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Absolute Corporate Events launches Meeting Allstars

Chris Parnham and Angie Mason of Absolute Corporate Events recently announced the launch of Meeting Allstars, a new company which aims to be “transformative new way of working for U.K. event professionals”. Meeting Allstars has been developed over the last 10 months …

  • Melia Koh Samui appoints new executive chef

    Published on : Monday, March 23, 2020

    Azizskandar Awang appointed as Meliá Koh Samui’s new executive chef. Malaysian national Azizskandar Awang has joined the 159-room and 31-suite luxury resort on Koh Samui’s north-eastern coastline in the Gulf of Thailand, with ambitions to establish the island’s top fine …

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  • Tenor tours no longer a member of USTOA Membership

    Published on : Saturday, March 21, 2020

     Tenor Tours announced that it will no longer participate in the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program . Tenor Tours has voluntarily resigned its USTOA membership which will be effective from March 18,2020.     Terry Dale , USTOA President …

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  • Rockliffe Hall appointed Teresa Kingston as Commercial Director

    Published on : Saturday, March 21, 2020

    Rockliffe Hall, the North’s only 5 AA Red Star Golf and Spa Resort has appointed Teresa Kingston as Commercial Director. Teresa Kingston will join the 61-bedroom hotel, in Hurworth, County Durham, on Monday 16th March to oversee the sales, marketing …

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  • Nature Parks remain operative for business

    Published on : Saturday, March 21, 2020

    After the Prime Minister Scott Morrison  advisory Nature Parks has made significant changes to its operations to allow the outdoor Penguin Parade.     The Chief Medical Officer advised about maximum numbers in mass gathering being 100 people indoors and …

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  • Conference center for Leeds University appoints new sales assistant

    Published on : Saturday, March 21, 2020

    The conference and events facilities for the University of Leeds is expanding its team with the appointment of a brand new conference sales assistant role within its Sales and Marketing Department. It gives this conference centre to attract more millennial …

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  • Whittlesea City Council appointed its new administrator

    Published on : Saturday, March 21, 2020

    Whittlesea City Council has been dismissed and councillors replaced by an Interim Administrator to run the council. The Local Government (Whittlesea City Council) Bill 2020 received Royal Assent.   The Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has announced Lydia Wilson …

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  • Coronavirus testing site to open at Orange County Convention Center next week

    Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020

    Orange County spokesperson Despina McLaughlin said that the regional community-based testing site for the coronavirus could open at the Orange County Convention Center as early as next week. On Wednesday, the local officials said the site may open on Friday …

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  • Longleat Safari Park opens for its visitors with strict hygiene standards

    Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020

    Longleat has announced its drive-through safari park will be open for visitors from 20th March 2020. While Longleat House, walk through animal areas and other attractions are temporarily closed as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the world-famous Safari Park …

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  • IAATO appointed Gina Greer as a new Executive Director

    Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) announced the appointment of Gina Greer as Executive Director. Gina will lead the Secretariat and work with IAATO’s Executive Committee to further the association’s mission of advocating and promoting safe, environmentally responsible …

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  • U.S. State Department issues Level 4: Do Not Travel Advisory

    Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020

    On Thursday, the U.S. State Department issued the Level 4 Travel Advisory warning American citizens to refrain from international travel. This is the highest possible level of travel advisory and has only been issued in few countries like North Korea …

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  • Macau casinos under pressure as China ban tourism after COVID-19 reappears

    Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020

    After having two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Macau region, this autonomous district has raised its restrictions in borders, barring visitors from all countries except China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan from entering.   Of late, MGM Resorts has …

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  • MGTO sponsors PATA Gold Awards, submissions open

    Published on : Thursday, March 19, 2020

      Submissions by organization and individuals making outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel and tourism in industry throughout the Asia Pacific region can submit entries to the PATA Gold Awards 2020.     At the PATA Travel …

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  • Canada-U.S. border officially closed; non-essential travel restricted

    Published on : Thursday, March 19, 2020

    Canada and the United States finally close agreement and decide to temporarily shut the Northern U.S.-Canada border to non-essential travel and traffic. The decision has been made in mutual agreement between the two countries and its leaders. The United States …

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  • PATA Gold Awards 2020 open for submissions with new categories

    Published on : Thursday, March 19, 2020

    Organisations and individuals making outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel and tourism industry throughout the Asia Pacific region are encouraged to submit entries to the PATA Gold Awards 2020. The deadline for submissions is May 14, 2020. …

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  • U.S. and Canada prepares to close borders for non-essential travel

    Published on : Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    The United States and Canada are all set to finalize a deal between the two countries to close their shared border and establish a non-essential travel suspension. Both the countries are preparing to issue a joint statement in the next …

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  • All passengers leave Grand Princess cruise, relocates after coronavirus cases

    Published on : Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    All the passengers and more than half the crew from the infected Grand Princess cruise ship have now left the ship, Princess Cruises informed early Tuesday.   The Grand Princess cruise ship ultimately departed the Port of Oakland in California …

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  • Cumbria tourism introduced new toolkit to handle coronavirus impact

    Published on : Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    Recently on its website, Cumbria Tourism has published a toolkit which answers to all the key questions related to businesses, along with signpost to latest official Government guidance.   The Staveley-headquartered organization explains that it is collecting proofs from businesses …

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  • Uzakrota Balkan Summit concluded in Belgrade

    Published on : Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    Uzakrota 2019 concluded after 2 1/2 in Serbian the capital city, Belgrade. Tourism brands from Turkey and the Balkan region took part in Uzakrota Balkan Summit with the contribution of the Turkish Airlines Corporate Club and Tourist Office of Belgrade. …

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  • As Coronavirus spreads tube passengers decline by 20 per cent

    Published on : Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    Transport for London (TfL) is expected to lose £500 million as passengers avoid using public transport amid coronavirus fears.   Underground travel is down almost 20 per cent from the same period last year – with bus journeys falling by …

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  • Impact of coronavirus could signal the end of the road for some businesses in Oman

    Published on : Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    Oman’s tourism experts have opined that the impact of corona virus could signal the end of the road for some businesses with the country implementing new protection measures for restricting the spread of the pandemic.   On Friday, a month-long suspension …

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