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Priceline Group to become Booking Holdings

Priceline Group to become Booking Holdings

Priceline Group has announced it is changing its name to Booking Holdings, effective immediately. Booking Holdings stock will begin trading under the new ticker symbol, BKNG, on February 27th.

Kirby appointed marketing manger at Virgin Holidays

Kirby appointed marketing manger at Virgin Holidays

Kirby has previously held senior marketing roles at P&G, including senior brand portfolio leader for Oral-B, and has been hired directly from Walgreens Boots Alliance where she was global brand and marketing director, leading the launch of new global skincare brands.

Finn Partners launches TravelTech alongside Brighter Group

Finn Partners launches TravelTech alongside Brighter Group

Global marketing and communications firm, Finn Partners, has launched a dedicated travel technology group, TravelTech. Finn Partners has more than 100 people in its global technology practice, and one of the largest tourism teams in the world.

Helsinki leads Nordic travel boom

Helsinki leads Nordic travel boom

Last year the number of overnight stays in Helsinki broke the four-million barrier for the first time ever, representing year-on-year growth of 13 per cent.

Flintham to lead TUI UK & Ireland following Longman departure

Flintham to lead TUI UK & Ireland following Longman departure

TUI Group has appointed Andrew Flintham to the tole of managing director of TUI UK & Ireland. Flintham has been part of the leadership team of TUI UK & Ireland for over 13 years, most recently as commercial director, bringing an extensive knowledge of tour operating and understanding of the ambitious growth plans.

Levi to head up tourism portfolio at Empire State Development

Levi to head up tourism portfolio at Empire State Development

Empire State Development has announced that Ross Levi has been promoted to executive director of tourism. He will lead the iconic I Love New York tourism program and help coordinate marketing efforts to increase awareness and promote state-wide tourism visitation.

UK travellers drive tourism boom in Tenerife

UK travellers drive tourism boom in Tenerife

Official figures released by the Tenerife Tourism Corporation show that the largest of the Canary Islands welcomed a total of 2,064,743 visitors from the UK last year, the highest number ever recorded.