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A busy day for Europe's first modern scheduled seaplane operation in Croatia, starting with a school flight in Dalmatia followed by a historic flight to Istria.

London to have a garden bridge

The Mayor of London has announced plans to build a new bridge across the river Thames. This one has a unique aspect: it is to be a garden bridge.

Balkan magic? Bosnian Wand Airlines to fly to Iran, Iraq, Saudi

With promises to connect Europe to Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, Bosnian Wand Airlines is the latest airline in former Yugoslavia with grand ambitions.

Turkish marina, German-financed seaplane meet in Sibenik, Croatia

An intriguing example of quality tourism cooperation and a public private partnership in Croatia, as European Coastal Airlines flies into Sibenik.

Photo Essay: Osijek through the lens of Romulic and Stojcic

The north-eastern Croatian region of Slavonia is not known for its mass tourism, but there is plenty to discover, as the lens of a celebrated Croatian photographer shows.

Christmas at Kew Gardens in London Special

Kew Gardens in London is holding a special event in the run-up to Christmas. Each evening the gardens are lit up along a mile-long walkway. As visitors wander through there are various entertainments, food, drink and plenty of Christmas cheer!

Seaplanes in Croatia: Promo video, Rijeka, Pula new destinations

European Coastal Airlines releases a promotional video of the first modern scheduled seaplane service in Europe, as well as confirming imminent operations for two more routes.

Photo Essay: Baranja, Croatia through the lens of Mario Romulic

The small region of Baranja is North-East Croatia is one of its most traditional and enchanting. Famous photographer Mario Romulic guides Digital Journal through its magic.

Advent, wine, chocolate: New tourism ideas in Osijek, Croatia Special

Far from the fashionable Adriatic coast, the Croatian city of Osijek is working hard to attract tourists throughout the year.

Go south for the winter to St. Augustine, Florida Special

Wintertime may be the perfect season for those living in colder climates to head south. A scenic and historic destination worth the trip is St. Augustine. One landmark in America's first city is America's first parish and there are many others to see.

Canada to connect with Zagreb, Croatia with direct Toronto flight

Croatian tourism is becoming more accessible internationally, and inaugural direct flights from Canada is the latest piece of good news.

Plane crashes into Maryland home, 3 confirmed dead

Three passengers are confirmed dead after a small jet crashed into a Maryland residence on Monday. A possible fourth passenger has yet to be accounted for.

Indian govt announces e-visa facilities for 43 nations

Making a big push to boost tourism, the Indian government has announced e-visa facilities for visitors from 43 nations including the US, Australia, Japan, Israel, Germany and Singapore.

Protest over Ferguson violence halts Bay Area transit service

Dozens of San Francisco Bay Area residents tied up regional transit service for more than an hour Friday with a peaceful protest that closed a major station serving transbay commuters.

Amazing time-lapse of every North Atlantic flight over 24 hours

The main provider of Air Traffic controlling in the U.S., NATS Holding, has provided all of us with a rather amazing time-lapse that shows every flight over the North Atlantic over a 24-hour period. And there are a lot of them.

Sipping at the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Special

The Guinness Storehouse is one of the highlights of any visit to Dublin, Ireland's vibrant capital city. The Storehouse is rich in history and takes the visitor through centuries of tradition and through to modern times.

£25 million fund announced for minibuses in rural areas Special

This month UK transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced that new funding of £25 million would be made available for the purpose of providing minibuses to rural areas for Community Transport.

Pre-Thanksgiving travelers get taste of winter before dinner

The winter of 2014-2015 is already one to remember for millions of U.S. residents living on the country's East Coast, and the season hasn't officially started yet.

World's first Yak museum opened in Lhasa, Tibet

On a high plateau in Asia, north-east of the Himalayas, in China, you will find the homeland of the Tibetan people. The Tibetan plateau is also home to a bovine-like animal called the Yak. The Yak has always played an important role in Tibetan culture.

Central Dalmatia Tourist Board promotes interior and culture

Famed for its sunshine and beaches, the Central Dalmatia Tourist Board promotes the interior and culture in a double video release.

World's longest train journey — China to Spain opens

China has inaugurated the world's longest train journey, traversing the whole of Central Asia and Europe. Dubbed the new Silk Road, it is expected to give a major economic boost to trade between China and the EU.

