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27
Feb 2015
Eiffel Tower goes green with two wind turbines
The Eiffel Tower in Paris has recently seen a number of additions to its frame in order to become more energy efficient.
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Eiffel Tower
27
Feb 2015
Tips for Perfect Bartering in South East Asia
South East Asia is a fantastic place to discover, offering a chance to experience a completely different culture rather than just heading off on holiday.
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Tips for Perfect Bartering in South East Asia
26
Feb 2015
Brisbane prepares to bid for 2028 Olympic Games
Brisbane’s Lord Mayor has announced that he is hoping to discuss the bidding for the 2028 Olympics at the next council meeting in March.
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Olympic Games
25
Feb 2015
Paris chosen as host city for International Jazz Day
Paris has been designated as the global host city for the fourth instalment of the International Jazz Festival in 2015.
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International Jazz Festival in Paris
24
Feb 2015
1,000-year-old mummified monk to be exhibited in Budapest
Following a seven-month exhibition in Holland, an ancient Chinese Buddha statue is soon to be exhibited in Budapest.
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Chinese Buddha
23
Feb 2015
What to do on your first visit to New Orleans
The largest city in Louisiana and one which offers a true glimpse into America’s Deep South, New Orleans is a fantastic place to discover on your trip across the pond.
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What to do on your first visit to New Orleans
23
Feb 2015
Scenic Tours recommended as all beverages included river cruise provider
Experts from River Cruise Advisor have deemed Scenic Tours as one of the best river cruise providers that includes all beverages in all-inclusive cruises.
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Wine beverages
23
Feb 2015
Costumes from 2014 blockbuster films on show in Los Angeles
In order to celebrate the Oscars, which took place yesterday in Los Angeles, the FIDM Museum and Galleries is hosting its annual costume exhibition.
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Sewing Machine
20
Feb 2015
Sydney Mardi Gras events to kick off this weekend
Each year, Sydney celebrates Mardi Gras with a number of different events, ranging from Fair Day to the Parade.
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Sydney Mardi Gras Parade
20
Feb 2015
Must visit food markets in Europe
Europe boasts a wealth of food markets, which showcase a wide variety of national delicacies and fantastic fresh produce.
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European markets
19
Feb 2015
Children in Cambodia prepare for giant puppet parade
Children in Siem Reap are being taught how to make giant puppets by volunteers in order to prepare for the Giant Puppet Project Street Parade.
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Cambodian children
18
Feb 2015
Rough Guides releases list of most beautiful cities
Travel guide publisher Rough Guides has released a list of the most beautiful cities as voted for by the public.
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Brisbane
18
Feb 2015
Travel resources to help you plan your river cruise
Planning a river cruise should be an enjoyable experience. One where you and your partner get to relax, safe in the knowledge that everything is taken care of for you and that you get to experience new places almost daily from the comfort of one luxurious ship.
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river cruise resources
18
Feb 2015
New measurement reveals Washington Monument is 10 inches shorter
Earlier this week it was announced that the Washington Monument is in fact 10 inches shorter than originally thought.
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Washington Monument
17
Feb 2015
Tourism in Germany is booming
Tourism in Germany is celebrating its fifth record year, following figures released by The Federal Bureau of Statistics.
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Neuschwanstein Castle
17
Feb 2015
Parisian locals remove love lock padlocks
On Sunday, a local man in a white suit was seen removing love locks from the Pont de l'Archevêché near Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris with a giant bolt cutter.
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Paris love locks
16
Feb 2015
The best festivals in Australia
Festival season is currently in full swing in Australia, and as a country which boasts beautiful weather at this time of year, it’s undoubtedly one of the best locations to experience one of these events.
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The best Australian Festivals
16
Feb 2015
Terracotta Warriors light up Sydney Harbour for Chinese New Year
In order to celebrate the Chinese New Year, 90 larger than life Terracotta Warrior lanterns have been placed beside Sydney Harbour.
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Terracotta Warriors
13
Feb 2015
Fashion Week arrives in New York
The biannual edition of New York’s Fashion Week began yesterday, and is expected to attract more than 230,000 people in the coming days.
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New York Fashion Week
13
Feb 2015
Sri Lankan elephant pregnant at Prague Zoo
Prague Zoo has revealed the exciting news that its Sri Lankan elephant cow, Janita, is expecting her first baby.
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Sri Lankan Elephant
12
Feb 2015
Modern masterpieces to go on display at Louis Vuitton Foundation
The Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris is to introduce a new collection of artworks to the museum, including pieces such as ‘The Scream’.
