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WTTC: Last year best on record for tourism sector

The annual Economic Impact Research from the World Travel & Tourism Council, released today, shows that tourism was responsible for the creation of seven million new jobs worldwide last year. The report also shows that 2017 was a bumper year for the global sector, which grew at 4.6 per cent, …

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British Airways takes off for Phoenix, Arizona

British Airways has announced it is bringing back an additional non-stop flight between London and Phoenix, Arizona, beginning today. The flag-carrier will initially operate the service on Tuesdays and Fridays, and on May 6th an additional Sunday flight will commence. This added service, which will be available through October, helps …

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Discounting is for Dummies – Part One

For many years, hoteliers have been throwing away potential revenues right-and-left, offering huge discounts to lure bookers back from the OTAs and alternative accommodation options. I’m here today to tell you something that I need you all to hear: discounting is the best way for your hotel to go from …

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Qatar Airways signs Wales marketing partnership

In anticipation of the inaugural Qatar Airways flight to Cardiff in May 2018, a marketing partnership agreement has been signed between Welsh government and the airline. The partnership is designed to increase Wales’ visibility in key markets as a holiday and business destination. The Qatar Airways service is Cardiff Airport’s …

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