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  • Airbus launches new VIP widebody cabin-concept

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    Airbus has launched a new VIP cabin concept, initially for the A330-200, offering a faster and more affordable way to the greater capacity, capability and comfort of a widebody for both private and government customers. Called Summit, the concept features …

  • Golden anniversary extravaganza at Rotana’s Benihana restaurants across the UAE

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    In line with its 50th anniversary celebrations, Benihana at three of Rotana’s hotels in Abu Dhabi and Dubai will feature a host of promotions for its guests, all in the spirit of giving back for their support over these golden …

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  • WTM seminars set to explore the taxing system of duty free and retail market

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    World Travel Market (WTM) 2014 – the leading global event for the travel industry – is putting shopping in the spotlight in a seminar session exploring the importance of the duty free and travel retail market.   The session, Duty …

  • Is Halloween Tourism Inspired by Pop Culture and Folklore?

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    Every town has a ghost story, but some destinations embrace their haunted pasts in a way that attracts an influx of tourism during the Halloween season. The travel experts at Hotels.com have named the five best Halloween travel destinations stemming …

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Global Travel News

  • Luxurious Pleasure in Amazing Thailand

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    As a very successful of last year event , Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is now organizing The 2nd Thailand Luxury Pleasure Road Show “ whereby around 15 luxurious service providers and representatives from the very best boutique and luxury hotels, Resorts and Airlines …

  • Onyx Payments Acquires Worldwide Payment Systems

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    Onyx Payments, the largest payment processor for hotels and travel distributors, announced today that it has acquired the Spain-based Worldwide Payment Services (WPS), a leading provider of international payment processing.     Innovative technologies and a strong customer base have earned WPS …

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  • Sodexo Prestige Showcase the Best of Scottish Produce

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    Sodexo Prestige are gearing up for the 2015 Year of Food and Drink in Scotland with a mouth-watering event aimed at tingling the taste buds of their customers and industry partners.The glamorous food-tasting will be held at Edinburgh’s Royal College of Physicians, …

  • Escape with an outdoor adventure in Gippsland this summer

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    Gippsland will be bursting with outdoor activities this summer as the region’s breathtaking beaches, lakes district, hiking trails and world-renowned camping spots welcome travellers and come alive in the warmer weather. A diverse destination with experiences for hard-core adventure, indulgent …

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    EUROPE

  • WTM seminars set to explore the taxing system of duty free and retail market

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    World Travel Market (WTM) 2014 – the leading global event for the travel industry – is putting shopping in the spotlight in a seminar session exploring the importance of the duty free and travel retail market.   The session, Duty …

  • New partnership brings 30 Brazilian buyers to London

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    This year’s Global European Marketplace (GEM) will be boosted by a delegation of leading Brazilian tour operators. GEM, ETOA’s flagship B2B networking event, showcases the very best of European tourism product to international buyers during a day of scheduled business …

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    AMERICA

  • DoubleTree by Hilton opens in Florida’s ancient city

    Published on : Saturday, October 18, 2014

    DoubleTree by Hilton announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton St. Augustine Historic District, located in the heart of the “Ancient City,” the first permanent European settlement in the continental U.S. Formerly a Ramada Inn, the five-story hotel has been …

  • B.C. sets up Ebola preparedness task force

    Published on : Saturday, October 18, 2014

    Health Minister Terry Lake issued the following update on the health-care system’s preparation for the low likelihood of a case of Ebola in B.C.: “On Oct. 16, 2014, senior staff and I met with the CEOs of B.C.’s health authorities …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Golden anniversary extravaganza at Rotana’s Benihana restaurants

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    In line with its 50th anniversary celebrations, Benihana at three of Rotana’s hotels in Abu Dhabi and Dubai will feature a host of promotions for its guests, all in the spirit of giving back for their support over these golden …

  • Jumeirah announces special offers during the festive season

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced special offers at hotels around the world to celebrate this year’s festive season.     Stay warm this winter with a holiday to Dubai and …

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    ASIA

  • Summer sports in Melbourne to attract healthy tourism

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    This summer Melbourne takes pole-position with a jam-packed sporting events calendar that will see the city streets abuzz with excitement and the laneways, bars and restaurants jumping. From the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year to the world’s …

  • Gippsland lists out outdoor activities for summer

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    Gippsland will be bursting with outdoor activities this summer as the region’s breathtaking beaches, lakes district, hiking trails and world-renowned camping spots welcome travellers and come alive in the warmer weather. A diverse destination with experiences for hard-core adventure, indulgent …

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  • Airbus launches new VIP widebody cabin-concept

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    Airbus has launched a new VIP cabin concept, initially for the A330-200, offering a faster and more affordable way to the greater capacity, capability and comfort of a widebody for both private and government customers. Called Summit, the concept features …

  • Qatar Airways Cargo Adds Stavanger To Its Expanding Network

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    Qatar Airways Cargo today announced the launch of freighters to Stavanger in Norway, effective 3 November 2014.     Stavanger will be served once a week by an Airbus A330F freighter, with the freighter making a stop at Brussels before …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Royal Caribbean International to host “Dancesport All Champions on M

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas has been chosen to host another ‘World’s First’ competition.  This time round, it will be the Showdance event on the largest ship in Asia named as “Dancesport All Champions on Mariner of the …

  • World’s First Showdance Competition at Sea hosted by Mariner of the

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas has been chosen to host another ‘World’s First’ competition.  This time round, it will be the Showdance event on the largest ship in Asia named as “Dancesport All Champions on Mariner of the …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Jumeirah announces special offers during the festive season

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced special offers at hotels around the world to celebrate this year’s festive season.     Stay warm this winter with a holiday to Dubai and …

  • Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok invites guests for “The Oriental Jour

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    Traditional English afternoon tea at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s Authors’ Lounge now comes with a generous serving of the hotel’s unparalleled heritage. Guests savouring this grand institution are invited to enjoy a guided tour entitled ‘The Oriental Journey’, a permanent exhibition …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Luxurious Pleasure in Amazing Thailand

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    As a very successful of last year event , Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is now organizing The 2nd Thailand Luxury Pleasure Road Show “ whereby around 15 luxurious service providers and representatives from the very best boutique and luxury hotels, Resorts and Airlines …

  • TAT won The Best International Tourism Board 2014

    Published on : Monday, October 20, 2014

    Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) New Delhi, recently won The Best International Tourism Board 2014 award at the East India Travel Awards Presentation on 10th October 2014. TAT New Delhi was recognized as creativity, innovative and informative national tourism board …

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An interview with Mike Lee is the Vice President of Sales for Marina Bay Sands. Enhancing aspects of MICE, Business and Leisure Tourism and special focus on revenue responsibility, he joined Marina Bay Sands in November 2010. With over 35 years of hotel marketing, sales and developmental experience he has set dynamic standards in the hotel industry.

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