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19
Dec 2014
Chinese PM reveals new bridge in Belgrade
A large number of citizens and officials gathered in Belgrade yesterday to witness the inauguration of the new bridge over the Danube.
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Chinese Prime Minister
19
Dec 2014
Sydney to host performance artist Marina Abramovic
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney has announced it will host a retrospective of Marina Abramovic in 2016, following weeks of speculations and rumours.
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Marina Abramovic
18
Dec 2014
Olafur Eliasson exhibition opens in Paris
Yesterday saw the opening of a brand new exhibition by Olafur Eliasson at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris.
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Olafur Eliasson exhibition
17
Dec 2014
Australia’s best exhibitions for summer 2015
Now that the summer season has almost arrived in Australia, a number of exciting exhibitions have opened to the public.
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Australian Museum
17
Dec 2014
Record number of young born at Prague Zoo in 2014
Prague Zoo has experienced a record number of new-borns this year, successfully breeding almost 230 species of mammals, birds and reptiles.
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Prague Zoo
16
Dec 2014
Cat café opens in New York
New York’s very first cat café opened on Monday, the fourth to open in America so far.
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Cat cafe in New York
15
Dec 2014
Best Christmas markets in Europe revealed
European Best Destinations have released the results of a poll that surveyed almost 72,000 people on the finest Christmas markets in Europe.
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Best Christmas markets in Europe revealed
12
Dec 2014
Paris Wax Museum to open fashion section
The Grévin Paris Wax Museum is to open a fashion section on Monday in the first stages of an extensive revamp.
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Grévin Paris Wax Museum
12
Dec 2014
World premiere LEGO exhibition to open in Sydney
As of tomorrow, the Sydney Living Museum will be the home of a world premier exhibition of LEGO skyscrapers.
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Lego exhibition
11
Dec 2014
Permanent pop art exhibition opens in Prague
The Foundation Pop Art Centre in Prague will be inaugurated today with an unveiling of a new permanent exhibition.
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The Foundation Pop Art Centre is to open in Prague with a permanent exhibition featuring a number of Andy Warhol’s original works
10
Dec 2014
Budapest Museum of Fine Arts to undergo reconstruction
The famous Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest is to close its doors for three years in February for an extensive refurbishment.
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Budapest Museum of Fine Arts
10
Dec 2014
Paris mayor calls for limit on cars in city centre
On Sunday, the mayor of Paris announced plans to make the city centre semi-pedestrianised in order to tackle pollution.
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Velib self service bike hire
9
Dec 2014
Scenic Tours wins Telegraph Travel Award for second year running
Scenic Tours picked up a prestigious accolade at the recent Telegraph Travel Awards 2014 for the second year running.
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Scenic Tours wins Telegraph Travel Award for second year running
9
Dec 2014
New York wins best city break destination at World Travel Awards 2014
At the World Travel Awards, which took place this weekend, New York received an award in the World’s Leading City Break Destination category.
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New York wins best city break destination
8
Dec 2014
Amsterdam makes top Christmas destination list
Christmas is a magical time of the year wherever you are, but there are some places where Christmas is extra magical and a recent study has named Amsterdam as one of those places.
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Amsterdam makes top Christmas destination list
5
Dec 2014
Star Wars exhibition comes to Lyon
Lyon is currently the European host for the Star Wars Identities exhibition and will provide the last opportunity to see it in France.
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Star Wars Identities exhibition
4
Dec 2014
New Rotterdam food market tops Guardian’s list
The Guardian recently published a list of the best food markets in Europe, with Rotterdam’s Markthal taking the top spot.
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Rotterdam Food Market
4
Dec 2014
Tasmania features in Forbes’ coolest places to visit in 2015
Leading business magazine Forbes has recently published a list of the coolest places to visit in 2015.
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Freycinet National Park
3
Dec 2014
New York Botanical Garden to recreate Frida Kahlo’s studio
Late artist Frida Kahlo is to have her studio and garden recreated at the New York Botanical Garden, which will be her first solo show in the city for more than 25 years.
