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*****Certainly rings true for me: WiFi is the most important issue for #Hotel guests. *****#England’s World Cup home - What a dump! #Espana82 #Shoot! 1982-03-27 (impacts of tourism; Butler model; perception; rebranding) *****Early tourism: A Victorian Tourist's Photo Album Of Los Angeles, Circa 1894: LAist. Fullscreen What did Victorian Los Angeles look like through the eyes of tourists discovering it for the first time?

*****Early tourism: A Victorian Tourist's Photo Album Of Los Angeles, Circa 1894: LAist

A photo album from a trip to Los Angeles in the spring of 1894 shows us just that. The album, which was acquired and digitized by the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum in City of Industry, contains a few dozen cabinet card-sized photographs descriptions written in white ink. Mystery starter perhaps? Wooden sleds used by residents on the steep cobbled streets of Clovelly, north Devon. Life and style (terrible review of Michelin 3*) Le Cinq, Four Seasons Hôtel George V, 31 avenue George V, 75008 Paris (00 331 49 52 71 54).

Life and style (terrible review of Michelin 3*)

Meal for two, including service and modest wine: €600 (£520) There is only one thing worse than being served a terrible meal: being served a terrible meal by earnest waiters who have no idea just how awful the things they are doing to you are. *****Autumn Microadventure in Swiss Alps (glaciers, glaciation) #OnThisDay 1951: Long before Facebook live Brian Johnston tried to keep his composure while rollercoaster reporting. These are the world’s most visited cities. Which is the world’s most popular city to visit?

These are the world’s most visited cities

According to Euromonitor’s latest global rankings, Hong Kong reigns supreme. Even with a slight drop in the number of international visitors it attracts, the Asian city is hard to beat. In 2015, Hong Kong recorded just under 27,000 arrivals. This is about a third more than second-in-line Bangkok, which achieved a growth of 10% in international visitors, and London in the UK, which was the third most popular city, with international traveller numbers growing by 7%. Image: Euromonitor Asian cities reign supreme Five of the ten most popular cities are in Asia: after Hong Kong and Bangkok, Singapore is in fourth place, Macau in sixth and Malaysia in tenth. The report highlights that Chinese cities are struggling to maintain their attraction for international visitors, with not only Hong Kong but Beijing and Shenzen also recording falling visitor numbers. Among the biggest winners was Japan. #Map shows the most popular #tourist attraction across the #USA. #Mormons are the best thing to see in #Utah.

These are the world’s most visited cities. 'It's heartbreaking': Maltese mourn collapse of Azure Window arch. As arches go, the Azure Window had celebrity status, featuring in films such as Clash of the Titans and The Count of Monte Cristo and serving as the backdrop to the Dothraki wedding scene in the television version of Game of Thrones.

'It's heartbreaking': Maltese mourn collapse of Azure Window arch

But now, the limestone arch, one of Malta’s most famous landmarks, is no more, having collapsed into the sea after a heavy storm. Jonnie Atha (@Jonathan_Atha)Gutted that the "Azure Window" on Gozo in Malta has collapsed in a storm. So glad to have seen it in September '16 #malta #AzureWindow pic.twitter.com/t0ExmtL74fMarch 8, 2017 Malta’s prime minister, Joseph Muscat, said the news was heartbreaking. Russian millionaire details plans to re-establish Romanov empire on remote Pacific island. A Russian millionaire is in advanced talks with the Kiribati government to lease three uninhabited islands and establish an alternative Russia and revive the monarchy.

Russian millionaire details plans to re-establish Romanov empire on remote Pacific island

Russian Anton Bakov and his wife Maria are planning to re-establish the Romanov Empire on three remote islands in the south Pacific nation of Kiribati, and invest hundreds of millions of dollars into the impoverished island’s economy. The Russian monarchy was overthrown by the Bolshevik revolution in 1917 and Bakov, a businessman and former Russian MP, has devoted himself to reviving it – which over the years has included exploring options for a base in Montenegro and the Cook Islands.

Bakov has now proposed leasing the uninhabited islands of Malden, Starbuck and Millennium to use as a base for his “alternative Russia”, as well as building infrastructure for tourists and businesses. Bakov’s son Mikhail first approached the Kiribati government in late 2015 with his father’s investment plan. These are the world’s most visited cities. Thomson Discount Code: £100 Off - Voucher Codes for 2017. Looking for a holiday with a difference but that won't burn a hole in your pocket?

Thomson Discount Code: £100 Off - Voucher Codes for 2017

You're on the right track by booking online with Thomson Holidays! Visit the Caribbean by cruise or fly to the States and unveil Florida; with Thomson there are plenty of ways to delve deeper into the world and ensure that you always get the best price for exactly what you want. From all inclusive promo offers to limited time sale discounts - you'll be sure to find a holiday that'll give you everything you wish for and more. Last Minute Holidays with Thomson. Visit Britain: Great Chinese Names for Great Britain. This is actually a thing. This is what the pyramids look like from Cairo street. Plas y Brenin - Why Snowdonia. Calculate your travel score. Travel Buddies, Travel Reviews, Travel Community. Matador Network - travel culture worldwide.

