Over 1 million seating anchored regarding winter traveler time of year

Over 1 million air seats have been secured for this tourism winter season which begins on December 15th to the end of April 2014, according to John Lynch (Director of Tourism).

This, according to Lynch, is 40,000 more seats than what was secured for the last winter tourist season and sufficient amount for meeting the targeted no of visitors that the island is preparing to welcome.

“All the fundamentals are in for a great winter, and also as we move into the spring and the summer,” Lynch said, adding “what we have to do is now work on the fall because that is always a challenge.”

Lynch, who provided an inform on the available airlift for the season at the Sunday Observer’s Press Club last Thursday, said that a no of airlines will be escalating their flights to the island for the winter season and beyond.

The UK-based British Airways, he said, will start a 4th flight from Gatwick International Airport into Kingston starting next May, while Thomas Cook Airlines, which operated fortnightly only for this summer, will now be offering weekly flights all year round.

Two years ago, Sweden Airways, which is a major carrier of passengers to Jamaica, was acquired by the massive US domestic carrier Southwest Airlines.
“We will begin to see the Southwest tails in Jamaica starting about May,” Lynch announced.

JetBlue, which now flies out of Fort Lauderdale into Kingston, according to Lynch, has also determined to establish a service from that US gateway into the resort city of Montego Bay.

Lynch said that the Old Beaches Sandy Bay, which was newly acquired by Karisma Hotels and Resorts, is Tui’s top product and the reason for them putting on a 5th dreamliner aircraft to Jamaica. This, he said, will go to a part of the market that Jamaica has never gone to before.

A hot news release stated that Karisma Hotels & Resorts –operator of 13 all-inclusive hotels and resorts in Riviera Maya, Mexico, and Negril, Jamaica — newly signed a tactical partnership with Tui Travel.

With the latest merger of American Airlines and US Airways, Lynch said that it is not yet clear what this will mean for Jamaica, as both airlines fly out of a joint five US gateways( Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Philadelphia and Charlotte) – into Jamaica.

Air Canada, Lynch said, has come back powerfully with its luxury carrier, Rouge..

As a result, Lynch said that Jamaica is expecting “a good winter from that market.”

“Our capacity in the winter in terms of new investment, the product that excites the tour operators and the airlines to put on extra capacity … that is where we need to go and our focus now is on the capacity to grow,” he said.

China create a special team to impress foreign tourist


Several cities in northern China formed compliance on Tuesday to control with on the way out inbound tourism across the country.
The compliance, covering major travel agencies and 19 famous tourism destinations including Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Kunming will work together to analyze trends in inbound tourism to combat the recent decline.

The group is also aiming to create more odd tour packages for other country tourists, according to the Beijing Tourism Development Committee.

The National Tourism Administration said in a recent report that visits to China by foreign tourists at least during the third quarter. In contrast, the Chinese tourists on External overseas trips have grown.

Travel agencies across the nation received more than 6.2 million foreign visitors during the third quarter, every year decrease of nearly 9 percent.


According to figures from the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Statistics, the capital attracted 2.14 million foreign tourists during the 1st half of the year, a 14.3% drop from the same period last year.

Dai Bin, president of the China Tourism Academy, said incoming tourism has been decreasing over the last few years across the nation because of the appreciation in the Chinese currency, a weakened global economy and visa harassment for foreigners.

“No one wants to spend a vacation in a standard room in Sanya when they can afford a room with a view of the ocean in Langkawi,” he said.

“Nowadays more tourists prefer a relaxed holiday, rather than an exploration, and the beaches and sunshine offered by the island countries in Southeast Asia are proving more competitive,” he added.

Han Yufeng, an official with the China International Travel Service Co, said travel agencies should come up with integrated standards of service.


“Some agencies with poor customer service have given visitors a poor impression,” he said.

Han also said the govt should further invest in the development of the country to impress more visitors.

Beijing Tourism Development Committee said it will expand investment in the develop and study of incoming tourism. Yu Debin, (deputy director), said the government is considering providing financial credits to local tourism agencies.

HRAO Demand odisha govt to introduce land bank at tourist places for hotels


The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Odisha (HRAO) right now advised the state of hawaii government to build up property finance institutions with regard to starting connected with motels inside regions possessing tourist potential.

