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  • Sense of inequality may lead to air rage

    Published on : Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    We squabble for space in the overhead compartment and on the armrest while travelling in a plane. Some passengers have also been caught kicking each other and screaming at the flight crew, as YouTube videos have gone viral.   “Research …

  • TSA checkpoints mess up passenger flight schedule

    Published on : Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    Inordinate delays at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints at all major airports nationwide have been a major reason for passengers to miss flights. The situation will possibly get worse during the summer, experts predict.   JFK, according to sources, has comparatively …

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  • Historic cruise voyage to Cuba takes off after 40 years from US

    Published on : Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    A new era of commercial cruise travel has been established between US and Cuba as the first cruise ship from a US port has departed after almost 40 years for the Havana harbor. The countries had severed all ties after …

  • What does sustainable travel mean to tourists?

    Published on : Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    In celebration of Earth Day 2016, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has revealed findings from its global Sustainable Travel Report, identifying what the term “sustainable travel” means to consumers, …

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Global Travel News

  • Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village and California health and longevit

    Published on : Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, a leader in wellness luxury travel, announces a packed itinerary of activities in celebration of Global Wellness Day. Global Wellness Day is on June 11, 2016, and in its fifth year continues to inspire and …

  • Introducing the All-New Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta

    Published on : Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    This summer, a sophisticated haven of relaxed glamour will open in the heart of one of Asia’s most important cities: introducing the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta.   The centrepiece of a mixed-use development in Capital Place that also includes …

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  • Now Accepting Reservations: New Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta is Now Conf

    Published on : Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    With the return of Four Seasons to the Indonesian capital just over a month away, the all-new, all-suites Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta at Capital Place is now confirming reservations for arrivals beginning June 20.   “Building on our legacy of …

  • Tourism Ireland unveils second Game of Thrones® door

    Published on : Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    Episode two of the long-awaited sixth season of Game of Thrones® aired last night (Monday, 2 May) and Tourism Ireland unveiled its second ‘Door of Thrones’ – this time in Fiddler’s Green bar and B&B in Portaferry, Co Down.   …

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    EUROPE

  • Chinese patrolling at Italy’s top tourist sights in Rome and Milan

    Published on : Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    The streets of Rome and Milan will be guarded by four Chinese policemen alongside their Italian counterparts for the next two weeks to help protect wealthy visitors from China during a peak tourism period.     Tourist hot spots such …

  • Israeli tourist found dead in Hungary

    Published on : Monday, May 2, 2016

    An Israeli student tourist visiting Hungary was found dead by the police. Two people were detained by the police in connection with the death. The man was missing several days before his body was found.   The 40 year old Ofir Gross from traveled …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Sultanate promotes Summer Packages at the Arabian Travel Market

    Published on : Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    The Ministry of Tourism showcased a number of exciting “Discover Oman’s Beauty” packages that are being offered to residents of Saudi Arabia and the UAE at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which was held in Dubai from April 25-27.   …

  • Etihad Airways To Develop Cargo Services From Parma Airport

    Published on : Monday, May 2, 2016

    Etihad Airways and Parma Airport have signed an agreement to develop cargo traffic at the airport of the central Italian city.   The exclusive agreement initially includes the establishment of a cargo transit centre at Parma Airport to receive cargo …

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    ASIA

  • Curious name in wi-fi hotspot causes panic in Qantas Flight

    Published on : Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    With terrorism being a prime concern, people around the world are not preparing to take chances. A pilot of Qantas Flight, QF481 flight bound for Perth from Melbourne refused to fly as a passenger spotted a network called “Mobile Detonation …

  • Westin Pune Koregaon Park showcase their culinary spread with Chef Era

    Published on : Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    The Westin Pune Koregaon Park will be introducing Chef Eraldo Colazzo as their new chef de cuisine at its award winning restaurant Prego this May. A chef who has worked as an advisor to the Italian embassies in several different …

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TRAVEL INDUSTRY NEWS

    AIRLINE NEWS

  • Air Seychelles Records Profitability In 2015

    Published on : Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, today reported its fourth year of profitability in a row, with net profits of USD2.1 million in 2015, on revenues of USD 105.4 million.   Audited by KPMG, these financial …

  • British Airways ‘open’ for business at Inverness

    Published on : Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    British Airways today declared itself “Open” for business in Inverness with the arrival of the inaugural flight on its new daily service between Heathrow and the capital of the Highlands.   BA1468 touched down at Inverness Airport, marking the resumption …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • The Sun Sentinel Names World Travel Holdings A Winner Of The South Flo

