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Trim Castle, Ireland

Icelandic Travel Website Expands to Ireland

Icelandic travel planning and booking website TripCreator now offers users to plan trips to Ireland, as announced today. The company plans to add a third destination before the end of the year and other destinations across Europe and North America in 2016.

Laki crater

Tourism Policy Introduced

Comprehensive cooperation between authorities, municipalities, and the travel industry has been announced in a new policy for the travel industry.

Geysir geothermal area.

Some Employees Underpaid in Tourism

A union leader in Akureyri, North Iceland, claims that last summer, dozens of cases came to his attention involving employees in the tourism industry being underpaid.

House

Mayor Falls into Tourist Trap

Róbert Ragnarsson, the mayor of Grindavíkurbær, Southwest Iceland, this week issued a formal apology for having put municipal property on the Airbnb tourist accommodation website for personal financial gain.

Gunnuhver hot spring, Reykjanes, Southwest Iceland.

Reykjanes Geopark Internationally Accredited

Reykjanes Geopark in Southwest Iceland was accepted into the European Geoparks Network (EGN) in Rokua Geopark in Finland on September 5. EGN is supported by UNESCO and is the formal association of areas in Europe that have important geological significance.

Blue whale

Feud Over Blue Whale Skeleton

The skeleton of a blue whale, which was found beached at Skagi in Northwest Iceland in 2010, will be put on display at the Húsavík Whale Museum. Representatives of the Icelandic Museum of Natural History (NMSÍ) have expressed their disapproval with the decision.

Keflavik International Airport

More People Sleeping at Keflavík Airport

This summer, airport administrators report more people sleeping in the check-in hall of Leifstöð terminal, Keflavík International Airport—despite this practice being prohibited. Some have even taken to sleeping in the arrivals hall, before embarking on their travels in Iceland.

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