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  • Germany and France announces new nationwide lockdowns

    Published on : Thursday, October 29, 2020

    On Wednesday, both Germany and France, two of Europe’s biggest economies announced new nationwide lockdowns as a response to the new wave of COVID-19 cases across the countries.

  • ITB Berlin 2021 will go entirely virtual

    Published on : Thursday, October 29, 2020

    ITB Berlin 2021 entirely virtual event, from 9 to 12 March the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show will provide the industry with  an online platform for networking, business and content. Next year the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show will take …

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Global Travel News

  • London Travel Week Virtual will maximise the online experience of all

    Published on : Friday, October 30, 2020

    Kicking off today, London Travel Week Virtual will maximise the online experience of all WTM Virtual delegates over the next seven days. Taking place between 30th October and 5th November 2020, the event will hold a diverse array of webinars …

  • IFEMA and ITH renew their collaboration for the next edition of FITUR

    Published on : Friday, October 30, 2020

    IFEMA and the Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero, ITH, continue strengthening connections to create areas of innovation, technology and knowledge for the tourism sector within the framework of the next International Tourism Fair, FITUR, to be held from the 19 to 23 …

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  • Tourism in NY witnesses loss of around $38 billion

    Published on : Thursday, October 22, 2020

    Tourism industry loss across New York is approximately $38 billion, according to Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics Company. It highlights a 72% decline since March 1st in tourism, which includes hotels, restaurants, museums, and other items across New York State.To …

  • Donald Trump’s doctor assures that the President has tested negative

    Published on : Thursday, October 15, 2020

    Donald Trump’s doctor said that the President had tested negative for corona virus on consecutive days just hours before the US president returned to the campaign trail with a public meeting in Florida. However, the President’s physician cited results from …

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  • By 2030, tourism & hospitality to create millions of job opportuni

    Published on : Thursday, October 29, 2020

    On Tuesday, the Minister of Tourism for Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Al-Khateeb introduced a strategy to expand human capital in tourism. It would be executed by the ministry together with its partners in the government and private sectors. While speaking on …

  • Emirates launches new biometric pathway at Dubai Airport

    Published on : Tuesday, October 27, 2020

    Emirates have recently launched an integrated biometric path for an absolute contactless airport experience at Dubai International Airport for passengers travelling from and through Dubai. The integrated biometric path will allow passengers to have a seamless travel journey from specific …

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  • Indonesia government will pay out Rp3.3 trillion in grants to help tou

    Published on : Thursday, October 29, 2020

    The government of Indonesia will pay out Rp3.3 trillion in grants to help the businesses related to tourism particularly hotels and restaurants. It’s expected that this move would lessen the impact of COVID along with funding improved health protocol implementation …

  • Phuket was told to get ready to welcome tourists

    Published on : Thursday, October 29, 2020

    Today, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Chote Trachu in Phuket informed the representatives from MoTS offices from every province in the country to get ready to welcome tourists. Mr. Chote while speaking at the Royal Phuket City Hotel …

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  • Silver Airways To Launch Service From Jacksonville International

    Published on : Friday, October 30, 2020

    Silver Airways, America’s leading independent regional airline, today announced new safe, reliable and customer-focused service with nonstop twice weekly flights from Jacksonville, Florida to each of Tampa and Fort Lauderdale. In addition to nonstop service between North Florida and two …

  • Ryanair to cease operations from most Irish Airports temporarily

    Published on : Thursday, October 29, 2020

    European low-cost airline Ryanair recently decided to temporarily cease operations from all Irish airports except Dublin for a period of one month. The airline will stop serving four of the five airports in its home Irish market for the next four …

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  • World Dream arrives in Singapore ahead of restart

    Published on : Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    Dream Cruises’ World Dream recently arrived in Singapore ahead of a re-launch of the cruise sector in Asia. At present that cruise ship has 187 crew members aboard, each of whom has completed 14-day quarantine on the cruise ship prior …

  • European Waterways’ Luxury Hotel Barges Provide Exclusive ‘Travel

    Published on : Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    There is growing optimism in the travel community that the 2021 season will see a more positive “return to normal” in destinations around the world. Many travelers whose vacations were canceled in 2020 have rescheduled for 2021, while new bookings …

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  • Renaissance Hotels Expands Its Portfolio in Southern China with the Op

    Published on : Friday, October 30, 2020

    Marriott International today announces the opening of Renaissance Shenzhen Bay Hotel in Nanshan, an affluent district to the southwest of Shenzhen. The area is home to Shenzhen High-Tech Industrial Park, comprising China’s largest technology headquarters and international companies. The opening …

  • Accor set to turn London hotel into Mondrian property next year

    Published on : Thursday, October 29, 2020

    Accor recently signed an agreement to turn the Curtain, the five-star London hotel, the Curtain, into a Mondrian property in collaboration with current owner Reuben Brothers. The rebranding would mark the return of the brand to London, as well as …

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  • Thailand permits reopening to tourists, yacht crews

    Published on : Friday, October 30, 2020

    The Thai cabinet on Wednesday approved in principle a guideline to reopen the country for foreign tourists and crews of foreign yachts under a special tourist visa (STV) scheme, which was recently presented by the cabinet to restart the pandemic-battered …

  • The head of Tourism New Zealand resigned

    Published on : Thursday, October 29, 2020

    Since March 2017, Stephen England-Hall has been associated with the organization. Today, he confirmed that he will be shifting his base to Queenstown after he decides to step down in January to acquire the role at Wayfare later Jan 2021. …

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In an exclusive interview with TRAVEL AND TOUR WORLD,  Karen Bolinger, Managing Director APAC – PCMA, talks about how Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is working tirelessly to create sucessful events along with knowledge sharing to adapt new in global MICE landscape.



Mr Thoyyib Mohamed

Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC)

Karen Bolinger

Managing Director APAC – PCMA

Keith Henry

President and CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC)

Gregg Caren

hiladelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB)

Bernd Neff

The co-founder and managing director of the Berlin Travel Festival

Styrmir Þór Bragason

The CEO of Arctic Adventure

Ms Monica Lee-Müller

Managing Director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited

Terry Dale

The President and CEO of the United States Tour Operators Association

T.Taubie Motlhabane


Alan Pryor

Chairman of Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM)


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