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Saint Lucia breaks tourism records in 2017

Saint Lucia’s tourism figures for 2017 have topped all records with total visitor arrivals climbing to an all-time high of 1,105,541. The island also recorded the highest growth in 2017 among the Caribbean Tourism Organisation member countries, registering an 11 per cent increase. Last year was characterised by sustained growth …

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Finland selected as partner country for ITB China

From May 16th-18th the focus of ITB China, the travel industry event taking place in Shanghai, will be on its partner destination Finland. “Finland has proven that it is attaching a great importance in enhancing Chinese tourists’ travel experience. “Finland is running a multitude of visa centres in China, working …

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Disneyland Paris to undergo €2b overhaul

Robert Iger, chairman of the Walt Disney Company, has announced plans for a €2 billion, multi-year expansion for Disneyland Paris alongside French president Emmanuel Macron at the Palais de l’Elysée in Paris. The new development will include a transformation of the Walt Disney Studios Park, adding three new areas that …

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Cebu Pacific to launch new route to Melbourne, Australia

Cebu Pacific has announced plans for a direct service between Manila and Melbourne, Australia, starting August 14th. “We share the excitement of the Filipino community in Melbourne and Australian travellers who want to experience the Philippines. “The launch of our service between Melbourne and Manila will give travellers from Australia …

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