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22
Sep 2014
Museum dedicated to chocolate opens in Brussels
A brand new museum dedicated entirely to chocolate opened in Belgium this weekend to celebrate the country’s national treasure.
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The Belgian Chocolate Village has opened
22
Sep 2014
Must-Visit Museums to see on your American Tour
If you are looking forward to making the most of our USA tour with us, a trip to one of the renowned museums across the nation is a must.
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A guide to some of the best museums in America
19
Sep 2014
The France Show set for London return in January
The France Show is all set to return to London this coming January, providing the largest event entirely dedicated to all things French.
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The France Show is all set to return to London this coming January
19
Sep 2014
Discover the best of France before your river cruise
France has become one of the most popular destinations for river cruises, with the stunning landscapes, fine food and beautiful wine just some of the reasons why millions flock here each and every year.
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Here are a few ways in which you can experience the best of France before you even depart on your river cruise
18
Sep 2014
Bucharest to celebrate 555th birthday
Saturday is said to mark the birthday of 555-year-old Bucharest, and the city is planning a number of events in order to celebrate.
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A famous swimming pool in Paris, which is where the first bikini was donned, has reopened
17
Sep 2014
Autumn heatwave means a miracle recovery for Bordeaux wine
Following a relatively cool and rainy summer, winemakers in Bordeaux have expressed their delight in the recent warmer weather and sunshine in France.
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Recent warm weather has saved wine crops in Bordeaux
16
Sep 2014
New York gets ready to welcome 52nd film festival
Next week will see the beginning of the 52nd New York Film Festival, which runs from 26th September until 12th October.
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The New York Film Festival is taking place at the end of September
16
Sep 2014
Australia looks to improve perception of Aussie food
A new campaign by Tourism Australia is looking to change travellers’ perceptions of Australian food after a recent study revealed it was not highly regarded.
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A new campaign by Tourism Australia is looking to change travellers’ perceptions of Australian food
15
Sep 2014
World’s greatest dealers showcase art and antiques in Paris
The grand opening of La Biennale des Antiquaries took place on Tuesday and began with a black tie gala dinner attended by collectors from all over the world.
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September 2014 sees the 27th La Biennale des Antiquaires take place in Paris
15
Sep 2014
Sir David Attenborough to return to Great Barrier Reef
Sir David Attenborough will soon be returning to the Great Barrier Reef almost six decades since filming in the location for the first time.
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Climate Change is the Biggest Threat to Barrier Reef
15
Sep 2014
The best places to discover Australian animals
There is no other country quite like Australia. It is home to tropical rainforests, rocky mountains, bustling cities and large stretches of dry sand plains, and in these various locations are a range of unique animals that are iconic to the country. Far from being a small part of the country’s wilderness, Australian animals are an important part of its culture.
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The best places to discover Australian animals
12
Sep 2014
Debut novel inspired by 17th century artwork housed in Amsterdam
August finally saw the highly anticipated release of the debut novel ‘The Miniaturist’, which had previously sparked a bidding war between 11 UK publishers.
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Debut novel inspired by 17th century artwork housed in Amsterdam
11
Sep 2014
Australia sees record spending by British tourists
Tourism Australia has reported a record spend by international visitors, which reached $30.1 billion by the end of the financial year on June 30.
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Sydney Opera House, Australia
10
Sep 2014
New cinema history centre opens in Paris
Film enthusiasts will be delighted to see the opening of the Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation in Paris this month.
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Pathé opens cinema history centre
10
Sep 2014
The annual Tribute in Light returns to New York
In the days leading up to September 11, New York’s skyline will be illuminated by the Tribute in Light to remember those who lost their lives in the terror attacks.
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Tribute in Light returns to New York
9
Sep 2014
WWI exhibition in Belgrade proves popular
An exhibition that marks the centenary of World War I has attracted a large number of visitors in Belgrade.
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WWI exhibition in Belgrade proves popular
8
Sep 2014
Alice Springs cheapest place to stay
According to a study by travel website Hotels.com, Alice Springs is the cheapest place to stay in Australia.
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Alice Springs in Australia, the cheapest place to stay
8
Sep 2014
Famous music festival starts in Bucharest
The world famous music competition- the George Enescu International Competition - began at the weekend in Bucharest.
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George Enescu International Festival
5
Sep 2014
Telegraph exposes why France is so popular
An article on the Telegraph website has listed 17 reasons why France has become so popular after recent figures showed that the country is tourists’ most popular destination.
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Eiffel Tower at night time
4
Sep 2014
First-ever duck race takes place in Budapest
One of the world’s largest rubber duck races took place in Budapest over the weekend to raise money for charity.
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duck race in Budapest
3
Sep 2014
Statue of Liberty opening times increased
This week the opening times for people to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have been extended.
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The Statue of Liberty
3
Sep 2014
Blockbuster movie filmed in Vienna
Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise has been seen in Vienna as he films scenes for the new Mission: Impossible 5 movie.
