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  • Travel App: WorldVentures Debuts Novel DreamTrips Travel App

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015

    WorldVentures, the leading international direct seller of vacation club memberships, has launched its highly anticipated DreamTrips™ app for members and Independent Representatives. DreamTrips are exclusively priced, curated group vacations to some of the most coveted destinations in the world.   …

  • Innovative app launched to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015

    A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland. The free ‘Whappy’ app, launched today in Reykjavik by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), contains information about whale friendly restaurants, which have pledged not to serve …

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Global Travel News

  • GBTA Foundation, Project ICARUS Open Call for Nominations for European

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015

    The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Project ICARUS announced today the call for nominations and applications is now open for the annual  Project ICARUS Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability in business travel …

  • ABTA Members encouraged to get behind ‘Swim Safe’ campaign this su

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015

    As peak season gets underway, ABTA is relaunching its ‘Swim Safe campaign’ with new assets for ABTA Members. The campaign will also target consumers later in the summer with tips on how to be water aware this summer.     …

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  • ABTA welcomes PTD exemption for business travel

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015

    With the final text of the revised Package Travel Directive due to be adopted by the Competitiveness Council today in Brussels, ABTA welcomes the decision of the EU institutions to exclude business travel from the revised legislation – something ABTA …

  • Elena Stenholm appointed Vice President of Commercial Services

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015

    M.Pol.Sc. Elena Stenholm will begin work as the Vice President of the Commercial Services at Helsinki Airport on 1 June.   Elena Stenholm will be responsible for the overall development and management of the commercial services provided for passengers at …

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Local/Regional

    EUROPE

  • Hotel industry in Europe recorded mixed results for April 2015

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015

    The European hotel industry posted mixed results in year-over-year metrics when reported in U.S. dollars, Euros and British pounds for April 2015, according to data compiled by STR Global.   All four of Europe’s sub regions reported positive year-over-year results …

  • Innovative app launched to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015

    A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland. The free ‘Whappy’ app, launched today in Reykjavik by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), contains information about whale friendly restaurants, which have pledged not to serve …

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    AMERICA

  • Wine tourism attracts 3 million visitors to Canada

    Published on : Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Wine tourism is a growing and important part of Canada’s tourism industry attracting 3M annual visitors and driving $1.2B in spending for the national tourism sector, according to a joint report released by the Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) and the …

  • Five-Star Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston to celebrate Father’s

    Published on : Thursday, May 28, 2015

    This June, the Five-Star Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston spoils dad with a new seasonal treatment for Father’s Day and offers a complimentary outdoor yoga session in celebration of Global Wellness Day.   Father’s Day at The Spa   The …

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    ASIA

  • Singapore Airlines A380s Adopt Special Livery To Celebrate Singapore&#

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015

    Singapore Airlines is celebrating the nation’s Golden Jubilee by having two Airbus A380s in a special livery, featuring a large Singapore flag-themed design on the fuselage.   The first aircraft with the commemorative livery will take to the skies in …

  • TripAdvisor’s travellers’ choice hill station hotels & lodgin

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015

    With a large part of India in the grip of rising heat wave, an escape to the hills is on top of every family’s vacation itinerary. TripAdvisor®the world’s largest travel site revealed the list of Travellers’ Choice Hill Station Hotels …

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TRAVEL INDUSTRY NEWS

    AIRLINE NEWS

  • Elena Stenholm appointed Vice President of Commercial Services

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015

    M.Pol.Sc. Elena Stenholm will begin work as the Vice President of the Commercial Services at Helsinki Airport on 1 June.   Elena Stenholm will be responsible for the overall development and management of the commercial services provided for passengers at …

  • Touch Down! British Airways’ Daily Direct London-Kuala Lumpur Se

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015

    The arrival of flight BA33 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 2.30pm today marked the return of British Airways to Malaysia and the start of the airline’s newest long-haul route.     Arriving passengers and crew on the inaugural non-stop …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Australia recorded over 1 million cruise passengers in 2014

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015

    CLIA in a new study of the cruise market has revealed that the number of cruise passengers from Australia in 2014 has crossed the 1 million mark for the first time.   According to the study, cruise passengers grew by …

  • Enjoy Port Stephens Without the Summer Crowds

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015

    More than 200 self-contained holiday properties in Port Stephens are now available from just $20 for the third night when you pay for the first two nights as part of a new ‘Love Nature. Love Port Stephens’ campaign to promote …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Step into virtual reality with Wild Wadi Waterpark™

