News Pick

  • European tourism continues to grow at a modest pace despite unstable world economy

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    European tourism demand remains in positive territory even though there is a slower expansion rate as  compared to the last two years. The European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest quarterly report –European Tourism-Trends  & Prospects for Q3, 2019 destinations continue to …

  • Qantas Airlines launches second research flight

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Qantas Airlines launched a research flight on Thursday that departed from London Heathrow Airport and bound for Sydney Airport.   This is Qantas’s second research flight supposed to explore the effects of jet lag over longer distances.       …

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  • Venice flooded with second-highest waters on record

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    The mayor of Venice has been blamed for drastic climate change for its highest tide in over 50 years, which flooded St Mark’s Square and many of the ancient city’s alleyways, which attract millions of tourists throughout the year. A …

  • Death toll increases to four from Australian Wildfire crisis

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    The death toll from Australian wildfire crisis has increased to four with the finding of a man’s body in a scorched forest in northeast New South Wales.     The body was discovered by cops in the northwest of the …

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Global Travel News

  • Fraport Traffic Figures – October 2019: Growth Momentum Slows

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Some 6.4 million passengers traveled through Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in October 2019, up 1.0 percent compared to the same month last year. In the first ten months of 2019, passenger traffic at FRA grew by 2.2 percent. In the reporting month, aircraft …

  • Brave D-Day Veterans Commended With a ‘Judges’ Special Award&#

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Four D-Day veterans who joined Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines on Boudicca‘s historic ‘D-Day 75 Voyage of Remembrance’ in June this year had their courage and sacrifice during the Second World War commended at the glittering ‘Stars of Suffolk Awards 2019’, held …

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  • New Flight Connection: Austrian Airlines Launches Flight Service to Bo

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Austrian Airlines will offer flight service from Vienna to Boston starting at the end of March 2020. Austria’s home carrier will initially operate four weekly flights to the American metropolis on the East Coast and increase frequencies to six flights …

  • Mindshare Becomes New Media Agency of Austrian Airlines

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Austrian Airlines has a new media agency: Mindshare will manage the media budget of the domestic airline from January 2020. This is the result of the first Lufthansa Group-wide and global media agency tender. Besides Austrian, Lufthansa and Swiss will …

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  • Europe’s tourism & leisure industry witnesses an increase of 5.05% in

    Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    Europe’s tourism & leisure industry witnessed an increase of 5.05% in overall deal activity during Q3 2019, when compared to the four-quarter average.   A total of 104 deals valued at $5.71bn were announced for the region during Q3 2019, …

  • UK tourism suffering from huge reputational damage due to Brexit

    Published on : Thursday, November 7, 2019

    Britain could be seen by European visitors as a ‘basket case’ country for up to five years after a probable initial Brexit agreement according to a travel industry expert.   Tom Jenkins, executive director of the European Tour Operators Association …

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  • American Airlines flight diverted after man gropes female passenger

    Published on : Monday, November 11, 2019

    A man has been arrested and could face up to two years in jail over an alleged sexual assault charge of a fellow passenger on board an American Airlines flight, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.   James …

  • Americans breathe unhealthy as air quality worsens

    Published on : Monday, October 28, 2019

    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found out that Americans are breathing unhealthy as the air quality has worsened in 2017 and 2018.     The poor air quality was linked to nearly 10,000 additional deaths in the United States …

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  • Seera introduces ‘Discover Saudi’ to boost up tourism

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Seera Group, Middle East’s provider of travel and tourism services has disclosed the Kingdom’s first-of-its-kind integrated destination management company, under the brand name, “Discover Saudi,” at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London.   Discover Saudi is a SR500 million …

  • Toddler dies aboard Saudi Arabian flight

    Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    James Cadigan, a provincial police official with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, said that a two-year-old passenger on a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in eastern Canada on Tuesday was pronounced dead on arrival in a hospital, …

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  • Tourism players anticipating a string of new flights for improving inb

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Tourism players are anticipating a string of new flights to boost inbound tourism in Myanmar.   A number of airlines in the recent months have started operating new routes connecting China with Myanmar, and various international airlines have also announced …

  • SPIA Asia 2019 to be held in Manila

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    The 5th edition of Asia’s leading sports business conference and awards platform, SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference, is announced the extension of its major partnership with TPB Philippines for the 2019 event in the Philippines. SPIA Asia 2019 …

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  • Beluga XL ready for take off

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    The BelugaXL has received its type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency, paving the way for entry-into-service by early 2020.   The European Aviation Safety Safety Agency has granted the Beluga XL its type certification which will pave way …

  • Lufthansa Group launches loyalty programme to develop passengers

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Lufthansa Group is simplifying its status program and offering its customers an even easier and more transparent collection system for achieving and maintaining Frequent Traveller, Senator and HON Circle levels. Loyalty towards Lufthansa Group airlines will be rewarded to a …

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  • Silversea Congratulates World-Renoweed Steve Mccurry on Being Inducted

    Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    Silversea collaborator and world-renowned photographer, Steve McCurry was inducted into the prestigious International Photography Hall of Fame on November 1, 2019. Presented at an awards ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri, the accolade is among the most momentous milestones reachable by …

  • Croatia’s Katarina Line Debuts Updated 2020 Cruise Program, Pricelis

    Published on : Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    Katarina Line, Croatia’s small ship cruise company and DMC, has introduced its updated 2020 program and pricelist.  The program features an expanded cruising schedule and additional departures dates for some of its most popular cruises out of Split and Dubrovnik. …

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  • Harbor Club rebrands to attract more guests

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    The Harbor Club, located on Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia, has made significant updates to rebrand as the island’s top lifestyle destination under the direction of the newly appointed General Manager, Lester Scott. Beginning November 1, the hotel will roll …

  • OYO officially starts its operation in Thailand

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    OYO, the SoftBank Group-backed discount hotel chain, has officially started operating in Thailand.   OYO Thailand marks its entry to Thailand with 8,000 rooms in 250 hotels in 13 cities including Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and Hua Hin with a strong pipeline of …

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  • Now pay entry fee for La Pelosa Beach

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Visitors will be charged an entry fee at La Pelosa Beach very soon.   Mayor Antonia Dian who made an announcement regarding this also said that the number of visitors will also be restricted to the beach.     Authorities …

  • Maldives hosted three city roadshow to promote tourism

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) invited travel agents to wash away the winter blues and experience the ‘Sunny Side of Life’ during a UK and Ireland three-city roadshow from 7th – 11th November 2019.       Visiting …

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Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director for WTM London, in an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World, speaks on Brexit travel constraints, the agenda of responsible travel and the downturn of Thomas Cook. He gave a preview of the programmes during the 40th edition of WTM London.



Simon Press

Senior Exhibition Director for WTM London

Mario Hardy

The Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)

David Chisholm
Vice President of Sales, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Aishath Neesha Mohammad Shahid

Deputy Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC)

Freja Annamatz

Head of Media Relations International SAS

Kris Theerarak

General Manager, Thai Airways International PCL

Vijaye Haulder

Deputy Director of Mauritius Tourism

Sumathi Ramanathan

Director of Destination Marketing, Expo 2020

Alexey Kalachev

Director, Russian Convention Bureau

Jin Hyeok Park

Director of Seoul Convention Bureau (SCB)


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