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Qatar Airways has announced services to Osaka, Japan, starting from April 6th.

The second largest metropolitan area of Japan, Osaka will be the airlines third gateway into the country.

Qatar Airways began direct services to Tokyo Narita in 2010 and launched its Tokyo Haneda service in 2014 from Dohas Hamad International Airport.

The flight will be operated by an Airbus A350-900 aircraft, featuring 36 seats in business class and 247 seats in economy.

The operation will initially begin with a five times weekly service, increasing to a daily service from June.

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Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are truly delighted to be bringing our award-winning service to Osaka, adding this highly sought-after Japanese destination to our global network.

“Osaka is a very important destination, and our service to the cosmopolitan city will enable us to provide a seamless journey for our passengers connecting from our extensive network of more than 160 destinations worldwide.”

Osaka has been the economic powerhouse of the Kansai Region for many centuries.

The Kansai Region is home to many well-known attractions like Arima Onsen – one of the most famouRead More – Source

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Algarve tourism chiefs have argued the region must diversify and build on its renowned beach holiday brand in order to benefit from the rapidly evolving global tourism market.

Joao Fernandes, Algarve Region Tourism Board president, said Algarve tourism unquestionably remains very strong.

However, it can drive greater recognition and wealth creation by improving and diversifying its offer.

The news comes ahead of the 2019 Algarve Tourism Conference on September 27th.

This years central theme is health and wellness travel.

Worldwide wellness tourism spend is rising rapidly and expected to surpass €900 billion by 2022, representing 18 per cent of the global tourism market.

Fernandes said: “For more than 40 years the Algarve has been the leading tourism destination in Portugal attracting the greatest number of tourists per night.

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“The region accounts for more than four million of nearly 19 million guest nights registered annually.

“However, we are currently engaged in a long and continuous process of diversification, demystifying the preconception that the Algarve is only sun and beach – and consequently only a summer destination.

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JetBlue has announced it is expanding its large Latin America and Caribbean network with a new non-stop service between New Yorks John F. Kennedy International Airport and Georgetown, Guyanas Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

Flights will operate daily on JetBlues new A321neo aircraft beginning April 2nd, 2020, with seats now available for purchase in the US.

“The Guyana service introduces a diverse and underserved destination to the JetBlue route map which will benefit both leisure travellers, as well as those visiting friends and relatives,” said Andrea Lusso, director route planning, JetBlue.

“Just as weve done in our South American markets in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, were introducing a new, low fare high-quality choice to travellers in Guyana.”

Just five hours from New York by air, Georgetown serves as the gateway to Guyana.

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With pristine beaches in the north, mountain ranges to the west, vast rainforests and never-ending savannahs in the south, Guyana has emerged as a playground for adventurists and modern-day explorers.

“The government of Guyana is delighted to welcome the services of JetBlue to Guyana,” said, Guyana minister of public infrastructure, David Patterson.

“The introduction of this immensely popular low-cost carrier will see lower ticket prices to Georgetown and provide travellers with an opportunity to fly on an airline of choice to their favourite destination.

“This agreement with JetBlue is timely and comes on the heels of continued and sustainable growth in several sectors of our economy, including, service, tourism, mining and oil andRead More – Source

Tourism

Qatar Airways has announced services to Osaka, Japan, starting from April 6th.

The second largest metropolitan area of Japan, Osaka will be the airlines third gateway into the country.

Qatar Airways began direct services to Tokyo Narita in 2010 and launched its Tokyo Haneda service in 2014 from Dohas Hamad International Airport.

The flight will be operated by an Airbus A350-900 aircraft, featuring 36 seats in business class and 247 seats in economy.

The operation will initially begin with a five times weekly service, increasing to a daily service from June.

ADVERTISEMENT

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are truly delighted to be bringing our award-winning service to Osaka, adding this highly sought-after Japanese destination to our global network.

