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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 …

  • Turkey to expect 5 million tourists this year

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    As many as five million Russian holidaymakers are believed to visit some of the most favored tourist destinations of Turkey, particularly the ones based on Agean and Mediterranean Seas, as asserted by the largest tour operator of Russia, Anex Tour. …

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  • Russian tourists to get visas on arrival to UAE

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

     Citizens of the Russian Federation who would be paying a visit to the UAE in future would be granted an entry visa at any entry point on arrival.   The ruler of Dubai, Prime Minister and Vice President named Sheikh …

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  • London marked a bumper tourism year in 2016

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    London welcomed a record 14 million international visits in the first nine months of 2016 putting the city on course for another bumper tourism year, according to International Passenger Survey (IPS).     From July to September 2016 there were …

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  • Emirates crews altered following U.S. immigration ban

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    Following the travel ban to the U.S. from seven predominantly Muslim nations as declared by President Trump, Emirates Airlines has been forced to change its pilots and cabin crew personnel on flights enroute to the US.     Complying with …

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  • Airbnb offers free lodging to stranded travellers in US after travel ban

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    The latest executive order issued by US President Donald Trump on 27th January, has managed to create a state of chaos and mayhem amongst those, who have nowhere to go and are stranded in the soil of the United States. As …

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  • Borneo shipwreck kills three Chinese tourists, leaves six missing

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    The officials of Malaysia said on Sunday that the Borneo shipwreck has claimed the lives of three Chinese tourists and left nearly six people missing after their boat sank in the rough seas off the coast of Borneo a day …

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  • Alliance Air flight makes emergency landing at Jaipur

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    On Saturday an Alliance Air flight from Rajkot to Delhi made an emergency landing at Jaipur airport after a woman on board suffered a cardiac arrest.   “We received a call that there was a medical emergency on the flight, …

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  • Overwhelming number of tourists visit Ireland in 2016

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    The figures released by the new Central Statistics Office state that the number of trips to Ireland has risen by 10.095 in the year 2016.   In 2016, the total number of trips to Ireland was about 9,584,400. Between the …

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  • Travellers to endure another six days of chaos due to BA cabin crew strike

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    The air travellers are about to face another round of travel chaos as the cabin crews of British Airways and the members of the union ‘Unite’ have decided to call for another round of strike of six days in February, …

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  • Bali to draw record number of Chinese tourists in Lunar New Year

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Bali has become one of the most popular destinations for the Chinese tourists who have been visiting this region in large numbers to spend their Chinese New Year vacation that commenced on 27th January and will continue till 2nd February. …

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  • American Airlines basic economy fare to make it the “greatest airline in the world”

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    American Airlines said that it is finally achieving operational and revenue performances that are comparable to Delta’s. It also says that its plans for competing with low-cost carriers.   On the carrier’s second quarter earnings call Friday, American chairman and …

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  • Hoteliers in London express anger over 5% ‘bed tax’ a night

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    The hotel owners in London has become furious as the government is planning to implement a ‘bed tax’ of five percent of the room tariff on 2100 hotels, spread across the capital city, London. After the implementation, the additional bed …

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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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  • Southwest Airlines witness record earnings in 2016

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    Southwest Airlines is the busiest commercial air carrier at McCarran International Airport and though it reported a 2.6% drop in net income during the fourth quarter, it has actually witnessed a substantial annual earning in the year 2016.   This …

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  • Halifax expecting record number of cruise travellers

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    The cruise industry of Canada is truly booming. It is expected to lure in a record number of cruise travellers to the Port of Halifax to mark the 150th anniversary celebrations of Canada.   A spokesperson of the Halifax Port …

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  • Trump Hotels plans for U.S. expansion questioning president’s business ownership

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    The head of Donald Trump’s hotel-management company spoke about an ambitious expansion across the U.S., which many are seeing as a conflict between the presidency and his business.     Trump Hotels Chief Executive Officer Eric Danziger spoke about the …

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  • Malaysia witnesses record tourist inflow from China

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    The regional tour operators of Malaysia are recently witnessing a rush in the number of tourists from China. A large number of tourists have been visiting this nation thus weekend for the Chinese New Year celebrations.   Albert Tan Sam …

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  • AirAsia becomes first low-cost Asian airline to connect U.S. and Asia

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia is the first low-cost Asian airline to get an all clear from U.S. authorities to fly its jetliners to American airports.     Founded by charismatic businessman Tony Fernandes, AirAsia pioneered the low-cost model in Asia, …

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  • Enormous wildfire burns down entire town in Chile

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    Emergency officials in Chile are busy battling one of the worst wildfires in the country, which consumed an entire town and burned down most of the establishments as dry and hot weather gave birth to numerous forest fires.     …

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  • United Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Nashville

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    On Thursday evening, a plane of United Airlines had no other choice but to make an emergency landing in the region of Nashville followed by a smoldering of an engine.   Flight 6176 that was travelling to Nashville International Airport …

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