London mayor Sadiq Khan and the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, today announced new business and tourism collaborations to attract international visitors to both cities and help companies based in London and Paris to expand into new international markets.
Jet2.com is making sure skiers can hit the slopes while reinforcing its position as Yorkshire’s largest airline, by adding more flights and capacity to leading ski destination, Geneva. The news means that Jet2.com is currently the only airline serving Geneva from Leeds Bradford in winter 2017/18.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel has announced that Vipservice, based in Russia, will be appointed to join CWT’s Global Partner Network. It is expected that Vipservice will join the CWT Global Partner Network later this month, once the proposed sale of CWT’s wholly owned Russian subsidiary to Vipservice is complete.
Major tourism hotspots in the GCC are experiencing a surge in Indian visitors as the region prepares to showcase its offering to leisure and business travellers at this year’s Arabian Travel Market.
The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority and British Airways have announced an increase in direct flights from the UK to the popular Indian Ocean destination. British Airways flights from London Gatwick will now include two additional departures per week, bringing the total to five, with departures on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Emirates has announced the launch of a daily A380 service to Nice, gateway to the French Riviera and Provence. The daily A380 service will start on July 1st just in time for the beginning of the summer holiday season.
The Latvian airline airBaltic has launched a new route between Riga and Odessa. The new route offers a new summer holiday destination for travellers from the Baltics, as well as convenient travel options to Riga and beyond to destinations in Western Europe, Scandinavia, the Baltics, and the CIS.
Eastern Airways has announced a new route from Glasgow to the Isle of Man, less than two weeks after securing the future of the island’s routes to Northern Ireland and north-east England. The UK regional airline, which moved earlier this month to provide a continuation of links to the Isle of Man from Belfast City and Newcastle, following Citywing’s liquidation, will now offer a daily weekday link from Scotland with a new Glasgow service.
The number of British tourists visiting Lithuania has increased by 7.6 per cent over the past year. More than 58,200 British holidaymakers visited the destination in 2016, staying at least one night said Lithuania State Department of Tourism, making it the fifth consecutive year for growth from the UK market.
The city of Vienna last year welcome 567,000 event delegates, up seven per cent on the previous year. These visitors participated in a total of 4,084 congresses, corporate events and incentives, up 11 per cent on 2015, with the resulting number of bed-nights increasing two per cent to around 1,718,000.
Valletta has launched a preview of its 2018 European Capital of Culture programme. A collection of artistic, cultural, and community projects as well as festivals and carnivals, the island is thrilled to be showcasing its eclectic history and heritage.
Following a competitive pitch process, Tourism Nova Scotia has appointed tourism consultancy Axis Travel Marketing to manage its UK trade relations and PR strategy. Located in eastern Canada and almost completely surrounded by ocean, Nova Scotia welcomes some 2.2 million visitors each year.