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Sadiq Khan announces £5 million plan to aid economic recovery

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced plans to launch a £5 million post-Covid tourism drive to aid London’s recovery from the pandemic once it is safe to reopen. The campaign will focus on bringing domestic visitors back to the capital to help aid the economic recovery of the hospitality, retail and cultural sectors. Proposals could include “major events that showcase London’s public spaces and cultural riches”. The investment comes as part of the mayor’s final draft budget, published this week, that sees no change to the planned 9.5 per cent…

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Millions of visitors expected at Diriyah Gate

The CEO of the Diriyah Gate Development Authority, Jerry Inzerillo, has said they are waiting for the green light to launch events amid the coronavirus crisis. The development is part of Saudi’s Vision 2030 and the seven square kilometres of Diriyah, which is just 15 minutes north-west of Riyadh city centre, is currently being transformed into one of the kingdom’s most prominent tourist destinations and it will also become a hub for culture and heritage, hospitality, retail and education…. …. visit Retail & Leisure International to read full story

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Irish emigration museum voted Europe’s leading attraction for second year

The Irish Emigration Museum has enjoyed Epic success after being named Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction in the World Travel Awards for the second year running. TWO-IN-A-ROW! 🏆 We are delighted to announce that we have won the title of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the annual World Travel Awards for a second year. Read more here: https://t.co/ELQ2XKtJAy pic.twitter.com/O2SKyas24u — EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum (@EPICMuseumCHQ) November 2, 2020 The museum – which covers the history of the Irish diaspora – claimed the prize following a public vote. EPIC saw off tourist attractions…

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