Flight operations across the world have been crippled and airlines are in a survival mode. They face a liquidity crisis with a US$61 billion cash burn in the second quarter. Amitabh Khosla, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Country Director for India in an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World gives an overview.
‘Where cash refunds can be given, they should be given’
A spokesperson from Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) shares with Travel And Tour World details of their campaign, refund policies and how resilient the travel industry is from crisis.
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.
Sunghee Joo, Director General, Paris Office, Korea Tourism Organization, in an exclusive interview with Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel And Tour World, in Madrid, Spain, speaks about Korea as an attractive destination with modern and high quality MICE infrastructure and its relation with Spain as a partner country for FITUR 2020.
Sri Lanka is one of the most popular destination in South Asia. Tourists come here to see UNESCO World Heritage Sites tourist attractions and wildlife. Watch this exclusive interview with Charmarie Maelge, Managing Director, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, where she highlights Sri Lanka’s vast tourism opportunities in both leisure and MICE sector. Truly Sri Lanka is an Island Paradise and it has full of surprises.
Travel And Tour World presents a wonderful interaction with Thoyyib Mohamed, Managing Director, Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation at WTM 2019.
Maharashtra has the biggest network of tourist sites. Mumbai is a world-class city in Maharashtra. Travellers get unlimited fun right from the beginning. They get iconic places in Mumbai, right from the Marine drive, Asiatic library to the iconic historical sites.
From Mumbai, one can move to Pune, Nashik and Aurangabad. Pune is a historical city with lots of historical structure and a lot of educational hubs.
If people are interested in wine, spiritual and adventure tourism, they should visit Nashik.
In Nagpur, there is a huge amount of wildlife tourism. Maharashtra has more tigers than the rest of the country. If one comes in the right season, one can spot tigers playing with cubs. This will be an incredible experience.
A little upwards from Mumbai, scuba diving and other water sports facilities are available along the coastal belt.
People from Russia Sweden, Denmark, and Thailand among other places visit Maharashtra.
The government is also promoting Fort Tourism. Facilities have been made available in the forts-turned-resorts where people can understand the old architecture. The fort, spiritual, wine and other tourism have been knitted together in the modern perspective.
Mrs. Vinita Singal, Secretary of Tourism & Cultural Affairs, Govt. of Maharashtra, divulges about what makes Maharashtra interesting for travellers in a conversation with Travel and Tour World.
Uttarakhand is a place; one can easily fall in love with. Mostly dependent on tourism, this north Indian state has surreal landscape that comprises of lofty mountains, gushing rivers, spectacular waterfalls and eye-catching meadows.
All make Uttrakhand, one of the most anticipated tourist destinations in India that not only satiates your wanderlust but creates an urge to explore more and more.
Spotted with age-old sacred Hindu temples like Kedernath & Badrinath and numerous moderate and extreme trekking trails, this North Indian state is one of the most attractive travel destinations where you can find enthralling adventure and heart-soothing recreational activities for a holistic experience.
Travel And Tour World presents a wonderful interaction with Shri Satpal Maharaj, Honourable Minister (Tourism & Culture), Govt. of Uttarakhand where he highlights Uttarakhand’s huge possibility in attracting more tourists worldwide for yoga, mountain climbing, trekking, wildlife tours in Jim Corbett National Park, bird-watching and rural tourism.
This incredible state is blessed with varied wildlife and fascinating history, places to visit in Madhya Pradesh are a visual treat for every tourist. Madhya Pradesh is known for its vibrant culture and one can witness the splendour of heritage at various places like Rajwada, Orchha, Madan Mahal Fort, Patalpani Falls, Panchmarhi, Ralamandal and Chhatris.
Travel And Tour World presents a wonderful interaction with Shri Faiz Ahmed Kidwai, IAS, Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, where he highlights how this Central Indian state is attracting huge number of national and international tourists throughout the year for its diverse landscape and rich cultural history. He also points out the tourism developmental works done by tourism authorities and civic bodies on the different cities of this state.
The rich Ayurvedic and yoga culture along with sports tourism is also being promoted in Kerala by the government. Snake boat races are being organized in league formats during weekends such as English Premier League and Indian Premiere League. Every tourist coming to Kerala can take part in the amazing snake races in which 120 boats are rowed together in perfect synchronization.
