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    Waterstone opens UK office with Mark Anderson to head new operation

    The post Waterstone opens UK office with Mark Anderson to head new operation appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Waterstone, the sales, marketing and communications consultancy focused exclusively on supporting the luxury travel advisor community in North America, has opened a UK office based in London. The expansion into the UK market represents Waterstone’s first foray into international markets, where it will support its existing and future luxury hotel and destination services clients, in partnering with travel advisors to drive outbound business from this important European source market. Heading up the brand-new UK office will be Mark Anderson, former Waterstone client and deputy general manager of the…

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    James Air to head Vacaay’s new London office

    The post James Air to head Vacaay’s new London office appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Australian-owned travel tech platform, Vacaay, has recruited James Air to head its new London office as regional manager UK & Europe. London has the world’s highest concentration of tourism boards, airlines and tour operators according to Air. “It’s also the springboard to international markets in the region, who all compete heavily for UK travellers. Vacaay can reach all markets and geo-target audiences and segments, making our UK office an integral part of the company’s global growth strategy,” Air said. Despite the pandemic and its dire impact on the travel industry in…

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    Japan goes to Middle East, first tourism promotion office in Dubai on the anvil

    The post Japan goes to Middle East, first tourism promotion office in Dubai on the anvil appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) has announced plans to set up an office in Dubai this year, as part of its strategic efforts to achieve the government’s goal of welcoming 60 million international visitors by 2030. It is JNTO’s first office to open in the Middle East, and will be a focal point for the organisation’s promotional efforts in showcasing Japan as a preferred travel destination for residents in the region. As part of its promotional efforts for 2021, JNTO will exhibit at Arabian Travel…

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    UNWTO makes history with opening of first regional office in the Middle East in Riyadh

    The post UNWTO makes history with opening of first regional office in the Middle East in Riyadh appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has opened its first regional office for the Middle East, bringing the United Nations specialized agency closer to its members and advancing on its commitment to guiding the development of tourism in every global region. At a ceremony in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, UNWTO secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili was joined by Princess Haifa Al-Saud, deputy minister of tourism for strategy and investment, and the kingdom’s minister for tourism, Ahmed Al Khateeb to officially open the office. They were also…