News Pick

  • Tourism Ireland spending €7m for UK citizens

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Tourism Ireland is spending €7m this year to reassure UK citizens that Ireland “is still open for business” even in a hard Brexit scenario.  Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said that Brexit is the single biggest threat to the …

  • Global tourists’ shopping trends in Europe in summer revealed, Adyen data

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Europe attracts tourists from across the world in the summer months. Adyen data shows how and where different tourists shop. The Europeans excluding the French and British venture close to home. The data shows that the most common place for …

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  • 133% increase in Chinese travellers researching UK destinations

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    According to a new study travellers from China are on the rise to the UK and there is no sign of slowing.   The TripAdvisor travel trend examines the fastest growing inbound markets for the UK based on the travellers …

  • Myanmar flood: More than 23,000 affected so far in this July

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    More than 23,000 people have been affected by floods as a result of torrential rainfall across Myanmar so far this month, according to the Disaster Management Department. Most of the casualties have been in Kachin State in northern Myanmar. More …

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Global Travel News

  • Garuda stops fliers from taking onboard pictures, videos

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Various airlines have for years been embarrassed by photographs and videos shot by disgruntled passengers with smartphones and posted on social media. However, Indonesia’s national carrier is fighting back.   PT Garuda Indonesia issued a fiat Tuesday asking passengers not …

  • The Board of Directors of WestJet UNANIMOUSLY recommends that Security

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    The independent special committee (the “Special Committee“) of the Board of Directors of WestJet (the “Board“) formed in connection with the Arrangement and the Board considered a number of factors, including the some of the principal factors set forth below, …

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  • Differences with mechanics continue to drag American Airlines into tro

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Ethan Wolfe is one of tens of thousands of American passengers caught up in what the airline calls a “brutal” situation: a spike in cancellations and delays due to maintenance issues. It has snared vacationers like Wolfe and frequent flyers, …

  • Stronger Regulation of Powerful Airports Needed to Protect Consumers

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the European Commission’s evaluation of the Airport Charges Directive (ACD) which highlights the need to further strengthen the Directive to protect consumers.   Nearly 60% of passengers in Europe pass through just 25 airports. Many airports …

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    AMERICA

  • Peru President launches Safe Tourism Program, reaffirms commitment to

    Published on : Saturday, July 13, 2019

    As tourism is an activity with huge potential and high importance for the development of a country, Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra reaffirmed his administration is committed to promoting tourism.   He indicated that the Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry of the …

  • US tourism expected to face tough times in 2020

    Published on : Friday, July 12, 2019

    Demand for flights remains high, but destinations and hotels outside top destinations in the US have experienced a slight decline in business.   Evidence is increasing though, that the U.S. travel sector could suffer in 2020.   While both tourism …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Indian cuisine takes centre stage in Israel

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Israel is a nation that has culinary influences from all around the world and over the years Indian cuisine has taken centre stage with many celebrity chefs and culinary experts visiting the country for menu engineering, special collaborations and food …

  • 34.27% more UAE nationals travelled to Turkey this April

    Published on : Monday, July 15, 2019

    The number of UAE nationals traveling to Turkish cities in increasing constantly As per recent figures released by the Turkish Cultural and Tourism Office in Dubai, 13,296 Emiratis have visited numerous destinations all over Turkey in the first four months …

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    ASIA

  • Four companies show interest in taking over Malaysia Airlines, says PM

    Published on : Tuesday, July 9, 2019

    Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has disclosed that the government has received four offers from companies interested in taking over national carrier Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB). “Many people have made offers, some want to buy, some want only …

  • JNTO India appoints Yusuke Yamamoto as their new executive director

    Published on : Monday, July 8, 2019

    Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) announced Yusuke Yamamoto as the new Executive Director of Tourism for the India market effective July 1, 2019. As the Executive Director, he will be responsible in overseeing the India market while managing the development …

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    AIRLINE NEWS

  • Garuda stops fliers from taking onboard pictures, videos

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Various airlines have for years been embarrassed by photographs and videos shot by disgruntled passengers with smartphones and posted on social media. However, Indonesia’s national carrier is fighting back.   PT Garuda Indonesia issued a fiat Tuesday asking passengers not …

  • The Board of Directors of WestJet UNANIMOUSLY recommends that Security

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    The independent special committee (the “Special Committee“) of the Board of Directors of WestJet (the “Board“) formed in connection with the Arrangement and the Board considered a number of factors, including the some of the principal factors set forth below, …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Princess Cruises has proclaimed Pacific Princess’ 2020-2021 summer l

    Published on : Saturday, July 13, 2019

    Princess Cruises has proclaimed Pacific Princess’ 2020-2021 summer line-up in Australia, with the boutique ship providing cruisers many exclusive itineraries during its four-month employment. Before entering Sydney, Pacific Princess will also sail on an extra 10-day Tahiti journey because of …

  • Cruise tourism to be developed in Visakhapatnam

    Published on : Thursday, July 11, 2019

    Andhra Pradesh Tourism and Youth Advancement Minister Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao has given the assurance that vast tourist potential in the State will be tapped by improving infrastructure and amenities for attracting more domestic and international tourists.   The Minister attended …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Marriott Bonvoy Brings Once-In-A-Lifetime Manchester United Experience

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Members of Marriott International’s travel program, Marriott Bonvoy can enjoy an exclusive series of experiences during Manchester United’s pre-season tour in Perth, Singapore and Shanghai. As part of the multi-year marketing partnership between Marriott International and Manchester United, over 130 …

  • Avani Hotels and Resorts to Open Two Resorts in Krabi, Thailand

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Avani Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the signing of two new resort hotels in the southern Thailand resort town of Krabi, marking the brand’s continued growth within Thailand. The existing resorts will undergo renovations to bring the properties …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Bahrain is looking for private investment to enhance its tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    With tourism rapidly coming up as a new sun-rise sector all over the Middle East and registering faster growth rate than any other region, new possibilities in terms of investment are emerging across the region’s leisure sector. From boutique art …

  • Jugal Kishore Sharma, Member of Parliament from Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Jugal Kishore Sharma, Member of Parliament from Jammu -Poonch Lok Sabha Constituency insisted on introducing lucrative tourism projects for Rajouri district.   The MP brought the issue to the forefront in Lok Sabha today. He explained that district Rajouri has …

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