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John Burns appointed Senior Advisor of PROVision Partners

John Burns has been appointed as the Senior Advisor of PROVision Partners, a leading global travel and hospitality advisory firm. He is known as one of the best hospitality experts who have contributed in changing the travel industry. He comes …

  • 2020 travel season extended by Rocky Mountaineer

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    Rocky Mountaineer will extend the delay of its 2020 travel season and suspend all train departures until July 1st.   The delay of 2020 travel season by Rocky Mountaineers will be extended along with the suspension of all train departures …

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  • Clarence Tan appointed as new group chief executive for Millennium & Copthorne Hotels

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    Clarence Tan has been appointed group chief executive for Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (M&C) and is set to join the company on Thursday 2 April. His appointment follows the privatisation of the company last year and he is the first …

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  • German National Tourist Board (GNTB) certified as Green Globe Company

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has been certified as a Green Globe company for the seventh year in a row for 2019. In doing so, the GNTB defended its gold status in the Green Globe program.       …

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  • New dates for Tokyo Olympics announced

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    The postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics have officially been rescheduled for next summer, the International Olympic Committee announced Monday. Over the growing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, the International Olympic Committee announced that 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been officially rescheduled for …

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  • MAZPA requests financial aid to run private zoological parks

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    The Malaysian Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria (Mazpa) recently appealed to the Malaysian government to provide them with financial aid. The assistance is being requested in order to save jobs and wildlife at privately-managed menageries.     The Malaysian …

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  • ABTA urges government action to prevent catastrophic damage to tourism sector

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    ABTA has again written to government ministers, including the office of the prime minister, to urge immediate action to prevent catastrophic damage to the UK travel industry.     ABTA believes there is a lack of action from the government …

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  • COVID-19 impact will push tourism back

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    An updated assessment of the impact of the Covid-19 on international tourism by the World Tourism Organisation has been released. It predicts that the international tourist arrivals will be down by 20-30 per cent in 2020 as compared to the …

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  • Steven Gorga appointed as new executive Vice President of P. Jason King Associates

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    Jason King, President and CEO announced that Steven Gorga has joined P. Jason King Associates, Inc. as Executive Vice President as of March 12, 2020.   P. Jason King Associates has been “Serving The Travel & Hospitality Industries Since 1975” and …

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  • Thailand tourist paradise Pattaya completely devastated by coronavirus

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    Thailand’s popular destination, Pattaya devastated as coronavirus hits travel and tourtism industry. The beaches in Pattaya are deserted, go-go bars stand empty and cabarets have shut their doors in Thailand’s tourist haven of Pattaya, as business has ground to a …

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  • Arkansas State Parks remains opens despite coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    U.S. State Arkansas has decided to keep its state parks open amid coronavirus crisis. Arkansas is recognized for its nature parks, wilderness areas, and natural bounties. Arkansas State Parks decided to continue functioning at a time when most recreational tourist …

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  • South Africa postponed Pink Loerie Festival 2020

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    South Africa postponed the Pink Loerie Festival for 2020 to Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 September. The South African President has instructed that all gatherings above 100 people are to be called off due to the recent coronavirus pandemic.   …

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  • Theophilus Eniola Netufo appointed as acting MD and CEO at Ikeja Hotels Plc

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    Ikeja Hotels Plc recently appointed Mr. Theophilus Eniola Netufo as the Acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company. The Board of Directors of the company came together to announce the latest appointment. The announcement arrived after the approval …

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  • Globaldata: Securing finance will be key to cruise industry survival

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Royal Caribbean has agreed a $2.2bn loan facility with banks to shore up cash flows as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hits travel companies. According to Ben Cordwell, Travel & Tourism Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, given …

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  • #CantSkipHope campaign launched by Turismo De Portugal

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    A  message of hope for all has been sent by the Portuguese Tourism Board which has changed the communication of the tourism destination from #CantSkipPortugal into #CantSkipHope considering the moment of uncertainty in which we all are living.     …

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  • Get a virtual taste of destination during the lockdown

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Amid the coronavirus lockdown Visit Florida is providing potential guests and the Florida Beach Finder allows travellers to virtually explore the much-loved beaches of the state from their homes.     Using the Street View Trekker technology in partnership with …

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  • Bench Events is organising a complete online conference

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    To bring together industry leaders to discuss the unprecedented economic circumstances caused by the Covid-19 outbreak Bench Events is organising  a complete online conference. What the industry can do collectively to rebuild confidence will be addressed in the event.   …

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  • Georgios Daskalakis appointed General Manager at Abaton Island Resort & Spa

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Abaton Island Resort & Spa has appointed Georgios Daskalakis as the General Manager of the property. The hotel is a family-run, Cycladic style property situated on the rocky coast of lively Hersonissos in Crete, Greece. In his new role, he …

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  • Sabre Corporation introduces cost-saving actions to reduce coronavirus impact

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Sabre Corporation, the global travel technology giant has decided to undertake important measures to strengthen the financial condition and position of the company in order to stand strong amidst the adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic.     Sean Menke, …

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  • Digital conferencing helps to unite global hospitality sector

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Bench Events the leading organiser of conferences and forums for the hotel, aviation and restaurant sector is organising a complete live conference experience on the internet to bring together industry leaders to discuss the unprecedented economic circumstances caused by the …

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  • Elephant camps in Thailand closed doors due to coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai – and many other camps in Thailand – have closed their doors due to the current Coronavirus situation, which apart from resulting in unspeakable hardship for the elephants, could seriously hurt Thailand’s tourism industry …

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