Spurred on by a 24 per cent rise in arrivals from the United States, the Caribbean recorded a healthy 12 per cent increase in tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2019, according to statistics compiled by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation.
Exports generated by international tourism reached US$1.7 trillion in 2018, a four per cent increase in real terms over the previous year, a new report from the World Tourism Organisation shows.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has announced it will change its travel advice to Sri Lanka to allow British visitors to return to the country. While no longer warning against “all but essential travel”, the FCO warns “terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Sri Lanka”.
Madeira has experienced a boost in golf numbers during the first four months of 2019, with the two ‘mainland' courses experiencing almost double-digit growth. Also, on the up is Madeira’s overall tourism revenue which showed almost two per cent growth in 2018.
The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism has appointed Adrian White as regional manager to oversee the British Overseas Territory’s marketing strategy for the UK and European region.
It was a busy year for Malta, with Valletta name the European Capital of Culture, and the island also hosting the first European TropOut Festival in September. Boasting 300 days of sun a year, the archipelago has a wealth of history and culture, stunning landscapes and a warm climate, which makes Malta appealing to the British traveller.
Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to Malta has landed at Malta International Airport, marking the launch of the airline’s newest gateway to Europe.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, this morning received Eid al-Fitr well-wishers, at Zabeel Palace.
The Red Sea Development Company has launched a competition that challenges academics, scientists, engineers and the water industry to come up with new solutions to manage the disposal of brine as a waste product of water desalination.
Oman Air has launched a new daily service to Greece, with the first flight departing Muscat for Athens earlier. The inaugural flight, WY193, departed Muscat International Airport at 14:35 arriving to Athens International Airport at 19:50.
Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association and the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association have signed a memorandum of understanding during tourism week in British Columbia.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a new experience at Disneyland, has opened to guests. Visitors are invited to live their own Star Wars adventures as they explore a remote planet full of sights, sounds, smells, tastes and other immersive experiences.