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CLIA appoints Arnold Donald as New Global Chair

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Board of Directors has appointed Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc, as Global Chair, effective January 1, 2017. Donald succeeds Adam M. Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., who has …

Environmental Savings Good News For Tourism Sustainability In Singapore

Near-COP21 target reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions are among the achievements of the InterContinental Singapore, which has just been awarded EarthCheck Gold Certification after completing independent auditing of their environmental and social practices over a five year period.   InterContinental …

ABTA meets Ministry of Justice to highlight alarming rise in gastric illness claims

ABTA has met with officials from the Ministry of Justice to highlight the growing problem of gastric illness compensation claims made through UK claims management companies.     Following reports among Members of dramatic increases in claims during 2016, ABTA …

Unbundle the PMC from the Backpacker Tax Package

ATEC Managing Director, Peter Shelley, has called for the Passenger Movement Charge (PMC) to be unbundled from Working Holiday Maker Reform package which was presented by the Federal Government in September.   Addressing the Senate Economics Legislation Committee, Inquiry into …

The Association of French Golf Tour Operators is born

Watch out: A new association is born! Following numerous meetings, the six leading French golf tours operators have decided to come together to form an association – AFTOG (Association of French Golf Tour Operators) includes the following players in this …

  • New statistics highlight tourism value to West Coast

    Published on : Monday, August 25, 2014

    Almost one in nine (11.2%) jobs held by Westland District residents are supported by tourism, according to new figures released today by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA). In the Buller District, more than one in 11 (9%) residents’ …

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  • National Restaurant Association Announces Employee Education Alliance

    Published on : Friday, August 22, 2014

    The National Restaurant Association today announced a new alliance with business-advocate Job Creators Network (JCN) in an effort to provide entrepreneurs and business leaders in the industry with the tools they need to educate restaurant employees about the public policy …

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  • National Food Safety Month Marks 20 Years of Promoting Food Safety Best Practices

    Published on : Friday, August 22, 2014

    As part of its strong commitment to food safety, the National Restaurant Association today announced this year’s National Food Safety Month (NFSM), held annually in September, will mark its 20-year anniversary by featuring the top 20 food safety tips from …

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  • Adventure in Motion Film Contest Deadline: August 22

    Published on : Friday, August 22, 2014

    On August 1 of this year, the Adventure Travel Trade Association launched its inaugural short film contest, Adventure in Motion. The ATTA is pleased to announce that the winning films will be featured on Yahoo Travel.   “Seeing these inspiring …

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  • Marriott International Supports Diversity Partners

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Marriott International continues its commitment to diversity and inclusion through its support of three of its diversity partners – National Council of La Raza, National Urban League Young Professionals, and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The National …

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  • Bodrum’s restaurants are overpricing tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    The representatives of local associations warn that overcharging tourists in Bodrum’s restaurants or cafés could frighten visitors away very soon. Sometimes tourists pay more than 10 times the standard price. Mahmut Kocadan, head of Bodrum’s trade chamber said,   “Two …

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  • FAA Statement–New Notice to Airmen Issued for Syria

    Published on : Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    The Federal Aviation Administration today issued a new Notice To Airmen (NOTAM) restricting U.S. operators from flying in the Damascus Flight Information Region, which includes all of Syria.     This replaces the current NOTAM in place that strongly advises …

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  • ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Sets Record Association Executive Attendance – Highest Since 2007

    Published on : Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Close to 6,000 association professionals and industry partners attended the 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 9-12, in Nashville. ASAE had the highest number of association executives since the 2007 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago. The final …

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  • Minister for Transport visits Broombridge Station for installation of Street

    Published on : Saturday, August 16, 2014

    The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe TD today joined Cabra for Youth Street Art Group who spray painted fencing panels at Broombridge Railway Station. The panels painted by the group, who comprise of young artists aged between …

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  • ASTA Launches ‘My Travel Agent Rocks!’ Blog

    Published on : Saturday, August 16, 2014

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the national trade association that promotes and defends the travel agent community, is launching a “My Travel Agent Rocks!” blog today as part of a consumer awareness campaign. The blog will be featured …

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  • IFA Receives Top ASAE Honor for Veterans Transition Franchise Program (VetFran)

    Published on : Thursday, August 14, 2014

    The International Franchise Association (IFA) has earned the 2014 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its Veterans Transition Franchise Program (VetFran) and Operation Enduring Opportunity (OEO) initiative.   OEO is a franchise industry-wide effort to hire and recruit 80,000 …

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  • ASTA Elects New Board Members, Announces Chapter Election Results

    Published on : Thursday, August 14, 2014

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the global advocates for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public, announces the results of recent elections at the national and chapter levels. The two-year terms of the newly elected directors …

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  • Tracking Airline Industry Performance in 2013

    Published on : Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    The International Air Transport Association published the 58th edition of the World Air Transport Statistics , a leading yearbook of the airline industry’s annual performance containing extensive statistical information and analysis. “Commercial aviation began 100 years ago with a single …

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  • Young Asian Travellers’ Dream Destinations Revealed in New PATA Report

    Published on : Monday, August 11, 2014

    The rapid emergence of Asian economies and the accompanying boom in travel has attracted the attention of the global travel and tourism community, as well as countless others. In recent years the sheer number of outbound travellers from Asian countries …

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  • FTA release regarding Globus Appointment to Advisory Council

    Published on : Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Faith Travel Association (FTA) is excited to announce the newest member of its Advisory Council, Joanna Dyer, Manager of Emerging Markets for Globus family of brands. Globus was the first large tour operator to embrace faith-based travel and 10 of …

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  • ALPA Renews Call for One Level of Safety and Security for All-Cargo Flight Operations

    Published on : Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) President’s Committee for Cargo (PCFC) renewed its call today for including all-cargo airline operations under the same safety and security regulations that protect passenger airlines. “A pilot is a pilot, no matter whether …

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  • GP Drives Melbourne’s Visitor Economy

    Published on : Monday, August 4, 2014

    The new five-year deal ensuring Melbourne will host a Formula 1 race until 2020 is great news for Australia’s tourism industry and helps to maintain Melbourne’s position as a global sporting capital, according to peak national industry body, Tourism & …

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  • Former AH&LA Chair Nancy Johnson Donates $5,000

    Published on : Saturday, August 2, 2014

    Nancy Johnson, CHA, past chair of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), and executive vice president of development of the Americas at the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, donated $5,000 for the third consecutive year to the American Hotel & …

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  • IFA Statement on “Blacklisting” Businesses from Federal Contracts

    Published on : Saturday, August 2, 2014

    International Franchise Association (IFA) President & CEO Steve Caldeira, CFE, issued the statement below on President Obama’s Executive Order to effectively “blacklist” certain businesses from receiving federal contracts. “Yesterday’s Executive Order barring companies with any Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) …

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  • U.S. Travel Association: Travel Employment Continues Record Growth

    Published on : Saturday, August 2, 2014

    David Huether, senior vice president for research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, commented on the July jobs data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor:   “Travel continues its strong performance in the economy, adding 6,500 direct …

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