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Delta Air Lines launches year-round Edinburgh-New York flight

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Delta Air Lines will launch its new non-stop flight between Edinburgh and New York’s John F. Kennedy airports today, offering more onward connections and on-board amenities than any other airline serving this route. The new service extends Delta’s UK network into Scotland and will operate year-round, offering customers a choice of 60 onward connections throughout the US including popular destination such as Los Angeles, Orlando and San Francisco. → Read More

China drives growth in UK visitor numbers

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Records have been set in 2015 for inbound visits with strong growth from Britain’s major inbound markets including the US and Europe and double digit growth from newer markets China and the United Arab Emirates. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show stellar growth from China with visits up 46 per cent on 2014 to 270,000, and spend up 18 per cent to £586 million, moving China into the UK’s top ten most valuable inbound markets. → Read More

Qatar Airways to offer Chang Mai, Thailand, flights from December

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Qatar Airways has announced that it will expand its network to Chiang Mai in Thailand from December 16th. The airline will fly to Chiang Mai five times a week via Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, with an A330-200. The largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai will be the fourth city in the Asian country to be served by Qatar Airways, which currently flies to Bangkok and Phuket, and will commence flights to Krabi on December 6th. → Read More

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort reopens following £3.5m renovation

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Set on a tropical island, across a vast expanse of lush gardens, including 70 acres of swaying coconut palms and an 800-metre private beachfront, Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is delighted to announce an extensive £3.5 million renovation to be fully completed in October 2016. With the completion of 45 brand new luxurious and exclusive private villas and a glimmering 25-metre beachfront infinity pool, the picturesque resort with its own private beach is the ideal destination for those seeking barefoot luxury in the midst of some seriously serene surroundings. → Read More

Tunisia urges British government to relax travel warnings

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Officials from Tunisia have urged the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office to relax travel advice warning against all but essential travel to the destination. The move comes following a near total cessation of travel following the deaths of 30 British holidaymakers in the Mediterranean town of Sousse during a terror attack last year. The FCO currently advises against all travel to the Chaambi Mountain National Park area, the Tunisia-Algeria border crossing points at Ghardimaou, Hazoua and Sakiet Sidi Youssef, and the militarized zone south of, but not including, the towns of El Borma and Dhehiba. → Read More

Quito appoints UK representation as European presence grows

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Travel PR and marketing agency Lotus has been appointed to promote travel to the Ecuadorian capital Quito in the United Kingdom. Lotus will be working in alliance with Newlink Group, an internationally recognised consulting firm, to execute an integrated communications and marketing programme in the UK market. Quito, the first city to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Latin America’s bourgeoning metropolises. → Read More

Tourism New Zealand welcomes record visitor figures

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Value and volume in the tourism sector continues to rise with new data sets showing yet more international visitors to New Zealand came this April than last and each of those visitors is spending more while there. Tourism New Zealand chief executive Kevin Bowler said the results are evidence that the organisation is making a real difference for the industry, as it focuses its efforts on increasing value. → Read More

Mayor of London welcomes latest rise in visitor numbers

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has welcomed new figures that show the capital has set a new tourism record after more than 30 million visitors came to the city last year. Visitors were drawn by global sporting events such as the Rugby World Cup and blockbuster exhibitions at its museums and galleries, according to new figures released earlier. A record 31.5 million Great Britain residents and international tourists came to the city in 2015 – which is an increase of 20 per cent when compared to five years ago. → Read More

La Perle by Dragone launches group bookings in Dubai

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The dawn of a new era of entertainment will arrive in Dubai with La Perle by Dragone, the region’s first permanent show housed in a tailor-made state of the art aqua-theatre. Previewing in December 2016, group and MICE bookings from groups of 20 up to 1,275 people are now available from January 2017 onwards. La Perle will help fill the gap of quality live evening entertainment in the region and will enhance itineraries for the MICE industry from business to leisure groups by providing an unmissable live entertainment experience in the heart of Dubai. → Read More

Caribbean Tourism Organisation appoints new sustainability leader

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The Caribbean Tourism Organisation has appointed Dominican-native Amanda Charles as sustainable tourism specialist, effective immediately. Charles will coordinate and implement the organisation’s sustainable tourism programme aimed at enhancing the development, growth, quality, competitiveness and sustainability of Caribbean tourism. She Charles is a tourism professional with several years of experience, having worked most recently as the adviser to the directorate of sustainable tourism at the Association of Caribbean States in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, a position she held for five years. → Read More

Emirates adds third daily Cape Town service

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Emirates will introduce a third daily service between Dubai and Cape Town from July 4th. The new service will supplement the two current daily flights between the two cities to meet growing demand on the route, and offer outbound and inbound travellers even more convenience and choice. → Read More

Emirates launches seventh daily service to Bangkok

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Emirates has announced its seventh daily service between Dubai and Bangkok starting from July 1st. The additional service, which will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, will help meet growing passenger demand, affirming Thailand’s position as a popular destination for business and leisure. It will make Bangkok one of the most served destinations on the Emirates network, on par with Kuwait and Doha. → Read More

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