Russian tourists travelling to the GCC are expected to generate an estimated US$1.22 billion in travel and tourism revenue by 2023, an increase of 19 per cent when compared with figures from 2018.
The Singapore Tourism Board has welcomed a new regional director for Europe. Carrie Kwik is responsible for strategic planning, business development initiatives and marketing Singapore throughout Europe.
The Hong Kong-based hospitality company, which recently celebrated its 32nd anniversary, currently has a collection of 145 hotels and resorts either operating or in the pipeline in 22 countries on four continents.
Turkish Airlines will add flights to Xi’an as it continues to grow its route network in China. Some two decades after the airline’s first flights to Beijing, the new destination will join the capital, Shanghai and Guangzhou in the flag-carrier’s portfolio.
Vietnam Airlines has confirmed it will launch two new services to Shenzhen in China. Flights from Ho Chi Minh City will take off from November 27th, followed by departures from Hanoi the following day, November 28th.
The appointment comes at difficult time for Hong Kong, with months of political protests deterring tourist from visiting – especially from the key market of mainland China.
Da Nang, a coastal city in central Vietnam, is gaining popularity not only to domestic but also international tourists. It also serves as a gateway to surrounding destinations including the ancient town of Hoi An, the former imperial citadel in Hue and Quang Binh.
With this new route, TAP has once again expanded its operation to Africa, adding one more country and one capital to its network of destinations on the African continent.
Tourism visa applications to Saudi Arabia have boomed since the kingdom announced it was opening its doors to more foreign visitors in September.
The United States Virgin Islands department of tourism has announced the addition of a third American Airlines daily flight between Miami and St. Croix next summer.
World Travel Awards has partnered with Oman Airports to host its highly-anticipated Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2019. The event will take place on November 28th at the Royal Opera House Muscat.
A fully indoor facility, its geometrically-designed building houses the world’s biggest Indoor Skydiving flight chamber and world’s tallest Indoor climbing wall under one roof.