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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
31
Dec 2014
Zubin Mehta to conduct his fifth Vienna New Year’s Concert
The illustrious Vienna New Year’s Concert will be conducted by Mumbai-born Zubin Mehta on January 1st.
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Vienna New Years Concert
31
Dec 2014
Unique Attractions to discover in Prague
Among the most popular European cities to visit, Prague is a destination full of beauty, intrigue and mystery.
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Unique Attractions to discover in Prague
30
Dec 2014
Bordeaux Tasting 2014 a huge success
Earlier this month the third edition of the Bordeaux Wine Tasting took place at Palais de la Bourse for the best wine tasting event of 2014.
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Bordeaux wine
30
Dec 2014
Secret Paris: Alternative attractions
Paris is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, but few have uncovered the many secrets of the French capital; here we take a look at alternative Paris attractions.
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Catacombs
29
Dec 2014
First major Sonia Delaunay exhibition in Paris for four decades
Throughout January, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris will be hosting a major exhibition by Sonia Delaunay.
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Sonia Delaunay painting
29
Dec 2014
How Australia celebrates NYE
With Christmas well and truly over, it is time to look forward to the next great event on the calendar – New Year’s Eve.
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Australia NYE
24
Dec 2014
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Scenic Tours
Now that people are winding down for the end of the year, Scenic Tours would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our friends and customers, both past and present.
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Merry Christmas
24
Dec 2014
Google releases most searched for holiday destinations in 2014
Leading search engine Google has revealed that Paris has been the most searched for holiday destination by UK travellers in 2014.
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Paris
23
Dec 2014
Christmas Day to be a scorcher in Perth
Weather forecasters have predicted that Perth will be the best place to spend Christmas Day on a beach in Australia.
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Perth Beach
22
Dec 2014
2014 predicted to be a record year for international tourism
International tourism is set to reach an all-time high with an estimated 1.1 billion people travelling by the end of 2014.
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International Tourism increase
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
 
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