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Strike action at Heathrow for next week gets postponed

A spokesperson from Heathrow announced that the strike action scheduled for August 23 and 24 has been postponed to allow the union members some time to consider its revised pay offer.     During the peak season  a number of …

Thailand hopes to receive 40 million visitors this year

Thailand hopes to receive 40 million visitors this year. Most of the travellers to Thailand are from China and other countries in the region, but millions also come from Europe and the U.S. and currency conversion rates impact decisions when …

King’s Cross closes for Bank Holiday, expect severe disruption

Over the bank holiday weekend rail travellers on the two main north-south routes will face severe disruption. Passengers have been urged not to travel during the bank holiday weekend on the flagship East Coast mainline  that links London and Yorkshire, …

British Airways proposes plans for sustainable fuel generated by everyday waste

British Airways has proposed a plan to develop a site in northeast Lincolnshire which will be first plant of its kind in Europe that will turn everyday household and commercial waste into sustainable fuels.     This will be in …

Victoria gets $54.5 million funding to improve livability

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in great community facilities across Victoria including libraries, local parks, playground, community centres and sporting facilities. The latest rounds of the Growing Suburbs Fund and the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program are now open – …

  • Cuba tourism sees banner year in 2016

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    Cuba witnessed an influx of about four million tourists in 2016 which is up by 13 percent more than what was reported for the last year. The major section of the tourists were from the US and Europe.     …

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  • Travel And Tour World shares a wrap-up of the travel industry 2016

    Published on : Saturday, December 31, 2016

    The megatrends of 2016 travel industry would promise to make headlines in 2017 as well. Oscillating from Brexit and Trump, Brussels and Paris, Pokemon Go to ULCCs, the tourism industry saw some of the major trends and changing faces in …

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  • Salt Lake City declared as the most affordable city to spend New Year

    Published on : Saturday, December 31, 2016

    According to the latest survey by CheapHotels.org, Salt Lake City has been declared as the most affordable U.S. destination for New Year’s Eve 2016. This survey has been compared with 30 major destinations in the United States based on the …

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  • Pacific Coastal Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Kelowna

    Published on : Saturday, December 31, 2016

    A flight of Pacific Coastal Airlines that was travelling to Vancouver from Cranbrook had to be diverted to Kelowna, on Thursday night.   The pilot of this aircraft had noticed a warning indicator light and then had followed the emergency …

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  • Indonesian airline fires drunk pilot for trying to fly jet

    Published on : Saturday, December 31, 2016

    The budget airline of Indonesia, ‘Citilink’ had to fire a pilot after he showed up in a drunken state to fly a jet on Wednesday, 28th December. The authorities also informed that two other senior executives of the airline also …

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  • Hundreds of Qantas passengers stranded in Dubai during New Year’s

    Published on : Saturday, December 31, 2016

    A 20-hour-long delay of Australia’s Sydney bound Qantas Airways flight has stranded hundreds of passengers at the airport in Dubai over the New Year’s time.     The airline has made arrangement for the travellers in hotels while the engineers …

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  • Travelindex Becomes PATA Preferred Partner

    Published on : Friday, February 15, 2013

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is delighted to welcome Travelindex as the Preferred Partner. Travelindex is an online platform and data repository for the travel industry. It had over 18 million visitors in 2012. Travelindex is fast becoming a …

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  • Indians opt for Europe travel in tours ‘Without London’ as it is too hard to get a VISA – ETOA

    Published on : Friday, February 15, 2013

    Indian travel agents are advertising European tours “without London” because of the stress of obtaining British visas. Tourism bosses warn that London is missing out on up to £100 million of spending because wealthy Indians are choosing to visit France …

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  • PATA: Red Tape an Issue in Australian Tourism Development

    Published on : Friday, February 15, 2013

    The Realities of Remaining Competitive: speakers at the PATA Hub City Forum Sydney on 12 February addressed the issue of congestion at Sydney airport and the need for a new secondary airport to ease constraints. It was pointed out by …

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  • ABTA launches new health and safety guides

    Published on : Friday, February 15, 2013

    To help guide Members through the myriad of health and safety challenges associated with travel, ABTA is launching two new health and safety guides. The first, which is available to Members today, is a mini-guide outlining five steps for all …

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  • ITB Berlin promotes Pink Hall!

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Gay & Lesbian Travel has become a recognised growth segment of the international travel market. ITB Berlin was its pioneer and has been showcasing travel products for this market since 2003. This is the fourth time that ITB Berlin will …

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  • Love is in the air- a recent survey from Wego!

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    A recent research by Wego on Travel trends in the world revealed that cupid’s arrow strikes in any location, even at 35,000 feet. According to a recent survey passengers reported seeing a number of marriage proposals, break ups and reconciliations, …

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  • Renovated Kadriorg Palace reopened for visitors!

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

      On Saturday, 9 February, the Kadriorg Palace, with its newly renovated interior, opened its doors to the public with the exhibition Repin. A Russian Master’s Life and Work in Finland. The palace’s ventilation and air conditioning systems have been …

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  • Pacific World Expands European Network

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    After rebranding as Pacific World EMEA in November2011, the key focus of the DMC in the region has been to expand its geographic footprint. The four original destinations of Scotland, Portugal, Spain and Greece have been supplemented by the opening …

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  • Japan and India tourism board speculated to sign tourism pact

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Fresh reports have surfaced regarding India tourism board and Japan’s collaboration to explore the nuances of the tourism sector. Sources reveal that India and Japan may sign a tourism pact. The startling revelation comes after a meeting between Union Tourism …

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  • Rail industry outlines future potential necessities for trains

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    A report published by the rail industry marks a key step towards a market-led approach for delivering rolling stock which meets passengers’ needs over the next 30 years. The high level analysis suggests a possible near doubling of the fleet …

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  • NYC & Company Welcomes the 110th American International Toy Fair Back to New York City

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    NYC & Company, the City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, welcomes back the 110th  to New York City. One of the largest shows among its industry, Toy Fair showcases exhibits from over 1,000 manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents …

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