News Pick

  • Heathrow to roll out biometric services in 2019

    Published on : Saturday, October 20, 2018

     A full-scale roll out of new biometric services in Heathrow from next summer which will be the first for the airport will be streamlining  passenger’s journey right from the start till the end.     There will be facial recognition …

  • Netherlands issues first gender neutral passport

    Published on : Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Netherlands has issued its first gender-neutral passport after an ‘intersex’ Dutch-person successfully argued that prohibiting citizens from registering as gender neutral amounted to a violation of “self-determination.”   The 57-year-old was born male, had surgery to become a woman in …

  • ITB Asia 2018 focuses on major trends provoking disruption across the travel industry

    Published on : Saturday, October 20, 2018

    ITB Asia, ‘Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show’, wrapped up on a high today as the annual event achieved record-breaking numbers. Held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore between 17 – 19 October 2018, the …

  • Storm Leslie lashes Portugal with 110 mph winds

    Published on : Monday, October 15, 2018

    Hundreds of thousands of homes have been left without power  as Portugal has been battered by one of the strongest ever storms. It has been dubbed as a ‘Zombie’ storm because it meandered through the Atlantic Ocean for several weeks. …

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  • Ryanair Signs Agreement With Portuguese Pilot Union SPAC

    Published on : Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Ryanair today (Fri 19 Oct) announced that it has signed an agreement with the Portuguese pilot union SPAC, which will provide for seniority and base transfer agreements, to cover all of Ryanair’s directly employed pilots in Portugal. Negotiations with SPAC …

  • Global names sign up to sponsor International Travel & Tourism Awards

    Published on : Saturday, October 20, 2018

    World-renowned companies from different industry sectors are throwing their support behind the new International Travel & Tourism Awards, presented by WTM London. Europcar, Turkey, National Geographic and World Tourism Cities Federation have all signed up to sponsor the inaugural ITTAs, which celebrate the success of national, regional …

  • Pushing the island of Ireland to the ‘fore’ in Germany, Denmark, Norway and Finland

    Published on : Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Golfers in Germany, Denmark, Norway and Finland – and potential golf holidaymakers for the island of Ireland – are set to read all about our world-class golf, following a visit by leading golf writers from those countries.   The journalists …

  • Spanish wheelchair travel blogger highlights Northern Ireland

    Published on : Saturday, October 20, 2018

    A well-known Spanish digital influencer and wheelchair travel blogger, Miguel Nonay Almale, visited Northern Ireland recently, as a guest of Tourism Ireland and Tourism NI. The aim of Miguel’s visit was to highlight ease of mobility for disabled visitors to Northern …

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    EUROPE

  • VisitBritain/VisitEngland recent figures shows growth in tourism

    Published on : Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Visitors spent over £1 billion in Britain in 2017 due to the activity by national tourism agency VisitBritain/VisitEngland recent figures show.   This signifies that for every pound invested in the agency, visitors spent around £25 in Britain. As well …

  • Langkawi is all set to become Europe’s cruise destination

    Published on : Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Langkawi may soon witness a major rush in European tourists as the paradise island is being overhauled to become a cruise destination for the European market.   One of the oldest tour operators of Europe, TUI Group, has set up …

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    AMERICA

  • Heathrow to roll out biometric services in 2019

    Published on : Saturday, October 20, 2018

     A full-scale roll out of new biometric services in Heathrow from next summer which will be the first for the airport will be streamlining  passenger’s journey right from the start till the end.     There will be facial recognition …

  • Chicago lures more international travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    A recorded growth of 3.4 percent in international visitor arrivals through August in 2018 has been  recorded in Chicago, third biggest  U.S city.  There was a  4.8-percent increase from China as per local authorities.     It was noted that …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Dubai Garden Glow opens for its fourth season

    Published on : Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    On Sunday, Dubai Garden Glow, a unique visual experience in Zabeel Park, opened for its fourth season.   Besides regular themes like Ice Park, Glow Park, and the Dinosaur Park, this year’s Garden Glow presents a new theme Art Park. …

  • The Abu Dhabi Police open tourism police office at Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum

    Published on : Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    The Police Administration of Abu Dhabi has set up a tourism police office at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum, declared authorities on Sunday.   The Abu Dhabi Police stated that the tourism police office targets to maintain a safe environment …

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    ASIA

  • More than 646 million international arrivals in Asia Pacific , exceeds global average

    Published on : Thursday, October 11, 2018

      Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) released the Annual Travel Monitor Final Edition which states that the international visitor arrivals (IVAs) into 47 destinations in Asia Pacific increased by 5.7 percent. This brought 35 million additional arrivals to the collective …

  • Nepal’s hidden treasures boost culture and luxury tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia and mainly located in the Himalayas and has a diverse geography including fertile plains, highest point on earth – Mount Everest and that’s why backpackers gave a nickname to Nepal as, “The …

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    AIRLINE NEWS

  • Ryanair Signs Agreement With Portuguese Pilot Union SPAC

    Published on : Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Ryanair today (Fri 19 Oct) announced that it has signed an agreement with the Portuguese pilot union SPAC, which will provide for seniority and base transfer agreements, to cover all of Ryanair’s directly employed pilots in Portugal. Negotiations with SPAC …

  • Cyprus government refused to grant more time to rescue airline

    Published on : Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Cyprus turned down appeals from the country’s ailing airline Cobalt for more time to find investors as it withdrew the carrier’s operating license.     Cobalt’s chairman Grigoris Diakos said that they want more time, but the license was revoked. …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Boost in trade sales helps Fred. Olsen achieve bumper summer season

    Published on : Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is celebrating a successful third quarter in 2018 in which a boost in trade sales by almost 30% was just one of a number of year-on-year headline figures – with the number of booked fly-cruise guests …

  • Violent sickness strikes 300 passengers on luxury Mediterranean cruise

    Published on : Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Cruise passengers were stuck down in droves by a sickness bug during a luxury Mediterranean voyage. Around 300 passengers on the cruise ship Aida Prima were left suffering from the suspected virus. There were cases of vomiting and diarrhoea throughout …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Rosewood Hotels outlines six years expansion plans in Asia

    Published on : Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Rosewood Hotel Group is going to expand its market in Asia with the inclusion of Rosewood Shenzhen (opening 2022), Rosewood Hermana Mayor (2023), New World Jaipur Resort (2023) and Rosewood Shanghai (2024).     Sonia Cheng, CEO of Rosewood Hotel …

  • Oyo Rooms to recruit more than 2,000 experts by 2020

    Published on : Saturday, October 20, 2018

    OyoOyo Rooms, India’s largest network of branded hotels has announced its plan to hire more than 2,020 technology experts and engineers by the year 2020. Ritesh Agarwal, Oyo’s founder and CEO said that they currently have 700 technology experts and …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Global names sign up to sponsor International Travel & Tourism Awards

    Published on : Saturday, October 20, 2018

    World-renowned companies from different industry sectors are throwing their support behind the new International Travel & Tourism Awards, presented by WTM London. Europcar, Turkey, National Geographic and World Tourism Cities Federation have all signed up to sponsor the inaugural ITTAs, which celebrate the success of national, regional …

  • Tourism Ireland teams up with chef Dan Doherty and The Daily Telegraph

    Published on : Saturday, October 20, 2018

    A new online film starring chef and TV personality Dan Doherty checking out the food scene in Dublin has been unveiled by Tourism Ireland. It’s the first in a series of three short films created by Tourism Ireland and The Daily …

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