By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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Ras al-Khaimah targets tourists from India

More is going to be heard in India of the Ras al-Khaimah in the days to come. This was the message that Haitham Mattar, CEO of the Ras al-Khamah Tourism Development Authority, sent in Delhi on January 12, when he More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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Tourism game changers in Dubai

It’s a new year and new challenge for Gerald Lawless who is taking up his new tourism and hospitality role at Dubai Holding and assuming the Chairmanship of the World Travel & Tourism Council in April 2016. Dubai More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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GBTA: US business travel market to remain stable and steady

US business travel will continue to grow at stable and steady rates over the next two years, despite significant headwinds from Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. These findings are part of the GBTA More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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Asian travelers seeking more adventure

Asian travelers are planning to expand their horizons this year, according to findings in the latest TripBarometer study published by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The study, conducted by independent More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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2016: The year for travel to soar

Happy new year concept. 2015 year change just unzip to 2016 The New Year brings goals to save money and plans to splurge, according to the latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker. Americans say saving More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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World’s largest gathering of leprechauns attempts to break world record

The St Baldrick’s Foundation announces St Baldrick’s Lepre-Con 2016, the inaugural gathering of the largest number of leprechauns in one place, presented by national hair care franchise Sport Clips Haircuts, More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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Don’t travel to Bethlehem: US State Department warns Americans

Tourists had been traveling between Israel and the Palestine territory to visit Jesus birthplace Bethlehem without major problems. This has now changed and the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem advises U.S. citizens More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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UNWTO strongly condemns attack in Istanbul

UNWTO is deeply shocked by the tragic attack perpetrated in Istanbul, Turkey. On the behalf of the entire international tourism community, UNWTO expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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World’s largest cruise ship sets stage for unique entertainment lineup

Royal Caribbean International’s newest and hottest ship yet, Harmony of the Seas – sailing to Europe’s most popular destinations in the Western Mediterranean, beginning May 2016 – is setting the More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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Haiti to host 21st ACS Ministerial Council meeting

The 21st Ordinary Meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) will convene on 19th January, 2016 in Pétion- Ville, Republic of Haiti. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, November 5th, 2015
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American Airlines to launch service between Los Angeles and Tokyo Haneda

American Airlines will offer customers daily, year-round, nonstop service to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (HND) from its trans-Pacific gateway at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning Feb. 11, 2016. More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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2015 top travel trends revealed at WTM

Euromonitor unveiled today the WTM Global Trends Report 2015 identifying the top emerging travel trends: The new American dream: work less, play hard A growing number of American companies offer unlimited vacation More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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QTA unveils Qatar’s first Destination Brand

Crossing a new milestone on its journey towards achieving its vision for 2030, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has unveiled the Qatar Destination Brand, enhancing and accelerating efforts to promote the nation abroad. More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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Etihad Airways to commence Airbus A380 services to Mumbai in May 2016

– India’s commercial capital joins Etihad Airways’ network of A380 destinations – Offers a seamless A380 service to New York via Abu Dhabi – Brings The Residence and class-leading, award-winning More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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Indian travelers bank on “cash-on-delivery” payments

Travel firms are adopting “cash-on-delivery” payments to cater for the half a billion Indians without a bank account, says the WTM Global Trends Report 2015, in association with Euromonitor International. Released More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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Keeping in with the crowd: Luxury hotels turn to social media

Luxury hotels are turning to crowdsourcing and crowdfunding to get their properties financed, rather than banks and traditional investment routes, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report 2015, in association with Euromonitor More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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Asia’s first animation theme park launched

Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS), Asia’s next most exciting and unique project in the tourism sector is well underway in Malaysia. Slated to open within the first half of 2016, MAPS was recently launched to More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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The Vanilla Islands at World Travel Market is in for visibility and partnerships

The World Travel Market show has opened its doors today in London. Madagascar, the Maldives, Mauritius, Réunion and the Seychelles have come to meet 50,000 visitors and 3000 media outlets. POSITIVES TRENDS Since More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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Aloft brand debuts in Raleigh, North Carolina

