens of #Trinidad & #Tobago now have over thirty five (35) tour packages and accommodation properties on offer in Trinidad and Tobago that will whet the appetite of even the most seasoned traveller.

The concept of STAY TO GET AWAY: ADVENTURE BEGINS AT HOME gives residents an opportunity to experience local tourist sites and attractions as an alternative to vacationing overseas. In times of severe economic downturn as well as during off season tourism months of June to September, support of the stakeholders becomes critical in ensuring the survival of the local tourism sector.


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Orlando Magical Dining returns in the Fall

FROM internationally renowned chefs to home-grown venues, #Orlando is a destination where the culinary possibilities are both fresh and seemingly endless. Theme parks restaurants keep Central Florida on the map with award-winning dining, and independent restaurateurs bring fresh concepts to the table. Whether locally owned or part of expanding franchises, many of the destination's newest restaurants mirror the national trends: American cuisine, farm-friendly menus and simple food with regional accents. Nationally, Orlando has emerged as a prominent dining destination, and continues to grow in both quantity and quality of flavors.

Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month, sponsored by American Express, returns Aug. 25 - Oct. 1 with an unprecedented number of restaurants - more than 100 - each offering a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu for just $35 per person. 

Celebrating its 12th year, the popular dining initiative provides a variety of options for local foodies or visiting gourmands who are looking to try out a local favorite or one of the hottest new venues added to Orlando's growing culinary scene. For the first time, six restaurants from Walt Disney World Resort hotels join the program's growing line-up.

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Hiking in Madagascar: an authentic experience in a preserved nature


CALLING all nature lovers. The Analamanga Regional Tourist Board is organising a hike in Tsiazompaniry, #Madagascar on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July 2017. It is located 90km south-east of the center of Antananarivo.

After about 20 km of hiking, the local bush taxi will rock you on a string of paved roads and tracks. During the journey, you can admire a peaceful landscape of well-landscaped land and buildings with a variety of colors. You will also have the opportunity to rub shoulders with the local population at the market, a true theater of country life.

Once you arrive in Tsiazompaniry you will be amazed by the tranquility and natural beauty of the landscape as well as the fresh air of the forest and the lake. In short, a trip to the heart of an authentic nature. Prepare for an experience of simplicity, while supporting the economic development of the local community, which manages the region's natural resources.

This trek that combines escapism in nature and ecotourism, will be punctuated by several stops in the small villages of the regions, such as Antovontany renowned bamboo items, its blacksmiths and weavers, or Ambohidralambo famous for its basketry. And to immerse yourself in the country life of Tsiazompaniry, hikers will stay in a cottage and discover the joys of the country meal and a campfire evening.


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Three Thailand water parks named among top 10 in Asia

THREE of Thailand’s fun-filled water parks have been listed as among the Top 10 in Asia by renowned travel website TripAdvisor in their 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards.

The Ramayana Water Park in Pattaya took the third spot in the Top 10 Water Parks in Asia with the Black Mountain Water Park in Hua Hin taking sixth spot. Also in Pattaya, the Cartoon Network Amazone is making a splash and was named the seventh most popular water park in Asia.

TripAdvisor users praised the Ramayana Water Park in Pattaya for its “beautifully clean water” and “excellent rides” while Black Mountain Water Park was reviewed as “safe,” “family-friendly” and “a great day out”. Cartoon Network Amazone was called “state-of-the-art” with both “simple and daredevil” slides.

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Monday, 24 July 2017

Safety upgrades at Concord Waterfall Grenada

THE Government of #Grenada, through the Ministry of Tourism, continues to make every effort to enhance and to improve safety at our various attraction and recreational sites. As such, work was recently completed at the Concord Waterfall to improve the experience for both locals and visitors, particularly as it relates to safety at the site.

Through collaboration with our various stakeholders improvements included installation of new railings and the erection of a multilingual sign which serves to remind all users to exercise a level of responsibility and safety when enjoying the falls.

Adding to the enhancement and safety of the premier tourist attraction is the inclusion of two inflatable lifeguard rings to assist in cases of emergency. While the physical and safety amenities have been upgraded, quality service delivery will also be addressed.


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Amazing places . . . where am I heading?




















