Category Events, Organisations & Operators,

Merlin Entertainments’ LEGOLAND® New York Resort Opens its Newest Attraction, Minifigure Skyflyer

LEGOLAND® New York Resort’s newest attraction, Minifigure Skyflyer, will make its highly-anticipated opening to the public with sky-soaring, disco-dancing fun on June 24. Minifigure Skyflyer is a first-of-its-kind ride at LEGOLAND® Resorts, offering a “party in the sky” experience for guests as they travel across the Park via gondola-style Party Pods.

SAF Production to Triple in 2024 but More Opportunities for Diversification Needed

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that its projections for a tripling of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) production in 2024 to 1.9 billion liters (1.5 million tonnes) are on track. This would account for 0.53% of aviation’s fuel need in 2024. To accelerate SAF use, there are several policy measures that governments could take.

Blocked Funds Drop to $1.8 billion with Major Clearance in Nigeria, Challenges Persist

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported a 28% decrease in the amount of airline funds blocked from repatriation by governments. The total blocked funds at the end of April stood at approximately $1.8 billion, a reduction of $708 million (28%) since December 2023.

Cutting-Edge Cooking: dnata Introduces AI-driven Robot Chef at WTCE Expo

At the World Travel Catering and Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) in Hamburg, dnata Catering & Retail is showcasing a cooking robot capable of preparing delectable Asian dishes like stir-fried beef with oyster sauce and kung pao shrimp. Developed by BOTINKIT, this robot replicates a chef’s stir-frying technique with precision, using induction pot technology for even heating and precision seasoning for consistent taste.

Dubai World Trade Centre Drives Impact as Economic Output Surges to US$4.98 Billion in 2023

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), a global leader in the events and exhibitions industry, has once again demonstrated its significant impact on Dubai’s economy in 2023, welcoming 2.47 million participants and hosting 301 events, 76 of which, were large-scale events that attracted 1.54 million attendees, with 46% from overseas.

Enhancing Resilience: PATA Expands Tourism Destination Resilience Programme to Sarawak, Malaysia

PATA has expanded its Tourism Destination Resilience (TDR) Programme to Sarawak, Malaysia, aiming to bolster resilience and sustainability in the Asia Pacific tourism sector. As tourism rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus on resilience is crucial to prevent reverting to pre-pandemic practices.