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UK sees strong growth in overseas arrivals for 2017

The UK saw strong growth in 2017 from a mix of overseas visitor markets including China, Australia, the Gulf Cooperation Council, India and the US, underpinning a record year for inbound tourism. New figures from VisitBritain show double-digit growth in visits and spend last year from China, the world’s most …

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Abercrombie & Kent expands UK team with new appointments

Luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent has announced senior hires across the business. Diogo Castanheira has joined the operator as sales manager for northern England, Scotland and Ireland. Castanheira is a familiar face in the travel industry having held roles in airlines and tour operators for nearly 20 years. Mark …

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Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg route in December

Qatar Airways will launch a direct five-times weekly flights to Gothenburg, Sweden, on December 12th, making it the airline’s second Swedish gateway after Stockholm. The route will be served with a Boeing 787-8 aircraft, featuring 22 seats in business class and 232 seats in economy. Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar …

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Busiest passenger air routes in the world revealed

The busiest passenger air routes on earth have been revealed in a new study published by Routes, organiser of the world’s leading aviation network development conferences and events. With more than 13.4 million people travelling on the short-haul domestic service, the 450 km journey from Seoul’s Gimpo Airport to the …

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Etihad Airways partners with Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways has signed a commercial agreement with Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. The three-year deal with the world’s first Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park encompasses several collaborations aimed at increasing tourism to Abu Dhabi. Opening on July 25th, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will complement the wide range …

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