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  • Volara Integrates with and Supports the Just-Announced Google Assistant Interpreter Mode

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Coming on the heels of yesterday’s unveiling of Google Assistant Interpreter Mode at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Volara – the voice hub for the hotel industry – and Dream Hotel Group announce a fully integrated hospitality-grade …

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  • Asia’s Largest Licensing Show Attracts 23,000 Visitors

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the 17th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Licensing Show, the world’s second-largest and Asia’s largest event of its kind, drew to a successful close today. The three-day fair (7-9 Jan) …

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  • Delta Air Lines books order for additional 15 Airbus A220 aircraft

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Delta Air Lines has ordered 15 additional A220 aircraft, bringing to 90 the total of the new generation, highly fuel-efficient jetliners the world’s second-largest airline has on order. The additional orders are the airline’s first for the -300 model. Delta …

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  • Hyatt Launches Public Bug Bounty Program With HackerOne

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced the launch of a public bug bounty program with HackerOne in which ethical hackers are invited to test Hyatt websites and mobile apps for potential vulnerabilities and securely disclose them to Hyatt. In working with …

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  • Delta extends Airbus A220 order book to 90 total aircraft

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Delta has reached an agreement with Airbus to extend its order book of the highly efficient, state-of-the-art A220 by 15 aircraft to a total of 90.Delta’s future A220 fleet will consist of 40 A220-100 series aircraft and the remaining 50 …

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  • Asia’s first solar yacht launches in Myanmar

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Burma Boating, a sailing firm owned by Myanmar tourism trailblazers Memories Group, has unveiled the latest acquisition to its fleet – the S55, a 16.7-meter solar-powered yacht, which will offer expeditions around the Mergui Archipelago from January 2019.   The …

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  • Neighborhood guide to winter restaurant week in Washington, DC

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Winter in the District would not be complete without Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, which runs from Jan. 14-20, 2019. Throughout the promotion, over 100 restaurants across the DC area offer three-course, prix-fixe meals for brunch, lunch and dinner, with brunch …

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  • Armani Hotel Dubai to host World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony 2019

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    World Spa Awards – the global initiative to recognize and reward excellence in the spa and wellness sector – has revealed that its Gala Ceremony 2019 will be hosted at Armani Hotel Dubai on 21st October 2019. The announcement follows …

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  • Record passenger numbers for KLM in 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    KLM welcomed a record 34.2 million passengers on board in 2018. That is a 4.5% increase compared to 2017. The growth was greatest in Europe and in North and South America. The strong passenger growth resulted in a record load …

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  • Malaysia named as third most popular travel destination in Asia in 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    World Travel Monitor is an annual survey monitoring outbound travel volume and travel behavior in all main markets worldwide. The top destinations chosen by tourists to travel in 2018 were identified in the report.   Agoda, Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia …

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  • Muscat International Airport taking part in 2019 Skytrax World’s Best Airport Survey

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Muscat International Airport is participating in the 2019 Skytrax World’s Best Airport Survey, competing against the best for the prized award.   The airport is a true representation of the country’s genuine hospitality and beautiful landscape, and has received global …

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  • Denton gets major tourism boost under the guidance of Kim Phillips

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    When Kim Phillips started as the vice president of the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau in January 2003, the city was way different.   Although the city had the Denton Main Street Association and local businesses, the concentrated effort to …

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  • airBaltic Achieves 99.8% Flight Regularity in 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    The Latvian airline airBaltic has further improved its world-class regularity rate, performing  99.8% of its planned flights in 2018. It is an improvement of 0.4 percentage points compared to 2017 and means that only 0.2% of flights were cancelled last year due …

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  • Zimbabwe aiming to increase tourist traffic from the Chinese market

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Zimbabwe is aiming to increase tourist traffic from the Chinese market and gain advantage from the growth in the Asian country’s outbound tourism which has witnessed an estimated 120 million Chinese travellers taking to foreign trips around the world annually …

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  • Sabarimala Temple might allow foreigners for darshan

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    After the entry of two women aged below 50 into Sabarimala sparked controversy and violence in the state, it remains unsure whether the temple will be opened for foreign tourists who are willing to visit the hill shrine after the …

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  • 2019 declared the year of Gobeklitepe

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    2019 has been declared as “the Year of Gobeklitepe” in honor of the 12,000-year-old temple in south-eastern Turkey. With this, tourism to the world’s oldest archeological site is expected to boost the region.   Located in Turkey’s south-eastern Sanliurfa province, …

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  • ITB Berlin and IPK International: Strong year for Asian outbound travel

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    After moderate growth rates of five per cent in 2017, Asia is picking up again with an increase of eight per cent in the first eight months of the year. A key growth driver has been travel within Asia, which …

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  • Mombasa waterfront project at Mama Ngina Drive expected to improve tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    The Sh460 million Mombasa waterfront project at Mama Ngina Drive will improve tourism in the coastal city.   The project is being carried out by the Ministry of Tourism and the county government.   President Uhuru Kenyatta, ODM leader Raila …

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  • More than million tourists visit Israel in 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Last year, more than million tourists visited Israel, marking an increase of 14% from 2017 and 42% from 2016, said the Ministry of Tourism. In all, 4,120,800 foreign visitors came to Israel in 2018.   “In 2018, we have reached an …

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  • VisitScotland statement in response to Crichton Hall investment

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    In response to the plans to transform Crichton Hall in Dumfries into a destinational hotel and spa, VisitScotland Regional Leadership Director, Paula Ward, said: “The development of a luxury spa hotel in Dumfries & Galloway is fantastic news for the …

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