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Louis Vuitton Foundation
11
Feb 2015
Budapest to host Red Bull Air Race this July
Budapest will once again host the incredible spectacle of the Red Bull Air Race this year, offering locals and visitors alike a fantastic event to admire.
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Red Bull Air Race
10
Feb 2015
Echidna puggle from Taronga Zoo video goes viral
A video of an endangered animal being fed at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo has gone viral, with more than one million people from around the world seeing the echidna puggle being cared for by the zoo’s staff.
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Echidna
9
Feb 2015
Paris tourism to capitalise on Michelin success
French tourism officials have announced that they will concentrate on further enhancing the reputation of Paris as the gastronomic capital of the world, a move which they hope will lead to even more visitors sampling the impeccable food of restaurants across the city.
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Eiffel Tower
9
Feb 2015
Scenic to launch new ‘space ship’ on Douro River in 2016
Scenic Tours is set to launch its brand new cruise ship, the Azure, on the Douro river in Portugal, becoming the first ever company to own and operate an independent cruise ship in the region.
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Duoro River
6
Feb 2015
Cologne Rosenmontag Parade to take place this month
In February, the ‘fifth season of the year’ is celebrated in Germany and culminates with the annual Rosenmontag Parade in Cologne.
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Cologne Rosenmontag Parade
5
Feb 2015
Ho Chi Minh City gears up for Tet holiday
Ho Chi Minh City has started preparing for the Vietnamese New Year, which is the most important celebration in the country’s cultural calendar.
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Spring Flower Festival
5
Feb 2015
Record number of tourists visit New York in 2014
Tourism numbers reached a record high in New York during 2014, with the city welcoming more than 56.4 million visitors in the last 12 months.
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New York City
4
Feb 2015
Rembrandt exhibition to open in Amsterdam
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is set to open an exhibition dedicated to the printer and painter Rembrandt next week.
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Rembrandt exhibition
3
Feb 2015
Two new three-Michelin-star restaurants for France
Michelin announced the star rankings for France’s restaurants yesterday morning, prior to the release of the 2015 red guide, which will be available from Friday.
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Pavillon LeDoyen
2
Feb 2015
Budapest Zoo to receive large scale expansion
Budapest Zoo is to undergo a large scale expansion, following a pledge from the Hungarian government to provide HUF 25 million.
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Rhino at Prague Zoo
2
Feb 2015
Two Australian cities named in top 10 safest list
Both Sydney and Melbourne have been named in the top 10 of the Economist’s Safe Cities Index, which examines city safety across the world.
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Sydney Bridge
30
Jan 2015
Giants set to open Perth International Arts Festival
Two giant puppets are set to take over the streets of Perth in order to open the city’s art festival on Valentine’s weekend.
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Royal de Luxe Giants
29
Jan 2015
Iconic Paris rooftops to become UNESCO World Heritage Site
City officials in Paris are to launch a campaign next week in order for its iconic rooftops to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Paris rooftops
29
Jan 2015
More than 1.1 billion tourists travelled in 2014
More than 1.1 billion global international tourists have been recorded in 2014, according to the UN World Tourism Barometer.
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International arrivals
28
Jan 2015
Exhibition dedicated to Southern California opens in San Diego
Earlier this month the San Diego Natural History Museum opened a new permanent exhibition which explores Southern California’s diverse terrains.
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San Diego Natural History Museum
27
Jan 2015
Mayor calls for Nuremberg parade grounds to receive renovation
The mayor of Nuremberg is hoping for a £60 million investment in order to fund the renovation of the Reich Party Day Parade Grounds.
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Nuremberg Parade Grounds
26
Jan 2015
Frank Gehry’s first Australian building to open in February
Award-winning architect Frank Gehry is to travel to Australia next month in order to open his first design in the country.
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Frank Gehry building
23
Jan 2015
Tintin comic cover to go on sale at art fair in Brussels
The Brussels Antiques and Fine Arts Fair is due to begin on Saturday in Belgium and will include an auction of a rare Tintin comic book cover.
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Tintin comic Belgium
22
Jan 2015
A portrait of France’s historic figures
France is a beautiful country to visit; its varied landscape and culture make it rank among the most popular tourist destinations in the world, but its history and its people are perhaps most interesting of all.
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French figures
22
Jan 2015
Brooklyn to unveil newly restored theatre
A theatre in Brooklyn which was regularly visited by Barbra Streisand is to reopen its doors tomorrow following a two-year restoration.
