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    AMERICAN EXPRESS GBT PICKS NEW CEO TO LEAD TECH GROWTH

    Sep 20, 2019

    American Express Global Business Travel announced Paul Abbott as the company’s new CEO, a sign that it plans to focus more aggressively on tech development.Abbott, who currently serves as chief commercial officer of global account services for American Express, will replace CEO Doug Anderson o...

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    AIRBNB WILL INVEST $25M IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SMALL BUSINESSES

    Sep 19, 2019

    Airbnb is launching a community investment program with an initial $25 million to support affordable homeownership, small businesses and the construction and preservation of affordable rental housing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles County.The company says if the pilot program is succes...

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    TRAVELPERK APPOINTS CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

    Sep 18, 2019

    Business travel platform TravelPerk has appointed Ross McNairn as chief product officer as the company continues to develop its product offering.McNairn brings with him front-line industry experience, having co-founded corporate travel technology company Dorsai Travel, which was acquired by Skyscann...

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    BCD TRAVEL PREDICTS RISE IN GLOBAL PRICES FOR 2020

    Sep 17, 2019

    Global hotel rates could increase by between 1 and 3 per cent, while air fares will go up 1 to 2 per cent, according to new predictions from BCD Travel.The TMC’s 2020 Industry Forecast shows hotel prices will be driven by solid demand keeping occupancy high in most regions. The TMCTravel Manag...

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    BCD ACHIEVES LEVEL 3 NDC CERTIFICATION

    Sep 16, 2019

    BCD says achieving Level 3 certification is the latest step in its goal to deliver NDC content to its clients. The TMC has previously struck channel booking deals with Qantas, Air France KLM, British Airways and Iberia. It claims to have been the first global TMC to sign an NDC agreement with Luftha...

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    ONLINE TRAVEL AGENTS MUST REINVENT FOR FUTURE GROWTH, SAYS AMADEUS

    Sep 11, 2019

    Amadeus has released three recommendations for online travel companies to ensure future growth. T3 carries here the details. The online travel market is evolving – and fast. Asia Pacific travel markets, while diverse in their opportunities and challenges, are no longer isolated ecosystems. Con...

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    AMEX GBT ACQUIRES DER BUSINESS TRAVEL

    Sep 09, 2019

    American Express Global Business Travel (AMEX GBT) has completed the acquisition of German company DER Business Travel (DER BT).Elyes Mrad, AMEX GBTs senior vice president and managing director, international, said: DER Business Travel has been a highly regarded travel management company in Germany ...

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    EXPEDIA, AI SINGAPORE JOIN FORCES ON AI TO IMPROVE ONLINE SEARCHES FOR ASIAN TRAVELLERS

    Sep 09, 2019

    Expedia Group has announced a collaboration with AI Singapore (AISG) – an inter-agency unit tasked to catalyse and grow the country’s artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities – under its flagship 100 Experiments (100E) programme to develop an AI solution to transform the online se...

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    BIGTINCAN TAKES AIM AT REVENUE ENABLEMENT WITH ASDEQLABS ACQUISITION

    Sep 05, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation,  today announced the acquisition of AsdeqLabs, whose platform provides support for field-based employees and mobile service capabilities, helping to usher in the next evolution of service enablement and customer ...

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    VATBOX, BCD TRAVEL PARTNER TO ADDRESS VAT CHALLENGES IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

    Sep 05, 2019

    VATBox has announced it has partnered with travel management company BCD Travel to provide customers with an optimised VAT/GST recovery process, and analysis into total travel spend per employee, allowing companies to isolate any spend that is booked out of policy, the company said.BCD Travel said i...

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    UNIGLOBE EXPANDS IN EUROPE WITH BULGARIA OFFERING

    Sep 05, 2019

    UNIGLOBE Corporate Travel Bulgaria is the newest member of the UNIGLOBE Travel Global Partner network in Europe. Based in Sofia, it is a fast-growing travel management company focusing on serving corporate enterprise.Thomas Stoitschew, managing director of UNIGLOBE Corporate Travel Bulgaria said: In...

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    AMERICAN EXPRESS GLOBAL BUSINESS TRAVEL ACQUIRES DER BT

    Sep 04, 2019

    American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has completed the acquisition of DER Business Travel (DER BT).Elyes Mrad, GBTs senior vice president and managing director, International, says GBTs scale and world-class technology combined with DER BTs expertise and relationships in Germany creates a n...

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    MARRIOTT PICKS BOOKINGPAL AS EXCLUSIVE TECH PARTNER FOR HOME-RENTAL UNIT

    Sep 03, 2019

    Marriott International has selected BookingPal as the exclusive technology partner for its Homes & Villas vacation rental division.Homes & Villas by Marriott International launched in April as a competitor to Airbnb with 2,000 luxury rentals in more than 100 destinations in the United States...

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    AMADEUS PARTNERS WITH VISA’S CYBERSOURCE FOR FRAUD MANAGEMENT IN TRAVEL

    Aug 29, 2019

    CyberSource, Visa payment management platform, has collaborated with Amadeus, a travel software and technology solutions provider, in a bid to enable the latter to offer advanced fraud and payment management capabilities to the global travel industry. The agreement is expected to provide the global ...

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    ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCY EDREAMS ODIGEO URGES INVESTORS TO STICK AROUND

    Aug 29, 2019

    Like its fellow European online travel agency lastminute.com, eDreams Odigeo has been trying to diversify its revenue stream away from a reliance on flight-only sales.After all it’s a low-margin business and there’s only so far that can take you in today’s sophisticated consumer en...

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    TRAVEL AND EXPENSE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE MARKET BY TOP INDUSTRY, SUPPLY AND CONSUMPTION DEMAND 2017–2027

    Aug 28, 2019

    Travel and expense management software have risen the growth in many enterprises, by providing faster, more efficient, and flexibility for enterprises in travel and expenses management. In addition to that enterprises are analyzing and managing their existing expense data and transforming into accur...

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    BIGTINCAN NAMED IN GARTNER’S MARKET GUIDE FOR SALES ENGAGEMENT PLATFORMS, MEETING ALL IDENTIFIED CAPABILITIES

    Aug 27, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation,  today announced it has been recognized as a Representative Vendor of Sales Engagement Platforms in all of the capabilities defined by Gartner as part of the August 2019 Market Guide for Sales Enablement Platform...

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    VISITOR COUNT UP 4.9% IN MALAYSIA

    Aug 27, 2019

    Malaysia has reported its half-year tourism results declaring tourist arrivals reached 13.35 million up 4.9%, while tourist receipts improved 6.8% over the same period in 2018.Tourism Malaysia’s data summary showed the travel industry had contributed MYR 41.69 billion (USD 9.92 billion) in rev...

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    MALAYSIA ATTRACTS 13.35 MILLION INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS IN FIRST HALF OF 2019

    Aug 24, 2019

    Malaysia welcomed a whopping 13.35 million international tourists and recorded a 6.8% growth in tourist receipts, thus contributing RM41.69 billion to the countrys revenue during the first half of 2019.Tourism performance also saw growth in terms of per capita expenditure, rising by 1.9% to RM3,121....

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    INFLIGHT VR LOOKS TO FRESH FUNDING TO BRING MORE TRAVEL COMPANIES ON BOARD

    Aug 21, 2019

    Inflight VR has brought in €2.5 million in funding, bringing the total raised to more than €4 million.The Germany-based startup plans to use the injection to bring its technology to further customers in travel as well as generate data around content performance and user behavior.The fundin...

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    MUSEUMS AND ART GALLERIES IN ENGLAND SEE GREATEST INCREASE IN VISITORS

    Aug 20, 2019

    Museums and art galleries in England have witnessed the most significant growth in visitor numbers last year. Visits to England’s attractions rose by 2% in 2018 with revenue up 2% on the previous year. This was revealed by VisitEngland’s Annual Attractions Survey.The survey, which consid...

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    MARKETERS SHOULDN’T HAVE TO BE DATA SCIENTISTS

    Aug 20, 2019

    Over the past decade, the rise of Data-Driven Marketing and Account-Based Marketing (ABM) have both followed steep trajectories, and that’s no coincidence. After all, the best ABM programs are the ones built on rich data and insights. However, the meteoric rise of data-fueled ABM has had an un...

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    MELBOURNE EXPECTS TO ATTRACT 600,000 CULTURAL TOURISTS

    Aug 19, 2019

    The eyes of the world will be on Melbourne when the city hosts a blockbuster collection of major cultural and sporting events that are expected to draw more than 600,000 people into the CBD between Thursday and Sunday.White Night Reimagined will showcase art across the city, transforming Birrarung M...

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    FOUR MAJOR HOTEL COMPANIES INVEST IN MEETINGS VENUE TECH

    Aug 19, 2019

    Accor, Hilton, InterContinental Hotels Group and Marriott International have invested a combined $50 million in Groups360, a technology platform for searching meeting spaces and rates. Each investor will have a seat on the board.Groups360 will use the money to enhance its GroupSync platform and offe...

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    GLOBAL DMC PARTNERS SIGNED WITH EVOLUTION EVENT SOLUTIONS FOR BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

    Aug 16, 2019

    Global DMC Partners welcomes Evolution Event Solutions to its partnership of over 65 independently-owned destination management companies (DMCs). Founded and grown in Nashville, Tenn., Evolution Event Solutions is comprised of a dynamic team of passionate, creative and hands-on professionals who bri...

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    UNIGLOBE EXPANDS TO MALAYSIA WITH THE ADDITION OF SAYU TRAVEL AND TOURS

    Aug 13, 2019

    UNIGLOBE Travel International has expanded its network to Malaysia with the addition of UNIGLOBE Sayu Travel and Tours.UNIGLOBE Sayu Travel and Tours is an IATA-registered agency with 50 employees in eight locations, including Kuala Lumpur. The team has been serving corporate, government and leisure...

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    ‘BLEISURE’ TRAVEL DATA SHOWS 75% EXTEND THEIR BUSINESS TRIPS

    Aug 13, 2019

    Research shows the wave of bleisure travel shows no signs of slowing down as more people continue to embrace the trend of combining business trips with leisure activities.To capitalise on the phenomenon, Great Hotels of the World (GHOTW) has decided to put its focus on the ‘bizcation’ (h...

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    BIGTINCAN RECOGNIZED BY KEY INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS AS LEADER IN SALES ENABLEMENT

    Aug 13, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation, was presented with the MarTech Breakthrough Award for “Best Sales Enablement Software for SMBs” for the second year in a row. Additionally Bigtincan was recently named a “Sales Automation Solution&rd...

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    TRAVELPORT’S NEW PARTNERSHIPS PUTS EVENT ORGANISERS AND TA’S IN CONTROL

    Aug 12, 2019

    Travelport and Inspiravia S.L have announced the extension of their current partnership with the signing of a new global referral agreement.The new contract will see Inspiravia S.L. products rolled out to Travelports network of customers – through the e-commerce platform, Travelport Marketplac...

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    LASTMINUTE.COM LOOKS TO ASIA-PACIFIC FOR MORE TRAVEL DEALS

    Aug 08, 2019

    Online travel business Lastminute.com Group is turning its attention to potential deals outside of its core European market as it considers further travel acquisitions to help boost growth.The company, which has been pretty active in the M&A market in recent years, buying up both small and mediu...

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    MADISON LOGIC ANNOUNCES ORACLE ELOQUA INTEGRATION

    Aug 07, 2019

    Madison Logic, the leading global account-based marketing (ABM) platform, today announced bi-directional integration with market-leading marketing automation platform Oracle Eloqua. This cutting-edge integration allows B2B marketers to combine best-in-class campaign management tools with Madison Log...

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    BOOKING HOLDINGS INTEGRATES BRANDS, DEVELOPS PAYMENT CAPABILITIES IN QUEST FOR “CONNECTED TRIP”

    Aug 07, 2019

    Bookings Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel says the company is making progress in its vision to create a seamless, holistic system that gives and does everything for the traveler and makes their lives easier and gives value to them. This what he frequently referred to as the connected trip in a call with ana...

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    YAPTA UNVEILS TRAVELAI HOTEL UPDATE

    Aug 06, 2019

    Air fare and hotel price-tracking technology provider Yapta has released the latest version of its TravelAI Hotel solution.TravelAI Hotel version 2.0 uses analytics and modelling to provide travel managers with a line of sight into savings achieved by implementing recommendation across sourcing, rat...

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    ITE HCMC SURPASSES RECORD WITH 350 EXHIBITORS & 30,000 EXPECTED VISITORS FOR ITS 15TH YEAR

    Aug 01, 2019

    To celebrate its 15th-year milestone, the International Travel Expo, Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC) is introducing a bundle of new features and special highlights to make the annual event an even more spectacular one for the expected record-high attendance.ITE HCMC held its first show in 2005 with two ...

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    TRAVELPORT OFFERS FIRST PHASE OF NEXT GENERATION STOREFRONT CAPABILITY

    Aug 01, 2019

    Travelport announced that it is actively working with multiple airlines and partners to offer Next Generation Storefront (NGS) capability. NGS is an industry initiative to enable travel agencies to display airfares just like airlines show their branded fares on their own websites.Developed by indust...

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    EXPEDIA CEO ADMITS TOURS BUSINESS IS UNDERFUNDED

    Aug 01, 2019

    Expedia Group has operated concierge desks in popular tourism destinations such as Hawaii and Orlando, and has sold tours and activities for around 15 years, but the company hasn’t prioritized the sector, and is far behind industry leader TripAdvisor.In a fairly candid assessment during Expedi...

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    GATWICK GROUP SHOWS OFF THE BEST LOCAL ATTRACTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS

    Jul 31, 2019

    The Gatwick Group, made up of Gatwick Airport and its tourism partners, has unveiled a new series of guides to illuminate passengers, passing through the international hub, with the best local spots to visit. The guides also feature bespoke itineraries  to advise visitors on how to get the most...

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    TRAVELODGE OPENS TWO NEW HOTELS

    Jul 31, 2019

    Budget hotel chain Travelodge has opened two new hotels in Winchester and Letchworth Garden City, representing a nearly £15 million investment and creating 35 jobs.Winchester Travelodge features 62 rooms and is located near the citys cathedral. The landlord invested £7.5 million in the p...

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    AUSTRALIA’S QUEENSLAND TARGETS 1.2 MILLION VISITORS FROM CHINA

    Jul 31, 2019

    The Queensland government has launched a new initiative that it hopes will encourage Chinese tourists to visit the states key attractions. Tourism and Events Queensland has announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding with online travel, company Ctrip, with content from Ctrip powering the CityExp...

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    RUSSIA'S EMERGING TRAVEL GROUP SECURES $10MN FROM LEV LEVIEV, IGOR AND DMITRI BUKHMAN

    Jul 31, 2019

    Earlier this month Emerging Travel Group, an international online travel group with Russian connections, announced it raised $10mn in a Series E funding round. The investors are Russian-Israeli tech investor Lev Leviev – through his investment company LVL1 Group – and Igor and Dmitri Buk...

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    FLEXITI EXPANDS 0% SALES FINANCING INTO THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY; ANNOUNCES A DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP WITH TOUR EAST

    Jul 30, 2019

    Flexiti Financial, a leading provider of point-of-sale consumer financing solutions for retailers announced today that Tour East Group will be the Canadian distribution partner for their financing platform. In addition, Tour East has also agreed to adopt Flexiti solution for their retail operations ...

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    INGENICO TRAVELHUB OPENS UP NEW PAYMENTS ROUTES FOR TRAVEL COMPANIES

    Jul 30, 2019

    Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payments has launched TravelHub, a solution built to connect travel companies with Ingenicos global end-to-end payment processing capabilities and regional gateways across Asia, Latin America and Europe. TravelHub allows travel companies to easily access...

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    HEALTHY DEMAND FOR TRAVEL ADVISORS

    Jul 29, 2019

    The annual portrait surveys American travelers defined as U.S. adults who have taken at least one overnight trip 75 miles or more from home in the previous 12 months and have a household income of $50,000 or more -- and tracks trends, intent to travel and more. Its in its 29th year.According to this...

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    ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, KOSOVO INK AGREEMENT TO ABOLISH VISA REQUIREMENTS

    Jul 29, 2019

    Establishing diplomatic relations, the governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the Republic of Kosovo signed agreements simultaneously to abolish visa requirements between their nations.The agreements were signed in Washington, DC by the ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Ronald Sanders, and the ...

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    VIETNAM’S POPULAR DESTINATION HA LONG ATTRACTED 12.2 MILLION VISITORS IN 2018

    Jul 26, 2019

    Every year Ha Long started to see millions of tourists from all over the world, but very few actually stayed for any length of time. The town itself was little more than a pit stop. Most tourists simply clambered off a bus before boarding a traditional junk and setting off across the bay to sightsee...

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    UN AGENCY & TURKEY COLLABORATE TO ENDORSE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

    Jul 25, 2019

    On Tuesday, the largest association of travel agencies in Turkey took a major step in endorsing sustainable tourism in the country together with a United Nations agency.The Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a memorandum of unde...

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    FROM AUG 1ST, SRI LANKA TO PROVIDE FREE VISAS FOR CHINESE TOURISTS

    Jul 25, 2019

    The cabinet of ministers of Sri Lanka has sanctioned a proposal from the Sri Lanka Tourism Ministry to incorporate China in its free visa policy. It will be introduced from Aug. 1, Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga explained on Tuesday.Address...

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    FREEDOM TRAVEL GROUP JOINS ATAS

    Jul 25, 2019

    The Freedom Travel Group has joined the Association of Touring and Adventure Suppliers (Atas) to take advantage of the sectors expansion.The Thomas Cook-owned agency group said it will support its members and homeworkers to make the most of touring and adventure holidays, and develop marketing mater...

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    BIGTINCAN EXPANDS TECH MARKET PRESENCES WITH ACQUISITION OF VEELO INC.

    Jul 25, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation, today announced the acquisition of Veelo Inc., a pioneer in sales enablement, to expand Bigtincan’s presence and offerings in the technology market vertical. The combination of Bigtincan’s solution, design...

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    2019 CONTENT MARKETING AWARD WINNERS & TOP FINALISTS REVEALED

    Jul 24, 2019

    The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) just announced the 85 category winners as well as the finalists for the top seven prizes in the prestigious 2019 Content Marketing Awards. The Content Marketing Awards, produced by the Content Marketing Institute, is the largest and longest-running international...

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    TRAVEL AGENCIES IN TROUBLE OVER INSURANCE

    Jul 23, 2019

    Travel agencies are going through major confusion after a Jordanian insurance company left the travel market and IATA warned nearly 300 agencies and gave them until the end of August to correct their status or they will face closure. Source said IATA asked agencies to pay KD 75,000 as a guarantee to...

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    SAN FRANCISCO TRAVEL ASSOCIATION UNVEILS FRESH BRAND

    Jul 23, 2019

    The San Francisco Travel Association revealed a brand refresh for the organisation and the destination at its 109th Annual Luncheon held at The Moscone Centre.Joe D Alessandro, president and CEO of San Francisco Travel, presented the new approach to some 1,000 attendees saying: A brand is more than ...

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    UNIGLOBE EXPANDS IN FRANCE WITH ADDITION OF CAP5 VOYAGES

    Jul 23, 2019

    UNIGLOBE Travel is expanding its service in France with the addition of new travel agency partner, UNIGLOBE CAP5 Voyages. Founded in 1976 in Armentieres, France, UNIGLOBE CAP5 Voyages has grown into a travel agency in Northern France, with 15 offices and four implants.The family-owned company serves...

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    AL-KHATIB LEADS TRANSFORMATION IN SAUDI ARABIA TOURISM

    Jul 22, 2019

    His excellency Ahmad bin Aqil al-Khatib has been appointed chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage.Al-Khatib, who stepped into the role at the start of the year, has been handed the task of promoting Vision 2030, an ambitious scheme to diversify the destination away from...

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    ROTTNEST ISLAND RECORDS 6.9% INCREASE IN TOURIST ARRIVALS

    Jul 22, 2019

    With a record number of visitors to Western Australias premier holiday island in 2018-19, the extraordinary growth in visitor numbers to Rottnest Island continues. The number of visitors jumped to 785,002, a 6.9 per cent increase on the 734,637 visitors in 2017-18. The result represents a remarkable...

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    TOURISTS BELOW 18 YEARS ARE EXEMPTED FROM VISA FEE IN UAE

    Jul 21, 2019

    At present, tourists below 18 years of age are let off from the UAE visa fee while travelling with their parents. This new policy is restricted only to the prime attraction, Dubai in UAE. The offer stands true from July 15 to September 15, 2019. The visa fee exemption for tourists less than 18 years...

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    VICTORIA WELCOMES 90.6 MILLION INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC TOURISTS

    Jul 19, 2019

    Cementing tourism as a key driver of the Victoria’s economy and a jobs powerhouse, the value of Victorias burgeoning visitor economy has soared to $30 billion, as per Tourism Research Australia data.The milestone shows major growth in international and domestic visitors who choose to spend the...

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    FOR ZIMBABWE, THE FAMOUS TOURISM GLOBAL BRANDS HAVE LINED UP ESTIMATED US$20 MILLION PROJECTS

    Jul 19, 2019

    For Zimbabwe, the famous global brands related to tourism have lined up estimated US$20 million projects that should perk up room capacity by over 1 000 in Harare, Victoria Falls and Bulawayo as investor appetite keeps on growing.The model of development for the projects will feature conversion of c...

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    MALDIVES SEES RECORD 96.4% GROWTH IN INDIAN TOURISTS

    Jul 19, 2019

    Maldives continues to ride the wave of growth with an increasing number of Indian tourists each year. The island nation witnessed a huge growth of 96.4% in tourist arrivals from India from January to May 2019 in comparison to the same period last year. Maldives hosted around 66,265 travellers from A...

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    TRAVELSTOP SECURES $3M FUNDING LED BY ACCEL PARTNERS

    Jul 18, 2019

    Business travel and expense management firm Travelstop has raised $3 million in a pre-Series A funding round led by Accel Partners, along with participation from existing investors Strive and SeedPlus. Prashanth Prakash, Partner at Accel, will join the Board of Directors of the startup as part of th...

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    CORPORATE TRAVEL BOOKER TRAVELPERK RAISES AN EXTRA $60 MILLION

    Jul 18, 2019

    TravelPerk has raised $60 million in further Series C funding, bringing the total amount raised to $104 million for this round. Existing investors Kinnevik, Partners of DST Global, Target Global, Felix Capital, Sunstone, and LocalGlobe led both the first and second tranches of Series C funding, whic...

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    TRAVEL OREGON LAUNCHES UNIQUE CULINARY TRAILS

    Jul 17, 2019

    Travellers have long been drawn to Oregon for its natural wonders, incredible outdoor recreation and delicious culinary scene. As more international visitors are seeking out food tourism opportunities abroad, travellers appetites to get a taste of Oregons culinary and agri-tourism experiences have g...

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    BUSINESS TRAVEL MARKET IS EXPECTED TO REACH $1,657 BILLION BY 2023,GROWING AT A CAGR OF 4.1%

    Jul 17, 2019

    According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, Business travel Market by Service, Industry, and Traveler: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023, the business travel market size was valued at $1,266 billion in 2016, and is projected to reach $1,657 billi...

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    OMAN AIR HOLIDAYS LAUNCHES NEW GOLF-FOCUSED PRODUCT

    Jul 17, 2019

    Oman Air Holidays has announced the launch of a new bespoke golf package that combines inbound tour operating expertise with local golfing knowledge provided by Arabian Greens Tours. This new service provides everything a golf enthusiast needs to get the best out of their visit.Packaging Oman Air fl...

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    DUBAI TOURISM EXEMPTS VISA FEES FOR VISITORS UNDER 18

    Jul 17, 2019

    In an attempt to ensure more footfalls, Dubai Tourism has announced visa fee exemption for the visitors under 18 while travelling with their parents between July 15 and September 15 this year.Between 15 July and 15 September 2019, tourists under the age of 18 years will qualify for visa fee exemptio...

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    AL MURSHED TRAVEL AND TOURISM PICKS SABRE AS TECHNOLOGY PARTNER

    Jul 16, 2019

    Al Murshed Travel and Tourism, one of the leading travel agencies in Bahrain, has signed a long-term agreement with Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, to continue using its technology and platform to provide travel services to its customers.This renewal...

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    TOURISM IRELAND SPENDING €7M FOR UK CITIZENS

    Jul 16, 2019

    Tourism Ireland is spending €7m this year to reassure UK citizens that Ireland “is still open for business” even in a hard Brexit scenario.  Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said that Brexit is the single biggest threat to the Irish tourism market. Consequently, the Irela...

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    BCD TRAVEL UNVEILS NEW VERSION OF TRIPSOURCE APP

    Jul 15, 2019

    Global travel management company BCD Travel will launch a new version of its mobile app, TripSource, later this month. Built from the ground up, the entirely new TripSource app leverages the latest mobile technology to deliver a rich and intuitive user interface. TripSource allows travellers to secu...

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    BOOKINGS BY SOLO FEMALE TRAVELLERS UP 88% OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS – HOSTELWORLD

    Jul 15, 2019

    Hostelworld has revealed from its recent Evolution of the Hostel Traveler report, which showcases how the journey of the budget conscious international traveller (also known as a backpacker) has changed from generation to generation and how it will continue to evolve in the future. The global report...

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    TOURISM IN EUROPE MAINTAINS STABLE GROWTH DESPITE FALTERING GLOBAL PROSPECTS

    Jul 15, 2019

    The latest quarterly report ‘European Tourism – Trends & Prospects 2019’ by the European Travel Commission (ETC) shows demand for tourism in Europe is expected to maintain an upward trajectory over 2019. Despite uncertain trade relationships between China and the US and a slowi...

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    BCD TRAVEL JOINS QANTAS CHANNEL

    Jul 15, 2019

    BCD Travel has signed an agreement with Qantas to participate in the Australian carriers Qantas Channel, giving it access to NDCNew Distribution Capability - a new system of technology standards to allow the distribution of airfares and ancillaries through third parties which is being developed by a...

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    SRI LANKA TO RENEW VISA ON ARRIVAL FOR 39 COUNTRIES EXCLUDING INDIA & CHINA

    Jul 12, 2019

    The government of Sri Lanka is all prepared to renew the visa on arrival and free visa programme, which was on hold temporarily after the Easter Sunday blasts, for citizens of 39 countries, apart from India and China, from August 1, as per a media report.Sri Lanka had on April 25 temporarily stopped...

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    MADAGASCAR EXPECTS TO EXPERIENCE A TOURISM BOOM THIS YEAR

    Jul 12, 2019

    As per latest reports, Madagascar, which is a magnet for nature-loving tourists due to its unique flora and fauna and its unspoilt, authentic character, is expected to experience a tourism-driven boom this year. In 2018, visitor arrivals in Madagascar were 8% up on the previous year and 19% up in th...

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    THAILAND ALL SET MAKE TOURISM INSURANCE OBLIGATORY

    Jul 12, 2019

    There is a significant development to know about if a Thailand trip is in your forthcoming days. The concept of making travel insurance obligatory for all travelers coming to Thailand is being considered at the moment. It is hoped that mandatory travel insurance will turn quite effectual at some poi...

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    TOURISM TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IS GRADUALLY GETTING ACTIVE

    Jul 11, 2019

    A recent research by ForwardKeys has revealed that travel bookings from the U.S. to the Dominican Republic have dropped by 84.4 percent for July and August (compared to the same period of last year). Bookings reached to the lowest level around June 19, as per the study, two days after the death of V...

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    CELEBRITY CRUISES INTRODUCES NEW CRUISE SHIP TO BOOST GALAPAGOS ISLANDS TOURISM

    Jul 11, 2019

    Celebrity Cruises has launched its new edition cruise ship Celebrity Flora. A masterful exponent of stunning ship design, Celebrity Flora is a dedicated cruise ship for the Galapagos Islands, a deeply enigmatic archipelago of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean.The ship is an elevated and inspired...

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    BRISBANE RECEIVING $112 MILLION BOOST FROM MICE EVENTS

    Jul 11, 2019

    Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced Brisbane will receive an economic boost of over $112 million through new business events set to take place in the city over the coming years.The forecast boost is an annual record achieved by the city’s economic development board Brisbane Marketing wit...

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    SINGAPORE GREETS 7.77MLN TOURISTS IN FIVE MONTHS TO MAY

    Jul 10, 2019

    Official data indicate that Singapore welcomed almost 7.77 million foreign visitors in the first five months of this year, 1.5 percent more than in the corresponding period last year.Figures compiled this week by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) show that the city attracted more people from all its...

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    LIONBRIDGE WINS EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AWARD FROM THE CONFERENCE BOARD

    Jul 10, 2019

    Lionbridge, the world's most trusted global communications platform, is pleased to announce that it has won the Technology division award for Employee Engagement in the Conference Board's Excellence in Marketing & Communications Awards Program. This prestigious program honors organizatio...

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    HOT AIR BALLOON TOURS, THE MOST WELL-LIKED ACTIVITY OF CAPPADOCIA REGION IN TURKEY!

    Jul 09, 2019

    Hot air balloon tours, the most well-liked activity of Cappadocia region. This historical region in Turkey has generated about 43 million euros ($48.27 million) in the January-June period in 2019. Visitors coming to Cappadocia, which has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site from 1985 with its ...

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    THAILAND IS WITNESSING INCREASING NUMBER OF VISITORS FROM INDIA

    Jul 09, 2019

    Thailands struggling tourism industry is finding support with visitors from its west.Bookings from India have started to see an increase. The Thai industry had been expanding at about 10% a year riding on escalating inbound Chinese arrivals, but a boat accident in Phuket in 2018 that killed dozens o...

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    DO THE NETHERLANDS REALLY WANT FEWER TOURISTS? DEPENDS ON WHO YOU ASK

    Jul 08, 2019

    Amsterdam, and the Netherlands as a whole, has undoubtedly become one of the world’s hotspots when it comes to the list of destinations associated with overtourism.But international media scarcely noticed when, late last week, government plans were leaked that would allow for an increase in fl...

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    PUERTO RICO REACHES RECORD TOURISM NUMBERS IN Q1

    Jul 08, 2019

    Discover Puerto Rico, the islands destination marketing organization (DMO), has revealed that January-April 2019 occupancy spending reached $373.6 million, the highest in the past eight years, and an increase of 12.4% when compared to 2017 pre-hurricane Maria levels, according to STR and the AirDNA ...

