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The Maldives Announces A Record-Breaking 10.2% Increase In UK Arrivals During 2018

The Maldives has announced an impressive 10.2% year-on-year increase in the total number of UK visitor arrivals in 2018, when compared with 2017. In total, 114,602 UK tourists arrived in the Indian Ocean destination from January – December 2018, compared with 103,977 in 2017. Continue reading

Blooming Beautiful: Philadelphia To Celebrate ‘Flower Power’ During PHS Flower Show And FTD World Cup This March

The city of Philadelphia will host America’s largest and longest-running horticultural event from 2nd – 10th March 2019 when The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Philadelphia Flower Show returns. As well as admiring the incredible floral displays, visitors to this year’s show can also show their support for the UK’s talented competitor Laura Leong at the prestigious Florists’ Transworld Delivery (FTD) World Cup 2019, which will be held at the Flower Show from 1st – 3rd March 2019. Continue reading

Airport Parking & Hotels (APH) Highlights The Hidden Costs Of ‘Kiss & Fly’ Drop-Off Lanes

With many consumers intent on becoming more eco-conscious in 2019, UK travellers may not appreciate the environmental damage and negative consequences of their ‘kiss and fly’ lift to the airport. Kiss and Fly is the practice of dropping-off and collecting a traveller from the airport, resulting in twice as many car journeys when compared with pre-booking off-airport parking. Continue reading

Is ‘Priority’ Boarding Becoming Meaningless? Airport Parking & Hotels (APH) Compares Priority Passes And Luggage Allowances Of Low-Cost Airlines

Low-cost airline Ryanair has recently reduced the amount of baggage non-priority travellers can take on board to just one small personal bag*, promising a decrease in boarding delays but a £25 fee if passengers bring a second bag to the gate. Passengers can avoid this fee by paying £6 for the benefits of priority boarding, which also allows a second bag on board.

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Fly Eagles Fly: The Best Sports Bars For Watching The Philadelphia Eagles In The 2019 NFL Playoffs

For sports enthusiasts visiting Philadelphia, now is the time to soak up the incredible gameday atmosphere as the Philadelphia Eagles have advanced in the 2019 NFL Playoffs. On Sunday 13th January, fans will gather at local bars to watch the current Super Bowl champion, Philadelphia Eagles, play the New Orleans Saints in the Division Round. Continue reading

SWAROVSKI OPTIK Announces Winner Of The ‘Digiscoper Of The Year 2018’ Award

Simon Brumby, DOY winner 2018: “Coast, Dune, Forest and Field“

Simon Brumby has been named as SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s Digiscoper of the Year 2018. His video “Coast, Dune, Forest and Field” was picked out of 550 submissions from around the world and convinced the international jury of experts and the public.

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American Football Fans Encouraged To Head To Philadelphia For An ‘Eagle-Eyed’ Tour Of This Championship City

Following the Philadelphia Eagles’ historic win over the Jacksonville Jaguars at London’s Wembley Stadium in October, those NFL fans looking to head to the winning team’s home of Philadelphia can enjoy an ‘Eagle-Eyed’ tour of one of the most passionate sporting cities in the USA. Continue reading

Airport Parking & Hotels (APH) Wins ‘Best Airport Parking’ Category For The 9th Year Running At The British Travel Awards 2018

Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has once again been announced as the winner of the ‘Best Airport Parking’ category at the prestigious British Travel Awards 2018, which were held at Battersea Evolution in London on Wednesday 28th November 2018.

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Philadelphia To Host 2018 Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) Conference

From Wednesday 28th November until Saturday 1st December 2018, Philadelphia will serve as the first ever U.S. host city for the 2018 Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) Annual Conference. Traditionally, this conference has been held exclusively in Europe. Due to increased airlift from Europe to Philadelphia International Airport and the targeted international strategy of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (PHLCVB) Global Tourism team, Philadelphia was selected as the destination for this international conference.

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