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  • SAS flight makes emergency landing at Munich

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    A flight of SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) that was travelling from Munich to Oslo had to go for an emergency landing at the Munich International Airport on Friday, following the dysfunctioning of one of the engines of the SAS Boeing 737 …

  • Millions to face rail chaos as machines won’t accept new £1 coin

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    A major chaos is on the way for millions of rail passengers, as more than half of operators will not have modernised all their ticket machines to accept the new £1 coins from March 28.   Major operators such as …

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  • Tunisia summons British ambassador over on-flight electronic rules

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    The government of Tunisia has summoned the British ambassador to protest against the restriction of carrying electronic goods on-board flights from Tunisia, according to the Foreign Ministry that released this statement on Friday.   Britain has declared that from Saturday …

  • TripAdvisor names 10 most popular spring break destinations for Americans

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site, unveiled its inaugural TripMaximizer Report, revealing how far a traveler’s dollar can stretch in 10 of the most popular destinations on TripAdvisor this spring. The report, designed to help U.S. travelers plan a …

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Global Travel News

  • Overseas visitors in UK profits from cheap pound

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Hotels, restaurants and shops in Britain are immensely profiting from visitor increase to make the most of weak pound. However, economists believe that rise in number of tourists as a result of improved export will boost British economy through Brexit …

  • Buddhist Thailand in 2017 is chasing Halaal gold

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    An elderly man recites the Koran in a bit nervous way inside the dining hall of the five-star Al Meroz hotel in Bangkok as a groom waits outside for the arrival of his bride. The would-be wife appears in a …

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  • Indonesia instructs Palestinians about Religious Tourism

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    11 Palestinian archaeological experts will receive a 11 day training as confirmed by the Indonesian Foreign Minister. The International Training Workshop on Tourism and Antiquities for Palestinians took place in Yogyakarta and Magelang in Central Java, near the world-famous Borobudur …

  • Indonesia uses digitization to improve tourism

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Digitization is one of the key drivers for financial growth in the age of information technology. It creates job opportunities, enhances innovation, ensure diversification of products with better services. For tourism industry, digitization is equally important as 70 percent of …

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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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  • SAS flight makes emergency landing at Munich

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    A flight of SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) that was travelling from Munich to Oslo had to go for an emergency landing at the Munich International Airport on Friday, following the dysfunctioning of one of the engines of the SAS Boeing 737 …

  • Tunisia summons British ambassador over on-flight electronic rules

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    The government of Tunisia has summoned the British ambassador to protest against the restriction of carrying electronic goods on-board flights from Tunisia, according to the Foreign Ministry that released this statement on Friday.   Britain has declared that from Saturday …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Dining at sea becomes more flexible with MSC Cruises

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    The Swiss based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa- MSC Cruises, has revealed that new dining concepts will be available first to guests on MSC Meraviglia and MSC Seaside. Designed to …

  • CLIA announces new trade relations committee chair

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced 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 will lead the …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club in Surfside, Florida is Now Open

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    From the moment it first opened its doors on New Year’s Eve 1930, The Surf Club in Miami has hosted history. It is an institution whose reputation looms large in the imagination of so many more people than can ever …

  • Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC and MedStar washington hospital cele

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC came together on March 6, 2017 for a celebratory luncheon to honour a longstanding fundraising partnership. During the lunch, Director of Public Relations & Communications Liliana Baldassari along with other …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Bank South Pacific supports sustainable tourism

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    The South Pacific Tourism Organization (S.P.T.O.) is giving special importance to the leading trade event on sustainable tourism – South Pacific Tourism Exchange (S.P.T.E.) taking place in Sydney in the month of May.   It was officially launched by Chris …

  • Overseas visitors in UK profits from cheap pound

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Hotels, restaurants and shops in Britain are immensely profiting from visitor increase to make the most of weak pound. However, economists believe that rise in number of tourists as a result of improved export will boost British economy through Brexit …

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