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  • Plane crashes near New Orleans, two missing

    Published on : Monday, August 29, 2016

    After a small plane crashed in Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans two people went missing, authorities said.   One person was rescued by a good Samaritan while the Coast Guard is searching for two others in the water after the …

  • Shark terror forces tourists to flee off Spain’s Costa Del Sol

    Published on : Monday, August 29, 2016

    Tourists and beachgoers at the Costa Del Sol in Spain had to endure panic attacks as a grown up shark got discovered in the shallow water of the holiday resort.     The popular Fuengirola beach had to be closed …

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Global Travel News

  • Alstom to provide Amtrak with its new generation of high-speed train

    Published on : Monday, August 29, 2016

    The Northeast Corridor (NEC) line covers roughly 730 km (457 miles)[1]. In only ten years, the number of passengers has increased from 2.4 million passengers in FY 2002 to 3.5 million in FY 2014. As part of an effort to …

  • Two-thirds of new London Bridge station concourse opens

    Published on : Monday, August 29, 2016

    Two-thirds of a brand new concourse at Britain’s fourth-busiest railway station opened to passengers today (Monday, 29 August), in time for commuters returning to work from the late August bank holiday. The concourse is part of a major redevelopment of …

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  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Hotel Properties Limited and ASB Deve

    Published on : Monday, August 29, 2016

    Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, Hotel Properties Limited (HPL) and ASB Development Limited today announced that the renowned luxury resort – The Nam Hai Hoi An – will be managed by Four Seasons as …

  • JetBlue Grows Presence in Both Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood And The Carib

    Published on : Monday, August 29, 2016

    JetBlue today announced it is launching service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA). Daily flights between South Florida and the popular Caribbean destination take off January 4, 2017. Seats are on sale today …

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  • First winners of £40 million Discover England Fund announced

    Published on : Friday, August 26, 2016

    Following a rigorous application process, seven project applications are being announced as successful.   Focusing on a wide-range of international markets, including established markets such as the US, Germany, France and the Netherlands as well as growth markets such as …

  • VisitBritain/VisitEngland welcome UK Government Tourism Action Plan

    Published on : Friday, August 26, 2016

    The Government’s announcement comes as VisitEngland is completing a hugely successful first phase of the £40 million Discover England Fund. The Fund attracted an exceptional number of high quality bids, far outweighing the allocated funding available for year one. Following …

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  • Las Vegas Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the National Parks Service

    Published on : Saturday, August 27, 2016

    Las Vegas is the gateway to national parks in the west, and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service on August 25, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is encouraging visitors to Find Their …

  • LATTE attends the ‘America Wild National Parks Adventure’ viewing

    Published on : Saturday, August 27, 2016

    LATTE attended Brand USA‘s viewing of ‘America Wild National Parks Adventure’ at the IMAX Sydney in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service.   Before the film, the team sipped on Sierra Nevada American Pale Ale, ate …

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  • 11-Month-Old Emirati Boy Gets Early First Birthday Surprise

    Published on : Monday, August 29, 2016

    11-month-old Humaid Al Muhairi has become the UAE’s newest and youngest Maserati owner thanks to Yas Island’s Say Yas prize draw.  Visiting Yas Island’s Ferrari World Abu Dhabi late last week, the toddler, his father, Mohammed, mother, Hind Al Hameeri …

  • The Oman Ministry of Tourism inaugurates Sales Service Points in Al Ja

    Published on : Thursday, August 25, 2016

    The Oman Ministry of Tourism in partnership with Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO) have inaugurated sales service points in Al Jabal Al Akhdar under the patronage of the deputy Wali of Nizwa.   This project is a part of the …

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  • ‘Wonderful Indonesia’ woos the world with sponsorship deal at WTM

    Published on : Saturday, August 27, 2016

    Indonesia’s tourism ministry has signed a key sponsorship deal with World Travel Market London 2016 – the leading global event for the travel industry – as the country plans to promote its ‘Wonderful Indonesia’ brand on a global platform.   …

  • Malaysia Airlines enjoys record bookings – sale extended by one day

    Published on : Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Malaysia Airlines is extending the turnaround sale by one day due to massive demand.  The sale saw the booking systems enjoy 5 times the normal traffic. To assist our travel agents and customers, Malaysia Airlines has added 10,000 more seats …

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  • Transat presents its Famili brochure

    Published on : Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    Because all family holiday plans are unique, Transat is proud to present its Famili brochure, the new reference for South and Florida vacations. This must-read guide features a variety of destinations and plenty of travel tips, allowing each family to …

  • Over 2 million passengers have enjoyed “satellite based” travel to

    Published on : Monday, August 29, 2016

    Munich Airport’s new satellite terminal has celebrated the big 100 – its 100th day of operation. The results of the first weeks are more than respectable. Since the opening handling has worked seamlessly in the new building. The launch phase, …

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  • ‘Genting dream’ to explore Japan’s island gems next

    Published on : Monday, August 29, 2016

    Dream Cruises, the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line, today announced its Summer 2017 itinerary for Genting Dream, with the cruise line’s inaugural ship setting sail from Guangzhou to two idyllic destinations in Japan on a 5-night cruise. From 2 April …

  • ‘Genting Dream’ To Explore Japan’s Island Gems Next

    Published on : Monday, August 29, 2016

    Dream Cruises, the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line, today announced its Summer 2017 itinerary for Genting Dream, with the cruise line’s inaugural ship setting sail from Guangzhou to two idyllic destinations in Japan on a 5-night cruise.   From 2 …

