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The government of the Balearic Island has launched a campaign which aims to highlight the importance of saving water in the archipelago. Focused on the islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, the move will encourage visitors and residents to think twice about their water consumption.
The board of directors at the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority have appointed Beverly Nicholson-Doty to the role of chief executive of the body. She has over three decades of industry leadership experience, including most recently serving as commissioner of tourism at the United States Virgin Islands department of tourism from 2007-2018.
Friends of the Earth has released the 2019 edition of its cruise ship report card, documenting the environmental footprint of the cruise industry and grading 16 cruise lines and their 185 ships.
Merlin Entertainments has agreed to be taken over by Kirkbi Invests, a company owned the founding family of Lego. Private investor Blackstone will also provide capital for the transaction.
Which? is urging the aviation regulator to ban rip-off “no-show” clauses – which airlines can use to cash in when a passenger misses the first leg of a return flight. The consumer champion has seen cases of passengers left stranded and hundreds of pounds out of pocket by carriers exploiting the little-known clauses.
Jamaica has welcomed more British travellers than ever before in early 2019, with visitor numbers increasing by six per cent from January-April when compared to the same period last year. The results follow a trend in steady growth of British travellers to Jamaica.
Urban beaches and beautiful beer gardens, inner city surfing, hot sultry evenings in the coolest bars, street parties that last until dawn – welcome to summer in German cities.
Norwegian Holidays has relaunched, offering passengers a package experience to more than 100 destinations. The Scandinavian carrier has partners with TripX for the move.
Alistair Rowland has been elected chairman of ABTA following the annual general meeting. Chief retail officer with the Mid-Counties Co-operative, Rowland takes up his position with immediate effect.
Tourism Toronto is launching a new destination marketing campaign, Let Yourself In. The move comes fresh on the heels of the Raptors capturing the NBA title and Toronto’s sense of welcome and diversity seizing the world’s attention.
American Express Global Business Travel is to acquire DER Business Travel, the corporate travel arm of the DER Touristik Group. The acquisition is conditioned on receipt of antitrust approvals and is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.