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  • Woman passenger sparks security mayhem at Frankfurt airport

    Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    A major hue and cry occurred at Frankfurt Airport when a woman passenger entered the departure area prior to completing her security check. Flights got rescheduled while part of the airport was evacuated before the woman was finally arrested by …

  • Typhoon Lionrock claimed nine lives in Japan

    Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Typhoon Lionrock and a heavy overnight shower in Japan flooded several towns in the northern region of the country and claimed nine lives of elderly people at a nursing home.     The Typhoon Lionrock hit Japan’s city of Ofunato …

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  • Mitsubishi Regional Jet aborted for the second time in a week

    Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Mitsubishi regional jet has aborted a test flight from Japan to Washington state for the second straight day due to problems with an air-conditioning system.   It’s the latest setback for the aircraft, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), which has …

  • Suspicious package forces London’s Victoria coach station to evacuate

    Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    The Victoria coach station in London had to be evacuated on 31st August Wednesday, after a suspicious package got discovered in the morning. The police immediately cordoned off the entire area of the Buckingham Palace Road and they also warned …

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Global Travel News

  • Safeguarding The Azure Window

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    The Malta Tourism Authority, in collaboration with the Dwejra Committee, the Gozo Tourism Association and Nature Trust Malta, is taking steps to raise awareness about the need to protect the Azure Window at Dwejra in Gozo. The aim is to …

  • Bound! Spirit Airlines Brings Ultra- Low Fares To Cuba

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Spirit Airlines is bringing its ultra-low fares to Cuba’s capital city. Beginning December 1, 2016, Spirit will offer twice-daily service to Havana’s José Martí International Airport (HAV) from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).   Spirit’s service between Fort Lauderdale …

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  • Sweet Symphony Set To Serenade Travellers At Brisbane Airport

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Passengers travelling through Brisbane Airport (BNE) may find themselves serenaded by members of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO), which will be taking up the baton as BNE’s next Artist-in-Residence from today.   BNE is the first airport in Australia to …

  • Tourism Tasmania: Celebrating Excellence In The Hospitality Industry

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Tonight’s 2016 Tasmanian Hospitality Association annual Awards for Excellence show that our hospitality sector deserves its reputation as one of the best in the country.   I would like to congratulate all of tonight’s award winners and nominees.  I’d especially …

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    EUROPE

  • First winners of £40 million Discover England Fund announced

    Published on : Friday, August 26, 2016

    Following a rigorous application process, seven project applications are being announced as successful.   Focusing on a wide-range of international markets, including established markets such as the US, Germany, France and the Netherlands as well as growth markets such as …

  • VisitBritain/VisitEngland welcome UK Government Tourism Action Plan

    Published on : Friday, August 26, 2016

    The Government’s announcement comes as VisitEngland is completing a hugely successful first phase of the £40 million Discover England Fund. The Fund attracted an exceptional number of high quality bids, far outweighing the allocated funding available for year one. Following …

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    AMERICA

  • Initiative to boost tourism on the cards

    Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    India and the US are set to announce a major initiative in the travel and tourism sector, including an increase in quota for issuing US visa, in an effort to take the bilateral ties to a higher level.   US …

  • Las Vegas Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the National Parks Service

    Published on : Saturday, August 27, 2016

    Las Vegas is the gateway to national parks in the west, and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service on August 25, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is encouraging visitors to Find Their …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • OmanAir Implements Use of Virus-Guard to Protect Passengers Against Gl

    Published on : Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    Leader in Revolutionary Infection Control for the Aviation Industry Adds New Gulf Airline to Roster of Clients amid Zika Virus Concerns.   Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has announced joining a long list of major …

  • 11-Month-Old Emirati Boy Gets Early First Birthday Surprise

    Published on : Monday, August 29, 2016

    11-month-old Humaid Al Muhairi has become the UAE’s newest and youngest Maserati owner thanks to Yas Island’s Say Yas prize draw.  Visiting Yas Island’s Ferrari World Abu Dhabi late last week, the toddler, his father, Mohammed, mother, Hind Al Hameeri …

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    ASIA

  • ‘Wonderful Indonesia’ woos the world with sponsorship deal at WTM

    Published on : Saturday, August 27, 2016

    Indonesia’s tourism ministry has signed a key sponsorship deal with World Travel Market London 2016 – the leading global event for the travel industry – as the country plans to promote its ‘Wonderful Indonesia’ brand on a global platform.   …

  • Malaysia Airlines enjoys record bookings – sale extended by one day

    Published on : Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Malaysia Airlines is extending the turnaround sale by one day due to massive demand.  The sale saw the booking systems enjoy 5 times the normal traffic. To assist our travel agents and customers, Malaysia Airlines has added 10,000 more seats …

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  • Bound! Spirit Airlines Brings Ultra- Low Fares To Cuba

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Spirit Airlines is bringing its ultra-low fares to Cuba’s capital city. Beginning December 1, 2016, Spirit will offer twice-daily service to Havana’s José Martí International Airport (HAV) from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).   Spirit’s service between Fort Lauderdale …

  • Sweet Symphony Set To Serenade Travellers At Brisbane Airport

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Passengers travelling through Brisbane Airport (BNE) may find themselves serenaded by members of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO), which will be taking up the baton as BNE’s next Artist-in-Residence from today.   BNE is the first airport in Australia to …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Learn all about the Fred. Olsen Difference on a free onboard training

    Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is encouraging travel agents to book onto one of its free onboard training days in September and October 2016, to enable them to experience the product first-hand and help to give them a real understanding of …

  • Pandaw launches world first regular route to Kratie and Mekong dolphin

    Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Pioneering river expedition company Pandaw has relaunched its popular Saigon-Siem Reap “Classic Mekong” river expedition to penetrate further up the Mekong than any other operator.The revised itinerary on the RV Mekong Pandaw includes a rare opportunity to observe the Mekong …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Hyatt and Southwest Value Partners Announce Plans for a Hyatt Regency

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Southwest Value Partners (SWVP) for the development of a Hyatt Regency hotel in Nashville, Tenn. The hotel will be part of SWVP’s 15-acre mixed …

  • Best Western Unveils Spectacular Hotel in Malaysia’s Genting Highlan

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Best Western Hotels & Resorts has unveiled a stunning new upscale hotel in Malaysia’s popular and scenic Genting Highlands.   The brand new Best Western Premier Ion Delemen is nestled into the lush jungle-clad hills of Pahang state, in the …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Safeguarding The Azure Window

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    The Malta Tourism Authority, in collaboration with the Dwejra Committee, the Gozo Tourism Association and Nature Trust Malta, is taking steps to raise awareness about the need to protect the Azure Window at Dwejra in Gozo. The aim is to …

  • Tourism Tasmania: Celebrating Excellence In The Hospitality Industry

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Tonight’s 2016 Tasmanian Hospitality Association annual Awards for Excellence show that our hospitality sector deserves its reputation as one of the best in the country.   I would like to congratulate all of tonight’s award winners and nominees.  I’d especially …

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