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a Botanical Garden
2
Dec 2014
The Guide to New York at Christmas
Here’s our guide on making the most of your trip to New York City during the season of good will
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Christmas in New York
2
Dec 2014
World’s top destination is France once again
A travel and tourism publication has reported that France has retained its title as the world’s top tourist destination in 2013.
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Honfleur
1
Dec 2014
European tourists have taken record number of trips
Statistics featured in the ITB World Travel Trends Report revealed that tourists from Europe have taken a record number of trips in 2014 so far.
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European tourists have taken record number of trips
1
Dec 2014
WWI memorial museum unveils newly refurbished galleries
The Australian War Memorial will today unveil its new First World War galleries, following a $34 million redevelopment.
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WWI memorial museum unveils newly refurbished galleries
28
Nov 2014
Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam unveils new layout design
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam will today unveil its rearranged displays, which have been modified to provide a new perspective of the Dutch artist.
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Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
27
Nov 2014
Scenic Tours wins two prestigious British Travel Awards
The winners of the British Travel Awards 2014 were announced at a black tie event in London last night and we are delighted to declare that Scenic Tours picked up accolades in two categories.
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Uluru or Ayers Rock, Australia
27
Nov 2014
Baccarat Crystal celebrates 250th anniversary with Paris exhibition
This year Baccarat Crystal will be celebrating its 250th anniversary since the royal warrant was issued by King Louis XV in 1764.
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Baccarat Crystal celebrates 250th anniversary with Paris exhibition
26
Nov 2014
New York has best bargains for Christmas shopping
A survey conducted by Post Office Travel Money has revealed that New York is the best place to find bargains when Christmas shopping.
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New York for Christmas shopping
26
Nov 2014
France to keep shops open on Sundays
France is set to loosen Sunday trading rules in order to compete with larger cities such as London, to help its flagging economy.
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France to keep shops open on Sundays
26
Nov 2014
Celebrating Christmas in Australia with Style
While the Christmas experience here in England is one synonymous with cold weather and woolly hats, it couldn’t be more different Down Under. Despite many spending the festive period on the beaches, the spirit of the occasion is still as strong as ever and wherever you are, there’s the perfect Christmas event for you to enjoy.
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Celebrating Christmas in Australia with Style
25
Nov 2014
Discovering the best of Honfleur
Marking the point where the River Seine meets the sea, the backdrop of Honfleur is simply stunning.
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Discovering the best of Honfleur
25
Nov 2014
Amsterdam museums on track for record number of visitors
Recent statistics show that Amsterdam’s museums are on track for yet another record breaking year.
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Amsterdam museums on track for record number of visitors
25
Nov 2014
Arts Centre Melbourne exhibits unseen celebrity photographs
Arts Centre Melbourne is currently hosting its first major exhibition of photographs from its unseen archives.
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the Arts Centre, Melbourne
24
Nov 2014
Ludwig Museum in Budapest celebrates 25th anniversary
This year the Ludwig Museum and Gallery of Contemporary Art in Budapest celebrates its 25th anniversary with an exhibition donated by its founders.
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Ludwig Museum in Budapest anniversary
21
Nov 2014
Amsterdam restaurants receive 20 Michelin stars
The Netherlands has performed fantastically in the Michelin guide once again, with Amsterdam remaining the culinary capital of the country.
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Wine Glasses
21
Nov 2014
Gourmet Escape begins in Margaret River
Celebrity chefs Heston Blumenthal, Rick Stein, Rene Redzepi and Massimo Bottura will all be attending this year’s Gourmet Escape taking place in Margaret River this weekend.
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 Margaret River Gourmet Escape
20
Nov 2014
World premiere of An American in Paris to open in French capital
This weekend the world premiere of An American in Paris will take place in the French capital, over 60 years after the release of the original film.