BACK in a week with tales of our adventures. . . 


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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Ghana launches campaign to develop domestic tourism

AS part of its objective to develop domestic tourism, through Ghanaian culture and creative arts, the #Ghana Tourism Authority under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and its partner agencies has outdoored the “See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana, Feel Ghana” campaign in a bid which also aimed at igniting the ‘’I am Ghanaian’’ spirit.

The campaign which was launched in the gardens of the Christiansburg castle, a former slave holding and administrative seat of colonial government in demonstration of Ghanaian ownership of her heritage and destiny, seeks to invoke the spirit of nationalism through sounds, distinct sights and the fusion of traditional food drawn from each of the 10 regions of Ghana.

The multimedia integrated campaign is expected to provide a platform for existing cultural and historic events such as traditional festivals and new initiatives like PANAFEST.

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Fly & Win

FRAPORT #Bulgaria has launched its sweepstakes campaign at the two Black Sea airports of Burgas and Varna. The Cool Airport Summer campaign aims to boost the mood and improve the experience of all passengers during their stay at the airport. 

Travelers will be able to win attractive prizes while shopping in the designated airport facilities. The diverse range of awards include Vespa mopeds, smart phones, electronic readers, discounts of up to 50% of the next purchase, refreshments, products from the available store selection and much more.


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Whales & Gardens Tours in British Columbia

BRITISH Columbia’s largest and most trusted whale watching company Prince of Whales Whale Watching, is excited to welcome guests aboard the Salish Sea Dream — a sleek new state-of-the-art, eco-friendly $3.5 million catamaran that will provide a new experience for tourists and locals on the “Ultimate Day Tour.” 

The custom-built 78-foot catamaran will depart Vancouver each morning, taking guests on a whale-watching tour en route to the B.C. Capital. In Victoria, there will be many options for sightseeing around the city before travelling by shuttle to the world-famous Butchart Gardens. From the Gardens, guests will take a breathtaking sunset cruise back to downtown Vancouver. The vessel can carry 95 passengers and everyone will have a great view as each person will have a seat inside the cabin and on the deck. Combining two of Victoria’s “must do” activities, the Salish Sea Dream will offer whale-watching excursions each afternoon from the Inner Harbour and stopping for a visit to the Butchart Gardens as part of the “Whales and Gardens” packages. 

“It’s a fantastic trip and it really offers something different,” says Prince of Whales Whale Watching owner Alan McGillivray. “We live in such an amazing part of the world and this gives people a front-row seat to see and learn more about the animals that live in and travel through our waters.” 

Marine naturalists and experienced crew will be on board and offer informative talks about marine mammals, birds and other wildlife, as well as the ecosystem and key points of interest. It will be an entertaining and educational trip with a focus on conservation.


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Saturday, 22 July 2017

UNESCO status for the Lake District great for tourism

THE news of the UNESCO status for the Lake District has been welcomed with open arms from many in the tourism and travel industry. Pitchup.com, which features camping and glamping sites in the Lakes has reported that bookings in the region are up 72% year on year over the last three months.

Commenting on the news Pitchup.com founder Dan Yates said: “The news of the UNESCO World Heritage Status for the Lake District is fantastic for the leisure industry and tourism. It means that one of the UK’s most loved National Parks will now be protected forever, for future generations to enjoy. For businesses operating in the area this status is going to raise interest and appeal and we’re anticipating a strong drive on bookings to the area.”


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Getaways just for grownups

CHILDFREE boltholes for guaranteed pool peace and toddler tantrum-free dining. Prestige Holidays has hand-picked some adults-only properties that are ideal for those seeking a peaceful peak summer child-free getaway this August.


Tenerife  - This small rural hotel is in a glorious location central to Tenerife’s Mount Teide walking routes. Just 15 miles from the famous 5000ft peak, the hotel is set within a pine forest in the mountain village of Vilaflor, which is surrounded by four nature parks and has 11 walking trails to explore, with two straight from the hotel: the six mile 'Lunar landscape route' and the 12-mile 'Las Lajas Route'. While the 3.7 mile 'wine route' is ideal for lazy days. 

