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Tourist Chief Reassures Travellers Planning a Visit to New York

New York tourism chiefs are urging visitors not to cancel trips to the city following the recent terror attack in which eight people died, including six foreign tourists.

Fred Dixon, President and CEO of NYC & Company has attempted to reassure prospective visitors from abroad. He said: "New York City remains a safe and welcoming destination for leisure visitors and meetings delegates, and we encourage travellers to continue with their plans here and elsewhere."

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CS Lewis Festival Will Have Something for Everyone

Later this month, from November 18 to 22, Belfast's fifth annual CS Lewis Festival will celebrate the impact and legacy of one of the world's literary greats.

At this year's festival everyone is invited to be 'Surprised by Joy', a theme taken from CS Lewis's works of the same name.

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Great Value Solo River Cruise Offer for November Bookings

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a great-value solo offer on board its 156-guest river cruise ship, Brabant, for 2018.

The cruise line's solo guests can enjoy a twin room all to themselves with a reduced sole-occupancy supplement of just 25 per cent.

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Amsterdam Calls Time on Boozy Beer Bikes

Amsterdam says it will enforce a new ban on 'beer-bikes' in the coming days after years of complaints by locals about rowdy tourists getting drunk and disorderly while pedalling along its famous canals.

Amsterdam District Court says the so-called beer bicycle may be banned from the city centre to stop it from being a nuisance.

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Where There's a Wool, There's a Way...

Last year, the tiny Faroe Islands - 18 islands in the North Atlantic, located between the Shetlands, Iceland and Norway - petitioned Google to be featured on Google Street View by creating their own version of the mapping system, using cameras mounted on the backs of sheep and calling it Sheep View.

Now, just over a year later, the Faroese have succeeded in their aim - with Google announcing Google Street View now features the Faroe Islands.

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Hammond and Walsh Play Down Worries over Open Skies and Brexit

Unlikely bedfellows Chancellor Phillip Hammond and IAG airline chief Willie Walsh have played down doom-laden predictions of the airline industry grinding to a standstill because of Brexit.

Walsh, the Chief Executive of IAG, which owns Aer Lingus and British Airways, said that such a move would bring the airline industry across the entire continent to a halt.

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Live the American Dream with Road Trip Recommender!

Now's your chance to live the American dream, by utilising American Holiday's new 'Road Trip Recommender' tool.

A road trip through America is something on everyone's bucket list and with the launch of Road Trip Recommender, the company has made it even easier for you to plan your best holiday ever.

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Dublin Set to be Regular Homeport for Celebrity Cruises

2019 is set to be an exciting year in the Irish cruise calendar as Celebrity Cruises confirms that a Dublin Port will become a regular fixture.

With five turnarounds in the port, Celebrity Refection will call Dublin home from May to June 2019.

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Flight Bookings Down More Than a Fifth Due to Catalonia Crisis

Flights to Catalonia have already taken a hit of more than 20 per cent because of the current instability in the region, according to a leading flights analyst.

ForwardKeys, which helps forecast future travel by analysing around 17 million flight booking transactions a day, international air reservations for Catalonia have fallen 22 per cent since the beginning of October, benchmarked against the equivalent dates last year.

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First Citizens wish good fortune to European Capital of Culture Bid

Belfast and Derry's First Citizens bade a fond farewell and good luck this morning to the #WeAre2023 bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023 which has now been submitted in time for today's deadline.

Ahead of a presentation to a 12 strong expert judging panel at the end of November, the team completed a whistle stop tour of both cities to document the bid's journey and send off.

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Northern Ireland Winners in Michelin Eating Out Guide

A number of Northern Ireland pubs have made it onto the 2018 Michelin 'Eating Out In Pubs' guide.

A new listing is the  Bull & Ram in Ballynahinch, while another winner was Billy Andy's at Mounthill, near Larne.

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