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February 18, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

What do Frankenstein and the Celts have in common?

Do you remember Frankenstein? The Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region, situated in the south-west of Germany, is a region full of surprises. This is where you will find the original Frankenstein Castle and unique traces of Celtic history. And of course, it’s carnival time! … Continue Reading

Paris 2024: Final chapter for the French bid!

February 18, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

A few days ago, Paris’ bid entered another key stage as it revealed to the world its international slogan: “Made for sharing”. This strapline is intended as a strong message sent out to the world, as sharing has been, right from the start, at the heart of the French bid, supported by AccorHotels.

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King Arthur – Locations of Legend

February 17, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

May 2017 sees the release of the major new film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword directed by Guy Ritchie and featuring a Hollywood cast including Charlie Hunman and Jude Law. … Continue Reading

Portugal commits to the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

February 17, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

Portugal has committed to partnering with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. … Continue Reading

ETOA: No increase to city access costs in Florence

February 17, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

The TAR – regional administrative tribunal – has annulled a decision by the city of Florence to raise the ZTL tariffs charged on coach operators on the basis that no consultation with relevant stakeholders took place prior to the decision. … Continue Reading

Historic sites break tourism record with four million visitors

February 17, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

Scotland’s staffed heritage attractions have drawn in more visitors than ever before. Over the last 11 months – from April 2016 to present – a record breaking 4,000,000 people have flocked to historic sites across the length and breadth of the country. … Continue Reading

Mayor to take message to Europe that ‘London is open’

February 14, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced he will visit five major European cities next month to declare that the capital remains the number-one destination for investment, business and tourism, and to discuss London’s needs from the Brexit negotiations. … Continue Reading

GNTB is a Gold Partner for the “UNWTO Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017”

February 13, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

The World Tourism Organization is coordinating the implementation of the “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” on behalf of the United Nations General Assembly. … Continue Reading

European Travel Commission: European Tourism Shows Modest Growth in 2016

February 11, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

European tourism demand continues to grow and proves resilient to safety and security challenges and political turmoil. Overall growth, however, has slowed from the previous year (+5% in 2015) affected by those destinations required to rebuild market confidence following tragic events. The most visited region in the world welcomed 620 million international tourist arrivals in 2016, a 2% increase compared to the same period in 2015[1].

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Skara Brae up for Heritage Site of the Year award

February 11, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

The prehistoric village of Skara Brae, on Orkney, is the only Scottish visitor attraction in the running to be named Heritage Site of the Year in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards. … Continue Reading

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