News Pick

  • ITB Berlin: 15th Pow-Wow for Tourism Professionals

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    Over the last 17 years at ITB Berlin sustainable and socially responsible tourism have had a firmly established place in Hall 4.1b, underlining an environmentally friendly approach to tourism. This year more than 120 exhibitors from 34 countries are presenting …

  • Huge railway tunnel network will connect through Alps

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    There are thousands of feet under the Swiss Alps, a new high-speed, high-capacity railway is close to completion. At its heart is the world’s longest railway tunnel — the 35-mile-long (or 57-kilometer) Gotthard Base Tunnel. Everything about this $11.3 billion …

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Global Travel News

  • Corona virus brings devastating effect to Chinese tourism throughout t

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    Corona virus, now officially labeled COVID-19, has raced across the globe, infecting tens of thousands of people and killing more than 2,000, mainly in China. Many countries have closed their borders to Chinese travelers, with airlines reducing or closing flights and limiting …

  • U.S. Travel Applauds DHS Measure to Allow for Electronic REAL ID Appli

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to allow for the electronic submission of required documents for REAL ID applications:   “DHS’ …

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  • Makeover of 50 adventure tourism centres soon: Minister

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Highlighting that safety and quality are pivotal for the growth of high-potential Adventure Tourism in Kerala, Hon’ble Minister for Co-operation, Tourism and Devaswoms Shri Kadakampally Surendran today said50 major adventure tourism centres in the State will be upgraded to meet …

  • Oman Air Cargo choses CHAMP suite of solutions

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Oman Air Cargo awards CHAMP Cargosystems a five-year contract for Traxon cargoHUB, Traxon Global Customs, Traxon Global Security, and Traxon CDMP   Frankfurt, 10 February 2019 – Oman Air Cargo has awarded CHAMP a five-year contract for its suite of …

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Local/Regional

    EUROPE

  • Annual Review 2019: German visitors love Berlin

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    Berlin’s tourism sector starts 2020 with a growth of 3.8 % in the number of overnight stays. From January to December 2019, around 14 million people visited Berlin – an increase of 3.4 % over 2018. The number of overnight …

  • Cycas signs a deal to manage IHG’s first Holiday Inn Express & Suites conc

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    Hospitality group Cycas, recently signed a lease agreement with Van der Linde Architecten and Development Company to take over the managerial responsibility of InterContinental Hotel Group’s Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Europe. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites concept …

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    AMERICA

  • South Carolina Tourism shows yet another record year

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    Currently, tourism industry in South Carolina is a record $23.8 billion sector, supporting one in every 10 jobs and contributing $1.8 billion in state and local taxes, as per the recent statistics published today by the South Carolina Department of …

  • Hawaiian Airlines crowned the most punctual airline in the United Stat

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Hawaiian Airlines is recognized by the United States Department of Transportation as the country’s most punctual airlines for the year 2019. According to reports, the airline held the leading position for the maximum on-time arrivals last year, making it their …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free Sponsor the 2020 Qatar Total Open Te

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free (QDF) are proud to sponsor the Qatar Total Open Tennis Tournament 2020 at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha. The tournament begins on Sunday, 23 February and runs through to Saturday, 29 …

  • gulf air welcomes chairman and members of association of bahrain trave

    Published on : Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently welcomed the chairman of the Association of Bahrain Travel and Tour Agents Mr Jehad Amin and members of the association to the airline’s headquarters in Muharraq. Guests from ABTTA …

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    ASIA

  • Malaysia to maintain tourism target through locals, non-Chinese visito

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    MalaysiaThis year, Malaysia expects to meet its target of a record 30 million tourists by redirecting its marketing efforts towards local and other markets as arrivals from coronavirus-hit China decline, a tourism official said on Wednesday.   The epidemic comes …

  • For aspirants to become tourism officer, dept. announces new opportuni

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) has declared its search for candidates to connect with the 2020 Foreign Tourism Service Examinations (FTSE) to fortify its talent pool for its overseas offices. Either applicant can select to be a Tourism Attaché or …

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TRAVEL INDUSTRY NEWS

    AIRLINE NEWS

  • New Airbus A320neo to increase the environmental efficiency of Swiss A

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    Swiss International Airlines recently received delivery of brand new aircraft A320neo. The aircraft is the very first of the 25 other new aircraft that was ordered by the airline from the A320neo family. The new airbus was launched at a …

  • Oman Air Cargo choses CHAMP suite of solutions

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Oman Air Cargo awards CHAMP Cargosystems a five-year contract for Traxon cargoHUB, Traxon Global Customs, Traxon Global Security, and Traxon CDMP   Frankfurt, 10 February 2019 – Oman Air Cargo has awarded CHAMP a five-year contract for its suite of …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Healthy passengers leave Diamond Princess though Japan criticised

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Hundreds of passengers who tested negative for the new coronavirus have started leaving the quarantined cruise ship in Japan amid heavy criticism over the country’s handling of the outbreak.   A Japanese doctor who visited the Diamond Princess at the …

  • European Waterways Offers 10% Off on Solo Barge Cruise in Italy

    Published on : Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    With the travel industry calling solo travel an “unstoppable trend” and barge cruise bookings on the rise, European Waterways has announced an exclusive “Solo Cruise” on the company’s largest luxury hotel barge, the stylish 20-passenger La Bella Vita. Departing October …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Cycas signs a deal to manage IHG’s first Holiday Inn Express & S

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    Hospitality group Cycas, recently signed a lease agreement with Van der Linde Architecten and Development Company to take over the managerial responsibility of InterContinental Hotel Group’s Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Europe. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites concept …

  • Aria Hotels launch new traditional themed guesthouse Liondentra in Ath

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    The luxurious boutique hotels and villas private company Aria Hotels recently opened the doors of another property, Liodentra guesthouse in Peloponnese, Athens. The guesthouse is the perfect representation of authentic Greek hospitality and is an ideal property to enjoy the …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Diversification proves boom for record breaking Turkish tourism

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    Turkey’s annual tourism revenue went up to an all time high in 2019, making the transcontinental nation one of the most popular destinations in the world, a boom to which diversification is key, industry professionals said.   Turkey attracted a …

  • SpaceX will initially send 4 tourists into the orbit

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    On Tuesday, SpaceX have proclaimed about a new collaboration to send four tourists into the orbit than private citizens before them. By 2022, this mission could take place and easily cost over $100 million.   The company signed the partnership …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

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.

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Director General, Paris Office, Korea Tourism Organization

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Secretary of Tourism & Cultural Affairs
Govt. of Maharashtra

Shri Satpal Maharaj

Honourable Minister (Tourism & Culture)
Govt. of Uttarakhand

Faiz Ahmed Kidwai

IAS, Managing Director
Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board

P Bala Kiran

Director of Kerala Tourism

Shri Santosh Thapa

Senior Officer, Nepal Tourism Board

Ashok Kumar

IAS, Secretary (Tourism ), Goa

Shri Bhaskar Phukan

ACS, Managing Director
Assam Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.

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