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Diageo reveals £150m investment in Scotch whisky tourism

Diageo has announced a £150 million investment, over three years, to transform its Scotch whisky visitor experiences in the biggest concerted programme ever seen in Scotland’s whisky tourism sector. The centre-piece of the investment will be a new state-of-the-art Johnnie Walker immersive visitor experience based in Edinburgh, bringing to life …

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Passenger demand continues strong growth in May

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.1% compared to the same month in 2017, which was a slight pickup from 6.0% year-over-year growth for April 2018. Capacity climbed 5.9% and …

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Maggie Davison, 2018 Alto Ambassador

Maggie Davison, Vice-President of Edmonton Tourism at the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation is the 2018 Alto Ambassador. Maggie provides extraordinary leadership, acts as mentor to many in the Alberta tourism industry and works to grow tourism across the province. Maggie describes learning of her nomination by colleagues as a complete …

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Password policy change for ATIS

Travel Alberta is updating the privacy policy for the Alberta Tourism Information Service (ATIS). The changes are part of ongoing efforts to ensure the protection, privacy and integrity of ATIS content. Why are you implementing these changes? These changes are being made proactively to ensure Travel Alberta follows web security …

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WTTC praises resilience among Caribbean hospitality sector

In response to the impact of the 2017 hurricane season on the Caribbean’s tourism sector, the World Travel & Tourism Council has launched a report on resilience and recovery assessing the immediate and long-term effect across the region. Analysis from Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics subsidiary, found that tourism is …

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