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Ras Al Khaimah to host new WTTC forum

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has announced that the emirate will be hosting the World Travel & Tourism Council Middle East & North Africa Leaders Forum 2019 on October 2nd. The event is designed to bring together key industry leaders to discuss the core issues facing the region’s tourism …

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Sri Lanka cuts visa charges to boost tourism sector

Sri Lanka has revealed it will offer free visas to travellers from India, China and the UK, among others, as it seeks to rebuild its tourism industry. A recent report illustrated the stark challenges faced by the sector following the Easter Sunday attacks on April 21st. A series of bombings …

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Adare Manor to host Ryder Cup 2026

Irish golf is set for an extended spell in the spotlight following Shane Lowry’s Open Championship victory, with the announcement of Adare Manor as host venue for the 2026 Ryder Cup. Since reopening in April last year on completion of a two-year reconstruction commissioned by its owners, the McManus family, …

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Portugal partners with UNWTO for Tourism International Academy

Portugal Tourism, in association with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, has announced the launch of the Tourism International Academy. An ambitious tourism training project aimed at developing human capital in the sector in a sustainable and comprehensive manner, it will be based in Estoril. The €24 million education facility …

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P&J Live prepares to debut in Aberdeen, Scotland

P&J Live – a multi-million-pound events venue in Aberdeen – will open to the public for the first-time next month. A free, ticketed event called Preview @ P&J Live is being held on Saturday, August 10th to showcase the new complex which is being delivered by Aberdeen City Council and …

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Holt to lead Ski Club of Great Britain

The council of the Ski Club of Great Britain has appointed Ian Holt to the role of chief executive. Holt has a wide range of experience across the business world including financial services and insurance and start-up businesses, having started his career in the wine trade. He has been a …

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