Packed with sporting opportunities, yet not a kids club in sight, Spa Villalba offers a range of fitness options including: yoga, personal training and a climbing wall. There's also a spa, with extensive treatments including wine therapy, an indoor/outdoor pool, Turkish bath and sauna. 

Departing Gatwick to Tenerife South with Monarch on 3rd August, the price is £648 per person including seven nights bed and breakfast accommodation, return flights and car hire.

Dalmatia, Croatia - One of the loveliest hotels in the central Dalmatia region, the new adults only, boutique style, Hotel Ola overlooks the Adriatic close to Trogir. Many aspects of this fabulous new property are five star including its gorgeous roof top infinity pool with fantastic views that can be enjoyed in blissful peace, the super a la carte restaurant and large sea view rooms.

Hotel Ola is just a five-minute taxi ride from Trogir, a UNESCO listed, walled old city that looks like a mini Dubrovnik. Trogir has an excellent choice of restaurants, bars and boutique shops with some superb galleries. 

Its medieval centre has an “Aladdin’s Cave” feel as narrow cobbled streets lead into tiny courtyards – not to be missed is the impressive St Lawrence Cathedral.
Seven nights departing 16th August cost just £1069 per person.

Paphos, Cyprus  - With Paphos the joint European Capital of Culture in 2017, this summer is the perfect time to experience the celebratory events taking place in the historic UNESCO listed city. 

Just 20-minutes from Paphos airport, The Asimina Hotel is a boutique style, all-suite hotel exclusively designed for adults only and situated on a delightful beach within its own private gardens. Thalassotherapy, Aromatherapy and a ‘couple’s suite’ in the Spa are just some of the facilities, which also include two outdoor freshwater inter-connected pools and one indoor pool – all perfect for peaceful dozing, plus a floodlit tennis court and gym. The luxurious Executive Suites even offer a private pool, a Jacuzzi bath and a private Cabana on the beach, ideal for a quiet read.

Departing London Stansted on 14th August with Ryanair to Paphos for £1418 per person.



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Hamburg sees tourism sector boom

HAMBURG'S tourism sector has been booming for several years and has turned the city into the most successful tourist hotspot in #Germany. 

Over the past 10 years, the number of overnight stays in #Hamburg has more than doubled, and record numbers have been achieved every year for the past 15 years. A total of 6.6 million guests generated 13.3 million overnight stays in Hamburg in 2016, which corresponds to an increase of 5.5 percent compared with the same period of the previous year.

The majority of international overnight guests came from: 
  • Denmark (396,000, an increase of 7.8 percent
  • Switzerland came second, with 340,000 overnight stays, an increase of 10 percent. 
  • The UK showed a positive development with a growth rate of 8.5 percent.
  • United States (+6 percent) and 
  • China (+30.7 percent)

All of which will help position Hamburg as a top ten European tourist destination.

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Friday, 21 July 2017

JAL launches new route between London & Tokyo

JAPAN Airlines (JAL) is set to launch a new direct morning flight each way between London and Tokyo starting from 29th October, 2017.

The new service will operate between Tokyo’s Haneda (HND) and London’s Heathrow (LHR) airports. The outward flight will depart from LHR at 9:30am and arrive at HND the following day at 6:25am, while the return flight will depart from HND at 2:45am and arrive at LHR later the same day at 6:25am.

With the addition of the new daily nonstop service, JAL will operate a total of four flights daily to and from Japan together with its partner airline British Airways (BA). The addition will greatly enhance choice for customers, as both outbound and inbound flights offer completely different departure and arrival timings to those of JAL’s existing services between the two countries.


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Alternative accommodation for a city break



TRAVELLING
to a European city does not have to mean staying right in the centre in an overpriced hotel. Outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com has alternative ideas that are easy on the wallet and offer a more fun and quirky alternative.

Gothenburg
The Swedish city is an increasingly popular destination thanks to its rich culinary scene, proximity to the coastline and fascinating sights. Kungälvs Camping is just outside Gothenburg in a quiet town. Golfing and fishing are some of the local activities available, while the site has an easy stroll into the nearest town along the beach.

