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RUSSIAN TOURISTS PAY IN RUBLES WHEN HOLIDAYING IN EGYPT

Russian tourists can now pay in rubles for products and services that they buy from Egyptian store owners, said Muhammad Salem, a spokesman for the Egyptian Tourism Ministry.

EUROSTAR: LONDON TO MARSEILLE ROUTE IS GROWING IN POPULARITY

Eurostar International Ltd. reported strong demand for a new train service from London directly to the Mediterranean.

MOROCCO INVESTS EUR 9.2 MILLION TO LURE FRENCH TOURISTS

Morocco is to invest 100 million dirhams (€9.2 million) to fight the negative effects of the attack against Charlie Hebdo on its tourism.

FRENCH POLL: 14% DROP IN JANUARY RESERVATIONS

According to the most recent Snav/Atout France poll, January reservations dropped 14% in terms of passengers and volume of business compared to January 2014. This reduction is attributable in part to the events that took place in France early this year – the attack on Charlie Hebdo weekly.

HEALTH RISK MAP HELPS BUSINESS TRAVELERS

International SOS has presented the Health Risk Map 2015 – a world map which aims to help companies and organizations estimate the medical risk of the markets in which they are actively in business.

MEXICAN TOURISM ACHIEVED RECORD EARNINGS IN 2014

The Bank of Mexico (Banxico), the federal agency, reported that during 2014 the tourism revenue reached over 16 billion dollars

HOTELS WITH FREE WI-FI GET FREE PUBLICITY

With the Internet being such a necessity rather than a luxury these days, so many bookings being made by mobile devices and hotels trying to cater to business travelers and conferences as best they can, there is a great deal of surprise among travelers that wi-fi is not completely complimentary in hotels.

RELIGIOUS TOURISM: TOUR THE ABBEYS OF NORTHERN EUROPE

A new religious tourism project has been launched in Italy. Abbeys of Trappist monks in Northern Europe and the attractions surrounding them are the central theme of the TATRA initiative.

THE PROVINCE OF FLORENCE REPORTED A RECORD YEAR

With 13 million visitors and nearly 5 million arrivals, the Italian province of Florence talks about the record year of 2014.

GERMAN STUDY: OLDER EVENT SPECIALISTS HAVE GREAT POTENTIAL

Everyone is currently talking about both the demographic change and the acute shortage of specialist and management personnel. However, most of these views are focused on the younger generation. A German study has clarified the role of the best agers in the event industry.

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