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  • Power outage disrupts flights at Amsterdam airport

    Published on : Saturday, March 28, 2015

    Europe’s fifth-busiest airport and the largest hub for Dutch carrier KLM is Amsterdam. Friday morning flights at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport were disrupted after a power outage in and around the Dutch metropolis. Passengers at Schiphol Airport took to social media …

  • UK records 680,000 visits in Business tourism

    Published on : Saturday, March 28, 2015

    Business visits to the UK have grown by 33 per cent in the UK during January 2015. The International Passenger Survey has recorded 680,000 visits in this period where business tourism has outperformed the wider tourism industry as business events …

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  • Malaysia Airports’ World’s First Rated Hybrid Perpetual Su

    Published on : Sunday, March 29, 2015

    Malaysia Airports’ financial excellence was acknowledged when it was announced as the winner of “Market Pioneer Award” in the RAM League Award, a testament to the success of Malaysia Airports’ successful RM1.0 billion Perpetual Subordinated Sukuk issued in December 2014. …

  • Direct air routes deemed key to Vietnam-India tourism cooperation

    Published on : Sunday, March 29, 2015

    A recently signed agreement between India and the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport will serve as an important legal framework to facilitate the development of their transport infrastructure, Billa noted at a tourism promotion event held by the Vietnamese Embassy in …

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  • Sunwing introduces a summer program from Ottawa

    Published on : Sunday, March 29, 2015

    Sunwing Vacations is delighted to announce that it will be increasing its flight schedule to offer a summer service from Ottawa for the first time. Beginning May 11th, the airline will operate a weekly, direct flight to the popular Cuban …

  • Back to nature at Bidoup Nui Ba Park

    Published on : Sunday, March 29, 2015

    Established in 2004, the park has its name combined from Bidoup Mountain, the highest mountain on Lam Vien Plateau, and Ba Mountain, the highest one in Da Lat City.   Early in the morning, a car of the park was …

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    EUROPE

  • UK records 680,000 visits in Business tourism

    Published on : Saturday, March 28, 2015

    Business visits to the UK have grown by 33 per cent in the UK during January 2015. The International Passenger Survey has recorded 680,000 visits in this period where business tourism has outperformed the wider tourism industry as business events …

  • airberlin poised for a brighter 2015 after a year of high restructuring expendit

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2015

    airberlin’s preliminary operating result (EBIT) stands at -278.8 to -303.8 million euros in the 2014 fiscal year (2013: -231.9 million euros) – a business year dominated by high restructuring costs. Total revenue for 2014 is 4.16 billion euros (2013: 4.15 …

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    AMERICA

  • Newark welcomes the first boutique hotel – Hotel Indigo

    Published on : Saturday, March 28, 2015

    Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka officially welcomed InterContinental Hotel Group’s (IHG) Hotel Indigo to downtown Newark’s Historic Neighborhood—the first boutique hotel of its kind to open in the city.     As part of the City of Newark’s urban revival …

  • Hotel industry in U.S. reports positive figures in the week ending on

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2015

    The U.S. hotel industry recorded positive results in the three key performance measurements during the week of 15-21 March 2015, according to data from STR, Inc.   In year-over-year measurements, the industry’s occupancy rose 3.2 percent to 69.3 percent. Average …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Dubai Airport Earth Hour campaign to save whopping 230,000 kWh electr

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2015

    With an aim to create awareness among people, Dubai International Airport for the seventh consecutive year is participating in Earth Hour campaign. Also, Dubai International Airports’ 24-day switch-off, in the run-up to Earth Hour this Saturday (tomorrow), will save an estimated 230,000 kWh …

  • Etihad Guests’ innovative membership card feature, Watterplus pr

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2015

    Etihad Guest, Etihad Airways’ award-winning loyalty program, has just been awarded “Editors Special Award” for WalletPlus, by Cards International, for its new re-loadable multi-currency prepaid Visa card that lets travellers earn Etihad Guest Miles as they shop at millions of …

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    ASIA

  • Seychelles commended by IMF chief for boosting economy through tourism

    Published on : Saturday, March 28, 2015

    Seychelles has made remarkable economic recovery and is showing projected growth of three and a half per cent as predicted for 2015 by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). With the appreciation of the rupee and tourism arrivals in the island …

  • Sandstorms expected to hit northern China in coming days

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2015

    China’s National Meteorological Centre (NMC) on Friday issued a blue alert for sandstorms expected to hit the northern regions in the coming days, Xinhua news agency reported.   The NMC forecast dusty weather will sweep the northern part of the country from Friday …

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  • Malaysia Airports’ World’s First Rated Hybrid Perpetual Su

    Published on : Sunday, March 29, 2015

    Malaysia Airports’ financial excellence was acknowledged when it was announced as the winner of “Market Pioneer Award” in the RAM League Award, a testament to the success of Malaysia Airports’ successful RM1.0 billion Perpetual Subordinated Sukuk issued in December 2014. …