Southern Kerala regions such as Cochin, Allepey and Munnar are already popular among tourists. Now, the government is taking steps to popularize the northern Kerala. The Malabar river tourism project has been launched in the northern Kerala in which rivers are being connected with cruises.
Tertiary heritage project has also been launched in which Portuguese; Dutch, English and French heritages are being integrated into the Malabar region.
P Bala Kiran, Director of Kerala Tourism, in an exclusive interview with Travel and Tour World reveals about government’s plan of promoting northern Kerala and particularly the Malabar region.
In an exclusive interview at World Travel Market 2019 with Travel And Tour World, Shri Santosh Thapa, Senior Officer, Nepal Tourism Board shares his insights, how the tourism board and other tourism bodies are working to attract more adventure tourists throughout the world.
Ashok Kumar, IAS, Secretary (Tourism ) , Goa in an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World speaks about its expansive beaches, waterfalls, promoting ecotourism, introducing river rafting, bungee jumping etc.
Assam, India’s north eastern state is a treasure trove of natural beauty and diverse history. It is one of the least explored regions in the country, lending it a flawless, virgin aura that is sure to allure tourists worldwide.
A land of wild jungles, mighty Brahmaputra River, and acres and acres of tea plantations, Assam has breath-taking landscapes and is known to be one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world.
Assam is the gateway to unexploited northeastern part of the country. With the majestic rivers, magnificent hills, its rich flora and fauna, the state is every tourist’s paradise.
In an exclusive interview at World Travel Market 2019 with Travel And Tour World, Shri Bhaskar Phukan, ACS, Managing Director, Assam Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. shares how Assam is developing its eco-tourism infrastructure to attract nature lovers and the adventure tourists as well
In an exclusive interview at World Travel Market 2019 with Travel And Tour World, Shri L. Mohamed Mansoor, Director of Tourism, Additional Secretary to Government (Tourism), Puducherry shares how this smallest Union Territory of India is attracting leisure tourists and millennials worldwide with experiential travel experiences. He also highlights how Puducherry is developing its MICE segment with world-class facilities.
Rupinder Brar, Additional General Director, Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India speaks exclusively with Travel And Tour World at WTM, London. She mentioned, as per the data received by the end of August, 2019, India had about seven and a half million visitors from other countries and for the 2020 campaign the overall thrust will be on immersive experience.
Odisha has plenty of opportunities to promote tourism. This Eastern India city has the land of paddy fields, palm-fringed silver beaches, ancient temples, rivers, waterfalls, and tribal people.
This state is filled with major tourist attractions such as the temples of Bhubaneshwar and Puri, miles of clean beaches and the outstanding Sun Temple of Konark.
Odisha is a place where you can unwind on the pristine beaches, visit the famous temples and explore the beauty and bounty of nature and wildlife. Here you can also find various ancient monuments and architecture which gloriously stand to remind the history of the land.
You can also find Odisha’s art and culture, fairs and festivals & dances and music who love to see colours and wish to enjoy life to the fullest. In an exclusive interview at World Travel Market 2019 with Travel And Tour World, Mr. Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi, Minister of State (Ind. Charge), Tourism, Odia Language, Literature & Culture, Government of Odisha shares how Odisha with its tranquil villages allures tourists to feel the tribal essence.
In an exclusive interview at World Travel Market 2019 with Travel And Tour World, Shri Sanjay Pande, Additional Director (Dev.& Marketing), Government of Rajasthan, Department of Tourism shares how Rajasthan with its age-old opulence and grandeur allures tourists that still linger in the air of the state. He also highlights how the villages and the cities like Barmer, Nathdawara, Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur entice everyone with a heartwarming smile.
Travel and Tour World caught up with Jawahar Chavda, Minister
(Tourism and Fisheries), Government of Gujarat, at WTM London, to know what Gujarat can offer to travelers from around the world.
Gujarat has many prehistoric sites which are over 4000 years old. A dinosaur’s park has been recently opened, which is the third-largest park in the world. The park houses the fossilized remains and eggs of the dinosaurs.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Bhai Patel’s statue, which has been put up a year ago, is the world’s tallest statue at 182 metres. It is double the size of the Statue of Liberty. It’s a dream project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The site has received over 3 million visitors within last one year.
Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel And Tour World, interacts with T.K. Anil Kumar, Secretary, Tourism Department, Government of Karnataka, at ITB Berlin 2019, where he explains Karnataka’s vast tourism opportunities and its legacy of art and culture.
Karnataka has a plethora of historical landmarks, natural beauty, wildlife and rich cultural heritage. Karnataka is blessed with pristine beaches, verdant UNESCO World Heritage site- Western Ghat Mountain Ranges, gushing Jog waterfalls, densely forested Sahayadri wildlife sanctuaries like Nagarahole National Park and Bandipur National Park.
At ITB Berlin 2019, Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel And Tour World had an exclusive conversation with P. Bala Kiran, Director, Kerala Tourism.
In terms of inbound tourism, Europe has traditionally been number one market for Kerala tourism. He says: “UK, France, Germany give us around 400,000 tourist every year, and Europe as a whole drives more than 60 per cent of the traffic coming to Kerala. That’s why we come here every year. ITB is our number one trade fair.”
Ravindra Dhurjad, General Manager Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation during the sidelines of ITB Berlin, 2019 spoke exclusively with Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel And Tour World.
Maharashtra is a year-round tourist destination which provides all the facilities to visitors. The vibrant and magnetic city attracts inbound tourists from western part of Europe , Southeast Asia, France, Germany and Austria. Its specialty lies in diverse tourism offering, has 720 meters long coast line and is associated with Goa the most famous destination of India.
Kishu Gomes, Chairman, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority spoke to Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel And Tour World, during ITB Berlin, 2019.
Sri Lanka, the land of sun and sand, is a sunny country throughout the year, its marvelous product portfolio has been extended. They are promoting wellness, adventure, sports , whales, wild-life , waterfalls and natural resources. Its inbound tourists are mostly from UK, Germany, Switzerland and they are getting good numbers from Australia, USA and Canada
Western India’s paradise for travellers, Goa is popular for its white-sand beaches and incredible Portuguese history. Known as the “Pearl of the East”, Goa is enriched with multi ethnic population bearing their cultural heritage, living in harmony that vivifies in visual arts, festivals, street arts & parades and performing arts.
Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel And Tour World, interacts with Gavin Dias, General Manager (Marketing, Hotels & Cruises), Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (A Govt. of Goa undertaking) at ITB Berlin 2019,
During ITB Berlin, 2019, S.P Singh Dhindsa, Project Coordinator, Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board, Govt. of Punjab, speaks exclusively with Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel and Tour World.
At ITB Berlin 2019, Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel And Tour World had an exclusive conversation with Jaykumar Guntupalli, Special Representative – Europe, Tourism & Culture; Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Rajasthan Tourism has participated in many national and international travel-trade shows like WTM London to unveil their new tourism products, new travel avenues, unexplored tourism destinations and tourism trends. Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel And Tour World, interacts with Sreya Guha, Principal Secretary, Forest & Environment, Tourism, Art & Culture, Govt. of Rajasthan at ITB Berlin 2019, where she highlights on cultural and rural tourism scenario of the state along with religious and regional fairs & festivals, which are distinctive for its colour and grandeur. The rural lifestyle and culture of Rajasthan give a best way to re-energize any tourist with peaceful surroundings and generous society. She also points how the Tourism Department of Rajasthan in collaboration with private hospitality and travel companies, are working constantly to draw more East European and Chinese young travellers, offering best to explore Rajasthan securely.
At ITB Berlin 2019, Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel And Tour World had an exclusive interview with Rajesh Prasad, IAS, Principal Secretary to the Government of Assam, Department of Agriculture and Tourism and Agriculture Production Commissioner, Assam.
Prof.Wolfgang Georg Arlt, Founding Director, China Outbound, Tourism Research Institute (COTRI) in an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World speaks about the growing Chinese market during the sidelines of the sixth edition of ACE of MICE show.
He is the Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (London), Researcher for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Tokyo) and member of the Human Resource Development and the Industry committee of PATA Pacific Asia Travel Association (Bangkok). In 2017 he became a member of the UNWTO Tourism Experts Panel.
Travel And Tour World presents an interaction with Chris Negron, Corporate MICE Sales Manager of Bahia Principe. He highlights the facilities of Bahia’s amiable hotels and resorts which bear a unique architecture with special surroundings that allow personalized service and top-notch attention.
