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  • Egypt tourism is reviving after discovery of 3500 years ago tombs in Luxor

    Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017

    Egyptian tourism is in full bloom as the archaeologists discovered two small ancient tombs in the southern city Luxor that dated back to some 3500 years ago. The Egyptian officials announced on Saturday that the archaeologists discovered the two tombs …

  • Marriott International ready to open 40 deluxe hotels in 2018

    Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017

    In the next 20 years Marriott International is estimated to emerge as a market leader.   This globally acclaimed hospitality brand is expected to open about 40 deluxe hotels in 2018 representing a figure that would offer it 422 luxury …

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Global Travel News

  • A Benchmark for Business Excellence; MDIS wins Enterprise 50 Awards

    Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017

    The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), an education destination for hundreds of students from India every year, has added another feather in its cap. The Institute has achieved 4th place in the Enterprise 50 (E50) Awards. The award is a …

  • Hyatt Regency Lucknow Ushers In Christmas Celebrations With Traditiona

    Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017

    Marking the beginning of festive season, Hyatt Regency Lucknow Hotel hosted the traditional tree lighting ceremony on Sunday, 10th December. The Christmas tree lighting ceremony was promptly held at the pool side with the melodious sounds of children’s choir group …

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  • ScotRail Alliance sets out winter weather plans

    Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017

    Winter can have a significant impact on the railway, with its effects ranging from speed restrictions on exposed routes, to services being suspended due to avalanches.   Winter weather can impact the railway in the following ways: High winds can …

  • Tourism Ireland and partners attend International Luxury Travel Market

    Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017

    Sixteen (16) tourism businesses from Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland join Tourism Ireland in Cannes this week, for the annual International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM). ILTM is an invitation-only event for the global luxury travel industry – attracting more …

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    AMERICA

  • Qatar buys 24 Typhoon fighter, signs $8bn deal with UK

    Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017

    To stock up on high-tech weaponry Qatar will purchase 24 Typhoon fighter worth $8bn from the United Kingdom and it is the biggest order for Typhoon fighters within a span of more than a decade.   Qatar’s Defence  Minister Khalid …

  • Outbound tourism in North America has seen a major increase

    Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017

    North America sees the number of outbound travel increases with a rate of 7.5 percent increase in outbound trips between January and August.     It was revealed according to World Travel Monitor which is figuring out that the outbound …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Careem, Uber rival in Middle East is growing with the new improvement

    Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017

    The travel technology-riding sharing and cab firm Careem based in Middle East is making itself as the greatest competitor of Uber, proving the most logical way of the improvement of transportation.   Mudassir Sheikha of Dubai from the headquarter of …

  • Etihad Airways Showcases Innovation To Royalty At Dubai Airshow

    Published on : Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    Etihad Airways today welcomed a Royal delegation to its aircraft display on the opening day of the Dubai Airshow 2017.   The UAE’s national airline is displaying three aircraft at this year’s edition of the bi-annual event – an Airbus …

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  • SkyWest Airlines Brings United Express Jet Service to Shenandoah Valle

    Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017

    Daily United Express jet service from Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Washington Dulles (IAD) begins April 3, 2018! Operated by SkyWest Airlines, the daily flights will provide Shenandoah Valley travelers seamless access to United’s global network via …

  • Ryanair To End GDS Partnership With Amadeus

    Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (8 Dec) announced that it will end its GDS partnership with Amadeus on 15 December next after both parties were unable to reach a renewed commercial agreement.   Ryanair will continue to service travel agents through …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Carnival Cruise Line returns with larger cruise vessel for 2019

    Published on : Friday, December 8, 2017

    Charleston is well on its way to receive a newer and larger cruise vessel through Carnival Cruise Line.   The Carnival Sunshine ship can carry 3,0002 passengers.   It would be kicking off a year-round schedule of four and five-day …

  • European Waterways Announces New Italy Opera Cruise for 2018

    Published on : Thursday, December 7, 2017

    European Waterways announced that it is bringing back the popular Opera Cruise for guests who book the 7-night, August 26, 2018 departure of its spacious La Bella Vita hotel barge, the largest vessel in the company’s fleet with capacity for …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Mandarin Oriental’s Star-Studded Restaurant Line Up

    Published on : Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    Mandarin Oriental hotels have long been renowned for their excellence and innovation in food and beverage, and the Group’s passion for creating memorable dining experiences has once again been recognised in the 2018 Michelin Guides. The current total number of Michelin-starred restaurants …

  • Marriott International Set to Debut Nearly 40 Luxury Hotels Across Eig

    Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017

    Marriott International, today announced the company is set to open nearly 40 luxury hotels in 2018 as the company continues to cater to a new affluent traveler, offering an unmatched variety of transformative travel experiences. Providing globetrotters with a truly …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • UNWTO appoints First Lady of Iceland as Special Ambassador for Tourism

    Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017

    UNWTO launched the Special Ambassadors for Tourism and the SDGs programme as a legacy of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The programme aims at advocating for the contribution of sustainable tourism´s to the 17 SDGs and …

  • Tourism Ireland and partners attend International Luxury Travel Market

    Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017

    Sixteen (16) tourism businesses from Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland join Tourism Ireland in Cannes this week, for the annual International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM). ILTM is an invitation-only event for the global luxury travel industry – attracting more …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

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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