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Washington DC Tourism Set Record in 2017

Tourism officials in Washington D.C. announced the district welcomed a record 20.8 million domestic visitors last year. According to, the 20.8 million domestic visitors was an increase of 4.2 percent from 2016, with tourists spending $7.5 billion in the district last year. Spending also rose 6.5 percent on accommodations, …

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Meet Hawaii Expands Its Global Reach

There is no doubt that Hawaii is an idyllic location for a meeting or convention, making Meet Hawaii’s job of promoting the Islands to potential meeting planners a fairly simple one. Therefore, it’s not surprising that Meet Hawaii, a joint effort between the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), HTA’s Global Marketing …

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Helsinki leads Nordic travel boom

Last year the number of overnight stays in Helsinki broke the four-million barrier for the first time ever, representing year-on-year growth of 13 per cent. The number of overnight stays in Helsinki Region as a whole was 5.3 million. As the nation’s capital, Helsinki is the driving force of tourism …

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Moukarzel to open Al Bait Sharjah

General Hotel Management has named Patrick Moukarzel general manager of the Al Bait Sharjah, a 53-key hotel scheduled to open later this year in a historic district of the United Arab Emirates’ third largest city. A French national fluent in three languages, including Arabic, Moukarzel’s appointment is a homecoming of …

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Etihad Airways to go double daily on Rome route

Etihad Airways has announced the addition of a second daily direct flight from its Abu Dhabi hub to Rome. The new service, set to launch on March 25th, will take the total number of Etihad Airways’ flights on the route to 14 a week. The additional frequencies will be introduced …

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Los Angeles Tourism Industry Generates Record Impact

Tourism in Los Angeles broke numerous records in 2017 including generating an all-time high $22.7 billion for the city’s economy. When including induced and indirect financial benefits, that figure jumps to $34.9 billion, according to a statement released by the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. The city also attracted …

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OAG reveals characteristics of busiest international routes

BOSTON – OAG, the global leader in flight information, has released its latest report, OAG Busiest Routes, which ranks the world’s busiest international routes for operating flight volume. The data highlights key characteristics for each route, including size, growth rates, market share, the type of aircraft and on-time performance (OTP) …

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