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DFDS secures agreement on Dover-Calais route

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DFDS has announced that an agreement between the staff representatives of SCOP-SeaFrance, Eurotunnel and DFDS, concerning the release of the Channel ferries Rodin and Berlioz, has been reached with the assistance of the French transport minister. As part of the agreement, DFDS is committing to the employment of 202 former SCOP-Seafrance employees in its French organisation. → Read More

Wanda Realm Fuyang bring luxury flourish to China

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Wanda Hotels & Resorts has opened Wanda Realm Fuyang in the city’s newly built and modern business district in China’s Anhui province. It is the 78th hotel of Wanda Hotels & Resorts, the 42nd owned and managed hotel and the 30th Wanda Realm branded hotel. → Read More

Emil Lee takes stock after first year at CHTA

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Emil Lee, president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, has reported progress during his first year in office as CHTA continues its evolution into a ‘hub and spoke’ organisation. He said he is pleased that the focus on strengthening the National Hotel & Tourism Associations throughout the region is evolving quickly. → Read More

Shopping drives UK tourism market

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Shopping is one of the most popular activities for international visitors to the UK, with 64 per cent of visits in 2014 involving shopping; and an estimated £5.5bn being spent on retail therapy during the year, according to new research from VisitBritain, the national tourism agency. Their new report, Types of shops visited by overseas visitors, reveals how lucrative shopping by overseas visitors is for the UK economy with around 22 million international visitors in 2014 indulging in retail therapy. → Read More

Fast & Furious: Supercharged coming to Universal Orlando Resort

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One of the most successful film franchises of all time will soon become one of Universal Studios Florida’s most action-packed ride experiences. Universal Orlando Resort announced that Fast & Furious: Supercharged will join its line-up of attractions in 2017 – continuing the unprecedented growth of the destination. → Read More

Millions of Brits planning Bank Holiday getaway

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VisitEngland’s Bank Holiday Trip Tracker Survey today reveals that 4.8 million Brits, or nine per cent of the adult population, are planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this August Bank Holiday weekend. This includes some 4.5 million planning a holiday in England. This is likely to generate some £1.2 billion for the UK economy, £1.1 billion of which will be spent in England. → Read More

VLM Airlines to link Birmingham to Antwerp, Belgium

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Birmingham is set to have a direct connection to the thriving commercial and tourist centre of Antwerp in Belgium, thanks to a new service by European carrier VLM Airlines launching on October 5th, 2015. Passengers will be able to choose from daily return Birmingham-Antwerp flights, three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. → Read More

Brits in the dark over currency conversion

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New research from the DCC Forum highlights UK consumers’ ignorance around foreign currency exchange rates. The research, released today to mark the launch of the DCC Forum, was conducted with YouGov across more than 2,000 UK consumers and asked Britons to convert £1 into its equivalent value in euros. Only one in ten respondents provided an accurate estimation, identifying that £1 converts to roughly €1.4. → Read More

Expedia Media Solutions launches new Bermuda Tourism video

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Expedia group’s Media Solutions team has teamed up with Bermuda Tourism to highlight the destination in a new ‘choose your own adventure’ video campaign. The video, created with filming and production agency Archer’s Mark and co-producers Big DB, was filmed using specially-designed wearable cameras to deliver a truly personal perspective. The Bermuda Tourism interactive video kicked off mid-August and will run through the end of December. → Read More

LATA welcomes increased airlift to Latin America

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The Latin American Travel Association, the travel trade association that promotes travel to the many diverse and exotic destinations of Latin America, has welcomed the news that LATA member British Airways is to introduce new direct flights from London Gatwick to Peru and from Gatwick to Costa Rica. Both services will commence on May 4th 2016. → Read More

Finnair to launch new Edinburgh-Helsinki route in 2016

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Finnair is set to launch a seasonal service from Edinburgh to Helsinki in 2016, offering travellers faster connections to Finnair’s network of Asian destinations. The service begins on April 18th 2016 and will operate to October 27th 2016. Edinburgh will be served by three flights a week operated by a Finnair Airbus A319. → Read More

Pickard takes over leadership of St Helena tourism

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Christopher Pickard has taken up the role of director of tourism for St Helena. He will be on a two-year contract, and will take up his post on arrival at St Helena on October 14th 2015. Pickard will be working with Enterprise St Helena and the Tourist Office and will build on the work already started in expanding, developing and enhancing St Helena’s tourism industry to be on par with best practices globally and for the benefit of the Saint community, the tourism sector and investors alike. → Read More

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