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Virgin Holidays to challenge hotel liability claim

Virgin Holiday is appealing the court decision by a holidaymaker who claimed compensation for injuries after walking into a plate glass door in her bikini, The Telegraph has reported. Moira Japp, was on the balcony of her suite at the […]

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Global tourism registers five percent growth, helped by Europe

Global tourism has grown by five percent in the first eight months of the year, hitting a record 747 million international tourist arrivals, Travel Weekly has reported, citing the

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British tourism continues to boom in July

In its July Overseas Travel and Tourism report, the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) has highlighted a continuing upward trend for Britain's incoming tourism during the month. The


Ministers’ Summit to focus on coordinated tourism and aviation policymaking

The upcoming seventh UNWTO & WTM Ministers' Summit is set to discuss measures to help governments across the world to better align their tourism and aviation policies to


High VAT hitting UK tourism, say industry insiders

A group of UK travel industry insiders is claiming that the high Value Added Tax (VAT) rate in the country is detrimental to the industry, making it difficult


Holiday companies cancel Egypt tours until October

Adventure holiday companies are cancelling trips to Egypt en masse for the coming months as conflict continues in the country following the removal of president Mohammed Morsi. Holiday companies


Egypt proclaims ‘new era for Egyptian tourism,’ reassures holidaymakers

Tourism authorities in Egypt have heralded a 'new era for Egyptian tourism,' as tour operators look forward to the withdrawal of a UK Foreign Office travel advisory. Amid the


Troops prepared for Egyptian protests

Troops have been deployed in several of Egypt's major cities ahead of protest demonstrations that are planned for the weekend. Protestors are demanding that the country's president, Mohamed Morsi,

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Wales adopts major tourism strategy

A major new tourism strategy has been announced this week by the Welsh government. The new strategy is intended to develop the Welsh tourism sector by 10 percent between


UK visitor numbers fall but spend increases

Newly released figures for April this year has shown that spending by visitors to the UK increased by 13 percent for the month, despite an actual fall in