News Pick

  • Saudi Arabian government asks global Muslim population to delay Hajj bookings

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    The Saudi Arabian government has asked Muslims planning to take part in the Hajj pilgrimage to delay booking amid uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic. Hajj Minister Mohammed Banten said the kingdom was concerned about the safety of pilgrims and urged …

  • 5.2 million guests to be affected by Marriott’s data breach

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    Marriott announced of a data breach and informed about 5.2 million guests that their information was comprised through an app which was used to provide services at hotels. An unexpected amount of guest information was accessed through two employees’ login …

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  • Dubai Expo 2020 supports a one-year postponement

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    As the coronavirus continues to ravage global hospitality authorities in the United Arab Emirates are expected to announce the postponement of Dubai Expo 2020.   On October 20 this year it was expected to start that would have started six …

  • U.K. will experience more wintry showers as temperatures drop

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    More freezing showers and heavy rainfall are set to hit parts of the United Kingdom as temperatures drop below average following a spell of unseasonably warm weather. While U.K. was getting used to life in lockdown last week, sunshine struck …

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Global Travel News

  • China issues temporary entry ban on all foreign visitors

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    The Republic of China recently issued a new travel ban that restricts all foreign visitors from entering the country. No foreign visitors would now be allowed to enter the country even if they carry visas or residential permits. The decision …

  • WTTC urges G20 leaders to save the Travel & Tourism sector

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global travel & tourism private sector have urged world tourism leaders to implement critical measures to save the Travel & Tourism industry. The call was made in light of the …

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  • Corona virus is likely to affect global tourism significantly

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    The corona virus outbreak is expected to cost the global tourism industry $1 trillion in lost revenue, bringing around 50 million job losses worldwide, said the head of Global Tourism Forum (GTF) in Turkey.   Bulut Bağcı, the managing director …

  • Corona adversely affects local tourism

    Published on : Monday, March 23, 2020

    The World Travel and Tourism Council is forecasting that the coronavirus pandemic could create an outcome of 50 million job loss across the tourism industry globally.   In a community like Niagara County — where so much of the local economy is …

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Local/Regional

    EUROPE

  • TUI U.K. to lay-off thousands of staff

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    The holiday giant and the biggest holiday provider in the United Kingdom, TUI U.K. has decided to lay-off around 11,000 staff starting today. The move will also include nearly 4,500 retail agents. The company mentioned in a statement that approximately …

  • U.K. invests £75m for rescue flights to bring British citizens home

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    The U.K. government recently announced a £75m package to introduce a new airlift operation. The rescue flights would be launched to bring home thousands of British nationals stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic. Numerous Britons left behind in other …

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    AMERICA

  • Hotels in New Mexico are allowed to open amid coronavirus scare

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    New Mexico hotels are allowed to remain open but can’t exceed 50% occupancy, under state restrictions due to spreading of coronavirus or COVID 19. This order passed to prevent the spread of the virus. All non-essential businesses not related to …

  • White House urges New Yorkers travelling out of city to self-quarantin

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    On Tuesday, White House officials asked people who left New York City in recent days to quarantine for two weeks in the location they are currently present. The announcement came in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision has been …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Etihad Airways eases travel plans by introducing Etihad Credit

    Published on : Thursday, March 19, 2020

    In response to the current situation, Etihad Airways is introducing Etihad Credit to give guests the freedom to delay their travel plans by permitting a free cancellation and is offering the original value of their booking to be used as …

  • Impact of coronavirus could signal the end of the road for some busine

    Published on : Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    Oman’s tourism experts have opined that the impact of corona virus could signal the end of the road for some businesses with the country implementing new protection measures for restricting the spread of the pandemic.   On Friday, a month-long suspension …

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    ASIA

  • China opens Great Wall of China partially amid coronavirus concern

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    The Chinese government has opened a section of Great Wall of China, one of the popular attractions in China in the midst of coronavirus outbreak. The Great Wall of China was closed in January amid coronavirus concerns. The Badaling section …

  • Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) urges the government to clean u

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has urged the government to clean up mountains in Nepal where tourism has been suspended due to the corona virus outbreak.   NMA president Santa Bir said in his proposal that the current partial-lockdown period …

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    AIRLINE NEWS

  • Ireland’s Cork Airport to reduce its operations

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    Ireland’s Cork Airport recently decided to reduce its operations. The decision comes in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Cork Airport will be operating flights to rescue Irish citizens stranded abroad and bring them back home from other countries.     …

  • Tourists break out at Kyiv airport to avoid quarantine

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    In order to escape the coronavirus quarantine hundreds of Ukrainian citizens returning home from Vietnam broke out of Kyiv airport. The Ukraine’s government had organised a rescue flight for tourists to get them back home and were captured on video …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Vasco da Gama permitted to disembark on Fremantle

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    Cruise & Maritime Voyages has recently reported that the company’s Vasco da Gama ship has been granted permission dock in Fremantle.     According to the statement, today afternoon, the cruise lines were made aware via announcements that they have …

  • AQSC and Victory Cruises extends suspension amid COVID-19 rise

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) and Victory Cruise Lines recently declared the decision of extending its temporary suspension. All operations across its fleet would now remain suspended through mid-May.     AQSC is expecting to return to service approximately by …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • GlobalData predicts that hotel industry will bounce back

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    Ralph Hollister, Analyst, Travel & Tourism at GlobalData, offers his view on hotel industry whose vulnerabilities are multi-faced but considering its ability to deal with the impacts associated with these vulnerabilities in the past there are high chances it will …

  • LEGOLAND New York Resort delay opening till 2021

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    LEGOLAND New York Resort and parent company Merlin Entertainment recently announced that the opening of the resort has been postponed to the year 2021. The decision comes in accordance with the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Dubai Expo 2020 supports a one-year postponement

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    As the coronavirus continues to ravage global hospitality authorities in the United Arab Emirates are expected to announce the postponement of Dubai Expo 2020.   On October 20 this year it was expected to start that would have started six …

  • Hull Trains suspends all services in U.K.

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    Amid the coronovirus pandemic, Hull Trains has suspended all services and turns the first UK rail operator to stop trains from 30 March until further notice.   The operator said in a statement released on the website that as a …

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David Ruetz, Head of ITB Berlin, in an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World speaks about the adverse impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the global crisis it has triggerred in the travel and toursim sector and the launch of ITB Berlin Convention.

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Head of ITB Berlin

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Secretary of Tourism & Cultural Affairs
Govt. of Maharashtra

Shri Satpal Maharaj

Honourable Minister (Tourism & Culture)
Govt. of Uttarakhand

Faiz Ahmed Kidwai

IAS, Managing Director
Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board

P Bala Kiran

Director of Kerala Tourism

Shri Santosh Thapa

Senior Officer, Nepal Tourism Board

Ashok Kumar

IAS, Secretary (Tourism ), Goa

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