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  • Malaysia free visa policy wooing Chinese groups worries tour operators

    Published on : Saturday, August 29, 2015

    With Chinese tourists still holding its place as a global leader in outbound tourism, despite its economic slip, countries all over the world have not entirely given up hope in boosting their tourism with support from China.   Malaysia is …

  • Lion kills safari guide in Cecil’s home in Zimbabwe

    Published on : Saturday, August 29, 2015

    A tour guide and six tourists were attacked by a male lion in Zimbabwe while they were on a walking safari. The tour guide, Quinn Swales, 40, was killed in the incident. Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, the home of Cecil …

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  • Metro Hospitality Group Announces New Director of Sales and Marketing

    Published on : Saturday, August 29, 2015

    Metro Hospitality Group, based in Sydney, Australia, has announced the appointment of Rachel Pirie as Director of Sales and Marketing. Rachel will oversee all promotional activities for Metro’s national chain of hotels, apartments and resorts throughout Australia and as well …

  • Lucky Firefly Passenger Drives away with a BMW320i Sport Line Worth RM

    Published on : Saturday, August 29, 2015

    Firefly Airlines today revealed the much-anticipated Grand Prize winners of its ‘Fly Firefly & Win a BMW’ campaign at a ceremony held at Firefly’s Headquarters in Subang today.   Firefly’s Chief Executive Officer, Ignatius Ong said, “If you booked Firefly …

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  • No More Low-Flying Aircraft Over The City

    Published on : Saturday, August 29, 2015

    Many people in Copenhagen have noticed the low-flying aircraft over the capital this summer. They will be pleased to know that Copenhagen Airport will be completing the extensive renovation of one of its main runways slightly ahead of schedule.   …

  • Craig Syphers appointed General Manager of Pan Pacific Orchard, Singap

    Published on : Saturday, August 29, 2015

    Pan Pacific Hotels Group has announced the appointment of Craig Syphers as General Manager of Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore. Located along the city’s main shopping belt of Orchard Road, Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore features elegant interiors and 206 guestrooms tastefully …

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    EUROPE

  • European hotel industry records positive figures in July

    Published on : Friday, August 28, 2015

    The European hotel industry recorded positive results in the three key performance metrics when reported in Euro constant currency, according to July 2015 data compiled by STR Global.     Compared to July 2014, Europe reported a 5.1% increase in …

  • Hotel owners enraged as Airbnb agrees to collect city taxes in Paris

    Published on : Friday, August 28, 2015

    Airbnb, the online home-rental site has agreed to collect ‘tourist taxes’ for its operations in Paris to suppress the growing criticism in its most successful city. The top-notch properties in the French capital have openly vented their anger regarding the …

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    AMERICA

  • Hotels in Americas recorded positive results in July

    Published on : Saturday, August 29, 2015

    Hotels in the Americas region recorded positive results in the three key performance metrics when reported in U.S. dollar constant currency, according to July 2015 data compiled by STR, Inc. and STR Global.     Compared to July 2014, the …

  • Airfares Continue to Drop for Labor Day Weekend, According to Orbitz I

    Published on : Friday, August 28, 2015

    Airfare prices are down 11 percent and hotel costs remain relatively flat for the last long weekend of summer, according to the Labor Day edition of the Orbitz Insider Index.  Last-minute planning is ruling the Labor Day holiday, with 50 …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • flydubai adds Astana to its growing network

    Published on : Friday, August 28, 2015

    Dubai-based flydubai today announced the launch of its flights to Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, extending the airline’s route network in the country to three destinations. The airline will operate four flights a week, starting from 26 October 2015, and …

  • Double record for passenger figures at Abu Dhabi International Airport

    Published on : Friday, August 28, 2015

    July was a record breaking month for passenger figures at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Not only did the total number of passengers traveling through the airport hit the two million mark for the first time ever, but the figure for …

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    ASIA

  • Malaysia free visa policy wooing Chinese groups worries tour operators

    Published on : Saturday, August 29, 2015

    With Chinese tourists still holding its place as a global leader in outbound tourism, despite its economic slip, countries all over the world have not entirely given up hope in boosting their tourism with support from China.   Malaysia is …

  • St. Regis Macao rolls out exclusive opening offers

    Published on : Saturday, August 29, 2015

    In preparation for its Grand Opening in December this year, The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central has opened up all direct booking channels and is now ready to receive reservations from guests looking to experience Macau’s finest expression of elegance. …

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  • Lucky Firefly Passenger Drives away with a BMW320i Sport Line Worth RM

    Published on : Saturday, August 29, 2015

    Firefly Airlines today revealed the much-anticipated Grand Prize winners of its ‘Fly Firefly & Win a BMW’ campaign at a ceremony held at Firefly’s Headquarters in Subang today.   Firefly’s Chief Executive Officer, Ignatius Ong said, “If you booked Firefly …

  • LIAT sends condolences to Dominica

    Published on : Saturday, August 29, 2015

    The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of LIAT (1974) Ltd have heard with great regret the news of the loss of life, devastation, and human suffering caused by torrential rain in Dominica as a result of Tropical Storm Erika. …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • AmaWaterways Celebrates Inaugural Voyage Of Amadara On The Mekong

    Published on : Friday, August 28, 2015

    AmaWaterways, the world’s leading river cruise line, today announced the expansion of its Exotics division with the inaugural sailing of the new 124-passenger AmaDara. The line’s co-owners, Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Gary Murphy, met travelers in Siem Reap, Cambodia …

  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines: ‘Around the World’ in 107 nights with Fr

    Published on : Thursday, August 27, 2015

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new dedicated ‘Around the World Voyage 2017’ brochure showcases an exceptional itinerary and the chance to explore the planet in a magical 107 nights! Departing from Southampton on 3rd January 2017, aboard smaller, more intimate Black …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Metro Hospitality Group Announces New Director of Sales and Marketing

    Published on : Saturday, August 29, 2015

    Metro Hospitality Group, based in Sydney, Australia, has announced the appointment of Rachel Pirie as Director of Sales and Marketing. Rachel will oversee all promotional activities for Metro’s national chain of hotels, apartments and resorts throughout Australia and as well …

  • Craig Syphers appointed General Manager of Pan Pacific Orchard, Singap

    Published on : Saturday, August 29, 2015

    Pan Pacific Hotels Group has announced the appointment of Craig Syphers as General Manager of Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore. Located along the city’s main shopping belt of Orchard Road, Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore features elegant interiors and 206 guestrooms tastefully …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Malaysia free visa policy wooing Chinese groups worries tour operators

    Published on : Saturday, August 29, 2015

    With Chinese tourists still holding its place as a global leader in outbound tourism, despite its economic slip, countries all over the world have not entirely given up hope in boosting their tourism with support from China.   Malaysia is …

  • Lion kills safari guide in Cecil’s home in Zimbabwe

    Published on : Saturday, August 29, 2015

    A tour guide and six tourists were attacked by a male lion in Zimbabwe while they were on a walking safari. The tour guide, Quinn Swales, 40, was killed in the incident. Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, the home of Cecil …

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In a candid conversation with Travel And Tour World, Gloria Molins, the founder and CEO of Trip4real, shares her journey in shaping up her experiential travel start-up company as one of the most coveted ones in Europe. TTW asks:

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