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newyork.taxis.JPG**New York draws a record-breaking 48.7m visitors** in 2010, keeping the city on course to reach its target of 50m by next year

Spain bans smoking in public places – one of the final European countries to do so. Read more about the best ‘smoking’ and smoke-free destinations

VAT rise won’t stop Britons from travelling according to The Telegraph – flights are exempt from the VAT increase, although cost of flying could increase this year


Angry airlines turn to their lawyers over Heathrow chaos – some of Britain’s largest airlines are considering legal action against BAA after snow shut Heathrow airport last month, causing travel misery for thousands of passengers

Flooded Queensland hit by fresh rain but its ‘business as usual’ says Tourism Queensland

Rome hotel tax dampens the holiday mood – most Rome hoteliers angry about new room tax, imposed by council on millions of tourists who come to city each year