In this interview with Travel And Tour World at FITUR 2019, Ana Galan, Sales and Marketing Executive, Novotel Hotel and Resorts, Madrid Center shares how Novotel’s biggest convention center is offering facilities for a successful corporate event.
During the sidelines of FITUR 2019, Gebert Janssen, imagineer, Event Architect Group spoke exclusively to Travel And Tour World about incentive travel for employee, MICE planning and more.
He holds more than 20 years’ experience in the MICE industry, he is a lecturer at a university of applied science. He wrote a book called the Real MICE Book covering the fundamentals and different facets of the MICE industry and inspire everyone!
At Madrid FITUR 2019, Travel And Tour World had an exclusive interview with Carmen Mujico Buchtzik who is Head of Sales and Marketing Dept. in Riojaforum, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain.
La Rioja is one of the smallest region in Spain. It is known mostly because of the region’s wine and an important destination for wine lovers. Their hotel structure is based for medium sized congresses and conventions. Their convention centre, Riojaforum, has all facility to organise good convention or congress. Their medium sized conventions or congresses from 200-500 people are perfect to manage their groups in this destination.
At Madrid FITUR 2019, Travel And Tour World had an exclusive interview with Lidia G Palacino, International MICE sales, VP Hoteles.
She shared the fact that they wanted to give something different to Madrid, so they spoke to Madrid convention bureau and asked them what they want in a new hotel. The response was a multi-functional meetings space, location (Plaza de España), and a skybar. VP Hoteles, Plaza de España offers all these three. It took four years for the hotel to come up.
In this interview with Travel And Tour World, Patricia Otal, Sales Director MICE Commercial EMEA of Iberostar Hotels and Resorts shares how Iberostar allures its clients with world class hospitality, untouched beauty, unbeatable accommodations, adults-only experiences and unlimited family fun. She also shared her views on
the future plans of this renowned Spanish hotel chain to offer travellers for a unique experience.
Travel And Tour World had an exclusive interview with Alonzo Rubattino Salomón who represented Peru at Madrid FITUR 2019. Alonzo Rubattino Salomón is the Foreign Trade and Investment Analyst at Commercial Office of Peru in Spain.
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.
Mario Hardy, the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), in an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World, speaks about the rapidly- evolving tourism trends, changing social behaviour, advances in technology and the recent collapse of Thomas Cook.
In an insightful interaction with Travel And Tour World, David Chisholm, Vice President of Sales reveals the features that make Metro Toronto Convention Centre etch a deep impact on Toronto economy and on the MICE industry of North America.
Aishath Neesha Mohammad Shahid, Deputy Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) spoke exclusively with Travel And Tour World during the recently held ‘Journey to the Sunny Side’ roadshow in India. Read on the full interview to know more about their latest developments and offerings in the tourism industry.
In an insightful interaction with Travel And Tour World, Freja Annamatz, Head of Media Relations International SAS, highlights Scandinavian Airlines’ main initiatives on sustainability, technology and more.
Travel And Tour World has a wonderful interaction with Kris Theerarak, General Manager, Thai Airways International PCL at the fun-filled fam trip organised by THAI Airways and Tourism Authority of Thailand, Delhi. He explains how THAI Smile continues to expand its new routes and reinforcing the leading full-service airline in the region with international aviation…
Vijaye Haulder, Deputy Director of Mauritius Tourism speaks exclusively with Travel And Tour World during the roadshow held in Kolkata organised by the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority.
He spoke about the eco-friendly beaches, diverse cultures, new connectivity and more.Around 20 Mauritian partners like DMCs, hotels, airlines and attractions participated in the show.
Sumathi Ramanathan, Director of Destination Marketing, Expo 2020 expects that this once-in-a-lifetime celebration of Arabian world will deliver a comprehensive knowledge that celebrates human ingenuity with a mission to connect, create and innovate. Speaking to Travel And Tour World, Sumathi Ramanathan highlights on how Expo 2020 Dubai will reveal the progress that can be achieved and bloom the market when people and ideas come together.
Travel And Tour World has a wonderful interaction with Alexey Kalachev, Director, Russian Convention Bureau at ACE of MICE Exhibition. He explains the role of Russian Convention Bureau in promoting the country as best MICE destination in the world. He also shares with us about the future planning to attract more global industry leaders to host international standard meetings and conventions.