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    SUSTAINABILITY IMPORTANT TO INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS—NEW RESEARCH

    Jul 08, 2019

    New research shows that international visitors to New Zealand value sustainability and protecting the environment but there are gaps and opportunities for local tourism service providers to do more to promote eco-friendly practices. Canterbury researchers conducted a multi-pronged study to better un...

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    DEMAND FOR IRAN TOURS RISING DESPITE U.S. FALLOFF

    Jul 08, 2019

    As relations between the U.S. and Iran grow ever-more contentious, even rising to the threat of war, travel companies report that demand among Americans for Iran tours, which had been growing, is plummeting and that some have cancelled plans for upcoming visits.Still, demand from elsewhere around th...

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    HOT AIR BALLOON TOURS IN CAPPADOCIA GENERATE $43M

    Jul 08, 2019

    Hot air balloon tours, the most popular activity for tourists visiting Turkeys historical Cappadocia region, have generated about 43 million euros ($48.27 million) in the January-June period of this year. Tourists coming to Cappadocia, which has been on UNESCOs World Cultural Heritage List since 198...

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    OMAN- TOURISM AWARENESS CAMPAIGN IN DHOFAR

    Jul 07, 2019

    The Directorate General of Tourism in the Governorate of Dhofar is partnering with Oman LNG to carry out a 30-day awareness campaign starting July 11. It will coincide with the Salalah Tourism Festival.The campaign is a part of a strategy that is being implemented for the past couple of seasons with...

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    BRAZIL TOURISM MINISTRY DELIVERS SEAL + TOURISM TO SÃO FRANCISCO DE PAULA

    Jul 05, 2019

    The Brazils Ministry of Tourism delivered the Seal + Tourism to the municipality of São Francisco de Paula, located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, on July 2, in Brasília (DF).With this certification, localities will be able to request resources from BNDES to the tune of R $ 10 mill...

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    THE TOURISM AND WINE INDUSTRIES OF GEORGIA WITNESSED HUGE GROWTH

    Jul 05, 2019

    Between January and June, the Georgian National Tourism Administration has declared that over 3,862,000 tourists visited the country, an 8.4 per cent rise in comparison to the same time last year. Tourism revenues between January and May grew by 101 million US dollars (close to 9.2 per cent in year-...

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    HUNGARY RECEIVED 256,000 CHINESE LAST YEAR, PLANS FURTHER EXPANSION

    Jul 05, 2019

    Hungary saw a  significant increase in the number of Chinese tourists and is taking measures to expand this trend.The Hungarian Tourism Agency (MTU) said in a statement that since 2010 Tourism in Hungary is seeing a steady growth since 2010 and 2018 was a an all time record year.Around 12.5 mil...

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    TOURIST ARRIVALS ARE DOWN ON LAST YEAR IN CYPRUS, INDICATING A DIFFICULT 2019

    Jul 04, 2019

    Cyprus Hotels Association chairman Harris Loizides said that tourist arrivals are down on last year, substantiating initial fears that 2019 will be difficult. Last year, Cyprus welcomed a record 3.93 million visitors.Tourist arrivals in May went down to 434,578, down 3.5% from 450,495 compared to th...

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    WITH SIA, TOURISM WESTERN AUSTRALIA SIGNS AN AU$5 MILLION MARKETING ARRANGEMENT

    Jul 04, 2019

    Paul Papalia, Australias Minister for Tourism has signed a three-year global cooperative marketing agreement of worth $5 million with Singapore Airlines to endorse Western Australia as a major tourist destination.This will comprise sales and marketing campaigns in 10 important international countrie...

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    ILLINOIS SETS NEW TOURISM RECORD WITH MORE THAN 117 MILLION VISITORS LAST YEAR

    Jul 03, 2019

    It is the eighth year in a row, Illinois has set a new tourism record. There is an increase of the arrival of 117 million visitors that is 3 million more than in 2017. As usual, the international travelers made up a fraction of the total at 2.5 million.U.S. visitor numbers alone reached 114.6 millio...

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    LINCOLN TOURISM BOOM WORTH £190M TO LOCAL ECONOMY

    Jul 02, 2019

    The number of tourists visiting Lincoln grew by 25% in the last decade, with the economic impact now sitting at more that £190 million.Some 4.26 million people visited the city last year, up from 4.22 million in 2017, according to figures released last week by Global Tourism Solutions, for Cit...

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    QUEENSTOWN WINTER FESTIVAL A BOOST FOR TOURISM

    Jul 02, 2019

    Destination Queenstown CEO, Graham Budd, said he is delighted with the positive impact the 2019 Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival has had on the community and local businesses, and the event is in a strong position for the future as he announced the dates for the 2020 Real Journeys Queenstown...

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    SIA SIGNS MARKETING AGREEMENT WITH TOURISM WESTERN AUSTRALIA

    Jul 01, 2019

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Tourism Western Australia (TWA) today signed a cooperative marketing agreement to jointly promote tourism to Western Australia.Under the AUD5 million three-year agreement, SIA and TWA will jointly fund marketing campaigns to promote travel to Western Australia in 10 key ...

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    UNWTO TO SUPPORT GASTRONOMY TOURISM IN UBUD,BALI

    Jul 01, 2019

    With the aim of advancing the contribution of tourism to economic growth, job creation and cultural preservation, UNWTO is to offer its support to the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia as it develops gastronomy tourism in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.The project will help Ubud design and develop innovative ...

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    EXOTIC BAHIA DRIVING US TOURISM GROWTH FOR BRAZIL

    Jul 01, 2019

    Brazils strategy to sharply increase its U.S. visitor arrivals is tied to expanding travelers focus beyond Rio de Janeiro and other familiar districts to lesser-visited, yet equally exotic areas of South Americas largest country.Bahia is pre-eminent among the countrys increasingly popular alternativ...

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    IRAN ADOPTS VISA WAIVERS FOR CHINESE NATIONALS TO BOOST TOURISM REVENUE

    Jul 01, 2019

    Iran over the weekend adopted a policy to allow the entry of Chinese nationals into the Islamic Republic without visas in a bid to boost travel and tourism as punishing U.S. sanctions take a heavy toll on the Shiite countrys economy.The state-run Press TV outlet in Iran acknowledged that the visa wa...

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    DUBAI TO HOST FIRST ACCESSIBLE TOURISM INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT

    Jun 28, 2019

    Backed by the Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing as Destination Partner, the first edition of the accessible tourism international summit will be held under the theme of making all cities friendly for tourists with disabilities. The summit aims at highlighting the challenges faced ...

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    AMERICANS WILL NEED A TRAVEL DOCUMENT TO ENTER NEW ZEALAND, STARTING OCT. 1

    Jun 27, 2019

    Previously, Americans visiting New Zealand could simply show up, passport in hand, and enter the country. However, starting this fall - or spring, for Southern Hemisphere dwellers - the island nation will require some extra minutes of pre-departure planning.Though the United States is one of 60 visa...

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    RECORD OVERSEAS VISITATION REGISTERED BY AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

    Jun 27, 2019

    The Australian Capital Territory recorded its highest ever growth in both visitors staying overnight and the money they spent, as per Tourism Research Australia International Visitor Survey data for the year ending March 2019.The data shows the arrival of 259,408 international visitors, a 4.4 per ce...

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    SOUTH AFRICA AIMS TO DOUBLE INTERNATIONAL TOURIST ARRIVALS BY 2030

    Jun 27, 2019

    The South African Government has announced that it will double the international tourist arrivals to 21 million by 2030. The announcement was made by President Cyril Ramaphosa while addressing the Parliament.The President said the government is determined to ensure that tourists who come to South Af...

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    GREAT OCEAN ROAD REGION IN VICTORIA WELCOMES 245,000 INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

    Jun 27, 2019

    2020 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road will attract more national and international visitors in Victoria region. In a major step towards levelling the playing field in Victoria, the 2020 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race series will for the first time offer equal prizemoney for elite women and men.The De...

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    SRI LANKA INTRODUCING NEW TOUR PACKAGES FOR BOOSTING TOURISM

    Jun 26, 2019

    Sri Lanka is aiming to attract transit passengers at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport to make short visits into the island country for boosting tourism earnings.Airline officials would soon discuss with the Tourism Ministry and other organization members to attract transit passengers to vi...

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    YACHT TOURISM EXPERIENCING A GOOD YEAR: TOURISM PLAYERS

    Jun 26, 2019

    Turkey is observing a 20 percent increase in demand for boats and yachts rented by tourists, especially foreign, this year, tourism players have said.There is a 20 percent increase in the number of foreign tourists in the sector compared to the previous year. The increase in the number of British to...

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    BY 2021, RUSSIA IS EXPECTED TO INTRODUCE ELECTRONIC VISAS!

    Jun 26, 2019

    At present, Russia needs tourists from majority of countries to get a proper visa to visit, which characteristically signifies that you have to go to the consulate, or send someone on your behalf. Its not precisely a hassle-free process, and doesnt really do much to encourage tourism.In 2016, I got ...

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    ICELAND FACING DECLINING TOURIST NUMBERS FOLLOWING OVERTOURISM

    Jun 25, 2019

    The closing down in March of Wow Air is sending ripples through Iceland, whose spectacular recovery from financial collapse a decade ago was built considerably on attracting foreign visitors, majorly due to its location for the filming the popular television series – Game of Thrones.Last year,...

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    AZERBAIJAN RECEIVES OVER 1.1 MILLION INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS IN FIRST FIVE MONTHS

    Jun 25, 2019

    Azerbaijan is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for international tourists. The number of foreign tourists and stateless persons from 108 countries visiting Azerbaijan made up 1.1 million in the first five months of this year. According to the State Statistical Committee, this is 3.7 p...

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    MONTANA GETS BIG ECONOMIC BOOST FROM TOURISM

    Jun 25, 2019

    Three-and-a-half billion dollars.Thats how much tourists spent in Montana in 2018. Thats a big boost in spending and it's benefiting businesses all across the Treasure State.Newly-released numbers from the University of Montanas Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research shows the number of p...

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    CENTRAL SULAWESI, WEST NUSA TENGGARA TOURISM PROMOTED IN PARIS

    Jun 24, 2019

    Indonesia promoted tourist destinations in Central Sulawesi and West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) in Paris on Thursday as part of a business forum.Up to 100 French businesspeople comprising tour operators, travel agents and journalists attended the forum, called Unlocking Tourism in the Central Sulawesi and ...

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    SOUTH KOREA SAW A DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH IN MAY

    Jun 24, 2019

    Due to more Chinese and Japanese people visiting South Korea it resulted in a double-digit growth last month.In May the number of foreign travelers to South Korea reached 1,485,684 , this was 20 percent from the same month of last year, as per  the Korea Tourism Organization.In the same period ...

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    2019 BEIJING INTERNATIONAL TOURISM EXPO 2019 STARTED ON TUESDAY IN BEIJING

    Jun 23, 2019

    The 2019 Beijing International Tourism Expo 2019 started on Tuesday in Beijing, attracting travel agencies and tourist enterprises from more than 80 countries and regions.The expo is spread over an area of about 22,000 square meters, where more than 400 exhibitors from home and abroad are displaying...

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    IBTM INTRODUCES NEW TRADE SHOW FOR ASIA PACIFIC MARKET

    Jun 21, 2019

    IBTM, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, has declared the opening of a new business event, IBTM Asia Pacific.In Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, the event will occur from April 6- 8, 2020. It would join IBTM’s existing portfolio which comprises IBTM World in Barcel...

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    MACAU CONTINUES TO SEE BIG INCREASES IN TOURISM

    Jun 21, 2019

    Regardless of how the casino industry is doing, the Macau tourism industry is doing better than ever. According to the most recent numbers from Macau’s Statistics and Census Service, the number of visitorsin May increased 25.6% year over year.The increase in visitors came from both overnight a...

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    TOURIST INFLOW FROM AZERBAIJAN TO MEXICO INCREASES BY 20 PERCENT OVER TWO YEARS

    Jun 20, 2019

    Tourist surge from Azerbaijan to Mexico increased by 20 percent over two years, as said by Mexican Ambassador to Azerbaijan Rodrigo Labardini at a meeting with Sabuhi Abdullayev, the head of Gabala Region Executive Power, during his visit to the region.Labardini said that he had been to Gabala sever...

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    MALAYSIA ALL SET TO DRAW MORE TOURISTS FROM ARAB WORLD

    Jun 20, 2019

    Of late, Malaysia is on a mission to greet even more visitors from the Arab world, building up itself as a cosmopolitan, halal paradise.With immaculate beaches and wide assorted cultures, the Southeast Asian country has turned out to be a magnet for Middle Eastern tourists.“Malaysia enjoys goo...

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    TAIWAN AND BELIZE TO WORK ON DEVELOPING TOURISM

    Jun 20, 2019

    As a part of the celebration of 30 years of friendship between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Belize, there was signing ceremony for a letter of intent on framework for tourism cooperation between the two countries. The letter signifies a commitment between Belize and Taiwan to continue working ...

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    RUSSIA TO OFFER ELECTRONIC VISAS TO FOREIGN VISITORS STARTING JAN 1, 2021

    Jun 20, 2019

    President Vladimir Putin has ordered in a decree that Russia will offer electronic visas to foreign visitors starting in 2021. He has signed a presidential order instructing the prime minister, the Foreign Ministry, the Interior Ministry and the Federal Security Service (FSB) to implement the e-visa...

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    RUSSIA, TURKEY HOLD JOINT TOURISM FESTIVAL TO BOOST NUMBERS

    Jun 19, 2019

    On June 17, Russia and Turkey agreed to expand their cooperation in tourism and strengthen cultural ties at the opening of a joint festival in St. Petersburg.Addressing a news conference in St. Petersburg, Turkey’s Vice Consul General Taner Arıcan noted that Russia sends the most tourists to T...

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    VICTORIA WELCOMED 3.1 MILLION INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS TILL MARCH THIS YEAR

    Jun 19, 2019

    The tourism in Victoria is breaking records and increased by unprecedented growth in international visitors drawn to country and regional areas. Tourism Research Australia today reported that in the year to March, Victoria welcomed 3.1 million international tourists – up 5 per cent on the prev...

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    KIND TRAVELER LAUNCHES FIRST OF ITS KIND SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL INITIATIVE

    Jun 19, 2019

    Kind Traveler introduces a ground-breaking initiative to further expand support of sustainable tourism through a special two-year partnership with Sonoma County Tourism (SCT).Through this partnership, Sonoma County will work alongside Kind Traveler, the first socially conscious Give + Get hotel book...

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    AGENCIES SEE GROWTH IN CONTENT MARKETING BUSINESS

    Jun 19, 2019

    Agencies are banking on content marketing. That’s the key finding in the newly released Content Marketing Institute 2019 Agency Survey. This inaugural research looks at how full-scope agencies, as well as specialized agencies, are doing content marketing for clients, how well it’s workin...

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    MORE THAN 1 MILLION TOURISTS VISITED DUBAI IN FIRST FOUR MONTHS OF 2019

    Jun 18, 2019

    A data released by Dubai Tourism revealed that  there are more than 1 million tourists from GCC countries have visited Dubai in the first four months of 2019.While Saudi Arabia is leading among the GCC countries with 550,000 tourists, Oman is the second country on the list with 356,000 tourists...

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    USA MOVES CLOSER TO RE-JOINING UN AGENCY FOR PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL

    Jun 18, 2019

    A high-level delegation of the United States government attending the World Tourism Organization Executive Council announced that it is exploring the possibility of re-joining the UN agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism. The 110th Session of the UNW...

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    ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TOURISM BOOM CONTINUES

    Jun 18, 2019

    Antigua might be a small island, at 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, but its tourism industry is bigger than ever.Tourism to the West Indies island welcomed a record-breaking 27,301 visitors in April, a 17% increase from the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Tourism and Investment....

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    JAMAICA MINISTER OF TOURISM PROMOTES DESTINATION IN PARIS

    Jun 17, 2019

    As part of an ongoing goal of generating greater global awareness and increasing visitor arrivals, Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for Jamaica, and Donovan White, director of tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board, were in Paris earlier this week to meet with France’s major tour operators. ...

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    SAMMY YAHIA APPOINTED AS THE NEW DIRECTOR OF TOURISM IN PHILIPPINES BY ISRAEL EMBASSY

    Jun 17, 2019

    Israel Embassy has appointed new director of tourism in Philippines , Sammy Yahia which will be effective this June.Yahia will be responsible for leading the tourism board’s initiatives in the Philippines and oversee the development of the policies and strategies.Yahia headed as the Director o...

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    TOURISM LEADS SURGE IN DUBAI BUSINESS GROWTH

    Jun 16, 2019

    Signalling growing investor confidence in Dubai, new business licenses issued in the emirate during the first four months of 2019 increased 35 per cent compared to the same period of 2018 according to a report issued by the Department of Economic Development.DED issued 9,489 new licences during Janu...

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    AZERBAIJAN TOURISM ASSOCIATION PROVIDES MODERNIZATION OF ITS BEACHES

    Jun 14, 2019

    In the first place, “Blue Flag” system existing in several countries will be initiated in Azerbaijan for enhancing beach tourism, Adviser to Chairman of the Azerbaijan Tourism Association Muzaffar Agakarimov informed Trend on June 12th.While speaking about the system in Turkey, where bea...

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    WTTC AND JLL PAIR UP TO LAUNCH THE FIRST ASSESSMENT OF CITIES READINESS FOR TOURISM GROWTH

    Jun 14, 2019

    WTTC and JLL have paired up to launch the first assessment of cities readiness for tourism growth, via developing a unique methodology to evaluate and deliver solutions to advance sustainable growth in tourism activity.Destination 2030 is a all-inclusive index based on evaluation of more than 75 ind...

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    TOURISTS VISITING BRAZIL FOR LEISURE JUMPS BY OVER 14% IN LAST 4 YEARS

    Jun 14, 2019

    The number of foreign tourists who came to Brazil for leisure has increased by 14.6% in the last 4 years, as per data released Ministry of Tourism based on International Demand Study 2018.According to the survey, in 2015 about half (51.3%) of tourists visited Brazil for its natural and cultural beau...

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    VIRGINIA TOURISM INDUSTRY REPORTS REVENUE INCREASE IN 2018

    Jun 13, 2019

    Virginia’s tourism industry generated $26 billion in visitor spending across all communities in 2018, a 4.4% increase over 2017.Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that the tourism industry also provided $1.8 billion in state and local revenue in 2018. That’s an increase of 2.9% compared...

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    BRILLIANT BARBADOS FLY INTO SAVINGS IN U.S. AND CANADA; BTMI SUMMER CAMPAIGN

    Jun 13, 2019

    Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has officially launched its summer campaign for 2019: ‘Brilliant Barbados Fly into Savings’ in U.S. and Canada. The campaign will be run between May and October, 2019. It offers travelers the opportunity to experience Barbados for less, yet do more....

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    TOURISM CONTRIBUTES $11.8B TO IRAN’S GDP: MOUNESAN

    Jun 12, 2019

    “According to the Central Bank of Iran, tourism industry contributed $11.8 billion to the country’s GDP in the past year. In addition, handicrafts exports made up $600 million of the GDP [in the same year],” the official said.“The sustainability of employment in the field of ...

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    THE GOVERNMENT OF RUSSIA WILL USE BLOCKCHAIN FOR TOURISM

    Jun 12, 2019

    The government of Russia may still not be prepared to get its head totally covered around cryptocurrency, however there are those within the country that appreciate it. As per a recent a report by Russian news outlet Tass, Yugra, an autonomous region in the country, is all set to execute a blockchai...

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    THE PHILIPPINES WILL BE BIDDING TO HOST THE NEXT UNWTO GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN 2021

    Jun 12, 2019

    The Philippines will be bidding to host the next UNWTO General Assembly in 2021, with other Asian countries showing their support for the bid.The Department of Tourism (DoT) said that the Philippines will bid to host the event, which is held every two years, acquiring the support of the Joint Meetin...

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    NUMBER OF FOREIGN TOURISTS VISITING OMAN GOES UP BY MORE THAN A THIRD COMPARED TO LAST YEAR

    Jun 12, 2019

    The number of foreign tourists visiting Oman in April went up by more than a third compared to the same period last year, according to figures by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI).There were 330,685 foreign visitors to Oman in April this year. The majority of the visitors wer...

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    SA’S TRAVEL BOOKING FIRM TRAVELSTART TO BUY CLUB TRAVEL GROUP

    Jun 11, 2019

    Travelstart, SA’s Travel Booking Firm, announced on Monday in a statement that it will buy Club Travel Group for an undisclosed amount.The company said the acquisition will boost its offering by adding Club Travel’s established complementary corporate and franchise divisions, creating a ...

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    NASA PLANS TO OPEN THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION TO TOURISTS

    Jun 10, 2019

    NASA might not be just about research and scientific discovery in the future. Instead, it might be another travel opportunity for the tourists out there.According to the BBC, NASA is planning to open the International Space Station for commercial businesses, including ones from the tourism industry,...

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    DUBAI TO STRENGTHEN TOURISM COOPERATION WITH SAUDI ARABIA

    Jun 10, 2019

    Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has signed a strategic partnership deal with the Saudi Arabian travel group Seera to strengthen the tourism demand from the kingdom.The partnership between Dubai Tourism and and Almosafer, Seera's travel brand which recorde...

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    ISRAEL TOURISM LOOKING HEALTHY

    Jun 10, 2019

    Israel recorded an impressive 440,000 international tourist arrivals in May this year, an 11.1-per-cent rise compared with May 2018 and a 26.8-per-cent rise compared with May 2017. This is according to figures released by the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics.

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    CARIBBEAN WELCOMES TOURISM BOOM IN 2019

    Jun 10, 2019

    A welcome sign, Caribbean tourism has recorded robust growth in 2019, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).The region saw a 12% increase in tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2019, thanks in part to a 24% rise in arrivals from the U.S. Between January and Mar...

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    NEW ZEALAND TO IMPLEMENT NEW TOURIST TAX

    Jun 10, 2019

    New Zealand proposed the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy last year and the country's legislature has just given approval for the new tourist tax to take effect starting July 1 of this year.The NZ$35 (approximately US$23) fee is to be paid concurrently with the visitor's v...

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    TOURISM MINISTER BRENDAN GRIFFIN UNVEILS NEW STRATEGY TO GROW TOURISM FROM BRITAIN

    Jun 07, 2019

    Great Britain offers considerable potential for Irish tourism, according to a new strategy launched today by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD. The strategy has been developed by Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI, in close collaboration with a wide range...


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    SCHENGEN VISA FEE TO INCREASE BY 33.3% FROM JANUARY 2020

    Jun 07, 2019

    The European Union Council gave the final nod to an updated Schengen Visa code and from January 2020 travellers in need of Schengen Visa will have to pay a higher visa fee. Once the amended regulation comes into force the Schengen visa fees will increase for 33.3% from 60 euros to 80 euros. This is ...


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    TOURISM IRELAND AND PARTNERS ATTEND THE PRIVATE LUXURY FORUM IN TURKEY

    Jun 05, 2019

    Three Irish tourism businesses joined Tourism Ireland in Turkey, at the Private Luxury Forum (PLF).  PLF is an event which connects influential luxury travel buyers with luxury hotels and suppliers. The three-day event – which attracted more than 110 buyers from Europe and our emerging to...

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    TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA DECLARED LATEST LONDON TAXI CAMPAIGN TOGETHER WITH CANADIAN AIRLINE WESTJET

    Jun 05, 2019

    Tourism Nova Scotia declared latest London taxi campaign in joint venture with Canadian airline WestJet. Currently, with 14 branded taxis on road, the campaign will continue for six months.Implementing branded tip seats, receipts and videos, the brand awareness campaign will highlight diverse touris...

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    LEADING EUROPEAN ANALYST FIRM OVUM NAMES MADISON LOGIC A “LEADER” IN THEIR REPORT ON ACCOUNT BASED MARKETING

    Jun 05, 2019

    Madison Logic, the leading global account-based marketing (ABM) platform, today announced that Ovum, a market-leading data, research and consulting business headquartered in the U.K., named Madison Logic a “Leader” in the Ovum Market Radar: Account-Based Marketing report. Ovum recognized...

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    KITZBÜHEL TOURISM APPOINTS HEAVEN PUBLICITY TO LEAD UK PROMOTION

    Jun 04, 2019

    Kitzbühel Tourism has appointed lifestyle travel specialists Heaven Publicity to lead its UK activity.As the first external communications agency to be brought in by the Austrian regional tourist board, Heaven Publicity will work with the Kitzbühel team to capitalise on the British interes...

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    ANDRONIS ARCADIA OPENS IN GREECE AHEAD OF SUMMER SEASON

    Jun 04, 2019

    Andronis Arcadia has become the latest addition to the Andronis Exclusive family of five-star hotels and villas.Named after the mythical home of Greek God Pan, Arcadia was a place of natural harmony and pastoral enchantment. Situated on the fringes of Oia, the all-suite hotel offers guests the highe...

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    ROBERT HERJAVEC, UNPACKED: WHAT THE NICE SHARK WON'T TRAVEL WITHOUT

    Jun 03, 2019

    Although he’s now famous as a wealthy investor on ABC’s reality pitch show Shark Tank, Robert Herjavec wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth. His family fled communist Yugoslavia (now Croatia) in 1970, arriving in Canada by boat with one suitcase and just $20. Young Herjavec...

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    GRENADA TOURISM AUTHORITY PREPARES FOR MOMENTOUS CARIBBRAN WEEK 2019 ATTENDANCE

    Jun 03, 2019

    Caribbean Week New York, hosted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), is the most highly anticipated Caribbean-focused industry event of the year and 2019 already proves to be the most successful for destination Pure Grenada. With three awardees representing various tourism platforms includin...

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    HOW HALAL HOLIDAYS BECAME ONE OF THE WORLD'S FASTEST-GROWING TRAVEL TRENDS

    May 30, 2019

    A woman reclines on a bed of colourful cushions. The picture-perfect ocean in front of her is framed by a private cabana and the twinkling horizon is bathed in orange hues. The Instagram caption reads: “Just taking in all the views. Cannot wait to be back in the Maldives in two weeks.” T...

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    20 FATHER'S DAY GIFTS FOR THE DAD WHO LOVES TO TRAVEL

    May 30, 2019

    Traditional Father's Day gifts like a striped tie or a set of shiny cufflinks are great and all, but we'd prefer a gift that he'll use during moments that are more special than the usual workday grind. hese 20 gifts will keep him connected, comfortable, and while traveling. Maybe you'...

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    MOST AMERICANS PLAN TO TRAVEL THIS SUMMER

    May 29, 2019

    For many Americans, summer means a chance to take a break. Kids are off from school, many offices offer shortened workdays on Fridays, and countless people save up some of their vacation days to hit the road.The warm weather lends itself to travel. In addition, a strong economy and low unemployment ...

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    27-YEAR-OLD SEARCH MARKETING CEO LANDS 13-STOP U.S. SPEAKING TOUR

    May 29, 2019

    Garrett Mehrguth, the CEO and co-founder of the B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, Directive, recently was selected to speak at 13 stops of the Digital Summit tour. Digital Summit, the largest conference series in the digital marketing industry, has invited Mehrguth to share his unique pres...

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    INDIE TRAVEL APP LAMBUS MAKES GROUP TRIP PLANNING EASIER

    May 28, 2019

    There are plenty of travel apps for researching flights and hotels or generally organizing your trips, but indie German developer Hans Knöechel struggled to find one that could gather all his travel-related information in one place, in addition to allowing a group of friends to collaborate on t...

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    THOMAS COOK POSTS WHOPPING 985% PBT GROWTH, 19% REVENUE GROWTH IN TRAVEL BUSINESS IN FY19

    May 28, 2019

    Thomas Cook (India) Ltd (TCIL), India’s largest integrated travel services company, today announced its financial results for the year ended March 31, 2019 with a strong performance across its lines of businesses. Consolidated revenue from operations for FY19 increased by 18 per cent from Rs 5...

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    USTOA LAUNCHES NEW TRAVEL VIDEO SERIES HOSTED BY AWARD-WINNING COMEDIAN

    May 28, 2019

    Harrison Greenbaum, a Comedy Central "Comics to Watch,” debuted a new six-episode video series today in partnership with the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), which represents 165 leading travel brands to destinations across the world.Through humor, “Recalculating&rd...

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    MAJOR US AIRLINES AGREE TO UN CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN

    May 27, 2019

    Virtually every U.S.-based airline has voluntarily agreed to a United Nations plan to reduce carbon emissions in an effort to temper climate change worldwide. The program, called the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), caps emissions at 2020 levels and is admi...

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    AMADEUS SEES MORE ROOM TO GROW IN NORTH AMERICA

    May 27, 2019

    Amadeus attributed its nearly 15% jump in North American air bookings in the first quarter to its continued investment in the market, which it said was its fastest-growing region. Amadeus' travel agency air bookings globally increased 1.6% in the quarter. Rajiv Rajian, Amadeus' executive vic...

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    SHERATON HOTELS & RESORTS CELEBRATES THE TRANSFORMATION OF SHERATON GRAND TBILISI METECHI PALACE

    May 24, 2019

    Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International’s most global brand, has unveiled the transformation of the iconic Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace following a full-scale renovation. Carrying the Sheraton Grand designation, the property truly delivers on the heritage and sophisticat...

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    UNWTO SECRETARY-GENERAL ON OFFICIAL VISIT TO ITALY, DEEPENING PARTNERSHIP

    May 23, 2019

    The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, has arrived in Rome to begin a first visit to Italy as head of the specialized agency of the United Nations. During the three-day trip, he will meet with H.E. Mr. Gian Marco Centinaio, Minister of Agricultural, Fo...

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    RED SEA DEVELOPMENT COMPANY EMPLOYEES WITNESS DEVELOPMENTS FIRST-HAND WITH SITE VISIT

    May 23, 2019

    The Red Sea Development Company has welcomed the entire office team to the western coast of the Red Sea for three days of exploration.The trip provided an opportunity for staff to immerse themselves in the destination, and better understand its unique characteristics, giving a rare insight into the ...

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    6SENSE LAUNCHES ACCOUNT-BASED EXTERNAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS ANALYTICS

    May 23, 2019

    Today 6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced its External Media Campaigns feature. This capability extends 6sense's ability to track digital media campaigns launched on non-6sense platforms for use in account segmentation within the 6sense platform, and ...

