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Maldives holidays WARNING: ‘Hundreds’ of tourists CANCEL bookings after state of emergency

Tourists have been cancelling hundreds of hotel bookings in Maldives every day since the imposition of a state of emergency last week, tour operators say.  Warnings were issued in China, India, the United States and Britain after President Abdulla Yameen imposed the emergency and arrested judges who had ordered him to free jailed opposition leaders. “We have had about 50-60 ...

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News: Hilton Cairo Heliopolis opens as part of dual-brand property in Egypt

Hilton continues its growth and development in Egypt, 60 years after first entering the country, with the opening of the Hilton Cairo Heliopolis. The hospitality company has also confirmed plans for the debut of its luxury brand Waldorf Astoria in Egypt later this year. Once rebranded, this will be the company’s first Waldorf Astoria hotel in Africa, staking ground for ...

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Pound to euro exchange rate: Sterling continues to plummet as eurozone grows

The pound continued to fall yesterday, despite positive inflation data from the UK. Experts advised Express.co.uk that the British currency was falling thanks to Brexit uncertainty.  Now they have revealed that while the pound is struggling, the eurozone is reporting growth. Laura Parsons, currency analyst at TorFX said: “The GBP/EUR exchange rate continued losing ground on Tuesday despite the UK ...

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The Most Affordable Places To Travel For Spring Break

Right around this time every year, there is one thing travelers have on their minds: Spring Break. It’s time to take off on a trip in search of sprawling beaches, lively nightlife, and inspiring culture. Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, dug deep into its data to uncover the most ...

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Woman Claims Airline Told Her To Flush Emotional Support Hamster Down Toilet

A Miami college student is considering legal action against Spirit Airlines after she says an employee wouldn’t let her on a flight until she flushed her emotional support hamster down an airport toilet. Belen Aldecosea said the incident occurred when she was at the Baltimore–Washington International Airport on Nov. 21, 2017, getting ready to fly h… Travel – Top Destinations, ...

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News: Qatar Airways touches down in Australian capital Canberra

The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Canberra, the capital city of Australia, touched down at Canberra Airport earlier, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute. Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to be expanding its reach in Australia by launching our fifth gateway into this beautiful country. “In 2016, ...

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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Tourism as a catalyst for development in Jamaica

Following a run of negative publicity, minister of tourism Edmund Bartlett here writes on how the tourism sector continues to be the leading catalyst of economic development in Jamaica and how is planning to address the problem of tourism leakage The resilient tourism sector continues to be the leading catalyst of economic development in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean basin, ...

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