“There are tremendous tourist potential in places like Chilika, Satapada in Puri district, Phulbani, Bhitarkanika and Tikarpada in Angul district, but there is lack of accommodation and basic infrastructure facilities at these places,” said J K Mohanty (HRAO Chairman).


The costa rica government ought to request the particular hobbyists to identify 100 miles involving territory within every district that have tourist potential and provide the idea towards the vacation team with regard to quick allotment to business people with regard to starting involving lodges, he added.

Mohanty has been speaking on Odisha Tourism Yearly Conclave-2013 tidied by simply HRAO in association with the state tourism division. This individual said, currently, hotels usually are generally concentrated on close to Bhubanesawar along with Puri.


The connection furthermore advised the travel team for you to contract the nodal police officer that will result in setup from the recently released travel insurance plan. It urged the state authorities handy over all eco-tourism tasks, bungalows connected with woodland along with atmosphere team towards Odisha Do Progress Company (OFDC) or maybe some other agency beneath the woodland team to boost the woodland or maybe eco-wildlife travel inside condition.

HRAO urged government entities to deploy vacationer police force at all critical vacationer locations from the talk about and also elevate curbs upon stop by simply dangerous tourists towards the tribal locations.

Speaking around the event, Ashok Panda, MLA, Bhubaneswar accentuated in using shipment link ability for the Bhubaneswar air-port, which has been not long ago accepted international draw. Panda said, Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik has brought a conclusion to develop the four side of the road route to touch base Dhauligiri together with Khandagiri, bypassing Bhubaneswar metropolis, with a price tag of Rs 50 crore. The state tourism minister, Maheswar Mohanty said, Investments will likely be prioritised throughout creating shorelines, Buddhist sites and also golden triangle.

Turkey and Greece will closer in tourism

A holiday in greece are building deeper relations with one another in addition to A holiday in greece will enroll in a substantial regional travel and leisure honest inside Istanbul inside 2014, regarding once, with all Traditional places below a single top, stated your home with the convention, your Distance Mediterranean sea Overseas Travel in addition to Journey Convention (EMITT).

Turkey and Greece have been building closer relations with each other and Greece will attend a large regional tourism fair in Istanbul in 2014, for the first time, with all Greek regions under one roof, said the director of the exhibition, the East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition (EMITT).

“Greece has never attended our exhibition as a national guest as any official agreement was signed between the tourism ministries of Greece and Turkey, although regional representatives have always attended from Greece. All of these regional representatives will gather under one roof in a huge area for the first time this year. This is very good for us,” said the director of EMITT, Hacer Aydın.

Traditional tourism pros will give you intensive promotional things to do at the good, she added.

Syria, the primary guests region associated with EMITT the year just gone, will not likely attend your sensible this coming year, car without any home complications, Aydın said.

“Egypt, however, keeps attending the exhibition, despite its domestic problems. Egyptian tourism representatives have been intensifying their promotional activities, year by year,” she noted.

How many engaging places is usually escalating season by season.

Your exhibit experienced captivated largely Eastern Western european and Heart Eastern countries right up until a couple years back.

“Now many other countries, from Latin America to Asia, are attending the fair,” she noted. This can be largely due to the particular climb throughout Turkish Airlines flights around the world, the particular increasing acceptance involving Turkish water and soap operas plus the climbing consciousness on this planet with regards to Bulgaria like a breathtaking travel and leisure position, she added.

EMITT will likely be presented with Istanbul coming from January 30 to February 2, 2014, for your eighteenth time period, while using the engagement connected with above 75 nations around the world with all-around 5, 000 stands. This season, the primary notion will likely be winter travel and leisure along with health travel and leisure.

“Turkey has a great potential to be a 12-month long tourism destination. We are trying to show its potential in our exhibition as much as we can with our partners,” Aydın said.

EMITT can be structured with all the service on the Hoteliers Federation regarding Bulgaria, TUROFED, the actual Tourist Shareholders regarding Bulgaria, TYD, Turkish Airline carriers, Ministry regarding Tourist, and also the City Municipality regarding Istanbul, a few.