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  • African migrants flock to Spain

    Published on : Friday, September 21, 2018

    It may not seem like it to many Spaniards and other Europeans, but the African migrants’ number reaching the European shores by crossing the Mediterranean Sea has declined this year from its peak in 2015, of more than a million. …

  • UNWTO Conference in Valladolid Discuss InnovativeTourism Experiencesin Urban Destinations

    Published on : Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Innovation, traveller demand for diverse and authentic experiences in cities, and urban tourism governance models will be the central themes of the “UNWTO Conference on City Breaks: Creating Innovative Experiences”, to be held in Valladolid, Spain, on 15-16 October 2018. …

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  • Introducing Better Boarding at United Airlines

    Published on : Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Today, United Airlines is expanding enhancements to its boarding at gates in airports around the world. The updated better boarding process gives customers more space at the gate, less time waiting in line and improved boarding information to create a …

  • Faversham Footbridge To get Vital Refurbishment Ready For Next Hop Festival

    Published on : Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Plans are afoot to refurbish a railway bridge which will mean it can stay open for the masses during Faversham’s annual Hop Festival.   The footbridge has carried thousands of residents, churchgoers and passengers over the railway between Station Road …

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  • 15 killed and dozens missing after massive landslide in Philippines’ Cebu

    Published on : Thursday, September 20, 2018

    A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain region Thursday, killing at least 15 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent text messages pleading for help.     This new landslide surged …

  • Hong Kong Airlines adds Macao to network with new TurboJET codeshare

    Published on : Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Hong Kong Airlines has announced that it will add the entertainment centre of Macao to its growing network, following the signing of a codeshare agreement with ferry services company, TurboJET.   The new partnership, which is the first of its …

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  • Indigo aircraft suffers tyre burst, makes emergency landing at Ahmedabad

    Published on : Friday, September 21, 2018

    An IndiGo aircraft that was carrying 185 passengers made an emergency landing here Wednesday after suffering a tyre burst, according to an airport official. The flight 6E-361, operated with an A320 aircraft, was coming from Mumbai. The plane landed safely …

  • Delta flight makes emergency landing as smoke emanates from brakes

    Published on : Friday, September 21, 2018

    A Delta Airlines flight made an emergency landing Thursday morning at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Smoke could be seen coming from the brakes as it arrived.   Delta said Flight 472 from Sao Paulo landed safely and was towed …

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  • New Saga ships announces to be all-inclusive

    Published on : Monday, September 17, 2018

     Considering the strong customer demand, Saga took the strategic decision of making its first new luxury boutique cruise all-inclusive in January 2020 and her sister ship Spirit of Adventure will also get inclusive after it joins the fleet in August …

  • Cruise industry cooperation highlighted in Arctic search and rescue event

    Published on : Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    This week, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) published the report their most recent search and rescue (SAR) tabletop exercise. The report concludes that cruise ships can make valuable contribution to search and rescue in the Arctic. To …

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  • Yarra Valley boost tourism season with scenic railway networks

    Published on : Friday, September 21, 2018

    The steam trains will return to the Yarra Valley for the first time in 40 years with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to invest in a scenic railway that will create jobs and boost tourism in the region.     …

  • Hungary sees 227,000 Chinese tourists’ arrival in 2017-2018 tourism season

    Published on : Friday, September 21, 2018

    Tourism is adding more and more to Hungary’s GDP, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign affairs and trade minister, said on the sidelines of the Dubrovnik ministerial conference on cooperation between China and 16 central and eastern European countries.     The …

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Travel And Tour World presents an insightful interaction with Barak Hirschowitz, President, International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA) who shares his thoughts on futuristic hotel concepts. Mr. Hirschowitz is a world leader in hospitality, leading an international network. ILHA is a non-profit organisation that strives to promote growth in hospitality sector.



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Barak Hirschowitz, President, International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA)

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