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  • Berlin Travel Festival: Globetrotters meet travel industry trendsetters

    Published on : Thursday, January 17, 2019

    A forward-looking trade show for a new generation of travelers: following its successful launch in 2018 the second edition of the Berlin Travel Festival will be taking place from 8 to 10 March 2019 at Arena Berlin. Taking as its …

  • UNWTO Activities at FITUR 2019

    Published on : Thursday, January 17, 2019

    These will be among the activities led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during the 39th edition of the International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid (FITUR, 23-27 January), the first of the world’s major annual tourism events.     A …

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Global Travel News

  • Nationwide Sleepout To Raise Plight Of Thousands Of Runaway Children

    Published on : Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    A nationwide sleepout in major railway stations in four of Britain’s biggest cities is taking place to help vulnerable children who run away from home.   Network Rail and the wider rail industry is teaming up with the Railway Children …

  • Manchester Piccadilly Takes Part In Nationwide Sleepout To Help Runaway Children

    Published on : Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    Manchester Piccadilly is joining major railway stations across four of Britain’s biggest cities to host a sleepout in aid of vulnerable children who run away from home.   Network Rail and the wider rail industry is teaming up with the Railway Children charity to …

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    EUROPE

  • Kotor again selected for European Best Destination 2019

    Published on : Thursday, January 17, 2019

    Kotor for the second time has been among 20 cultural tourism centers the European Best Destination website is suggesting as the best. Officially the competition started today and will continue till February 5th. On this pretext, we have talked with …

  • Spain beats US to second most preferred tourist destination spot

    Published on : Saturday, January 12, 2019

    Last year Spain overtook the United States and became the world’s second most visited country after France, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said while on a visit to Italy.   Speaking late on Wednesday, Rajoy said 82 million people visited …

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    AMERICA

  • Spain beats US to second most preferred tourist destination spot

    Published on : Saturday, January 12, 2019

    Last year Spain overtook the United States and became the world’s second most visited country after France, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said while on a visit to Italy.   Speaking late on Wednesday, Rajoy said 82 million people visited …

  • U.S. Travel Comments on Partial Federal Government Shutdown

    Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President Jonathan Grella:   “The ability to travel in the U.S. is a nonpartisan issue, and airports, visas and Customs appeared largely unaffected by the partial federal shutdown before Monday. But if aspects of the …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Experience Hub set to expand trade collaborations at SATTE 2019

    Published on : Sunday, January 13, 2019

    Experience Hub, the trade and promotion arm of Yas Island Abu Dhabi, is set to participate at the South Asian Travel and Trade Exhibition (SATTE) taking place from January 16 to 18 in Delhi, India.   Experience Hub’s participation at …

  • Dubai – the 6th most visited city globally

    Published on : Saturday, January 12, 2019

    With nearly 16 million visitors last year, Dubai is the 6th most visited city in the world. The record-breaking number has encouraged the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing to aim for greater things; hence, Dubai now aims to welcome …

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    ASIA

  • Thailand all prepared to observe Chinese New Year celebrations

    Published on : Friday, January 18, 2019

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand or TAT declared that the Royal Thai Government has permitted the extension of the visa-on-arrival fee waiver for citizens of almost 20 nations worldwide until 30 April.   On 11th January, the decision was declared …

  • Outbound travel in Asia expected to grow by 6% this year

    Published on : Saturday, January 12, 2019

    It is expected that outbound travelling in Asia will grow by 6 percent this year, which is equivalent to the global average, according to World Travel Monitor report. Major destinations include Southeast Asian nations such as Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia …

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TRAVEL INDUSTRY NEWS

    AIRLINE NEWS

  • Louisville airport to be named after hometown hero Muhammad Ali

    Published on : Thursday, January 17, 2019

    Louisville city renames its airport after hometown great Muhammad Ali. Louisville International Airport will now be known as Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport.     A working group studied renaming for more than a year and its recommended got votes …

  • Hahn Air celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Published on : Thursday, January 17, 2019

    The German scheduled and executive charter airline, Hahn Air, celebrates the 20th anniversary of its ticketing business which was launched in 1999. The leading provider of ticketing and distribution solutions for other airlines and travel agencies will honour this milestone …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Princess Cruises unveils plans for Japan in 2020

    Published on : Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    Recently, Princess Cruises has announced the 2020 Japan programme which one can now avail.   There will be roundtrip from Tokyo and Kobe with more than 50 departures covering more than 50 destinations in 11 countries throughout the year.   …

  • 20% Off Spring Cruises on European Waterways Hotel Barges

    Published on : Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    European Waterways is calling upon travelers to “spring into the new season” with exceptional offers of up to 20% off charters and cabin prices on select hotel barge cruises in Europe for spring 2019. These specials represent savings of up …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Apurva Kempinski Bali to open in Indonesia

    Published on : Thursday, January 17, 2019

    The Apurva Kempinski Bali is a luxurious resort capturing the essence of Indonesian culture, art and identity. ‘Apurva’ means ‘unique and magnificent’ in Sanskrit. It is a fitting title for a resort that’s like no other.     The resort …

  • IHG to launch voco brand in Egypt with building voco Giza Pyramids

    Published on : Thursday, January 17, 2019

    IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the foremost hotel companies in the world, has signed a management agreement with Arab International Tourism Investment Company to launch the voco brand in Egypt, with the development of voco Giza Pyramids.   The …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Japan experienced record high visitor number last year with low shopping spree

    Published on : Friday, January 18, 2019

    Last year, the tourist number visiting Japan hit a record high as did in terms of their spending in the country, regardless of a series of natural disasters that closed down major airports on a temporary basis.   However the …

  • Thailand has widened VOA fee waiver

    Published on : Friday, January 18, 2019

    Visa-on-arrival fee waiver of Thailand for citizens of 20 countries along with China and India will be extended until April 30.   The 2,000 baht (US$63) visa-on-arrival fee exemption will be relevant for those entering in Thailand for touring not …

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