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  • Cuba railway crash kills 6, leaves 49 wounded

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    At least six people have lost their lives and 49 others have been wounded when a passenger train had hit a locomotive that had been carrying sugarcane in the region of central Cuba.   As reported by the local media, …

  • Orbitz Insider Index identifies top warm weather getaway deals for February

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    The latest Orbitz Insider Index identifies the top 10 affordable warm weather destinations for travel during the month of February. Cities in Florida, California, Nevada, and Mexico are at the top of the list for Americans seeking a break from …

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  • Destin tourist populace estimated to be between 25,000 and 60,000

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    The city Destin that is located in Florida has been witnessing an overwhelming number of tourists, so much that it is almost feeling ‘crowded’.   A study conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau has estimated that the permanent populace of …

  • Bird-hit Delta plane makes emergency landing at Charlotte

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    A passenger plane of Delta Airlines that was travelling to Atlanta and had taken off around 9.20 a.m. was compelled to make an emergency landing at Charlotte-Douglas Airport after it struck some birds on early Friday morning.   This incident …

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Global Travel News

  • Iconic tourist destination Manly Beach hosts Australian Open of Surfin

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    More than 300 athletes are taking part in Australian Open of Surfing which commences today at Manly Beach. The Surfing event also features Whale Beach’s surfing up-and-comer, Cedar Leigh-Jones who has Olympic Gold in her sights.   The Australian Open …

  • Citilink becomes first airline in Indonesia to operate A320neo

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Citilink, the low cost unit of Garuda Indonesia, has taken delivery of its first A320neo at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 35 A320neo set to enter service with the carrier. Citilink has selected CFM …

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  • American Airlines Recognizes Female Film Directors with New Bonnie Awa

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    American Airlines is recognizing the importance of women in film by announcing a new $50,000 award for independent film directors at this year’s Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Bonnie Award will be given to an up-and-coming female director and seeks …

  • Arriva Trains Wales and Network Rail work around the clock to weather

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Arriva Trains Wales and Network Rail thank passengers for their patience during Storm Doris yesterday – which caused widespread disruption to much of the rail network.Both organisations began preparation for the storm on Monday 20 February, with over 100 dedicated …

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    EUROPE

  • VisitBritain is to organize largest tourism trade event

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    ExploreGB is gradually heading to Brighton. Currently in its third year, this flagship event will be attended by more than 400 international buyers from 40 nations will do business with 430 travel industry suppliers from Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland …

  • VisitBritain announces campaign to attract more visitors from Italy

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    The #OMGB (Oh My GREAT Britain) ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ marketing campaign was formally announced at an event for travel trade and press in Milan hosted by VisitBritain, the Department for International Trade, the British Council and the Foreign & …

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    AMERICA

  • U.S. Travel Congratulates Florida On Record Year of Tourism

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement congratulating Florida on a record nearly 113 million visits to the state in 2016:   “This marks the sixth straight year of tourism growth for Florida, and I …

  • Northeast US swept by winter storm, life in shambles

    Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

    Weather forecasters warned of eight to 12 inches of snow on Thursday in New York City, northern New Jersey, the Hudson Valley and coastal Connecticut, and Long Island. All public schools in New York City were closed on Thursday. Parts …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Saudi Arabia hopes to make it big in tourism

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Saudi Arabia as a whole has lots to offer to tourists. But it isn’t fully ready for tourists. Its rulers are intent on revolutionizing the economy, and tourism is high on their list. They are of the opinion that tourism …

  • Saudi tourism sector up for major growth

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    By 2026, the travel and tourism sector of Saudi Arabia is expected to contribute over $81 billion to the country’s GDP. This is according to a data from the WTTC. At this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which is to …

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    ASIA

  • Malaysia’s e-visa move for India welcomed by Indian tour operato

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Malaysia’s e-visa move for Indian travellers has been hailed by Indian tour operators who said would help in achieving Malaysia’s target of one million visitors from India this year. India’s leading travel industry bodies welcomed the new facility and pledged …

  • Asia tops the chart in 2016 for tourist numbers

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Worldwide, number of international tourists rose by 4% to 1.2 billion in 2016, with Asians traveling more. However, security fears affected visitor arrivals in Europe, according to the UNWTO. The UNWTO said that the number of people living in Asia …

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  • Malaysia Airports reaffirms commitment to ensure passenger safety

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Keeping passengers’ security and safety as their priority, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd announced that is committed to extend its full cooperation to the police and relevant authorities on any actions required to ensure the safety of airport users.   Its …

  • Citilink becomes first airline in Indonesia to operate A320neo

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Citilink, the low cost unit of Garuda Indonesia, has taken delivery of its first A320neo at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 35 A320neo set to enter service with the carrier. Citilink has selected CFM …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Disney to set sail to Dublin, Cork next year

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Disney Cruise is ready to enchant guests with calls to Cork and Dublin during its peak summer season of 2018.   The news had been announced along with a series of new itineraries in the Caribbean, Alaska and Europe for …

  • For revolutionary guest experience Carnival Corporation partners with

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    An advanced Cloud, Software Defined Networking and Internet of Things (IoT) company, Adara has partnered with Carnival Corporation to assist in the development of a revolutionary guest experience platform that is expected to deliver an unprecedented level of guest service …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • China hotel fire traps several people

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    A hotel in China had caught fire that is located in the province of Jiangxi on Saturday, as reported by the firefighters. The fire had started on the second floor of the HNA Platinum Mix Hotel.   The firefighters also …

  • Chef Joe Palma of Four Seasons Hotel Washington,DC to Participate in C

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    For Joe Palma, Executive Chef of BOURBON STEAK at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, the city of Charleston is more than a beautiful place to visit – it’s where he studied philosophy and economics while attending the College of Charleston …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Thailand hosts Educational trip for Chinese media to promote Thai tour

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    With the objective of promoting the kingdom’s unique travel experiences among Chinese tourists, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently hosted a “New Thailand Educational Trip” for 40 members of the media from the People’s Republic of China.   The project …

  • Thailand marketing 2017 Unique Thai Local Experiences tourism campaign

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    In a bid to increase awareness of the 2017 Unique Thai Local Experiences tourism campaign, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Mumbai Office has stepped up marketing efforts in the Indian market by staging a press event.   “In 2017, TAT …

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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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