April 24, 2019
Riverhouse

Taste of Bingham Riverhouse, London

Top Stories

Kingston-upon-Thames, in the leafy suburbs of west London, may as well be in a different time zone for most residents of the capital. Its quaint rows of shops, faux-Tudor public houses, cobbled streets and verdant parks are a world away from the grimy reality of much of the city. So, what a joy to have an excuse to visit earlier […]

Gatwick

Gatwick off to a flying start in 2019 as passenger numbers rise

Top Stories

London Gatwick has achieved its busiest-ever start to a year, as passenger numbers grew by four per cent in financial quarter four, compared to 2018, as 9.7 million passengers travelled through in the first three months of 2019. Long-haul growth was also strong in quarter four, up 7.5 per cent. This contributed to another month of healthy cargo growth, 7.2 […]

Jamaica

Jamaica breaks visitor records in early 2019 as momentum continues

South America

Jamaica’s tourism sector is experiencing a strong start to the year with record breaking arrival figures and earnings. In just nine weeks since the beginning of 2019, Jamaica has become the first Caribbean destination to welcome one million visitors during the period, generating foreign exchange earnings of approximately US$800 million. “Jamaica continues to make an aggressive push in transforming the […]

Emirates

Emirates launches daily A380 service to Glasgow, Scotland

Europe

Emirates has landed its first A380 in Glasgow, launching the first regular service of the aircraft to Scotland. A crowd of local fans gathered to witness the arrival of inaugural flight EK025 as it touched down on Glaswegian soil at 19:34 last night. The plane is the world’s largest passenger aircraft, with a wingspan of 79.8 metres – more than […]

Cape Town

United Airlines to launch Newark-Cape Town connection in December

Africa

United Airlines will launch a non-stop route between the United States and South Africa in December, with plans for a flight between Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and Cape Town. Conveniently located right outside of Manhattan and ranked the sixth busiest international airport in the US, Newark International Airport provides fast and simplified access to the cultural and […]

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Headlines

overtourism
Headlines

Research: What Local News Tells Us About Overtourism

Overtourism manifests itself differently in every locale, but most destinations recognize the importance of local sentiment in understanding the problem. To evaluate this aspect of overtourism, Skift Research constructed an index that analyzes the text of a large set of over 17,000 local media reports and measured the frequency of stories that indicate a negative press sentiment toward arriving tourists. […]

Advisor
Headlines

Travelers With Disabilities May Find Advantages in Using Travel Advisor Specialists

With one in four American adults classified as having a disability, travel advisors need to better understand these travelers. Being able to complete their bookings is not just a business necessity, it’s a legal requirement under the Americans With Disabilities Act, which demands equal treatment for travelers with disabilities. According to consultant and trainer Craig Kennedy of Disability Life Coaching, most travel […]

ATM
Headlines

ATM 2019: Germany to showcase tourism offering in Dubai

The German National Tourist Board has announced it will be showcasing a range of key destinations at Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. Participants from Germany include the Hotel Palace Berlin; Frankfurt Tourist & Congress Board; Baden-Baden Tourism Board; the State Tourist Board South-West Germany (Baden-Württemberg Tourismus); and the Black Forest Highlands (Hochschwarzwald Tourismus). Partners covering local tourist boards, luxury hotels, […]

USA & Canada

Visa
Top Stories

U.S. Visa for Cubans: Cuban tourists face harsh restrictions

The U.S. Embassy in Cuba posted a bomb-shell message on their website today, punishing Cuban citizen and the travel and tourism trade between Cuba and the United States. The message reads: Effective March 18, 2019, the United States will reduce the B2 visa validity for Cuban nationals to three months with a single entry.  U.S. immigration law requires that U.S. visa […]

Top Stories

Alaska Airlines flies nonstop to Everett’s Paine Field from Silicon Valley’s Airport

Alaska Airlines today launched nonstop service to Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport (PAE) in Everett, Washington from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). Paine Field is Alaska’s newest destination and the newest commercial service air terminal in the U.S. Located north of Seattle, Paine Field offers travelers in Western Washington an easier, and more convenient choice for travel. Learn more about […]

