By Mitchell C. Clark On Monday, July 11th, 2016
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American Airlines debuts B787-9 Dreamliner on Madrid route

American Airlines will debut its new B787-9 Dreamliner on the Dallas Fort Worth and Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport on November 4th, 2016. The aircraft will also operate between DFW and São Paulo–Guarulhos More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Monday, July 11th, 2016
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Hilton Worldwide opens dual-branded property in San Diego

Hilton Worldwide is opening of its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside and Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Downtown/Bayside, bringing a total of 364 new rooms to the heart More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Monday, July 11th, 2016
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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is Heading to Cuba

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings plans to send ships to Cuba soon, CEO Frank Del Rio said Sunday. “I am literally waiting for the phone to ring to get final, final approval from the Cuban government,” he said More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Monday, July 11th, 2016
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Boeing predicts $6tn aviation market to 2036

Boeing has projected demand for 39,620 new airplanes over the next 20 years, an increase of 4.1 per cent over last year’s forecast. Boeing released its annual Current Market Outlook on the first day of the 2016 More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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Starwood plans first hotel in Cuba

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is opening the Four Points Havana – the company’s first hotel in Cuba. The move represents a watershed moment for the fast-growing Four Points brand. The opening comes on the More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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Vietnam extends UK visitor visa waiver

The government of Vietnam has announced that it is extending its visa exemption program for UK passport holders for single-entry stays of up to 15 days, until June 30th, 2017. The policy, which was first introduced More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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SWISS takes delivery of its first Bombardier C Series aircraft

SWISS is the launching customer and first operator of the totally newly-developed C Series. The CS100 will make its first SWISS commercial flight on 15 July. Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has received the More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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Dubai International continues to see passenger numbers rise

Passenger numbers at Dubai International continued an upward trend in May with the airport welcoming 6.7 million customers, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports. In May 2016 More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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German Tourist Dies After Falling Off Cliff at Machu Picchu

A German tourist died when he fell into the Andean ravine at the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu while posing for a photograph Wednesday. According to The Associated Press, Machu Picchu archaeological park director More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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2016’s Best Cities for Fourth of July Celebrations

Americans are going all out this Fourth of July according to Wallet Hub, which says that American households will spend an average of $370.75 on Fourth of July 2016 festivities this year. That figure is up 7 percent More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
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Jordan tourism seeks to capitalise on new Petra discovery

The Jordan ministry of tourism and antiquities has confirm the archaeological discovery of an enormous monument in Petra. It is believed the new location has no known parallels to any other structure in the Nabatean More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
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Qatar Airways Cargo introduces QR Live

Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann, made several important announcements at a press conference attended by both Chinese and international industry media on the opening day of Air Cargo China 2016 More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
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International visitors inject $21.0 billion into US economy in April, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M Selig today announced that international visitors spent $21.0 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
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Brazil to boost tourism to Seychelles

Speaking to the national media after HE Mr. Carlos Alfonso Iglesias Puente, the new Brazilian ambassador accredited to Seychelles met with the President, he said that with the need to increase the number of tourists More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
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Canada to see increase in domestic and international visitors in 2016Canada to see increase in domestic and international visitors in 2016

OTTAWA, Canada – Canada’s tourism should see another strong year in 2016. Domestic visits are projected to increase by 2.1 percent, while overnight visits to Canada from the US and overseas are expected More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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WTM Vision Conference Moscow 2014

+ +Date: Wednesday, 9th April 2014 Address Golden Ring Hotel Moscow, Russia Description This year the WTM Vision Conference will be again held in Moscow, Russia 09 April 2014. WTM Vision returns to Moscow to launch More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Riyadh Travel Fair 2014

Start Date: Tuesday, 15th April 2014 End Date:   Friday, 18th April 2014 Address Four Seasons Hotel  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Description ASAS Exhibitions Proudly announces its 6th Edition for Riyadh Travel Fair More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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International Travel & Toursim Market 2014

