News Pick

  • London topples Paris on being the most visited city in the world

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Paris has been toppled by London; its cross channel rival for being the most visited city in Europe by figures recorded by Euromonitor International. Britain recorded a high of 16.8 million arrivals this year as opposed to France which recorded …

  • Tourism Ireland records +9% growth in overseas visitors for the last year

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Commenting on the figures from the CSO for overseas visitors to Ireland for 2014, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “2014 was a strong year for Irish tourism, with today’s CSO figures confirming growth of +9% in overseas visitors, …

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Global Travel News

  • Five Lobelia Circle shortlisted for best office development

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Brisbane Airport’s Five Lobelia Circle has been named a finalist in the 2015 Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards.   The building is one of only seven national finalists in the category for ‘Best Office Development’.   Brisbane …

  • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings LTD. Opens Sales Office In Brazil Compa

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: NCLH) announced today the expansion of its sales presence in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the establishment of a sales, marketing and reservations center to support the growing demand for cruise travel in the region. …

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  • Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Welcomes Star Chef Michael Caines to Scott

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Jumeirah at Etihad Towers once again expresses its culinary prowess by welcoming Britain’s Star Chef Michael Caines to Scott’s restaurant, where he will be offering visitors the unique opportunity to savour his signature dishes from a specially prepared à la …

  • Mossel Bay’s Diaz Express passenger rail service on track

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    The Diaz Express, Mossel Bay’s new rail-bound shuttle service, has published its schedule for February 2015 – effectively its second month of operation. The service has captured the hearts and the imaginations of visitors and locals alike. “The Diaz Express …

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    EUROPE

  • National Tourism Organisation of Montenegro announces offers for EMITT 2015

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    National Tourism Organisation of Montenegro, in cooperation with its strategic partners, local tourism organizations and tourism industry, presents a tourist offer for the upcoming season in one of the most important tourism fairs at Eastern Market »EMITT 2015», which is …

  • €17.5 million allocated to sustainable transport projects in the regional citi

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, announced the allocation of €17.5 million for sustainable transport projects in the regional cities and for public transport accessibility projects. Among the projects identified are road upgrades and improvements, support for …

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    AMERICA

  • Mild earthquake recorded in California of magnitude 5.7

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    California witnessed a mild earthquake of 5.7 magnitude according to the U.S.Geological Survey.   It was a gentle quake but significant felt the city manager of Ferndale, Jay Parrish. Nothing of a serious nature really occurred during the quake.   …

  • NYC & Company Highlights Romantic Ways to Have a Perfect Valentine

    Published on : Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, encourages New Yorkers and visitors to share a special Valentine’s Day experience in New York City next month. Whether visitors are traveling as a family or hoping to …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Dubai’s 2020 strategy: drawing families through tourism

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Drawing families will be the main aim of Dubai’s 2020 strategy, with theme parks, safaris and holiday homes in the pipeline. Infrastructure plans and details of sustainable projects were outlined in Dubai Municipality’s Desert Rose venture for nationals, and the …

  • Dubai plans to extend another 20,000 hotel rooms by next year

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    According to a leading tourism official, Dubai aims to add 20,000 rooms by 2016 as part of plans to nearly double its room inventory by 2020, in spite of a weakening global economy and a slowdown of tourists from countries …

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    ASIA

  • Malaysia Won Best ASEAN Marketing And Promotional Campaign At ATF 2015

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Malaysia was awarded the Best ASEAN Marketing and Promotional Campaign at the 34th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) which was held from 22 to 29 January 2015 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. It was presented during the opening ceremony of the …

  • Malaysia Year Of Festivals 2015 Launched At ATF 2015

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Malaysia is taking part in the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, this year. The week-long ATF offers Malaysia a strong marketing platform to market and create awareness for the Malaysia Year of Festivals or MyFest 2015 …

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  • Five Lobelia Circle shortlisted for best office development

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Brisbane Airport’s Five Lobelia Circle has been named a finalist in the 2015 Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards.   The building is one of only seven national finalists in the category for ‘Best Office Development’.   Brisbane …

  • Cathay Pacific launches new mobile app for cargo customers

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Cathay Pacific Airways has launched a new cargo mobile application that offers cargo agents, forwarders and customers greater convenience when tracking shipments, in addition to a wide range of other information relevant to the operations of Cathay Pacific Cargo.   …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings LTD. Opens Sales Office In Brazil Compa

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: NCLH) announced today the expansion of its sales presence in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the establishment of a sales, marketing and reservations center to support the growing demand for cruise travel in the region. …

  • Viking Cruises cooks up new sponsorship deal for “the great brit

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Viking Cruises® today announced that it has signed on as a sponsor of The Great British Baking Show, which recently premiered on PBS stations in the U.S. The new deal extends Viking’s presence on PBS beyond its highly visible partnership …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • The 26th Annual Sandesting Gumbo Festival Serves Up Great Food And Goo

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort announces great gumbo paired with first-rate family fun at the Gulf Coast’s favorite winter food event – the 26th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14 at the resort. Visitors and gumbo-lovers from …

  • Fairmont Jakarta celebrates with exclusive introductory offer

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Fairmont Jakarta, part of the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts collection, opened its doors in the heart of Indonesia’s capital city.     “After many months of detailed preparation, we are pleased to open our doors to guests today,” said Carlos …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Malaysia Won Best ASEAN Marketing And Promotional Campaign At ATF 2015

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Malaysia was awarded the Best ASEAN Marketing and Promotional Campaign at the 34th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) which was held from 22 to 29 January 2015 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. It was presented during the opening ceremony of the …

  • Thailand named Asia’s Sexiest Destination by American travel agents

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Thailand has been named the “Sexiest Romance/Honeymoon Destination in Asia” by readers of US-based Recommend magazine, joining numerous awards the kingdom has won over the years and further reaffirming the country’s longstanding status as one of the world’s top honeymoon …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

An interview with Nick Waight, the Managing Director of Group Convention Centres overseeing the ICC and Chief Executive of Dublin Convention Centre. He offers strategic consultancy to other convention centre projects. Nick has many roles which he performs to perfection and makes his own contribution in the MICE tourism Industry of Ireland largely felt.

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Carol Wallace

(CEO & President of San Diego Convention Centre)

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Tom Noonan (President and CEO, Visit Baltimore)

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Head of Conference Sales of The Convention Centre Dublin

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The Hon’ble Parliamentary Secretary of Tourism ‘Shri D. N. Sherpa’, Govt. of Sikkim.

Lois Wilcox

Exhibition Manager IBTM Arabia

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The Managing Director of Group Convention Centres

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