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Brand USA launches United Stories campaign

Brand USA launches United Stories campaign

Brand USA, the destination marketing organisation for the United States, has launched United Stories. United Stories is a mobile content creation lab that will travel the US capturing warm and welcoming stories told from local perspectives.

Oman Air extends Maldives connections into spring

Oman Air extends Maldives connections into spring

Malé is just three and a half hours from Oman, making it a perfect opportunity to explore the metropolitan capital of Muscat before escaping to the picturesque shores of the Maldives for some sunshine.

Grenada welcomes new visitor milestone in 2018

Grenada welcomes new visitor milestone in 2018

Grenada achieved a historic milestone in 2018 welcoming more than half a million visitors to the destination’s shores. Spread across key niche markets, the combined cruise, yachting and stay over arrivals for 2018 was 528,077 representing a 13 per cent increase over 2017.

Dubai waives guarantee requirements to boost tourism sector

Dubai waives guarantee requirements to boost tourism sector

The Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing has initiated efforts to release approximately AED250 million in bank guarantees that have been furnished by tourism-related service providers, following the waiver of this prerequisite regulatory requirement to start a travel and tour business in the emirate

Bartlett welcomes new tourism records in Jamaica

Bartlett welcomes new tourism records in Jamaica

Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has revealed the Caribbean island saw an 8.6 per cent increase in tourism revenue in 2018. Speaking at press conference in Kingston, he revealed preliminary figures from the Jamaica Tourist Board have shown a new record for the industry in terms of arrivals and spend.

Israel tourism gathers momentum with record 2018

Israel tourism gathers momentum with record 2018

Approximately 325,600 tourists enter Israel in the final month of 2018, 12.2 per cent more than in December 2017. At the same time, revenue from tourism in December reached about $460 million, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics.

Millions of Brits prepare to book summer getaways

Millions of Brits prepare to book summer getaways

New research by ATOL, the holiday protection scheme, has found that 5.2 million Brits are set to book their holiday this month. As UK holidaymakers attempt to shake off the post-festive blues, this Saturday, January 5th, kickstarts a month of holiday booking excitement.