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  • AC Hotels by Marriott Offers ‘A New Way to Hotel’ in Guadalajara

    Published on : Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    AC Hotel Guadalajara, Jalisco, has opened its doors, inviting guests and locals alike to experience A New Way to Hotel in Mexico, catering to the creativity, passion, and entrepreneurial spirit of a new generation of travelers. The launch of the …

  • Marriott Port-au-Prince Named to Conde Nast Traveler 2016 Hot List

    Published on : Monday, August 29, 2016

    The Marriott Port-au-Prince has been named to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Hot List, a widely celebrated guide honoring the best new resorts and hotels in the world. In compiling this year’s selections, the editors of Condé Nast Traveler visited hundreds …

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  • Tourico Holidays Partners with Nordic Choice Hotels

    Published on : Monday, August 29, 2016

    Tourico Holidays, the world’s fastest growing wholesale travel brokerage company, today announced a new supplier partnership with Nordic Choice Hotels, one of the largest hotel groups in the Nordic region. Tourico will now sell Nordic Choice’s inventory – consisting of …

  • Thailand launches Great Girly Getaway contest for women travellers

    Published on : Monday, August 29, 2016

    Thailand is putting out an all-expenses- paid trip for Thailand-loving Indian women travelers. All the women need to do is like, tag and share Thailand’s destination video featuring Anusha Dandekar, titled The Great Girly Getaway with a suggestion on what …

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Katrina Leung, Executive Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organiser of ITB Asia shares an insightful interview with Travel And Tour World. Read on.



Kerrin Macphie
Director of Sales at ACC Liverpool

Carina Bauer
CEO of the IMEX Group

Mr. Simon Press
Reed Travel Exhibitions Director, World Travel Market

Chris Doyle
Executive Director-Europe of Adventure Travel Trade Association

Carol Wallace

(CEO & President of San Diego Convention Centre)

Mr. David Ruetz
Head of ITB Berlin

Tom Noonan
President and CEO, Visit Baltimore

Dr. Christian Göke
COO of Messe Berlin

Ms Kazuko Toda
Director, Convention Marketing Department of TCVB

Mr. Subhash Goyal
President, IATO

Nino Gruettke
Executive Director – ITB Asia

Joe Mclnerney
American Hospitality and Lodging Association President

Michael W. McCormick
Executive Director and COO of GBTA

Mr. Craig Moyes
Portfolio Director, AIBTM Global Events Portfolio Reed Travel

Ms. Lois Hall
(Exhibition Director of GIBTM)

Karen Bolinger
The Chief Executive Officer, Melbourne Convention Bureau

Mr. Shannon Stowell
President ATTA

Felicity Page
Reed Travel Exhibitions, CIBTM International Marketing Manager

Makiko Matsuda Healy
Vice President, Tourism Development, NYC & Company

Graeme Barnett
EIBTM Exhibition Director

Ms. Patchareeboon Sakulpitakphon
The Project Manager for The Code shares

Ms. Stephanie Chow
Executive Assistant Manager Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort

Mr. Markus_Muller
Vice President Sales and Marketing Asia Moevenpick Hotels and Resorts

Alison Gilmore
Exhibition Director, ILTM

Erik Wolf
Executive Director & Founder at World FoodTravel Association

Ken Morrison
Chief Executive of Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF)

James Hogan
Etihad Airways CEO

Tom Jenkins
Executive Director of ETOA

Subhash Goyal
STIC Travel Group & President

Anish Kumar
Secretary of ATTOI and CEO

Nikhil Desai
Managing Director, Goa Tourism Development Corporation

Mr. Parvez Dewan
Tourism Secretary of India

Nils Haupt
Director of corporate communications

Enver Duminy
CEO of Cape Town Tourism

Marco Saxer
Marco Saxer, General Manager of Swissotel, Kolkata

Konstantin Zeuke
General Manager, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Tammy Jo Long
Founder & President of the Luxury Living Savannah

Sylvie Bourget
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer Via Rail Canada

Mr. Eric Van Piggelen
Chief Executive Officer BCCK.

Michael Stief
Media Spokesperson of Zurich Airport

Dr Ahmad Belhoul
CEO of Strategy and Tourism Sector Development

Jenny Herbison
Director of Mobile at Skyscanner

Mrs. Ratna Chadha
Chief Executive, TIRUN Travel Marketing, India Representative: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Sanjay Reddy
Managing Director of Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore

Mr. Jeet Sawhney
MD, Abacus India

Adrienne Clarke
Head of Conference Sales of The Convention Centre Dublin

Dr. Michael Kerkloh
CEO of Munich Airport

Ms. Barrie Seidenberg
President and CEO, Viator

Mark Walsh, Portfolio Director
Reed Travel Exhibitions

mtrip’s CEO

Harsh Dhingra
Chief Country Representative, Bombardier Transportation India

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

Al Tareq Al Ameri
Chief Executive Officer of Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi

Francesca Nina Soemitro
Director of Market Development Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy

Graeme Barnett
Senior Exhibition Director EIBTM, Reed Travel Exhibitions

Izabela Helbin
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.

Lois Wilcox

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

Gloria Molins
The founder and CEO of Trip4real

Kelly Tompkins
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
William Vale as Director of Sales and Marketing

The Group of national travel agents’ and tour operators’

Mr. Sidh N C
Director at QnA International

Katrina Leung
Executive Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore)


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