South America

In 10 years, Jamaica’s Cruise Tourism earns J$22.6 billion

Preliminary data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica shows that cruise tourism has seen an almost 300% increase in earnings over the last ten years. In 2008, the sector earned J$7.5Billion and in 2017 cruise saw earnings of J$22.6Billion. Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett, who made the announcement at Jamaica Vacations’ (JAMVAC’s) Cruise Council cocktail yesterday, said, “Cruise tourism […]


Qatar Airways boosts services to Johannesburg and Cape Town

Qatar Airways announced that it will be increasing the number of weekly flights on its popular routes to South Africa from July 2019. Weekly flight frequencies to Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest metropolis, will increase from 14 to 18 from July, rising to 19 in August. A further two flights will be added to the airline’s winter schedule, taking the total […]

South America

IATA urges government-airline industry dialogue in Mexico

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of Mexico to work closely with the air transport industry as it develops airport infrastructure to meet growing demand for air connectivity in the country’s main gateway of Mexico City. Mexico City International Airport was designed for 32 million passengers annually but handled 48 million in 2018. The new Mexican […]

Australia & New Zealand

Azamara Quest Farewell in Australia

Guests on board the boutique 690-guest Azamara Quest were treated to a stunning sunrise in Sydney Harbour this morning, as they lined the pool deck to wave good morning to Sydney and Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas. Today’s arrival marks the end of Azamara’s fourth and longest season down under, as well as Quest’s last visit for some years, […]