Despite sluggish global economic growth, low oil prices, ‘Trumponomics’ and Brexit, the UAE will lead Middle East passenger growth in 2017 with an annual increase of more than 6.3 per cent, according to estimates from the International Air Transport Association.
Qatar Tourism Authority and its partners will return to the Arabian Travel Market with the largest delegation to represent the country at the renowned travel industry event. The delegation comprises of 38 hotels, tour operators and other industry service providers; a 26 per cent increase in Qatar’s participants compared to last year.
England and Lancashire Cricket legend James Anderson has been named as a brand ambassador for Thomas Cook Sport. England’s all-time highest international wicket-taker will work with the sports travel specialists to promote their sporting experiences, which include the upcoming Ashes series in Australia.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel has announced the appointment of Simon Nowroz as chief marketing officer, with immediate effect. Reporting to Patrick Andersen, chief strategy and commerce officer, he will be based in Minneapolis for the global travel management company.
The UK’s leading holiday companies, Thomson and First Choice, have announced their summer 2018 holiday line-up with an expansion of their mid-haul holiday collections following a rise in holidaymakers looking for destinations a little closer to home.
World Golf Awards has revealed that the five-star La Manga Club resort, an unrivalled sports and leisure paradise in south-east Spain, will host its Gala Ceremony 2017 at the end of this year. The most prestigious awards programme in the golf tourism industry will take place at the famous venue in Murcia, from November 23rd-26th.
Aeroflot has been recognised as the world’s most powerful airline brand by Brand Finance, with an AAA brand rating. The news may come as a surprise to those in Europe and North America more familiar with western or Gulf flag carriers.
The Boeing 737 MAX 9 has completed its first flight in the skies above Puget Sound. The 737 MAX program achieved the milestone on schedule, beginning a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery.
Babbel and TripAdvisor have joined forces to inspire travellers, and get them ready for their next city trip. For this joint campaign, the companies have combined their expertise and built an interactive city-trip themed campaign website.
VisitEngland’s Easter Trip Tracker survey shows 6.6 million Brits are planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this Easter weekend. The tourism body finds this will bring an estimated £1.7 billion boost to the British economy.
Etihad Airways and Manchester City Football Club have joined forces to celebrate grassroots football, shining a light on inspiring untold stories from a selection of the airline’s key global gateways.
The Jordan Tourism Board has announced 2016 Indian arrival figures for the destination, recording an unprecedented decline in the same day visitor arrivals. Daily visitors declined by 4.5 per cent, which indicates that visitors are now spending more time in the country.