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Kings Theatre Brooklyn
22
Jan 2015
Tourism officials in Mekong in cycling event discussions
It has been reported that tourism officials are in talks about a multi-stage cycling event along the Mekong River.
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Mekong cycling
21
Jan 2015
Vienna celebrates 150 years of the Ringstrasse
Officially commencing at the beginning of the year, Vienna is set to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Ringstrasse with a number of events throughout 2015.
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Vienna Ringstrasse
21
Jan 2015
The Natural Wonders of America
The sheer diversity of the USA’s natural landscapes make it a destination that could be visited time and time again, whilst discovering something new and equally as awe-inspiring each time.
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Americas Natural Wonders
20
Jan 2015
New South Wales city added to National Heritage List
The first city in Australia to be included on the National Heritage List has been named as Broken Hill in New South Wales.
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Broken Hill
19
Jan 2015
Scenic Tours welcomes Derek Legault to the team
Scenic Tours has recently hired Derek Legault as the senior director of sales, which is part of a number of new developments for 2015.
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River Rhine
16
Jan 2015
Orangutan at Cologne Zoo mimics human speech
A wild born orangutan who is now kept in conservation at Cologne Zoo in Germany has learned to communicate in a similar manner to a human.
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Cologne Zoo
15
Jan 2015
Free climbers make history in Yosemite National Park
Two free climbers in Yosemite National Park have completed what is said to be the world’s hardest rock climb.
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El Capitan Peak
15
Jan 2015
Sydney Opera House to salute Vienna
The Sydney Opera House will be projecting a live Sydney Orchestra concert onto its sails for the first time ever in order to salute Vienna.
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Sydney Opera House
14
Jan 2015
The most unusual museums in Europe
While there are many famous museums throughout Europe, there are just as many quirky and individual museums that receive less publicity.
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Europes unusual museums
14
Jan 2015
Paris to open new concert hall today
An opening gala at Paris’ new concert hall will take place this evening, and will be attended by the president of France, François Hollande.
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La Philharmonie
13
Jan 2015
Scenic Tours launches Mekong river cruises and tours
For the first time ever, Scenic Tours are combining river cruising and touring holidays with five new all-inclusive itineraries on the Mekong River in Southeast Asia.
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Luang Prabang, Laos
12
Jan 2015
Sydney Festival is in full swing
The city of Sydney’s 39th annual festival of art and culture kicked off on Thursday last week by opening its doors to the Festival Village.
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Sydney Festival
12
Jan 2015
The Australian sightseeing bucket list
Located on the opposite side of the world with desirable temperatures and a laid-back vibe, Australia is a destination which many people aspire to visit during their lifetime.
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The Ultimate Australian Bucket List
9
Jan 2015
Antwerp Zoo illuminated for Chinese New Year
Visitors to Antwerp Zoo in the coming days still have the opportunity to enjoy the China Light lighting display, one which marks the Chinese New Year in spectacular fashion.
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Koala
8
Jan 2015
Lyon named among top 10 cities to visit in 2015
Lyon has been named as one of the top 10 destinations for a Euro city break in 2015, with an article from the Telegraph heaping nothing but praise on the famous city.
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Lyon
7
Jan 2015
Journey confirm Las Vegas residency
Legendary American rockers Journey have announced a Las Vegas residency during 2015, fantastic news for the millions of people looking forward to visiting the city this year.
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Las Vegas
7
Jan 2015
Experiencing luxury during your New York Holiday
New York is a stunning destination to visit whatever the time of year, with its wealth of famous landmarks and wide variety of culture just two reasons why it’s proved such a hit with tourists over the years.
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Some of the best experiences in New York
6
Jan 2015
Sydney sun in 2014 nearly record breaker
For those who enjoyed a visit to Sydney during the last year, they will know first-hand what incredible weather the city was treated to.
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Opera House
5
Jan 2015
Wind Turbine Trees to be trialled in Paris
Paris has been chosen as the destination to unveil a unique tree-shaped wind turbine, a renewable energy innovation which is sure to catch the eyes of locals and visitors alike.
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The Louvre
5
Jan 2015
City of Prague praised in online article
An article published by a leading online newspaper has praised the fantastic holiday opportunities that are available in Prague | Scenic Tours News
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Prague Castle
2
Jan 2015
Independent article praises European River Cruises
An article published by The Independent has heaped huge praise on the European river cruising sector, saying that it’s time to head out and explore the waterways of the continent.
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Castle on River Danube
 
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