Tourism News

Air Europa launches first direct flight linking Spain and Honduras

Air Europa launches first direct flight linking Spain and Honduras

Last night saw the inaugural Air Europa flight take off from Madrid’s Adolfo Suarez Barajas airport to San Pedro Sula – the first of its kind to connect Europe directly with Honduras. Air Europa UK managing director, Colin Stewart, commented: “We are thrilled about the launch of this new route – our first flight into Central America."

Qantas releases first tickets for new Kangaroo route

Qantas releases first tickets for new Kangaroo route

Travellers can now book non-stop flights from Europe to Australia for the first time, with tickets for Qantas' London-Perth route going on sale. Daily flights on the history-making route begin in March next year and form part of a new London-Perth-Melbourne return service.

Beijing Capital Airlines to connect London Heathrow to Qingdao, China

Beijing Capital Airlines to connect London Heathrow to Qingdao, China

Heathrow has today confirmed that Beijing Capital Airlines will launch a new direct service from the UK's hub airport to Qingdao, the home of Tsingtao beer and one of the fastest growing cities in China. The new route will connect passengers and cargo directly from Heathrow to Qingdao for the first time, providing three direct services every week starting this summer.

Royal Caribbean makes first ever call in Cuba

Royal Caribbean makes first ever call in Cuba

Royal Caribbean has made its inaugural visit to Cuba, with the newly revitalised Empress of the Seas calling as part of a five-night sailing from Miami. Adventure-seeking holidaymakers were among the first guests to explore the island country known for its legendary nightlife, iconic music and distinct culture.

Visa changes drive strong growth in Dubai tourism sector

Visa changes drive strong growth in Dubai tourism sector

Dubai’s tourism sector sustained the momentum of its strong 2017 start, with Dubai Tourism reporting a stellar 11 per cent increase in overnight visitation in the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2016.

Etihad joins Jet Airways for Maharashtra partnership

Etihad joins Jet Airways for Maharashtra partnership

Etihad Airways and strategic partner Jet Airways have signed an agreement with the government of Maharashtra to promote tourism to the western Indian state. The partnership will enable both airlines to capitalise on their strong links with Maharashtra and further propel domestic and international arrivals into the state capital Mumbai and beyond.

Record visitor figures for early 2017 in UK

Record visitor figures for early 2017 in UK

Official figures reveal a record-breaking start to the year for inbound tourism to Britain. A new record has been set for inbound visits to the UK in the first two months of the year with 5.2 million visits, up six per cent on the same period last year.

Arabian Travel Market 2017: Expo 2020 legacy to come under spotlight

Arabian Travel Market 2017: Expo 2020 legacy to come under spotlight

The legacy of Expo 2020 is set to come under the spotlight on Arabian Travel Market’s Global Stage, returning for the 2017 show at Dubai World Trade Centre. Expo 2020, set to run between October 2020 and April 2021, will bring together more than 180 nations and is expected to host an international audience of 25 million visitors.