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  • United Airlines flight reaches undisclosed settlement with doctor dragged off

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    The Kentucky doctor who was dragged off the United flight after he refused to give up his seat to employees of a partner airline has reached an settlement with United with an undisclosed financial settlement.   The April 9 incident …

  • Cork attempts to lure more cruise travellers

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    For the first time, the tourism ambassadors have started selling the attractions of Cork city to travellers on board the luxury cruise vessels that call to the Port of Cork with an aim to capture a chunk of an estimated …

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  • Foreign visitors spend most in Singapore

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    Though Bangkok is actually the most preferred tourist destination in the Asia-Pacific region, yet it is Singapore where travellers ending the most extravagantly that amounts to nearly $250 per day.   They spend about $145 in Bangkok.   The latest …

  • Myanmar attracts record number of tourist arrivals in 2017

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    U Myint Htwe, director, Ministry of Hotels and Tourism told the local news media that the country of Myanmar has been capable of attracting over 600,000 international travellers at the end of the month of February 2017 and this is …

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Global Travel News

  • Norwegian Reward Named Airline Program of the Year at the 2017 Freddie

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    Norwegian Reward, the loyalty program of the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline, won Program of the Year Europe/Africa and Norwegian Reward Visa was named Best Loyalty Credit Card Europe/Africa last night at the 2017 Freddie …

  • Watch The Golfing Stars Of The Future At Royal St George’s &

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    The staging of The Amateur Championship in Kent this June gives golf fans a fantastic opportunity to watch some of the potential stars of the future as they battle it out for top honours in one of the game’s biggest …

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  • Dream Cruises rools out ‘okinawa festival on genting dream’

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    This Summer, the luxurious Genting Dream will burst into vibrant colours and festive cheers as Dream Cruises, Asia’s first luxury cruise line, kicks off a grand “Okinawa Festival” exclusively for families cruising from Hong Kong to Japan on 5 May – 16 …

  • The Road to Mauritius Begins In The Home Counties

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    Hundreds of club golfers in the Home Counties will be battling it out over the next few months to win a luxury seven-night golf holiday for two at Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, Mauritius.   The free-to-enter Road to …

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    EUROPE

  • European Walking Tour Specialist Reaches out to Travel Agents

    Published on : Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    The growing demand for soft adventure vacations from active professionals and aging baby boomers who still feel the “spring” in their steps has created exceptional opportunities for companies like “The Blue Walk,” a Florida-based guided walking tour specialist. The company …

  • Europe still continues to attract the largest number of tourists

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    As per the UNWTO’s tourism monitoring, Europe remains the most popular tourism region so far. The 28 EU countries recorded 499 million foreign visitors in 2016. This accounts to a growth of 4% (21 million) compared to 2015. This has …

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    AMERICA

  • 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 …

  • Stricter travel ban to US may spell doom for tourism industry

    Published on : Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    The Trump administration is considering a plan to set up a much more adversarial system for deciding which non-citizens should be allowed into the United States will surely rile the US allies abroad and the travel industry at home,. Even …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Model Behaviour In Abu Dhabi As Etihad Airways Launches ‘Runway

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Etihad Airways hosted a special reception last night at the exclusive Rosewood Abu Dhabi to mark the UAE launch of ‘Runway to Runway’, the airline’s unique rewards programme specially designed to support the fashion community’s international travel requirements. Celebrated Somali-American …

  • ATM Dubai attracts global tourism industry professionals and trends

    Published on : Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    The 24th annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) started on Monday as industry professionals assembled in Dubai for discussing key trends now which impact the global market. The event was inaugurated by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President …

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    ASIA

  • New visa scheme is likely to attract more Indians to Malaysia this yea

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    ‘Namaste India’ will be a traditional greeting for Malaysia as it eyes this country and take its outbound tourism to 50 million by 2020. By offering easy and cheap new visa scheme to the Indians, Malaysia aims to cross its …

  • Indonesia promotes spiritual tourism through world’s largest Buddhis

    Published on : Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Spiritual tourism is on Indonesia’s list for the world’s largest Buddhist temple Borobudur in Java province, central Indonesia. It will be for promoting peace and bringing harmony across the world. A cultural introduction programme was held yesterday by Tidar Heritage …

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  • United Airlines flight reaches undisclosed settlement with doctor drag

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    The Kentucky doctor who was dragged off the United flight after he refused to give up his seat to employees of a partner airline has reached an settlement with United with an undisclosed financial settlement.   The April 9 incident …

  • Norwegian Reward Named Airline Program of the Year at the 2017 Freddie

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    Norwegian Reward, the loyalty program of the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline, won Program of the Year Europe/Africa and Norwegian Reward Visa was named Best Loyalty Credit Card Europe/Africa last night at the 2017 Freddie …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Turkey to offer $30 for each cruise tourist welcomed here

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    The government of Turkey is ready to offer a subsidy amounting to $30 to support every cruise tourist to brighten the regional cruise sector of the country according to Nabi Avcı, the Tourism Minister of Turkey.   Nabi was meeting …

  • Cork attempts to lure more cruise travellers

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    For the first time, the tourism ambassadors have started selling the attractions of Cork city to travellers on board the luxury cruise vessels that call to the Port of Cork with an aim to capture a chunk of an estimated …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Best Western Hotels & Resorts Unveils Cutting-Edge Upscale Hotel i

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    Best Western Hotels & Resorts has opened an impressive new upscale hotel on the Indonesian island of Batam, just a short ferry ride from Singapore.Best Western Premier Panbil is ideally located in Batam’s Panbil Industrial Estate, a major commercial and …

  • Hotelbeds empowers customers with data analytics focus at MarketHub Am

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    Hotelbeds, a leading bedbank worldwide and business-to-business provider of services to the travel industry, has addressed at its annual MarketHub Americas event in Mexico the challenges faced by the travel industry in the area of data and analytics – the …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Foreign visitors spend most in Singapore

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    Though Bangkok is actually the most preferred tourist destination in the Asia-Pacific region, yet it is Singapore where travellers ending the most extravagantly that amounts to nearly $250 per day.   They spend about $145 in Bangkok.   The latest …

  • Tourism Ireland’s 2017 sales mission to China starts from 24th April

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    Tourism Ireland’s 2017 sales mission to China started on Monday 24th April with a delegation of 17 tourism businesses taking part. In the coming week, companies from Ireland including hoteliers, visitor attractions and destination management companies will meet and negotiate …

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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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