Plymouth’s Tourist Information Centre on the Barbican has been given a makeover

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The Tourist Information Centre on the Barbican has been given a makeover ahead of what’s set to be an incredibly busy summer.

The centre, near Mayflower Steps, has a shop packed full of very Plymouth-themed goods and is the gateway to the popular Mayflower Museum, as well as offering guidance and advice to visitors.

Taking advantage of lockdown closures, the ground floor has been given some much needed TLC to make it much brighter and more inviting.

New digital screens will give businesses opportunities to engage with and advertise to visitors, reducing the use of leaflets and posters which has

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Research partnership to focus on safety

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The University of Windsor’s SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence has announced its second major partnership in just over a week.

The university has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)  to collaborate on innovative technology and research designed to help enhance public safety.

The partnership will work to develop cybersecurity research, training and awareness.

“If there’s one thing we have learned over the past year, it’s the importance of collaboration,” says consortium president Josipa Petrunic.

“CUTRIC is proud to be partnering with the University of Windsor as we set

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Summer vacation travel deals: How to find flights, car rental, hotel for your next trip

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CHICAGO (WLS) — If you are thinking about booking that summer vacation the ABC 7 I-Team is digging into the deals and finding out what you should avoid.

Travel experts said it’s going to be harder to find good prices as more people get vaccinated. The prices for hotels, rental cars and flights are going up.

“Experts are really expecting about a gradual but about 6% to 10% increase of prices,” said travel agent Ja’Vonne Harley.

Look early for flights and set up email or text alerts so you can see when prices change, and don’t forget to bundle.

“When

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Israeli carrier Israir to start flights to Morocco in July

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A general view of Marrakesh’s famous Jemma el-Fnaa square, June 25, 2012. Picture taken June 25, 2012./File Photo

Israeli carrier Israir said on Tuesday it would start flights from Tel Aviv to Marrakesh next month following an improvement of ties in recent months between Israel and Morocco.

Israir said the six-hour nonstop flights would begin on July 19 and operate five times a week.

“We estimate that the demand will be high and hundreds of thousands of passengers from Israel will visit the destination as part of vacation packages or as part of the organised trips,” said Israir’s vice president

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