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  • Tourists blame Google Maps for driving in car-free Venice

    Published on : Friday, July 29, 2016

    Clearly, there are two groups of tourists – one who asks the local folks and interact to find the way in a new place, other (mostly the millennials), depend on ‘Google Maps’. This much dependable friend misled two tourists who …

  • Man is the biggest threat to this Man-made world wonder UNESCO site

    Published on : Friday, July 29, 2016

    The cultural authorities of China are much concerned about the brick-by-brick damage of the UNESCO site, The Great Wall of China.   Officials at the state administration of cultural heritage (SACH) declared that there would be regular periodical inspections which …

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  • Innovation from CWT to reduce personalised travel cost

    Published on : Friday, July 29, 2016

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s Solutions Group has introduced four new proprietary products to help corporate travel managers both cut costs and engage their travelers in new ways.     The new products help reduce non-compliant spending, reclaim surcharges on corporate car …

  • The truth behind Thailand’s tiger tourism revealed

    Published on : Friday, July 29, 2016

    On the occasion of International Tiger Day on 29th July, World Animal Protection has revealed a new report on what it calls the “true scale of abuse” in Thailand’s tiger tourism industry.   They have revealed the horrific abuse suffered …

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Global Travel News

  • Scottish Borders mountain biker has #ScotSpirit!

    Published on : Friday, July 29, 2016

    Hurtling downhill at great speed would probably scare the living daylights out of most people, but for Borders mountain biker Ruaridh Cunningham it is an everyday occurrence.   Now, thanks to VisitScotland’s global marketing campaign, people from around the world …

  • Road trip wellness – eating clean in Godzone

    Published on : Friday, July 29, 2016

    See New Zealand through the eyes of local producers, ethical chefs and organic retailers who have changed the way the country thinks about food.You’d expect New Zealanders to eat well. The country’s rolling pastures, ample rainfall and isolation has always …

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  • Sandals Ochi Beach Resort to welcome World Travel Awards

    Published on : Friday, July 29, 2016

    The luxurious resort will welcome hospitality leaders from across the region on September 17th as they gather to see who among them has been voted the best-of-the-best.Wrapped in the lush beauty of rolling mountains, meandering rivers, cascading waterfalls, and a …

  • Check before you travel as Worcestershire railway upgrade continues

    Published on : Friday, July 29, 2016

    Rail passengers travelling in Worcestershire in early August are advised to check before they travel as Network Rail carries out essential work to upgrade the railway network in the area.     Between Saturday, 6 and Wednesday, 10 August, Network …

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  • France braces up for Black Saturday-related travel chaos

    Published on : Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    France braces up for its very first ‘Black Saturday’ of the summer season and the unavoidable travel chaos that is always associated to this day.   The government of France has warned its citizens of ‘extremely difficult’ driving conditions in …

  • Marriott International Launches M Live Europe, the Company’s Fourth Global Mar

    Published on : Monday, July 25, 2016

    Marriott International continues to lead the way in digital and social marketing innovation with the launch of the company’s fourth M Live Studio. Located at Marriott’s European Headquarters in London, the newest studio will serve as the epicentre for creating …

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    AMERICA

  • 2 dead and 16 wounded at Florida nightclub shooting

    Published on : Monday, July 25, 2016

    Two people have been killed and 16 more people have been injured at a Florida nightclub.   The shooting took place at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida. The attack happened around 00:30 (04:30 GMT) on Monday at Club Blu. …

  • Pokemon Go lure launch event at Seaworld, Orlando

    Published on : Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Several attractions in Florida are providing its tourists an opportunity to get a real life value out of the popular augmented reality game, “Pokemon Go”.   Many popular destinations of Orlando has embraced this trend wholeheartedly and Seaworld is no …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Abu Dhabi is catching up with Dubai in terms of tourism

    Published on : Thursday, July 21, 2016

    Abu Dhabi, the capital city of United Arab Emirates has always lagged behind Dubai when it came to tourism. But, now after years, it is doing all it can to keep up with Dubai.   Abu Dhabi is all set …

  • Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority gets set to welcome students

    Published on : Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is getting ready to accept a fresh batch of students to its yearly Tourism Youth Summer Programme, an ongoing project that aims to find and inspire the next generation of tourism …

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    ASIA

  • Delhi bound Air India flight makes emergency landing for technical sna

    Published on : Saturday, July 16, 2016

    Air India flight AI 433A had to make an emergency landing right after it took off from the Gaya International Airport on 15th July, Friday. The flight faced a mid-air emergency with 134 people on-board near Gaya. The flight was …

  • Talks on to allow visa-free travel to Singaporeans in Mongolia

    Published on : Friday, July 15, 2016

    Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister, Singapore has said on Thursday that talks are on to permit Singaporeans visa-free travel in Mongolia for a period of 30 days after a meeting with Jargaltulga Erdenebat, Prime Minister of Mongolia.   Currently, Singaporeans …

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  • Allegiant places order for 12 Airbus A320ceo aircraft

    Published on : Friday, July 29, 2016

    Las Vegas, Nevada-based Allegiant Travel Company has signed a purchase agreement for 12 Airbus A320ceo (current engine option) aircraft. This deal marks the first time the low-cost airline has purchased new aircraft from any manufacturer. Each will be powered by …

  • Changi Airport introduces new interactive art to showcase Singapore

    Published on : Friday, July 29, 2016

    Passengers travelling through Changi Airport can now enjoy new interactive installations and visual treats across its three terminals. Jointly launched by Changi Airport Group (CAG) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), the showcases are designed to engage, excite and encourage …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Travel Industry Veteran Jerre Fuqua to Join AmaWaterways Executive Tea

    Published on : Friday, July 29, 2016

    AmaWaterways today announced the appointment of travel industry veteran Jerre Fuqua, who joins the company in the newly created post of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Effective September 6, 2016, Fuqua will begin implementation of a strategic vision, bringing together the …

  • Book now to benefit from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Book with Conf

    Published on : Thursday, July 28, 2016

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is encouraging guests to book their 2017 cruise holiday by 5th August 2016, in order to benefit from its ‘Book with Confidence’ campaign, which aims to reassure guests that a Fred. Olsen cruise holiday offers complete …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Sandals Ochi Beach Resort to welcome World Travel Awards

    Published on : Friday, July 29, 2016

    The luxurious resort will welcome hospitality leaders from across the region on September 17th as they gather to see who among them has been voted the best-of-the-best.Wrapped in the lush beauty of rolling mountains, meandering rivers, cascading waterfalls, and a …

  • Bir Kumar Yadav Appointed Executive Sous Chef at Four Seasons Safari L

    Published on : Friday, July 29, 2016

    Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti has announced Bir Kumar Yadav as its new Executive Sous Chef. Swapping the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean for the greens of the Serengeti, Chef Yadav joins the luxury safari lodge from Four Seasons …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Man is the biggest threat to this Man-made world wonder UNESCO site

    Published on : Friday, July 29, 2016

    The cultural authorities of China are much concerned about the brick-by-brick damage of the UNESCO site, The Great Wall of China.   Officials at the state administration of cultural heritage (SACH) declared that there would be regular periodical inspections which …

  • Innovation from CWT to reduce personalised travel cost

    Published on : Friday, July 29, 2016

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s Solutions Group has introduced four new proprietary products to help corporate travel managers both cut costs and engage their travelers in new ways.     The new products help reduce non-compliant spending, reclaim surcharges on corporate car …

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