Riley, who was appointed to the top post at the Barbados-headquartered Caribbean Tourism Organisation in 2009 after acting for a year, has gone on pre-retirement leave ahead of his departure at the end of June this year.
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the latest addition to Yas Island’s series of world-class attractions, is stepping up to host the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2019.
Guests continue to flock to attractions such as the Palm Jumeirah and Burj Khalifa, while a host of new hotels have joined the market in recent months.
More than 220 people are believed to have died in a series of bomb attacks across Sri Lanka. Three hotels – the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and the Kingsbury – were all targeted, with nine foreign tourists reportedly among the dead.
Officials at the Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing in Dubai have announced the launch of a new sponsorship scheme to drive innovation across the events industry.
A 9,000 square foot villa on the Palm Jumeirah was the most expensive unit sold in Dubai in the first-quarter of 2019, according to new research.
The tallest observation wheel in the world will be completed ahead of Expo 2020 officials in Dubai have confirmed. Guests on the Ain Dubai will be able to take in panoramic views over the Palm Jumeirah and the winder United Arab Emirates form a height of 250 metres.
Some 7.4 million Brits are definitely planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this Easter weekend, bringing an estimated £1.8 billion boost to the economy. Tourism is worth £127 billion annually to the UK economy, creating jobs and boosting economic growth across its nations and region.
United Airlines will launch a non-stop route between the United States and South Africa in December, with plans for a flight between Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and Cape Town.
Emirates has landed its first A380 in Glasgow, launching the first regular service of the aircraft to Scotland. A crowd of local fans gathered to witness the arrival of inaugural flight EK025 as it touched down on Glaswegian soil at 19:34 last night.
In just nine weeks since the beginning of 2019, Jamaica has become the first Caribbean destination to welcome one million visitors during the period, generating foreign exchange earnings of approximately US$800 million.
The ‘Small Print, Big Difference’ campaign is being run in partnership with the lead associations representing the holiday and travel industry, including ABTA, UKHospitality and the Association of Independent Tour Operators among others.