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Shannon Airport Welcomes Expanded Philadelphia Service

Shannon Airport has welcomed the announcement by American Airlines to expand its Shannon to Philadelphia service in 2018, as the airline continues to build on the growing demand for flights between Shannon and its Philadelphia hub.     Welcoming the …

  • Business Rankings Indicate Resurgence of Home-Based Travel Agencies

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Travel agents are making a comeback and the home-based travel agent industry is thriving. Leading home-based travel agencies Dream Vacations, CruiseOne®and Cruises Inc.®, which are part of World Travel Holdings, have been included on the annual Top Private Companies lists for South Florida …

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  • Grape Expectations For British Airways’ New Port

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    British Airways has added Graham’s Six Grapes, the Port favoured by Sir Winston Churchill, to its business class (Club World) drinks menu starting this month.   Back then it was known as Graham’s Vintage Character Port and was served to …

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  • The Kuala Lumpur convention Centre Welcomes New Director of Human Resources!

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is proud to announce the appointment of Muhammad Vickneswaran as its new Director of Human Resources (HR). Vickneswaran is a senior HR professional with over 27 years’ experience in human resources specifically in the hospitality …

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  • Wine Tourism – A key crowd puller!

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    At the present, new wine tourism section has been added to the website nzwine.com/visit by the New Zealand Winegrowers to make the entire things easier for the tourists to find out different wineries and showcasing more than 450 wine experiences …

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  • Takapuna Tourism perked-up by cruise ship spending

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Takapuna tourism witnessed an amazing year 2017 in terms of international cruise visitors spending their time beachside. Located in Auckland’s North Shore, Marketview report shows a record of $6 million rise in visitor spending in Takapuna in the last 12 …

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  • Pushing Northern Ireland golf to the ‘fore’ around the world

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Millions of golfers around the world will see stunning images of Northern Ireland, when they tune in later this month to watch highlights of the recent Northern Ireland Open golf tournament at Galgorm Castle.   Tourism Ireland arranged for one …

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  • Auckland Airport welcomes direct flights on Manila to Auckland route

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Auckland Airport has welcomed the announcement by Philippine Airlines that it will introduce a direct flight on its Manila to Auckland route.   From December 2017 Philippine Airlines will be the first airline to fly non-stop from Manila to Auckland …

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  • TTF congratulates Bruce Baird on Business Events Sydney appointmen

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    The Tourism and Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has welcomed the appointment of Bruce Baird AM as the new Chairman of Business Events Sydney.   TTF Chief Executive Margy Osmond said Mr Baird’s experience across government, industry and not-for-profit sectors was …

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  • WTM strengthens travel credentials with new marketing appointment

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    WTM has boosted its executive team with a new Portfolio Head of Marketing, who has a wealth of travel industry experience.   Jeannette Gilbert joins WTM from her role as Head of Marketing at Fastjet – the rapidly growing new …

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  • Cathay Pacific Releases Combined Traffic Figures For July 2017

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for July 2017 that show an increase in both the number of passengers carried and cargo and mail uplifted compared to the same month in 2016.   …

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  • Ryanair Launches New Erasmus Student Network Booking Platform

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (17 Aug) launched a new dedicated booking platform in partnership with Erasmus Student Network, offering Erasmus students fare discounts, free bags and tailored travel offers.   Delivered as part of Year 4 of Ryanair’s “Always …

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  • 1.2+ million Italians to tune in to Ireland’s Ancient East

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    The most popular travel TV show in Italy, Kilimangiaro, which has more than 1.2 million viewers per episode, is filming in Ireland’s Ancient East this week.   Tourism Ireland in Milan, in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, invited camerawoman Annapia Chico to …

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  • Tour operators claim that Turkey is rebounding to shoulder Spain’s strain

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    For the last couple of years, “Spain is full” has been a common catchphrase used among the European travel bosses. For long time, the destinations in the Mediterranean have been a popular hit, particularly among the sun-starved Northern Europeans. However, …

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  • Travel companies claimed that Spain had strong bookings

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Last week, the Spanish travel trade issued a caution to the tourists that they could be the subject of “serious violent incidents” if dispute continued.   Arran, a local group activist held few protest movements among which some were quite …

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  • Food and Hotel Thailand 2017 will be celebrating its 25th year with over 30,000 visitors

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    The coordinators claim that this year it will be bigger and better with unique approach than ever. There will be new exhibitors, products, events and competitions. “Refreshing Premium Business” is the theme for this year. Over 370 exhibitors will be …

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  • Tourism growth benefits AoT

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    For the quarter to June, AOT (Airports of Thailand) published 8% increase in net profit, marked by the constant increase in air traffic. This leading airport operator netted 5.39 billion baht in the April-June quarter. This accounted 7.9 percent annual …

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  • Formula 1 Powerboat Racing Returns to The Capital for London Tech Week 2018

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    The 2018 race will see around 24 drivers of the world’s leading F1 Powerboat drivers race around the iconic Royal Victoria Docks site in June next year. The two-day race weekend (16-17th June) will give spectators the chance to see …

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  • Shree Airlines Joins Bombardier’s Family of CRJ Series Aircraft Operators

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft congratulates Shree Airlines on the launch of a new regional jet service with CRJ Series aircraft.   “We are pleased to welcome Shree Airlines to the worldwide family of CRJ Series aircraft operators,” said David Speirs, Vice …

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  • JAL Announces International Fare Fuel Surcharge For Tickets Issued Between October – November 2017

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Japan Airlines (JAL) will maintain current levels of fuel surcharge on all international passenger tickets purchased between October 1 and November 30, 2017.     JAL sets fuel surcharge levels bimonthly based on the 2-month average price of Singapore kerosene-type …

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  • Gulf Air And Aegean Airlines Ink Codeshare Agreement

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Aegean Airlines, Greece’s largest carrier, have entered into a codeshare partnership widening their respective networks across Europe and the Middle East.   Specifically, travellers can now codeshare on flights …

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