Organisations & Operators News

Chicago sets new tourism records in 2018

Chicago sets new tourism records in 2018

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced Chicago welcomed over 57.6 million visitors in 2018 - a growth of 4.3 per cent over the previous year, resulting in a new tourism record.

Brand USA launches United Stories campaign

Brand USA launches United Stories campaign

Brand USA, the destination marketing organisation for the United States, has launched United Stories. United Stories is a mobile content creation lab that will travel the US capturing warm and welcoming stories told from local perspectives.

Thomson Safaris launches new Tanzania trip

Thomson Safaris launches new Tanzania trip

Thomson Safaris has announced a brand-new itinerary for 2019, which will highlight the best of the country's wildlife, and explore its rich culture from a culinary perspective.

UK cruise sector welcomed record passenger numbers in 2018

UK cruise sector welcomed record passenger numbers in 2018

CLIA UK & Ireland is expecting to confirm more than two million British travellers took a cruise last year for the first time. The news comes as positive figures from the key 2018 summer travelling period are released, revealing a 2.1 per cent rise on the same period in 2017.

Ryanair Holidays discontinues operations

Ryanair Holidays discontinues operations

Low-cost carrier Ryanair has revealed it will close its Holidays division just two years after a significant overhaul. According to a message on its website, all existing trips will be honoured, but it is no longer possible to book package tours.

South Africa to welcome Acclaim incentive trip from Trafalgar

South Africa to welcome Acclaim incentive trip from Trafalgar

Departing on August 3rd, the trip will showcase some of the brand’s newest programme - Trafalgar’s inaugural holidays to Africa kick off this spring, with a collection of unforgettable travel experiences across the continent that have been 72 years in the making.

Grenada welcomes new visitor milestone in 2018

Grenada welcomes new visitor milestone in 2018

Grenada achieved a historic milestone in 2018 welcoming more than half a million visitors to the destination’s shores. Spread across key niche markets, the combined cruise, yachting and stay over arrivals for 2018 was 528,077 representing a 13 per cent increase over 2017.