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  • Typhoon Megi claims 4 lives; 316 injured

    Published on : Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    As Typhoon Megi lashed Taiwan’s northeastern coastline on Tuesday, four people died and at least 316 were injured.   More than 2.7 million homes were without electricity after around 38 inches (1000 millimeters) of rain fell in Yilan County, according …

  • Twin blasts in the German city of Dresden

    Published on : Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Two separate improvised bombs exploded in the German city of Dresden on Monday night.   One of the attacks targeted a mosque while the second targeted the International Congress Center of Dresden.   No injuries have been reported from the …

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  • Snake prompts emergency stop for Japan bullet train

    Published on : Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    A Japanese bullet train had to make an emergency stop after a snake was found slithering between the seats.   A passenger spotted the 30cm (12in) serpent poking through a gap in the seats, prompting the train, travelling between Tokyo …

  • Airbnb revealed the global travel trend on World Tourism Day

    Published on : Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    This World Tourism Day, Airbnb looks at the travel trends that have dominated this culturally diverse region in the recent years, with each country displaying unique attributes motivated by varied cultural nuances.   Top 6 travel trends from APAC-Discover how …

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  • Tourism Ireland and Emirates Airline Lunches UAE Sales Mission

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Tourism Ireland, CEO, Niall Gibbons made a special visit to Dubai yesterday to open the Emirates Airline and Tourism Ireland Sales Mission at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Dubai. The Sales Mission is part of Tourism Ireland’s continued efforts to drive tourism …

  • Registration Opens for International Gay & Lesbian Travel Associat

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association opened registration today for its 34th Annual Global Convention. The conference is the premier educational and networking event for the global LGBT tourism industry and will be held 4-6 May 2017 in St. …

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  • Red Planet Hotels Accelerates Asian Expansion Through Investment From

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Red Planet Hotels, the fast growing pan-Asian budget hotel chain announced today it has received USD70 million from Goldman Sachs , a leading global investment bank.Founded in 2010, Red Planet Hotels owns and operates a portfolio of 26 hotels in …

  • ONYX Announces Key Appointments to the North Asia Management Team

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality Group announced appointments to two key positions in its North Asia management team.Tommy Lai was named Vice President of ONYX North Asia. Based in Hong Kong, Lai holds the role as head of North Asia, and is …

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    EUROPE

  • EU plans to give free train rides to 18-year-olds to travel the continent

    Published on : Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Growing economic and social turmoil in the entire continent of Europe has forced some of the politicians of EU to come up with an idea that can bring radical change in the mind of the youth of the continent. The idea …

  • Tourism affected in Europe due to safety threats

    Published on : Monday, September 19, 2016

    Tourism in Europe has suffered a setback due to recent terrorist attacks and security concerns and has resulted in lesser number of tourists. There has been a 0.9% decrease in tourist inflow during the summers compared to last year and …

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    AMERICA

  • ‘India is one of the most important source markets for us’

    Published on : Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Millions of people still yearn to visit the US to realise the so-called American dream. But that does not make the superpower’s job easy to get foreigners to fly there and contribute to their economy. Brand USA that markets the …

  • Brand USA loves Indian Tourists: U.S. Sales Mission in India a success

    Published on : Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    The United States is upbeat on the India market and is trying to see that the visitors see places and attractions beyond the gateway points.   Brand USA wants Indians to travel to the United States of America. The largest …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Kenyan Journalist Aggrey Mutambo Wins APO Invitation to Attend the Afr

    Published on : Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    APO , the press release distribution service dedicated to Africa and the Middle East, and the global leader in media relations related to Africa and Middle East, today announced that reporter Aggrey Mutambo (@agmutambo) from Kenya has won APO’s invitation …

  • Green and carbon-free Dubai to revamp tourism

    Published on : Monday, September 26, 2016

    Dubai Tourism is obtaining know-how of four major entities – Etihad ESCO, Dubai Carbon, Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) and Emirates Wildlife Society-WWF to help Dubai Sustainable Tourism Initiative (DSTI) and make environment green and reduce carbon emissions from tourism sectors. …

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    ASIA

  • MATTA welcomes appointment of new Tourism Malaysia chairman

    Published on : Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) PresidentDatukHj Hamzah Rahmatwelcomes the appointment of Datuk Siew Ka Wei as the new chairman for Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board.   Hamzah said “We are pleased that Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri …

  • Tourism brings unknown Buddhist valley to light

    Published on : Thursday, September 15, 2016

    A valley never known before was hidden in the Himalayas for centuries as a Buddhist territory and was impermissible for outsiders. Situated 4000 meters above the sea level, this territory all of a sudden developed with asphalt roads, solar panels, …

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  • Qantas and Sheridan Announce First Class Partnership

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Qantas has announced a new partnership with Sheridan to create the ultimate luxury sleep experience, designed exclusively for Qantas First Suites across its fleet of A380s.   The collaboration will see Sheridan, Australia’s most premium quality home and lifestyle brand …

  • Alaska Airlines will fly to Havana, Cuba, beginning Jan. 5, 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Alaska Airlines will launch historic new flying to Havana, Cuba on Jan. 5, 2017. The daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles is among the first regularly scheduled commercial flights to the island country in more than 50 years, and is …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Windstar Wins Gold for Small Ship Cruising, Best Itinerary, and Best E

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Boutique cruise line Windstar Cruises is thrilled to receive three Gold Magellans and one Silver Magellan in the 2016 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards which recognized the travel company as a leader in small ship cruising. Windstar also earned accolades for …

  • CLIA: October Is Plan A Cruise Month In The United States And Canada

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, has announced October is Plan a Cruise Month. The multi-faceted campaign will unite the cruise industry to help travelers discover there is a cruise …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Red Planet Hotels Accelerates Asian Expansion Through Investment From

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Red Planet Hotels, the fast growing pan-Asian budget hotel chain announced today it has received USD70 million from Goldman Sachs , a leading global investment bank.Founded in 2010, Red Planet Hotels owns and operates a portfolio of 26 hotels in …

  • ONYX Announces Key Appointments to the North Asia Management Team

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality Group announced appointments to two key positions in its North Asia management team.Tommy Lai was named Vice President of ONYX North Asia. Based in Hong Kong, Lai holds the role as head of North Asia, and is …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Tourism Ireland and Emirates Airline Lunches UAE Sales Mission

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Tourism Ireland, CEO, Niall Gibbons made a special visit to Dubai yesterday to open the Emirates Airline and Tourism Ireland Sales Mission at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Dubai. The Sales Mission is part of Tourism Ireland’s continued efforts to drive tourism …

  • Phenomenal rise in Airbnb tourists to Britain

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    An astounding 1.6 million people from around the world chose to use Airbnb stays in the UK between June and August. Almost half of those were domestic travellers, revealing a growing trend towards staycations. The summer figures mark a whopping …

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