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NYC & Company signs tourism partnership with Cape Town

NYC & Company signs tourism partnership with Cape Town

NYC & Company has joined Cape Town Tourism to sign a first-ever city-to-city partnership to boost tourism between the two destinations. This is the first agreement of its kind NYC & Company has signed with a destination marketing organisation on the African continent.

ABTA: 2.1 million Brits set to head abroad for bank holiday break

ABTA: 2.1 million Brits set to head abroad for bank holiday break

ABTA is estimating that 2.1 million Brits are set to head abroad this bank holiday weekend. With temperatures around the Mediterranean expected to hit the low thirties over the weekend, Spain remains a popular destination, and southern Spain, the Balearics and the Canary Islands in particular are all expecting large numbers of British holidaymakers.

Nearly seven million Brits planning UK bank holiday break

Nearly seven million Brits planning UK bank holiday break

VisitEngland’s August Bank Holiday Trip Tracker shows that 6.9 million Brits are planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this weekend, bringing an estimated £1.7 billion boost to the UK economy. The figures show an increase on last year’s results when 5.1 million adults in Britain planned to take an overnight holiday trip in the UK during the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Vilnius Airport reopens after €19 million reconstruction project

Vilnius Airport reopens after €19 million reconstruction project

The Lithuanian department of tourism is celebrating the completion of a €19 million reconstruction project, and the re-opening of the capital’s airport, Vilnius. The newly renovated runway and airport re-opened to flights after 35 days of work, with an official ceremony on the tarmac.

Russian visitors boost tourism figures in Cologne, Germany

Russian visitors boost tourism figures in Cologne, Germany

Cologne is more popular than ever as a leisure and business destination, as shown by the strong growth of its visitor numbers in the first half of this year. From January to June 2017, 1,756,377 visitors came to Cologne (an increase of 11.3 per cent) and generated 3,051,072 overnight stays in this city (an increase of 13.1 per cent).

Scowsill takes up leadership of tech giant EON Reality

Scowsill takes up leadership of tech giant EON Reality

EON Reality, a world leader in augmented and virtual reality based knowledge transfer for industry and education, has announced David Scowsill will take up the role of chief executive with the company. The former head of the World Travel & Tourism Council stepped down earlier this year.

Icelandair to launch Tampa flights in September

Icelandair to launch Tampa flights in September

Icelandair will begin flights from Reykjavik to Tampa International on Wednesday, September 6th. The new year-round service will operate twice a week departing on Wednesdays and Sundays and returning on Thursdays and Mondays.

British Airways boosts flights to Philadelphia for summer 2018

British Airways boosts flights to Philadelphia for summer 2018

British Airways has announced an increase in its weekly flight schedule from London Heathrow to Philadelphia International Airport in spring 2018. The carrier will grow the service from seven flights to ten flights per week, allowing passengers more opportunities to visit America’s first World Heritage City.

Qatar Airways boosts frequencies on key Asia routes

Qatar Airways boosts frequencies on key Asia routes

Qatar Airways continues to demonstrate strong global growth with the announcement of new flights to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The airline has responded to continued robust demand from passengers by increasing its Colombo service from four to five flights per day from September 1st, just one month after the last frequency increase.