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According to STR, European hotels recorded positive performance in the first quarter (Q1) of the year, with RevPAR soaring 6.5 percent year-on-year to reach EUR64.06.Furthermore, occupancy jumped 4.1 percent compared to Q1 2016 to 63.5 percent and average daily rate (ADR) increased 2.3 percent to EUR100.94.

Enrique Ponce De León, minister of tourism, Equador, visited the northern area of Manabí to offer solutions to issues following 2016's earthquake, as well as visit initiatives implemented to boost tourism.

Delta Air Lines and Airbus Group have agreed to augment the carrier's order of narrowbody Airbus A321s by 10 additional aircraft, bringing the total number of A321s on order to 122.

Within the framework of the UAE's Year of Giving, The Emirates Airline Foundation (EAF) announced it will fund the construction of a new building for Safe Centre for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome, slated to open in 2018.

Honda Aircraft Company announced that HondaJet received its type certificate from Transport Canada on June 01.

In a bid to boost cruise tourism to the Bahamas, officials from Carnival Cruise Line and the Bahamas government signed an agreement during a special ceremony in Freeport, Grand Bahama for the construction of a new cruise port facility expected to host one million passengers annually.

Hailed as one of the UAE's premier entertainment and business destinations, Yas Island participated at this year's Arabian Travel Market (ATM) on April 24 —27, in order to showcase its full range of leisure and MICE offerings to both domestic and international visitors.

The annual King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival, organised by Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) in cooperation with the King Abdul Aziz Dara, was successfully concluded in Al Sayaheed.

Jannah Hotels & Resorts has announced a mixed development luxury destination Jannah Al Khan Hotel & Spa, which will boost Sharjah's hospitality offerings with a hotel, shopping mall, dining outlets, office units, apart-hotels and residential apartments.

For the ninth consecutive time, Royal Jordanian (RJ) was selected as the official carrier for participants of World Economic Forum (WEF), held on the shores of Dead Sea on May 19 – 21.