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Britain prepares for record breaking bank holiday weekend

Britain prepares for record breaking bank holiday weekend

VisitEngland’s August bank holiday trip-tracker survey has revealed that 8.6 million Brits are definitely planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this bank holiday weekend, bringing an estimated £2.1 billion boost to the economy.

German tourism sees continued growth in early 2019

German tourism sees continued growth in early 2019

According to provisional figures from the Federal Statistical Office, 39.8 million international overnights were registered across hotels and accommodation establishments with more than ten beds between January and June.

SeaWorld San Diego unveils plans for latest rollercoaster

SeaWorld San Diego unveils plans for latest rollercoaster

Construction has begun on SeaWorld San Diego’s new attraction for 2020 — the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster in California. The initial phase of construction involves preparing the site for the installation of the ride’s foundation and utilities.

Jamaica introduces online immigration declaration option

Jamaica introduces online immigration declaration option

Jamaica now offers an online version of the Immigration & Customs Declaration form for arriving travellers at the island’s international airports. The online form will enable passengers to be processed more seamlessly through the arrival process on the island.

UK visitors drive arrivals upward in Chicago

UK visitors drive arrivals upward in Chicago

Some 141,000 UK visitors came to Chicago last year, contributing to the total of 2.2 million international visitors in 2018. These visits contribute significantly to the city’s 33 million overnight visitors who came to Chicago last year.

New hotel stock drives visitor figures in Dubai

New hotel stock drives visitor figures in Dubai

Dubai welcomed 8.36 million international overnight visitors in the first six months of 2019, posting a positive three per cent in tourism volume growth compared to the same period last year.

Rental prices continue to fall in Dubai

Rental prices continue to fall in Dubai

Median advertised apartment rents in Dubai were five per cent cheaper in the first half of 2019 compared to the same time last year. According to figures from Property Finder, the current average median annual rent for Dubai apartments is Dh79,650.

Azizi Developments unveils Dubai retail portfolio

Azizi Developments unveils Dubai retail portfolio

Farhad Azizi, chief executive of Azizi Developments, said: “Retail spaces enhance our communities and are a lucrative investment that our research attributes to growing investor interest in strategically placed brick-and-mortar outlets."