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  • Airline industry forecast 2014-2018 by IATA predicts increased growth

    Published on : Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Airline Industry Forecast 2014-2018 shows that international freight volumes are expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.1% over the next five years. Emerging economies, particularly in the Middle East …

  • US puts Ebola travel restrictions on passengers from West Africa

    Published on : Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    The Obama administration has imposed a new rule forcing passengers traveling from Ebola affected  west Africa to fly via US airports. The passengers have to undergo intensive screening procedures that have been setup in these airports before travelling to any …

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Global Travel News

  • The Atlantic Hotel Announced as a Finalist in the 2015 Condé Nast Joh

    Published on : Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Jersey’s Atlantic Hotel has again been nominated as a finalist in the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence. In 2013 the family owned establishment took the title of ‘Most Excellent Waterside Hotel’ and this year is one of three shortlisted …

  • Delta strengthens support of Los Angeles entertainment, tech communiti

    Published on : Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Delta Air Lines completed another step toward becoming the carrier of choice for Los Angeles’ entertainment and production communities with the recent introduction of service to additional industry destinations. In partnership with Virgin Atlantic Airways, Delta will launch direct service …

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  • Two Major Events Planned for the Iconic Anchorage in Port Stephens

    Published on : Thursday, October 23, 2014

    The iconic Anchorage Port Stephens will play host to two stylish parties on Melbourne Cup Day and New Year’s Eve.On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, the showpiece resort beside the bay at Corlette will stage a Melbourne Cup party in Merretts …

  • Hilton Garden Inn Opens New Property in Buffalo

    Published on : Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide’s award-winning brand of upscale yet affordable hotels, announced today the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Downtown, representing an addition to the brand’s growing portfolio of more than 600 hotels worldwide.   The new Hilton …

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    EUROPE

  • Virtual Tour of UK/Ireland Region to be Events Industry First

    Published on : Thursday, October 23, 2014

    World Travel Market has linked up with US-based VPiX to produce an interactive 360-degree tour of the UK and Ireland region which will be used to drive engagement between visitors and exhibitors after the event. VPiX has worked with resorts, …

  • British Hospitality Association partners with Sky to improve guest experience

    Published on : Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    The British Hospitality Association is delighted to announce Sky – the UK and Ireland’s leading entertainment and communications company – as a key Partner of the Association. Through this new partnership, Sky, already recognised as Patron sponsor of the 2014 …

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    AMERICA

  • National Library of Antigua and Barbuda to have more books on tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    The newly opened National Library of Antigua and Barbuda was the recipient of a large donation of tourism guides and books from over 40 flight attendants operating throughout the United States and the Caribbean, who form part of the Skye …

  • Regional Arts Centre in Ferryland upgraded to attract tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    The Southern Shore Folk Arts Council has begun renovations to the Regional Arts Centre and upgrades to Festival Park in Ferryland, as part of an initiative designed to improve the overall tourism experience in the Irish Loop region and complement …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • 3D documentary on UAE showcases Gulf’s heritage

    Published on : Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Desert Superstars 3D is the first 3D documentary from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that was screened during the 3D Korean International Film Festival in Seoul recently, Anasy Media Production, Abu Dhabi, announced on Tuesday. The festival held its 6th …

  • Tourism authorities join hands for third annual roadshow in KSA and Ku

    Published on : Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Cruise Arabia – the collaborative initiative formed by Oman’s Ministry of Tourism, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) to promote the Arabian Gulf as a cruise destination – …

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    ASIA

  • DreamTrips Vacation Club recognized Africa’s Leading Travel Club

    Published on : Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    DreamTrips Vacation Club, one of the world’s leading travel and vacation club membership organizations, was recognized as “Africa’s Leading Travel Club” for 2014 as part of the World Travel Awards (WTA)—thesecond WTA regional award for the travel club this year. …

  • The popular Colorful Running Event in Jakarta invites all visitors to

    Published on : Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    After its successful first edition on 26th January 2014, this one of a kind running event will return to the capital city of Jakarta. The Color Run will paint the capital city with a rainbow of happy colors on 23rd …

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  • Fiji Airways Announces Further Local Senior Management Positions

    Published on : Thursday, October 23, 2014

     Fiji Airways announced two senior management appointments, with Fijian professionals selected for both roles. Edwin Aisake, currently the airline’s Acting General Manager Human Resources has been promoted to the newly created position of General Manager Inflight Service Delivery. In his …

  • Unknown reason caused emergency landing of Transwest plane in Prince A

    Published on : Thursday, October 23, 2014

    With more than 20 passengers on board, a Transwest Air plane had to make an emergency landing in Prince Albert.   There were no injuries reported and the air plane landed safely.   The flight was enroute to La Ronge …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Crystal Celebrates 21 Years As Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ No. 1 C

    Published on : Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Crystal Cruises will embark on its 25th anniversary of ultra-lux cruising by celebrating a record 21 years as Condé Nast Traveler magazine Readers’ Choice No.1 “Midsize Cruise Ship Line.” Crystal’s winning score of 90.142 was the highest of all Small, …

  • European Waterways Hires Former Le Boat Owner Debbie Petermann to Enha

    Published on : Thursday, October 23, 2014

    European Waterways announced that it has signed an agreement with Debbie Petermann, former owner of self-drive boating holiday company Le Boat, to help enhance the company’s customer services initiatives in the U.S.   As an owner of Le Boat, Debbie …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • The Atlantic Hotel Announced as a Finalist in the 2015 Condé Nast Joh

    Published on : Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Jersey’s Atlantic Hotel has again been nominated as a finalist in the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence. In 2013 the family owned establishment took the title of ‘Most Excellent Waterside Hotel’ and this year is one of three shortlisted …

  • Hilton Garden Inn Opens New Property in Buffalo

    Published on : Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide’s award-winning brand of upscale yet affordable hotels, announced today the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Downtown, representing an addition to the brand’s growing portfolio of more than 600 hotels worldwide.   The new Hilton …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • The Seychelles’ Festival Kreol blossoms again as program is deta

    Published on : Thursday, October 23, 2014

    As the end of October approaches only one thing comes on the minds of the Creole Population and this is the Festival Kreol in Seychelles as this unique festival is about to be in full bloom once again.   This …

  • Seychelles joins in the colourful Diwali celebrations

    Published on : Thursday, October 23, 2014

    A large crowd of Indians and Seychellois alike gathered at the Seychelles swimming pool complex at Roche Caiman last Saturday evening for the annual Diwali, the Festival of Light.   The Diwali Festival is a celebration of the victory of …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

An interview with Mike Lee is the Vice President of Sales for Marina Bay Sands. Enhancing aspects of MICE, Business and Leisure Tourism and special focus on revenue responsibility, he joined Marina Bay Sands in November 2010. With over 35 years of hotel marketing, sales and developmental experience he has set dynamic standards in the hotel industry.

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