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Domestic tourism to lead European recovery
Uncertainty brought about by the Omicron variant of Covid-19 negatively impacted the tourism sector in Europe at the end of 2021, hampering prospects for its recovery in the first quarter of 2022.
Six Senses the Palm, Dubai to take brand into UAE
The property, which will accommodate 162-branded residences, will be positioned along a private stretch of beach on the West Crescent of the Palm Jumeirah.
One at Palm Jumeriah prepares for first guests
Managed by luxury hospitality brand, Dorchester Collection, the property welcomes residents to immerse themselves in a unique selection of luxury lifestyle experiences.
President Kenyatta leads Kenya national day celebrations at Expo 2020
Kenya is taking its turn in the spotlight at Expo 2020 in Dubai as the country celebrates its national day. President Uhuru Kenyatta led a flag-raising ceremony in Al Wasl Plaza earlier this morning.
Tourism Australia launches global ad campaign ahead of reopening
Tourism Australia has launched a campaign to encourage travellers to book their next big holiday to Australia, as borders re-open to all fully vaccinated tourists and other visitors on Monday.
JetBlue Airways further expands Airbus A220 order
JetBlue has signed a firm order with Airbus for an additional 30 A220-300 aircraft. This takes commitments for the A220-300 from the airline to 100 aircraft, and lifts the total order book to 740 planes.
Virgin Galactic begins selling tickets to space for first time
Virgin Galactic has opened ticket sales to the public for the first time, providing an opportunity to purchase a trip to the edge of space. Prices start at US$450,000.
Expo 2020 sees record breaking week for visitor numbers
Another week of performances and high-profile visits has seen the number of weekly visits to Expo 2020 Dubai pass the one million mark for the first time since the site opened at the start of October.
Coldplay headline Al Wasl Plaza at Expo 2020
Global superstars Coldplay rocked Al Wasl Plaza with a never-before-seen show at Expo 2020 Dubai earlier, combining an incredible musical experience with a powerful environmental message.
Industry heavyweights prepare for Global Tourism Resilience Day
The Global Tourism Resilience Day will be launched at Expo 2020 tomorrow by Ed Bartlett, Jamaica minister of tourism and co-chair of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre.
New exhibition director for World Travel Market in London
RX has appointed Juliette Losardo as the new exhibition director of World Travel Market (WTM) London, the leading global event for the travel industry.
Mandarin Oriental signs for first Maldives property
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a new resort on a private island in the Maldives. It is scheduled to open in 2025.