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STR reports record revenue in US hospitality sector

STR reports record revenue in US hospitality sector

Results from STR’s Host Almanac 2017 indicate that the Unites States hotel industry revenue and house profit reached all-time highs in 2016. Revenues topped an estimated US$199 billion in 2016, increasing nearly US$9 billion from 2015.

Visa changes drive strong growth in Dubai tourism sector

Visa changes drive strong growth in Dubai tourism sector

Dubai’s tourism sector sustained the momentum of its strong 2017 start, with Dubai Tourism reporting a stellar 11 per cent increase in overnight visitation in the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2016.

airBaltic to launch first Bombardier CS300 charter flights

airBaltic to launch first Bombardier CS300 charter flights

The Latvian airline airBaltic and Tez Tour Latvija have jointly launched the world's first charter flights with Bombardier CS300 aircraft. For the summer season, charter flights will connect Riga with Antalya in Turkey, Heraklion in Greece, Burgas in Bulgaria and Rimini in Italy.

Eccles to lead public relations at Travelport

Eccles to lead public relations at Travelport

Julian Eccles has joined Travelport as its new vice president for public relations and corporate communications. He replaces Kate Aldridge who has decided to leave the company later this year.

Record visitor figures for early 2017 in UK

Record visitor figures for early 2017 in UK

Official figures reveal a record-breaking start to the year for inbound tourism to Britain. A new record has been set for inbound visits to the UK in the first two months of the year with 5.2 million visits, up six per cent on the same period last year.

Asia DMC expands into UK with new appointment

Asia DMC expands into UK with new appointment

Leading regional tour operator Asia DMC has weighed in in support of the UK outbound travel market by setting up representation in the country to offer its luxury programme of personalised travel itineraries into south-east Asia.

Arabian Travel Market 2017: Zanzibar launches tourism push with Tanzania

Arabian Travel Market 2017: Zanzibar launches tourism push with Tanzania

In a move to strengthened destination marketing and boost tourism in the land of Kilimanjaro and spices, Destination Zanzibar returns to Arabian Travel Market. The destination will exhibit in a strategic alliance with Zanzibar Commission for Tourism, Zanzibar Association of Tour Operators, Zanzibar Association of Tourism Investors and Tanzania Tourism Board.