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WAYN reveals South African travel connection

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WAYN.com has revealed today the extent of its partnership with South Africa Tourism. Over the last six years, and further various digital marketing initiatives on the WAYN platform, over 280,000 users added a trip to South Africa. Further research and user profile data confirmed circa $600 on tourism activities per traveller over a six days average stay, excluding air travel. → Read More

River cruising continues to boom in Europe

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The popularity of river cruises has continued to grow with the number of UK passengers taking a holiday on waterways in Europe and further afield growing by six per cent in 2014, according to figures released by CLIA UK & Ireland. The number of British travellers taking a river cruise grew by almost 8,000, taking the total number to 139,400 in 2014.Europe remains by far the most popular region for UK travellers to take a river cruise accounting for 86 per cent of all passengers. → Read More

WTTC urges UK government to renew focus on tourism sector

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The tourism sector will demonstrate its enduring ability to create jobs and prosperity for the UK economy in 2015 with the sector forecast to grow by four per cent, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council which publishes its annual economic impact assessment of the sector. In 2014, the sector contributed £187.7 billion in GDP and 4.2 million jobs to the British economy. → Read More

Jamaican prime minister welcomes Hyatt Rose Hall to Caribbean

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The official grand opening of the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, Hyatt’s first dual-branded all inclusive resort in Jamaica, has been celebrated in Montego Bay. Addressing an industry audience at the event, Jamaican prime minister, Portia Simpson Miller, described the opening as a “monumental milestone for Jamaica’s tourism”. → Read More

WTTC: Tourism growth set to outpace global economy in 2015

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Tourism will demonstrate its enduring ability to create jobs and prosperity for the global economy in 2015 with the sector forecast to grow by 3.7 per cent, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. Every year, WTTC forecasts the economic impact of the tourism sector in 184 countries and 24 regions. For 2015, these forecasts show a sector that is again growing strongly, creating jobs and driving growth. → Read More

Atout France brings largest ever advertising campaign to UK

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Atout France, the France tourism development agency, and its partners, is continuing its biggest ever UK integrated marketing campaign retaining the creative strategy ‘What’s your tour de France?’ The campaign, devised by specialist travel and tourism creative agency, SOUK Response, is focused on re-establishing France as the UK’s favourite holiday destination and aims to increase visitor levels beyond that of visitors to rival European destinations such as Spain, Greece and Italy. → Read More

Cuba Cruise reveals plans for 2016 holiday season

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Now wrapping up its second consecutive season, Cuba Cruise has announced new details about its highly anticipated return to the island next winter. The trailblazing company has launched a brand new cruise itinerary for its 2015/2016 season, including two full days in Cuba’s vibrant capital city and a new port of call in idyllic, palm-fringed Maria la Gorda. Travellers can join the cruise in Montego Bay, Jamaica or Havana, Cuba every week from December 18th, 2015 to March 21st, 2016. → Read More

Exhibitors prepare for WTM Latin America

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Since its first edition, WTM Latin America, the event that brings the world to Latin America and promotes Latin America to the world, will attract a large number of national and international exhibitors to Sao Paulo from Latin America. Last year WTM Latin America generated business deals in excess of $341 million. Companies and organisations attracted by the opportunity to close business partnerships, sign deals and strengthen relationships with markets and companies from around the world have all signed up for 2015. → Read More

STA Travel brings new business focused brand to market

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STA Travel has unveiled STA Travel Business, a new brand targeting young business travellers. This is the first time the company has targeted business travellers direct, however it has had a B2B business travel arm for more than 15 years. Harriet Kerr, business development director said: “We’ve worked in this sphere behind the scenes for some time, and in recent years we’ve noticed, not only a surge in younger people making business trips, but also a shift in the sorts of travel they’re booking." → Read More

Value your passport urges Foreign Office in UK

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The Easter holidays are fast approaching and, according to recent research by the travel association ABTA, millions of British nationals are planning to travel overseas this April. In light of this, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office have launched a social media campaign asking British travellers #WhereDoYouKeepYours to promote the value of the passport by asking Britons to keep it safe and be aware of where it is at all times. → Read More

Mahan Air brings Iranian tourists to Sochi, Russia

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Basel Aero, part of Russia’s largest diversified industrial group Basic Element, has announced that Mahan Air’s inaugural Tehran-Sochi charter flight touched down earlier as a part of Open Skies regime that has previously been introduced in Sochi. The first Tehran-Sochi flight saw a total of 180 passengers were board the Аirbus A310-300. → Read More

Venues confirmed for 2016 Olympic Games football tournament

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It’s confirmed. In addition to Rio de Janeiro, five other Brazilian cities will stage the 2016 Olympic Games and host the men’s and women’s football matches. The 58 matches will be played in Belo Horizonte (Mineirão), Brasília (Estádio Mané Garrincha), Manaus (Arena Amazônia), Rio de Janeiro (Maracanã and the Olympic Stadium), Salvador (Arena Fonte Nova) and São Paulo (Arena Corinthians), totalling six cities and seven stadiums. → Read More

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