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Taste of Bingham Riverhouse, London

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Jamaica breaks visitor records in early 2019 as momentum continues

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 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 […]

Cape Town

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 […]

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Tech & Gadgets

Google Maps Could Be the Do-It-All Restaurant App of the Future

As rumors surfaced last month that reservations platform Resy was up for sale, Google was on our short list of best guesses as to a potential buyer. The company’s dominance in local search and discovery is well-proven, and its interest in the restaurant business has only increased in recent years. “When I’m in a city or in a place that I’m not […]


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. […]


How Airlines Decide What You’ll Eat and Drink On Board

For almost a decade, the Germany-based company SkyTender has promised airlines they can revolutionize how they serve drinks by dropping canned sodas and watery coffee and adding special trolleys that dispense fountain-style sodas and specialty coffees, such as cappuccinos and espressos. Each year, in April, SkyTender brings its contraptions to the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo in Hamburg, where food and […]


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 […]

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How to Keep Meeting Attendees Off Their Smartphones

What’s small, sometimes silent but super noisy at other times, and jam-packed with information? The answer, of course, is a cell phone, and that tool—along with smart mobile devices generally—is a big competitor for meeting planners when they’re trying to capture the attention of attendees. By 2015, 64 percent of adults around the country, or nearly two-thirds of Americans, owned […]