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British Museum holds on to UK top tourism spot

British Museum holds on to UK top tourism spot

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions has announced its members' visitor figures for 2015 today, which saw an average increase of 1.61 per cent on 2014 visitor numbers to London attractions. Scottish attractions had the greatest increase of 5.48 per cent. Overall 124.4 million visits were made to the top 230 ALVA sites in 2015.

Malaysia Airlines Berhad signs on to support medical tourism

Malaysia Airlines Berhad signs on to support medical tourism

Malaysia Airlines Berhad has announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council. Under the terms of the deal, Malaysia Airlines will be positioned as MHTC’s preferred healthcare tourism airline with both parties jointly exploring marketing activities to position Malaysia as the premier healthcare destination regionally and globally.

Pegasus Airlines to launch Ankara-Amman flights

Pegasus Airlines to launch Ankara-Amman flights

Pegasus Airlines has added Jordan’s capital Amman to its flight network. Three times weekly flights between Ankara and Amman will commence on March 20th. Guests can book their flights on the Ankara-Amman route with fares from £60.

AccorHotels acquires stake in Squarebreak

AccorHotels acquires stake in Squarebreak

AccorHotels is investing in Squarebreak, offering to guests through a digital platform private upscale properties in resort locations, primarily in France, Spain and Morocco, and leveraging local property managers on behalf of homeowners by using hotel management techniques and services.

Radisson RED set to debut in Dubai

Radisson RED set to debut in Dubai

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Rezidor is introducing the lifestyle select brand Radisson RED to Dubai. Located in Dubai’s Silicon Oasis, a community designed to facilitate and promote modern technology based industries, the 171-room Radisson RED Dubai Silicon Oasis is expected to open in Q3 2018.

Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa opens in Thailand

Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa opens in Thailand

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Marriott International is opening the Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa under the company’s flagship brand Marriott Hotels. Featuring 322 rooms that combine modern design and Thai Colonial features, the resort is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities located within the serene seaside town of Hua Hin.

Copenhagen Airport partners with Amadeus

Copenhagen Airport partners with Amadeus

Copenhagen Airport has chosen Amadeus as a long-term IT partner. This strategic partnership, in which Amadeus will provide Copenhagen Airports with next-generation cloud-based technology, will provide far reaching benefits including an improved operational performance and customer experience.

Holiday Inn Resort Hotel Ixtapa opens in Mexico

Holiday Inn Resort Hotel Ixtapa opens in Mexico

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InterContinental Hotels Group is rebranding of the Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa hotel in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico. The newly-renovated 431-room all-inclusive property is the third Holiday Inn Resort location in Mexico, joining the Holiday Inn Resort Acapulco hotel and the Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos hotel.

Flybe scales up in Sweden

Flybe scales up in Sweden

Flybe is scaling up its white label operations in Sweden, flying regional routes on behalf of SAS, Scandinavia's largest carrier, with an increase over the next couple of months of its ATR-72 fleet from three to five ATR-72 aircraft.

Travelport inks deal with SAS

Travelport inks deal with SAS

SAS has signed up for Travelport’s merchandising functionality, Rich Content and Branding. SAS is the flag carrier of Sweden, Norway and Denmark focusing on the frequent traveller to and from Scandinavia.