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Six Senses Uluwatu announced the appointment of Gaehler

Michael Gaehler has been appointed by Six Senses to the role of general manager of Six Senses Uluwatu.     He holds more than 33 years of experience within the high-end hospitality sector and has  recently worked as general manager …

IMEX America to provide leadership skills training as boards face an unprecedented rate of change

Future-proofing is among the topics explored at the Association Leadership Forum, a free half-day of education and networking at IMEX America, exclusively for association leaders and created by the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE).   According to ASAE, the …

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is aiming to welcome two million Indians in 2019

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is aiming to welcome two million Indians this year with a substantial 20 percent increase in Indian arrivals during the first five months of 2019. This was said by Charun Ohnmee, the Deputy Governor for …

Travel companies promote new destinations, offers to beat slowdown

These days, travel company Easemytrip is focusing on promoting offbeat locations as a way to beat the slowdown in the travel and tourism industry.   “At present, we are focusing on promoting offbeat locations that are equally beautiful but lesser-known …

Visit Orlando announces appointment of Micheal Waterman

 Industry veteran Michael Waterman has been appointed chief sales officer by Visit Orlando.     In the new role Waterman will oversee the travel industry and convention sales teams for the official tourism association of the most visited destination in …

  • A mobile app made regional Australian tourism a hit

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Couchsurfing, an app that links the travelers looking for free accommodation with the host has more than four million users with 400,000 hosts across the globe. It began in 2004. A central Queensland host used this app to bring her …

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  • Global DMC Partners Offers Event Tech Solutions Through Giant iTab

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Global DMC Partners, the largest global network of Destination Management Companies (DMCs), and Giant iTab, the award-winning touchscreen solution for digital engagement at events, announce a new strategic partnership. Global DMC Partners will now offer Giant iTab solutions as an …

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  • Airbnb doubled business travel transaction since 2014

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    According to a new research from Certify, it has shown that Airbnb bookings in corporate travel might be changing the lodging and staying landscape in the future.   A look at 2016 travel and entertainment expense trends from Certify showed …

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  • Celebrating Chinese New Year in a Rooster-Worthy Ranch

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    Celebrating the much anticipated Chinese New Year, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, presents seven stays to experience a taste of the cowboy, ranch life.     1.Tanque Verde Guest …

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  • ATPI Griffinstone announces latest tech innovation for shipping and energy sector

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    ATPI Griffinstone has released the latest version of ATPI CrewLink a workflow management platform which has been upgraded and rebranded.   The system is vital for businesses who manage the many challenges for those involved in the day to day …

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  • Amadeus appoints Rajiv Rajian to lead global business travel

    Published on : Monday, January 23, 2017

    Amadeus today announces that Rajiv Rajian is appointed Executive Vice President of Global Business Travel, effective immediately.   With global business travel spend set to reach $1.6 trillion in 2020*, Rajian will be tasked with driving continued growth worldwide across …

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  • New global leaders appointed for SITA in Singapore

    Published on : Monday, January 23, 2017

    SITA, the air transport IT provider, announced the appointment of Sumesh Patel as SITA President Asia Pacific. He will be responsible for developing and driving the strategic direction for SITA in the region.   Sumesh is a global leader in …

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  • Airbnb hires Beth Axelrod as VP of Employee Experience

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    Airbnb has recently announces that Beth Axelrod has joined Airbnb as the new Vice President of Employee Experience. Beth will bring her incredible passion and deep expertise to building out the essential aspect of the business.     Beth’s career …

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  • Climate change to induce turbulence in flights

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    After closely monitoring the aviation industry and climate change, a scientist from the University of Reading has revealed that the aviation insurers might face crisis in near future as drastic climate change is affecting flights in a negative way and …

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  • Enhanced accommodation features from TripAdvisor for travellers

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    TripAdvisor announced additions to its subscription products, enabling accommodations and restaurants to attract, engage and influence customers. Developed to reflect the specific needs of accommodation and restaurant businesses, these new products allow subscribers to access industry-leading tools to help them …

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  • Expedia’s airplane etiquette study reveals in-flight behaviours

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    Expedia.com released the results of the Airplane Etiquette Study, an examination of American conduct in mid-air. In particular, Airplane Etiquette identifies passenger behaviors that most infuriate fellow travelers. Out of all behaviors, including boozing, excessive chatting, undressing and inattentive parenting, …

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  • Third quarter U.S. domestic airfare decreased to $344

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    The average domestic air fare decreased to $344 in the third quarter of 2016, down 8.8 percent from $377 in the third quarter of 2015, adjusted for inflation, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported.   …

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  • Connected travel still remains the demands of future tourism industry

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    A lot is happening in the world of leisure as well as business travel. Car sharing, ride sharing, mobility integration and demand responsive systems like Uber are making waves in the new business model of corporate travel. So, what is …

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  • Will Airbnb’s rise affect hotel occupancy profit?

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Alternative accommodation providers like Airbnb is emerging as a significant threat to the industry given the decline in the number of compression nights at U.S. hotels in 2016 as revealed by Morgan Stanley Research.     In 2016 Compression Nights …

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  • Alternative payment methods on the rise for 2017 travellers

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Credit and debit cards have always remained the two most popular ways of payment and 2016 was no different. Surveying more than 12000 travellers, Worldpay, a leader in online payment services found that the new age travellers are more inclined …

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  • Global DMC Partners establishes new international sales office in Turkey

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Global DMC Partners forecasts exponential International growth in 2017 with the recent addition of a third International Sales Office based in Istanbul, Turkey. The Global DMC Partners Eurasia Office is led by industry veteran, Mustafa Yalcin, who will assume the …

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  • Can 2017 overcome previous year’s loss of U.S. travel jobs?

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Economic uncertainty, travel disruptions, terrorism – 2016 has seen enough of everything from virtually every corner of the world.   2016 started with a good note when more than 69,900 travel-related jobs were added in the hospitality and aviation sector …

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  • Health experts urge Coca-Cola’s ‘Happy Holidays’ truck tour in Britain to be banned

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Around 108 health experts are asking the ‘Happy Holidays’ truck tour of Coca-Cola during Christmas holidays to be banned as they promote unhealthy lifestyle to the children.     During Christmas holidays, the Coca Cola truck has visited several places …

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  • Wego redefines China’s family travel segment ahead Chinese New Year

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Wego.com, the leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, revealed the growth in adult children travelling with elderly family members leading up to Chinese New Year.     “Family is such an important component of Chinese …

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  • Airbnb leads $13 million investment in restaurant reservation app Resy

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Restaurant booking platform Resy closed its series A funding round which was headed by Airbnb, with participation from First Data Corporation, RSE Ventures, and Lerer Hippeau Ventures.   Founded in 2014 in New York, Resy offers a consumer-focused mobile app …

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