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The French capital is regarded by many as one of the best destinations in Europe for fashion and style, with thousands flocking to the beautiful city every year to take in some of the aesthetically stunning garments on show at independent stores and chains alike. It is for this reason that organisers of the Ethical Fashion Show Paris, one of the most...
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Renowned as an area of cultural beauty and stunning architecture, the Catalan region attracts thousands of holidaymakers from around Europe who yearn to discover more about the romanticism of this popular area. With a host of festivals and events taking place in and around Barcelona throughout the year, there is little shortage in activities to enjoy...
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Historic Scotland is set to add another attraction to its impressive roster, after it was confirmed that one of Edinburgh’s oldest houses is to be gifted to the organisation by its American owner as part of a unique agreement. Moubray House on the Royal Mile, which is partly famous for being the former residence of Robinson Crusoe author Daniel Defoe,...
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Visitor numbers up in Paris

Posted by on August 28, 2012
Tourism officials in the French capital are set to report some extremely encouraging figures from this year’s holiday season. The Paris tourism office has confirmed that the numbers of people coming to the city over the summer were up, whilst there was a surge in foreign visits, including a boost in visitors from Britain, which some experts are putting...
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Tall Ships Festival kicks off in Dublin

Posted by on August 24, 2012
The tall ships festival in Dublin has officially started, as the city’s docklands prepare to welcome up to one million people over the next few days. A fleet of nearly 50 vessels are set to sail up the River Liffey, a distinctive feature of Dublin’s vibrant city centre, as part of the four day festival which marks the end of the Tall Ships Race...
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Celebrated Catalan photographer Joan Colom has donated his life’s work to a popular art museum inBarcelona, in what is being labelled a ‘historical moment’ by some observers. Regarded by many as one of the greatest figures in Spain’s New Avant garde movement, Joan Colom handed over his collection of around 9,500 photographs, negatives, a 25...
In some fantastic news for Edinburgh, airline giant Virgin Atlantic have signalled their intention to launch two new domestic services from London to the Scottish capital. Hoped to be up and running from next summer, it further enhances the transport links available to those wanting to visit the city in the future. The development is the second flight...
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The annual All Star Game National League Basketball is set to return to Paris this December, bringing a fantastic spectacle for the whole family to enjoy during the festive season. Growing steadily in popularity since its inauguration in 2002, it welcomes the finest foreign players currently plying their trade in the French basketball league to team...
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The North Yorkshire countryside is a fantastic base for a holiday or a weekend break as the region offers visitors a superb selection of local attractions to enjoy. Right on the doorstep of Scarborough and Whitby is the North York Moors National Park. This is a fantastic region which is home to one of the biggest expanses of heather moorland in England,...
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Tickets are now available for all the events at Edinburgh’s prestigious Hogmanay Festival, with the New Year’s Eve spectacular promising to be one of the finest events of its kind to be found anywhere in the world. One of the most popular parts of the Hogmanay is the street party, where over 80,000 people will congregate on the streets of the Scottish...
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