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ASDA to cut fuel price tomorrow

Asda is cutting fuel to new national price cap of 110.7ppl on unleaded and 112.7ppl on diesel.
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Derry.

Visit Derry set target for 1m tourists by 2020

The number of tourists staying in Derry over the summer has surpassed the figures for the City of Culture year, it has been confirmed.

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Da Vinci's Hotel, Derry, has had a bumper summer season.

Derry’s record breaking summer for hotel visitors

Derry has just recorded its best ever hotel occupancy rates.

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The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman HIllary McClintock pictured at City of Derry Airport on Thursday for the launch of Thomson's new City of Derry to Majorca route. Included are local children Leyton (4) and Amaira (6) Shongo.

New Derry flights to Palma confirmed

A new flight route from City of Derry Airport to Palma in Majorca for next summmer has just been confirmed.

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The new contactless payment system will cost Translink 45m to implement

London-style Oyster cards on the way

Translink will introduce London-style Oyster cards’ and contactless payments on buses and trains, it has been announced.

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The Sea Cloud II.

Ships come in as Derry welcomes thousands

Thousands of cruise ship passengers have been sailing up the River Foyle over the past week, as Derry and Inishowen welcome a succession of large cruise liners.

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Sinn Fein's Kevin Campbell, Maeve McLaughlin and Colly Kelly at Derry's bus station.

Border barring online Bus Eireann Derry bookings

Concerns have been raised over issues preventing local people from being able to book cross-border travel via bus and coach on Bus Eireann.

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City tour guide, Garvin Kerr, with a group of visitors from Florida at the Cenotaph in the Diamond. DERR3415GS187

Tourism influx to ‘friendly’ Derry

Derry’s visitor numbers have shot up this year, with hotel occupancy rates not far off the highs achieved during the City of Culture year, the ‘Journal ‘has learned.

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Kerry. Derek Cullen Photo (Failte Ireland).

Derry to Kerry: Mayor leading group to the Kingdom

The Mayor is expected to lead a delegation from the local council to Tralee as part of a tourism mission to strengthen ties between the two regions.

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View of the entrance to the Museum of Free Derry at Glenfada Park. (Pic by Mark McCauley)

Free Derry Museum revamp gets green light

Derry and Strabane Council has plugged a funding gap to enable the new Museum of Free Derry at Glenfada Park to go ahead.

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The Dark Hedges was used as one of the locations in Game Of Thrones.

New Game of Thrones themed tour from Derry

A Northern Ireland company has confirmed it is launching pilot Game of Thrones-themed tours from Derry to determine demand.

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City of Derry Airport. DER0414JM038

Derry passenger speaks of ‘horrific’ landing experience

A traveller has spoken of the “absolutely horrendous” experience endured by passengers as a London flight was forced to abort its landing in Derry today.

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PARIS RUINED. . . .Woodbrook couple Megan Meenan and Adam Clarke who had their romantic Paris break ruined. . . . . . . . . . DER0815MC033

Romantic trip to Paris turns into nightmare

A young Derry couple have spoken of how a romantic trip to Paris turned into a nightmare after they were refused entry at the gate to their plane.

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Ryanair.

Ryanair cut Derry to Portugal flights

Low cost airline, Ryanair, has cut the number of flights from City of Derry Airport to Faro in Portugal.

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Norwegian Cruise Ship the MS Fram which arrived in Derry in April this year. The 11,647 tonne ship has been designed to sail in polar waters and can carry unto 276 guests. The passengers and crew were welcomed to the city by Ulster Scots Dancer Georgina Kee McCarter, piper Darren Dougherty and traditional Irish Dancer  Bridgett Madden.  Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 28.04.14

Derry’s ship comes in as Euro tourism grows

Derry’s goal to become a global tourism destination looks on course as it emerged European visitor numbers have soared over the past year.

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Westport Coast Hotel

Westport - an adventure playground for all ages

I always enjoy the trip to Westport as I love the place. As usual on the way there recently, Diane talked a lot, chattering merrily away virtually uninterrupted all the way from Derry to Co Mayo.

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The Clipper Round The World Race stopover in Derry was one of the highlights of the city's tourist calendar this year.

Derry’s international visitor numbers continue to rise

The number of international visitors coming to Derry continues to rise.

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Foyle Sinn F�in MLA Raymond McCartney. (2809MM20)

Bus pass row: Kennedy talking out of both sides of his mouth -McCartney

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has accused UUP minister Danny Kennedy of talking out of both sides of his mouth on the issue of the free public transport scheme for over 60s.

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Pan Celtic Festival underway

The 43rd International Pan Celtic Festival was launched in Derry on Tuesday evening at a ceremony in the Guildhall.

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