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The world premiere of An American in Paris will take place in the French capital, over 60 years after the release of the original film
19
Nov 2014
Eight of the Best European Beers to try on your River Cruise
Many people are drawn to Europe for the chance to sample the best of the continent’s beers; sometimes there’s no better method of relaxing while on holiday.
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Eight of the Best European Beers to try
19
Nov 2014
Chuck Close exhibition to open in Sydney
As part of the Sydney International Art Series, one of America’s best loved artists will have his work displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
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Chuck Close exhibition to open in Sydney
19
Nov 2014
Prague Chocolate Festival to take place this weekend
This coming weekend the shopping centre Galerie Harfa will be hosting the Chocolate Festival 2014 in Prague.
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Prague Chocolate Festival to take place this weekend
18
Nov 2014
Museum in New York opens natural disaster exhibition
The American Museum of Natural History in New York opened an exhibition on Saturday which explores the science of natural disasters.
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Nature’s Fury’ the exhibition
17
Nov 2014
Research reveals the most fun cities in the world
Recent research has revealed the top cities in the world where tourists have the most fun, with Berlin, London and Paris topping the list.
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10 fun cities revealed
14
Nov 2014
Calls for protection of Australia’s beauty spots
A number of ongoing talks are taking place in Australia in a bid to protect some of the country’s most threatened areas.
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The protection of Australia’s most popular beauty spots are currently in discussion
14
Nov 2014
Eurostar unveils 200mph train
On the eve of its 20th anniversary, Eurostar unveiled its new state-of-the-art trains that will be put into service in May 2015.
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The Eurostar has announced the purchase of new trains
13
Nov 2014
Tourism in Germany set for record year
Data released by the statistics office at the beginning of the week have shown an increase in tourists to Germany when comparing September of this year with last.
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Nuremberg in Germany
12
Nov 2014
Australia sees a tourism surge thanks to UK visitors
Tourism Australia has reported that visitors from the United Kingdom have significantly increased when comparing this year with last.
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Australia sees a tourism surge thanks to UK visitors
12
Nov 2014
Jeff Koons exhibition to open in Paris
A collection of works by contemporary American artist Jeff Koons will be on show in Paris from November 26th.
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Jeff Koons exhibition to open in Paris
11
Nov 2014
World’s first solar bike lane opens in the Netherlands
Two Amsterdam suburbs of Krommenie and Wormerveer have been connected with the world’s very first solar panel bike lane.
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Solar bike lane opens in Amsterdam
10
Nov 2014
Light Festival to return to Amsterdam
At the end of the month, the third instalment of Amsterdam’s Light Festival will begin and will continue for 50 days until mid-January.
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Light Festival Amsterdam
10
Nov 2014
First grey wolf spotted in Grand Canyon for 70 years
There have been several sightings of a lone grey wolf in the Grand Canyon National Park this month, making the animal the first of its species to roam Arizona in 70 years.
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wolf spotted in Grand Canyon
7
Nov 2014
Paris invites architects to reinvent the city
Earlier this week the Mayor of Paris called upon architects to reinvent the city’s urban spaces in the world’s first competition of its kind.
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Paris urban space competition
6
Nov 2014
Which? reveals top 10 European city breaks as voted for by tourists
Consumer magazine Which? has released the results of a survey asking almost 5,000 people to rate their favourite European city.
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Which? reveals top 10 European city breaks
6
Nov 2014
Perth International Arts Festival announces full line-up
Perth will be inviting a number of star performers to the city as part of the extensive line-up planned for the 2015 Perth International Arts Festival early next year.
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Rufus Wainwright
5
Nov 2014
One World Trade Center opens in New York
More than 13 years after the horrifying terrorist attacks of 9/11, the new One World Trade Center building in New York opened its doors on Monday.
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The new World Trade Center building opened on Monday
4
Nov 2014
Paris Tableau returns for fourth instalment
The only exclusively Old Masters fair in the world returns to Paris next week for its fourth instalment.
