Tourism News

First Intercity Express runs to Cornwall on Great Western Railway

First Intercity Express runs to Cornwall on Great Western Railway

Great Western Railway’s first Intercity Express Train has made its maiden voyage to Cornwall, as part of a very special test journey from London Paddington to Penzance. Part of an expo event with Cornwall Council to showcase improved rail services for the South West, the Intercity Express Train left London Paddington at 05:33 and arrived at Penzance Station at 11:01.

Antigua & Barbuda launches new UK tourism campaign

Antigua & Barbuda launches new UK tourism campaign

The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority is joining forces with trade partners on a new brand marketing campaign. The campaign is strategically timed to promote the destination’s accessibility and drive sales during the summer period.

Peru introduces new permit system for Machu Picchu visitors

Peru introduces new permit system for Machu Picchu visitors

Peru’s ministry of culture has announced a new permit system for tourism visits to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu. The introduction of permits for one of two daily timeslots will be effective from July to ensure a sustainable flow of visitors to the ancient citadel.

Brand USA appoints Hills Balfour to lead UK promotion efforts

Brand USA appoints Hills Balfour to lead UK promotion efforts

Brand USA has as appointed London-based travel representation and PR consultancy Hills Balfour to act as its agency of record in the United Kingdom & Ireland. The selection followed an in-depth review process initiated by Brand USA in March 2017.

Brighter Group takes up South Africa Tourist contract in UK

Brighter Group takes up South Africa Tourist contract in UK

The Brighter Group has been awarded the UK PR contract for South African Tourism following a competitive tender process. The agency will deliver a strategic communications campaign targeting key traveller segments to further drive visitor numbers to the destination.

fludubai returns to Kilimanjaro as Africa travel demand returns

fludubai returns to Kilimanjaro as Africa travel demand returns

Dubai-based flydubai has announced the start of flights to Kilimanjaro from October 29th this year. The re-launched service to the carrier’s third point in Tanzania, along with Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, will see flydubai’s network in Africa expand to 12 destinations.

Overseas visitors flock to UK as weak pound lowers prices

Overseas visitors flock to UK as weak pound lowers prices

New figures out today show that it was a record April for the number of overseas visits to the UK. VisitBritain figures show that 3.7 million visits were made to the UK in April this year, up 19 per cent compared to the same month last year and the highest April since records began.