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Japan takes top spot on global passport rankings

Japan has taken the top spot on the Henley Passport Index, now offering its citizens visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to a record total of 189 destinations. Following closely behind Japan are Singapore and Germany in joint second place, with 188 destinations accessible without a prior visa. Third place is shared …

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Joussen shakes up TUI leadership as company seeks global focus

TUI chief executive Fritz Joussen has sought to strengthen and further expand momentum within the group by redefining responsibilities on the executive board. TUI has become much more international and digital and has transformed from a classical tour operator to an integrated tourism group, prompting the reshuffle. Its national organisations …

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Rwanda unveils new brand identity as global push for tourists begins

[embedded content] Rwanda has unveiled its new brand identity and logo – Visit Rwanda – as part of a wider strategy designed to attract more tourists and greater business investment. At the same time, Rwanda Development Board has just been revealed as the tourism partner for one of the world’s …

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Japan takes top spot on global passport rankings in early 2018

Japan has taken the top spot on the Henley Passport Index, now offering its citizens visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to a record total of 189 destinations. Following closely behind Japan are Singapore and Germany in joint second place, with 188 destinations accessible without a prior visa. Third place is shared …

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Ryanair launches three times weekly Liverpool-Shannon service

Ryanair has celebrated its new Liverpool to Shannon service, which will operate three times weekly as part of its summer 2018 schedule. The flight is Ryanair’s fourth Irish service from Liverpool, in addition to Dublin (four daily), Cork (four weekly) and Knock (five weekly). Head of public relations for Liverpool …

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Tenerife welcomes increased UK airlift ahead of key summer season

Tenerife is set to become even more accessible to UK travellers this summer with a number of airlines increasing flight frequency to the island. This includes a new weekly service from Flylolo.com, which will operate between Manchester and Tenerife this summer (July 17th-September 5th), as well as throughout the winter …

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Dubai partners with Tencent as destination seeks to boost China presence

Tencent has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing to jointly enhance the emirate’s reputation as a sought-after destination. China-owned Tencent hopes the move will spearhead smart tourism along the route of the Belt & Road Initiative. Poshu Yeung, vice president of Tencent International …

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Singapore Tourism Board appoints Four Travel to UK representation role

Four Travel has been appointed by Singapore Tourism Board as its new PR consultancy in the UK with immediate effect. Following a competitive tender, the agency will work closely with Singapore’s London team to develop key messages for its recently-launched ‘Singapore: Passion Made Possible’ brand strategy in the UK market. …

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Thomas Cook Airlines prepares to launch Norwich-Dalaman link

Thomas Cook Airlines is launching a new weekly flight from Norwich Airport to Dalaman, Turkey. The weekly flight, departing on Wednesdays, takes off on May 23rd on the A320 aircraft and will have 180 customers on board, all looking forward to some spring bank holiday sunshine. Henry Sunley, commercial director …

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Jet Airways to launch Manchester-Mumbai connection in November

Jet Airways will launch the first non-stop service between Manchester and Mumbai on November 5th. Further strengthening its flight offering in the United Kingdom and Jet Airways’ commitment to opening up travel to India for UK business and leisure travellers, the service will operate four days a week including Monday, …

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