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Shores you will adore: Head off to coastal resorts which brim with glamour

A PICCIRIDDA, PANAREA, SICILY Twist and turn through the mazy streets of blindingly white houses, framed against cerulean skies, the tiny, car-free, carefree Aeolian Island of Panarea is perfection, which explains why it’s a mecca for A-listers Beyoncé, Antonio Banderas and Kate Moss. Most of the inhabitants live in houses stepped up from the water while the rest of the ...

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News: W Sydney continues brand expansion in Australia

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, has announced its re-entry into Sydney. Built and developed by Grocon and funded by Greaton Group, W Sydney will make waves with its debut slated for 2020. The new-build hotel will be part of The Ribbon, a development designed by the award-winning architect Hassel that will transform Sydney’s skyline on Darling Harbour. “Sydney ...

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News: Wizz Air opens base in Vienna, Austria

Wizz Air has opened its Austrian base at Vienna Airport with one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft. The newly allocated aircraft will support the start of operations of five new services from Vienna to the popular destinations: Valencia, Rome Fiumicino, Malta, Bari and Tel Aviv. More than half a million seats are already on sale from/to Vienna airport on ...

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News: DFDS appoints Hopcraft to key account manager role

Ferry operator DFDS has announced the appointment of Graham Hopcraft as its new key account manager – south. Hopcraft joins the business with 18 years’ experience in the ferry industry, having spent the last ten years at Condor Ferries and more recently has sat on the board of the Coach Tourism Association.  Speaking of his appointment, Hopcraft said “I’m looking ...

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News: MSC Cruises signs deal for fifth Meraviglia ship with STX France

MSC Cruises and STX France have signed an order for the construction of a fifth Meraviglia class cruise ship. Due to be delivered in 2023, this vessel will be equipped with a new generation of dual-fuel engines designed to run on liquefied natural gas. She will also feature other innovative environmental technologies, notably including an advanced wastewater treatment system compliant ...

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Pound to euro exchange rate: Interest rate hold and soaring UK retail sales aid sterling

The pound has recovered against the euro after a week of fluctuating rates. According to Bloomberg, the pound is currently trading at €1.145 against the euro. Today’s rates have picked up from yesterday’s figures which saw a drop to €1.134. Recent announcements from the ECB regarding interest rates have helped the UK exchange rate to recover, ending the week on ...

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