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UK visitors drive tourism growth in the Maldives

The Maldives has announced an 18.7 per cent increase in UK visitor arrivals during November 2017, when compared with the same month in 2016. In total, 9,579 UK visitors travelled to the Maldives during November 2017, compared with 8,073 in November 2016. Furthermore, UK visitors represented 7.9 per cent of …

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Bahrain claims US$13bn in tourism infrastructure investment

The Bahrain Economic Development Board has revealed investment in the country’s tourism infrastructure reached over US$13 billion in 2017. The figure covers 14 prominent projects that will further boost growth in the kingdom’s tourism and leisure sector. The sector witnessed rapid growth in the past year, with the total number …

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Long haul destinations boost German source market this summer

BERLIN – Hotelbeds Group, the business-to-business provider of services to the travel industry globally, has announced –ahead of ITB Berlin from 7-11 March- that bookings measured by room nights from the German source market for its bedbank brands – including Hotelbeds, Bedsonline, Tourico Holidays, and GTA –for this summer are …

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Unlike the Rolling Stones, we just got some satisfaction

Travel Alberta exists as a support mechanism for the Alberta tourism industry, through marketing, training and funding. One of the markers of success is how the Alberta tourism industry ranks us through the annual Industry Satisfaction Survey. This year we received our highest overall satisfaction score to date (83 per …

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