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  • HotelREZ launches Private Label GDS chain code solutions

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts (HotelREZ), one of the world’s largest and most flexible hotel representation providers, has launched its private label hotel chain code solution, allowing hotel groups to sit alongside and leverage global demand generation from its own HO …

  • Airline industry experts show concern over electronics ban

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    The latest airline-centric move by the Trump administration declared a ban on carrying on electronic devices which are larger than a cellphone into the cabin luggage of some of the airplanes. Travel experts have expressed their concern over this latest …

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  • UNWTO partners with Morocco for International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Morocco has become the latest country to join UNWTO as partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The commitment was delivered at the Moroccan Day of Sustainable and Responsible Tourism held on 20 March in Rabat. …

  • First eTravel World at ITB China 2017

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    The eTravel World is a new dedicated area at ITB China connecting established, start-up online focussed and travel technology companies with buyers looking for the best technology solutions: The eTravel World China. From 10 to 12 May 2017 trade visitors …

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Global Travel News

  • Experience the Whanganui River, the river with a legal ID

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    New Zealand’s Whanganui River has been granted the unique status of ‘personhood’, recognised by the New Zealand Government as a living legal entity with the corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a legal person.   The Whanganui River is one …

  • 90% of Ryanair Flights On-Time In February

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (23 Mar) released its February customer service statistics, which confirm that Ryanairremains Europe’s No 1 customer service airline with:   90% of over 46,000 flights in February arriving on-time (down slightly due to bad …

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  • Tourism Ireland welcomes +9% growth in spend by overseas visitors and

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    dCommenting on today’s CSO figures for 2016, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Today’s CSO figures are really strong, confirming that revenue from overseas visitors to Ireland grew by +9% during 2016, an additional €360 million for the Irish …

  • Ryanair Launches Massive April Seat Sale

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (23 Mar) launched a massive April seat sale, with 60,000 seats on over 250 routes on sale for starting from just ₤9.99, ensuring even more savings for customers this spring. These incredible ₤9.99 seat …

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    AMERICA

  • US travel ban lifted up tension in tourism sector

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    Foreign tourism that sustains millions of American jobs is gradually getting sluggish as a result of the notorious travel ban imposed by the US President Donald Trump travelers from seven Muslim majority countries. In majority of the countries, online searches …

  • Revised Executive Order Should Welcome Legit Travelers

    Published on : Friday, March 3, 2017

    The American travel community is urging the Trump administration to include in its revised executive order on visas and immigration—expected in the coming days—language making clear that the U.S. welcomes and values legitimate international business and leisure travelers.   The …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • ATM Global Stage to showcase Expo 2020 legacy debate

    Published on : Monday, March 20, 2017

    The legacy of Expo 2020 is set to come under the spotlight on Arabian Travel Market’s Global Stage, at Dubai World Trade Centre, from April 24 to 27. The Expo 2020 between October 2020 and April 2021 will bring together …

  • Etihad Airways Crowns Winner of ‘Taste The World’ at Taste

    Published on : Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and official airline partner of Taste of Hong Kong, crowned Eric Räty, from Café Gray Deluxe, winner of the Taste the World competition in Hong Kong on 18 March 2017. …

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    ASIA

  • Health tourism in Malaysia takes a bigger leap!

    Published on : Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    The health tourism industry of Malaysia has added huge impetus to the tourist inflow in the country. Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Tourism and Culture Minister of Malaysia explained that medical tourism in Malaysia is far advanced and competitive than many …

  • MATTA wish to correct misquotes in news report

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Hj Hamzah Rahmat has spotted misquotes in the Bernama report “Matta disinterested in cooperation with N. Korean tourism industry” and posted by Malay Mail Online on March 1.   He said “The report stated …

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    AIRLINE NEWS

  • 90% of Ryanair Flights On-Time In February

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (23 Mar) released its February customer service statistics, which confirm that Ryanairremains Europe’s No 1 customer service airline with:   90% of over 46,000 flights in February arriving on-time (down slightly due to bad …

  • Ryanair Launches Massive April Seat Sale

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (23 Mar) launched a massive April seat sale, with 60,000 seats on over 250 routes on sale for starting from just ₤9.99, ensuring even more savings for customers this spring. These incredible ₤9.99 seat …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • SuperStar Virgo Returns to Hong Kong

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    SuperStar Virgo, the flagship of Star Cruises, the “Most Popular Cruise Line in Asia”, arrived in Hong Kong on 22 March carrying 2,200 passengers from various international destinations including Taiwan, the Philippines and Hong Kong. The ship arrived at Ocean …

  • CLIA Announces 2017 Cruise360 Keynote Session Details

    Published on : Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is pleased to announce that Vicki Freed, senior vice president of sales, trade support and service for Royal Caribbean International, has been named chair of the CLIA Trade Relations Committee.   In this role, Freed …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • HotelREZ launches Private Label GDS chain code solutions

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts (HotelREZ), one of the world’s largest and most flexible hotel representation providers, has launched its private label hotel chain code solution, allowing hotel groups to sit alongside and leverage global demand generation from its own HO …

  • Mandarin Oriental Hotels in Asia Present Three New Accommodation Packa

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Let your next family holiday inspire your children with the Fun Times Await package by Mandarin Oriental, Singapore. Available from 1 March to October 2017, the package includes accommodation in one of the hotel’s well-appointed City Suite rooms, an exclusive …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Experience the Whanganui River, the river with a legal ID

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    New Zealand’s Whanganui River has been granted the unique status of ‘personhood’, recognised by the New Zealand Government as a living legal entity with the corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a legal person.   The Whanganui River is one …

  • Tourism Ireland welcomes +9% growth in spend by overseas visitors and

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    dCommenting on today’s CSO figures for 2016, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Today’s CSO figures are really strong, confirming that revenue from overseas visitors to Ireland grew by +9% during 2016, an additional €360 million for the Irish …

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Travel And Tour World conducted an exclusive interview with Shinu Pillai, Exhibition Director, ibtm Arabia which will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 7 – 9 February, 2017.

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