Author: Darshan Baid

JNTO, Thomas Cook and ANA conduct joint promotional activity at Mumbai Airport

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) along with Thomas Cook and All Nippon Airways (ANA) conducted a joint promotional activity to promote tourism to Japan from the Indian market at both domestic and international airports of Mumbai. The promotional activity started from February 15 and ended on February 21. This Joint Promotion Project was aimed to […]

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Manchester United and Marriott International announce global marketing partnership

Marriott International and Manchester United announced a multi-year marketing partnership, giving the 120 million members of the Marriott Bonvoy travel programme exclusive opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime Manchester United football experiences – including the chance to become the club’s Stadium Announcer or Kit Manager for the day. The new partnership was launched with a film that features […]

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New South Wales gears up to host the biggest winter festival – Vivid Sydney

New South Wales (NSW) is hosting the widely acclaimed, biggest winter festival – Vivid Sydney. Ushering into its 11th year in 2019, Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas and the pinnacle of the annual Australian events calendar. Attracting 2.25 million attendees in 2018 and generating more than $172 million […]

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Port St. Maarten reports over 1.5 million cruise passengers in 2018

Port St. Maarten welcomed a total of 1,597,101 cruise passengers on 489 cruise calls in 2018, reflecting a 29% increase in visitor arrivals year-over-year. The acclaimed cruise port saw a 30.3% increase from May through July when cruise visitations to the island are typically a bit slower. “St. Maarten’s cruise port has always been one […]

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Caribbean Tourism on the upswing

The Caribbean tourism sector is projected to record strong growth in 2019 on the heels of a stronger-than-expected performance last year. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is forecasting 6-7% growth this year, continuing an upward trend which began last September. “We are projecting that tourist arrivals will increase by between 6 and 7% in 2019, […]

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NYC & Company travels to India to highlight ‘2019: A Monumental Year’

NYC & Company led a media and tourism delegation to India from February 18-22 to present a new global initiative — ‘2019: A Monumental Year’ — spotlighting several iconic and large-scale openings and developments debuting in the city along with a historic anniversary that will make New York City a must-visit destination this year. The […]

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A record breaking year for Canada’s tourism sector

Destination Canada announced a second consecutive record-breaking year with 21.13 million travellers to Canada in 2018 according to Statistics Canada. 2018 was the best year for Canadian tourism on record, with arrivals reaching 21.13 million, breaking the 21 million mark for the first time ever. Tourism generates 745,300 jobs in communities across Canada and contributes […]

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Ethiopian GCEO receives ‘Most Influential People of African Descent’ award

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam has been recognised as one of the most influential people of African descent in the category of business and entrepreneurship at the recently held ceremony in Addis Ababa. The Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) is a global civil society initiative in support of the United Nation’s International […]

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Ethiopian operates ‘All-Women Functioned Flight’ to Oslo on International Women Day

  Ethiopian Airlines once again celebrated International Women’s Day by operating an ‘All-Women Functioned Flight’ on Addis Ababa–Stockholm–Oslo route on March 8. The all-women flight had a theme of ‘All women functioned flight to operate from the continent of African to meet with their counterparts in Europe to show the power of women to the […]

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South Africa Tourism flags-off 2019 with 16th Annual Roadshow in India

The 16th edition of South Africa Tourism Annual Roadshow came to a close this February after a successful run. Hosted in four major Indian cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata, the roadshow was attended by over 1,300 Indian travel agents as they interacted with a plethora of key hospitality service providers, DMCs, airlines, tourism […]

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