Monthly Archives: February 2012

Tacky Tourists? Silly, creative, irreverent … hallmarks of good travel photos By JULIA ANN WEEKES NH Weekend Editor

A family strains to push an enormous bolder off its precarious perch on a mountain in Maine. A man flees in terror as a T-Rex lunges for his finger in Florida. A boy with seemingly superhuman strength hefts a potato … Continue reading

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Portsmouth news………….A tale of two cities: Where to explore the life of Charles Dickens By HILARY MACASKILL

It’s the bicentenary of our favourite author’s birth, so 2012 is a great year to explore the life of Charles Dickens. The small terrace house in Portsmouth where he was born on February 7, 1812, was a new-build when his parents … Continue reading

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Top 10 Free Things to Do in London London for Free Ideas By Laura Porter, About.com Guide

1. Art Galleries © Laura Porter Tate Modern and Tate Britain are exceptional national art galleries housing some of the finest artworks in the world. Tate Modern focuses on contemporary art while Tate Britain displays British Art from the sixteenth century to the present … Continue reading

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Peer completes epic 3k ‘Olympic Truce’ walk By Oliver Hotham

Tory peer Michael Bates is completing a 3,000 mile walk across Europe to raise awareness of the UN-backed Olympic Truce initiative. Lord Bates arrived at the peers’ entrance of the Lords this lunchtime after setting out for the final leg … Continue reading

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WTTC Global Summit leads tourism industry through turbulent times

It is only two months until 1,000 tourism leaders gather in Sendai and Tokyo to discuss and debate some major issues facing the industry, during the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 12th Global Summit. The Global Summit is the … Continue reading

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UK going great guns on tourism push By Peter Myers | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain launched on Thursday its biggest ever campaign to attract visitors to its shores, exploiting a unique year in which London will host the Olympics and Queen Elizabethcelebrates 60 years on the throne. “(GREAT Britain) is the largest ad (campaign) in our … Continue reading

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London 2012: Will GB reap ‘great’ tourism rewards? By Michael Hirst at BBC

A multi-million pound international campaign has been launched to entice visitors to the UK. But with the Olympic Games expected to draw the attention of four billion global viewers, is this marketing push money well spent? The dramatic Brecon Beacons, … Continue reading

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