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  • Independence Day – 41.9 million Americans traveling this 4th July weekend

    Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2015

    The American Independence Day this year will be marked as the biggest human migration for the country since 2007. The weekend of this Independence Day is typically the busiest summer travel holiday as families can take extended vacations. AAA says …

  • Check out the trending trips & destinations of the season!

    Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Virtuoso, the international network of luxury travel agencies, conducts an annual survey including dream destinations, trips of a lifetime, intriguing travel trends, and even winning essays on the value of travel written by travelers themselves.   The Facts: More than …

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Global Travel News

  • Sydney inspires innovative ideas for global MICE industry

    Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Business Events Sydney (BESydney) and International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) have partnered with innovation, diversity and success expert Frans Johansson to deliver exclusive and tailored workshops to valued American association clients.     Held in New York on 26 …

  • Gulf Air unveils European summer schedules

    Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2015

    As part of its new summer schedule, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air will increase its flights to and from all of: Frankfurt, Larnaca and Paris during the upcoming peak summer travel period and until September 2015, due …

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  • International meeting on “dark” flights over the Baltic Sea held i

    Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2015

    The aviation authorities of the Baltic Sea states and civil and military operatives held a meeting on Thursday 2 July, in Finland. The objective of the workgroup is to promote aviation safety in the international air space of the Baltic …

  • Princess Cruises Showcases a World of Whisky

    Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Princess Cruises is introducing its guests to the world of whisky with the locally-based Dawn Princess now featuring the cruise line’s first dedicated whisky bar. From Scotland’s windswept Isle of Skye to the alps of Japan and the northern coastline …

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    EUROPE

  • International meeting on “dark” flights over the Baltic Sea held in Finland

    Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2015

    The aviation authorities of the Baltic Sea states and civil and military operatives held a meeting on Thursday 2 July, in Finland. The objective of the workgroup is to promote aviation safety in the international air space of the Baltic …

  • ExCeL London wins the AEO venue of the year 2015

    Published on : Friday, July 3, 2015

    ExCeL London won the coveted ‘Venue of the Year’ award at the Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards on Friday 26th June at London’s Grosvenor House.     ‘Winning the Best Venue Award is a huge accolade and testament …

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    AMERICA

  • Independence Day – 41.9 million Americans traveling this 4th Jul

    Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2015

    The American Independence Day this year will be marked as the biggest human migration for the country since 2007. The weekend of this Independence Day is typically the busiest summer travel holiday as families can take extended vacations. AAA says …

  • Monument Valley – one of the most photographed places in the wor

    Published on : Friday, July 3, 2015

    America is renowned for its famous bucket list drives. Many have the infamous Route 66 on their lists, yet the Utah Office of Tourism claims the iconic drive through Monument Valley, one of the most photographed places in the world, …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Gulf Air unveils European summer schedules

    Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2015

    As part of its new summer schedule, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air will increase its flights to and from all of: Frankfurt, Larnaca and Paris during the upcoming peak summer travel period and until September 2015, due …

  • Passenger numbers at Dubai International crossed 6.2 million in May

    Published on : Friday, July 3, 2015

    Passenger numbers at Dubai International continued their rapid ascent in May as the airport welcomed 6.2 million customers, up 23.2 percent from the same period last year, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports.     …

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    ASIA

  • Sofitel Sydney offering a unique experience for art lovers

    Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Sydney’s ‘hotel for the arts’ Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is offering guests a unique, art inspired high tea from 18 July to 27 September 2015 in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ (AGNSW) Archibald Prize 2015.     …

  • New advisory board to set the agenda for AIME 2016

    Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2015

    The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) to be held in Melbourne, Australia, 23 – 24 February 2016, has gathered a host of the industry’s most experienced buyers, sellers and influencers to form the AIME Advisory Board.       …

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  • Gulf Air unveils European summer schedules

    Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2015

    As part of its new summer schedule, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air will increase its flights to and from all of: Frankfurt, Larnaca and Paris during the upcoming peak summer travel period and until September 2015, due …

  • International meeting on “dark” flights over the Baltic Sea held i

    Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2015

    The aviation authorities of the Baltic Sea states and civil and military operatives held a meeting on Thursday 2 July, in Finland. The objective of the workgroup is to promote aviation safety in the international air space of the Baltic …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Princess Cruises Showcases a World of Whisky

    Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Princess Cruises is introducing its guests to the world of whisky with the locally-based Dawn Princess now featuring the cruise line’s first dedicated whisky bar. From Scotland’s windswept Isle of Skye to the alps of Japan and the northern coastline …

  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches ‘Worldwide Cruises 2016/17’ feat

    Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched its new ‘Worldwide Cruises 2016/17’ main brochure, featuring its most ambitious and unique cruise programme ever. In 2016/17, Fred. Olsen’s fleet of four smaller, more intimate ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Family And Friends Getaway At Mandarin Oriental, Macau

    Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2015

    This summer, guests can spend quality time with their family and friends with Mandarin Oriental, Macau’s Family Fun and Friends Getaway packages. Both provide luxury and relaxation in a truly spectacular setting with special savings on a second room. The …

  • Sofitel Sydney offering a unique experience for art lovers

    Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Sydney’s ‘hotel for the arts’ Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is offering guests a unique, art inspired high tea from 18 July to 27 September 2015 in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ (AGNSW) Archibald Prize 2015.     …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Premier launches innovative social media campaign

    Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has launched a new social media tourism campaign inviting global travellers to experience the greatest reef on earth.     The Premier made the announcement in Cairns with Tourism Minister Kate Jones, after UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee …

  • Indonesia to hold tourism events in Tokyo in July

    Published on : Friday, July 3, 2015

    Continuing the successful staging of  an array of Indonesian cultures during the Indonesia Galore and Papua Week last March and June at the ASEAN-Japan Centre in Tokyo, Japan,Indonesia will again hold a series of cultural and tourism events for the …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts welcomed Nick Bosworth to take on the role of Vice President Brand & Marketing. In this issue, he shares his thoughts on hospitality sector and how his journey has been all these years.

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