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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) which represents the global travel and tourism private sector, released its comprehensive Cities Report for 2019, which reveals North America contributes USD686,6 billion (25 percent) to the global travel and tourism GDP.

The number of multiplay households in the Americas subscribing to double, triple or quadruple play service bundles reached an estimated 142 million in 2018, equating to a household penetration of 43 percent, just behind Europe with 48 percent, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

ITB Berlin and IPK International latest findings show that there are five percent more international trips, outbound travel from the Americas which have shown solid growth in 2018 with a plus of five percent. In contrast to 2017, where North American growth exceeded Latin America, the first eight months of 2018 reflected the contrary.

Hotelbeds, one of the world’s leading bedbank, has confirmed strong growth for its North American source market wholesale business during the 2017-2018 financial year.

Statistics SA’s latest tourism and migration report, reflecting arrival numbers for June, reveals that South Africa saw marginal growth of 2.8 percent from June 2017.

Airports Council International (ACI) World reported global passenger traffic grew by 5.6 percent in May on a year-over-year basis.

Brussels Airlines now offers its guests an economy light fare option on North American routes.

United Airlines became the first North American carrier to operate the fuel efficient Boeing B737 MAX 9 aircraft.

Robert Alan Read has assumed the position of vice president for airports, North America, Air Canada.

Arrivals from the Middle East, North America and Africa are anticipated to drive growth into Egypt’s tourism industry by 2021, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018.