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Apr 2015
Exhibition dedicated to Matisse opens in Amsterdam
A new exhibition dedicated to Matisse opened at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam earlier this week.
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Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam
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Mar 2015
Top four reasons why travel insurance claims are rejected
A new study by Gocompare has revealed the top 10 things that could potentially cause a travel insurance claim to be rejected.
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Things that could cause a travel insurance claim to be rejected
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Mar 2015
Five of Sydney’s lesser-known attractions
With famous landmarks like the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and even the Sydney Tower Eye, it’s hardly surprising that millions of people visit Sydney year after year.
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Five of Sydneys Lesser-known attractions
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Mar 2015
UK wine lovers turning to Portugal
Recent analysis of figures from HM Revenue & Customs has shown that Portuguese wine is becoming increasingly popular with wine lovers in the UK.
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Wines from Portugal
27
Mar 2015
Tintin comes to Paris for fascinating exhibition
An exhibition dedicated to the cartoon character Tintin is currently open at the Musée en Herbe in Paris.
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Tintin exhibition in Paris
26
Mar 2015
Trip Advisor releases list of top Australian destinations
Leading travel review website Trip Advisor has released a list of the top ten Australian destinations according to their popularity.
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Sydney is top destination in Australia
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Mar 2015
Lisbon is top Easter break destination
Following a recent survey conducted by Momondo, it has been revealed that Lisbon is Briton’s top choice for an Easter break.
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Douro River Bridge
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Mar 2015
Eiffel Tower hosts first race to the top
The very first La Verticale de la Tour Eiffel took place in Paris on Friday, and saw more than 50 athletes take part.
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Eiffel Tower Steps
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Mar 2015
San Diego: A Guide to America’s Finest City
Often regarded as America’s Finest City, San Diego has something to offer all types of visitor so it’s hardly surprising that millions of people pay the city a visit each and every year.
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San Diego
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Mar 2015
Pop to Popism exhibit boosts visitors to Art Gallery of NSW
The Art Gallery of NSW has announced that its recent summer exhibition ‘Pop to Popism’ was a success.
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Art Gallery of NSW
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Mar 2015
Pinball museum in Budapest enjoying successful first year
Following the renaissance of pinball culture, a unique museum in Budapest is finding increasing popularity, especially with foreign tourists.
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Pinball Machine Museum
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Mar 2015
Tourism Australia announces collaboration with David Attenborough
During an announcement at the Destination Australia Conference earlier this week, it was announced that Tourism Australia would be collaborating with Sir David Attenborough.
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Turtle on Great Barrier Reef
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Mar 2015
Propaganda posters on display in Vietnam gallery
More than 1,000 original examples of propaganda posters created by art school students are to be displayed in Vietnam.
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Vietnam Propoganda Poster
19
Mar 2015
Aardman exhibit to open in Paris
Characters from famous Aardman productions will be soon be on display at a new exhibition which is due to open in Paris on Saturday.
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Wallace and Gromit Aardman set
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Mar 2015
Exploring Vienna through Coffee
Vienna’s coffee culture is an important part of Austria’s identity and both locals and visitors can easily spend a few hours in a Vienna coffee house, simply relaxing and sipping on a cup of coffee.
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Exploring Vienna through Cofee
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Mar 2015
Lauren Bacall exhibition now open in New York
An exhibition dedicated to the late Lauren Bacall has opened in New York, in order to celebrate the star’s contribution to fashion.
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Lauren Bacall fashion exhibition
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Mar 2015
Last few weeks of Maillol and Rippl-Ronai collection in Budapest
The temporary ‘Story of Friendship’ exhibition is about to enter its last few weeks at the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest.
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Rippl-Ronai painting
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Mar 2015
Melbourne Fashion Festival is underway
This weekend saw the opening event for the annual Melbourne Fashion Festival, with a catwalk show from Australian department store David Jones.
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Melbourne Fashion Festival
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Mar 2015
European exhibitions to look out for this summer
Europe is renowned for its wide variety of fantastic museums and galleries, with cultural hubs such as Paris and Amsterdam boasting some of the most highly regarded in the world.
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European exhibitions to look out for this summer
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Mar 2015
Europe commemorates 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death
A number of countries in Europe are commemorating the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death with exhibitions and cultural events throughout 2015.
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Van Gogh
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Mar 2015
ProWein in Dusseldorf set to begin on Sunday
Thousands of people will flock to Germany this weekend for the world’s number one premier wine event.
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Red wine at ProWein
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Mar 2015
Washington prepares for annual Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington is currently preparing for one its most highly anticipated annual events, which is due to begin on 20th March.
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Cherry blossom festival
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Mar 2015
Lisbon climbs two places in quality of living index
It has been announced that Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, has managed to climb two places in Mercer’s quality of living index.
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Lisbon
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Mar 2015
Bangkok restaurant named best in Asia
For the second year running, Bangkok has been able to claim the title of the city with the best restaurant in Asia.
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The Gaggan, Bangkok
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Mar 2015
Museums in Paris plan to ban selfie sticks
Guards outside the Palace of Versailles in Paris have begun to ask visitors to put away selfie sticks when taking photos.
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selfie stick
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Mar 2015
Gorilla at Melbourne Zoo expected to give birth this week
Zoo keepers at Melbourne Zoo were able to hear the heartbeat of an unborn gorilla last week in what is thought to be an Australian first.
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Gorilla at Melbourne Zoo
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Mar 2015
Vienna is the world’s nicest city according to survey
For the sixth year in a row, Vienna has topped the table and been named the world’s nicest city, while also helping Western Europe dominate the top ten.
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Vienna
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Mar 2015
New York to celebrate centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth
This year marks 100 years since the birth of Frank Sinatra, and a number of museums and galleries in New York are paying tribute to the late star.
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Frank Sinatra
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Mar 2015
Brachiosaurus model set up outside Queensland Museum
A large crowd gathered outside Brisbane’s Queensland Museum last week to watch the installation of a dinosaur model.
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Brachiosaurus Dinosaur
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Mar 2015
World’s tallest wooden skyscraper to be built in Vienna
Plans are in place for Vienna to become the home of the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper, which is set to be built next year.
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Wooden skyscraper
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Mar 2015
Paris gears up for Fashion Week
Fashion week is set to begin in Paris on Tuesday, following the events that have recently taken place in New York, London and Milan.
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Paris Fashion Week
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
 
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