Sparked by robust recovery in the destinations that were affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, Caribbean tourism rebounded soundly to post record stayover and cruise arrivals in 2019.
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has announced strong visitor figures for 2019, with arrivals up almost four per cent to 1.12 million.
Expedia has said it will dismiss around 3,000 members of staff, including 500 at its headquarters in Seattle. The cuts represent around 12 per cent of the workforce.
Closing borders, blanket travel bans and more extreme government policies will not stop the spread of coronavirus, World Travel & Tourism Council president Gloria Guevara has argued.
Figures collated by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi have revealed that the number of international visitors coming to the UAE capital is estimated to have reached 11.35 million in 2019.
The International Air Transport Association has released its initial assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 and finds that passenger demand for carriers in the Asia-Pacific region could fall by as much as 13 per cent.
The lighting of the iconic wheel has changed to the recognisable hot pink to reflect signature colour of the brand, with the new design unveiled earlier.
The board at Riviera Travel has appointed Phil Hullah as the new chief executive of the company, effective March 2nd. He will succeed David Clemson, who will stay with the business as a shareholder and non-executive director.
Excavation has been completed on the first of two vehicular tunnels that will make up the Boring Company’s Vegas Loop underground transportation system. The facility is located beneath the Las Vegas Convention Centre.
Meeting in the Bahamas, the CSHAE executive and board crafted an action plan to address priorities and convened working committees to execute various items over the next six months.
Forbes Travel Guide has presented a galaxy of stars to the most luxurious properties in the world. A record 107 new five-star awards have been announced, owing to the company’s significant expansion across 16 countries.
Individual tourists and groups from China and Asia must not be stigmatised because of the latest coronavirus outbreak, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. The trade body is warning against disproportionate reactions which could result in discrimination.