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Ireland set for record year in tourist numbers

But industry warned not to blow boom by overcharging holidaymakers like in the past<p>Thu, Aug 6, 2015, 22:00<p>Ireland is on target for a record year in …

Ireland

Girlfriends Day: 12 romantic locations to visit in Scotland

TODAY is Girlfriends Day which celebrates relationships around the world.<p>And there are plenty of romantic locations where you can celebrate the day …

The Fab Five: Edinburgh hotels with opulent interiors

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Top 10: Edinburgh's best bars and pubs

As the annual Edinburgh Festival gets rolling in the Scottish capital, our Edinburgh expert, Linda Macdonald, selects the best places for glamorous cocktails, fine whisky selections, and a good old traditional pint.<p>The Devil’s Advocate<p>Hidden down a narrow, medieval close opposite St Giles' …

Special steam services on the Borders Railway

Tickets are now on sale for the much-anticipated steam train journeys on the new Borders Railway line. They will begin on 10 September.<p>Following the …

Top 10 green travel tips

The travel industry has come a long way from the days when a more responsible style of tourism was represented in the mantra of the 1980s …

Sustainability

Monday Morning Memo | Irish Tourism News | Tourism Features

<b>27 July 2015</b><p>Summer season is in full swing and it’s hard to believe we are already at the half way mark for what is set to be a record year for …

Manchester hotel occupancy rates surpass pre-recession peak

Manchester hotel occupancy rates surpass pre-recession peak<p>Hotels in Manchester are experiencing their highest occupancy levels since records began, …

Domestic tourism makes a record-breaking start to the year

Domestic tourism figures hit a record-breaking high in the first quarter of the year, according to a new report from VisitEngland.<p>Results from the …

Scottish locations quiz: How many of these places have you been to?

TOURISM in Scotland is at an all-time high following a spectacular 2014.<p>A new report from the Office of National Statistics showed that the number of …

Commonwealth Games, MTV VMAs and Big Weekend boost Glasgow tourism by £687million.

BUMPER year of major events brought millions of people who spent hundreds of millions in the city.<p>THE number of tourists visiting Glasgow increased …

Scotch whisky distilleries may be in the midst of a tourism boom, but which highly rated sites should dram fans should put on their bucket lists?

These are the top 10 most highly rated Scotch whisky distilleries to visit<p>According to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), a record-breaking 1.5 …

Borders to Edinburgh railway reopening interest 'enormous'

<b>Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing has said he expects "enormous" interest in the new Borders Railway and has not ruled out extending the line.</b><p>He was speaking during a visit to the Scottish Borders to look at ways to maximise the benefits of the route.<p>Mr Ewing said he had "no doubt" the line between …

Trains

Marine Blast sets course for ‘app’ointment with Minister | The Marine Tourism Directory Apps

Marine Blast Multimedia swapped the waters off the west coast for Glasgow’s Pacific Quay on Tuesday (21 July) when they were invited to meet Minister …

Northern Ireland top tourism attractions revealed

<b>Northern Ireland's most visited and least popular tourist destinations last year have been revealed.</b><p>The Giant's Causeway came top, with 790,000 visits, followed by Titanic Belfast (630,000), the Ulster Museum (470,000) and Derry's Walls (370,000).<p>In a survey of overnight stays in local government …

Ireland

Tory MP who wants huge tax cuts for tourist attractions handed donations by hotel bosses

A Tory MP who is calling for huge tax cuts for tourist attractions was given donations by hotel bosses.<p>Newly elected Nigel Huddleston leads eight MPs …

Amsterdam to call a halt to city centre hotel developments

Amsterdam city council is to call a halt to the development of new hotels in the city centre, officials told the Financieele Dagblad.<p>The conversion …

Scottish tourism agency removes lion hunt link from website

VisitScotland acts following an outcry that taxpayers’ money was being used to promote International Big Game and Bird Hunting, which is run by Peter Swales, a Highlands-based businessman.<p>Scotland’s national tourism agency has removed from its website a link to a company that offers wealthy hunters …