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  • 11th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism announced

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    A project promoting domestic tourism in Peru, an initiative for travelers to immerse in the Maasai community in Tanzania, an innovative marketing project from Amsterdam and an application promoting European tourism were the winners of  the 11th UNWTO Awards for …

  • Gusty winds and bitterly cold weather in the weekend ahead for Britain

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Strong gusty winds are said to be arriving from Greenland and Iceland on Britain and a yellow warning has been issued by the Met Department for snowy and bitterly cold weather conditions.   Travel warnings have been issued with the …

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Global Travel News

  • TripAdvisor Announces Winners of Its Latest User-Generated TV Ad Conte

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its latest user-generated TV Ad Contest awarding one grand prize and five runner-up winners. The contest, launched October 2014, required that submissions highlight the benefits of using TripAdvisor to plan …

  • PGA Ambassadors to promote Scotland

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    More than 700 PGA of America professionals have become national ambassadors for Scotland, the Home of Golf after VisitScotland, Gleneagles and Machrihanish Dunes all signed up to support the innovative PGA Magazine Ambassador Programme.   With PGA professionals in America …

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  • Brand USA Participates at SATTE 2015

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Brand USA is participating for the third consecutive year at SATTE 2015 signifying the importance of the growing Indian travel industry for the U.S. SATTE, South Asia’s leading travel & tourism event, is a prominent platform where buyers and sellers …

  • Westin Hotels & Resorts Set to Debut in Buffalo, New York, as Part

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide,  and Delaware North today announced that Starwood’s world-renowned Westin brand will soon debut in Buffalo, N. Y. The Westin Buffalo will open in June 2016 at 250 Delaware Avenue as part of a new 12-story …

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  • Gusty winds and bitterly cold weather in the weekend ahead for Britain

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Strong gusty winds are said to be arriving from Greenland and Iceland on Britain and a yellow warning has been issued by the Met Department for snowy and bitterly cold weather conditions.   Travel warnings have been issued with the …

  • National Tourism Organisation of Montenegro announces offers for EMITT 2015

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    National Tourism Organisation of Montenegro, in cooperation with its strategic partners, local tourism organizations and tourism industry, presents a tourist offer for the upcoming season in one of the most important tourism fairs at Eastern Market »EMITT 2015», which is …

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    AMERICA

  • Mild earthquake recorded in California of magnitude 5.7

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    California witnessed a mild earthquake of 5.7 magnitude according to the U.S.Geological Survey.   It was a gentle quake but significant felt the city manager of Ferndale, Jay Parrish. Nothing of a serious nature really occurred during the quake.   …

  • NYC & Company Highlights Romantic Ways to Have a Perfect Valentine

    Published on : Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, encourages New Yorkers and visitors to share a special Valentine’s Day experience in New York City next month. Whether visitors are traveling as a family or hoping to …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Heritage city of Riyadh gets tourism boost with efforts from King Salm

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz , has exerted great efforts in the support of tourism development and the national heritage of the Kingdom. He was and still is a key supporter of projects …

  • Dubai’s 2020 strategy: drawing families through tourism

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Drawing families will be the main aim of Dubai’s 2020 strategy, with theme parks, safaris and holiday homes in the pipeline. Infrastructure plans and details of sustainable projects were outlined in Dubai Municipality’s Desert Rose venture for nationals, and the …

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    ASIA

  • Malaysian government officially declares all passengers of MH370 dead

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    The Malaysian government has officially announced the disappearance of the Malaysia Airline flight MH370 saying that it was an accident and that there are no survivors left from the accident.   Officials have announced that the Beijing bound aircraft has …

  • Malaysia Won Best ASEAN Marketing And Promotional Campaign At ATF 2015

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Malaysia was awarded the Best ASEAN Marketing and Promotional Campaign at the 34th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) which was held from 22 to 29 January 2015 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. It was presented during the opening ceremony of the …

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  • Passenger Traffic Hits Record High at Winnipeg Richardson Internationa

    Published on : Friday, January 30, 2015

    The number of passengers boarding at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport hit a record high in 2014, reaching 3.67 million, an increase of 5.3% over the prior year’s results. The previous record was 3.57 million passengers in 2007.   “We were …

  • JetBlue Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

    Published on : Friday, January 30, 2015

    JetBlue Airways Corporation today reported its results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014:   Operating income of $169 million in the fourth quarter. This compares to operating income of $115 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. For the full year 2014, JetBluereported operating income …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Venture further, for longer with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Extraordi

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a new brochure – ‘Extraordinary Explorations’ – showcasing the amazing breadth of destinations and experiences to be enjoyed on a longer cruise in 2015. Featuring a selection of voyages, with durations from 25 to …

  • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings LTD. Opens Sales Office In Brazil Compa

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: NCLH) announced today the expansion of its sales presence in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the establishment of a sales, marketing and reservations center to support the growing demand for cruise travel in the region. …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Celebrate Love This Valentine’s Day at Four Seasons Resort Orlan

    Published on : Friday, January 30, 2015

    This Valentine’s Day, couples are invited to fall in love with the romance and luxury of Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort.  Offering special prix-fixe dining, luxurious spa treatments, and gift options to spoil that special someone, couples can …

  • Bring on Chinese New Year at Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai

    Published on : Friday, January 30, 2015

    Chinese New Year is known as the most important traditional holiday for many people. Also called Spring Festival, its well-kept customs are inherited from ancient China as part of the essence of Chinese culture. There are several things those celebrating …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Travel Indochina to become ‘Insider Journeys’

    Published on : Friday, January 30, 2015

    After 21 years, Asia travel specialist Travel Indochina is rebranding to Insider Journeys, effective 2nd February 2015. Managing Director and Co-Founder, Paul Hole, says the change better reflects the philosophy and core focus of the company, and taps into the …

  • Heritage city of Riyadh gets tourism boost with efforts from King Salm

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz , has exerted great efforts in the support of tourism development and the national heritage of the Kingdom. He was and still is a key supporter of projects …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

An interview with Nick Waight, the Managing Director of Group Convention Centres overseeing the ICC and Chief Executive of Dublin Convention Centre. He offers strategic consultancy to other convention centre projects. Nick has many roles which he performs to perfection and makes his own contribution in the MICE tourism Industry of Ireland largely felt.

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The Managing Director of Group Convention Centres

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