According to Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH), tourism revenue reached SAR166.8 billion (USD44.47 billion) in 2016, a growth rate of seven percent over 2015.
According to Airports Council International, record levels of global passenger traffic were seen in April, with a 9.3 year-on-year increase, primarily fuelled by international travellers, up 14.3 percent.
According to Latvia Central Statistical Bureau, the number of domestic overnight trips rose 3.3 percent in 2016, while trips abroad only grew 0.7 percent, compared to 2015.
Cebu Pacific, a Philippine low-cost carrier, has placed an order with Airbus for seven A321ceo to meet its ongoing strong growth on both its domestic and regional network.
Aegean Airlines, along with its subsidiary Olympic Air, carried 2.1 million passengers in the first quarter (Q1) of this year, a five percent year-on-year growth.
In a bid to further limit carbon dioxide emissions, Stockholm Arlanda Airport has installed charging stations for electric and hybrid vehicles in its Sky City garage.
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.
In a bid to reinforce the significance of tourism, South African Tourism (SAT) launched I Do Tourism campaign during INDABA, one of the region's largest tourism marketing events.
Air France is to deploy its Boeing 787 for two Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Nice Côte d' Azur International Airport round-trips on May 28 – 29, in response to the marked increase in travel over the period.