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    TRAVEL ADVISORS STEP UP AT TOURISM CARES FOR PUERTO RICO

    May 22, 2019

    Food is a topic at the heart of the travel experience — but it still was surprising how many travel advisors turned out last week for Tourism Cares for Puerto Rico, an outreach trip to the island that focused largely on food sovereignty and sustainable farming.For the first time in recent memo...

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    IFC ALL SET TO INVEST $300M IN INDONESIA’S TOURISM-RELATED FIRMS

    May 22, 2019

    The International Finance Corporation or IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will invest up to $300 million in companies associated with tourism-related sectors in Indonesia, a top executive informed DEALSTREETASIA on Wednesday. The figure is fixed for the fiscal year July 2019-June 2020. “...

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    BRAZIL TOURISM MINISTRY VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS ACTIONS OF TOP BRAZTOA SUSTAINABILITY AWARD WINNER

    May 21, 2019

    Over 20 years of operation of the SESC Porto Cercado Hotel, in Poconé and Barão de Melgaço (MT), integrating the tourist activity to one of the most important Brazilian biomes are highlighted in unpublished video produced by the Ministry of Tourism, Brazil.The action is part of ...

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    AUCKLAND TO HOST ‘GO WITH TOURISM’ EXPO TO SHOWCASE TOURISM AS EXCITING CAREER

    May 21, 2019

    Spearheaded by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), ‘Go with Tourism’ is a new and game-changing job connector platform.This year it will have its own feature expo site at the NZ Careers Expo in Auckland from May 23-25, showcasing just how exciting and successful a ...

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    CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE PARTNERS WITH HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

    May 21, 2019

    Carnival Cruise Line is taking its talents to the hardwood through a new partnership with the Harlem Globetrotters that will see the cruise line promotions at more than 150 of the team’s iconic shows across the U.S."The Harlem Globetrotters are synonymous with fun, helping families create...

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    LONDON AND REGIONAL PROPERTIES ACQUIRES FIRST HOTEL IN USA

    May 21, 2019

    London and Regional Properties, a private real estate and leisure investment firm based in London, United Kingdom has made a foray  into the United States, acquiring its its first American property: The Palm House Hotel. The 79-unit, 82,648-square-foot Palm Beach, Fla., hotel sold for $39.6 mil...

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    CTRIP AND WWF CHINA TEAM UP TO BOOST ECO-TOURISM

    May 20, 2019

    Ctrip (Nasdaq: CTRP), the largest online travel agency in Asia, and the World Wide Fund for Nature China WWF China)signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Shanghai on 16 May 2019 to begin a strategic partnership. As a follow-up to the MoU, on the same day, the two parties announced a sustainab...

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    BRAZIL TOURISM MINISTRY IDENTIFY FESTIVALS AS INDUCERS OF NATIONAL TOURISM

    May 20, 2019

    The Ministry of Tourism, Brazil will invest about R $ 4 million to support celebration of several Brazilian festivals, Tourism Minister Marcelo Álvaro Antônio said.In 2019, the Ministry of Tourism’s National Calendar of Events has 103 events already registered with this profile, i...

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    THAILAND LAUNCHES NEW SCB M VISA PREPAID TOURIST CARD

    May 20, 2019

    A new SCB M Visa prepaid tourist card has been launched by Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), The Mall Group, and Visa with support from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in Thailand.The card can be used by foreign tourists for cashless travel and shopping when in Thailand.To celebrate the launch, th...

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    NZ TOURISM INDUSTRY INCREASES FOCUS ON SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

    May 17, 2019

    Sustainability – of our communities, our environment, our economy and our visitors – has been placed firmly at the heart of the New Zealand tourism industry’s updated growth framework, released at TRENZ 2019.Tourism 2025 & Beyond – a Sustainable Growth Framework refreshes...

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    THE UNWTO ANNOUNCES AWARDS FOR THE HIGHEST QUALITY BEACHES FOR 2019

    May 17, 2019

    The UNWTO announced the awards for the highest quality beaches for this year, with Greece bagging the second spot in the entire world, behind only Spain.Greece can now boast of having 515 total “Blue Flag” beaches, and it also received praises for quality of fifteen different marinas and...

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    RENOVATION OF DIMBOOLA LIBRARY GOING ON TO BOOST MICE TOURISM

    May 16, 2019

    Work is underway to redevelop the Dimboola Library thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.Minster for Local Government Adem Somyurek today turned the first sod on the $1.2 million redevelopment, which will see the facility upgraded to better serve the community’s needs.The...

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    MANCHESTER TOURISM IS ON RISE

    May 16, 2019

    Manchester in recent years has welcomed a huge rush of tourists. Presently it considered one of the top tourist destinations in the UK. The popularity of the city shows no signs of decreasing. So, what’s propelling tourism in this northern city? Below, we’ll take a look at some of the to...

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    INTERNATIONAL TOURISM OPERATORS SEE RECORD HIGH IN TURKISH BUSINESS

    May 16, 2019

    Tourism promotion and accommodation activity of operators from across the world saw a record high in May under the cooperation of the Hotel Association of Turkey (TÜROB) and Turkish Airlines (THY).A significant promotional campaign is being carried out by the two institutions, according to a st...

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    CHINESE TOURISTS ARE SKIPPING THE US AMID TRADE WAR AND OPTING FOR DESTINATIONS IN EUROPE

    May 16, 2019

    Chinese tourists are shunning the United States in the midst of trade war and opting for destinations in Europe, said Jane Sun, the chief executive of Ctrip, Asia’s largest online travel platform.During the recent Labor Day holiday earlier this month, the US ranked as the ninth-most popular tr...

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    SAUDI ARABIA LAUNCHES PROGRAMME TO BOOST TOURISM

    May 15, 2019

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is investing in its tourism sector to cater to its increasing flow of tourists, most of whom are travelling to the kingdom for religious reasons. The kingdom has already shifted gears for this Ramadan season, with escalated security and engaging activities on offer.As par...

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    THAILAND IS NOW A MAJOR ATTRACTION FOR HALAL TOURISM

    May 14, 2019

    Thailand’s major revenue earner is tourism, and it has developed its tourism industry to cater for the multicultural tourists that are visiting now.For most visitors, Thailand offers wonderful tropical weather, fascinating culture and history, picturesque countryside, stunning beaches and much...

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    THE UAE HAS STRATEGIC TOURISM INITIATIVES AND INNUMERABLE ATTRACTIONS

    May 14, 2019

    With the help of strategic tourism initiatives and endless attractions, the UAE has strengthened its performance in terms of global tourism in a nice way. This has placed the UAE among the world’s top tourist destinations.The country’s magnetic appeal is also largely due to the year-roun...

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    NUMBER OF TOURISTS VISITING MOROCCO THIS YEAR BETWEEN JANUARY TO MARCH INCREASED BY 4.1%

    May 14, 2019

    As per latest figures from the Moroccan Tourism Observatory, the number of tourists visiting Morocco during the period between January and March 2019 went up by 4.1 percent, totalling 2.506 million tourists.The number of Moroccan expatriates having visited Morocco also increased by more than 5%, whe...

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    ITALY TOURISM PULLS IN NEARLY 40 BILLION IN INTERNATIONAL TRAVELER SPEND

    May 14, 2019

    The positive outcome in 2018  for Italy’s tourism shows an increase of almost 11%, with around 41.7 billion euros spent by international travelers compared to 39.1 billion euros in 2017, with a volume of 25.5 billion euros spent by Italians abroad against the 24.6 billion euros from the p...

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    INDONESIA USES PHINISI TO LURE TOURISTS FROM DUBAI

    May 13, 2019

    A phinisi boat and Lombok architecture were among the highlights of Indonesia's pavilion at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) held in Dubai from April 28 to May 1.In a bid to further promote Indonesian tourism in the United Arab Emirates city, the Tourism Ministry also equipped the 496-square-mete...

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    S CHINA'S HAINAN TO START PILOT CRUISE TOURISM PROJECT

    May 13, 2019

    The ports of Sanya and Haikou on tropical Hainan island will soon be ready to serve Chinese-funded cruises to nowhere, under flags of convenience, amid the growing trend of cruises for leisure.While traditional cruise routes link land destinations, cruises to nowhere trace a unique itinerary without...

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    TOURIST ARRIVALS IN MOROCCO ROSE BY 4.1% IN MARCH 2019

    May 12, 2019

    According to the Moroccan Tourism Observatory’s latest figures, the number of tourists that visited Morocco during the period between January and March 2019 rose by 4.1 percent, totalling 2.506 million tourists.The number of Moroccan expatriates that visited Morocco also increased by more than...

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    ZIMBABWE TOURISM AUTHORITY OPENS ITS NEW OFFICE IN CHINA TO ATTRACT MORE CHINESE TOURISTS

    May 10, 2019

    The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has opened a new tourism office in China as part of its drive to increase the number of visitors travelling from that region to the country. Priscah Mupfumira said that this new initiative will boost tourism in Zimbabwe. It comes at an opportune time when Zimbabw...

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    GROWTH IN MALAYSIAN TOURISM SECTOR TO BE DRIVEN BY CHINESE TOURISTS

    May 10, 2019

    Chinese tourists who have been the key growth driver across Southeast Asia over the past decade will continue to support Malaysian tourism growth, says a Malaysian research house.According to a Malaysian research house Malaysian tourism growth will be supported by the Chinese tourists who are alread...

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    CAIRO INTRODUCES INNOVATIVE TOURISM CAMPAIGN WITH CNN

    May 10, 2019

    The Ministry of Tourism is all set to go for an extended partnership with CNN in a global tourism campaign that highlights a modern Egypt, all over an innovative mix of TV, digital and social media platforms.The new joint venture between CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) and Ministry of Tourism o...

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    PRINCESS CRUISES OPENS ITS 2020-2021 CRUISE TOURISM SEASON

    May 09, 2019

    The west coast’s leading cruise line, Princess Cruises, offers its most robust deployment ever for the upcoming 2020-2021 season, visiting top destinations including Mexico, Hawaii and the California Coast. On sale May 9, 2019, guests will savor diverse experiences from wine tasting in Califor...

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    TURKISH DOMESTIC TOURISM SPENDING INCREASED BY 14 PERCENT YEAR-ON-YEAR IN 2018

    May 09, 2019

    Last year, Turkish domestic tourism spending increased by 14 percent year-on-year, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).The trip expenditures of domestic tourists reached TL 40.3 billion last year, going up from TL 35.3 billion in 2017.The number of domestic trips with one or mo...

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    TUNISIA EXPECTS 9 MILLION VISITORS BY THE END OF THE ONGOING TOURISM SEASON

    May 09, 2019

    The ministry of tourism indicated that Tunisia expects 9 million visitors by the end of the ongoing tourism season. According to René Trabelsi from the tourism ministry, this forecast is based on good performances in the sector despite challenges experienced by national airline company Tunisa...

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    WITH AN EXPECTED 29 MILLION TOURISTS BY 2030, NETHERLANDS TO STOP PROMOTING TOURISM TO CURB OVERCROWDING

    May 07, 2019

    The Netherlands is set to stop promoting itself as a holiday destination and is even considering more drastic measures, including new taxes and closing down attractions, as it struggles to cope with a tourism boom.Authorities in the country of 17 million people are mulling a new set of recommendatio...

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    SPAIN TO COOPERATE WITH CUBA IN UPDATING TOURISM MODELS

    May 07, 2019

    Visiting Spanish Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Reyes Maroto said Tuesday the European nation and Cuba are working to improve the management of their tourism models for greater quality and efficiency.Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2019 International Tourism Fair of Cuba, with Spain...

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    DC SETS ANOTHER TOURISM RECORD: ALMOST 22M IN 2018

    May 07, 2019

    The District welcomed 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018, according to Destination DC.It’s the ninth consecutive year for setting a visitor record, and that number does not include international tourists. Those numbers are released later this spring.Last year’s domestic visitor count...

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    OFFICIAL CONFIRM THAT ANNUAL TOURISM REVENUE OF IRAN HIT $11.8BN

    May 07, 2019

    During the past Iranian calendar year which started in March 2018, from its tourism, Iran made $11.8 billion, said Ali Asghar Mounesan, head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization.While speaking in a ceremony on Saturday, Mounesan mentioned tourism industry as world&r...

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    PRINCESS CRUISES CONTINUES ACTIVATION OF MEDALLIONCLASS VACATIONS ON SIX MORE SHIPS IN 2020

    May 07, 2019

    Princess Cruises announced the expansion of its MedallionClass Vacations to six additional ships in 2020 – Ruby Princess (January 27), Grand Princess (March 29), Enchanted Princess (June 15), Emerald Princess (August 16), Coral Princess (October 16), and Island Princess (December 20) – b...

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    ON PHILIPPINES TOURISM, FRANCE SEES MAJOR OPPORTUNITIES!

    May 07, 2019

    France has foreseen “huge potential” of the tourism sector of the country as it convened its first tourism joint working group meeting with the Philippines in Manila in April.To quote French Ambassador Nicholas Galey, “France is well aware of the huge potential of the Philippines&r...

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    UKRAINE CULTURAL FESTIVAL IN LEBANON TO COMMENCE ON MAY 8

    May 06, 2019

    Aimed at boosting cultural exchange between Ukraine and Lebanon, the former will launch a cultural festival in Lebanon on May 8 for two weeks, in historic sites in the country, including Beirut, Tripoli, Jbeil, Zahle and Saida.The festival also aims to enhance bilateral ties between the two countrie...

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    SOUTH AFRICA ADVOCATES COLLABORATION TO IMPROVE AFRICAN TOURISM SECTOR

    May 06, 2019

    Africa need to improve the tourism sector through collaboration, South African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said.Africa should remove hurdles that impede tourism growth and learn from one another’s best practices, Hanekom told the official opening of Africa Travel Indaba in Durban.“We ...

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    GREECE APPOINTS NEW TOURISM MINISTER

    May 06, 2019

    Thanassis Theocharopoulos, leader of the Democratic Left (DIMAR) party in Greece, has been appointed as the country’s new tourism minister, in a ceremony held in Athens at the Presidential Mansion.Elena Kountoura, resigned earlier this week, in order to focus on her campaign for the upcoming E...

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    MADISON LOGIC UNVEILS NEW DATA CLOUD TO ACCELERATE ABM FOR B2B ORGANIZATIONS GLOBALLY

    May 06, 2019

    Madison Logic, the leading global account-based marketing (ABM) platform, today announces the launch of the ML Data Cloud, powering cutting-edge ABM to accelerate your pipeline and convert your best accounts faster. With state-of-the-art architecture, rich data, and a robust data gateway, the ML Dat...

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    TO INCREASE CALIFORNIA TOURISM, ETIHAD AIRWAYS PARTNERS WITH VISIT CALIFORNIA

    May 03, 2019

    The contract was declared this week at the Arabian Travel Market in a signing ceremony with Robin Kamark, chief commercial officer Etihad Aviation Group and Caroline Beteta, president & CEO for Visit California.The joint venture between Etihad Airways and Visit California will entail the organiz...

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    PRINCESS CRUISES ANNOUNCES 2020-2021 CARIBBEAN & PANAMA CANAL SEASONS FEATURING NEW SHIPS

    May 03, 2019

    Princess Cruises guests sailing to the islands of the Caribbean Islands or the engineering marvel of the Panama Canal now have a variety of itineraries and cruise ships to choose from with the announcement of the cruise line’s fall 2020 to spring 2021 cruise season.

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    NSW GOVT. LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO BOOST ORANGE TOURISM

    May 02, 2019

    New South Wales government in Australia has kicked off a $262,000 marketing campaign today to inspire a younger emerging crowd of under 35s to visit and explore their sense of adventure while sampling the finer things on offer in Orange.The campaign is being funded by the NSW Government’s Regi...

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    KENYA IS WITNESSING TWICE AS MANY TOURISTS FROM CHINA NOW

    May 02, 2019

    Kenya is witnessing twice as many tourists from China as it used to few years ago with increasing bilateral ties between the two countries.At least 230,500 Chinese nationals visited Kenya, spending nights in various hotels in different parts of the country in 2018.The number is a significant surge f...

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    DUBAI REMAINS CONFIDENT OF ATTRACTING 20 MILLION VISITORS BY 2020

    May 02, 2019

    The government of Dubai remains confident of achieving 20 million visitors by 2020. Visitor numbers to Dubai grew by just 0.8 per cent last year, reaching 15.92 million compared to 15.79 million in 2017.To quote Issam Kazim, the CEO of the Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM)...

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    FEW BRITISH VISITORS ARE SELECTING EU COUNTRIES FOR HOLIDAYS, TRAVEL FIRM EXPLAINS

    May 01, 2019

    The travel firm explains around half 48% of the holidays it sold up until the end of February were to non-EU destinations, up 10% on 2018.In spite of this, the firm says Spain is still a well-liked destination for many.Its findings chime with separate Post Office statistics showing currency sales fo...

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    IN THE UAE, FAMILY TOURISM PACKAGES CONTINUE TO ENJOY AN INCREASE IN POPULARITY

    Apr 30, 2019

    In the UAE, family tourism packages continue to enjoy an increase in popularity, with tourism and hospitality vendors across the UAE focusing on reinforcing the country’s image as a family-friendly destination, as said by experts at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM 2019).Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohamme...

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    THE PHILIPPINES IS NOW AMONG THE WORLD’S TOP AGRI-TOURISM DESTINATIONS

    Apr 30, 2019

    The Philippines is now among the world’s top agri-tourism destinations following the sector’s drive for more revenue streams for farmers.In a statement, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for graduate Study & Research in Agriculture (Searca) said that the country is now at par with ...

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    UAE- ITALY SEES A 22% INCREASE IN VISITORS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST

    Apr 30, 2019

    The cuisine, art, fashion and landscapes of Italy are attracting more visitors from the Middle East in recent years, with figures released today showing visitor numbers increased by 21.97% in 2017 compared to 2016, a rise from 157,000 to nearly 200,000 travellers.The figures were announced during a ...

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    GROWING NUMBER OF FLIGHTS FROM CHINA TO TURKEY BOOSTS TOURISM

    Apr 29, 2019

    As the number of Chinese tourists visiting Turkey has been on the rise again, Chinese airlines are resuming their flights to the country and new ones are entering the Turkish market. The two countries are working to increase the number of tourists to 1 million. The fact that China Southern Airlines,...

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    130K FILIPINO TOURISTS EXPECTED TO VISIT FRANCE THIS YEAR

    Apr 29, 2019

    The French government is seeking to attract at least 130,000 Filipino tourists to its numerous medieval towns and religious destinations by end of 2019.Morad Tayebi, Southeast Asian director for Atout-France, the European nation’s Development Tourism Agency, said Filipino tourists in France re...

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    VIETNAM EYES MORE ON CHINESE TOURISTS TO BOOST TOURISM REVENUE

    Apr 29, 2019

    The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) will host a programme to promote Vietnamese tourism in the Chinese cities of Chengdu, Chongqing, and Shenzhen from May 15-24, which will boost travel and tourism in Vietnam from China. The information was released at a regular press conference he...

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    TRAVELSTART LAUNCHES MEDIA HUB AND WELCOMES SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM, NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

    Apr 29, 2019

    Travelstart today announced the launch of the ‘Travelstart Media Hub’ as the OTA offers a new media division that will support tourism agencies, airlines, cruise companies and related organisations with a platform to promote their brands and services to a global community of travellers.W...

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    CHINA HIGHLIGHTS TOURIST SAFETY IN THAILAND

    Apr 26, 2019

    China has reminded Thailand of the importance of the safety of tourists’ as it endorses the kingdom as a destination for Chinese tourists.On Wednesday, the Chinese consul general in Songkhla Ma Fengchun said that the problem in terms of safety for Chinese tourists taking holidays in Thailand w...

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    IN ORDER TO BOOST TOURISM THAILAND TO PAY DOMESTIC TOURISTS 1500 BAHTS

    Apr 25, 2019

    For years, Thailand has dominated lists of most popular destinations in the world. In 2018, Forbes named Bangkok the most visited city in the world for the third year in a row. With such hype around the country, you’d think it wouldn’t need any more publicity to promote its tourism.But i...

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    IN THE US, VISA WAIVER LEADS TO CONSIDERABLE RISE IN TOURIST ARRIVALS!

    Apr 25, 2019

    Recent statistics from a research done by Amadeus Group shows a major rise in the number of reservations made in the United States, along with Canada, Japan and Australia, the other three countries making the most from the new policy.In the world, Amadeus is one of the 10 largest technology companie...

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    VICTORIA’S TOURISM BOOSTER WHITE NIGHT EVENT TO RETURN IN AUGUST

    Apr 25, 2019

    Victoria’s annual White Night will return to Melbourne across three huge nights in August 2019.The festival’s return from August 22-24 was announced recently by Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events Martin Pakula and Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley. Carlton Gardens, ...

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    6SENSE EXPANDS INTEGRATION WITH HUBSPOT FOR HEIGHTENED ACCOUNT BASED ORCHESTRATION

    Apr 25, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced $27 million in funding. The round was led by Industry Ventures and included participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Venrock. “We b...

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    VISITORS ARRIVAL INCREASED 40% OVER EASTER, FUELING OVER-TOURISM ISSUE!

    Apr 24, 2019

    Tourist arrivals increased to around 40% during the Easter holiday period, as per the data provided yesterday by immigration authorities, prompting concerns about the capacity of Macau to accommodate the rising visitor number.The four-day holiday period from April 19 to 22 registered under 556,200 v...

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    TOURISM AUSTRALIA LAUNCHES NEW YOUTH CAMPAIGN TO LURE WORKING HOLIDAY MAKERS

    Apr 24, 2019

    Targeting young people who want to combine travel with temporary work, Tourism Australia has launched a new youth campaign under Australia’s Working Holiday Maker program.The campaign seeks to demonstrate how a working holiday in Australia can give young people a point of difference and equip ...

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    QUEENSLAND TOURISM SHINES WITH ONGOING BLEACH* FESTIVAL

    Apr 24, 2019

    Bleach* Festival, the Gold Coast Festival, is underway in Queensland taking place across the City in this month. The program is one of Australia’s leading and most exciting site-specific contemporary arts programs.Quintessentially Gold Coast, Bleach* Festival celebrates the city’s most d...

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    MORE AID INTO TURBO CHARGING TOURISM

    Apr 24, 2019

    The Northern Territory Government has declared a direct $103 million tourism stimulus package to draw greater number of visitors, generate more local jobs and put in more money into the pockets of Territorians.Tourism is a cornerstone of the NT economy, aiding thousands of small as well as medium si...

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    TOKYO ESTABLISHES ‘TOKYO TOURISM REPRESENTATIVES’ TO LURE GLOBAL LEISURE TRAVELLERS

    Apr 24, 2019

    In a bid to promote Tokyo as a premier destination for international leisure travel, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has established “Tokyo Tourism Representatives” in Europe, America, Australia and Asia, the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau announced.The “Tokyo Tourism Rep...

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    WESTERN AUSTRALIA ATTRACTED RECORD NUMBERS OF INTERSTATE AND INTERNATIONAL VISITORS IN 2018

    Apr 23, 2019

    Record numbers of interstate and international tourists visited Western Australia in 2018, according to results from Tourism Research Australia. Results have also shown spending by out of state visitors is on the rise, up 6.5 per cent to $3.8 billion.The State attracted 2.58 million visitors from ou...

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    MALAYSIA AMONG TOP 10 GLOBAL TOURIST DESTINATIONS IN 2018

    Apr 23, 2019

    With Malaysia maintaining its record as among the top 10 tourist destinations in the world for 2018, the country’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Mohamaddin Ketapi said the tourism industry is on the right track.“This shows that Malaysia is on the right track. We are working hard ...

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    CURACAO EXPECTS TO ATTRACT 1 MILLION CRUISE TOURISTS THIS YEAR

    Apr 23, 2019

    Curacao is expecting one million cruise passengers when the 2018-2019 seasons is in full- books, and has a five-year target to hit that seven figure number, according to Raul Manatos, COO of Curacao Ports.The tourism board of Curacao has embraced its unique island experience, adopting the tagline Fe...

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    KENYA DOMESTIC TOURISM BOOSTS WITH CHINESE BUILT RAILWAY SYSTEM

    Apr 23, 2019

    Chinese built railway system is boosting Kenya’s domestic tourism, therefore increasing Keneya’s revenue.Over the years, the domestic transportation system had been a major hindrance for many would-be domestic tourists. But now, with the help of China, the hindrance is removed. For those...

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    TANZANIA TO SPUR TOURISM, DIGITIZES 274 NEW HISTORICAL SITES

    Apr 23, 2019

    A senior official stated that in a bid to boost the national coffers Tanzania has identified and digitized 274 new historical sites in the east African nation.According to Harrison Mwakyembe, Tanzanian Minister for Information, Culture, Arts, and Sports, said that the sites include pre-colonial chie...

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    ETHIOPIA, LAND OF ORIGINS, ON GLOBAL TOP LIST WITH REGARD TO TOURISM GROWTH

    Apr 20, 2019

    Wonderful tourist attractions, unique diplomatic stature and a thriving airline have placed Ethiopia, Land of Origins, on global top list when it comes to tourism growth. As per the WTTC annual review, the country saw the highest tourism growth in the world (48.6%), going past the global average gro...

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    ISRAEL PLACING A LOT OF IMPORTANCE TO TOURISM

    Apr 20, 2019

    The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement [BDS] has taken a particular aim towards Israel’s tourism industry. In Israel, tourism is more than just sun, seashore, and spirituality; it brought in $6 billion in 2018 for Israel’s economy. Tourism is also the geopolitical inhalant that ...

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    PORTUGAL IS NOW SURPASSING SPAIN AS THE FASTEST-GROWING TOURISM MARKET OF EUROPE

    Apr 20, 2019

    Portugal is now surpassing Spain as the fastest-growing tourism market of Europe. However, Portugal is struggling to meet the industry’s steep demands.On Thursday, a bus crash in the Madeiran town of Canico killed at least 29 people, all of them German, and this pointed fingers at the infrastr...

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    BA NA HILLS HAS ADDED A NEW LEASE OF LIFE TO THE TOURISM OF DA NANG

    Apr 20, 2019

    “Ba Na Hills, constructed by Sun Group, created a landmark for tourism of Da Nang, the central region and Vietnam in general,” said Phung Xuan Khanh, director of Tien Phong Travel.At present, Tien Phong Travel conducts three tours to Da Nang, which also take in Ba Na Hills.The visitor nu...

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    COTTAR’S SAFARI SERVICE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF SHAPING AFRICAN AND WORLD SAFARI TOURISM

    Apr 20, 2019

    Last week, Cottar’s Safari Service celebrated 100 years of shaping African and world safari tourism.Tourism CS Najib Balala Cottar recognized it as a leader in the development of exceptional and niche tourism that is integral to the National Tourism Blueprint 2030.The safari company, launched ...

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    RAIL LINK GIVES A BIG BOOST TO KENYA TOURISM

    Apr 18, 2019

    $3.8 billion line is largest investment since country's independence in 1963Sarah Kabu, the managing director of a travel company in Nairobi, is ebullient about Kenya's Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway.Passenger demand for the railway, also known as the Madaraka Express, has surged for...

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    MANATEE TOURISM DIRECTOR TOUTS ECONOMIC IMPACT OF 3.1 MILLION VISITORS

    Apr 18, 2019

    They may add to the seasonal traffic and the waiting lines at restaurants. Yet they also contribute $1.3 billion annually to Manatee County’s economy while paying $54.4 million in sales taxes.On Wednesday, Elliott Falcione, executive director of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Burea...

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    QANTAS TO LAUNCHE FLIGHTS TO SAPPORO

    Apr 18, 2019

    Qantas will launch new direct seasonal flights between Sydney and Sapporo, meeting a growing demand from Australians wanting to travel to the popular Japanese ski holiday destination.To coincide with the peak ski season, Qantas will fly three times per week to Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport bet...

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    OMAN CRUISE TOURISM EXPECTS TO WELCOME 220,000 TOURISTS IN 2019

    Apr 18, 2019

    Cruise tourism in Oman is on rise. The international cruises visiting Oman during the year 2018-2019 has reached to 298 which is a rapid increase of 106 compared to the previous year 2017-2018. The number of national and international based cruise ships that arrived at Sultan Qaboos Port was 147 shi...

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    WITH TWO MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS, JAPAN EXPECTS TO SEE A BOOM IN TOURISM

    Apr 18, 2019

    In Kyoto, the traditional retail market is overrun by foreign tourists, many of them eating skewered shrimp and other local delicacies as they stroll, making it difficult for daily shoppers to carry on their business. Posters saying “No Eating While Walking” can be found everywhere, but ...

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    GREECE BOOSTS ITS TOURISM BRAND

    Apr 17, 2019

    Diving around Patmos, climbing on Kalymnos, rafting on the Arachthos River, windsurfing off Paros, walking through mastic groves on Chios. An increasing number of international travelers are ditching their all-inclusive bracelets in search of fresh and more authentic experiences, and for those looki...

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    NEW MEXICAN CAMPAIGN TO DRAW MORE CHINESE TOURISTS

    Apr 17, 2019

    Mexico intends to launch its latest tourism campaign, called “Knocking at the Door”, mainly to attract more Chinese tourists, the country’s Tourism Ministry said on Sunday.The idea is to focus on countries with large tourism markets, such as China, and improve Mexico’s standi...

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    LIONBRIDGE AGAIN NAMED ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST EMPLOYERS BY FORBES

    Apr 17, 2019

    Lionbridge Technologies is proud to announce it has again been named one of America's Best Employers by Forbes, which also recognized Lionbridge as a Best Employer for Women in 2018. The 2019 list recognizes organizations across a variety of industries that employ more than 1,000 people in the U...

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    6SENSE SECURES $27 MILLION TO ADVANCE BOLD VISION IN B2B AND ABM

    Apr 16, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced $27 million in funding. The round was led by Industry Ventures and included participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Venrock. “We b...

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    ETHIOPIA RECORDS HIGHEST TOURISM GROWTH, REVEALS WORLD TRAVEL AND TOURISM COUNCIL

    Apr 16, 2019

    The World Travel and Tourism Council's (WTTC) annual review ranks Ethiopia top-scoring country in the world in tourism growth in 2018.The east African country saw the highest tourism growth in the world (48.6%), surpassing the global average growth rate of 3.9 percent and the African average of ...

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    VIETNAMESE TOURISM TO BE PROMOTED IN CHINESE CITIES

    Apr 16, 2019

    The information was released at a regular press conference held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST) in Hanoi on April 17.The activities are expected to feature the participation of around 300 travel businesses, airlines and representatives of tourism management agencies from Vietn...

