Etihad Airways launched its flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the Abu Dhabi–Geneva route earlier, as the launch of the summer schedule. Geneva is the second Swiss destination after Zurich served by Etihad Airways’ next generation aircraft which is fast becoming the backbone of the Abu Dhabi-based carrier’s long-haul fleet.
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.
Ryanair has announced that it will fly to Ukraine from October. The low-cost carrier aims to deliver 800,000 customers per annum to two major Ukrainian airports.
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.
Eva Air will launch daily non-stop flights between Taipei and Chiang Mai on July 1st. Taiwan’s independent airline will serve the route with an Airbus A321-200, configured in business and economy classes for 184 passengers.
Vietjet is set to make Brisbane its first Australian long-haul destination following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the airline and Brisbane Airport Corporation in Queensland, Australia.
World Travel Awards has revealed that its Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony will this year be hosted at Durban International Convention Centre, South Africa. Hospitality leaders from across the region will gather for the red-carpet gala ceremony on October 6th to see who among them has been voted the best in the business.
In anticipation of the inaugural Qatar Airways flight to Cardiff in May 2018, a marketing partnership agreement has been signed between Welsh government and the airline.
World Travel Awards has revealed that Guayaquil, on the west coast of Ecuador, will host its Latin America Ceremony on September 15th. It will be World Travel Awards’ first visit to Guayaquil, the gateway to the incredible Galapagos Islands and the beating commercial heart of the South American destination.