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Katie Benson steps down from Jumeirah Carlton Tower

Katie Benson, the regional vice president of Europe and the general manager of the flagshio European hotel , Jumeirah Carlton resigns from Jumeriah Hotels & Resorts.     After almost three years with Jumeirah, Benson will be pursuing a new …

  • Katie Benson steps down from Jumeirah Carlton Tower

    Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017

    Katie Benson, the regional vice president of Europe and the general manager of the flagshio European hotel , Jumeirah Carlton resigns from Jumeriah Hotels & Resorts.     After almost three years with Jumeirah, Benson will be pursuing a new …

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  • Global travel experts increasingly focus on managing overtourism

    Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017

    Overtourism has now become a buzzword in some popular destinations such as Venice and Barcelona where the former one is planning to divert the passenger cruise liners while the latter is all set to cut down on the apartment rentals. …

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  • Andrew Flintham appointed as UK Managing Director of Thomas Cook

    Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017

    Thomas Cook Group plc has appointed Andrew Flintham as Managing Director of its UK business. Andrew will take responsibility of the day-to-day operations in the UK from March 2018.     Most recently as Commercial Director for TUI UK&I, Andrew …

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  • Thomas Cook to transform holiday money and travel insurance with new division

    Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017

    Thomas Cook, one of the world’s leading holiday companies, is launching a new financial services division that will transform the holiday money and insurance services it provides to customers.     Thomas Cook Money brings all of Thomas Cook’s existing …

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  • Greek Cypriot authorities deport 39 Israeli tourists

    Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017

    Greek Cypriot authorities in southern Cyprus have deported 39 Israeli tourists after they had landed on the eastern Mediterranean Island as reported by the Israeli media on Wednesday.   Reportedly the Israeli tourists had arrived at Larnaca airport on the …

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  • ABTA finds 55 and up aged people less likely to opt winter sports insurance

    Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017

    New research from ABTA shows that winter sports holidaymakers over the age of 55 are least likely to check whether they have taken out appropriate insurance for the activities they are undertaking, including skiing and snowboarding.     Well over …

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  • Surf Air to move London base from Luton to City Airport

    Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017

    The world’s first all-you-can-fly airline Surf Air has declared plans to move its London service to London City Airport with flights departing from its new hub as early as December.   In its official statement the company mentioned that its …

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  • GBTA announces appointments to board vacancies

    Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry, announces a newly appointed Chairman and two newly appointed Direct members to its Board of Directors. The volunteer leadership that makes up the Board of Directors helps …

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  • Scientists warn the number of earthquakes to rise in 2018

    Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

    In the next twelve months experts have warned of a rise in the number of large earthquakes taking place as the speed of the Earth’s rotation is slowing down.   The lower speed is responsible for a difference of just …

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  • Ryanair launches new London Stansted to Rimini route

    Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

    On 21st November, 2017 Ryanair has launched a fresh London Stansted to Rimini route that be running twice weekly as part of its summer 2018 schedule commencing in March.   UK consumers and visitors can enjoy even lower fares and …

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  • Record number of 51 million Americans to travel this Thanksgiving

    Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

    AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more …

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  • 2017 witnesses over 3% rise in Thanksgiving travel

    Published on : Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    The American Automobile Association stated that as much as 51 million Americans would be travelling during this Thanksgiving.   Travellers would be walking the additional mile to reach their family, friends and dear ones this Thanksgiving Day. While they would …

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  • Chinese tourism accelerates nation’s real estate boom

    Published on : Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    The real estate industry of Cambodia is ready to witnessed further growth thanks to some active attempts by the government to raise the number of Chinese travellers entering this kingdom.   The second national forum on the ‘China Ready for …

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  • Garuda Online Travel Fair targets 700,000 international travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    Garuda Indonesia is currently holding the third phase of the Garuda Indonesia Online Travel Fair (GOTF) that has a target of 700,000 foreign travellers and as much as 2.3 million domestic tourists. Nina Sulistyowati, marketing and IT director, marketing department, …

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  • TSA shares Thanksgiving travel tips for the busy holiday season

    Published on : Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    The number of passengers expected to be screened at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints across the country this Thanksgiving season is expected to be extremely high. From last Friday, November 17th through Monday, November 28th, more than 24 million travelers—one of …

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  • Over 300 travel agents, media discovered New Shades of Thailand on Mega Fam Trip

    Published on : Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in collaboration with Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways and EVA Airways, hosted over 300 travel agents and media from around the world on the Thailand Mega Fam Trip 2017.     Ms. Soraya Homchuen, …

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  • Singapore airfares on favorite routes witness a decline by 5% in 2017

    Published on : Monday, November 20, 2017

    There is a good demand for air travel services that has managed to keep the airfares down.   The airfares for essential business routes and favorable tourist destinations including New York, Jakarta, Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur had declined to over …

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  • New York City’s secret subway line open to tourists

    Published on : Monday, November 20, 2017

    One of the most fascinating curiosities for the travellers lies in the New York City subway system and there’s no doubt how exciting it would be those who love to explore the old world treasures. Miles of underground track shrouded …

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  • Interest for Airbnb rises in Cairns, but hoteliers upset with lack of rules

    Published on : Saturday, November 18, 2017

    The battle between Airbnb and conventional accommodation operators eager to win favor of thousands of tourists is gaining warmth in the tropical North.   The Airbnb statistics portray that the US-based brand had over 1,400 listings in Cairns as of …

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  • Tourists enjoy vacations differently in Yogyakarta

    Published on : Friday, November 17, 2017

    Yogyakarta that represents the heart of Javanese culture can actually be more cherishable when done with a difference and with special taste.   A group of journalists and volunteers had joined #berliburdenganhati that is a term explaining the concept of …

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