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Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson
2
Sep 2014
The Louvre Museum reopens its 18th Century Decorative Arts Galleries
With the sponsorship of Swiss watch manufacturer Breguet, The Louvre Museum in Paris has been able to reopen 33 galleries now dedicated to the French decorative arts of the 18th century.
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The Louvre Museum reopens its 18th Century Decorative Arts Galleries
1
Sep 2014
Surfers brave ‘most dangerous wave in the world’ in Sydney
Yesterday saw 16 of the world’s best surfers take on one of the biggest waves in the world during the Red Bull Cape Fear event held in Sydney.
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Surfers brave ‘most dangerous wave in the world’ in Sydney
29
Aug 2014
How to enjoy an accessible cruise holiday
A river cruise holiday is something which everyone should experience as a chance to explore a host of beautiful places through a completely stress-free itinerary.
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Here’s our guide to help those with mobility issues enjoy an unforgettable cruise across Europe
29
Aug 2014
The Show Must Go On…after a cuddle
Two of the world’s greatest musicians swapped their guitars for exotic animals this week with a visit to Sydney Zoo.
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Koala at Sydney Zoo
28
Aug 2014
Paris welcomes four new tourist attractions
Four new tourist attractions are set to open in Paris before the end of 2014.
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Paris welcomes four new tourist attractions
27
Aug 2014
The best wine gadgets on the market right now
From Champagne and Burgundy to Beaujolais and the Rhône, the many winemaking regions of France mean that produce offers a variety of different flavours and aromas on the palate.
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Here are some of the best gadgets on the market today, all of which are designed to enhance the enjoyment of drinking French wine
27
Aug 2014
Whales spotted off the coast of NYC
Whales have recently been spotted just off the coast of New York City and photos of the magnificent beasts have gone viral.
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Whale
26
Aug 2014
Prague Castle to get a facelift
A large amount of money is to be spent on repair and reconstruction of parts of Prague Castle and the President’s summer residence.
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Prague castle
26
Aug 2014
New trend appearing in Australia tourism
Recent travel statistics show that visitors to Australia are changing the way they spend their holidays.
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Australian flag
26
Aug 2014
Top travel apps for your USA tour
Planning for a USA tour can be a huge feat in itself; from packing for every eventuality to planning what you want to see and do, the whole process can be tricky to manoeuvre.
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Make your holiday even better with these great travel apps for your USA tour
22
Aug 2014
Top tourist attractions could open 7 days a week
France’s Ministry of Culture is currently considering plans to increase the opening hours of three of the capital’s top tourist attractions to seven days a week in order to accommodate the city’s growing number of tourists.
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Top tourist attractions could open 7 days a week
21
Aug 2014
The Kimberley: Rural Australia at its best
While many think of Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns as great places to visit in Australia, the Kimberley is sometimes overlooked.
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King George Falls, Kimberley
21
Aug 2014
Melbourne and Auckland joint 1st for friendliest cities
Melbourne wins another award this week as the world’s most friendly city in joint first place with Auckland, New Zealand.
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Auckland, NZ
20
Aug 2014
Picasso Museum to reopen for artist’s 133rd birthday
After being closed for renovation for five years, the Paris Picasso museum will finally open its doors in October.
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a Picasso
20
Aug 2014
Gorilla retirement home planned for Prague Zoo
A retirement facility for older male gorillas who are deemed ‘redundant’ is to be built at Prague Zoo within the next couple of years.
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Gorilla
19
Aug 2014
Tourists pay to be locked up in Budapest trap
Tourists are paying to be locked up in enigmatic new tourist attraction TRAP in Budapest.
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Tourists pay to be locked up in Budapest trap
19
Aug 2014
Melbourne named world’s most liveable city
Melbourne in Australia has been named the world’s most liveable city for the fourth consecutive year.
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Melbourne named world’s most liveable city
18
Aug 2014
Tipping culture declining in Paris
Tipping could become a dying tradition for French customers and tourists according to a recent survey.
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Tipping culture declining in Paris
15
Aug 2014
Urban Surfing Planned for Rotterdam City
Ground-breaking plans have been unveiled recently to create an urban surfing pool in the middle of Rotterdam.
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Urban Surfing Planned for Rotterdam City
15
Aug 2014
Climate Change is the Biggest Threat to Barrier Reef
The future of the Great Barrier Reef is in grave danger, an official report has revealed.
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Climate Change is the Biggest Threat to Barrier Reef
14
Aug 2014
America’s Friendliest Cities are in the South
A recent survey of the friendliest cities in the USA found that the cities in the south claimed nearly all top 10 spots.
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America’s Friendliest Cities are in the South
14
Aug 2014
Hashtag is the Key to Unlock Paris Bridge Woes
A historic bridge in Paris in in danger of collapsing due to the immense weight of thousands of padlocks placed by couples visiting the city.
