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New UNWTO Report helps cities manage impact of tourism

MADRID, SPAIN – A new World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report aims to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents. “Overtourism’? Understanding and managing urban tourism growth beyond perceptions”, was launched today during the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism, in Seoul, Republic of …

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IATA Airlines Financial Monitor – August 2018

According to August report of the IATA‘s Airlines Financial Monitor, passenger demand remained robust at the start of the peak northern hemisphere summer period, growing at an above-trend rate. Key points: The latest Q2 2018 data reaffirm a decline in airline profitability compared to the same quarter a year ago. …

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UK sees strong growth in overseas arrivals for 2017

The UK saw strong growth in 2017 from a mix of overseas visitor markets including China, Australia, the Gulf Cooperation Council, India and the US, underpinning a record year for inbound tourism. New figures from VisitBritain show double-digit growth in visits and spend last year from China, the world’s most …

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Abercrombie & Kent expands UK team with new appointments

Luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent has announced senior hires across the business. Diogo Castanheira has joined the operator as sales manager for northern England, Scotland and Ireland. Castanheira is a familiar face in the travel industry having held roles in airlines and tour operators for nearly 20 years. Mark …

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