News Pick

  • British Airways proposes plans for sustainable fuel generated by everyday waste

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    British Airways has proposed a plan to develop a site in northeast Lincolnshire which will be first plant of its kind in Europe that will turn everyday household and commercial waste into sustainable fuels.     This will be in …

  • Victoria gets $54.5 million funding to improve livability

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    The Andrews Labor Government is investing in great community facilities across Victoria including libraries, local parks, playground, community centres and sporting facilities. The latest rounds of the Growing Suburbs Fund and the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program are now open – …

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  • Violent protests in Indonesia’s West Papua region

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Angry Papuans are protesting against the arrest of students and government building and commercial establishments have been burnt.     Thousands of protestors angered by alleged police abuse against ethnic Papuan students burnt public facilities and blocked roads.   Indonesia’s …

  • Japan outranks 74 countries, takes top spot for best reputation in the world

    Published on : Monday, August 19, 2019

       In a new report Japan outranked 74 countries and came out as the country with the best reputation in the world. The FutureBrand Country Index 2019 drops the traditional paradigm of GDP growth as the yardstick for global status …

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Global Travel News

  • National Conclave of Tourism Ministers concludes on successful note

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    The daylong National Conference of Tourism Ministers concluded successfully in New Delhi today (20 August 2019). The conference was attended by tourism ministers of 19 states, secretaries of tourism and senior officials from the states and union territories (UTs) who …

  • India to introduce footfall-based visa regime for 160 countries

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    India is set to introduce a flexible e-tourist visa regime for over 160 countries based on tourist arrival, with higher fee for the peak season from July to March and a considerably lower fee during the lean period of April to June, …

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  • Virgin Trains gives the thumbs up to Stephen’s Story

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Almost four years after naming a Virgin Trains Pendolino in her son Stephen’s honour, Jane Sutton returned to Birmingham International to be presented with one of the original nameplates.   Stephen’s train – which is now sporting new vinyl nameplates, …

  • Aegean Meets Assyrtiko: Summer Degustation at Pelagos Restaurant at Fo

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    A new seafood degustation menu awaits at the elegant seafront restaurant Pelagos at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens.   Enjoy a sumptuous menu over five courses that celebrate the fruits of the Aegean Sea, each thoughtfully paired with an Assyrtiko wine, chosen …

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    AMERICA

  • IMEX America to provide leadership skills training as boards face an u

    Published on : Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Future-proofing is among the topics explored at the Association Leadership Forum, a free half-day of education and networking at IMEX America, exclusively for association leaders and created by the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE).   According to ASAE, the …

  • New York to witness growth in tourism despite hurdles

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    A long drawn trade war with China, signs of a looming recession in Europe and a strong American dollar that hurts the buying power of foreign tourists.   Generally, all of these forces should weigh against international tourism. But in …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Almost a million Indian tourists visited Dubai in first half of 2019

    Published on : Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    According to data released by Dubai Tourism on Tuesday, of the 8.36 million international visitors that Dubai welcomed in the first six months of 2019, a whopping 997,000 visitors were from India.   In terms of volume, the number of …

  • Decline in tourists in Dubai is short-lived

    Published on : Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Earlier this year, the tourism sector in Dubai appeared to have been impacted considerably, with leading international luxury hotel chain Jumeira Group cutting hundreds of jobs.   However, new figures showed that the dip in one of the emirate’s most lively industries is short-lived.   As …

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    ASIA

  • HKTDC Food Expo opens featuring new Coffee Avenue zone

    Published on : Saturday, August 17, 2019

     Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the HKTDC Food Expo, HKTDC Hong Kong International Tea Fair, HKTDC Beauty & Wellness Expo, HKTDC Home Delights Expo and the International Conference of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health …

  • Great Room to launch its latest property within Raffles Arcade in Sing

    Published on : Saturday, August 17, 2019

    The Great Room is proud to announce the launch of its latest property, situated within Raffles Arcade at the iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore. Our sixth location in Asia, officially opens on 20 July 2019.     The design, features and …

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    AIRLINE NEWS

  • Mechanical SNAG Forces Alliance Air Flight to Land in Delhi

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    An Alliance Air plane en route to Jaipur with 59 people on board made an emergency landing at the Delhi airport on Monday after it was forced to turn back due to nose landing gear problem and caught fire, sources …

  • Changi Airport Group partners JJ Lin on new song

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Following the successful opening of Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) in April, Changi Airport Group (CAG) has partnered Singaporean singer-songwriter, JJ Lin(林俊杰), on his latest composition – The Right Time (‘对的时间点’).   The song is a response to Jewel’s iconic attraction. …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • AIDA Cruises and battery supplier Corvus Energy announcecooperation an

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    AIDA Cruises, as part of the Costa Group, Europe’s leading cruise company, startscooperation with the world’s leading marine battery supplier Corvus Energy fromNorway. On Tuesday, 20 August 2019, a corresponding agreement was signed. The aimof the cooperation is the installation …

  • European Waterways Announces New Themed Cruises in 2020 to Meet Growin

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Responding to the ever increasing demand for experiential travel, European Waterways announced that it is now offering a wider range of new themed cruise departures for 2020 that can be booked on a per-cabin basis. Cruises eligible for cabin bookings …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Aegean Meets Assyrtiko: Summer Degustation at Pelagos Restaurant at Fo

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    A new seafood degustation menu awaits at the elegant seafront restaurant Pelagos at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens.   Enjoy a sumptuous menu over five courses that celebrate the fruits of the Aegean Sea, each thoughtfully paired with an Assyrtiko wine, chosen …

  • The Nam Hai Cooking Academy at Four Seasons Resort The Nam hai Dishes

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    The Nam Hai Cooking Academy is bursting this summer with a range of fresh features inspired by the new Chef of the Cooking Academy Huynh Van Hien. From exciting recipe additions and new excursions to an expanded range of ingredients home grown …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • World Architecture Travel (WAT) to attract tourists to New Zealand wit

    Published on : Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    World Architecture Travel (WAT) a global network for guided architectural tours brings to you a unique tour to the multicultural and cosmopolitan city of Auckland, New Zealand. A self-driven WAT Connect intends to take participants on a quality holiday, traversing …

  • IMEX America to provide leadership skills training as boards face an u

    Published on : Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Future-proofing is among the topics explored at the Association Leadership Forum, a free half-day of education and networking at IMEX America, exclusively for association leaders and created by the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE).   According to ASAE, the …

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