Canary Islands release important information for Irish tourists hoping to visit this summer

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While the prospects of an outdoor summer have been boosted by the recent reopening of pubs and restaurants for outdoor services, holidaymakers have also received a recent boost.

While the Government have asked people to spend locally when necessary, the European Parliament’s decision to pass the Digital Green Cert proposal is significant.

This will allow for travel across the bloc and the cert will officially be implemented on July 1 and it’s expected that the Green Cert will be introduced in Ireland on July 19.

The pass will show if a passenger has been vaccinated, tested negative for Covid, or

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Heathrow and Gatwick: Latest Foreign Office travel advice for Dubai, Turkey, Israel, Abu Dhabi and Egypt

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The Foreign Office has updated its advice for people travelling to the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

Direct flights from London terminals, including Heathrow, are taking place to Dubai.

And direct return flights to the UK are scheduled from Oman.

However, the Government has warned against “all but essential travel” to the whole of the region due to Covid-19 risks.

Let’s take a look at the rules and guidelines in place for those needing to visit the area.

UEA:

Flights

From June 8, the Foreign Office said direct flights will run from England however travellers must depart from

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BBC – Travel – The Darvaza Crater: The USSR’s top-secret desert mystery

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The Karakum Desert is a massive expanse of sun-scorched sand dunes covering roughly 70% of Turkmenistan. You could wander through this parched 350,000sq km badlands for days and only see the endless crests and valleys of the Karakum’s barren wilderness. But if you make your way to the desert’s north-central plain, you may stumble upon a truly surreal site: the Darvaza Crater, a molten gas pit that has been spewing fire for decades and is known as “The Gates of Hell”.

The story goes that in 1971 Soviet geologists were drilling for oil in the desert when they hit a

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Dumfries tourist information centre at heart of drive to encourage visitors to enjoy the region

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VisitScotland’s flagship iCentre on Dumfries’ Whitesands is at the heart of the drive to encourage tourists and visitors alike to enjoy all that the region has to offer.

After months of lockdowns and Covid-19 restrictions, the move into Level One and the start of the school summer holidays in a fortnight’s time is expected to bring both a tourism boost to the region and to encourage more locals to enjoy a “staycation” and to explore what’s on their doorstep.

And it means the five staff at the visitor information centre – which is the “go to”

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Joy for Nidderdale families as tourist attractions start to reopen

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Stump Cross Caverns opened its doors on Monday, welcoming the first visitors Marie and Tim Taylor, who toured the caves and ate at the popular Time Out Café following a recommendation from Pateley Bridge Tourist Information.

The reopening also coincided with a visit by BBC presenter, Ade Adepitan, who was onsite filming for The Travel Show. The future of the historic Stump Cross site, formed more than half a million years ago, had hung in the balance until just a few months ago. The caves’ owners, the Bowerman family, were forced to sell personal possessions, including a £50,000 VW campervan

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Jobs fears: Harrogate council faces calls to rethink overhaul of tourism and museum services

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Jobs fears: Harrogate council is facing calls to rethink a major overhaul of how it runs tourism and museum services.

Jobs fears: Harrogate council is facing calls to rethink a major overhaul of how it runs tourism and museum services.

The council is consulting with staff on plans to merge its various tourism bodies – including Visit Harrogate, Harrogate Convention Centre’s marketing team and tourist information centres – into one organisation in a move it says will help make the district a “must-visit” destination for tourists.

However, while Unison Harrogate has expressed support for some changes, the trade union has raised concerns that jobs losses could equate to “nearly 50%” of staff in visitor, cultural and museum staff, and those

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