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New airlift drives record visitor figures in St Lucia

New airlift drives record visitor figures in St Lucia

The latest figures indicate that Saint Lucia has surpassed all previous records set with regards to stay-over arrivals. The Caribbean destination recorded 423,736 stay-over visitors last year, the highest figure in the island’s history.

UNWTO records 1.5bn tourism arrivals in 2019

UNWTO records 1.5bn tourism arrivals in 2019

Some 1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded globally by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation in 2019 – a new record. The figure is a four per cent increase on the number from 2018, with similar growth expected in 2020.

Saint Lucia unveils new ambassador programme

Saint Lucia unveils new ambassador programme

Speaking on behalf of the government during a press briefing, minister for culture and creative industries, Fortuna Belrose, said that cabinet had ratified the proposal which came out of the Cultural Development Foundation last year.

WestJet to launch Manchester-Halifax connections in June

WestJet to launch Manchester-Halifax connections in June

Manchester Airport has revealed its quickest ever transatlantic route will launch later this year. Direct flights to Halifax in Canada will start in June with WestJet, which will start operating from the northern gateway for the first time.

Keep calm: ABTA updates Brexit advice to UK travellers

Keep calm: ABTA updates Brexit advice to UK travellers

This latest advice highlights that the UK is now on track to enter a transition period at the end of the month meaning that all travel requirements and arrangements will remain the same until at least the end of December.

easyJet to return to Sharm el Sheikh this summer

easyJet to return to Sharm el Sheikh this summer

Following the recent lifting of government restrictions on UK flights to Sharm el Sheikh, easyJet will offer two flights a week to the famous Red Sea destination commencing on June 7th from Manchester and September 30th from Gatwick.