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Merlin Entertainments sells Australian ski resorts to Vail

Merlin Entertainments sells Australian ski resorts to Vail

Merlin Entertainments has announced the sale of its Australian ski resorts, Hotham and Falls Creek, to Vail Resorts. The purchase price is A$174 million, roughly £95 million, and is subject to certain adjustments related to the timing of closing.

NATS records increase in UK air space activity

NATS records increase in UK air space activity

January saw 181,362 flights fly through UK airspace according to NATS, an increase of 1.6 per cent compared to January 2018. This accounted for 23.7 per cent of all European traffic and demonstrates the continuously increasing global demand for air travel.

UK visitors lead Maldives to strong year

UK visitors lead Maldives to strong year

The Maldives has announced a 10.2 per cent year-on-year increase in the total number of UK visitor arrivals in 2018, when compared with 2017. In total, 114,602 UK tourists arrived in the Indian Ocean destination last year, compared with 103,977 in 2017.

Leipzig Tourism Board recruits new UK public relations company

Leipzig Tourism Board recruits new UK public relations company

The Leipzig Tourism Board has appointed specialist travel PR agency, Lemongrass Marketing, to manage their UK and Irish public relations. Lemongrass Marketing will be responsible for all strategic leisure and MICE communications in the region, with immediate effect.