News Pick

  • Storm Leslie lashes Portugal with 110 mph winds

    Published on : Monday, October 15, 2018

    Hundreds of thousands of homes have been left without power  as Portugal has been battered by one of the strongest ever storms. It has been dubbed as a ‘Zombie’ storm because it meandered through the Atlantic Ocean for several weeks. …

  • Japan to set up electronic visa system from April 2020 to attract 60 million foreign visitors

    Published on : Monday, October 15, 2018

    The Japanese government will launch an electronic system for tourist visa applications in April 2020. This is an effort to achieve its goal to attract 60 million foreign visitors a year by 2030.     The online electronic system will …

  • United Airlines announces additional matching funds for Hurricane Michael

    Published on : Saturday, October 13, 2018

    United Airlines today reaffirmed its commitment to lifting up communities in need by announcing the matching of an additional $100,000 for those affected by Hurricane Michael, while continuing to award up to 5 million bonus miles for individuals who make …

  • Storm Callum: Flight, train and ferry services disrupt in UK and Ireland

    Published on : Saturday, October 13, 2018

    The UK Met Office has issued warnings across Scotland, Wales, southern, western and northern England ahead of the potentially killer storm.     The Met Office Meteorologist Aidan McGivern said that on Friday Storm Callum hits bringing across northern and …

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Global Travel News

  • West Virginia tourism embraces “Fallout” video game

    Published on : Saturday, October 13, 2018

    With the release of Bethesda Game Studios’ latest installment in its post-apocalyptic “Fallout” video game series coming up next November, West Virginia is embracing the game’s setting in the Mountain State. The open world video game set in post-nuclear West …

  • Africa is still among the least visited continents in the world

    Published on : Saturday, October 13, 2018

    Africa is still one of the least visited continents in the world in spite of vigorous efforts to overturning the trend. The UNWTO says that Africa is the second least visited region after the Americas, recording four per cent growth …

  • Thailand surpasses all Asian nations in tourism spending

    Published on : Saturday, October 13, 2018

    More than a year ago, five-star hotel, the Anantara Siam, with its gilded murals and landscaped courtyards, cost $150 a night, including a royal breakfast buffet. Even the most expensive souvenir in town, an elephant figurine with inlaid mother of …

  • Experience Of A Lifetime For El Prat teenager

    Published on : Saturday, October 13, 2018

    Real Club de Golf El Prat’s Eduard Rousaud Sabate had the experience of a lifetime when he was part of the European Junior Ryder Cup team at Golf Disneyland, in Paris.     Rousard Sabate, 18, scored a half-point for …

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    EUROPE

  • VisitBritain/VisitEngland recent figures shows growth in tourism

    Published on : Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Visitors spent over £1 billion in Britain in 2017 due to the activity by national tourism agency VisitBritain/VisitEngland recent figures show.   This signifies that for every pound invested in the agency, visitors spent around £25 in Britain. As well …

  • Langkawi is all set to become Europe’s cruise destination

    Published on : Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Langkawi may soon witness a major rush in European tourists as the paradise island is being overhauled to become a cruise destination for the European market.   One of the oldest tour operators of Europe, TUI Group, has set up …

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    AMERICA

  • Chicago lures more international travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    A recorded growth of 3.4 percent in international visitor arrivals through August in 2018 has been  recorded in Chicago, third biggest  U.S city.  There was a  4.8-percent increase from China as per local authorities.     It was noted that …

  • Hurricane Michael upgraded to Category 4, forecast to hit Florida, 13 died over weekend

    Published on : Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Before the monstrous Hurricane Michael is due to make landfall in Florida it has been upgraded to a category 4 storm. By midday is expected to make landfall with sustained winds of 130 mph (210 km/h).   So far more …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Dubai Garden Glow opens for its fourth season

    Published on : Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    On Sunday, Dubai Garden Glow, a unique visual experience in Zabeel Park, opened for its fourth season.   Besides regular themes like Ice Park, Glow Park, and the Dinosaur Park, this year’s Garden Glow presents a new theme Art Park. …

  • The Abu Dhabi Police open tourism police office at Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum

    Published on : Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    The Police Administration of Abu Dhabi has set up a tourism police office at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum, declared authorities on Sunday.   The Abu Dhabi Police stated that the tourism police office targets to maintain a safe environment …

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    ASIA

  • More than 646 million international arrivals in Asia Pacific , exceeds global average

    Published on : Thursday, October 11, 2018

      Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) released the Annual Travel Monitor Final Edition which states that the international visitor arrivals (IVAs) into 47 destinations in Asia Pacific increased by 5.7 percent. This brought 35 million additional arrivals to the collective …

  • Nepal’s hidden treasures boost culture and luxury tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia and mainly located in the Himalayas and has a diverse geography including fertile plains, highest point on earth – Mount Everest and that’s why backpackers gave a nickname to Nepal as, “The …

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TRAVEL INDUSTRY NEWS

    CRUISE NEWS

  • Boost in trade sales helps Fred. Olsen achieve bumper summer season

    Published on : Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is celebrating a successful third quarter in 2018 in which a boost in trade sales by almost 30% was just one of a number of year-on-year headline figures – with the number of booked fly-cruise guests …

  • Violent sickness strikes 300 passengers on luxury Mediterranean cruise

    Published on : Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Cruise passengers were stuck down in droves by a sickness bug during a luxury Mediterranean voyage. Around 300 passengers on the cruise ship Aida Prima were left suffering from the suspected virus. There were cases of vomiting and diarrhoea throughout …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Mandarin Oriental, Singapore unveils new bar

    Published on : Monday, October 15, 2018

    A stylish new addition to hotel Mandarin Oriental, Singapore drinking scene has been made called Mo Bar.   It has collaborated with award-winning bar developers, Proof & Company and  located on the hotel’s fourth floor with floor-to-ceiling views of Marina …

  • Fabris joins Jumby Bay Island, Antigua

    Published on : Monday, October 15, 2018

    Sandro Fabris will join Oetker Collection’s Jumby Bay Island  as its new managing director. He has earlier worked with prestigious hotel groups throughout the world and will join the helm of Jumby Bay Island in November. He will be responsible …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • UAE tourism leaders discussed on stagnant market

    Published on : Monday, October 15, 2018

    Top executives of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) tourism industry gathered on Sunday in Dubai to discuss the challenges and growth opportunities in local and regional travel and tourism sector.     In Dubai top executives of the United Arab …

  • Quake-hit Hokkaido trying hard to revive tourism

    Published on : Monday, October 15, 2018

      The northernmost main island of Hokkaido in Japan is trying to bring back international tourists in the wake of last month’s massive earthquake, targeting vibrant Asian economies including Hong Kong.     Hokkaido’s hotel industry is still reeling from the …

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