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World Surf League 2020 Returns to New Zealand After 5 years

The World Surf League (WSL) will return to New Zealand for the first time in five years for the Piha Pro, a WSL Challenger Series (CS) event on the newly-announced competition tier’s calendar.   The combined men’s and women’s events will take …

Rottnest Island Tourism to Shine with 1st Quokka Birthday Party

More than 1,600 people are expected to join in the celebrations at the inaugural Quokka Birthday Party on Rottnest Island this weekend.   Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said, “This weekend is going to be a wonderful way to celebrate the happiest animal …

Western Freeway Made Safe for Drivers with Completion of Safety Upgrade Package

With the completion of a package of safety upgrades along the  Western Freeway in Victoria, Australia, people driving between the Western Ring Road and Ballarat will now have a safer journey.   The final safety upgrades between Bacchus Marsh and Leigh Creek are …

Tennis Star Rafael Nadal to Visit Perth for ATP Cup 2020

Spain and Russia will be the headline teams at the inaugural ATP Cup in Perth from January 3 to 8 next year. In a huge coup for Western Australia, current world number two Rafael Nadal will represent Spain in his first visit to …

Etisalat Announced as Official Premier Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai Volunteers

Etisalat has been announced as the Official Premier Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai Volunteers and is all set to launch an awareness campaign to encourage millions of its customers to volunteer in the lead-up to and during the largest event ever held in …

  • IMPACT Speed Park plays host to Novotel team outing

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Not only does IMPACT Speed Park, a new entertaining facility run by IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd, boast a world-class go kart facility to complement its position as a tourism hub, but also serves as a purposeful space for any corporate activities. …

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  • EAC promotes joint marketing tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Godfrey Kiwanda, the tourism state minister, is all geared up to contribute to the single entry visa program that was introduced way back in 2014. To quote Kiwanda while speaking at the Pearl of Africa tourism expo at the Sheraton …

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  • Development of The South Terminal Complex Reaches Next Design Benchmark

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Construction activity will begin soon on the $1.8 billion South Terminal Complex (STC) Phase 1 Terminal C at Orlando International Airport. As the project advances toward the anticipated building phase, the design phase is nearly two-thirds complete. The design team …

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  • Carnival Maritime welcomes Minas Miliaras as Vice President Fleet Cruise Execution

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Since February 15, Minas Miliaras has taken on the role of Vice President Fleet Cruise Execution at Carnival Maritime, the Marine Service Unit of the Costa Group (AIDA, Costa) in Hamburg. Minas will head the fleet teams and the maintenance …

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  • Travelport Honors Saudi Arabia’s Travel Industry Leaders

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Over 200 of Saudi Arabia’s travel industry leaders  gathered  at a travel awards ceremony hosted by Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions at the Hilton in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia last night. The travel …

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  • Jerusalem Convention Center – Top 10 conference destination in the world!

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Jerusalem International Convention Center (ICC) has been named by Business Destinations Magazine as one of the top 10 conference destinations in the world. An eminent center in the Middle East, Binyenei Ha’uma or Jerusalem International Convention Center has grabbed this …

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  • New Orleans – Now a frontrunner in US tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    According to a traveler, New Orleans is known for its unique attributes. This city can work as a case study for the tourism sector being an absolute ‘melting pot’ with mix of cultures and a thriving business center. Here tourism …

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  • Brazil has poor infrastructure for wheelchair-bound tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Ricardo Shimosakai has traveled to 25 countries and 200 holiday destinations. But at times he finds it difficult to travel in his home country, Brazil. Ricardo has been wheelchair bound since 2001, and is now a tourist agent specialized in …

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  • Georgia to host the next WFTGA event

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Georgia has been elected the country to host the next congress of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA). In this event, around 300-500 delegates from 70 countries will gather in Georgia in 2019 to take part. They will …

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  • Booking.com Booster: A program supporting the start-ups of tourism sector

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    A new accelerator program named as Booking.com Booster has been recently launched by Booking.com, world leader in accommodation booking online. This initiation is specifically designed to recognize, mentor, and fund enterprising and prospective start-ups across the globe for creating positive …

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  • Tirupati will receive a superlative hospitality varsity sometime soon!

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Today Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation confirmed that a first-rate ‘Tourism and Hospitality University’ is about to come up in Tirupati soon. It would be built on Public-Private Partnership basis. The proposed university would spread across 50 acres of land …

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  • Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration & Tourisme Montréal signs prestigious memorandum

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Tourisme Montréal is a tourism mission program headed by Tourism Minister Julie Boulet along with Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration. Thye have jointly announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding recently. For over 30 years, two countries enjoyed a pleasant …

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  • Hong Kong Disneyland lost mainland visitors

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Honk Kong’s Disneyland is going through a period of net loss for the second consecutive year. Stiff neck competition and drop in mainland Chinese visitors are the two crucial factors to cause this downward curve. The total net loss has …

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  • 86% Of Ryanair Flights On-Time In January

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (21 Feb) released its January customer service statistics, which confirm that Ryanair remains Europe’s No. 1 customer service airline with:   86% of over 51,000 flights in January arriving on-time Just 2 complaints per …

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  • Tourism Ireland targets group and luxury travel business from Canada

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Tourism Ireland, together with a delegation of 15 tourism companies from the island of Ireland and Canada, is undertaking a four-city sales blitz in Canada this week – meeting with travel agents, luxury tour operators and group tour planners in …

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  • Malaysia Airlines Awards Winners at Malaysia’s First Airline Hackathon Event

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Malaysia Airlines wrapped up its inaugural MABHackathon event with a final 25 hour hacking session at Malaysia Airlines Training Academy (MAA), Kelana Jaya, yesterday.     The MABHackathon challenge which started in November lasted over four months with a series …

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  • Malaysia Airlines Offers Special Economy Class Promotion To China

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Malaysia Airlines is now offering Malaysians the opportunity to enjoy spring and summer in destinations such as Nanjing, Haikou, Fuzhou and Wuhan in line with the airline’s latest expansion into China. Enjoy discounts of up to 25% off for travel …

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  • AVIAREPS – India to represent Sands Resorts Macao

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    AVIAREPS, the world leader in tourism and airline management, has been appointed by Sands Resorts Macao as its representative in India with immediate effect. AVIAREPS India will be responsible for carrying out Sales and Marketing activities in India on behalf …

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  • Alitalia Adopts Travelport Rapid Reprice™ to Simplify Ticket Exchanges

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and Alitalia, Italy’s largest airline, have announced the successful implementation of Travelport Rapid Reprice™ the industry-leading ticket exchange technology.  Under this agreement, Travelport-connected agencies in over 180 countries, servicing hundreds of millions of consumers …

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  • EUROPA 2 wins through at the Wave Awards 2017

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    In celebration of the cruise travel industry – and in their second year – The Wave Awards are owned and organised by Real Response Media, UK publishers of World of Cruising, Cruise Trade News and Cruise Ports and Destinations. The …

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