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    CRUISE TOURISM ON RISE IN OMAN

    Apr 16, 2019

    The Ministry of Tourism in Oman is making efforts to attract tourist cruise ships to visit Oman. Cruise ships visiting Oman’s port during the year 2018-2019 has reached to 298, showing an increase of 106 compared to the year 2017-2018. While the number of cruise ships that arrived at Sultan Qa...

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    KYRGYZSTAN HOSTS OVER 3 MILLION FOREIGN TOURISTS

    Apr 16, 2019

    Kyrgyzstan has a unique potential for travel and recreation of visiting tourists.About 7 million foreigners, with more than half of them being tourists, visited Kyrgyzstan in 2018, announced the Deputy Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism, the director of the tourism department, Maksat Damir...

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    LARGEST TRAVEL MANAGEMENT FIRM IN UK ACCEPTS BITCOIN

    Apr 16, 2019

    Corporate Traveller, the largest travel management firm in the United Kingdom, is now accepting Bitcoin (BTC) for payments, according to a press release on April 15.A newly announced partnership with crypto payments company BitPay will allow Corporate Traveller — which provides business travel...

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    TOURISM IRELAND LEADS SALES MISSION TO THE US

    Apr 16, 2019

    Tourism Ireland is leading a delegation of Irish tourism companies on a sales blitz in the US this week, meeting, and doing business with, hundreds of travel professionals in Chicago, Dallas and Boston.The schedule includes a B2B event in each city, with an interactive presentation showcasing Irelan...

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    ROMANIA, GEORGIA SEEKS MORE TOURISM COOPERATION

    Apr 16, 2019

    To speed up the promotion of bilateral tourism, Romania and Georgia agreed on Monday to speed up the promotion of bilateral tourism development by tapping the potential of cooperation between the two countries.Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said in a joint statement with her visiting Georgi...

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    TURKEY TOURISM AIMS FOR 50 MILLION TOURISTS AND $35 BILLION REVENUE IN 2019

    Apr 16, 2019

    Turkey tourism has set new goals. They are aiming for 50 million tourists and U.S. dollars 35 billion in tourism revenue in 2019, with the help of the soon-to-be-announced Tourism Master Plan and Tourism Development Fund. It will be prepared within the scope of the “New Economy Program Structu...

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    KOREAN AIR LAUNCHES FLIGHTS TO BOSTON, USA

    Apr 15, 2019

    Korean Air has launched non-stop flights between Boston and Seoul.The new Boston flights, along with Minneapolis/St. Paul-Seoul and Seattle-Osaka services that Delta is launching, are the first additions to the joint venture’s Transpacific network since the two carriers launched their partners...

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    UK AND IRELAND SEE TWO MILLION CRUISE PASSENGER DEPARTURES FOR FIRST TIME

    Apr 15, 2019

    Cruise Lines International Association has announced that the number of ocean cruises taken by UK and Irish passengers last year reached over two million for the first time.The UK and Ireland cruise industry hit a record 2,009,000 in 2018, surpassing the two million mark a year earlier than predicte...

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    FRANCE IS STILL THE WORLD'S MOST VISITED COUNTRY

    Apr 15, 2019

    According to France’s national statistics institute (INSEE), the number of nights foreign tourists spent in the country’s hotels, campsites and youth hostels reached 438.2 million, global travel website link, eTurbo News is reporting.This marks an increase of nine million visitors agains...

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    ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP LAUNCHES KEY WORDS FOR THE 2020 TOURISM INDUSTRY

    Apr 15, 2019

    Active food and wine tourism, the quality of life, the search for beauty and creativity: the combination of ingredients on which tourists increasingly base their choice of vacation will be at the center of the 2019 expo showcase of TTG Experience, SIA Hospitality Design e SUN Beach&Outdoor Style...

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    AMAWATERWAYS WELCOMES AMADOURO, CELEBRATES INAUGURAL VOYAGE

    Apr 13, 2019

    AmaWaterways today christened its newest river cruise ship, AmaDouro, with a festive ceremony in Porto, Portugal. The christening put the final touch on AmaDouro’s inaugural sailing – which began in Porto and returned today for the special evening event hosted by AmaWaterways co-founders...

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    CLIA: 28.5 MILLION PASSENGERS WENT ON CRUISE IN 2018

    Apr 13, 2019

    In 2018,  28.5 million passengers went on a cruise, marking a 6.7% increase from 2017, as per new figures released from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The CLIA research also showed that North American travellers in particular helped to enhance the global cruise business. The...

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    OTTAWA TOURISM INTRODUCES THINKOTTAWA PROGRAM

    Apr 12, 2019

    Ottawa Tourism, Shaw Centre and Invest Ottawa are partnering to introduce a program to attract more conferences and conventions to the capital city of Canada, with the help of the local ambassadors. Besides, attracting potential ambassadors, the ThinkOttawa program also provides several solutions an...

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    JAPAN TOURISM FLOURISH AS CHERRY TREES ATTRACT VISITORS WORLDWIDE

    Apr 12, 2019

    In Japanese, there’s a popular saying: dumplings over blossoms – which means substance is better than beauty.However, that might sell short the phenomenon of cherry-blossom season in Japan. In the course of couple of weeks, cherry trees all over the country break open and bloom, painting...

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    CHINA AND CROATIA TO ENHANCE CULTURAL AND TOURISM COOPERATION

    Apr 12, 2019

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said Wednesday that the two countries will enhance cultural and tourism cooperation.Li and Plenkovic made the remarks when speaking at the opening ceremony of the Year of Tourism between China and Croatia.Congratulating the two ...

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    THE RISE OF ADVENTURE TOURISM IN MAURITIUS

    Apr 12, 2019

    In 2017, Mauritius attracted over 1.34 million tourists, according to the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority.While French and Canadian tourists make up the bulk of visitors to the country, tourists are now coming from Russia, China and India too.Summer is the peak season for tourism, and there is...

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    TO PERK UP COMMUNITY TOURISM, BARTLETT COMMITS $300M!

    Apr 12, 2019

    Community Tourism island wide, will get a major boost up following the commitment of around $300 million by Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett.The Tourism Ministry explained that the money will be distributed to 63 communities all over the country to have small events and activities that would lure...

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    MACAO TO HOLD INT'L TRAVEL INDUSTRY EXPO

    Apr 11, 2019

    The Seventh Macao International Travel (Industry) Expo will open in Macao on April 26 with further expanded scale, the special administrative region (SAR)'s tourism office said on Tuesday.Macao Government Tourism Office Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes told the press that the Outline Dev...

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    MACAO TO HOLD INT'L TRAVEL INDUSTRY EXPO

    Apr 11, 2019

    The Seventh Macao International Travel (Industry) Expo will open in Macao on April 26 with further expanded scale, the special administrative region (SAR)'s tourism office said on Tuesday.Macao Government Tourism Office Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes told the press that the Outline Dev...

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    MINISTER POINTED OUT IN 2018, TOURISM GROWTH RATE IN EGYPT REACHED 16.5 PERCENT!

    Apr 11, 2019

    On Monday, the Egyptian Tourism Minister, Rania al-Mashat explained that the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) carried on a research revealing that the growth rate of Egypt tourism reached 16.5% last year.In the report on the sidelines of her Jordan visit for the World Economic Forum in the Mi...

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    TRAVEL AND TOURISM SECTOR WITNESSES RECORD GROWTH IN 2018

    Apr 11, 2019

    In 2018, the travel and tourism sector witnessed record growth, going up to $8.8 trillion from $8.3 trillion in 2017. Tourism has made immense contributions to the world’s combined gross domestic product, supporting 319 million jobs.A WTTC report said that travel and tourism generated 10.4% of...

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    CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR PROMOTES TOURISM IN CENTRAL AMERICA

    Apr 11, 2019

    California Governor Gavin Newsom is promoting tourism in Central America as a way to solve some of the region’s greater problems, including gang violence and migrant caravans.According to a report in the Sacramento Bee, Newsom traveled to El Salvador to meet with a group of Salvadoran entrepre...

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    CRUISE TOURISM IS ONE OF THE FASTEST IN TOURISM DEVELOPMENT

    Apr 10, 2019

    Cruise tourism in Asia is one of the fastest-growing sectors in tourism development. The number of passengers increased by an estimated annual average of 33%, going up from 775,000 in 2012 to nearly 4.26m in 2018.In order to capture the opportunities from the growing Asian cruise market, Asia Cruise...

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    NORTHSTAR TRAVEL GROUP ACQUIRING THREE PREMIER U.K. EVENTS

    Apr 10, 2019

    Northstar is buying the Business Travel Show, The Meetings Show and Travel Technology Europe. The transaction is expected to close at the end of April. The Business Travel Show is Europe's largest corporate travel event with more than 9,000 attendees, including 220 exhibiting companies and 500 h...

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    TOURISM IRELAND TO FOCUS ON CHINESE MARKET

    Apr 10, 2019

    The Irish tourism body is to focus on China, as a record 26 Irish tourism companies will travel there next month.It is part of Tourism Ireland's 2019 sales mission across four major cities.The event, which runs from May 6th to 10th, will target top Chinese travel agents and tour operators, throu...

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    FLOWER TOURS ATTRACTING TOURISTS IN XINJIANG

    Apr 10, 2019

    Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is attracting tourists in large number  as flowers there are in full bloom.Wang Ziyang, whose tourism company runs tours to a scenic area featuring apricot flowers in Xinyuan County mentioned that they received more than 10,000 tourists d...

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    FLIGHT CENTRE MAKES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN THE UPSIDE TRAVEL COMPANY

    Apr 09, 2019

    Flight Centre Group continues to strengthen its rapidly growing global corporate travel business, announcing a strategic investment in The Upside Travel Company (“Upside”), the corporate travel company launched in 2017 by Priceline founder Jay Walker. FLT’s investment is for a 25 p...

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    PONANT ANNOUNCES 2020 WORLD AFFAIRS CRUISE IN THE BALTIC SEA

    Apr 09, 2019

    Ponant has announced a compelling World Affairs Cruise in the Baltic. Scheduled for August 5 to 13, 2020, the eight-night cruise is an offering within Ponant’s Quintessential Collection, a series of cruises that delve deeply into a subject and/or destination. The cruise, aboard the soon-to-lau...

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    SPAIN WELCOMES 10,178,169 CRUISE PASSENGERS IN 2018

    Apr 09, 2019

    The ports in Spain have registered some 10,178,169 cruise passengers in 2018, posting another year of growth.It is according to the press release, this is sixth straight year of growth dating back to 2012, when the country saw 7.5 million cruise passengers, up from just 400,000 in 1992.Barcelona led...

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    GLOBAL TRAVEL IS BOOMING, CREATING MILLIONS OF JOBS IN THE PROCESS

    Apr 09, 2019

    The travel and tourism sector saw record growth in 2018, up to $8.8 trillion from $8.3 trillion in 2017. It has made huge contributions to the world’s combined gross domestic product and supports 319 million jobs.A report released by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) stated that tr...

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    DUBAI TOURISM ANNOUNCES NEW GCC-WIDE PARTNERSHIP WITH GULF REPS

    Apr 09, 2019

    Dubai Tourism has announced a new GCC-wide partnership with Gulf Reps, one of the region’s travel consultancy agencies, as part of its ongoing drive to attract more visitors from across the Gulf to holiday in the emirate.The partnership will give Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerc...

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    THE SOUTH AFRICAN HALAL TOURISM GETS A MUCH NEEDED BOOST

    Apr 08, 2019

    World renowned property management company Trafalgar has partnered with local business, Tayyib Travel, to launch its first guided travel itinerary specially tailored to the needs and interests of South African Muslim travellers.The first trip will depart after Ramadan on June 19, 2019, for a two-wee...

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    SAUDI ARABIA OPENS UP AS RED SEA PROJECT GETS OFF THE GROUND

    Apr 08, 2019

    In what many see as one of the world's most significant shifts in tourism policy, the traditionally closed Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is opening its borders to non-Muslim leisure travelers as construction begins on its ambitious project to turn some of the last pristine islands and landscapes along...

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    MARRIOTT EXPECTS TO ADD NEARLY 20 PROPERTIES UNDER ITS MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA PORTFOLIO IN 2019

    Apr 08, 2019

    Marriott International today announced it expects to add 19 new properties and more than 3,000 rooms to its Middle East and Africa portfolio in 2019.Underpinning a strong demand for its diverse brands, the new additions are in line with the company’s expansion plans to add more than 100 new pr...

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    BRITISH BOATING TOURISM IS ON THE RISE, CONTRIBUTES OVER £6 BILLION TO THE ECONOMY

    Apr 07, 2019

    The British marine sector has created close to £6bn in sales from boating related tourism expenditure in 2018, a 65% growth since 2013. In 2018, the average boating and watersport tourist spent just over £47 a day for fun out on the water, an increase from £45.70 in 2013. Londoners...

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    FOUR SEASONS RESORT NEVIS UNVEILS FIVE REDESIGNED SUITE CATEGORIES

    Apr 06, 2019

    Guests at the newly enhanced Four Seasons Resort Nevis have even more reason to book one of the Resort’s luxury accommodations with the addition of seven new suites and two new suite categories. As part of the recently completed enhancement project’s first phase, these new suites incorpo...

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    ‘BEAUTIFUL IN MY EYES', GOVERNMENTAL CAMPAIGN TO BOOST TOURISM IN EGYPT

    Apr 05, 2019

    Egypt’s Cabinet Media office launched on Wednesday a campaign named "beautiful in my eyes" to publish pictures of Egypt’s prominent sites and historical locations to boost tourism in the country. This is not the first campaign launched by the government to boost Egyptian touris...

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    TOURISM REVENUES RISE BY 36.7% IN 1ST HALF OF 2019: CBE’S REPORT

    Apr 05, 2019

    The surplus in the services balance rose by 36.7 percent to $7.3 billion from $5.3 billion and the surplus in the travel balance increased to $5.4 billion from $3.8 billion, according to the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE). According to a report released by the World Tourism and Travel Council in March,...

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    TOURISM IRELAND PARTNERS WITH LUXURY RETAILER NEIMAN MARCUS IN DALLAS

    Apr 05, 2019

    Tourism Ireland is partnering with US luxury retailer Neiman Marcus, in its new ‘The Art of Travel’ campaign.As part of the promotion, Tourism Ireland hosted two events in the luxury retailer’s NorthPark Store, outside Dallas. The aim of both events was to highlight the island of I...

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    BRIT VISITORS TOP THE CHART WITH 35 PERCENT INCREASE IN INTERNATIONAL TOURISM IN MURCIA

    Apr 05, 2019

    The complete breakdown of statistics in terms of international tourism in Spain in February, which was reported by the central statistics unit of the government on Tuesday highlights visitors number to the Region of Murcia has reached a record height for the second time of the year.For February 2018...

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    AUSTRALIAN TOURISTS BORED WITH BALI LOOK TO ENJOY INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAYS IN SRI LANKA

    Apr 04, 2019

    A growing number of Australians are shunning Bali and Thailand in favour of holidaying in Sri Lanka, according to a Sri Lankan tourism operator.Rahula Perera has been operating wildlife tours in Sri Lanka and is currently in central Queensland, along with three other Sri Lankans and about 70 delegat...

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    MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES 40BY2020 VISION IN ASIA-PACIFIC

    Apr 04, 2019

    From the 15th Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia, Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced its continued expansion plans in Asia-Pacific with its 2020 vision – an aggressive target to have 1000 hotels open by the end of 2020. This vision also could create up to 50,000 more jo...

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    ATM 2019: EGYPT TO WELCOME GROWTH IN MIDDLE EASTERN TOURISM

    Apr 04, 2019

    Arrivals from the Middle East to Egypt are expected to increase 50 per cent from 1.49 million in 2018 to 2.23 million in 2022, with visitors from Saudi Arabia driving this growth, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2019.While arrivals from Europe are expected to be the larges...

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    SPAIN SEES LARGEST NUMBER OF UK VISITORS IN 2018

    Apr 04, 2019

    In February, Spain saw a surge in British visitors. 20% of all international tourist spending in Spain was by visitors from the UK. Number of visitors from abroad increased by 9.7% last year compared to 2017.Total amount spent by foreign visitors in Spain went up by 11.4% during the entire last year...

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    LOMBOK TOURISM YET TO RECOVER FROM 2018 EARTHQUAKE

    Apr 03, 2019

    The tourism industry in West Nusa Tenggara, the abode of the popular tourism destination, Lombok has yet to recover following a devastating earthquake that happened in 2018. The tourism infrastructure.The tourist industry in West Nusa Tenggara – home to popular tourist destination Lombok &ndas...

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    JAMAICA WITNESSES A RECORD-BREAKING WINTER TOURISM SEASON

    Apr 03, 2019

    Jamaica witnessed a record-breaking winter tourism season, as per estimates from the country’s Ministry of Tourism.Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said that the island is estimated to have welcomed around 900,000 stopover visitors this winter, which is supposed to be the highest figur...

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    SLEMAN SEEKS TO WELCOME 10 MILLION TOURISTS THIS YEAR

    Apr 03, 2019

    Sleman regency in Yogyakarta has set a target of 10 million domestic and foreign tourist arrivals this year.Sleman Tourism Agency head Sudarningsih said she was confident the administration would meet and even surpass the number as it had achieved last year’s target of 8 million arrivals.&ldqu...

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    MANHATTAN'S NEW ARTS SPACE THE SHED OPENING ON APRIL 5

    Apr 02, 2019

    Artists like Gerhard Richter, Trisha Donnelly and Steve McQueen will show commissions at the $475 million arts center in the Hudson Yards neighborhood.For its inaugural season, the 200,000-square-foot arts space -- designed by the firms Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group -- has commissioned...

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    MAINE IS ALL SET TO WELCOME BOOM IN TOURISM WITH FOREIGN WORKERS

    Apr 02, 2019

    The tourism-related businesses in Maine are getting this season some of the much-needed help.To fill in seasonal jobs, the Department of Homeland Security declared that 30,000 more H2B visas will be offered to the employers across the country.It’s kind of welcome news for the owner of Patten G...

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    THE BIRTH PLACE OF JIMMY CLIFF TO TURN INTO A KEY TOURIST ATTRACTION IN JAMAICA

    Apr 02, 2019

    Hon Edmund Bartlett, the Jamaican Tourism Minister, has expressed plans to completely develop the community of Somerton in St. James, where Jimmy Cliff, a cultural icon was born, into a prime tourism attraction.To quote Bartlett, “The town of Somerton holds the rich cultural history of some of...

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    TOURISM EXPERTS LOOK FOR EFFECTIVE REGULATION

    Apr 02, 2019

    As nations worldwide look for earning foreign exchange via sundry cultural heritage, tourism experts have noted dearth of favorable legal framework as the main missing link to propel the required change in the sector.They emphasized optimism that the industry is competent of perking up a competitive...

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    TOURISM AUSTRALIA CLAIMS THAT A NEW AGE OF HOTEL DEVELOPMENT IS ON THE RISE

    Apr 01, 2019

    Tourism Australia has emphasized the consequences of extraordinary levels of investment in hotels that has taken in all the prime cities in Australia in recent years. Tourism Australia in this ‘new era of hotel development in Australia’ keeps a tab on the rise of lifestyle and boutique h...

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    MODERN ART MUSEUM TO OPEN IN ESKIŞEHIR, TURKEY

    Apr 01, 2019

    Odunpazari Modern Museum (OMM) is slated to open in Eskişehir, a university town on the high-speed railway line between Istanbul and Ankara.Japanese architecture firm Kengo Kuma and Associates, also behind the new V&A Dundee museum in Scotland, has been commissioned to design the building. The a...

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    CUBA HAS PLANS TO BUILD AROUND 3805 HOTEL ROOMS THIS YEAR

    Apr 01, 2019

    As part of an ambitious Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) development plan through 2030, this year around 3,805 hotel rooms should be completed across Cuba, with another 5,000 to be renovated and improved.Currently, according to José R. Daniel Alonso, Mintur’s general director of development...

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    AMERICAN AIRLINES BOOSTS OPERATIONS ON NEW DUBROVNIK ROUTE

    Apr 01, 2019

    Most of you are already aware by now that American Airlines will connect Croatia and the United States for the first time in 28 years. Namely, the Oneworld member will join Philadelphia and Dubrovnik seasonally, from June 7 to September 27, 2019. As AvioRadar exclusively reports, in addition to the ...

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    PRINCESS CRUISES INTRODUCES 2021 WORLD CRUISE ROUTE FOR ITS PASSENGERS

    Mar 29, 2019

    For more than two decades, Princess Cruises has been taking guests to iconic and off-the-beaten-path global destinations on annual World Cruises, offering the ultimate bucket-list vacation. The cruise line today announced its most robust 2021 World Cruise itinerary ever with more ports and countries...

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    THAILAND WITNESSES MORE THAN 7 MILLION VISITOR ARRIVALS IN THE FIRST TWO MONTHS OF THIS YEAR

    Mar 29, 2019

    In the first two months of this year, Thailand witnessed more than 7 million visitor arrivals according to data by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports website.There were 7,291,494 visits up 2.53% for January and February.Visitor arrivals are based on an Immigration Bureau head count of travellers ent...

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    SA TOURISM DEPT TARGETS UAE TO ATTRACT INVESTMENTS

    Mar 29, 2019

    The South African Department of Tourism held an invitation-only Tourism Investment Seminar in Dubai on March 27th, 2019, at the Palace Downtown Hotel, to promote the country as a mature market for tourism investment among UAE investors. The event is part of an ongoing initiative by the South African...

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    KOMODO ISLAND TO BE CLOSED IN JANUARY 2020

    Mar 29, 2019

    Komodo Island will be closed to the public starting January 2020, officials have said.“The meeting concluded that Komodo Island will be closed in January 2020,” East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) administration spokesperson Marius Jelamu said on Friday as quoted by tempo.co.The closure was trigger...

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    ZANZIBAR TOURISM SHOW TO BE HELD IN SEPTEMBER

    Mar 28, 2019

    Zanzibar is organizing a second premier exhibition, Zanzibar Tourism Show,  in September 2019, after successfully conducting the first international show last year.This year it will be scheduled between September 26 and 28 and an organisjng committee will look after the preparation. During the ...

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    DUSIT INTERNATIONAL CONTINUES PHILIPPINES EXPANSION WITH NEW HOTELS IN MACTAN AND DAVAO

    Mar 28, 2019

    Dusit International is set to expand its presence in the Philippines this month with two hotels opening over two days – each offering special opening rates.On 29 March 2019, Dusit will open the five-star Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu in a beachside location on the scenic Punta Engano peninsula of Ma...

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    NEW ZEALAND STRENGTHENS BORDER SECURITY WITH NEW TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

    Mar 28, 2019

    New Zealand has announced new travel requirements to better screen those visiting the country.NZ’s immigration bureau will implement a new tourism entry approval process that involves an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) form as well as a new tax named the International Visitor Conservation an...

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    HIDDEN TOURISM COSTS NEED TO BE ADDRESSED WITH NEW SOLUTIONS

    Mar 28, 2019

    A recent report says that there are hidden costs in tourism that urgently need to be addressed with new solutions. The report also named South-east Asia among the regions that are most vulnerable to such “invisible burdens”.Failing to do so would put ecosystems, cultural wonders and comm...

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    ISRAELIS UNVEIL 'WORLD'S LONGEST SALT CAVE'

    Mar 28, 2019

    Israeli cave explorers said Thursday that a salt cave with striking stalactites near the Dead Sea is the world's longest, beating the record-holder in Iran.The cave named Malham, stretching over 10 kilometres (6.25 miles), runs through Mount Sodom, Israel's largest mountain, and spills out t...

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    NEW REPORT URGES DESTINATIONS TO UNCOVER INVISIBLE BURDEN OF TOURISM

    Mar 27, 2019

    A report published today describes how destinations must uncover and account for the hidden costs of tourism, referred to as the “invisible burden”, to protect and manage vital destination assets worldwide. Failing to do so puts ecosystems, cultural wonders, and community life at increas...

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    VISITORS FLOCK TO LONDON ATTRACTIONS

    Mar 27, 2019

    London’s visitor attractions have welcomed 67, 640, 804 people – nearly the equivalent of the total population of the UK, according to statistics released by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) today.The news comes the day after TripAdvisor’s online community hail...

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    TOURIST GUIDES IN SAUDI ARABIA WILL BE TRAINED IN 11 FOREIGN LANGUAGES

    Mar 26, 2019

    As Saudi Arabia carries on with its initiations to expand its tourism sector, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has recently declared that it will start training nationals who meet the criteria as tourist guides in 11 internationally recognized foreign languages. As per t...

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    IRAN LOOKS AT BITCOIN TO PROTECT TOURISM FROM US SANCTIONS

    Mar 26, 2019

    Iran is looking at adopting more Bitcoin and cryptocurrency as a way to ensure the flow of much-needed revenue from its tourism industry. This move comes as state officials try to prevent the country’s booming tourism sector from being negatively impacted by the resumption of U.S.-led sanction...

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    ITALY PUTTING GREATER EMPHASIS ON WELCOMING CHINESE TRAVELERS

    Mar 26, 2019

    Tourists from China are greeted with welcoming signs in their own language when they land at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, which is the largest and most dynamic air hub in Italy.This move is for impressing their Chinese customers. Italian tourism personnel are eyeing greater opportunities in close...

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    SHANGHAI METEOROLOGICAL BUREAU WILL SET UP A REGIONAL TOURISM WEATHER SERVICE CENTER THIS YEAR

    Mar 26, 2019

    For tourists, weather is the prime factor to influence their decision on places they plan to explore.This year, to offer improved weather information for tourists around the Yangtze River Delta region, the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau is prepared to construct a regional tourism weather service cen...

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    NEW REPORT URGES DESTINATIONS TO UNCOVER INVISIBLE BURDEN OF TOURISM

    Mar 26, 2019

    A report published today describes how destinations must uncover and account for the hidden costs of tourism, referred to as the “invisible burden”, to protect and manage vital destination assets worldwide. Failing to do so puts ecosystems, cultural wonders, and community life at increas...

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    EUROPEAN TOURISTS TO ADOPT “WAIT AND SEE” ATTITUDE TO VISITING UK FOLLOWING BREXIT

    Mar 26, 2019

    Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) has delivered some sobering news for the hospitality industry this morning with the publication of its latest UK Hotels Forecast Update. The update shows how trading in the sector has remained “flat”, citing a surge in room supply, slowing global and UK econ...

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    ADVENTURE TRAVEL TO BECOME “GLOBAL DRIVING FORCE” IN CHINESE MARKET

    Mar 26, 2019

    Findings of the ITB China Travel Trends Report has revealed that China is expected to become a global driving force within the adventure travel sector.According to the market survey result from 300 Chinese outbound travel agents, over 52% of the interviewees think Chinese travellers are willing to s...

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    MONGOLIA PROMOTES TOURISM THROUGH FOLK ART FESTIVAL

    Mar 25, 2019

    Between August 9-11 a major folk art festival will be held in Mongolia’s southern province of Dundgovi to bring in more tourist.Tsagaan-Uvgun Bumangerel, head of the province’s department of education, culture and art said that under the auspices of the Mongolian Ministry of Education, C...

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    INCREASE IN BRITISH TRAVELLERS TO JORDAN FOLLOWING LAUNCH OF EASYJET FLIGHT

    Mar 25, 2019

    Jordan welcomed more British travellers than ever before in 2018, with visitor numbers increasing by 21 per cent compared to the same period in 2017.In total 50,449 Brits visited the Middle Eastern destination last year.Growing adventure activities and tours, rapid development in the Red Sea resort ...

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    MINISTRY WANTS ALL DESTINATIONS CERTIFIED FOR SUSTAINABILITY

    Mar 23, 2019

    The Tourism Ministry has plans in store to have all tourist destinations in Indonesia certified for sustainability to become world-class destinations.Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said the ministry’s Sustainable Tourism for Development (STDev) program, based on Ministerial Regulation No. 14/201...

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    HONG KONG TO WELCOME ST. REGIS IN APRIL

    Mar 23, 2019

    St. Regis, a hotel chain known for its Bloody Mary cocktail, is set to open a hotel in Hong Kong this April. Designed by world-renowned architect André Fu, St. Regis Hong Kong will be located in the Wan Chai district, one of Hong Kong’s busiest commercial districts, near the Hong Kong C...

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    GARUDA INDONESIA TO RECRUIT WORKERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

    Mar 22, 2019

    National flagship carrier Garuda Indonesia plans to affiliate with NGOs for the disabled to develop an inclusive human-resource recruitment policy.“We believe that the chance to self-actualize and develop a career is the right of every citizen, which includes those with special needs,” G...

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    TURKEY ATTRACTS AROUND 1 MILLION PEOPLE FOR HEALTH TOURISM LAST YEAR

    Mar 22, 2019

    Last year, Turkey attracted around 1 million people for health tourism.“Thermal tourism contributes to Turkey’s economy with healing waters, as well as seas, rivers and lakes,” said Yavuz Yılık, the head of the Thermal Health and Tourism Association (TESTUD).Yılık stressed that Tur...

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    VUKOVAR WELCOMES YEAR’S FIRST CRUISE SHIP ON FRIDAY

    Mar 22, 2019

    Croatian city, Vukovar welcomes its first cruise ship this year docked in port on Friday, bringing visitors from Great Britain, Ireland and the USA. The Ariana ship was the first of 318 cruise ships expected to visit the eastern Croatian town this year.Deputy Mayor Ivana Mujkic, who welcomed the tou...

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    MELIÁ HO TRAM BEACH RESORT TO BE LAUNCHED IN APRIL

    Mar 22, 2019

    Meliá Hotels International will launch its first property in southern Vietnam Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort in April and fourth for Vietnam.Located close on the beach the 152-room and 61-villa five-star property is within easy reach of Ho Chi Minh City.As a part of the Spanish company&rsq...

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    VIRGIN ATLANTIC TO DEBUT IN SOUTH AMERICA WITH NEW SÃO PAULO ROUTE

    Mar 20, 2019

    Virgin Atlantic will launch flights between London Heathrow and São Paulo, Brazil, in 2020.Flying daily between London Heathrow and São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport, the 11 hr 55 min flight is Virgin Atlantic’s first foray into the South American continent.The airline wi...

