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Martinique Tourism Authority appoints new leader

Martinique Tourism Authority announced François Baltus-Languedoc as the new chief executive.     Being at the helm of the authority he will devise and implement innovative strategies to develop the appeal of the destination. He will cater to promotion towards …

  • ALTA and IATA partner to improve safety in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Published on : Tuesday, June 5, 2018

    The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly work on improving and advancing safety operational issues in the air transport industry across Latin …

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  • ERA represents European airlines at the IATA AGM

    Published on : Tuesday, June 5, 2018

    ERA Director General Montserrat Barriga has met with IATA and several other leading aviation associations this week at the IATA AGM, including Airlines for America (A4A), the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO), the Airlines Association …

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  • MGTO Promotes Macao as City of Gastronomy in Italy

    Published on : Tuesday, June 5, 2018

    Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) attended the City of Gastronomy Festival in Parma from 2nd to 3rd June at the invitation of this Creative City of Gastronomy in Italy, seizing the opportunity to manifest Macao’s new status as a UNESCO …

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  • To expand Sooke tourism, groups look out for hotel tax

    Published on : Monday, June 4, 2018

    The Sooke Region Tourism Association and the Sooke-Juan de Fuca Working Group are keen on implementing a new tax on hotel rooms that would benefit tourism of the region.   The Municipal and Regional District Tax Program is a tax …

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  • The United Nations World Tourism Organization says that tourism is Nigeria’s future

    Published on : Monday, June 4, 2018

    The United Nations World Tourism Organization or UNWTO has unveiled that for Nigeria, tourism is the future of the country as the nation organizes the 61st UNWTO Commission for Africa (CAF) conference.   The organization has taken a pledge to …

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  • Sustainable tourism discussed at Cornell’s Pillsbury Institute roundtable

    Published on : Friday, June 1, 2018

    More than two dozen senior-level business executives and educators from around the world discussed the trending directions in sustainable tourism at a roundtable conference hosted by Cornell’s Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship and the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise on …

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  • HBAA welcomes Jenner Carter as new Marketing Chair

    Published on : Friday, June 1, 2018

    Leading hospitality, venue, meetings and agency association HBAA has announced Jenner Carter as its new Marketing Chair.   Jenner combines her new appointment with her existing role as Head of Marketing for Lime Venue Portfolio, where she oversees the development …

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  • Nigeria all prepared to host the 61st edition of the UNWTO Commission for Africa (CAF) meeting

    Published on : Friday, June 1, 2018

    The Minister of Information and Culture of Nigeria, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that the country is all prepared for the 61st edition of the UNWTO Commission for Africa (CAF) meeting, which  Nigeria will host from coming Monday in Abuja. The Minister said this …

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  • The center lays down guidelines for adventure tourism

    Published on : Friday, June 1, 2018

    The instructions which have been devised in consultation with the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India or ATOAI, list out the essential minimum standards needed for activities across land, air and water, comprising mountaineering, trekking, bungee jumping, paragliding, kayaking, scuba …

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  • Pacific Asia Travel Association Elects new executive board

    Published on : Thursday, May 31, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Chris Bottrill, Director, International and Dean of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Capilano University in North Vancouver, Canada as Chairman of the Association’s …

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  • PATA annual summit 2018 held in Gangnueng, Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea

    Published on : Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    The PATA Annual Summit 2018 (PAS 2018), under the theme ‘Building Bridges, Connecting People: How Collaboration Creates Opportunities’ started in Gangnueng, Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea on May 17. The summit saw 372 delegates from 182 organizations representing 41 destinations. There …

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  • Abuja to hold 61st edition of the UNWTO-CAF meeting in June

    Published on : Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    The Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed said that the country would host the 61st edition of the UNWTO Commission for Africa (CAF) Meeting, which would be held from June 4 to June 6, in Abuja.   …

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  • H.E. Ban Ki-moon Inspires Delegates at PATA Annual Summit 2018

    Published on : Monday, May 28, 2018

    The PATA Annual Summit 2018 (PAS 2018), under the theme ‘Building Bridges, Connecting People: How Collaboration Creates Opportunities’, opened in Gangnueng, Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea on May 17 with 372 delegates from 182 organisations representing 41 destinations attending the …

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  • PATA youth symposium held on the first day of PATA annual summit 2018

    Published on : Saturday, May 26, 2018

    The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by Gangneung-Wonju National University in South Korea, was held on May 17 this year on the first day of the PATA Annual Summit 2018 with the theme ‘Go Large: Exponential Thinking for Your Career in …

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  • Tourism Ireland CEO attended a meeting with Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

    Published on : Friday, May 25, 2018

    Niall Gibbons, Tourism Ireland CEO took part in a meeting with Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council this week. He informed all the councilors on Tourism Ireland’s programme of activity to endorse the Causeway Coastal Route and Northern Ireland around …

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  • US in danger of falling behind its competitors in tourism numbers

    Published on : Friday, May 25, 2018

    The president of the US Travel Association, Roger Dow, has warned that the country has the danger of “falling behind” its competitors. The US share of global long-haul travel fell from 12.9 per cent to 11.9 per cent between 2016 and …

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  • 108th session of the executive council of the UNWTO starts in San Sebastian

    Published on : Friday, May 25, 2018

    The 108th session of the Executive Council of the UNWTO has started in the Spanish city of San Sebastian.   At the event, Azerbaijan’s delegation is led by Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain, permanent representative to the UNWTO, Anar …

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  • Matta calls to abolish ‘counterproductive’ tourism tax

    Published on : Friday, May 25, 2018

    The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) has given a strong call for abolishing the Tourism Tax (TTx) as it is counterproductive for the tourism sector.   Matta’s calls for the removal of TTx comes at the heels …

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  • Illuminair Support Corporation joins ALTA

    Published on : Thursday, May 24, 2018

    In line with the efforts of the Latin America and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) to strengthen the cooperation between all the value chain players in the aviation industry, the association welcomes Illuminair Support Corporation as an Affiliate Members. Illuminair …

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  • Going large in Gangneung at the PATA Youth Symposium

    Published on : Thursday, May 24, 2018

    The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by Gangneung-Wonju National University, took place on May 17, 2018 on the first day of the PATA Annual Summit 2018 with the theme ‘Go Large: Exponential Thinking for Your Career in Tourism’. Organised by the …

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