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  • Business Leaders Share Tips for Doing Business in Africa

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    At a recent gathering of top executives, working on the agenda for the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) – Africa’s top event for hotel investors, research was undertaken by the Forum’s organiser, Bench Events, to find out what the essential …

  • ABTA: Two million to head overseas for the ‘Great Summer Getaway’

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    The Travel Association estimates that more than 2 million British holidaymakers are set to head overseas for summer holidays this weekend (25-28 July) – which for the majority of schools in England marks the start of the six week break. …

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Global Travel News

  • Top agencies join destinations UNLIMITED to celebrate 25th anniversary

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    More than 100 event planners and DMCs gathered at Heythrop Park at an exclusive event to celebrate destinations UNLIMITED’s 25th anniversary.Representatives from agencies including Black Tomato, Concerto Live, BI, Avenue Events, Vantage Point and Global Events Travel joined the team …

  • 15th Dash 8-400 Turboprop to Land at Innsbruck Airport

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Austrian Airlines awaits the latest addition to its Dash 8-400 family of aircraft. The latest member of the Austrian Airlines fleet with the registration OE-LGO is expected to land in Innsbruck today at 6 p.m. local time after completing its …

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  • Jet Airways and Etihad Airways reinforce commitment to growth of India

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have outlined plans to reinforce their long-term commitment to the growth of India’s economy and aviation industry, including a major new turnaround strategy …

  • Glasgow plays starring role in business tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    A Glasgow Commonwealth Games venue has become the latest recipient of a five-star award from VisitScotland, boosting the city’s growing status as a world-class business tourism destination.   The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) and The SSE Hydro have …

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    EUROPE

  • Europe hotel industry registered mixed results for June 2014

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    The European hotel industry posted mixed results in year-over-year metrics when reported in U.S. dollars, Euros and British pounds for June 2014, according to data compiled by STR Global.     Highlights from key market performers from the European hotel …

  • Berlin WelcomeCard offers free travel on public transport

    Published on : Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    The Berlin WelcomeCard is 20 years old this month. Berlin’s official city card offers free travel on public transport as well as reduced rates at tourist attractions. More than 200 institutions offer visitors to Berlin a varied experience with discounts …

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    AMERICA

  • China becomes the biggest source market for Vancouver tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    According to the latest tourism figures, the Chinese outbound travellers have taken over the U.K. travellers as far as travelling to Vancouver is concerned. Tourism Vancouver revealed that the recent number of visitors from China has outstripped those from the …

  • Peru and Mexico inks tourism cooperation agreement

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    The governments of Peru and Mexico have come together to ink a mutual tourism cooperation program designed to perform joint and concrete activities for the development of economic and tourism potential in both countries. The specific agreement was signed by …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Qatar Tourism Authority announced special summer festival post Eid al

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has announced it will host the first ever Qatar Summer Festival, which will commence immediately after Eid al Fitr holiday, from 4 August to 27 September 2014. The festival will give citizens, residents and visitors from …

  • Djokovic and Nadal to continue rivalry at Mubadala World Tennis Champi

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    World number 1, and recently crowned Wimbledon champion, Novak Djokovic and world number 2 Rafael Nadal will return to Abu Dhabi for the seven Mubadala World Tennis Championship, January 1-3, 2015.   The annual tournament at Zayed Sports City sees …

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    ASIA

  • Twin aviation disasters hurt Malaysia’s tourism hopes

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    The back to back aviation disasters for Malaysia Airlines in a period of four months have resulted in a huge drop in the visitor numbers for the country. Tourism experts predict a further decline of tourism sector in Malaysia in …

  • Hotels in Asia Pacific reports mixed results for June 2014

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Hotels in the Asia Pacific region experienced mixed results during the first six months of 2014 when reported in U.S. dollars, according to data compiled by STR Global.     Year-to-date June 2014, the region’s occupancy rose 0.9 percent to …

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    AIRLINE NEWS

  • New Appointment: David L. Campbell Named President of Horizon Air

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    The board of directors of Horizon Air has named David L. Campbell president and chief operating officer, Alaska Air Group announced recently. “We are excited to welcome Dave to Horizon Air and the Alaska Air Group team,” said Alaska Air …

  • 15th Dash 8-400 Turboprop to Land at Innsbruck Airport

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Austrian Airlines awaits the latest addition to its Dash 8-400 family of aircraft. The latest member of the Austrian Airlines fleet with the registration OE-LGO is expected to land in Innsbruck today at 6 p.m. local time after completing its …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Un-Cruise Adventures Releases New 2015 Brochure of Adventure Cruises

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Small ship cruise line operator Un-Cruise Adventures has released a new printed brochure detailing adventures through April 2016 in Alaska, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Hawaiian Islands, Columbia & Snake Rivers, coastal Washington and British Columbia. New on the horizon are …

  • Un-Cruise Adventures’ latest brochure features crusing in Galáp

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Small ship cruise line operator Un-Cruise Adventures has released a new printed brochure detailing adventures through April 2016 in Alaska, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Hawaiian Islands, Columbia & Snake Rivers, coastal Washington and British Columbia.   New on the horizon are …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Top agencies join destinations UNLIMITED to celebrate 25th anniversary

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    More than 100 event planners and DMCs gathered at Heythrop Park at an exclusive event to celebrate destinations UNLIMITED’s 25th anniversary.Representatives from agencies including Black Tomato, Concerto Live, BI, Avenue Events, Vantage Point and Global Events Travel joined the team …

  • Grand Mercure resort debuts on Phukets Patong Beach

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Grand Mercure Phuket Patong has opened its doors in Patong, one of the most popular beaches in Phuket, Thailand. The first member of Accor’s upscale Grand Mercure brand on the island, the newly-built 314-room resort is a serene hideaway, perfect …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Qatar Tourism Authority announced special summer festival post Eid al

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has announced it will host the first ever Qatar Summer Festival, which will commence immediately after Eid al Fitr holiday, from 4 August to 27 September 2014. The festival will give citizens, residents and visitors from …

  • Glasgow plays starring role in business tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    A Glasgow Commonwealth Games venue has become the latest recipient of a five-star award from VisitScotland, boosting the city’s growing status as a world-class business tourism destination.   The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) and The SSE Hydro have …

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Al Tareq Al Ameri is Chief Executive Officer of Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Al Ameri was responsible in developing the iconic Yas Marina into a community hub as well as a venue for significant global gatherings. Travel And Tour World shares an exclusive interview of Al Tareq Al Ameri on tourism in the Yas Marina Circuit.

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