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WestJet announced it is expanding choice and connectivity for Calgarians when the airline begins operations between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in spring 2019.


The Natural States newest Arkansas Welcome Centre, located in Harrison, has been officially opened on November 0 2.

The event was hosted by the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (ADPT). The public was invited to attend.

As part of the Welcome Centres recent USD2,5 million upgrade, a completely new building was built in the same location as the old centre.

The facility offers visitors up-to-the minute information on attractions, regional events and weather conditions. The building amenities include computer kiosks, Wi-Fi and free coffee. The landscaped exterior also offers picnic tables for travellers looking to take a short break from the road.

The ribbon cutting ceremony included a presentation of the colours by the Arkansas National Guard and comments by ARDOT and ADPT staff.

13 Welcome Centres are located at various points of entry to the state. An additional location can be found in Little Rock, which serves as a centrally-located centre for visitors.

Susana Martinez, governor, New Mexico, announced that in 2017, the tourism industry generated the largest economic impact in state history for the seventh consecutive year, injecting USD6.6 billion into New Mexico’s economy.

Hyatt Hotels Cooperation announced the winners of its fifth-annual culinary competition The Good Taste Series Americas Regional Competition: Chefs Jonathan Pasion of Andaz Maui and Leo Minelli of Grand Hyatt Baha Mar.

Delta employees worked alongside two Atlanta families to put the finishing touches on the 10th and 11th Habitat for Humanity homes funded by the airline's Inflight Recycling Programme.

In honour of the upcoming fall season and all of the unique opportunities to celebrate around the state, the New Mexico Tourism Department is launching the New Mexico True Fall Festivals and Events page on NewMexico.org, making it easier than ever for New Mexicans and visitors to find a street fair, art festival, concert or fiesta that piques their interest.

Jim Justice, governor, West Virginia, announced that the state’s tourism industry grew in 2017 for the first time since 2012.

Lodging Econometrics has released its bi-annual Global Construction Pipeline Trend Report, which compiles the construction pipeline counts for every country and market around the world.

Najib Balala, minister, tourism, Kenya has announced discussions with low-cost UK and European-based airlines in an effort to boost tourism to the African country’s coastal regions.

On the heels of its first US opening in Springfield, Missouri, Best Western’s upscale urban-hip hotel brand - Vīb - is on the move, with a robust pipeline of upcoming hotels in destination hotspots such as Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, Orlando, Calgary and soon, Bangkok.