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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 …

  • VisitScotland: Stars Are Shining On Historic Mansion House

    Published on : Thursday, July 21, 2016

    A luxury self-catering accommodation in Argyll, which offers stylish suites in a restored mansion house, has been awarded five stars by VisitScotland.       Knockdow House achieved the top grading after taking part in the national tourism organisation’s Quality …

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  • New Italian Tourism Drive fuels 20 per cent rise in Golf bookings

    Published on : Saturday, July 16, 2016

    Italy’s rise to prominence as one of Europe’s top golf destinations continues to gather pace, with international green fee bookings up by more than 20 per cent in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year. …

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  • New Verdura Fitness Breaks To Boost Mind, Body and Soul

    Published on : Saturday, July 16, 2016

    Getting fit and maintaining a long-term healthy lifestyle can seem like an impossible task to many people, but Sicily’s award-winning Verdura Resort is offering a helping hand with the launch of a new range of bespoke luxury fitness packages this …

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  • Ballantine’s Team Am Golf Challenge 7 in Manila, Philippines, Dec 5-9, 2016

    Published on : Saturday, July 16, 2016

    The event owned and managed by Golftripz is being supported by Tourism Promotions Board, Philippines apart from title sponsor, Ballantine’s the leading international whiskey brand. IAGTO member – Happy Travel & Tours Inc, based in Manila, Philippines will be handling …

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  • Moderating Demand Trend Continues

    Published on : Friday, July 8, 2016

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 4.6%, compared to the same month in 2015, which was the same level achieved in April. …

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  • Beam me in, Scotty

    Published on : Friday, July 8, 2016

    VisitScotland has put out a global call to Scots to ensure Scotland remains one of the top holiday choices after a rapid rise of destinations worldwide.Recent findings show in the last 12 years, 254 new destinations have appeared worldwide leading …

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  • The Costa del Golf strengthens its position in Germany with a successful Costa del Sol Golf Woche

    Published on : Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    The Costa del Sol is the golfing destination for Germany in 2016… German airport arrivals are up by 14.1%       Germany has become one of the main markets in which Costa del Sol Tourism, through its Golf sector, …

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  • Swann Returns to England Line-Up

    Published on : Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Former international cricketer Graeme Swann will pull on an England shirt again this summer – when he represents his country in a celebrity golf tournament at Celtic Manor.         Swann will play for a second time in …

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  • Faldo Series China Championship heads to Mission Hills

    Published on : Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Mission Hills Golf Club will once more step into the limelight when it plays host to this week’s Faldo Series China Championship.   Exactly four months after staging the 10th edition of the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final, the world’s …

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  • “Tour Life – an inside view of Professional Golf” with Padraig Harrington and Bob Rotella

    Published on : Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Irish golf fans are in for a real treat this summer as leading American sports psychologist, Dr.Bob Rotella visits Ireland to give an inside view of professional golf at Roganstown Golf & Country Club in Co. Dublin, followed by three …

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  • VisitScotland CEO hails ‘absolutely fascinating new galleries

    Published on : Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland, applauds the opening of the ten new galleries at the National Museum of Scotland on 8 July (see attached press release pdf), as a central part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. …

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  • Major New Galleries Open at the National Museum of Scotland

    Published on : Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Ten major new galleries open this Friday, 8 July, at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, following a £14.1 million redevelopment in its 150th anniversary year. The new state-of-the-art galleries, which are dedicated to decorative art, design, fashion science and …

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  • Food for thought

    Published on : Saturday, July 2, 2016

    The growing reputation of Scotland’s restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs resulted in a visitor spend of almost £1 billion on food and drink, the highest ever recorded, during the Year of Food and Drink 2015.   The figure is one …

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  • ABTA encourages holidaymakers to take part in Make Holidays Greener month

    Published on : Saturday, July 2, 2016

    As Make Holidays Greener month begins today (1 July), new research* for ABTA reveals that almost two thirds (65%) of people who have visited the beach during a holiday said a clean beach is the most important part of their …

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  • CLIA to Host Third Annual Port & Destination Summit in Tenerife

    Published on : Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, announced its 2016 Port & Destination Summit, taking place on Tuesday, September 20 in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, one day ahead of Seatrade Cruise Med, …

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  • ‘One Good Thing After Another’ Lures Visitors To Canberra

    Published on : Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Australia’s capital is highlighting its unique selling point through a new global marketing platform, as the city prepares to welcome its first international flights in September.     Canberra’s refreshed creative positioning focuses on the region’s diversity of experiences and …

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  • Sky’s the limit for La Manga Club with new elite training system

    Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    The eyes of the sporting world will be on Rio de Janeiro when it hosts the Olympic Games this summer, and Spain’s La Manga Club is offering guests the exclusive chance to train like an Olympian after opening a new …

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  • X Ambassadors, Charles Kelley and Capital Cities to Perform at Safeway Open

    Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    The Safeway Open and Lagardère Sports announced today that the Safeway Open PGA TOUR event to be played at Silverado Resort and Spa this October 12 -16 will have three nights of amazing music featuring X Ambassadors, Lady Antebellum lead …

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  • Stoke Park Chef Is On The Menu

    Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    If the idea of golf club food conjures up images of nachos and club sandwiches, the appearance of Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel’s executive chef on the forthcoming BBC series of Great British Menu might change that perception. …

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  • Accra Weizo travel fair to be attended by private tourism sector stakeholders

    Published on : Thursday, June 23, 2016

    The Accra Weizo event to be held next month will be attended by private sector tourism stakeholders in West Africa who will discuss the development of tourism in the sub-region. The theme of 2016 edition of travel fair is “Seamless …

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