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Free Tube travel: Mastercard deal gives you two free days' travel on the London Underground

Payments using contactless cards will be refunded to customers

Eurostar celebrates 20 years of service; the train links London with Brussels and Paris

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The oil capital of Europe hopes a combination of golf, whisky and history will lure wealthy Chinese

Aberdeen bids to lure lucrative Chinese tourists

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