Organisations & Operators News

Fung steps up to lead VIP Attractions in Jamaica

Fung steps up to lead VIP Attractions in Jamaica

David Hall, chairman of VIP Attractions, has confirmed the new, wholly Jamaican, leadership of the company. As of July, Shelly-Ann Fung has moved from her role as commercial director to take the role of chief executive with the organisation.

trivago launches Rate Insights feature to hoteliers

trivago launches Rate Insights feature to hoteliers

trivago has made over five billion room rates visible to hoteliers around the world. With its new Rate Insights feature, trivago grants hoteliers access to an unbiased and comprehensive set of data on traveller demand and competitor prices, enabling them to compare room rates from over 250 booking sites as well as official hotel websites on a single dashboard.

MATATO takes on Think Strawberries for global PR role

MATATO takes on Think Strawberries for global PR role

The Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators has appointed Think Strawberries Luxury Travel Marketing as its international representation firm. The India-based company will handle all public relations, media and marketing activities for the destination.

World Travel Awards heads to Kigali, Rwanda, for Africa Gala Ceremony

World Travel Awards heads to Kigali, Rwanda, for Africa Gala Ceremony

Rwanda will welcome World Travel Awards for the first time, with the Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 set to take place in the country’s thriving capital, Kigali, on October 10th. Spanning several valley and hillsides, Kigali – renowned for its cleanliness and warm hospitality – is arguably one of the most attractive African capitals.

Belize welcomes growth in visitor arrivals in early 2017

Belize welcomes growth in visitor arrivals in early 2017

Belize has seen its overnight European tourism arrivals between January-June 2017 increase by 9.1 per cent year on year, registering a positive trend for the first half of this year and demonstrating a steady growth for tourism numbers.

UK government reveals aviation policy consultation

UK government reveals aviation policy consultation

Shaping aviation to help boost economic growth, connectivity and skills will be at the centre of a new strategy to prepare the industry for the next the decades and beyond, the government announced today.

New travel company, Pepper, launches in Sri Lanka

New travel company, Pepper, launches in Sri Lanka

The latest addition to Sri Lanka’s booming tourism industry, Pepper, is an online travel company based in Colombo that enables travellers to add a little spice to their trip, in the form of truly authentic Sri Lanka experiences.

Adhesive PR to represent Los Angeles in UK & Ireland

Adhesive PR to represent Los Angeles in UK & Ireland

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board has appointed Adhesive PR to manage its public relations across the UK & Ireland. Adhesive PR has officially landed in London following the win, having represented the brand in Australia and New Zealand for two years.

Bahrain launches first online tourism training programme

Bahrain launches first online tourism training programme

The Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority has launched its first ever online training programme. The programme sits on the Online Travel Training platform and is designed to promote the destination and build awareness, educating the travel trade about Bahrain and its many tourist attractions.