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The Old Masters fair in the world returns to Paris next week
3
Nov 2014
Art Gallery NSW opens one of its ‘most ambitious exhibitions ever’
The beginning of the month saw the opening of a new pop art exhibition at the Art Gallery NSW in Sydney.
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Art Gallery NSW opens one of its ‘most ambitious exhibitions ever’
3
Nov 2014
The 9th edition of Bucharest Early Music Festival begins
Opening with the exceptional concert-show ‘Rameau – Le Musicien du Roi’, Bucharest’s Early Music Festival began in the capital city on Thursday.
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The 9th edition of Bucharest Early Music Festival begins
31
Oct 2014
The 20th anniversary celebrations of the Salon du Chocolat are underway
Celebrations for the unmissable 20th anniversary of the Salon du Chocolate began on Wednesday at the Chateau de Versailles.
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Salon du Chocolat 20th anniversary
30
Oct 2014
Rembrandt exhibition to open in Budapest
This Friday will see the opening of a Rembrandt exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest.
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New art exhibition to open in Budapest
30
Oct 2014
The Guide to France through Art
While France is renowned as a place to enjoy fine food and beautiful wine, another reason why people flock to the nation is to discover its relationship with the arts.
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Guide to France through Art
30
Oct 2014
10th anniversary of Sydney Open
Sydney will be opening 50 of its best-loved buildings on Sunday to give people access to those that are not normally open to the public on a day-to-day basis.
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Conservatorium of Music
29
Oct 2014
Keith Haring exhibition to open in San Francisco
On November 8th the de Young fine art museum in San Francisco will unveil a new exhibition devoted to the political works of Keith Haring.
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Keith Haring exhibition to open in San Francisco
28
Oct 2014
The best ways to Experience Melbourne
The capital of Victoria, Melbourne, is a special city and its variety of sights, sounds and experiences makes it a favourite for many during their Australian tours.
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The best ways to Experience Melbourne
28
Oct 2014
New Melbourne festival for 2015
Melbourne’s Southbank will be welcoming a new festival named SummerSalt in January 2015, which will see numerous arts organisations take to the streets.
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New Melbourne festival for 2015
27
Oct 2014
Rijksmuseum’s renovated wing re-opens with photography exhibition
Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum will be re-opening its renovated wing this Saturday with an exclusive photography exhibition.
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Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum
27
Oct 2014
Paris Art Fair celebrates 41st edition
This weekend saw the 41st Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain take place at the Grand Palais in Paris.
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Paris Art Fair celebrates 41st edition
24
Oct 2014
Sydney Festival announces extensive line up for 2015
As one of the biggest events in Australia’s diverse calendar, it’s no surprise that the line-up for the 2015 Sydney Festival has got many people excited.
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Sydney Festival announces extensive line up for 2015
23
Oct 2014
Picasso Museum to finally open on Saturday
Not only will this Saturday be Picasso’s birthday, but it will also be the long-awaited re-opening of the Picasso Museum.
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Picasso Museum, Paris, France
23
Oct 2014
Lonely Planet names top destinations for 2015
This week, Lonely Planet revealed its highly anticipated Best in Travel 2015 guide, which includes lists of the top 10 cities and countries.
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Lonely Planet names top destinations for 2015
22
Oct 2014
An Introduction to Thanksgiving in the USA
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s almost time for one of the best celebrations the year across the Americas.
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Thanksgiving in the USA
22
Oct 2014
135-year-old restaurant in Bucharest still welcomes thousands of visitors daily
One of the oldest restaurants in Bucharest has released figures stating that the popular restaurant still attracts more than 2,500 clients every day.
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Caru’ cu Bere, Bucharest
21
Oct 2014
$1 billion dollar cubism collection to be unveiled in New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be opening a new cubism exhibition on Monday 27th October, which was donated by cosmetics executive Leonard Lauder in April 2013.
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$1 billion dollar cubism collection to be unveiled in New York
 
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