News Pick

  • Homicides in Mexico lead to severe advisory warning by US

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    The U.S. State Department has recently issued a warning to its citizens not to travel around Mexico including the ports of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, as the number of homicides rise at the resorts popular with American tourists.   …

  • D.C. welcomes records number of tourists, but foreign tourists drop

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    The tourism industry of Washington D.C. has been witnessing a seventh straight year of record tourist arrivals, as the organization declared on Tuesday. It went on to state that the region was able to lure in as much as 22 …

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  • Revealing the world’s fastest-growing tourist destinations for 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    UNWTO has released its latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer figures and it has come up with some interesting cross-border tourism stats.     The figures shows that destinations worldwide received 369 million international tourists (overnight visitors) in the first four …

  • Typhoon Hato hits Hong Kong, disrupts air travel

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Hong Kong was lashed with destructive winds and waves when Tyohoon Hato ,a maximum category 10 storm slammed the city on Wednesday.   The business was forced to close when the Asian financial hub saw more than 400 flights getting …

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Global Travel News

  • FY17 Annual Results: 12 months of strong growth and focus on infrastru

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Auckland Airport has today announced its financial results for the 12 months ended 30 June 2017.   Sir Henry van der Heyden, Auckland Airport’s chair, says, “The 2017 financial year was another strong year of growth right across our business …

  • Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 20.3% In July 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for July and the first seven months of 2017.   January-July 2017 Operating Highlights   In the first …

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  • Shannon Airport Welcomes Expanded Philadelphia Service

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Shannon Airport has welcomed the announcement by American Airlines to expand its Shannon to Philadelphia service in 2018, as the airline continues to build on the growing demand for flights between Shannon and its Philadelphia hub.     Welcoming the …

  • Philippine Airlines, Royal Brunei: New Code Share Partners

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Philippines Airlines (PAL)  and Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) are now code-sharing flights between the Philippines and Brunei, effective mid-August 2017.   The code-share arrangements signed recently between the flag carriers of the Philippines and Brunei Darussalam cover the routes: Manila …

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    EUROPE

  • GNTO appoints new director for UK and Ireland

    Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

    The German National Tourist Office (GNTO) has appointed Beatrix Haun as its new director for the UK and Ireland. Haun was previously the director of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) in France and will be succeeding Klaus Lohmann in …

  • Several European destinations suffering from overcrowded tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Overcrowding in popular European tourist destinations like Rome, Barcelona, Venice and Dubrovnik is leading to backlash and severe protests from the city residents. The citizens from these major southern cities of Europe are protesting against the tourists that are flooding …

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    AMERICA

  • Trump administration allows plastic bottle sale in National Parks

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Another regressive step from the Trump administration which has reversed the ban on the sale of bottled water at national parks which was imposed during the Obama-era. It had helped to cut down on plastic litter and pollution and promote …

  • U by Uniworld to conduct agent webinars ahead of debut

    Published on : Saturday, August 12, 2017

         U by Uniworld will help UK travel agents  gather new insights by conducting webinars about its new brand and what it has on offer for guests.   U by Uniworld provides a range of river cruises that caters …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Qatar Airways’ New Interline Partnership Takes Off With Vistara

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Qatar Airways has today entered into a new interline partnership with growing, full-service Indian airline Vistara, as the Qatari national carrier marks more than 20 successful years of flights to India.   The new interline agreement taking effect from 22 August, 2017 …

  • The latest policies of tourist visa keep the hotel industry afloat

    Published on : Saturday, August 12, 2017

    Making the visa process smooth and easy along with granting of visa-free entry to Qatar to some 80 nationalities are the measures which are being considered as a blessing for the already thriving hotel industry of the country. Improvement in …

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    ASIA

  • ITB Asia 2017 announces major partnership with Korea Tourism Organizat

    Published on : Thursday, August 3, 2017

    ITB Asia has secured a major partnership with the Korea Tourism Organization of Singapore (KTO). The memorandum of cooperation with Messe Berlin (Singapore) Pte Ltd, organisers of Asia’s leading travel trade show, looks to boost Korea’s appeal as a key destination place in …

  • Tourism Malaysia lends its support in clearing congestion at the airpo

    Published on : Thursday, August 3, 2017

    At present, tourism Malaysia is all set to resolve impediment in terms of air travel of the passengers passing through Immigration checkpoints at various domestic airports, confirmed by the chairman Datuk Dr Siew Ka Wei.   Siew accepted online reports …

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    AIRLINE NEWS

  • FY17 Annual Results: 12 months of strong growth and focus on infrastru

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Auckland Airport has today announced its financial results for the 12 months ended 30 June 2017.   Sir Henry van der Heyden, Auckland Airport’s chair, says, “The 2017 financial year was another strong year of growth right across our business …

  • Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 20.3% In July 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for July and the first seven months of 2017.   January-July 2017 Operating Highlights   In the first …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Princess Cruises is set to sail from Singapore to Alaska from March 20

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Carnival Group’s Princess Cruises will introduce its new route from Singapore to Alaska with 11 stops across Asia. This cruise journey will take around 29 days.     From April 14, 2018, Princess Cruises will set sail from Singapore with …

  • Maine tourism plans to raise cruise ship marketing

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    The regional news media has reported that the Office of Tourism of Maine is planning to increase the marketing of cruise vessels with an aim to upgrade the experience of tourists and therefore more amount of tourists would be heading …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Jason W. Jonilonis as the new Director of Food & Beverage for Ston

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

      Todd Felsen, senior vice president of operations in Benchmark, a global hospitality company announced the Jason W.Jonilonis as the director of food and beverage for Stonewall Resort.   Stonewall Resort is  a part of Benchmark Resorts and Hotels property …

  • Belmond brings the magic of PADDINGTON 2 to London’s most famous tra

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    In celebration of the release of PADDINGTON 2 on 10th November 2017, Belmond announces steam-hauled Paddington Afternoon Tea journeys aboard Belmond British Pullman, the very train that plays a starring role in the sequel of the firm family favourite. The …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

Travel And Tour World is glad to present an interaction with Marta Mills, Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Manager, TransCaucasian Trail Association (TCTA). She highlights the growth strategies of TCTA and about introducing the magic of trekking in the Caucasus ranges.

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