Supernova’s spectacular New Year’s Eve 2015 Party

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style at Novotel New York Times Square, featuring direct views of the midnight Ball Drop. With a heated terrace, private booths, open bar and great entertainment, it is the one place you want to be to ring in the new year.

Photo essay: Touring Dublin Special

Dublin, Ireland's capital, has plenty to see and do. Whether it is sampling the "craic" or visiting the museums, there is plenty to see and do. Digital Journal recently paid a visit.

Canadian woman gets $950,000 medical bill after Hawaiian vacation

A Saskatchewan woman, Jennifer Huculak-Kimmel, went on a holiday to Hawaii in October 2013 while she was pregnant. She ended up giving birth nine weeks prematurely in Hawaii.

U.S. quarantines cruise ship, passengers on arrival in California

U.S. health officials quarantined a Carnival Corp. cruise ship Sunday after it arrived in California with 172 passengers and crew members suffering from norovirus.

Photo essay: Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire, England Special

Hanbury Manor in Hertfordshire, England currently serves as a hotel and social venue. The building, however, has a long history, dating back to the 1730s.

Man travelling to every country in the world, without flying

A man is planning on travelling to every single country in the world in one single journey, with no flying or use of air planes whatsoever.

Captain of sunken South Korean ferry gets 36-year sentence

Gasps and screams filled a Gwangju courtroom Tuesday after the captain of a passenger ferry that killed more than 300 -- mostly high school students -- when it sank off South Korea last year was sentenced to 36 years in prison for negligence.

Asiana Airlines suspended from using SFO due to 2013 crash

South Korea has penalized Asiana Airlines for last year's fatal crash at San Francisco International Airport by barring its jets from landing there for 45 days.

Ben Lomond House — From plantation to Civil War hospital Special

Manassas, Virginia is full of history. The town, located about 25 miles west of Washington, D.C., is probably best known for its role in the American Civil War.

Gusty winds, snowfall in forecast as storm spans U.S. and Canada

Extended swaths of Minnesota, and other portions of the upper United States, are bracing Monday for up to a foot of snow left by a large system that stretches well into Canada.

The turbulent past and history of Southampton still around today Special

It is known that the old part of Southampton, on England's south coast, was inhabited as far back as the stone age. The Romans stormed in here in AD 43 and the ill-fated Titanic ship began its fateful journey from here in 1912.

Smaug the Magnificent welcomes you to New Zealand Special

Smaug the Magnificent, considered to be the last of the great dragons in Middle Earth, now welcomes visitors to Wellington airport.

Brava: The island of flowers in Cape Verde

The smallest inhabited island in the Cape Verde archipelago is “Brava.” The name means wild, but the island is the greenest of them all and is often called the Island of Flowers for this reason.

Ferry answers emergency call to deliver pregnant woman from Hvar

With stormy conditions grounding emergency helicopters, a Jadrolinija ferry is pressed into nocturnal action to assist a pregnant woman in Croatia.

Fascinating history found at the Castillo de San Marcos Special

Built by Spaniards on Matanzas Bay between 1672 and 1695, the Castillo de San Marcos (Castle of Saint Mark) is a remarkable historical site. View a sample of the sights offered at this fortress.

'Gateway to the Islands' passes 1m overnights in Split, Croatia

The transformation of the Dalmatian capital of Split from transit centre to hip tourist destination continues with a landmark statistic.

Photo Essay: Wild and cultural gems of inland Dalmatia, Croatia Special

The Croatia National Tourist Board has launched a new initiative to extend the season. Digital Journal went to visit a lesser known region with a lot of year-round potential.

A first look inside One World Trade Center's observation deck

After eight and a half years of extensive construction and reparation, One World Trade Center in Manhattan is finalizing its much-anticipated observation deck. At its completion, the deck will offer visitors unparalleled views of the cityscape.

Photo Essay: Streets of Cusco's historic San Blas neighborhood Special

Clinging to the hillside just above the historic center of the city, the San Blas neighborhood is the oldest residential area of Cusco, Peru and a paradise on earth for those that love to walk.

2Cellos, Plitvice Lakes star in official Croatian tourism promo

As the Croatian National Tourist Board embarks on its Croatia 365 initiative, a new promotional video featuring 2Cellos and Plitvice Lakes is released.
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