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  • WTM Global Hub presents ILTM webinar to explore luxury market

    Published on : Thursday, June 18, 2020

    The organisers of the next International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) webinar promise rich pickings for travel companies that want to find out the latest trends in the luxury market, and a wealth of information on how they can prosper in the post-COVID-19, high-net-worth world.

  • ITIC and WTM joined hands to organise virtual summit on tourism

    Published on : Thursday, June 11, 2020

    International Tourism and Investment Conference (ITIC) joined hands with WTM London and recently organised a virtual conference titled, “The Future of Travel and Tourism – Financial Strategies for Recovery.”

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  • Travel restrictions at Canada-U.S. border extends for another month

    Published on : Friday, June 19, 2020

    Governments of Canada and the U.S. have decided to extend the border closure between the two countries for at least another month and continue to keep a ban on all non-essential travel.

  • New York begins gradual ease of lockdown restrictions

    Published on : Tuesday, June 9, 2020

    After nearly three months of constant struggle with the deadly coronavirus pandemic and around two months of lockdown restrictions, New York has finally decided to lift lockdown measures and start gradual reopening of the region starting Monday, June 9.

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  • ATM Virtual discusses the opportunities with sustainable investment

    Published on : Thursday, June 11, 2020

    The final day of Arabian Travel Market’s virtual event, ATM Virtual, on 3rd June, 2020 saw a panel of tourism experts discuss the opportunities in the region tokick-start sustainable investment in the hospitality sector.

  • 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, …

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  • 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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  • Carnival Cruises U.K. furloughs one third of staff

    Published on : Thursday, July 2, 2020

    Carnival Cruises U.K. recently announced a major furlough of existing employees in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the cruise industry.

  • Celestyal Cruises suspends 2020 sailings

    Published on : Wednesday, July 1, 2020

    Celestyal Cruises recently announced that the company has decided to suspend all sailings for the year 2020 and will only start afresh with a sailing schedule in 2021 season.

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  • Kenya reduces entry fees of wildlife sanctuaries to revive tourism

    Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2020

    Kenya recently announced that it has decided to reduce entry fees to major wildlife sanctuaries for both local and foreign tourists in order to revive the tourism sector that has been harshly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Sri Lanka to delay tourism reopening

    Published on : Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    On Monday, Sri Lanka lifted its nationwide curfew ahead but the island country has decided to delay reopening the country for foreign tourists by at least by another two weeks.

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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.



Alan Pryor

Chairman of Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM)

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


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