DFDS Seaways has been awarded the prestigious accolade of World’s Leading Ferry Operator at the 2014 World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Anguilla for the fourth year in a row. The World Travel Awards, hailed as the premier awards programme for the travel and tourism industry, celebrates excellence throughout the global travel, tourism and hospitality sector.
The Taiwan Tourism Bureau has welcomed the country’s nine millionth foreign visitor this week. Lo Tak Pui from Hong Kong was welcomed at the arrivals gate and showered with £10,000 worth of gifts, including a return round trip to Taiwan, as well as hotel accommodation, consumer electronics and local souvenirs. This marks the first occasion that Taiwan has had more than nine million visitors in a single year, eclipsing the eight million milestone that was first achieved in 2013.
The third edition of World Travel Market Latin America will devote a much larger area for the growing Travel Tech Zone at the event after great results in 2014. Targeting technology companies that work with the tourism industry, the section on the exhibition floor will be expanded to meet the demand and showcase the new products that are available.
The Namibia ministry of tourism has released its arrival figures from 2013 showing a total of 23,185 arrivals from the UK – a 10.2 per cent increase year on year. In 2012 UK arrival had fallen by 2.5 per cent, with depletion in numbers to 21,035. In contrast in 2013 the UK market showed positive signs of growth, evident by the acceleration of visitors.
The Colombian trade, investment and tourism promotion body Proexport has completed its rebrand to Procolombia following an eight-month process led by its president Juan Manuel Santos Calderón. The move, which takes immediate effect, comes after a survey of Colombian and foreign entrepreneurs concluded that the name Proexport did not reflect either the body’s connection to Colombia or its broad remit, which covers promoting investment and tourism as well as exports.
The new tourism season is an exciting one with a number of world class and internationally renowned hotel brands coming up in Dubai. During 2014 the emirate experienced a 10.6 per cent visitor increase from the 11 million guests in 2013. By building more hotels that suit all kind of tourists, Dubai is on track to meet their target of 20 million visitors by the year 2020.
Casa de Campo, the 7,000-acre luxury resort in La Romana, Dominican Republic, is thrilled to announce recent recognitions as the Dominican Republic’s Leading Resort and the Dominican Republic’s Leading Spa Resort at the World Travel Awards. Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, the World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge excellence in all sectors of the tourism industry.
World Golf Awards has touched down in Portugal as finishing touches are put in place ahead of the inaugural Gala Ceremony.The only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the golf hospitality industry, the showcase will take place at the Conrad Algarve from November 13th-16th. World Golf Awards will see presentations made across a range of categories during a red carpet event, with leading golf tourism destinations competing for titles including Best Golf Resort, Best Golf Course, Best Golf Tour Operator, and Best New Golf Course.
Tourism Australia and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have deepened their strategic marketing partnership with a significant increase in joint funding for the promotion of tourism to Australia in overseas markets. Under the new arrangements, Tourism Australia and Etihad Airways will quadruple their spend in the 2014/15 season for what will become their strongest ever push to promote Australia to international leisure and business travellers.
Ajman, United Arab Emirates – Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman and Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman is participating as exhibitors at World Travel Market, as part of the Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD)‘s debut stand in the annual exhibition.