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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 …

  • SmartBrief Partners With National Restaurant Association

    Published on : Tuesday, October 8, 2013

    The National Restaurant Association (NRA) today announced its partnership with digital publishing leader SmartBrief, Inc. The Restaurant SmartBrief, originally launched in 2001, will continue to include curated summaries of restaurant industry and public policy news that impacts restaurant and foodservice …

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  • Routes and PATA Enter Preferred Partnership

    Published on : Tuesday, October 8, 2013

    Routes (part of UBM Live) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) reached a 2 year agreement during the World Routes event in Las Vegas, to collaborate to advance the understanding of the value of airline connectivity for destinations.   …

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  • ABTA and the City of London Police warn about the dangers of Hajj fraud

    Published on : Tuesday, October 8, 2013

    With 25,000 pilgrims estimated to be heading overseas to Saudi Arabia from the UK for Hajj, ABTA and the City of London Police are warning all potential Hajj pilgrims about the dangers of booking with fraudulent or disreputable travel companies, …

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  • Obama vacuum mars APEC meet

    Published on : Tuesday, October 8, 2013

    For Barack Obama, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit was meant to be an opportunity to underline renewed U.S. attention to Asia as a counterbalance to China’s increased economic and military clout. But that message was undermined by the U.S. …

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  • IATA appoints Jeffrey N. Shane as General Counsel

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the appointment of Jeffrey N. Shane as General Counsel. Shane will begin working with the Association from 2 April 2013 and will be based at its headquarters in Montreal. Shane joins IATA from …

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  • PATA Annual Summit to Define and Advance the ‘Complete Visitor Economy’

    Published on : Thursday, February 7, 2013

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will hold the 2013 PATA Annual Summit (2013PAS) in Bangkok April 25-28, 2013. The PATA Youth Forum will commence on Thursday, April 25, followed by the one-day summit on Friday April 26, and the …

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  • Moscone Expansion District gets final approval

    Published on : Thursday, February 7, 2013

    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today approved the creation of the Moscone Expansion District (MED) which will provide the majority of funding for the expansion of the City’s convention center. In a unanimous vote, the Board passed a resolution …

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  • Amadeus Becomes PATA Premier Partner

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to welcome Amadeus as a PATA Premier Partner. Amadeus, one of the world’s leading providers of technology solutions to the travel industry, now assumes the highest level of PATA membership, along with …

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  • ACTE’s ‘Air Transportation: Trends and Forecasts’ conference to enhance understanding of the corporate travel market

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Association of Corporate Travel Executives’’ (ACTE) educational conference titled ‘Air Transportation: Trends and Forecasts’ will be held on February 26, 2013. ACTE and the leaders of the business travel industry at this educational event will enhance understanding of the corporate …

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  • ACTE April 2013 global education conference to be held in New York

    Published on : Monday, February 4, 2013

    Association of Corporate Travel Executives’ (ACTE) global education conference will be held in New York from April21-23. The main highlights of the event are keynote presentations given by thought leaders and experts who will challenge you to think outside of …

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  • Emerging economies ironed before advanced economies in 2013, says UNWTO report

    Published on : Monday, February 4, 2013

    According to the latest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer Worldwide, in 2012, growth was strongest in emerging economies (+4.1%) than in advanced economies (+3.6%). This is a trend that we see now for many years in the industry. …

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