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  • Cebu Pacific cuts fare by 75%

    Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Cebu Pacific Air offers 75% off on fares to all its destinations, in a seat sale from August 21 to 24, 2014 or until seats last. This is for travel from September 15 to December 31, 2014. “The end of …

  • Harsh northern winter and aggresive marketing spurs record number of tourists in Florida

    Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

    With a rise of almost 3% from the previous year, Florida saw the influx of about 24 million tourists, a record till date! According to a state official, a Google program allowed virtual beach tours and aggressive marketing which spurred …

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Global Travel News

  • Britain Reported Strongest Ever Figures For Inbound Tourism In First H

    Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Britain’s Office for National Statistics in its latest report indicated that the first half of 2014 was the strongest ever for inbound British tourism, however business visit figures are yet to hit 2008 levels. According to the report 16.4m inbound visits to Britain from …

  • IHG® announces Holiday Inn® Kayseri – Düvenönü

    Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

    InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has announced the signing of Holiday Inn® Kayseri – Düvenönü.  Operating under a franchise agreement with Ali Sert Otel Tur. Ins. San. Tic. LTD, the new build hotel is …

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  • Independence Referendum Won’t Affect Scotland Tourism

    Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

    According to a survey by LJ Research the result of next month’s independence referendum won’t affect most tourists to consider visiting Scotland. But travelers from England are more possible to stay away from an independent Scotland than tourists from other nations.     A …

  • Local Seychellois author, Glynn Burridge, presents the 3rd edition of

    Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Glynn Burridge, an Englishman who came to live in Seychelles in 1978, was based on Darros Island in the Amirantes for 20 years at a time when the island was the property of the Iranian Royal family. Having grown up …

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    EUROPE

  • airberlin reports positive results in the second quarter of 2014

    Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

    In a difficult market environment, airberlin achieved a slightly improved operating result (EBIT) in the second quarter of the year with turnover up by 2,9% to 1,146.4 million euros. Compared to the same quarter of the previous year, airberlin was …

  • “Selfie in Paris” – Mandarin Oriental couples luxury and techn

    Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Mandarin Oriental, Paris, one of only eight hotels in the city honoured with the prestigious ‘Palace’ distinction, is delighted to announce the launch of a new Parisian experience with a package that offers guests luxurious accommodation, and the chance to …

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    AMERICA

  • Motorists to avoid Highway 99 due to mudslides near Lillooet

    Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Motorists are advised that a stretch of Highway 99 is closed in both directions from Lillooet to 35 km north of Lillooet following a number of mudslides that occurred last night. The slides were the result of an intense storm …

  • World golf tourism industry records remarkable growth with America bei

    Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

    An increasing number of tourists are heading to the US for golf tourism. The golf tourism industry in the United States has becoming the fastest growing tourism industry compared to Hollywood and Disneyworld since 2013.   The country has 553 …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Angry Birds Universe a Big Hit At Modhesh World

    Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

    A large number of families are flocking to Modhesh World , from as early as 10am every day, to participate in Angry Birds Universe, the world’s first interactive experience based on the globally renowned entertainment concept.   The successful world …

  • Dexter’s Laboratory makes science fun for kids at Dubai Festival Cit

    Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

    “The Fun Side of Summer” in Dubai has switched on its geeky facade as young scientists from around the world experience a plethora of eureka moments within the confines of Dexter’s secret laboratory at Dubai Festival City Mall. At the …

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  • Cebu Pacific cuts fare by 75%

    Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Cebu Pacific Air offers 75% off on fares to all its destinations, in a seat sale from August 21 to 24, 2014 or until seats last. This is for travel from September 15 to December 31, 2014. “The end of …

  • Barry Eccleston appointed to the Board of Directors of FLYHT Aerospace

    Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

    FLYHT is very pleased to announce that the board of directors of FLYHT have appointed Mr. Barry Eccleston as a director of the Company, effective August 19, 2014. Mr. Eccleston is President of Airbus Americas, Inc.   Mr. Eccleston currently …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Star Cruises and Taiwan Tourism Bureau jointly organize a charity crui

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Star Cruises is pleased to join hands with Taiwan Tourism Bureau Hong Kong Office to organize a charity cruise to Taiwan for 60 Hong Kong underprivileged students.     The charity initiative “Star Cruises’ Dream Voyage to Taiwan” is co-organized …

  • Broadway Hit Nanta (Cookin’) Permieres At Sea For The First Time

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia-Pacific is pleased to showcase the globally acclaimed Korean comedy show NANTA (Cookin’), exclusively onboard SuperStar Gemini.     In conjunction with the year-end holiday season from 14 Nov 2014 till 2 Jan …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • IHG® announces Holiday Inn® Kayseri – Düvenönü

    Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

    InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has announced the signing of Holiday Inn® Kayseri – Düvenönü.  Operating under a franchise agreement with Ali Sert Otel Tur. Ins. San. Tic. LTD, the new build hotel is …

  • Hampton Inn opens in Orange City

    Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide’s global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Hampton by Hilton hotels, announced the official opening of its newest property, the 60-room Hampton Inn Orange City, located at 914 8th …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Japan becomes 5th largest source of international visitor arrivals in

    Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Visitor arrivals for the year-end July have seen Japan bounce back to reclaim the position of New Zealand’s fifth largest source of international visitor arrivals – a position it lost to Germany in March 2014.   Total arrivals from Japan …

  • World golf tourism industry records remarkable growth with America bei

    Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

    An increasing number of tourists are heading to the US for golf tourism. The golf tourism industry in the United States has becoming the fastest growing tourism industry compared to Hollywood and Disneyworld since 2013.   The country has 553 …

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Izabela Helbin – Director of the Krakow Festival Office which operates the ICE Kraków Congress Centre. Her former positions include those of the Deputy Director for Marketing and the Krakow Promotion Director, as well as the Head of the Press Office of the Mayor of the City of Krakow. She shares interesting information with us on ICE Kraków Congress Centre

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