  • Sunwing introduces a summer program from Ottawa

    Published on : Sunday, March 29, 2015

    Sunwing Vacations is delighted to announce that it will be increasing its flight schedule to offer a summer service from Ottawa for the first time. Beginning May 11th, the airline will operate a weekly, direct flight to the popular Cuban …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Pixie-Dusted Disney Cruise Line Offers Fun for Families and Guests of

    Published on : Saturday, March 28, 2015

    The pixie-dusted Disney Cruise Line fleet has doubled in size with the launch of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. What hasn’t changed is what set Disney Cruise Line apart from its inception. On a Disney cruise, adults find relaxation …

  • P&O Cruises takes delivery of largest ever cruise ship for UK mark

    Published on : Saturday, March 28, 2015

    P&O Cruises has officially taken delivery of Britannia – the largest cruise ship ever designed specifically for the British holiday market.   The handover ceremony took place yesterday (Sunday February 22, 2015) in Italy’s Trieste and was attended by Carnival …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Alila Villas Soori Woos Foodies With an English Line-up Michelin-Stars

    Published on : Sunday, March 29, 2015

    Alila Villas Soori’s guest Chef in Residence programme brings gourmet temptation to Bali’s southwest coast in a calendar of unique dining experiences personally crafted by some of the finest culinary talents from around the globe.   Besides indulging guests in …

  • Six Senses Yao Noi Appoints Senior Chef de Cuisine

    Published on : Sunday, March 29, 2015

    Six Senses Yao Noi is pleased to introduce Chef Alex Oddy. Chef Alex will lead the culinary team at the resort’s organic Dining Room restaurant in March. Originally from Australia, Alex has been in Thailand for more than three years …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Direct air routes deemed key to Vietnam-India tourism cooperation

    Published on : Sunday, March 29, 2015

    A recently signed agreement between India and the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport will serve as an important legal framework to facilitate the development of their transport infrastructure, Billa noted at a tourism promotion event held by the Vietnamese Embassy in …

  • Back to nature at Bidoup Nui Ba Park

    Published on : Sunday, March 29, 2015

    Established in 2004, the park has its name combined from Bidoup Mountain, the highest mountain on Lam Vien Plateau, and Ba Mountain, the highest one in Da Lat City.   Early in the morning, a car of the park was …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

In a candid conversation with Travel And Tour World, Mr. Nick Pilbeam, the newly appointed Travel Divisional Director of Reed Travel Exhibitions shares some of his valuable experiences while working in the global travel events industry for a considerable period.

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Director of Sales at ACC Liverpool

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CEO of the IMEX Group

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Reed Travel Exhibitions Director, World Travel Market

Chris Doyle
Executive Director-Europe of Adventure Travel Trade Association

Carol Wallace

(CEO & President of San Diego Convention Centre)

Mr. David Ruetz (Head of ITB Berlin)

Tom Noonan (President and CEO, Visit Baltimore)

Dr. Christian Göke (COO of Messe Berlin)

Ms Kazuko Toda (Director, Convention Marketing Department of TCVB)

Mr. Subhash Goyal (President, IATO)

Nino Gruettke (Executive Director – ITB Asia)

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(Exhibition Director of GIBTM)

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(President ATTA)

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EIBTM Exhibition Director

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Secretary of ATTOI and CEO, The Travel Planners

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Tourism Secretary of India

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Director of corporate communications

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CEO of Cape Town Tourism

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General Manager, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Tammy Jo Long
Founder & President of the Luxury Living Savannah

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Chief Marketing & Sales Officer Via Rail Canada

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Chief Executive Officer BCCK.

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Media Spokesperson of Zurich Airport

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CEO of Strategy and Tourism Sector Development

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Director of Mobile at Skyscanner

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Managing Director of Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore

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MD, Abacus India

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Head of Conference Sales of The Convention Centre Dublin

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CEO of Munich Airport

Ms. Barrie Seidenberg
President and CEO, Viator

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Reed Travel Exhibitions

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mtrip’s CEO

Harsh Dhingra
Chief Country Representative, Bombardier Transportation India

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Deputy Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

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Graeme Barnett
Senior Exhibition Director EIBTM, Reed Travel Exhibitions

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Director of the Krakow Festival Office

Tim Jacox
executive vice president of sales and marketing, Un-Cruise Adventures

Mike Lee
Vice President of Sales for Marina Bay Sands

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The Hon’ble Parliamentary Secretary of Tourism ‘Shri D. N. Sherpa’, Govt. of Sikkim.

Lois Wilcox

Exhibition Manager IBTM Arabia

Nick Waight

The Managing Director of Group Convention Centres

Mr. Ronald van Weezel

General Manager of Hilton Sydney

Mr. Nick Pilbeam
Travel Divisional Director of Reed Travel Exhibitions

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