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Tourism Ireland celebrates the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, shot on location on Ireland’s beautiful Wild Atlantic Way

December 11, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

Planet Earth’s first interstellar tourism campaign has taken off – highlighting a destination that is truly out of this world. Perched above the earth in space, a billboard advertising “Earth’s Wild Atlantic Way” features Skellig Michael, an island off Ireland’s south-west coast – otherwise known as Luke Skywalker’s hide-out in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Click here for an image and video of the billboard taken in space. … Continue Reading

With less than 24 days to go until 2018, here’s a first look at some of the great events happening across the South West!

December 11, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

January

Ancient Wassailing Event – 18 January 2018, 7pm.

Sheppys Cider Farm, Three Bridges, Bradford-on-Tone, Taunton, TA4 1ER. … Continue Reading

Anglo – American ‘Connections’ project receives funding to bolster Special Relationship

December 8, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

Plymouth and twelve destination partners have bid successfully for a £500,000 grant from VisitEngland in a collaborative project to develop a range of experiences directed at the US tourism market. ‘Connections’ will produce a series of new, immersive, bookable English-themed visitor experiences specifically for the American market, encouraging visitors to explore England beyond London. … Continue Reading

New Greek Accommodation Tax

December 7, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

THE Greek Government has introduced a new “Stayover Tax” which applies to all types of accommodation but leading Australian wholesaler Beyond Travel doesn’t expect it to deter travel to Greece in 2018. … Continue Reading

Be dazzled by London’s West End this Christmas

December 7, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

This Christmas London’s West End is packed full of festive sparkle as this vibrant visitor hotspot hosts a sparkling calendar of Christmas concerts, Santa’s grottos, magical markets and warming festive fayre. … Continue Reading

The world congratulates the 100-year-old Finland by lighting up in blue and white Almost 30 countries and 50 sites

December 5, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

Finland’s 100 years of independence is celebrated this week with blue-and-white light shows across Finland and in almost 30 countries around the world.  … Continue Reading

Pentillie unveils first stone circle to be built in South East Cornwall in 2,000 years

December 4, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

Award winning Pentillie Castle has unveiled a stunning new stone circle built atop the Pentillie estate in the Tamar Valley AONB, overlooking the Tamar Valley, Dartmoor and Plymouth Sound … Continue Reading

Finland’s centenary of independence is being celebrated in an epic way throughout the world

November 28, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

The centenary of Finland’s independence culminates on Finland’s Independence Day, 6 December 2017. The story of the 100-year-old Finland is extraordinary and rests on the values cherished by the Finns: democracy, education, equality and freedom of speech. 

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London to promote its neighbourhoods as the city gears up to receive more international visitors than ever before

November 28, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

London’s convention bureau will be showcasing the city’s diverse neighbourhoods as part of its 2018 European programme of hosted buyer trips. … Continue Reading

Growing global demand for Germany as a travel destination

November 28, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments

More and more people are travelling to Germany on business or for pleasure. Since the country’s reunification in 1989/90, the number of overnight stays by foreign visitors has well over doubled. In 2016, inbound tourism to Germany notched up record results for the seventh year running, with over 80 million overnight stays. … Continue Reading

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