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To celebrate the launch of Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight to Da Nang, Vietnam, H.E. Akbar Al Baker, group CEO, Qatar Airways, hosted a press conference at the InterContinental Hotel Da Nang.

Having the Sundance Film Festival approaching which will take place January 24 – 3 February 03, 2019, the home state of Utah is gearing up for a year of big screen anniversaries.

Johannesburg has emerged as the most popular destination city in Africa for the fifth consecutive year, according to the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index.

Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced the start of flights to Budapest in Hungary and Naples in Italy.

British Airways (BA) announced that it will fly from Heathrow to Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan, from June 02, 2019.

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has continued its global expansion by soft opening two new resorts under its upscale dusitD2 brand – dusitD2 Yarkay Thimphu, Bhutan and dusitD2 Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand.

The number of Chinese tourists travelling to the GCC is expected to increase 81 percent from 1.6 million this year to 2.9 million in 2022, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 28 – 1 May 01, 2019.

Elaf Group recently organised a series of promotional tours to several countries recently as part of its commitment to support Saudi Arabia’s efforts to increase tourism in the country, which aims to attract more than 30 million pilgrims by 2030.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) provided its support at the inauguration in Argentina of the first specialised hub for tourism in the Americas: Unidigital, with which a collaboration agreement was signed to promote innovation in tourism.

Unidigital is the result of the collaboration between the public and private sectors to promote innovation in tourism. It will offer services, products and training in digital transformation in order to allow the most disruptive entrepreneurs in tourism in the Americas to develop their projects.

The Hub was presented as part of the UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure Forum, held on 11-13 December 11 - 13 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“Today is a historic day because we have brought together many tourism authorities of the Americas to inaugurate this place, which is open to any entrepreneur, and where together we will do very interesting things and achieve excellent results,” said Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary-general, UNWTO. He added, "We are committed to helping them find investors and give them the opportunity to internationalise not only in the Americas, but also beyond the continent.”

The Unidigital Hub opened in the context of the UNWTO Tourism Adventure Tech Forum, the tourism and technology forum organised by the UNWTO and the Ministry of Tourism of Argentina. The winner of the UNWTO Data Challenge 2018 was also announced at the event, Diego Turconi. This project is organised in collaboration with the ieXL of IE University, whose objective is to demonstrate the ability to generate data-driven solutions.

AC Hotels by Marriott, Marriott International’s European-inspired lifestyle brand, announced the opening of AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront marking the debut of the brand in Middle East and Africa.