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European travellers drive up Michigan visitor numbers

European travellers drive up Michigan visitor numbers

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.

Kissimmee partners with West Ham ahead of Premier League season

Kissimmee partners with West Ham ahead of Premier League season

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.

TAP Portugal boosts United States flights with two new routes

TAP Portugal boosts United States flights with two new routes

22 June 2016 Airline News Tourism News

TAP Portugal has increased its direct non-stop weekly flights to the United States as it welcomes the introduction of its new A330 aircraft to the fleet. The Star Alliance-member will now offer daily non-stop direct flights from Lisbon to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and the Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts.

Thomas Cook Airlines launches direct Boston flights

Thomas Cook Airlines launches direct Boston flights

Thomas Cook Airlines’ inaugural flight to Boston took off earlier, marking its latest milestone as the biggest long haul carrier from Manchester. The Boston Weekender programme, which runs twice a week throughout June to the middle of September, will take culture vultures and explorers to one of the US’s most historic cities, with a flight schedule that makes long weekends available like never before.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Tampa Bay joins the craft beer revolution

Breaking Travel News investigates: Tampa Bay joins the craft beer revolution

20 April 2016 Focus

While the UK enjoys its own craft beer revolution, thirsty travellers on a quest for liquid inspiration while on holiday stateside - where the artisan movement began - are in for a treat in Tampa Bay. Over the years Florida has established itself as one of the USA’s most influential craft beer destinations, with Tampa Bay thriving as the Sunshine State’s craft brewing capital.

Emirates to bring A380 to Washington D.C as United withdraws

Emirates to bring A380 to Washington D.C as United withdraws

19 January 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Emirates has announced that it plans to upgrade its Dubai-Washington D.C. service, with the introduction of its flagship Airbus A380 on the route beginning February 1st. Replacing the existing Boeing 777-300ER used on this route, the A380 will serve the strong customer demand and restore route capacity following United Airlines’ planned withdrawal from the Washington route after January 25th.