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  • World’s largest cruise ship: New Royal Caribbean

    Published on : Saturday, February 28, 2015

    In 2016, Royal Caribbean confirmed that a cruise ship it has on order for delivery will be the biggest ever built. The 16-deck-high cruise ship will hold 5,479 passengers at double occupancy, nearly 100 more than the two earlier Oasis …

  • Guatemala City shaken by deadly earthquake

    Published on : Saturday, February 28, 2015

    On Friday, deadly earthquake shook the capital of Guatemala City. At least three people killed, and dozens of buildings damaged. The quake opened up cracks in buildings and brought down power lines. According to Mexico’s national seismological service, the quake …

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  • Dubai Tourism greets meeting planners to Emirate

    Published on : Saturday, February 28, 2015

    One hundred decision-makers and business journalists from Europe were in Dubai this past week, taking part in Dubai Tourism’s efforts to boost the city’s global status and establish it as a top destination for international business events.     The …

  • Chinese attend finishing school to brush on their manners

    Published on : Saturday, February 28, 2015

    The Chinese have finally decided to brush up on their etiquettes and manners. With so much outrage from the world over on Chinese rude behaviour, they have decided to get trained from European finishing schools that are catering to the …

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Global Travel News

  • Denver International Airport Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Published on : Sunday, March 1, 2015

    Denver International Airport (DIA) opened to the public and captured the world’s attention with its striking tented roof structure and technologically advanced operations. Twenty years later, DIA has established itself as the number one economic driver and job creator in …

  • A taste of Copenhagen: Marchal veal sweetbreads with celeriac & pi

    Published on : Saturday, February 28, 2015

    In 2013 the exclusive Hotel d’Angleterre reopened after a comprehensive renovation,. The radical transformation of this historic hotel was carried out with respect for the building’s history, yet it also meets the demands of contemporary technology and discrete service. Hotel …

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  • GBTA first appointed Regional Director in Russia

    Published on : Friday, February 27, 2015

    International Business Travel Association appointed Tatiana Shirokov as Regional Director in Russia. This is the first appointment of the Association of the Russian market, where it was published in 2013. “Since its inception two years ago, GBTA Russia position on …

  • Long haul travel sentiment stays strong and bodes well for European tourism

    Published on : Friday, February 27, 2015

    To best support the tourism sector facing uncertainties caused by threats of terrorism and Eurozone economic instability, the European Travel Commission (ETC), the European Tourism Association (ETOA) and the Eurail Group have jointly launched a new research initiative that monitors …

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    AMERICA

  • Hotel industry in U.S. witnesses positive results for the week ending

    Published on : Saturday, February 28, 2015

    The U.S. hotel industry recorded positive results in the three key performance measurements during the week of 15-21 February 2015, according to data from STR, Inc.     In year-over-year measurements, the industry’s occupancy rose 0.4 percent to 64.0 percent. …

  • New Appointment: Karolin Troubetzkoy appointed chair of CAST

    Published on : Friday, February 27, 2015

    Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) has appointed prominent Caribbean hotelier Karolin Troubetzkoy as chairman of organization. The appointment is the latest Caribbean tourism sector leadership role for the St. Lucia hotelier, who serves as executive director of the storied …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Dubai Tourism greets meeting planners to Emirate

    Published on : Saturday, February 28, 2015

    One hundred decision-makers and business journalists from Europe were in Dubai this past week, taking part in Dubai Tourism’s efforts to boost the city’s global status and establish it as a top destination for international business events.     The …

  • Oman bags the best exhibitor award at Bucket List Expo

    Published on : Saturday, February 28, 2015

    Oman wins Best Exhibitor award at Bucket List Expo. Is recognised on multiple hot lists for 2015. The Sultanate of Oman Tourism (Australia & New Zealand) exhibited at the first-ever Bucket List Expo held at the Brisbane Convention Centre over …

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    ASIA

  • Udon Thani new entrant in the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2015

    Published on : Saturday, February 28, 2015

    Thailand’s popular two-month-long annual Grand Sale is back this year, to be held between 15 June to 15 August 2015 in seven popular tourism cities nationwide. This year, for the first time, the Northeastern provincial city of Udon Thani, has …

  • HKTB to step up its marketing with additional HK$80

    Published on : Saturday, February 28, 2015

    Dr Peter Lam, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), said he welcomed the proposed additional funding of HK$80 million in the 2015-16 Budget for the HKTB to step up its marketing work in order to uphold Hong Kong’ …

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  • Denver International Airport Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Published on : Sunday, March 1, 2015

    Denver International Airport (DIA) opened to the public and captured the world’s attention with its striking tented roof structure and technologically advanced operations. Twenty years later, DIA has established itself as the number one economic driver and job creator in …

  • Disciplinary enquiry against suspended SAA CEO to commence on 16 March

    Published on : Saturday, February 28, 2015

    On 20 February 2015 South African Airways SOC Ltd (“SAA”) issued a media statement announcing that the Board has decided to convene a disciplinary enquiry before an independent external chairperson to consider the complaints against Mr Kalawe. It was also …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • World’s largest cruise ship: New Royal Caribbean

    Published on : Saturday, February 28, 2015

    In 2016, Royal Caribbean confirmed that a cruise ship it has on order for delivery will be the biggest ever built. The 16-deck-high cruise ship will hold 5,479 passengers at double occupancy, nearly 100 more than the two earlier Oasis …

  • New “fashion2sea” on the EUROPA 2 for 2015, with renowned designer

    Published on : Saturday, February 28, 2015

    Fashion lovers and trendsetters will truly be in their element on the fashion2sea cruises on the EUROPA 2. In cooperation with a renowned designer, guests on selected cruises can discover the latest looks and accessories from the world of fashion, …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Ramada Resort in Vanuatu

    Published on : Saturday, February 28, 2015

    Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and part of the Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, today announced the continued rapid expansion of its Ramada brand in the South Pacific with the signing of a franchise …

  • Lansdowne Resort Awarded IACC Gold Tier

    Published on : Saturday, February 28, 2015

    In order to qualify for the Gold Tier IACC Green Star Award, Lansdowne Resort pledged to uphold the IACC’s Code of Sustainability, which includes 59 tenets in the following categories: Education, Awareness and Public Declaration; Waste Management; Recycling and Reusing; …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Visit Savannah, Savannah Sports Council, Visit Tybee Receive Top Touri

    Published on : Sunday, March 1, 2015

    Visit Savannah, the Savannah Sports Council and Visit Tybee cumulatively won four awards in the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus’ (GACVB) Best Ideas Competition this week. The awards were voted on and announced at the GACVB Winter Conference …

  • “Parade for the Celebration of the Year of Ram” livens up

    Published on : Sunday, March 1, 2015

    Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) held the “Parade for the Celebration of the Year of Ram” at Macau Northern District tonight (28 February) to boost the festive ambience in town for locals and visitors.   MGTO Director Maria Helena de …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

In a conversation with Travel And Tour World, Mr. Ronald van Weezel, the newly appointed General Manager of Hilton Sydney shares some of his valuable experiences while working in the global hospitality industry for almost four decades. Read on to know more about the imperative aspects of his career

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