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PATA Youth Symposium to take place on the first day of PATA Travel Mart 2019

The next PATA Youth Symposium, with the theme ‘From Beginning to End: How Stories Connect Us’, will take place on the first day of PATA Travel Mart 2019 on Wednesday, September 18 at M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. …

Connecting the world through stories at the next PATA Youth Symposium in in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

The next PATA Youth Symposium, with the theme ‘From Beginning to End: How Stories Connect Us’, will take place on the first day of PATA Travel Mart 2019 on Wednesday, September 18 at M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. …

HKTDC Food Expo opens featuring new Coffee Avenue zone

 Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the HKTDC Food Expo, HKTDC Hong Kong International Tea Fair, HKTDC Beauty & Wellness Expo, HKTDC Home Delights Expo and the International Conference of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health …

Second shortlist unveiled for International Travel & Tourism Awards 2019

The second line-up of shortlisted candidates for the International Travel & Tourism Awards (ITTAs), presented by WTM, is revealed on 15 August, 2019.   More than 90 nominations have been shortlisted for the prestigious awards scheme, now in their second …

OTDYKH LEISURE Moscow 2019 to project undiscovered Taipei

Taipei is a place of numerous renowned unique features and highlight attractions. Topping the list is the famed Taipei 101 tower, its amazingly rich culinary scene and superb array of high tech-integrated service facilities. From old-city district to districts defined …

  • HSMAI Las Vegas Chapter Welcomes Alison Francis-Smith as Managing Director

    Published on : Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is pleased to announce the staff appointment of Alison Francis-Smith, vice president of customer relations at Hospitality Pulse, as the HSMAI Las Vegas Managing Director. Francis-Smith’s responsibilities will include educational programming and …

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  • U.S. Travel Statement on Visa Overstays

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement on 2016 data released by the Department of Homeland Security on visa overstays:   “The overstay figures released by DHS clearly demonstrate that the government’s …

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  • U.S Travel Reacts to Proposed Elimination of Brand USA in Trump Budget

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the proposed elimination of the Brand USA tourism marketing agency in President Trump’s federal budget document:   “With all that’s going on in the world, unilaterally disarming …

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  • PATA Annual Summit 2017 welcomes delegates to Sri Lanka

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    The Future of Tourism’, opened in Negombo, Sri Lanka on May 18 with 406 delegates from 191 organisations representing 39 countries attending the four-day event.   The programme for PAS 2017, generously hosted by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau …

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  • PATA honours industry shapers at PATA Annual Summit 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association has presented a series of awards in recognition of contributions made to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region.   The following awards were presented during the PATA Annual Summit …

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  • AAPA Cautions Against Over-Reaction on Inflight Electronics

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Air travel has established itself as an integral part of modern life. Every day 100,000 flights take off and land, carrying 10 million passengers to their destinations safely and securely. This remarkable achievement is a direct result of good teamwork …

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  • Two in five millennials travelling abroad uninsured

    Published on : Sunday, May 21, 2017

    A quarter* (25%) of holidaymakers travelled abroad uninsured in the last year according to new research for ABTA, an increase from 2016** when 22% did so. Millennial holidaymakers were the most likely to travel abroad uninsured with a large increase …

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  • ABTA encourages delegates to take advantage of early bird rates for this year’s Travel Convention

    Published on : Sunday, May 21, 2017

    Delegates for this year’s Travel Convention are encouraged to take advantage of the early booking offer, which ends on Wednesday 24 May. Registration fees for ABTA Members and Partners are currently £495, this will increase to £585 from Thursday 25 …

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  • Managers reveal their main concerns for travelling staff

    Published on : Sunday, May 21, 2017

    New research released today reveals the top concerns that managers with decision-making responsibility have for their staff who travel on business.   When asked about their main concerns for travelling staff, perhaps unsurprisingly, safety is the number one concern. Over …

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  • ABTA launches new #ValueTourism campaign ahead of the General Election

    Published on : Sunday, May 21, 2017

    This week, ABTA will be launching a new #ValueTourism campaign ahead of the General Election. The campaign aims to ensure tourism and its importance to the UK economy remains a priority for the new Government. ABTA will aim to achieve …

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  • New publication to help tourism industry meet UN Sustainable Development Goals

    Published on : Saturday, May 20, 2017

    A pioneering publication designed to help the travel and tourism industry meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been launched at the PATA Annual Summit in Sri Lanka.   Sponsored by Jetwing Hotels of Sri Lanka this new …

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  • Province supports indigenous tourism to take off in Alberta

    Published on : Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Métis skills and knowledge will get useful in business one day; little was known to Brenda Holder about this until she pin pointed some bear tracks to the British soldiers. She said in an interview on Thursday that ‘they were …

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  • ASTA Enlists Congress in DOL Blacklist Fight

    Published on : Saturday, May 20, 2017

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is praising today’s introduction of The Travel Agent Retail Fairness Act by Representative Francis Rooney (R-FL 19th), which would remove travel agencies from an arbitrary regulatory “blacklist” that blocks them from utilizing an …

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  • Kyrgyz Republic and IATA sign Memorandum of Understanding

    Published on : Saturday, May 20, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic.     The MoU sets out a strategic partnership …

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  • B4mn rise in Phuket Hotels Association Benefit boost local tourism funding

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    At Latitude Marquee, located inside the Laguna Phuket resort complex, a ‘Magical Island Event” took place only recently. The event was a success and lived up to its name with a stunning evening serving fine wining, dining, and first-rate entertainment. …

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  • Air Transat Brightens Flight To Paris

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    To celebrate the launch of its Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina on its transatlantic flights,   Air Transat surprised some 350 passengers on board its Airbus A330 to Paris last night by treating them to an exclusive dish from the …

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  • New Partnership to Enhance Quality & Safety in Aviation Fueling

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), and Airlines for America (A4A) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen and promote Safety and Quality Assurance in global aviation fueling activities.   “Maintaining the quality of …

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  • Vietnam Tourism Association recommends expansion of visa exemption program

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    Visa exemption from significant tourist markets should be one of the important measures that the government should continue in order to turn to turn tourism into a key sector for Vietnam, as per the Vietnam Tourism Association’s report. The association …

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  • Cruise Lines International Association Announces New Online Certificate Program

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    Bringing specialized certificate programs online, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that travel agents can now expand their business with the new Meetings & Events at Sea Certificate Program. The program, designed in partnership with Meetings Professional International (MPI), …

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  • New SETE confederation chairman to be elected at annual general meeting of Greek Tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    This year’s annual general meeting of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) carries special importance both for the industry and politically, since, it is taking place at a key juncture for Greek Tourism.   President Prokopis Pavlopoulos is set to attend …

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