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  • International tourist arrivals decline by 65 per cent during the first

    Published on : Saturday, September 19, 2020

    As per a new issue of the World Tourism Barometer from the United Nations specialized agency, international tourist arrivals declined by 65 per cent during the first half of 2020. This symbolizes an extraordinary decrease, with countries around the world …

  • Uzakrota Global Summit will take place from 01-03 December 2020

    Published on : Friday, September 18, 2020

    The Uzakrota Global Summit will take place online on 01-03 December this year due to the pandemic. Listed as one of the “World’s Top 2018 Most Influential Tourism Events” by Netherlands-based Bidroom in 10, selected as one of the “World’s …

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  • Dubai Tourism announces restart of MICE local events from September 15

    Published on : Thursday, September 10, 2020

    Dubai Tourism has said that Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) local events can restart in the emirate from September 15. A circular on Dubai Tourism website said that in tune with the directive of Dubai’s Covid-19 Command Control Center, …

  • Bassah Beach to be revamped into resort destination

    Published on : Thursday, September 10, 2020

    The National Development and Investment Company has recently declared the signing of a usufruct agreement with the Office of the Minister of State and Governor of Musandam with an aim to set up the Bassah Beach site in the Wilayat …

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  • Asia-Pacific region needs to ensure health and safety as well as hygie

    Published on : Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    Health and safety is top priority for consumers when opting for a destination, although the Asia-Pacific region gives rise to a higher than average positive sentiments but lags behind due to demand for cleanliness and a low impact on the …

  • Thailand to issue special visas for foreign tourists from October

    Published on : Friday, September 18, 2020

    Thailand will be issuing special visas for foreign tourists starting from October, thereby relaxing more than five-month-old ban on visitors for boosting its ailing tourism-dependent economy. Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha’s cabinet approved a proposal for granting visas for tourists …

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  • CLIA launches new safety measures for cruise industry

    Published on : Thursday, September 24, 2020

    Cruise Lines International Association recently confirmed that it has decided to adopt a new set of health protocols as part of a phased-in, highly controlled resumption of cruise operations in North America.

  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet is now complete with arrival of new

    Published on : Friday, September 18, 2020

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has completed its fleetby welcomingBolettetoRosyth, Scotland – justtwo weeks after taking delivery of anothernewship,Borealis. Bolette arrived at Babcock’s Rosyth Facilitiesthis morning, sailing under the Forth and Queensferry bridges. Peter Deer, Managing Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise …

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In an exclusive interview with Travel and Tour World, Keith Henry, President and CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) talks about the indigenous tourism industry of Canada, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sector and the organisation’s efforts to step towards an eventual recovery of indigenous tourism industry in the country.



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)

Amitabh Khosla

IATA’s Country Director for India

ABTA Spokesperson

Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA)


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