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  • Exclusive preview of the Berlin Travel Festival 2018 at ITB Berlin

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    One year before its official launch in March 2018, the Berlin Travel Festival invites trade visitors and media to a preview at ITB Berlin, the world’s largest travel show. This innovative format, part concept store for end-consumers and part niche …

  • Emirates create high standard for on-board medical care

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Flight diversions due to inflight medical emergencies make up a tiny portion of the millions of flights operated annually, but it is costly for airlines. With more people traveling by air, the actual number of inflight medical events has been …

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  • Utrip raises $4 million for improved B2B trip planning service

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Travel planning service Utrip has secured a Series A investment round to the tune $4 million from a string of Seattle and Silicon Valley supporters.  The finance houses backing the company are Plug & Play, Tiempo Capital and Acorn Ventures. …

  • Booking.com releases 2017 spring break destinations for U.S. travellers

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Spring Break season is right around the corner and Americans will be taking off on trips throughout the U.S. and Caribbean in search of sprawling beaches, lively nightlife, and inspiring culture. For those still looking to book a trip, Booking.com, …

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Global Travel News

  • EAC promotes joint marketing tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Godfrey Kiwanda, the tourism state minister, is all geared up to contribute to the single entry visa program that was introduced way back in 2014. To quote Kiwanda while speaking at the Pearl of Africa tourism expo at the Sheraton …

  • Development of The South Terminal Complex Reaches Next Design Benchmar

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Construction activity will begin soon on the $1.8 billion South Terminal Complex (STC) Phase 1 Terminal C at Orlando International Airport. As the project advances toward the anticipated building phase, the design phase is nearly two-thirds complete. The design team …

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  • Carnival Maritime welcomes Minas Miliaras as Vice President Fleet Crui

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Since February 15, Minas Miliaras has taken on the role of Vice President Fleet Cruise Execution at Carnival Maritime, the Marine Service Unit of the Costa Group (AIDA, Costa) in Hamburg. Minas will head the fleet teams and the maintenance …

  • Travelport Honors Saudi Arabia’s Travel Industry Leaders

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Over 200 of Saudi Arabia’s travel industry leaders  gathered  at a travel awards ceremony hosted by Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions at the Hilton in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia last night. The travel …

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Local/Regional

    EUROPE

  • 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 & …

  • Louvre Museum Attack Tarnishes Paris Tourism Image

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    The attack which was thwarted near the Louvre museum on Friday would likely further tarnish the reputation of Paris as a tourist destination, which is still reeling from a series of terror attacks.   Visitors were preparing to file into …

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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

  • UAE – The newest participant in OTM

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    This year, UAE would participate in OTM, largest travel show in India. It’s going to start from February 21st till 23rd in Mumbai. A national pavilion will be set up by the ministry of economy with the theme ‘visit UAE’. …

  • Al Maryah Island hosts start of Stage Two of Abu Dhabi Tour and sponso

    Published on : Saturday, February 18, 2017

    Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s business and lifestyle destination, is supporting the iconic Abu Dhabi Tour by sponsoring the prestigious Red Jersey, and hosting the start of Stage Two on Friday 24 February.   The Abu Dhabi Tour – the …

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    ASIA

  • 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 …

  • AirAsia offers 20% discount on all flights as part of ‘All Seats

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    Malaysian carrier AirAsia has launched the “All Seats, All Flights” promotional campaign. It is offering offering a 20 per cent discount on all flights for bookings from today to Feb 12 and for travel between Feb 7 to July 31, …

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TRAVEL INDUSTRY NEWS

    AIRLINE NEWS

  • Malindo Air selects Accelya’s VIVALDI solution to attract new bu

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Accelya, the leading solutions provider to the airline and travel industry, announced today that Malindo Air, CAPA’s 2016 Asia Pacific Regional Airline of the Year, has selected Accelya’s VIVALDI Payments Management solution to streamline its card management process. “At Malindo …