Jin Hyeok Park, Director of Seoul Convention Bureau (SCB), speaks about a broad spectrum of MICE activities, exclusively with Travel And Tour World, during the sidelines of ACE of MICE at the Istanbul Congress Center.
Ali Sinan Inan, Director, Antalya convention Bureau speaks exclusively with Travel And Tour World at the 6th edition of ACE of M.I.C.E 2019, at the Istanbul Congress Centre.
Cemil Hakan Kilic, General Manager, Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau, speaks exclusively with Travel And Tour World at the 6th edition of ACE of M.I.C.E 2019, at the Istanbul Congress Centre.
During the sixth edition of ACE of MICE at the Istanbul Congress Center, Travel And Tour World spoke exclusively with Igor Kovacavic, CEO Serbia Convention Bureau. He talks about the growth of the convention center over a period of time maintaining international standards, challenges and more.
Ihsan Gemici, Director of Sales and Marketing, Istanbul Congress Center speaks exclusively to Travel And Tour World at 2019 ACE of MICE Exhibition. He highlights on how Istanbul Congress Center is becoming a topmost choice to host any international events or congresses. Read here the full interview
Tahira Endean, Head Of Events, SITE Global exclusively speaks with Travel And Tour World at the 6th edition of ACE of M.I.C.E 2019, at the Istanbul Congress Centre, on several aspects of incentive travel.
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:
Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel And Tour World, interacts at AIME 2019 with Matt Pearce, CEO Talk2Media & Events. He highlights how AIME has changed its vision and is focused more on right buyers and exhibitors.
Apratim Ghoshal, Editor Travel And Tour World, interacts at AIME 2019 with Karen Bolinger, CEO of Melbourne Convention Bureau. She highlights on how AIME is bringing more quality buyers from across globe. Read here the full interview:
Apratim Ghoshal, Editor Travel And Tour World, interacts at AIME 2019 with Juliet Alabaster, General Manager, Business Events, Brisbane Marketing. She highlights how Brisbane emerged as MICE friendly city and the future planning of Brisbane Marketing to project this lively city into highly desirable place to do good business with favourable infrastructure.
Oriol Montal, General Manager, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali in an exclusive interview with the Travel And Tour World shares some unique insights about the crème de la crème property in Bali, a global leader in wellness and hospitality which serves the business and leisure travellers with equal elan.
James Urquhart, General Manager Operations Mt Hutt speaks exclusively with Travel And Tour World about what makes Mt. Hutt stay ahead of the curve, their plans and more.
Travel And Tour World engages in a special conversation with Tegan Legge, General Manager, Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve, Canada.
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.
Charleen Ring, Conference Producer of Digital Travel 2018, Worldwide Business Research, in an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World, predicts how the travel industry will reap benefits from digital transformation, consumer personalisation and simpler process implementation.
TTW is in an exclusive interaction with Heather Humphreys, an Irish politician, the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation since November 2017. Previously, she has rendered services as Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht from June to November 2017. Ms. Humphreys highlights the cultural significance of Ireland as a cultural nerve-centre.
Travel and Tour World gets a sneak peek of ITB China 2018 in an exclusive interview with David Axiotis, General Manager, ITB China .
Kitty Huang, Vice President, Customer Loyalty and Revenue Generation, Greater China, Wyndham, in a tete-a-tete with Travel and Tour World at ITB China preview, speaks about the changing trends in hospitality, future of artificial intelligence, China’s MICE market and more…
In this interview with Travel And Tour World, Milind Bhide, the founder of Countryside Adventure Holidays has focused deeply on contribution of Countryside Adventure Holidays in showcasing the exotic and offbeat destinations to the tourists. He also shared his views on the future growth of adventure tourism in India and his plans to offer travellers with unique experiences.
On the sidelines of Asia – Pacific Meetings and Expo (AIME) Karen Bolinger, CEO of Melbourne Convention Bureau, a dynamic name in the business events industry, speaks on how Melbourne Convention Bureau has brought a city wide economic development with Travel And Tour World.
Travel And Tour World is glad to present an interaction with Graeme Barnett, Senior Exhibition Director, IBTM World, Reed Exhibitions. He shares his insight about the AIME Hosted Buyer Program event, AIME’s contribution in promoting the Asia-Pacific region and much more at the prestigious travel event.
