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U by Uniworld to conduct agent webinars ahead of debut

     U by Uniworld will help UK travel agents  gather new insights by conducting webinars about its new brand and what it has on offer for guests.   U by Uniworld provides a range of river cruises that caters …

  • Brazil Tourism Ministry extends period of public consultation for Tourism Regionalization Program

    Published on : Monday, February 25, 2013

    The deadline to participate in the restructuring of the Public Consultation for Tourism Regionalization Program has been extended until March 8 by Brazil Tourism, due to the large number of submissions received by the National Tourism Policy (SNPTur) of the …

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  • Business travel makes its debut at AIME 2013

    Published on : Monday, February 25, 2013

    The region’s premier meetings and incentives event, the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME), will expand beyond the show’s traditional industries to incorporate business travel for the very first time, when the event opens its doors next Tuesday, 26 February. …

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  • MENA beckons Business Travellers

    Published on : Monday, February 25, 2013

    In the wake of the global economic crisis, companies were forced to implement cost-saving strategies. While the MENA region was less affected than others, companies nonetheless adopted similar strategies, which commonly included broad cuts in travel budgets and strict limits …

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  • Renaissance Washington unveiled $30 million guest room redesign!

    Published on : Saturday, February 23, 2013

    The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, situated at 999 9th Street at K Street, NW,  announced the completion of the redesign of its 807 guest rooms and suites, a 30 million dollar investment by its owners, Sunstone Hotels.   Renaissance Hotels …

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  • US Travel Association welcomes expansion of TSA’s PreCheck expansion

    Published on : Friday, February 22, 2013

    US Travel Association lauded Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regarding PreCheck, a trusted traveler program, expansion to Austin-Bergstrom International, Cleveland Hopkins International, Memphis International, Nashville International and Raleigh-Durham International airports. “We are thrilled to see PreCheck expand to these key airports …

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  • Hotel industry in line with Brazil Tourism Ministry to prevent high tariffs during World Cup 2014

    Published on : Friday, February 22, 2013

    Ahead of the soccer World Cup 2014, the organisations representing hotel industry and the representatives of Brazil Tourism Ministry have commenced meetings to promote alignment to define joint actions and prevent the abuse of high prices during mega events. The …

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  • Bombardier reported fourth quarter financial results!

    Published on : Friday, February 22, 2013

    Bombardier reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2012. Revenues totaled $4.8 billion for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012, compared to $4.3 billion for the corresponding period last fiscal year. For …

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  • Brazil Tourism Minister inaugurates biggest private tourism event in Brazil

    Published on : Friday, February 22, 2013

    Brazil Tourism Minister Gaston Vieira inaugurated the 19th edition of one of the largest national trade event in Sao Paulo. Considered one of the biggest private tourism events in Brazil, CVC Workshop & Trade Show’s 19th edition is being held …

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  • Brazil eyeing to attract tourists from BRIC countries

    Published on : Friday, February 22, 2013

    The diplomat Acir Wood Pepper Son took office on January 19 as the new Director of International Relations of the Ministry of Tourism. He assumes the post with one of the main missions being enhancing, in partnership with Embratur (Brazilian …

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  • Princes Cruise recognizes Tony Tilman as Stand-out entertainer!

    Published on : Friday, February 22, 2013

    Passengers aboard Crown Princess have voted, and have picked Tony Tillman as Princess Cruises Entertainer of the Year. Four finalists performed and passengers cast their ballots onboard. Tillman is a singer and dynamic entertainer often compared to Sammy Davis, Jr. …

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  • Travelport and Martin Travel announced GDS partnership!

    Published on : Thursday, February 21, 2013

    Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, announced a new long-term GDS and technology services agreement with Martin Travel, LLC, western Virginia’s leading leisure and business travel services provider. Through the agreement, Martin Travel has gained access …

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  • Boeing will provide new laser targetting device to US Air Force!

    Published on : Thursday, February 21, 2013

    Boeing will provide the U.S. Air Force with a lightweight, compact laser targeting system designed to improve the effectiveness of battlefield airmen on Close Air Support missions. The $3 million contract award includes design, development, delivery, training and sustainment for …

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  • Alaska Airlines Names Betsy Bacon Managing Director of Cargo

    Published on : Wednesday, February 20, 2013

    Alaska Airlines’ Betsy Bacon has been named managing director of  Alaska Air Cargo. Bacon, an eight-year veteran of the airline, previously  served as director of cargo operations and compliance, where she was responsible for the airline’s network of cargo centers …

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  • Tourism New Zealand launched online campaign in France!

    Published on : Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    Tourism New Zealand has launched its first major advertising activity in over two years in France, partnering with the two largest online travel agencies Opodo.fr and GoVoyages.fr. Combined, the sites receive over three million visits a month. Launched this week, …

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  • Qantas extends partnership with Queensland to boost tourism!

    Published on : Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    Qantas and the Queensland Government will undertake a joint marketing campaign to attract more business and premium leisure travelers to the State. The $400,000 campaign, to be rolled out by Tourism and Events Queensland and Qantas in February and March, …

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  • New Zealand expects more Indian visitors in summer!

    Published on : Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    Tourism New Zealand is working to drive high value visitors in their shoulder season, encouraging Indian families to ditch the Asian heat for a cool New Zealand holiday. The new joint venture with Singapore Airlines works to position New Zealand …

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  • Bombardier PRIMOVE Technology Powers Wireless Urban Transport

    Published on : Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    The regional operator Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (RNV) is redefining e-mobility for public transport services of the future. During the “PRIMOVE Mannheim” research project, electric buses will recharge wirelessly while passengers get on and off the vehicles at bus stops along the …

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  • Travelport renews contract with UAE travel agency SNTTA

    Published on : Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    Travelport and SNTTA have jointly announced the renewal of their partnership, which will see SNTTA’s clients continue to benefit from Travelport’s expertise and cutting edge products for another three years. The new deal – effective until the end of 2015 …

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  • Hilton Maldives announced Kids stay for free!

    Published on : Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa has added Kids Stay, Play and Eat for Free to their comprehensive offerings at the Resort. If guests travel with children, then as long as they are staying in the same villa as their parents …

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  • Frontier Airlines promised non-stop service from Denver to Eugene and Frenso!

    Published on : Tuesday, February 19, 2013

     Frontier Airlines announced that it is launching new seasonal service from its Denver, Colo. (DEN) hub to Eugene, OR (EUG) starting May 16, 2013, and resuming year-round service from Denver (DEN) to Fresno, CA (FAT) starting May 17, 2013. To …

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