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  • Dubrovnik receives 800,000 tourists; mass tourism threatens

    Published on : Monday, September 24, 2018

    The old town of Dubrovnik, a Croatian citadel widely praised as  the  jewel of the Adriatic, for decades is now facing mass tourism.     The crowds of tourists clog the entrances to the ancient walled city, a UNESCO World …

  • Renovated museum of American Airlines awaits aviation addicts

    Published on : Monday, September 24, 2018

    Visitors to the newly renovated American Airlines’ C.R. Smith Museum can sit at the controls of an MD-80 cockpit. In a simulated operations center, they would be capable of making judgment calls about whether to send a virtual aircraft through …

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Global Travel News

  • African migrants flock to Spain

    Published on : Friday, September 21, 2018

    It may not seem like it to many Spaniards and other Europeans, but the African migrants’ number reaching the European shores by crossing the Mediterranean Sea has declined this year from its peak in 2015, of more than a million. …

  • UNWTO Conference in Valladolid Discuss InnovativeTourism Experiencesin Urban Destinations

    Published on : Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Innovation, traveller demand for diverse and authentic experiences in cities, and urban tourism governance models will be the central themes of the “UNWTO Conference on City Breaks: Creating Innovative Experiences”, to be held in Valladolid, Spain, on 15-16 October 2018. …

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  • Introducing Better Boarding at United Airlines

    Published on : Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Today, United Airlines is expanding enhancements to its boarding at gates in airports around the world. The updated better boarding process gives customers more space at the gate, less time waiting in line and improved boarding information to create a …

  • Faversham Footbridge To get Vital Refurbishment Ready For Next Hop Festival

    Published on : Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Plans are afoot to refurbish a railway bridge which will mean it can stay open for the masses during Faversham’s annual Hop Festival.   The footbridge has carried thousands of residents, churchgoers and passengers over the railway between Station Road …

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  • World’s first interactive marijuana museum debuts in Las Vegas

    Published on : Saturday, September 22, 2018

    Cannabition, the world’s first interactive museum celebrating all things cannabis was launched in Las Vegas, Nevada on 20 September.     As per the museum founder J.J. Walker it will exhibit the world’s largest bong  which is 24ft tall and …

  • US East Coast lashed by Hurricane Florence, downgraded to Category 1 storm

    Published on : Friday, September 14, 2018

    Parts of the U.S. are severely hit by the outer bands of Hurricane Florence  and the storm are moving towards land with maximum sustained wind speeds of 90 mph.     The officials have warned of life-threatening storm heading towards …

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  • 15 killed and dozens missing after massive landslide in Philippines’ Cebu

    Published on : Thursday, September 20, 2018

    A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain region Thursday, killing at least 15 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent text messages pleading for help.     This new landslide surged …

  • Hong Kong Airlines adds Macao to network with new TurboJET codeshare

    Published on : Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Hong Kong Airlines has announced that it will add the entertainment centre of Macao to its growing network, following the signing of a codeshare agreement with ferry services company, TurboJET.   The new partnership, which is the first of its …

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  • Block chain technology refuels Russian aviation innovation

    Published on : Monday, September 24, 2018

    Russian air transport industry and the aviation department is refuelling its sector  and could not be more stark when one compares vision, innovation and digitalization.     The Russian aviation is undergoing a renaissance – and Gazpromneft-Aero (GPNA) is one …

  • KaptureCRM launches customised booking module for global airline industry

    Published on : Monday, September 24, 2018

    Kapture CRM has recently launched a customised module for the airlines’ industry.     The airline management system combines cache technology with a layer between PSS and booking channel to reduce the overall high technology cost. In the recent years, …

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  • For 2021 World Cruise, Crystal Cruises opened its bookings

    Published on : Saturday, September 22, 2018

    Crystal Cruises has opened bookings for its 26th annual World Cruise: “Ancient Dynasties & World Wonders.” The new itinerary of Crystal Cruises starts from Miami to London on January 5, 2021. This 130-day route will go through the Caribbean, Hawaiian …

  • New Saga ships announces to be all-inclusive

    Published on : Monday, September 17, 2018

     Considering the strong customer demand, Saga took the strategic decision of making its first new luxury boutique cruise all-inclusive in January 2020 and her sister ship Spirit of Adventure will also get inclusive after it joins the fleet in August …

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  • Hauck joins Galle Face Hotel, Sri Lanka

    Published on : Monday, September 24, 2018

    Robert Hauck has been appointed as new general manager and area vice president of Galle Face Hotel.  It was launched in 1864 and is the oldest hotel east of Suez.     Hauck holds more than 25 years of experience  …

  • Poetree Sarovar Portico won Leading Wildlife Resort in South Asian Travel Awards

    Published on : Monday, September 24, 2018

    Poetree Sarovar Portico, a property of Sarovar Hotels Pvt Ltd. has been awarded the  Leading Wildlife Resort in South Indian award at the prestigious South Asian Travel Awards 2018.   Perched on a windswept mountaintop and embraced by acres of untouched forest, …

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Travel And Tour World presents an insightful interaction with Barak Hirschowitz, President, International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA) who shares his thoughts on futuristic hotel concepts. Mr. Hirschowitz is a world leader in hospitality, leading an international network. ILHA is a non-profit organisation that strives to promote growth in hospitality sector.



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Barak Hirschowitz, President, International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA)

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The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation

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General Manager, ITB China

Kitty Huang

Vice President, Customer Loyalty and Revenue Generation, Greater China, Wyndham

Milind Bhide

The founder of Countryside Adventure Holidays

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CEO of Melbourne Convention Bureau

Graeme Barnett

Exhibition Director, Reed Exhibitions

Roger Dow
President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association

Mr. George Muthoot George
The Executive Director of The Muthoot Group


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