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  • IATA: Venezuela Still Blocking $4.1 Billion Owed to Airlines

    Published on : Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Venezuelan government to honor the commitment it made in March to permit airlines to repatriate in full and at fair exchange rates airline funds being blocked in the country. While the …

  • FAA Seeks $12 million Civil Penalty Against Southwest Airlines

    Published on : Monday, July 28, 2014

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $12 million civil penalty against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with Federal Aviation Regulations in three separate enforcement cases related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners operated …

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  • Tourism in Israel Strives Amidst Travel Warning and Flight Ban

    Published on : Monday, July 28, 2014

    The rising confliction between Hamas and Israel caused the U.S. State Department to issue a new travel warning for Israel last week, advising U.S. travelers to defer nonessential travel to Israel and the West Bank and the Federal Aviation Administration …

  • Tourists unable to get US Visa

    Published on : Monday, July 28, 2014

    Tourists willing to travel to US have to wait. Technical problems in the US visa processing has caused global backlog of visa applications.   Countrywide Consular Coordinator David McCawley said in a statement that technical problems including outages have caused …

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Global Travel News

  • Union Pacific Railroad Invests $8 Million to Strengthen Kansas’

    Published on : Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Union Pacific Railroad will strengthen Kansas’ transportation infrastructure by investing $8 million in the rail line between Herington and Whitewater, Kansas. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific without taxpayer dollars, began July 16 and is scheduled to be completed …

  • 29th Annual Southern Gardening Symposium at Callaway Gardens: January

    Published on : Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Get inspired for next season’s “dream garden” at the 29th annual Southern Gardening Symposium, one of the nation’s premier gardening events at beautiful Callaway Gardens.     Make plans to attend this symposium January 23-25, 2015, where you can listen …

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  • Bangkok Airways to host PG Open House

    Published on : Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Today, Bangkok Airways led by Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways together with Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau have joint forces to host “Bangkok Airways Open House” at Tubsuwan Building 1.   In this …

  • Aloft Hotels to Expand Presence in Silicon Valley with the Signing of

    Published on : Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced that its tech-forward Aloft brand will soon add a second hotel in Silicon Valley. Set to open in December 2014, Aloft Sunnyvale will feature 85 spacious loft-like rooms, forward-thinking technology, a lively …

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    EUROPE

  • Ryanair makes net profit of €197m till Q1 — A report

    Published on : Monday, July 28, 2014

    Ryanair, Europe’s biggest low fares airline today (July 28) announced a Q1 Net Profit of €197m, an increase of 152% over last year, although cautioned that this result was distorted by the timing of a very strong Easter in Q1 …

  • airberlin offers exclusive film and music experience for travelers

    Published on : Monday, July 28, 2014

    Many airberlin guests get into the holiday mood as soon as they board the plane and relax during the flight with their favourite films and TV series or their current best-loved music, and the snacks and drinks that go alongside. …

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    AMERICA

  • Antigua Carnival 2014 celebrations invite tourists to their glorious e

    Published on : Monday, July 28, 2014

    Antigua Carnival 2014   — with the theme Bringing the Splendour — will be launched with the Scotiabank Opening Parade through the streets of St. John’s. This will be followed by the LIME Junior Carnival and State Insurance Junior Calypso …

  • Agri Park of WDFI is an ideal locale for agro tourism

    Published on : Monday, July 28, 2014

    The Windermere District Farmers’ Institute and Livestock Association (WDFI) have gone through several name changes over the past century, however, their commitment to promoting agriculture and rural life has remained the same. In recognizing their vibrant history, the WDFI has …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • New Visa Regime to Be Launched in UAE By August

    Published on : Monday, July 28, 2014

    Government of UAE announced Saturday that it would launch a new system to issue visas by August aimed at boosting local economic and tourism growth, state news agency WAM reported. A senior official said that the UAE is also planning …

  • Qatar Tourism Authority set to celebrate Eid al-Fitr with exciting sho

    Published on : Monday, July 28, 2014

    Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is getting ready to kick off the 2014 Eid Activities (Eid in Qatar), which will run for seven days, starting on the first day of Eid al-Fitr until the 3rd of August. The program of activities, …

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    ASIA

  • Asia Pacific, led by China, Dominates Global Business Travel

    Published on : Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Business travel in Asia Pacific, led by a dominant China, outpaces the rest of the world, according to a newly released travel forecast by the GBTA Foundation – the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association. Overall, the …

  • Visit Indonesia Tourism Office organized FAM trip for Travel Agents fr

    Published on : Monday, July 28, 2014

    Visit Indonesia Tourism Office (VITO), India in association with TAAI Chennai chapter, Thai Airways, Tria Uma Wisata Tour & Travel and Ministry of Tourism & Cultural Economy (MOTCE) organized a familiarization trip to Indonesia for potential outbound travel companies from …

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  • A4A Applauds House Action to Increase Airfare Transparency

    Published on : Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today applauded House passage of the Transparent Airfares Act.     “Today’s vote is welcome news for airline customers who deserve to know how much of their …

  • Bangkok Airways to host PG Open House

    Published on : Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Today, Bangkok Airways led by Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways together with Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau have joint forces to host “Bangkok Airways Open House” at Tubsuwan Building 1.   In this …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • APT and AmaWaterways celebrate AmaSonata Christening, the newest Europ

    Published on : Monday, July 28, 2014

    Award-winning river cruise lines APT and AmaWaterways have this week officially christened their newest European rivership, the luxury 164-passenger vessel the MS AmaSonata, in Vilshofen, Germany.       The christening, attended by AmaWaterways Co-Founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, …

  • Norwegian Cruise Line Raises the Bar on Beverage Offerings

    Published on : Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Norwegian Cruise Line is once again raising the bar when it comes to the guest experience onboard, announcing today that they have expanded their partnership with award-winning mixologist Gabriel Orta of Miami-based Bar Lab Cocktails to offer exciting and creative …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Aloft Hotels to Expand Presence in Silicon Valley with the Signing of

    Published on : Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced that its tech-forward Aloft brand will soon add a second hotel in Silicon Valley. Set to open in December 2014, Aloft Sunnyvale will feature 85 spacious loft-like rooms, forward-thinking technology, a lively …

  • RCI ConnectSM Platform Puts Efficient Data Management and Cost Savings

    Published on : Monday, July 28, 2014

    RCI, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, recently announced that it has partnered with SS&C’s TimeShareWare (NASDAQ: SSNC), one of the industry’s leading property management system (PMS) companies, to offer the convenience and cost savings benefits of its …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Tourism bang continues in Georgia: Many new hotels are planned

    Published on : Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    The tourism boom continues in Georgia. In the past year above 5 million tourists came to the small country at the Black Sea, this is more than the total population of Georgia. The need of new hotel beds is growing …

  • Tourism Ireland Welcomes +10% Growth in Overseas Visitors for the Firs

    Published on : Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Commenting on today’s CSO figures for the first half of 2014, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Today’s CSO figures confirm growth of +10% in overseas visitors to Ireland for the first half of 2014, an additional 324,400 additional …

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