Visit Rwanda has reported a large increase in the number of UK travellers choosing the country as a tourism destination. Visitor numbers grew by 21 per cent last year, compared with 2016, with over 16,000 business and leisure travellers going from the UK to Rwanda in 2017.
The specialist travel management company for corporates with an annual business travel spend of £50,000-£2 million already manages business travel for around 300 media, fashion and sports clients across the UK.
The resounding mandate that Barbados’ first female prime minister earned from the electorate is a vote of confidence for women in leadership throughout the Caribbean, said Karolin Troubetzkoy, president of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association.
The city of San Sebastian, Spain hosted the 108th meeting of the executive council of the World Tourism Organisation. During the meeting, secretary general Zurab Pololikashvili obtained the support of this key governing body for the priorities that will set up the work of the organisation for the coming years.
The World Travel & Tourism Council has invited transport ministers attending the annual International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany, to partner with the tourism sector to implement biometrics to make travel more efficient and secure.
Cruise Lines International Association has updated the official global cruise industry numbers confirming 2017 ocean cruise passenger growth and another positive year for the cruise industry.
The German National Tourist Board UK & Ireland hosted a food tasting event in London last night for over 100 guests from the UK media and travel trade.
Baroness Sugg, the transport minister for aviation, and Richard Moriarty, who will take up the chief executive post at the CAA from June, are among the speakers at ABTA’s Travel Matters conference.
John Morhous has been named chief experience officer at Flight Centre Travel Group. In the newly established role he will be responsible for ongoing client-facing innovation and digital mobile platforms, the development of additional tools and technology, and thought leadership, across all of FCTG’s corporate brands globally.
TUI chief executive Fritz Joussen has sought to strengthen and further expand momentum within the group by redefining responsibilities on the executive board.
Rwanda has unveiled its new brand identity and logo – Visit Rwanda – as part of a wider strategy designed to attract more tourists and greater business investment.
SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, is making it easier for frequent flyers to use their miles to book reward travel across multiple member airlines.