As of today, the CAA confirmed that of the 1,283 applications that originally expired at the end of September, 1,182 have now been granted
The World Travel & Tourism Council has partnered with the government of Aruba for a biometric trial. The pilot is designed to allow travellers move through airports, car rental stations and hotels based on biometric technology alone.
The Jamaica Tourist Board has announced the launch of its new on-location webinar series. The initiative, which is aimed at Jamaica travel specialists, provides a live visual element to enhance how travel agents can better understand and sell the destination to their clients.
Tourism Trinidad has unveiled plans to grow visitor arrivals by seven per cent over the coming financial year. In total, the island hopes to welcome 380,000 overseas visitors over the coming 12 months, while also attaining an average hotel occupancy rate of 64 per cent.
VisitBritain has announced that its flagship annual travel trade event, Explore Great Britain & Northern Ireland, is to be held in Belfast. The event, VisitBritain’s largest annual travel trade event, will next year being held at the International Convention Centre on May 18th-20th.
On the Beach Group has said it is well positioned to benefit from the collapse of Thomas Cook. The 178-year-old travel giant was forced into administration last month, faltering under as much as £3 billion in debts.
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development authority has announced the launch of a product concept creation competition. Participants are invited to submit creative designs for the next iconic adventure attraction on Jebel Jais, the highest mountain peak in the United Arab Emirates.
VFS TasHeel has launched tourist visa services for guests looking to visit Saudi Arabia at its centres across 30 countries worldwide. The organisation is an authorised visa service provider for the ministry of foreign affairs in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Tolene Van der Merwe will focus on leading a London-based team to further develop and cultivate partnerships with tour operators, airlines, travel agents and niche specialists.
American Express Global Business Travel has appointed David Levin to the role of chief information security officer. Levin reports to chief information technology officer, David Thompson, and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
Alongside partner BA Holidays, the programme will encourage UK travellers to visit destinations including Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts and Tobago.
The new digital platform is designed to complement the company’s continued personal offline service offering particularly for complex bookings, or those clients who still prefer to arrange travel via their dedicated consultant.