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  • ATM 2015 – Latest research report on family travel unveiled

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    YouGov has unveiled the results of its latest Family Travel study on the first day of ATM 2015 with the findings showing that 64% of the 2,000-plus MENA based survey respondents travelled with their children in the last 12 months, …

  • London expecting 32 million visitors in 2015

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    London’s tourism body Visitlondon.com, has welcomed the birth of the Royal baby as London expects more visitors than ever before this summer.   VisitLondon.com is predicting the capital will welcome nearly 32 million international and UK tourists to the city …

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  • Berlin’s Year of History 2015: War’s End and New Beginning

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    This year, Berlin is commemorating two significant dates in German history: the end of the Nazi regime and the Second World War on 8 May 1945 and the unification of the two post-war German states on 3 October 1989. Numerous …

  • Drivers advised of car park closures as work continues at Cardiff subu

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    Passengers using Llandaf and Radyr stations are advised of temporary car park closures as Network Rail installs new footbridges to improve accessibility. The entire car park at Llandaf station will be closed after the last train has departed on Friday …

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  • Turkish Airlines continues its expansion in South Europe as well. Turk

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    With existing services to the capital Lisbon, “The Best Airline of Europe”* for the fourth consecutive year, Turkish Airlines added flights to Porto as its 2nd destination in Portugal.   Beginning from today roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Porto will be operated …

  • PAYFORT Releases Travel/Tourism and Airline Sections of State of Payme

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    PAYFORT, the Arab world’s leading online payment gateway and payment solutions provider, is proud to announce the release the first half of its groundbreaking annual report, “State of Payments in the Arab World” at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) convention …

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    EUROPE

  • Greece tourism encourages visitors to use credit cards to beat tax evasion

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    Greece tourism is encouraging tourists to use credit cards to redeem its tourism scope and stop offenders from skipping sales tax which has been responsible for the perennial drain in the economy for all this while. Paying through credit cards …

  • Boeing, SWISS finalize order for three additional 777-300ERs

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    Boeing, the Lufthansa Group and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) have finalized an order for three additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes, valued at $990 million at current list prices. This order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer, follows SWISS’ 2013 …

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    AMERICA

  • Qatar Airways adds additional services to its USA network

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    Qatar Airways announces the next phase of its USA route development with the introduction of three new passenger routes to Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta. With these new destinations, Qatar Airways will offer daily nonstop services to all 10 of …

  • WTM Latin America witnessed a huge increase in travel buyers looking t

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    WTM Latin America 2015, the annual event which brings the world to Latin America and promotes Latin America to the world, has experienced an impressive 37% increase in senior industry travel buyers attending last week’s travel trade event, firmly cementing …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Turkish Airlines continues its expansion in South Europe as well. Turk

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    With existing services to the capital Lisbon, “The Best Airline of Europe”* for the fourth consecutive year, Turkish Airlines added flights to Porto as its 2nd destination in Portugal.   Beginning from today roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Porto will be operated …

  • World Travel Awards lands in Dubai ahead of Middle East celebrations

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    World Travel Awards has arrived at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach on the first stop of its annual Grand Tour.   The Middle East winners of the World Travel Awards will be revealed during a celebration at …

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    ASIA

  • Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao adds a new package for MICE tourists

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is launching a new meeting package “3rd Night Free or Dinner on Us,” offering MICE delegates a choice of staying for free their third night in Macao or enjoying a complimentary dinner at Sands Resorts. …

  • Taj Group voted as Best Hotel Group in India

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    Taj Group, famed for its unmatched hospitality, commitment to quality and excellence in services, has won top honours at the prestigious Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s India’s Best Awards 2014. Travel + Leisure is the world’s leading travel …

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  • Qatar Airways adds additional services to its USA network

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    Qatar Airways announces the next phase of its USA route development with the introduction of three new passenger routes to Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta. With these new destinations, Qatar Airways will offer daily nonstop services to all 10 of …

  • Turkish Airlines continues its expansion in South Europe as well. Turk

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    With existing services to the capital Lisbon, “The Best Airline of Europe”* for the fourth consecutive year, Turkish Airlines added flights to Porto as its 2nd destination in Portugal.   Beginning from today roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Porto will be operated …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Sail through the Mediterranean aboard the luxurious Silver Wind from I

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    Sail through the Mediterranean aboard the luxurious Silver Wind, on a seven day cruise from Italy to Monaco. Departing from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, on 11 September 2015, Silver Wind sails its guests from the artistic and architectural masterpiece of Rome, …

  • Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam Kicks Off Alaska Cruise Season S

    Published on : Saturday, May 2, 2015

    Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam arrives at the Port of Seattle Saturday, May 2, 2015, marking the start of the city’s summertime Alaska homeport cruise season. The line added capacity to its roundtrip Seattle routes with an additional ship in …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao adds a new package for MICE tourists

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is launching a new meeting package “3rd Night Free or Dinner on Us,” offering MICE delegates a choice of staying for free their third night in Macao or enjoying a complimentary dinner at Sands Resorts. …

  • Taj Group voted as Best Hotel Group in India

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    Taj Group, famed for its unmatched hospitality, commitment to quality and excellence in services, has won top honours at the prestigious Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s India’s Best Awards 2014. Travel + Leisure is the world’s leading travel …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Emirates and South African Tourism sign Agreement to Explore Joint Mar

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    Emirates, a global connector of people and places, and South African Tourism, the marketing agency for South Africa, today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) that will open the way for the development of joint marketing initiatives aimed at growing …

  • Travel Agents Seminar in Hyderabad and Kolkata by MTPA-India and Air M

    Published on : Monday, May 4, 2015

    MTPA-India and Air Mauritius conducted Travel Agents Seminar in Hyderabad on 22nd April at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel and in Kolkata on 24th April at The Park, Kolkata.  The product presentation was conducted by Mr. Vivek Anand -Country Manager, MTPA …

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In an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World, Daniel Levine, an expert in travel trends and a popular keynote speaker shares his views about what makes a great tourism event. He also talks about the evolving face of the global travel industry, and the state of innovation in travel and tourism. TTW asks:

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