News Pick

  • Australian government delivers $50 million fund to develop suburb tourism

    Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020

    The Andrews Labor Government in Australia is helping build new and improved community facilities across Melbourne’s fastest growing suburbs. The Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek announced the 32 successful projects that will receive $50 million funding from the latest …

  • ITB Berlin: Travel Technology boosts the online travel market

    Published on : Thursday, January 23, 2020

    With its wide range of topics including AI, self-driving cars, podcasts, blogging and digital nudging, the programme of the eTravel World at ITB Berlin 2020 has every trend covered. As a key topic concerning the future of the global travel …

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Global Travel News

  • Summer 2020 – Air France Extends Its Network of Sunny Destinatio

    Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020

    Air France will operate five new routes during the 2020 peak summer season – Djerba (Tunisia), Thessaloniki (Greece), Santorini (Greece) and Mykonos (Greece) from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, as well as Brest – Calvi (France).     Flight schedules (in local …

  • Air France Launches a Business Class Service on Its Domestic Network

    Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020

    Starting today, Air France is extending its Business class service to customers on its domestic network, on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and the French regions, which will also be available on short-haul flights connecting the French regions to …

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  • Air France Shopping Presents ITS New Vintage Collection

    Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020

    After reissuing the iconic 1950s small suitcase, Air France Shopping unveils new items, enhancing its chic vintage collection. The new essential accessories featuring an ideally-sized bowling bag and beach bag for those wintertime sunny getaways made of navy blue with …

  • Dine High in The Sky at Sintoho With Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Birj

    Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020

    Diners with a taste for modern Asian cuisine can experience a delightful culinary adventure at Sintoho, Kuwait’s trendsetting gourmet destination. The acclaimed rooftop restaurant has unveiled an exciting new menu and concept packed with exotic flavours and delicious dishes that …

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Local/Regional

    EUROPE

  • Athens to host Europe’s largest robotics festival on 4-5th April, 2020

    Published on : Saturday, January 25, 2020

    The largest festival and competition in Europe spinning around robotics, Robotex, will be arranged on April 4-5, 2020, at Athens, at the municipality of Athens’ Serafeio Conference Center, ANA reports. In the festival, open robotics competitions is the main attraction …

  • Greek tourist industry expected to grow further in 2020

    Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020

    Tourism, which accounts for about 25 per cent of Greece’s gross domestic product, is expected to grow in 2020 despite the blow dealt to the sector last year by the collapse of British travel giant Thomas Cook, the country’s Tourism …

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    AMERICA

  • In 2019, over 12.8 million tourists from the United States & Canad

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    In 2019, over 12.8 million tourists from the United States and Canada visited Mexico. It was a 1.4% rise over 2018 numbers.   Tourism Secretary, Miguel Torruco Marqués explained that the data was made up of just over 10.5 million …

  • Cuban tourism sees drop in US visitors

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    In the colonial Cuban city of Trinidad, handicrafts shop owners said that they have already reduced prices due to the drop in U.S. visitors after Washington’s tightening of sanctions and they are worried that the situation will deteriorate this year. …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Dubai tourism sees a successful 2019 with a record 16.73 million inter

    Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020

    The Dubai tourism industry closed a successful decade at the end of 2019, welcoming an all-time high of 16.73 million international overnight visitors, marking an impressive 5.1 per cent increase in tourism volumes, exceeding the global tourism growth forecast by …

  • Dubai gearing up for array of exciting events in the coming months

    Published on : Thursday, January 23, 2020

    With Dubai’s event season in progress, one needs to go through Dubai Calendar, which is the city’s official events listings portal, for your tickets to live entertainment, arts, culture, sport, comedy and lifestyle events through its website and app, along …

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    ASIA

  • China to close Beijing’s Forbidden City for increasing fears over vi

    Published on : Saturday, January 25, 2020

    China will close Beijing’s Forbidden City, which is one of the country’s most admired cultural sites due to increasing fears over a new SARS-like virus that has infected hundreds and killed more than a dozen.   The sprawling imperial palace …

  • Singapore tourism grows in spite of global recession

    Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020

    Focusing on activity-based tourism, Singapore has been able to continue growing its tourism industry even at a time when the world has been reeling under economic recession. And Indian tourists contribute hugely to this growth. Now tourism and leisure companies …

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  • Summer 2020 – Air France Extends Its Network of Sunny Destinatio

    Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020

    Air France will operate five new routes during the 2020 peak summer season – Djerba (Tunisia), Thessaloniki (Greece), Santorini (Greece) and Mykonos (Greece) from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, as well as Brest – Calvi (France).     Flight schedules (in local …

  • Air France Launches a Business Class Service on Its Domestic Network

    Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020

    Starting today, Air France is extending its Business class service to customers on its domestic network, on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and the French regions, which will also be available on short-haul flights connecting the French regions to …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • CLIA Announces Enhanced European Focus with Addition of Seasoned Commu

    Published on : Monday, January 20, 2020

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the leading voice for the global cruise industry, announced today that it would be growing its European presence with the addition of Julie Green as Vice President of Strategic Communications and the establishment of the …

  • Virtuoso Shares Top Cruise Trends For 2020

    Published on : Monday, January 20, 2020

    Cruisers are seeking far-flung, pristine destinations in 2020, driven by a desire for immersion in each location, according to global luxury travel network Virtuoso. The network is revealing its top cruise trends for the year in time for “wave season,” …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Dine High in The Sky at Sintoho With Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Birj

    Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020

    Diners with a taste for modern Asian cuisine can experience a delightful culinary adventure at Sintoho, Kuwait’s trendsetting gourmet destination. The acclaimed rooftop restaurant has unveiled an exciting new menu and concept packed with exotic flavours and delicious dishes that …

  • With Fresh Snow Comes Fresh Experiences at Four Seasons Resort and Res

    Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020

    Four Seasons Resort and Residence Whistler has received a whole lot of snow, but snow isn’t the only fresh thing to reach the Resort. Guests are invited to enjoy an array of new experiences that reflect the scenic mountain region of …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Rome’s Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport celebrates China-Ital

    Published on : Saturday, January 25, 2020

    On Thursday, Rome’s Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport marked the China-Italy Year of Culture and Tourism with a public conference and a Tai-chi performance at its Terminal 3 departure area.   Organized by Aeroporti di Roma (ADR), the company running …

  • Kerala Tourism’s Barrier-free Tourism project receives global apprec

    Published on : Saturday, January 25, 2020

    Kerala Tourism’s Barrier-free Tourism project has received global appreciation with the UNWTO mentioning the state as an ‘Emerging Global Destination’ in the Accessible Destination Awards 2019.   At an event in the Spanish capital of Madrid as part of the …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director for WTM London, in an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World, speaks on Brexit travel constraints, the agenda of responsible travel and the downturn of Thomas Cook. He gave a preview of the programmes during the 40th edition of WTM London.

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Director of Tourism, Additional Secretary to Government (Tourism)

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