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  • Social media assistants – the new way to experience luxury traveling

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    If you are ready for a luxurious, posh and rich leisure vacation with one travel company, the social media assistants are all set to book a complete travel itinerary for you. You can be sure that it going to be …

  • ABTA recognition strengthened among UK consumers

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    New research released today reveals that awareness of ABTA among the UK population holds strong with a 75% public recognition factor, representing a slight increase from 74% in 2013*. Awareness of the organisation has grown particularly strongly among 16-24 year …

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  • Gulf Tourism Boosted As Sixth Emirate Joins WTM Line-up

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    World Travel Market has signed yet another emirate from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), meaning six out of the seven states will be represented at WTM 2014. Exhibiting at the event for the first time this year will be the …

  • GBTA takes a stand against hiking air traveling tax

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    As part of the Ryan-Murray budget deal, Congress agreed to hike the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) aviation security fee to $5.60 per one-way trip, which TSA misinterpreted as striking down the $10 cap on the total amount passengers could be …

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Global Travel News

  • Alstom to deliver Australia’s first fully-automated rapid transit tr

    Published on : Friday, September 19, 2014

    Alstom will deliver Sydney’s new generation of rapid transit trains as part of the North West Rail Link, Australia’s first fully-automated rail network and Australia’s largest public transport project.   Under the operations contract for the North West Rail Link, …

  • Pendolino High Speed trains certified in Poland for up to 250 km/h

    Published on : Friday, September 19, 2014

    On 11th September, the Polish Office of Rail Transport – responsible for supervision over the railway sector’s safety in Poland – has certified Pendolino train for up to 250 km/h. It has also confirmed that Pendolino train is compliant with …

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  • Alaska Airlines Grows Seattle with Daily Flights to Albuquerque

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Alaska Airlines started daily nonstop service between Seattle and Albuquerque, the multi-cultural metropolis of the Southwest.   “Albuquerque’s rich history and year-round sunshine provide endless adventure for leisure and business travelers alike,” said Joe Sprague, senior vice president of communications …

  • Oman Tourism to conduct ‘Discover Oman Specialist Training Program

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Oman Tourism to conduct ‘Discover Oman Specialist Training Program’ for Indian agents As part of the program, Oman Tourism will conduct their largest familiarization initiative yet and host 60 Indian travel agents and tour operators from 14th September – 20th …

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    EUROPE

  • Smartcard to make rail journey in London hassle free

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Transport Minister Baroness Kramer visited London’s Victoria station today, Wednesday 17 September 2014, to mark an important milestone in the roll-out of smart ticketing across the capital. From today, passengers on the Southern franchise will be able to use a …

  • Marine licence required now to construct or remove structures on sea beds in UK

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    The charges, which come into effect from 1 October 2014, relate to requests to change a marine licence once it has been granted (licence variations), and also to monitor activities being carried out under the licence (post consent work). From …

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    AMERICA

  • Hilton Worldwide expands in Texas

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park, a 299-room newly-built Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the prestigious master planned community of Granite Park in Plano, Texas located just north of Dallas.     “We are delighted …

  • GSTC stressed the value of sustainability on destinations like the Qu

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    On September 4th, 2014 Mr. Luigi Cabrini, Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Chair of the Board, delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony for the post graduate course on sustainable tourism at “Universidad del Caribe” in Cancun. He stressed …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Oman Air Offers 15% Off Flights For Bank Muscat Oman Air Credit Card H

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Oman Air has launched a fantastic special promotion exclusively for the Bank Muscat Oman Air Credit Card holders.   Between 15th September and 30th November 2014, holders of the Bank Muscat Oman Air Credit Card – all of whom are …

  • Emirates upgrades aircraft on the newly launched Abuja Service

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Only two months after launching its operations to Abuja, Emirates, a global connector of people and places, has announced it will upgrade the route’s operating aircraft to a Boeing 777-200ER, starting from 1st October 2014.   Emirates launched a daily …

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    ASIA

  • TAT plans to shift popular destination mindset at top Russian travel s

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is to use Russia’s top travel trade show, to be held here between 16-19 September, 2014, to launch a strong effort to diversify the choice of Russian visitors’ popular destinations beyond Pattaya, Phuket and …

  • Air China completed 30 years of flying between Australia and China

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    The Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Louise Asher, today congratulated leading international airline Air China as it marked its 30th anniversary of operating flights between Australia and China. Ms Asher said Air China was a highly valued partner in …

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  • American Airlines Group Announces Proposed Offering Of Unsecured Senio

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    American Airlines Group Inc. (the “Company”) today announced a proposed private offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of unsecured senior notes due 2019.   The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes. …

  • Exclusive New Private Aviation Partnership for Guests of Four Seasons

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    In partnership with RYL, a global private jet brokerage firm, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North and Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe are offering exclusive new private aviation options for their guests.   “Our guests often prefer …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • CLIA Honored With Coveted Travel Industry Awards

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, announced today that it has received Gold and Silver Travel Weekly Magellan Awards in the publication’s prestigious annual travel industry competition. The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honor the …

  • Avail 35% discount aboard SuperStar Virgo

    Published on : Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Discover the grandiose and be surprised with the splendour. Set sail aboard SuperStar Virgo from Hong Kong this October 4, 2014 up to December 31, 2015 and avail our 35% off promo applicable to all passengers. Here are the exciting …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Courtyard by Marriott and USA Football Hit The Road in Search for Insp

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Courtyard by Marriott teams up with independent nonprofit USA Football to pay tribute to individuals who contribute to youth success in its “Inspiring Greatness” recognition program. Launched last year, Inspiring Greatness will honor 28 of the most deserving youth coaches …

  • The Most Immersive 4-D Virtual Travel Experience Arrives, Taking Guest

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    In its journey to explore the future of travel, Marriott Hotels is taking an unprecedented leap into virtual reality by teleporting travelers to the beaches of Hawaii and downtown London. The brand partnered with Academy Award-winning Framestore to create Marriott …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Governor McAuliffe Announces Matching Tourism Grants

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that more than $852,000 in matching grant funds will be awarded to 46 local tourism initiatives as part of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program. The grants are designed to help local and regional …

  • The NASH Cup Squash Tournament – September 22nd to 28th

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    The NASH Cup Squash Tournament has become the largest squash event in South Western Ontario. The tournament will run at the London Squash and Fitness Club from September 22nd to 28th. Over 45 professional players, representing 15 different countries, will begin arriving in …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

Travel And Tour World shares an exclusive interview with Tim Jacox, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Un-Cruise Adventures. Mr. Jacox highlights some of the impressive, upcoming cruise trends and itineraries.

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