Dubrovnik
Why stay in the centre of Dubrovnik when just 15km away, accommodation for a holiday could be in a funky treehouse! Surely more fun for the holiday photos and Facebook updates. Cadmos Village is situated in Komaji and within easy reach of both Dubrovnik centre and airport. There is so much to do here from archery, painting and ziplining to hiking, bike tours and wine tasting.

Ljubljana
The compact Slovenian city is a must-see for anyone who loves European city breaks. Pitchup.com has seen vast growth in outdoor holidays to Slovenia and when you have a site just a 20-minute cycle from the centre of Ljubljana, it’s not hard to see why.

Madrid
On the outskirts of Madrid lies Camping Park Arco Iris. Although most visitors will probably spend their days exploring the shops, museums and galleries of Madrid, there is also plenty to keep them on site including a pool, jacuzzi, sauna, restaurant and kids’ playground.
Paris

Rome
Who needs to stay in the centre of Rome when from as little as £17 per night, visitors can stay just 12km away and enjoy a shuttle bus transfer everyday into the city. Camping Village Tiber offers guests a swimming pool, pizzeria and free wifi with entertainment in peak season.



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Play London

PLAY London with Mr Bean is an interactive mobile Match-3 game with geo-location features, starring an animated Mr Bean character visiting scores of tourist attractions in central and outer #London. 

Launching later this year on iOS and Android the game will engage with visitors to the city and help them discover London’s hidden tourist gems, and the city’s cultural and foodie highlights. It will feature hidden treasures and great offers that can be found all over the city.

By spending time playing the game, players will be able to pick up vouchers which they can then cash in for discounts when they holiday in London and find great offers on locations around the city. Discounts may include free Wi-Fi, or money off hotel room rates and at famous visitor attractions.

www.play.london

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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Up in the air . . .

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British Airways Operated by C
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flight into and out of
Victoria Falls from Johannesburg
with effect from
the 28
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of July
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BA Comair has announced there will be an additional flight into and out of Victoria Falls from Johannesburg with effect from the 28th of July until the 12th November.


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Bermuda hailed a success after 35th America's Cup

BERMUDA'S successful delivery of the 35th America’s Cup has elevated the destination to a strong position for attracting future sports tourism events and has already helped officials land new events for the island.

Since 2016, nine America’s Cup legacy events – some of them recurring – have been added to Bermuda’s sports tourism calendar. These events coming to the island were positively influenced by the 35th America’s Cup and the 2015 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in #Bermuda.

“Using the momentum of the America’s Cup to set the stage for future tourism growth has always been a goal of the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Bermuda is well on her way to accomplishing that goal,” said Bermuda Tourism Authority Chief Executive Kevin Dallas.

Meantime, in the wake of America’s Cup, the Bermuda #Tourism Authority is actively vetting the feasibility of many other sports-related events, including future Superyacht and J Class Regattas similar to the America’s Cup-related events that took place in Bermuda in June. 

 The 2017 Superyacht Regatta attracted about twice the number of entrants that raced in San Francisco during the 34th America’s Cup, while the convergence of eight J Class boats in Bermuda was the largest gathering in history – even more than raced at any one time in the 1930s and 1940s when the majestic sailing vessels competed for the America’s Cup.

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Game of Thrones in Tapestry

A brand new Tourism Ireland campaign will showcase Northern Ireland once again as Game of Thrones® Territory to millions of fans worldwide.

The campaign, which is supported by Tourism NI, will also be rolled out – by Tourism NI – in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

This year’s campaign is bigger than ever before – featuring a 77-metre long, Bayeux-style tapestry which tells the story so far from season 1 to season 6 in #gameofthrones. The tapestry brings to life the trials and tribulations of the show’s characters in its most epic and famous scenes – complete with blood red weddings, golden Lannister hair, emerald green wildfire, cold blue White Walkers and jet black crows. 

The tapestry will be woven from one enormous piece of linen supplied by Thomas Ferguson’s in Banbridge, one of the last surviving linen mills in Northern Ireland – giving fans a chance to re-visit all the key events which led to the season 7 premiere.

John McGrillen, CEO of Tourism NI; Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland; and Kathryn Thomson, CEO of the Ulster Museum, at the launch of the 2017 Game of Thrones campaign in the Ulster Museum, Belfast.





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