July 20, 2018 3:18 PM Five million Facebookers viewed Ironman UK online
Almost 10 hours of live broadcasting gave extensive coverage of the event, which saw thousands of athletes and spectators take over Bolton at the weekend for the town’s tenth Ironman UK spectacular. Around 2,500 competitors swam, cycled and ran in the epic challenge, finishing in Bolton town centre on Victoria Square, on Sunday, July 15. This year, athletes 7
July 14, 2018 12:24 PM Majorca holidaymakers confronted by protesters at airport blasting ‘tourism KILLS us!'
MAJORCA has been hit with more "mass tourism" protests with activists targeting Palma's airport and daubing "tourism kills the city" slogans on hotels in the island's capital. It says: "We want go generate a community which can put a brake on this and reverse the trend.” Another campaign group Tot Inclòs today targeted hotels in the old quarter of Mallorca's 11
July 9, 2018 12:54 PM Barcelona tourist bus STORMED by protesters as they launch summer of CHAOS
ACTIVISTS fighting mass tourism in Spain have started a new wave of attacks by hijacking a tourist bus in Barcelona and letting off green and white smoke flares. Last summer, protestors daubed "Tourists go home" graffiti in holiday locations, slashed the tyres of tourist rental bikes, stormed a hotel reception and caused extensive damage, held up holiday 12
July 9, 2018 6:46 AM Tourism boom as heatwave soars
SOUTH Essex sizzled this weekend as heatwave temperatures continued to scorch the country. Daytrippers flocked to the Essex coast to soak up the sunshine as temperatures remained in the mid-to-high twenties. Paul Thompson, owner of the Pebbles One cafe on Marine Parade, Southend, said: “There’s always a buzz at this time of year, but with the weeks of hot weather 8
June 29, 2018 4:55 PM ‘It’s an outrage!’ Barbados slaps tourists with new tax to tackle crippling debt
BARBADOS has become the latest popular holiday destination to hit tourists with a new tax which could force families to pay an additional £200 for a two-week stay. The Caribbean island’s debt-ridden Government is introducing the new surcharge this weekend to raise money in reducing its deficit worth 170 percent of GDP. Hotels were only given less than a week’s 12
June 29, 2018 3:38 PM NBA's Antetokounmpo in Greek tourism campaign
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo is appearing in a tourism campaign to promote his native Greece. He's in a promotional video launched by the Greek tourism ministry on Friday in Athens. Antetokounmpo's parents migrated to Greece from Nigeria, and the Milwaukee Bucks forward said he always encourages his friends to visit. "My favorite 4
June 29, 2018 11:49 AM Bali Volcano: Is Mount Agung still erupting? Can you travel to Bali now?
BALI’s Mount Agung exploded into life on Thursday resulting in hundred of flights being grounded as ash and smoke shot high into the air. But is the volcano still erupting and is it possible to travel to Bali? Mount Agung erupted for the second time in less than year, grinding Denpasar International Airport to a halt for several hours. Indonesia’s second-busiest 16
June 28, 2018 11:04 PM Bali shuts airport after volcanic eruption
Bali closed its international airport following a volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island that sent thick smoke and ash billowing 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the air, an official said Friday. Ngurah Rai airport was due to be closed from 3:00 am (1900 GMT) to at least 7:00 pm Friday after a pilot report detected volcanic ash as high as 23,000 feet following 7
June 26, 2018 7:54 AM 'Brexit won't stop us from expanding and diversifying'
There was an even split of those who think it will have a positive impact and those who can see negative consequences. This view of “it won’t change a thing”, however, does not mean that rural tourism businesses do not recognise the challenges and the potential opportunities on offer from Brexit. Country Land and Business Association South East represents 8
June 26, 2018 3:14 AM WA govt tight-lipped on Roger Federer fee
Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer will return to Perth next year to compete in the Hopman Cup but the cost of drawing him back to Western Australia remains a tightly-held secret. While the world No.2 was in Perth for last year's cup he posed for a selfie with a quokka on Rottnest Island and at the time the WA government refused to say how much he was paid. "We can't 9