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  • airBaltic – World’s First Airline To Accept Bitcoin

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Latvian airline airBaltic has become the world’s first airline to accept Bitcoin as payment for its tickets to 60 destinations in Europe, Middle East, Russia and the CIS.     Martin Gauss, airBaltic Chief Executive Officer: “airBaltic has been ranked …

  • FAA Statement–Notice to Airmen Issued for Ben Gurion International Airport

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    the FAA issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) informing U.S. airlines that they are prohibited from flying to or from Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport for a period of up to 24 hours. The notice was issued in response to …

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Global Travel News

  • IAEE Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 Top Public Events

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) Public Events Council will be taking applications until 15 September 2014 for its Top Public Events Recognition Program, which recognizes best practices in the business-to-consumers segment of the exhibitions and events industry. …

  • Bangkok Airways Introduces “Hello Summer 2014″

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Bangkok Airways introduces new promotion “Hello Summer 2014” for all international and domestic routes including Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Trat, Udonthani, Krabi, Phuket, Samui, Sukhothai , Lumpang, Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Maldives, Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, Dhaka, Mumbai, Phnom Penh and …

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  • WestJet second quarter analysts’ conference call

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    WestJet will hold its quarterly analysts’ conference call on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 8 a.m. MDT (10 a.m. EDT) following the release of its second quarter 2014 financial results.     President and CEO Gregg Saretsky and Executive Vice-President …

  • Orbitz Launches “Orbitz Originals: Jackson Hole Winter +”

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Leading online travel company Orbitz Worldwide has partnered with the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board to launch “Orbitz Originals: Jackson Hole Winter +,” a nine-part online video series that is hosted by award-winning travel expert Richard Bangs and is available for viewing atOrbitz.com/jacksonhole. …

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    EUROPE

  • Berlin WelcomeCard offers free travel on public transport

    Published on : Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    The Berlin WelcomeCard is 20 years old this month. Berlin’s official city card offers free travel on public transport as well as reduced rates at tourist attractions. More than 200 institutions offer visitors to Berlin a varied experience with discounts …

  • Manchester witnessed the opening of the official rail operating centre

    Published on : Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    A new signalling centre which will eventually control large parts of the railway in the north west of England has been officially opened in Manchester.     The leader of Manchester City Council, Sir Richard Leese, was joined by representatives …

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    AMERICA

  • Aqua Hospitality’s two hotels get Hawaii Green Business Award fo

    Published on : Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Aqua Hotels & Resorts, a division of Aqua Hospitality, is pleased to announce that Aqua Bamboo Waikiki and Aqua Kauai Beach Resort are recipients of the Hawaii Green Business Award. The award recognizes achievements by Hawaii businesses and entities in …

  • Gold Level certification awarded to Brevard Zoo for ecotourism

    Published on : Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Brevard Zoo has been awarded the Gold Level certification by the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism (SEE) and is the only Zoo in the state to achieve this certification and the largest attraction in the state to hold a Gold …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Ubk Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah prepares cool recipes to beat the summer

    Published on : Monday, July 21, 2014

    There is no denying it, summer is truly here that is why urban bar & kitchen – ubk, is beating the heat with chilled offerings as the temperature soars up this August. At ubk, beating the heat entails entering a …

  • ISAF Sailing World Cup Final on course for UAE capital

    Published on : Monday, July 21, 2014

    The International Sailing Federation’s (ISAF) World Cup Final – the world’s pinnacle sailing regatta contested by the best Olympic-class competitors – will be staged in Abu Dhabi for the next six years, starting this year.     The 2014 ISAF …

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    ASIA

  • Medical Tourism in India

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    The Indian Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture & Tourism Shri Shripad Yesso Naik has said that the Ministry of Tourism provides financial assistance under its Market Development Assistance (MDA) scheme for promotion of Wellness & Medical Tourism in …

  • Tourism Promotion in India

    Published on : Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    The Indian Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture & Tourism Shri Shripad Yesso Naik has said that promotion and Marketing of India as a tourism destination is an  ongoing process.  The Ministry  of  Tourism promotes India  as  a  holistic …

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  • Bangkok Airways Introduces “Hello Summer 2014″

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Bangkok Airways introduces new promotion “Hello Summer 2014” for all international and domestic routes including Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Trat, Udonthani, Krabi, Phuket, Samui, Sukhothai , Lumpang, Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Maldives, Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, Dhaka, Mumbai, Phnom Penh and …

  • WestJet second quarter analysts’ conference call

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    WestJet will hold its quarterly analysts’ conference call on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 8 a.m. MDT (10 a.m. EDT) following the release of its second quarter 2014 financial results.     President and CEO Gregg Saretsky and Executive Vice-President …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • CWT Uses Mobile to Harness Traveler Loyalty

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announced that it will be integrating Travel Gamification into its award-winning mobile app, CWT To Go.   For those companies that use a points-earned system, travelers will be able to keep track of their position …

  • Carlson Recognized as a Top Member of The Code in 2014 for Exceptional

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, today announced that the company has been recognized by The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism (The Code) as a top member for 2014. …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Tourism Ireland and Northern Irish Connections Encourage Athletes to P

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Some of Northern Ireland’s Commonwealth Games athletes joined boxing legend Barry McGuigan at an event in Glasgow last night, organised by Tourism Ireland and Northern Irish Connections to highlight Northern Ireland as a great place for business, short breaks and …

  • Revenue Generation in Tourism Sector of India

    Published on : Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    The Indian Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture & Tourism Shri Shripad Yesso Naik has said that the Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India during 2011, 2012 and 2013 were Rs.77,591 crore, Rs.94,487 crore and Rs.1,07,671 crore, …

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