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  • Great Hotels of the World welcomes new members

    London-based sales and marketing alliance announces new members in Germany, Austria, Spain and the Netherlands Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com), the London-based hotel sales and marketing alliance, has added eight new properties to its collection......... […]

  • Great Hotels of the World announces the latest news from its member properties

    Sandymount Hotel announces extensive refurb Dublin’s much-loved Sandymount Hotel is undergoing a detailed refurbishment this winter on 60 bedrooms, to be ready this spring. A million euros has been earmarked for the upgrade, which will be launched to celebrate the hotel’........ […]

  • Great Hotels of the World – USPs in Spain

    08 December 2014 Great Hotels of the World – USPs in Spain From the audiovisual equipment to celebrated dining and an architect-designed tower, these hotels all have something unique to offer. NH Collection Eurobuilding – the largest LED ........ […]

  • Great Hotels of the World announces winner of second MICE draw

    03 December 2014 Great Hotels of the World announces winner of second MICE draw ‘Enquire to win a holiday’ competition takes our lucky winner and friend to Athens Great Hotels of the World , the London-based hotel sales and market........ […]

  • Great Hotels of the World MICE news

    Great Hotels of the World MICE news Hesperia Madrid hosts charity gala, translate meetings into holidays with Dom Pedro, book some movie-star glamour in Brussels and more A round-up of news from Great Hotels of the World (www.ghotw.com), the Lond........ […]

  • Great Hotels of the World announces winner of first MICE draw

    Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com), the London-based hotel sales and marketing alliance, has announced that Grace Lee from Carat Global Management, has won its inaugural MICE prize draw. Grace Lee will be enjoying a luxury three-night break at the glamorous ........ […]

  • Great Hotels of the World welcomes new members

    London-based sales and marketing alliance announces new members in Vienna, Marrakech, Dublin, Brussels and Fuengirola Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com) the London-based hotel sales and marketing alliance, has added six new properties to its co........ […]

  • Great Hotels of the World MICE news

    Great Hotels of the World MICE news Member hotels host ground-breaking summit, exclusive wine event, Buddhist meditation and beehives! A round-up of news from Great Hotels of the World (www.ghotw.com), the London-based hotel sales and marketing........ […]

  • Great Hotels of the World announces the latest news from member hotels

    Restyling at Hotel Quinta da Marinha Quinta da Marinha, located in Cascais near Lisbon, has recently reopened following an extensive restyling which has seen improvements in a number of key areas in the resort. The reception has been redesigned, while the guest rooms hav........ […]

  • Great Hotels of the World announces the latest news from member hotels

    Vidago Palace Hotel receives a World Luxury Spa Award Great Hotels of the World member Vidago Palace Hotel has won Best Luxury Destination Spa in the World Luxury Spa Awards 2014. Voted by guests and industry consultants, the awards celebrate the high achievers in the ho........ […]

  • Russia

    Latest update: Summary – the FCO has put together some top travel tips to help fans travelling to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cu […]

  • Turkey

    Latest update: Summary – the weekend of 23 to 25 June 2017 marks the end of Ramadan; be alert to your surroundings and remain vigilant in crowded places popular with foreign nationals; an Istanbul Pride march is planned for 25 June; you should avoid all rallies and demonstrations and leave the area if one develops […]

  • Jordan

    Latest update: Summary – updated number of British visitors in 2016 […]

  • Cambodia

    Latest update: Safety & security section (Crime) – in 2017, there have been incidents of lone women being sexually assaulted by men claiming to be motorbike taxi drivers in the Pub Street area of Siem Reap; you should be vigilant at all times, especially when walking alone; Entry requirements section (UK Emergency Travel Documents) – if you’re leaving the country using an ETD issued in Cambodia (and therefore containing no entry stamp), you must get an exit visa prior to departur […]

  • Nepal

    Latest update: Summary – local elections are taking place on 28 June 2017, including in regions that border India […]

  • Bahrain

    Latest update: Safety and security section (Demonstrations) - planned demonstrations from 22 to 23 June 2017 […]

  • Kazakhstan

    Latest update: Summary – the International Expo 2017 takes place in Kazakhstan from June to September 2017; information and advice page for visitors […]

  • Bulgaria

    Latest update: Summary – there have been reports of an increase in holidaymakers being encouraged to submit a claim for personal injury if they have experienced gastric illness during their stay; you can find more information about the action you can take if you have suffered a personal injury on the Citizens Advice website; you should only consider pursuing a complaint or claim if you have genuinely suffered from injury or illness; if you make a false or fraudulent claim, you may face legal proceedings in the UK or Bulgaria […]

  • Belgium

    Latest update: Summary – on 20 June 2017, Belgian security forces helped prevent a suspected terrorist attack at Brussels Central Station; you should remain vigilant and follow the advice of the local security authorities; additional precautionary security measures are being implemented, including an increased security presence at train and metro stations and increased security measures are also likely at public events; you should check arrangements with event organisers […]

  • France

    Latest update: Summary – there remain some migrants around Calais, who may seek to enter the UK illegally and there are reports of obstacles being placed on to the road on the approach to Calais Port from the A16 motorway; if this happens you should keep moving where it’s safe to do so, or stop and call 112 if it isn’t safe to proceed (keeping car doors locked) […]

  • Malawi

    Latest update: Summary – removal of advice on the teachers’ strike and associated demonstrations in Blantyre and north of Bakala […]

  • Côte d'Ivoire

    Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section – updated information and advice about the threat from terrorism reflecting a reduced threat […]

  • Mauritania

    Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section – updated information and advice about the threat from terrorism reflecting a reduced threat […]

  • Senegal

    Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section -– updated information and advice about the threat from terrorism reflecting a reduced threat […]

  • Portugal

    Latest update: Summary – a forest fire has claimed the lives of a large number of people in the Pedrogão Grande area of central Portugal and isn’t yet under control; other smaller fires have also been reported elsewhere in the country due to high temperatures; forest fires are highly dangerous and unpredictable; check with local authorities if you’re considering travelling to the affected areas […]

  • India

    Latest update: Summary – following clashes in Darjeeling with the police on 12 June 2017, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) called for a strike and indefinite shutdown of government offices; further protests followed and most hotels are now shut; if you're planning to travel in the Darjeeling hills please follow local news and the advice of the local authorities, and consult your travel company […]

  • Peru

    Latest update: Entry requirements section (Immigration) – if you enter Peru without an entry stamp then you’re required by law to apply for a new entry stamp at the nearest immigration office; the immigration authorities will need you to provide your passport and evidence of your entry to Peru, eg air or bus ticket and exit stamp from the last country you visited […]

  • Mali

    Latest update: Summary – on 18 June 2017, there was a terrorist attack at Le Campement Resort, Kangaba, which resulted in multiple casualties; the incident is now over, but further attacks are possible; be vigilant, keep a low profile and follow the advice of local authorities […]

  • Iran

    Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section – updated information and advice about the threat from terrorism reflecting an increase in threat […]

  • Uzbekistan

    Latest update: Safety and security section (Local travel) – Samarkand airport will be closed to all flights from 1 to 31 July 2017; you should contact your travel agent or the airline if you have a booking for this period; Entry requirements (Drones) – licences are required to import drones; unauthorised import and use of drones in Uzbekistan will attract fines, detention and confiscation of equipment […]