News Pick

  • Anguilla government signs MOU with Airbnb to boost tourism

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    Airbnb and the Government of Anguilla have signed a Memorandum f Understanding (MOU) that seeks to promote the island as a premier Caribbean destination.   The home-sharing platform has already thrived in Anguilla and plays a pivotal role in the …

  • Marriott International ready to add 300,000 hotel rooms post Starwood deal

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    MarriottThe renowned hotel chain Marriott International has announced on Tuesday that it would very soon accelerate its global growth strategy by adding 300,000 brand new rooms all across the world within the year 2019.   This declaration comes immediately after …

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  • New Orleans attracted 10.45 million tourists in 2016

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    New Orleans had been able to attract an overwhelming number of 10.45 million tourists in 2016.   It broke the past pre-Katrina peak that had hovered around this region and its local tourism sector for over 10 years. Tourists have …

  • Is Brexit shattering the UK airline industry?

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    With earnest meetings taking place between EU officials and airlines in recent weeks, the major UK based airlines are roaring to be at the front of the queue when negotiations are concerned. There has been mounting concern from the airline …

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Global Travel News

  • A350-1000 performed ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign in Latin

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    With the objective of conducting a ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign to check aircraft and engine performance in high-altitude, warm and humid conditions, the A350-1000 MSN071 test aircraft flew first to Bolivia before completing its tour in Colombia and …

  • 2016 Financial Results – Rising passenger traffic at 12.5m ̵

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

     AEGEAN reports full year 2016 results with consolidated revenue at €1,020m, 4% higher compared to 2015.   Passenger traffic rose by 7% compared to 2015, reaching 12.5m passengers, with growth stemming mainly from the international network.     EBITDAR reached …

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  • Air France’s New Travel Cabins Take Off To Bamako And Papeete!

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    Air France customers travelling to Bamako (Mali) from Paris-Charles de Gaulle or Papeete from Los Angeles airport (USA) will enjoy the comforts of the new long-haul travel cabins. There are three weekly flights to Papeete (on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays)* …

  • Qatar Airways Hosts Orbis ‘Flying Eye Hospital’ In Doha

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    Qatar Airways welcomed Orbis Flying Eye Hospital to Doha with an official reception at Doha International Airport (DIA) attended by His Excellency Mr. Ajay Sharma, British Ambassador to the State of Qatar, His Excellency Mr. Ashud Ahmed, Bangladeshi Ambassador to …

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cargolux signs agreement for environmentally friendly beam solution

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    Cargolux Airlines has signed an agreement with German company TrinkausSolutions for the use of its squAIR-timber product. Cargolux is the first airline worldwide to introduce the lightweight material in its operation and currently uses it on all pharma shipments out of Luxembourg. …

  • Air Seychelles Cabin Crew Batch 17 graduates

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    A total of 19 Seychellois Cabin crew graduated with flying colors after receiving state-of –the –art training on Airbus A330 & A320 aircraft types in Abu Dhabi.  The new graduates were personally congratulated at the event by Francisca Moonsammy, Head …

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  • 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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  • Marriott International ready to add 300,000 hotel rooms post Starwood

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    MarriottThe renowned hotel chain Marriott International has announced on Tuesday that it would very soon accelerate its global growth strategy by adding 300,000 brand new rooms all across the world within the year 2019.   This declaration comes immediately after …

  • Best Western Unveils Exciting New Hotel in Tokyo

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    Best Western Hotels & Resorts will soon offer travelers to Tokyo another exciting place to stay, with the opening of Best Western Tokyo Nishikasai Grande on April 1, 2017. Nestled between Tokyo Disneyland and the central districts of Marunouchi and …

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  • Travel insurance customers inventing claims circumstances

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    A rising number of travel insurance policyholders are lying about the circumstances of claims to increase their chances of having them paid, according to claims and assistance providers CEGA. Travel insurance customers who have claims turned down are then citing …

  • Madhya Pradesh focuses on water-tourism, tiger reserves

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting.   Travel And Tour World spoke to Tanvi Sundriyal, Additional Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation at the ITB Berlin, 2017. Ms. Sundriyal elaborates about the significance of national parks as well as …

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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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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)

Shinu Pillai
Exhibition Director, ibtm Arabia


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