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105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid

Madrid, Spain, hosted the 105th meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) between 11 and 12 May. The Meeting focused on current trends and challenges facing the tourism sector and on the three priorities of the Organization – safe, secure and seamless travel; the impact of technology in the tourism sector and sustainability. The Executive Council, ...

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Jumia Travel launches travel smart to incentivize loyal customers

Jumia Travel has announced the launch of its loyalty programme aimed at creating more value for its loyal customers by enabling them to save as much as 10 to 20% exclusive discount on hotel plus flight bookings and holiday packages. The programme comes with incentives such as late checkout, free airport pickup, welcoming drink and early check-in. The Chief Executive ...

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First JW Marriott to open in Istanbul

The first hotel in Istanbul Tourism Center which is under construction by DATİ Yatırım Holding will be JW Marriott Istanbul Hotel & Conference Center. With 449 room capacity having elegant and splendid architecture, JW Marriott Istanbul Hotel & Conference Center will be realized with the investment of US$200 million by DATİ Yatırım Holding. A press meeting was held on 10 ...

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High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid

The integration of national security with tourism security, crisis communication and travel advisories were some of the key issues discussed at the 1st Meeting of the High Level Task Force on Tourism and Security, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today in Madrid. The event took place ahead of the 105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting to be held in ...

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UNWTO names President of Costa Rica as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

As part of the observance of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which is leading the campaign, has named Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera as Special Ambassador of this important global action. The initiatives developed by Costa Rica in the field of sustainable tourism as well as its international positioning and ...

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Istanbul named the world’s most affordable shopping city

A new research from Marbles reveals the world’s most affordable shopping cities for shopaholics and holidaymakers. The research finds the world’s top 30 cities for a shopping weekend from a British perspective. Istanbul has been selected as the number 1 city for affordable shopping. Marbles found the top 30 cities by number of overnight international visitors and then research on ...

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Philippines to host the 6th UNWTO Conference on Tourism Statistics

Policy leaders, statisticians, academicians and private sector will convene in Manila, The Philippines, next June 2017 (21-24), to discuss new methodologies to measure the full impacts of tourism. The 6th edition of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) International Conference on Statistics, an official event of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, will address the topic of ‘Measuring ...

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Serena: Perfect hotel for your next business trip to Kampala

By Our Writer Uganda is one of our closest neighbours. We not only share a border but also much of our history is interlinked with that of Uganda. Geopolitically, Uganda could just be our sister across the border. It is no wonder that many businessmen and women transact business in Uganda and vice versa. Personally, I have crossed the border ...

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Marriott International reports first quarter 2017 results highlights

Highlights First quarter reported diluted EPS totaled $0.94, an 11 percent increase over prior year results. First quarter adjusted diluted EPS totaled $1.01, a 38 percent increase over first quarter 2016 combined results.  Adjusted 2017 first quarter results exclude merger-related costs.  Combined 2016 first quarter results assume Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood and Starwood’s sale of its timeshare business had been ...

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Marriott International Debuts Four Points by Sheraton Danzhou on Hainan Island, China

Marriott International today announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Danzhou. As the brand’s third hotel in Hainan and the first international brand hotel in Danzhou, a coastal city located in the west of the island, the launch of this new property brings uncomplicated service and modern style to the area. “With more than 200 hotels in dynamic markets ...

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