News Pick

  • Easter travel disruption in Heathrow, Eco-protestors vow to shut down

    Published on : Friday, April 19, 2019

      Thousands of holidaymakers may face travel disruption when attempting to make their Easter getaway.  Since Monday, Extinction Rebellion, the activists have already caused chaos by blocking the roads and bridges.     The protestors were urged by the police …

  • World’s first 5G hotel unveiled in China, Inter Continental Shenzhen

    Published on : Friday, April 19, 2019

    The world’s first 5G smart hotel in China by Inter Continental Shenzhen has opened the door for digital transformation for the entire hotel industry and will provide the guests with the ultimate innovative luxury experience. Guests will be guided by …

  • San Francisco International Airport facility first in the world to have Zero Net Energy

    Published on : Friday, April 19, 2019

    The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Airfield Operations Facility has been certified as Zero Net Energy (ZNE) by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). It is the world’s first facility at an airport to have net energy zero.     …

  • 6.1 magnitude strikes Taiwan, 17 injured

    Published on : Friday, April 19, 2019

    An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude struck Taiwan Thursday afternoon, rekindling memories of a deadly tremor that hit the island a year ago.   The temblor hit at 1:01 p.m. and was centred off the coast of Hualien, on Taiwan’s east …

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Global Travel News

  • Pilot killed in Fullerton plane crash

    Published on : Friday, April 19, 2019

    FULLERTON, Calif. — According to authorities, the pilot killed in a fiery plane crash at a Southern California airport was heading for Utah. The twin-engine Beechcraft Duke was taking off from a runway at the Fullerton Municipal Airport, southeast of …

  • Storm system moves east, 2,100 flights delayed, 500 cancelled across the US

    Published on : Friday, April 19, 2019

    A severe storm system is moving towards the East Coast causing huge flight delays and cancellations during a busy travel day ahead of Passover and Easter. According to flight-tracking website FlightAware, until 11:45 a.m. ET, 2,145 flights within, into or …

  • Rise and Shine for Summertime Fun at Gaylord Hotels

    Published on : Friday, April 19, 2019

    From the east to the west coast, and several other locations in between, families can enjoy cooling off in expansive waterparks or pools, be awe-inspired by extraordinary indoor atriums, partake in a host of entertaining activities, and make summertime memories …

  • Spend your summer in the lap of luxury at JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort &

    Published on : Friday, April 19, 2019

    JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa is every traveler’s dream destination. Whether one is seeking a relaxing family vacation, a bit of adventure or an unforgettable romantic escapade – the resort serves as an ideal getaway.   Nestled …

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    EUROPE

  • Portugal is now surpassing Spain as the fastest-growing tourism market of Europe

    Published on : Saturday, April 20, 2019

    Portugal is now surpassing Spain as the fastest-growing tourism market of Europe. However, Portugal is struggling to meet the industry’s steep demands.   On Thursday, a bus crash in the Madeiran town of Canico killed at least 29 people, all …

  • Greece welcomes 15% more tourists than previous year

    Published on : Friday, April 12, 2019

    Greece is located at crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 kms in length, featuring a large number of islands of which …

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    AMERICA

  • The Other Side of NY marketing campaign

    Published on : Thursday, April 18, 2019

    Destination Niagara USA has launched a spring marketing campaign titled The Other Side of NY in partnership with Delaware North and Niagara Falls State Park. The focus is on New York City and surrounding boroughs.  It also highlights the various …

  • U.S. Travel Welcomes Bernhardt DOI Confirmation

    Published on : Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of David Bernhardt as secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI):   “The travel industry welcomes the Senate’s confirmation of David Bernhardt as …

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TRAVEL INDUSTRY NEWS

    AIRLINE NEWS

  • Jet grounding boon for others as AI, Spice line up to take its slots, lease planes

    Published on : Saturday, April 20, 2019

    The unfortunate grounding of Jet Airways has turned out to be a boon for other airlines. The suspension of its flights has not only freed up slots at the choked Mumbai and Delhi airports, but also opened up an opportunity …

  • Pilot killed in Fullerton plane crash

    Published on : Friday, April 19, 2019

    FULLERTON, Calif. — According to authorities, the pilot killed in a fiery plane crash at a Southern California airport was heading for Utah. The twin-engine Beechcraft Duke was taking off from a runway at the Fullerton Municipal Airport, southeast of …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Oman cruise tourism expects to welcome 220,000 tourists in 2019

    Published on : Thursday, April 18, 2019

    Cruise tourism in Oman is on rise. The international cruises visiting Oman during the year 2018-2019 has reached to 298 which is a rapid increase of 106 compared to the previous year 2017-2018. The number of national and international based …

  • Princess Cruises returns to Tahiti for Fall 2020 cruise season

    Published on : Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    In 2020, Princess Cruises guests will enjoy the welcoming spirit and idyllic islands of French Polynesia when the cruise line returns to Tahiti with the intimate Pacific Princess, offering a series of roundtrip cruises for the first time since 2015. …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Rise and Shine for Summertime Fun at Gaylord Hotels

    Published on : Friday, April 19, 2019

    From the east to the west coast, and several other locations in between, families can enjoy cooling off in expansive waterparks or pools, be awe-inspired by extraordinary indoor atriums, partake in a host of entertaining activities, and make summertime memories …

  • Spend your summer in the lap of luxury at JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort &

    Published on : Friday, April 19, 2019

    JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa is every traveler’s dream destination. Whether one is seeking a relaxing family vacation, a bit of adventure or an unforgettable romantic escapade – the resort serves as an ideal getaway.   Nestled …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Cottar’s Safari Service celebrates 100 years of shaping African and world safari tourism

    Published on : Saturday, April 20, 2019

    Last week, Cottar’s Safari Service celebrated 100 years of shaping African and world safari tourism.   Tourism CS Najib Balala Cottar recognized it as a leader in the development of exceptional and niche tourism that is integral to the National …

  • Israel placing a lot of importance to tourism

    Published on : Saturday, April 20, 2019

    The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement [BDS] has taken a particular aim towards Israel’s tourism industry. In Israel, tourism is more than just sun, seashore, and spirituality; it brought in $6 billion in 2018 for Israel’s economy. Tourism is also …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

Julia Sonnemann, Public Relation Manager, Corporate Communication, Messe Berlin exclusively speaks to Travel And Tour World at ITB Berlin 2019 on the emerging tourism trends in the world and the challenges that are facing. Read here the full interview:

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Public Relation Manager, Corporate Communication, Messe Berlin

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