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US Virgin Islands outlines new tourism marketing plan

Following the impact of two category five hurricanes in September, the US Virgin Islands department of tourism has developed a 150-day rolling marketing plan to share with industry stakeholders. “This new plan has been developed to establish priorities and a road map of activities we will pursue as our destination …

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Pilot shortage in Europe: Fact or fiction?

If you asked any European pilot if there is currently a pilot shortage, most of them would probably laugh. Few pilots in Europe would be willing to agree with media headlines about the ‘looming pilot shortage’. Then how come we are always hearing about the hundreds of thousands of pilots …

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Vienna welcomes record tourism figures for 2017

In the record year Vienna recorded 15,510,000 visitor bed nights in 2017, up 3.7 per cent on 2016. At the same time, the Austrian capital saw a 3.7 per cent increase in individual arrivals, to 7,097,000. Vienna’s ten top performing markets were headed by Germany, with 3,116,000 bed nights (up …

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Chicago welcomes 55 million visitors in 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago today announced that visitors to the city in 2017 reached 55.2 million – a new record and 2.5 per cent increase over the previous year. The increase of 1.4 million reaches the mayor’s ambitious goal of 55 million visitors annually – two years early. …

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Profit slide continues at UK hotels on February 2018

Despite recording an increase in revenue across a number of departments, year-on-year profit per room at hotels in the UK fell by 5.1% in February as cost increases continue to accelerate, according to the latest worldwide poll of full-service hotels from HotStats. Hotels in the UK successfully recorded a 0.2% …

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