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John Glen appointed UK tourism minister

Published on Friday, June 16, 2017 John Glen, MP for Salisbury, has been confirmed as parliamentary under secretary for tourism, along with arts and heritage. He will work alongside Tracey Crouch, MP for Chatham and Aylesford, who has been reappointed as parliamentary under secretary with...
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Win tickets to the Stax Music Academy tour

Published on Thursday, June 15, 2017 TravelMole readers are being invited to enter a competition to win tickets to a special 50th anniversary European tour by the Stax Music Academy next month. Three pairs of tickets are up for grabs for shows in Manchester, London...
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Further setback for Trump Muslim-majority travel ban | News

A US appeals court in San Francisco has upheld a decision blocking a proposed ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries entering the United States. The proposed ban was initiated by president Donald Trump in the early days of his administration, but has been dogged...
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News from Latin America

Published on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Costa Rica has announced plans to become carbon neutral by 2021, despite challenges presented by growing visitor numbers which are leading to rising transport emissions. The destination, which is one of the exhibitors at the Experience Latin America trade...
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St Helena inches closer to commercial air service | News

The government of Saint Helena has announced that SA Airlink has been chosen as the preferred bidder for the provision of a scheduled commercial air service to St Helena. SA Airlink is a privately owned airline registered in South Africa.  It is a franchisee to...
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Blackpool sets sights on becoming UK’s premier events destin…

Published on Thursday, June 8, 2017   Blackpool is trying to reclaim its position as the UK’s premiere conference and events destination after millions of pounds of private and public investment was pumped into new facilities, upgraded accommodation, improved infrastructure and better transport links. A...
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Brand America versus Trump

Published on Friday, June 9, 2017   As evidence mounts of a ‘Trump Slump’, Designate partner Jason Triandafyllou says it’s time for our tourism friends across the Atlantic to pull together. “Since Donald Trump’s election, and the constant stream of inflammatory rhetoric coming both from...
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