RSS Title //localhost:3000 RSS Description Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:00:02 +0000 en-US Travelzoo reveals best-value destinations in 2019 As the value of the pound remains low and holidaymakers expected to face a rise in the cost of holidays this year, experts at travel deals publisher Travelzoo have revealed the destinations set to offer the best-value deals for British travellers in 2019. Travelzoo’s deal experts reviewed international currencies, flight routes, hotel inventory and other… Read more »

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Israel reports another year of tourism growth Israel enjoyed another strong year of tourism growth in 2018, with more than 4.1 million tourists visiting the country, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics. Approximately 325,600 tourist entries were recorded in December 2018, 12.2 per cent more than December 2017 and 31% up on the 2016 total. Revenue from tourism in December reached… Read more »

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HGV promotes Pam Fredel to vice president role Global timeshare giant Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) has anounnced the promotion of Pam Fredel to vice president, asset and relationship management. In her new role, Fredel helps HGV’s development team integrate resources and enhance its ability to execute key development strategies. Charles Corbin, executive vice president and chief development officer at Hilton Grand Vacations, said:… Read more »

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Dubai unveils deregulatory plans to boost tourism Dubai is aiming to boost tourism development by waiving some of the regulatory requirements for travel and tourism businesses wishing to set up in in the emirate. The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has initiated efforts to release approximately AED250 million in bank guarantees that have been furnished by tourism-related service providers,… Read more »

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Influencer Marketing Grows Up Tips for navigating the new landscape of working with influencers   Influencer marketing has entered adolescence: Brand budgets are increasing, and the government is paying closer attention. According to the Association of National Advertisers, three-quarters of national advertisers in the U.S. make use of influencer marketing and are so pleased with the result that 43… Read more »

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Travel mag reveals 19 must-see destinations for 2019 The UK edition of National Geographic Traveller has announced its Cool List 2019, highlighting the 19 must-see destinations for the year ahead. The much-anticipated list of countries and cities is revealed in the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of the magazine, and editor Pat Riddell said: “Our team of editors, writers and industry experts have compiled the… Read more »

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Rough Guides unveils its Top Places to Visit in 2019 Popular travel publishers Rough Guides has announced its list of must-see destinations for 2019. A team of expert writers and editors have recommended a list of 19 places that it would be best to see during the coming year. Jenny Cahill-Jones, Rough Guides Senior Online Editor, said: “From newly minted national parks to one-off experiences,… Read more »

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Brits more likely to see Eiffel Tower than Stonehenge Brits are more likely to have seen the Eiffel Tower than Stonehenge, according to a fascinating study that gives an insight into their travel habits. A survey of 2,000 adults found less than half of the population have visited Wiltshire’s prehistoric monument, with one in 20 even claiming to have never heard of it. But… Read more »

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HGV appoints Tim Loughman to key East Coast role Global timeshare giant Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) has annnounced the appointment of Tim Loughman as East Coast area vice president of resort operations. In his new role, Loughman will be responsible for overseeing and driving all aspects of resort operations for 15 HGV resorts on the East Coast, including Florida, South Carolina, Washington, D.C. and… Read more »

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Schnepp earns key role at Wyndham Vacation Clubs Wyndham Destinations has announced the appointment of timeshare industry veteran Bill Schnepp to the new role of executive vice president of Marketing for Wyndham Vacation Clubs. In his new role, Schnepp will oversee the marketing and strategic initiatives for the company’s vacation ownership business. The move sees Schnepp ‘returning home’ to Wyndham, as his 35… Read more »

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Sustainability now a key factor for travellers More than two-fifths (45%) of people say the sustainability credentials of their travel provider are important when booking a holiday this year – a figure that has almost doubled over the last four years (24% in 2014). The findings are part of ABTA’s Travel Trends 2019 report, which highlights that responsible tourism is now becoming… Read more »

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Dominican named Caribbean’s best golf destination The Dominican Republic has been recognised as the ‘Golf Destination for Latin America and the Caribbean’ for 2019 by the International Association of Tour Operators of Golf (IAGTO). The popular Caribbean destination has won the award for the fourth time, having recognised the Dominican Republic as the main destination for travel in this market segment… Read more »

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