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Diana? Alice? Elizabeth? Britons bet on new royal baby name

Interest surrounding the romance and wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has been a boon for Britain tourism - and that’s ramped up exponentially with the impending arrival of the couple’s first child.
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Canada & U.K. sign new agreement to support air transport

A new Open Skies-type agreement has just been signed between Canada and the United Kingdom, which encourages long-term, sustainable competition and the development of international air services.
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Arrivals up, spend down from Canadian market, says VisitBritain

VisitBritain says 2017 “was an outstanding year” for overseas visits to the UK, and that includes this market with Canadian arrivals up 1% to 835,000, the highest level since 2006.
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UK lawmakers approve big expansion for Heathrow Airport

Parliament approved plans to make Europe's biggest airport even bigger, backing on Monday what the government described as the most important transportation decision in a generation.
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This map hilariously shows every pub in the U.K.

What would a map of all the pubs in the U.K. look like? A massive, red blob that engulfs every square inch of land mass, apparently.
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Security ramped up as London reassures travellers it’s safe to visit: “We stand together”

London officials are telling visitors that the city remains a safe and welcoming destination in the wake of yesterday’s horrific attack, which city leaders are denouncing as a terrorist attack.
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Canada considers electronics ban following U.S. & Britain decision

Canada's transport minister says the federal government is taking a close look at the circumstances behind efforts in the United States and the U.K. to ban certain electronic devices from carry-on baggage.
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The wrath of Doris leads to cancelled flights and rail delays across U.K.

Storm Doris is wreaking havoc across the U.K., causing delays and headaches for more than 10,000 airline passengers whose flights have been cancelled.
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U.K. welcomed record 37.3m visitors in 2016, flight bookings already up 16% in 2017

More overseas visitors travelled to the U.K. in 2016 than ever before, with strong growth coming from Canada and the U.S.
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Airline and rail strikes causing big delays in the U.K.

Southern Railways train drivers and British Airways cabin crew members have walked off the job, touching off fresh disruption for travellers the day after a subway strike caused misery across London.
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“We’re handling it as a team”: Globus on the Italy outbreak, and travel myths
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With the number of coronavirus cases rapidly increasing in Italy, Globus family of brands is reassuring travel agents...
TICO board approves Comp Fund payment for Adria Airways consumers
TICO board approves Comp Fund payment for Adria Airways consumers
TICO’s Board of Directors has approved a payment from the Travel Industry Compensation Fund to consumers affected by...
Agents can ‘Sell and Sail Free’ with Silversea’s new incentive
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With Silversea’s ‘Sell and Sail Free’ promotion, agents in Canada and the U.S. can earn a free expedition cruise...
Atout France announces Product of the Year Award
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Over 150 tourism professionals and more than a dozen exhibitors and partners took part in last night’s Destination...
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