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Wines of Brasil embrace the World Cup and the Olympics

BENTO GONCALVES, Brazil - Brazil is one of the most exciting countries in the world and at Vinexpo 2013, the most traditional wine fair in the world, the largest country in Latin-America will be showi

Istanbul 2020: one of the ten richest, most modern and influential...

The Turkish response to the economic crisis is to rely on the growth of international arrivals.

Zambia Olympic Youth Development Centre hosts 2000 athletes from 12 countries

(eTN) - The young legacy of the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia, continues to build as it presented the Zone Six Under-20 Games this month for Zambia’s youth, as well as 2,000 ath

London Olympics leaves positive impact but government must do more

London 2012 will have a positive impact on future UK tourism, but the government still needs to do more to help, said delegates at the latest World Travel Market (WTM) Meridian Club Think Tank.

VisitBritain unveils new strategy plan

LONDON, England - VisitBritain has launched a consultation on an ambitious growth plan which aims to attract 40 million visitors to Britain by 2020.

Some London attractions see their worst year ever

LONDON, England - The wet summer put a damper on visitor numbers to top London tourist attractions with some sites having their worst year ever, according to latest figures.

Olympic champion Kirani James returns home to Grenada

ST. GEORGES, Grenada - World and Olympic 400 m champion Kirani James finally returns home to his native Grenada this week following his record-breaking performance at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Benefits and constraints on tourism for host nations of major sporting...

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, has a comprehensive Sports Tourism program reviewing the success of the London 2012 Olympics and assessing the benefits and

London: recapturing the Olympics buzz

LONDON, England (eTN) - Londoners suffered collective withdrawal symptoms when the Olympic Games ended on August 11 and are now hoping to recapture some of the drama and excitement when the Paralympic

After the Olympics, a new challenge

UKinbound, an association of tourism operators in Britain, has issued the government a warning that “immediate action” is needed following the Olympics to boost inbound visitors to the UK for the

Toco shining as hometown of Olympic champion

Known for fresh seafood, friendly people, a coastline dotted with hidden beaches, and some of the best surfing spots in the Caribbean, the tiny fishing village of Toco, on Trinidad’s northeast coast

London Olympics 2012: time for the athletes to shine

LONDON (eTN) - The London Olympics 2012 got under way with a spectacular opening ceremony viewed by an estimated 27 million people in the UK and one billion worldwide.

British High Commission hosts Olympics Iftar dinner

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - The British High Commissioner, Adam Thomson, hosted an Iftar dinner at the British High Commission in Islamabad to mark the start of London 2012 Games.

Olympic tourism performance in London earns gold

Tom Jenkins, Executive Director of the European Tour Operators Association, said: “It is important to emphasize how well London is doing compared with other Olympic Games, and what good news there i

Last-minute luxury for the London Summer Olympics

LONDON, England - Making last-minute plans to attend the Summer Olympics? Looking for the ultimate London address?

Brits flocking to foreign beaches to escape the Olympics

MALLORCA, Spain - Britons are packing their bags and traveling abroad during the Olympics to be better off, according to a recent survey.

Grenada Olympic team receives warm UK welcome

The Grenada Olympic team was given the warmest of welcomes in the UK this weekend with two days of celebrations in Harrow and Horsham near London, within hours of reigning champion, Kirani James, clai

Getting ready for major tourism events

This summer, much of the world's eyes will be on London, England, and the Summer Olympic Games. Perhaps the world premier sporting event begins on July 27 and continues until August 12.

Tourism chiefs: London might be left deserted after the Olympics

Tourism bosses fear London will be left deserted in the weeks immediately following the Olympic Games.

UK: after the Jubilee, roll on the Olympics

LONDON (eTN) - The Queen’s Jubilee celebrations may be over, but the UK is still ready to party with the attention now on the Olympic Games, which are due to kick off in just over a month.

London 2012 likely to boost domestic tourism in the long term

The UK will only welcome an additional 330,000 international visitors as a direct result of hosting the London 2012 Olympics, reveals research at the World Travel Market (WTM) Vision Conference London

Brits refuse to let Olympics disrupt summer holiday plans

Britons all been warned that the 2012 Olympics is going to have a big impact on Brits' transport and holiday plans this summer but new research has revealed that the majority of Brits are adopting a '

Heathrow braces for busiest day in its history

LONDON, England - August 13 is likely to be Heathrow Airport's busiest day in its history, so the airport is building a temporary terminal to check through more than 10,000 athletes on that one day, t

Olympic Games causing tourism downfall in London

In a survey conducted among its members, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has discovered that a major slump in leisure tourism bookings is underway.

World Travel Market to be opened by UK Olympics Minister

UK Olympics Minister Jeremy Hunt will open World Travel Market (WTM) 2011, the leading global event for the travel industry – the final WTM before the 2012 London games.

Wherefore art thou London hotels?

Availability of hotel rooms during the London 2012 Olympics is emerging as a key concern for inbound operators and agents, reveals the latest World Travel Market (WTM) Meridian Club Think Tank.

Tour operators report 50 percent decline in inbound business for UK...

At a press conference in London at the Grand Connaught Rooms on March 14 at 11:00 am, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) will highlight three major problems that affect incoming tourism: t

UAE travel agents advised on 2012 Olympic travel pricing

The cost of travel and accommodation in the UK during the 2012 year of Britain's Olympic and Paralympic Games will remain' fair' and will see Middle East holidaymakers offered 'indisputable value-for-

Inbound tourism industry struggles to book hotel rooms during the London...

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has studied tourism effects in past Olympic cities and has identified several issues associated with previous Olympic Games, which have damaged inbound t