Dubai visitor numbers soar

Dubai attracted 7.12 million international overnight visitors in the first half of 2022, with growth almost double compared to the same period in 2021. Average hotel occupancy rates were among the highest in the world as the emirate gets its tourism goals back on track, and reinforces its position as an international destination of choice.

Samoa celebrates as borders reopen to international travellers

Samoa has welcomed back its first international arrivals since the start of the pandemic. Passengers on flights from American Samoa, Fiji, Australia and New Zealand were greeted by the Minister of Tourism, Toeolesulusulu Cedric Schuster at Faleolo International Airport.

Quark Expeditions launches season with its new ship Ultramarine

Quark Expeditions, the global Leader in Polar Adventures, is proud to report the successful inaugural voyage of Ultramarine in the Canadian Arctic. On August 1, 2022, Quark Expeditions’ newest vessel embarked on the 17-day Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin voyage, which is one of the operator’s five expeditions that explore the Canadian High Arctic.

Hilton expands global headquarters creating 350 jobs

Governor Glenn Youngkin has announced that Hilton, the leading global hospitality company, will retain its headquarters in Fairfax County, including significant upgrades to its facility at 7930 Jones Branch Drive in McLean.

European hotel profit tops 2019 levels

Europe’s hotels are now back to pre-pandemic profit levels, with gross operating profit per available room hitting €95 in June 2022, slightly higher than the same month in 2019, according to the latest data from HotStats.