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Saint Petersburg to host 23rd UNWTO General Assembly in 2019

Saint Petersburg to host 23rd UNWTO General Assembly in 2019

Russian cultural capital Saint Petersburg will host the 23rd General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. The event will take place in 2019 and follows the successful hosting the 22nd event in Chengdu, China, this month.

Thomson prepares to complete TUI brand changeover

Thomson prepares to complete TUI brand changeover

TUI Group has launched a campaign to raise awareness that Thomson is changing to TUI with a new TV ad debuting during ITV’s flagship Saturday night programme, the X Factor. The advert shows a man diving into clear crystal blue water; the message was simple, ‘Thomson is changing to TUI’.

Vietnam Airlines signs partnership with Thua Thien Hue Province

Vietnam Airlines signs partnership with Thua Thien Hue Province

Vietnam Airlines and the People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue Province have launched a dedicated partnership. The move is aimed at driving tourism, improving investment and boosting the socio-economic development of Thua Thien Hue province, while simultaneously promoting the image, products and services of the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.

Hurricane Maria causes widespread devastation in Dominica

Hurricane Maria causes widespread devastation in Dominica

The Caribbean island of Dominica has seen “widespread devastation” following the impact of Hurricane Maria, according to prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The storm is currently moving roughly along the same track as Hurricane Irma, the hurricane that devastated parts of the Caribbean earlier this month.

World Travel Awards Caribbean and North America winners unveiled

World Travel Awards Caribbean and North America winners unveiled

The Caribbean and North America winners of the World Travel Awards 2017 have been unveiled. Las Vegas, Nevada, leads the winners having been voted North America’s Leading Destination and North America’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination with the famous Las Vegas strip taking the title, North America’s Leading Tourist Attraction.

Antigua open for business following Hurricane Irma

Antigua open for business following Hurricane Irma

Antigua is back to offering world-class excursions and adventures across the island. Popular activities in Antigua, from Stingray City to zip-lining adventures to safari land tours to cruises, sea circumnavigation and snorkelling tours are available once again following the impact of Hurricane Irma.

VisitBritain lures US tourists with new Kingsman campaign

VisitBritain lures US tourists with new Kingsman campaign

VisitBritain is tempting US tourists to discover the exciting, secretive and adventurous side of Britain in a new film tourism campaign ahead of Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The film, from director Matthew Vaughn, is in cinemas in the US on September 22nd, 2017.