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2016 is ending, today is your last chance to support the GSTC this year

2016 is now ending and 2017, the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development is about to begin. Join us now and donate to promote sustainable tourism practices throughout the world.   What is sustainable tourism? Sustainability in tourism goes …

Where to Go in 2017: Travel Trends Revealed

In a recent survey conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), tour operator members of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) named Cuba the most popular or “hot” destination for travelers in 2017.   The top 10 “hot” destinations for the …

The Meetings Show sees strong interest in UK market leading to international growth

International destinations and suppliers are focusing more closely on the UK meetings market, resulting in increased bookings for The Meetings Show 2017.   International exhibitors confirmed for the fifth edition of the show include: Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, Atout France, …

“Macao Light Festival 2016 – Treasure of Light” commences

Organized by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and co-organized by Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Cultural Affairs Bureau and Sports Bureau, the “Macao Light Festival 2016 – Treasure of Light” was inaugurated at Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre tonight (4th …

UK Airspace Policy Can Point Way for Europe-Wide Airspace Improvements

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) declared its support for and participation in the Sky’s the Limit campaign for more efficient air traffic routes in the UK, and called for similar momentum for airspace change throughout Europe.     NATS, …

  • National Restaurant Association Applauds Senate Introduction of Legislation to Delay

    Published on : Friday, September 30, 2016

    Today the National Restaurant Association issued a statement of support for the Senate Introduction of the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools and Nonprofits Act and the Overtime Reform and Review Act.   These bills would offer a six month …

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  • Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results – August 2016

    Published on : Thursday, September 29, 2016

    Preliminary traffic figures for the month of August released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed a moderation in both international air passenger demand and air cargo markets.   The region’s airlines carried a total of 25.9 …

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  • Registration Opens for International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 2017 Convention

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association opened registration today for its 34th Annual Global Convention. The conference is the premier educational and networking event for the global LGBT tourism industry and will be held 4-6 May 2017 in St. …

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  • Kenyan Journalist Aggrey Mutambo Wins APO Invitation

    Published on : Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    APO , the press release distribution service dedicated to Africa and the Middle East, and the global leader in media relations related to Africa and Middle East, today announced that reporter Aggrey Mutambo from Kenya has won APO’s invitation to …

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  • Gold Coast to host Aussie Specialists at Corroboree West 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Over 300 frontline travel sellers from the USA, Canada, Brazil, the UK, Germany, France and Italy will travel to Queensland’s sunnya six-day specialised training event for qualified Aussie Specialists.   The inaugural Corroboree West will mark the first time the …

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  • 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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