The Maldives Reports Another Impressive Rise In UK Visitor Figures With An 11.2% Increase During The First Six Months Of 2018

Latest figures from the Maldives show that the destination saw an 11.2% increase in the number of UK travellers who visited in the first six months of 2018, when compared with the same period in 2017. In total, 57,535 UK tourists arrived in the Maldives from January – June 2018, compared with 51,737 in 2017.

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Thinking of Popping the Question this Summer? Click&Boat Finds Social Media Sharing Is Driving the UK’s Hottest Hotspots Engagement Trend

Back in the days ‘before social media’, research showed that the winter months were the most popular for getting engaged, particularly Christmas Day and New Year’s Day*. However, boat rental website Click&Boat has looked at its booking data over the last three years** and found that a significant number of summer bookings have been for engagements, driven by the need for the perfect setting for a wedding proposal, a trend in turn driven by social media sharing that is turning tradition on its head.

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Are New ‘Basic Economy’ Fares On Long-Haul Flights Worth The Squeeze? Airport Parking & Hotels (APH) Finds Out!

Several long-haul airlines have recently launched discounted ‘basic economy’ fares, allowing budget-conscious passengers to travel to destinations such as the USA with hand luggage only and avoid unnecessary fees. Therefore, to help savvy travellers weigh-up their long-haul options, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has put together a table comparing the new economy ticket options available on flights from the UK, available at www.aph.com/basiceconomy.

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Hot New Family-Friendly Attractions Open In Philadelphia This Summer

With the school summer holidays approaching, parents on the hunt for an exciting and educational break for the entire family should look no further than the US city of Philadelphia, which welcomes several new attractions this summer perfect for all children, big and small. Opportunities abound in the east coast gateway city, with four distinctive new attractions suitable for your family’s next holiday.

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SWAROVSKI OPTIK Announced As Official Premium Optic Partner Of Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London

SWAROVSKI OPTIK, a global leader in high-quality long-range optical devices, has been announced as the official premium optic partner of Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London. During a six-month launch phase, SWAROVSKI OPTIK will showcase the new ATX Interior spotting scope in four of the hotel’s most luxurious suites, including the Shangri-La suite, as well as one telescope in reception for guests to use at their leisure. Continue reading

Millennials Are Good News For Savvy Travel Companies Says Click&Boat


In recent weeks, it’s been quite the tale of doom and gloom for millennials, those born between 1981-2000. They have been blamed for a catalogue of ills, from the dwindling reach of traditional media and the shunning of big business products and office spaces, to the demise of the traditional summer ‘party holiday’*. Yet not all travel businesses have suffered due to millennial’s changing tastes. In fact, some travel companies have positively flourished, particularly those businesses such as Click&Boat that allow for spontaneous experiences or offer a steady flow of outstanding instagrammable photo opportunities. Continue reading

MADHYA PRADESH TOURISM’S UK ROADSHOW IS A ‘ROARING’ SUCCESS

Madhya Pradesh Tourism brought the jungles of India to the UK last week during a three-city UK summer roadshow.

The UK roadshow, which took place from 12th – 14th June in the cities of Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham, provided leading travel companies from each city with the opportunity to meet with the tourism board and network with other partners from the state in central India. Continue reading

CLICK&BOAT RAISES €4M TO ACCELERATE ITS GLOBAL GROWTH

Founded four years ago, the online boat rental startup Click&Boat has grown exponentially, becoming a global leader in its market. A new funding round of €4m will enable the company to accelerate its international growth even further, notably through acquisitions.

Click&Boat, a boat rental startup, has raised €4m to expand globally. Founded by French entrepreneurs Edouard Gorioux and Jeremy Bismuth, the Paris-based company has rapidly become a global leader in an up-and-coming part of the sharing economy such as p2p boating, leaving behind its domestic and international competitors. Continue reading