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  • British travellers in Jordan increased by 21 per cent

    Published on : Monday, March 25, 2019

    In 2018 , around 50,449 Brits visited Jordan showing an increase of 21 per cent as compared to the same period last year.   The Middle Eastern destination attracted many due to its growing adventure activities, tours and rapid development …

  • Coachella Valley earns $36.7 million revenue as tourism booms

    Published on : Monday, March 25, 2019

    Coachella Valley cities have reimbursed hotels nearly $13 million in transient occupancy tax revenue since 2008 as part of incentive programs intended to attract developers and encourage investment in existing hotels. By 2018, the Coachella Valley tourism revenue had more …

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Global Travel News

  • For students, Dubai College of tourism will soon be launching spring tourism camp 2019!

    Published on : Monday, March 25, 2019

    As per the officials, the camp will “combine learning with entertainment to introduce Dubai as a world-class tourism and cultural destination, giving students an opportunity to experience first-hand the emirate’s diverse destination offering”.   Two week-long camps will be organized …

  • Views Sought on Future of Waverley Station

    Published on : Monday, March 25, 2019

    With annual passenger numbers expected to double to over 49million by 2048, rail passengers, customers and the public are being asked their views about the long term future of Edinburgh’s Waverley Station.   Led in partnership by Network Rail and …

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  • Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum will host from May 2019

    Published on : Monday, March 25, 2019

    The biennial Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum has established itself as one of the most influential events for the international cruise industry, thanks to the strategic role of the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea regions in terms of destination diversification, passenger …

  • Utrecht shooting: 3 dead, 5 wounded, suspect arrested; travel advisory issued

    Published on : Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    At about 10:45 local time (09:45 GMT), shooting on board of one the city’s trams at the 24 Oktoberplein junction was reported to the police yesterday. As of now, 3 are dead and 5 wounded in the Utrecht shooting. Several …

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    AMERICA

  • Nebraska floods creating new records, travel disrupted

    Published on : Monday, March 18, 2019

    Nebraska floods have turned towns into islands, highways into fast-flowing streams. Nebraska floods have created new records and more rivers will break cresting records in the next two days as per The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). A crest is …

  • American Airlines Announces Direct Flights from Chicago to Athens

    Published on : Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    In 2018, another banner year for the Greek tourism industry, visitor numbers from the US increased by approximately 25% over 2017. This number is projected to rise even further in 2019, spurring US carriers to add direct flights to Athens …

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    ASIA

  • Tourism Malaysia “Ekspresi Media – Kenyir 2019” Programme To Uncover Hid

    Published on : Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    A total of 22 media representatives from various newspapers, magazines and social media platforms, are taking part in the Ekspresi Media – Kenyir 2019 programme from 18 to 21 March. This initiative by Tourism Malaysia is to engage with local …

  • Flash floods and mudslides in eastern Indonesia, 58 dead so far

    Published on : Monday, March 18, 2019

    Torrential downpours followed by flash floods and mudslides in mountainside villages in Indonesia’s easternmost province killed 58 and left thousands homeless. The dead included 3 children. Roads and bridges in several areas of Papua province’s Jayapura district were destroyed, hampering …

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  • APOC Aviation appoints Anca Mihalache as its VP Engine Trading

    Published on : Monday, March 25, 2019

    Innovative part-out specialist APOC Aviation has recruited Anca Mihalache to head up its new engine trading division. Her role will be to develop the leasing platform for APOC Aviation, foster relationships with airlines, investors and repair shops; manage engine sales; …

  • Commercial airplanes to Aspen witness increased passenger load factor

    Published on : Monday, March 25, 2019

    The commercial airlines to Aspen see an increase in passenger load factor in December 2018 through February 2019 as per Bill Tomcich, a consultant to Fly Aspen Snowmass. Passenger load factor is the percentage of seats used to determine the …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum will host from May 2019

    Published on : Monday, March 25, 2019

    The biennial Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum has established itself as one of the most influential events for the international cruise industry, thanks to the strategic role of the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea regions in terms of destination diversification, passenger …

  • Royal Princess Cruise arrives at the Port Of Los Angeles World Cruise Center

    Published on : Monday, March 25, 2019

     At the Port of Los Angeles today a Royal Princess arrived – that is, the 3,560-guest Princess Cruises ship – now here to take travellers to sought-after destinations including the Mexican Riviera, the California Coast and Alaska. In celebration of …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Experience an Indian Summer with Taj Holidays

    Published on : Monday, March 25, 2019

    This season, vacationers can choose from the pristine beaches and backwaters of Goa and Kerala to the mystical rainforests of Karnataka and the sand dunes of Rajasthan for the ultimate summer escape. With a variety of exceptional hotels, idyllic resorts …

  • Grand Hyatt Bolgatty emphasises on MICE and leisure

    Published on : Monday, March 25, 2019

    As Kerala springs back from floods and outbreak of Nipah virus last year, Grand Hyatt Bolgatty (GHB) is focussing on MICE and leisure business. They are keen on showcasing the state as a destination both for leisure and MICE.   …

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