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    GLENISTER APPOINTED DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF TOURISM IN JAMAICA

    Mar 20, 2019

    Jamaica director of tourism, Donovan White, has announced the appointment of Camile Glenister to the role of deputy director of tourism, marketing, at the Jamaica Tourist Board.Glenister, a veteran marketing communications professional with 20 years of product, campaign and strategy development and ...

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    ATEC: WELCOME NEWS AS WA INVESTS IN INTERNATIONAL TOURISM MARKETING

    Mar 20, 2019

    ATEC has today welcomed the West Australian Government’s announcement of an additional $9m investment of new marketing money to boost international visitation to the State.“This money will allow Tourism WA to take on strong and tactical marketing campaigns that will engage and convert in...

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    ISRAEL HOTEL INDUSTRY EYES MORE ON LESSER KNOWN DESTINATIONS TO ATTRACT TOURISTS

    Mar 20, 2019

    Israel hotel industry is now looking to invest more on lesser known destinations, setting a new record that was approximately 14 percent more international entries than in 2017, and 42 percent more than in 2016.The number of tourists is poised to grow, and while major cities like Jerusalem, Tel Aviv...

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    SIGNIFICANT VISITOR GROWTH AT GOLF D’HARDELOT AND LE TOUQUET GOLF RESORT

    Mar 20, 2019

    Golf d’Hardelot and Le Touquet Golf Resort on France’s northern coast have reported significant increases in visitors, underpinned by growing business from the UK, Belgium, The Netherlands and Scandinavia.Golf d’Hardelot and Le Touquet Golf Resort, home to France’s No.1 links...

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    BOLIVIA TO HOST WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS LATIN AMERICA GALA CEREMONY 2019

    Mar 20, 2019

    World Travel Awards has revealed that its Latin America Ceremony 2019 will be hosted in La Paz, Bolivia.The event will take place on July 13th.The leading figureheads, decision-makers and influencers of Latin America’s travel and tourism industry are scheduled to attend the ceremony, which wil...

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    U.S. CITIZENS WILL SOON BE ABLE TO VISIT BRAZIL WITHOUT A VISA

    Mar 19, 2019

    The Brazilian government announced this week that it will soon be allowing visa-free entry to any residents of the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Japan.As long as they have a valid passport, visitors will no longer have to apply and pay for a visa to enter Brazil whether they are traveling for busines...

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    SEYCHELLES TOURISM BOARD’S FIRST OF ITS KIND GLOBAL ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

    Mar 19, 2019

    Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has launched its global advertising campaign film that will be showcased across traditional and digital mediums in the India market. The film is a first of its kind initiative of Seychelles Tourism Board, India Office and is directed and developed by digital content cr...

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    SOUTHERN CHINA TO HAVE AN INDOOR SKI RESORT

    Mar 19, 2019

    The growing popularity of winter sports has led to the establishment of a 75,00 square-meter indoor ski resort on June 15.It is expected that the ski park will be three times the size of the famous Ski Dubai and will have  the capacity to accommodate more than 3,000 people at a  go. The ge...

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    BRAZIL WAIVES VISAS FOR VISITORS FROM U.S., CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN

    Mar 19, 2019

    The Brazilian government on Monday waived visa requirements for visitors from the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan, a measure to boost tourism that was first temporarily adopted before the Rio Olympics in 2016.

    The exemption published in the government’s official gazet...

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    TO BETTER SELL KZN AS A TOURIST DESTINATION, TKZN HOSTS TOUR OPERATORS

    Mar 19, 2019

    Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) are hosting 40 tour operators and travel agents from across South Africa and the continent who have customers around the world arrived in Durban yesterday.The agents, mostly from SADC countries, are taking part in the annual “KZN Travel Academy” hosted by Tou...

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    CHINESE TOURISTS PANIC ON VISITING NEW ZEALAND

    Mar 18, 2019

    Majority of the Chinese tourist agencies explained that they have noted obvious drop in bookings to New Zealand after the incident of Christchurch’s mass shooting at the mosques in the midst of growing worries in terms of security of the country on Chinese social media.Wang Huabei, brand depar...

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    MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES THREE-YEAR GROWTH PLAN

    Mar 18, 2019

    Marriott International today will present the company’s three-year growth plan, which includes opening more than 1,700 hotels around the world, at its meeting with institutional investors and security analysts at the New York Marriott Marquis.Marriott will outline its plan to add between 275,0...

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    TURKEY’S EGE PORT EXPECTS TO HOST 195 CRUISE SHIPS WITH 170,000 TOURISTS IN 2019

    Mar 18, 2019

    Ege Port in the Kuşadası region of the Aegean province of Aydın is expected to host 195 cruise ships this year with 170,000 tourists. Ege Port General Manager Aziz Güngör said that the bookings for 2020 in cruise tourism are going well, adding that it is pleasing for the industry to see th...

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    VICTORIA SEEKING NEW WAYS TO GROW ITS TOURISM INDUSTRY

    Mar 18, 2019

    The Andrews Labor Government will look to find new ways to grow tourism and support regional Victoria, through a review into the regional tourism industry. The Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula said tourism was one of regional Victoria’s most important industries, with...

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    TURKISH TOURISM INCREASES HIGH WITH EARLY BOOKINGS FROM RUSSIA

    Mar 18, 2019

    The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced that a 15 percent rise in early reservations to Turkey from Russia.Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said that Russia has increased its early reservation rate by 15 percent to the Turkish market. There is great excitement in the indu...

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    MOOMIN FAIRYTALE AMUSEMENT PARK OPENS IN SAITAMA PREFECTURE, JAPAN

    Mar 17, 2019

    An amusement park themed on the world of Finland's Moomin fairytale characters opened Saturday in Saitama Prefecture near Tokyo, aiming to attract 1 million visitors a year.The first Moomin-themed amusement park in Japan, based on Tove Jansson's books and comics, is located within a Nordic-c...

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    CEBU HOSTS PATA SUMMIT

    Mar 15, 2019

    Cebu, Philippines will welcome the Pacific Asia Travel Association Annual Summit 2019, 9 to 12 May.Hosted by the Department of Tourism, Philippines, the four-day event will take place in the Radisson Blu hotel Cebu.The summit’s programme highlights a one-day conference under the theme ‘P...

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    CARNIVAL CRUISE, EXPECTING TO BRING 250,000 TOURISTS WILL NO LONGER SAIL TO ANTIGUA

    Mar 14, 2019

    Carnival Cruise has announced that its fleet will no longer be sailing to the island of Antigua, affecting passengers booked for trips on its Breeze, Legend, Magic and Pride ships as of November 2019.The representatives for the cruise line told that the decision was made as Antiguan government offic...

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    OVER THE PERIOD 2018 TO 2023, EUROPEANS EXPECTED TO TRAVEL IN RECORD NUMBERS!

    Mar 14, 2019

    As per the recent data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, which is arranged at Dubai World Trade Centre from 28 April – 1 May 2019, over the period 2018 to 2023, arrivals from Europe to the GCC will grow by 29%, motivated by new and direct flight routes, a rising number of mil...

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    SAINT LUCIA EXPECTS 140K CRUISE TOURISTS IN MARCH 2019

    Mar 14, 2019

    Saint Lucia expects to welcome over 140K cruise tourists in March 2019.Between Friday March 1, and Sunday March 3, 2019, twelve cruise vessels including the inaugural call of Crystal Esprit brought an estimated combined capacity of 19,052 travelers to the destination. Expected through March 31, is t...

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    TRAVEL INSURANCE COMPANIES GET CALLS ABOUT BOEING 737 MAX

    Mar 14, 2019

    Travel insurance providers on Wednesday issued guidance as to whether customers impacted by the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft would be covered by insurance.Allianz Travel Insurance said customers might be covered if their "departure was significantly delayed." That coverage would in...

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    STUDY SHOWS POTENTIAL FOR AGENTS TO SELL MORE ADVENTURE TRAVEL

    Mar 14, 2019

    The vast majority of adventure tour operators work with travel advisors, but less than 30% of their sales come from agents, according to research to be released this week by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA).In comparison, travel agencies represented 64% of total packages sold for tradit...

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    COULD NEW FLIGHTS MAKE ST HELENA AN UNLIKELY MINI-BREAK DESTINATION?

    Mar 14, 2019

    Visitors to Cape Town next winter will have more opportunity to tack on a trip to St Helena, one of the most remote islands in the world and site of Napoleon’s imprisonment after the Battle of Waterloo.The Atlantic outcrop and British Overseas Territory will, in December 2019, welcome a second...

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    CAPE TOWN CONTINUES TO GROW AS TOP LEISURE DESTINATION FOR EUROPEAN TOURISTS - LUFTHANSA

    Mar 14, 2019

    While Johannesburg remains in high demand among corporate business travellers using Lufthansa Group's three key airlines servicing South Africa, the airline is pleased with a 20% jump in Capetonians using its airlines, Dr André Schulz, general manager for the group in Southern Africa, sai...

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    6SENSE ANNOUNCES SALESFORCE PARDOT INTEGRATION FOR REVENUE TEAMS TO LAUNCH COMPREHENSIVE ABM PROGRAMS

    Mar 14, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, extends its relationship with Salesforce to include an all-new integration with Pardot, Salesforce’s marketing automation solution. This integration combines marketing execution from Salesforce Pardot with the time-based pr...

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    CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE REPORTEDLY CANCELING ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA CALLS

    Mar 13, 2019

    The cruise industry is taking notice after the President of the Antigua and Barbuda Cruise Tourism Association (ABCTA) announced Carnival Cruise Line had canceled several scheduled calls.According to NationNews.com, ABCTA president Nathan Dundas said the cruise line did not provide a reason behind t...

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    REPORT SHOWS AIRFARES FALLING IN APRIL

    Mar 13, 2019

    CWT Solutions Group's bi-monthly Air Trends Report shows fares will fall in April.Published fares showed a sharp increase in the first two months of the year, but the forecast shows that global average ticket prices (ATP) for air bookings will drop just over 4 percent from February levels to aro...

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    NEW PRIMANTI BROS. RESTAURANT AND BAR NOW SERVING TRAVELERS AT PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    Mar 13, 2019

    Travelers looking for a taste of Pittsburgh can now experience the legendary Primanti Bros. at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Primanti Bros. Restaurant and Bar opens today at the airport, bringing its iconic menu to airport travelers for the first time. The restaurant is known for piling fr...

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    ABU DHABI CUTS FEES TO BOOST TOURISM, HOSPITALITY SECTORS

    Mar 12, 2019

    Abu Dhabi has reduced tourism-related fees to help the ailing hospitality sector and attract more visitors as the oil-rich emirate looks to diversify its economy. The Department of Culture & Tourism (DCT) said on Tuesday it has reduced tourism fees from 6 to 3.5 percent, municipal fees from 4 to...

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    SCTDA AIMS TO INCREASE TOURISM ENGAGEMENT IN RUSSIA

    Mar 12, 2019

    Amid an ever-growing number of Russian visitors to Sharjah, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is further boosting its presence in Russia’s tourism sector following the surge in tourist arrivals to the emirate which reached 392, 691 in 2018. SCTDA is promoting the e...

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    OVER $522M IN TOURISM EARNING FOR LAST DECEMBER QUARTER

    Mar 12, 2019

    Fiji’s tourism earnings for the December quarter last year increased by 1.9 percent compared to the same period in 2017.According to the Bureau of Statistics, the earnings stood at over $522 million.When compared to 2017 December quarter, major changes were recorded in earnings by countries.

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    PHILIPPINES AIRLINES HINTS AT SKYTEAM PREFERENCE

    Mar 12, 2019

    With Thai Airways and Singapore Airlines in Star Alliance, there is indeed a great deal of overlap. Furthermore, with Air China, Asiana, ANA, and EVA also in the alliance and serving Manila, the case for PAL joining Star Alliance is a difficult one to make. On the other hand, ANA acquired a 9.5% sta...

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    TOURISM SECTOR IN THE UK GREW BY ONLY 1% LAST YEAR

    Mar 12, 2019

    Last year, the tourism sector grew by one per cent only – contributing 4.2 million jobs in the United Kingdom, which is below the European Union’s (EU) overall average of 2.7 per cent, and the global average of nearly four per cent.However, in spite of the results, the UK still remains t...

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    COUNTRY INN & SUITES BY RADISSON OPENS A REFRESHED HOTEL IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

    Mar 12, 2019

    Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson, a leading upper midscale hotel brand, today announced the opening of Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, New Orleans I-10 East, LA located at 5801 Read Blvd. The hotel features an updated exterior, refreshed guest rooms and a newly-designed lobby. The hot...

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    HYATT ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR PARK HYATT HOTEL AND RESIDENCES IN PHU QUOC, VIETNAM

    Mar 12, 2019

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of BIM Group to develop a 110-key Park Hyatt Phu Quoc hotel as well as 65 residences. Slated to open in 2022, Park Hyatt Phu Quoc will offer discerning travelers a sophisticated resort des...

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    SKY PRINCESS TO FEATURE LA MER RESTAURANT

    Mar 11, 2019

    Princess Cruises will open La Mer, a restaurant by Michelin three-star chef Emmanuel Renaut, on the Sky Princess, a ship launching this October.It will be Princess' first French specialty restaurant for North American guests. Princess will charge a cover of $35 per person. Renaut said the menu w...

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    EXODUS TRAVELS LAUNCHES CHARITABLE VENTURE

    Mar 11, 2019

    Exodus Travels has launched a charity with the aim of using travel to create sustainable change and promote responsible travel.The Exodus Travel Foundation has created a short film with trustee and Olympic gold medallist hockey player Crista Cullen who climbed Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of femal...

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    SWISS TRAINS 'SHOULD HAVE THIRD CLASS TRAVEL OPTION’

    Mar 11, 2019

    A new report on the future of public transport in Switzerland has suggested a cheap, third-class option on the country's trains for people with less money.The report commissioned by the Federal Office of Transport said the move would help the Swiss rail network compete against the rise of long-d...

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    BERLIN WARNS CITIZENS AGAINST TURKISH TRAVEL

    Mar 11, 2019

    On Saturday, Germany updated its travel advisory for citizens visiting Turkey, warning that they could be arrested by expressing opinions displeasing to the administration of the current Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "It cannot be ruled out […] that the Turkish government will...

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    WINTRY MIX LEADS TO MESSY ROADS FOR SUNDAY TRAVEL

    Mar 10, 2019

    A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for central and western Massachusetts from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Snow showers moved into parts of western Mass, and came down in central Massachusetts around 7 a.m.

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    OFFICIALS STILL RECOMMEND WINTER KITS FOR TRAVEL

    Mar 10, 2019

    Winter is still going strong across the state, and experts saw this weekend as a reminder that a winter kit should be a priority for any who plan on driving in a South Dakota winter.This weekend saw interstate and highway closures in many places statewide, and a winter kit is essential to have in ca...

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    DANANG TARGETS TO DRAW MORE EUROPEAN TOURISTS

    Mar 08, 2019

    This was declared after the Danang Department of Tourism collaborated with Qatar Airways to organize a tour between March 1 and 6 to Danang for all Bulgarian bloggers, influencers and photographers.As per Stilyana Emilova Yonova, a representative of Qatar Airways in Bulgaria, overseas Vietnamese peo...

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    ALLEZ IRLANDE! TOURISM IRELAND CAPITALISES ON SIX NATIONS CLASH TO BOOST TOURISM FROM FRANCE

    Mar 08, 2019

    Tourism Ireland will roll out a major TV advertising campaign in France this weekend – specially timed to coincide with the Ireland v France Six Nations match. Tourism Ireland’s new TV ad – ‘Fill Your Heart With Ireland’ (in French, ‘Au rythme de vos émotio...

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    LARGEST LAKE IN GLACIER NATIONAL PARK FULLY FREEZES OVER

    Mar 08, 2019

    The largest lake in Montana’s Glacier National Park has completely frozen over.The Hungry Horse News reported Thursday that the surface of Lake McDonald in northern Montana is frozen with the exception of some holes about the size of a school bus.The newspaper says the last time the lake froze...

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    DISNEY WORLD HAS A FULL DAY OF FEMINIST FESTIVITIES PLANNED FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

    Mar 08, 2019

    "The Little Mermaid" commended “bright young women.” "The Incredibles" lauded superheroes who refuse to “leave the saving of the world to the men." "Frozen" reminded us that a woman doesn't need a love interest to be a compelling hero. Walt Di...

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    HOTEL EXPERT TIPS UGANDA ON HOW TO BOOST TOURISM

    Mar 08, 2019

    Experienced Kenyan Hotelier Samantha Muna has urged the Government of Uganda to continue funding different Tourism and hospitality forums saying it’s through such forums that Uganda will be able to increase tourist arrivals and guest experiences.Muna, whose career spans three continents &ndash...

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    BAM! EMERIL LAGASSE SPICES UP CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE’S MARDI GRAS WITH FIRST-EVER RESTAURANT AT SEA

    Mar 07, 2019

    Carnival Cruise Line today announced that it has partnered with world-renowned chef and restaurateur Emeril Lagasse on his first-ever seagoing restaurant aboard Carnival’s newest and most innovative ship, Mardi Gras, setting sail in summer 2020.Located in the heart of Mardi Gras’ French ...

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    SECOND CASINO LICENCE FOR THE GOLD COAST

    Mar 07, 2019

    Famed Las Vegas casino Caesars Palace, Hard Rock International and emerging Cambodia-based gaming giant NagaCorp are among the 12 expected bidders for a second casino licence for the Gold Coast.The Palaszczuk Labor government has announced that it has made the plans for an integrated casino resort a...

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    ALASKA AIRLINES LAUNCHES NEW TRAVEL ERA WITH COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS AT PAINE FIELD

    Mar 07, 2019

    Alaska Airlines celebrated a historic, long-awaited moment for Western Washington today with the first commercial flights at Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett. Paine Field is now home to Alaska’s newest destination, and the nation’s newest commercial air terminal. The first...

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    9TH EDITION OF SINGAPORE YACHT SHOW, TO SET SAIL IN APRIL 2019

    Mar 06, 2019

    Asia’s foremost boating and luxury lifestyle event will be held in April 11-14. 2019  at the prestigious ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove. The 9th edition of Asia’s leading yachting event  – Singapore Yacht Show 2019, will have world-leading yachting brands showcase line-up...

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    15% COMMISSION FROM NEW SPANISH TOUR OPERATOR

    Mar 06, 2019

    Over 82 million people visited Spain 2018, setting a new arrival record for the sixth year in a row, according to the National Institute of Statistics. Among the tour operators taking advantage of this surging interest is Hidden in Spain, an award-winning boutique tour operator that offers customiza...

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    ITB BERLIN: GLOBAL HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY GATHERS IN GERMANY

    Mar 06, 2019

    Strong demand from exhibitors and a convention featuring high-ranking international speakers are setting the tone.From today until March 10th, ITB Berlin will again be the tourism industry’s meeting place and must-attend event, devoting itself to innovative and forward-looking trends in the tr...

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    ABU DHABI BREAKS VISITOR NUMBER RECORDS

    Mar 06, 2019

    Abu Dhabi welcomed more than ten million international visitors in 2018, with the emirate also posting figures showing incredible growth over the last three years.The UAE capital, which has witnessed an increase in hotel guests to the emirate of 13.6 per cent since the beginning of 2016, has worked ...

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    JORDANIAN AIRLINES GIVEN GREEN SIGNAL TO RESUME USING SYRIAN AIRSPACE

    Mar 06, 2019

    Jordanian Airlines have been allowed to resume using Syrian airspace for their flights, as per media reports. Jordanian Airlines flights using Syrian airspace were suspended in 2012.Jordan Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission said, it allowed the airlines to resume using Syrian airspace, after they ...

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    THA TEAM TO ENDORSE TOURISM IN GERMANY

    Mar 06, 2019

    Kelvin Charles, Tobago House of Assembly Chief Secretary and Nadine Stewart Phillips, Secretary for Tourism, Culture and Transportation left yesterday for Germany to participate in the Internationale Tourismus Borse (ITB) in Berlin, Germany.



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    DIRECTIVE RANKS #1 IN CLUTCH’S TOP B2B MARKETING SERVICE PROVIDERS

    Mar 06, 2019

    Directive, the leading B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, has recently been honored as the number one B2B marketing and advertising service provider in Los Angeles, according to Clutch. Clutch is a B2B research, ratings and reviews site that identifies leading IT and marketing service provi...

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    BEST TOURIST EXPERIENCE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA NOW GOES ONLINE

    Mar 05, 2019

    Lately, an on-line bundling booking engine that packages the most preferred tourist experiences in South Australia has been introduced by Sightseeing Pass.It lets the travelers to quickly search, review as well as book hundreds of getaways across the state.Sightseeing Pass Australia director Lisa D&...

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    EUROSTAR PASSENGER NUMBERS REACH NEW RECORD

    Mar 05, 2019

    THE number of passengers carried on Eurostar last year hit a new record of 11 million, which was a rise of 7 per cent compared with 2017. Revenue from sales was up by 12 per cent to £989 million – £109 million higher than in 2017, and the unaudited profit is £96.6 million.The...

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    PERU’S LORD OF SIPAN EXHIBITION AIMS TO BOOST TOURIST ARRIVALS

    Mar 05, 2019

    The “Sipan: Northern Peru’s mystery and splendor” exhibition in Panama was inaugurated yesterday by the Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Edgar Vasquez. The exhibition aims to boost tourist arrivals in the Inca country and strengthen international trade.According to the official, ...

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    SOUTHWEST PUTS HAWAII TICKETS ON SALE

    Mar 04, 2019

    Southwest has begun selling tickets for its long-awaited Hawaii service.The carrier’s first Hawaii route, between Oakland and Honolulu, launches as daily service on March 17 and then becomes twice daily on March 24.That service is among four nonstop Hawaii routes. Southwest will commence daily...

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    ANANTARA TO OPEN LUXURY RESORT ON MAURITIUS

    Mar 04, 2019

    Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas will open a new luxury property on the southeastern coast of Mauritius.Scheduled to open in September, the Anantara Mauritius Resort will be located near Blue Bay Marine Park, one of the island's premier snorkeling and diving destinations.The Anantara Mauritiu...

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    CARIBBEAN HURRICANE RECOVERY UNEVEN ACROSS THE REGION

    Mar 04, 2019

    Almost 18 months after two Category 5 hurricanes barreled through the Caribbean in 2017, the islands in their path have recovered in a very uneven fashion, ranging from only 40% of accommodations back online in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to 80% in Puerto Rico. The impact of these delays was ma...

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    THE US SEES LESS VISITORS, BUT NUMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO PICK UP THIS YEAR

    Mar 01, 2019

    Less growth in visitors to the United States is hitting the country considerably.World Travel & Tourism Council research shows that spending by international visitors dropped nearly 1 percent year-over-year to $198.8 billion. It is largely due to a lack of growth in visitors from China, whose do...

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    RUSSIANS VISITING TURKEY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES

    Mar 01, 2019

    The tourism Turkey is all set to attract Russians to the hot springs and medical facilities of the country as part of its push to endorse “wellness tourism” during the winters, Turkish thermal tourism union chief said Wednesday.“Our goal is to host 100,000 Russian tourists in the f...

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    TRAVEL ADVISORS BELIEVE MEXICO IS IMPAIRING ITS OWN TOURISM PROSPECTS

    Mar 01, 2019

    The decision of Mexico to close down almost all operations of the Mexico Tourism Board and shift marketing funds toward the development of infrastructure has left various travel agency groups as well as advisors who sell the destination puzzled. Why would Mexico cut down on tourism marketing support...

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    CALAVERAS COUNTY SEES GOOD TIMES IN TOURISM

    Mar 01, 2019

    Tourism is seeing good times in Calaveras County, according to the latest statistics released by the local visitor’s bureau.Calaveras County Visitor’s Bureau Executive Director Lisa Boulton said that visitor spending in 2017 was $193-million, which is an increase of 2.4-percent from 2016...

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    SEYCHELLES TAKES PART IN BIT 2019 MILAN

    Mar 01, 2019

    The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) had the opportunity to meet up with innumerable travel trade operators from Europe, Asia and America while endorsing the destination at the Bit – International Tourism Exchange (Bit).In Milan from February 10, 2019 to February 12, 2019, the travel exhibition ...

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    PALLADIUM HOTEL GROUP FEATURES INNOVATIVE LUXURY PROPOSALS

    Mar 01, 2019

    Palladium Hotel Group, one of Spain’s leading hotel companies, ended last year on a high note with the announcement of its new brand, BLESS Collection Hotels and the expansion of its TRS Hotels. 2019 will witness the opening of exciting projects, like the first Palladium Hotel on the peninsula...

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    NAKHEEL BEGINS WORK ON INFINITY POOL AT THE PALM TOWER

    Feb 28, 2019

    Master developer Nakheel has started constructing the rooftop infinity swimming pool at The Palm Tower, its 52-storey, luxury hotel and residential complex at the heart of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.Perched 210 metres above ground and covering 775 square metres, the infinity pool – one of the high...

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    LUXURY TRAVEL IN VIETNAM LAUNCHES NEW BRAND AIMED AT COMMUNITY-BASED ADVENTURE TOURISM

    Feb 28, 2019

    Vietnam-based tour operator Luxury Travel, which is a member of the Lux Group, has launched a new brand aimed at community-based adventure tourism.



    To quote Pham Ha, the president of the Lux Group, “We are constantly coming up with innovative ideas and looking ou...

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    PALLADIUM HOTEL GROUP INVESTS OVER EUR 130M IN EUROPE AND AMERICA

    Feb 28, 2019

    Spanish hospitality company Palladium Hotel Group ended 2018 on a high note with the announcement of its new brand, BLESS Collection Hotels and the expansion of TRS Hotels. This year, the group began with the announcement of new projects, including the opening of the first Palladium Hotel on the Spa...

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    TRUMPS TRAVEL BAN - USA REFUSED 37 000 VISAS IN 2018

    Feb 27, 2019

    The US State Department refused more than 37,000 visa applications in 2018 due to the Trump administration’s travel ban, up from less than 1,000 the previous year when the ban had not fully taken effect, according to agency data released on Tuesday

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    U.S. TRAVEL ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS GETS NEW MEMBERS

    Feb 27, 2019

    Camille Fergusson, the executive director of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) has been elected to the U.S. Travel Association’s Board of Directors as an At-Large Director, the association announced on Thursday.Ferguson, a citizen of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska and a...

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    TOURISM BOARD APPROVES PURCHASE OF TROLLEY

    Feb 27, 2019

    A new-to-Rome trolley is expected to roll into Rome and Floyd County in time for rentals during the Spring and Summer wedding season.Office of Tourism Board of Directors approved the purchase of the used trolley on Wednesday from a business in Baltimore at the cost of $131,900. Tourism Director Lisa...

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    SOUTHWEST AIRLINES GETS FAA APPROVAL FOR HAWAII FLIGHTS

    Feb 27, 2019

    Southwest Airlines said it has received FAA approval to begin its long-awaited Hawaii flights.The airline said it will announce details on ticket sales and inaugural flights in the "coming days.''Southwest CEO Gary Kelly previously said Southwest would start selling tickets within days ...

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    BELGRADE HOSTS THE 41ST INTERNATIONAL FAIR OF TOURISM

    Feb 26, 2019

    FTNNEWS, one of the significant media partners of the 41st International Fair of Tourism, took part in the largest and the most significant tourist event in Serbia as well as Southeast Europe. The event includes 4 exhibitions initiated today at the Belgrade Fair. The Four fairs; the 41st Internation...

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    TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT TO PERK UP THE TOURISM VIETNAM

    Feb 26, 2019

    The day before Mr. Donald Trump, the US President meets up with the North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore in 2018; one phrase was Googled in America more than two million times. They asked: “Where is Singapore?” Government officials stated that the meet up in June, between...

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    CANADA TOURISM EXPERIENCES A RECORD-BREAKING YEAR

    Feb 26, 2019

    In 2018, national marketing organization of Canada declared a second consecutive record-breaking year with 21.13 million travelers to Canada. Tourism churns out 745,300 jobs in communities all over Canada and contributes an estimated $102.5 billion to the economy. Destination Canada supports this bo...

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    TOURISM GURU GUY TAYLOR EMBARKS ON SIX-MONTH QUEST TO BOOST WA TOURISM

    Feb 26, 2019

    Western Australia can no longer sell itself using pretty images of cute critters, white beaches and blue skies.Instead, the man who helped rescue Tasmania’s ailing tourism industry believes that WA’s marketing strategy needs to dramatically “differentiate WA in a crowded marketplac...

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    THE MEXICO TOURISM BOARD CLOSES DOWN ALL OF THEIR OVERSEAS OFFICES

    Feb 26, 2019

    In an email spread to media, Vicente Salas, Director for UK and several other markets for the Mexico Tourism Board, affirmed his office’s last working day would be February 28th.“I feel very fortunate for having had the opportunity to work with the British tourism industry and with all o...

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    B.C. EXPERIENCES RECORD RISE IN INTERNATIONAL TOURIST NUMBERS

    Feb 26, 2019

    On Monday, Statistics Canada figures were released which showed around 6.1 million tourists who came to B.C. last in 2018 were from foreign countries, 3.9 million were from the U.S. (a rise of 7.1 percent over 2017). This number does not feature 2.2 million Americans who came into B.C., majorly by c...

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    INTENSE WINDS ARE CAUSING FLIGHT DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS ACROSS THE U.S.

    Feb 26, 2019

    Travelers, be aware. It’s really, really windy in the U.S. right now.High winds have been plaguing several areas along both U.S. coasts since Monday, causing sweeps of flight delays and cancellations.On the east coast, airport passengers in New York and New Jersey have been dealing with wind g...

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    WESTJET ADDS TWO MORE U.S. DESTINATIONS

    Feb 25, 2019

    WestJet is expanding its U.S. presence with new flights from Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas.The new cities will give Canada’s No. 2 carrier a total of 23 U.S. destinations. WestJet also recently announced plans for nonstop flights to Atlanta from its hub in Calgary.Portland flights will b...

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    DIGITAL CAMPAIGN BY VISITBRITAIN LAUNCHED TO BOOST INBOUND TOURISM

    Feb 25, 2019

    VisitBritain has launched a digital campaign with Scandinavian Airlines to support the inbound tourism to Britain.The campaign estimated at £150,000 will run for five weeks in Denmark, Norway and Sweden to promote travel to Britain and bring a surge in the visitor growth in areas concerning in...

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    ONE IN 22 TRAIN SERVICES DISRUPTED OR CANCELLED DURING THE LAST PHASE OF 2018

    Feb 25, 2019

    As per the official figures train services were at their least reliable in 17 years with the probability of one in 22 services being severely disrupted or cancelled in the last three months of 2018.The office of Rail and Road show’s latest figures revealed their national reliability measure re...

