The Travel Corporation has announced that Ruth Hilton, sales and business development director for Trafalgar and CostSaver in the UK & Ireland, will take on the additional responsibility with the company.
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 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.
The Turkish Statistical Institution has unveiled its latest report, showing Turkish tourism revenue rebounded by 18.9 per cent year-on-year in 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.