Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced Chicago welcomed over 57.6 million visitors in 2018 - a growth of 4.3 per cent over the previous year, resulting in a new tourism record.
The gala ceremony will be the premier gathering of the Caribbean and North American hospitality industries, with the key players and VIPs from across the two regions scheduled to attend.
The Japan National Tourism Organisation has announced that more than 30 million overseas travellers visited Japan in 2018, an all-time record and an 8.7 per cent increase over 2017 (the previous record year).
Los Angeles reached a historic milestone in 2018, welcoming 50 million visitors for the first time ever and accomplishing the destination’s ambitious tourism goal two years early.
The organisers of ITB China have announced to launch the ITB China Buyers Circle in 2019: a nationwide buyers’ community for all professional Chinese travel buyers.
Brand USA, the destination marketing organisation for the United States, has launched United Stories. United Stories is a mobile content creation lab that will travel the US capturing warm and welcoming stories told from local perspectives.
Malé is just three and a half hours from Oman, making it a perfect opportunity to explore the metropolitan capital of Muscat before escaping to the picturesque shores of the Maldives for some sunshine.
British ski lovers can enjoy a piste of the action in the Far East when Finnair starts twice weekly flights to the stunning Japanese ski resort of Sapporo.
Extensively redesigned and refurbished as part of the Royal Opera House’s Open Up project, London’s latest state-of-the-art theatre will open with TRIOConcertDance, a mixed programme of contemporary choreography.
South Australia, the location of the next World Routes event, has reported a record number of visors to the region, with the state’s visitor economy soaring to an all-time-high of AUD$6.9 billion.