Thursday, 20 September 2018

RIU Hotels and Resorts going to open its first hotel in London


RIU Hotels and ResortsRIU Hotels and Resorts has a new building in a premium area of the city of London, close to Victoria Station, which it plans to convert into a 4-star hotel as part of its Riu Plaza urban line.


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Jumeirah Group eyeing Hong Kong for hotel expansion


Jumeirah GroupJumeirah Group, the Dubai-based high-end hotel operator recognized for its iconic sail-shaped property, is thinking of Hong Kong after laying the groundwork for expansion in China.




Avis India launches door step delivery to its customers


Avis IndiaAvis India launches free car delivery and collection across all of its 10 rental locations in India, namely, Bangalore, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, and Kochi.


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Portugal aims to attract Indian MICE market


PortugalPortugal’s  strong initiative was launched by Turismo de Portugal (TdP), the national tourist board of Portugal, to educate the Indian travel trade about its leisure and MICE offerings with a series of road shows in New Delhi and Mumbai to increase the knowledge about Portugal as a destination, spearheaded by Filipe Silva, and four inbound travel companies from the destination.


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15 killed and dozens missing after massive landslide in Philippines’ Cebu


landslideA massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain region Thursday, killing at least 15 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent text messages pleading for help.


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China’s $19.5 billion tourism plan to develop Beihai with theme parks


theme parksThe southern Chinese city of Beihai in Nanning has major development plans to make amusement and theme parks.


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Northern Ireland’s Hillsborough Castle plans to attract 200,000 tourists


Hillsborough CastleHillsborough Castle is going to launch its developmental plan to attract 200000 tourists this year.


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Oman tourism ministry aiming to attract tourists from China, Russia and Iran


Oman tourism ministryMuscat, Oman is looking to widen its tourism market by attracting tourists from China, Russia and neighbouring Iran. To make inroads, the Ministry of Tourism will be establishing tourist representative offices in Iran, China and Russia and reorient its strategy of attracting tourists only from its traditional source markets in Europe.




GNTO says that GCC is now third largest non-European market for Germany


German National Tourist OfficeThe German National Tourist Office (GNTO) has said that the GCC is now the third largest non-European market for Germany after the US and China.




GNTO boosts culinary tourism in Germany


German National Tourist OfficeAligned with its annual theme “Culinary Germany,” the German National Tourist Office (GNTO), along with its partners Emirates Airline, M√ľnchen Tourismus and Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, hosted a culinary press briefing at the Steigenberger Brothaus Bakery – Bistro in Dubai, for bringing in some of German cuisine’s delicious flavors to Dubai and inspire the guests to visit Germany.




Second edition of Travel Tech ME Congress to start next week in Dubai


Second edition of Travel Tech ME CongressThe second edition of Travel Tech ME Congress will be starting next week in Dubai. There will be a group of local and regional travel & tourism experts participating in this two-day leading event.






Halal expo in Dubai to be held in October


Halal expo in DubaiThe exhibition of Halal products will be held in Dubai on 29th of this month.




First ITM takes off in New Delhi, India


ITM takes off in New DelhiThe ITM was opened to the professionals related to the global tourism on September 17, 2018 in New Delhi. An effort of the Indian tourism ministry, this three day mart was hosted in collaboration with the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) and with the support of state governments.




Africa boosts sustainable tourism to lure tourists


AfricaAfrica draws just five percent of the world’s tourists despite boasting attractions ranging from the Pyramids and Victoria Falls to wildlife safaris and endless strips of pristine beach.


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