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  • Global tourism industry gathers at Dubai with hope for business

    Published on : Monday, April 24, 2017

    The 24th annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) opened today which gathered professionals in Dubai to discuss key trends affecting the global market. The event was inaugurated by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of …

  • Foreign visitors to Korea slump by 11% in March

    Published on : Monday, April 24, 2017

    The number of international visitors arriving in Korea has slumped by 11.2% last month a year earlier.   This was led by a sharp drop in the Chinese visitor figures following the ban of sale of tourism packages of Beijing, …

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  • Epic new ‘Mudtopia’ festival set to attract large number o

    Published on : Monday, April 24, 2017

    An epic new mud and music experience for awaits festival fans with the announcement of the southern hemisphere’s first Mudtopia Festival, to be held in Rotorua from December 1st till 3rd. The three day festival at Arawa Park will boast …

  • Bombardier Appoints Jeff Hutchinson as Chief Information Officer

    Published on : Monday, April 24, 2017

    Bombardier Inc. announced the appointment of Jeff Hutchinson as Chief Information Officer, reporting to John Di Bert, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Bombardier Inc.   In this position, Mr. Hutchinson will be responsible for leading Bombardier’s global IT, …

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    EUROPE

  • Europe still continues to attract the largest number of tourists

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    As per the UNWTO’s tourism monitoring, Europe remains the most popular tourism region so far. The 28 EU countries recorded 499 million foreign visitors in 2016. This accounts to a growth of 4% (21 million) compared to 2015. This has …

  • Joint tourism and business schemes announced by London and Paris

    Published on : Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Joint tourism and business schemes were announced by the mayors of London and Paris, a day before the UK’s formal exit from the EU was prompted. A business unit will be set up in the city hall promotional agency, London …

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    AMERICA

  • UOB And KrisFlyer Partnership Sets New Heights For Banking Solutions I

    Published on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) and KrisFlyer1 today launched the KrisFlyer UOB Account, the first banking solution in Singapore to earn KrisFlyer miles when a customer saves or spends. The KrisFlyer UOB account provides an innovative way for customers who …

  • Stricter travel ban to US may spell doom for tourism industry

    Published on : Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    The Trump administration is considering a plan to set up a much more adversarial system for deciding which non-citizens should be allowed into the United States will surely rile the US allies abroad and the travel industry at home,. Even …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • UAE to host two UNWTO events on April 24th

    Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    On the sidelines of the Arab Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, the UAE will host the Ministerial Forum of United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), and the 42nd UNWTO Commission for the Middle East on 24th April.   The ministerial …

  • Visitor number at Dubai World Trade Centre crosses 3 million!

    Published on : Monday, April 17, 2017

    According to a recent report, the Dubai World Trade Centre has recorded a significant milestone since the setting up of this grand façade in terms of hosting 3.03 million delegates and attendees to events. An inspiring 11 per cent year-on-year …

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    ASIA

  • New visa scheme is likely to attract more Indians to Malaysia this yea

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    ‘Namaste India’ will be a traditional greeting for Malaysia as it eyes this country and take its outbound tourism to 50 million by 2020. By offering easy and cheap new visa scheme to the Indians, Malaysia aims to cross its …

  • Indonesia promotes spiritual tourism through world’s largest Buddhis

    Published on : Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Spiritual tourism is on Indonesia’s list for the world’s largest Buddhist temple Borobudur in Java province, central Indonesia. It will be for promoting peace and bringing harmony across the world. A cultural introduction programme was held yesterday by Tidar Heritage …

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    AIRLINE NEWS

  • Engine overheating causes emergency landing of United Airlines

    Published on : Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    An airplane of United Airlines had an emergency landing following the overheating of one its engines over the ocean, as per the account of a reporter who was on board the flight.   This flight of United Airlines, flight 1516 …

  • Lawyer for bullied fliers vows to cut airlines down to size

    Published on : Monday, April 24, 2017

    The attorney for the dragged United passenger and now for an American Airlines passenger, Thomas Demetrio, said the airlines have been given a free pass to bully passengers for too long, and it has to stop.   Demetrio informed Monday …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Royal Caribbean International makes inaugural visit to Havana

    Published on : Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    It was a historic day for Royal Caribbean International when the cruise line made its inaugural visit to Cuba with the newly revitalized Empress of the Seas as part of a 5-night sailing from Miami. Adventure-seeking vacationers were among the …

  • Dream Cruises Celebrates Mother’s Day at Sea with the First R

    Published on : Monday, April 24, 2017

    Dream Cruises, Asia’s first luxury cruise line, will hold “The Next Top Moms” of Genting Dream, where guest moms on board the world-class Genting Dream can showcase their talents on stage and on the catwalk.   Experience a unique Mother’s Day at …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Europe’s second NYX Hotel opens in Prague

    Published on : Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    After the first European NYX Hotel has opened in the modern Italian metropolis of Milan in mid-February, there is now a second, the NYX Prague that is receiving guests. This Lifestyle Hotel from the House of Leonardo impresses with its …

  • Best Western Hotels & Resorts Unveils Cutting-Edge Upscale Hotel i

    Published on : Monday, April 24, 2017

    Best Western Hotels & Resorts has opened an impressive new upscale hotel on the Indonesian island of Batam, just a short ferry ride from Singapore. Best Western Premier Panbil is ideally located in Batam’s Panbil Industrial Estate, a major commercial …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Majority of Kiwis agree that international tourism is good for the cou

    Published on : Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Almost all New Zealanders agreeing that international tourism is good for the country, as per the latest research from Tourism New Zealand and Tourism Industry Aotearoa.   In a new question asked in the twice-yearly Mood of the Nation survey, …

  • Two Philippines travel agents win eight-day trip to New Zealand

    Published on : Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Based on first-hand experience after winning an eight day trip to the South Island, two travel agents from the Philippines are now better able to sell New Zealand.   Caryl Aglian from Scorpio Travel & Tours and Precious Flores from …

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