With the mission to increase travel to and within the United States, The U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry of the country. Roger Dow is president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. In this issue of Travel And Tour World, we are delighted to share an exclusive interview of his. Read on to know more.
Mr. George M. George is the Executive Director of The Muthoot Group and handles the Leisure & Hospitality Division. The success of Cardamom County (a four-star resort at Thekkady, Kerala) motivated him to build Ayura (an ayurvedic spa at the resort) and River Escapes (10 premier house boats at Alleppey, Kerala). He shares an exclusive conversation with Travel And Tour World. Read here.
Andrej Stein, the General Manager of Bhaya Group, overnight cruise operators in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site Halong Bay in Vietnam, speaks exclusively to TTW on ways to be more responsible when touring and contribute to the cultural and environmental preservation.
Founded in June 2015, Treebo Hotels is India’s 3rd largest hotel chain and operates in the budget segment of the hospitality industry. Treebo Hotels offers quality accommodation in the unorganized and fragmented budget segment which is $20 billion in market size. Punit Garg, designated as the Head of Business Development and Stay Experience of Treebo Hotels…
Travel And Tour World is glad to present an interaction with Marta Mills, Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Manager, TransCaucasian Trail Association (TCTA). She highlights the growth strategies of TCTA and about introducing the magic of trekking in the Caucasus ranges.
Travel And Tour World conducted an exclusive interview with Shinu Pillai, Exhibition Director, ibtm Arabia which will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 7 – 9 February, 2017.
Katrina Leung, Executive Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organiser of ITB Asia shares an insightful interview with Travel And Tour World. Read on.
Mr. Sidh N C – Director at QnA International shares an insightful conversation with Travel And Tour World before 4th Annual MICE India & Luxury Travel Congress on the MICE industry. Read on.
ECTAA is the Group of national travel agents’ and tour operators’ associations within the EU. founded in 1961 at Bad Kreuznach (Federal Republic of Germany) by the national associations of travel agents and tour operators, ECTAA now represents the national associations of travel agents and tour operators of 27 EU Member States, of 2 EU accession countries as well Switzerland and Norway, and 3 international Members.
Mark Speranza has more than 20 year’s expertise in hospitality in the NYC area. He has recently joined The William Vale as Director of Sales and Marketing helping the hotel to revive its strategies for better returns.
Mr. Edmund Bartlett has been recently elected as chairman of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO)’s executive Council for affiliates. We shared a conversation with him on his contributions in the travel and tourism industry.
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak, is a corporation striving to deliver a high quality, safe, on-time rail passenger service that exceeds customer expectations. Robert Friedman, Vice President, Brand Management and Marketing in an exclusive conversation with Travel And Tour World speaks about the new age developments in Amtrak.
As the world travel industry starts to shift its focus on Singapore, Travel And Tour World speaks to Ms. Katrina Leung, the Executive Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organisers of ITB Asia, regarding various aspects of the event and the Asia Pacific travel market.
An avid cyclist and adventure travel enthusiast, Kelly Tompkins, the CEO and Founder of AdventureLink shares his insights with Travel And Tour World in this exclusive interview… TTW asks:
In a candid conversation with Travel And Tour World, Gloria Molins, the founder and CEO of Trip4real, shares her journey in shaping up her experiential travel start-up company as one of the most coveted ones in Europe. TTW asks:
In an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World, Daniel Levine, an expert in travel trends and a popular keynote speaker shares his views about what makes a great tourism event. He also talks about the evolving face of the global travel industry, and the state of innovation in travel and tourism. TTW asks:
In a candid conversation with Travel And Tour World, Mr. Nick Pilbeam, the newly appointed Travel Divisional Director of Reed Travel Exhibitions shares some of his valuable experiences while working in the global travel events industry for a considerable period.
In a conversation with Travel And Tour World, Mr. Ronald van Weezel, the newly appointed General Manager of Hilton Sydney shares some of his valuable experiences while working in the global hospitality industry for almost four decades. Read on to know more about the imperative aspects of his career
An interview with Nick Waight, the Managing Director of Group Convention Centres overseeing the ICC and Chief Executive of Dublin Convention Centre. He offers strategic consultancy to other convention centre projects. Nick has many roles which he performs to perfection and makes his own contribution in the MICE tourism Industry of Ireland largely felt.
