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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 …

  • Train derails in Andhra Pradesh, kills 36

    Published on : Monday, January 23, 2017

    A train derailment in Andhra Pradesh, India, claimed 36 lives and also injured 50. The incident occurred in the south-eastern part of India on Saturday night.   The engine of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneshwar express had derailed around 11 p.m. close to …

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  • At least 18 killed in United States’ deadly storm

    Published on : Monday, January 23, 2017

    The United States’ Southeast part was hit by severe weather system, a reported tornado that caused widespread destruction and killed at least 18 people over the weekend as reported by the authorities.     Georgia’s Dougherty County has confirmed the …

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  • Computer glitch briefly grounds United Airlines domestic mainline flights

    Published on : Monday, January 23, 2017

    United Airlines had grounded all domestic mainline flights on January 22nd night because of a computer-related problem.   UA spokeswoman Maddie King said that, they had issued a ground stop for all domestic mainline flights due to an IT issue. …

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  • Technical issues force American Airlines flight to make emergency landing

    Published on : Monday, January 23, 2017

    The airport authorities of Portugal and Spain said that a flight of American Airlines that was travelling from New York to Barcelona had to make an emergency landing in the region of northwest Portugal.   This was due to the …

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  • London’s iconic Piccadilly Circus to remain dark for the longest time since WWII

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    The world-famous lights at Piccadilly Circus in London will remain switched off for the longest period of time since the Second World War.     On Monday, this week, the lights on the six billboards went dark as the property …

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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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  • 10 rescued from Italian hotel after avalanche buried them underneath

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    Emergency officials managed to rescue ten people from under the snowy rubble after a massive avalanche buried them along with 20 more people at the Italian luxury resort ‘Hotel Rigopiano’, situated in the Abruzzo region.     The avalanche struck …

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  • Morocco is first African country to run high-speed train

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    The first high-speed train to operate in Africa arrived at the Moroccan port of Tangier. The French-made double-decker TGVs are tested ahead of the launch of a flagship new line connecting Tangier with Morocco’s economic capital Casablanca in 2018.   …

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  • American Airlines introduces its new basic economy fares for travellers

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    American Airlines announced it will begin selling Basic Economy fares in addition to the wide range of Main Cabin fares currently offered. These no-frills tickets provide a simple and affordable way to experience American’s network, and provide customers the option …

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  • Osaka lures in 9.4 million tourists in 2016

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    More than 9.4 million foreign tourists have arrived in the region of Osaka in Japan last year, as declared by the tourism authorities of Osaka earlier this week.   The figure marks an increase of about 31% on 2015 and …

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  • Sri Lanka taps into European market for more tourists

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    The government of Sri Lanka is making efforts to lure in a large number of European tourists. It has even appointed as a senior official tourism consultant to highlight on the European continent, as described by the officials on Thursday. …

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  • Over 1 million Russian tourists visits Thailand in 2016

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    The number of Russian travellers who had made a beeline for Thailand had gone beyond one million in the year 2016, as reported by the Thai Department of Tourism on 18th January, 2017.   As much as 1.09 million Russian …

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  • Emirates introduce moisturising pyjamas for First Class travellers

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    Emirates launched “the world’s first moisturising sleepwear for the skies” for those flying overnight.     The luxuries of First Class plane travel are getting a new dimension with the introduction of the moisturising pyjamas! Warm towels, champagne, beds, fancy …

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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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  • ITB MICE Day: MICE striking a balance between effectiveness and efficiency

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Digitalisation, demographic change, disruption, corporate social responsibility etc., what is behind the mega trends and the buzzwords of the MICE industry? How do they play out in practice? How effective and efficient are these developments? At the ITB MICE Day …

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  • China boasts of overwhelming number of outbound cruise travellers in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    For the very first time in the year 2016, China has witnessed an overwhelming number of outbound cruise ship travellers, as revealed by a report published by the China Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA) on Thursday.   A total …

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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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  • Japan welcomes record number of foreign tourists in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    The number of tourists to Japan from overseas had increased by 21.8% to about 24.04 million in 2016. And, their spending grew by 7.8% to $33 billion and both these figures represent all-time highs according to an official statement issued …

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  • Diversity training mandatory for Delta Airlines flight attendants

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Delta Airlines announced on Tuesday that it will begin providing members of its flight crews diversity training after the airline received heavy criticism after an involving prejudice in October 2016.   In the October incident passengers said they were discriminated …

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