The Israel government has announced there were 852,100 tourist entries to the country in September-October, up from 767,200 in the same period last year. The figures represented an increase of 11 per cent.
Brand USA and United Airlines have announced a multi-year, global sponsorship agreement to promote international travel across the United States.
Tourism Ireland, in collaboration with Tourism Northern Ireland, has launched a new destination brand. The brand will be used to promote Northern Ireland in Great Britain with the aim of helping transform how prospective visitors see the destination.
The sun-drenched and events-filled Caribbean destination of Saint Lucia continues to grab headlines, as its diverse tourism offerings keep resonating with audiences far and wide.
The Egyptian Tourism Authority has been confirmed as the sponsor for visitor registration at this year’s World Travel Market in London. The partnership comes just days after the British government lifted the flight restriction to the North African country’s resort town of Sharm el-Sheik.
Sticking with its commitment of offering more flexibility and choice for its customers, TUI will reintroduce holidays to the Egyptian resort town from popular airports Gatwick London, Birmingham and Manchester.
Seera Group has joined hands with Disneyland Paris to further strengthen travel demand from Saudi Arabia. With this new alliance, Seera is now a general sales agent for Saudi Arabia and the wider GCC as well as North Africa, Lebanon and Jordan.
TUI has to announced 135 hotels, including 56 which have exclusivity to TUI, have been added to its offering and are now on sale for next year. The 135 hotels, previously enjoyed by Thomas Cook customers, have been added following customer demand.
As many as 2,300 jobs have been saved after property tycoon Petter Stordalen led the rescue of collapsed travel agent Thomas Cook’s Nordic arm.
The campaign aims to promote Nicaragua’s widespread tourism offering and create engagement with the travel trade, as well as growing visitor numbers following a period of uncertainty for the country.
Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for Jamaica, who led a delegation to Tourism Expo Japan, spoke to the improvements in the tourism product which would appeal to the market.
Barbados Tourism Marketing chief executive William ‘Billy’ Griffith has tendered his resignation, effective December 31st. Following the move, the board of the organisation said it now had an opportunity to recruit a new leader and ensure a smooth transition as his contract comes to an end.