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Etihad Airways to go double daily on Rome route

Etihad Airways to go double daily on Rome route

Etihad Airways has announced the addition of a second daily direct flight from its Abu Dhabi hub to Rome. The new service, set to launch on March 25th, will take the total number of Etihad Airways’ flights on the route to 14 a week.

Moukarzel to open Al Bait Sharjah

Moukarzel to open Al Bait Sharjah

General Hotel Management has named Patrick Moukarzel general manager of the Al Bait Sharjah, a 53-key hotel scheduled to open later this year in a historic district of the United Arab Emirates’ third largest city.

Helsinki leads Nordic travel boom

Helsinki leads Nordic travel boom

Last year the number of overnight stays in Helsinki broke the four-million barrier for the first time ever, representing year-on-year growth of 13 per cent.

Levi to head up tourism portfolio at Empire State Development

Levi to head up tourism portfolio at Empire State Development

Empire State Development has announced that Ross Levi has been promoted to executive director of tourism. He will lead the iconic I Love New York tourism program and help coordinate marketing efforts to increase awareness and promote state-wide tourism visitation.

UK travellers drive tourism boom in Tenerife

UK travellers drive tourism boom in Tenerife

Official figures released by the Tenerife Tourism Corporation show that the largest of the Canary Islands welcomed a total of 2,064,743 visitors from the UK last year, the highest number ever recorded.

Nicaragua launches new tourism advertising campaign

Nicaragua launches new tourism advertising campaign

The Nicaraguan government has launched a new advertising campaign - “I like you just as you are”. The campaign is designed to encourage those who visit Nicaragua to get to know its authentic side and fall in love with the country as it really is.