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  • 15-year old dead and several injured in France bridge collapse

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    A suspension bridge over the Tarn River in France collapsed today leaving a 15-year-old girl dead and several injured.   The 15-year-old was in a car with her mother when the bridge collapsed.   The bridge adjoins the towns of …

  • White Island sounds alert due to volcanic activity

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    The level-two warning has been issued in the White Island due to the increase in volcanic activity.       The level-two warning means moderate to heightened volcanic unrest. The highest level on the scale is five, which is given …

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  • Tornado leaves two people injured in Christchurch

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    A tornado has left two people injured and buildings damaged in Christchurch today.   The tornado hit around the same time as hail rained down on the city today afternoon.   Power connection of over a thousand homes was snapped …

  • British Virgin Islands welcomed 172,776 tourists in the first half of 2019

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    The British Virgin Islands, popular tourist attraction is seeing a major tourism rebound so far this year, according to the latest data published by Caribbean Tourism Organization. The British Virgin Islands reported 172,776 stayover tourist arrivals in the first half …

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Global Travel News

  • Embraer Unveils its Multi-Mission Medium Airlift Name and Designation:

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    Embraer today announced at the Dubai Air Show the name and designation of its multi-mission medium aircraft, the Embraer C-390 Millennium. The new designation reflects increased flexibility and value for operators that look for a transport/cargo aircraft to perform airlift …

  • Boeing Embraer – Defense Joint Venture to Develop New Markets for th

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    Boeing and Embraer today announced their joint venture to promote and develop new markets for the C-390 Millennium multi-mission airlift and air mobility aircraft will be called Boeing Embraer – Defense. The organization will only be operational after the companies’ …

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  • All-New Air Canada App Features Intuitive Design, Faster Experience an

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    Air Canada has launched a next generation Air Canada mobile app, now available for download on iOS and Android. Designed with customers at the center, the new app features an intuitive layout supported by the latest technologies, to deliver faster, …

  • South African Airways Reinstates Flights to Six International and One

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    South African Airways (SAA) will reinstate international flights to seven international destinations from Sunday night – November 17 – and has advised passengers to report to their departure airport as normal when in possession of a rebooked itinerary.     …

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Local/Regional

    EUROPE

  • European tourism demand stability in spite of shaky world economy

    Published on : Saturday, November 16, 2019

    According to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) recent quarterly report “European Tourism – Trends & Prospects” for Q3 2019, the demand of European tourism remains in positive territory, albeit with a sluggish rate in expansion in comparison to the last two …

  • A popular Italian beach is soon to introduce ticketing

    Published on : Friday, November 15, 2019

    Tourists who are interested to soak up in the sun at one of the most popular beaches of Italy will soon have to buy a ticket to do so.   Visitors moving to the La Pelosa beach of Sardinia may have to …

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    AMERICA

  • American Airlines flight diverted after man gropes female passenger

    Published on : Monday, November 11, 2019

    A man has been arrested and could face up to two years in jail over an alleged sexual assault charge of a fellow passenger on board an American Airlines flight, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.   James …

  • Americans breathe unhealthy as air quality worsens

    Published on : Monday, October 28, 2019

    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found out that Americans are breathing unhealthy as the air quality has worsened in 2017 and 2018.     The poor air quality was linked to nearly 10,000 additional deaths in the United States …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • In Dubai, visitors of health tourism spend more than $276 million

    Published on : Saturday, November 16, 2019

    According to the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the emirate pulled about 337,011 medical tourists last year for the purpose of treatments in the well-known specialties of orthopedics, sports medicine, dermatology and skin care, dentistry and fertility treatments. In health tourism, …

  • In a recent cybersquatting case, Qatar tourism council wins over Visit

    Published on : Saturday, November 16, 2019

    Qatar National Tourism Council has bagged a UDRP it filed against the domain name VisitQatar.com.   It’s a boring case. The discussion of the first prong of UDRP, whether or not the domain is same or confusingly similar to a …

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    ASIA

  • Tourism players anticipating a string of new flights for improving inb

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Tourism players are anticipating a string of new flights to boost inbound tourism in Myanmar.   A number of airlines in the recent months have started operating new routes connecting China with Myanmar, and various international airlines have also announced …

  • SPIA Asia 2019 to be held in Manila

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    The 5th edition of Asia’s leading sports business conference and awards platform, SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference, is announced the extension of its major partnership with TPB Philippines for the 2019 event in the Philippines. SPIA Asia 2019 …

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TRAVEL INDUSTRY NEWS

    AIRLINE NEWS

  • Air travel chaos due to radar problem in New York

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    Air traffic chaos to the skies was brought due to a radar problem in New York around Bermuda today.     After a software problem at the New York Federal Aviation Administration centre aircraft over parts of North Atlantic, including …

  • Business class ban in Wizz Air

    Published on : Saturday, November 16, 2019

      In a somewhat unlikely attack, the chief executive and co-founder of Wizz Air said luxury travel was a burden on the environment.     The chief executive and co-founder of Wizz Air mentioned that luxury travel was a burden …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Three Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ships to undergo multi-million-Pound

    Published on : Friday, November 15, 2019

    Three of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ocean ships will be undergoing a multi-million-Pound refit this Winter, as part of an extensive enhancement programme – in preparation for the start of the 2020/21 cruise season.   The three ships – Braemar, …

  • Silversea Congratulates World-Renoweed Steve Mccurry on Being Inducted

    Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    Silversea collaborator and world-renowned photographer, Steve McCurry was inducted into the prestigious International Photography Hall of Fame on November 1, 2019. Presented at an awards ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri, the accolade is among the most momentous milestones reachable by …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Sofitel Dubai the Palm welcomes new restaurant

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    Zoya by Maui opens at Sofitel Dubai the Palm to serve exciting dishes for dinner.     During the day the poolside restaurant Maui Beach Restaurant serves salads, burgers and snacks but by 19:00 the spot transforms itself into an …

  • Byron Bay Pub sold for 100 million dollar  

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    Byron Bay Pub Hotel has been sold to Moelis Australia for 100 million dollars.   Moelis Australia, which is headed by the Sydney Swans chairman Andrew Pridham, will form a single asset fund with the investors to give them the …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • South Korea collaborates with Wego

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    Wego and Korea Tourism Organisation has collaborated to increase the visitor numbers from the GCC to the destination.   Leisure travellers can soak up in the scenic sights of high mountains and clear waters in South Korea.     South …

  • Swiss resort village against daytime tourism

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    Mass daytime tourism is being opposed by the Swiss resort village- Alpine Zermatt.   Tourists are turning up in large groups in the Swiss resort village but they don’t stop to eat there. The local authorities are downplaying these concerns …

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Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director for WTM London, in an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World, speaks on Brexit travel constraints, the agenda of responsible travel and the downturn of Thomas Cook. He gave a preview of the programmes during the 40th edition of WTM London.

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Director of Seoul Convention Bureau (SCB)

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