Amadeus and Flight Centre Travel Group have announced that the tech giant will be providing distribution technology for Flight Centre’s business across EMEA and Asia. As one of Flight Centre’s partners of choice, Amadeus will be working hand-in-hand with Flight Centre to transform its IT and operations through innovative solutions and support expansion in these regions.
Officials at ITB Berlin have announced that the Sultanate of Oman is to be the official partner country for the 2020 event. Oman tourism minister, Ahmed bin Nasser Al Mahrizi, said: “ITB Berlin is the leading platform for the global travel industry."
Travellers in the United States requiring a visa to the United Kingdom can now get help with their application form filling either over the phone or via email.
Brits fed up of the cold winter weather can transport themselves to the Caribbean through the medium of music thanks to a latest campaign, #StKittsShoutOut. The initiative, given backing by St. Kitts Tourism Authority, brings a taste of St. Kitts to the UK by showcasing its unique music, local people and idyllic scenery that holidaymakers can experience for themselves.
National Geographic Expeditions has launched in the United Kingdom. The travel company has expanded into the UK market for the first time as a premium provider of travel experiences that embody the renowned National Geographic spirit of adventure, conservation and education.
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that 2017 was the eighth consecutive year for record-breaking tourism, with the city welcoming an estimated 62.8 million visitors last year.
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has opened the Skywalk at the top of the Rock of Gibraltar. Standing 340 metres directly above sea level, the Skywalk is higher than the tallest point of London’s Shard.
The Egyptian State Tourist Authority has revealed 61,481 Brits travelled to Egypt in the first two months of 2018, an increase of almost 40 per cent compared to the same period last year. The latest figures reflect the broader upward trend for the destination over the past year, with 319,388 UK citizens travelling to Egypt in 2017, an increase of 38 per cent.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel has revealed the appointment of Catherine Maguire-Vielle as executive vice president and chief human resources officer. She will replace David Moran, who has decided to leave the company and will do so in early April.
Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays have appointed AMV BDDO as their first-ever joint creative agency. Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays operate as two individual brands and will continue to do so - with AMV BBDO tasked with developing complementary, but distinctive, marketing strategies for each.
Following a significant review of the senior marketing team, Saga has appointed Dan Whitehouse to the role of marketing director for Saga Holidays and Cruises.