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Tourism Trinidad unveils growth targets for 2020

Tourism Trinidad has unveiled plans to grow visitor arrivals by seven per cent over the coming financial year. In total, the island hopes to welcome 380,000 overseas visitors over the coming 12 months, while also attaining an average hotel occupancy rate of 64 per cent. The figures build on the …

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Ras Al Khaimah seeks further adventure tourism development

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development authority has announced the launch of a product concept creation competition. Participants from institutes and organisations across the country are invited to submit creative designs for the next iconic adventure attraction on Jebel Jais, the highest mountain peak in the United Arab Emirates. The best …

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Van der Merwe to lead Malta Tourism in UK & Ireland

Malta Tourism Authority has appointed Tolene Van der Merwe as the organisation’s new UK & Ireland director. Van der Merwe’s new role will focus on leading a London-based team to further develop and cultivate partnerships with tour operators, airlines, travel agents and niche specialists. At the same time, she will …

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VFS TasHeel launches Saudi visa services around world

VFS TasHeel has launched tourist visa services for guests looking to visit Saudi Arabia at its centres across 30 countries worldwide. The organisation is an authorised visa service provider for the ministry of foreign affairs in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Applicants will also be able to travel for Umrah …

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One-year countdown to Expo 2020 marked in Dubai

Excitement for Expo 2020 in Dubai is reaching new heights as the United Arab Emirates prepares to celebrate one-year-to-go across all seven emirates today. Events around the country, including live performances in Dubai from global superstar Mariah Carey and acclaimed Emirati singer and Expo 2020 ambassador Hussain Al Jassmi, will …

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Royal Caribbean to offer purpose-built destination in Vanuatu

Vanuatu has been revealed as the home of Royal Caribbean’s newest island destination – Perfect Day at Lelepa, Vanuatu. The project was announced by Vanuatu’s prime minister, Charlot Salwai, and Royal Caribbean International president, Michael Bayley. Perfect Day at Lelepa will be built with sustainability features designed to safeguard the …

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Ramothea to lead South African Tourism in UK

Kgomotso Ramothea has been appointed as the acting hub head at South African Tourism for the UK & Ireland. She brings to the role a wealth of knowledge and expertise, with 17 years in the communications industry and over nine years’ overseeing the communications and marketing strategies at South African …

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Caribbean Tourism Organisation launches new UK ad campaign

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation has launched a new Caribbean Calling consumer campaign in the UK. Alongside partner BA Holidays, the programme will encourage UK travellers to visit destinations including Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts and Tobago. The integrated consumer-focused campaign will run throughout October to highlight the …

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NYC & Company launches largest ever global marketing campaign

NYC & Company has kicked off its most expansive global tourism marketing campaign to date. The refreshed ‘Famous Original New York City’ initiative is valued at approximately $20 million and will reach 22 global markets including, for the first time ever, Ireland and Singapore. This promotional effort reinforces New York …

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