Africa

Cape Town
Africa

United Airlines to launch Newark-Cape Town connection in December

United Airlines will launch a non-stop route between the United States and South Africa in December, with plans for a flight between Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and Cape Town. Conveniently located right outside of Manhattan and ranked the sixth busiest international airport in the US, Newark International Airport provides fast and simplified access to the cultural and […]

Hilton
Africa

Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa opens in Morocco

Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa has opened its doors, marking the company’s third property in Morocco. With its upscale accommodations, beachfront location and range of leisure facilities, the resort is designed as an oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation. The 304-room Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa is located within a protected national park, offering direct access to […]

market
Africa

South Africa companies tap into Brazilian market

The Western Cape’s emerging export companies have identified possible business opportunities in Brazil and the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) which can be explored to grow their businesses. The two businesses – Bayside Marine and Lantern Engineering which boast 100% black ownership- are showcasing their products and services at the Latin American Defence and Security Exhibition (LAAD) underway Rio de Janeiro, […]

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Asia

Korean
Asia

Delta partner Korean Air launches Boston-Seoul connections

Korean Air has launched non-stop flights between Boston and Seoul. The first flight, operated as part of a joint venture with Delta Air Lines, was saluted by a water cannon on arrival and celebrated in speeches by airline and government officials. “Korean Air is the largest trans-Pacific airline and we’ve been eyeing Boston for a long time,” said the Korean […]

Korean
Asia

Korean Air removes peanuts from menu

Korean Air has acted to ensure the health and safety of passengers who are allergic to peanuts. As a first step, the airline has replaced its honey-roasted peanut products with other snacks, such as crackers. In addition, within the next few weeks, the flag-carrier will remove food containing peanut ingredients from in-flight meals. The move is a far cry from […]

Dubai
Asia

Dubai to record visitor figures in January

According to data revealed by the Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, the city recorded a drastic rise in the influx of international tourists in January 2019. Dubai recorded a total of 1.61 million tourists in January 2019 – a rise from the 1.58 million tourists who visited in January 2018. Visitors flocked to attractions such as the Palm […]

Europe

Emirates
Europe

Emirates launches daily A380 service to Glasgow, Scotland

Emirates has landed its first A380 in Glasgow, launching the first regular service of the aircraft to Scotland. A crowd of local fans gathered to witness the arrival of inaugural flight EK025 as it touched down on Glaswegian soil at 19:34 last night. The plane is the world’s largest passenger aircraft, with a wingspan of 79.8 metres – more than […]

Heathrow
Europe

Heathrow welcomes 6.5m passengers in March

Heathrow’s passenger numbers continued to climb in March, with over 6.5 million travellers passing through the airport. The figure marked the 29th consecutive month of growth for the south-east England airport. Notable spikes in the previous month included St Patricks and Mother’s Day, and suggest attitudes towards travel remain strong despite ongoing uncertainty around Brexit. Heathrow chief executive, John Holland-Kaye, […]

Australia & New Zealand

Australia & New Zealand

first Asia Pacific market in Australia

Accor has chosen Australia as the first Asia Pacific market to expand its partnership with sbe outside of the US and bring its luxury lifestyle hospitality brand, Hyde to its shores following Accor’s acquisition of a 50% stake in sbe in October 2018.  Coming to the Gold Coast in March 2019, Hyde Paradiso will be a fashionable playground for an […]

Australia & New Zealand

63 luxurious Suites opens

Leading the way for the medical tourism sector, Essence Suites Taringa’s 63 luxuriously appointed suites are situated directly above the Westside Private Hospital in Brisbane’s west. With the brand-new building now complete, the hotel forms part of the $65-million 10-storey development and is managed by Essence Apartments and Suites’ parent company UniLodge Australia. UniLodge CEO Tomas Johnsson said while the […]

Business

casinos
Business

Gambling: Big business in tourism

The gambling industry, which happens to be a really big one worldwide, is one of the most popular in terms of tourism. That’s why casino tourism is such a big thing these days. Many countries have been developing big casinos in various regions within their bounds in order to get more tourists to come in. Obviously, a more robust tourism […]

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