South African Airways will increase its frequency on non-stop flights between Washington, DC-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport to five days weekly starting April 2nd.
DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont, a 309-room, state-of-the-art, full-service, conference centre hotel, located just five minutes from downtown Burlington and the city’s major attractions, has become the latest addition to the growing portfolio operated by the brand.
Having visited both Los Angeles and Las Vegas on a road trip through the American west, Billie Hakansson and her father Mark here embark on the final stage of their tour, along Highway 1 on route to San Francisco.
Emirates will introduce a new service to enable customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the US. Emirates customers travelling to the US via Dubai will be able to utilise their laptops and tablet devices on the first part of their journeys, and also during transit in Dubai.
Days after the event, the World Tourism Organisation has moved to express its “deep concern” and “strong condemnation” over the recently announced travel ban by the United States of America. The ban announced on Friday, effectively bars nationals of seven countries - Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen – from entering the US.
British foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has sought to clarify a travel ban to the United States during conversations with the government officials. President Trump signed a ban on immigration from seven countries on Friday, halting the entire US refugee programme for 120 days.
Manchester Airport has launched its first multi-channel, multi-audience marketing campaign to showcase the breadth of destinations it offers to the USA. The #USADirect campaign will see the airport reach out to all areas of its catchment area that spans as far north as the Scottish Borders, south to the Midlands, east to Yorkshire, and west to Merseyside and North Wales.
Emirates launched its 11th destination in the United States with the start of a daily non-stop passenger service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Fort Lauderdale is Emirates’ second destination in Florida, after launching Orlando more than a year ago.
Virgin Hotels is breaking ground with Dunhill Partners and Gatehouse Capital on Virgin Hotels Dallas. The new development marks Virgin Hotels’ second property currently under construction, behind Virgin Hotels New York City. Virgin Hotels Dallas will open its doors at the end of 2018.
Irish airline Aer Lingus has launched a new daily service from Dublin to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. The new year-round route marks the latest addition to the carrier’s fast-growing transatlantic network. Only 40 mins from downtown Manhattan, Newark represents another great option for those keen to visit the Big Apple, complementing Aer Lingus’ existing double-daily services to New York JFK via Dublin and six-times weekly flights via Shannon.
Michigan has announced a 42 per cent growth in overseas visitors, year on year, 2014-2015, which is the largest growth rate of any state in the USA. The top three countries travelling to the state were Germany, the United Kingdom and China. The state was also the primary destination for 69 per cent of the international travellers surveyed, demonstrating that Michigan is not merely a gateway but attracts visitors wishing to spend time exploring its many attractions.
Experience Kissimmee and West Ham United Football Club have announced a three-year partnership naming the Florida tourism marketing bureau as the team’s Official Destination Partner. This partnership is the first of its kind between a United States destination marketing organisation and a Premier League team. A member of the top-tier Premier League, West Ham United’s new soccer season kicks off August 13th and runs through May 21st, 2017.