Month: September 2015

Traffic growth and airline profitability were highlights of air transport in 2016

MONTREAL – Preliminary figures released by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) indicated that the total number of passengers carried on scheduled services reached 3.7 billion in 2016, a 6.0 per cent increase over last year. The number of departures rose to approximately 35 million globally, and world passenger traffic, expressed in terms of total…

Over two thirds of visitors expect to see Virtual Reality in theme parks within three years

BASINGSTOKE, ENGLAND – Research reveals that visitors believe VR, voice-activation, 3D-printing and robots will become part of the theme park experience. 65% of consumers expect virtual reality (VR) to be part of their theme park experience within three years, an Omnico survey has found. The first Omnico Theme Park Barometer explores the interactions and predictions…

European port associations release Code of practice for cruise ports

European ports associations published, under the umbrella of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), a Code of practice for cruise and ferry ports. MedCruise is co-signing the Code, a valuable tool to be used in promoting sustainable passenger traffic growth but also communicating ports perspectives to stakeholders and policy-makers. The five sections of the European…

Virtuoso Incubator seeks emerging travel technology companies to join 2017 program

NEW YORK – Virtuoso, the international network of luxury travel agencies, is inviting innovative travel technology startup companies to apply for its 2017 Incubator program. Heading into its third year, Virtuoso Incubator mentors travel tech startups that are developing tools to enhance advisor productivity and client service.  Recognising a void in this space, Virtuoso launched…

Norwegian Cruise Line expands partnership with Margaritaville

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the expansion of its exclusive partnership with Margaritaville. As a part of The Norwegian Edge, a $400 million investment program dedicated to delivering an exceptional onboard experience, Norwegian will introduce new Margaritaville at Sea restaurants onboard Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway this fall.   Building on its success and popularity on…

Miral takes Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island to new heights with the announcement of its new project, CLYMB

ABU DHABI, UAE – Miral announced the next new exciting attraction CLYMB to be developed on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Miral will bring the world’s widest flight chamber and tallest indoor climbing wall to the island in 2018, complementing Yas Island’s existing array of experiences, reinforcing its status as the region’s leading leisure and entertainment…