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France isn't the only country particularly wary of streaming services. Italian Culture and Tourism Minister Alberto Bonisoli recently unveiled a law that would require all Italian-made movies to show in theaters before they reach Netflix, Prime Video...
www.engadget.com | 11/18/18
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri traveled to France Thursday on a private trip, a statement from his office said.
Visitor numbers to Egypt jumped 55.1 per cent in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to official figures from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.
A theme park outside Paris is opening its attractions -- including trampolines and a mini golf course – to nudists this weekend as France continues to promote itself as a top destination for those looking to go “au naturel”.
www.foxnews.com | 6/29/18

Queer Eye captured the hearts in Gay, Georgia, and now the Fab Five is taking over Yass, Australia!  (Yes, that’s a real town!)

After two seasons of “Yass” jokes, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness descended on the rural town earlier this month to “make better” not one, but two men, including 54-year-old George, a single father and rancher who focuses more on his work commitments than his family.

“I do not think George has ever had four American gay men with one gorgeous Pakistani Brit ever come at him so aggressively for cuddles,” expert groomer Van Ness jokes about the hero, who was nominated by his son Levi.

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While Karamo, Tan and Jonathan turn their attention to mentally and physically transforming George, Antoni and Bobby rebrand a local restaurant and pub with a completely new interior design and menu. (No avocadoes for Antoni this time!)

And the Fab Five even become Australian royalty!

The guys were surprised with a special ceremony by the Mayor of Yass, Rowena Abbey, who crowned them all Yass queens.

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Recently, Bobby, Karamo, Tan, Antoni and Jonathan spoke about the cultural and social impact the Netflix reboot has had on viewers around the world, and how they continue to tackle newfound fame together.

“On a personal note, I’m so incredibly proud of the way that I think each of my brothers and cast mates have tackled the electricity and how grand this whole thing is. I feel like it’s just exploding so quickly, especially with Season 2 dropping,” Antoni said at the 2018 Changemakers Award ceremony in New York City on Tuesday.

“Not only on social media but when we get together we don’t see each other. The fact that we all get to experience this as a unit, and I think it’s been unifying for all of us,” he said.

Season 2 of Queer Eye is streaming now on Netflix.

people.com | 6/22/18

The tragic news of celebrity chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain’s suicide started a ripple effect Friday, prompting friends, fans and colleagues to acknowledge how they would remember and honor him. One such mourner was “Everybody Loves Raymond” creator, Phil Rosenthal, who announced during a screening at the Austin ATX Television Festival he would be dedicating his Netflix food/travel series “Somebody Feed Phil” to Bourdain.

“I’m exactly like Anthony Bourdain if he was afraid of everything,” Rosenthal said, while promoting the show’s upcoming second season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “And so my show, of course, is a take on his type of show. Just to say that means that he invented an entire genre, so I want to dedicate not just this episode to him but my entire series.”

“Life is about travel, the beauty in life, the love we find, the joy we have, the laughs we have together, so that’s what I’m dedicating the rest of my life to,” he added.

Also Read: Asia Argento's Friends Rally Around Her After Anthony Bourdain's Death

Bourdain died Friday at age 61 as a result of suicide, CNN reported. According to the BBC, his body was found in a hotel room in a Strasbourg, France, where he was shooting an episode for CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” now in its 11th season.

Rosenthal said before screening a new episode of “Somebody Feed Phil” that he was “shocked and saddened this morning” by the news of Bourdain’s suicide.

“I still am very sad, but I want you to know what an inspiration he was to me and probably all of you — anyone who travels, anyone who eats,” Rosenthal added. “He evolved from a chef and a food traveler to a world-class journalist.”

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www.thewrap.com | 6/8/18
Thank you to Chris Hemsworth’s eyes for telling his brain that dressing like a gigolo who travels through the South of France looking for rich widows to seduce and scam (aka The Fabio) IS the look, because it IS! – Lainey Gossip  A fashion icon to watch: Benedict Cumberbatch’s wife Sophie Hunter for wearing the […]
dlisted.com | 4/27/18
Northampton manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink travels to northern France to see where the club's former player Walter Tull fell during the the Battle of the Somme.
www.bbc.co.uk | 3/23/18
Hundreds of landmarks in 48 countries around the world, including the UK, the UAE, France, Nigeria and the U.S, are going green as part of a Tourism Ireland initiative.
[EA Business] Kampala -The French Ambassador to Uganda H.E Stéphanie RIVOAL has said as part of the program line-up to celebrate the second edition of the France-Uganda friendship week due for 17th to 24th March 2018 in Kampala, her government will flow in a team of ten Journalist from France and Belgium to market Ugandan tourism in the two countries.
allafrica.com | 3/5/18

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American and Latin American rights to “The Happpy Prince,” an Oscar Wilde movie written and directed by, and starring Rupert Everett, the company announced Friday.

The film, which premiered last month in Sundance, also stars Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Colin Firth, Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson. “The Happy Prince” screens Saturday as a special gala at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Everett plays the great Irish writer Oscar Wilde during his last days, with his body ailing and heavy, his mind spinning — but his flamboyant irony and brilliant wit very much intact. The film follows Wilde’s last travels through England, France and Italy.

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The film was produced by Sébastien Delloye, Philipp Kreuzer and Jörg Schulze. It is a maze pictures and Entre Chien et Loup production in co-production with Palomar, cine plus Filmproduktion, Tele München Group, RTBF, Proximus and in association with BBC Films.

CAA represented the filmmakers in the negotiation. Beta Cinema represents the international rights.

Everett offered praise for Sony Classics co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard. “I am absolutely thrilled, particularly because Michael and Tom distributed my first film ‘Another Country,'” Everett said in a statement.

 

Sony Pictures Classics is planning a 2018 release.

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www.thewrap.com | 2/16/18

MADRID — Spain says it had a record number of international visitors in 2017 and that one in five tourists chose the restive Catalonia region as their main destination.

Preliminary statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism late Wednesday showed Spain had 82 million visitors from other countries last year, an increase of nearly 9 percent from 2016.

The ministry says the annual numbers, the fifth in a row to set a record, let Spain surpass the United States in the volume of incoming tourists to become the world's second most-visited country after France.

[Ethiopian Herald] Tourism which is known as the smokeless industry has huge contribution to the economy of countries. It is an industry that could create jobs, generate foreign exchange and hugely supports the economy. According to World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) 2016 report, tourism has contributed USD 7.6 trillion (10.2 percent) of the world's GDP and created job opportunity for 292 million people, which accounts to 1 in 10 jobs created in the planet. European countries such as France, Spain, Italy and United King
allafrica.com | 12/22/17

France attracted 78.95 million foreign tourists in 2010, making it the most popular tourist destination in the world. France offers mountain ranges, coastlines such as in Brittany or along the Mediterranean Sea, cities with a rich cultural heritage, châteaux like Versailles, and vineyards. Tourism is accountable for 6% of the country's income (4% from French tourists travelling inside France and 2% from foreign tourists), and contributes significantly to the balance of payments.


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