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Tianjin Airlines launches new flight to Auckland

Tianjin Airlines launches new flight to Auckland

Tianjin Airlines has debuted its first flight from Auckland to Tianjin, via Xi'an. This is Tianjin Airlines’ second intercontinental flight between China and New Zealand, coming after the flight from Auckland to Tianjin via Chongqing which began to operate in December 2016.

European nations lead Economist tourism sustainability index

European nations lead Economist tourism sustainability index

France and Germany have topped a new sustainable tourism index from The Economist Intelligence Unit. The index, sponsored by Chinese tourism conglomerate HNA, is the first of its kind to compare countries on their commitment to develop and promote sustainable practices in tourism.

Bahrain claims US$13bn in tourism infrastructure investment

Bahrain claims US$13bn in tourism infrastructure investment

The Bahrain Economic Development Board has revealed investment in the country’s tourism infrastructure reached over US$13 billion in 2017. The figure covers 14 prominent projects that will further boost growth in the kingdom’s tourism and leisure sector.

Birmingham tourism industry welcomes Commonwealth Games 2022 decision

Birmingham tourism industry welcomes Commonwealth Games 2022 decision

Tourism bodies across Birmingham have welcomed the news that the city will host the Commonwealth Games in 2022. The announcement was officially made by the Commonwealth Games Federation at a special event at the Arena Academy school near the Alexander Stadium, the centrepiece for the Games in five years’ time.