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UKinbound addresses UK language skills crisis

Brexit and decline of language training in the UK has led to a growing language skills gap in the UK tourism industry.     According to the research carried by Canterbury Christ Church University there is a lack of capacity …

Tui initiated green drive, scraps brochure

In the past five years Europe’s largest tour operator, Tui has cut down on the brochure production by 2/3 aiming to shun away the use of printed brochures in the UK by 2020.   In the year 2017 the production …

WTM London’s UK, Ireland area hosts almost 58,000 meetings

The WTM London United Kingdom and Ireland Region are hosts to nearly 58,000 on-stand meetings from almost 16,500 industry professionals interested in the region.     The UK&I region at WTM London 2017 witnessed an aggregate 57,650 on-stand meetings taking place, meaning …

Amazon launches Alexa for Hospitality

  Amazon has announced the launch of Alexa for Hospitality giving  new experiences that will be offered by invitation to hoteliers. It is further expected that the new service will add to simplicity and conveniences  to hotels, vacation rental and …

Iraq’s Kurdistan Region will welcome seven million tourists by 2025

The tourism sector of Kurdistan Region hopes that it will attract more than 7 million tourists by 2025 as the department is developing new infrastructure.     Spokesperson for Kurdistan’s Board of Tourism said they are initiating some promotional programme …


  • UKinbound addresses UK language skills crisis

    Published on : Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    Brexit and decline of language training in the UK has led to a growing language skills gap in the UK tourism industry.     According to the research carried by Canterbury Christ Church University there is a lack of capacity …

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  • Tui initiated green drive, scraps brochure

    Published on : Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    In the past five years Europe’s largest tour operator, Tui has cut down on the brochure production by 2/3 aiming to shun away the use of printed brochures in the UK by 2020.   In the year 2017 the production …

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  • WTM London’s UK, Ireland area hosts almost 58,000 meetings

    Published on : Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    The WTM London United Kingdom and Ireland Region are hosts to nearly 58,000 on-stand meetings from almost 16,500 industry professionals interested in the region.     The UK&I region at WTM London 2017 witnessed an aggregate 57,650 on-stand meetings taking place, meaning …

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  • Amazon launches Alexa for Hospitality

    Published on : Wednesday, June 20, 2018

      Amazon has announced the launch of Alexa for Hospitality giving  new experiences that will be offered by invitation to hoteliers. It is further expected that the new service will add to simplicity and conveniences  to hotels, vacation rental and …

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  • Iraq’s Kurdistan Region will welcome seven million tourists by 2025

    Published on : Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    The tourism sector of Kurdistan Region hopes that it will attract more than 7 million tourists by 2025 as the department is developing new infrastructure.     Spokesperson for Kurdistan’s Board of Tourism said they are initiating some promotional programme …

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  • Sally Cope will head Tourism Australia in UK

    Published on : Wednesday, June 20, 2018

      Sally Cope has been appointed as the new regional general manager for Tourism Australia in UK. She will be looking after Australia’s fourth largest international inbound tourism market which brought 733,000 visitors to Australia last year.   She is …

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  • Iceland reshaping its tourism industry based on FIFA World Cup

    Published on : Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    With a measly population of about 350,000, Iceland is the smallest country to have ever qualified for a World Cup. And despite being considered a favourite second team among global fans, few if any expect it to get past the …

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  • In Zurich, luxury medical tourism gets a major boost up

    Published on : Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    In the past few years, medical tourism has witnessed a steady rise as innovative medical treatments get accessible in various parts of the world. Also, potential patients are getting more aware in terms of mental and physical health, and ways …

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  • Rwanda Convention Bureau makes its UK debut at The Meetings Show

    Published on : Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Meetings and incentive travel planners in the UK will soon, for the first time, discover why Rwanda is growing rapidly in popularity with event organisers worldwide when the Rwanda Convention Bureau makes its debut at The Meetings Show, at Olympia, …

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  • Ellis joins as chief culinary officer at Jumeirah Group

    Published on : Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Jumeirah Group announced the appointment of Micheal Ellis as the chief culinary officer.       The new chief executive José Silva wants to refresh and elevate Jumeirah’s restaurant offerings throughout its luxury portfolio.     This will be the …

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  • Japan’s travel agency plans to have 100 hotels with unmanned reception system by 2021

    Published on : Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Japan’s travel agency based in the Shinjuku Oak Tower in Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo plans to have 100 hotels in operation by 2021.     H.I.S., which runs the Henn na  (“strange”) Hotel chain, where robots perform most of reception and cleaning …

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  • Kathy Larkan joins ATPI as head of commercial operations Australia

    Published on : Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    ATPI, the leading global travel and event management business announced the appointment of Kathy Larkan as the head of commercial operations, Australia.   She will be working from ATPI’s Australian head office in Melbourne and will be responsible for delivering …

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  • Coronet Peak ski field officially opened for visitors

    Published on : Monday, June 18, 2018

        New Zealand’s first commercial ski field Coronet Peak has officially opened marking the beginning of the winter season. It is regarded as the pioneer of skiing in the Aotearoa and will be joining other ski fields that recently …

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  • Enjoy FIFA World Cup at the Sports Lounge in Ras Al Khaimah

    Published on : Monday, June 18, 2018

      Sports enthusiasts can now enjoy the ultimate summer of sports in an air-conditioned lounge in the prime location between Al Hamra Village and Al Marjan Island  offered by the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority.     There will …

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  • Boring Company by Tesla will soon build high-speed underground transportation system in O’Hare

    Published on : Friday, June 15, 2018

    The Boring Company, founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk is setting to build a high-speed underground transportation system. This will help the passengers to go from downtown Chicago to O’Hare International Airport in mere minutes.     The electric vehicle …

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  • Egypt needs to use the World Cup for tourism promotion

    Published on : Friday, June 15, 2018

    “The World Cup in Russia is to be considered not only a sporting event, but one to promote Egypt as a tourist destination,” said Mohamed Attia Ahmed, a member of the Technical Office of the Ministry of Tourism in Egypt …

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  • Kerala embarks upon training ‘tourism police’

    Published on : Thursday, June 14, 2018

    The government of the Indian state of Kerala has launched an intensive training programme for police personnel who are deployed in tourism destinations.   Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran inaugurated the first workshop for tourism police at the Kerala Institute of …

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  • Adrienne Weil Joins American Hotel & Lodging Association

    Published on : Thursday, June 14, 2018

    The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) announced the appointment of Adrienne Weil as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development, focusing on growing and strengthening partner relationships. Weil has more than a decade of experience with various member-based …

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  • Ontario Tourism promotes idea to grow local economy

    Published on : Thursday, June 14, 2018

    According to local tourism officials the Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab can grow the local economy and create fresh ideas.   The Lab was launched in Windsor-Essex Tuesday with a goal to find and support start-up tourism experiences, product ideas and …

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  • Grotta Giusti brings new thermal yoga for guests

    Published on : Thursday, June 14, 2018

    Thermal yoga with natural therapeutic theme steam baths is the new norm with millennial. Keeping this in mind the Italian Hospitality Collection has revealed the launch of one of the world’s most unusual yoga offerings by Grotta Giusti, Tuscany.   …

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