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airBaltic to launch direct London-Tallin flights in spring 2018

airBaltic will launch a new direct service from London Gatwick Airport to Tallinn on March 27th, 2018. The twice-weekly flights will offer convenient connections between the two cities. Martin Gauss, chief executive of airBaltic, said: “By improving air travel service between the Baltic capitals and European cities, airBaltic is reinforcing …

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Luxury, Reinvented: Food, Arts and Culture in Oslo

For the past few years, it’s been all about nature in Iceland. Hot springs. Northern lights (you can see them in Norway, too). Wild horses. You name it. Norway is coming in hot, though, with an exploding arts and culture scene, a new twist on traditional Scandinavian food and, of …

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Brazil’s E-Visa Is Popular With US Travelers

It’s easier than ever to travel to Brazil. A faster visa process has led to a boom in U.S. visitors traveling to the country. Since the launch of e-visas on January 25, 2018, there has been a 70 percent increase in visa applications from American visitors compared to the same …

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Vatican to Combat Crowds with Second Entrance

A visit to Rome would hardly be complete without touring the Vatican. But while exploring the Vatican’s stunning art collection, including Michelangelo’s famous masterpieces, may be forever memorable, so are the notoriously long lines to get into its galleries. About 25,000 people visit the Vatican each day, according to Lonely …

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Sanya emerging as Chinese tourism powerhouse

Sanya received a total of 620,000 inbound tourists during November, representing year-on-year growth of 70 per cent. The tropical city at the southern end of China is expected to receive more than 18 million visitors by the end of the year, setting a record for tourism there. In addition to …

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Hong Kong Airlines takes off for Los Angeles, USA

Hong Kong Airlines has commenced its new service to Los Angeles, further cementing its growing presence in North America, following the launch of a daily service to Vancouver earlier this year. Los Angeles also becomes the carrier’s first destination in the continental United States, with San Francisco and New York …

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