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Wales announces “Year of the Outdoors” for business events at IBTM 2019

Wales announces “Year of the Outdoors” for business events at IBTM 2019

Wales will be highlighting the benefits of nature for delegate wellbeing with the launch of the ‘Year of the ... Read More

Minister Bartlett bats for regional tourism investment

Minister Bartlett bats for regional tourism investment

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has reiterated his call on tourism investors to look beyond developing hotels ... Read More

US travel community praises reauthorization of Brand USA

US travel community praises reauthorization of Brand USA

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on the ... Read More

Japan cancels next year’s government-funded cherry blossom party

Japan cancels next year’s government-funded cherry blossom party

Japan's famous annual cherry blossom party, that has taken place in a Tokyo park every year since 1952 to ... Read More

Kremlin: No comment on Aeroflot ‘fat cat’ incident

Kremlin: No comment on Aeroflot ‘fat cat’ incident

"I don’t think that the Kremlin must and can make any comment on the situation with the cat and ... Read More

UK Foreign Office issues travel warning for Bolivia

UK Foreign Office issues travel warning for Bolivia

The UK Foreign Office updated its Bolivia travel advice, after weeks of violent protests, to warn against all but ... Read More

Tourists flee as ‘apocalyptic’ flood leaves 85% of Venice under water

Tourists flee as ‘apocalyptic’ flood leaves 85% of Venice under water

Venice Mayor has declared a state of emergency as the second-highest tide recorded in Venice's history flooded the historic ... Read More

Jamaica to host TD Jakes Caribbean Leadership Conference

Jamaica to host TD Jakes Caribbean Leadership Conference

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett, says internationally acclaimed Bishop TD Jakes is looking at staging his flagship ... Read More

Etihad Airways ups Abu Dhabi-Riyadh frequency after Saudi Arabia opens up to tourists

Etihad Airways ups Abu Dhabi-Riyadh frequency after Saudi Arabia opens up to tourists

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the U.A.E., announced today an increase in the frequency of flight routes from ... Read More

African Tourism Board shined again, again and again

African Tourism Board shined again, again and again

African Tourism Board executives shined last week during the World Travel Market, the Tourism Resilience Council meeting, the International ... Read More

$169 million stolen during Russia’s first civilian spaceport construction

$169 million stolen during Russia’s first civilian spaceport construction

Commenting on a statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said on Monday that dozens of criminal cases and ... Read More

Dubai ready for a bustling 2019-2020 cruise season

Dubai ready for a bustling 2019-2020 cruise season

Dubai has intensified its campaign to woo more cruise travelers and to further strengthen its position as a leading ... Read More

Cyprus will strip ‘golden passports’ from 26 foreigners

Cyprus will strip ‘golden passports’ from 26 foreigners

The Cypriot authorities have announced the launch of a program of the revocation of state passports that were issued ... Read More

London Heathrow: Gateway for Rugby in Japan

London Heathrow: Gateway for Rugby in Japan

Over 6.9 million passengers traveled through London Heathrow during the busiest October on record, as the airport saw 0.5% ... Read More

African Tourism Board applauds IATA address to the African Airline Association

African Tourism Board applauds IATA address to the African Airline Association

“Across the African continent, the promise and potential of aviation is rich. Already it supports USD 55.8 billion in ... Read More

Kenya Tourism Secretary Najib Balala positioned as an African Leader: Cemented

Kenya Tourism Secretary Najib Balala positioned as an African Leader: Cemented

The African Tourism Board cemented Kenya's Tourism Minister standing as a long year recognized African tourism leader last week ... Read More

Global Tourism Resilience: What are the projects for GTRCMC?

Global Tourism Resilience: What are the projects for GTRCMC?

