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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 …

  • 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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  • Injured Soldiers Battle It Out At Celtic Manor

    Published on : Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    The Celtic Manor Resort will play host to a prestigious international golf match for injured servicemen this month.   A team of 10 military personnel from the UK’s Battle Back golf team will take on their Australian counterparts from the …

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  • Eléa Golf Club earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

    Published on : Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Eléa Golf Club, was awarded for the fifth consecutive year by the largest travel site Trip Advisor with the award «2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence».   Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the …

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  • El Robledal Golf Course, Madrid

    Published on : Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    El Robledal golf is part of the new Madrid’s Golf Courses Association which intends to sum up and position Madrid as reference golf destination in Europe. This project is endorsed by Madrid Tourism Association and Madrid’s Golf Federation, amongst others. …

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  • IAEE Announces Partnership with USDOC International Trade Administration

    Published on : Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Today, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) International Trade Administration (ITA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to expand the reach of the exhibitions and events industry both nationally and abroad. …

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  • ASEAN Seeks Consultant to Create Tourism Marketing Strategy 2017-2020

    Published on : Monday, August 1, 2016

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is calling for bids from experienced consultants to create the ASEAN Tourism Marketing Strategy 2017-2020.An overall budget of US$30,000 will be assigned.       The deadline for the submission of proposals is …

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