Almost two thirds of Middle Eastern adults would pay $101 – $500 extra for ‘personalised’ travel experience: Sabre

New online research by Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading global travel technology provider, has revealed that 59 per cent of Middle Eastern adults would pay between $101 – $500 on extras that personalise their travel journeys. The report also provided insight into the pain points, trends and opportunities for the Middle Eastern travel industry. … Read more

Tourism & leisure industry deals in September 2019 total $8.96bn globally

Total tourism & leisure industry deals for September 2019 worth $8.96bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked an increase of 58.9% over the previous month and a rise of 15.04% when compared with the last 12-month average of $7.79bn. In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop … Read more

JNTO signs MOC with Emirates to increase visitors from the Middle East

To further increase tourism demand from the Middle East to Japan, the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with Emirates on October 30th, 2019 to jointly promote Japan as a destination of choice for travellers from the Middle East seeking authentic, unique and luxurious experiences. The multi-faceted promotional campaign will … Read more

Dubai secures 82 global business events in Q3

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, has secured 82 international meetings, conferences and incentive travel groups in the third quarter (Q3) of 2019. These contribute to the future line-up of business events which include key financial and medical conferences, among others, a DBE statement said. The events secured in Q3 2019 are … Read more

BLS International signs contract with Embassy of Brazil in Lebanon

BLS International recently today announced that it has commenced operations for the Embassy of Brazil to accept visa applications in Lebanon. This addition to the already robust portfolio of Consular and Citizen Services offered by BLS International reflects the company’s focus on efficiency and continuous excellence in its operations. Commenting on the new contract Shikhar … Read more

TBO concludes the second edition of its four-city Preferred Hotels Roadshow

  Travel Boutique Online (TBO), India’s largest B2A travel portal hosted the second edition of its multi-city Preferred Hotels and Suppliers Roadshow which travelled across four cities namely Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Delhi. The roadshows not just showcased TBO’s preferred hotels’ portfolio for its B2B partners but also brought forth other key suppliers including the … Read more

IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry observes World Tourism Day in Mumbai

    IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry celebrated the World Tourism Day, one day in advanced, at the IMC Building, Mumbai that was supported by ‘Incredible India’. Present at the event, along with other state tourism boards’ and travel trade dignitaries, was Vinita Vaid Singhal, IAS, Secretary, Tourism and Culture Affairs Department, Government of … Read more

India Expo Centre & Mart bags National Tourism Award for Best Standalone Convention Centre

    India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida received an award for Best Standalone Convention Centre of India yesterday during announcement of National Tourism Award by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu was the Chief Guest of the National Tourism Awards 2017-18 held at Vigyan Bhawan, New … Read more

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 its theme for 2020: ‘Partnerships for Tomorrow’. As noted in the SDGs, partnerships for the goals are the primary focus of Sustainable Development Goal 17 – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership … Read more