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1. Malta attracts record number of North American tourists
Malta’s popularity in the North American market continues to grow, according to data released by Malta’s National Statistics Office. The US was revealed as one of the fastest-growing tourism markets for Malta, recording an increase of 31.9% from 2017 to 2018, while Canadian arrivals increased 6.6% – bringing total arrivals from North America last year to a record-breaking 62,185.
2. European travel budget to rise in 2019
The majority of European corporate travel decision makers (70%) anticipate their travel budget to increase this year, with 16% expecting it to rise significantly, according to the latest data from Cvent. On the other hand, 25% of CTDMs said their budget would remain unchanged, with 6% even predicting a YOY decline.
3. Japan outbound MICE market expected to reach US$7bn by 2025
According to new research from MarketResearchReports.com, the Japan outbound MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) tourism market is expected to surpass US$7bn by 2025. Additionally, Japan is expected to generate more than 1.7 million outbound MICE tourists by 2020, with the US being the most popular destination for travellers.
4. Manchester United and Marriott International announce partnership
Marriott International and Manchester United have announced a multi-year marketing partnership, which will offer members of the Marriott Bonvoy travel programme (currently 120 million) exclusive opportunities for Manchester United football experiences.
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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.More by Nicola Donovan
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