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30
Apr 2015
Parlez-vous Français?
As one of the top 20 most spoken languages in the world and the second-most widespread language worldwide after English, French is one of the world’s core languages and one that many strive to perfect or, at the very least, learn some basic phrases ahead of a trip to the country.
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Parlez-vous francais
28
Apr 2015
Amsterdam celebrates King’s Day
Over a million people headed to Amsterdam yesterday in order to celebrate King’s Day with a variety of open-air fun.
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Kings Day in Amsterdam
27
Apr 2015
Amsterdam remains most popular Netherlands destination
Amsterdam has secured its place as the most popular destination in the Netherlands for another consecutive year.
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Amsterdam in Netherlands
24
Apr 2015
How America celebrates Independence Day
Independence Day, or The Fourth of July, is one of the most important dates in America, marking the day when the states became independent from Great Britain back in 1776.
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How America celebrates Fourth of July
24
Apr 2015
Markus Lüpertz’s first retrospective in France opens in Paris
German artist Markus Lüpertz’s first retrospective in France has opened at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
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Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
24
Apr 2015
Rembrandt draws tourists to Amsterdam again
Amsterdam is known for attracting tourists due to its links with Vincent Van Gogh and Anne Frank, and now Rembrandt is doing the same.
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Rembrandt House Museum
23
Apr 2015
Essentials to pack for your Australia Holiday
If you are thinking of visiting Australia, there are certain items which you definitely want to pack to ensure the best possible experience.
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Essentials to pack for your Australia Holiday
23
Apr 2015
New ‘Space-Ship’ launched by famous Australian author
We’re delighted to announce that we launched our newest next generation ‘Space-Ship’ on Tuesday with the help of an Australian author.
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Scenic Jasper
22
Apr 2015
Tulp Festival continues in Amsterdam
The Tulp Festival is currently well underway in Amsterdam, with the majority of displays now open to the public.
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Tulp Festival in Amsterdam
22
Apr 2015
Art Cologne is a success
The 49th Art Cologne closed its doors on Sunday after what was a very successful art fair.
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Art Cologne
21
Apr 2015
Festival season soon to arrive in Portugal
As festival season approaches, Portugal is getting ready for a variety of great summer events, with many internationally acclaimed artists set to grace the country’s shores.
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Lionel Richie EDP Cool Jazz
20
Apr 2015
One month to go until Vivid Sydney
One of Sydney’s largest festivals will be returning to the city for a seventh instalment in just a month’s time.
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Vivid Sydney Opera House
17
Apr 2015
Colorado River is top of endangered waterways list
Conservationist group American Rivers has placed the Colorado River at the very top of an endangered waterways list.
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Colorado River on endangered list
17
Apr 2015
The most iconic buildings in Europe
Whether they’re famed for their impressive architecture, or are important due to their place in history, Europe has an outstanding number of iconic buildings.
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The most iconic buildings in Europe
16
Apr 2015
We’re pleased to announce that we will now be known as Scenic
We’re delighted to announce that we will now be known as Scenic, having dropped ‘Tours’ from our name in order to reflect the values of our brand today.
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Scenic rebranding
16
Apr 2015
Cambodia claims Guinness World Record for largest sticky rice cake
Cambodia was able to claim a Guinness World Record on Monday following the production of the largest sticky rice cake ever made.
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Sticky rice cake
16
Apr 2015
A Guide to River Cruising for Beginners
The idea of lounging on a luxury vessel while exploring a multitude of sights is proving to be a perfect alternative to the conventional summer holiday, with more people than ever enjoying their first ever river cruise.
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A Guide to River Cruising for Beginners
15
Apr 2015
Replica of UNESCO cave opens in southern France
A giant replica of a UNESCO World Heritage Site was inaugurated by President François Hollande on Friday.
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Grotte Chauvet in southern France
14
Apr 2015
Baby gorilla officially named at Melbourne Zoo
A female baby gorilla born at Melbourne Zoo last month has finally been named during an official ceremony.
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Baby gorilla Melbourne Zoo
13
Apr 2015
Siem Reap prepares for Khmer New Year party
This weekend will see Siem Reap in Cambodia come alive with celebrations for the Khmer New Year party.
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Siem Reap Khmer New Year Party
10
Apr 2015
One World Trade Centre observatory set to open in May
Tickets for the One World Trade Centre observatory are now on sale, which will open to the general public on 29th May 2015.
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One World Trade Centre observatory
10
Apr 2015
Prague makes top five destinations in the world
The capital of the Czech Republic has been announced by a leading travel review website as one of the best destinations in the world.
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Prague city centre
9
Apr 2015
Perth expected to become Australia’s third largest city
According to the official national statistics, Perth is expected to overtake Brisbane and become the third largest city in Australia.
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Perth Western Australia
8
Apr 2015
Cruise travel expected to break records in 2015
According to the AAA in America, cruise lines are about to experience a record breaking season in 2015.
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Douro river
7
Apr 2015
Toy exhibition opens in Sydney
Enter a world of nostalgia with a new toy exhibition that has opened at the Sydney Living Museum in Australia.
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Toy exhibition in Sydney
2
Apr 2015
Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition comes to Paris
A travelling Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition has returned to Paris for its tenth stop worldwide.
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Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition
1
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
31
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
30
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
30
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
25
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
25
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
24
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
24
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
23
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
20
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
19
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
19
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
18
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
17
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
16
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
16
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
13
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
13
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
12
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
11
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
11
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
10
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
9
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
6
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
5
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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