Dublin News

Dublin hotel room rates at record levels

Average price of Dublin hotel room now higher than boom era.Room rates at Dublin hotels have reached a record high according to a report released by annual Crowe Horwath hotel industry survey. The ave...
Berlin News

Berlin's Tempelhof airport to become tourist attraction

Abandoned civilian airport to reopen to tourists in 2020.Berlin's Tempelhof airport, a once busy civilian hub adandoned since 2008, is to be transformed into a tourist attraction some 80 years after t...
Dublin News

Wetherspoon to open superpub and hotel in Dublin

British low-cost pub chain to open fifth pub in Dublin. British pub group JD Wetherspoon has announced a €15 million development of a “superpub” and 98-bedroom hotel in Dublin's city centre. Wor...
Paris News

Drop in visitors to Eiffel Tower after Paris attacks

Major tourist attraction sees fall-off in visitor numbers since November. The Eiffel Tower in Paris saw a sharp drop in visitors in the weeks after the deadly 13 November terrorist attacks in the F...
Dublin News

National Gallery is Ireland's most popular free attraction

Dublin is home to nine out of top ten most-visited places The National Gallery of Ireland has once again topped the list of the country's most popular free attractions, recording almost 650,000 vi...
Paris News

French airspace hit by controllers strike

A six-day strike by air traffic controllers in France is hitting flights to French airports as well as those to southern destinations using French air space, such as those to Italy and north Africa....
Berlin News

Berlin controls informal rentals

Berlin is clamping down on the informal holiday rental market encouraged by websites such as Airbnb on the grounds that it having a detrimental effect on hotels and other official forms of tourist acc...
Vienna News

Vienna offers new 48-hour visitors card

Vienna launches a new 48-hour visitors card on 1 April. Costing €18.90 it provides free travel on all the city’s public transport, reduced fares from the two airports to the city centre,...
Amsterdam News

Schiphol growing fast

Schiphol has now become the fastest growing airport in the European Union. With an added one million passengers in 2012 it overtook Madrid to become the fourth busiest airport in the EU. Passeng...
Copenhagen News

Danish visa applications to be quicker

Denmark may make it easier for foreigners to get visas according to a government-backed report supported by the tourist industry and business groups. Companies approved for the scheme would be able...
Paris News

Making Paris more friendly

Paris has launched an initiative to make life more welcoming for the 29 million tourists that visit the city each year. To counter the image that Parisians are unfriendly and unhelpful the regional...
Barcelona News

Barcelona remains hot tourist spot

Barcelona is the fourth most popular destination for tourists in Europe after London, Paris and Rome according to figures released by the city’s tourist board. The figures also show that numbers...
Dublin News

Plan for Independence Trail in Dublin

Plans for an “Independence Trail” for visitors to Dublin, based on sites associated with the capital's 1916 Rising, have been announced by Irish tourism minister Leo Varadkar. The minis...
Oxford News

Exploring Oxford

Oxford has launched a new guide system for visitors called Oxford Expore. Signs, maps and smart phone linkups provide pedestrians not only with directions but also information and images about the var...
Dublin News

Aer Lingus clarifies new baggage rules

Ireland's national air carrier Aer Lingus has clarified its newly-introduced baggage regulations after it prohibited passengers from carrying more than one bag on all flights from 20 August. Aer Li...
Barcelona News

Catalonia registers healthy increase in tourism

The number of foreign tourists visiting Catalonia from January to July this year showed an 8.9 per cent increase over the same period in 2011. This compares with an increase throughout the country of...
Berlin News

Problems pile up at Brandenburg's Willy Brandt airport

German’s transport minister is setting up a special working group to make sure that Brandenburg’s Willy Brandt airport will open on 17 March 2013. Its inauguration was postponed from 3...
Barcelona News

Tourist figures up

Foreign tourists visiting Catalonia in the first quarter of 2012 grew by 9.9 per cent according to Spain
Barcelona News

Catalonia tourist figures up

Foreign tourists visiting Catalonia in the first quarter of 2012 grew by 9.9 per cent according to Spain’s ministry for industry, energy and tourism. The increase was mainly among British and Ge...
Madrid News

Proposed new airport taxes in Spain

Ryanair is expected to ask passengers to pay extra costs on flights already booked out of Spain if the Spanish parliament passes new airport taxes proposed in the budget. The Irish low-cost airlin...

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