In an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World, Lois Wilcox, Exhibition Manager IBTM Arabia speaks about the various aspects of show, its innovative format and the growth of MICE and business traveling in the GCC region in the recent times. TTW asks:
In an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World, three noticeable dignitaries of the Sikkim Government spoke about the state’s growing tourism potential and its latest plans to allure international tourists. Travel And Tour World asked various questions on the development of the travel and tourism sector in Sikkim to:
• The Hon’ble Chief Minister ‘Shri Pawan Kumar Chamling’, Govt. of Sikkim,
• The Hon’ble Tourism Minister ‘Shri Ugen T. Gyatso’, Govt. of Sikkim
• The Hon’ble Parliamentary Secretary of Tourism ‘Shri D. N. Sherpa’, Govt. of Sikkim.
An interview with Mike Lee, the Vice President of Sales for Marina Bay Sands. Enhancing aspects of MICE, Business and Leisure Tourism and special focus on revenue responsibility, he joined Marina Bay Sands in November 2010. With over 35 years of hotel marketing, sales and developmental experience, he has set dynamic standards in the hotel industry.
Travel And Tour World shares an exclusive interview with Tim Jacox, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Un-Cruise Adventures. Mr. Jacox highlights some of the impressive, upcoming cruise trends and itineraries.
Izabela Helbin – Director of the Krakow Festival Office which operates the ICE Kraków Congress Centre. Her former positions include those of the Deputy Director for Marketing and the Krakow Promotion Director, as well as the Head of the Press Office of the Mayor of the City of Krakow. She shares interesting information with us on ICE Kraków Congress Centre
EIBTM, is all set to open its doors in November (18th to 20th) in Barcelona, Spain. Being one of the official media partners of EIBTM, Travel And Tour World shares a candid conversation with Mr. Graeme Barnett, Senior Exhibition Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions, EIBTM.
Mrs. Francesca Nina Soemitro, Director of Market Development Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesia has wide experience in regional and multilateral tourism. Travel And Tour World shares an exclusive interview with Mrs. Soemitro on how Indonesia plans to make a global difference.
Al Tareq Al Ameri is Chief Executive Officer of Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Al Ameri was responsible in developing the iconic Yas Marina into a community hub as well as a venue for significant global gatherings. Travel And Tour World shares an exclusive interview of Al Tareq Al Ameri on tourism in the Yas Marina Circuit.
Taleb Rifai served as the Deputy Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) from February 2006 to February 2009. After which he took over the role of UNWTO’s Secretary-General as interim on 1 March 2009. He shares his views on an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World.
In conversation with Harsh Dhingra, Chief Country Representative, Bombardier Transportation India
One of the pioneering travel technology provider mtrip’s CEO FREDERIC DE PARDIEU shares some amazing information regarding their apps that are extremely utilitarian for tech savvy travelers, in an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World. mtrip Travel Guides ensures superb aid to make your travel experience hassle-free and relaxed.
Mark Walsh, Portfolio Director of Reed Travel Exhibition, in an interview with Travel and Tour World has mentioned some of the unique events that ATM is going to showcase for the first time. He is further hopeful and says luxury is clearly a trend that will command increased attention not only this time at ATM but also in years to come.
Viator, the best app as it vouches to be in booking and locating best tours and activities have come a long way since its inception. They have made their unique services available through the Viator tours & Activities app for both the Android and IOS users. In an interview with Ms. Barrie Seidenberg – President and CEO, Viator, she said that the success behind the development of Viator is their dedication towards the tour and activities sector. Read the exclusive interview to know more.
In an exclusive interview, Dr. Michael Kerkloh, CEO of Munich Airport talks about the success story of Munich Airport and why it still continues to be a firm favourite among passengers.
Adrienne Clarke, Head of Conference Sales of The Convention Centre Dublin speaks about the features and facilities of The CCD.
Travel and Tour World had the pleasure of speaking to Mr Sawhney, MD, Abacus India. His experience and understanding of the Indian travel market and his visions of positioning travel technology in the market is inspiring. With a 20 years experience in the travel market Sawhney will definitely set commendable standards for Abacus in India.