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  • Metro repair stranded travellers in Washington

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    The streets of Washington’s Virginia and Maryland have been flooded by increased traffic and stranded commuters, as the authorities have shut down several Metro stations and cut down the number of trains because of an ongoing Metro repair.     …

  • Tokyo ranks as top livable city

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Monocle has released the results of its 10th annual Quality of Life survey, declaring that for the second year running Tokyo offers citizens the most comfortable lifestyle as the No.1 most liveable city in the world.     Monocle magazine, …

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  • 23 dead and many tourists stuck and in West Virginia flood

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    23 have been reported to be dead and hundreds of citizens and tourists have been rescued, after a heavy downpour flooded West Virginia.     The rain has started from Tuesday 21st June. Over 9 inches of rain has drowned …

  • TAT introduces attractive breaks for woman travellers

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a campaign to target women travelers. TAT is keen that the destination – already famous as India’s favourite – becomes the premier choice for women travelers when they escape together for short breaks …

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Global Travel News

  • Virginia Tourism Corporation announces 50th LOVEwork in Highland Count

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Virginia Tourism Corporation announced today that the 50th LOVE artwork has been unveiled in Highland County. The artwork, inspired by the popular barn quilt patterns found throughout the county, is now on display at Rt. 220 South, near the Community …

  • Solmar Group’s Rancho San Lucas Development taking shape in Los

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Rancho San Lucas, an 834-acre master-planned resort community taking shape on a dramatic site along the Pacific Ocean 20 minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas, will debut phase one of the development in winter 2017.     Greg Norman, whose …

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  • School children given unique Challenge Tour experience at Macdonald Sp

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, the UK’s largest independently owned hotel group, welcomed 147 school children from across the Scottish Highlands for a series of coaching clinics during the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge, a European Challenge Tour event hosted at the …

  • Dominican Republic is teed up perfectly for women golfers

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Women who love to golf will love the Dominican Republic. Whether traveling with partner, family or friends, the Capital of Golf in the Caribbean is the perfect destination for women, with an estimated 15 to 20 percent of all visitor …

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    EUROPE

  • Brindleyplace annual Film Festival will celebrate best of British films

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Chewbacca and James Bond will be making an appearance at Brindleyplace this summer as part of the annual Film Festival, taking place between 12 and 21 July in Central Square.     Celebrating ‘Best of British’, this year’s line-up this …

  • Commuters on Greater Anglia line continue to suffer from floods

    Published on : Friday, June 24, 2016

    For the second day in a row hundreds of commuters were left stranded at various railway stations as floods affected train services on the Abellio Greater Anglia line from London into Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk. The train services were thrown …

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    AMERICA

  • 23 dead and many tourists stuck and in West Virginia flood

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    23 have been reported to be dead and hundreds of citizens and tourists have been rescued, after a heavy downpour flooded West Virginia.     The rain has started from Tuesday 21st June. Over 9 inches of rain has drowned …

  • Airside Development a Prime Site For Freight And Logistics

    Published on : Friday, June 24, 2016

    Construction is now complete on stage one of Brisbane Airport’s 8,887m² industrial development, Airport Freight Centre 4 (AFC4) at Export Park. Brisbane Airport Corporation’s (BAC) property division BNE Property delivered the first 5,000m² of the AFC4 development which takes full …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Oman Sail claim line honours and new world record in sensational Volvo

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Musandam-Oman Sail set a new world record for sailing around Ireland* and posted a sensational victory in the 2016 Volvo Round Ireland Race after a cliff-hanger finish with just minutes separating the three giant trimarans on the line. Arriving back …

  • Arabian Falcon Holidays of Middle East show hospitality to African tra

    Published on : Friday, June 24, 2016

    Arabian Falcon Holidays (AFH) is the biggest self-governing timeshare player in the Middle East. It recently held a delegation for the African travel industry, which was in connection with a trip organised by DTCM (Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce …

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    ASIA

  • 98 confirmed killed search and rescue operations continue in Jiangsu p

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    President Xi Jinping has ordered all-out rescue efforts and the prioritization of life-saving measures, after at least 98 people were confirmed killed in one of the deadliest natural disasters to hit east China’s Jiangsu province in decades. On June 23, …

  • Tokyo ranks as top livable city

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Monocle has released the results of its 10th annual Quality of Life survey, declaring that for the second year running Tokyo offers citizens the most comfortable lifestyle as the No.1 most liveable city in the world.     Monocle magazine, …

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    AIRLINE NEWS

  • Ahmed Bin Saeed Receives Dignitaries From The Asian Football Confedera

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, today hosted a high level delegation from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) at Emirates’ headquarters in Dubai. Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa,  Chairman of …

  • Auckland Airport welcomes inaugural American Airlines flight

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Auckland Airport has welcomed its 23rd international airline this morning, with the arrival of the inaugural American Airlines daily flight between Los Angeles and Auckland.Norris Carter, Auckland Airport’s general manager – aeronautical commercial, says, “We are delighted to welcome American …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • School children given unique Challenge Tour experience at Macdonald Sp

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, the UK’s largest independently owned hotel group, welcomed 147 school children from across the Scottish Highlands for a series of coaching clinics during the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge, a European Challenge Tour event hosted at the …

  • Forbes’ recognizes Marriott’s SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Sui

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Two of Marriott International, Inc.’s fastest growing brands have been recognized by Forbes as “America’s Best Franchises to Buy in 2016”. Landing in the top 10 of a selection of more than 3,300 active franchise brands, SpringHill Suites and TownePlace …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Metro repair stranded travellers in Washington

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    The streets of Washington’s Virginia and Maryland have been flooded by increased traffic and stranded commuters, as the authorities have shut down several Metro stations and cut down the number of trains because of an ongoing Metro repair.     …

  • 98 confirmed killed search and rescue operations continue in Jiangsu p

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    President Xi Jinping has ordered all-out rescue efforts and the prioritization of life-saving measures, after at least 98 people were confirmed killed in one of the deadliest natural disasters to hit east China’s Jiangsu province in decades. On June 23, …

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Director of the Krakow Festival Office

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Executive Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore)

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The Group of national travel agents’ and tour operators’

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