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Saint Lucia drives strong tourism figures for September

The sun-drenched and events-filled Caribbean destination of Saint Lucia continues to grab headlines, as its diverse tourism offerings keep resonating with audiences far and wide.  Already basking in seven record-breaking months of increases for 2019, the month of September has gone down as an unprecedented one for visitor arrivals to …

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WTM 2019: Tourism Ireland unveils new brand in London

Tourism Ireland, in collaboration with Tourism Northern Ireland, has launched a new destination brand. The brand will be used to promote Northern Ireland in Great Britain with the aim of helping transform how prospective visitors see the destination. ‘Embrace A Giant Spirit’ will communicate a high-quality experience to visitors that …

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TUI to return to Sharm El Sheikh for summer 2020

TUI has announced holidays to Sharm El Sheikh will be back on sale on Thursday, November 7th. Sticking with its commitment of offering more flexibility and choice for its customers, TUI will reintroduce holidays to the Egyptian resort town from popular airports Gatwick London, Birmingham and Manchester. The decision follows …

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Hebei province closes glass attractions for safety checks

The Chinese province has closed as many as 32 glass attractions over safety fears. The tourism sites, including bridges, walkways and viewing decks, are currently undergoing safety inspections. It is believed many closed early last year, but the move has not been widely reported until now. The attractions are spread …

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Jamaica tourism keen to grow Japan arrivals

Jamaica has received resounding support from the Japan Association of Travel agents in the quest to increase arrivals from the country.  In a meeting with a delegation from the Caribbean destination, JATA chairman Hiromi Tagawa said: “JATA is pleased that Jamaica is once again active in the Japanese travel market. …

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Nicaraguan seeks to woo UK travellers with new campaign

The Latin American Travel Association, in collaboration with the Nicaraguan Tourism Board, has launched a #NicaraguaisOpen tourism campaign. The campaign aims to promote Nicaragua’s widespread tourism offering and create engagement with the travel trade, as well as growing visitor numbers following a period of uncertainty for the country. In 2017, …

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Tourism officials urge calm as Chile unrest continues

Officials in Chile have released a statement attempting to allay fears the tourism sector in the country has been hit by recent unrest. Protests over a hike in metro fares spun out of control earlier this month, prompting president Sebastian Pinerato to pledge sweeping social and economic reforms. However, efforts …

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