The Tui supervisory board has unanimously elected Dieter Zetsche to the role of chairman. He succeeds Klaus Mangold, who has stepped down from his position after eight years.
Jamaica has been selected to chair the United Nations World Tourism Organisation Regional Commission for the Americas. The Caribbean nation will lead the organisation for the biennium 2019-2021.
Antigua & Barbuda attracted a record number of visitors in April, with 27,301 guests arriving into the country according to the latest statistics from the ministry of tourism.
UK rail passengers lost almost four million hours to significantly delayed train journeys in 2018 – making it the worst year since records have been held, according to Which? research. The staggering level of delays – 3,928,560 hours in total – relates to 8.1 million passenger journeys and meant around 80 trains per day were significantly delayed.
European business travel spend will increase by 4.3 per cent in 2019, according to the European Business Travel Barometer study published by American Express Global Business Travel.
On the Beach Group has reported revenue of £63.5 million for the six months ended March 31st, an increase of 41 per cent when compared to the same period last year. Group gross profit increased five per cent, to £47.5 million, while group adjusted profit before tax was up 14 per cent to £15.7 million.
Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for Jamaica, has said the artisan village being constructed at Hampden Wharf in Trelawny forms part of the overall inclusive growth strategy to increase earnings among local suppliers.
Niel Alobaidi will be taking up the position of chief executive of Newmarket Holidays in September. Alobaidi is currently managing director of Emirates Holidays in the UK and will become the first person to hold the role with Newmarket.
Despite challenges, the majority of destinations which have reported data for early-2019 performances have shown continued growth in foreign arrivals and overnight stays.
The department for transport has recommended a levy of 50 pence per person on all flights to insure against the future collapse of UK-based airlines. The news comes as the government body publishes the final report from the independent airline insolvency review, which was chaired by Peter Bucks.
Abu Dhabi saw hospitality sector revenue increase by 16 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 when compared to last year, according to the latest figures from the Department of Culture & Tourism – Abu Dhabi.
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has announced the opening of Al Marjan Ramadan Tent at Puro Café & Terrace on the beautiful Al Marjan Island.