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Emirates to serve 500,000 Christmas meals at 40,000 feet

The festive spirit is in full swing as Emirates prepares to serve 500,000 Christmas meals across all classes to customers travelling on select flights from December 9 to 31. In addition to a delicious festive menu, travellers can also enjoy …

  • Marriott International Appoints David Flueck as Senior Vice President

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Marriott International, Inc. , today announced David Flueck has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Loyalty. In addition to overseeing Marriott’s award winning loyalty programs, Marriott Rewards, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest , …

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  • Singapore Cruise Centre signs agreement with Sunseap Group

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Singapore Cruise Centre’s (SCC) Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal will become Singapore’s first solar-powered ferry terminal. Under an agreement with Sunseap Group, SCC will buy 100 per cent of TMFT’s energy requirements via a hybrid offer that allows SCC to utilise solar power and …

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  • PATA launches travel agent initiative with Equator Learning

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association , in conjunction with Equator Learning, is launching a travel agent initiative to support organisations with travel trade marketing efforts.   The Asia & Pacific Expert is a consistent and succinct online learning tool for …

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  • Myanmar’s New Sanctum Inle Resort Unveils ‘Wheel and Wine’ Tour by Inle Lake

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Unlike such icons as floating vegetable gardens, stilted wooden homes and Intha fishermen who propel their boats with a one-legged rowing style, Myanmar’s Inle Lake region isn’t famous for winemaking. Yet. To give travellers a taste of Myanmar’s budding wine …

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  • Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Opens First Serviced Apartments Concept In Asia

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Leading Swiss hospitality management company Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts will be launching a brand new serviced apartment property on the 1 March 2017, its second property in the Thai capital – the Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai Bangkok.   The newly built …

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  • Ireland is a hotspot for US travelers

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    From November 2016 till January 2017, Ireland’s total number of travelers increased by 7.2 percent which is 1.8 m in comparison to last year as explained by the Central Statistics Office. The highest number of visitors poured in from North …

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  • Benin gets $50 million grant to enhance its tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Republic of Benin is about to get $50 million financing from World Bank to enhance its tourism industry. Country’s competitiveness and transborder tourism program headed by National agency for tourism development and heritage promotion are the main support areas of …

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  • Kenya and sports tourism go hand in hand

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    At KCOM stadium in Hull, top 5 players were side fielded to provide reservists an opportunity to show their talent against Kenya in a friendly match. The all star football team of Kenya lost it against Premiership side Hull City …

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  • Promising entrepreneurs were requested to invest in Qatar tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Young and promising entrepreneurs were invited by the Prominent Qatari business leaders to tap into the increasing possibility of the country’s growing tourism industry. The event was organized by Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC) in association with Qatar Tourism Authority …

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  • Tourism & Hospitality of Botswana tops the chart in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    The Sanctuary Chief’s Camp has been identified by CNN as one of the top 5 best new luxury safaris in Africa. This place provides top-rated post safari luxuries to the nature lovers. This lodge was rebuilt in 2016. It has …

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  • Walter Mzembi visits every country before his final election in UNWTO 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Walter Mzembi in all these months has extensively traveled all over the world in order to connect with different governments of various countries citing them his visions of global tourism if he is elected the next Secretary General. He is …

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  • Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand extend services between Hong Kong and New Zealand

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Cathay Pacific will introduce a new seasonal service between Hong Kong and Christchurch from December 2017, directly linking the two cities by air for the first time and complementing the airline’s existing services to Auckland. The non-stop Christchurch service will …

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  • Travelport is first GDS to receive NDC Aggregator certification from IATA

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Travelport announced that it has become the first GDS to be granted with both ‘Aggregator Level One’ certification and ‘IT Provider Level Two’ status by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as part of its New Distribution Capability (NDC) programme. …

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  • Tourism Ireland sets its sights on another record year for tourism from North America

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Tourism Ireland’s 2017 series of ‘Jump into Ireland’ sales blitzes across the United States kicks off this week – taking in the key cities of Washington DC, Atlanta (Georgia) and Boca Raton (Florida). A delegation of 17 tourism companies from …

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  • Ryanair Launches New London & Manchester Routes To Frankfurt

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (28 Feb) launched new routes to Frankfurt from London Stansted (2 daily) and Manchester (6 weekly) as part of its extended UK winter 2017 schedule. Ryanair celebrated its new Frankfurt routes by releasing seats for …

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  • French tourism leaders visit Donegal and the North West Wild Atlantic Way

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Members of the French Marketing Partnership Group (MPG) are visiting Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way this week, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. The MPG is made up of leading French tour operators, as well as air …

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  • Ryanair Launches Liverpool Winter 2017 Schedule

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (28 Feb) launched its 2017 Liverpool winter schedule, with 2 new routes to Copenhagen and Milan, a new winter service to Prague and 24 routes in total, which will help deliver 2m customers p.a. …

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  • Sports tourism holds great potential for Kenya

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    In order to combat dwindling fortunes in the multi-billion-shilling tourism industry, stakeholders now want immediate steps to be taken for tapping into the largely unexploited sports tourism segment. Interviews with many important industry players showed the growing interest by industry …

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  • Buddhist Maha Stupa found near Hyderabad set to attract foreign tourists

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    The grand Buddhist Maha Stupa, which is believed to have been built before 350 B.C. and older than the one at Amaravati is set to attract the attention of world tourism. Although having such a wonderful historical and cultural significance, …

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  • DOT in 2017 aims to achieve 32% hike in Israel tourist arrival

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    In 2017, Israel is expected to receive good number of visitors as market shows a steady growth in the arrival since last year. Benito C. Bengzon Jr, Tourism Undersecretary for Market Development in a statement said that visitor arrival will …

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