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News: Visa changes boost traffic at Dubai World Central

A change in UAE regulations offering Russian visitors visas on arrival propelled traffic upward at Dubai World Central to more than 900,000 passengers in 2017. DWC welcomed 904,940 passengers during 2017 compared to 850,633 passengers recorded in 2016, a robust growth of 6.4 per cent. The annual figures were boosted mainly by a surge in traffic on eastern European routes which recorded a spike of 168 per cent to take the total number of passengers during the year to 452,631. Spurred by the change last year in visa regulations that…

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Everton v Chelsea: Confirmed line-ups as Hazard replaces Morata in central role

Chelsea themed Santa hats adorn seats at Goodison Park Saturday, December 23, 2017 Everton take on Chelsea this afternoon at Goodison Park on a bumper day of Premier League action. The visitors have sprung a slight surprise with Antonio Conte choosing to play Eden Hazard as a false 9 to replace the suspended Alvaro Morata, leaving Michy Batshuayi on the bench. Meanwhile, Sam Allardyce drops Mason Holgate and Ashley Williams to the bench following illness and there is no Wayne Rooney in the matchday squad. Confirmed line-ups: Everton XI: Pickford, Kenny,…

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Football Manager 2018 Wonderkids: 10 top central midfielders to sign

Best attributes: Dribbling (13), First Touch (14), Long Shots (13), Passing (13), Tackling (13), Technique (15), Anticipation (14), Flair (14), Teamwork (15), Stamina (16), and Strength (14). Friday, December 22, 2017 Football Manager 2018 is back and that means the quest to lead your team to glory is the only thing occupying your mind for the foreseeable future. No matter who you choose to manage you’re going to want some of the game’s top young players to supplement your squad as you attempt to build a dynasty – whether it…

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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Multi-stop tourism in Central America

For the tourist, Central America has it all – stunning volcanic scenery, world-class beaches, trekking, natural wonders, archaeological sites, and culture by the bucket-load. The Central American Tourism Agency is working to showcase this abundance, promoting multi-destination trips across two or more of the region’s countries to European markets. As minister of tourism for El Salvador José Napoleón Duarte Durán told Breaking Travel News: “We are stronger working together.” To facilitate the marketing of Central America as a multi-destination holiday option, CATA has worked with FEDECATUR to devise a catalogue…

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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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