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Home Office outlines increase in UK passport costs

The Home Office has outlined plans to introduce different passport fees for online and postal applications as part of its push to increase the use of online services and its ambition to create a self-sustainable immigration and borders system. The move will see the cost of a passport application increase …

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White appointed director of tourism at Jamaica Tourist Board

Donovan White has been named as director of tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board following an extensive local and international search. His appointment was announced by the Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett.  White, a Jamaican national, whose term as head of the country’s tourism marketing agency will commence officially …

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UK visitors drive tourism in Jordan

Jordan saw further growth in UK visitor numbers in 2017, with numbers increasing by six per cent, compared to the same period in 2016. The rise in travellers follows the launch of Jordan’s adventure offering through the introduction of the Jordan Trail and the resurgence of consumer confidence in the …

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UK joins top three European source markets for Taiwan

Taiwan last year welcomed the largest ever number of British tourists – a record-breaking 64,719 travellers – representing an increase of 8.3 per cent on 2016. The UK market has grown year-on-year since 2013 and joins Germany and France as the three largest sources of European travellers into Taiwan. As …

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Meetings and congresses as an economic factor for Cologne

COLOGNE – How significant is the meeting market for the economy of the city of Cologne? A study commissioned by the Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) answers this question and provides the first-ever detailed breakdown of the economic effects of meetings and congresses on Cologne. The study’s innovative calculation method considers …

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