News Pick

  • Indian tourist to Singapore – 14 per cent growth expected

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    After China and Indonesia, India is the third highest contributor of visitor arrivals to Singapore.     The record arrivals in 2017 made India the third highest contributor of visitor arrivals to Singapore.     Singapore is expecting 14 per …

  • Typhoon Toraji kills 12, injures many, floods and landslides cause havoc

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

     Typhoon Toraji has left a trail of deadly destruction, the landslides and floods have destroyed villages and washed out roads while hundreds of troops have bee n dispatched to clean it up.     In central Vietnam 12 people have …

  • Freezing Thanksgiving in Northeastern U.S.

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    Cold air in the northeastern United States brings more snow promising a freezing Thanksgiving, as millions travel on that day by air or road.  The bouts of wintry weather can create disturbance for the travellers.     A narrow zone …

  • Shanghai launches world’s first ‘quarry hotel’

    Published on : Saturday, November 17, 2018

    Buried almost 90 metres deep in an old quarry, Shanghai opens the world’s first underground hotel.     The luxury hotel has two floors above the ground and 16 below where two floors are underwater. The hotel is in the …

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Global Travel News

  • Britain experiencing political turmoil with Brexit chaos

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    Britain is experiencing political turmoil as decisions about the country’s future – or not – in the European Union brought with it a lot of ministerial resignations. Amid deep opposition, the country’s Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a possible …

  • China is working hard to lead the world via China belt and Road Initiative

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    China is working hard with global influence to lead the world through the China belt and Road Initiative. Tourism forms a major part of it. Tonga has signed up to China’s Belt and Road initiative and has received a reprieve …

  • Young Nigerian holidaymakers are keen to explore their own country

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    A growing number of Nigerian holiday-makers are keen to explore their country, although the country has unenviable reputation for violent crime and corruption largely putting off international travelers. Nigeria thus loses out on tourism revenues compared to other countries, which …

  • Australia Council for the Arts has released a new report on the state of international tou

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    Today, the Australia Council for the Arts has released a new report on the state of international tourism, concluding that the arts are ‘a bigger drawcard for international tourists than wineries, casinos or sport.’   Titled International Arts Tourism: Connecting …

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    EUROPE

  • Britain experiencing political turmoil with Brexit chaos

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    Britain is experiencing political turmoil as decisions about the country’s future – or not – in the European Union brought with it a lot of ministerial resignations. Amid deep opposition, the country’s Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a possible …

  • Tourism Ireland leads sales blitz to the United States

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    Tourism Ireland, together with a delegation of 21 tourism enterprises, undertook a three-day sales blitz to the United States. The ‘Jump into Ireland’ (JITI) travel trade and media blitz involved 14 Irish companies and seven American tour operators visiting the …

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    AMERICA

  • Freezing Thanksgiving in Northeastern U.S.

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    Cold air in the northeastern United States brings more snow promising a freezing Thanksgiving, as millions travel on that day by air or road.  The bouts of wintry weather can create disturbance for the travellers.     A narrow zone …

  • Caribbean looking for enhanced pot tourism despite legal hassles

    Published on : Friday, November 16, 2018

    Despite the fact that marijuana continues to be illegal in much of the Caribbean but tourism officials want to be prepared for a situation if and when more countries legalise the drug and pot tourism experiences become possible.   Jamaica, …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Storms will bring rain, snow to the Middle East into Friday

    Published on : Thursday, November 15, 2018

    A series of storms will bring rain and snow to parts of the Middle East through Friday.   Storm across Turkey with bring rain and snow, while another will drive heavy rain and thunderstorms from Saudi Arabia into Kuwait, Iraq …

  • The UAE issues decision on tax refunds for tourists’ scheme

    Published on : Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    The UAE has issued a decision on its tax refunds for tourists’ scheme, announcing the implementation dates for phases one and two, the procedures for the verification of tourists’ eligibility, the fees charged for refunds and their application, the maximum …

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    ASIA

  • Israel witnesses prospective year at the WTM London

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    Israel put up a good show at the World Travel Market tourism fair in London last week — it was its best tourism year yet.   October proved to be a record-breaker for Israel, thanks to almost 500,000 tourists injecting $676.3 million …

  • Sri Lanka tourism industry witnesses slowdown in bookings during winter

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    Yesterday, the stakeholders of Sri Lanka tourism industry showed their concerns over the possibility of prospective tourists who would have visited Sri Lanka turning to other alternative destinations as a result of extended political crisis, as tourist bookings for the …

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    AIRLINE NEWS

  • Boeing Announces Nearly a Quarter-Billion Dollars in Corporate Giving in 2018

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    The new $55 million charitable grants package will support 443 nonprofit organizations in 47 countries, funding programs through 2019 and beyond. Included in the package is $13 million for veterans’ recovery and rehabilitation programs and workforce transition services — representing …

  • Jet2holidays Expands Popular Free Resort Flight Check-in Service

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    Jet2holidays has expanded its market leading Free Resort Flight Check-in® Service to a further FOUR new destinations, after the service enjoyed yet another summer of sky-high popularity with customers.   The UK’s second largest tour operator is launching the smart …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • The Caribbean & Latin America experiences major hit in cruise revenues

    Published on : Friday, November 16, 2018

    Cruise tourism directly churned out a record US$3.36 billion in the Caribbean and Latin America in the 2017-2018 cruise season, over 6% rise from 2015 – as per the latest statistics from the Florida-Caribbean Association (FCCA).   The Economic Contribution …

  • 30% Off Black Friday Special on European Barge Cruises

    Published on : Thursday, November 15, 2018

    European Waterways announced a limited time Black Friday special of 30% off on select 6-night all-inclusive hotel barge cruises in Europe for spring 2019. The promotion represents savings of up $17,850 and charters as low as $24,150 during one of …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • The Haywood -$14M Boutique Hotel to ground break in El Dorado in 2019

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    A new U.S. dollar 14 million boutique hotel -The Haywood will set foot in downtown El Dorado in early 2019 and open in March 2020.   The hotel is anticipated to cost more than U.S. dollar 14 million and will …

  • Pavilions Himalayas Lake View announces opening in Nepal

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    Boutique hotel group the Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of thePavilions Himalayas Lake View – the first luxury tented eco villas in Nepal is set to open and will be brand’s second property in the region.   …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Australia Council for the Arts has released a new report on the state of international tou

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    Today, the Australia Council for the Arts has released a new report on the state of international tourism, concluding that the arts are ‘a bigger drawcard for international tourists than wineries, casinos or sport.’   Titled International Arts Tourism: Connecting …

  • Israel witnesses prospective year at the WTM London

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    Israel put up a good show at the World Travel Market tourism fair in London last week — it was its best tourism year yet.   October proved to be a record-breaker for Israel, thanks to almost 500,000 tourists injecting $676.3 million …

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Travel And Tour World presents an insightful interaction with Barak Hirschowitz, President, International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA) who shares his thoughts on futuristic hotel concepts. Mr. Hirschowitz is a world leader in hospitality, leading an international network. ILHA is a non-profit organisation that strives to promote growth in hospitality sector.

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President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association

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The Executive Director of The Muthoot Group

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