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Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Wins “Outstanding Venue Award”

Reinforcing its reputation as Malaysia’s premier purpose-built venue, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) recently won the “Outstanding Venue Award” at the AFECA (Asian Federation of Exhibition & Convention Associations) Asian Awards 2019 in Manila, the Philippines. The accolade recognises venues with world-class …

  • Cromwell’s New Walking Wine Trail Offers New Wine Experience In Central Otago

    Published on : Thursday, October 5, 2017

    The 4 Barrels Walking Wine Trail is the latest way to navigate around four of Central Otago’s premium wine tasting rooms. The new walking wine trail, just unveiled, provides an easy way for wine-lovers to visit four of Central Otago’s …

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  • The World’s Greatest Minds Come Together In The World Solar Challenge

    Published on : Thursday, October 5, 2017

    This year celebrates the 30th anniversary of the World Solar Challenge. Every two years, the World Solar Challenge has welcomed the greatest minds from around the world to Australia to challenge the norms and travel the outback in a vehicle …

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  • South African Airways tables improved wage offer as flights operate as normal

    Published on : Thursday, October 5, 2017

    South African Airways (SAA) would like to give an update that it has made considerable progress with the current wage negotiations dispute with labour unions represented at its maintenance subsidiary, SAA Technical (SAAT).   SAAT was served with a notice …

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  • ASTA Statement on Shooting in Las Vegas

    Published on : Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    ASTA President and CEO Zane Kerby issues the following statement in response to the Las Vegas shooting:   “Our hearts go out to the victims, friends and families impacted by yesterday’s horrific attack in Las Vegas. We are sickened by …

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  • Argentina Hosts The 2nd UNWTO Global Conference On Wine Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    To highlight the relevance of wine and gastronomy as key components of tourism development, the 22nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism was held in Mendoza, Argentina on 29-30 September. The Conference was co-organized by UNWTO and the Ministry of …

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  • Delta Reports Operating Performance for September 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Delta reported operating performance for September 2017. The company carried 14.7 million passengers across our broad global network in the month. During the month, Hurricanes Irma and Maria affected operations across the Caribbean and southeastern United States.   Hurricane Irma …

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  • Bombardier Receives a Second Environmental Product Declaration for its C Series Aircraft

    Published on : Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced at the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva the publication of the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD®) for the CS300 aircraft.   The news was made public one year after the CS100 aircraft received the same certification. …

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  • Hamad International Airport And Sita Enter Strategic Partnership To Enhance Innovative Solutions

    Published on : Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Global IT provider SITA and Hamad International Airport (HIA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which provides a framework for the two partners to trial and enhance innovative passenger processing solutions at HIA. The MoU was signed jointly by Hamad …

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  • Trade event aimed at supporting Australian youth travel heads to Sydney in 2018

    Published on : Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation with the support of the Backpacker Operators Association New South Wales (BOA NSW), is delighted to announce WYSE Exchange Australia is scheduled to take place in Sydney from May 8-10, 2018. …

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  • STR strengthens partnership with PATA

    Published on : Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    STR, a data bench marking and analytic specialist, has renewed its preferred partnership with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), a not-for-profit membership association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia …

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  • New research reveals increase in consumer recognition of ABTA

    Published on : Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    New research released today* reveals that positive consumer recognition of ABTA has increased slightly in the past 12 months, reaffirming ABTA’s position as the UK’s most recognised travel trade association. Almost three quarters (74%) of the public recognise the logo, …

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  • U.S. Travel Statement on New Travel Restrictions

    Published on : Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement:   “Security adjustments rooted in legitimate concerns will always be a fact of life for travelers. It’s essential that changes be clearly communicated and that …

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  • WYSE Travel Confederation announces 2017 Global Youth Travel Award winners

    Published on : Monday, October 2, 2017

    Outstanding contributors in the youth and student travel industry were celebrated on Thursday, 28 September during the 2017 Global Youth Travel Awards (GYTA). Winners of the 14 GYTA award categories, including 10 nominated and four consumer-voted awards, were announced at …

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  • GBTA Unveils Speaker Lineup for 4th Annual ERM Symposium in Calgary

    Published on : Monday, October 2, 2017

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today unveiled the speaker lineup for GBTA Canada’s fourth annual Energy, Resources & Marine Symposium 2017 Calgary, on October 3.   This event is geared towards buyers who …

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  • Reshaping The Passenger Experience

    Published on : Monday, October 2, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2017 World Passenger Symposium (WPS) will focus on how technology, data, customization and digital transformation will reshape the customer experience of tomorrow. “Digital transformation is a key strategic driver for our …

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  • Air Transport Supports Job Creation in Peru, $4.4B in GDP

    Published on : Monday, October 2, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced new data showing that aviation and aviation-induced tourism support 280,000 jobs and contribute $4.4 billion to Peru’s economy, equivalent to 2.1% of the country’s GDP. The findings are among the highlights of “The …

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  • Secretary Elaine L. Chao Names Newest FAA Management Advisory Council Members

    Published on : Monday, October 2, 2017

    U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the appointment of seven new members to the Federal Aviation Administration’s 13-member Management Advisory Council (MAC).   The MAC advises the FAA’s senior management on policy, spending, long-range planning, and regulatory …

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  • Boeing 702 Digital Satellite to Boost Connectivity for Intelsat Customers

    Published on : Monday, October 2, 2017

    Boeing has successfully supported seven out of seven satellite launches this year, including today’s launch of a 702 high-throughput digital payload satellite, built for Intelsat. Intelsat 37e sent and received its first signals from space shortly after it launched today …

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  • IAATO and Argentine authorities step up collaborative efforts to promote responsible tourism

    Published on : Monday, September 25, 2017

    Ushuaia, Argentina: Improvements to Ushuaia Port services and future collaboration between the Antarctic cruise industry and the Argentinian government were discussed last week at a meeting organized by the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Fuegian Institute …

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  • Colin Stewart voted as new chairman of LATA

    Published on : Monday, September 25, 2017

    Colin Stewart is appointed as the new chairman of Latin American Travel Association.       The appointment of Colin Stewart as chairman is now in effect. It was unanimously voted for by the LATA committee and will see him …

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