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As Coronavirus spreads tube passengers decline by 20 per cent

Transport for London (TfL) is expected to lose £500 million as passengers avoid using public transport amid coronavirus fears.       Underground travel is down almost 20 per cent from the same period last year – with bus journeys …

  • Iceland is single most expensive country in Europe

    Published on : Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    According to Eurostat data, consumer prices were on average 56 percent higher in Iceland than the rest of Europe in 2018, making Iceland the single most expensive country, ahead of Switzerland (52 percent), Norway (48 percent) and Denmark (38 percent). …

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  • Spain will deploy 40k extra policemen to protect tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    Spain has decided to deploy up to 40,000 additional police officers across the country’s tourist hubs as part of a government security plan to protect holiday makers from any potential terrorist activity.     Spain’s interior ministry announced plans to …

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  • Poland allures tourists with charming natural and architectural delights

    Published on : Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Magical, charming, breathtaking and a goldmine of history and heritage; think of Poland, and one will immediately think of regal medieval castles, fascinating Renaissance architecture, towering mountains carpeted with lush forests, colourful old market towns and deep-rooted history.   Though …

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  • The new branding campaign of Tourism Nova Scotia hits London roads

    Published on : Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    With the energetic capital of Halifax, scenic landscapes and extending coastlines, Nova Scotia is all set to attract the UK market with its new branding campaign. Tourism Nova Scotia has introduced a new London taxi campaign together with Canadian airline …

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  • Tourism ushers added value to Europe

    Published on : Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    In the European Union, tourism is a key socio-economic activity. It contributes to financial growth, creates and sustains millions of jobs and is a positive force of cultural interaction among peoples. Nevertheless, like any important activity, it also has an …

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  • Avis starts exciting road trips in Europe

    Published on : Saturday, June 1, 2019

    During the summers, Avis is exciting many Asian travelers to book road trips to discover the Mediterranean.     Through a joint venture with Mediterranean Luxe, a partnership between tourism boards and travel providers, Avis for the second year at …

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  • Tourism Ireland shoots for phase 2 of new global ad campaign in Waterford

    Published on : Saturday, June 1, 2019

    Tourism Ireland has started shooting for phase two of its global advertising campaign. The video recording will be used to develop new TV, cinema and online ads and will reach millions of visitors worldwide. It will be launched for the …

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  • Seven countries get access to U.K. e-passport gates

    Published on : Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Visitors from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States will now be able to join the same queue as EU nationals. They will be able to use ePassport gates at U.K. airports and train stations …

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  • England will ban plastic drinks’ stirrers, straws, cotton swabs from April 2020

    Published on : Thursday, May 23, 2019

    England will ban plastic drinks stirrers, straws, and plastic-stemmed cotton swabs from April 2020.  Michael Gove, Environment Secretary issued a statement which said, “Urgent and decisive action is needed to tackle plastic pollution and protect our environment”. The ban will …

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  • Application for VisitBritain Business Events Growth Programme grants now open

    Published on : Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    VisitBritain is accepting applications for grants for VisitBritain’s Business Events Growth Programme. Following a successful three years     VisitBritain’s Business Events Growth Programme provides support to the UK’s business events sector with two funding strands.     The ‘Bid …

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