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    RETRO AIRBUS OF AUSTRIAN AIRLINES TO TAKE OFF STARTING TOMORROW

    Feb 25, 2019

    Tomorrow the Austrian Airlines A320 aircraft with the registration OE-LBO and featuring a new retro look will depart on its first flight to Zurich. The livery (exterior painting) originates in the 1980s, when Austrian Airlines managed to re-enter the intercontinental flight business after a very lon...

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    NEW ZEALAND TOURISM SLIGHTLY MORE SUSTAINABLE IN 2018

    Feb 25, 2019

    New Zealand’s U.S. dollars 39 billion tourism industry became a little more sustainable in 2018 as compared to 2017, as per the performance dashboard produced by Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA). Tourism businesses that have shown commitment on taking action on sustainability will be identified...

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    NELSON’S DOCKYARD IN ANTIGUA VOTED BEST CARIBBEAN ATTRACTION

    Feb 25, 2019

    Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua and Barbuda, has been voted Best Attraction in the Caribbean. Nelson’s Dockyard, the only continuously working Georgian naval dockyard in the world, topped the category in the annual 10Best Readers’ Choice Award, as voted by USA TODAY readers.Declared a...

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    AIR SAFETY DECLINED BETWEEN 2017 AND 2018, IATA STUDY

    Feb 22, 2019

    The all accident rate in 2018 decreased from 2017. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the safety data. In 2018, all accident rate was 1.35, while in 2017 it was 1.11. It indicates decline in safety.  However, it was better than the all accident rate of 1.79 for the prev...

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    LOW AIRFARE BROUGHT 3 MILLION CHINESE TOURISTS TO MALAYSIA LAST YEAR

    Feb 22, 2019

    There are almost three million tourists from China visited Malaysia last year making them the largest group of visitors to the country, followed by those from India and Korea.In fact, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik said that international visitors from the t...

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    SKYE TOURISM OPERATORS TO CONDUCT YEAR-LONG SURVEY

    Feb 22, 2019

    Destination management organisation, Skyeconnect has commissioned tourism research experts at the Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism to look at the ongoing issues of hosting 500,000 visitors to the island – including congestion, lack of parking and where visitors can spend a penny.

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    TOURISM IRELAND ANNOUNCES GLOBAL GREENING LINE-UP FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY 2019

    Feb 21, 2019

    Victoria Falls, York’s medieval City Walls, the Eden Project in Cornwall, a leopard statue called ‘Chiu’ in Nairobi, Nation Towers in Abu Dhabi, the Château de Beaulieu on the banks of the Loire, the Atakule Tower in Ankara and the Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA in Japan, where Irela...

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    2,320+ FLIGHTS CANCELLED & 6,375+ PLANES DELAYED ACROSS US

    Feb 21, 2019

    America impacting 200 million Americans and 39 of the 48 contiguous United States.Several airlines such as Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines said they would waive date-change fees for travelers scheduled to fly to or from airports affected by the storm if they can...

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    U.N. PERMITS NORTH KOREANS TO TRAVEL TO VIETNAM FOR TRUMP SUMMIT

    Feb 21, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A United Nations Security Council sanctions committee has approved the travel of a North Korean delegation to Vietnam next week for a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on denuclearization.

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    'GREEN BOOK' TOURISM: OSCAR-NOMINATED FILM INSPIRES TRAVELERS TO RETRACE ORIGINAL ROUTE

    Feb 20, 2019

    The Oscar-nominated, interracial road-trip movie “Green Book” has spurred interest in the real guidebook that helped black travelers navigate segregated America. With a little research, travelers can find copies of “The Negro Motorist Green Book” online and retrace the route ...

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    SURVEY EXAMINES HOW MUCH AMERICANS ARE SPENDING ON SPRING BREAK VACATION

    Feb 20, 2019

    Spring break is slowly approaching, and while some travelers are trying to figure out where to go, others are more concerned with how they're going to pay for the trip.

    Nerdwallet recently conducted a survey that examined how Americans are planning their spring break vacation, and...

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    THE MINISTER HIGHLIGHTS THAT EGYPT RIGHTLY USED RECENT GROWTH TO IMPROVE ITS TOURISM

    Feb 20, 2019

    Rania al-Mashat, the Egyptian Tourism Minister commended the tourism sector on Monday as one of the fastest growing sectors world over While delivering at a press conference with the board of the Egyptian Tourism Federation, Mashat stated that her ministry is keen to utilize the recent growth in tou...

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    SLOW DECLINE IN CHINESE TOURIST NUMBER CAN PROVE TO BE COSTLY FOR NZ

    Feb 20, 2019

    As per data released by Statistics NZ, arrivals of Chinese tourists to New Zealand are gradually declining. As almost 450,000 Chinese tourists visited New Zealand in 2018, a huge 7.3 increase on the year before compared to the number of monthly arrivals with 2017 shows three consecutive months of de...

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    TOURISM IS NOW A $22.6 BILLION INDUSTRY IN SOUTH CAROLINA

    Feb 20, 2019

    In South Carolina, tourism is now a $22.6 billion industry, representing a $1.4 billion increase from the previous year and a 50 percent increase since 2010, according to the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism figures.The figures, announced by SCPRT Director Duane Parrish d...

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    AIRLINES ALREADY CANCELING WEDNESDAY FLIGHTS FOR NEW WINTER STORM

    Feb 19, 2019

    More than 470 flights had already been canceled for Wednesday, flight-tracking service FlightAware counted as of 5:40 p.m. ET on Tuesday. More than half of those preemptive cancellations were made by Southwest, canceled about 256 flights. United also began preemptively cancelling flights, with spoke...

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    TURKEY IS NOW A PREFERRED DESTINATION FOR MEDICAL TOURISM

    Feb 19, 2019

    Medical tourism Turkey has recently made significant investments in health tourism, especially in city hospitals and thermal facilities, and has become a focus of foreign tourists who want to benefit from these services. Last year, around 551,748 tourists visited Turkey for health-oriented services,...

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    PITCHING THE VALUE: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HOLIDAY PARKS AND CAMPSITES

    Feb 19, 2019

    Holiday parks and campsites around the UK generate GBP 9.3 billion (USD 12bn) in visitor expenditure and support 171,448 full-time employees, a report from UKCCA has revealed.The report called ‘Pitching the Value’ focuses on the economic impact of the sector and was carried out by Frontl...

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    CONNECT, LEARN, GROW AT START-UP INNOVATION CAMP 2019 WORLD TOURISM FORUM LUCERNE

    Feb 18, 2019

    Martin Barth, the Head of the World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL) has confirmed that for the 4th time, World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL) is organizing the Start-Up Innovation Camp in Lucerne, Switzerland on May 1-2, 2019. Travel-, tourism- and hospitality-related Start-ups from all over the world ha...

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    RECORD NUMBER OF TOURISTS IN COLOMBIA IN 2018 DESPITE TRAVEL WARNINGS

    Feb 18, 2019

    As per the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism (MinCIT), record number of tourist, to the tune of 4.4 m came to Colombia in 2018. It was a rise of 10 per cent from 2017. The figures were recorded despite the United States State Department issuing a Level 2 warning, which advises visitors to ...

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    TALLINN WELCOMES MORE THAN 645,000 CRUISE PASSENGERS IN 2018

    Feb 18, 2019

    There are over 645,000 cruise passengers visited Tallinn in 2018, and spending an average of €80 per person in the capital, a study carried out by Cruise Baltic suggests.The sum total spent by all cruise tourists combined in Tallinn last year was over €50 million, contributing to the emplo...

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    HEALTH TOURISM IN TURKEY SAW AN INCREASE OF 27.3 PER CENT

    Feb 18, 2019

    More than 551,748 tourists visited Turkey for health-oriented services showing an increase of 27.3 per cent as compared to the last year as per the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) data. While the number of people visiting Turkey for the same purpose in the last 10 years recorded a total of ...

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    EUROPEAN TOURISM ARRIVALS PROVE RESILIENT IN 2018

    Feb 16, 2019

    Europe remains the most visited region in the world, with a six per cent upswing in international tourist arrivals in 2018 compared to the previous year. That is according to the latest report from the European Travel Commission. The commission is an association of national tourism organisations, la...

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    EUROPEAN TOURISM ARRIVALS PROVE RESILIENT IN 2018

    Feb 15, 2019

    Europe remains the most visited region in the world, with a six per cent upswing in international tourist arrivals in 2018 compared to the previous year. That is according to the latest report from the European Travel Commission. The commission is an association of national tourism organisations, la...

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    HOT HOTEL OPENINGS: “ART, IN ALL ITS FORMS, NOURISHES THE HUMAN SPIRIT”

    Feb 15, 2019

    Dallas-based real estate developer HALL Group announced the opening of the highly-anticipated HALL Arts Hotel, currently under construction and set to open in the fall of 2019 in Dallas’ Arts District. The first hotel to open in the largest urban arts district in the USA, HALL Arts Hotel will ...

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    FREE WI-FI COMING SOON TO TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN GUNUNG KIDUL

    Feb 14, 2019

    The administration of Yogyakarta's Gunung Kidul regency is planning to provide internet access in all the villages in the region, as well as free Wi-Fi access at several tourist attractions. "Three tourist attractions may have free Wi-Fi installed this year. We will coordinate with the Tour...

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    TOURISM MINISTRY: FOREIGN TOURISTS SPENT $73.1 BILLION IN CHINA IN 2018

    Feb 14, 2019

    Foreign visitors made 30.54 million trips to China in 2018, a 4.7 percent increase than that of 2017, according to China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Travelers stayed at least one night in China on 23.64 million of the trips, a growth of 5.2 percent than the figure of 2017, said a post o...

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    THE ALL-NEW FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MONTREAL IS NOW CONFIRMING RESERVATIONS FOR ITS SPRING 2019 OPENING

    Feb 14, 2019

    Heralding the city’s world renowned festival season and the biggest sporting event in Canada, the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Montreal is now confirming reservations for arrivals beginning June 1, 2019. “We are so excited to join with our community in welcoming Formula One fans from aroun...

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    CARIBBEAN TOURISM LOOKS FORWARD WITH CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM TO YEAR AHEAD

    Feb 13, 2019

    The Caribbean tourism sector is projected to record strong growth in 2019 on the heels of a stronger-than-expected performance last year. The Caribbean Tourism Organisation, the authority on regional tourism statistics and performance, is forecasting six to seven per cent growth this year, continuin...

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    TRAVEL CORPORATION APPOINTS COFFEY TO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ROLE IN UK

    Feb 13, 2019

    The Travel Corporation has appointed Rachel Coffey as sales and business development director for four of its award-winning guided holiday brands - Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Costsaver and Luxury Gold – in the UK and Ireland. Coffey will be responsible for the overall business development o...

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    IN 2018, GREECE EXPERIENCED 80 PERCENT GROWTH IN INDIAN VISITORS

    Feb 13, 2019

    In 2018, Greece has shown an 80 percent rise in arrivals from India over 2017, after the strategy of the Greek Tourism Ministry to make the country a sought after destination for Indian travelers. As per a recent statement, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) welcomed positive messages fo...

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    TOURISTS TO OMAN GETTING TO ENJOY COOL CLIMES AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR

    Feb 13, 2019

    With temperatures going down to single degrees in some parts of Oman, tourists visiting the Sultanate are getting to enjoy the weather at this time of the year and are finding the climes quite pleasurable.Oman’s winter tourism season is currently on the move, and with visitors coming to the co...

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    NEW TRAVEL TOOL WILL HELP LONG-DISTANCE COUPLES FIND THEIR SWEET SPOT

    Feb 13, 2019

    Long-distance couples and loved ones living apart in faraway places can use a new tool that will offer up suggestions on the most affordable ‘rendezvous point’ based on their locations. To use the new Rendezvous tool from Kayak, flyers enter two home cities and approximate flight dates. ...

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    U.S. BOOKINGS TO CUBA EXPECTED TO RISE, BUT AMERICANS STILL CONFUSED ABOUT TRAVEL RULES

    Feb 13, 2019

    A new survey of Cuba tour operators and other travel providers shows the majority expect U.S. travel to the island to increase in 2019 despite ongoing confusion about the legality of travel to the island. The survey, which was conducted by the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) in late 2018, was ...

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    LATEST TRAVEL IMPACT OF WINTER STORM MAYA

    Feb 13, 2019

    While the storm systems impact the United States this week have come and gone, the residual impact of the winter weather is still being felt at airports hit the hardest. According to FlightAware.com, over 440 flights within, into or out of the U.S. were canceled Wednesday morning and another 420-plu...

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    FOUR SEASONS RESORT HUALALAI RANKED BEST HOTEL IN U.S.

    Feb 12, 2019

    KAILUA-KONA — North Kona’s Four Seasons Resort Hualalai was recently named best hotel in the USA by U.S. News & World Report. The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai took the No. 1 spot, beating out The Peninsula Chicago at No. 2 and the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, Surfside, Florid...

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    DELTA ISSUES TRAVEL WAIVER FOR FLIGHTS OUT OF DETROIT DURING WINTER STORM

    Feb 12, 2019

    Delta Airlines has issued a travel waiver for those people flying out of Detroit due to a snowstorm on Tuesday expected to dump inches of snow across the area.A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 12 p.m. Wednesday for Sanilac County. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 12 p.m. Wednesda...

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    GROWTH IN AUSTRALIAN TOURISM BOOSTS BIGGEST HOTEL BUILDING BOOM

    Feb 12, 2019

    Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) intends to add 272 hotels in the Australia’s capitals over the next six years. That would mean 45,000 new rooms. TAA said that over last three years more than 40 new hotels had been built across the country since then. Just 3,000 hotel rooms were added in ...

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    U.S. NOT KEEPING UP WITH BOOM IN INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

    Feb 12, 2019

    While plenty of foreign tourists are still coming to the United States, the country is not benefiting as much as other nations from an overall boom in international travel and tourism. A new study also finds that while Mexico remains the number two source of foreign visitors to the U.S., those numbe...

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    TOURISM INFLUX HITS OVER 11M IN 2018, EGYPT TOPS INT. DESTINATION LISTS

    Feb 12, 2019

    Tourist influx hit 11.346 million in 2018, compared with 8.3 million in 2017, according to Saed El-Batouty, Economic Councillor to the World Tourism Organization. The 37 percent year-on-year increase comes as the result of Egypt’s continuous efforts to revive the tourism sector through the div...

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    RESORTS WORLD MANILA OPENS TRAVELERS LOUNGE

    Feb 12, 2019

    RESORTS World Manila (RWM) has opened a travelers lounge at the Newport Mall, where passengers of Cebu Pacific can check in for their flights departing from Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.During the official launch of the RWM Travelers Lounge on Tuesday, RWM and Cebu Pacific officials...

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    CHINA'S 2018 TOURISM REVENUE GROWTH SLOWEST IN A DECADE AS ECONOMY COOLS

    Feb 12, 2019

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Growth in China’s tourism revenue fell to its lowest level last year since the global financial crisis a decade ago, official data showed on Tuesday, highlighting growing risk in a fast-growing sector as Chinese consumers became more cautious. Overall tourism earnings grew ...

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    OCEANIA CRUISES IS UNDERGOING A $100 MILLION REDESIGN — AND THE NEW SUITES ARE SOME OF THE MOST LUXURIOUS AT SEA

    Feb 11, 2019

    Last month, Oceania Cruises unveiled the new look of Insignia, one of their four Regatta-Class ships, and the first to undergo renovations as part of brand’s $100 million "re-inspiration" initiative. The dramatic makeover was led by Studio DADO, a Miami-based firm known for luxury re...

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    NEW RESEARCH PULLS BACK THE CURTAIN ON ENTERPRISE CONTENT MARKETING IN 2019

    Feb 07, 2019

    With thousands of employees, working across multiple brands, products lines, offices and silos, enterprise marketers face unique content marketing challenges, yet many are scoring wins year after year. That’s according to the findings in the Content Marketing Institute’s new research rep...

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    TRIPACTIONS INTRODUCES NEW FLIGHT SHOPPING EXPERIENCE FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS.

    Feb 05, 2019

    Corporate travel management platform TripActions is launching what is calls “a radically new flight booking experience,” developed in collaboration with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.
    The new interface, rolling out to TripActions’ customers over the coming weeks, is b...

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    JAPAN TO BOLSTER STEPS FOR FOREIGNERS IN EVENT OF MASSIVE TOKYO QUAKE

    Jan 30, 2019

    The transport ministry said Tuesday it plans to strengthen measures to help foreign visitors in the event of a massive earthquake in Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. The ministry will beef up airports and railways' quake resiliency to ensure the rapid return of foreign visitors,...

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    GUYANA WELCOMES RECORD VISITOR NUMBERS

    Jan 30, 2019

    Guyana continues to grow as a destination of choice for travellers. As of December, Guyana recorded a total number of visitor arrivals of 286,732 passengers; a 15.93 per cent increase from the 247,330 visitors Guyana welcomed in 2017. Over the past years, the Guyana Tourism Authority has worked on r...

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    STRONG COMMERCIAL DELIVERIES DRIVE BOEING REVENUE HIGHER

    Jan 30, 2019

    Boeing has reported fourth-quarter revenue of $28.3 billion, GAAP earnings per share of $5.93 and core earnings per share (non-GAAP) of $5.48, all company records. These results reflect record commercial deliveries, higher defence and services volume and strong performance which outweighed favourabl...

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    AFFONSO-DASS CALLS FOR RENEWED FOCUS ON HOSPITALITY DURING CARIBBEAN TRAVEL MARKETPLACE

    Jan 30, 2019

    President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Patricia Affonso-Dass, hailed the diversity, incredible natural beauty and people as core strengths of the region as she called for it to be better known as the most welcoming in the world. Kicking off the 37th annual Caribbean Travel Marketp...

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    IRAPH SUI JOINS LUXURY COLLECTION IN JAPAN

    Jan 29, 2019

    The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, has announced the opening of the 58-room Iraph Sui in Miyako Okinawa, marking the third property to join the brand Japan. Owned by Mori Trust, the hotel is a stunning seafront property that overlooks the warm pristine waters of Japan’s sou...

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    MV THEORY JOINS SUNVIL OFFERING IN GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS

    Jan 29, 2019

    Sunvil has introduced a brand-new luxury Galápagos cruise vessel, MV Theory, to its Latin America programme. MV Theory and its sister ship MV Origin (also offered by Sunvil) are the only two ships in the Galápagos to have been awarded a Relais & Châteaux certification. As suc...

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    A 2,000-KM BIKING TRAIL SET TO OPEN IN THE BALKANS

    Jan 29, 2019

    Biking enthusiasts may be interested to learn about a project that will open up 2,000 km of mountain bike trails which will connect eight countries in the Western Baltics. Called the TransDinarica, the path climbs over the Dinaric Alps and takes bikers along the Adriatic Sea and through the rugged w...

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    EAST JAVA UNVEILS 367 TOURISM AGENDAS FOR 2019

    Jan 28, 2019

    As a destination with numerous attractions to entice visitors, East Java recently launched “Kalender Wisata 2019” (Tourism Calendar 2019). Kompas.comreported that the launch took place at the Graha Wisata building in Surabaya, East Java, last Tuesday. It was officiated by the head of the...

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    SUNSHINE SATURDAYS: EUROPEANS ARE LOOKING TO LEAVE THE WINTER BLUES BEHIND

    Jan 28, 2019

    As the winter continues with sub-zero temperatures, many Europeans are looking ahead to a summer, sun and beach getaway. This applies in particular to the days dubbed "Sunshine Saturdays". This phenomenon has been observed across Europe during the first weekends of the year for a number of...

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    S HOTEL JAMAICA OPENS IN MONTEGO BAY

    Jan 27, 2019

    The stylish new S Hotel Jamaica has opened in Montego Bay. Poised to become the ultimate trendsetting hotspot, the hotel overlooks Doctor’s Cave Beach and will put the location on the map for seasoned international travellers. The inspiration for the contemporary 120-room S Hotel is as cosmopo...

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    HOW MILLENNIALS AND THE GIG ECONOMY ARE IMPACTING THE WAY WE TRAVEL

    Jan 26, 2019

    Experiential travel is no longer enough. The gig economy is rewriting the way people live and work, making travel an integrated part of their lifestyle. And tectonic power shifts from West to East are remapping the centers of influence and the world's mobility. These are some of the megatrends o...

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    INDONESIA AMONG CHINESE TOURISTS’ FAVORITE DESTINATIONS FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR

    Jan 24, 2019

    Around 7 million Chinese tourists will travel abroad during the Chinese New Year holiday, according to a report from online travel agency Ctrip. The report revealed that people from 100 Chinese cities have booked trips to nearly 500 destinations in more than 90 countries and regions. As reported by ...

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    IHG WELCOMES HOTEL INDIGO MILESTONE IN BERLIN

    Jan 23, 2019

    InterContinental Hotels Group has opened its 100th Hotel Indigo property globally, Hotel Indigo Berlin East Side Gallery. The brand is set to double its portfolio over the next three to five years and continue its strong growth as one of the largest boutique brands in this fast-growing segment. Esta...

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    RADISSON COLLECTION HOTEL, TSINANDALI ESTATE, OPENS IN GEORGIA

    Jan 23, 2019

    Radisson Collection has opened the doors to its latest property, in the most famous wine district of Georgia, Tsinandali. The newest addition to the group’s premium lifestyle collection, Radisson Collection Hotel, Tsinandali Estate Georgia is set in the heart of the country’s most popula...

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    INTERNATIONAL TOURIST ARRIVALS UP 6% TO 1.4 BILLION IN 2018: UN

    Jan 23, 2019

    The number of international tourist arrivals rose by 6 percent last year to 1.4 billion, according to an estimate published Monday by the World Tourism Organization. The increase was driven by travel to southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said the Madrid-based UN body, citing economic growt...

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    FCM TRAVEL SOLUTIONS ESTABLISHES NEW GLOBAL AIRLINE DISTRIBUTION TEAM

    Jan 23, 2019

    FCM Travel Solutions has established a global airline distribution team to spearhead industry collaboration between technology and global distribution providers, travel management companies and airlines in developing solutions to book and service NDC content. Appointed to lead the team is Jason Toot...

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    BRITISH AIRWAYS TO REVIVE RETRO LIVERY, SELL TRANS-ATLANTIC FLIGHTS FOR £100

    Jan 22, 2019

    British aviation buffs take note: The UK's flagship carrier British Airways is resuscitating a Boeing 747 aircraft with the colors and logo of its predecessor, British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), to mark its centennial anniversary this year. Travelers who flew BOAC between the years 196...

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    LONGER AIRPORT SECURITY LINES EXPECTED AS US SHUTDOWN DRAGS ON

    Jan 21, 2019

    Travelers may see longer wait times at US security checkpoints -- particularly at New York area airports and major hubs like Chicago -- due to fewer TSA agents reporting for work as the government shutdown stretches into its 30th day. Unscheduled absences for TSA employees climbed to 8 percent on Sa...

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    SMBC AVIATION CAPITAL EXPANDS AIRBUS A320NEO ORDER

    Jan 21, 2019

    Aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has boosted its total order book for the A320neo family to 181 aircraft after signing a firm order for an additional 65 planes. The aircraft lessor added 15 A321neo and 50 A320neo planes to its outstanding orders. In addition, the agreement includes an upsiszing...

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    ROYAL BRUNEI AIRLINES LAUNCHES BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, CONNECTIONS

    Jan 21, 2019

    Royal Brunei Airlines is launching non-stop flights between Brunei and Brisbane, solidifying the airline’s position as a key player on the Boomerang route for the UK market. This announcement further opens the Australia market to UK travellers following the launch of the airline’s daily ...

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    REMOTE CORNERS OF THE BRITISH ISLES YOU CAN VISIT ON A CRUISE

    Jan 21, 2019

    Many British Isles cruises stick to the same major ports – places like Southampton, Liverpool, Dublin and Edinburgh – and concentrate on offering excursions to famous and very busy sights such as Stonehenge and Edinburgh Castle. These itineraries can work well for first-time visitors fro...

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    2019 OPENS WITH STRICT MEASURES COMBATING OVERTOURISM

    Jan 21, 2019

    A day-tripper tax in Venice. New levies on cruise passengers in Amsterdam. A hike in the hotel tax in Ireland. A ban on motorcoaches in Rome. Strict new entry policies at Machu Picchu. Welcome to 2019, a year that opened with a host of new taxes and restrictions designed to address overcrowding, inf...

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    LONDON HOTEL OPENS 'WORLD’S FIRST VEGAN HOTEL SUITE'

    Jan 18, 2019

    It’s being called the world’s first vegan hotel suite: To capitalize on Veganuary, currently in full swing, a London hotel has turned one of its rooms into a vegan-friendly suite made with pineapple “leather,” buckwheat pillows and bamboo flooring. Vegans and eco-conscious tr...

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    FIVE DISASTERS IN INDONESIA AND THEIR IMPACT ON TOURISM

    Jan 18, 2019

    A number of natural disasters that occurred across Indonesia from 2010 to 2018 not only resulted in lives lost, but also led to economic losses in tourism, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). "Tourism is very vulnerable to disasters, and if not managed properly, the imp...

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    MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL TO LAUNCH NEW LOYALTY BRAND

    Jan 17, 2019

    Marriott International, the world's largest hotel company, has released new details on its loyalty program which will be branded under a new name and feature perks like cooking lessons with top chefs, football master classes with star athletes and hikes in Patagonia. Beginning February 13, Marri...

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    NEW YORK BREAKS TOURISM RECORD IN 2018

    Jan 17, 2019

    A record-breaking 65.2 million tourists visited New York in 2018, its tourist board said Wednesday, with British people particularly keen to visit the Big Apple from overseas. According to new figures from NYC & Company, around 51.6 million Americans and 13.5 million foreign tourists visited the...

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    THE PHOTOGRAPHER BEHIND T+L’S FEBRUARY 2019 COVER REVEALS HOW HE GOT THE SHOT

    Jan 17, 2019

    New York-based photographer Noe DeWitt talks equipment, technique, and how to avoid the crowds in the British Virgin Islands. Ideally, the cover of every issue of Travel + Leisure will spark a distinct feeling of dang, I wish I were there — and arguably, none do this more successfully than our...

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    APURVA KEMPINSKI BALI TO OPEN NEXT MONTH IN INDONESIA

    Jan 16, 2019

    Kempinski Hotels is ushering in a new era of first-class hospitality with the opening of The Apurva Kempinski Bali, a luxurious haven that captures the essence of Indonesian culture, art and identity. The resort will open on February 1st in the upmarket Nusa Dua area of Bali, with 475 well-appointed...

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    MARRIOTT UNVEILS NEW BONVOY LOYALTY SCHEME

    Jan 16, 2019

    Marriott International has unveiled Marriott Bonvoy, the new loyalty brand replacing the current loyalty brands – Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest. Bonvoy will launch on February 13th, when the logo and branding begin rolling out across all consumer touch...

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    TOP SPEED OF 320 KPH MULLED FOR NEW SHINKANSEN SECTION

    Jan 16, 2019

    East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) is considering a maximum travel speed of 320 kph in the section between Morioka and Shin-Aomori stations on the Tohoku Shinkansen line, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. It would be the first time for the maximum travel speed, which is currently 260 kph, to be raised ...

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    LIONBRIDGE AUGMENTS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OFFERING THROUGH ACQUISITION OF GENGO AND GENGO.AI

    Jan 16, 2019

    Today, Lionbridge, one of the world’s most trusted global communications platforms, announced its acquisition of Gengo, a Tokyo-based, leading edge technology company providing crowdsourcing, machine learning and localization services to global customers. Lionbridge has a 20-year history of le...

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    YOU CAN GET TWO TICKETS TO FIJI FOR THE PRICE OF ONE — BUT YOU HAVE TO ACT FAST

    Jan 15, 2019

    If you live in the United States odds are it’s either snowing, raining, or freezing where you are right now. And, perhaps worse, there’s no end to this horrible weather in sight. But, there is something you can do about it. You can escape to Fiji. Fiji Airways announced its Great Compani...

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    UK CRUISE SECTOR WELCOMED RECORD PASSENGER NUMBERS IN 2018

    Jan 15, 2019

    CLIA UK & Ireland is expecting to confirm more than two million British travellers took a cruise last year for the first time. The news comes as positive figures from the key 2018 summer travelling period are released, revealing a 2.1 per cent rise on the same period in 2017. The total number of...

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    SOUTH AUSTRALIA REPORTS RECORD-BREAKING TOURISM NUMBERS

    Jan 14, 2019

    South Australia, the location of the next World Routes event, has reported a record number of visors to the region, with the state’s visitor economy soaring to an all-time-high of AUD$6.9 billion. The results of the latest International and National Visitor Survey showed growth in domestic and...

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    RANKED: THE 25 SMARTEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD

    Jan 11, 2019

    Collectively, we humans are a pretty clever bunch. During our short time on this planet, we’ve split the atom, traveled to space, built the limited slip differential and invented an umbrella for dogs. Yep, al...


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    20 STUNNING STATE PARKS ACROSS THE USA

    Jan 11, 2019

    Playgrounds, green pastures, and playful pups; these are a few of the things we first think of when we hear the word "park." Not that these associations aren't on point, but there are more than 7,500 state parks plotted across the U.S., all of which feature attractions that reach beyon...


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    EATALY LAS VEGAS: A SPRAWLING NEW FOOD HALL WITH DIZZYING MENUS, WINE GALORE AND A LUCKY BULL

    Jan 10, 2019

    The first sign the new Eataly Las Vegas is different than the Italian food hall's outlets in New York, Chicago, and other cities? A dancing bull mosaic etched into the floor at the casino end of the sprawling food and drink extravaganza at Park MGM hotel. Visitors who head straight for Eataly...


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    BOEING TOPS AIRBUS TO REMAIN WORLD'S TOP JETMAKER

    Jan 10, 2019

    Boeing edged out European rival Airbus to retain its title as the world’s top jetmaker. Boeing said it delivered a record number of aircraft in 2018, its tally of 806 narrowly topping Airbus’ count of 800 deliveries for the year. A Cowen analyst told The Associated Press that Boeing deli...


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    LARGEST MAN-MADE ICE CAVE ADDED TO ICELANDIC OPERATOR’S PORTFOLIO

    Jan 10, 2019

    Icelandic specialist operator Arctic Adventures has acquired tour company Into The Glacier, adding the world’s largest man-made ice cave to its growing number of attractions. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, will increase the number of tours which Arctic Adventures oversees in Iceland. The op...


