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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 …

  • Air Seychelles to Introduce Veuve to its Fleet in 2019

    Published on : Saturday, June 15, 2019

    Air Seychelles has today confirmed that the national airline will be the first air company in the Indian Ocean and across Africa to take delivery of a new A320neo aircraft.   Named Veuve and registered as S7-VEV (as known locally), the …

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  • All Aboard the Virgin Trains Chat Carriage

    Published on : Saturday, June 15, 2019

    Virgin Trains customers were today (Friday 14 June 2019) invited to strike up a conversation with a fellow traveller in its new ‘Chat Carriage’.     Coach C on a number of Virgin Trains Pendolino services has been converted into …

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  • WestJet Unveils Refreshed On-board Experience As Part of Dreamliner Launches

    Published on : Saturday, June 15, 2019

    Following the successful launch of WestJet’s Dreamliners from Calgary to London (Gatwick), Paris and Dublin, guests travelling across WestJet’s global network can now experience the airline’s elevated amenities and on-board experience.       Tailored to showcase WestJet’s authentic Canadian …

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  • Masters of Modern Indian Cuisine from India Team up at Sidart

    Published on : Saturday, June 15, 2019

    Fans of Sidart are in for a very special treat this July thanks to a chef collaboration which will see India’s most acclaimed and awarded top Chef Manish Mehrotra of Indian Accent Restaurants visiting Auckland to join forces with award-winning …

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  • TTF Calls On NSW Government To Make Sure The State Keeps Winning The Tourism Race

    Published on : Saturday, June 15, 2019

    Australia’s peak Tourism body, the Tourism &Transport Forum (TTF) is calling on the NSW Government to further invest in the sectors of tourism, transport and aviation, to ensure that NSW continues to lead the pack when it comes to creating …

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  • Scandic to Open New Hotel in Copenhagen

    Published on : Saturday, June 15, 2019

    Scandic has signed an agreement regarding the operation  a new hotel in attractive Nørreport in central Copenhagen. The hotel, which will have some 100 rooms, is expected to open in 2020.     Nørreport is one of the most attractive …

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  • Traffic Mismanagement Hits Nainital Tourism Hard

    Published on : Saturday, June 15, 2019

    In an attempt to control the overflowing traffic of the previous weekend, police and administration stopped vehicles at various points outside Nainital and provided shuttle service to tourists to enter the city.   Though the administration managed the traffic well, the move resulted in …

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  • Croatia Needs More Foreign Workers to Optimise its Tourism Sector

    Published on : Saturday, June 15, 2019

    A key driver of the Croatian economy is the tourism industry and it has urged the government on Friday to allow more foreign workers into the sector to help staff bars and restaurants during the high season.   Croatia, the youngest European …

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  • As Nipah Scare Peters Off Monsoon Tourism Picks Up in Idukki

    Published on : Saturday, June 15, 2019

    As the Nipah scare goes down, Idukki’s monsoon tourism destinations have started witnessing more footfalls now.   In the wake of a 23-year-old student of a private college in Thodupuzha getting infected by Nipah virus earlier this month, the tourism sector in Munnar …

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  • Namibian Tourism Awards Function to be Held on June 20

    Published on : Saturday, June 15, 2019

    The impending Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) Tourism Congress and Tourism Awards Gala, which will take place on June 20 and 21, has received a major boost from Standard Bank, which has for the 15th year running expressed commitment to the growth of …

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  • Singapore Airlines Cargo Broadens Range Of Solutions For Pharmaceutical Cargo

    Published on : Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) Cargo has broadened its range of transportation solutions for pharmaceutical cargo by expanding its network of THRUCOOL quality corridors and signing a lease agreement with Skycell, a leading temperature-controlled container solutions provider.   SIA Cargo launched THRUCOOL …

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  • Hyatt Announces the First Hyatt-Branded Hotel in Malta

    Published on : Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation  announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Bay Street Holdings Limited to develop the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Malta. Located on the scenic coastal destination of St. Julian’s, the 153-room resort …

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  • Malayan Railways (KTMB) Seek Expert Solutions at 8th and 9th International Railway Summits

    Published on : Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Malayan Railways (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB)), Malaysia’s main passenger and freight rail operator, will receive free consultations from global technical experts for their current and future projects at the 8th and 9th International Railway Summits. Mahendran Suppiah, General Manager …

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  • SAS Announces First A350 Flights and Features

    Published on : Thursday, June 13, 2019

    From January 2020, travelers can look forward to exploring the world in the most fuel-efficient and comfortable long haul aircraft, the Airbus A350. The new aircraft is a key investment and part of the extensive renewal of the SAS fleet, …

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  • Number of foreign tourists visiting Oman goes up by more than a third compared to last year

    Published on : Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    The number of foreign tourists visiting Oman in April went up by more than a third compared to the same period last year, according to figures by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI).   There were 330,685 foreign …

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  • Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra, plans boosting its tourism industry via blockchain

    Published on : Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    A federally administered region in Russian Siberia, the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra, has announced its plans about boosting its tourism industry via blockchain. This was announced by the Russian blockchain company Universa Platform, that is helping the region develop the technology. …

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  • Dubai welcomes India’s first world-class cruise liner – Karnika

    Published on : Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    Dubai has welcomed India’s first superior cruise liner, ‘Karnika’ by Jalesh Cruises, to Mina Rashid as its home port for the season. Karnika is Jalesh Cruises’s first liner to homeport in the region, and this is definitely a landmark for both …

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  • Dubai Tourism signs deal with SEERA

    Published on : Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has signed a deal with SEERA (previously known as Al Tayyar Travel Group) meet travel demand from Saudi Arabia to Dubai.   Under this affiliation, Dubai Tourism and Almosafer, SEERA’S consumer travel brand, will see …

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  • Dallas storm leads to cancellation of 200 American flights on Monday

    Published on : Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    A storm on Sunday in the Dallas area has led to the cancellations of more than 200 flights of American Airlines on Monday, which is one of the busiest travel days of the week.   “Bad weather in the Dallas-Fort …

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  • WestJet – Buy Business, get Gold

    Published on : Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    WestJet today introduced a new WestJet Rewards offer, “Buy Business, get Gold” giving guests the opportunity to become a WestJet Rewards Gold member before they fly until February 29, 2020 with the booking of a round-trip Business cabin fare between Calgary and London (Gatwick), Dublin or Paris.   “WestJet …

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