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  • Indonesian quake displaces 45k, kills 100

    Published on : Saturday, December 10, 2016

    According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency more than 45,000 people have been displaced by an earthquake that struck Aceh province on Wednesday (7 November). The 6.5 magnitude temblor is thought to have claimed more than 100 and destroyed over …

  • Commuters Plan Hiring Own Train to Combat Southern Rail Network Strike

    Published on : Saturday, December 10, 2016

    The British people have a habit of rolling up their sleeves, keeping calm and carrying on even during national emergencies.   Faced with paralysing strikes that will bring the Southern Rail Network and its 500,000 daily passengers to a grinding …

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  • Traveller behaviour change likely to affect travel expenditure by 15%

    Published on : Saturday, December 10, 2016

    According to a research conducted by Carlston Wagonlit Travel Solutions, corporations would be capable of minimizing travel expenses by about 15% by implementing the corporate travel policies. The research deals with the challenges of travel policy compliance and the process …

  • Twin tremors in two days rocked Australia’s Solomon Islands

    Published on : Saturday, December 10, 2016

    Australia’s Solomon Islands was rocked by two strong earthquakes of magnitude 7.8 and magnitude 6.9 on 9th and 10th December. The massive 7.8 quake forced hundreds of people along the coastal areas of the islands to move towards the hills …

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  • EIU: Tourism important pillar of Vietnam’s economy

    Published on : Saturday, December 10, 2016

    The EIU also advised the Vietnamese Government to invest further in infrastructure while addressing concerns relating to environmental issues in order to reach its long-term target for sustainable development. Statistics from the General Statistics Office show that Vietnam has welcomed …

  • Binh Dinh prioritises coastal tourism projects

    Published on : Saturday, December 10, 2016

    With 134km of coast, Binh Dinh is blessed with seaports, gulfs, lagoons, smooth sand banks, and mountain ranges. A priority project is the Tan Thanh tourism area in Cat Hai Commune, Phu Cat District, which lies north of the Nhon …

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  • Da Nang International Fireworks Festival to open

    Published on : Saturday, December 10, 2016

    Under theme “Shining Marble Mountains”, the event will include five programmes with five fireworks nights on Saturdays. The programmes will be broadcast live on Vietnam Television. The festival is the continuation of the success of Da Nang international fireworks competitions …

  • Jetstar Pacific launches Taipei–Da Nang air route

    Published on : Saturday, December 10, 2016

    The carrier will operate three two-way flights per week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays using Airbus A320 planes. BL162 flights will depart Da Nang at 11am and arrive in Taipei at 1:35pm; meanwhile, the return flights (BL163) will take off …

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  • U.S. Travel Hails Passage of National Park Service Centennial Act

    Published on : Thursday, December 8, 2016

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement upon the House’s passage of H.R. 4680, the National Park Service Centennial Act:   “I am pleased to see that the National Park Service Centennial Act has joined …

  • U.S. Travel Welcomes Trump Selection of Wilbur Ross for Secretary of C

    Published on : Friday, December 2, 2016

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on news that President-elect Trump will nominate Wilbur Ross to lead the U.S. Department of Commerce:   “The U.S. travel community welcomes the selection of Wilbur Ross as …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Dubai aims for larger number of Chinese cruise tourists

    Published on : Friday, December 9, 2016

    Dubai aims to attract more Chinese cruise tourists with more ships and visitors than ever before this year, but there are also concerns about the growth of this industry. The cruise season has started in Dubai and the city is …

  • Etihad Airways Wins Top Airbus A380 Accolade

    Published on : Thursday, December 8, 2016

    Airbus, manufacturer of the A380 aircraft, has presented Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, with the award for ‘Top Operational Excellence’ for A380 operations in 2015-2016. The Etihad Airways A380 fleet recorded a remarkable 99.63 per …

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    ASIA

  • China building Titanic replica

    Published on : Friday, December 2, 2016

    A century after 1,500 lives were lost on the maiden voyage of the ill-fated RMS Titanic, a brand new avatar of the ship is built in China.   Christened the New Titanic, the full-scale replica recently began construction in China’s …

  • Outbound travel in Asia looks positive for 2017

    Published on : Monday, November 28, 2016

    According to recent tourist data, Asians traveled more than ever this year mostly in regions within Asia, including beach holidays and international trips also shot up to double-digit growth. This sure holds a lot of expectation for 2017.   Outbound …

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  • 1,000 Years Of Time Wasted By Flying From The Wrong Airport

    Published on : Saturday, December 10, 2016

    Seven million airline passengers are wasting almost 1,000 years in additional travel time and £182 million between them by choosing to fly out of the main London airports instead of their local airport, a study reveals today.   Holidaymakers flying …

  • Making Air Travel More Accessible For Passengers With Hidden Disabilit

    Published on : Saturday, December 10, 2016

    New CAA guidance sets out how UK airports should support people with hidden disabilities, helping improve journeys for those with conditions including dementia, autism, mental health problems, hearing loss and visual impairment. Backed by a host of disability charities, the …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • CruiseOne and Dream Vacations Headquarters Team Reveal Innovative, Gam

    Published on : Saturday, December 10, 2016

    Living up to its reputation for being an industry trailblazer, the corporate headquarters team of Cruises Inc.®, CruiseOne® and Dream Vacations shared the results of many enhancements that launched in 2016, and new innovations for 2017 that will drive even …

  • Royal Caribbean International Opens Sailings To Cuba

    Published on : Saturday, December 10, 2016

    Salsa music, dominoes, Mojitos and historic Havana neighborhoods are easier to reach than ever before for guests on Royal Caribbean International. The newly revitalized Empress of the Seas will make history for the cruise line with its first visit to …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Top Four Tips For Planning The Perfect Mom’s Girlfriend Getaway

    Published on : Saturday, December 10, 2016

    As much as moms adore their kids, they sometimes look back fondly on those carefree days before the demands of parenthood. Those were the times Mom could grab a few friends and go to a concert, a party or plan …

  • 2017 Jet-Set Alert: “The OC” Tops The List of Must-See Tra

    Published on : Friday, December 9, 2016

    Offering the ultimate California dream escape for global travel connoisseurs, Orange County, known worldwide as “The OC,” is a hub of luxury beachfront resorts, incredible cuisine, exclusive shopping, and authentic experiences. Located along 42 miles of oceanfront just one hour …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • EIU: Tourism important pillar of Vietnam’s economy

    Published on : Saturday, December 10, 2016

    The EIU also advised the Vietnamese Government to invest further in infrastructure while addressing concerns relating to environmental issues in order to reach its long-term target for sustainable development. Statistics from the General Statistics Office show that Vietnam has welcomed …

  • Binh Dinh prioritises coastal tourism projects

    Published on : Saturday, December 10, 2016

    With 134km of coast, Binh Dinh is blessed with seaports, gulfs, lagoons, smooth sand banks, and mountain ranges. A priority project is the Tan Thanh tourism area in Cat Hai Commune, Phu Cat District, which lies north of the Nhon …

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