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Caribbean tourism overcomes hurricane impact to continue growth

The catastrophic hurricanes that devastated some Caribbean destinations last September slowed down tourism’s progress but did not stop it, according to figures released by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation. Ryan Skeete, the CTO’s acting director of research, announced at a news conference streamed to a global audience that the Caribbean reached …

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Conde Nast Traveler unveils 2018 Hot List Awards

NEW YORK – Conde Nast Traveler announced the winners of its 2018 Hot List, recognizing 102 properties around the world as the hottest hotel openings of the last year. For the 22nd edition of the Hot List, the magazine’s editors, reporters, and photographers spent thousands of hours flying tens of …

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UK travellers drive tourism boom in Tenerife

Official figures released by the Tenerife Tourism Corporation show that the largest of the Canary Islands welcomed a total of 2,064,743 visitors from the UK last year, the highest number ever recorded. The UK market retains its prevailing position as the largest source market to Tenerife, accounting for 36 per …

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British Airways connection drives Costa Rica tourism

The latest figures from the Costa Rica Tourism Board indicate that a total of 76,173 visitors from the UK travelled to the destination in 2017 – representing an increase of 6.7 per cent on the previous year. This positive figure strengthens the position of the United Kingdom as Costa Rica’s …

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Hierro takes up ambassadorial role with UNWTO

International footballer Fernando Hierro has been named ambassador for responsible tourism in a meeting held today at the World Tourism Organisation, with its secretary general, Zurab Pololikashvili. “As tourists, each of us can change the world if we act responsibly with regard to the places, the people and the cultures …

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Thomas Cook Airlines takes off for Hurghada, Egypt

Thomas Cook Airlines’ inaugural flight to Hurghada, Egypt, departs from East Midlands Airport today. Thomas Cook Airlines carry 400,000 customers to and from East Midlands Airport to 18 European destinations each year and has two A321 aircraft based permanently at the airport. The five-hour, 15-minute direct flight operates weekly on …

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