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World Travel Awards headed to the Thompson Okanagan in 2020

World Travel Awards headed to the Thompson Okanagan in 2020

World Travel Awards has revealed it will host its North America Gala Ceremony 2020 in the Thompson Okanagan, British Columbia. The leading travel industry figureheads and decision-makers from across North America will attend what will mark World Travel Awards’ first ceremony in Canada.

Buenos Aires joins INSTO network to sustainably manage tourism

Buenos Aires joins INSTO network to sustainably manage tourism

Buenos Aires has become the latest city to join the International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories, a pioneering initiative of the World Tourism Organisation aimed at helping destinations manage the sector in a smart and sustainable manner.

G Adventures expands National Geographic partnership

G Adventures expands National Geographic partnership

The newly announced itineraries add three new countries to the Journeys product line: Ireland, Singapore and Greece, which are now on sale and available to agents and travellers around the world for 2020 booking.

Political stability boosts Israel hospitality sector

Political stability boosts Israel hospitality sector

Hotels in Israel saw another record performance in 2018 as the country experienced a lull in geo-political turmoil and a rise in incoming tourist numbers, according to a new report by global hotel consultancy HVS.

Britain prepares for record breaking bank holiday weekend

Britain prepares for record breaking bank holiday weekend

VisitEngland’s August bank holiday trip-tracker survey has revealed that 8.6 million Brits are definitely planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this bank holiday weekend, bringing an estimated £2.1 billion boost to the economy.

German tourism sees continued growth in early 2019

German tourism sees continued growth in early 2019

According to provisional figures from the Federal Statistical Office, 39.8 million international overnights were registered across hotels and accommodation establishments with more than ten beds between January and June.

SeaWorld San Diego unveils plans for latest rollercoaster

SeaWorld San Diego unveils plans for latest rollercoaster

Construction has begun on SeaWorld San Diego’s new attraction for 2020 — the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster in California. The initial phase of construction involves preparing the site for the installation of the ride’s foundation and utilities.

Jamaica introduces online immigration declaration option

Jamaica introduces online immigration declaration option

Jamaica now offers an online version of the Immigration & Customs Declaration form for arriving travellers at the island’s international airports. The online form will enable passengers to be processed more seamlessly through the arrival process on the island.

UK visitors drive arrivals upward in Chicago

UK visitors drive arrivals upward in Chicago

Some 141,000 UK visitors came to Chicago last year, contributing to the total of 2.2 million international visitors in 2018. These visits contribute significantly to the city’s 33 million overnight visitors who came to Chicago last year.