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced the debut of its fast-growing Aloft brand in Raleigh. The brand’s fifth hotel to open in North Carolina, Aloft Raleigh boasts a prime location across More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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Kenya tourism pulls out all the stops at WTM

Kenya tourism has joined hundreds of other destinations at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) in London which this year has the theme “WTM Means Business.” The head of the Kenya delegation, Cabinet Secretary More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, November 2nd, 2015
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Holland America Line plans $300m fleet overhaul

As part of a $300-million brand development initiative, Holland America Line is planning exciting improvements to its top staterooms with new furnishings, décor, amenities and upgrades for all suites on the line’s More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, November 2nd, 2015
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Lufthansa, Air France stopped flying over Sinai after ISIS claims they shot down passenger plane

Some international airlines, including German Lufthansa and Air France, are avoiding Sinai on their international routes until the cause of the crash can be clarified. Today, 211 Russians and 3 Ukrainian citizens More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, November 2nd, 2015
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Minister McNeill to meet with key travel partners at World Travel Market London

Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is scheduled to participate in a number of high level meetings and promotions with key tourism partners as World Travel Market 2015 (WTM) gets underway More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, November 2nd, 2015
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Dramatic Dubuisson win draws to a close a fantastic Turkish Airlines Open 2015

Victor Dubuisson produced a brilliantly entertaining final round to win the Turkish Airlines Open 2015, providing a fitting climax to a fantastic week of golf at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Belek. Dubuisson overhauled More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, November 2nd, 2015
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Viejas Casino & Resort opens second luxury hotel tower

Viejas Casino & Resort has officially opened their second luxury hotel tower and expanded casino. Thousands were in attendance for the grand opening ceremony for the new five-story tower. Separated by the hotel More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, November 2nd, 2015
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Minister says it’s time to establish Kuwait Tourism Authority

Information Minister, State Minister for Youth Affairs and the Supreme Tourism Committee Chairman Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah has called for establishing a tourism authority for managing the sector’s More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, November 2nd, 2015
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Embassy of Sudan issues statement on renewal of US National Emergency

Nothing can better describe the unfounded claims provided by the US Administration to justify the continuation of the National Emergency stated in Executive Order 13067 – NOTHING can describe it better- than the More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, November 2nd, 2015
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Dubai hosts Chinese media, travel and tourism industry representatives

Dubai hosts over 450 delegates Chinese media, travel and tourism industry representatives, from eight different cities in China, this week for a familiarization program from November 1st to 4th. Spanned over three More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, November 2nd, 2015
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Successful UNWTO/PATA Forum Held in Guilin, China

The 9th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Guilin, China successfully ended on October 21, 2015. The two-day conference, under the theme “Tourism and the Experience More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, November 2nd, 2015
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Ascott and its new serviced residence units in Shanghai, Beijing and Dalian

CapitaLand’ wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), is expanding in China by inking four new management contracts for 583 serviced residence units. Two of the properties are More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, November 2nd, 2015
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Attending WTM London? Get ready for a strike!

World Travel Market is about to open in the British capital London. Hotels in London (like every year) are welcoming fellow travel industry colleagues with increased rates and minimum stay requirements. Hotels in More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, October 31st, 2015
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New York hotels: Airbnb’s $2 billion negative impact on NYC lodging industry, economy

Airbnb’s operations had a negative impact of $2.1 billion on the lodging industry and the broader economy of New York City over the course of the last year, according to a report released today by the Hotel More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, October 31st, 2015
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Strong Cyclone Chapala eyes Oman, Yemen

Yemen and Oman are bracing for impacts from strengthening Tropical Cyclone Chapala (04A) in the Arabian Sea. Tropical Cyclone Chapala (04A) currently has sustained winds equal to that of a Category 4 hurricane in More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, October 31st, 2015
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Civil Aviation Policy should be dynamic says India’s Minister

