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  • Recruit Holdings likely to team up with Airbnb

    Published on : Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    Recruit Holdings of Japan has mentioned that it would be teaming up with Airbnb, the leading US tourist accommodation platform to offer rental housing facilities for travellers in Japan.   Airbnb would be offered a database of 6 million properties …

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  • American Airlines to go cashless at Miami International Airport

    Published on : Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    American Airlines is ready to embrace a completely cashless system at Miami International Airport by the end of the week.   This airline is going to be completely cashless at Miami International Airport by the end of this week.   …

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  • Andreas Mattmüller to retire from Mövenpick

    Published on : Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts’ longest standing executive team member Andreas Mattmüller, COO for Middle East & Africa, will retire on January 31, 2018.     He has spent over 16 of his 43 years in hospitality in senior positions within …

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  • Valmont Spa now at Il Sereno, Italy

    Published on : Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    Renowned designer Patricia Urquiola has transformed the Spa at Il Sereno into a contemporary oasis while remaining reflective of the building’s history and Lake Como destination. It was originally built as the property’s darsena or the boathouse.     Valmont, …

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  • Real Club de Golf El Prat announced the appointment of Marcello Della Vecchia

    Published on : Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Marcello Della Vecchia  has been appointed by Real Club de Golf El Prat as new international director of sales and marketing at the Barcelona club.   Della Vecchia is well-experience, he has worked in a number of different golf roles …

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  • Indonesia urges Saudi Arabia to invest in tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Investors from Saudi Arabia has been asked by the government of Indonesia to park their funds in the sector of transport, tourism and infrastructure as connectivity of the two nations are growing, a minister stated.     Indonesian Transport Minister …

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  • British Airways to upgrade long-haul economy inflight meals

    Published on : Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Long-haul economy travellers on board British Airways would now be able to enjoy a thrilling meals experience.   The largest Britain-based airline has announced that they would be introducing an expanded menu that would be taking place from 17th January …

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  • Airbnb now permits users to pay lesser up front

    Published on : Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Today Airbnb has declared that it would be launching a brand new feature that would permit its users to manage their payments on this platform more conveniently.   This feature is named as Pay Less Up Front.   And it …

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  • Rise in per capital disposable income would fuel growth of global tourism industry market

    Published on : Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    According to a new report titled “Global Tourism Industry Market Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2021”, the global tourism market is expected to flourish at a significant CAGR of 3.8% over the forecast period i.e. by 2021 and would garner significant …

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  • Leanne Harwood appointed as the MD of IHG Australasia and Japan

    Published on : Monday, January 15, 2018

    Leanne Harwood has been appointed by the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) as the managing director, Australasia and Japan.     Leanne will be replacing Karin Sheppard will move to London to take on the new position as IHG’s managing director, …

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  • AccorHotels signs agreement with Nakheel

    Published on : Monday, January 15, 2018

    Strengthening the strategic partnership for Dubai hospitality projects developer Nakheel and AccorHotels have signed a management agreement for ibis Dubai Jumeirah Village Circle.     Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah and Olivier Granet, managing director for AccorHotels Middle East & …

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  • Adventure sports tourism expo to debut in India

    Published on : Monday, January 15, 2018

    2018 has been declared as the year of adventure tourism and India has embarked on targeting adventure tourism and sports in a big way.     Based on the ideology that tourist arrivals can be increased without much investment in …

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  • Chicago witnessed record year for tourism shows in 2017

    Published on : Monday, January 15, 2018

    Today Choose Chicago and the mayor of this place, Rahm Emanuel announced that visitors to the city had reached about 55.2 million in 2017 that is a brand new record marking a rise of 2.5% over the previous year.   …

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  • Château Élan Winery & Resort announces new owner & management

    Published on : Monday, January 15, 2018

    Château Élan Winery & Resort, the enchanting 16th century-styled château and full-service winery nestled among North Georgia’s picturesque foothills, announced its official sale to an affiliate of Greenwich, Connecticut based real estate investment firm, Wheelock Street Capital. Together with the …

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  • Malaysia’s largest indoor theme park at Johor project launched

    Published on : Monday, January 15, 2018

    Malaysia’s biggest indoor theme park concept at its Capital City Project in Johor was launched by Capital World Limited, a CATALIST-listed property developer.     A number of lease agreements with international and local popular brands, ranging from F&B (food …

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  • Great Barrier Reef tourism boss blame scientists for slump in visitor numbers

    Published on : Monday, January 15, 2018

    Research and study about the Great Barrier Reef’s coral bleaching has been in the news since last year. Now the head of the Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators, Col McKenzie has sent a written request to the federal government …

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  • Shaquille O’Neal joins as Carnival Cruise Line’s New CFO

    Published on : Saturday, January 13, 2018

    NBA Hall of Famer and TNT commentator Shaquille O’Neal – also known as “Shaq” – announced on last night’s TNT Inside the NBA broadcast that he has been given a new title, joining Carnival Cruise Line as their newly appointed …

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  • Kapoor to head Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

    Published on : Saturday, January 13, 2018

    Rajiv Kapoor  of The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa and Langkawi International Convention Centre  has been promoted to the role of general manager.   In 2013 Kapoor joined The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa as hotel manager and made exceptional …

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  • Business travel might see a raise with the new tax reform

    Published on : Saturday, January 13, 2018

    According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the tax reform should boost business travel this year and which in turn should simultaneously boost shares of the country’s biggest airlines, including American Airlines, United Continental and Delta.       Analyst …

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  • Exploring the effects of social media, LA is opening selfie museum

    Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018

    Fanning the photo-sharing obsession of the social media addicts, California is going to open its door of what is called ‘The Museum of Selfies’ – which is a new museum dedicated to the “science, art and culture of self representation. …

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