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Independence celebrations drive Ottawa tourism figures upward

August 16, 2018

In 2017, the city of Ottawa was home to a year-long series of special events as it played host to the official celebrations marking 150 years of Canadian Confederation. Now Ottawa Tourism has further reason to celebrate, with official figures showing that 11 million visitors came to the capital during the period, representing a year-on-year […]

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Hill to replace Ralenkotter as Las Vegas tourism chief

August 15, 2018

The Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority board of directors has selected Steve Hill as the next chief executive of the organisation. He will take up the role in September. Hill will be the ninth leader of the LVCVA, succeeding the retiring chief executive, Rossi Ralenkotter. “I am honoured the board of directors selected me […]

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Hill to replace Ralenkotter as Las Vegas tourism chief

August 15, 2018

The Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority board of directors has selected Steve Hill as the next chief executive of the organisation. He will take up the role in September. Hill will be the ninth leader of the LVCVA, succeeding the retiring chief executive, Rossi Ralenkotter. “I am honoured the board of directors selected me […]

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VisitEngland records uptick in interest in historic monuments

August 9, 2018

VisitEngland’s annual Attractions Survey shows historic properties experienced significant growth in visitor numbers in 2017. Of the 1,400 English attractions surveyed the research found that historic properties such as mills, monuments, boats and burial grounds saw the largest increase in visitor numbers, up eight per cent on 2016.  Visits to farm attractions also experienced strong […]

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Lithuanian capital Vilnius launches risqué new ad campaign

August 8, 2018

Go Vilnius, the official tourism organisation for Lithuania’s capital city, has launched a new ad campaign – Vilnius; the G-spot of Europe. A multimedia advertising campaign, it will be directed at the UK and German markets. The campaign aims to increase the visibility of Vilnius, and to position the city as an exciting option for […]

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Luxury accommodation draws European guests to Belize

August 8, 2018

Belize saw a 24.3 per cent increase in overnight European tourism arrivals between January-June this year when compared to 2017, with the UK market increasing by 20.6 per cent over the period.  This establishes a positive trend for the first half of 2018 and showcases a steady growth for tourism numbers. Overnight arrivals from Europe […]

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‘No risk’ to tourists from forest fires says Algarve Tourist Board

August 7, 2018

No tourists remain at risk in the Monchique mountain range, according to the Algarve Tourist Board. Forest fires have been burning in the area since the afternoon of August 3rd, with the Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa evacuated over the weekend. Hundreds of tourists were told as flames came within a mile of the complex. […]

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Brexit dents confidence among UKinbound members

August 3, 2018

UKinbound has released its latest business barometer results, in collaboration with Qa Research, based on members’ feedback regarding their business performance in May and June this year. Some 72 per cent stated that bookings/visitor numbers/customer orders were the same or higher compared to the same period last year. For those that were higher, orders had […]

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