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Minister Bartlett: Jamaica recovered all lost seats from Thomas Cook collapse

Minister Bartlett: Jamaica recovered all lost seats from Thomas Cook collapse

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that Jamaica has recovered all the lost seats following Sunday’s collapse of ... Read More

Minister Bartlett applauds winners of Jamaica Tourist Board’s Annual Awards at Jamaica Travel Market

Minister Bartlett applauds winners of Jamaica Tourist Board’s Annual Awards at Jamaica Travel Market

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has applauded the eight tour operators who won big at the Jamaica Tourist ... Read More

Message by Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett for World Tourism Day 2019

Message by Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett for World Tourism Day 2019

My fellow tourism workers and stakeholders in the industry, today we join the world in celebrating World Tourism Day, ... Read More

ITIC joins in the celebrations marking the World Tourism Day

ITIC joins in the celebrations marking the World Tourism Day

The International Tourism & Investment Conference (ITIC) chaired by Dr Taleb Rifai, former Secretary-General of UNWTO, wishes to join ... Read More

Saudi Arabia opening its doors to foreign tourists

Saudi Arabia opening its doors to foreign tourists

In a historic move, Saudi Arabia is opening its doors to international visitors for the first time. Details of ... Read More

PATA announces vision for 2020: ‘Partnerships for Tomorrow’

PATA announces vision for 2020: ‘Partnerships for Tomorrow’

In line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced ... Read More

World Tourism Day message from CTO Acting Secretary General

World Tourism Day message from CTO Acting Secretary General

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) joins the global community today in celebrating World Tourism Day 2019 under the theme, ... Read More

Chinese passenger opens plane’s emergency exit to get some ‘fresh air’

Chinese passenger opens plane’s emergency exit to get some ‘fresh air’

One Chinese airline passenger took her quest for a 'breath of fresh air' a wee bit too far when ... Read More

IATA launches gender diversity campaign

IATA launches gender diversity campaign

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today launched the 25by2025Campaign—an airline industry initiative to advance gender diversity in the ... Read More

UNWTO an Iberia agree on Sustainable Tourism

UNWTO an Iberia agree on Sustainable Tourism

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, and the CEO of Iberia, Luis Gallego, have signed ... Read More

Seattle and Portland restaurant noise levels catch up to New York City and San Francisco

Seattle and Portland restaurant noise levels catch up to New York City and San Francisco

The results of a recent study of restaurant noise levels in Seattle and Portland show that the two Pacific ... Read More

African Travel 100 Global Tourism Personalities: Current and Former Tourism Ministers join the ranks

African Travel 100 Global Tourism Personalities: Current and Former Tourism Ministers join the ranks

Alain St.Ange, former Seychelles Tourism Minister, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, joined the Hon. Najib Balala, the Minister of ... Read More

San Francisco Marriott Marquis Welcomes New Senior Sales Executive

San Francisco Marriott Marquis Welcomes New Senior Sales Executive

Erin Musni to Manage Hotel’s Northern California Market San Francisco Marriott Marquis, the iconic South of Market hotel, is ... Read More

Alain St.Ange from Seychelles addresses AKWAABA African Travel Market in Nigeria

Alain St.Ange from Seychelles addresses AKWAABA African Travel Market in Nigeria

Africa and it’s Diaspora has had a very strange relationship over the years. They need each other in a ... Read More

Boeing Financial Assistance Fund begin operations today

Boeing Financial Assistance Fund begin operations today

The two administrators of the Boeing Financial Assistance Fund, Kenneth R. Feinberg and Camille S. Biros, announced today that ... Read More

IATA: Supporting carbon neutral growth tops full agenda at ICAO Assembly

IATA: Supporting carbon neutral growth tops full agenda at ICAO Assembly

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed high expectations for the outcomes of the 40th Assembly of the International ... Read More

Syrian migrants posing as Ukrainian volleyball team try to slip into EU at Athens Airport

Syrian migrants posing as Ukrainian volleyball team try to slip into EU at Athens Airport

Greek police have caught a group of migrants from Syria attempting to fool migration control by posing as a ... Read More

New York Cruise Lines appoints John Banks to Board of Directors

New York Cruise Lines appoints John Banks to Board of Directors

New York Cruise Lines Inc., operator of the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, transportation and sightseeing company New York Water ... Read More

US DOT announces nearly $1 billion in infrastructure grants to 354 US airports

US DOT announces nearly $1 billion in infrastructure grants to 354 US airports

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Department will award $986 million in airport infrastructure grants ... Read More

Minister Bartlett to announce Board of Trustees for landmark Tourism Workers’ Pension Scheme

Minister Bartlett to announce Board of Trustees for landmark Tourism Workers’ Pension Scheme

Jamaica's Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett, is set to announce the appointment of a Board of Trustees for the ... Read More

Dusit Thani Maldives appoints a German General Manager

Dusit Thani Maldives appoints a German General Manager

Dusit International appointed? Mr Thomas Weber ?as the new General Manager of Dusit Thani Maldives. Mr Weber brings with ... Read More

Aviation industry debates airport IT and security in London

Aviation industry debates airport IT and security in London

Smart security screening, cyber-attacks, drone incursions, applications of artificial intelligence and robotics are some of the biggest focus areas ... Read More

Teenage eco-ambassadors clean up plastic trash from Hawaii’s shoreline

Teenage eco-ambassadors clean up plastic trash from Hawaii’s shoreline

Hawaii is known for having some of the most beautiful and picturesque beaches in the world -- and it’s ... Read More

Puerto Rico says ‘thank you’ two years after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico says ‘thank you’ two years after Hurricane Maria

Today marks two years since Hurricane Maria, and Puerto Rico’s tourism community wants to say THANK YOU to all ... Read More

Caribbean youth to tackle issues of smart travel and jobs of the future at CTO regional event

Caribbean youth to tackle issues of smart travel and jobs of the future at CTO regional event

Students from 14 Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) member countries will tackle some of the most pertinent issues facing the ... Read More

Brand USA hosts 13th annual U.S. – China Tourism Leadership Summit

Brand USA hosts 13th annual U.S. – China Tourism Leadership Summit

Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, joined the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the ... Read More

Wharf Hotels appoints new General Manager of Marco Polo Jinjiang

Wharf Hotels appoints new General Manager of Marco Polo Jinjiang

Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Johnson as General Manager of Marco Polo Jinjiang, to ... Read More

WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards announce finalists

WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards announce finalists

The WTM World Responsible Tourism Gold and Silver Award finalists have been announced for 2019. After an extensive process, ... Read More

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian to showcase future of travel with CES 2020 keynote

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian to showcase future of travel with CES 2020 keynote

Delta Air Lines will showcase the transformation of the air travel experience at CES 2020, making history as the ... Read More

Launch of ‘Travalyst’ threatens companies which do not become more environmentally minded

Launch of ‘Travalyst’ threatens companies which do not become more environmentally minded

Tourism related partners that do not get involved with ‘Travalyst’, or become more sustainability-focused, face losing credibility and missing ... Read More

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