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  • U.S. lawmakers curb American tourists from North Korea

    Published on : Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Right now, the lawmakers of the U.S. are trying to dissuade American tourists from planning visits to North Korea.   Two congressmen had introduced a bill on Thursday that attempts to cut off a source of foreign exchange to the …

  • Landslide adversely affects iconic road stretch in Big Sur

    Published on : Saturday, May 27, 2017

    A portion of the world-renowned Highway 1 would be shut down for a few months on account of a massive landslide that has deposited a great deal of debris on the road.   After the wettest winter recorded, the highway …

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  • Qantas hopes for London-Sydney connection by 2022 but is considering the price

    Published on : Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Qantas is seriously considering connections from London to Melbourne and Sydney.   Since the Australian airline announced a non-stop link between Heathrow and Perth, demand for the 17-hour flight has proved strong. After the first non-stop flight between the UK …

  • Qantas introduces digital boarding passes on international services

    Published on : Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Qantas has introduced mobile check-in and digital boarding passes for customers travelling between Australia and New Zealand, the first step towards more seamless travel across the Tasman.     The technology is being rolled out as part of the airline’s …

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Global Travel News

  • Bill to restrict U.S. travel and tourism to North Korea

    Published on : Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Wilson said, “Tourist travel to North Korea does nothing but provide funds to a tyrannical regime — that will in turn be used to develop weapons to threaten the United States and our allies. Worse, the regime has routinely imprisoned …

  • AirAsia launches a new route from Narita International Airport in Toky

    Published on : Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Low cost carrier AirAsia has launched a new route from Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, to Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali.   AirAsia X’s inaugural flight, with the flight number XT402, landed for the first time in Bali from …

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  • Airbnb ties up with staffing company Pasona for training people in Jap

    Published on : Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Airbnb has collaborated with staffing company Pasona for training people in Japan for supporting Airbnb’s signature business of offering private homes as lodging for travelers.   The Pasona Group unit will offer workshops and training sessions for homemakers and others on …

  • Hawaii tourism sees increased tourist arrival and spending in April

    Published on : Saturday, May 27, 2017

    In April, visitor arrivals and spending to the Hawaiian Islands increased for the 11th straight month, keeping Hawaii on track for its sixth year. Visitors to Hawaii rose to 752,964 in April, an 8 percent year-over-year gain, according to Hawaii …

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    EUROPE

  • Leeds enter Europe’s top ten tourist spot

    Published on : Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    There was a time when comedians used to mock that the only positive thing that came out of Leeds was the A65. But the city is having the last giggle after getting nominated as the only place in Britain by …

  • European countries doing great in terms of tourism

    Published on : Friday, May 5, 2017

    Take a look at some of the most successful European countries for tourism: Iceland, Malta, Croatia, Norway, Montenegro, and Portugal. All of these countries have established themselves well above other nations in terms of tourism, keeping in mind their modest …

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    AMERICA

  • International U.S. tourism facing steep decline according to Foursquar

    Published on : Friday, May 26, 2017

    A new study finds international tourism to the U.S. has dropped as much as 16 percent in the months since President Donald Trump took office.   America’s share of international tourism saw the decline as compared to the same month …

  • UOB And KrisFlyer Partnership Sets New Heights For Banking Solutions I

    Published on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) and KrisFlyer1 today launched the KrisFlyer UOB Account, the first banking solution in Singapore to earn KrisFlyer miles when a customer saves or spends. The KrisFlyer UOB account provides an innovative way for customers who …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Burj Al Arab voted ‘Best Hotel in the World’ at the ULTRAs

    Published on : Thursday, May 25, 2017

    Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the world’s most luxurious hotel, has once again been voted ‘Best Hotel in the World’ and ‘Best Hotel in the Middle East’ at The Telegraph’s ULTRA awards in London.   This is the fifth time in …

  • Super Sale of Dubai enhances the retailers

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    On the first day of the weekend’s Super Sale, huge number of consumers showed up and exhausted their dirhams which in return made the Dubai retailers in need of a sales boost. Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai …

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    ASIA

  • Indian hospitality industry wishes a single GST rate of 18%

    Published on : Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    After the declaration of GST rates with diverse tax slabs across hotel room rates, the Indian hospitality industry is hoping that the government will review a single slab of 18 per cent to create a level playing field, besides providing …

  • The 10th anniversary of ITB Asia 2017 is expecting huge exhibitor dema

    Published on : Thursday, May 4, 2017

    This year, ITB Asia 2017 will be observing its 10th anniversary as ‘Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show’. The event will be commemorating its milestone year with an amazing start. This event witnesses a huge rush of different exhibitors and industry …

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    AIRLINE NEWS

  • WestJet announces new president for WestJet Encore

    Published on : Saturday, May 27, 2017

    “Charles is a proven leader with extensive experience in operations, commercial and general management for global airlines,” said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO. “His operating skills and effectiveness working with teams will continue the success that WestJet Encore has …

  • AirAsia launches a new route from Narita International Airport in Toky

    Published on : Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Low cost carrier AirAsia has launched a new route from Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, to Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali.   AirAsia X’s inaugural flight, with the flight number XT402, landed for the first time in Bali from …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Exmouth ready for a record cruise tourism year in 2017

    Published on : Friday, May 26, 2017

    Ningaloo Coast is all set to enjoy a bumper year in terms of cruise visits but then turbulent waters in the WA cruise chip sector are threatening to check the growth of the industry along the western coast.   Nine …

  • Windstar Cruises adds 20 new itineraries in Europe

    Published on : Friday, May 26, 2017

    Small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises continues to make big changes to its deployment, announcing eight new itineraries in Northern Europe and 12 new Mediterranean itineraries, bringing Windstar’s total unique itineraries in Europe for 2018 to an impressive 40. The …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Private Dining at Sunset Atop Four Seasons Hotel Prague

    Published on : Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Four Seasons Hotel Prague is introducing a unique new dining experience for its Hotel guests this summer season. Couples and families of up to four can enjoy a memorable private evening on the Hotel´s rooftop terrace with breathtaking views of …

  • Dive into the Best Hotel Pool at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

    Published on : Saturday, May 27, 2017

    When the sun shines on the Pacific Northwest this summer, locals and out of town guests alike scramble to enjoy every ray. The best place to be is at the resort-in-the-city-style outdoor pool deck at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. Now …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Bill to restrict U.S. travel and tourism to North Korea

    Published on : Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Representatives Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) submitted a bill on Thursday that would strictly restrict U.S. travel and ban tourism to North Korea.   Wilson said, “Tourist travel to North Korea does nothing but provide funds to a …

  • Hawaii tourism sees increased tourist arrival and spending in April

    Published on : Saturday, May 27, 2017

    In April, visitor arrivals and spending to the Hawaiian Islands increased for the 11th straight month, keeping Hawaii on track for its sixth year. Visitors to Hawaii rose to 752,964 in April, an 8 percent year-over-year gain, according to Hawaii …

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Travel And Tour World is glad to present an interaction with Marta Mills, Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Manager, TransCaucasian Trail Association (TCTA). She highlights the growth strategies of TCTA and about introducing the magic of trekking in the Caucasus ranges.

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