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USTOA Announces Virtual Annual Conference & Marketplace

Terry Dale, president & CEO of the United States Tour Operators Association, today announced that the 2020 USTOA Annual Conference & Marketplace will transition to a virtual event. Dale said that the virtual conference will be in an abbreviated format …

  • Tourism budgets dip as mid-term polls approach in 36 US states

    Published on : Monday, July 23, 2018

    As mid-term polls approach, during which governors of 36 states will be elected, state tourism boards increasingly face pressure to justify higher spending, or in some cases even their existence.   Tourism budgets have gradually bounced back to or exceeded …

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  • USTOA Members Offer Travelers New Ways to Explore Japan in 2018

    Published on : Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Travelers interested in visiting Japan, named one of the top five “hot” destinations for 2018 in the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) annual survey of travel forecasts and trends, will find a host of new itineraries that include authentic …

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  • Tourism Australia appoints Mandy Wu as Country Manager

    Published on : Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Tourism Australia welcomed Mandy Wu as Country Manager for China.     China is Australia’s largest and highest yielding international inbound market.     Based in Shanghai, Mandy Wu will set the direction of Tourism Australia’s marketing and Public Relations …

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  • PATA Announces Grand and Gold Award Winners 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Winners of the 2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards are announced today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).   These awards, generously supported and sponsored since 1995 by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), this year recognise the achievements …

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  • Majorca and Menorca hit by ‘Mini tsunami’, streets flooded

    Published on : Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    The Spanish islands of Majorca and Menorca was hit by a ‘mini tsunami’ that resulted in floods.     Meteotsumani ( a weather phenomenon) caused a 5ft wave and beaches, restaurants and roads were hit by high sea waters wave …

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  • PATA and STR to conduct training programme on data analytics

    Published on : Wednesday, July 4, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in collaboration with STR will organise the “Certification in Advanced Hotel and Tourism Analytics (CAHTA) by PATA/STR” on November 19-20, 2018 at the PATA Engagement Hub, Bangkok, Thailand.   CAHTA is a certification focused on data research for …

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  • Increasing tourism interest cautions against rising travel taxes

    Published on : Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    “We recognise the challenges facing countries, but it is our duty to point out that taxing for additional revenue may have a reverse effect as tourists may choose not to travel to or within the Caribbean and instead select other …

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  • PATA Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement With ADARA

    Published on : Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new Strategic Partnership agreement with ADARA, the enterprise-wide data solution for travel brands, to empower its members with a comprehensive view of destination visitor data for more powerful and …

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  • Caribbean tourism body warns govts about air travel tax hike

    Published on : Monday, July 2, 2018

    The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has warned the governments in the Caribbean region about the impact of air travel-related taxes and fees on travel demand apprehending a drop.   The CHTA’s director general and chief executive officer, CEO …

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  • ICCA Board signals ambitious changes ahead with search for new CEO

    Published on : Friday, June 29, 2018

    The Board of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) today announces the departure of long-serving CEO, Martin Sirk, who will step down from his position with the association at the end of July 2018.   With Sirk’s departure, the …

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  • Park’N Fly and ACTA Enter into Corporate Partnership Agreement

    Published on : Friday, June 29, 2018

    Park’N Fly is proud to announce that it has entered into a Corporate Partnership with the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) naming Park’N Fly as the national airport parking partner of choice. Operating in 7 cities across Canada, Park’N …

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  • SATTE 2019 is all set to take place from Jan 16

    Published on : Thursday, June 28, 2018

    Considering the feedback from travel trade fraternity, in the wake of redevelopment of Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, UBM India, the organiser of SATTE has taken a conscious decision to shift the 2019 and 2020 edition of SATTE to India Expo …

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  • NTA responds to ruling on travel ban

    Published on : Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    Following yesterday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the travel ban initiated by the Trump administration, NTA President Pam Inman issued this statement:   “NTA has long advocated for freedom of travel … underscored by security. We’ve seen …

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  • Use Technology for More Sustainable Tourism Management

    Published on : Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    “Technology helps us to better manage our social, cultural and environmental impacts. And if well managed, tourism can act as an agent of positive change for more sustainable lifestyles, destinations, and consumption and production patterns”, said Mr. Pololikashvili opening the …

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  • 2nd UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations to be held in Oviedo (Asturias, Spain)

    Published on : Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    Organized by the UNWTO, the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda of Spain and the Principality of Asturias, the 2nd UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations, will be held in Oviedo (Asturias, Spain) from the 25th – 27th of …

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  • Skål International & PATA collaborate to endorse responsible tourism in Asia

    Published on : Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    At the recently completed 47th Skål Asia Congress in Macau, Skål International signed a MoU with PATA to endorse responsible tourism together in Asia.   Participants were reminded of the emerging significance of Asia at this year’s congress, as it …

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  • Amadeus undertakes tourism training at University of Kashmir

    Published on : Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    With an aim to augment the career prospects of students in the field of tourism, Amadeus India, leading provider of IT solutions and pioneer in travel technology in India recently conducted a special training for students at the University of …

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  • ETC partners with VISITFLANDERS and IGLTA to promote LGBT travel in Europe

    Published on : Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    The European Travel Commission (ETC) has partnered with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and the Flemish tourist board VISITFLANDERS to present the Educational Forum on LGBTQ Tourism at the Hilton Brussels Grand Place on 21 June.   …

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  • European Cities Marketing appointed its new Executive Committee and Board Members

    Published on : Monday, June 25, 2018

    European Cities Marketing held in Malmö announced the inclusion of new Board Members and members of the Executive Committee.   During European Cities Marketing International Conference & General Assembly in Malmö gathering more than 170 persons last week, Frans van …

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  • Thane Municipal Corp all set to turn city into tourism hub after state govt boost

    Published on : Friday, June 22, 2018

    Thane, the city of lakes is all set to transform into a tourist hub with various beautification projects lined up. The state government gave a major boost to Thane Municipal Corporation’s (TMC) projects to promote tourism.   On Wednesday, Vijaykumar …

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