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Best places in Europe to visit: A modern-day Grand Tour

(CNN) — The Grand Tour was a right of passage for men and women of certain wealth and status in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, taking in the best Europe had to offer.
And with cheap flights, high speed rail connections and plenty of spectacula…

UK reports most hotel rooms in construction in Europe

The UK has reported the most hotel rooms in construction in Europe with 15,643 rooms in 148 hotels in the pipeline, according to STR.

STR s August 2016 pipeline report shows Europe reported 64,454 rooms across 433 projects as in construction for the month; a 19.9% increase compared with August 2015.

150,530 rooms over 1,055 projects were under contract in Europe last month; a 15.7% increase in rooms under contract in year-on-year comparisons.

Turkish tourist arrivals plummet 40 percent in June, biggest drop in 22 years

Tourists visit the Ottoman-era Sultanahmet mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, in Istanbul, Turkey, July 18, 2016.

Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis ANKARA The number of foreigners visiting Turkey plummeted more than 40 percent in June, official data showed on Thursday, marking the biggest drop in at least 22 years as tensions with Russia and a series of deadly bombings kept tourists away