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  • Following US alert UAE also warns its citizens about Barcelona

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    In view of the US warning to its citizens of a possible terror attack in Barcelona the UAE Consulate has also asked Emiratis and residents in Barcelona to exercise caution.   “Visitors and residents of Barcelona should exercise caution and …

  • Hot air balloon in Australia’s Yarra Valley catches fire with 16 passengers onboard

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    A hot air balloon carrying  16 people onboard has caught fire and landed in a paddock in Victoria’s most popular tourism destination, Yarra Valley.     A 27-year-old woman was taken to Maroondah hospital for observation after the balloon landed …

  • Engine issues leads to emergency landing of Delta flight on Alaskan island

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

      On Monday a Seattle-bound Delta Air Lines flight from Beijing made an emergency landing and diverted to Shemya Island in the Alaska Aleutians chain after facing engine issues.     As per reports another aircraft carrying maintenance technicians, airport …

  • China: Hijacker drives bus into pedestrians; killing 8 and injuring 22

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    Around 8 people were killed after a hijacker with a knife drove a bus into pedestrians in a southeastern Chinese city, Longyan .     It is also reported that 22 others were injured, one seriously, in the Tuesday afternoon …

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Global Travel News

  • Fabulous Festive Celebrations

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok has unveiled its 2018 festive season celebrations, featuring magnificent culinary offerings and mesmerising family entertainment.   Festive hampers   Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok’s festive hampers are available for order and collection from 15 November 2018. Each …

  • Surprise Birthday Gataway For Richa Chadha by Ali Fazal at Fushifaru Maldives

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    Fushifaru Maldives welcomed Bollywood actress Richa Chadha and her boyfriend Ali Fazal who surprised her with a romantic getaway vacation for her 32nd birthday.   The destination was a complete surprise to Richa who was whisked away by her “bae” …

  • Blogger Thailand 2019 gears up for New Year push

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is gearing up for heightened interest in its ‘TAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand 2019’ activity heading into the New Year, as an easy application process could produce more entries and the best competition to date. …

  • January works for investment in Scotland’s railway

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    Buses will replace trains between Glasgow Central and Paisley on Saturdays and Sundays and additionally between Glasgow and Port Glasgow on Sundays throughout January. No weekday services will be affected.   Work being delivered includes renewal of track at Ibrox …

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    EUROPE

  • This holiday, UK anticipates greater number of international visitors

    Published on : Saturday, December 22, 2018

    Between December 23, 2018, and January 5, 2019, forward flight bookings to the U.K. in general are experiencing a rise of 9 percent, compared to the same period last year.   Forward bookings to the U.K. from China, the Middle …

  • The Tallinn Christmas market voted the best in Europe in a poll

    Published on : Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    The Tallinn Christmas market has been voted the best in Europe in a poll which included 208,000 worldwide travellers, according to European Best Destinations.   “The Tallinn Christmas market delights everyone with its coziness, historical location, wonderfully preserved medieval old …

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    AMERICA

  • Following US alert UAE also warns its citizens about Barcelona

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    In view of the US warning to its citizens of a possible terror attack in Barcelona the UAE Consulate has also asked Emiratis and residents in Barcelona to exercise caution.   “Visitors and residents of Barcelona should exercise caution and …

  • Millions of Americans will tune in to Ireland this week

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    Tourism Ireland kicks off its promotional drive for 2019 in the all-important American market Monday, 24 December – with a major, week-long TV campaign which will be seen by millions of potential holidaymakers for Ireland.   Tourism Ireland’s brand new …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • For space tourism, UAE becomes a promising destination

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    Would you pay $250,000 to go to space? In fact, over 600 people world over have purchased tickets for a Virgin Galactic flight that will take them to the sub orbit.   Apparently it might sound like science-fiction. However, space …

  • Tourists from Gulf countries are known to spend more overseas

    Published on : Monday, December 24, 2018

    Tourists from Gulf countries are known to spend significantly while travelling overseas. Hence, tourism authorities in many countries are aiming to entice Gulf visitors by offering incentives, as well as pre-arranging their visas.   Holders of UAE passports enjoy exceptional …

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    ASIA

  • Bangkok ranks top in Asean

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    The rating, which assessed social and environmental sustainability strategies, along with industry supplier support, and Convention Bureau strategy and initiatives. Also, it praised Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)’s performance as a top scorer compared to convention bureaux in other …

  • Blogger Thailand 2019 gears up for New Year push

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is gearing up for heightened interest in its ‘TAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand 2019’ activity heading into the New Year, as an easy application process could produce more entries and the best competition to date. …

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    AIRLINE NEWS

  • Sikorsky, Boeing Provide First Look at SB>1 DEFIANT™

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and Boeing provided the first look at the SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter the companies have developed for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role technology demonstrator program. The SB>1 DEFIANT™ is designed to fly at twice the speed …

  • Aeroflot Group passenger traffic up 16.2% in November 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for November and 11M 20181.   11M 2018 Operating Highlights   In 11M 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 51.4 …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Luxury cruises tourism in India will soon boost its tourism scenario

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    India’s cruise tourism is gradually picking pace on the country’s western coast especially in Maharashtra.     Though options for those exploring a vacation along the eastern shores are very few, cruise companies are now looking at heading there.   …

  • Rebecca Kelly joins Princess Cruises as senior sales manager

    Published on : Saturday, December 22, 2018

    Rebecca Kelly has been appointed by Princess Cruises as the senior sales manager for Ireland and will join office on March 18th . She will be operating from Dublin and report to the Princess Cruises’ sales director UK & Europe- …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Fabulous Festive Celebrations

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok has unveiled its 2018 festive season celebrations, featuring magnificent culinary offerings and mesmerising family entertainment.   Festive hampers   Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok’s festive hampers are available for order and collection from 15 November 2018. Each …

  • Surprise Birthday Gataway For Richa Chadha by Ali Fazal at Fushifaru Maldives

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    Fushifaru Maldives welcomed Bollywood actress Richa Chadha and her boyfriend Ali Fazal who surprised her with a romantic getaway vacation for her 32nd birthday.   The destination was a complete surprise to Richa who was whisked away by her “bae” …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • In 2018, Phuket tourism experienced major growth

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    Now, Phuket’s swelling MICE market is valued 10.9 billion baht, as meetings, incentives and exhibitions lured over 800,000 visitors to resort island in 2017.   The islands more and more prolific MICE market almost doubled in year-on-year growth last year. …

  • This year, inbound tourism of Russia increased 20 percent

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    Maya Lomidze, the Executive Director of the Association of Russian Tour Operators explained on Tuesday that a rising trend in the tourist number to Russia has been sustained until the end of this year and has made up 20 percent …

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