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Longman to leave TUI UK after 20 years

Longman to leave TUI UK after 20 years

After nearly 20 years in various roles within TUI, Nick Longman has resigned his position as managing director of TUI UK & Ireland. In a statement the company said Longman had left in order “to pursue new business challenges”.

Ryanair to launch new flights to Jordan

Ryanair to launch new flights to Jordan

Ryanair has launched its first flights to Jordan, with 14 routes in total to Amman and Aqaba airports now on offer. The airline said it expected to deliver almost 500,000 customers each year as it expands its operation in the Middle East.

Cyprus sees record tourism figures for 2017

Cyprus sees record tourism figures for 2017

The Cyprus Tourism Organisation is celebrating a record-breaking year for tourism with global visitors up 14.6 per cent in 2017 compared to 2016. From January to December 2017, Cyprus’ global tourist arrivals reached 3,652,073; a 14.6 per cent increase on 2016.

Jamaica to host Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2019

Jamaica to host Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2019

The Caribbean's largest tourism marketing event will be held in Jamaica next year. The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association officially announced that the 37th edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from January 29th-31st, 2019.

Iberia launces new flights to Managua, Nicaragua

Iberia launces new flights to Managua, Nicaragua

The new Iberia flight will be the sole direct link between Europe and Nicaragua, which is becoming a popular adventure and cultural tourist destination, offering great beaches for sun and surfing, climbing in the country’s volcanoes and hills, as well as charming colonial cities like Granada, founded in 1524.

Dominica welcomes first cruise post hurricane Maria

Dominica welcomes first cruise post hurricane Maria

Dominica welcomed the MV Mein Schiff 3 of TUI Cruises earlier, which brought in well over 2,000 passengers to the destination’s shores. This was the first major cruise call to Dominica and the first call to the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth post hurricane Maria.

Guinness World Records honours Ras Al Khaimah with World’s Longest Zipline title

Guinness World Records honours Ras Al Khaimah with World’s Longest Zipline title

The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah achieved a Guinness World Records title earlier with its latest adventure tourism product – Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline. The official certification was handed over to sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, by Hoda Khachab, the official adjudicator from Guinness World Records.

Voting opens for World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2018

Voting opens for World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2018

The worldwide voting window for the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2018 is now open. Industry insiders, consumers, and stakeholders from around the globe have been invited to cast their votes for the Middle Eastern organisations they consider the very best in the business, ahead of the event.

UK joins top three European source markets for Taiwan

UK joins top three European source markets for Taiwan

Taiwan last year welcomed the largest ever number of British tourists - a record-breaking 64,719 travellers - representing an increase of 8.3 per cent on 2016. The UK market has grown year-on-year since 2013 and joins Germany and France as the three largest sources of European travellers into Taiwan.

UK visitors drive tourism in Jordan

UK visitors drive tourism in Jordan

Jordan saw further growth in UK visitor numbers in 2017, with numbers increasing by six per cent, compared to the same period in 2016. The rise in travellers follows the launch of Jordan’s adventure offering through the introduction of the Jordan Trail and the resurgence of consumer confidence in the country.