Start Date: Tuesday, 15th April 2014 End Date:  Sunday, 20th April 2014 Address The Hague  Maliveld, Netherlands Description International Travel & Toursim Market (ITTM 2014) with the theme “Buy & sell More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Azerbaijani Airlines (AZAL) expands flights to Perm, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, and Minsk

Azerbaijani Airlines (AZAL) intends to open new regular flights to the Russian cities of Perm, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, and to Belarusian Minsk during the spring-summer season. AZAL announced the resumption More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Malaysia Airlines CEO: Passengers Relatives Top Priority

In an inter5view with MD, the Malaysia Airlines chief executive said today the airline’s role was to take care of the families of passengers who were on its missing jetliner and that it had curbed its advertising More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, April 4th, 2014
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Gambia Tourism Board working to promote summer visitation

LONDON, England – Leading travel and lifestyle PR and marketing consultancy Hills Balfour has started working together with Gambia Tourism Board to manage its PR in the UK with additional marketing support. More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, April 4th, 2014
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Tourism can drive sustainable economic growth in Somaliland

On Thursday, March 27, at the Somaliland Imperial Hotel in Hargeisa, Dunira Strategy and local partner Horn Heritage presented the findings and recommendations of their Comic Relief-funded feasibility study. This More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, April 4th, 2014
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Qatar Airways may be investing in Balkan-based airline

As reported in the Balkan Business media, the CEO of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker clarified speculation that the Qatari carrier could look into purchasing a minority stake in an airline in the region and follow More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, April 4th, 2014
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India to Zimbabwe: Here is 50 million dollars to invest in travel and tourism

The Zimbabwe government has secured 50 million US- Dollars from India to be invested in the Zimbabwe Travel and Tourism industry. The Zimbabwe tourism ministry now ordered 670 vehicles worth around $50 million More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 28th, 2014
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Emirates SkyCargo to Begin Service to Hartsfield-Jackson

At an event celebrating Hartsfield-Jackson’s cargo community, airport officials announced today that Emirates SkyCargo will begin service to Atlanta on April 6. Initially, Emirates will operate a Boeing 777 freighter More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 28th, 2014
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Sixth Annual Travel Innovation Summit of PhoCusWright to witness $250,000 award from General Catalyst

Travel industry research authority PhoCusWright announced that General Catalyst Partners has committed to provide a monetary award at the 2013 Travel Innovation Summit. Now in its second year, the General Catalyst More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Tourist attraction in Iran may soon include an US aircraft carrier

It may very well become a tourist attraction in Iran. Perhaps tourists from around the world visiting the Islamic Republic of Iran may be treated on a tour to a US aircraft carrier. This mock US aircraft carrier More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Tourism official: Dubai has bright future in business tourism sector

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – While the business tourism sector currently accounts for 20 percent of tourism in Dubai, experts project it will grow at the same pace as tourism in the emirate. “The More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Indian tourism industry to post above-average growth in 2014

CHENNAI, India – Travel and tourism industry in India is likely to post above-average growth this year, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC’s annual economic impact report More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Gujarat Travel Mart is back on

The Gujarat Travel Mart has been rescheduled, originally slated for March 27-29. The India travel trade mart had to be postponed due to the election code of conduct as outlined by India’s Election Committee. The More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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300-year-old Dutch building to become tourist attraction

Kothapeta, Srikakulam, India – Dutch building near Srikakulam Collectorate is being converted into a tourist attraction, thanks to the initiative of heritage lovers who had asked the district administration More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Can tourism reach USD41 billion in the next 12 years?

