Tag Archives: Tourism

Hawaii volcano eruption: Mount Kilauea forms NEW island as lava tourism increases

Mount Kilauea, the most active volcano in Hawaii, has been erupting for over two months. Residents have been forced to flee their homes while ash and lava destroyed 600 buildings, as well as created toxic air in certain areas. Most residents from the town of Kapoho have been evacuated, while dangerous ‘vog’ has also formed, which causes dangerous sulphur dioxide ...

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News: Cruise tourism drives increase in Belize visitor numbers

The latest statistics for the middle of 2018 show that tourism arrivals to Belize continue to register ground-breaking levels and moving on a steady upward trend. Overnight tourism arrivals in June registered double digit increases for the past three consecutive years while the first half of the year registered a 17.1 per cent cumulative increase. During the month of June, ...

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News: Mexico Summer Reception showcases tourism offering in UK

The first Mexico Summer Reception has come to a close after holding events in Edinburgh, Manchester and London in a highly successful and busy week for the Mexico Tourism Board. The Mexico Summer Reception saw a week of celebrations as Mexico tourism continues to thrive, as evidenced by Mexico’s increase in rank to sixth most visited country in the world, ...

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News: Visit Rwanda reveals new adventure tourism options

Thrill-seeking travellers will soon be able to enjoy high-flying paramotoring, exciting mountain biking and some serious cycling routes in Rwanda as part of new adventure experiences unveiled by Visit Rwanda. Paramotoring is a form of paragliding where the user wears a motor on their back which provides enough thrust to fly through the air using an adapted paraglider or a ...

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News: UK tourism minister seeks to allay Brexit labour fears

Tourism minister Michael Ellis has sought to allay industry fears that Brexit could see hospitality providers struggling to attract sufficient labour. Speaking earlier in London, Ellis admitted workforce challenges were “more acute for hospitality and tourism” than any other sector, but argued the government was working to overcome concerns. “We are taking steps to reduce uncertainty for as many people ...

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News: Jeffery appointed chair of African Travel & Tourism Association

Leading responsible tourism campaigner and industry expert Fiona Jeffery has been appointed new chair of the African Travel & Tourism Association, succeeding Julian Edmunds. Jeffery has served on the Atta board for four years as industry relations director, and has had a long and accomplished career in the travel and tourism industry. Responsible for World Travel Market from 1986-2013, both ...

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News: World Travel Awards celebrates European tourism elite in Athens

Europe’s finest travel brands have been unveiled at World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2018 in Athens, Greece. Winners at the red carpet gala evening included Hilton Hotels & Resorts (“Europe’s Leading Hotel Brand”), Madrid (“Europe’s Leading Meetings & Convention Destination”), Zurich Airport (“Europe’s Leading Airport”) and Norwegian Cruise Line (winner of “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line”). Portugal beat off stiff ...

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News: World Travel & Tourism Council appoints new ambassadors to grow global reach

The World Travel & Tourism Council has announced the appointment of a series of ambassadors as it seeks to build its operation at a regional level. Gerald Lawless, the former chief executive of Jumeriah and a past chairman of WTTC, Jean-Claude Baumgarten, a former WTTC president, Michael Frenzel, former chief executive of TUI, Christopher Rodrigues, chair of the British Council, ...

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News: Affonso-Dass appointed president of Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association

Barbados hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass has taken up office as the new president of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association. Karolin Troubetzkoy, the regional trade association’s outgoing president, handed over the gavel to Affonso-Dass in a transition at the organisation’s annual general meeting during. New president Affonso-Dass, who also holds the role of group general manager at Ocean Hotels in Barbados, ...

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