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  • Bird strike in JetBlue plane leads to emergency landing at JFK Airport

    Published on : Friday, October 31, 2014

    A bird strike in the JetBlue plane forced the plane to make an emergency landing at the John F. Kennedy International Airport.   The plane experienced the strike shortly after takeoff from the Westchester County Airport in White Plains.   …

  • Latest UNWTO report confirms continued growth of international tourism

    Published on : Friday, October 31, 2014

    International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 5% during the first eight months of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Despite geopolitical challenges and a lingering economic recovery, tourism demand was strong during the northern hemisphere high season …

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  • OTOAI and ETOA to sign historic partnership at WTM to bring Indian buyers to MAMA 2015

    Published on : Thursday, October 30, 2014

    ETOA, the European tourism association, is forming a new partnership with the Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) to cooperate on the promotion of the UK and Ireland’s visitor offer to the Indian market. A Memorandum of Understanding will …

  • Australia prevents Ebola by blocking West African visitors

    Published on : Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Australia has practically washed its hands of the Ebola scourge. In the fight against Ebola, Australia has summarily said: No thanks.   Immigration Minister Scott Morrison announced “strong controls” on people arriving from West African countries affected by cases of the deadly …

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Global Travel News

  • Fraport use favorable capital market conditions to increase its financ

    Published on : Friday, October 31, 2014

    Taking advantage of the favorable conditions currently available in the capital market, Fraport AG has secured further long-term financing by issuing a promissory note – running for a seven-year term and at a coupon rate of 1.436 percent. The placement …

  • ACS workshops results in establishment of regional network of artisans

    Published on : Friday, October 31, 2014

    The acclaimed colonial city of Cartegena de Indias, a UNESCO World Heritage site situated in the north of Colombia, along Colombia’s Caribbean Coast, was host to the Regional workshop Entrepreneurial Strengthening in the Tourism Sector: Opportunities for Women, organized by …

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  • India press and travel trade experience Trinidad and Tobago

    Published on : Friday, October 31, 2014

    Trinidad and Tobago recently played host to a group of Indian journalists, travel agents and tour operators in an effort to increase the number of tourist arrivals from India. An initiative of the Tourism Development Company Limited (TDC), in collaboration …

  • Wyndham Hotel Group Opens First Ramada Hotel in Guatemala

    Published on : Friday, October 31, 2014

    Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, today announced the opening of the Ramada Tikal Isla de Flores, the brand’s first property in Guatemala.   The launch of this …

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    EUROPE

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala head awarded Spirit of Hampton Award

    Published on : Friday, October 31, 2014

    Hampton Hotels, the global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites hotels, has honored Elizabeth Jones-Ansanitis, of Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala with the company’s Spirit of Hampton Award. This award signifies Jones-Ansanitis as …

  • Tourism Scotland saw an increase of 29,700 jobs in the tourism sector in 2013

    Published on : Thursday, October 30, 2014

    The number of jobs in the tourism sector has increased by 29,700 between 2012 and 2013, according to the latest Business Register and Employment Survey. Employment in tourism has increased by 16.4 per cent from 181,500 to 211,200 in the …

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    AMERICA

  • Bird strike in JetBlue plane leads to emergency landing at JFK Airport

    Published on : Friday, October 31, 2014

    A bird strike in the JetBlue plane forced the plane to make an emergency landing at the John F. Kennedy International Airport.   The plane experienced the strike shortly after takeoff from the Westchester County Airport in White Plains.   …

  • Grand Opening for Hilton Garden Inn West Chester

    Published on : Friday, October 31, 2014

    Hilton Garden Inn West Chester, located at 9306 Schulze Drive in West Chester, will hold a Grand Opening Gala on November 6, 2014. The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. and feature the Lakota West Marching Band. The …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • October Marks Busiest Month at ADNEC this Year

