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News: MBNA analysis reveals growing UK interest in Central American travel

The face of travel is changing, with new research showing that Central American countries like Costa Rica and Argentina are becoming more popular with UK travellers. Credit card provider MBNA analysed more than four million transactions from UK customers around the world to build up a picture of how travel habits are changing, with Central America seeing the highest growth in transactions from travellers since 2014. Spend analysed included accommodation, restaurants, bars and retail outlets. Costa Rica, a country known for its stunning beaches, lush jungle and awe-inspiring volcanic landscape,…

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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Central America Travel Market, El Salvador

This weekend sees the opening of the 11th Central America Travel Market, this year held in San Salvador. The event welcomes more than 100 European wholesalers to the destination to discuss Central American travel opportunities for the coming year. Held at the International Centre of Fairs & Conventions in the capital San Salvador, the two day event was this year opened by El Salvador’s minister of tourism José Napoleón Duarte Durán with a lively party at the Museo de Arte de El Salvador. Duarte spoke of working as “a stronger,…

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Banksy: New murals pop up in central London

Two murals by street artist Banksy have appeared in central London. The works, near the Barbican Centre, mark the opening of an exhibition by American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The New York City graffiti artist, turned painter died aged 27 in 1988, of a suspected drug overdose. On Instagram Banksy described the murals as an “(unofficial) collaboration”. Alongside an image of the first work – a Ferris wheel – Banksy wrote on Instagram: “Major new Basquiat show opens at the Barbican – a place that is normally very keen to clean…

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The San Luis Obispo Collection Marries a New Wave of Luxury to Central California's Quaint Charm

Jun. 30th, 2017 When Oprah calls your city the “Happiest Place in America,” there’s probably some truth to it. For those not familiar with California’s central coast, here’s a little backstory. Located approximately 11 miles inland, the region is a occupied by miles of fertile farmland that lead to powdery beaches and breathtaking views on the coastline. San Luis Obispo is approximately equidistant between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and is one of the oldest continuous communities in the state thanks to the mission established by Junipero Serra in 1772….

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'Fatalities' after central London vehicle and stabbing incidents

More than one person has died after an incident involving a vehicle and stabbings in central London, in what Prime Minister Theresa May has called a “potential act of terrorism”. Armed police were called to reports a van had hit people on London Bridge. The Met Police said officers also went to nearby Borough Market where they were responding to reports of stabbings in an area know for its night life Mrs May described the incidents as “dreadful events”. Media playback is unsupported on your device She said: “Following updates…

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St Petersburg metro explosion suspect 'from Central Asia'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The man suspected of killing 11 people in a St Petersburg train is in his early 20s and from Central Asia, Russian media report. At least 45 people were injured in the explosion between two underground stations on Monday afternoon. Another explosive device was found and made safe at a station nearby. The Interfax and Tass news agencies said the suspect had been identified, but there are conflicting reports as to whether he was a suicide bomber. Authorities in Saint Petersburg have declared…

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