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Tourism and Events Queensland appoints UK PR and Communications Manager

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) has announced Naomi Pedlow as the newly appointed Public Relations and Communications Manager in the UK.   Joining the team from 1st August, Ms Pedlow will deliver TEQ’s media and PR strategy to inspire and drive …

More flights, more often with WestJet’s winter schedule

WestJet’s seasonal schedule for winter 2019/2020 features more flights from Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto to domestic, transborder, international and sun destinations and includes WestJet’s seasonal service to both Paris and Nashville from Calgary, commencing earlier than past years on March 12 (Paris) and March 16 (Nashville). WestJet’s popular daily summer seasonal service between Calgary and Portland (PDX) will …

Jakarta gears up to host Food & Hotel Indonesia 2019

Food & Hotel Indonesia is the country’s leading international food and hospitality event. The event is scheduled to be held on July 24-27, 2019 during Jakarta International Expo in Kemayoran.   Attracting key trade-only buyers from all sectors of the hospitality …

Mumbai all set to host MICE India and Luxury Travel Congress 2019

The MICE India and Luxury Travel Congress (MILT) Mumbai, 2019, will commence tomorrow. The MILT Congress continues to be the country’s premier, closed door platform.   Capitalizing on India’s massive outbound MICE & business travel market that is estimated to reach USD93 …

Rottnest Island records 6.9% increase in tourist arrivals

With a record number of visitors to Western Australia’s premier holiday island in 2018-19, the extraordinary growth in visitor numbers to Rottnest Island continues.   The number of visitors jumped to 785,002, a 6.9 per cent increase on the 734,637 …

  • Innovation Norway apologises for Sommarøy story

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Innovation Norway regret that we have initiated a story about Sommarøy in Troms wanting to stop time, in which it was not made clear that this was a marketing campaign from Innovation Norway and Visit Norway.   Media both nationally …

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  • FCO issues new, urgent travel warning to parts of Turkey

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    According to new safety warnings from the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Britons are advised against visiting to some parts of Turkey. In light of fighting on the border with Syria, the FCO has updated its travel advice. The …

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  • Vienna Airport Directly Connected with Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates in the Future

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    An even more extensive flight offering from Vienna will exist starting on September 15, 2019, when Air Arabia launches a new direct flight connection to Vienna. The low-cost airline will link Vienna Airport with Sharjah, the third largest city in …

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  • SFO Joins International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today announced that it has become a member of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), the world’s leading network of LGBTQ+ welcoming tourism businesses, as part of strengthening SFO’s commitment to diversity …

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  • Amal by Malaysia Airlines Set to Fly up to 20,000 Pilgrims for this Year’s Hajj Season

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Amal, the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage arm of Malaysia Airlines, is set to transport up to 20,000 pilgrims for this year’s Hajj season. The first flight is scheduled to depart KL International Airport (KLIA) to Jeddah and Madinah on 4 …

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  • Turkish Airlines’ first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is in the air

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Turkish Airlines has announced that up to 30 new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will join the airlines’ young and fast-growing fleet over the next four years, and each will feature the carrier’s bespoke, all-new Business Class Cabins. The Turkish national …

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  • Summer, Sun and Vacation: Start the Holidays with Austrian Airlines

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    This Friday, around 450,000 school pupils in Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland begin their well-deserved summer holidays. Pupils in the other federal provinces commence their summer vacations one week later. Accordingly, the travel season for Austrian Airlines also reaches its …

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  • Norwegian Holidays Has Relaunched to Give Customers an Even Better Package Travel Experience

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Norwegian Holidays has relaunched to provide customers with a new package holiday experience, offering them more choice and better value to more than 100 destinations with new partner TripX.   The new holiday platform allows consumers to easily search and …

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  • Gulf Air Appoints Bahraini Country Manager In Dubai

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announces the appointment of Mr. Esam Abdulhameed Al Hammadi as a Country Manager for its Dubai station. With a vast experience in airline sales and having managed Gulf Air’s hub …

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  • Singapore Changi Airport – Operating Indicators for May 2019

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.41 million passenger movements in May 2019, a 2.1% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements dipped 2% to 31,700 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput declined 5% to 172,000 tonnes for the month.     For the month …

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  • London Bridge Station Scoops Top Architecture Award

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Based on a design by Grimshaw, the station re-opened in May last year following a £1bn transformation as part of the Government sponsored Thameslink Programme.     The station earned high praise from the judges whose comments included: “Hugely impressive …

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  • Celebrating Mental Health and Wellbeing Champions

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Staff from across Network Rail came together for the first time to participate in a programme introduced to improve mental health and wellbeing of all colleagues.   With one in four people in the UK experiencing a mental health condition, Network …

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  • Long Term Plan For Digital Railway

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Network Rail has published a framework that sets out the long-term delivery of digital signalling, to bring significant benefits to passengers and help suppliers to plan resources.     The long-term deployment plan (LTDP) has been published in response to …

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  • Scotland’s Railway Gets Ready For Summer Heat

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Engineers across Scotland’s Railway are preparing to deal with the hot weather and keep passengers moving if temperatures soar in the days ahead.     Network Rail engineers will carry out additional track inspections to check for heat-related problems while …

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  • BOC Aviation makes Milestone Boeing 737-800ng Aircraft Delivery To Skymark Airlines

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    BOC Aviation Limited (“BOC Aviation” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has delivered the final Boeing 737-800NG aircraft from its orderbook. This marks an 18 year association with the Next Generation programme. During this period, the Company …

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  • Frontier Airlines adds 9 nonstop routes including Las Vegas, $29 intro fares

    Published on : Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    Frontier Airlines is in the process of adding nine new nonstop routes to its itinerary this fall, seven of them serving year-round vacation hot spot Las Vegas.   The new routes announced Tuesday by the Denver-based discount carrier are:   …

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  • Eswatini gets first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

    Published on : Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    The Kingdom of Eswatini is celebrating its first entry in UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves. UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme have just added 18 new sites in 12 countries to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, and …

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  • WestJet begins summer service between Edmonton and St. John’s

    Published on : Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    WestJet today again connected Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador with the departure of its non-stop flight between the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and St. John’s International Airport (YYT).   As part of WestJet’s summer schedule, the new three-times weekly service features conveniently timed flights and strengthens ties between two important …

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  • Boeing to Release Second-Quarter Results on July 24

    Published on : Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    The Boeing Company will release its financial results for the second quarter of 2019 on Wednesday, July 24.   Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg and Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Enterprise Performance & Strategy …

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  • By 2021, Russia is expected to introduce electronic visas!

    Published on : Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    At present, Russia needs tourists from majority of countries to get a “proper” visa to visit, which characteristically signifies that you have to go to the consulate, or send someone on your behalf. It’s not precisely a hassle-free process, and …

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