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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, …

  • 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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  • Australian holidays hot but Working Holiday Maker result worrying

    Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    International visitors are loving Australia with a record number of holidaymakers hitting our shores, and the USA registering its strongest year of holiday visitor number growth, up 30% in the year to June 2016 at 294,000.   “Its great to …

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  • Oman tourism: Salalah Khareef festival ends today

    Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Salalah Khareef festival will come to an end today registering 604,990 visitors till August 28, according to government data. This is a 27 per cent increase from same period last year. From the end of July until the beginning of …

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  • Global Hospitality Association, HFTP, Announces its 2016 CHAE of the Year

    Published on : Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) will honor Kelly Montgomery, CHAE as the 2016 Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) of the Year at its 2016 Annual Convention. The CHAE of the Year award honors the individual that scored the highest …

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  • Way to Wellness Week at Viceroy Zihuatanejo Features Seminars by Wellness Pioneer Dr.Taub

    Published on : Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    Viceroy Zihuatanejo is offering a special Thanksgiving Week session of the ‘Way to Wellness’ – a multi-faceted program to create happiness, health and wellness while on vacation – with signature seminars by Edward A. Taub, M.D., the wellness pioneer and …

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  • Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results – July 2016

    Published on : Monday, August 29, 2016

    Preliminary traffic figures for the month of July released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed positive growth in both international air passenger demand and air cargo markets.   A total of 26.2 million international passengers were …

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  • Arp-Hansen Hotel Group sets new standards for stylish accommodation

    Published on : Friday, August 26, 2016

    Arp-Hansen Hotel Group, the largest hotel chain in Copenhagen with more than 3,700 rooms and 100 conference rooms distributed among 12 hotels at the best addresses, is again setting new standards for accommodation in Copenhagen.   The group has recently …

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  • AH&LA STatement on GSA 2017 Per Diem Rates

    Published on : Saturday, August 13, 2016

    The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) today issued the following statement on the federal per diem rates for FY2017 released by the General Services Administration (GSA). The government body also announced the formation of a new inter-agency working group …

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  • “Hinduism Day” observed in an England secondary school

    Published on : Saturday, August 13, 2016

    University Academy Keighley (UAK) in Utley (England) recently held a special day to learn Hinduism, complete with folk dancing.   A practicing Hindu dressed in traditional clothing explained about Hinduism and its deities. Students were also involved in dressing up …

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  • PATA to focus on the ‘Young Tourism Professional’ in 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    In line with the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will have a primary focus on the ‘Young Tourism Professional’ (YTP) in 2017. …

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  • Suppliers to Cruise Lines Can Increase Business through New Initiative at the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show

    Published on : Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    Anyone looking to supply products to cruise lines has a prime opportunity at the 23rd annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show. The new Purchasing Initiative will put suppliers direct to customer: decision-making procurement executives from the FCCA’s 19 Member …

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  • Texas de Brazil Launches #GrillLikeAGaucho Sweepstakes Allowing Guests the Chance to Win the Grand Prize Trip for Two to Chile

    Published on : Monday, August 8, 2016

    Texas de Brazil Churrascaria, one of the nation’s leading Brazilian steakhouses, is proud to announce their #GrillLikeAGaucho Sweepstakes, where guests are able to enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Chile by sharing their favorite summer …

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  • AH&LA applauds hospatility industry adding 45,000 jobs in july

    Published on : Saturday, August 6, 2016

    Katherine Lugar, President and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, today, released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s July Jobs Report. The report signaled significant growth for the hospitality and leisure sector, where …

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  • New UK Myrtle Beach Amateur Event launches at The Grove

    Published on : Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    The Grove, London’s five-star golf resort, today announces an important partnership with the world’s biggest single-site amateur golf event, the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship, which will see the launch of a sister tournament in the UK this summer. …

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  • New Reopening of Jandía Golf Course

    Published on : Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    The wonderful, always sunny, Canary Islands embraces again GOLF by reopening, after a long period of drought, theJandía Golf Course.   It reopened after 5 years of being closed because the old owner bankrupted in 2009. Two years later, in …

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  • Major Brands To Welcome Show Visitors

    Published on : Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Custom-fitted sets of Vokey wedges are among the many great prizes to be given away by golf’s big brands when the London Golf Show takes place at Glow, Bluewater, in Kent, from August 26-28.   The industry’s major names have …

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