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  • Melbourne’s Christmas celebrations set to ‘sleigh

    Published on : Thursday, November 15, 2018

    The City of Melbourne has announced its 2018 Christmas Festival which delivers up to $53 million in economic value to the municipality annually.   City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp said the $3.6 million Christmas campaign will light up …

  • Weddings to Remember at The Shilla Seoul

    Published on : Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Celebrated Korean stars such as Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki chose The Shilla Seoul for their newsworthy nuptials. For couples planning to tie the knot, The Shilla Seoul, Korea’s leading luxury hotel, offers couples a unique blend of …

  • Dream Cruises introduces Halal cuisine options on board Genting Dream

    Published on : Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Dream Cruises is pleased to announce and introduce Halal cuisine options with Genting Dream, which is currently the only cruise ship in Asia granted Halal certification by the well-renowned Department of Islamic Development Malaysia .   The Lido, one of …

  • Instaroom Launches New Artificial Intelligence FAQ Bot to Increase Hotelier Efficiency

    Published on : Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Instaroom, an AI powered messaging platform built for managing complex customer journeys, transactions, and bookings for hoteliers, today announced the launch of its new artificial intelligence FAQ Bot, designed to intuitively answer commonly asked customer questions and reduce hotel management …




  • German tourism launches anti-xenophobia drive

    Published on : Friday, November 16, 2018

    On the occasion of the German Tourism Day a symposium entitled “German Tourism Day 2018” was held in Bonn recently. At the symposium, the German tourism industry launched a new initiative against xenophobia in the country. The tourism industry is …

  • Irish tourism is booming but plenty yet to be done to sustain it

    Published on : Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    Travel writer Paul Kelly writes Ireland needs to create the attractions, events and value offering that will entice tourists to come here all year long and venture outside the big cities.   Tourism is growing but there are big challenges …

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  • Storms will bring rain, snow to the Middle East into Friday

    Published on : Thursday, November 15, 2018

    A series of storms will bring rain and snow to parts of the Middle East through Friday.   Storm across Turkey with bring rain and snow, while another will drive heavy rain and thunderstorms from Saudi Arabia into Kuwait, Iraq …

  • The UAE issues decision on tax refunds for tourists’ scheme

    Published on : Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    The UAE has issued a decision on its tax refunds for tourists’ scheme, announcing the implementation dates for phases one and two, the procedures for the verification of tourists’ eligibility, the fees charged for refunds and their application, the maximum …

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  • 112 per cent more Cambodian tourists visited Malaysia – Jan-Aug 18′

    Published on : Friday, November 16, 2018

    Out of the 46 countries visiting the Southeast Asian nation Malaysia, the largest increase was seen in the number of Cambodian tourists in the first eight months of 2018.     Tourism Malaysia data showed that 56,290 Cambodians visited Malaysia …

  • Krabi wins Global Low-Carbon Ecological Scenic Spot Award

    Published on : Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Krabi was awarded the ‘Global Low-Carbon Ecological Scenic Spot’ at an award ceremony held at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok.     The award ceremony was given at the Annual …

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  • Americans’ Travel Preferences revealed by Morning Consult Research

    Published on : Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Morning Consult released a new research reflecting Americans’ travel preferences and their views on different travel brands. The data records Americans’ favourite airlines, hotels, and methods of travel, segregated by age.     About 49 per cent of Americans choose …

  • Bamboo Airlines gets aviation license from Vietnam government

    Published on : Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    The newest airlines of Vietnam, Bamboo Airways has been granted a license to fly, officials and the airline said, paving the way for its inaugural flight in a region crowded with competitors.     Run by one of the country’s …

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  • 30% Off Black Friday Special on European Barge Cruises

    Published on : Thursday, November 15, 2018

    European Waterways announced a limited time Black Friday special of 30% off on select 6-night all-inclusive hotel barge cruises in Europe for spring 2019. The promotion represents savings of up $17,850 and charters as low as $24,150 during one of …

  • Celestyal Cruises aims to extend cruise tourism season in Greece

    Published on : Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Celestyal Cruises aims to extend the cruise tourism season in Greece.   Chris Theophilides, the CEO of Celestyal Cruises referred to 2018 as a good year and said that the company is now focused on extending its operating season in …

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  • Digital Future for Jamaica Tourist Board

    Published on : Friday, November 16, 2018

    An event entitled called ‘ The Digital Journey of Destination Jamaica’ was hosted by the Jamaica Tourist Board to celebrate the island’s transformation and investments in technology.     The travel and tourism sector is ready for disruption in every …

  • Seychelles Tourism Board holds commanding presence at this year’s WTM

    Published on : Friday, November 16, 2018

    Destination Seychelles received a global exposure as heads of Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and local Tourism Ministry gave interviews on BBC and Sky, in London. The board also displayed a commanding presence at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) London …

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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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The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation

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Exhibition Director, Reed Exhibitions

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President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association

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