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Tæplega hundrað glæsilegar ljósmyndir prýða sýninguna „Heillandi Peking“ í Reykjavík

Reykjavík, Íslandi, Sep-6-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — „Heillandi Peking“, ljósmyndasýning um ferðalög var haldin í Reykjavík þann 11. ágúst í boði framkvæmdastjórnar Peking um þróun ferðamála (Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development). Zhang Weidong, kínverski sendiherrann á Íslandi, Song Yu, formaður framkvæmdastjórnar Peking um þróun ferðamála, og Inga Hlín Pálsdottir, forstöðumaður ferðaþjónustu og skapandi greina hjá Íslandsstofu mættu á setningarathöfnina og fluttu ræður.

Tæplega hundrað glæsilegar ljósmyndir prýða sýninguna „Heillandi Peking“, sem framkvæmdastjórn Peking um þróun ferðamála hefur safnað um árabil frá bæði innlendum og erlendum ljósmyndurum. Af þeirri ástæðu hafa þær mikið fagurfræðilegt gildi. Þemu þessarar ljósmyndasýningar eru hin forna höfuðborg, tískuborg, menning og lífsstíll og stórborg nútímans, og hún hefur fengið mikla athygli frá innlendum fréttamiðlum og almenningi.

Þessi kynningarviðburður hefur styrkt tvíhliða samskipti og samvinnu við þróun ferðamála, bætt skilning Íslendinga á ferðamálatækifærum í Peking og tekið virkan þátt í að stækka íslenskan ferðaþjónustumarkað fyrir Peking.

Frá árinu 2017 hafa löndin viðhaldið diplómatískum tengslum í meira en 46 ár. Að auki er Ísland mikilvægt land fyrir norðurátt hinnar nýju silkileiðar (The Belt and Road) og Kína er helsti viðskiptaaðili Íslands í Asíu og sjöunda stærsta viðskiptalandið á heimsvísu. Bæði Peking og Reykjavík hafa yfir miklum auðlindum að búa á sviði ferðaþjónustu, svo sem fallega náttúru og djúpar menningarrætur. Fyrir utan fallegt útsýni Reykjavíkur, sem er norðlægasta höfuðborg heims, er þar einnig að finna Þjóðminjasafn Íslands, Listasafn Íslands, Listasafn Einars Jónssonar og aðra sögulega og menningarlega mikilvæga staði. Beijing hefur verið höfuðborg Kína í 4 valdakynslóðir og varðveitir 7 heimsmenningararfssvæði, auk þess sem þar er að finna yfir 170 söfn með fjölmörgu áhugaverðu efni fyrir ferðamenn. Árið 2015 komu fleiri en 48.000 kínverskir ferðamenn til Íslands með næstum því 100% aukningu á milli ára. Við viljum nýta okkur tækifærið við þennan kynningarviðburð til að fræða fleiri Íslendinga um Kína og Peking.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

MyReykjavikInfo.com Targets Cruise Ship Visitors

MyReykajvikInfo.com has launched its latest site u p d a t e activities by targeting information towards summer cruise ship visitors.

MyReykjavikInfo.com Targets Cruise Ship Visitors

With more than 76 scheduled cruise ship stopovers in Reykjavik over the summertime and an estimated 70,000 passengers, MyReykajvikInfo.com wants passengers to take full advantage of what the Icelandic capital has to offer. With most cruise ship stops only lasting between 12-24 hours, good preparation is essential for passengers who want to experience Reykjavik and its surrounding untouched natural beauty.

In order to make that preparation easier, MyReykjavikInfo.com has setup specific new information for cruise ship passengers. This latest information covers scheduled cruise ships, different dock locations, nearby attractions in Reykjavik as well as links to local design shops in Reykjavik and other much needed information.

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Brits Looking Beyond the Eurozone as Pound Plummets

Hotels.com has revealed that the plummeting pound has prompted a rush amongst British travellers to look for a getaway beyond the major Eurozone destinations. With the Euro almost at parity with the pound, the cost of a holiday in many continental cities has spiralled for Brits heading abroad.

Hotels.com, the leading online accommodation website, has seen a surge in searches for breaks in cities where the pound remains relatively strong against local currencies, as travellers look to make their money go further.

The steepest increase in searches came in the Moroccan city of Marrakech. As the pound has sunk, searches for hotels in the city are up by 250%. Searches for Reykjavik hotels have risen 60% while searches for Istanbul are up by one fifth.

What’s more, according to the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index, all but one of these destinations – Istanbul – have seen the average cost of a hotel room fall, some by as much as 29%, meaning that many travellers are seeing now as a great time to bag an overseas bargain without having to venture too far from home.

Alison Couper, Director of Communications at Hotels.com, said: “There has never been a better time for Brits to explore cities that they might think are off the beaten track. Why not swap Paris for Prague or sample Reykjavik over Rome to escape the falling pound and see holiday budgets stretch a bit further?

“Meantime, for travellers who do want to head to the major culture capitals of the Eurozone, there are still some fantastic deals to be found. While the exchange rates might not be in our favour, there are still bargains out there as hoteliers look to fill their rooms, with savings of up to 40% on hotels in Europe.”

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Iceland ProTravel Sees Massive Increase In Self Drive Breaks Around Iceland

Iceland ProTravel, the fully licensed tour operator, has reported a massive increase in UK travellers to Iceland, spurred by the favourable exchange rate between the Great British pound and the Icelandic krona.

Iceland ProTravel

Coupled with the fact that the average price of petrol is currently lower in Iceland than in the UK, Iceland ProTravel has been recommending a self drive holiday for travellers who are yet to make up their mind about where to go.

Having recently taken top spot in the annual ‘Best Value Holiday Destinations’ report carried out by the Post Office, Iceland is expected to see even greater interest as a holiday destination. In response, Iceland’s main airline is increasing its number of flights from the UK to Iceland in September 2009.

As the pound continues to lose value against the euro, there are only three countries in Europe where UK tourists can expect a favourable exchange rate: Iceland, Hungary and Poland.

Eli Masson, general manager of Iceland ProTravel, said: “We recommend to our clients that they go to Iceland this summer and autumn because of the favourable exchange rate.

“On our self drive tours we find that all our clients this summer have over budgeted their spending money. One pound will get you 209 krona now, but 18 months ago you would only get 130.

“We feel that the interest in Iceland has increased a lot and we have seen that numbers of people travelling there has doubled from last year.”

While most visitors to Iceland travel to the capital – and many more expected to be in Reykjavik for the city’s marathon in August – Iceland ProTravel is recommending more people make Iceland breaks and look into car rental in order to explore the savings and the full length and breadth of Iceland.

Flights from Iceland take three hours from London. Flights to Reykjavik are also available from Manchester, with Glasgow flights planned for later in the year.

About Iceland ProTravel
Iceland ProTravel is a UK based company offering tours of Iceland, managed by Gudmundur Kjartansson and Ann Cathrin Brocker. As well as standard guided round trips, Iceland ProTravel offers adventure, hiking, city-breaks and horseback tours.

Iceland ProTravel UK is part of a family of tour operators that are based in Germany, Switzerland and Sweden. It also has an office in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik.

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