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  • According to Which? report rail passenger lost around 3.9m hours last year

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    Consumer group Which? report stated that U.K. rail passengers lost an estimated 3.9 million hours to delays in 2018.     Trains arriving at the destination 30 minutes or more late was covered by the data and was based on …

  • Report says Scottish tourism boosting U.K. staycations

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    According to a new report, Scottish tourism is helping to boost the number of “staycations” being taken around the Britain.     The Great British Staycation surveyed more than 2,000 U.K. holidaymakers and 500 leisure and hospitality business leaders and …

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Global Travel News

  • Detox This Summer at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

    Published on : Saturday, May 25, 2019

    Hone in on healthy habits this summer at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, offering a variety of specials June through August 2019 in The Spa, PRESS and Veranda, ideal for keeping wellness top of mind.   “Summer is the perfect season to …

  • Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai welcomes Star Chefs For The Inaugural Swedish Food Week In Sha

    Published on : Saturday, May 25, 2019

    Shanghai’s first ever official Swedish Food Week has arrived, organised by the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai.   Sweden’s famous chefs Jonas Åhman and Joakim Blom will present the natural, fresh and healthy stylings of Swedish food for the …

  • Join Four Seasons Hotel George v, Paris in celebrating the Global Wellness Day!

    Published on : Saturday, May 25, 2019

    In celebration of the Global Wellness Day – the international day dedicated to living well, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris will offer hotel guests an exclusive program that focus on wellbeing and healthy.   “At our brand new Spa dedicated to wellness and …

  • Summer Family Activities at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

    Published on : Saturday, May 25, 2019

    Families check out of school and into summer with a visit to Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco and the downtown property’s family-friendly summer programming. Kicking off on May 25, 2019, Memorial Day weekend, and available through September 1, 2019, families will enjoy …

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    EUROPE

  • England will ban plastic drinks’ stirrers, straws, cotton swabs from April 2020

    Published on : Thursday, May 23, 2019

    England will ban plastic drinks stirrers, straws, and plastic-stemmed cotton swabs from April 2020.  Michael Gove, Environment Secretary issued a statement which said, “Urgent and decisive action is needed to tackle plastic pollution and protect our environment”. The ban will …

  • Application for VisitBritain Business Events Growth Programme grants now open

    Published on : Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    VisitBritain is accepting applications for grants for VisitBritain’s Business Events Growth Programme. Following a successful three years   VisitBritain’s Business Events Growth Programme provides support to the UK’s business events sector with two funding strands.   The ‘Bid Enhancement and …

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    AMERICA

  • The US is witnessing a slump in overseas visitors

    Published on : Saturday, May 25, 2019

    The number of overseas visitors to the US is declining, with a 5.4 per cent drop in March compared to the same period last year.   This has given rise to fears among the country’s tourism chiefs that the US …

  • U.S. air ticket sales continue the growth trajectory in April to $9.1 billion

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    Air ticket sales by U.S. based travel agencies had increased 5.9 per cent year-over-year to U.S. dollars 9.1 billion in April as per Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC). The airline ticket sales had risen 3 per cent year-over-year in March 2019. …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Gulf Air Annual Ramadan Football Tournament 2019

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently held its annual Ramadan football tournament, which saw10  teams representing different departments and divisions within the airline competing to win the tournament’s cup.   The tournament, held in Juventus …

  • Gulf Air Hosts its Ramadan Media Ghabga in Riyadh

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    The Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, recently held its Ramadan media ghabga in Riyadh; which was attended by H.E. Shaikh Hmood bin Abdullah Al Khalifa Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , …

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    ASIA

  • Israel takes new tourism initiative to attract visitors

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    Israel recorded 1.14 million overseas visitors in the first quarter of this year, up 14% from the corresponding period of 2018. With new travel friendly services initiated in the country, Israel is certainly set to welcome record millions by the …

  • Asian Culture and Tourism Exhibition held in Beijing

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    Exotic art performances, a world-heritage photography exhibition and gourmet food was offered by Asia at the recent Asian Culture and Tourism Exhibition.   Hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the three-day event started in Beijing on May 16, …

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  • Detox This Summer at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

    Published on : Saturday, May 25, 2019

    Hone in on healthy habits this summer at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, offering a variety of specials June through August 2019 in The Spa, PRESS and Veranda, ideal for keeping wellness top of mind.   “Summer is the perfect season to …

  • Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai welcomes Star Chefs For The Inaugural Swedish Food Week In Sha

    Published on : Saturday, May 25, 2019

    Shanghai’s first ever official Swedish Food Week has arrived, organised by the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai.   Sweden’s famous chefs Jonas Åhman and Joakim Blom will present the natural, fresh and healthy stylings of Swedish food for the …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Brazil Tourism Minister holds meeting to discuss tourism sector state in Minas Gerais

    Published on : Saturday, May 25, 2019

    The Tourism Minister of Brazil, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, met with fifteen federal deputies from Minas Gerais to discuss tourism sector’s interest in the state.   One of the requests of the parliamentarians dealt with the recognition, by UNESCO, of the …

  • Brumadinho presents new projects in Brazil Tourism Ministry

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    In an audience with Brazil’s Minister of Tourism in Brasilia, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, Municipal Secretaries of Tourism and Culture, Marcos Paulo, and Environment, Daniel Freitas, both from Brumadinho (MG), presented proposals to improve the tourist structure and improve the local …

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Julia Sonnemann, Public Relation Manager, Corporate Communication, Messe Berlin exclusively speaks to Travel And Tour World at ITB Berlin 2019 on the emerging tourism trends in the world and the challenges that are facing. Read here the full interview:

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