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Discover Puerto Rico urges travellers to celebrate recovery

Discover Puerto Rico as revealed a new initiative to underscore the progress Puerto Rico’s tourism industry has made since Hurricane Maria. As the one-year mark approaches and old imagery resurfaces in the news and in social media, local tourism and community members are rallying audiences everywhere, including news media, to …

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Steady increase in UK visitors to Costa Rica

The latest statistics released by the Costa Rica Tourism Board reveal that a total of 40,907 visitors from the UK travelled to the country in the first half of 2018 – representing an increase of 2.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2017. This steady growth is a …

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British Airways flies four million customers in August

During British Airways’ busiest ever summer, which saw it scheduled to carry over four million customers across its network in August alone, the airline has revealed some of the most popular holiday destinations for travellers. In the list are long-haul destinations such as New York, Los Angeles, Dubai, Singapore and …

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GlobalData: Family travel to increase by 25% by 2022

The outbound family travel market will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.6% from 300 million trips in 2017 to 376 million in 2022, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The company’s latest report, ‘Key Trends in Family Travel’ highlights that family travel accounts …

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International tourism maintains strong momentum

Madrid, Spain – According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first six months of 2018 after a record year of growth in 2017. All world regions enjoyed robust growth in tourist arrivals in January-June 2018. The increase was fuelled by strong …

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Falling value of peso drives tourism to Buenos Aires

The city of Buenos Aires has announced it is expecting a large increase in international tourism in 2018 and 2019. According to official statistics released by the government of the city, bookings to travel to the city from July-December this year are by 25 per cent. London was Europe’s fastest …

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eXplore Central North Island, New Zealand, takes on SLC in UK

eXplore Central North Island, the collaboration of the eight regional tourism organisations in New Zealand’s central North Island, has appointed SLC Representation as its first representation agency in the UK. SLC Representation will promote Central North Island to the UK travel trade, positioning the regions as must-visit destinations on any …

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