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9 Dec, 2019

Injunction Order Passed Against Messe Berlin, Organisers of ITB India

MUMBAI Dec. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — An injunction order has been passed against Messe Berlin, organisers of ITB Berlin, who recently launched ITB India. Fairfest Media Limited, organisers of the largest travel trade show in India – OTM Mumbai took Messe Berlin, a German State owned company to court for alleged breach of an NDA […]

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15 Nov, 2019

How 1987 Visit Thailand Year Revolutionised Global Travel & Tourism

One of the world's greatest tourism marketing extravaganzas, 1987 Visit Thailand Year changed the face of global Travel & Tourism. While establishing Thailand's marketing genius, it also exposed the kingdom's management deficiencies. Today, as the country prepares to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai more…

18 Mar, 2019

June 14, 2019: First Forum on The Greatest Story in Global Tourism HiSTORY

Bangkok – At 0900 hrs on March 18, exactly 59 years ago, what was then known as the Tourist Organisation of Thailand opened for business. Its duty, in the words of Gen Chalermchai Charuvastr, its first Director-General, was to promote visitor arrivals by "creating a wholesome image" of the Thai more…

11 Apr, 2018

FREE DOWNLOAD: The Next Big Thing – Thailand Outbound Travel Report 2018

Bangkok -- Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil has made travel journalism history yet again by publishing the first report on the surging Thai outbound travel industry. The report is being made available FREE, thanks to support from Minister of Tourism and Sports Weerasak Kowsurat and Tourism Authority of Thailand more…

17 Jul, 2017

FREE DOWNLOAD: The Olive Tree – How Travel & Tourism can Contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Olive Tree is the first and only publication designed to help Travel & Tourism become a more enthusiastic part of the solution in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Free download. Click on any of the images below. ++++++++++ The Olive Tree Edition 16, November-December 2019 [caption id="attachment_58667" align="aligncenter" width="462"] Click on more…

1 Dec, 2016

Call for Entries: The First ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame

By Imtiaz Muqbil, Executive Editor, Travel Impact Newswire Bangkok – Today marks the launch of the ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame (ATTHoF), the first global website to honour the achievements of the many industry veterans and stalwarts who elevated this robust and dynamic industry to its present heights. Click here more…

1 May, 2016

Can The Travel & Tourism Industry Think?

In 1998, Singaporean diplomat Kishore Mahbubani, Professor in the Practice of Public Policy and Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, published a book called “Can Asians Think?” One review of the book says: “Asia's economies are poised to surpass those of more…

8 Dec, 2019

First Bangkok Literature festival explores future of Asia in an Age of Autocracy, Absurdity and Anger

Bangkok - If biodiversity, clean air and water, forests, wildlife, flora and fauna are important for human survival and global sustainability, what about democracy, human rights, freedom of expression, gender equality, ethnic and cultural harmony, peace and justice? Editor's Note: I was the only travel trade journalist to cover this inaugural more…

29 Nov, 2019

Head in the Cloud: Quebec City Museum Explores Human Impact of the Digital Revolution

QUÉBEC CITY, Nov. 27, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - In the great history of humanity, the appearance of writing, the invention of printing and the Industrial Revolution have been powerful drivers of change. Today, the advent of digital technology is even more disruptive—a little frightening even—due to the creation of this more…

26 Nov, 2019

FREE DOWNLOAD: How to Hire, Develop, and Inspire Gen Z: A Study from The Workforce Institute at Kronos

LOWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-November 25, 2019 -The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated today announced the final segment of a global study examining the attitudes of Generation Z1 – teenagers and early 20-somethings – in the workplace to reveal how employers worldwide can most effectively attract, develop, motivate, and retain talent within more…

26 Nov, 2019

With e-waste predicted to double by 2050, business-as-usual is not an option

September 19, 2019, United Nations University - A new report from the United Nations University-hosted Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative, published together with UN Environment, has highlighted future e-waste scenarios. Under a baseline scenario, the amount of e-waste will more than double by 2050, to reach approximately 111 million more…

25 Nov, 2019

New Research Reveals Most Consumers Unaware of Financial Data Collection Practices

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Clearing House (TCH) released the 2019 Consumer Financial Apps and Data Privacy Survey that shows there is a growing disconnect between what consumers think they know about financial data collection practices and what they actually know. The 2019 survey findings show that more…

25 Nov, 2019

Multi-Language Guidebook to Confront anti-Muslim bigotry by Travel Security Officials

WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/22/2019) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., today published its "Know Your Rights" materials online in English, Arabic, Somali, Urdu, Farsi, Bengali, and Bosnian. CAIR's online booklets offer civil rights advice for students, travelers and employees, as well as for those who encounter more…

25 Nov, 2019

Human Rights Activist to be Deported by Israel

Washington, D.C. | November 24, 2019 | adc.org The targeting of human rights and peace activists by Israel continues to reflect the fact that it is indeed an apartheid state with complete disregard for international and human rights. Recently Israel has ramped up their denial of entry of peace activists and more…

24 Nov, 2019

Jaipur in Cross-hairs of Peace 4 Animals & Wildlife SOS “Refuse to Ride Elephants” Campaign

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Peace 4 Animals and Wildlife SOS have joined forces to launch the campaign "Refuse to Ride Elephants: End The Abuse" in India, which is aimed to raise awareness to the abuse and enslavement of the exploitative "elephant riding" tourism industry. While a pervasive problem more…

24 Nov, 2019

Peace 4 Animals & Wildlife SOS Launch “Refuse to Ride Elephants” Campaign in India

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Peace 4 Animals and Wildlife SOS have joined forces to launch the campaign "Refuse to Ride Elephants: End The Abuse" in India, which is aimed to raise awareness to the abuse and enslavement of the exploitative "elephant riding" tourism industry.  While a pervasive problem throughout Asia, this campaign focuses on the elephant riding industry in more…

24 Nov, 2019

Pope Francis Meets Religious Leaders in Thailand, Urges Interfaith Cooperation

BANGKOK, Nov 22 (TNA) - To promote interreligious dialogue, Pope Francis on Friday met religious leaders at Bangkok’s, Chulalongkorn University, conveying a message for interfaith cooperation and mutual respect. In his address to the gathering at Thailand’s most prestigious university, Pope Francis said cooperation was needed more than ever in a more…

24 Nov, 2019

Sabah Pygmy elephant conservation well underway

By Rohana Nasrah

The recent discovery of three Borneo pygmy elephant carcasses in the space of five weeks in Sabah has raised concern over the conservation of this endangered species, found only in this part of the world. This article looks at the efforts by the Sabah Wildlife Department to protect and conserve more…

24 Nov, 2019

Arabian Horse Association of Arizona Saddles Up for World’s Largest Horse Show

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 22, 2019- The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona (AHAA) is preparing for the return of the 65th annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The world’s largest, family-friendly horse show runs Thursday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 23 and is expected to attract hundreds more…

22 Nov, 2019

British Consumers Not Ready for AI and Want Higher Levels of Personalisation, New Study Reveals

READING, United Kingdom, 19 November 2019, BUSINESS WIRE - UK consumers are not prepared for the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and want brands to focus on delivering a seamless, personal digital experience instead, according to the results of a global survey commissioned by Acquia, the open digital experience company. Only more…

22 Nov, 2019

Santa Creates Sensory-Friendly Memories for Children With Special Needs

NEW YORK, 18 November 2019, BUSINESS WIRE - This holiday season, children with autism or other disabilities can enjoy a tradition that many families take for granted: visiting Santa Claus. “Santa Cares,” is a partnership between Cherry Hill Programs and Autism Speaks. Together, they are presenting an unprecedented 741 events in 581 shopping more…

22 Nov, 2019

Cybercriminals’ Holiday Traditions May Cost Consumers Hundreds of Dollars

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 19 November 2019, BUSINESS WIRE - Today McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, announced findings from its recent survey, A Christmas Carol: Scam Edition, revealing that nearly half (48%) of Americans have been a victim of or know someone who has been a victim of robocalling in 2019, making it more…

22 Nov, 2019

Survey Shows Nearly All U.S. Consumers Plan Majority of Holiday Shopping Online

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Leanplum, a leading multi-channel engagement platform, today announced the results of a new study* that shows consumers are shunning brick-and-mortar stores this holiday season with over 95 percent choosing to buy half or more of their gifts online. As shopping online and via mobile more…

22 Nov, 2019

Legacy Hotel, Airline and Rental Car Brands Lag Far Behind Digital Leaders in Travel and Other Industries, J.D. Power Finds

COSTA MESA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--November 20, 2019 -- When it comes to customer satisfaction, many of the travel apps and websites created by legacy hotel, airline and rental car brands are lagging those of digital native online travel agencies (OTAs) and travel industry disruptors, such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb. But more…

22 Nov, 2019

New Survey Reveals Toxic Cultures and Negative Behaviors Are Prevalent in the Workplace

