Donovan White has been named as director of tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board following an extensive local and international search. His appointment was announced by the Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett.
WestJet has announced that it is again connecting Atlantic Canada to the world with daily direct flights between Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Gatwick Airport in London and Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.
The Home Office has outlined plans to introduce different passport fees for online and postal applications as part of its push to increase the use of online services and its ambition to create a self-sustainable immigration and borders system. The move will see the cost of a passport application increase by around £12.
International Airlines Group is urging the prime minister to fulfil the government’s promise to introduce a new ten-year visa for Chinese visitors that it made over two years ago.
For a small island, Antigua has a strong cricketing heritage, with a history of hosting some of the sport’s most legendary matches as well as being the home island of some of the biggest names in cricket.
Visit Orlando has hired Lee Travel Consulting in the UK & Ireland. LTC will be responsible for the representation of Visit Orlando to the travel industry throughout the UK, the largest overseas market for the destination.
The Brazilian Tourist Board, Embratur, has reiterated the advice of the World Health Organisation that tourists, whether Brazilian or foreign, should undergo a vaccination against the yellow fever at least ten days before travelling to Brazil.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago today announced that visitors to the city in 2017 reached 55.2 million – a new record and 2.5 per cent increase over the previous year. The increase of 1.4 million reaches the mayor’s ambitious goal of 55 million visitors annually – two years early.
The colossal 11 metre high statue of King Ramses II - crafted 3,200 years ago and weighing 75 tonnes – has moved to its new permanent home in the grand entrance hall of the Grand Egyptian Museum. The new attraction is scheduled to open in November.
In the record year Vienna recorded 15,510,000 visitor bed nights in 2017, up 3.7 per cent on 2016. At the same time, the Austrian capital saw a 3.7 per cent increase in individual arrivals, to 7,097,000.
Uninhabited islands, pristine beach coves, authentic local cuisine and some of the best sailing routes in the world – these are just a few of the highlights on offer as small-group adventure operator, G Adventures, re-launches their sailing tours in the British Virgin Islands.
Air Europa is boosting its presence in Brazil with the addition of São Paulo to its network of Dreamliner destinations. Launching on the March 25th, Air Europa will operate its daily flight to São Paulo from Gatwick, via Madrid, with a Boeing 787-8.