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It’s confirmed. In addition to Rio de Janeiro, five other Brazilian cities will stage the 2016 Olympic Games and host the men’s and women’s football matches. The 58 matches will be played in Belo Horizonte (Mineirão), Brasília (Estádio Mané Garrincha), Manaus (Arena Amazônia), Rio de Janeiro (Maracanã and the Olympic Stadium), Salvador (Arena Fonte Nova) and São Paulo (Arena Corinthians),...
Car hire just got faster and easier with the launch of ToMyCar, the new service from Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe. With ToMyCar, Europcar customers can book, unlock and drive their hire car using their smartphone. No need to visit the counter and no more keys, ensuring travelers are on the road in four simple steps. The...
Pierfrancesco Vago, chairman of Cruise Lines International Association Europe, has revealed that more Europeans than ever booked a cruise in 2014 – an increase of 0.5 percent compared to the 2013 figures. Since the beginning of the economic crisis in 2008, the European cruise MARKET has grown by 44 per cent, proving the cruise industry’s resilience. According to the latest figures available, the...
Promote Latin America to the world and bring the world to Latin America. This is the key concept of WTM Latin America – the most international tourism event in the Americas - which is approaching its third edition and will take place from April 22nd-24th at the Expo Center Norte in Sao Paulo. Last year more than $341 million was transacted...
Air traffic in the UK increased in January and February compared to those months last year, with NATS, the UK’s major air traffic management company, handling more than 159,000 flights in each of the first two months of 2015. NATS handled 164,805 flights in January, an increase of 1.6 percent compared to the same month last year, with 412 minutes...
5th March 2015 Destinations, tourism products and travel tech services from around the world have confirmed their presence at WTM Latin America 2015. The event will take place on April 22nd-24th in Sao Paulo, at Expo Centre Norte, alongside the 43rd Braztoa Business Meeting. With ten percent more floor space compared to 2014, the third edition of the international event that last...
The Saint Lucia Tourist Board has seen a strong start to 2015, with UK operators and agents reporting good bookings to the end of February. This comes against a backdrop of the highest total number of arrivals in the island’s history recorded for the month of January at 31,541, up 14 percent on 2014. Aiming to help drive sales, an integrated...
Some 18.88 percent more cruise and stay-over visitors came to Grenada in 2014 than in 2013, revealing an increased interest for travel to the beautiful tri-island state. Cruise is one of five main MARKET niches for Grenada, with three ports of entry for cruise ships. One hundred and fifty six cruise calls brought 235,140 passengers to Grenada in 2014, contributing an excess of...
Embracing our cultural heritage as a revenue stream in the Olympic year is crucial to our success as a tourism hub and economic power, say leading industry figures. The National Trust, English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces, The V&A, Tate, British Museum and National Gallery are among over 100 organizations that will come together to discuss how the sector can maximize...
Visitor visa routes are to be consolidated from the current 15 to just four as part of a simple new streamlined system for business and leisure travellers to the UK. The new easier-to-understand range of visitor visas carry greater flexibility for the people using them and will be accompanied by redesigned user-friendly guidance to make the process of visiting Britain...