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  • Mt. Aso in Japan erupts triggering cancellation of several flights

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Mt. Aso located at the center of Aso-Kuju National Park in Kumamoto and Oita, Japan erupted spewing smoke and ash 1000m into the air on Wednesday. The eruption is Aso’s first in 19 years and forced the cancellation of several …

  • Philippines Signs “numerous” Business Deals at WTM 2014

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    The Philippines Department of Tourism said its delegation at World Travel Market 2014 – the leading global event for the travel industry – was “by far the largest yet”, with two major business deals agreed and the announcements of events …

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  • Over 12 million people to take a winter holiday according to ABTA

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Over 12 million people are set to take a winter holiday during the coming months according to research by ABTA* with similar numbers still considering their holiday plans.   As temperatures drop, winter sun is the most popular option with …

  • Thanksgiving travel threatened by extreme cold weather in America

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    The wintry weather is affecting more than 46 million Americans as the busiest travel days of the year is distressed with massive delay. Snow, rain and the chilly weather is causing a huge difficulty for the Thanksgiving travellers this year. …

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Global Travel News

  • VisitScotland: Festive-al fun in the city and shire

    Published on : Friday, November 28, 2014

    From ice skating in Aberdeen’s Castlegate to creating holly wreaths at Leith Hall in Aberdeenshire, visitors to the region are sure to experience a range of festive-al fun this Christmas.   With a plethora of winter festivities and attractions spanning …

  • Caprices Festival, April 9th to 12th 2015

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Caprices Festival welcomes you in Crans-Montana from April 9th to 12th, 2015 for a weekend of parties and concerts up in one of Switzerland’s finest alpine resorts. For its 12th edition, one of the most popular mountain festivals in Europe …

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  • Lime Venue Portfolio Appoints Conference & Events Development Mana

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Lime Venue Portfolio, the UK’s largest collection of unusual, sporting and cultural venues has appointed Julia Cook as Conference & Events (C&E) Development Manager – South.   In this newly created position, Cook will be responsible for supporting venue based …

  • 100 Days & Counting: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    This afternoon I was pleased to launch Tasmania’s Catch the Fever marketing campaign, and announce the official 100 day countdown until the first of Tasmania’s three ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 matches.     Catch the Fever has been created to maximise the …

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Local/Regional

    EUROPE

  • airberlin kicks off its Christmas activities: the 2014 Christmas aircraft arrive

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    The Boeing 737-800 bearing the code D-ABML entered into service as the 2014 Christmas aircraft, and can be found flying around the airberlin route network. The elaborate motif is the work of illustrator Thies Schwarz. ‘This was the biggest picture …

  • Derry gears up to a Christmas celebrations this weekend

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    The festive season will officially be stepping up a gear this weekend in Derry as the Christmas Village in Ebrington Square throws open its doors for business, bringing some Christmas cheer to the city from Friday November 28 – December …

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    AMERICA

  • Kettering starts its Christmas celebrations from today

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Christmas in Kettering is just around the corner and Kettering Borough Council has put the finishing touches to its festive line up. This year’s celebrations begin on Thursday 27th November with the eagerly anticipated Christmas Lights Switch On, beginning with …

  • Thanksgiving travel threatened by extreme cold weather in America

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    The wintry weather is affecting more than 46 million Americans as the busiest travel days of the year is distressed with massive delay. Snow, rain and the chilly weather is causing a huge difficulty for the Thanksgiving travellers this year. …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Al Hassan Engineering Company participates at the Business Opportuniti

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Al Hassan Engineering Company (AHEC) recently showcased its strengths and opportunities at the Business Opportunities Forum held at the Oman International Exhibition Centre recently. Aiming to strengthen the cooperation between the large private sector companies and small and medium enterprises …

  • ADNEC Announces Emiratisation Rate Reaches 51% by end of 2014

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company announced that it has achieved an Emiratisation rate of 50 percent, as a share of total workforce. The number of Emirati employees is up from 44 percent in 2013. ADNEC expects this figure to rise …

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    ASIA

  • Fastjet launches low cost flights from Zambia to East and Southern Afr

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Fastjet Zambia made a major step towards launching its operations in the country last week when it was granted its Air Service Permit (ASP). CEO Ed Winter said: “We have been working tirelessly to roll out the fastjet model across …

  • Garuda Indonesia and Myanmar Airways International signs code share ag

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Garuda Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia, and Myanmar Airways International have signed a code share agreement today between the two airlines. The signing of the agreement was carried out by Garuda Indonesia EVP Sales and Marketing Erik Meijer and …

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  • Tourism Ireland welcomes new Transavia flight from Paris to Dublin for

    Published on : Friday, November 28, 2014

    Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes the announcement by Transavia (the low cost airline owned by the Air France-KLM group) of a new, year-round, daily flight from Paris-Orly Airport to Dublin, beginning in June 2015. This is the first time that Transavia …

  • SAS and Etihad Airways Announce Codeshare Plans

    Published on : Friday, November 28, 2014

    SAS, Scandinavia’s leading airline, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, are set to begin codeshare operations and provide customers with enhanced travel options between Scandinavia and the UAE.   The agreement, which is subject to …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Murray Walker congratulates Lewis Hamilton on board Cunard’s Queen V

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    The 91-year-old motor sport legend watched the final stages of the 2014 FIA Formula One world championship in luxury this year, as a guest Insight speaker on board the luxurious Queen Victoria. After completing his fourteen night cruise, ‘Canary Islands …

  • Azamara Club Cruises offers its guests an impressive experience of the

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Azamara Club Cruises, one of the worlds’ most sophisticated and upmarket cruises line, sets sail from Mumbai to Chennai, India on 26 November, 2014. The 13 night Spice Route Voyage on Azamara Quest starts from the Maximum City of Mumbai …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Jeff Leatham Unveils “Red Polar Chic” at Four Seasons Hote

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Christmas decorations by Artistic Director Jeff Leatham have been unveiled at Four Seasons Hotel George V. Shaking up tradition once again this year, the decorations add an exuberant, larger-than-life touch of magic to the Hotel, while blending perfectly with their …

  • C’est Noël! Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong Celebrates Christmas i

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Christmas has always held a significant place in the heart of Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. This year, gift wrapped with magnifique French trimmings, the Hotel presents “Christmas in Paris” – reflected in a selection of festive dining menus designed …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Nature Coast trails mapped to drive more European visitors

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Would we be lost without satellites to pinpoint where we are and mobile apps and websites to tell us which way to go?   With the rise of online maps and directions, the hiking trails of Australia’s Nature Coast are …

  • Australia keeps the scoreboard ticking for Indian tourist arrivals

    Published on : Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Cricket fever is set to grip India and host country Australia as the national teams gear up to challenge each other in a series of thrilling games starting with the Border - Gavaskar Test Series in December, the ODI Tri-Series with England …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

An interview with Mike Lee, 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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Tom Noonan (President and CEO, Visit Baltimore)

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Secretary of ATTOI and CEO

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Secretary of ATTOI and CEO, The Travel Planners

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Tourism Secretary of India

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Director of corporate communications

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CEO of Cape Town Tourism

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Founder & President of the Luxury Living Savannah

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Chief Marketing & Sales Officer Via Rail Canada

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Media Spokesperson of Zurich Airport

Dr Ahmad Belhoul
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Director of Mobile at Skyscanner

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

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Managing Director of Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore

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MD, Abacus India

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Head of Conference Sales of The Convention Centre Dublin

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CEO of Munich Airport

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Reed Travel Exhibitions

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Chief Country Representative, Bombardier Transportation India

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Director of the Krakow Festival Office

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

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