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AIME 2021: World’s leading meeting & incentives event turns virtual

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), the leading meetings and incentives event in Australia in the region, has announced the 2021 show will now take place from 15-17 March at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, incorporating a virtual …

  • Cruise ship passengers inhale 200 times higher polluted air

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU), a German environmental association brought out a research which shows cruise ship passengers could be inhaling “60 times higher concentrations of harmful air pollutants ” than they would in natural air settings.   The concentration of harmful …

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  • United Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Tulsa

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    On Wednesday afternoon, a flight of United Airlines had to be diverted to Tulsa International Airport.   Flight 1759 was travelling to Tampa from Denver. During this point of time, it turned around at Siloam Springs, as asserted by Flight …

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  • American Airlines flight makes emergency landing at McGhee Tyson

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    A flight of American Airlines made an emergency landing on Tuesday night at McGhee Tyson Airport on account of a ‘non-credible threat’, as revealed by an official spokesperson of the airlines company.   Flight 1804 was travelling to Indianapolis from …

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  • Los Angeles-bound flight makes emergency landing in Iqaluit

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    A Los Angeles-bound flight had to be diverted to Iqaluit on Wednesday since the airline had confronted with a ‘technical irregularity’.   The flight belonged to Swiss International Air Lines and it was travelling from Zurich, flying over the southern …

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  • EU to reduce phone and internet roaming charges from June 2017

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Good news on the way for the domestic European travellers as officials in Brussels confirmed they are on course to put an end to roaming charges.     According to the new agreement, which still needs to be confirmed by …

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  • Britain May be Hit by Storm Doris, Travel to be Disrupted

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Weather forecast says that Britain will be battered by 70mph winds at the end of this week, as the Met Office warned that Storm Doris may be on its way.   A yellow weather warning (“be aware”) covering the south …

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  • India is world’s fastest growing major business travel market

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced the results of its latest GBTA BTI™ Outlook – India report, a semi-annual analysis that relates unfolding economic events at home and abroad …

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  • PATA and Microsoft collaboration paves way for digital transformation in tourism industry

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced a collaboration with Microsoft that is designed to improve tourism data collection and develop advanced analytics that help travel industry operators better serve their customers.   Experts from PATA and Microsoft will …

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  • UNWTO Statement on US Travel Ban

    Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Specialized Agency for Tourism, expresses its deep concern and strong condemnation over the recently announced travel ban by the United States of America (USA) to nationals of seven countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, …

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  • Hotels upset with London ‘bed tax’

    Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    The hoteliers have reacted negatively to London’s plans of introducing a ‘bed tax’ for the 2,100 hotels that are based in the capital. It is estimated that this would actually add £3.40 to the cost of a night inside a …

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  • Flights without security checks for first time in UK airport in 50 years

    Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    While one side of the travel news was flooded with rant and rages following the tougher US restrictions, Scottish aviation made a move for more relaxed, passenger-friendly travel. The unlikely setting was at Campbeltown airport in south-west Scotland — henceforth …

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  • US immigration ban forces airline stocks to drop abruptly

    Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    The latest travel ban, implemented by the US President Donald Trump, on immigrants and travellers from seven Muslim nations created a state of chaos in the country in just a few days. The shares of the airline companies of the …

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  • WTTC comment on President Trump’s executive order banning travel from 7 countries

    Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    “The Executive Order issued by US President Trump on 27 January 2017 banning travel to the US from seven countries for 90 days goes directly against the fundamental right of Freedom to Travel. It has created immense confusion among travellers …

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  • Hackers lock travellers outside hotel rooms in Austria for mere €1500

    Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    The hacking attack on one of the oldest hotels in Australia forced all the guests to be stranded outside their rooms. This was the third time that the 111-year old Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt encountered hacking attack.     Right as …

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  • UAE airline companies helping stranded passengers after Trump ban

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    Airline companies in the UAE said they were doing everything they could to help passengers caught in the midst of the 90-day temporary US entry ban imposed by President Donald Trump against seven Muslim-majority countries.   Emirates airline said it …

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  • Air France bars 15 fliers from travelling to USA

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    French national carrier, Air France, stopped 15 passengers from Muslim countries from travelling to the U.S. because they would have been barred entry under President Donald Trump’s new immigration fiat.   The airline said in a statement that it was …

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  • GCC countries eye greater share of $600bn global sports tourism industry

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    Sports tourism will be in focus at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), held from 24 – 27 April, as the GCC competes to capture a greater share of the $600 billion global industry.   Sport tourism and the regional …

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  • UNWTO states tourism witnessed 3.9% growth in 2016

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    The United Nations World Tourism Organisation , UNWTO said in its last report that the demand for international tourism continued to remain quite strong in the year 2016 though there have been several challenges.   This organization said that the …

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  • Trump’s immigration ban sparks rage among New York taxi drivers

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, a nonprofit organization that works with the metropolis’ more than 50,000 licensed yellow taxi drivers, called for a one-hour work stoppage at John F. Kennedy International Airport in protest of President Donald Trump’s executive …

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  • Chinese zoo chose to kill tiger as man climbed into enclosure to save £15 admission fee

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    Months after the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden was harshly criticized by people from all over the world for killing a lowland gorilla ‘Harambe’ after a toddler fell into the gorilla enclosure, a Chinese zoo decided to repeat the same …

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