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Bad Brexit and VAT increase might pose serious threat to Irish Tourism

The tourism industry of Ireland is booming, but the combined effect of a ‘bad’ Brexit and a VAT rise to come into effect on January 1 could pose threats.   These issues were discussed at ‘Let’s Talk Tourism’, the national …

TOTA to host International Indigenous Tourism Conference 2019

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) along with its  partners Indigenous Tourism of British Columbia (ITBC), Tourism Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, Shackan Indian Band, Lower Nicola Indian Band, were selected as the successful bidder to host …

UNWTO Agenda Receives Strong Support at Executive Council and Introduces Technology Forum

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) concluded its 109th Executive Council session in Manama, Bahrain today, with Members showing appreciation both for progress made under the 2018 institutional priorities and for the Organization’s financial stability and restructuring process. Tomorrow UNWTO will …

The 12th UNWTO/PATA Forum Looks Into the Future of Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin, China held the 12th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook on 25-27 October 2018. This year’s edition – ‘The Future of Tourism: …

Ethiopian Airlines and Only Merit to jointly promote Medical Tourism in Africa and India

Ethiopian Airlines and Only Merit come together to promote Medical Travel Packages from African Territories to India, Malaysia & UAE.   Ethiopian Airlines is the largest and the leading Pan-African airline group. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan-African …


  • Bad Brexit and VAT increase might pose serious threat to Irish Tourism

    Published on : Monday, November 12, 2018

    The tourism industry of Ireland is booming, but the combined effect of a ‘bad’ Brexit and a VAT rise to come into effect on January 1 could pose threats.   These issues were discussed at ‘Let’s Talk Tourism’, the national …

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  • TOTA to host International Indigenous Tourism Conference 2019

    Published on : Friday, November 2, 2018

    The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) along with its  partners Indigenous Tourism of British Columbia (ITBC), Tourism Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, Shackan Indian Band, Lower Nicola Indian Band, were selected as the successful bidder to host …

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  • UNWTO Agenda Receives Strong Support at Executive Council and Introduces Technology Forum

    Published on : Thursday, November 1, 2018

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) concluded its 109th Executive Council session in Manama, Bahrain today, with Members showing appreciation both for progress made under the 2018 institutional priorities and for the Organization’s financial stability and restructuring process. Tomorrow UNWTO will …

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  • The 12th UNWTO/PATA Forum Looks Into the Future of Tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin, China held the 12th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook on 25-27 October 2018. This year’s edition – ‘The Future of Tourism: …

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  • Ethiopian Airlines and Only Merit to jointly promote Medical Tourism in Africa and India

    Published on : Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    Ethiopian Airlines and Only Merit come together to promote Medical Travel Packages from African Territories to India, Malaysia & UAE.   Ethiopian Airlines is the largest and the leading Pan-African airline group. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan-African …

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  • Travelport becomes first GDS operator to offer NDC content

    Published on : Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    Travelport, the leading travel commerce platform, has become the first GDS operator to manage the live booking of flights using the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) New Distribution Capability (NDC) technical standard.     Travelport’s Claire Osborne (left) with Meon …

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  • British travelers show soft corner for Europe

    Published on : Thursday, October 11, 2018

    All the more Brits are packing their bags, with many targeting Greece as their vacation destination of choice as illustrated by the continuously increasing figures presented by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) this week. As per a recent …

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  • Rugby sevens in Southern and East Africa gains momentum in recent years

    Published on : Thursday, October 11, 2018

    In the recent years, Rugby sevens in Southern and East Africa has gained much-deserved momentum, and it is attracting more and more spectators, many of whom are international tourists.   According to Judy Lain, Wesgro’s Chief Marketing Officer, Rugby sevens …

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  • UNWTO, WTO, WTTC & ITC are urging for closer global cooperation on trade and tourism

    Published on : Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Three international bodies are asking for closer global cooperation on trade and tourism, urging for greater participation of the tourism sector in trade policy.   The UNWTO, the WTO, the WTTC, and the International Trade Center (ITC) said in a …

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  • International Tourism Maintains Strong Momentum

    Published on : Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    All world regions enjoyed robust growth in tourist arrivals in January-June 2018. The increase was fuelled by strong demand from major source markets, supported by an upswing in the global economy. It comes after record year-round growth of 7% in …

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  • PTIC 2018 Challenges The Traditional Views Of The Travel and Tourism Industry In The Pacific

    Published on : Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    The second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC), successfully brought together 157 delegates from 95 organisations and 16 destinations to influence change and share their thoughts and ideas on the future of tourism in the Pacific.   Organised by the Pacific …

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  • IAATO Launches Version Two of ‘One-Stop’ App for Antarctic Visitors and Guides

    Published on : Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has launched version two of its successful IAATO Polar Guide: Antarctica app, that makes it quick and easy for users on-the-go in the field to access essential information, without the need for …

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  • Ras Al Khaimah to host PATA Annual Summit 2020

    Published on : Monday, October 8, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the PATA Annual Summit 2020 from May 15-18 in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).   The announcement was made …

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  • JITOA to celebrate World Tourism Day on 13th October with “Walk Through Time”

    Published on : Saturday, October 6, 2018

    The Jordan Inbound Tour Operators Association (JITOA) will venerate World Tourism Day (WTD) 2018 on October 13 with “Walk Through Time”, which is a cultural walk for the tourism, sector and its partners which will take participants from the old …

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  • TOTA awarded for leadership in sustainable tourism

    Published on : Friday, October 5, 2018

    The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association received its second major international award this year for leadership in sustainable tourism.     TOTA has been awarded North America’s Responsible Tourism Award 2018 at the 25th Annual World Travel Awards.     The …

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  • IATA Senior Management Appointment

    Published on : Friday, October 5, 2018

    ​The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Karen Clayton will join IATA as the Association’s Corporate Secretary effective April 2019. Clayton comes to IATA from Air New Zealand where she has held the role of General Counsel and Company …

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  • HSMAI ROC Middle East Launches December

    Published on : Thursday, October 4, 2018

    For the first time in the association’s history, the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will host its renowned Revenue Optimization Conference (ROC) in Dubai. As one of five ROCs held in international locations this year, Dubai’s conference will …

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  • Travel Trends Index: Domestic Travel a Bright Spot, but Int’l Inbound Projected to Decelerate

    Published on : Thursday, October 4, 2018

    Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.8 percent year-over-year in August, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry’s 104th straight month of overall expansion. Despite the positive trend, U.S. Travel economists remain wary …

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  • U.S. Travel Reacts to the FAA Reauthorization Bill

    Published on : Thursday, October 4, 2018

    U.S. Travel Association Senior Vice President for Government Relations Tori Barnes issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018:   “The good news is that the FAA bill concludes the years-long …

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  • WTAAA elects new chair & exclusive committee

    Published on : Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    The World Travel Agents Associations Alliance (WTAAA) held its annual General Assembly and bi-annual Board meeting in Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 25-26, 2018 have elected a new executive committee and board.   Outgoing Chair Otto de’Vries has served his two-year …

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