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Sail Croatia has launched its inaugural ‘Yacht Charter Report’, revealing the call of the sea is as strong as ever with a huge rise in demand for Sailing Charter Holidays in 2022, and a clear preference for Croatia as the ideal destination for one.

The report confirms Croatia as the most popular sailing destination in 2022 – with over 38% of yacht charter bookings worldwide taking place in the country and Google search interest increasing by 124% compared to ‘sailing in Croatia’ searches in 2021.

Nottingham's premier Christmas entertainment attraction is back with a bang as The Mellors Group, working with Nottingham City Council, bring the Sky Skate ice path to Nottingham's Winter Wonderland in Old Market Square for the first time.

Available all November until New Year's Eve festive fun seekers will be able to skate for 400m around the Old Market Square, metres above the crowds exploring the sixty stall Christmas market offering everything from hand-made gifts to delicious food and mulled wine from local and international traders.

The ultra-luxury Raffles Doha and luxury Fairmont Doha – which herald the entry of the aspirational Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts brands to Qatar – are now open exclusively to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 guests and the VIP delegation. The dual-branded five-star properties, housed within Katara Towers, have welcomed their first guests while supporting the nation's historic FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 by delivering exemplary service and truly exceptional experiences in both hotels.

After participating in World Travel Market 2022 in London last week, Gooding-Edghill engaged with cruise industry partners as he and other Barbados stakeholders met with representatives from Royal Caribbean Group and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) in Miami and had much to share about the island’s plans and outlook for its tourism product.

Passengers will benefit from a better, more reliable railway in 2023 thanks to upgrade and maintenance work taking place this Christmas and New Year.

The work in Network Rail’s North West and Central region - which runs from Euston and Marylebone in London, to Scotland via the West Midlands and North West - has been carefully planned to impact the fewest number of passengers.

An incredible number of travel professionals walked through the doors at World Travel Market last week, with over 35,800 people participating - exceeding expected attendance - and presenting over double the attendance than that of 2021.

One of the key attendee types at WTM London is global travel buyers - individuals with direct purchasing responsibility for travel products. This year, buyer numbers were up 25% compared with 2021. 

The Dominican Republic is the “Most Visited Destination” this year, according to a major industry reference for global travel trends and insights. In announcing the performance of the top global destinations of 2022, ForwardKeys revealed the top country list is headed by the Dominican Republic, and the top city list by Antalya in Turkey.

Viking have announced it has taken delivery of the company's newest ocean ship, the Viking Neptune. The delivery ceremony took place this morning when the ship was presented at Fincantieri's shipyard in Ancona, Italy.

While identical to Viking's other ocean ships, the Viking Neptune is equipped with a small hydrogen fuel system, making it the cruise industry's first ship to test the use of hydrogen power for on board operations.

The Executive Chair of Sandals Resorts International called on the young people of the Caribbean to tap into their creative genius, never to settle for mediocrity, and to keep betting on the future of Jamaica and the Caribbean.

Delivering remarks after being conferred with an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree at the 2022 graduation ceremony of The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus over the weekend, Adam Stewart encouraged the graduating to be the generation that competes on the world stage and outperforms any society in the world.

The newly elected president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), hotelier Robin Russell (centre) has hit the ground running and is keeping critical issues alive since taking up the post recently. During a courtesy call to Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett (right), the tourism sector leaders discussed challenges facing the local tourism sector, including labour supply, driving growth, and security measures.

World Travel Market London (WTM) is now on, and is expecting to facilitate a record number of deals this year as the growing number of new and returning exhibitors grows, making the event a must-attend for travel buyers from around the globe.

Across all areas of the exhibition floor, new faces will be present, as well as familiar ones. There are more than 3.000 exhibitors confirmed, over 70 of which are making their WTM London debut.

easyJet celebrated its inaugural flight from BHX to Lisbon. Flights to the Portuguese capital will be twice-weekly - on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said: “I would like to thank our fantastic customers to choosing to fly with easyJet and we can’t wait to welcome more customers on board.”