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Jamaica to host Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2019

The Caribbean’s largest tourism marketing event will be held in Jamaica next year. The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association officially announced that the 37th edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from January 29th-31st, 2019.  The event will be held in collaboration with …

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Cyprus sees record tourism figures for 2017

The Cyprus Tourism Organisation is celebrating a record-breaking year for tourism with global visitors up 14.6 per cent in 2017 compared to 2016. From January to December 2017, Cyprus’ global tourist arrivals reached 3,652,073; a 14.6 per cent increase on 2016 (3,186,531). Of these, there were 1,253,839 UK arrivals; an …

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Tourism Remains Strong in Acapulco

WHY IT RATES: The baton was passed from Mazatlan to Acapulco during Tianguis Turistico, which took place April 14-18. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer. Acapulco tourism authorities have confirmed that the destination remains strong and is determined to continue working hard as it celebrates the confirmation of the 2019 Tianguis …

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Most booked U.S. destination: Cruises to Alaska

MIAMI – Amy Hurley of Boston cruised in Alaska in 2017 with three generations of her family. Outside of Ketchikan, she had a jaw-dropping moment – the kind you dream about in anticipation of a cruise to a bucket list destination. “We saw four whales spiraling down to create a …

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Family-Friendly Fun Awaits in Nassau

Looking for the ideal destination for a summer family vacation? Nassau, the Bahamas, could just be the place. With an abundant offering of family-friendly activities and a host of accommodation options, the Caribbean island paradise awaits multigenerational groups of any size. What’s most impressive is the area’s numerous family-friendly activities …

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Turkish tourism rebounds after tough period

The Turkish Statistical Institution has unveiled its latest report, showing Turkish tourism revenue rebounded by 18.9 per cent year-on-year in 2017. Having previously reaching its peak in 2014, with a record-breaking US$34 billion, revenue dropped drastically in the following two years after a series of terrorist attacks and a failed …

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Ryanair to launch new flights to Jordan

Ryanair has launched its first flights to Jordan, with 14 routes in total to Amman and Aqaba airports now on offer. The airline said it expected to deliver almost 500,000 customers each year as it expands its operation in the Middle East. Starting with a route from Paphos, Cyprus, in …

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Longman to leave TUI UK after 20 years

After nearly 20 years in various roles within TUI, Nick Longman has resigned his position as managing director of TUI UK & Ireland. In a statement the company said Longman had left in order “to pursue new business challenges”. Under Longman’s leadership, TUI UK & Ireland has achieved commercial success, …

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