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UNWTO launches new Tourism Recovery Tracker

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation recently launched a new Tourism Recovery Tracker to support global tourism.

  • Hawaiian Airlines is Most Punctual Airline in the U.S. for June

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Hawaiian Airlines completed the month of June as the U.S. airline industry’s top-ranked carrier for on-time performance, as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).   Hawaiian Airlines’ flights arrived on schedule 90.4 percent of the time, earning the …

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  • Boeing, Air Lease Corporation Finalize Order for 12 737 MAXs

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Boeing and Air Lease Corporation  have finalized an order for 12 737 MAXs first announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The agreement also includes two new orders for the 787-9 Dreamliner. “These additional orders reflect ALC’s highly successful placements …

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  • Qatar Airways Launches Inaugural Flight To Sohar-Its Third Destination In The Sultanate Of Oman

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    The first Qatar Airways non-stop flight from Doha to Sohar touched down at Sohar Airport, inaugurating the award-winning airline’s newest destination in the Middle East, and its third destination in the Sultanate of Oman.     Qatar Airways Chief Commercial …

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  • 100,000+ Italians read all about Ireland in motorcycling magazines

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Cork’s Wild Atlantic Way has made the cover of an Italian magazine which has about 20,000 readers – or potential holidaymakers for Ireland. A major 26-page article all about Ireland, and in particular our lighthouses, features in the summer edition …

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  • Meet WTM London’s New Travel Tech Exhibitors

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    More than 20 technology companies have signed up as new exhibitors at the Travel Tech Show at WTM – the dedicated travel technology event at WTM London.   The impressive list of first-timers covers all areas of the sector, including online, software …

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  • United Reports July 2017 Operational Performance

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    United Airlines (UAL) today reported July 2017 operational results.   UAL’s July 2017 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 3.9 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 4.6 percent versus July 2016. UAL’s July 2017consolidated load factor decreased 0.6 points compared to July 2016.   Scott …

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  • Tourism Minister Brendan Griffin briefed on Brexit by Tourism Ireland in London

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, is visiting London this week. Today (Tuesday, 8 August) he met with the Tourism Ireland team, where he was briefed on the organisation’s 2017 promotional programme and the possible implications on …

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  • BBC’s The One Show comes to the Causeway Coast

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    More than 4 million people will be tuning into images of the Causeway Coast this week, on BBC’s hugely popular The One Show. Matt Baker and Alex Jones will be presenting their special ‘Big Causeway Crawl’ – making their way along the …

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  • American Waterways Operators Releases Report Detailing Benefits of Barge Industry

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    The modern-day United States can trace its economic strength and resiliency to the maritime industry, built on a foundation of waterways, canals, locks and barges. The industry remains vital to America’s economy, and is still growing in its impact. The …

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  • Travel Foundation & Caribbean Tourism Organization works jointly on sustainability

    Published on : Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Recently, Travel Foundation has signed a contract with the Caribbean Tourism Organization or CTO in order to partner on sustainable tourism initiatives. A MoU or a memorandum of understanding has been signed between the two in the month of July …

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  • Boeing, Air Lease Corporation Finalize Order for 12 737 MAXs

    Published on : Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Boeing and Air Lease Corporation have finalized an order for 12 737 MAXs first announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The agreement also includes two new orders for the 787-9 Dreamliner.   “These additional orders reflect ALC’s highly successful …

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  • LATAM Airlines Group Shows Strong Support For Qatar Airways and The State of Qatar

    Published on : Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Latin America’s leading airline showed strong support for Qatar this week when Qatar Airways hosted the LATAM Airlines Group Board of Directors for its first-ever meeting in Doha.   The board members, including Chairman of the Board Ignacio Cueto and …

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  • Qatar Airways Launches Inaugural Flight To Sohar – ITS Third Destination In The Sultanate Of Oman

    Published on : Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    The first Qatar Airways non-stop flight from Doha to Sohar touched down today at Sohar Airport, inaugurating the award-winning airline’s newest destination in the Middle East, and its third destination in the Sultanate of Oman.   Qatar Airways Chief Commercial …

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  • Art Gallery of NSW Expansion Leads Sydney’s Cultural Renaissance

    Published on : Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    The planned expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales will further establish Sydney as a global arts hub and deliver a significant cultural benefit and economic dividend for NSW.   Tourism & Transport Forum Chief Executive, Margy Osmond, …

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  • Brussels Airlines increases flight frequency to Mumbai

    Published on : Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Only 6 months after the launch of Brussels Airlines’ first connection to India, the airline already increases its flight offer to Mumbai. As from the winter season the Indian metropolis will be directly connected to Brussels Airport 6 instead of …

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  • Singapore Airlines Unveils New In-Flight Safety Video

    Published on : Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) has unveiled its new in-flight safety video, which takes viewers on a panoramic journey across various locations in Singapore, beyond the traditional space of an aircraft cabin. In this feature, viewers follow the Singapore Girl as she …

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  • SAS traffic figures July 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Despite growing demand and a somewhat more stable yield development, the yield/PASK is at historically low levels and the competition continues to be intensive. However, during May-July the change in the underlying yield/PASK has been slightly positive when adjusting for …

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  • Sarajevo Announced As The Latest Eastern European Destination On Qatar Airways’ Growing Route Map

    Published on : Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    The historic city of Sarajevo is set to join Qatar Airways’ expanding global network as the award-winning airline announces the famous Balkan city will now launch in October as part of Qatar Airways’ expedited expansion plans.   The capital of …

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  • Tourism sees a rise in the Middle East

    Published on : Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Six years since the Arab Spring started in Tunisia, causing turmoil in the Middle East, it has now started to gain ground. Spain has long been Britain’s best preferred holiday destination, but various global events have seen its popularity soar …

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  • Ghana Tourism Authority opens Jollof Rice festival

    Published on : Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    The Ghana Tourism Authority, in association with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, launched the first Jollof Rice Festival, in Accra yesterday. The festival, which forms part of the ‘See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana and Feel Ghana Campaign’, …

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