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Jamaica Tourist Board prepares for return of rum festival

Jamaica Tourist Board prepares for return of rum festival

Jamaica Tourist Board has welcomed the launch of the second annual Jamaica Rum Festival during an event at the Campari headquarters in New York. The festival celebrates and recognises the outsized impact the destination has had on the world with its rum, food and music.

Forbes Travel Guide unveils 2020 star ratings

Forbes Travel Guide unveils 2020 star ratings

Forbes Travel Guide has presented a galaxy of stars to the most luxurious properties in the world. A record 107 new five-star awards have been announced, owing to the company’s significant expansion across 16 countries.

WTTC urges against stigmatising Chinese tourists

WTTC urges against stigmatising Chinese tourists

Individual tourists and groups from China and Asia must not be stigmatised because of the latest coronavirus outbreak, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. The trade body is warning against disproportionate reactions which could result in discrimination.

British Airways adds summer Newquay connection

British Airways adds summer Newquay connection

British Airways is launching a summer route between London Heathrow and Newquay. The move adds to the new routes the airline has already announced for the summer to Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Montenegro and Turkey.

Giga projects drive tourism in Saudi Arabia

Giga projects drive tourism in Saudi Arabia

A host of giga projects – large, government-funded initiatives designed to diversify the economy – are set to drive growth in the Saudi Arabia hospitality market in the coming years.

Tel Aviv unveils long-term tourism masterplan

Tel Aviv unveils long-term tourism masterplan

The document seeks to identify relevant target audiences, envision the tourist attractions yet to be established in the city, assess the existing tourism complexes and plan the moves that must be initiated in order for the tourism industry to continue to flourish.

Jais Adventure Peak opens in Ras al Khaimah

Jais Adventure Peak opens in Ras al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has unveiled the Jais Adventure Peak, a collection of adventure attractions perched atop the highest mountain in the United Arab Emirates, Jebel Jais.

Virgin Atlantic extends Shanghai suspension

Virgin Atlantic extends Shanghai suspension

Virgin Atlantic has extended the suspension of its services to Shanghai until the end of March. The news comes as the China continues to battle an outbreak of a new coronavirus.

ABTA: Six million Brits eye winter sun holidays

ABTA: Six million Brits eye winter sun holidays

According to ABTA members, the Canary Islands remain the top destination for British tourists looking for sunnier weather, with Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria seeing strong bookings.