*****Earth - America's amazing National Parks. ***Map Maker: Show off where you've been or where you're going. ***Top tourist attractions in each country. ***Map shows highest rated #tourist attractions in #Europe according to @TripAdvisor . #HarryPotter No.1 in #UK! The first Disneyland ticket sold was in 1955. Here goes. About to climb the 699 steps of Jacob's ladder at St Helena.... This guy makes sweaters of places, then takes pictures of himself wearing the sweaters at those places I LOVE THIS. These are the world's most visited cities in 2016. Fun #map shows google autocomplete results for top #tourist attractions by country in #Europe. Every afternoon at around 6:30 pm, scenes like this are part of the daily view in Uluru. Pic @elisaeves (IG) #NTaustralia.

Early city break tourism: London Visitors by James Tissot c. 1874 (@ToledoMuseum). St Martin-in-the-Fields in the background. Map Shows Every Country's Tourism Slogan. This map shows the every country’s tourism slogan*.

Map Shows Every Country's Tourism Slogan

From the straightforward (‘Travel in Slovakia – good idea’) to the dramatic (‘Colombia is magical realism’) these slogans are an insight into the ways tourism departments in countries across the world sell their countries to visitors. There are 12 exclamations used (Lithuania uses three with ‘See it! Feel it! Love it!’) And the most popular word used is ‘Beautiful’ which appears six times. . *38 countries did not have tourism slogans – Full source list (Google doc) Cloud shows most popular words Press Mentions.

9 Images To Make You Visit Swanage - Darwin Escapes. The Dorset Jurassic Coast is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and these images will show you why… Our traditional family location on the Dorset coastline, Swanage Bay View Holiday Home Park, has been a family favourite UK holiday destination for over 50 years, and these 9 stunning images show why.

9 Images To Make You Visit Swanage - Darwin Escapes

Swanage is a breath taking location, with lots of family fun things to do around the local area, as well as on the park itself. Take a look at the 9 images below to sway you on where to stay for your next UK holiday to Dorset… So what's so bloody brilliant about Bordeaux then? Brilliant Bordeaux.

So what's so bloody brilliant about Bordeaux then?

Photo: Flickr The city of Bordeaux and south-west France seems to come top of every ranking so The Local tries to find out just what's so special about the city and the region around it. It seems like you can't open a French newspaper these days without seeing the south-west of France leading some kind of ranking. #OMGB - GREAT Britain - Home of Amazing Moments campaign. International campaign Building on the success of the initial campaign in the Americas and Europe, we have launched #OMGB (Oh My GREAT Britain) - Britain, Home of Amazing Moments in Australia and China, marking the beginning of phase two of the campaign that is due to roll out globally in the next few months.

#OMGB - GREAT Britain - Home of Amazing Moments campaign

Each market will have carefully selected ‘moments’ that resonate with the audience to provide a richer experience. The second phase kicked off in Australia on 9 September 2016 and is primarily targeting the affluent trendsetter. The activity is a mixture print and digital that will drive consumers to the #OMGB landing page for the Australian market. The brand campaign will be supported by additional partner co-op campaigns taking place over two phases to align with key booking periods – Sept/Oct 2016 and Jan/Feb 2017. Domestic campaign We have launched our largest domestic marketing campaign for 2016, the ‘Home of Amazing Moments.’ Log In. Tourism is now the island’s biggest industry, taking over from fishing and aluminum smelting, much as the financial sector did in the years before the crash.

The influx could be even higher following the rise of the Pirate Party. With its black pirate flag and anarchist leanings, it recently gained more seats in Parliament and even more attention, helping to burnish Iceland’s image as cool and alternative. Wow! I mean...wow!□ Heritage and cultural attractions: Snowdonia. The first photo upon discovery of Machu Picchu, 1912. I walked from Exeter to the source of the Thames following the Fosse Way, the longest Roman road in Britain. Legoland 1971 (same sample as intro to Stand & Deliver - Adam Ant): Blue Peter fell to pieces after visiting @LEGOLANDBLLUND. Instagram photo by Geoawesomeness. USSR Tourism poster. 1963. A hypothesis so appalling it must be true: Tourism driven by the desire to share on FB/Instagram. Intourist Soviet travel poster. La France, Touristique et Gastronomique. Edition Jacques-Petit. Video top 10 run-down: Which is the world's most visited city? Clue: It's not London or Paris. Read more.

"People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home." – Dagobert D. Runes #StHelena. The Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, Devon.  #ukcoastwalk. New virtual reality sign will boost tourism (From Largs and Millport Weekly News) The world of virtual reality is coming to one of the most relaxing and beautiful scenic areas in Largs, but don't worry, it will actually provide a range of information for tourists, and is at the cutting edge of technology. A new augmented reality sign allows mobile phone users to download an application which allows them to view moving images and information about tourism hotspots. Magnus the Viking will even make an appearance, while a swooping eagle will also provide some eye-catching graphics. A council spokesman said: "The augmented reality sign is just being tested at the moment, it won't be up and running for another two or three weeks, but there is a QR Code half-way up and this barcode leads your mobile phone to the app.

"Once it is fully active, it will look very impressive., and you can look over the bay and see a number of signs popping up pointing out the Isle of Cumbrae, and other areas. It should be fully operational soon. " Hikers stand near top of natural rock bridge, Mt. Rainier, WA, USA May 1963. Find Places to Visit. Would you take your family on holiday to Russia? Etna erupting - Sicily, Italy. Lounging in crystal clear waters at Hidden Lake, Montana.

Dubai Flow Motion (Superb time-lapse video) Flow Through the City of Tales‬ (Superb time-lapse video) Barcelona GO! (Superb time-lapse video) Drone captures stunning view of Uluru.