World Travel & Tourism Council calls on tourism ministers to roll out biometric technology | News The World Travel & Tourism Council has invited transport ministers attending the annual International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany, to partner with the tourism sector to implement biometrics to make travel more efficient and secure. Speaking to the Open Ministerial Meeting, Gloria Guevara, WTTC...
Baroness Sugg to offer keynote at ABTA Travel Matters conference | News Baroness Sugg, the transport minister for aviation, and Richard Moriarty, who will take up the chief executive post at the CAA from June, are among the speakers at ABTA’s Travel Matters conference. Travel Matters 2018 will take place on the morning of Wednesday, June 27th, at One Great...
German National Tourist Board hosts culinary showcase in London | News The German National Tourist Board UK & Ireland hosted a food tasting event in London last night for over 100 guests from the UK media and travel trade. The event, which took place at Borough Market, forms part of the organisations’ culinary Germany #EnjoyGermanFood campaign.  It was co-hosted by...
Rwanda unveils new brand identity as global push for tourists begins | News Rwanda has unveiled its new brand identity and logo – Visit Rwanda – as part of a wider strategy designed to attract more tourists and greater business investment. At the same time, Rwanda Development Board has just been revealed as the tourism partner for one of the...
Joussen shakes up TUI leadership as company seeks global focus | News TUI chief executive Fritz Joussen has sought to strengthen and further expand momentum within the group by redefining responsibilities on the executive board. TUI has become much more international and digital and has transformed from a classical tour operator to an integrated tourism group, prompting the reshuffle. Its...
Singapore Tourism Board appoints Four Travel to UK representation role | News Four Travel has been appointed by Singapore Tourism Board as its new PR consultancy in the UK with immediate effect. Following a competitive tender, the agency will work closely with Singapore’s London team to develop key messages for its recently-launched ‘Singapore: Passion Made Possible’ brand strategy in the...
Dubai partners with Tencent as destination seeks to boost China presence | News Tencent has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing to jointly enhance the emirate’s reputation as a sought-after destination. China-owned Tencent hopes the move will spearhead smart tourism along the route of the Belt & Road Initiative. Poshu Yeung, vice president of...
Travel Corporation signs up to WTTC Buenos Aires Declaration | News At the World Travel & Tourism Council’s recent global summit in Buenos Aires, the Travel Corporation and its not-for-profit organisation, TreadRight, were among the first industry leaders to sign the Buenos Aires Declaration on Travel & Tourism and Illegal Wildlife Trade. The Buenos Aires Declaration illustrates a commitment from...
Bartlett calls for sustainable tourism roadmap in Asia | News Jamaica minister of tourism Edmund Bartlett called for a holistic sustainable tourism roadmap in Asia. Recognising the growing and future potential of the region, especially with the potential unification of North and South Korea, the growing economies of Indonesia, India and China, Bartlett said that Asia will soon become one...
Orlando sets new benchmark in United States travel | News Officials have announced a historic milestone in the travel industry, as Orlando became the first US destination to surpass 70 million annual visitors. In 2017, 72 million visitors travelled to Orlando, an increase of more than five per cent over the prior year, once again making it America’s most-visited...
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