News Pick

  • Dubai World Trade Centre has enormous economic value for Dubai

    Published on : Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    As per 2018 Economic Impact Assessment report of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), its events generated a total economic value of UAE Dirham 23 billion (U.S. Dollars 6.26 Billion) and it was equivalent to 3.3 per cent of Dubai’s Gross …

  • Travellers in U.K. are missing out on £100 million in compensation

    Published on : Monday, July 22, 2019

    Unawareness regarding the rights around train delays and cancellations has deprived hundreds and thousands of commuters on getting their money back.     According to Transport Focus in 2017/18 , only 35% of passengers claimed £81 million for delays. It …

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  • Unrest in San Juan leads to cancellation of cruise lines

    Published on : Monday, July 22, 2019

    Two cruise lines cancelled their scheduled calls on July 22 due to expected protests in San Juan. However, two other lines affirmed that they wanted to continue with turnaround on July 21 in the Puerto Rican capital.   According to …

  • Massive fire broke out at London shopping center

    Published on : Monday, July 22, 2019

    There are more than 150 firefighters were called to tackle a huge blaze at an east London shopping centre. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said 25 fire engines were in action at The Mall on Selborne Walk in Walthamstow after emergency …

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Global Travel News

  • Tourism and Events Queensland appoints UK PR and Communications Manage

    Published on : Monday, July 22, 2019

    Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) has announced Naomi Pedlow as the newly appointed Public Relations and Communications Manager in the UK.   Joining the team from 1st August, Ms Pedlow will deliver TEQ’s media and PR strategy to inspire and drive …

  • More flights, more often with WestJet’s winter schedule

    Published on : Monday, July 22, 2019

    WestJet’s seasonal schedule for winter 2019/2020 features more flights from Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto to domestic, transborder, international and sun destinations and includes WestJet’s seasonal service to both Paris and Nashville from Calgary, commencing earlier than past years on March 12 (Paris) and March 16 (Nashville). WestJet’s popular daily summer seasonal service between Calgary and Portland (PDX) will …

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  • Jakarta gears up to host Food & Hotel Indonesia 2019

    Published on : Monday, July 22, 2019

    Food & Hotel Indonesia is the country’s leading international food and hospitality event. The event is scheduled to be held on July 24-27, 2019 during Jakarta International Expo in Kemayoran.   Attracting key trade-only buyers from all sectors of the hospitality …

  • Mumbai all set to host MICE India and Luxury Travel Congress 2019

    Published on : Monday, July 22, 2019

    The MICE India and Luxury Travel Congress (MILT) Mumbai, 2019, will commence tomorrow. The MILT Congress continues to be the country’s premier, closed door platform.   Capitalizing on India’s massive outbound MICE & business travel market that is estimated to reach USD93 …

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Local/Regional

    EUROPE

  • Iceland is single most expensive country in Europe

    Published on : Monday, July 22, 2019

    According to Eurostat data, consumer prices were on average 56 percent higher in Iceland than the rest of Europe in 2018, making Iceland the single most expensive country, ahead of Switzerland (52 percent), Norway (48 percent) and Denmark (38 percent). …

  • European Waterways’ Unique Irish Cruise is Buoyed by Ireland’s Record-Breaki

    Published on : Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Ireland is on track to welcome a record number of visitors for 2019, according to the country’s Central Statistics Office (CSO).  Among the beneficiaries of this tourism boom is European Waterways.  The company’s one-of-a-kind hotel barge cruise on the River Shannon …

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    AMERICA

  • 8 injured by lightning that struck Clearwater Beach, Florida, 1 critic

    Published on : Monday, July 22, 2019

    Eight people were injured when Clearwater Beach was hit by lightning on Sunday afternoon. Five of the eight were taken to the area hospitals. A man in his 40’s, was struck directly and suffered cardiac arrest, as per city of …

  • Peru President launches Safe Tourism Program, reaffirms commitment to

    Published on : Saturday, July 13, 2019

    As tourism is an activity with huge potential and high importance for the development of a country, Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra reaffirmed his administration is committed to promoting tourism.   He indicated that the Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry of the …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Dubai has balanced dynamics for growing its tourism sector over the ne

    Published on : Thursday, July 18, 2019

    Dubai has balanced dynamics for growing its tourism sector over the next decade, due to its readiness, tourism infrastructure and additional avenues for visitor growth without putting a strain on its urban landscape.   Dubai ranks at par with Beijing, …

  • Qatar Airways to Launch Direct Flights to Gaborone, Botswana from 27 O

    Published on : Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the launch of its new service to Gaborone, Botswana, starting 27 October 2019. The capital and largest city of Botswana will be the airline’s first destination in the African country.   The three-times weekly …

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TRAVEL INDUSTRY NEWS

    AIRLINE NEWS

  • More flights, more often with WestJet’s winter schedule

    Published on : Monday, July 22, 2019

    WestJet’s seasonal schedule for winter 2019/2020 features more flights from Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto to domestic, transborder, international and sun destinations and includes WestJet’s seasonal service to both Paris and Nashville from Calgary, commencing earlier than past years on March 12 (Paris) and March 16 (Nashville). WestJet’s popular daily summer seasonal service between Calgary and Portland (PDX) will …

  • IATA to cooperate in redesigning of Mexico City airspace

    Published on : Monday, July 22, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) sees positively and appreciates the decision of the Mexico government to work and consult with industry to identify a feasible and safe solution for managing air space in Mexico City, given that the government …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Princess Cruises received Cruise Critic’s Annual Cruisers’ Choice

    Published on : Thursday, July 18, 2019

    Recognized as a destination leader, taking guests to more than 380 worldwide ports of call, Princess Cruises has been awarded three first-place accolades in Cruise Critic’s fourth annual “Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards.” Based entirely on consumer ratings, the awards name …

  • Royal Caribbean Int’l cancels Puerto Rico cruise stop amid unrest

    Published on : Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Royal Caribbean International has cancelled a planned call of its cruise ship in San Juan, Puerto Rico, amid protests against the governor in the capital of the U.S. territory.   “In view of the current unrest in San Juan, Puerto Rico, we …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Jakarta gears up to host Food & Hotel Indonesia 2019

    Published on : Monday, July 22, 2019

    Food & Hotel Indonesia is the country’s leading international food and hospitality event. The event is scheduled to be held on July 24-27, 2019 during Jakarta International Expo in Kemayoran.   Attracting key trade-only buyers from all sectors of the hospitality …

  • Travelodge plans to open more hotels at seaside resorts including Shet

    Published on : Monday, July 22, 2019

    Travelodge has announced plans to open more hotels at seaside resorts, including Shetland. This will help to create hundreds of new jobs. The company said it plans to open 26 new hotels in coastal towns under a multi-million pound investment, …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Tourism and Events Queensland appoints UK PR and Communications Manage

    Published on : Monday, July 22, 2019

    Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) has announced Naomi Pedlow as the newly appointed Public Relations and Communications Manager in the UK.   Joining the team from 1st August, Ms Pedlow will deliver TEQ’s media and PR strategy to inspire and drive …

  • Rottnest Island records 6.9% increase in tourist arrivals

    Published on : Monday, July 22, 2019

    With a record number of visitors to Western Australia’s premier holiday island in 2018-19, the extraordinary growth in visitor numbers to Rottnest Island continues.   The number of visitors jumped to 785,002, a 6.9 per cent increase on the 734,637 …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

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.

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