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PATA elects new exectutive board

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The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has elected Andrew Jones, Guardian – Sanctuary Resorts, Hong Kong SAR, as Chairman of the Association's Executive Board. He replaces Kevin B Murphy who was elected Chairman in April 2015 and who remains a member of the Executive Board as Immediate Past Chairman. → Read More

Strong first quarter for inbound German tourism

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According to preliminary information from the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, 5.6 million overnight stays in accommodation properties of at least ten beds were recorded in March, 2016 – an increase of nine percent year-over-year. In total, 15 million overnights by international travellers were documented during the first quarter of 2016 – seven percent more than during the first quarter in 2015. → Read More

Rugby World Cup drives antipodean tourism to UK

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On the back of a [url=http://www.ey.com/UK/en/About-us/Our-sponsorships-and-programs/Rugby-World-Cup-2015]report[/url] this week showing the Rugby World Cup 2015 was the most economically-successful ever, figures out from VisitBritain show double-digit growth in the number of visits from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa from October to December last year. Visits from New Zealand to the UK increased by 52 per cent to more than 40,000 with the Kiwis spending more than £63 million during this period, more than twice as much as in 2014. → Read More

British visitors drive up tourism figures in Mauritius

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During the first quarter of 2016, Mauritius attracted 327,836 tourists, a 12.5 per cent increase over the previous year. Tourism revenues increase by 13.9 per cent, to MUR15 billion in the quarter. According to Statistics Mauritius, tourism revenue in 2016 will be 1.9 per cent higher than the previous forecast, after a surge in visitors during the first quarter. → Read More

PromPerú to welcome World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony

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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. → Read More

China drives growth in UK visitor numbers

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Records have been set in 2015 for inbound visits with strong growth from Britain’s major inbound markets including the US and Europe and double digit growth from newer markets China and the United Arab Emirates. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show stellar growth from China with visits up 46 per cent on 2014 to 270,000, and spend up 18 per cent to £586 million, moving China into the UK’s top ten most valuable inbound markets. → Read More

HRS invests in The Lido Group of Australia

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The global hotel solutions provider HRS has invested in the Australian company The Lido Group through a strategic partnership, thus continuing its global expansion. Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Sydney, The Lido Group is a market-leading corporate and government accommodation aggregator and provider of integrated payment solutions. → Read More

Tianjin Airlines takes UK representation ahead of Gatwick launch

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Ahead of the launch of its new service from the UK to China, expanding Chinese carrier Tianjin Airlines has appointed Rooster PR to run its UK press office and social media channels. Rooster will be responsible for launching Tianjin Airlines in the UK and driving awareness of the airline’s new twice-weekly Gatwick service through the development and implementation of strategic, proactive and creative PR campaigns. → Read More

Norwegian launches low-cost flights to Las Vegas from Gatwick

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Norwegian is continuing the expansion of its low-cost long-haul network by launching a new direct route to the bright lights of Las Vegas from London Gatwick. The twice weekly flights will launch from London Gatwick on October 31st, on the airline’s brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft which feature two cabins – premium and economy. → Read More

Deer Jet launches first VVIP Boeing Business Jet 787 Dreamliner

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Deer Jet is to become the operator of world's first VVIP BBJ 787 Dreamliner. Deer Jet and Boeing announced jointly at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, the largest business aviation event in Europe. This VVIP BBJ 787 is truly a Dream Jet. It has a range of 16,000 kilometres and can fly nonstop for 17.5 hours at Mach 0.85. → Read More

Investment Corporation of Dubai acquires Porto Montenegro Marina

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Regent Hotels & Resorts has confirmed The Investment Corporation of Dubai, the principal investment arm of the Government of Dubai, has agreed to the purchase of Porto Montenegro Marina & Resort in May 2016. The transaction marks ICD’s first investment in Montenegro and the yacht marina sector, both of which are expected to experience strong growth in coming years. → Read More

VietJet places $11.3bn order for 100 737 MAX aircraft with Boeing

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Vietjet and Boeing have finalised an order for 100 737 MAX 200 aircraft, the largest ever commercial aircraft purchase in Vietnam’s aviation history. Tran Dai Quang, president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and US president Barack Obama witnessed the historic agreement, which has been valued at approximately US$11.3 billion. → Read More

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