WTM 2016: Latest from this year's event

WTM 2016: Latest from this year's event

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Hotelbeds announces growth plan for Transfer & Activity Bank
Group aims to triple sales by expanding product portfolio

Jordan hails success of £1 million marketing campaign
Country prepares to host Aito 2016 conference

Iberostar to upgrade its whole portfolio over the next four to five years
Hotel group celebrates 60th anniversary

Tunisia calls on FCO to lift travel ban
Tourism chief hails new culture of safety and security

Government collaboration needed to fight terror threat
UNWTO session expresses concern about lack of unity

NYC & Company brushes off projected dip in UK visitor numbers
City points to growth in flight capacity, affordable hotels and new attractions

Aussie Specialist revamp prompts 23% sign-up boost
Programme boasts 2,400 UK agents

Mauritian hotels reap the benefits of contracting in sterling
Tourism boss says country remains competitive

Chile targets 20% rise in UK visitors
BA commences direct Santiago flight in January

Brazil tourism boss condemns Zika scare stories as 'bullying'
Country offers 'largest potential for tourism in world'

Seychelles announces visitor cap to safeguard sustainablity credentials
Limit will exceed the 300,000 expected arrivals in 2016

Oman targets rise in visitors ahead of new Manchester route
National carrier also announces second Heathrow flight

Weak rand helps boost UK visitors to South Africa
Annual arrivals projected to reach 361,000

UK visitor numbers to Maldives up 11% this year
Ten resort openings planned for 2017

Data confounds fears of post-referendum drop in consumer confidence
WTM seminar hears there are positive signs for travel

Aeromexico increases capacity with new Dreamliner model
Aircraft features enhanced capacity and energy-saving tech

Vietnam unveils new website and e-visa service
Site to market destination as hub for nature, culture and gastronomy

'Sterling slump followed by price drops'
Holidays costs reduced to bolster demand, says Santander economist

JA Hatta Fort Hotel Dubai announces grand re-opening
Coincides with launch of Dubai Parks’ new attractions

Finnair eyes more UK regional flights as it goes for growth
Airline aims to tempt more transit passengers through Helsinki

Visit Orlando 'cautiously optimistic' about UK growth
'Currency challenges' lead to increased focus on value options

Dubai Tourism chief confident of growth from UK despite headwinds
Currency fluctuation and consumer sentiment among challenges

Brand USA develops inspiring content around local living and pop culture
Trade 'tool-kit' will offer images, videos and itinerary recommendations

Travel industry leaders identify key post-Brexit challenges
Chris Mottershead and Andrew Swaffield take to stage at WTM

‎Colorado aims to boost summer visits with adventure focus
State hopes to build on awareness of ski product

Big Bus Tours targets growth through trade
Move follows acquisition of Go City Card owner Smart Destinations

American Queen Steamboat Company pitches 'ultimate immersive' experience
Line aims to grow proportion of international customers from current 10%

AmaWaterways considers India expansion
Company seeks to introduce "exciting and exotic itineraries"

'Affordable' on-site Universal Studios hotel targets UK market
Aventura Hotel scheduled to open in summer 2018 with 600 rooms

British actress Miriam Margoyles urges agents to back India
Harry Potter actress calls on agents to 'sell it hard and sell it strong'

Balearic Islands launch campaign to boost winter visits
Better in Winter campaign highlights events between October and May

Greece hails 'another great year' as arrivals rise
Country welcomed a record 17.2 million international visitors

Israel unveils financial incentive to boost Eilat tourism
Airlines and operators stand to receive up to £200,000 towards marketing

Mexican adventure park group announces luxury hotel move
Hotel Xcaret in Riviera Maya opens December 2017

Egypt 'confident' growth will return despite 70% fall in visitor numbers
Tourism minister believes lifting of Sharm el-Sheikh flight ban is ‘only a matter of time’

More holidaymakers choosing financially protected holidays
Number of bookings covered by scheme rises for fourth consecutive year to 25.2 million

‘Still room for high street’ in era of digital personalisation
Experts lay out vision at session called The Future of the Travel Agent

Brand USA unveils enhanced trade activity
New training modules and agent incentives revealed at WTM

Open Destinations seeks to benefit from the bright side of Brexit
London-based developer wins new business following slump in sterling

Croatia reports 26% growth in overnight stays from UK visitors
Additional flight capacity and hotel openings planned to meet demand

Spain revealed as top destination by Hotelbeds
Former Tui-owned bed bank claims to have outperformed overall UK market

Vegas tempts Premier League hot shots as it promotes sports and wellness
Destination on track for third consecutive record year

Minor Hotels announces 50-property expansion
Plans include Anantara brand’s first foray into Europe

New 'luxury' theme park set to revive UK visitors to Turkey
Rixos boss expects Belek opening to aid tourism growth

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