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Roaring success for Jamaica Travel Market in UK

Roaring success for Jamaica Travel Market in UK

For the second year running, the Jamaica Tourist Board hosted its own tradeshow, Jamaica Travel Market, at the Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa. The two-day event focused solely on the island and again provided the ideal business-to-business platform for British tour operators and agents to meet with Jamaican suppliers and partners directly.

World Travel Awards salutes Europe winners in St. Petersburg

World Travel Awards salutes Europe winners in St. Petersburg

Portugal was one of the big winners at World Travel Awards' Europe Gala Ceremony 2017. On a night of night of high drama in host city St. Petersburg, Portugal was voted Europe’s Leading Destination with Turismo de Portugal scooping the prize for Europe’s Leading Tourist Board.

UK seeks to attract Chinese visitors ahead of Golden Week

UK seeks to attract Chinese visitors ahead of Golden Week

The UK could look forward to a rise in visitors from China in the coming week as China National Day and the Golden Week holiday begin. Golden Week is a prime time of travel for the Chinese and more are choosing to visit the UK than ever.

Cyprus Tourism Organisation records strong summer visitor figures

Cyprus Tourism Organisation records strong summer visitor figures

The Cyprus Tourism Organisation has released its latest visitor figures for January to August 2017, showing continued growth. From January to August 2017, global tourist arrivals to Cyprus reached 2,517,887, compared to 2,196,017 in 2016; a year-on-year increase of 14.7 per cent.

Peru to release Inca Trail to Machu Picchu tickets in October

Peru to release Inca Trail to Machu Picchu tickets in October

Permits to trek Peru’s Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2018 are being released four months early, October 1st. Peru’s ministry of culture issue 500 permits a day for the four-day hike with 200 being issued to tourists and the other 300 reserved for cooks, porters and guides.

UKinbound urges Chinese visa reform as Golden Week begins

UKinbound urges Chinese visa reform as Golden Week begins

UKinbound is urging the government to make its two-year reduced cost multi entry Chinese visa pilot a permanent scheme. The scheme is due to end in January 2018, however with China’s Golden Week holiday set to begin on Sunday, UKinbound has surveyed its tour operator members to find out what impact the visa pilot has had on their businesses to date.