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£12m Quiet Man distillery an ‘excellent addition’

The new £12m Quiet Man distillery and visitor centre will be “excellent addition” to Ebrington and Derry’s tourism pulling power, local Councillors have said.

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WATCH: Stunning timelapse video of Mourne Mountains

The breathtaking beauty of Mourne Mountains has been captured in a spectacular timelapse video, shot by a couple from County Wicklow.

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Malin Head pier and one of the many beaches in the area.

Call to develop Malin Head tourist facilities

Residents in Malin Head have called for officials to expedite work on the provision of tourist facilities as the area braces itself for an influx of visitors over 2017.

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City of Derry Airport.

EU approval for new Derry to London route

The European Commission has approved plans for a new government-backed route between City of Derry Airport and London.

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Taxis will increase fares over Christmas and New Year period.

Taxi fares to increase over festive period

Taxi fares across Derry are to increase fares around Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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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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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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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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