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Pound to euro exchange rate: Sterling recovers amid hints of Brexit 'grace period'

The exchange rate has climbed back to €1.121, after plunging to €1.109 yesterday.  Sterling nosedived after comments from the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator.  Michel Barnier alarmed markets when he warned there had been “no great step forward” in Britain’s exit from the bloc.  He described the lack of progress as “disturbing”, but added that progress is in grasp within the ...

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News: Flight Centre Travel Group reaches distribution deal with IAG

Flight Centre Travel Group, including its flagship global corporate travel division FCM Travel Solutions, has reached a multi-year agreement with British Airways and Iberia meaning customers in the UK and Ireland will be exempt from the airlines’ new £8 surcharge per fare component on GDS bookings. The agreement takes effect from November and FCM’s other European and global markets will ...

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News: Kinnear to step down as Air Seychelles chief in December

Roy Kinnear will step down as chief executive of Air Seychelles in December. Staff at the Seychelles’ national carrier were informed of the resignation through a note from the chair of the carrier’s board, Jean Weeling-Lee, earlier. Ireland-born Kinnear joined the national airline of Seychelles, a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean, in July 2015.  Recognised as ...

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News: Celebrity Cruises to offer same-sex marriage ceremonies on-board

Celebrity Cruises has announced same-sex marriages performed on board are now legally recognised, marking a historic first for the modern luxury brand. The move follows a transformative vote in Malta, where a majority of the Celebrity fleet is registered, which passed the country’s parliament 66-1. The long-awaited referendum opens the door for Celebrity to legally recognise same-sex marriages perform… Breaking ...

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12 Spooky Destinations To Celebrate The Halloween Season

The nights are getting shorter, the leaves are changing color, and pumpkin patches are ready for harvest — that means the wait for Halloween is almost over! While Halloween festivities date back thousands of years ago to the Celtic festival of Samhain, today it’s a backbone of American culture. Cities from coast to coast celebrate the ghost and ghoul season with ...

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Bali volcano news: Holiday island tells tourists to stay despite Agung eruption threat

Since that date there has been fluctuating seismic activity and smoke spewing from the top of the ancient volcano.  Officials in Bali are working to assure tourists that most of the island is still safe for holidays, amid a severe decline in bookings due to the warning. According to local tourism authorities, only two per cent of the island would ...

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Bali volcano update: 98 per cent of tourist attractions OUTSIDE Agung danger zone

Bali’s Mount Agung has been threatening to erupt for three weeks, with the highest category alert issued for the region.  But the local tourism authority insists the holiday island is still safe to visit.  According to the Bali Tourism Board, 98 per cent of Bali’s tourist attractions are safely outside of the danger zone. Dewa Gede Ngurah Byomantara from the ...

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