Chief Executive of Tourism New Zealand Kevin Bowler says Tourism 2025 has brought the industry together and has forged a shared vision for where it wants to get, and how, with a collective focus, it can get there. “Tourism More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Dubai cop busted for demanding bribe from tourist

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A Dubai traffic policeman demanded a motorist pay him Dhs5,000 in exchange for wiping out a Dhs10,000 ‘parking fine’ he was ready to slap on the tourist’s car, a court was More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Italian Ambassador: Russian Tourists will have No Problems with Visas

On March 19, at the Moscow International Travel and Tourism exhibition (MITT), Italian Ambassador to Russia Cesare Maria Ragaglini said, “I want to say that Russians do not have to worry. They will have no problems More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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PATA explores tourism partnerships in Russia

By invitation of the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation, a delegation from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), headed by PATA Chief Executive Officer Mr. Martin Craigs and PATA Regional More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Twelve airports to be upgraded in the Philippines

The Philippine government plans to upgrade 12 airports, including Manila’s dilapidated main international airport, as it seeks to attract 10 million foreign tourists by 2016 and help fuel one of Asia’s More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Aeromexico announces fourth daily flight between Miami and Mexico City

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline announces the launch of its fourth daily seasonal flight between Miami and Mexico City as of April 11th this year. Below are the carrier’s More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Reunion Island announces travel contest

Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) is organizing a contest entitled “Become Dalon Reunion” in partnership with airport operator Airport Reunion Roland Garros (SA ARRG). This game, based on a system of sponsorship, More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Cape Town’s Camps Bay beach ranks among world’s best beaches

“Cape Town’s beaches offer a real relationship with nature and are very much a part of our everyday lives. Beyond summer sunbathing they are our year-round back yard for walking, exploring, water sports and More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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America’s travel and tourism priorities headline White House meeting

WASHINGTON, DC – The US Travel Association, along with select industry leaders, convened at the White House today to discuss America’s top travel and tourism priorities and advance the goals of the National More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Kenya Airways attains calibration ISO certification

Africa’s premier MRO (Aircraft Maintenance and Repair Organization) conference, which ended in Johannesburg yesterday after three days of intense industry deliberations bringing together key airline and maintenance More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Abu Dhabi emerges as important business travel hub

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – The business travel segment is getting busier in Abu Dhabi as UAE capital emerges as an important hub for connecting flights. Etihad Airways is expanding its flight map to More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Hotel Okura Amsterdam working towards a better world

LOS ANGELES, California – “We are very proud to receive the Green Globe certification for our commitment towards sustainability,” said Emmy Stoel, General Manager at the Hotel Okura Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Main domestic tourism exhibition in Kenya just days away

Kenya’s main domestic tourism exhibition, the Sarit Centre Getaway Expo is set to go underway on March 26 and will run until March 30 inclusive. Kenya’s tourism industry will be making use of the opportunity More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Gujarat Travel Mart 2014 postponed

The fourth edition of Gujarat Travel Mart, organized by the Department of Tourism, government of Gujarat, India, Department of Tourism has been postponed. The event is being put on hold due to national elections More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Saint Lucia tourism officials applaud rate reduction of UK APD

SAINT LUCIA – During his annual budget speech to London’s Parliament on Wednesday, March 19, British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne announced, “the APD will be simplified into a two band system: More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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Thailand

BASIC  Population (2010 est.): 67,041,000 Capital: Bangkok Main cities: Nonthaburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Khon Kaen Currency: Thai baht (Bt) = 100 satang. Major credit cards accepted; More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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Tanzania

BASIC  Population (2010 est.): 43,187,823 Capital: Dodoma Main cities: Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Tanga, Zanzibar Town Currency: Tanzanian shilling (TSh) = 100 cents. Limited acceptance of credit cards. Time: More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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Taiwan

BASIC  Population (2011 est.): 23,165,878 Capital: Taipei Main cities: Xinbei, Kaohsiung, Taichung, Tainan Currency: new Taiwan dollar (NT$) = 100 cents. US dollar is best currency to take. Major credit cards More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Slovakia

BASIC Population (2012): 5,435,273 Capital: Bratislava Main cities: Kosice, Presov Currency: euro = 100 cents. Credit cards and debit cards are accepted Time: GMT +1 Driving: traffic drives on the right. Public More...