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  • Amtrak ski train connects Denver and Winter Park

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Amtrak is all set to improve scope for Colorado skiers as it debuted the Winter Park Express seasonal route on January 7. Linking Denver’s recently renovated Union Station to the Winter Park Resort, this is ride-in/ride-out skiing.     The …

  • Rail strike effect continues, goes worse with RMT union boss’s threat

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    One of the RMT union leaders issued a warning that the union and the workers of the railway would ‘just break the law’ if the new anti-strike legislation gets implied by the government. On 14th January, Saturday, around 50 Conservative …

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  • Nearly 70,000 birds killed for safe landing of flights in New York

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    In a bid to make flights safer for New York City area, nearly 70,000 birds have been killed since 2009, but it doesn’t appear to have reduced bird strikes.   The birds that have been killed include gulls, starling and …

  • Germany bound plane makes emergency landing at Kuwait

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    A passenger plane scheduled for Germany from Oman made an emergency landing in Kuwait following a bomb scare onboard.     There were 299 passengers onboard the Eurowings flight all of whom were evacuated however, no explosives were found.   …

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Global Travel News

  • Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai Signals the Arrival of Its “Glori

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Escape to Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai between May and September 2017 on a Glorious Green Season package and enjoy complimentary relaxing and recharging experiences and indulgences along with the beautiful scenery.   Settle in to a luxurious sanctuary and …

  • Italics Bangkok Reveals New Weekly Line-Up Featuring The Best Dishes A

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Innovative Italian restaurant Italics has unveiled an exciting weekly programme of uniquely themed nights highlighting the best, freshest ingredients from across the globe.   After launching in 2015, Italics took the taste-buds of Bangkok by storm with its no-shortcuts approach …

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  • Happy New Year! Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam Welco

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam is heralding the lunar new year with an extra sense of excitement and optimism.  Having officially joined the Four Seasons family just weeks ago, the renowned beachfront resort is taking inspiration …

  • Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai Signals The Arrival of ITS “Glori

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Escape to Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai between May and September 2017 on a Glorious Green Seasonpackage and enjoy complimentary relaxing and recharging experiences and indulgences along with the beautiful scenery.   Settle in to a luxurious sanctuary and soak …

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    EUROPE

  • Britain gets set for best ever Chinese New Year

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    The national tourism agency, along with partners from London and across Britain, is holding a Chinese New Year preview event for Chinese travel trade and press on Wednesday 11 January at the Hippodrome Casino, in the heart of London’s Chinatown. …

  • VisitBritain hosts first tourism mission to India in three years

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    More than 20 suppliers from the UK are set to showcase what makes Britain a GREAT destination to Indian buyers at the ‘Destination Britain India’ event, this year being held in Pune from Wednesday 11 January to Friday 13 January. …

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    AMERICA

  • Mayor Garcetti and L.A. Tourism & Convention Board Announce Record

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) President & CEO Ernest Wooden Jr. today announced Los Angeles welcomed 47.3 million visitors in 2016, surpassing mid-year forecasts and breaking visitation records for the sixth …

  • Las Vegas Breaks Tourism Record, Welcoming 42.9 Million Visitors In 20

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    For the third consecutive year, Las Vegas continued historic visitation growth, setting a new all-time record. The “Entertainment Capital of the World” welcomed 42.9 million visitors in 2016, surpassing 2015’s record-setting 42.3 million.   “Las Vegas continues to see increased …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Abu Dhabi – the third fastest-growing global tourism destination

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Abu Dhabi has found its place among the fastest-growing destinations of the world with overnight visitors registering a double-digit growth in recent times. Abu Dhabi’s compound annual growth rate (CAGR) was 19.81% between 2009 and 2016, which places it alongside …

  • US$104 billion global spa market to rub off on the UAE

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    The global wellness industry grew 10.6% to become a US$3.72 trillion market in 2015, with the spa market a key driver according to new research from the Global Wellness Institute (GWI). The research mirrored the growth in the MENA region …

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    ASIA

  • Foreign tourists in India on e-visas to get free SIM cards

    Published on : Friday, December 30, 2016

    The Indian government will hand out free SIM cards to foreign travelers with electronic tourist visas at 12 Indian airports. These pre-loaded SIM cards come as safety measures for memorable traveling in India.   This is indeed welcome news for …

  • Typhoon Nina to make landfall in Philippines after 6pm

    Published on : Sunday, December 25, 2016

    Typhoon Nina (international name: Nock-ten) is reportedly maintaining its strength and expected to make landfall over Catanduanes on Sunday evening.   In a social media post Sunday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the expected …

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  • Cathay Dragon latest seasonal menu highlights the taste of Hong Kong

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Cathay Dragon today announced a new round of its seasonal inflight menus featuring authentic hot pot rice dishes and traditional poon choi, which have been well received by passengers in previous years. The airline works hard to provide its passengers …

  • Ryanair Launches Massive Blue (& Yellow) Monday Sale

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (16 Jan) launched a massive Blue (& Yellow) Monday seat sale with thousands of seats on sale from just ₤9.99 for travel in January and February, only on the Ryanair.com website.   Ryanair urged customers …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • AIDA Cruises is partnering with the popular coffee specialist and is n

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    AIDA Cruises has brought premium coffee brand Starbucks on board – thus once again expanding its catering range. With its broad product palette the long-standing American company is the world’s leading brand for specialty coffees. As of last week, guests …

  • We Proudly Serve Starbucks new on board AIDAprima

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    AIDA Cruises is partnering with the popular coffee specialist and is now serving this unique premium coffee on a German cruise ship for the first time   AIDA Cruises has brought premium coffee brand Starbucks on board – thus once …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai Signals the Arrival of Its “Glori

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Escape to Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai between May and September 2017 on a Glorious Green Season package and enjoy complimentary relaxing and recharging experiences and indulgences along with the beautiful scenery.   Settle in to a luxurious sanctuary and …

  • Italics Bangkok Reveals New Weekly Line-Up Featuring The Best Dishes A

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Innovative Italian restaurant Italics has unveiled an exciting weekly programme of uniquely themed nights highlighting the best, freshest ingredients from across the globe.   After launching in 2015, Italics took the taste-buds of Bangkok by storm with its no-shortcuts approach …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • 255 million Americans to see Ireland on national TV across the United

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Tourism Ireland will launch its first national TV campaign in the United States in over seven years. Today (Monday, 16 January) sees the beginning of a month-long TV campaign which will reach an estimated 255 million potential American holidaymakers.   …

  • Cologne – part of the #urbanana family of cities

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Cologne Tourist Board will today be presenting the new urban tourism project, #urbanana, at a roadshow with its partners Tourismus NRW, Düsseldorf and the Ruhr Metropolis. As the “Passagen” Interior Design Week kicks off, representatives of the tourism and creative …

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