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Africa nominates Mzembi to head UNWTO

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African nations have nominated a Zimbabwean, Walter Mzembi, as their candidate to become the new head of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. Should Mzembi get the post, it will be the first time in the organisation’s 43-year history that an African would head the organisation. → Read More

Ferrari Land theme park nears completion at PortAventura

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PortAventura World Parks & Resort has unveiled the latest developments in the construction of the new Ferrari Land theme park. The eagerly-anticipated attraction will be the third resort at the park and will open its gates to the public in April 2017. The construction of the park has entered its home straight, with the main building work already completed. → Read More

Quito set to welcome hundreds of thousands of guests for Habitat III

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From October 17th-20th Quito, the capital of Ecuador, will welcome more than 30,000 people at the Habitat III conference, the global summit of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. The event is celebrated every 20 years and will be the first summit ever to be held in a Latin American city. → Read More

Record month for UK tourism in July

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Figures released today show that July was the highest month ever for inbound tourism to the UK with 3.8 million visits, up two per cent on July last year. Overseas visitors to the UK spent £2.5 billion in July, four per cent up on the same month last year. The Office for National Statistics figures show that it was a record July for inbound visits from EU countries, the UK’s largest visit-generating region, with 2.3 million visits, three per cent up on last year. → Read More

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown opens its doors

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Words that conjure endless excitement – new additions to the arts scene, celebrity chefs transforming the dining experience, pace setting fashion and soaring architecture, tradition and innovation now exist side by side. In the midst of it all, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown is now open. “Downtown New York has been reborn as the most vibrant neighbourhood in city,” says Peter Humig, general manager of the all-new Hotel. → Read More

Qatar Airways to boost capacity on South America routes

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Qatar Airways will introduce additional capacity to its two South American gateways from December 1st, when the airline upgrades its existing aircraft operating on the route, a Boeing 777-200LR, to a Boeing 777-300ER. The upgrade to the Extended Range aircraft will provide an additional 99 seats per day from the airline's capital in Doha to Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires. → Read More

Vietjet launches two new flights out of Hai Phong City, Vietnam

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Vietjet has announced the launch of two new international routes connecting Hai Phong City, Vietnam with Seoul, South Korea and Bangkok, Thailand. The new routes will bring the total number of Vietjet’s flights operating out of Cat Bi International Airport, Hai Phong, to nine and are aimed at attracting more investment, tourism and promoting local economic growth. → Read More

Singapore Airlines launches Capital Express service

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Singapore Airlines has launched its new ‘Capital Express’ service, linking Singapore for the first time with the capital cities of both Australia and New Zealand. The inaugural flight, SQ291, departed Singapore Changi Airport at 23:00 last night and arrived at Canberra Airport at 08:15 local time this morning. → Read More

India celebrates success of e-Tourist Visa scheme in UK

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Figures shared today by India Tourism Office London reveal that British travellers have embraced the India e-Tourist Visa since it launched a year ago, accounting for nearly a quarter of all e-visas issued worldwide. British travellers applied for some 197,788 out of the 881,817 e-Tourist Visas last year. Nearly 900,000 e-visas have been issued in the last year and, on the scheme’s first anniversary, the UK represents the strongest market globally. → Read More

Austrian Airlines to link Vienna and Los Angeles with new flight

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Austrian Airlines will add a new long-haul destination in North America to its flight schedule in the summer of 2017. Starting on April 10th, 2017, a Boeing 777 will take off to Vienna from Los Angeles, up to six times a week. → Read More

Bahamas to head Caribbean Tourism Organisation

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The Bahamas has been elected chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, with the election of minister of tourism Obie Wilchcombe. Following his election Wilchcombe stated: “I intend to build upon what my predecessor Richard Sealy of Barbados began and I also intend to build on the relationship with the private sector. → Read More

Ordnance Survey launches OS Road maps in UK

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Ordnance Survey’s road map series OS Road returns this month after a seven-year hiatus. The eight map sheets covering the whole of Great Britain are back and with a new twist that is aimed at helping tourists see even more of Britain. For the first time the road maps, which also have a new look and design to their predecessors, will show designated beaches and National Parks visitor centres. → Read More

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