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Rome to Reveal Newly Restored Colosseum and Spanish Steps

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This week the newly restored Spanish Steps will be unveiled to the citizens and tourists of Rome following a major cleaning project.

The Spanish Steps will be the second landmark to undergo restoration works, after a €20m project was undertaken to revamp the coliseum, in order to give a new lease of life …

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Finalists Announced in the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards

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45 tourism businesses and individuals from luxury hotels to camper vans, from sports events to cultural festivals, from chefs to shop owners, are in the running for awards to be announced at a ceremony later this year.

The awards aim to celebrate and recognise excellence in the region’s hospitality and tourism sectors.

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Pitchup.com Breaks Records for Summer Trading and 2017 Advanced Bookings

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Outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com is celebrating its best summer trading so far, with bookings and sales up 55% based on bookings made during the school holidays. Advance bookings have also increased significantly, with the company seeing a record 180% rise year-on-year.

Pitchup.com’s Managing Director, Dan Yates said: “It’s been the best year ever …

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Hakkasan Group Announces Multi-Million Dollar Partnership in New Luxury Bali Resort

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The global hospitality company Hakkasan Group has announced it will be partnering with KAJA Group and Alila Hotel and Resorts to open two new venues at The Cliff at Alila Villas Uluwatu. The destination resort will host the world’s first OMNIA Dayclub and luxury Japanese restaurant Sake No Hana in Bali.

The developments …

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Tomatina Festival Gets Through 160 Tons of Tomatoes in Hour-Long Battle

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The annual Tomatina festival in Bunol, eastern Spain, took place on the 30th August, with thousands of people pelting one another with tons of ripe tomatoes.

The event is now paid entry, but was originally inspired by a food fight which took place between local children in 1945, during a parade. Initially authorities …

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Weak Pound following Brexit boosts Tourist Spending in UK

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The weakening of the pound after Brexit has led to an increase in tourist spending in the UK, with overseas visitors declaring 7% more in tax free shopping in July this year compared to the same time last year, according to retail analysts Global Blue.

Global Blue’s managing director for UK and Ireland, …

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