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  • Rhode Island lost millions of dollars in tourism revenue

    Published on : Friday, June 5, 2020

    Rhode Island, one of the most popular islands in United States has lost hundreds of millions of dollars in tourism revenue because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau books events in the Providence area and …

  • Canada’s Ottawa earmarked millions to promote tourism

    Published on : Monday, June 1, 2020

    Canada’s most popular MICE region, Ottawa is earmarking millions of dollars to promote holiday travel inside Canada as it seeks to help the tourism industry weather the coronavirus pandemic. The funds announced by Economic Development Minister Melanie Joly on Sunday …

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Global Travel News

  • UNWTO Launches Global Guidelines to Reopen Tourism

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2020

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19. The guidelines highlight the need to act decisively, to restore confidence and, as UNWTO strengthens its partnership with …

  • WTTC launches world’s first global safety stamp for travel and touri

    Published on : Thursday, May 28, 2020

    On Wednesday, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) launched the first-ever global safety and hygiene stamp of the world. The stamp will serve as special safety and hygiene mark for tourism businesses.

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Local/Regional

    EUROPE

  • Greece tourism ready to welcome tourists worldwide

    Published on : Thursday, June 4, 2020

    In summer 2020, Greece is all set to welcome tourists worldwide. However, it will be strictly following the guidance of health experts to make sure that the country stays a safe destination in regards to coronavirus exposure, the tourism minister …

  • German tourism official praises Greece

    Published on : Thursday, June 4, 2020

    In 2018, when Thomas Bareiss was appointed as the deputy minister at the Department of the Economy and Energy and Germany’s commissioner for tourism, most certainly he didn’t expect it to be so taxing. As the point man of tourism …

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    AMERICA

  • Severe tornadoes batter Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and other regions

    Published on : Friday, April 24, 2020

    Severe tornadoes, flooding, and thunderstorms hit the southern regions of Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana on Wednesday and early Thursday. The weather disruption left dozens injured and at least seven people have been reported dead.     In Oklahoma and Texas …

  • Canada-U.S. extend border closure for several weeks

    Published on : Saturday, April 18, 2020

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced that the U.S.-Canada border would not completely reopen and is subjected to remain closed for several other weeks. The decision has been taken in light of the COVID-19 pandemic as coronavirus cases continue …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Governments urged to establish ‘green lanes’ to aid tourism recove

    Published on : Saturday, June 6, 2020

    Tourism strategies to support industry recovery and the use of technology and analytics to create resilience, took centre stage on the second afternoon of Arabian Travel Market’s virtual event, ATM Virtual. The ‘Bouncing back: tourism strategies for the future’ session, …

  • ‘Tourism will bounce back’ says tourism expert on the final day of

    Published on : Saturday, June 6, 2020

    The final day of Arabian Travel Market’s virtual event, ATM Virtual, saw a panel of tourism experts discuss the opportunities in the region to kick-start sustainable investment in the hospitality sector. The session, ‘Restructuring to Attract Sustainable Development and Customers …

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    ASIA

  • Corona crisis affects Sri Lankan tourism harshly

    Published on : Thursday, June 4, 2020

    The unanticipated crisis brought in by the corona virus pandemic has severely affected Sri Lanka’s economy, with earnings from tourism, remittances and outflow of foreign investment impacted heavily, said the nation’s central bank. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka said …

  • Thai Finance Ministry to launch a major domestic tourism support drive

    Published on : Thursday, June 4, 2020

    The Thai Finance Ministry has agreed to launch a major domestic tourism support drive next month by giving 2,000-3,000 baht vouchers to 4 million people and free trips to 1.2 million medical personnel. The campaign is geared towards boosting the …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Governments urged to establish ‘green lanes’ to aid tourism recove

    Published on : Saturday, June 6, 2020

    Tourism strategies to support industry recovery and the use of technology and analytics to create resilience, took centre stage on the second afternoon of Arabian Travel Market’s virtual event, ATM Virtual. The ‘Bouncing back: tourism strategies for the future’ session, …

  • ‘Tourism will bounce back’ says tourism expert on the final day of

    Published on : Saturday, June 6, 2020

    The final day of Arabian Travel Market’s virtual event, ATM Virtual, saw a panel of tourism experts discuss the opportunities in the region to kick-start sustainable investment in the hospitality sector. The session, ‘Restructuring to Attract Sustainable Development and Customers …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

David Ruetz, Head of ITB Berlin, in an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World speaks about the adverse impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the global crisis it has triggerred in the travel and toursim sector and the launch of ITB Berlin Convention.

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TRAVEL INDUSTRY LEADERS

Amitabh Khosla

IATA’s Country Director for India

ABTA Spokesperson

Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA)

David Ruetz

Head of ITB Berlin

Sunghee Joo

Director General, Paris Office, Korea Tourism Organization

Charmarie Maelge

Managing Director, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau

Thoyyib Mohamed

Managing Director, Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation

Mrs. Vinita Singal

Secretary of Tourism & Cultural Affairs
Govt. of Maharashtra

Shri Satpal Maharaj

Honourable Minister (Tourism & Culture)
Govt. of Uttarakhand

Faiz Ahmed Kidwai

IAS, Managing Director
Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board

P Bala Kiran

Director of Kerala Tourism

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