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PromPerú to welcome World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony

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PromPerú to welcome World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony

Peruvian capital Lima is set to host the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony for the second time. As Destination Partner for the event, PromPerú, the official tourism body of the Ministry of Foreign Trade & Tourism of Peru, will welcome industry leaders from across the continent to Swissôtel Lima on July 1st, 2016. → Read More

Hundreds evacuated as fire breaks out on Korean Air plane in Tokyo

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Hundreds evacuated as fire breaks out on Korean Air plane in Tokyo

Hundreds of passengers have been evacuated from a plane in Tokyo after a fire broke out in its left engine. Korean Air flight 2708 was taxiing on the runway at Haneda Airport when the fire broke out. Firefighters sprayed the engine with foam on the runway, which was temporarily closed. → Read More

Aeroméxico sign comprehensive partnership with Travelport

Aeroméxico sign comprehensive partnership with Travelport

Travelport and Aeroméxico, Mexico’s global airline, have announced details of a substantially extended relationship. As part of the new partnership, the expanding airline will not only continue to distribute all of its content through Travelport’s global Travel Commerce Platform, which connects online, leisure and corporate travel agencies in over 180 countries, but it will now also adopt Travelport’s industry-leading merchandising technology as well as digital travel services from MTT. → Read More

Strong first quarter for inbound German tourism

Strong first quarter for inbound German tourism

According to preliminary information from the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, 5.6 million overnight stays in accommodation properties of at least ten beds were recorded in March, 2016 – an increase of nine percent year-over-year. In total, 15 million overnights by international travellers were documented during the first quarter of 2016 – seven percent more than during the first quarter in 2015. → Read More

Rugby World Cup drives antipodean tourism to UK

Rugby World Cup drives antipodean tourism to UK

On the back of a [url=http://www.ey.com/UK/en/About-us/Our-sponsorships-and-programs/Rugby-World-Cup-2015]report[/url] this week showing the Rugby World Cup 2015 was the most economically-successful ever, figures out from VisitBritain show double-digit growth in the number of visits from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa from October to December last year. Visits from New Zealand to the UK increased by 52 per cent to more than 40,000 with the Kiwis spending more than £63 million during this period, more than twice as much as in 2014. → Read More

British visitors drive up tourism figures in Mauritius

British visitors drive up tourism figures in Mauritius

During the first quarter of 2016, Mauritius attracted 327,836 tourists, a 12.5 per cent increase over the previous year. Tourism revenues increase by 13.9 per cent, to MUR15 billion in the quarter. According to Statistics Mauritius, tourism revenue in 2016 will be 1.9 per cent higher than the previous forecast, after a surge in visitors during the first quarter. → Read More

Jamaica Travel Market set for debut in September

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Jamaica Travel Market set for debut in September

For the first time, the Jamaica Tourist Board will host the destination’s own tradeshow, Jamaica Travel Market, on the September 29th-30th at the Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa. The event will provide the ideal business-to-business platform for British tour operators and agents to meet with Jamaican suppliers and partners directly. → Read More

Fred. Olsen reorganises internal support team

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Fred. Olsen reorganises internal support team

Following a restructure of its major account management team at the end of 2015, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has now expanded its internal support team, to enable it to deliver more comprehensive and focussed support to its travel trade partners. Becky Smith is promoted to the role of trade support manager, responsible for the day-to-day delivery of trade and account management support. → Read More

Norwegian adds two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to fleet

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Norwegian adds two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to fleet

Norwegian has signed an agreement to lease two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to be delivered in spring 2018. With this new agreement, the company’s long-haul fleet will consist of 42 Dreamliners by 2020. Norwegian also exercises eight of its 100 Boeing 737 MAX8 purchase options. → Read More

Air Austral receives first Boeing Dreamliner

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Air Austral receives first Boeing Dreamliner

Boeing has delivered the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Air Austral. The newest addition to the Air Austral long-haul fleet will touch down at Roland Garros Airport in Saint-Marie, Reunion Island tomorrow following a 10,500-mile delivery flight originating from the Boeing Everett Delivery Centre in Everett, Washington. → Read More

Delta Air Lines launches year-round Edinburgh-New York flight

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Delta Air Lines launches year-round Edinburgh-New York flight

Delta Air Lines will launch its new non-stop flight between Edinburgh and New York’s John F. Kennedy airports today, offering more onward connections and on-board amenities than any other airline serving this route. The new service extends Delta’s UK network into Scotland and will operate year-round, offering customers a choice of 60 onward connections throughout the US including popular destination such as Los Angeles, Orlando and San Francisco. → Read More

China drives growth in UK visitor numbers

China drives growth in UK visitor numbers

Records have been set in 2015 for inbound visits with strong growth from Britain’s major inbound markets including the US and Europe and double digit growth from newer markets China and the United Arab Emirates. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show stellar growth from China with visits up 46 per cent on 2014 to 270,000, and spend up 18 per cent to £586 million, moving China into the UK’s top ten most valuable inbound markets. → Read More

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