“Osaka is a very important destination, and our service to the cosmopolitan city will enable us to provide a seamless journey for our passengers connecting from our extensive network of more than 160 destinations worldwide.”

Osaka has been the economic powerhouse of the Kansai Region for many centuries.

The Kansai Region is home to many Read More – Source

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The Red Sea Development Company has signed an agreement with the University of Prince Mugrin to award 120 scholarships for undergraduate studies, commencing this academic year.

The five-year college program will lead to a bachelor of science degree in international hospitality management, which is accredited by the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.

John Pagano, chief executive, the Red Sea Development Company, said: “We are excited to launch this initiative, in partnership with the University of Prince Mugrin and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.

“These two institutions share our ambition to support the accelerated pace of development in Saudi Arabia through the creation of educational opportunities suited to the requirements of a rapidly expanding tourism sector.

“The initial response has been overwhelming, with more than 12,000 applications since the portal opened on September 1st.”

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He added: “We hope to contribute to the growth of the wider tourism and hospitality talent pool, helping young Saudis move into exciting new careers.

“A qualified, highly skilled workforce and steady supply of manpower will also position Saudi Arabia as an attractive investment opportunity for hotel partners and investors, for our project and across the industry.”

Where possible, the Red Sea Development Company will seek to provide job opportunities for successful graduates, either directly or with partners involved in the development or subsequent operation of the destination.

President of University of Prince Mugrin, Khader Al-Qurashi, added: “University of Prince Mugrin continuously seeks to contribute to the development of the national human capital through offering unique and quality programs in accordance to international standards, that will result in the successful employment of its graduates, and meet the needs of the local leading development projects including the Red Sea Project.”

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JetBlue has announced it is expanding its large Latin America and Caribbean network with a new non-stop service between New Yorks John F. Kennedy International Airport and Georgetown, Guyanas Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

Flights will operate daily on JetBlues new A321neo aircraft beginning April 2nd, 2020, with seats now available for purchase in the US.

“The Guyana service introduces a diverse and underserved destination to the JetBlue route map which will benefit both leisure travellers, as well as those visiting friends and relatives,” said Andrea Lusso, director route planning, JetBlue.

“Just as weve done in our South American markets in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, were introducing a new, low fare high-quality choice to travellers in Guyana.”

Just five hours from New York by air, Georgetown serves as the gateway to Guyana.

ADVERTISEMENT

With pristine beaches in the north, mountain ranges to the west, vast rainforests and never-ending savannahs in the south, Guyana has emerged as a playground for adventurists and modern-day explorers.

“The government of Guyana is delighted to welcome the services of JetBlue to Guyana,” said, Guyana minister of public infrastructure, David Patterson.

“The introduction of this immensely popular low-cost carrier will see lower ticket prices to Georgetown and provide travellers with an opportunity to fly on an airline of choice to their favourite destination.

“This agreement with JetBlue is timely and comes on the heels of continued and sustainable growth in several sectors of our economy, including, service, tourism, mining and oil andRead More – Source

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Statistics from the New York State Economic Impact of Tourism report showcase record breaking highs across the state and Long Island in visitation, economic impact, and direct spending.

For the first-time tourism on Long Island has exceeded $6 billion, with an increase in visitor spending across the region topping 4.5 per cent, generating an economic impact of $6.1 billion annually and more than $740 million in state and local tax revenues.

“These record-breaking numbers for Long Island and across New York State amplify the importance of the tourism industry for our region and our residents,” said Kristen Jarnagin, chief executive of Discover Long Island.

“Promoting the endless positive aspects of Long Island through tourism marketing initiatives not only speaks to the incredible quality of life that we as residents enjoy but raises awareness of Long Island as an ideal place to visit, conduct business or relocate.

“These historic numbers are evidence that our strategic efforts and tactical collaborations are succeeding in raising destination awareness and positioning Long Island as an ideal destination for travellers and locals alike.”

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Tourism-generated employment also increased for the region, with the visitor economy supporting over 81,735 local jobs.

