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Monaco Tourism Authority shines during London showcase

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Monaco Tourist Authority has welcomed press, trade partners and friends for an incredible showcase of the best of the destination’s accommodation, attractions and events. Representatives from Fairmont Monte Carlo, Columbus Monte-Carlo, and Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, and Monte-Carlo Beach) and Kirker Holidays were all on hand at One Horse Guards parade to welcome guests to the event. → Read More

New leadership for Sofitel Dubai Downtown

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Sofitel Dubai Downtown has announced Ammar Hilal has been appointed as general manager of the hotel. Hilal has a rich background in hospitality across the globe – in eight countries on four continents within luxury brands. Prior to joining Sofitel Dubai Downtown, he was hotel manager at the Burj Al Arab for a number of years. → Read More

Mystifly set to land at GBTA Convention 2015

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Mystifly, the leading airline consolidator is set to exhibit at GBTA Convention 2015, the largest business travel conference in Orlando, Florida. Nearly 400 companies including airlines, hotels, travel management companies and technology providers will exhibit their products to 7,000 attendees at the expo from July 27th-29th. → Read More

World Spa Awards issues final call to vote ahead of inaugural Gala Ceremony

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Nominees at the World Spa Awards are entering the final straight as the deadline for voting approaches. The inaugural World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony will take place at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam, on September 14th, and will welcome leading figureheads and decision makers from the global spa industry. Voting for the event closes on July 19th, with just a few days remaining to cast ballots. → Read More

FIFA World Cup boosts tourism in Brazil

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Over the course of 2014 Brazil welcomed 6,429,852 international tourists, boosted primarily by hosting the World Cup. For the first time, the country exceeded the six million mark for foreign entries, with the number of visitors representing a 10.6 per cent increase against 2013 figures. → Read More

UNWTO calls for greater tourism role in development

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Despite its wide-reaching socio-economic impacts, tourism still receives limited attention as a tool for development, argues the UNWTO. During the third International Conference on Financing for Development, the organisation called for higher support for tourism in international financing for development flows to maximise the sector’s contribution to sustainable development across the globe. → Read More

Tour de France boosts Yorkshire tourism

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New figures from VisitBritain have revealed the north England county of Yorkshire saw significant benefits from hosting the Tour de France in 2014. Some 2.5 million sports fans turned out to watch the Grand Départ of the world’s biggest bike race in July last year. VisitEngland added tourists had spent £380 million in Yorkshire in the 12 months to June. → Read More

Expo Milano sees six million guests in first two months

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The Expo Milan entry system has registered around 6.1 million entrances during the first two months of which 15 per cent with the evening entrance ticket, with many more expected before the end of October. → Read More

Juan Luis Guerra returns to Casa de Campo

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Spanning 7,000 tropical acres on the south-eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Casa de Campo hosted Dominican-born musician and two-time Grammy award-winning artist, Juan Luis Guerra and his band 440, on the stage of Altos de Chavon. The event marks his first return performance to Casa de Campo in 15 years. → Read More

Rio welcomes first Light Rail trains ahead of 2016 Olympic Games

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The first train for Rio’s new Light Rail system has just arrived in Rio for testing, as part of Brazil’s investment in public infrastructure ahead of the 2016 Olympics. With over 480,000 tourists predicted to descend on Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic & Paralympic Games next summer, the Light Rail will carry approximately 285,000 tourists every day, easing the pressure on the city’s other transport systems. → Read More

AHIF headed to Kigali, Rwanda, for 2016 event

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The government of Rwanda, through the Rwanda Development Board, will host the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in 2016 in Kigali. AHIF brings together the leading international hotel investors in Africa with local operators, ministers, government officials and industry experts, to discuss all aspects of hotel investment and operation in Africa. The decision to host AHIF in Kigali underlines a clear strategy by Rwanda to attract investment in the tourism sector. → Read More

CHTA warns Caribbean to avoid complacency over Cuban tourism growth

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For far too long the Caribbean has taken tourism for granted according to a white paper issued by the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association entitled Cuba: The Great Disruption for the Good of the Caribbean. The paper states that the country that many regard as the least capitalistic in the region is about to teach its neighbour governments, capitalists and free market adherents a lesson. → Read More

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