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Record visitor figures for two Caribbean destinations

Building on record 2018 arrivals and supported by continued public relations and marketing efforts to attract target audiences, Grenada has maintained its growth momentum in 2019. The destination – composed of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique – saw a preliminary total visitor number of 525,453 last year. According to data …

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Fitness First joins Nakheel Mall line-up in Dubai

Fitness First has now opened the doors at its newest club in Nakheel Mall, Palm Jumeirah. Spanning 1,652 square metres, the facility is centred around five brand new Fitness First concepts – including Kube, Box, Spin, Hot Studio and GX Studio. “With this incredible new club at Nakheel Mall, we …

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WTTC warns of long-term impact on tourism from coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak in China could have a damaging and lasting economic impact on the global tourism sector unless lessons are learned from previous viral epidemics. That is according to a statement from Gloria Guevara, chief executive of the World Travel & Tourism Council, and comes as the coronavirus crisis …

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British Foreign Office urges against Hubei travel

The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office has begun to advise against all travel to Hubei province in China due to the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak. The organisation urged British nationals in the area to leave, if they were able to do so. The news comes as the number of people …

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Jamaica Tourist Board unveils new destination campaign

The Jamaica Tourist Board has unveiled ‘Jamaica, Heartbeat of the World’, the new destination brand positioning for the country. The campaign is designed to recognise Jamaica’s outsized influence on the global community.  Strengthening the island’s position as a global culturally relevant brand, the campaign extends beyond tourism and encompasses all …

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Chinese cities in lockdown as coronavirus spreads

Three Chinese cities are now in lockdown as authorities attempt to limit the spread of a deadly coronavirus. A total of 20 million people are believed to have been impacted by the decision, with a number of major public events also cancelled. Authorities banned transport links from Wuhan, the capital …

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