Category: Global

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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International tourist arrivals reach 1.4 billion two years ahead of forecasts

International tourist arrivals grew 6% in 2018, totalling 1.4 billion according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. UNWTO’s long term forecast issued in 2010 indicated the 1.4 billion mark would be reached in 2020, yet the remarkable growth of international arrivals in recent years has brought it two years ahead. UNWTO estimates that worldwide […]

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flydubai to operate direct flights to Uzbekistan

Dubai-based flydubai has announced the start of flights to Tashkent (TAS) the capital of Uzbekistan. The five times weekly service between Dubai and Tashkent will start from March 11, 2019, and will become a daily operation from May 31, 2019. flydubai has been flying to Central Asia since November 2010 with the launch of operations […]

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Canada welcomes more than 580,000 Chinese travellers in first 9 month of 2018

Canada and China are enjoying a healthy friendship which helping both the countries in developing new economic and tourism ties. The 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism (CCYT) has assisted this friendship to grow larger. Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, Canada was joined by the members of Canada and China’s travel […]

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Holiday Parks & Hotels expands online distribution with Availpro, Fastbooking and NewBook integrated platform

Availpro and Fastbooking, a technology provider to the global hospitality industry, announced the integration of NewBook with its booking platform. The integration of these two systems allows holiday parks and hotels to seamlessly manage availability and rates to Availpro and Fastbooking through NewBook. Hoteliers can enjoy operational efficiency and control rate parity all through one […]

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Hainan Airline partners with Sofitel for ‘MyBed’ inflight services

Sofitel has partnered with Hainan Airlines to launch a premium collection of its iconic Sofitel ‘MyBed’ products across the carrier’s business class. Business class passengers flying onboard Hainan Airlines will now be able to experience the luxurious Sofitel MyBed in the sky. The Hainan Airlines partnership will take its ‘Hai Dream’ on-board sleep experience to […]

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Worldwide international tourist arrivals grow 5% year-on-year: UNWTO

The latest figures on world tourism issued by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) show that international tourist arrivals grew 5% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2018. This reflects continued strong demand in a favourable overall economic context. All world regions enjoyed robust growth in international tourism in the first nine months of this […]

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Opportunities in Africa and Middle East were the topic of focus in WTM 2018

Gastrodiplomacy in Jordan plans for Expo 2020 in Dubai, opportunities in Africa and the latest travel trends for the region were all hotly debated topics in the Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone at WTM London. Increased security, rising demand and growing competition in the Middle East and Africa region is opening up tourism, according […]

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12th UNWTO/PATA Forum focuses on Tourism Trends and Outlook

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin, China held the 12th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook recently. The theme for this year’s edition was ‘The Future of Tourism: Road to 2030’, aligns with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development […]

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International tourist arrivals grow by 6% in first six months of 2018: UNWTO

According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first six months of 2018 after a record year of growth in 2017. All world regions enjoyed robust growth in tourist arrivals in January-June 2018. The increase was fuelled by strong demand from major source markets, supported by an […]

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