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 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.
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.
Abercrombie & Kent has unveiled plans to open a destination management company in the United States to provide ground operating services to travel advisors, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as meeting and incentive groups.
Struggling travel group Thomas Cook has secured what it is calling a “substantial agreement” regarding key commercial terms with investors and creditors as it seeks to stave off bankruptcy. However, final terms remain to be agreed.
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.
Saint Lucia will welcome new flights from the UK next summer, with British Airways to introduce a twice weekly departure. The flights will commence on July 4th and will run through August 29th, 2020.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.