Category: Global

Canada welcomes more than 580,000 Chinese travellers in first 9 month of 2018

Canada and China are enjoying a healthy friendship which helping both the countries in developing new economic and tourism ties. The 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism (CCYT) has assisted this friendship to grow larger. Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, Canada was joined by the members of Canada and China’s travel […]

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Holiday Parks & Hotels expands online distribution with Availpro, Fastbooking and NewBook integrated platform

Availpro and Fastbooking, a technology provider to the global hospitality industry, announced the integration of NewBook with its booking platform. The integration of these two systems allows holiday parks and hotels to seamlessly manage availability and rates to Availpro and Fastbooking through NewBook. Hoteliers can enjoy operational efficiency and control rate parity all through one […]

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Hainan Airline partners with Sofitel for ‘MyBed’ inflight services

Sofitel has partnered with Hainan Airlines to launch a premium collection of its iconic Sofitel ‘MyBed’ products across the carrier’s business class. Business class passengers flying onboard Hainan Airlines will now be able to experience the luxurious Sofitel MyBed in the sky. The Hainan Airlines partnership will take its ‘Hai Dream’ on-board sleep experience to […]

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Worldwide international tourist arrivals grow 5% year-on-year: UNWTO

The latest figures on world tourism issued by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) show that international tourist arrivals grew 5% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2018. This reflects continued strong demand in a favourable overall economic context. All world regions enjoyed robust growth in international tourism in the first nine months of this […]

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Opportunities in Africa and Middle East were the topic of focus in WTM 2018

Gastrodiplomacy in Jordan plans for Expo 2020 in Dubai, opportunities in Africa and the latest travel trends for the region were all hotly debated topics in the Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone at WTM London. Increased security, rising demand and growing competition in the Middle East and Africa region is opening up tourism, according […]

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12th UNWTO/PATA Forum focuses on Tourism Trends and Outlook

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin, China held the 12th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook recently. The theme for this year’s edition was ‘The Future of Tourism: Road to 2030’, aligns with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development […]

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International tourist arrivals grow by 6% in first six months of 2018: UNWTO

According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first six months of 2018 after a record year of growth in 2017. All world regions enjoyed robust growth in tourist arrivals in January-June 2018. The increase was fuelled by strong demand from major source markets, supported by an […]

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Singapore Airlines and Destination NSW renews partnership

In a bid to develop and promote activities that encourage travel to the NSW region, Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Destination New South Wales (NSW) have extended their partnership through SIA’s services to Sydney. The new two-year MoU will take place from July 1, 2019 and will see both parties jointly fund the advertising and marketing […]

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Virgin Atlantic launches Freedom Sale with 30% off on UK and U.S. flights

Virgin Atlantic is celebrating India’s 72nd Independence Day by offering its customers incredible savings through a freedom sale from August 8-10, 2018. Customers planning a trip to the UK or US can enjoy a discount of 30% on one way and return flights in Economy and Upper Class. Customers already travelling with Virgin Atlantic this […]

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Avis makes international road-trips easier with its website and app

Avis India recently launched its international self-drive service on their website (www.avis.co.in) and mobile app for the Indian travellers travelling to foreign destinations. This launch makes Avis the first car rental company in India which has the capability to enable customers to book self-drive cars in 170 countries with over more than 5,500 rental locations. […]

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