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Abu Dhabi records strong visitor numbers for 2019

Abu Dhabi records strong visitor numbers for 2019

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.

IATA: Aviation to take US$30bn hit from coronavirus

IATA: Aviation to take US$30bn hit from coronavirus

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.

Hullah appointed chief executive with Riviera Travel

Hullah appointed chief executive with Riviera Travel

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.

Boring Company reaches Vegas Loop milestone

Boring Company reaches Vegas Loop milestone

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.

Forbes Travel Guide unveils 2020 star ratings

Forbes Travel Guide unveils 2020 star ratings

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.

WTTC urges against stigmatising Chinese tourists

WTTC urges against stigmatising Chinese tourists

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.

ABTA seeks air passenger duty reform in upcoming budget

ABTA seeks air passenger duty reform in upcoming budget

ABTA is again calling on the British government for meaningful reform of air passenger duty to maintain global competitiveness. At the same time, the travel organisation hopes changes can support the net zero carbon emissions target set for 2050.

Tel Aviv unveils long-term tourism masterplan

Tel Aviv unveils long-term tourism masterplan

The document seeks to identify relevant target audiences, envision the tourist attractions yet to be established in the city, assess the existing tourism complexes and plan the moves that must be initiated in order for the tourism industry to continue to flourish.