India’s Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, released the Revised Draft National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP 2015) in New Delhi today. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Raju urged all stakeholders More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, October 31st, 2015
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India strives to become world capital for spiritual tourism

India must acquire the status of world capital for spiritual tourism. This was the gist of the conference on spiritual tourism for sustainable development, with the slug, India – The Land of Gods, organized More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, October 30th, 2015
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JAL Group Announces Consolidated Financial Results

JAL Group (JAL) today announced the consolidated financial results for the first six months of the fiscal year of 2015 – the period from April 1 to September 30, 2015. During the reporting period (hereinafter More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, October 30th, 2015
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Etihad and Virgin Australia cooperation re-approved

Etihad Airways today welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) draft determination approving the reauthorisation of its commercial cooperation agreement with Virgin Australia for a further More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, October 30th, 2015
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Halloween survey: 50-plus say 12 is too old to trick or treat

With Halloween creeping up this weekend, AARP released today online survey results of people 50-plus and their opinions on the haunting American tradition. When it comes to trick or treating, those surveyed say More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, October 30th, 2015
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Dynamic Airways: Passengers of disrupted flight protected to final destination

After today’s engine problem that prevented on time departure of Dynamic’s Fort Lauderdale to Caracas flight 2D 0405, airline has successfully organized subservice with partner airline in order to assure More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, October 30th, 2015
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Dubai hotel making positive contributions to the environment

The 14th century travels of the Arab explorer Ibn Battuta have inspired the intricate décor and design details of the Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate in Dubai in the UAE. Arabian architectural features are prominent More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, October 30th, 2015
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NASA partners with Houston Airport System in development of spaceport

A landmark event will take place at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 1 pm, as NASA and the Houston Airport System (HAS) will formally enter a development agreement to provide NASA More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, October 30th, 2015
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Uganda takes top tourism award at Magical Kenya Travel Expo

In a growing show of strength and verve, Uganda has again taken top accolades at the just-concluded international tourism expo – the Magical Kenya Tourism Expo. The expo was in Diani near the coastal city of Mombasa. Uganda More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, October 23rd, 2015
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WTM London 2015 announces blogging sessions line-up

World Travel Market (WTM) London 2015, the leading global event for the travel industry, has announced its most comprehensive blogging programme to date, with sessions spread over three days and almost twice the More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, October 23rd, 2015
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Grand Raid underway on Reunion Island

Forty-three nationalities are represented this year at Reunion Island’s three cross-country races, which are staged under the banner of “Grand Raid” and is comprised of 3 main races – the Diagonal of More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
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Brazil is reaching for even more US travelers in 2016

The President of the Brazilian Tourism Board (EMBRATUR), Vinícius Lummertz, spoke at the Skift Global Forum last week in New York. The participation in the event was part of the promotions for the 2016 Rio Olympics. More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
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Avolon shareholders approve merger agreement with Bohai Leasing

Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces that, at the extraordinary general meeting held today, the Company’s shareholders voted in favor of the proposal to authorize and approve the previously More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
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Singapore Jewelry & Gem Fair 2015 presents region’s most important bling affair

The Singapore Jewelry & Gem Fair 2015 ramps up its glittering propositions for jewelry lovers in scale, quality, exclusivity and pricing as it officially opens its doors today at the Sands Expo and Convention More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
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US presence at Dubai Airshow to feature new technologies, equipment and services

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, and WALDWICK, NJ – Looking to capitalize on regional economic growth, rapid modernization, heightened defense and security requirements and the growing interplanetary ambitions More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
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PT picks: Best safari lodges in South Africa

If you haven’t taken that adventure trip of a lifetime, this may change your mind. Whether you’re wild about South Africa or are just now heeding the call, Adam Rodriguez and Jake Porter can’t get enough. More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
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Two resorts on Reunion Island bag major environmental awards

On the occasion of the 28th edition of the French Business Awards for Environment, the Palm Hotel & Spa and the Iloha Seaview Hotel were each awarded the grand prize of the category management and initiatives More...