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Grifco PR to represent Monaco in UK and Scandinavia

Grifco PR to represent Monaco in UK and Scandinavia

Grifco PR has announced it will be handling the public relations for Visit Monaco, the Monaco Government & Tourist Authority. The UK-based company will be responsible for Visit Monaco’s consumer, trade, MICE and social media communications within the UK and Scandinavia.

Guinness Storehouse remains top attraction in Ireland

Guinness Storehouse remains top attraction in Ireland

The Guinness Storehouse has retained its position as Ireland’s number one international visitor attraction by surpassing all previous records, with 1,711,281 guests passing through its doors in 2017. Since first opening its doors to the public in 2000, the Guinness Storehouse has welcomed almost 18 million visitors.

ABTA: UK travellers encouraged to make fake sickness claims

ABTA: UK travellers encouraged to make fake sickness claims

As many as 9.5 million British adults have been approached about making a compensation claim for being sick while on holiday, according to ABTA. New figures from a YouGov survey of British adults reveal almost one in five people, or 19 per cent, have been contacted about making a compensation claim for holiday sickness.

New tour operator launched to cater to UK ‘adult’ market

New tour operator launched to cater to UK ‘adult’ market

A new independent tour operator has launched targeting the ‘adult-centric’ market. Uniquely Adult is specialising in holidays to Antigua, Jamaica and Cancun with all-inclusive accommodation at hotels and resorts especially geared up for this niche, but rapidly growing market.

Finn Partners acquires UK-based Brighter Group

Finn Partners acquires UK-based Brighter Group

Global marketing and communications firm, Finn Partners, has acquired The Brighter Group, a London-based PR and marketing firm focused on the travel and tourism sector. Debbie Flynn, founder of the Brighter Group, will serve as managing partner, while Steve Dunne, current chairman of the Brighter Group, will become senior partner, strategy.

UK visitors drive tourism growth in the Maldives

UK visitors drive tourism growth in the Maldives

The Maldives has announced an 18.7 per cent increase in UK visitor arrivals during November 2017, when compared with the same month in 2016. In total, 9,579 UK visitors travelled to the Maldives during November 2017, compared with 8,073 in November 2016.

TUI predicts busiest day of 2018 for UK holiday trade

TUI predicts busiest day of 2018 for UK holiday trade

Nearly one million people are expected to visit a TUI shop or the TUI website this Saturday – nicknamed ‘Sunshine Saturday’ - as they search for their annual holiday. It is predicted to be the busiest day of the year for holiday bookings according to the UK’s largest holiday brand, based on booking figures over the past five years.

Dominica seeks to regain tourism position following Hurricane Maria impact

Dominica seeks to regain tourism position following Hurricane Maria impact

Only three months after the devastation of Hurricane Maria, Dominica is showing signs of recovery and the revival of its nature. To highlight this, the Discover Dominica Authority has launched a social media and digital awareness campaign targeted at Dominica’s key markets of the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany and the Caribbean.