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Infrastructure, Taxes & Charges, Consumer Protection and Security Top IATA Agenda at AACO

IATAThe International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits.   These are: Sufficient and affordable infrastructure capacity (including air …

Eastern District Court of Texas Approves Preliminary Injunction

Today, the Eastern District Court of Texas approved a preliminary injunction that will halt the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule that was set to take effect on December 1st. The injunction will remain in effect until a decision is …

Asia’s very best – Kota Permai & Horizon Hills win big at the Asian Golf Awards 2016

The iconic Kota Permai and Horizon Hills held the Malaysian flag high as the Clubs added yet another industry accolades to its enviable collections.   Kota Permai and Horizon Hills had been officially recognized as the 1st and 2nd runner …

Mip Cancun Closes With A 70% Increase In Participation Welcomes 560 Content Executives From 46

MIP Cancun drew to a close November 17, registering a 70% increase in attendance, with 560 TV executives representing 387 companies from 46 countries coming together for the third annual Latin American TV Content Market and Summit.   Dates for …

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 …

  • PATA upgrades website with universal accessibility

    Published on : Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    On the occasion of World Tourism Day 2016, under the theme of ‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’, the Pacific Asia Travel Association is pleased to announce the relaunch of www.PATA.org designed for universal accessibility.   “As we recognise …

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  • CLIA: Alaska Welcomes Its 1,000,000 Cruise Ship Visitor in 2016

    Published on : Friday, September 23, 2016

    For the first time in seven years, Alaska welcomed its one millionth cruise ship visitor.   Wendy Yoisten from St Albert, Alberta, Canada with her husband John, arrived on the Holland America Line ms Zaandam, which docked this morning in …

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  • MGTO promotes Macao tourism at JATA Tourism EXPO Japan

    Published on : Friday, September 23, 2016

    Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is displaying the city’s attractions with a technology-fuelled promotion at the JATA Tourism EXPO Japan in Tokyo, to attract more Japanese and other international visitors to Macao.     MGTO Director also made a presentation …

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  • IATA Seeks Antitrust Immunity to Address Blocked Funds in Venezuela

    Published on : Friday, September 23, 2016

    The International Air Transport Association announced that it filed a request for antitrust immunity with the U.S. Department of Transportation to allow airlines to discuss options to maintain connectivity to Venezuela in light of the Venezuelan government’s continuing refusal to …

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  • Concur President named featured speaker for Europe Business Travel Conference

    Published on : Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR –announced that Ms Elena Donio, President of Concur, will be a featured speaker at GBTA Conference 2016 …

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  • National Restaurant Association Announces Multi-Year Sponsorship

    Published on : Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    Today, the National Restaurant Association announced that Procter & Gamble Professional will be a multi-year sponsor of National Food Safety Month (NFSM), the Association’s industry-wide food safety awareness initiative. NFSM, held annually in September, was created in 1994 by the …

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  • A friendship festival between Thailand and Japan in Khun Yuam district

    Published on : Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    The 4th Thai-Japanese Friendship Festival took place in Khun Yuam district on Sunday to promote tourism between Thailand and Japan. The opening ceremony was jointly chaired by Wirun Phanthawee, the deputy provincial governor and Hisao Horikoshi, the acting consul-general at …

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  • New Director of Golf Ready To Turn On Magic At Dunston Hall

    Published on : Monday, September 19, 2016

    Tom Turner has set himself the target of enhancing Dunston Hall’s reputation as the top golf destination in the east of England after being named as the new director of golf at the leading Norfolk resort.   The 36-year-old has …

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  • UK Regional Final Venues Announced For Morocco Matchplay

    Published on : Monday, September 19, 2016

    Slaley Hall, in Northumberland, and Woodbury Park, in Devon, have been selected as the regional final venues for the 2016 Morocco Matchplay, powered by HowDidiDo – with the qualifiers from those contests earning a seat on a plane to Marrakech. …

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  • National Club Cottages Open at Reynolds Lake Oconee

    Published on : Monday, September 19, 2016

    The spacious new National Club Cottages, adjacent to the Tom Fazio-designed National Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee, are ready and waiting for golf groups this fall at the Southeast’s premier golf destination.   Part of the recently completed National Village, …

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  • Low carbon fuel project achieves breakthrough as LanzaTech produces jet fuel

    Published on : Friday, September 16, 2016

    An innovative low carbon fuel project has taken a significant step forward after successfully producing 1,500 US gallons of jet fuel.   The breakthrough towards developing commercially viable low carbon fuel is the result of a partnership between Virgin Atlantic …

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  • TAT campaigns win PATA Grand and Gold Awards 2016

    Published on : Monday, September 12, 2016

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is proud to announce that once again, its work and campaigns have received international accolades and won the Grand and Gold prizes at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) annual Gold Awards 2016.   …

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  • Gccec Continues To Energise Gold Coast Economy

    Published on : Saturday, September 10, 2016

    The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC), part of the Star Entertainment Group, continues to deliver record results, including its best fiscal performance for a fourth consecutive year. An instrumental contributor to the success of the regions tourism sector, …

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  • Wtaaa Selects New Board and Chair and Discussed The Future

    Published on : Thursday, September 8, 2016

    The World Travel Agents Associations Alliance (WTAAA) held its annual General Assembly and bi-annual Board meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2016 have elected a new board.   Outgoing Chair Jayson Westbury has served his two-year term. The WTAAA board …

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  • Travel Trends Index: Domestic Leisure Travel Loses Strength

    Published on : Wednesday, September 7, 2016

    Domestic leisure travel—which has been powering overall travel growth on its own amid persistent softness in the business and international markets—has begun to show signs of its own slowdown, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI). …

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  • New partnership to boost Italian global golf profile at IGTM

    Published on : Monday, September 5, 2016

    Italy Golf & More has rubber-stamped the country’s presence at IGTM 2016 by partnering with the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) on a range of promotional activities at this year’s show, which will take place in Mallorca from …

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  • Rising Stars Of Golf Offered Scholarships At Gleneagles

    Published on : Friday, September 2, 2016

    Gleneagles has hosted some of the world’s greatest golfing legends over the years and now The Gleneagles Foundation, its 12-month scholarship programme for aspiring junior golfers, is looking for the next batch of aspiring golf stars.   The lucky scholarship …

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  • Helsinki attracts over 30,000 congress visitors this summer

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Helsinki continues to be one of the most popular congress cities in the world. According to the latest Union of International Associations (UIA) statistics, Helsinki is ranked 24th. Over 30,000 people attended international association meetings in Helsinki between May and …

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  • Tourism Tasmania: Celebrating Excellence In The Hospitality Industry

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Tonight’s 2016 Tasmanian Hospitality Association annual Awards for Excellence show that our hospitality sector deserves its reputation as one of the best in the country.   I would like to congratulate all of tonight’s award winners and nominees. I’d especially …

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  • Drone Advisory Committee to Hold Inaugural Meeting

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    The newly established Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) will hold its inaugural meeting on September 16 as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to builds on its strong record of collaborating with the aviation community to safely integrate unmanned aircraft into …

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