AMSTERDAM, 15 December 2017: Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has appointed David Falter as president of RoomIt, the company’s hotel distribution division. The appointment is effective 18 December. Based in RoomIt’s Chicago office, he will report to Kurt Ekert, president & CEO of...
MADRID, 3 January 2018: UNWTO’s incoming secretary-general of the World Tourism Organisation vowed to make the organisation more relevant for the benefit of global tourism Zurab Pololikashvili assumed the role of secretary-general 1 January for a term that extends through to the end...
ZURICH, 30 January 18 2018: US News & World Report’s new ranking that evaluates countries on everything from economic influence, power, citizenship and quality of life, has declared Switzerland the world's best country for 2018. It's the second time the...
GENEVA 14 December 2017: Global passenger traffic in October, measured in revenue passenger kilometres, rose 7,2% according to the latest International Air Transport Association (IATA) results. IATA reported capacity grew 6.2% and load factor climbed 0.8 percentage points to 80.8%,...
BANGKOK, 1 June 2017: Once a mega tour operator, what remains of Kuoni Global Travel Services' tour operations will be bought out JTB Corporation, just weeks after Thomas Cook India acquired the Swiss group’s network of destination management companies. In its...
LONDON, 13 June 2017: According to a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the global Travel & Tourism sector directly sustains twice as many jobs as the financial sector, and five times as many jobs...
HANOI, 10 October 2017:– ASIA DMC’s group managing director, Linh Le, joins an expert panel discussion at WTM London 2017 to debate the critical issues of sustainable tourism. Taking place on the first day of the international travel trade show...
LONDON; 7 December 2017: A sign of the times, Thomas Cook intends to close 50 of its retail travel stores in the UK over the next few months, according to reports in the UK media. Thomas Cook revealed plans, earlier...
MADRID, 9 November 2017: Where are the fastest growing markets for international tourism expenditure? The latest UNWTO global tourism data released, earlier this week to coincide with the World Travel Market, identifies the markets that are growing the fastest in...
LONDON 17 November 2017: WTM London 2017 closed touting a responsible tourism theme for its final day with the  show recognising the best across six categories in its sustainable tourism awards. Chobe Game Lodge in Botswana won best in carbon...