BERLIN: THE VEGAN CAPITAL

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The vegan lifestyle is becoming more popular every day in Berlin. As of this summer, there are 43 restaurants in the German capital that use no animal products in their cooking. That’s 31 more than five years ago. More than 340 restaurants in Berlin also feature animal-free dishes on their menus…

Vegan ingredients are not only the basis of the latest food trends in the German capital, but the city’s also becoming a centre for designing and making fashion, shoes, and cosmetics without animal products.

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MY BIG FAT GREEK WELCOME

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Location, Location, Location…! Certainly where London is concerned it’s all about location. So that was the main criteria when choosing accommodation for my first all-sightseeing trip to the capital in more than 30 years – BRIAN OGLE…

Nowadays my journeys to London are business-only affairs – jetting in and out again as quickly as possible, or simply transiting an airport to catch a connecting flight.

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£9 MILLION POUND DEAL TO SAVE BELFAST NEW YORK LINK

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A rescue deal has been agreed to prevent US airline United ending its daily service between Belfast and New York…

Reports suggest that the Northern Ireland Executive has agreed a multi-million pound support package – in the region of £9m over three years – to keep Northern Ireland’s only existing air link to the USA going.

The bulk of the money is reportedly coming from the Stormont budget.

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TRAVEL WARNINGS IN PLACE FOR THAILAND…

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Travel warnings are in place for Thailand after popular tourist hotspots were rocked by a series of explosions last night and this morning…

There have been multiple explosions in nine incidents in at least five separate locations across Thailand in the past 24 hours (Hua Hin, Patong, Phuket, Phang Nga, Surat Thani and Trang).

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TOURISTS SHOULD BE SENT TO PRISON!

 

JOHN TREW spends some time at The Crum…

EVERY visitor to Belfast deserves to spend time in prison this summer. What I mean, of course, is that they should be urged to put CRUMLIN ROAD GAOL near the top of their List of Must-Sees during their visit here because it’s a truly fascinating all-weather Visitor Attraction.

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MAGNIFICENT MELA MARKS A DECADE OF DIVERSITY – AND YOU COULD WIN FREE TICKETS!

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For the tenth dazzling year in succession the great big beautiful world is set to descend on Belfast’s Botanic Gardens Belfast as the city revels in its annual Belfast Mela…

On the afternoon of Sunday August 28 the park will be transformed into an exotic festival of global identities; a showcase of the culture cuisine of a wealth of nations.

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RIO BEACH ETIQUETTE GUIDE FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES!

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British Airways, the official airline partner of the Team GB and ParalympicsGB teams, has produced a light-hearted guide to ‘Brazil Beach Etiquette’ for the many fans visiting Rio!

Featuring tips from the airline’s community of cabin crew, it will be shown on all flights to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo throughout August and September.

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WILDFIRES WARNING ISSUED FOR LA PALMA

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Spanish authorities are advising against travel to parts of La Palma where wild fires continue to spread…



While flights to the Canary Island remain unaffected, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has updated its advice for Spain, sharing a warning from Spanish authorities to keep away from the area of Jedey and Las Manchas.

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U105 New Media Partner of Travel and Tourism Awards!

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Northern Ireland Travel News is teaming up with leading local radio station U105 as a media partner for the 25th Anniversary Blue Insurance Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards – organised by Northern Ireland Travel News…

The top radio station will be encouraging members of the local Travelling Public to vote by offering the chance of winning a prize.

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TRADE THROWS WEIGHT BEHIND FUNDRAISING FOR AUNDREA

Travel Agents across Northern Ireland have banded together to support Thomas Cook Manager Aundrea Bannatyne who has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer…

This isn’t the first time the Travel Trade community have come together to help – eight years ago, she had to fight cancer on behalf of her two-year-old son James, who was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma – a malignant brain tumour.

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