The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) released its annual Cities Report at the WTTC Asia Leaders Forum in Macau, SAR. The Report covers 72 of the world’s most important tourism cities, which together generated over USD625 billion contribution to GDP in 2017 (24,3 percent of global Travel & Tourism GDP).
Hamad International Airport (HIA) has welcomed a total of 9,68 million passengers and handled 57,031 aircraft movements in the third quarter (Q3) of this year, making this the busiest quarter of the year so far. HIA has also handled 538,551 tonnes of cargo in the Q3 of this year.
Avis Budget Group announced an agreement with Ford Commercial Solutions to connect more than 35,000 Ford Motor company vehicles in Avis Budget Group’s US fleet.
Sydney Airport has partnered with large-format outdoor innovators, Wideopen Platform, to unveil one of Australia’s largest advertising building wraps across the Western face of the Terminal 1 International multi-storey car park.
Autograph Collection Hotels announced that it will soon debut the brand into Kenya with Sankara Nairobi slated to join the brands diverse and distinguished portfolio of over 150 independent hotels around the world.
The number of Russian tourists travelling to the GCC is expected to increase 125 percent from 933,000 in 2018 to 2,1 million in 2023, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2019 (ATM), which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 28 April –May 01, 2019.
On October 15 - 29, HalalBooking.com hosted a group of sales staff from 13 travel agencies from across the world including Germany, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and France.
OpenTable, one of the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, unveiled the pilot of a new centralised reservation feature for restaurant groups within its flagship product, GuestCenter.
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, announced that the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah will be hosting the PATA Annual Summit 2020 from May 15 - 18,2019 which is organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).
The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants and Singapore Tourism Board have announced a three-year partnership which will see The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants Awards will make its debut in Singapore in 2019, marking the first time this highly-established global restaurant awards platform will be in Asia.
The Worlds 50 Best Bars Awards will arrive in 2021, making Singapore the first city, apart from its original home of London, to be confirmed as host of the Bar Awards. Singapore will also welcome Asia’s 50 Best Bars in 2019 and 2020.