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Edinburgh Airport – Poetry in motion

An 18th century violin with links to Robert Burns has flown out of Edinburgh Airport as it takes part in birthday celebrations in America for Scotland’s national bard.   The Gregg violin was owned by Rabbie’s dance teacher and it’s thought …

  • DXB Increasingly “China Ready” After Welcoming Record Passenger Numbers

    Published on : Thursday, January 23, 2020

    Dubai Airports is preparing to welcome a surge of thousands of Chinese travellers at Dubai International (DXB) ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year weekend, following a year that saw record numbers and rising satisfaction ratings from that fast-growing market …

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  • Southwest Expands Hawaii Service At Oakland International

    Published on : Thursday, January 23, 2020

    Adding to its existing service to the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui, Southwest Airlines has added two new long-haul destinations at Oakland International Airport (OAK). Nonstop flights to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii commenced service Sunday, January …

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  • Ontario International Airport Welcomed 5.5 Million Passengers in 2019, Most Since 2008

    Published on : Thursday, January 23, 2020

    Ontario International Airport (ONT) continued its run of impressive growth in 2019, welcoming 5.5 million air travelers for the year, the highest level in more than a decade. America’s fastest-growing airport also drew more cargo activity with shipments of commercial …

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  • Hockey Heats Up as Silver Airways Becomes Official Airline of Orlando Solar Bears

    Published on : Thursday, January 23, 2020

    Hockey is heating up as Silver Airways kicks off the new year as the official airline of the ECHL hockey league’s Orlando Solar Bears, affiliate of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning.     Orlando is an important hub for Silver’s airline operations …

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  • Flying Start for Van Eyck 2020

    Published on : Thursday, January 23, 2020

    Cultuur Gent, MSK Gent, VisitGent, VISITFLANDERS and Brussels Airlines have officially kicked off the Van Eyck year at Brussels Airport. 2 gates have been put in a Van Eyck theme for the occasion. This week, departing passengers on 25 Brussels …

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  • Radisson Hotel Group Announces the Appointment of Two General Managers to Radisson Blu Hotels

    Published on : Thursday, January 23, 2020

    Radisson Hotel Group today announces the appointment of Edean Kam to general manager of Radisson Blu Mall of America and Alex Francis to general manager of Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown. Kam and Francis each bring extensive management experience to their new roles with proven …

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  • Etihad Airways Celebrates Chinese New Year with Special Treats for Guests

    Published on : Thursday, January 23, 2020

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates in partnership with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is celebrating Chinese New Year with a special flight from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai operated by the airline’s unique ‘Choose …

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  • Emirates Marks 20 Years of Operations to Bahrain

    Published on : Thursday, January 23, 2020

    On 25 January 2000, Emirates took off from Dubai International Airport headed for Bahrain. When the B777-200 landed, it marked a major milestone for the airline – its first flight to the country. Twenty years later, the route has gone …

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  • World War One Memorial Relocation to be Officially Welcomed to Bangor Railway Station

    Published on : Thursday, January 23, 2020

    The relocation of a memorial to 16 railway workers who died serving in World War One will be formally re-dedicated at Bangor railway station on Friday (24 January).     The memorial was originally unveiled in March 1919 at St …

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  • West Coast Main Line Spring Railway Improvement Plan Revealed

    Published on : Thursday, January 23, 2020

    Network Rail today revealed its schedule of vital West Coast main line engineering upgrades this spring, to make the railway more reliable and improve future journeys.     To stay on the move, train passengers are advised to plan journeys …

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  • EaseMyTrip Reinvents Flight Booking Experience on Whatsapp

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    Easy Trip Planners Limited (“EaseMyTrip”) has announced integration on WhatsApp messenger to book flight tickets. The integration will allow customers to book flight tickets at competitive rates for their desired destination through WhatsApp itself.   This association with WhatsApp is significant for EaseMyTrip …

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  • Authentic Experiences in Madrid For 2020

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    When it comes to art, gastronomy, culture and nightlife, Madrid is a year-round choice and 2020 promises to be packed with great entertainment and authentic experiences for the perfect city escape.   Below is a list of great activities to …

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  • Suwon MICE Complex Welcomes New Courtyard by Marriott Hotel

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    Marriott International has opened the first Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Suwon, part of the new MICE Complex within Suwon Gwanggyo New Town. The hotel opened with an Opening Ceremony on January 3rd attended by Mayor Yeom Tae-young, Mayor of …

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  • North Korea has imposed a temporary ban on foreign tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    For the time being, North Korea has stopped foreign tourists as a measure of protection against the spread of the mysterious virus from China. It has killed nine people at least and sickened over 400, a leading tour operator reported …

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  • Hong Kong tourism starved of revenue from visiting mainlanders!

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    Ho Siu-ying, 76 years old, who has been directing her tire-ringed, wooden sampan to Hong Kong’s well-known Jumbo Floating Restaurant in Aberdeen harbor for 35 years, has never witnessed tough times. Usually, ferrying diners back and forth nets her $13 …

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  • Delta flight to Seoul makes emergency landing

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    According to a Fairbanks International Airport release, a Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to Seoul, South Korea, was forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday at Fairbanks after the airplane had engine trouble,.   Flight 159 made the emergency landing …

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  • Building Rural Ontario Together

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    As part of the government’s Plan to Build Ontario Together, Ontario is helping rural communities across the province attract investment, create jobs and boost economic development through the Rural Economic Development (RED) program.   Earlier today while speaking at the …

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  • Airline adjusts schedule through June 24

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    Following Boeing’s announcement regarding the 737-MAX aircraft, WestJet today announced it will be updating its schedule to remove the aircraft through to June 24, 2020. Any affected guests will be proactively contacted once work is complete.   “We thank our guests …

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  • Boeing Statement on 737 MAX Return to Service

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    As we have emphasized, the FAA and other global regulators will determine when the 737 MAX returns to service. However, in order to help our customers and suppliers plan their operations, we periodically provide them with our best estimate of …

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  • Australians Urged To Holiday at Home to Boost Bushfire Recovery

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    AUSTRALIANS are being encouraged to throw their support behind Australia’s tourism industry in the wake of the devastating bushfires by holidaying in their own backyard. Tourism Australia’s Holiday Here This Year campaign launched today taps into the overwhelming goodwill and support for …

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