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  • 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

  • Domestic bookings could prove a silver lining for UK hotels, says HVS

    Published on : Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    The UK hotel sector’s traditionally strong domestic leisure demand bodes well for the sector’s recovery once lockdown measures from Covid-19 are fully lifted, according to a new report from global hotel consultancy HVS. However, the report outlines that hotels in …

  • Portugal to unlock its borders for tourists from select number of countries

    Published on : Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    Portugal will soon unlock its borders for tourists from a selected number of countries, especially the EU Member States and Portuguese-speaking countries. Although the Portuguese government hasn’t issued an official announcement about this decision yet, the Minister of Foreign Affairs …

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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

  • Debut Arabian Travel Market Virtual event gets underway tomorrow

    Published on : Monday, June 1, 2020

    Travel trade professionals from across the world will gather online tomorrow (Monday, 1st June 2020) for the first day of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Virtual, a newly-launched three-day event for the region’s tourism community. The debut event, which will run …

  • The Arabian Travel Market arranged the first digital ATM advisory boar

    Published on : Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    Recently, the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) had arranged the first digital ATM advisory board meeting, with the major blow of the pandemic on tourism and hospitality sector being the main issue of the discussion. The board will constantly guide on …

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    ASIA

  • Webinar of the Tourism Ministry showcases northeast to the world

    Published on : Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    Domestic and international travelers have yet to unravel Northeast India. In a virtual tour of the region, this fact came to the forefront recently for various stakeholders of the tourism. While displaying the various festivals, crafts, tribes, culture of the …

  • Sri Lanka to reopen tourism on August 1 for small group visitors

    Published on : Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    Sri Lanka is thinking about reopening its tourism division on August 1st and it would allow only small groups of visitors at the beginning, according to a tourism official of the island country. Kimali Fernando, the chairperson of the Sri …

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TRAVEL INDUSTRY NEWS

    AIRLINE NEWS

  • A4A Applauds ICAO Recommendations for Restart and Recovery of Global A

    Published on : Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    Airlines for America (A4A) – the industry trade organization representing the leading U.S. airlines – today applauded newly released recommendations from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations agency, for the safe, sustainable and secure restart and recovery …

  • Philippine Airlines to resume limited flight operations

    Published on : Monday, June 1, 2020

    In light of the ease of COVID-19 related travel restrictions in the Philippines, last week, Philippine Airlines announced that it is planning to resume flight operations from June 1.

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Domestic bookings could prove a silver lining for UK hotels, says HVS

    Published on : Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    The UK hotel sector’s traditionally strong domestic leisure demand bodes well for the sector’s recovery once lockdown measures from Covid-19 are fully lifted, according to a new report from global hotel consultancy HVS. However, the report outlines that hotels in …

  • Charlestowne Hotels Inks Monumental Deal with The Thrash Group

    Published on : Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    Charlestowne Hotels, providing full-service hospitality management, today announces a formal agreement with The Thrash Group, a national hospitality development company, to oversee their entire portfolio of hotels. Under this new agreement, Charlestowne will add ten properties to its portfolio – …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • A Global Review for tourism report was published today

    Published on : Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    Today, a Global Review for Tourism report was published. The report took a note on the measures of 217 destinations across the globe. The research pinpointed that for international tourism purposes, seven destinations have eased their travel restrictions so far. At …

  • Goa is taking measures to revive tourism and economy

    Published on : Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    On Sunday, the Goa government said that although the corona virus pandemic has halted all economic activities, it is now implementing measures to perk up the economy, particularly the tourism sector. Tourism is very much the spine of Goa’s economy, …

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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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