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How to dive back into education when you have a career traveling

How to dive back into education when you have a career traveling

When your career takes you from destination to destination, it can be hard to work on your own skills. ... 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

9 out of 10 business travelers have no control over trip cancellations

9 out of 10 business travelers have no control over trip cancellations

According to an independent research, the vast majority of business trip cancellations escape business travelers’ control. Travelers mainly abort ... Read More

Good news for The Bahamas

Good news for The Bahamas

The Islands Of The Bahamas continue to be a leading destination for travelers around the world. While the Caribbean, ... 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

ICAO: Middle East one of the fastest-growing regions for air traffic

ICAO: Middle East one of the fastest-growing regions for air traffic

At the Fifth Meeting of Directors General of Civil Aviation for the ICAO Middle East Region (DGCA-MID/5) in Kuwait ... Read More

India Tourism Development Corp names new Chairman and Managing Director

India Tourism Development Corp names new Chairman and Managing Director

The India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) announced the appointment of G Kamala Vardhana Rao, IAS officer 1990 Batch, Kerala ... Read More

Stay Cal Hospitality names luxury hotelier as new COO

Stay Cal Hospitality names luxury hotelier as new COO

Bringing 25 years of senior leadership experience with luxury hotel brands, such as Four Seasons and Fairmont Hotels & ... 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

Centara strengthens management team with key Commercial and Development appointments

Centara strengthens management team with key Commercial and Development appointments

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hospitality company, has further strengthened its executive management team with the recent appointments ... Read More

Etihad Aviation Group names new Senior Vice President

Etihad Aviation Group names new Senior Vice President

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) announces the appointment of Duncan Bureau as Senior Vice President Global Sales and Distribution, who ... 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

Geoffrey Lipman joins Honors Circle African Tourism Board

Geoffrey Lipman joins Honors Circle African Tourism Board

Professor Geoffrey Lipman accepted to join the Honors Circle and Advisory Board of the African Tourism Board (ATB) The ... 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

Sex on the balcony of your hotel more deadly than a terror attack?

Sex on the balcony of your hotel more deadly than a terror attack?

You are more at risk of dying having sex on the balcony of your hotel than being killed in ... Read More

Tourism is booming: Latin America travel trends revealed

Tourism is booming: Latin America travel trends revealed

Travel to Latin America has grown 3.3% in the first three quarters of 2019 and forward bookings for the ... Read More

St. Kitts hosts Florida Caribbean Cruise Association’s Operations Team

St. Kitts hosts Florida Caribbean Cruise Association’s Operations Team

Off the heels two consecutive record-setting cruise seasons, Minister of Tourism the Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant in conjunction with ... 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

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

Airline passengers don’t understand how to redeem loyalty program rewards

Airline passengers don’t understand how to redeem loyalty program rewards

Many airline loyalty programs are failing to deliver on their intended purpose because members do not understand how to ... Read More

UNWTO: Tourism leading other global sectors in advancing gender equality

UNWTO: Tourism leading other global sectors in advancing gender equality

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with UN Women, The German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), World Bank ... Read More

WTM: Exhibitor updates from Day Three in London

WTM: Exhibitor updates from Day Three in London

World Travel Market (WTM) audiences today (Wednesday 6 November) heard how Malta has successfully repositioned itself as a youth ... Read More

WTM: ‘No easy answers’ when it comes to promoting controversial countries

WTM: ‘No easy answers’ when it comes to promoting controversial countries

Bloggers have urged writers and travelers at World Travel Market (WTM) London to do their own research about countries ... Read More

WTM: The future of air travel and digital travel

WTM: The future of air travel and digital travel

Advances in digital and artificial intelligence for air travel are coming in thick and fast, World Travel Market (WTM) ... Read More

WTM: Tackling climate change on Day 3 in London

WTM: Tackling climate change on Day 3 in London

The 40th edition of WTM London began with a session exploring Decarbonising Travel and Tourism: Is the Industry Doing ... Read More

Castle Hospitality Group announces new senior management

Castle Hospitality Group announces new senior management

Castle Hospitality Group has announced new senior management hires, both of whom have returned to Castle after gaining extensive ... Read More

Boeing CEO gives up 2019 compensation, bonus in the wake of 737 MAX crashes

Boeing CEO gives up 2019 compensation, bonus in the wake of 737 MAX crashes

The new chairman of The Boeing Company, David Calhoun, gave an enthusiastic vote of public confidence in CEO Dennis ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister offers condolences to relatives of Jamaica Inn owner killed in plane crash

Jamaica Tourism Minister offers condolences to relatives of Jamaica Inn owner killed in plane crash

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the local tourism industry is in mourning, after learning of the sudden ... 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