US Warns Against Travel To Nigeria
The U.S. State Department has warned American citizens of the risks of travel in Nigeria in the wake of continued attacks against Western targets in that African country.
In a Travel Warning update on Wednesday, it recommended that U.S. citizens avoid all but essential travel to the states of Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Plateau, Gombe, Yobe, Bauchi, Borno, and Kano because of the risk of kidnappings, robberies, and other armed attacks.
Deal signed to get more Mexican tourists to Britain
VisitBritain has signed an agreement designed to bring more Mexican tourists to the UK and encourage more Brits to go to Mexico.
It has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mexico Tourism Board to help boost tourist traffic between the two countries.
Prime Minister David Cameron, who is currently attending the G20 summit in Mexico, led the mission.
Under the agreement, the UK and Mexico will develop tourism initiatives with an emphasis on luxury travel, adventure, nature, beach, sport and cultural tourism.
NZ’s tourism cash cow is going dry says report
New Zealand Herald
New Zealand is perceived to have “fallen off the global radar” as a desirable destination, according to a report on the state of the tourism industry.
The State of the Tourism Sector 2012 report by the Tourism Industry Association and Lincoln University paints a mixed picture of the multibillion-dollar industry that New Zealand relies so heavily upon.
The report, released yesterday, drew on industry data and the views of association members and others involved with tourism.
Avianca, TACA Airlines and Copa Airlines Join the Star Alliance
Airlines and Destinations
Avianca, TACA Airlines and Copa Airlines have been inducted into the Star Alliance, cementing the alliance’s presence in Latin America and adding nearly 50 more airports to its network.
“With Avianca, TACA Airlines and Copa Airlines our customers now enjoy increased connectivity across the Americas by connecting through five new Star Alliance hubs right in the middle of the American continent,” remarked Mark Schwab, CEO of Star Alliance.