Cruise news: Cuba to welcome even more tourists as it triples Havana cruise ship capacity | Cruise | Travel

Cuba has made a deal with the world’s largest cruise port operator, Global Ports Holding, to triple its cruise ship berths from two to six by 2024. The cruising industry is enormous in the Caribbean but Cuba has yet to fully capitalise on this. The number of cruise passengers visit the island is set to increase exponentially following the extra berths. Cruise tourism has been on the up for the last three years after Barack Obama eased US trade-embargo rules on travel to Cuba for US citizens in May 2016. Previously, the…

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UK weather: Staycation destinations with the best weather this summer | Travel News | Travel

UK weather is set to experience a heatwave that will hit the country next week. Highs of 27 degrees are expected this week which could increase in the next few days. Britons choosing to stay in the UK for their holiday this year, however, may be looking for where to find the best weather. While the weather can fluctuate, there are a number of destinations that are more likely to experience the sun. Caravan insurance specialist Safeguard has revealed which staycation hotspots experience the warmest weather on average every year.…

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Tourist warning: Strict medication laws in holiday destinations could see visitors jailed | Travel News | Travel

Tourists travelling abroad who need medication may be breaking the law, even if it is prescribed. Common medicine that can be bought over the counter, even flu medication or cold tablets could fall foul of the rules. A number of tourists travelling to popular holiday destinations such as Dubai and Egypt have found themselves in trouble with government authorities due to a lack of awareness of the laws. Kate Taylor, a pharmacist at LloydsPharmacy, spoke to Express.co.uk about certain countries that could confuse travellers. Checking the ingredients is something that…

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Abu Dhabi now cheaper for UK tourists as emirate reveals it’s cutting tourism fees | Travel News | Travel

Abu Dhabi – the capital of the United Arab Emirates – has reduced tourism fees from six per cent to just 3.5 per cent. These are the fees applied to hotel stays and dining at food and beverage outlets attached to hotels. Municipality fees have also been cut from four per cent to two per cent – hotel guests have to pay these on top of their hotel bill. Tourism fees apply to all guests staying at hotels, hotel apartments, guesthouses and holiday homes. Many high end restaurant add the tourism levy to bills on top of…

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Famous British landmarks: Survey reveals half of Britons can’t identify UK’s top monuments | Travel News | Travel

Famous British landmarks should be easy to recognise – after all they draw international tourists from all over the world – but a new study has shown that many Britons fail to identity even the most iconic buildings. A survey of 2,000 people in the UK was conducted by antique fireplace dealers Westland London to find out exactly how much they know about Britain’s famous monuments and landmarks.  The well-known sights included The Angel of the North, Westminster Abbey and Blackpool Tower. A surprising 55.5 per cent couldn’t identify famous national…

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WATCH: Disgusting moment giant rats spotted eating noodles in restaurant kitchen | Travel News | Travel

Restaurants vary greatly in standards. Some have highly trained waiters and Michelin starred chefs, others are publicly outed regarding their shocking service and cleanliness. One restaurant in particular has surfaced on the internet as having shocking levels of hygiene. A video rapidly going viral has captured several giant rats scurrying around buckets of food in the kitchen and even eating noodles. The rodents are enormous and are practically swarming over the noodles as they feast on the food. They seems particularly keen to perch on the edge of a red…

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