Tag Archives: 2017

Coachella 2018 music festival sparks huge 'police and drone precautions in response to 2017 Las Vegas massacre'

The organisers of the Coachella music festival are taking extra precautions this year following the Las Vegas massacre of 2017. America and the world were rocked last September when 64-year-old maniac Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowds attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Sin City. The attack left 58 people dead and 851 others injured and saw ...

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News: New York welcomes record visitor numbers for 2017

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that 2017 was the eighth consecutive year for record-breaking tourism, with the city welcoming an estimated 62.8 million visitors last year. The figure represents an increase of 2.3 million visitors over 2016.  Visitation for 2017 was comprised of 49.7 million domestic and 13.1 million international visitors, both all-time highs. “We’re keeping ...

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News: Marriott reports record European growth for 2017

Marriott International has reported its most successful year for signing development contracts in Europe, adding 35 hotels and signing 12,000 rooms in 2017. The company now operates or franchises more than 547 properties and over 110,000 rooms in 40 countries and territories in Europe, representing nine per cent of Marriott’s global room distribution, across 23 of the company’s 30 brands. ...

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News: British cruise industry reaches new peak in 2017

Almost two million cruises were taken by British holidaymakers in 2017, with a record high of 1,959,000 cruise passengers reported in latest figures, released by industry body, the Cruise Line International Association. This represents an increase of 0.5 per cent, against 2016. The Mediterranean remains the most popular cruise destination for British travellers, representing 37 per cent of all sailings ...

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Oscars: Early Ratings Down From 2017 Telecast

March 5, 2018 5:55AM PT Live viewership of the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony was down significantly from the 2017 telecast, according to preliminary Nielsen ratings for ABC’s nearly four-hour telecast. The 8 p.m.-11 p.m. portion of ABC’s telecast averaged an 18.9 household rating and 32 share in Nielsen’s metered market overnight ratings, which cover about 70% of U.S. TV ...

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News: International Airlines Group sees profits rise during financial 2017

International Airlines Group has reported pre-tax profits of €2.49 billion for the year ended December 31st, up 5.6 per cent on the figure of €2.36 billion recorded the year before. The group – which controls British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, and Aer Lingus – said revenue for the year was up 1.8 per cent to €22.97 billion. Following the results, the ...

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News: Qantas Group reports record results for second half of 2017

Qantas Group has delivered its highest-ever first half underlying profit before tax, reporting a figure of $ 976 million for the six months ending December 31st. The result surpasses the previous record of $ 921 million achieved in the first half of financial year 2016 and comes despite recent increases in fuel costs and continued international capacity growth. Both underlying ...

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