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center met with its Board of Governors last week on Sunday in ... Read More

Missing: A German tourist hiking in West Australia

Missing: A German tourist hiking in West Australia

A German tourist is missing while hiking in Australias Mount Augustus National Park. It is regarded as one of ... Read More

Pakistan-India border tourism: Kartarpur Corridor and the Sikh Community

Pakistan-India border tourism: Kartarpur Corridor and the Sikh Community

In a historic development filled with religious sentiments and a message of religious harmony, Prime Minister Imran Khan on ... Read More

Flights to Sierra Leone about to become more affordable

Flights to Sierra Leone about to become more affordable

In an effort to make air transport affordable and accessible to all Sierra Leoneans and also to promote tourism, ... Read More

New CEO named for Cologne Tourist Board

New CEO named for Cologne Tourist Board

At the beginning of 2020, Dr. Jürgen Martin Amann will become Chief Executive Officer of KölnTourismus GmbH (Cologne Tourist ... Read More

Indian Railways enlists horned Hindu god of death to keep trespassers away

Indian Railways enlists horned Hindu god of death to keep trespassers away

India’s Western Railway, which serves Mumbai and several other large cities, enlisted the help of the Hindu god of ... Read More

How to get your ID online and pass TSA Security?

How to get your ID online and pass TSA Security?

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on ... Read More

United Nations overwhelmingly condemns US embargo against Cuba

United Nations overwhelmingly condemns US embargo against Cuba

Since 1992, the United Nations General Assembly has been passing resolutions calling for ending the US embargo against Cuba. ... Read More

FAA issues new protocols for diabetic pilots’ medical certification

FAA issues new protocols for diabetic pilots’ medical certification

Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published in the Federal Register a notice on a Diabetes Protocol for Applicants ... Read More

Jamaica and Panama to establish multi-destination arrangement, says Minister Bartlett

Jamaica and Panama to establish multi-destination arrangement, says Minister Bartlett

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has announced that Jamaica and the Republic of Panama is set to ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau: Over 200 offers available in eighth year of Shop Guam e-Festival

Guam Visitors Bureau: Over 200 offers available in eighth year of Shop Guam e-Festival

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is proud to announce that 142 local businesses are taking part in the eighth ... Read More

Poland becomes newest US Visa Waiver Program member

Poland becomes newest US Visa Waiver Program member

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the announcement that Poland has officially ... Read More

Despite Dorian, travel to the Caribbean keeps growing

Despite Dorian, travel to the Caribbean keeps growing

New study has revealed that despite the recent ravages of hurricane Dorian and other huge storms in the Caribbean, ... Read More

Kuwait City hosts 52nd meeting of Arab Air Carriers Organization

Kuwait City hosts 52nd meeting of Arab Air Carriers Organization

Kuwait's capital Kuwait City today welcomed the 52nd annual general meeting of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO). At ... Read More

Sharjah promotes top local tourist attractions at WTM London

Sharjah promotes top local tourist attractions at WTM London

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is at the World Travel Market (WTM) London for the 17th ... Read More

Innovation and rural development take center stage for UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit 2019

Innovation and rural development take center stage for UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit 2019

Tourism leaders from across the public and private sectors came together at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London ... Read More

WTM: Ministers Summit hears how modern tech can help rural traditions

WTM: Ministers Summit hears how modern tech can help rural traditions

Major global brands such as Google and Mastercard can help farmers, shopkeepers and restaurateurs to boost rural tourism, delegates ... Read More

Jamaica’s Manual on Tourism Ethics hailed by international community

Jamaica’s Manual on Tourism Ethics hailed by international community

Jamaica’s Manual on Tourism Ethics scheduled to be released at the end of the year, has been hailed as ... Read More

California Tourism: California is open for business

California Tourism: California is open for business

California’s tourism industry remains largely unscathed from wildfires that broke out over the past two weeks. Fires are nearing ... Read More

Urgently needed: Global Oversight of Travel Advisories

Urgently needed: Global Oversight of Travel Advisories

The Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, Hon Edmund Bartlett is taking an important step in saying there is a ... Read More