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)- November 20, 2019 - EVERFI, Inc., a social impact education innovator, today released the findings of a new survey revealing that toxic1 behavior, distrust, and resentment, as well as egregious conduct like harassment, discrimination, and bullying are prevalent in today’s workplace. However, survey data also reveals that workplaces more…

20 Nov, 2019

XPRIZE Announces US$10 Million Competition to Preserve Global Rainforests

LOS ANGELES, 19 November 2019, BUSINESS WIRE - Today, XPRIZE, which claims to be global leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, officially launched the $10M Rainforest XPRIZE. Registration is now open for teams interested in participating in the four-year global competition that calls on innovators to more…

20 Nov, 2019

Coalition Against Stalkerware: Organizations Combating Domestic Violence Team Up With I.T. Security Companies

WOBURN, Mass., 19 November 2019, BUSINESS WIRE - Today, ten organizations – Avira, Electronic Frontier Foundation, European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence, G DATA Cyber Defense, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, National Network to End Domestic Violence, NortonLifeLock, Operation Safe Escape and WEISSER RING – have launched a global initiative called more…

20 Nov, 2019

National Geographic Announces Best Trips of 2020

WASHINGTON, 19 November 2019, BUSINESS WIRE - With the publication of its annual Best Trips list, National Geographic announces the 25 must-see destinations and travel experiences for 2020. Within the list, 17 of the 25 destinations were nominated, researched, reported, and written in collaboration with National Geographic Traveler magazine’s 17 international more…

20 Nov, 2019

Tips to Maximize Every Charitable Donation and Avoid Scams During Giving Season 2019

JENKINTOWN, Pa., 19 November 2019, BUSINESS WIRE - In anticipation of Giving Season, the final weeks of the year when donors make approximately 40% of all annual donations, and #GivingTuesday (Dec 3), the philanthropy experts at National Philanthropic Trust, one of the top grantmaking organizations in the US, share key tips to more…

20 Nov, 2019

Communications Firm Reveals the Most Transparent Industries in the U.S.

ATLANTA, 19 November 2019, BUSINESS WIRE - Labrador, a global communication firm specializing in regulated disclosure documents, today announced the most transparent industries in the U.S. based on rankings determined in the inaugural U.S. Transparency Awards. The rankings, which compare the efficacy of corporate disclosure documents among the top S&P 250 companies by market more…

24 Oct, 2019

5 ways OpenStreetMap can help promote Secondary Tourist Cities in Thailand and ASEAN

Bangkok - The Tourism Authority of Thailand has recently introduced a series of incentives in order to promote Thailand's "secondary tourist cities" to help alleviate congestion in the prime tourist areas and better balance economic growth in the provinces. As these emerging destinations are in the early stages of tourism more…

4 Oct, 2019

Court clears way for Thai owners to terminate Peninsula Bangkok management contract

Bangkok - A Thai court has paved the way for the owners of the luxury riverside Peninsula Bangkok hotel to terminate the management contract on the basis of having delivered no returns to the Thai business family over the last 20 years. However, Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, the operators and more…

3 Oct, 2019

Independent Documentary charts Courageous Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War

LOS ANGELES, 30 SEPTEMBER 2019, PRWEB News - Kerry David of KDC Films has won yet another prestigious award with her powerful documentary, Breaking Their Silence: Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War. It One filmmaker’s journey to understand the complicated human/animal conflict and poaching crisis in Africa and Asia through more…

3 Oct, 2019

Travelers Risk Index: Cyber Threats Are Top Overall Business Concern

HARTFORD, Conn., 30 September 2019, BUSINESS WIRE - The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) today announced the results of the 2019 Travelers Risk Index, which found that cyber risks are the top concern among businesses of all sizes for the first time since the survey began in 2014. Of the 1,200 business more…

3 Oct, 2019

PATA Travel Mart 2019 slumps to all-time low

Bangkok - PATA's primary money-spinning event, the Travel Mart held last month in Astana, Kazakhstan, hit an all-time low in terms of both attendance as well as financial performance. According to an official PATA announcement, the Mart recorded "over 1,200 delegates from 63 global destinations. The delegate numbers embraced 347 sellers more…

2 Oct, 2019

On Int’l Day of Non-Violence, UN Chief deplores “loathsome rhetoric directed at minorities”

United Nations, UN News Centre, 02 Oct 2019 -- On Wednesday, the global community marks the International Day of Non-Violence, which this year coincided with the 150th anniversary of the birth of the global peace icon who led India to independence, Mahatma Gandhi. “His vision continues to resonate across the world, including more…