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Gary Bender and Donna Kessler to open the doors of third Get Global

Gary Bender and Donna Kessler will open the doors of the third Get Global, welcoming industry from all corners of the globe, including 40 per cent brand-new exhibitors to the show. Participating for the first time are unique and diverse …

Royal Caribbean Int’l cancels Puerto Rico cruise stop amid unrest

Royal Caribbean International has cancelled a planned call of its cruise ship in San Juan, Puerto Rico, amid protests against the governor in the capital of the U.S. territory.   “In view of the current unrest in San Juan, Puerto Rico, we …

Virgin Trains and Cherry Healey launch ‘Train Jotting’ to help children reimagine train travel

This summer, Virgin Trains is launching a competition encouraging young people across the UK to get creative and reimagine train travel by drawing the ultimate dream train journey. ‘Train Jotting’is a brand-new initiative open to children aged five to 12 …

Boeing Dedicates $50 Million of Pledged $100 Million to Near-term Relief for Families of the Victims of the Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Accidents

Boeing announced that it has dedicated $50 million of a previously announced $100 million fund to provide near-term financial assistance to families of the victims of the Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Flight 302 accidents. Boeing also announced that it has retained Kenneth Feinberg and Camille …

Cross the Party Line: Newly Reimagined W Washington DC Debuts This Month

Revelry versus rivalry is what’s in store at the newly renovated W Washington DC. Officially unveiled today, the Beaux Arts landmark located a stone’s throw from The White House completed a $50 million floor-to-rooftop redesign. Led by famed architecture and …

  • The Height of Luxury: Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown Unveils Specialty Suites

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Open just a few months, the all-new Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown has quickly become the preferred address for visitors to Lower Manhattan thanks to its welcoming accommodations, unique hotel features and unparalleled service. Among its 189 light-filled guest …

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  • JW Marriott Debuts Stunning Beach Resort on Marco Island

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the global luxury brand that is part of Marriott International’s luxury brands portfolio, has debuted JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. Following an extensive $320 million renovation facilitated by ownership group Mass Mutual, the Marco …

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  • Moroccan tourism revenues increase by end of 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    By the end of November 2016, Moroccan tourism revenues reached MAD 59.4 billion, making Morocco “the top African country attracting tourists.” This was confirmed by Abderrafie Zouitene, Director of the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT).   Zouitene said, “Before that …

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  • 2017 FoodTrekking Awards announced by WFTA

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    On 2nd January, it was announced by the World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism, that the 2017 FoodTrekking Awards for excellence in food and beverage tourism are now open. These awards are …

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  • Celebrate Ontario’s 150th Anniversary in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    The kickoff to an exciting year has begun as Ontario celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation.   The government is recognizing the historical significance of 2017 with Ontario150, a year-long commemoration that will honour Ontario’s past, showcase the present and …

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  • Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free Celebrate The Exxonmobil Open Men’s Tennis 2017 Tournament

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the official airline and retail sponsors of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open Men’s Tennis 2017, are welcoming fans to the first tournament of the 25th annual ATP World Tour 250 Series in Doha. Held …

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  • Nigeria and Seychelles hopes for a consolidated tourism industry

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister for Tourism, Information and Culture is in the Seychelles for a working fact finding visit and yesterday (Jan 2nd) he had a meeting with Alain St. Ange, the island’s former Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports …

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  • ABTA names Kerala as ‘Destination to watch’ in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has named Kerala as a ‘Destination to Watch’ in 2017. ABTA is the U.K.’s largest and the most influential body of travel agents and tour operators. Kerala, known as ‘God’s Own Country’ and …

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  • The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Celebrates a Year of Successful Achievements

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    2016 has been another year of impressive accomplishments and milestones for The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali. Throughout 2016, a long list of awards and industry accolades have been received to emphasize the resort’s standing as a leading business and …

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  • Michael Palin supports Responsible Travel’s new Trip for a Trip initiative

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Justin Francis, CEO of Responsible Travel has set up the initiative with the aim of addressing the inequalities in tourism. He hopes to give children the chance to appreciate the wider value of their culture or ecosystem. Justin, who is …

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  • Bali: When Romance Is In The Air

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    There are very few honeymoon destinations that can match up to the exotic and magical quality of Bali, with its soothing vistas, towering volcanoes and dense jungles. And when this natural beauty meets a rich culture and lively nightlife, you’ve …

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  • Inspired and motivated: Sydney lures Amway delegates for a third visit

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Sydney’s reputation as a powerhouse destination for global business events continues to be cemented as the city welcomes over 8,000 Amway China delegates. One of the largest Asian business events to visit the city in recent years, the Amway China …

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  • First full season with new expedition ship Ventus Australis

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Patagonian cruise line, Australis, has released its 2018/19 season of ‘bottom of the world’ voyages to Cape Horn and the glaciers and fjords of Tierra del Fuego, with the program featuring the first, full season of its new ship, Ventus …

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  • The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Celebrates a Year of Successful Achievements

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    2016 has been another year of impressive accomplishments and milestones for The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali. Throughout 2016, a long list of awards and industry accolades have been received to emphasize the resort’s standing as a leading business and …

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  • Hong Kong Airlines to Launch Daily Service to Vancouver, Canada

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Commencing on 30 Jun 2017, Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will operate daily direct flight between Hong Kong and Vancouver by Airbus A330 aircraft. Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017, fly to Canada to join the nation-wide festivals with …

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  • Mandarin Oriental’s Star-studded Restaurant Line Up

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Mandarin Oriental hotels have long been renowned for their excellence and innovation in food and beverage, and the Group’s passion for creating memorable dining experiences has once again been recognised in the 2017 Michelin Guides. The current total number of …

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  • Bali: When Romance Is In The Air

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    There are very few honeymoon destinations that can match up to the exotic and magical quality of Bali, with its soothing vistas, towering volcanoes and dense jungles. And when this natural beauty meets a rich culture and lively nightlife, you’ve …

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  • Golden Sands Hotel Apartments continues to attract Indian market

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    In a bid to attract a bigger share of Indian visitors to the UAE, the team of Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, part of A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises and pioneered the concept of hotel apartments in the region, recently returned from …

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  • New platform at Cardiff Central station is officially opened

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    A new platform at Cardiff Central station, designed to help ease congestion, has officially been opened today .Network Rail Chief Executive Mark Carne, Route Managing Director of Network Rail Wales Andy Thomas and the project team were joined by guest …

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  • Vision to transform rail travel in the north a step closer after Christmas work

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Network Rail is delighted to announce the vital work to transform train travel in the north has completed on time and is thanking passengers and the local community for their patience.   Between Sunday 18 December 2016 and Monday 2 …

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