On Friday 19 April, 2019, British aid worker Faye Mooney was killed when gunmen stormed a vacation resort in Kaduna State, Nigeria, where she was visiting on holiday. During the attack on the Kaijuru Castle resort, a local man was killed and three others were kidnapped.
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New research released today by emerchantpay suggests that persistent uncertainty over Brexit has led to one in five Britons altering their holiday plans.
Tanzania’s Government has recently announced that earnings from tourism in the country increased by 7.13 per cent in 2018.
English-speaking tourists who need to report crimes or other problems to police in one of Europe’s leading holiday destinations are being offered free translation help during the peak holiday season.
VistaJet has announced the launched of VistaPet, a comprehensive programme designed to ensure that all guests feel welcome.
Airports around the world are investing in technology such as biometrics in order to simplify the customer journey.
This November, Cuba’s capital city Havana will celebrate its 500th birthday – and considering the recent decline in inbound travellers that Cuba has experienced in recent years, Allianz Global Assistance believes that this will present the perfect opportunity to boost the country’s travel trade.
Police in north east Spain have arrested a gang of six men that specialised in robbing foreign tourists who had driven into the country by car.
As of 3 April 2019, Brunei is to implement the death penalty for same-sex relationships – a move that indicates a serious deterioration of the security environment for LGBT travellers and residents. In response, Healix International has offered guidance for employers with LGBT employees travelling to and working in the country.
The Travel Foundation, Cornell University’s Centre for Sustainable Global Enterprise and EplerWood International have collaboratively published a report which details the hidden costs of tourism and urges destinations to account for these ‘invisible burdens’ in order to protect landmarks, ecosystems and community life.