    Published on : Friday, October 31, 2014

    Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced that October will have been the busiest month of exhibitions and conference events in the year to date. The region’s leading exhibition and conference venue is maintaining the momentum seen in the …

  • Abu Dhabi to Host Korean Medical Tourism Forum

    Published on : Friday, October 31, 2014

    Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) will host Korean Medical Tourism Forum, for the first time, on 28-29 October 2014. 13 of the top health centres and clinics from the Republic of Korea, with over 30 leading medical specialists, will …

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    ASIA

  • Tourism Industry of Asia To Face Shortage Of Skilled Manpower

    Published on : Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Tourism Industry of Asia To Face Shortage Of Skilled Manpower Speaking at a news conference at the start of ITB Asia 2014, a global trade show for the region’s travel market, president and chief executive of the London-based World Travel and Tourism Council, …

  • TripAdvisor announces travellers’ choice awards for heritage hotels

    Published on : Thursday, October 30, 2014

    TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced the winners of its 2014 Travellers’ ChoiceAwards for Heritage Hotels. The list recognises top 25 heritage properties in India, based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers. Top 25 …

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  • China’s one of the largest corporations select Asian Sky Group f

    Published on : Friday, October 31, 2014

    Asian Sky Group has announced that it has been retained by one of China’s largest steel producers to assist it with the selection of a financing institution and to provide it with full contractual support in regards to all aspects …

  • Fraport use favorable capital market conditions to increase its financ

    Published on : Friday, October 31, 2014

    Taking advantage of the favorable conditions currently available in the capital market, Fraport AG has secured further long-term financing by issuing a promissory note – running for a seven-year term and at a coupon rate of 1.436 percent. The placement …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Queen Victoria Dazzles as a New Stage Show ‘Hollywood Rocks̵

    Published on : Thursday, October 30, 2014

    The impressive production, which cost over £300,000 to stage, takes passengers on an imaginative journey from the silent screen, through the golden age of cinema, to contemporary Oscar winners. The Show features song and dance numbers from some of the …

  • Sting Brings Songs From His New Broadway Musical ‘The Last Ship&

    Published on : Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Set in his hometown of Wallsend on Tyneside in the North East of England, ‘The Last Ship’ draws on Sting’s memories of growing up next to the Swan Hunter shipyard.  Over the years, 15 of Cunard’s ships were built at …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Grand Opening for Hilton Garden Inn West Chester

    Published on : Friday, October 31, 2014

    Hilton Garden Inn West Chester, located at 9306 Schulze Drive in West Chester, will hold a Grand Opening Gala on November 6, 2014. The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. and feature the Lakota West Marching Band. The …

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala head awarded Spirit of Hampton Award

    Published on : Friday, October 31, 2014

    Hampton Hotels, the global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites hotels, has honored Elizabeth Jones-Ansanitis, of Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala with the company’s Spirit of Hampton Award. This award signifies Jones-Ansanitis as …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • ACS workshops results in establishment of regional network of artisans

    Published on : Friday, October 31, 2014

    The acclaimed colonial city of Cartegena de Indias, a UNESCO World Heritage site situated in the north of Colombia, along Colombia’s Caribbean Coast, was host to the Regional workshop Entrepreneurial Strengthening in the Tourism Sector: Opportunities for Women, organized by …

  • New appointemnt in Khiri travel for Sri Lanka and Indochina

    Published on : Friday, October 31, 2014

    Khiri Travel appointed Jack Bartholomew and Ruben Derksen as Regional Director for Indochina and General Manager of Khiri Travel Sri Lanka respectively, with immediate effect.       Prior to being promoted to look after Indochina (Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam), …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

An interview with Mike Lee is the Vice President of Sales for Marina Bay Sands. Enhancing aspects of MICE, Business and Leisure Tourism and special focus on revenue responsibility, he joined Marina Bay Sands in November 2010. With over 35 years of hotel marketing, sales and developmental experience he has set dynamic standards in the hotel industry.

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