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Donald Trump headed to UK for Turnberry opening

Donald Trump headed to UK for Turnberry opening

American presidential candidate Donald Trump has welcomed the opening of Trump Turnberry and confirmed his attendance in the UK at a ceremonial ribbon cutting on June 24th. Trump said: “Very exciting that one of the great resorts of the world, Turnberry, will be opening today after a massive £200 million investment. I own it and I am very proud of it."

IATA 2016: Change at the top for IATA as Walsh takes top job

IATA 2016: Change at the top for IATA as Walsh takes top job

The International Air Transport Association has revealed leadership changes at the conclusion of the organisation’s 72nd annual general meeting in Dublin, Ireland. Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group succeeds Andres Conesa, chief executive of Aeromexico, as chairman of the IATA Board of Governors.

Maldives drives tourism from India with latest road show

Maldives drives tourism from India with latest road show

The Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation has organised a series of trade road shows in Lucknow, Chandigarh, Pune and Hyderabad, India keeping in line with its Visit Maldives 2016 year activities. These road shows are also a part of the overall strategy of MMPRC specifically for the India market in the year 2016.

IATA 2016: 72nd annual general meeting opens in Dublin

IATA 2016: 72nd annual general meeting opens in Dublin

The International Air Transport Association has announced that leaders of the global air transport industry are gathering in Dublin, Ireland for the Association’s 72nd Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit. The AGM will open with keynote addresses by Shane Ross TD, Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, and Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, president of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

IATA 2016: Passenger demand growth slows

IATA 2016: Passenger demand growth slows

The International Air Transport Association has announced global passenger traffic data for April showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs) rose by 4.6 per cent -the slowest pace since January 2015. April capacity (available seat kilometres or ASKs) increased by 4.9 per cent, and load factor slipped 0.3 percentage points to 79.2 per cent.

IATA 2016: Air freight markets grow in April

IATA 2016: Air freight markets grow in April

The International Air Transport Association has released demand growth results for global air freight markets for April 2016 showing a 3.2 per cent increase in demand measured in freight tonne kilometres compared to the same period last year. Yields remained pressured as April freight capacity (measured in available freight tonne kilometres or increased by 6.6 per cent year-on-year.

United States state department issues Europe travel alert

United States state department issues Europe travel alert

The United States state department has issued a release warning American citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe this summer. The department warns terrorists may be planning to target major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centres and transportation.

Ryder Cup captain Clarke to host Costa Smeralda Invitational

Ryder Cup captain Clarke to host Costa Smeralda Invitational

Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke will host the spectacular Costa Smeralda Invitational at Pevero Golf Club on Saturday June 25th. Clarke, who won four out of five consecutive Ryder Cups he played in, will headline a host of stars from the world of sports and entertainment who will be announced in the coming weeks.

Pacific Resort Hotel Group properties nominated at World Spa Awards

Pacific Resort Hotel Group properties nominated at World Spa Awards

Pacific Resort Hotel Group holds high hopes for two of their five-star properties this awards season, with both being nominated in the Cook Islands’ Best Resort Spa category for the 2016 World Spa Awards. For the second year in a row, Pacific Resort Aitutaki’s Tiare Spa and Te Manava Luxury Villas Spa’s Te Manava Spa will go head to head for the only World Spa Award offered in the Cook Islands.

Los Angeles tourism set for boost as Super Bowl heads to town

Los Angeles tourism set for boost as Super Bowl heads to town

The National Football League has announced that the Los Angeles region has been selected to host Super Bowl LV in 2021. The selection of Los Angeles follows a highly competitive process of which Los Angeles’ bid was led by Casey Wasserman, chairman and chief executive officer of Wasserman, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission and Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, comprising the Los Angeles Super Bowl Bid Committee.

PromPerú to welcome World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony

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.

Jamaica Travel Market set for debut in September

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.