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    LARGEST MAN-MADE ICE CAVE ADDED TO ICELANDIC OPERATOR’S PORTFOLIO

    Jan 10, 2019

    Icelandic specialist operator Arctic Adventures has acquired tour company Into The Glacier, adding the world’s largest man-made ice cave to its growing number of attractions. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, will increase the number of tours which Arctic Adventures oversees in Iceland. The op...


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    HILTON’S DIPLOMAT BEACH RESORT HOLLYWOOD COULD FETCH $1 BILLION

    Jan 10, 2019

    The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood Curio Collection by Hilton, owned by a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management, has been put on the block and could fetch as much as $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Thayer Lodging Group, the Brookfield subsidiary, has tapped Newmark Kni...


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    NYC & COMPANY LAUNCHES 'NYC WINTER OUTING' PROGRAM

    Jan 10, 2019

    Three NYC deal weeks have been paired up to encourage out-of-towners to plan a mini-winter trip in the city and are now available for booking. From January 21 through early February, “NYC Restaurant Week,” “NYC Broadway Week” and “NYC Must-See Week” will coincide ...


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    THE 19 BEST PLACES TO TRAVEL IN 2019

    Jan 10, 2019

    Travel in 2018 was all about far-flung, unexpected experiences-and 2019 is no different. But rediscovering the world's must-sees, delving deeper into already-trendy destinations, and visiting countries worthy (and in need) of tourism are only some of the ways to travel well this year. Sometimes ...


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    PHOTOS: WISCONSIN WILDLIFE CAPTURED BY TRAIL CAMS

    Jan 09, 2019

    The Snapshot Wisconsin project is a citizen-based science initiative that uses trail cameras to document what’s going on in the woodlands and other wild places when no one is looking. The project relies heavily on volunteers. The citizen scientists go through a training class, place a trail ca...


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    TRAVEL TREND: MALAYSIANS JUST LOVE TO TRAVEL

    Jan 09, 2019

    AT a time when the ringgit has plummeted against most major world currencies and when there are complaints about rising prices of essential items in the country, we find many Malaysians traveling overseas; by leaps and bounds for sure and to far-flung places that one would hardly even visit for leis...


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    THE MOST EXCITING HOTEL OPENINGS IN ASIA IN 2019

    Jan 09, 2019

    Now that we are well into 2019, it is time to look at the year ahead in hotel openings. Cities across the globe can expect an influx of new properties to debut, with options ranging from budget to ultra-luxury. Asia, in particular, will be home to a plethora of new luxury hotels that are sure to top...


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    YOU CAN RESERVE A SPOT ON YOUR DREAM VACATION FOR ONLY $1

    Jan 09, 2019

    Things you can buy for one-dollar: a cup of coffee from McDonald’s, a song on iTunes and the bucket-list trip of a lifetime.
    Responsible travel company Intrepid Travel is offering one-dollar deposits on over 1,000 trips to over 100 countries from now until Feb. 15, 2019. Book a dream tr...


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    BUSINESS TRAVEL IS TAKING A HIT FROM THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Jan 09, 2019

    More than two weeks in, the government shutdown is already hurting business travel, and insiders expect the impact to grow more severe if the impasse continues. According to a poll conducted by the Global Business Travel Association, a third of respondents said they have already seen repercussions f...


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    50 STATE ROAD TRIP: LANDMARKS THAT REPRESENT EACH STATE

    Jan 09, 2019

    What best represents a state? Is it a historic building, or a scenic natural phenomenon? How about something the state is best known for? Any and all of these criteria come into play when coming up with a landmark that represents each state.
    Of course, no one building or monument could possib...


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    WORLD'S LARGEST TRUCK STOP IS AN OASIS IN IOWA

    Jan 08, 2019

    On the outskirts of small-town Iowa, the makings of civilization roll by, 18 wheels at a time.
    That might mean a tarp-covered load of lumber. Flatbed of steel beams. Double-decker of new SUVs. Lowboy with construction equipment. Refrigerated truck of vegetables. Livestock trailer with Holstei...


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    JAPAN INTRODUCES NEW TOURIST ‘DEPARTURE TAX’

    Jan 07, 2019

    Japan introduced new ‘departure tax’ for both, its own citizens and foreign visitors. The levy of 1,000 yen will be tied to the cost of airline or ship tickets or tickets on the return trip. The visitors, who are in the country for no more than one day, and children under two years ...


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    LONDON, NEW DELHI AND LAS VEGAS TOP CANADIANS’ 2019 WORLD TRAVEL SPOTS

    Jan 07, 2019

    Do you have travel plans for 2019? You’re not the only one. Travel search engine Kayak compiled Canadians’ top travel destinations for their 2019 forecast and found they have a taste for international travel this year. Seven out of the top 10 most popular destinations were overseas, incl...


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    TRAVELLERS TO U.S. SHOULD EXPECT LONG CUSTOM LINES AT PEARSON AIRPORT

    Jan 07, 2019

    Travelers heading to the U.S. are being asked to arrive at least three hours early to morning flights due to long lines for U.S. customs. Robin Smith, a spokesperson with GTAA, said the wait times are fluctuating throughout the day, but, “the morning is when we have the highest concentration o...


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    NEW ORLEANS TRAVEL COSTS TO RISE AS EAGLES-SAINTS GAME APPROACHES

    Jan 07, 2019

    If you're interested in heading to the Big Easy for the big Philadelphia Eagles' playoff game against the New Orleans Saints, experts say you shouldn't wait too long to book. Liberty Travel Agent Gabby Correll said prices are likely to go up the closer it gets to Sunday's game. As of...


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    WHY A DUBLIN PUB WAS THE BEST PLACE TO SPEND CHRISTMAS

    Jan 07, 2019

    Damp, drizzly and drab. What’s not to love about December in Dublin? It’s hard to tell when it’s raining and when it’s not, the air is so wet.  Mizzle turns imperceptibly to drizzle and back again. Crossing St Stephen’s Green, the saturated trees drip. By some mira...


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    10 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES WE VISITED IN 2018

    Jan 07, 2019

    2018 was an amazing year for seeing gorgeous destinations.  From the food to the culture to the pure eye candy, it's difficult to highlight all of the stunning things we saw, but we'll do our best. As you plan your 2019 travel, keep these beautiful locations in mind.


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    THE ALLURING ART, DESIGN AND CUISINE OF MEXICO CITY

    Jan 07, 2019

    As the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America, Mexico City is as complex as it is large – and its layered history and culture make it fertile grounds for some of the most exciting design, architecture and art around the globe. Founded by the Aztecs in 1325 as Tenochtitla...


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    PALAU DEMANDS RESPECT AND 8 OTHER TOURISM TRENDS THIS WEEK

    Jan 06, 2019

    Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up. This weekend roundup examines tourism trends. The hugely celebrated campaign, Palau Pledge, has not brought in more arrivals to Palau, which is also being hit b...


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    TROPICAL STORM DISRUPTS THAILAND’S PEAK TOURISM SEASON

    Jan 04, 2019

    Thailand’s south is bracing for the country’s most powerful tropical storm in decades, which is expected to disrupt oil and gas production and force thousands of international tourists to flee its beaches and islands. Widespread rainfall with torrential downpours and strong wind is forec...


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    MINOR OUT OF RACE FOR INDIA’S LEELA LUXURY HOTELS AS BROOKFIELD CLOSES IN

    Jan 04, 2019

    Thailand’s Minor International says it is not looking at Leela anymore as reports surfaced last month that Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management is close to buying a majority of the Indian chain’s hotel assets for $646 million (4,500 crores). At that price “we won’t be a...


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    TOURISM: KEY TO THE RISE OF NEW-AGE ASIAN TIGERS

    Jan 04, 2019

    While 2019 has begun with a global market slump and amidst geopolitical uncertainties, all eyes are on Asia and Africa and their respective hunger for growth. Graham Robinson, director of Global Construction Perspectives said that by 2025, 41% of global construction activity will be happening in tod...


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    HOT HOTEL OPENINGS: STELLA DI MARE DUBAI MARINA AND MORE

    Jan 04, 2019

    Out with the old — in with the new! It’s the first Friday of the year and we’re staying on top of our hotel game here at TD. On this week’s edition of hot hotel openings, we’ve got properties from a night cottage in the middle of New Zealand’s wilderness, to a bea...


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    TRAVEL TECH THIS WEEK: START-UPS GRAB, NEZASA, AVANTSTAY SECURE MILLIONS AND MORE

    Jan 03, 2019

    Not wishing to miss the boat, Japanese companies poured millions of dollars to ride-hailing firm Grab. In June 2017, SoftBank and Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing decided to invest up to USD 2 billion in Grab. A year later, Grab has announced that it struck a USD 1 billion deal with Toyota, w...


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    GALLERY: BEST OF 2018 IN MONTANA SCENERY

    Jan 03, 2019

    Montana has a wide variety of natural beauty to offer travelers, from the breathtaking mountain views of Glacier National Park to the sweeping landscapes of the High Plains. Visitors can also enjoy the small-town charm of Butte, the Old West feel of Livingston, and even the atmospheric ghost town of...


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    CENTRAL ASIA’S NEW SILK ROAD OFFERS VAST TOURISM POTENTIAL

    Jan 03, 2019

    Central Asia is a region that has been going through a transformation process to improve the business environment and increase its attractiveness for foreign investment. Participation in different Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects worth billions of dollars, whether in terms of infrastructure d...


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    8 EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCES IN CHINA FOR THE UPSCALE TRAVELER

    Jan 02, 2019

    China is a beautiful place, and there’s simply so much to see and do. Hiking along the Great Wall and visiting the Forbidden Palace are some of the standard fares guests to China look forward to.
    However, with the right connections, you can add a little spice to your trip with access to...


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    HOTELS FINALLY EMBRACE HOMESHARING: NOW WHAT?

    Jan 02, 2019

    What traditional hotel companies once dismissed or derided, some are now welcoming with open arms. But not all hotels are finding it easy to embrace homesharing, or incorporate it into their business plans.
    One of the earliest adopters, AccorHotels, has struggled to turn a profit from its $16...


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    MEXICO’S NEW TOURISM FRONTIER: EXPLORING SOUTH OF TULUM

    Jan 02, 2019

    The decision to develop Cancun as a Mexico tourism beach destination was famously determined by the computer in the late 1960s. Cancun became a huge success and inspired further development south along Mexico’s Caribbean coast. First, there was the Riviera Maya, which was conceived as a nature...


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    USA TODAY PREVIEW: THE HOTTEST NEW CRUISE SHIPS OF 2019

    Jan 02, 2019

    Call it the year of the sister ship. Three of North America's biggest cruise lines – Carnival, Norwegian and Princess – will unveil new vessels in 2019. But while the ships will be new, they'll look strikingly familiar. All three will be sisters to existing vessels. Also rolling ...


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    NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI: HISTORY AND FUN ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER

    Jan 02, 2019

    When Haller Nutt started building Longwood Plantation in 1859, the future looked bright for the successful plantation owner, his wife and 12 children. The antebellum octagonal mansion held promise to be one of the most distinguished homes in Natchez, Mississippi.
    That promise was fulfilled, b...


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    GREAT AMERICAN BITES: 5 BEST MEALS OF 2018

    Jan 01, 2019

    After 12 months on the road, crisscrossing the highways, byways and urban avenues of this vast continent in search of delectable dishes, this is the time of year when we recap the greatest of Great American Bites. Our rating scale goes up to OMG!, our highest praise, but even in this rarefied catego...


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    2019'S MOST-ANTICIPATED NEW ROLLER COASTERS

    Jan 01, 2019

    Another year, another batch of roller coasters. The more things change at amusement parks, the more they stay the same. The popularity of one of the oldest amusement rides shows no sign of waning. That’s not to say that the humble thrill machine hasn’t evolved. Today’s roller coast...


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    VENICE WILL START CHARGING AN ENTRANCE FEE TO DAY-TRIPPERS TO COMBAT OVERTOURISM

    Dec 31, 2018

    A measure in Italy’s 2019 budget law will allow the local government in Venice to charge day-trippers for access to the city’s historic center as a way to help defray the considerable costs of maintaining a popular tourist destination built on water, the mayor said. Venice Mayor Luigi Br...


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    GO, GO, GO! RYANAIR LAUNCHES A SUMMER SEAT SALE AND THERE ARE SOME FANTASTIC DEALS

    Dec 27, 2018

    Ryanair has just launched a huge sale on summer destinations and if you're looking to book a sun holiday for 2019, now is the time. The 2019 Early Bird Deal has just launched and it it is offering customers €20 off returns flights...the best bit is there are one million seats to be snapped ...


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    TRAVEL GURU SAMANTHA BROWN THRIVES ON THE PEOPLE EXPERIENCE

    Dec 27, 2018

    Samantha Brown is a people person, first and foremost. The affable host of Places to Love, which begins its second season Jan. 5 on PBS, never tires of meeting people and experiencing new cultures throughout her travels, which are considerable. By her own estimates, Brown has visited 67 countries an...


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    NEW YEAR'S EVE TUBE AND BUS TRAVEL WILL BE FREE FOR REVELLERS AGAIN THIS YEAR

    Dec 27, 2018

    Between 11.45pm and 4.30am, travel on Tubes, buses, London Overground, DLR and TfL rail will be free of charge. Tube lines and the DLR will be running all through the night. However, there will be no Piccadilly line service between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge. The Waterloo and City line will finish at...


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    EUROPE’S AIRLINES APPROACHING U.S.-LIKE LEVELS OF PROFITABILITY

    Dec 27, 2018

    Most of Europe’s publicly-traded airlines have now reported their second-quarter results. A few like Aegean and SAS will report later this month. Others like Virgin Atlantic, Alitalia, TAP Air Portugal and LOT Polish—as non-public companies—generally keep their financial reports to...


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    BREXIT IS COSTING CORNWALL, ENGLAND ITS HOTEL BARTENDERS

    Dec 26, 2018

    Cornwall, the southwest peninsula of Britain, is struggling to find enough bartenders to serve the millions who flock to the rocky coastline every year. Any prospect of recruiting cheap labor from the continent has dried up after the region voted along with the rest of the country to leave the Europ...


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    FRONTIER AIRLINES’ DECEMBER 2018 FLIGHT SALE HAS $20 FARES FOR A NEW YEAR’S GETAWAY

    Dec 26, 2018

    If you didn't get what you wanted under the tree on Christmas, then you can give yourself the gift of travel during Frontier Airlines' December 2018 flight sale. The airline company is offering incredibly cheap fares to help you plan your next vacation. How cheap? Well, there are a couple of...


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    6 TOP THEME PARK INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS OF 2018

    Dec 26, 2018

    For a business designed with surprise and delight in mind, the theme park industry often has a predictable rhythm: new rides are added, new lands are built, and (almost inevitably) prices go up.
    We saw plenty of that kind of news over the past year, as operators sought to encourage repeat bus...


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    CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA IS BECOMING THE ULTIMATE SOCAL DESTINATION

    Dec 24, 2018

    Carlsbad, California now has direct flights to and from San Jose, Reno-Tahoe, Las Vegas, and Phoenix-Mesa via California Pacific Airlines, making the SoCal destination a must-visit for beach lovers. Reachable from most regions in just under an hour, Carlsbad, is a great weekend getaway for those loo...


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    15 STRANGE PLACES THAT ACTUALLY EXIST IN CANADA (10 IN THE US)

    Dec 24, 2018

    Throughout Canada and the United States, there are numerous areas that are quite strange or totally unexplainable. These bizarre places have sparked curiosity in thousand of travelers who have made their way just to see them. All across North America, you can find a number of museums, parks, lakes a...


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    RIDE REVIEW: SEAWORLD’S INFINITY FALLS HAS WORLD’S TALLEST DROP ON A RIVER RAFT RIDE

    Dec 24, 2018

    At many of SeaWorld Orlando’s exhibits and shows, visitors ogle creatures in the water. For the park’s newest attraction, however, it’s the guests who are in the drink. They aren’t swimming among tropical fish or other marine life. They are aboard circular vehicles, floating ...


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    PHOTO TOUR: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN ICELAND

    Dec 23, 2018

    Ice and volcanic fire long ago sculpted Iceland into an otherworldly masterpiece, leaving behind a geological time capsule with all sorts of dramatic flourishes: Monstrous craters. Bright blue icebergs. Countless waterfalls. Even bubbling pits of earth spewing steam and sulfur.
    This is why so...


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    RICK STEVES: GERMAN CUISINE IS A TREAT FOR TRAVELERS

    Dec 23, 2018

    Eating in Germany is a big part of the fun of traveling there. Ingredients are wonderful (especially if you eat with the season), traditions are prized, "modern German cuisine" is giving old dishes tasty and entertaining new twists, and small, creative foodie places are thriving in every c...


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    WHAT IT'S LIKE SAILING AROUND CROATIAN ISLANDS ABOARD A LUXURY YACHT

    Dec 22, 2018

    If you're looking to explore the almost endless Croatian coast and all its hidden gems, then you should consider cruising as your way of traveling that allows you to visit all the corners of the coast. The choice of luxury yachts in Croatia is quite diverse but they all have some similar key poi...


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    HOW THE ROYAL FAMILY MADE DECORATING CHRISTMAS TREES A POPULAR HOLIDAY TRADITION

    Dec 22, 2018

    This year, while you’re trimming your Christmas tree with all your favorite decorations and stringing up those colorful lights, make sure to think about the British royal family. After all, they started the trend in the first place.
    Sure, humans have been decorating their homes and chur...


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    AS CHRISTMAS TRAVEL BEGINS, SO DOES RAIN AND WIND — AND EVEN SOME THUNDER

    Dec 21, 2018

    Winter officially starts Friday evening, but if you’re on the move for the holidays, spring-like temperatures and a chance for thunderstorms might make it hard to believe. What NBC Washington meteorologist Chuck Bell dubbed a “massive storm moving up the spine of the Appalachian Mountain...


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    THE LIGHT GARDEN, 1000 YEAR BLOOM, LAUNCHES IN HONOLULU

    Dec 21, 2018

    Large-scale digital light installations are in full effect all over the world, from Singapore’s Super Trees to the Descanso Enchanted Forest of Light and Los Angeles Arboretum Moonlight Forest. Now the brilliant popular art movement has arrived in Honolulu’s Ward Village – “T...


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    HAWAIIAN AIRLINES TO ADD NO-FRILLS BASIC ECONOMY TICKETS IN 2019

    Dec 20, 2018

    Add Hawaiian Airlines to the growing list of airlines adding basic economy fares, cheaper tickets with several restrictions. The Honolulu-based carrier said it plans to introduce "main cabin basic'' fares in the second half of 2019. "This will offer our guests greater choice and le...


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    BEHAVIORAL REWARDS FIND NICHE IN CORPORATE TRAVEL

    Dec 20, 2018

    A few years ago, the promise of gamification was all the rage in corporate travel. As we continue to reflect almost every week and will likely reflect until the heat death of the universe, business travelers simply won’t do what they’re instructed to when booking a trip. They need a reas...


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    HOLIDAY TRAVEL: COMPLETE TRAVEL FORECAST FOR ANYONE LEAVING THE MIAMI VALLEY

    Dec 20, 2018

    Friday looks wet with rain and a snow mix late. Breezy, temps in the upper 30s. The weekend through Christmas Eve looks dry, partly cloudy but cold, upper 30s. Christmas Day, cloudy with a few passing showers possible, temperatures around 40 degrees.


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    YOU CAN START YOUR TRAVEL IN THE WEE HOURS, AIRPORT SAYS

    Dec 20, 2018

    As they prepare for the seasonal travel windup, Albany International Airport and the Transportation Security Administration have expanded hours of operations and added more people. Travelers are encouraged to arrive at their airline ticket counters no less than 90 minutes before  their flight&#...


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    FLIGHT TROUBLES BREWING? STORM MOVES IN RIGHT AT PEAK OF CHRISTMAS AIR TRAVEL

    Dec 20, 2018

    The busy Christmas air-travel period kicks into high gear Thursday as travelers head to airports ahead of the holiday. Thursday is projected to be one of the three busiest days between now and Jan. 6. The only busier day? That will come Friday, which is projected to be the busiest overall, according...


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    THE ART OF THE MILEAGE RUN: WHERE AIRLINE MILES MAKE THE TRIP

    Dec 20, 2018

    If it’s early December, it must be Buenos Aires. Maybe Hong Kong? No, London! Wait – not far enough. Sound absurd? Not if you’re a frequent flyer on the cusp of earning the next tier of elite status with your airline. Most big airlines dole out their top-tier status levels by miles...


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    DETOUR-WORTHY BURGERS ON A CHARMING NEW ENGLAND MAIN STREET

    Dec 20, 2018

    GoldBurgers occupies a storefront on the charming main street in the heart of downtown Newington, Connecticut, a little slice of quaintness hidden just minutes off some of the busiest highways in the nation, I-95, I-84 and the Merritt Parkway. Millions of motorists pass within takeout range of GoldB...


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    THE SECRET TO DAVID NEELEMAN’S NEW U.S. STARTUP? THE AIRPLANE.

    Dec 20, 2018

    When Lukas Johnson led the group that chose routes for Allegiant Air, his team couldn’t schedule MD-80s to fly more than 200 miles from their Las Vegas base on hot, summer afternoons. The old airplanes, which were retired last month, had serious performance limitations. But Johnson, a wizard o...


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    BRITISH AIRWAYS FLEW 4 KIDS TO NEW YORK CITY TO RECREATE 'HOME ALONE 2' — ON A PLANE DECKED OUT IN CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

    Dec 19, 2018

    Every December, British Airways tries to create some magic. To kick off the airline’s 100-year anniversary in 2019, British Airways began its BA Magic 100 project. Over the next year, the airline intends to perform 100 acts of kindness, starting with a holiday escape for four deserving childre...


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    UNIQUE TEXAS TREEHOUSE OFFERS LUXURIOUS LODGING

    Dec 19, 2018

    About an hour’s drive outside Austin, a dreamy treehouse awaits guests seeking respite in nature. Will Beilharz, designer and founder of ArtisTree, has completed the Yoki House, the fifth eco-luxury addition to the treehouse resort at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours in central Texas. Nestled betwe...


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    KUALA LUMPUR’S BATU CAVES REVEAL HERITAGE TOURISM’S STRUGGLES IN AN INSTAGRAMMABLE WORLD

    Dec 18, 2018

    Skift Senior Research Analyst Rebecca Stone is traveling the globe over the next year as part of Remote Year, a program that brings together working professionals to travel, live, and work remotely. She'll spend a month in 12 cities around the world that include Cape Town, Lisbon, Valencia, Sofi...


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    WHAT DOES 2019 HOLD FOR TRAVEL AS RECESSION ANXIETIES RISE: NEW SKIFT RESEARCH

    Dec 18, 2018

    All in all, 2018 has turned out to be a very healthy year of growth for travel in both advanced economies and emerging and developing markets. International arrivals are likely to reach an all-time high of around 1.4 billion. Consumer demand has been solid, and U.S. corporations saw one of the stron...


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    HATE LINES AT THE AIRPORT? PAY TO MAKE THEM GO AWAY

    Dec 18, 2018

    Long lines are the bane of the airline passenger’s existence, especially during peak holiday travel. A cascade of them, from check-in to security to boarding, and then through immigration and customs clearance, isn’t just annoying: These lines can make you miss your flight, especially if...


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    ONE OF NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE'S BIGGEST SHIPS TO MOVE TO FLORIDA'S PORT CANAVERAL

    Dec 18, 2018

    Florida's Port Canaveral soon will be home to another giant cruise ship. Norwegian Cruise Line on Tuesday said its 4,248-passenger Norwegian Escape would move to Port Canaveral in late 2020 to operate five- and seven-night voyages to the Caribbean. The ship currently sails out of New York. At 16...


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    BEST NEW AIRPORT AMENITIES OF 2018: SMART BATHROOMS, THERAPY ALLIGATORS, MORE

    Dec 17, 2018

    In our roundup of the best new airport amenities of 2017, we celebrated perks such the 24-hour “microcinema” at Portland International Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport’s introduction of “MyPITpass,” which allows the nonflying public to visit the secure side of ...


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    THE MOST AMAZING PLACES TO VISIT IN 2019. OUR VERDICT.

    Dec 17, 2018

    We know you are bombed with all those year-end lists of places to visit in 2019, and we know making these choices are tough. If you are a traveller suffering from an abundance of information, we will make it easier. Cutting away from all the fluff and recommendations, this is where we believe that t...


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    HOLIDAYS AFTER BREXIT – SHOULD I BOOK NOW OR WAIT FOR A DEAL?

    Dec 17, 2018

    The Government has been forced to deny it is preparing to warn families against booking holidays for travel after March as the prospect of a no-deal Brexit looms ever closer.Despite assurances from Downing Street, there is no doubt that a lack of clarity remains over exactly how leaving the EU will ...


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    TRAVELING FOR THE HOLIDAYS? HERE’S HOW TO AVOID GETTING SICK

    Dec 17, 2018

    Has your holiday ever been totally ruined because you got sick on the way to grandma’s house? It happens to the best of us. You are working so hard to get everything done before you head home for the holidays that you neglect yourself. Instead you focus on buying the perfect presents and disen...


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    7 WAYS TO SAVE ON NOTORIOUSLY EXPENSIVE TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

    Dec 17, 2018

    We don’t catch feelings, we catch flights. That sentiment is nice and catchy for an IG caption, but let’s be real. Bills come once a month and traveling can be expensive. Also, if you’re trying to visit locations that aren’t exactly wallet-friendly, it can be hard to rack up ...


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    PARAGLIDING FROM PAPUA'S MT. CARSTENSZ, SOUTH AFRICAN PILOTS SET RECORD

    Dec 14, 2018

    Two South African paragliding pilots, Pierre Carter and Nico Hickley, glided from Mount Carstensz, Papua on Dec. 11. The act was recorded as the first-ever paragliding flight from Mt. Carstensz. The two pilots glided from the Teras Besar post at 4,600 meters above sea level (mamsl) and landed on Lem...


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    NEW ORLEANS WEIGHS BANNING AIRBNB, 'WHOLE HOME' VACATION RENTALS

    Dec 14, 2018

    A ban on "whole home" short-term vacation rentals in New Orleans was proposed Thursday by a City Council member, a move long-awaited by critics who say investors were helping drive up housing costs and marring the character of historic neighborhoods by buying up properties and renting them...


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    HOTELS END THE YEAR WITH HIGH-PROFILE RENOVATIONS

    Dec 13, 2018

    Hotels are ending the year strong with many high-profile renovations across the country.
    Here are few of the most recent notable ones. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park Phase one of a complete renovation at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is complete. The hotel has debuted all-n...


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    DISNEY WORLD 2019 PREVIEW: STAR WARS AND MUCH MORE

    Dec 13, 2018

    The biggest news at Disney World for 2019 – really, the biggest theme park news in years – will be the debut of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. But wigged-out Obi-Wannabes will need to heed Yoda’s advice: Patience you must have. The land isn’t expected to open until the fall,...


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    FINGER LAKES: A NEW YORK STATE OF MIND

    Dec 13, 2018

    That may well be, but on my sojourn through the Finger Lake and 1000 Islands Regions of New York, there were plenty of places to go exactly where I should - and what a rewarding experience that turned out to be! From the towns of Watkins Glen to Clayton, and the many communities in between, I discov...


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    LONDON HOTELS: TOP PICKS IN 10 POPULAR NEIGHBORHOODS

    Dec 13, 2018

    As Samuel Johnson once said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” Thankfully, there are plenty of properties around the city – from luxurious grand dames to charming boutiques – to help prevent that from happening. Even better, some of these hotels have hoste...


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    10 MUST-VISIT BEACHES IN THE CARIBBEAN

    Dec 13, 2018

    There’s no shortage of things to do in the Caribbean, from snorkeling and hiking to sailing along the coast with a rum punch in hand. But let’s face it, most people visit the islands for one main reason: to hit the beach. After all, there’s something about slipping your toes into s...


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    LUXURY FLORIDA VACATION SPOTS FOR GOLFERS

    Dec 12, 2018

    Are you ready for a luxury getaway that will provide you with the opportunity to improve your golf game and enjoy a memorable vacation at the same time? Within the United States, the most popular choice among golf vacation spots is Florida. The Sunshine State is home to many PGA events and boats doz...


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    THE UK VISITORS ARE CHOOSING ROMANIA OVER OTHER DESTINATIONS

    Dec 12, 2018

    For the UK tourists, Romania is the fastest emerging destination with an average growth rate of 24% per year in the period 2007-2017, as per a recent analysis of British travel agency- On The Go Tours, quoted by local Profit.ro. In the last decade, the total increase was of 638%, from 48,000 visitor...


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    CARNEROS RESORT AND SPA REVEALS NEW COTTAGES IN NAPA VALLEY

    Dec 12, 2018

    Carneros Resort and Spa, a luxury resort in Napa Valley, completes its renovation to all 94 cottages and suites. The resort now boasts extensive interior and exterior upgrades to complement its modern farmhouse theme and premiere location in wine country, including redesigned interior bedrooms, livi...


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    SLH WELCOMES FIVE NEW LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTELS

    Dec 12, 2018

    At the heart of the Golden Triangle in Paris and close to the Champs-Elysees, Hotel Grand Powers has been welcoming travelers from around the world for more than a century.
    Following a complete transformation, the new five-star hotel will officially open on 4 January 2019. Original features s...


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    SNEAK PEEK: THE NEW MILLENNIUM FALCON AT DISNEY'S STAR WARS LAND

    Dec 11, 2018

    Disney just dropped a photo of the Millennium Falcon parked behind construction walls at Disneyland, and it looks ready for Han Solo to step aboard. The shot of the life-size spacecraft offers a sneak peek of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, opening in summer at Disneyland in 2019. The Millennium Fal...


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    DELTA AIR LINES TO DITCH ZONE BOARDING IN 2019

    Dec 11, 2018

    Delta Air Lines is shaking up its boarding process, ditching zone boarding for boarding by ticket type.
    The Atlanta based carrier is renaming, and even color coding, its boarding groups, and increasing the number per flight from six to seven or eight depending on the aircraft. The goal: a smo...