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015

    Wild Wadi Waterpark™ has teamed up with Gear VR and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet, to offer the ultimate virtual reality experience and a chance to win an annual pass to the waterpark.   Wild Wadi Waterpark™ is constantly looking …

  • Experience “Summer in The City” at Jumeirah hotels

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015

    This summer enjoy the perfect city escape to Jumeirah’s UAE city hotels and receive a 20% discount on three-night stays plus a host of other benefits.   The ‘Summer in the City’ offer is applicable when guests book any room …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • H.I.S. Achieves Record First Half Results

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015

    H.I.S. Co., Ltd., a leading travel and airline ticket agency, has announced results for the first half ended April 30, 2015. The H.I.S. Group recorded net sales of 260,798 million yen, an increase of 3.2% from the previous fiscal year, …

  • IITTM, Ministry of Tourism to start an MBA (Tourism) program in partne

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015

    The Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India) will now be offering a full fledged MBA in Tourism in partnership with Indira Gandhi National Tribal University(IGNTU) , Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

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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Kerrin Macphie
Director of Sales at ACC Liverpool

Carina Bauer
CEO of the IMEX Group

Mr. Simon Press
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)

Joe Mclnerney, (American Hospitality and Lodging Association President)

Michael W. McCormick (Executive Director and COO of GBTA )

Mr. Craig Moyes, Portfolio Director, AIBTM Global Events Portfolio Reed Travel

Ms. Lois Hall
(Exhibition Director of GIBTM)

Karen Bolinger (The Chief Executive Officer, Melbourne Convention Bureau)

Mr. Shannon Stowell
(President ATTA)

Felicity Page
(Reed Travel Exhibitions, CIBTM International Marketing Manager)

Makiko Matsuda Healy
(Vice President, Tourism Development, NYC & Company)

Graeme Barnett
EIBTM Exhibition Director

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The Project Manager for The Code shares

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Vice President Sales and Marketing Asia Moevenpick Hotels and Resorts

Alison Gilmore
Exhibition Director, ILTM

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Executive Director & Founder at World FoodTravel Association

Ken Morrison
Chief Executive of Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF)

James Hogan
Etihad Airways CEO

Tom Jenkins
Executive Director of ETOA

Subhash Goyal
STIC Travel Group & President

Anish Kumar
Secretary of ATTOI and CEO

Nikhil Desai
Managing Director, Goa Tourism Development Corporation

Mr. Anish Kumar
Secretary of ATTOI and CEO, The Travel Planners

Mr. Parvez Dewan
Tourism Secretary of India

Nils Haupt
Director of corporate communications

Enver Duminy
CEO of Cape Town Tourism

Marco Saxer
Marco Saxer, General Manager of Swissotel, Kolkata

Konstantin Zeuke
General Manager, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Tammy Jo Long
Founder & President of the Luxury Living Savannah

Sylvie Bourget
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer Via Rail Canada

Mr. Eric Van Piggelen
Chief Executive Officer BCCK.

Michael Stief
Media Spokesperson of Zurich Airport

Dr Ahmad Belhoul
CEO of Strategy and Tourism Sector Development

Jenny Herbison
Director of Mobile at Skyscanner

Mrs. Ratna Chadha
Chief Executive, TIRUN Travel Marketing, India Representative: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Sanjay Reddy
Managing Director of Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore

Mr. Jeet Sawhney
MD, Abacus India

Adrienne Clarke
Head of Conference Sales of The Convention Centre Dublin

Dr. Michael Kerkloh
CEO of Munich Airport

Ms. Barrie Seidenberg
President and CEO, Viator

Mark Walsh, Portfolio Director
Reed Travel Exhibitions

FREDERIC DE PARDIEU
mtrip’s CEO

Harsh Dhingra
Chief Country Representative, Bombardier Transportation India

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

Al Tareq Al Ameri
Chief Executive Officer of Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi

Francesca Nina Soemitro
Director of Market Development Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy

Graeme Barnett
Senior Exhibition Director EIBTM, Reed Travel Exhibitions

Izabela Helbin
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

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ‘Shri Pawan Kumar Chamling’, Govt. of Sikkim

The Hon’ble Tourism Minister ‘Shri Ugen T. Gyatso’, Govt. of Sikkim

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

Daniel Levine
Trends Experts and Keynote Speaker

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