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  • Many European tourists in Nepal still unaccounted for

    Published on : Sunday, May 3, 2015

    According to a European Union official, some 1,000 Europeans in Nepal are unaccounted for. Amongst these, most of the people were tourists and trekkers who do not register with their embassies making it near impossible to track. The EU’s Ambassador …

  • US State Department issues travel warning to quake-hit Nepal

    Published on : Saturday, May 2, 2015

    Travel warning has been issued by the US Department of State to its citizens advising them to avoid nonessential travel to Nepal. Still recovering from the massive earthquake which shook the Asian country last week, life in Nepal is yet …

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  • Jetstar Pacific adds flights on HCM city – Tuy Hoa route

    Published on : Sunday, May 3, 2015

    The carrier uses aircraft Airbus A320 with 180 economy seats to meet the travel demand of about 3,600 passenger arrivals a month.   The flights are scheduled to take off at 4:40 pm from Tan Son Nhat airport and 4:15 …

  • Opening Da Nang City sightseeing tour by helicopter

    Published on : Sunday, May 3, 2015

    With this tour, tourists will have chance to admire the charming sceneries of Da Nang City from above such as Non Nuoc Landscapes, Han River, Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Dragon Bridge, Thuan Phuoc Bridge, Da Nang Beach, Linh Ung Pagoda… …

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  • Minister Hoang Tuan Anh meets the EU’s Independent Expert

    Published on : Sunday, May 3, 2015

    Vietnam tourism industry has received supports from EU since 1990, through such projects as Human Resource Development in Tourism Project implemented from Feb 2004 to Feb 2010 and Environmentally & Socially Responsible Tourism Capacity Development Program (ESRT Program) which was …

  • Vietnam promotes tourism in India

    Published on : Sunday, May 3, 2015

    The delegation, led by Deputy Director General of VNAT Ha Van Sieu, included representatives of functional departments of VNAT; Departments of Tourism; Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism; and tourism enterprises in Ha Noi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh cities. …

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  • Lake Karla to be promoted as a ecotourism destination

    Published on : Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    Finding ways to restore and tap into the potential of Lake Karla, in central Greece, as a primary ecotourism destination will top the agenda of a day event on May 23, at the Rooftile and Brickworks Museum N & S …

  • European hotel industry registers mixed results for March 2015

    Published on : Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    The European hotel industry posted mixed results in year-over-year metrics when reported in U.S. dollars, Euros and British pounds for March 2015, according to data compiled by STR Global.     Amongst Europe’s sub-regions, Northern Europe saw double-digit growth for …

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    AMERICA

  • US State Department issues travel warning to quake-hit Nepal

    Published on : Saturday, May 2, 2015

    Travel warning has been issued by the US Department of State to its citizens advising them to avoid nonessential travel to Nepal. Still recovering from the massive earthquake which shook the Asian country last week, life in Nepal is yet …

  • Cusco offers ‘Best Affordable Vacations’ spot in Central, South Am

    Published on : Saturday, May 2, 2015

    Cusco has been named as ‘Best Place to Visit’ and the ‘Best Affordable Vacations’ spot in Central and South America by the U.S. News & World Report under the section of Health Rankings & Advice, Peru’s Minister of Foreign Affairs …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • ibtm arabia 2016 to be held at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

    Published on : Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Following the success of ibtm arabia 2015, next year’s event is to follow the same format but will take place at the 5-star Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, from 9 – 11 February 2016. Lois Wilcox, Exhibition Manager, …

  • Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa welcomes GCC families

    Published on : Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa is set to welcome GCC families heading to the UAE this year, with a choice of flexible accommodation options designed to suit guests of all ages.   The luxury Palm Jumeirah beach resort, …

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    ASIA

  • Many European tourists in Nepal still unaccounted for

    Published on : Sunday, May 3, 2015

    According to a European Union official, some 1,000 Europeans in Nepal are unaccounted for. Amongst these, most of the people were tourists and trekkers who do not register with their embassies making it near impossible to track. The EU’s Ambassador …

  • China-Nepal blocked highway cleared six days after quake

    Published on : Saturday, May 2, 2015

    The Chinese side of a pivotal highway linking Tibet and Nepal was cleared of obstructions Friday (May 1), six days after an 8.1-Magnitude earthquake in Nepal caused landslides that blocked the road.   The last of the landslide debris was …

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  • Qatar Duty Free wins awards for Global Travel Retailer of the Year, Ai

    Published on : Sunday, May 3, 2015

    Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is proud to announce that it received three prestigious awards at the recent 2015 Duty Free News International Global Awards held at the Lancaster Hotel in London.   As well as winning the award for Global …

  • Qantas Launches Joey Club To Inspire A New Generation Of Frequent Flye

    Published on : Sunday, May 3, 2015

    Qantas’ youngest flyers will enjoy a range of new benefits when travelling with Qantas, with the unveiling today of “The Joey Club”.   The world’s most successful children’s entertainment group The Wiggles joined Qantas to make the announcement, treating guests to a …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam Kicks Off Alaska Cruise Season S

    Published on : Saturday, May 2, 2015

    Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam arrives at the Port of Seattle Saturday, May 2, 2015, marking the start of the city’s summertime Alaska homeport cruise season. The line added capacity to its roundtrip Seattle routes with an additional ship in …

  • Opulent outdoor oasis awaits guests aboard Seven Seas Explorer, the mo

    Published on : Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    A glistening pool ringed by teak decking with plush oversized lounge chairs and chic circular sunbeds forms the centerpiece of a new outdoor oasis on the most luxurious ship ever built, Seven Seas Explorer. The pool and sports decks of …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Debuts in Russia with the St. Regis Mos

    Published on : Saturday, May 2, 2015

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, , is delighted to announce the official opening of the highly anticipated St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya. Owned by Rutsog Invest, the hotel marks the entry of the St. Regis brand in Russia, situated at an …

  • Six Senses Douro Valley Announces the Appointment of Sandra Tavares d

    Published on : Saturday, May 2, 2015

    Sandra Tavares da Silva and Francisca van Zeller have been appointed joint wine directors of Six Senses Douro Valley. These two award-winning winemakers represent the new generation of wine making in Portugal. Combining great skill, experience and energy, they bring …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Jetstar Pacific adds flights on HCM city – Tuy Hoa route

    Published on : Sunday, May 3, 2015

    The carrier uses aircraft Airbus A320 with 180 economy seats to meet the travel demand of about 3,600 passenger arrivals a month.   The flights are scheduled to take off at 4:40 pm from Tan Son Nhat airport and 4:15 …

  • Opening Da Nang City sightseeing tour by helicopter

    Published on : Sunday, May 3, 2015

    With this tour, tourists will have chance to admire the charming sceneries of Da Nang City from above such as Non Nuoc Landscapes, Han River, Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Dragon Bridge, Thuan Phuoc Bridge, Da Nang Beach, Linh Ung Pagoda… …

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