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    ADRIAN ZECHA READIES DEBUT OF SECOND HOTEL IN VIETNAM

    Dec 11, 2018

    Azeri, an emerging hospitality group led by hotelier Adrian Zecha, is planting another flag in the former imperial capital of Vietnam. The historic hotel, to be known as Azeri La Residence, Hue, will celebrate an official opening in February after the most extensive renovation since the historic, 19...


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    EUROPE’S BEST CHRISTMAS MARKETS: SWISS TREATS AND CRAFTS IN BASEL

    Dec 11, 2018

    It is early evening in the Swiss city and its two Christmas markets are bathed in a golden glow. Thousands of sparkling lights cast a magical spell over the rustic stalls, as well as over the historic Old Town that extends beyond them.
    Spread across two squares, Basel’s annual Christmas...


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    25 MUST-SEE BUILDINGS IN MICHIGAN

    Dec 11, 2018

    Michigan has a dynamic architectural heritage stemming from the state’s great contribution to design. From automobiles to furniture design, Michigan has an impressive building stock that spans from the late 19th century to the current day. Michigan’s architectural story is a rich canvas ...


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    SINGAPORE AIRLINES USES REAL TIME DATA FEEDBACK TO TAKE CONTROL

    Dec 11, 2018

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) launched its brand new operations management system today. Built in partnership with IT firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), SIA has high hopes for the Intelligent Airline Operations (IAO) tool, which it believes will transform how airlines handle service disruption as well...


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    OCEANSCAPE YACHTS SHARES DOZENS OF IDEAS FOR YOUR NEXT LUXURY ESCAPE

    Dec 10, 2018

    If you’re looking for unique and exciting ideas for your next vacation, look no further than the new ebook from OceanScape Yachts. Sea The World Differently: A Destination Guide for Your Next Vacation is jam-packed with ideas, tips, and suggestions for enjoying the world’s hottest and mo...


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    5 (MORE) HIDDEN-GEM GREEK ISLANDS

    Dec 10, 2018

    Millions of visitors flock to Greece each year to seek out its cultural treasures and natural beauty. Some rubberneck with the crowds chasing sunsets in Oia on Santorini, or seek out raucous revelry on ultra-chic Mykonos. Far beyond the usual Greek island suspects are less-touristy gems where you ex...


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    DECEMBER'S #AVGEEK GALLERY: 30 COOL AVIATION PHOTOS

    Dec 10, 2018

    Hello, Today in the Sky readers! It's time for the December 2018 edition of our "#avgeek photo gallery." For the uninitiated, it's a batch of the fun airplane and aviation photos from around the globe.
    Our #avgeek gallery first launched in January 2015. Since then, it has be...


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    BUILDING BRAND LOYALTY IN THE ERA OF THE EMPOWERED TRAVELER

    Dec 10, 2018

    Today, brand loyalty doesn’t start when a traveler joins a rewards program, it starts with a great experience. The key to delivering that great experience is by gathering the right data and using it to gain insights into each traveler’s behavior and preferences. That data can then help u...


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    AIRBNB RANKS THE WORLD'S TOP DESTINATIONS FOR 2019

    Dec 10, 2018

    As the end of 2018 approaches and travelers prepare to plan their trips in 2019 and beyond, the internet becomes a veritable cacophony of catalogs listing up-and-coming destinations for every taste and budget. One of the latest lists comes courtesy of travel industry disruptor Airbnb, which rounded ...


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    ASK THE CAPTAIN: MORE REASSURANCES ABOUT TURBULENCE

    Dec 09, 2018

    The best steps to take physically are to remain seated with your seat belt securely fastened. This will prevent you being bounced around in the seat. If you want to sit in the area of the airplane that moves the least during turbulence, then choose a seat over the middle of the wing. The aft section...


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    EUROPEAN BIZ TRAVELERS CHOOSE ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCIES

    Dec 07, 2018

    New research shows that European business travelers, in particular, think that online travel agencies offer the best blend of choice and savings, even if they are supposed to use an online booking tool.
    Maybe this shows a lack of proper education undertaken by companies, or just the reality t...


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    THE AMAZING WAYS TUI USES BLOCKCHAIN TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

    Dec 07, 2018

    Blockchain is the latest innovation to take over vacation planning. It's expected to disrupt the industry as much as when Expedia, Airbnb, and Priceline took vacation planning online. German company TUI Group, the world’s largest tourism company, is also the world’s pioneer to integr...


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    THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA OFFERS WHALE WATCHING EXPERIENCE

    Dec 06, 2018

    Situated on Maui’s north shore within the 22,000-acre Kapalua Resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua offers guests the chance to witness and learn firsthand about Hawaii’s whales. In partnership with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society, the newly renovated resort’s dedica...


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    PHOTO TOUR: FROM THE BEACHES TO THE HILLS, SEE THE BEST OF LOS ANGELES IN ONE DAY

    Dec 06, 2018

    So maybe you're on a one-day layover, or just really pressed for time. Perhaps Disneyland is the main attraction and you only have morning, afternoon and evening to explore Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest city.  So we'll skip downtown, museums, the Sunset Strip and Dodger S...


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    HYATT ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR FIRST HOTEL IN SOUTHEAST ASIA TO JOIN THE UNBOUND COLLECTION BY HYATT

    Dec 06, 2018

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with A&B Group for the Nam Nghi Phu Quoc Island to join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand by early 2019. This will be the first hotel in Southeast Asia under The Unbound Collection by Hyat...


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    BOOKING A HOTEL, WHY NOT TRY PARASAILING? TRAVEL WEBSITES PUSH EXPERIENCES

    Dec 06, 2018

    Booking companies and hoteliers are trying to sell travelers more online than just a place to stay, an airline ticket or a car rental. These web-based firms also want customers to purchase experiences such as parasailing excursions, food tours, and aquarium adventures. The amount spent by travelers ...


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    PHOTO TOUR: FROM THE BEACHES TO THE HILLS, SEE THE BEST OF LOS ANGELES IN ONE DAY

    Dec 06, 2018

    So maybe you're on a one-day layover, or just really pressed for time. Perhaps Disneyland is the main attraction and you only have morning, afternoon and evening to explore Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest city. So we'll skip downtown, museums, the Sunset Strip and Dodger Stadium...


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    FINDING NATURAL RICHES IN THE WORLD'S DRIEST DESERT

    Dec 06, 2018

    Northern Chile's Atacama Desert is the driest and, it's been argued, oldest desert in the world -- characteristics that might lead travelers to believe it's an arid, windswept wasteland with little or nothing to see. A few days spent exploring its vast expanse, however, reveal the opposi...


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    OPENTABLE DINERS NAME THE 100 BEST RESTAURANTS IN THE USA

    Dec 06, 2018

    More than 12 million OpenTable diners have named their top restaurants in the USA. They range from restaurants with celebrity chefs to small, hidden gems. The verified diners reviewed more than 28,000 restaurants in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. New York had the most honorees, with 24 restauran...


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    TOURISM AND MARINE PARKS THREATEN THAILAND'S 'PEOPLE OF THE SEA'

    Dec 05, 2018

    When Sutem Lakkao's grandmother and father died, they were buried much as their ancestors had been: on the beach, close to their beloved boats so they could listen to the waves and watch over the Chao Lay community of fisherfolk in their afterlife. But when his time comes, Sutem will be laid to ...


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    HERE ARE THE BEST AIRLINES FOR 2018 ACCORDING TO THE POINTS GUY

    Dec 05, 2018

    US travel and credit card website The Points Guys held their inaugural TPG Awards on Tuesday. The gala, which was hosted by website-founder Brian Kelly at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York, saw the world of airlines converge with those of credit cards and hospitality.
    JetBl...


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    RICH FAMILY WANTS TO PAY SOMEONE £80K A YEAR TO TRAVEL THE WORLD PHOTOGRAPHING THEM

    Dec 05, 2018

    A British family is hiring a professional photographer to follow them around the world for a year and the money and the travel experiences aren't the only perks. The job, which will start from February 2019, will involve extensive travel around the world over a 12 month period. In addition to th...


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    GLOBAL SEARCH MARKETING AGENCY, DIRECTIVE, ANNOUNCES COMPLETE REBRANDING

    Dec 05, 2018

    Directive, the leading B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, announced today the launch of their new branding to reflect their evolution into a global search marketing agency. Directive’s unique approach to search marketing has positioned the company as the agency of choice for leading B...

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    BARBADOS TO HOST FIRST MILLENNIAL TRAVEL FORUM

    Dec 04, 2018

    Barbados will become the first destination to host the Millennial Travel Forum (MTF) when it kicks off MTF: Barbados in just under two weeks. The event, taking place December 12 - 16, features 15 successful Millennial agents who were invited by travAlliancemedia and ultimately selected by the Barbad...


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    25 STUNNING CHRISTMAS LIGHT DISPLAYS AROUND THE WORLD

    Dec 04, 2018

    Christmas is a magical time of the year. Parents take their young ones to fun holiday events such as visiting Santa at the local mall and driving around neighborhoods to see beautifully lit houses. And in the U.S. and abroad, outdoor light displays have become even more intricate and impressive over...


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    THE BEST U.S. RESTAURANTS: TRIPADVISOR'S 2018 AWARD WINNERS

    Dec 04, 2018

    The best fine dining restaurant in the USA, according to TripAdvisor users, is located in New York City.
    Gabriel Kreuther was rated the top U.S. restaurant on the travel review website. TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice awards were given to 75 U.S. restaurants this year. The restaur...


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    RETIRE SOONER AND TRAVEL MORE, FOR LESS

    Dec 04, 2018

    In October, Brad Barrett flew to Greece to gather with fellow enthusiasts of a lifestyle often known by the acronym FIRE, for “financial independence, retire early.” Mr. Barrett co-hosts one of the movement’s most popular podcasts, ChooseFI, often discussing how to maximize travel ...


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    AMERICAN AIRLINES DENIES ABANDONING ELDERLY WOMAN IN WHEELCHAIR AT CHICAGO O’HARE

    Dec 04, 2018

    American Airlines is denying a family’s claim that the company left their wheelchair-bound mother stranded for several hours at O’Hare International Airport on Friday after initially issuing an apology.
    On Monday, according to The Washington Post, American Airlines said the compan...


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    19 HOT DESTINATIONS FOR 2019, ACCORDING TO AIRBNB

    Dec 03, 2018

    In the coming weeks, you'll see dozens of lists predicting which destinations will attract visitors in 2019. Airbnb is just out with its predictions, but rather than basing them on the opinions of editors or PR reps, they're determined by search activity and bookings on its site. The accommo...


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    10 OVERSEAS SURF TRIPS THAT AUSSIES LOVE

    Dec 03, 2018

    When it comes to beaches, in Australia we’re blessed with waves and beauty (and a climate hard to top). There’s the wild, rugged coastline of Margaret River, the famous peaks of Bells Beach and the longboarder dreamscape that is The Pass in Byron Bay.
    Manly in Sydney, Burleigh to ...


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    NO PICTURES ALLOWED AT SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATIONS

    Dec 01, 2018

    Planning to go see a popular tourists attraction? It's probably a good idea to find out the photography policies first. That's because some of the most popular sightseeing destinations around the world have strict photography rules, and you can face fines or intense reprimands for pulling ou...


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    PHOTO TOUR: THE ANCIENT RUINS OF POMPEII, ITALY

    Nov 30, 2018

    Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79 and buried the Roman city of Pompeii, located near what is now Naples. Ever since the ruins were rediscovered in the 1700s, they have been attracting tourists. Visitors can explore the preserved streets and learn about how the ancient civilization lived and worked. ...


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    FIRST NEW CELEBRITY CRUISES SHIP IN SIX YEARS, CELEBRITY EDGE, BEGINS TRIPS FROM FLORIDA

    Nov 30, 2018

    Saturday will be a big day for Celebrity Cruises fans as the line's first new ship in six years begins sailing with paying passengers for the first time. The much-awaited, 2,918-passenger Celebrity Edge will depart Florida's Port Everglades Saturday afternoon on a three-night voyage to Nassa...


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    9 BEST BOUTIQUE HOTELS FOR HONEYMOONS IN SANTORINI

    Nov 28, 2018

    You’ve spent months meticulously planning a memorable wedding. The band is booked, the florist is putting the finishing touches on the beautiful bouquets, and the dress is being tailored to your exact proportions. The only outstanding question: Where to honeymoon? Santorini is a popular pick a...


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    INNOVATIVE 'MAGIC CARPET' ON NEW CELEBRITY CRUISE SHIP BRINGS PASSENGERS TO WATER'S EDGE

    Nov 28, 2018

    Call it the most unusual new feature to debut this year on a cruise ship. Celebrity Edge, the new Celebrity Cruises vessel being unveiled this week in Florida, boasts a first-of-its-kind, 90-ton passenger platform hanging over its side that serves a range of functions as it moves up and down the shi...


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    10 TINY HAPPY HAWAIIAN HUTS

    Nov 28, 2018

    It's often said that small is beautiful, and some believe that all you really need in order to be happy is a hut and a heart. Of course, it might help considerably if your hut is immersed in the tropical, tranquil splendors of Hawaii. Scroll through the slideshow above to see a selection of mode...


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    ONLINE TRAVEL NEWCOMER ON THE BEACH IS NOW WORTH MORE THAN THOMAS COOK

    Nov 28, 2018

    Web-based vacation retailer On the Beach Group Plc’s market value surpassed that of high street favorite Thomas Cook Group Plc, reflecting a metaphorical changing of the guard in the U.K. travel sector.
    Shares of On the Beach jumped as much as 4.9 percent on Wednesday after the Manchest...


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    WHY SHORT BREAKS RULE OVER LONG HOLIDAYS

    Nov 28, 2018

    The Short Break Survey revealed that the appetite for short breaks are ever increasing — with 28% of people taking more short breaks in 2018 than they did five years ago. The inaugural survey, commissioned by Flybe and conducted by OnePoll during summer 2018, polled 2,000 people across the UK,...


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    HOW HONEYMOONS ARE CHANGING

    Nov 28, 2018

    The Skift New Luxury newsletter is our weekly newsletter focused on the business of selling luxury travel, the people and companies creating and selling experiences, emerging trends, and the changing consumer habits around the sector.
    Like every other aspect of the travel market, honeymoons a...


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    WHAT THE LATEST BREXIT AGREEMENT MEANS FOR TRAVEL AND TOURISM

    Nov 28, 2018

    The European Union leaders last weekend approved the UK’s Brexit deal at a summit in Brussels.
    The deal nominally brought to an end months of negotiations and will not only help frame the divorce but also the future relations between the two entities. For those who haven’t been pa...


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    5 ROSEWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS TO VISIT IN 2019

    Nov 27, 2018

    Located just 90 miles north of Los Angeles in Santa Barbara’s picturesque Montecito community, the highly anticipated Rosewood Miramar Beach will be the fourth property in California for the ultra-luxury hotel brand, boasting 161 inspired accommodations and the only guestrooms in all of Southe...


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    WORLD-CLASS ROAD TRIPS: OSLO TO BERGEN, NORWAY

    Nov 27, 2018

    The train came to a halt far above the valley, at a raging cataract called Kjosfossen Waterfall. Everybody got out to look and take pictures. Cascading from high above, part of it free-falling more than 300 feet, the waterfall would have been impressive at any time, but it was expanded on this day b...


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    EXCLUSIVE LOOK INSIDE THE NEW MAGASHI LUXURY TENTED CAMP IN RWANDA

    Nov 27, 2018

    The luxury glamping experience now arrives in Rwanda as Wilderness Safaris will launch a new luxury camp,  Magashi, in Akagera National Park in the late Spring of 2019. Six stunning and spacious tented guest rooms offer spectacular views over Lake Rwanyakazinga while Magashi’s main area i...


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    DURING THE HOLIDAYS, NEW ENGLAND'S ISLANDS HAVE A FESTIVE COASTAL CHARM

    Nov 27, 2018

    During the summer, ferry reservations to the most popular islands off the New England coast are hard to come by. That's all the better for the hardy souls who brave the boats during the holiday months. Once there, you'll find a totally unique kind of holiday charm, from Christmas trees made ...


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    A GIANT ARK, A BIBLE WAX MUSEUM AND PRAYER: HOW RELIGIOUS PEOPLE TAKE THEIR BELIEFS ON VACATION

    Nov 26, 2018

    Religious Americans do not leave their beliefs at home when they go on vacation.
    In fact, many incorporate them into their relaxation and exploration time, adding religion-based activities and tourism sites to their travel itineraries. JoAnna and Jeff Gavlik's Christian beliefs are what m...


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    HOLIDAY DRINKS GIFT GUIDE: TOP-SHELF CHOICES FROM BOURBON TO BUBBLY

    Nov 26, 2018

    The holiday season is upon us and that means it’s the most wonderful time of year – to raise a glass. There’s something extra special about giving the gift of a fine spirit or fancy bottle of Champagne. Among 2018’s best options are favorite brands of sparkling with limited-e...


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    POST-THANKSGIVING FLIGHT WOES: 1,900+ CANCELLATIONS SINCE SUNDAY

    Nov 26, 2018

    Travelers faced more flight woes on Monday as a winter storm wreaked havoc on flights across the Midwest. The wintry weather compounded problems that began for air travelers on Sunday, when more than 1,200 flights were canceled across the USA. Major airlines were waiving rebooking fees at a number o...


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    4 MUST-VISIT DESTINATIONS FOR SPRING IN THE US

    Nov 26, 2018

    Spring is, arguably, the ideal time to visit the United States. The season brings natural wonder with it, clearing away blankets of thick snow, bringing animals out from hibernation and coaxing flowers into bloom. You don’t need to be a fan of U2 to want to visit Joshua Tree National Park...


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    USA TODAY EXCLUSIVE: INSIDE CELEBRITY CRUISES' GROUNDBREAKING NEW SHIP, CELEBRITY EDGE

    Nov 25, 2018

    What's it like on Celebrity Edge, the much-awaited new ship from Celebrity Cruises? See for yourself with a scroll through the carousel on this page, which offers the first look at the soon-to-debut, 2,918-passenger vessel in advance of its first voyage with paying passengers. USA TODAY Cruise h...


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    10 CLASSIC COLLEGE-TOWN HOTELS FOR VISITING STUDENTS AND RETURNING ALUMNI

    Nov 23, 2018

    Whether you’re visiting a college campus to catch a football game or for a student tour, there’s no need to check into a cookie-cutter hotel, says Rob Franek, editor-in-chief at the educational services company The Princeton Review, and author of the book "The Best 384 Colleges"...


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    AIRLINES ROLL OUT BLACK FRIDAY, CYBER MONDAY SALES

    Nov 23, 2018

    Looking for an air travel bargain this holiday shopping season? “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” are now firmly entrenched on the ever-growing calendar of holiday marketing gimmicks, giving consumers a virtual cornucopia of deal-hunting opportunities timed to the Thanksgivin...


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    THANKSGIVING FLIGHTS: WILL SNOW SNARL YOUR TRIP BACK HOME?

    Nov 23, 2018

    Air travelers enjoyed a mostly uneventful lead-up to the Thanksgiving holiday this year. Now, can that luck hold for the return trip home?
    There were few problems on Friday, typically one of the lighter travel days of the year. Nationwide, fewer than two dozen flights had been canceled and on...


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    VIRGIN HOLIDAYS BLACK FRIDAY DEAL OFFERS £150 OFF HOLIDAYS TO THE USA INCLUDING ORLANDO

    Nov 23, 2018

    Virgin Holidays is giving holidaymakers the chance to bag a glamorous holiday for less this Black Fridayand there are tempting savings to be had. The travel firm is offering up to £150 off sun-soaked holidays in the USA including Florida, as well as other popular destinations from the Caribbea...


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    LIVE: BEST BLACK FRIDAY DEALS ON FLIGHTS, HOTELS AND GAMES

    Nov 22, 2018

    Black Friday is less than 24 hours away and the biggest retailers on the planet are cutting prices.
    The biggest shopping day of the year falls on 23 November this year but Amazon, Argos, Currys PC World and more are reducing prices throughout Thursday and Friday this year.
    We can expec...


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    SILVER DOLLAR CITY KEEPS GETTING BRIGHTER AND BRIGHTER FOR THE HOLIDAYS

    Nov 21, 2018

    the early 1980s, Silver Dollar City was dark in November and December, with the entire park closed and quiet for the long wait for spring when visitors would return. Step onto the Square at Silver Dollar City in November and December now, and you might think you have arrived at the most illuminated ...


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    54 MILLION AMERICANS TRAVELING THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY, MOST SINCE 2005

    Nov 21, 2018

    The American Automobile Association is predicting over 54.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 4.8 percent increase over last year. The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume in more than a dozen years (since 2005), with ...


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    9 INSANELY AFFORDABLE WINTER VACATION DESTINATIONS FOR 2018-19

    Nov 21, 2018

    If you haven’t taken a look at SmarterTravel’s cheapest places to fly right now, you should. But getting a cheap flight only puts you halfway toward affordable. In that spirit, here are nine affordable winter vacation destinations that offer both cheap flights and good on-the-ground pric...


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    WANT TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD? HOW ONE COUPLE IS DOING IT WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK

    Nov 21, 2018

    To many, travelling the world may seem like a pipe dream. Whether it’s due to a tight budget or a very busy work schedule, many people may feel like they don’t have the means to accomplish their travel goals. However, one couple is altering the perceptions of the cost of traveling, while...


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    5 THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT NEW WORLD'S LARGEST CRUISE SHIP SYMPHONY OF THE SEAS

    Nov 20, 2018

    What's to love about Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas, the giant new cruise ship that was christened in Miami on Thursday? A lot, if you're a fan of big, bustling, resort-like vessels that are chock-full of activities.  At 228,081 tons, Symphony is the largest cruise ship ever...


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    DISNEY WORLD FOR THE HOLIDAYS: BIG CELEBRATIONS, BIGGER CROWDS

    Nov 20, 2018

    Over the Jungle River and through the Hundred Acre Woods, to Walt Disney World they go. If you think it's tough getting a ride on Splash Mountain in July, try going the week between Christmas and New Year's. Holiday crowds typically jam the Magic Kingdom to the point that The Mouse often lif...


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    WINTER WONDERLAND: SCENIC, SNOWY VACATION RENTALS FROM HOMEAWAY

    Nov 19, 2018

    Some people hide away from blustery weather, or plan their winter vacations in tropical locales. But snow lovers are always looking for places to embrace winter and its stark beauty. HomeAway has assembled what it calls its Winter Collection, some of the vacation rental site’s best and most po...


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    RIDICULOUS ANIMALS OF THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

    Nov 18, 2018

    The Galapagos Islands are home to many animal species found nowhere else in the world. Situated roughly 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, this archipelago of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean offers an isolated setting in which visitors can observe wildlife in nearly undisturbed habitats. Char...


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    THE 5 TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO SHOULD VISIT DISNEYLAND AT CHRISTMAS. ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?

    Nov 16, 2018

    Anyone who visits Disneyland during the holidays knows that the theme park didn’t invent Christmas cheer. It perfected it. From a towering holiday tree to the wreaths and lights that drip from any real estate capable of supporting decorations, Disneyland is the center of the yule-universe. It ...


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    TODDLER TRIGGERS BOTTLE SMASH AS SYMPHONY OF THE SEAS CHRISTENED IN MIAMI

    Nov 16, 2018

    In the end, it was one of the smallest of humans who set in motion the christening of the biggest of cruise ships. One-year-old Ocean PenaVega, with an assist from his parents, actors and mega cruise fans Carlos and Alexa PenaVega, pressed a button late Thursday in Miami to trigger the smashing of a...


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    PHOTO TOUR: CLASSIC FLORIDA AT BOCA RATON RESORT & CLUB

    Nov 15, 2018

    Arriving at Boca Raton Resort & Club in South Florida is an impressive experience. A long driveway lined with swaying palm trees leads guests past fountains and to the entrance of the opulent resort, which opened in 1926 as the Cloister Inn. The then-100-room inn was modeled after a Spanish cast...


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    7 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR NEXT USA TRIP

    Nov 15, 2018

    The new year heralds a bonanza of hotel openings, new exhibitions and compelling reasons to visit the Land of Stars and Stripes.
    From Broadway blockbusters in New York to luxe LA hotels and glamping, the United States is rolling out the welcome mat for Aussie visitors in 2019. Start saving th...


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    9 CARIBBEAN RESORTS THAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

    Nov 14, 2018

    Everyone has their own bucket list of travel destinations, places like Machu Picchu and the Grand Canyon. But we believe hotels are deserving of a see-before-you-die checklist, too. With that in mind, Oyster.com compiled nine bucket list-worthy resorts in the Caribbean, from St. Lucia to St. Barts a...


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    SUSHI VILLAGE: WHISTLER’S LEGENDARY SKI-TOWN EATERY STILL WOWS VISITORS

    Nov 14, 2018

    Ski season is coming fast, and in the world of skiing, nothing is bigger than Whistler/Blackcomb – it’s the largest, tallest and most visited resort in North America, hosted the skiing for the Vancouver Olympics, and is a bucket-list destination for skiers and snowboarders worldwide. In ...


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    WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL ON THE DAY OF THANKSGIVING OR CHRISTMAS

    Nov 13, 2018

    The holidays are quickly approaching, which means scrambling to buy gifts, figuring out who to tip and how much, higher airline prices and millions of people hitting the road and the skies to visit family and friends.
    If you’re getting stressed about the season, you may want to consider...


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    8 PICTURE-PERFECT COVERED BRIDGES TO VISIT AROUND WISCONSIN

    Nov 13, 2018

    They were built for mainly practical purposes, but now they’re built more for looks: a picturesque setting for family photos, a romantic spot to propose, a beautiful display of craftsmanship in a concrete-and-steel world. They’re Wisconsin’s covered bridges, and they're worth v...


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    COUNTRIES AND CITIES WHERE ENGLISH TRAVELS WELL

    Nov 12, 2018

    Americans are sometimes criticized for speaking fewer foreign languages than citizens of many other nations. Some of this is attributable to our geography – if you live in, say, Kansas City, you can go 500 miles in any direction and end up in places that may be vastly different in terms of lan...


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    THANKSGIVING FLYING GUIDE: 7 THINGS TO KNOW

    Nov 12, 2018

    This year’s Thanksgiving travel season could be the busiest on record for air travelers. The Transportation Security Administration expects that it will screen a record number of travelers during the period, and there could be a similar projection when the Airlines for America industry trade g...


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    LOST AND FOUND: PHOTOGRAPHER BRONSON DORSEY REDISCOVERS THE FORGOTTEN PLACES OF TEXAS

    Nov 02, 2018

    In the summer of 2009, Bronson Dorsey went on a photo camping trip to Big Bend Ranch State Park in West Texas. Driving back to his Austin home, the retired architect came across a few abandoned buildings on the side of the road and felt compelled to stop for an hour and snap a few shots. It occurred...

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    PHOTOS: AMTRAK'S PASSENGER TRAINS THROUGH THE YEARS

    Nov 02, 2018

    For its launch in 1971, Amtrak handpicked approximately 1,300 cars from a total pool of 3,000 held by the two dozen private railroads that had ceased operations. Amtrak soon began a program to refurbish and paint the cars in its red, white and blue color scheme. The fleet has continued to evolve eve...

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    20 ROUND TRIP FLIGHTS FOR UNDER $400 YOU CAN GET FROM BOSTON RIGHT NOW

    Nov 02, 2018

    We've all been there before. It's late at night, you're lying in bed as you scroll through Instagram (points if you've accidentall dropped your phone on your face beore!), and you sigh because you see everybody on your feed traveling to an exotic place.
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    THE 15 BEST CHRISTMAS MARKETS AROUND THE USA

    Nov 01, 2018

    This isn’t the only holiday market in New York City, but it’s definitely one of the most popular. Featuring more than 70 stalls, all manned by local craftspeople, artists and food providers, the Union Square Holiday Market is the perfect place to do a spot of Christmas shopping. There ar...

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    MILLENIALS ARE FASTEST GROWING TRAVEL DEMOGRAPHIC, INCREASINGLY EXPLORING SOLO

    Nov 01, 2018

    While making money and earning a steady income are important factors in life, what’s the point of it all if you aren't actually enjoying it? Welcome to the world of millennial travel. The newest demographic taking over the world of travel values once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Instagramabl...

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    12 AMAZING HOTEL BALCONIES AROUND THE WORLD

    Oct 31, 2018

    Local minibars, Bluetooth speakers and bespoke toiletries. More and more, hotels are stocking their guest rooms with upscale and state-of-the-art amenities as a way to draw bookings. But for many travelers, there’s one feature that trumps pillow menus, LCD TVs and all the rest: a balcony. Afte...

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    NEW E-TICKET ATTRACTION RUMORED FOR DISNEYLAND'S TOONTOWN

    Oct 31, 2018

    There may be good and bad news for Disneyland fans hoping Toontown’s days were numbered.
    Even as paint and interest fade in the beleaguered neighborhood, Disney could soon reinvigorate the area with to a new E-ticket attraction, according to WDW News Today. The site reported Toontown wi...

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    5 HOLIDAY HOTSPOTS FOR BARGAIN SHOPPING BLISS

    Oct 30, 2018

    Savvy shoppers head to the destinations where you can find luxury items that won’t bust your holiday budget and get an instagrammable escape while you’re at it. From great value gold in Dubai to cut-price Chanel in Japan, we’ve found five high-end hotspots where you can combine a p...

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    THE MOST (AND LEAST) AFFORDABLE HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS IN THE US

    Oct 30, 2018

    As the song goes, there’s no place like home for the holidays. But, if you prefer to get away, there are plenty of cheap holiday trips that are worth taking. To help you pinpoint where to spend your Thanksgiving or Christmas without breaking your budget, GOBankingRates chose the most popular t...

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    THESE ARE THE MOST INSTAGRAM-WORTHY A-FRAME CABINS ON HOMEAWAY

    Oct 29, 2018

    They were popular in the 1950s and 1960s. Now A-frame cabins are having a resurgence just in time for the leaf-peeping season. “Their very appearance reminds people of the lakeside getaways of their childhoods,” says Melanie Fish,  a travel expert at HomeAway, an online vacation ren...

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    GREAT AMERICAN FACTORY TOURS: MARTIN GUITARS IN NAZARETH, PA.

    Oct 29, 2018

    German immigrant Christian Friedrich Martin began shaping wood into guitars in Nazareth in 1838. He had come from Saxony to New York City a few years earlier but migrated with his young family to this central Pennsylvania community of Moravians in the Lehigh Valley. He said the rolling green hills r...

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