    Published on : Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    World Travel Holdings, the world’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company, has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Sun Sentinel for the second year in a row. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on …

  • CLIA Travel Agents Reveal Best Tips for First-Time Cruisers

    Published on : Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    This summer, there are more first-time cruisers ready to embark on the joys and possibilities of a cruise vacation than ever before. In fact, according to Cruise Critic®, the world’s leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community, a quarter …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village and California health and longevit

    Published on : Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, a leader in wellness luxury travel, announces a packed itinerary of activities in celebration of Global Wellness Day. Global Wellness Day is on June 11, 2016, and in its fifth year continues to inspire and …

  • Introducing the All-New Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta

    Published on : Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    This summer, a sophisticated haven of relaxed glamour will open in the heart of one of Asia’s most important cities: introducing the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta.   The centrepiece of a mixed-use development in Capital Place that also includes …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Tourism Ireland unveils second Game of Thrones® door

    Published on : Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    Episode two of the long-awaited sixth season of Game of Thrones® aired last night (Monday, 2 May) and Tourism Ireland unveiled its second ‘Door of Thrones’ – this time in Fiddler’s Green bar and B&B in Portaferry, Co Down.   …

  • Sultanate promotes Summer Packages at the Arabian Travel Market

    Published on : Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    The Ministry of Tourism showcased a number of exciting “Discover Oman’s Beauty” packages that are being offered to residents of Saudi Arabia and the UAE at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which was held in Dubai from April 25-27.   …

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Reed Travel Exhibitions Director, World Travel Market

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Executive Director-Europe of Adventure Travel Trade Association

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Tom Noonan
President and CEO, Visit Baltimore

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COO of Messe Berlin

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Director, Convention Marketing Department of TCVB

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President, IATO

Nino Gruettke
Executive Director – ITB Asia

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American Hospitality and Lodging Association President

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Executive Director and COO of GBTA

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(Exhibition Director of GIBTM)

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President ATTA

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EIBTM Exhibition Director

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Exhibition Director, ILTM

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STIC Travel Group & President

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Managing Director, Goa Tourism Development Corporation

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Tourism Secretary of India

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CEO of Cape Town Tourism

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Marco Saxer, General Manager of Swissotel, Kolkata

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General Manager, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Tammy Jo Long
Founder & President of the Luxury Living Savannah

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Chief Marketing & Sales Officer Via Rail Canada

Mr. Eric Van Piggelen
Chief Executive Officer BCCK.

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Media Spokesperson of Zurich Airport

Dr Ahmad Belhoul
CEO of Strategy and Tourism Sector Development

Jenny Herbison
Director of Mobile at Skyscanner

Mrs. Ratna Chadha
Chief Executive, TIRUN Travel Marketing, India Representative: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Sanjay Reddy
Managing Director of Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore

Mr. Jeet Sawhney
MD, Abacus India

Adrienne Clarke
Head of Conference Sales of The Convention Centre Dublin

Dr. Michael Kerkloh
CEO of Munich Airport

Ms. Barrie Seidenberg
President and CEO, Viator

Mark Walsh, Portfolio Director
Reed Travel Exhibitions

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mtrip’s CEO

Harsh Dhingra
Chief Country Representative, Bombardier Transportation India

Taleb Rifai
Deputy Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Al Tareq Al Ameri
Chief Executive Officer of Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi

Francesca Nina Soemitro
Director of Market Development Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy

Graeme Barnett
Senior Exhibition Director EIBTM, Reed Travel Exhibitions

Izabela Helbin
Director of the Krakow Festival Office

Tim Jacox
executive vice president of sales and marketing, Un-Cruise Adventures

Mike Lee
Vice President of Sales for Marina Bay Sands

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ‘Shri Pawan Kumar Chamling’, Govt. of Sikkim

The Hon’ble Tourism Minister ‘Shri Ugen T. Gyatso’, Govt. of Sikkim

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

Lois Wilcox

Exhibition Manager IBTM Arabia

Nick Waight

The Managing Director of Group Convention Centres

Mr. Ronald van Weezel

General Manager of Hilton Sydney

Mr. Nick Pilbeam
Travel Divisional Director of Reed Travel Exhibitions

Daniel Levine
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The CEO and Founder of AdventureLink

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Executive Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore)

Robert Friedman
Vice President, Brand Management and Marketing, Amtrak

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Chairman of UNWTO

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William Vale as Director of Sales and Marketing

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The Group of national travel agents’ and tour operators’

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