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  • Spain declares FITUR as event of exceptional interest for tourism indu

    Published on : Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    With the strong backing by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, IFEMA has received the declaration of “Event of Exceptional Public Interest” for FITUR. This award is a strong gesture of support from the national government for the work …

  • Dolphins – a show stealer amid pandemic

    Published on : Tuesday, January 19, 2021

    A dolphin jumps out of the salty waters of Odisha’s famous Chilika Lake and is a treat for the eyes on a boat on the lagoon. After few seconds, several pairs of eyes again yearn for a glimpse of the …

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  • Travel Forward & World Travel Market appoints two new senior offi

    Published on : Thursday, January 14, 2021

    Travel Forward – the travel technology event co-located with WTM London – and part of the WTM Portfolio, which also includes WTM London, Arabian Travel Market, WTM Latin America, WTM Africa and London Travel Week, has announced two new senior …

  • Bhim Garh Fort in Reasi district fails attracting tourists even after

    Published on : Saturday, January 9, 2021

    Concerning an indifferent approach towards promotion of tourism in Jammu region, historic Bhim Garh Fort in Reasi district has failed to attract tourists even after spending crores of rupees on its renovation mainly due to lack of proper planning from …

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  • Spain to be included on the list of European countries that are planning to init

    Published on : Thursday, January 21, 2021

    Spain will soon be included on the list of European countries that are planning to initiate a ‘vaccination certificate’ that would assist in the movement of travelers and help the tourism sector recuperate from the damages caused by the Corona …

  • English county Cumbria aims to decarbonise totally by 2037

    Published on : Thursday, January 21, 2021

    Across Cumbria local communities, businesses and grassroots organisations are being mobilised to map out ways that they hope will help it become the UK’s first carbon-neutral county. The county is aiming to decarbonise by 2037, an ambition initially supported by …

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  • Vaccine tourism is on rise

    Published on : Friday, January 22, 2021

    Americans are exploring the travel world once again. However, they’re not going to Chicago on business or to Las Vegas and Disney World for holiday reasons. They’re going in search of vaccines. Aggravated by websites witnessing crashing appointment rush, shortages …

  • U.S. Travel Applauds Biden Emergency Relief Plan

    Published on : Monday, January 18, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on President-elect Biden’s announced plan to combat the pandemic and provide direct relief to Americans: “Accelerating the distribution of vaccines is the key to getting travel back to …

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  • Hotels and travel agents in Oman report increase in bookings

    Published on : Thursday, January 21, 2021

    Hotels and travel agents in Oman have reported an increase in bookings, and are hopeful that tourists from overseas will gradually return to the country in the coming months. The decision by the government to allow travellers from 103 countries …

  • Saudi Arabia considering lifting travel ban and reopening tourism on M

    Published on : Tuesday, January 12, 2021

    When several countries around the world are imposing or extending flight bans, Saudi Arabia is considering lifting its travel ban and reopening tourism on March 31 this year. The decision to lift the ban, which saw Saudi citizens unable to …

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  • Vietnam’s Son Doong – largest cave in the world is a tourism a

    Published on : Thursday, January 21, 2021

    Gigantic rock formations of the size of multi-storey buildings appear above Ho Minh Phuc, as he makes a path through the gloom inside the world’s largest cave. Phuc had earned a living through unlawful logging, being a porter for the …

  • IAAPA Expo Asia 2021 will take place in Shanghai

    Published on : Thursday, January 21, 2021

    IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, today announced IAAPA Expo Asia 2021 will take place in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) August 10-13, 2021. Originally planned to occur in Macao, China in June, …

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  • Singapore Airlines aspires to be world’s first fully-vaccinated

    Published on : Friday, January 22, 2021

    Singapore’s national carrier expects to evolve as the world’s first airline ensures that all of its crew members are vaccinated against Covid-19. The crew members include pilots, gate agents, flight attendants and anyone whose job requires contact with the public …

  • Singapore Airlines set to launch COVID-19 testing trial

    Published on : Thursday, January 21, 2021

    All passengers flying Singapore Airlines outbound from Singapore and Indonesia (bound for Singapore) will now be able to book pre-departure polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and serology tests as part of a trial service. The scheme will be operated in partnership …

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  • Mantra Traralgon opens door in Australia

    Published on : Friday, January 22, 2021

    Accor and LA Hotel Group have recently opened the new-build 50-room Mantra Traralgon hotel in the heart of Latrobe Valley’s largest city. The first hotel to open in Traralgon, Australia, in more than ten years, Mantra Traralgon is set to …

  • Marriott International Signs Agreement With Mario Julen To Bring The R

    Published on : Friday, January 22, 2021

    Marriott International today announced it has signed an agreement with Mario Julen to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to Zermatt, debuting the first Ritz-Carlton ski resort in Europe. Expected to open in 2026, the 69-guest room property will bring the brand’s …

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  • Finally, Seychelles opens its door for international visitors

    Published on : Saturday, January 23, 2021

    Ultimately, Seychelles has opened its doors for the visitors. The island nation is all prepared to welcome international visitors with open arms. However, this welcome is only those who are vaccinated. Visitors must produce themselves as ‘vaccinated’. This means that …

  • UNWTO Global Tourism Crisis Committee meets to discover safe travel du

    Published on : Saturday, January 23, 2021

    In 2021, the Global Tourism Crisis Committee met for the first time. Arranged by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the cross-sector committee met in Madrid during the 113th session of the UNWTO Executive Council to progress on solid plans to …

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Ambassador of World Food Travel Association (WFTA)

Sigurður Valur Sigurðsson

Project Manager, Marketing Communications, Promote Iceland

Jamie Pherous

The founder and Managing Director of Corporate Travel Management (CTM)

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

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The CEO of Arctic Adventure


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