News Pick

  • ITB Berlin continues to inspire the global travel industry

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    From 4 to 8 March at ITB Berlin visitors can find out everything that is new in the travel industry, including 360-degree views of holiday destinations, tips from locals and apps that function as tour guides. Topics will include digital …

  • Egypt to showcase tourism projects worth US$ 5.3 billion at ATM 2015

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Egypt’s resurgent tourism sector, boosted by a 23.6% increase in tourism revenues last year, new tourism projects worth US$ 5.3 billion, allied with its unrivaled heritage, ancient tombs and Pyramids, will no doubt participate with renewed confidence at this year’s …

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  • New Zealand talks growth at AIME 2015

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    New infrastructure projects across the country were a major talking point for New Zealand at Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) recently. Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) chief executive Sue Sullivan says two new convention centres being planned …

  • Les Misérables alumni perform at ITB VIP Dinner

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Accor Asia Pacific’s ITB VIP Dinner will this year host a spectacular performance from Les Misérables featuring 18 former cast members drawn from around the world. The performance will be an intimate rendition of the shows most beloved musical numbers, …

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Global Travel News

  • Qatar Airways Unveils Three New Destinations In Pakistan

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Qatar Airways today unveiled the launch dates of three new passenger destinations in Pakistan as part of the airline’s continued expansion strategy.   Beginning 16th July 2015, the airline will begin four weekly passenger services to Sialkot where it already …

  • Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius to Take Re

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announces Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius will begin taking reservations on March 30 for stays starting from November 1, 2015. The Shangri-La brand is set to assume management of the legendary Indian Ocean resort …

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  • The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Announces “SummerJazz On The

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    A popular Southwest Florida tradition continues, as The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club will again host its annual “SummerJazz on the Gulf” concert series. This will mark the 30th consecutive year of the fun, free concert series, which combines …

  • Qatar Airways Celebrates A ‘Year Of The Fleet’ At ITB Berl

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Qatar Airways’ Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, today announced the extension of the A350 XWB service throughout 2015, during the airline’s press conference, the first to take place on the opening day of the world’s largest …

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    EUROPE

  • ITB Berlin continues to inspire the global travel industry

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    From 4 to 8 March at ITB Berlin visitors can find out everything that is new in the travel industry, including 360-degree views of holiday destinations, tips from locals and apps that function as tour guides. Topics will include digital …

  • airberlin set to roll out tailor-made fares for short and long haul routes

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    airberlin is expanding its pricing scheme for short and medium-haul routes. Starting 5th May there will be new fares available tailored even more specifically to passengers’ wishes and needs. The future pricing scheme will include the four fares JustFly, FlyDeal, …

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    AMERICA

  • Western Jamaica to be a sports tourism destination

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Western Jamaica is an ideal venue for sports tourism revealed Natalie Neita Headley, the minister responsible for sports in Jamaica while addressing the 2014/15 awards presentation of the Westmoreland Football Association held on March 1, at Sandals Whitehouse Resort.   …

  • Hotels supporting birth tourism in the US raided

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Several hotels in California were raided by American federal agents, where pregnant foreigners were staying and had come to the U.S. for birth tourism, hoping their prospective children would get an easy US citizenship.   The tourists were mostly Chinese …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Egypt to showcase tourism projects worth US$ 5.3 billion at ATM 2015

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Egypt’s resurgent tourism sector, boosted by a 23.6% increase in tourism revenues last year, new tourism projects worth US$ 5.3 billion, allied with its unrivaled heritage, ancient tombs and Pyramids, will no doubt participate with renewed confidence at this year’s …

  • ATM launches special award for the most innovative and creative stand

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2015 has announced the launch of its new Best Stand Awards initiative, which will see a line-up of top judges and visitors to the annual industry event acknowledge the design creativity and positioning of exhibiting companies’ …

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    ASIA

  • Cruise ship visitors to now to get a different taste of Darwin

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    The fourth ship cruised into Darwin Harbour , delivering visitors to the streets of Darwin to get a taste of the Territory. “It is great to see so many people out and about exploring the unique businesses we have in …

  • Tourism in Malaysia blooms inspite of disaster

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Despite the twin airplane tragedies in 2014, Malaysia tourism is thriving and visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years.   Although complete data for 2014 haven’t been released yet, the government’s January-October data shows 22.9 million visitors coming to …

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    AIRLINE NEWS

  • Qatar Airways Unveils Three New Destinations In Pakistan

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Qatar Airways today unveiled the launch dates of three new passenger destinations in Pakistan as part of the airline’s continued expansion strategy.   Beginning 16th July 2015, the airline will begin four weekly passenger services to Sialkot where it already …

  • Qatar Airways Celebrates A ‘Year Of The Fleet’ At ITB Berl

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Qatar Airways’ Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, today announced the extension of the A350 XWB service throughout 2015, during the airline’s press conference, the first to take place on the opening day of the world’s largest …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Crystal Cruises To Be Acquired By Genting Hong Kong

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Today, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha , Crystal Cruises’ parent company since its inception in 1988, announced it has entered into an agreement with Genting Hong Kong (GHK), under which Crystal Cruises will be acquired by GHK. The acquisition is expected …

  • Cruise ship visitors to now to get a different taste of Darwin

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    The fourth ship cruised into Darwin Harbour , delivering visitors to the streets of Darwin to get a taste of the Territory. “It is great to see so many people out and about exploring the unique businesses we have in …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius to Take Re

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announces Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius will begin taking reservations on March 30 for stays starting from November 1, 2015. The Shangri-La brand is set to assume management of the legendary Indian Ocean resort …

  • The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Announces “SummerJazz On The

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    A popular Southwest Florida tradition continues, as The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club will again host its annual “SummerJazz on the Gulf” concert series. This will mark the 30th consecutive year of the fun, free concert series, which combines …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • UNWTO strongly condemns the destruction of cultural heritage

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    UNWTO is appalled by the systematic destruction of cultural and religious artefacts in Syria and Iraq, the last of which in the Mosul Museum in Iraq. On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO joins UNESCO in urging immediate action …

  • The best of Territory tourism will be on display this week with two ce

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    The best of Territory tourism will be on display this week with two celebrity cooking programs showcasing our attractions to a global television audience.     “This is an amazing opportunity to show-off the Territory to millions of potential visitors,” …

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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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