eXplore Central North Island, New Zealand, takes on SLR in UK | News

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eXplore Central North Island, the collaboration of the eight regional tourism organisations in New Zealand’s central North Island, has appointed SLC Representation as its first representation agency in the UK. SLC Representation will promote Central North Island to the UK travel trade, positioning the regions as must-visit destinations on any itinerary to New Zealand and
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Independence celebrations drive Ottawa tourism figures upward | News

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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 | News

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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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Oh, Vienna: City tops global liveability rankings

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Releasing its annual Global Liveability Rankings, the Economist Intelligence Unit said the Austrian capital had overtaken Melbourne following a seven-year reign for the Australian city. Source link

Balearic Islands grows off-peak visitor numbers | News

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From November 2017 to March 2018, the Balearic Islands saw a 24.91 per cent increase in visitors from the UK compared to the winter season running from November 2016 to March 2017. The figures highlight a growing appetite for travel to the islands outside of the peak season. Some 146,841 UK visitors travelled to the
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Yas Island welcomes Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi for summer season | News

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Yas Island is celebrating its “coolest” summer season yet, following the opening of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi to excited crowds last month. The iconic new attraction is the world’s first-ever Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park, and the world’s largest indoor theme park, giving Yas Island visitors a perfect new way to beat the
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Royal Liver Building in Liverpool to welcome new visitor attraction | News

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Plans for a new visitor attraction at the iconic Royal Liver Building have been submitted. The attraction will be designed, delivered and operated by Heritage Great Britain in partnership with Corestate and will open up the landmark building to the public for the first time. Heritage Great Britain, based in Liverpool, owns and operates some
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VisitEngland records uptick in interest in historic monuments | News

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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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