News Pick

  • Study: $30 Billion Medical Tourism Market Value expected by 2025

    Published on : Friday, September 13, 2019

    According to a new research study published by Global Market Insights, Inc high cost of medical procedures in developed regions will increase the preference for treatment in developing countries stimulating the global medical tourism industry in the years to come. …

  • Shenandoah County’s tourism earned $230 million in 2018

    Published on : Friday, September 13, 2019

    Shenandoah County’s tourism revenues continued to improve, cresting $230 million in 2018, according to data released by the U.S. Travel Association. Jenna French, executive director of economic development and tourism for the county, said the continued growth came as tourism …

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  • Travel chaos in Paris airports due to coordinated walkout

    Published on : Friday, September 13, 2019

    Getting to or from the Paris airports will get difficult on Friday due to the strikes on the city’s public transport and passengers have been warned to plan their trip.   In a protest over planned pension reform the Unions …

  • Trump asked to waive visa requirement for some Bahamians

    Published on : Thursday, September 12, 2019

    Two Florida Republican senators have asked President Donald Trump to waive or suspend certain visa requirements for Bahamian citizens with relatives residing in the U.S. considering the recent Hurricane Dorian.   Between September 1-3 , Hurricane Dorian stalled over the …

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Global Travel News

  • Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones Tapestry goes on display in Bayeux

    Published on : Saturday, September 14, 2019

    Tourism Ireland’s hand-crafted Game of Thrones Tapestry goes on display in Bayeux, Normandy, from today (13 September). It will be exhibited in the historic Hôtel du Doyen in Bayeux, within walking distance of the legendary 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry – which was a key source of inspiration for …

  • Celebrity chef Clodagh McKenna joins Tourism Ireland to launch Taste t

    Published on : Saturday, September 14, 2019

    Tourism Ireland teamed up with celebrity chef Clodagh McKenna, to launch Taste the Island in Britain. Clodagh created a ‘harvest lunch’ in the grounds of her home, Broadspear House – located in Highclere Park, where Highclere Castle, the set for Downton Abbey, is located. Tourism Ireland invited leading British food writers and influencers, as well as broadcast journalists, to …

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  • Tourism Ireland leads sales blitz to Canada

    Published on : Saturday, September 14, 2019

    Tourism Ireland, together with a delegation of 13 companies from the island of Ireland and Canada, has been undertaking a three-city sales blitz to Canada this week. They’re meeting with group tour organisers and travel agents in the cities of London (south-west Ontario), Ottawa …

  • Ethiopian Adds Innovative App Feature ‘Feel Addis’ to Elevate Pass

    Published on : Saturday, September 14, 2019

    Passengers flying Ethiopian with layover between 8 and 24 hours in Addis Ababa are set to have their end-to-end layover experience transformed in a whole new way with the launch of the airline’s digitized transit package dubbed Feel Addis.   The …

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    EUROPE

  • Germany tourism contributes more than €105 billion to country’s economy

    Published on : Thursday, September 12, 2019

    The opening of the border between East and West Germany on 9 November 1989 created opportunities to travel the world more freely – and not just for East Germans. Millions of international tourists could now also explore and experience the …

  • Spain continues to top popular tourist destinations

    Published on : Saturday, September 7, 2019

    The popularity ranking of 140 destinations was compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as part of its annual Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index.   Spain is holding the top spot for the third year running thanks to a high …

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    AMERICA

  • Las Vegas chosen as host destination of World Routes in 2021

    Published on : Thursday, September 12, 2019

    Las Vegas has been chosen as the host and destination for the 27th World Routes Development Forum in 2021. The world’s largest commercial aviation event is scheduled to take place on 13 – 15th September 2021. After a very competitive …

  • USTOA Tour Operators Venture to Lesser-Known Corners of the World in 2

    Published on : Monday, September 9, 2019

    Each September, the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) celebrates Travel Together Month to showcase the unparalleled group travel experiences offered by USTOA tour operators. This year, USTOA is spotlighting new itineraries that lead travelers off-the-beaten path in 2020.   …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Arab Tourism Organization (ATO) signed a strategic agreement on a join

    Published on : Friday, September 13, 2019

    The Arab Tourism Organization (ATO) signed a strategic agreement on a joint venture with the Arab Tourism Gate @ArabTourismGate, which targets on promoting and marketing the most crucial tourist destinations in the Arab world to attain the strategy of the …

  • R Hotels launches a new property in Dubai

    Published on : Friday, September 13, 2019

    R Hotels has widened its portfolio of Ramada branded hotels in the region by launching a new property in Dubai.   Located along The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), the Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Dubai JBR features …

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    ASIA

  • Foreign tourists in Thailand go up 5.59 per cent in August from a yea

    Published on : Thursday, September 12, 2019

    Foreign tourists arriving in Thailand went up 5.59 per cent in August from a year earlier, with Chinese visitor numbers coming back strongly, as said by the tourism ministry.   The 3.41 million foreign arrivals in August spent 170 billion baht …

  • India and Nepal inaugurate South Asia’s first cross-country oil

    Published on : Thursday, September 12, 2019

    The leaders of India and Nepal have inaugurated South Asia’s first cross-country oil pipeline, allowing Nepal to receive an uninterrupted supply of oil from India.   Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart, Khadga Prasad Oli, hit the switch concurrently on Tuesday from their …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Last-Minute 30% Off On Katarina Line’s Small Ship Cruises

    Published on : Thursday, September 12, 2019

    Small ship cruise company Katarina Line has announced last-minute specials of 30% off per person on select cruises in October 2019 on some of the company’s most popular routes on the Adriatic Sea. Eligible cruises include the MV Infinity’s October …

  • CLIA Releases 2019 Environmental Technologies and Practices Report

    Published on : Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    The cruise industry has made unprecedented, year-over-year progress in implementing sustainable technologies and practices according to the third annual Global Cruise Industry Environmental Technologies and Practices Report released today and compiled by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). “While cruise ships comprise far …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Luxury hotel segment is booming in Japan

    Published on : Sunday, September 15, 2019

    Before the Tokyo Olympics next year, the luxury hotel market is booming in Japan, propelled by an influx of foreign visitors.   Experts opine that the luxury hotel market is still underdeveloped in Japan, compared to its Asian neighbors and the …

  • Hotelbeds and Selina sign strategic distribution agreement

    Published on : Friday, September 13, 2019

    Hotelbeds,the world’s leading B2B bed bank, has today announced a strategic alliance with Selina,one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the world.   This strategic agreement will give Selina access to Hotelbeds’ large high-value distribution network made up of …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Brisbane Tourism all set to launch 2031 Master Plan

    Published on : Sunday, September 15, 2019

    Setting up a “globally recognised” brand for Brisbane and position its wider tourism sector has been outlined by a committee of more than 500 representatives all set to encourage visitors to stay longer and spend more in the city.   …

  • Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones Tapestry goes on display in Bayeux

    Published on : Saturday, September 14, 2019

    Tourism Ireland’s hand-crafted Game of Thrones Tapestry goes on display in Bayeux, Normandy, from today (13 September). It will be exhibited in the historic Hôtel du Doyen in Bayeux, within walking distance of the legendary 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry – which was a key source of inspiration for …

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