The Maldives has announced a 10.2 per cent year-on-year increase in the total number of UK visitor arrivals in 2018, when compared with 2017. In total, 114,602 UK tourists arrived in the Indian Ocean destination last year, compared with 103,977 in 2017.
The Caribbean Tourism Organisation, the authority on regional tourism statistics and performance, is forecasting six to seven per cent growth this year, continuing an upward trend which began last September.
The Leipzig Tourism Board has appointed specialist travel PR agency, Lemongrass Marketing, to manage their UK and Irish public relations. Lemongrass Marketing will be responsible for all strategic leisure and MICE communications in the region, with immediate effect.
The agency will be responsible for spearheading the destination’s inspired and aggressive campaign efforts, showcasing Jamaica’s distinct offerings and further driving the consistent and impressive tourism growth the island has experienced in the last decade.
The World Travel & Tourism Council and the International Border Management & Technologies Association have announce a partnership to promote safe, secure and seamless travel across international borders making best use of new and emerging technology, while enhancing border security.
Under the terms of the deal Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, who is also chairman of Heritage Group, will become chairman of Abercrombie & Kent Holding, while Geoffrey Kent will continue as chief executive.
The authority launched its first three-year destination strategy in 2016 outlining the vision and mission for tourism in the emirate, with the goal of attracting one million visitors to Ras Al Khaimah by 2018.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has changed its travel advice to Nicaragua, no longer advising against all but essential travel to the country, and instead advising visitors to exercise a high degree of caution.
Flying daily between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport, the five-hour flight will operate on an Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
The South Korean capital’s Incheon airport now joins London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, New York JFK and Sydney as a destination served by the airline’s flag-ship aircraft.
The organisation worked with Nathan Thornburgh and Matt Goulding, founders of travelogue and publishing house, Roads & Kingdoms, to produce a series of captivating videos which showcase the breadth and depth of the region.
RwandAir is expanding its partnership with Amadeus to adopt technology that will allow its customers to benefit from improved efficiency, a better experience and increased convenience.