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Major upgrade to Fleckalmbahn lift, Kitzbühel

Substantial work is currently underway to upgrade Kitzbühel’s 35-year-old Fleckalmbahn lift. The €27.5 million project will see bigger, faster and more comfortable cabins coming in to use this December. The new lift will have spacious, ten passenger cabins that travel at 70 kilometres per hour up the slopes, compared to …

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Public transport booms in Dubai

As many as 296 million riders have used public, shared transport and taxis in the first half of this year in Dubai. The number reflects a healthy 6.5 per cent growth rate from the figure recorded in the same period last year, which was 277 million riders. The average daily …

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Jamaica welcomes strong visitor figures for July

Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for Jamaica, has said figures for July show an estimated 250,584 visitors arrived on the island. When confirmed, this will be the highest number the country has ever seen for the summer month. Jamaica also welcomed nearly two million visitors from the beginning of the …

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Bartlett appoints new tourism safety chief in Jamaica

Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has appointed a new director of visitor safety and experience for the Caribbean destination. Major Dave Walker will further review an initial report from a recent island-wide security audit of the tourism sector. Following this review, Walker will submit a final report with recommendations …

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TikTok launches UK-focused travel campaign

TikTok is launching its first travel campaign in the UK. The new hashtag challenge – #HiddenGem – encourages users to discover and share their favourite hidden spots and move away from tourist areas. The challenge, open to all UK users, invites them to share short-videos with their off the beaten …

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airBaltic adds further flights to Athens and Reykjavik

airBaltic has announced an extension to the operating season of its flights from Riga to Athens, Greece and Reykjavik, Iceland. Flights to Reykjavik will be operated until January 31st next year, and then restart on March 3rd. At the same time, flights from Riga to Athens will continue until December …

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Enjoy summer in the city as temperatures rise in Dubai

As the mercury peaks in Dubai this summer, the city’s establishments, ranging from malls to hotels, have lined up an array of unique leisure offerings that will help residents and tourists escape the sweltering temperatures. When it comes to beating the heat, you will be spoilt for choice this summer. …

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