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Pow becomes UK tourism minister as Ellis departs

Rebecca Pow has stepped into the role of UK tourism minister. The Conservative member of parliament for Taunton Deane in Somerset replaces Michael Ellis, who moves to take up the transport brief. Ellis served in the role for just over a year. Pow, previously personal private secretary to the work and pensions secretary, will begin […]

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British Airways to return to Islamabad from next week

British Airways will relaunch flights to Islamabad, Pakistan, from June 2nd. The three-per-week service will be operated on a three-class Boeing Dreamliner. The 787 is British Airways’ newest long-haul aircraft that is 20 per cent more fuel efficient than other aircraft and features larger windows, mood lighting and the latest inflight entertainment system. The airline […]

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Queensland launches scUber Great Barrier Reef submarine experience

Authorities in Queensland have partnered with Uber to launch a new submarine experience on the Great Barrier Reef. Guests will be able to hail scUber, branded as the first rideshare submarine experience in the world, from Monday in order to head to the iconic Australian destination. For a limited time only, scUber riders will gain […]

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Red Sea Development Company employees witness developments first-hand with site visit

The Red Sea Development Company has welcomed the entire office team to the western coast of the Red Sea for three days of exploration. The trip provided an opportunity for staff to immerse themselves in the destination, and better understand its unique characteristics, giving a rare insight into the natural beauty of the destination. The […]

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UK opens ePassport gates to new travellers

Eligible travellers from seven non-EU countries can now use ePassport gates to enter the UK in changes being made to the border from today. Visitors from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States will be able to use ePassport gates at ports across the UK. There were over ten million […]

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US guests lead growth in Antigua & Barbuda visitor numbers

Antigua & Barbuda attracted a record number of visitors in April, with 27,301 guests arriving into the country according to the latest statistics from the ministry of tourism. Last month saw an increase of 17 per cent in arrivals, with 3,979 more visitors travelling to Antigua compared with April last year. “A seventeen percent increase […]

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Etihad Airways offers free stopover in United Arab Emirates

Etihad Airways is extending its free Abu Dhabi stopover campaign to the end of the year due to the popularity of the special offer in its opening month. Travellers flying through the capital of the UAE with the airline are invited to enjoy a free two-night hotel stay to break up their journey and explore […]

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UKinbound welcomes government landing cards decision

Trade body UKinbound has welcomed a government decision to expand its plans to scrap landing cards for visitors to the UK. Authorities had originally planned to scrap the cards for visitors from seven countries, but this has now been changed to include passengers arriving from all over the world. All landing cards for international passengers […]

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Hainan seeks to woo golf travellers with new organisation

The Hainan International Golf Alliance has been established in Haikou to bring together government and golf tourism stakeholders from across Hainan province. The body will seek to promote the tropical Chinese island as a golf tourism destination. Officials from local government, including Hainan government party secretary, Ni Qiang, the vice mayor of Haikou, Deng Haihua, […]

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Na cruises to stress-free victory at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Na birdied four of the first eight holes and shot a 4-under 66 for a four-shot victory over Tony Finau in the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial on Sunday. Na opened with a two-shot lead and was in front by at least that many for the final 16 holes […]