Category: Europe


Russian tourists boost Spain’s tourism sector

High-spending Russian tourists are visiting Spain’s beaches and famous landmarks in ever greater numbers, providing a much-needed boost to the recession-hit country’s key tourism industry. They are predominantly attracted by the country’s mix of pleasant weather, sandy beaches, historic monuments and cultural attractions such as the Prado museum in Madrid and Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia church […]

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ITB Berlin mirrors the dynamic trends in the travel industry

The internet and virtualisation have accelerated the pace of development in the global travel industry and incorporated many new trends that facilitated the expansion to a certain extent. From 6 to 10 March 2013 ITB Berlin will be mirroring the industry’s increasingly dynamic market trends providing a representative overview of global travel products and attractive niche markets. At the 47th […]

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Greek-French agreement on tourism signed

Greece and France inked a major agreement on tourism during French President Francois Hollande’s visit to Athens, Greece Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said. Kefalogianni mentioned that the need to expand and enhance Greek-French cooperation is “very crucial to both countries.” “France is top tourism destination in the world and has an exceptional organisation in its […]

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Chancellor Merkel to open ITB Berlin 2013

Organisers at ITB Berlin have confirmed that the event will be inaugurated by German chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time. Invitations have been issued by ITB Berlin to attend the opening ceremonies, which will take place on March 5th, one day before the start of the show. Welcoming addresses will be given by Susilo […]

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UK eyes tourism push with Emirates deal

VisitBritain, the UK’s national tourism body, is gearing up to launch a marketing campaign to increase the number of tourists from the United Arab Emirates by 30% within seven years. About 250,000 UAE residents visit the country each year, but the UK wants to see that number increase to more than 300,000 by 2020. A […]

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Turkish Airlines to launch new route to Malta

Turkish Airlines, one of the leading European airlines, will be flying between Istanbul and Malta three times a week this summer. Turkish Airlines spokesman, Muhammed Soner Aydin, said: “In terms of destination countries, Turkish Airlines is the world’s number one airline. We believe that this operation will make an easy way to reach both Turkey […]

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Croatia set for 2013 tourism boost

Croatia is all set for massive boom in tourism this summer thanks to its admittance to the EU and the declaration of a 15% sales-tax cut on tourist services which came into effect in January. These changes mean Brits wanting to spend holiday in the Mediterranean country could get a better a better deal on […]

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Macbeth trail to strengthen the fortunes of Scotland’s tourism industry

In a new move Scotland will introduce a new tourist trail dedicated to Macbeth that will boost the fortunes of Scotland’s tourist industry. Alex Johnstone, who represents Northeast Scotland, plans to devise a route for motorists in the region that will be dedicated to Shakespeare’s infamous villain. Mr Johnstone said, “Many people do not realise […]

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Turkey seeks more flights from India to boost tourism

Turkey wants to double the number of flights from Delhi and Mumbai connecting the country to boost tourism and also enhance trade and investments relations. “We want to double the frequency of flights from Delhi and Mumbai. We also want to start flights to more Indian destinations. It will help in boosting tourism sector in […]

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Russia prepares for more Indian tourists

The number of Indian tourists coming to Russia is on the rise. Irina Tyurina, Spokesperson for the Russian Union of Travel Industry said that the inflow of Indian tourists to Russia more than trebled in 2008-2012. According to Tyurina, India is a very promising market for Russia. Around 12 million Indians holiday abroad every year […]

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