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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 …

  • ACI-NA Comments on White House Meeting

    Published on : Friday, February 10, 2017

    Airport directors representing Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the industry trade association for commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today participated in a meeting with President Donald J. Trump,   senior White House officials, and …

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  • Busiest ever January at London Stansted as new route announcements boost flying start to 2017

    Published on : Friday, February 10, 2017

    London Stansted made a flying start to 2017 by recording the Airport’s busiest ever January. During the month, over 1.74 million passengers passed through Stansted,   an increase of 5.0% over January last year and surpassing the previous record of …

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  • The Ruling on the Travel Ban: A Lose-Lose Scenario for Business Travel and the Economy

    Published on : Friday, February 10, 2017

    On Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard arguments from the Department of Justice and opposing attorneys from the states of Washington and Minnesota before they decide the fate of President Trump’s executive order banning …

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  • SkyTeam marks five years of SkyPriority benefits

    Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

    Five years ago, SkyTeam became the first global airline alliance to offer aligned priority benefits for top customers when it launched SkyPriority. Designed to make travel more seamless for First, Business and Elite Plus passengers flying on all SkyTeam member …

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  • PATA Gold Awards invite submissions until April 28

    Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

    Individuals and organizations associated with the tourism industry who have been contributing towards the promotion and development of the travel sector especially in the Asia Pacific area are being motivated to submit entries to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) …

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  • Queensbridge hotel tower approval a vote of confidence in Victoria’s visitor economy

    Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

    The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has welcomed the conditional approval of Crown’s Queensbridge Hotel Tower and congratulated the Victorian Government on a decision that will support the creation of more than 1,000 direct and indirect ongoing tourism jobs. …

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  • LodgIQ & HSMAI Forge Revolutionary Partnership

    Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

    LodgIQ, a sophisticated, machine learning-based revenue management system (RMS), is proud to announce a wide-reaching, global partnership with the renowned Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), a global organization of sales, marketing, and revenue management professionals.   The unique …

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  • Remarks of Alexandre de Juniac at the European Aviation Club

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Thank you for the kind introduction. It is an honor to present to the European Aviation Club. This is my first visit to the Club, so I will start by describing how I see IATA. And then I will share …

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  • NTA names new director to oversee China Inbound Program

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    The National Tour Association has named Lin Wang as director, China Market Services. Lin will continue to grow NTA’s extremely successful China Inbound Program, including educating members on how to attract this lucrative international segment of business, creating domestic familiarization …

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  • GBTA Announces World Champion & Gold Medalist Michael Phelps as Featured Speaker at GBTA

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Michael Phelps will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston. A conversation with Michael Phelps, one of the most …

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  • PATA introduces Young Tourism Professional student membership category

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is ready to launch a membership category for students who are a part of the Association’s motto to support Young Tourism Professionals (YTPs).   Students between the ages 18 and 35 who are enrolled …

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  • ASTA Announces Promotion of Mark Meader

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) announced today that Mark Meader has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Marketing, Industry Affairs & Education. As Vice President, Industry Affairs since 2015, industry veteran Meader has spearheaded ASTA’s advocacy efforts relating …

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  • Colorado Garden – Home Show To Feature Pet-Friendly Garden In Partnership With Dumb Friends League

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    The 2,000-square-foot garden will be showcased by Autumn Gold Landscapes and will include garden features that are compatible with and safe for pets.   Elements of the garden include nontoxic plants, “dog-tough” turf, a pondless water feature, and more.   …

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  • U.S. Travel Welcomes Senate Confirmation of Tillerson for State

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement congratulating Rex Tillerson on his confirmation as Secretary of State by the U.S. Senate:   “We applaud the U.S. Senate for confirming Mr. Tillerson into this crucial role, …

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  • U.S. Travel Association Statement on the Visa Waiver Program

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs Jonathan Grella released the following statement on the Visa Waiver Program:   “While the nation’s visa issuance process receives a close review, lawmakers must recall the importance of a widely recognized …

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  • U.S. Travel Association Lauds Chao Confirmation

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow released the following statement upon Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s confirmation by the U.S. Senate:   “The U.S. travel community applauds the Senate for confirming Elaine Chao to serve as America’s next Secretary …

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  • Nearly One-Half of European Travel Professionals Expect Trump Travel Ban to Create Immediate

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    In a follow-up to a poll of U.S. members earlier this week, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, polled its European members on President Trump’s executive order banning travel to the United States of citizens …

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  • Orlando Sanford Named No. 1 Readers’ Choice for “Airport Experience” in Orlando Style Magazine

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) was named No. 1 Readers’ Choice for “Airport Experience” in the February 2017 issue of Orlando Style Magazine.     Remarked Diane Crews, Airport President and CEO, “Thank you, Orlando Style! At Orlando Sanford International …

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  • EarthCheck Evaluate Achieves GSTC Recognition

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that EarthCheck Evaluate has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms EarthCheck’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services.   EarthCheck Evaluate assesses an operator’s economic, social and environmental …

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  • President Trump’s Travel Ban Creates Likely Short- and Long-term Travel Disruption

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, polled its U.S. members this week on President Trump’s executive order banning travel to the United States of citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and …

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