News Pick

  • Turkey announces new night curfews to stop COVID-19 spreading

    Published on : Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced a full curfew on weekends, starting from Friday night until Monday morning. Speaking following a cabinet meeting, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed that there will be a weekday curfew between 9 p.m and 5 a.m. …

  • Uzakrota Summit 2020 unveils from today

    Published on : Monday, November 30, 2020

    This year Uzakrota Summit 2020 will be online with main supporter Tourism Malaysia and Dominic Republic support and Egencia, Turkish Airlines Corporate Club, Obilet.com and Princess Cruise with corporate sponsorship.Online travel agencies, airlines companies, hotels, tour operators, travel technology enterprises; …

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  • Canada extends international travel ban until January 2021

    Published on : Monday, November 30, 2020

    The federal government of Canada has once again extended existing international travel restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, barring entry to most travellers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people entering from the U.S. for “essential” reasons. On Sunday, the Minister …

  • Estonia and Latvia removed from UK Govt’s list of travel corridors

    Published on : Friday, November 27, 2020

    Two countries, Estonia and Latvia have both been removed from the government’s list of travel corridors this week. It means travellers arriving into England, Wales and Northern Ireland from these countries will have to quarantine for two weeks if they …

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Global Travel News

  • IBTM World Virtual 2020 goes live in a week

    Published on : Wednesday, December 2, 2020

    IBTM World Virtual is set for success with over 10,000 meetings due to take place over the three days of the event, which will this year take place completely online from the 8th to the 10th December. The virtual event …

  • Vilnius this year lights up with e-Christmas fairs

    Published on : Monday, November 30, 2020

    As the most awaited holidays draw nearer, the official opening of the season of celebrations is usually marked by lighting public Christmas trees. In 2019 Vilnius Christmas tree was awarded the title of the Most Beautiful Christmas Tree in Europe. …

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  • ‘Go responsible’ is the new norm in tourism

    Published on : Saturday, November 28, 2020

    Natasha Mittal manages a travel blog and she brags of an admirable number of YouTube subscribers. Associated with a newly found start-up that deals with e-waste, she understood that our Mother Earth is in desperate need of benevolent souls who …

  • Vaccine news gives hope for early recovery of tourism industry

    Published on : Friday, November 27, 2020

    US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech announced on November 9, a jointly developed vaccine candidate was effective at preventing more than 90% of test subjects from contracting Covid-19, according to results from the third stage of testing. …

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Local/Regional

    EUROPE

  • Tourist hotspots shine in the middle of Europe’s travel gloom

    Published on : Thursday, November 19, 2020

    The recent edition of the ECM-ForwardKeys Quarterly Barometer, published together by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics company, and the non-profit organization, European Cities Marketing, unveils the most resilient destinations of Europe in the face of the pandemic are leisure hotspots. For …

  • Italy enters its second lockdown with empty tourist attractions

    Published on : Thursday, November 19, 2020

    One of the longest and stringest in Europe is Italy’s spring lockdown. This phase has provided extraordinary experiences and photos of all the leading tourist attractions with an empty look! The recent rules of the COVID in Italy sees regional …

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    AMERICA

  • The tourism & leisure industry of North America witnessed a slump

    Published on : Thursday, November 26, 2020

    During Q3 2020, the tourism & leisure industry of North America witnessed a slump of 45.4% in overall deal activity when compared to the four-quarter average. For the region, a total of 59 deals worth $5.51 billion were declared during …

  • TAT to launch new tourist visas for U.S. travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently announced that a new tourist visa for U.S. will be launched for travellers to apply in advance for arriving in Thailand safely for up to 60 days. Following application approval and upon arrival in …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Oman receives 7,000 visitors in October – sees signs of optimism

    Published on : Saturday, November 28, 2020

    In October, Oman received 7,000 visitors as per facts shared by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NSCI) Oman. In its November report, NCSI said that the number of visitors dropped by 97.4 per cent this year in October …

  • Many Saudis are now considering tourism as a career

    Published on : Thursday, November 26, 2020

    For many Saudis, the tourism and hospitality sectors aren’t always the top choice when decide their career path. Instead, many consider more traditional options like a doctor, lawyer or engineer. Abeer Aljanahi from The Red Sea Development Company shared her …

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    ASIA

  • Southeast Asian nations aiming on Chinese visitors

    Published on : Thursday, December 3, 2020

    Early on Nov 10th, Luke Wu went to a nearby 7-Eleven convenience store after quarantined at a Bangkok hotel in the Thai capital. After checking his temperature at the entrance of a store, the Beijing based freelance photographer grabbed a …

  • Hamad International Airport becomes first airport in ME and Asia to be

    Published on : Wednesday, December 2, 2020

    Hamad International Airport has become the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating by Skytrax. The audit evaluated how effectively COVID-19 policies are implemented at Qatar’s airport against the Skytrax …

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TRAVEL INDUSTRY NEWS

    AIRLINE NEWS

  • Wizz Air set to open new U.K. base at Cardiff Airport

    Published on : Thursday, December 3, 2020

    Wizz Air has decided to open a new base at Cardiff Airport, its fourth alongside London Luton, Gatwick and Doncaster Sheffield. The airline is set to allocate one Airbus A321 aircraft to the Welsh capital, and will also launch nine new …

  • Canada’s airlines need aid for coping with pandemic-related economic

    Published on : Thursday, December 3, 2020

    Ottawa’s plans to provide support for the struggling tourism sector were welcomed heartily, while Canada’s airlines awaited aid for their industry. The Liberal Canadian government announced commencement of the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program, which would provide low-interest loans …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Jan Swartz appointed Group President of Holland America Group

    Published on : Thursday, December 3, 2020

    Jan Swartz has been appointed by Carnival Corporation as the Group President of Holland America Group. As a part of her new role, Swartz will be responsible for Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Australia, as well as …

  • Luxury cruise service to start on Saryu River, Ayodhya

    Published on : Thursday, December 3, 2020

    A luxury cruise ride is about to return to the magnificence of Ramayan! UP’s Yogi Adityanath government gets ready to turn Ayodhya into the biggest religious destination for Hindus worldwide. India’s Central Government is preparing for the launch of Ramayan …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore set to open for domestic guests this week

    Published on : Thursday, December 3, 2020

    Dusit International has expanded into Singapore with the opening of Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore in the heart of the renowned Laguna National Golf & Country Club. The property comprises of 198 tastefully-decorated contemporary rooms and suites, along with eight pavilions …

  • InterContinental Hotels Group to open two new properties in Poland

    Published on : Wednesday, December 2, 2020

    InterContinental Hotels Group recently announced the opening of two new properties in Poland. The company has planned to launch Crowne Plaza Warsaw – the Hub and Holiday Inn Express Warsaw – the Hub, both situated in the heart of the …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Oman set to resume tourist visa grant

    Published on : Thursday, December 3, 2020

    Oman has decided to resume the process of granting tourist visas to people visiting on trips arranged by hotels and travel companies, after they were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Gulf state resumed international flights on October 1 but …

  • Spain’s Canary Islands expecting partial recovery of tourism next ye

    Published on : Thursday, December 3, 2020

    Authorities on Spain’s Canary Islands are anticipating a partial recovery of the archipelago’s tourism industry next year with arrival of vaccines and lifting of travel restrictions; however, business will still be far below pre-pandemic levels. The islands’ regional government expects …

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The CEO of Arctic Adventure

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

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