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Tourism Australia joins with Qantas to welcome England fans to Ashes 2017-18

Tourism Australia joins with Qantas to welcome England fans to Ashes 2017-18

Tourism Australia and Qantas have signed on for a content-led campaign with The Guardian and Telegraph newspapers in the UK. The campaign, which will run in February and March, shares the story of why there’s nothing like attending a major sporting event in Australia and encouraging people travelling to the Ashes to enjoy experiences beyond the cricket grounds.

Etihad Airways welcomes guests to Abu Dhabi as Rosberg celebrates F1 crown

Etihad Airways welcomes guests to Abu Dhabi as Rosberg celebrates F1 crown

Etihad Airways has welcomed guests to the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with a flypast of its Airbus A380 flagship. Filmed in partnership with the Al Fursan Aerobatics team, the exhibition was a highlight of the final weekend of the F1 season. Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg won his first Formula 1 world title following during the event, edging out team mate Lewis Hamilton.

Ras Al Khaimah prepares for Golf Challenge 2016

Ras Al Khaimah prepares for Golf Challenge 2016

3 November 2016 Focus

A trio of contenders in the inaugural Ras Al Khaimah 2016 Golf Challenge experienced ‘High Tee’ with a difference, as they scaled the towering Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest mountain, before firing a series of blistering drives into the rocky caverns of the lunar-like landscape of the Al Hajar mountains. Sweden’s Joel Sjöholm, Dutchman Jurrian Van der Vaart and Monaco’s Sandro Piaget were a couple of hundred metres short of Jebel Jais’s 1,934 metre peak for the elevated tee box specially created by Ras Al Khaimah’s Tourism Development Authority.

STR reveals positive impact of NFL on American hospitality

STR reveals positive impact of NFL on American hospitality

15 September 2016 Hotel News Tourism News

The National Football League has generated an average impact of US$75 million on hotel room revenue during the past eight seasons, according to a study by STR’s consulting and analytics division. In 2015, the NFL had a net impact of US$77 million on hotel room revenue. For the purposes of its analysis, STR matched every NFL game since 2008 with its respective home city to determine the impact on local hotels.