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Barbados reports record overseas visitor numbers for early 2015

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During the first six months of 2015 Barbados recorded 303,592 long stay visitors, the first time the destination has ever topped 300,000 visitors in the January-June period in the 29 years of recording air arrivals tourism statistics. This also represents a 14.3 per cent increase or 37,945 more passenger arrivals over the comparative period in 2014. → Read More

Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Botswana joins Legend Hospitality Group

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Legend Hospitality Group has extended its portfolio to the southern border of the Central Kalahari Game Park in Botswana and has now taken on a second property north from Maun in the Okavango Delta circumference in Botswana, namely Mogotlho Safari Lodge. On the banks of the River Khwai in the Okavango Delta circumference, Mogotlho Safari Lodge is perfectly situated to view the very best of African Wildlife and its close proximity by road from Maun. → Read More

Europcar partners with UK Sport ahead of Rio 2016

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Europcar has been chosen as the Official Car Hire Supplier to UK Sport. The partnership with the nation’s high performance sports agency will see Europcar providing world class transport solutions for UK Sport and its associated National Governing Bodies. UK Sport strategically invests National Lottery and Exchequer funds, enabling Britain’s best sports and athletes to achieve medal success on the world stage. → Read More

Amadeus capitalises on travel rebound to post strong profits

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Amadeus IT Holding has repowered adjusted profit grew 10.3 per cent, to €419.6 million, in the first half of financial 2015. This was driven by an increase in revenue of 14.2 per cent, to €1,977 million, and EBITDA growth of 10.8 per cent, to €779 million. → Read More

Advance Worldwide launches new tour to showcase Colombia

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Travel specialists Advance Worldwide have announced the launch of an exciting new Colombian tour created especially for UK holiday-makers interested in well-being and ethical travel. The first nine day trip is scheduled for November and is set to include the city of Medellin, Nuqui at the Pacific Coast and Colombia’s Coffee Region. → Read More

Serenata IntraWare signs content agreement with TrustYou

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Serenata IntraWare, one of the leading customer relationship management companies for the hospitality industry, has teamed up with TrustYou to launch the first ever solution that allows hotels to combine online reviews and social media feedback with reservation data. Dubbed “ORM meets CRM,” the solution allows hotels to truly personalise their guests’ experience throughout all phases of the customer journey. → Read More

Dusit signs with eLan properties for African expansion

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Leading Asian hospitality group Dusit International has entered into an exclusive agreement with South Africa-based eLan Property Group to manage several hotels and resorts in southern Africa and the Indian Ocean. The agreement was signed at a meeting held in Franschhoek near Cape Town, South Africa, where Thai minister of commerce Chatchai Sarikalya was in attendance, alongside Dusit International chief executive Chanin Donavanik and chief executive of eLan Property Group, Mark Taylor. → Read More

Mazagan Beach resort signs VISA partnership

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Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, Morocco, has signed a partnership with VISA, offering premium cardholders the opportunity to benefit from a range of exciting incentives with the ‘VISA Cardholders Special Offer.’ Valid until March 2016, upon booking, all VISA cardholders can now take advantage of a host of complimentary luxuries at the resort. → Read More

FCO offers supporting hand to Brits around world

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British Foreign & Commonwealth consular staff helped 46 people a day around the world in needed of serious assistance in 2014/2015 new figures have revealed. The figure is set against some 60 million trips overseas by British nationals last year, alongside the five million Britons who live overseas. → Read More

ITB Asia strengthens conference programme with KIT Group deal

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ITB Asia has announced it will continue its partnership with leading conference and association management company, KIT Group, expanding this year’s Association conference programme. A series of sessions entitled ‘East Meetings West will focus on how European and International associations can optimize their activities and relationships within the Asia Pacific region, and include dedicated discussions focusing on key markets such as China and India. → Read More

American Express Global Business Travel retains BBC account

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American Express Global Business Travel has announced that it has been retained by the BBC as its corporate travel service provider after working with the broadcasting body for more than 11 years. “We are delighted that the strength of our offering has been recognised by the BBC and we look forward to our ongoing partnership," said Elyes Mrad, managing director, EMEA, American Express Global Business Travel. → Read More

VisitEngland figures reveal booming tourism sector

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The latest results from the Great Britain Tourism Survey published by VisitEngland reveal a record breaking performance for domestic tourism in the first quarter of the year. Some 28.7 million trips were recorded in England between January and April this year, an 18 per cent increase year on year, and the highest number of trips recorded during the first quarter since the survey began in 2006. → Read More

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