The elite of the travel industry assembled for the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony on the breath-taking Atlantic island to find out who among them would be crowned best of the best. Winners at the red-carpet reception included the enchanting city of St. Petersburg, Russia, voted Europe’s Leading City Destination.
Spurred on by a 24 per cent rise in arrivals from the United States, the Caribbean recorded a healthy 12 per cent increase in tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2019, according to statistics compiled by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation.
Exports generated by international tourism reached US$1.7 trillion in 2018, a four per cent increase in real terms over the previous year, a new report from the World Tourism Organisation shows.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has announced it will change its travel advice to Sri Lanka to allow British visitors to return to the country. While no longer warning against “all but essential travel”, the FCO warns “terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Sri Lanka”.
The Croatian National Tourist Board has appointed public relations consultancy Hills Balfour to manage its PR, social media and online communication strategies across Europe.
The International Air Transport Association 75th annual general meeting has unanimously approved a resolution to improve the air travel experience for the estimated one billion people living with disabilities worldwide.
The International Air Transport Association and Star Alliance have renewed their collaboration on traveller document verification to improve the passenger experience.
As the first external communications agency to be brought in by the Austrian regional tourist board, Heaven Publicity will work with the Kitzbühel team to capitalise on the British interest in European winter sports holidays and out of season Alpine travel.
CWT has appointed Deanna Seiffert as to the role of vice president in Europe, Middle East and Africa for demand marketing. In this role, she is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of the company’s marketing strategy in the regions.
Speaking at the IATA annual general meeting, Gloria Guevara, chief executive of the World Travel & Tourism Council, has urged aviation industry leaders to support the IATA One ID initiative.
Following a successful 2019 Gala Ceremony in Mauritius, World Travel Awards has revealed it will host the 2020 event at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, capital of Kenya.
The International Air Transport Association has announced that Lufthansa Group chief executive, Carsten Spohr, has assumed his duties as chairman of the IATA board of governors.