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Domestic visitors drive Los Angeles to new tourism highs

Domestic visitors drive Los Angeles to new tourism highs

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board president Ernest Wooden have announced the city welcomed 47.3 million visitors in 2016, surpassing mid-year forecasts and breaking visitation records for the sixth consecutive year.

TUI launches travel.me content hub

TUI launches travel.me content hub

TUI Group has launched a new content hub: travel.me. The portal aggregates content of the world’s number one tourism group to enhance its visibility and searchability on a joint platform.

Walker to head market communications for Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Walker to head market communications for Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Carlson Wagonlit Travel has announced the appointment of Julian Walker as head of market communications and PR. Based in London, and reporting into the strategy and commerce organisation, Walker will have responsibility for market communications, communications strategy and public relations.

HotelInvest valued at €6.6bn by Accor

HotelInvest valued at €6.6bn by Accor

As part of the process for the contemplated sale of a majority of HotelInvest – known as Booster project - AccorHotels has entered into discussions with potential investors. In this context, the group has disclosed the updated gross asset value of the Booster Portfolio as of December 31st.

India Tourism welcomes Gangadhar to London

India Tourism welcomes Gangadhar to London

India’s ministry of tourism has welcomed the appointment of C Gangadhar as assistant director at the India Tourism Office in London. Assistant director Gangadhar will accede to the role previously filled by R Sunani, who had established a strong working relationship with the UK and Ireland travel and tourism trade.