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WTTC warns of long-term impact on tourism from coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak in China could have a damaging and lasting economic impact on the global tourism sector unless lessons are learned from previous viral epidemics. That is according to a statement from Gloria Guevara, chief executive of the World Travel & Tourism Council, and comes as the coronavirus crisis …

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British Foreign Office urges against Hubei travel

The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office has begun to advise against all travel to Hubei province in China due to the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak. The organisation urged British nationals in the area to leave, if they were able to do so. The news comes as the number of people …

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Jamaica Tourist Board unveils new destination campaign

The Jamaica Tourist Board has unveiled ‘Jamaica, Heartbeat of the World’, the new destination brand positioning for the country. The campaign is designed to recognise Jamaica’s outsized influence on the global community.  Strengthening the island’s position as a global culturally relevant brand, the campaign extends beyond tourism and encompasses all …

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Chinese cities in lockdown as coronavirus spreads

Three Chinese cities are now in lockdown as authorities attempt to limit the spread of a deadly coronavirus. A total of 20 million people are believed to have been impacted by the decision, with a number of major public events also cancelled. Authorities banned transport links from Wuhan, the capital …

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Bahamas breaks seven million guest barrier in 2019

Bahamas welcomed a record-breaking seven million visitors in 2019. The ministry of tourism attributes this historic success to data-driven, agile marketing, authentic storytelling, and aggressive PR, sales and airlift strategies. “It is with great pride and pleasure that I report the Bahamas’ strongest tourism numbers in history,” said minister of …

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VisitBritain charts growth of UK tourism sector

Visitors spent £951 million in Britain in the last financial year as a result of activity by national tourism agency. According to new figures from VisitBritain, this means that for every pound invested in the agency visitors spent £23 in Britain. As well as the UK government investment, the agency …

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Ajax partners with Curaçao Tourist Board

Dutch soccer team, Ajax, and the Curaçao Tourist Board have reached an agreement to work together as partners. The deal will continue through to 2023. For the first time in the team’s history, the Ajax shirt will be featuring a partner logo on the sleeve. The Curaçao Tourist Board will …

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Expo 2020 to tackle global challenges in Dubai

Pressing challenges from around the world, including climate change, poverty, inequality and environmental degradation, will be examined by Expo 2020 in Dubai. As the launch nears, a programme of events is being composed that aims to bring the world together in a spirit of optimism for the future. With hundreds …

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