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Scientists develop global risk index for beach tourism loss by tsunamis -- Hawaii most in danger -- 250 million USD lost globally every year on average -- billions can be lost in a single event.

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The streets of Ireland will turn green tomorrow as 800,000 people celebrate St Patrick’s Day festivities around the country and cheer on the Irish rugby team as they take on England.

 

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December 21, 2017 - Fortune

Booking a Holiday? These Travel Sites Let You Pay in Bitcoin - by Casey Quackenbush

The Bitcoin frenzy has seized worldwide headlines and cryptocurrency markets over the past few months. Since Jan. 1, Bitcoin has skyrocketed 1,824%, hitting an all-time high earlier this week just short of $20,000.

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December 14, 2017 - Travel Agent Central

Ryanair Strike to Hit Europe Flights Just Before Christmas Weekend - by Adam Leposa

Pilots for Ryanair are set to strike just before the start of a busy holiday travel weekend. The Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA), a branch of the IMPACT trade union, says it has served the airline’s management with notice of a one-day strike on December 20, the Wednesday before Christmas weekend. The strike will affect directly-employed pilots, most of which are captains, the union said.

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