News: European tourism arrivals prove resilient in 2018

Europe remains the most visited region in the world, with a six per cent upswing in international tourist arrivals in 2018 compared to the previous year

Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Iwona Bialobrzycka, director, Polish Tourism Organisation

As Poland prepares to celebrate the centenary of its independence with a raft of events across the country, Breaking Travel News chats with Iwona Bialobrzycka, director of the Polish Tourism Organisation, to find out more<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds

News: Expedia launches airline luggage allowance guide

Expedia have launched an interactive airline luggage allowance guide to help people shopping for flights find out which one really is best for them

News: Radisson Hotel Group signs with SunnySeeker to grow Cyprus presence

Building on an already-successful partnership, the new deal will see the group grow its existing portfolio in the country to six hotels and almost 1,000 rooms by 2025

News: Princess Cruises welcomes milestones for three new ships

In an industry-first, events took place at Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, to mark the construction progress for each of the 3,660-guest Sky Princess, Enchanted Princess and a sixth Royal-class ship yet to be named

News: McSpadden joins American Express Global Business Travel for new digital role

American Express Global Business Travel has appointed Mark McSpadden as vice president of global product strategy and digital experience

News: Mandarin Oriental launches new luxury residences project in New York

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced an agreement to brand and manage 69 luxurious residences, located on Fifth Avenue New York, scheduled for completion in 2021

News: Ashford Castle capitalises on gin boom with new tasting experience

Ashford Castle has launched a new collaboration with The Shed Distillery to offer guests the exclusive Gin Tray Tasting Experience, in collaboration with Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin

News: Thailand launches new electronic visa on arrival service

The service offers travellers a new experience when entering the country at the Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueng airports in Bangkok, as well as at Phuket and Chiang Mai airports

News: NATS records increase in UK air space activity

January saw 181,362 flights fly through UK airspace according to NATS, an increase of 1

Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Katarina Hobbs, director, UK & Ireland, CzechTourism

As the Czech Republic seeks to build new markets and showcase cities outside of Prague, Katarina Hobbs, director of CzechTourism in the UK &amp; Ireland, tells Breaking Travel News how important the hospitality sector is for the country<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds

News: Virgin Voyages opens Scarlet Lady to bookings

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages president Tom McAlpin announced today that the line is officially open for business, with the companyโ€™s first ship, Scarlet Lady, now open for bookings

News: UK visitors lead Maldives to strong year

The Maldives has announced a 10

News: Star Alliance partners with Skyscanner for multi-airline itinerary

Star Alliance has partnered with Skyscanner to allow travellers visiting the allianceโ€™s website to search for flights, view airfares and book them directly with its member airlines

News: Airbus to cease production of A380 in 2021

European plane manufacturer Airbus has taken the โ€œpainfulโ€ decision to cease deliveries of the A380 in 2021

News: Delta Air Lines and easyJet mull Alitalia deal

Delta Air Lines and easyJet have confirmed they are in talks over the future of Alitalia

News: Caribbean tourism looks forward with cautious optimism to year ahead

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation, the authority on regional tourism statistics and performance, is forecasting six to seven per cent growth this year, continuing an upward trend which began last September

News: Leipzig Tourism Board recruits new UK public relations company

The Leipzig Tourism Board has appointed specialist travel PR agency, Lemongrass Marketing, to manage their UK and Irish public relations

News: Mango PR signs global partnership with Millennium Hotels & Resorts

Mango PR has been appointed as PR agency of record for Millennium Hotels &amp; Resorts within the UK and US markets, working in partnership with Glodow Nead Communications of North America

News: New sales leadership for Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises has announced the appointment of Ellie Webb as sales manager for its agent-facing regional business team