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The UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook Focus On Sustainable Tourism

“The International Year celebrations come at a very important moment since the UN has adopted the universal 2030 agenda of sustainable development and the corresponding 17 SDGs. Thus the IY2017 provides a unique opportunity to highlight the role of tourism …

  • New lick of paint for Virgin Trains’ Pendolino

    Published on : Saturday, September 16, 2017

    Virgin Trains’ Pendolino is sporting a new look as part of a fleet repaint programme.     The first train came off the depot earlier this week, and following testing, re-entered service with a run down from Liverpool Lime Street. …

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  • Boeing Selects Triumph Group as Major Supplier for its U.S. Air Force T-X Offer

    Published on : Saturday, September 16, 2017

    Boeing has selected Triumph Group, Inc. as a major supplier for its T-X Air Force training jet. If the Air Force awards the contract to Boeing, Triumph’s Aerospace Structures business unit, located in Red Oak, Texas, will supply the wing, …

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  • PATA Gold Awards 2017 ceremony held in Macau

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) hosted today the PATA Gold Awards Lunch and Award Presentation 2017 with three of this year’s Gold Awards going to Macao tourism operators. The awards presentation ceremony is one of the highlights of PATA Travel …

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  • Aeroflot holds second High Flyers contest to develop new business class menu

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    Aeroflot has held its second High Flyers all-Russian culinary competition for young chefs. The restaurant chosen to host the contest was Russki – the highest restaurant in Europe, located on the 85th floor of the OKO skyscraper in Moscow International …

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  • Ryanair Launches Massive ‘100 Days To Christmas’ Seat Sale

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (15 Sep) launched a huge ‘100 Days to Christmas’ seat sale across its network, with 50,000 seats on sale at £9.99 for travel from October to December, allowing customers to book their winter getaway on …

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  • Oui love Ireland! French travel writers pay a visit

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    Five top travel writers from France are exploring Ireland’s Ancient East this week, taking in counties Wexford and Wicklow, as well as Dublin. They are here as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Irish Ferries.   Representing various print …

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  • South Africa’s art and cultures takes over the streets of New York

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    South African Tourism’s US office is taking an innovative approach to growing the country’s arts, culture and heritage offering with the announcement of a month-long partnership with Citi Bike which will bring South Africa’s unique art and culture to the …

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  • Prague Congress Center presents the new exhibition hall and Pankrác Square

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    The International Architectural and Urban Competition of the New PCC has its winner and the public knows the winning design. The subject of the competition was the completion of a new exhibition hall for the Prague Congress Center and its …

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  • Spirit Airlines Reports August 2017 Traffic

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    Spirit Airlines today reported its preliminary traffic results for August 2017.   Traffic (revenue passenger miles) in August 2017 increased 20.6 percent versus August 2016 on a capacity (available seat miles) increase of 21.9 percent. Load factor for August 2017 was 86.2 …

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  • VisitScotland: One for the books

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    WIGTOWN Book Festival, which gets underway in Scotland’s National Book Town next week, has become the 100th business in Dumfries & Galloway to sign up to VisitScotland’s Information Partner (VIP) programme.   The festival, which now has permanent all-year-round premises on …

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  • Hit more slopes this winter season with additional Delta service

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    Skiers, snowboarders, and sledders unite – your slopes await you this winter season with dozens of options on Delta to access winter sports spots across North America, including new service, beginning Dec. 21.   Delta is adding even more choices …

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  • Norwegian celebrates a decade today at Stockholm Arlanda

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    Swedavia congratulates Norwegian on the ten-year anniversary of its operations at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Since it launched in 2007, Norwegian has flown more than 38 million passengers to and from the fastest growing airport in Scandinavia.   Norwegian, which is …

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  • Historical decision: approval of the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    The member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) approved today an historical document – the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics. The Convention, approved at the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly transforms the Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international …

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  • By 2023, Turkey to generate $20B in health tourism sector

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    Lately, a tourism report published by the Turkish Hoteliers Federation or TÜROFED highlighted that Turkey is one of the leading countries in terms of organ transplants, while the national policies of the nation enhance health tourism. The report side by …

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  • Namibian tourism resist slump with Jolie effect

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    Namibia is one of the charming tourist hotspots in the world. Like other foreigners, Anouk Den Otter took the initiation and traversed the southern African country to get amazed at the spectacular natural beauty of this place.   In the …

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  • Tourism & science agreement signed between Columbia and Israel

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    On yesterday, September 14th 2017, Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister and his wife Sara were heartily greeted by Juan Manuel Santos, Colombian President at the Presidential palace situated in Bogota.   The welcome ceremony had an honor guard followed by the …

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  • The US witnesses slump in overall visitor number

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    People are traveling like never before, yet the visitor number choosing the US as a destination is on a declining side. America is trying to resist the trend whatsoever.   As per the new reports from the US Travel Association, …

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  • Jamaica now part of UNWTO Executive Council

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    Again, Jamaica has been nominated to the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organization or UNWTO to serve for two years alongside Argentina and Uruguay.   This is a shared agreement of the four-year membership. In this agreement, …

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  • Chinese showed their preference to luxury travel over diamonds

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    Luxury travel, China’s new fondness has met with threat to diamond industry, a turnaround for the US$80 billion.   On travel, Chinese deluxe spending is one of the “fastest-growing competitors” standing with diamond sales as its chief competitor in the …

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  • London City Airport distributes £30,000 in grants from 30th Anniversary Community Sponsorship Fund

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    London City Airport has confirmed the 15 recipients of its £30,000 30th Anniversary Community Sponsorship Fund.   The fund was announced in April and created especially to mark the airport’s 30th anniversary year, supporting local charities and organisations which enable …

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