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  • Europe joins into new partnership with China outbound travel market

    Published on : Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    The European Commission-funded Partnerships in European Tourism project would be arriving in Beijing at the China Outbound Travel & Tourism Award in April 2018 as part of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year.   Jean-Claude Junker, the President of the European …

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  • CIMGlobal to Spearhead AMCA International, Middle East

    Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017

    CIMGlobal, a premier, fully integrated global meetings and associations management company in partnership with Kellen, announced that Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) has engaged CIMGlobal to provide association management services in the Middle East region. Contract was signed on …

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  • GBTA presents all new digital platform at gbta.org

    Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry, announced an all-new gbta.org. The new digital platform is easy to use, mobile-friendly, streamlined and most importantly makes searching for information simple.     “In today’s world, …

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  • Nine-Month 2017 Trading Update

    Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017

    AEGEAN announces 9-month 2017 results with consolidated revenue at €896.3m, 9% higher compared to the respective period in 2016 while EBITDA increased to €128m. Pre-tax earnings rose to €101.9m while net earnings grew by 40% to €71.7m.   During the …

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  • Qatar Airways Group Partners In National Energy And Water Conservation Initiative

    Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017

    Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport (HIA) partnered with KAHRAMAA’s National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency, ‘Tarsheed’, to deliver technical energy and water conservation training to employees on 6 December 2017. The training, focusing on resource conservation, was aligned …

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  • Boeing statement on the Canadian Interim Fighter Capability Project and free and fair competition

    Published on : Saturday, December 9, 2017

    We have read reports that the Government of Canada is choosing to purchase used F/A-18 Classic Hornets from the Royal Australian Air Force in lieu of new Super Hornet fighter jets. The Boeing Company respects the Canadian government’s decision and …

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  • USTOA tour operator members reveal top travel trends for 2018

    Published on : Saturday, December 9, 2017

    In an annual survey of travel forecasts and trends, the tour operator members of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) report a strikingly positive outlook for the industry in the year ahead.  Nearly all (95%) USTOA tour operator members …

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  • USTOA announces 2018 executive committee and Board of Directors

    Published on : Friday, December 8, 2017

    The United Tour Operators Association (USTOA) announced the 2018 Board of Directors, five of whom serve as the associations’ Executive Committee, at its Annual Conference & Marketplace, November 27-December 1 at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL.   …

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  • Global Business Travel Association comes up with new digital platform

    Published on : Friday, December 8, 2017

    The Global Business Travel Association has come up with a fresh online platform.   The new platform is quite mobile-friendly, streamlined and most significantly, makes looking for information simple.   Michael W. McCormick who is the Executive Director and COO …

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  • Boeing Forecasts Stable Growth and Funding Diversification for Aircraft Financing in 2018

    Published on : Friday, December 8, 2017

    Boeing anticipates diverse markets and participants will continue the upward trend in availability of efficient financing for record new aircraft deliveries in the next year. Now in its tenth year, the annual Boeing Current Aircraft Finance Market Outlook (CAFMO) evaluates …

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  • ABTA launches online education and careers hub

    Published on : Thursday, December 7, 2017

    ABTA is today launching abta.com/education, an online hub which offers a useful starting point for anyone interested in developing their career in the travel sector. The new digital hub offers up-to-date information on routes to entry, learning opportunities and useful …

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  • U.S. Travel Reacts to Proposed Elimination of Brand USA in Tax Bill

    Published on : Thursday, December 7, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President Jonathan Grella released the following statement:   “Brand USA is one of hundreds of programs in the bucket of mandatory spending items which could be affected by the rules required for spending offsets. We …

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  • Qatar Airways Is The First Airline In Africa And Middle East To Achieve Highest Certification

    Published on : Thursday, December 7, 2017

    Qatar Airways recently achieved the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) NDC Level 3 Certification, demonstrating its use of the latest technological standards in providing information about airfares and other services to customers and to travel agents or another third party. …

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  • Gulf Air Gears Up to Host Gulf Flight Safety Council’s Annual Summit

    Published on : Thursday, December 7, 2017

    National carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Gulf Air, is gearing up to host the Gulf Flight Safety Council’s (GFSC) annual summit which will be held in Bahrain this year. As official carrier of the two-day event which will be …

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  • Sealed Air Announces Price Increase For Food Care Products In Europe, Middle East And Africa

    Published on : Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    Sealed Air Corporation announced that it is implementing a price increase of 2.5 – 5.0% for the majority of its Food Care division’s products in Europe,   Middle East and Africa with the exception of Switzerland and the United Kingdom …

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  • Oxford Private Travel acquires Exosphere

    Published on : Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    London-based agency Exosphere has been acquired by upmarket travel firm Oxford Private Travel, a sister company to The Oxford Ski Company founded by Rupert Longsdon in 1998.   Luxury agency and operator’s acquisition will see Exosphere ‘folded into’ the Oxford …

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  • PATA lands Royal Brunei Airlines as its newest aviation member

    Published on : Monday, December 4, 2017

    Royal Brunei Airlines, the national carrier of Brunei Darussalam, has joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).   PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Royal Brunei Airlines to the PATA family as our newest …

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  • New SBB Double-Deck Train Receives Operating Permit

    Published on : Monday, December 4, 2017

    The TWINDEXX Swiss Express for SBB FV-Dosto has received its operating permit for the Swiss network from the Federal Department of Transport (BAV).   In a procedure involving multiple tests, BAV awarded SBB’s new double-deck train with an operating permit …

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  • Gulf Air Brings Thales Flight Management System To Its New Airbus Fleet

    Published on : Monday, December 4, 2017

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has signed an agreement with Thales to equip the airline’s new, incoming 12 Airbus A320Neo and 17 A321Neo aircraft with a cockpit package of Thales avionics solutions including the Top …

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  • American Airlines Named Airline of the Year by Global Traveler

    Published on : Monday, December 4, 2017

    American Airlines has been selected as the 2017 Airline of the Year by Global Traveler — the leading magazine for luxury business and leisure travelers — and its Advisory Board.   “We are so honored to receive this recognition, as …

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