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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 …

  • In travel sector, wellness tourism is one of the fastest-growing segments worldwide

    Published on : Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    In travel sector, wellness tourism is one of the fastest-growing segments and some experts think that Charleston-area hotels and resorts are getting in on with appropriate food as the best way to increase bookings.   At the Wentworth Mansion, an …

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  • For cruise tourism, Doha emerges as a turnaround port

    Published on : Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    The cruise tourism sector of Qatar has got a quantum boost with Doha coming up last week as a turnaround port. It was a significant occasion when on Wednesday, Costa Diadema, the fleet flagship of important Italian company Costa Cruises, …

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  • Claire Harrington joins Flight Centre

    Published on : Monday, December 2, 2019

    Flight Centre Travel Group has appointed Claire Harrington as the head of the corporate marketing Europe.     In her new role she will be will be looking after the oversees marketing strategy for for Flight Centre’s corporate brands including …

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  • MS Seaventure to be launched in 2021

    Published on : Monday, December 2, 2019

    Viva Cruises announced that it is entering the expedition market with its new ship MS Seaventure (formally MS Bremen) and the ship is set to launch  in May 2021.       For 164 guests onboard the Seaventure Viva Cruises …

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  • Piffaretti appointed as Kempinski Hotels chief development officer

    Published on : Monday, December 2, 2019

    Christophe Piffaretti has been appointed as chief development officer and member of the management board of Kempinski Hotels. Piffaretti will be responsible for the expansion of the Kempinski portfolio by focusing on the company’s footprint growth in current and new …

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  • Vilnius Christmas tree ranks 1st among most beautiful in Europe

    Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2019

    Brussels-based travel organization European Best Destinations recently named The Most Beautiful Christmas Trees in Europe, with Vilnius tree declared as the leader from the continent’s seventeen most attractive. More than 14 000 travellers from 82 countries voted to select a …

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  • GNTO recognized as best partner by ASTA

    Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2019

    With tourism flows to Greece from the US jumping almost 50% in the first half of 2019, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) was awarded the Best Partner for 2019 by ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), the largest association …

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  • Maldives emerged as best leisure and honeymoon destination in Asia

    Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2019

      Maldives is a heavenly paradise for those, who are looking for a getaway from the daily humdrum of city life, with unparalleled beauty. Dotted with sun-kissed beaches, palm-fringed islands, crystalline lagoons and pristine waters, Maldives enthralls and draws visitors …

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  • Pokhara all prepared to host 13th South Asian Games (SAG)

    Published on : Friday, November 29, 2019

    Tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara including common folks are quite thrilled about the forthcoming 13th South Asian Games (SAG) as Pokhara is one among the venues where eight games will be hosted.   Pokhara for the first time will be hosting …

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  • Malaysia all prepared to receive more visitors in VM2020

    Published on : Friday, November 29, 2019

    With just a month left to Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020), the country is all prepared to receive even more tourists. In 2019 itself, Malaysia witnessed an influx of international visitors during the first three quarter of 2019.   Between January …

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  • Indiana Dunes Tourism granted Porter County businesses totalling $38,100

    Published on : Friday, November 29, 2019

    Of late, according to a release, Indiana Dunes Tourism was awarded grants totaling $38,100 to Porter County businesses and organizations via its annual Tourism Promotion Grant Program.   The grants would help in the building of new attraction sites and …

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  • Sri Lanka aims to attract Indian tourists from MICE segment

    Published on : Friday, November 29, 2019

    Sri Lanka is trying its best to attract tourists to the island after a setback following the deadly Easter bombings in April.   Sri Lanka is the latest foreign tourism board determined to have its share of the Indian MICE pie. …

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  • Friends and relatives of Edinburgh tourism should have their say in the industry

    Published on : Friday, November 29, 2019

    A rallying call has been issued by the main tourism body for Edinburgh for ensuring that businesses, employees and their dependents have their say in an ongoing drive to set a new long-term direction for the industry.   Edinburgh’s tourism …

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  • CRISIL reaffirms Thomas Cook India’s corporate credit rating

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    The CRISIL Credit Ratings, dated November 22, 2019, communicated to Thomas Cook has reaffirmed its corporate credit rating of ‘CCR AA-/ stable’ to Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. (TCIL). Additionally, CRISIL has reaffirmed its rating on the debt programmes and bank …

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  • Unbabel triumphs at ‘ECCCSA’ awards with Concentrix customer service partnership

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    Unbabel, the AI+human translation platform, today announced that it has won the European Contact Centre and Customer Service Award (ECCCSA) for “Best Innovation in Customer Service”, thanks to a joint case-study with Concentrix.       The awards took place …

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  • Mauritius has new minister of tourism

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    Mauritius has chosen a new tourism minister. The new tourism minister, Georges Pierre Lesjongard, takes his seat in the cabinet under the new government of Pravind Jugnauth, elected earlier this month.   Following the general elections held on November 7th …

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  • Palace Museum inks agreement with WTA to build World Tourism Museum

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    Beijing’s Palace Museum has inked a framework agreement to collaborate with the World Tourism Alliance (WTA) to build the World Tourism Museum in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province.   According to the agreement, the Palace Museum will carry out …

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  • One Faber Group Appoints ISA Tourism as India Rep

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    One Faber Group (1FG), Singapore has appointed ISA Tourism (ISA) as the India market representatives with immediate effect.   ISA will focus on building One Faber Group’s brand awareness among the potential travellers from India and driving reservations directly to …

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  • Understanding the China and Russia outbound tourism markets at PATAcademy-HCD

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    Travel and tourism industry professionals now have a better understanding of the Chinese and Russian outbound tourism markets after attending the two-day PATAcademy-HCD workshop organized by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) from November 25-26, 2019.   The interactive programme, …

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  • ATEC awards recognise outstanding industry contributions for 2019

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    The Australian Tourism Export Council’s (ATEC) annual Awards of Excellence were announced at the Meeting Place Gala Dinner on Wednesday night at Brisbane’s Howard Smith Wharves. The awards recognise the most outstanding achievements and contributions across the export tourism industry, …

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