  • Aviation media meets at the annual ERA Media Briefing

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    The European Regions Airline Association* (ERA) Media Briefing took place at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London and provided a great opportunity for the aviation media to discuss current aviation issues in Europe and learn about how the market is …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Carnival Maritime welcomes Minas Miliaras as Vice President Fleet Crui

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Since February 15, Minas Miliaras has taken on the role of Vice President Fleet Cruise Execution at Carnival Maritime, the Marine Service Unit of the Costa Group (AIDA, Costa) in Hamburg. Minas will head the fleet teams and the maintenance …

  • New leadership team at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is pleased to confirm a further appointment in its new strengthened leadership team, with Julian Brackenbury being promoted to Hotel Operations Director, stepping up from his previous role as Deputy Hotel Operations Director, reporting into Mike …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • M&R Names General Manager for Holiday Inn Express Midtown West

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    M&R Hotel Management today announced the appointment of Monika Wojcik as general manager of the 177-room Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West at 538 West 48th St.   Wojcik, a 12-year hospitality industry veteran who has managed hotels in Westchester …

  • Booking.com Booster: A program supporting the start-ups of tourism sec

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    A new accelerator program named as Booking.com Booster has been recently launched by Booking.com, world leader in accommodation booking online. This initiation is specifically designed to recognize, mentor, and fund enterprising and prospective start-ups across the globe for creating positive …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Thailand promotes its sports tourism campaign

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    During the upcoming ITB Berlin from 8-12 March, Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports will seek to promote Thailand as a sports hub. It was stated by the Tourism and sports minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, that sports was a priority sector …

  • The Philippines hopes for 6.5 million tourism workers by 2022

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    The Philippines Department of Tourism (DoT) Secretary Wanda Teo hopes that around 6.5 million workers will energize the tourism sector by 2022. Teo said this while addressing the global leaders and tourism industry stakeholders during the World Tourism Forum – …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

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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President and CEO, Visit Baltimore

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COO of Messe Berlin

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Director, Convention Marketing Department of TCVB

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Executive Director – ITB Asia

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The Chief Executive Officer, Melbourne Convention Bureau

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President ATTA

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Tourism Secretary of India

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Managing Director of Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore

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MD, Abacus India

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Head of Conference Sales of The Convention Centre Dublin

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CEO of Munich Airport

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President and CEO, Viator

Mark Walsh, Portfolio Director
Reed Travel Exhibitions

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mtrip’s CEO

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Chief Country Representative, Bombardier Transportation India

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Deputy Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

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Chief Executive Officer of Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi

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Director of Market Development Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy

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Director of the Krakow Festival Office

Tim Jacox
executive vice president of sales and marketing, Un-Cruise Adventures

Mike Lee
Vice President of Sales for Marina Bay Sands

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ‘Shri Pawan Kumar Chamling’, Govt. of Sikkim

The Hon’ble Tourism Minister ‘Shri Ugen T. Gyatso’, Govt. of Sikkim

The Hon’ble Parliamentary Secretary of Tourism ‘Shri D. N. Sherpa’, Govt. of Sikkim.

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Exhibition Manager IBTM Arabia

Nick Waight

The Managing Director of Group Convention Centres

Mr. Ronald van Weezel

General Manager of Hilton Sydney

Mr. Nick Pilbeam
Travel Divisional Director of Reed Travel Exhibitions

Daniel Levine
Trends Experts and Keynote Speaker

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The founder and CEO of Trip4real

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The CEO and Founder of AdventureLink

Ms. Katrina Leung
Executive Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore)

Robert Friedman
Vice President, Brand Management and Marketing, Amtrak

Mr. Edmund Bartlett
Chairman of UNWTO

Mark Speranza
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The Group of national travel agents’ and tour operators’

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Director at QnA International

Katrina Leung
Executive Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore)

Shinu Pillai
Exhibition Director, ibtm Arabia

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