The 2018 results are historic with nearly 253 million visitors travelling to New York SRead More – Source

Tourism

The Red Sea Development Company has signed an agreement with the University of Prince Mugrin to award 120 scholarships for undergraduate studies, commencing this academic year.

The five-year college program will lead to a bachelor of science degree in international hospitality management, which is accredited by the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.

John Pagano, chief executive, the Red Sea Development Company, said: “We are excited to launch this initiative, in partnership with the University of Prince Mugrin and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.

“These two institutions share our ambition to support the accelerated pace of development in Saudi Arabia through the creation of educational opportunities suited to the requirements of a rapidly expanding tourism sector.

“The initial response has been overwhelming, with more than 12,000 applications since the portal opened on September 1st.”

ADVERTISEMENT

He added: “We hope to contribute to the growth of the wider tourism and hospitality talent pool, helping young Saudis move into exciting new careers.

“A qualified, highly skilled workforce and steady supply of manpower will also position Saudi Arabia as an attractive investment opportunity for hotel partners and investors, for our project and across the industry.”

Where possible, the Red Sea Development Company will seek to provide job opportunities for successful graduates, either directly or with partners involved in the development or subsequent operation of the destination.

President of University of Prince Mugrin, Khader Al-Qurashi, added: “University of Prince Mugrin continuously seeks to contribute to the development of the national human capital through offering unique and quality programs in accordance to international standards, that will result in the successful employment of its graduates, and meet the needs of the local leading development projects including the Red Sea Project.”

Tourism

JetBlue has announced it is expanding its large Latin America and Caribbean network with a new non-stop service between New Yorks John F. Kennedy International Airport and Georgetown, Guyanas Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

Flights will operate daily on JetBlues new A321neo aircraft beginning April 2nd, 2020, with seats now available for purchase in the US.

“The Guyana service introduces a diverse and underserved destination to the JetBlue route map which will benefit both leisure travellers, as well as those visiting friends and relatives,” said Andrea Lusso, director route planning, JetBlue.

“Just as weve done in our South American markets in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, were introducing a new, low fare high-quality choice to travellers in Guyana.”

Just five hours from New York by air, Georgetown serves as the gateway to Guyana.

ADVERTISEMENT

With pristine beaches in the north, mountain ranges to the west, vast rainforests and never-ending savannahs in the south, Guyana has emerged as a playground for adventurists and modern-day explorers.

“The government of Guyana is delighted to welcome the services of JetBlue to Guyana,” said, Guyana minister of public infrastructure, David Patterson.

“The introduction of this immensely popular low-cost carrier will see lower ticket prices to Georgetown and provide travellers with an opportunity to fly on an airline of choice to their favourite destination.

“This agreement with JetBlue is timely and comes on the heels of continued and sustainable growth in several sectors of our economy, including, service, tourism, mining and oil andRead More – Source

Tourism

Statistics from the New York State Economic Impact of Tourism report showcase record breaking highs across the state and Long Island in visitation, economic impact, and direct spending.

For the first-time tourism on Long Island has exceeded $6 billion, with an increase in visitor spending across the region topping 4.5 per cent, generating an economic impact of $6.1 billion annually and more than $740 million in state and local tax revenues.

“These record-breaking numbers for Long Island and across New York State amplify the importance of the tourism industry for our region and our residents,” said Kristen Jarnagin, chief executive of Discover Long Island.

“Promoting the endless positive aspects of Long Island through tourism marketing initiatives not only speaks to the incredible quality of life that we as residents enjoy but raises awareness of Long Island as an ideal place to visit, conduct business or relocate.

“These historic numbers are evidence that our strategic efforts and tactical collaborations are succeeding in raising destination awareness and positioning Long Island as an ideal destination for travellers and locals alike.”

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Tourism-generated employment also increased for the region, with the visitor economy supporting over 81,735 local jobs.

The 2018 results are historic with nearly 253 million visitors travelling to New York SRead More – Source