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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 …

  • GoJet Airlines Announces Pilot Pipeline Agreement with California Flight Academy

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    GoJet Airlines is pleased to announce that it has signed a pilot pipeline agreement with California Flight Academy. The Wingman Pipeline Program provides promising pilots currently enrolled in a professional airline training program an internship at GoJet while they build …

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  • GBTA discloses three new European Advisory Board appointments

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    The Global Business Travel Association, widely known as GBTA, recently announced about the three new appointments to its European Advisory Board: Ricardo Crespo, AbbVie; Flavio Ghiringhelli, HRS; and Javier Amigo Prous, Campofrío Food Group Holding. Scott Torrey of Concur was …

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  • Restaurant Law Center Launched to Advocate for Industry

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    As burdensome regulations continue to negatively impact small businesses, members of the restaurant industry, including the National Restaurant Association, have joined together to form the Restaurant Law Center.   The new Center will provide legal advocacy on behalf of the …

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  • LATA appoints CEO Tony Mason in newly created role

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    As a marker of its continued growth and standing within the UK travel industry, Latin American Travel Association (LATA) has appointed a CEO in a newly created role. Tony Mason has been appointed to the role, effective January 2017, and …

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  • MPI and GBTA Recognize CMM Norfolk 2016 Class, Announce Destinations for 2017 Programs

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), recently presented the distinguished Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) to 37 meeting and travel professionals from the CMM Norfolk 2016 …

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  • Day Trippin’: surf, shops, foods & friends the best things to do in summer

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    Australians will be catching up with friends and family, lunching and dining, shopping till they drop and soaking up the sun on summer day trips according to the results of a national poll commissioned by the Tourism & Transport Forum …

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  • USTA unveils first monthly Travel Trends Index

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    US Travel Association’s  first monthly Travel Trends Index (TTI) in 2017, to encompass post-election data signals a strong showing by the travel sector in the wake of Donald J. Trump’s unexpected win last November. All travel sectors grew at rates …

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  • HSMAI Honors Randy Smith and Melanie Brandman with Lifetime Achievement Awards

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 HSMAI Lifetime Achievement Awards. Randy Smith, Chairman & Co-Founder, STR, will be honored with the 2016 Albert E. Koehl Award. Melanie Brandman, Founder & …

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  • CLIA Forms Alliance With Professional Travel Agents of North America

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today it has formed an alliance with the Professional Travel Agents of North America (PTANA) organization. PTANA, formed in 2009, has joined CLIA as a 2017 Premier Member and has committed to 100 percent …

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  • Intrepid Travel Joins USTOA

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Terry Dale, president and CEO of The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), announced today that Intrepid Travel, specializing in adventure travel, joined the association as its newest Active Member, bringing its current total to 53 Active Members representing nearly …

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  • National Restaurant Association Executive Vice President Cicely Simpson Welcomes 115th Congress

    Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017

    As the 115th Congress is sworn in today, the National Restaurant Association’s Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy Cicely Simpson has released the following statement.   “The National Restaurant Association congratulates and welcomes the 115th Congress. As the …

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  • Record Turnover For The ACC Liverpool Group

    Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017

    The ACC Liverpool Group has achieved its highest annual turnover since opening in 2008.     The company, home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and Exhibition Centre Liverpool, delivered a turnover of £17.2m, compared to £16.1m for the previous …

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  • Mta welcomes extraordinary november results

    Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017

    According to NSO data published today, double digit growth rates were registered in all the three main inbound tourism performance indicators during November 2016, with the total number of visitors recording the highest growth rate of +24.0%, followed by a …

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  • Mta Launches 2017 calender of events

    Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017

    The Malta Tourism Authority has just launched the 2017 Calendar of Events for the Maltese Islands. Produced for the third consecutive year, this 88-page publication is a compilation of the main events taking place in Malta and Gozo for the …

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  • The BOCHK Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2017 wrapped up colourfully

    Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017

    Organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board  and title-sponsored by the Bank of China  Limited , the BOCHK Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2017 was held successfully. It was the HKTB’s first celebratory event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the establishment …

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  • JAL Group 2017 New Year Vacation Period Traffic Results

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    JAL Group carried a total of 341,459 passengers on its international flights and 1,334,177 passengers domestically during the 13-day New Year vacation period in Japan between December 22, 2016 and January 3, 2017.   On International routes, passenger count decreased …

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  • National Restaurant Association Executive Vice President Cicely Simpson Welcomes 115th Congress

    Published on : Thursday, January 5, 2017

    As the 115th Congress is sworn in today, the National Restaurant Association’s Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy Cicely Simpson has released the following statement.   “The National Restaurant Association congratulates and welcomes the 115th Congress. As the …

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  • 17th World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations’ Convention in Iran

    Published on : Thursday, January 5, 2017

    Tour guides from all over the world are preparing to attend what is arguably the largest convention of its kind in Tehran later this month, and the Iranian officials are hoping to use this opportunity for promoting the Middle East …

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  • Infinity International Travel and GSTC sign contract to conduct training program in China

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and Infinity International Travel signed an agreement for Infinity and its subsidiary organizations to conduct the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) in People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.     …

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  • The Year Ahead: harnessing the power of tourism to build a better world

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    I write to you as I begin my final year as UNWTO Secretary-General, a position I have been privileged to hold for almost seven years at an Agency I have been proud to serve for the past decade.   During …

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