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IOC confirms Paris and Los Angeles as next Olympic Games hosts

IOC confirms Paris and Los Angeles as next Olympic Games hosts

The International Olympic Committee has elected Paris as host city of the 2024 Olympic Games, with Los Angeles taking on the role for 2028. The announcement, made during an IOC meeting in Lima, Peru, was considered a mere formality after a raft of bidding cities dropped out of the process.

Cautious optimism for Fort Lauderdale tourism following Hurricane Irma

Cautious optimism for Fort Lauderdale tourism following Hurricane Irma

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has advised the destination is no longer under any weather watches, warnings or advisories following Hurricane Irma. The Florida east coast destination fared well as the storm moved away from the area in a more south-westerly direction on Sunday, and winds began to lessen.

Thomas Cook signs strategic partnership with Expedia

Thomas Cook signs strategic partnership with Expedia

Thomas Cook has announced it has entered into a strategic alliance with Expedia, one of the world’s leading travel companies. Under the terms of the agreement, Expedia will become the preferred provider of hotels for Thomas Cook’s complementary city and domestic holiday business and will provide its booking platform to support all city break and hotel-only sales across Thomas Cook distribution channels in Europe.

UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism more united than ever, says Rifai

UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism more united than ever, says Rifai

The global tourism community is “more united than ever” according to United Nations World Tourism Organisation general secretary Taleb Rifai. Addressing the opening session of the 22nd session of the UNWTO General Assembly, he said, despite the challenges faced by global tourism, the sector was “more committed than ever to working closer together to make it a pillar of a better future for people and the planet”.

UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism back to heights not seen since 2010

UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism back to heights not seen since 2010

Figures revealed on the first day of the UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu, China, reveal destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the first six months of 2017, some 36 million more than in the same period of 2016. At six per cent, growth was well above the trend of recent years, making the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010.

French air traffic control strikes hit passenger flights

French air traffic control strikes hit passenger flights

At least 200 flight cancellations and many delays have resulted from the latest air traffic control strike in Europe. Control centres in Reims and Marseille have been on strike since Monday evening, forcing airlines to reduce their fight offerings in France and also services overflying France.

Nicaraguan Tourist Board to focus on UK travellers

Nicaraguan Tourist Board to focus on UK travellers

The Nicaraguan Tourist Board has announced a new annual plan, which will oversee the continued and increasing promotion of the country in the UK. The move is part of an ongoing global strategy for development, growth and sustainability in Nicaragua’s tourism industry.