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Tourism got a boost on Monday when 277 visitors arrived in Mombasa from London aboard a British Dreamliner charter flight. Thomson Airways resort team manager Mark Morgan said the introduction of the Dreamliner charter flights from Gatwick Airport in London to Moi Airport in Mombasa was part of the airline’s efforts to upgrade its fleet. He said the Dreamliner would enable the airline to ferry more tourists to Mombasa since it has 290 seats compared to 258 on a Boeing 767.
We never really can get sick of people telling us where to go next. The advice is always varied and gives the inner traveler in you ideas of where you want to schlep off to next. Enter TripAdvisor, who has released their annual list of places "on the rise."Read more
According to the statistics revealed by the UN World Tourism Organization, the percentage of international tourists was up by 5 percent in the period between January to August this year.
However, the mood was not as ambient and was filled with anxiety charged by a familiar and long list of gripes, tourism taxes, visa bureaucracy, outdated regulations for consumer protection, inefficient tour guides and low quality coaches and transport access. It is feared that Europe will face a turn down in its market share in the long run, with other favored destinations overtaking its popular position in a few years from now.Read more
Britain's production scene is bustling, the byproduct of a decade's worth of government policy promoting the industry and a robust infrastructure that grew around two of the most successful film franchises of all time, the Harry Potter and James Bond series. A generous tax incentive, sleek new sound stages and experienced, nonunion crews groomed on the Potter and Bond films have all helped to cement a new "special relationship," one between Britain and Hollywood studios.Read more
Tourists from China have been flooding into New Zealand and now a Shanghai-based property developer has bought an upmarket resort and plans a major upgrade to attract wealthy Chinese travellers to the South Pacific country.Read more