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Love Locks bridge, Paris
13
Aug 2014
Dvorák’s Rarest Opera Comes to Prague
A rare opera by Czech composer Antonin Dvorák will be performed at the Prague Dvorák Festival in September.
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A rare opera performance will take place at this year’s festival
13
Aug 2014
French Winemakers Turn to Scientists
Winemakers from the South of France have joined forces with scientists in an attempt to further enhance the flavours of French wine.
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Winemakers from France have teamed up with leading scientists to improve the flavour of their wine
12
Aug 2014
France Voted World’s Most Popular Country
Figures released yesterday have confirmed that France is still tourists’ most popular chosen travel destination.
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Eiffel Tower & fireworks
11
Aug 2014
Terracotta Warriors March to Prague
Two figures from the famous Chinese terracotta Army are set to be put on display in Prague Castle’s Imperial Stables.
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Two warriors from China’s ancient Terracotta Army are being displayed in Prague Castle
11
Aug 2014
Cleaner NY Waters Welcome Ocean Giants
Sightings of humpback whales and great white sharks have soared on America’s East Coast because of cleaner waters.
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Waters around NY and NJ have shown more sightings of great whites and humpback whales
8
Aug 2014
Glamorous floating champagne bar planned for Paris
Floods won’t stop Parisians from sipping their bubbly as a stunning floating champagne bar has been planned for the Seine.
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Champagne ice bucket
8
Aug 2014
Australia’s best wines of the West
The wines of western Australia have been in the spotlight recently as a Perth wine expert shares her favourite tipple of the state.
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Margaret River region vineyard, Western Australia
7
Aug 2014
Vienna is official host of Eurovision 2015
Eurovision officials have confirmed today Vienna will host the 60th annual song contest in 2015.
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Conchita Wurst talking about Eurovision
6
Aug 2014
£40 million Ski Centre Planned for Paris
Plans are underway for a multimillion pound indoor ski complex to be built in Paris.
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Plans have been put forward for an indoor ski centre in Paris
6
Aug 2014
Bucharest Building in World’s Top 3
Romania’s ‘People Palace’ in capital city Bucharest has been ranked as one of the top ten buildings in the world.
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A building in Bucharest has been voted as one of the best buildings in the world
5
Aug 2014
Vienna Zoo in World’s Top 10
Tiergarten Schönbrunn, or Vienna Zoo, has won a place in the world’s top 10 zoos.
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Vienna Zoo has been announced as one of the top ten zoos in the world
4
Aug 2014
Grand Canyon Gondola Plans Pushed Back to 2018
Plans to build a large tourist attraction on the outskirts of the Grand Canyon National Park have been pushed back twelve months from 2017 to 2018 as plans did not appear on the Navajo Nation’s Council’s agenda for legislation.
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Plans to build a tourist attraction near the Grand Canyon pushed back
1
Aug 2014
Fictional Budapest hotel rated on TripAdvisor
The Grand Budapest Hotel hit the headlines recently after creative TripAdvisor users left reviews on the travel site for the fictitious hotel establishment.
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TripAdvisor users have left reviews for fictitous Grand Budapest Hotel
1
Aug 2014
More UK visitors heading for Australia
The number of UK holidaymakers heading to Australia for a holiday has grown in the past year, according to the recent Deloitte Access Economics report.
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UK holidaymakers going to Australia has risen in the past year
31
Jul 2014
3 new sculptures to be built in Sydney
This week Sydney’s Lord Mayor revealed plans for three impressive sculptures to be built in the central business district area of Sydney.
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Plans have been revealed for three sculptures to be unveiled in Sydney
31
Jul 2014
An introduction to the wines of Europe
There are many reasons why tourists are attracted to Europe; with the chance to sample beautiful wine among the greatest. With countries all over the continent actively producing white, red and rose variants throughout the year, each has its own unique taste and some have even become world renowned for their produce – like Chateauneuf du Pape for example.
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Here is a quick guide to some European wines
30
Jul 2014
Holidaymakers flock to Vienna in 2014
Vienna’s Tourist Board Director has announced that the number of holidaymakers staying overnight in Vienna has reached record levels.
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Vienna is a urban hiking haven
29
Jul 2014
New York hoping to bring panda to zoo
New York City council member Carolyn Maloney has this week revealed plans to bring a Chinese panda to New York.
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A New York council member is planning to bring a panda to one of its zoos
28
Jul 2014
New statue unveiled in Alice Springs
A new statue of the world-famous explorer John McDouall Stuart has recently been unveiled in the centre of Alice Springs.
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A new statue of the explorer John McDouall Stuart has been unveiled in Alice Springs
25
Jul 2014
World record broken in Budapest
This week it has been officially confirmed that a new Guinness world record was broken in Budapest recently.
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It has been officially confirmed that a new Guinness world record was broken in Budapest
24
Jul 2014
LA & New York top tourism rankings
A new study has shown that Los Angeles and New York are the top two tourism and business destinations in the US.
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The New York skyline
 
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