#FSTravels NEWS 01.21.2017

We are well into the New Year 2017

and there is a lot going on around this great big beautiful world of ours. A new President in the US, an old President in Russia, continued political issues in many of followsummer’s favourite locations including Istanbul and France. And finally, Brexit in May. But that won’t stop us from continuing our #travelplanning2017 nor should it deter you in any way either. Where are you traveling to in 2017? Tell us in the comments section below. Now GO travel!

UK Regions Draw Ever More Tourists

International tourists are traveling across English regions in record numbers, and they are spending more too.Official statistics released today show that in the first nine months of 2016 there were a record-breaking 12.2 million visits to English regions outside London, up four percent compared to the same period in 2015.

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Amtrak Connecting New York City to the Ski Slopes of Vermont

Are you looking to take a ski trip this winter? Let Amtrak do all of the heavy lifting in terms of getting you from New York City to the beautiful slopes of Vermont. Using the Ethan Allen Express train, passengers who purchase tickets will be transported from New York Penn Station (NYP) on a trip to Rutland (RUD), Vermont, before boarding a connecting shuttle to Killington (KLT), Vermont.
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London’s Piccadilly Circus Goes Dark for Upgrade

On Monday, the world-famous lights in Piccadilly Circus, which have projected ads for over a century, were shut off for renovations. The square, which featured digital ads across six billboards, will be replaced with one state-of-the-art screen with the capacity to live-stream happenings across the world.

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Travvys 2017: And The Luxury Hotel and Resort Nominees Are…

The Travvys, presented by travAlliancemedia, will once again recognize the highest standard of excellence in the industry today, honoring travel companies, products, and destinations for their outstanding achievement. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at New York City’s Gotham Hall, a return to the venue that 2016 event goers said was the perfect setting to match the glamor and top-notch prize that is the golden Travvy statuette.

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Wales Launches its 2017 Year of Legends Campaign

As traditional communities in Wales celebrate Hen Galan, or Welsh New Year today, Visit Wales launches its 2017 Year of Legends campaign.

Building on last year’s record-breaking visitor numbers – international tourism visits during the first six months of 2016 were up 15 percent – Year of Legends will encourage visitors to discover and celebrate the past, present and future of Wales like never before.

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Iceland tourism blooms following Eyjafjallajökull eruption

Tourism in Iceland has experienced unprecedented growth since 2010 resulting in a strong rise in occupancy levels amongst the country’s hotel supply and prompting alternative accommodation to flourish, according to a new report from global hotel consultancy HVS.

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