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  • Sri Lanka tourism chief is confident of rapid revival of tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Kishu Gomes, Sri Lanka Tourism chief has recently shown his confidence on the resurgence of the tourism industry of the country in less than 13 months, in the results of the Easter Sunday bombings and is quite positive that it …

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  • Aleph Hospitality to operate 35 hotels in Middle East and Africa by 2025

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Aleph Hospitality, a dynamic independent hotel management company in the Middle East and Africa, has revealed plans to grow its portfolio to 35 properties by 2025 as demand for alternative management models gains momentum.   At the 2019 Arabian Hotel …

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  • Etihad Airways Reduces Carbon Footprint

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, continues to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by implementing fuel saving initiatives, reinforcing its commitment to sustainability.       Following a number of improvements aimed at enhancing operational fleet efficiencies, Etihad …

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  • Airbus The Month In Review: April 2019

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Airbus logged orders for a total of five A350 XWB and A330neo widebody jetliners in April and delivered 70 aircraft during the month from across its A220, A320, A330neo and A350 XWB single-aisle and widebody product lines.   The bookings …

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  • Boeing Statement on AOA Disagree Alert

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    On every airplane delivered to our customers, including the MAX, all flight data and information needed to safely operate the aircraft is provided in the flight deck on the primary flight deck displays. This information is provided full-time in the …

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  • QT Hotels Announces 2020 Opening of QT Newcastle In Australia

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Event Hospitality & Entertainment Limited (EVENT) today announced it has entered into a management agreement with Iris Capital for a QT Hotels property in Newcastle, Australia. One of four new hotels being developed for the QT brand across Australia and New Zealand, …

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  • Tourism Ireland unveils fourth stained glass window in Belfast

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    It’s week four of Tourism Ireland’s 2019 Game of Thrones campaign and the latest ‘Glass of Thrones’ has been revealed in Belfast today (Monday, 6thMay) – at the SSE Arena.   To celebrate the final series of Game of Thrones, Tourism …

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  • German journalists set sail on the Shannon!

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Seven travel journalists from Germany have been visiting Ireland this week, enjoying a cruise on the River Shannon – as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and cruise tour operator, Locaboat.   The visiting journalists – representing various print and online …

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  • WestJet and WestJet Encore flight dispatchers reach tentative agreements

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    WestJet today announced that tentative agreements have been reached between both WestJet and the Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association (CALDA) and WestJet Encore and CALDA.   “We are pleased that fair and balanced solutions have been reached between the company and …

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  • John Wayne Airport Launches New Play Me! Piano Program

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    John Wayne Airport (JWA) is excited to announce the launch of a new Play Me! Piano program modeled after the “Play Me, I’m Yours” street piano to provide a stage for spontaneous live music in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal. …

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  • Authentic phonebooth from England used to surprise unsuspecting passersby in airline’s latest video

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Following the official launch of WestJet’s new 787-9 Dreamliner service between Calgary and London, Gatwick the airline’s newest marketing video #LondonCalling highlights real-time surprises for unsuspecting Calgarians.   In the video, WestJet’s teal painted phonebooth was positioned to ring throughout …

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  • Budget a Further Boost For Northern Territory Tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    The NT Government’s strong ongoing investment in the local visitor economy will flow right through the wider Territory economy TTF CEO Margy Osmond said today.   The 2019/2020 Budget handed down today included a $62.8 million funding increase for tourism …

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  • On Philippines tourism, France sees major opportunities!

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    France has foreseen “huge potential” of the tourism sector of the country as it convened its first tourism joint working group meeting with the Philippines in Manila in April.   To quote French Ambassador Nicholas Galey, “France is well aware …

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  • Lufthansa introduces its new service in Austin, Texas!

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Lufthansa has started its new non-stop air service between Austin and the airline’s Frankfurt hub. Flight LH468 departed Frankfurt Airport at 10 a.m. local time and touched down at Bergstrom International Airport of Austin at 2:05 p.m. local time. At …

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  • TrueNoord opens in Singapore

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    TrueNoord, the specialist regional aircraft lessor, has established a representative office in Singapore as the first step in broadening its global footprint in the Asia region with a view to establishing a more permanent presence going forward. Carst Lindeboom, Sales …

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  • London’s mini ‘infantry’: London babies welcome the royal baby in true regal fashion

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Laura Citron, CEO of London & Partners, which runs visitlondon.com said, “Huge congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their gorgeous baby boy. London is proud to have played a big part in the couple’s love story, …

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  • India holds good potential in MICE tourism

    Published on : Monday, May 6, 2019

    A new report from FICCI said that a strong economic growth along with rapid emergence of India as a possible MICE tourism destination in the global stage is growing at a much faster rate.   India is the latest entrant …

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  • At least 15 countries globally are expected to take part in Karibu Kili Fair, Tanzania

    Published on : Monday, May 6, 2019

    At least 15 countries globally are expected to take part in Karibu Kili Fair, which is an international tourism fair, to be held in Tanzania’s safari capital of Arusha from June 7 to June 9.   Dominic Shoo, coordinator of …

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  • Brand USA drives economy to the US tourism

    Published on : Monday, May 6, 2019

    As the destination marketing organization for the United States, Brand USA’s goal is to increase incremental international visitation, spend, and market share to boost the nation’s economy and enhance its image worldwide. Brand USA began its operations in May 2011. …

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  • Election tourism – niche vehicle for foreign tourists in India now!

    Published on : Monday, May 6, 2019

    For most travelers, a trip to India mostly centers around temples, forts, festivals and food.   But for many visitors, it’s all about “election tourism” at the moment.   As the world’s largest democracy, with up to 900 million votes being cast …

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