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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 …

  • CLIA appoints Arnold Donald as New Global Chair

    Published on : Thursday, November 17, 2016

    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 …

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  • Environmental Savings Good News For Tourism Sustainability In Singapore

    Published on : Friday, November 11, 2016

    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 …

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  • ABTA meets Ministry of Justice to highlight alarming rise in gastric illness claims

    Published on : Saturday, November 5, 2016

    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 …

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  • Unbundle the PMC from the Backpacker Tax Package

    Published on : Thursday, November 3, 2016

    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 …

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  • The Association of French Golf Tour Operators is born

    Published on : Saturday, October 22, 2016

    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 …

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  • Southern Laos and the People’s Government of Meishan, Sichuan, China named as winners

    Published on : Monday, October 17, 2016

    A province in Lao PDR and the city of Meishan in China are the winners of the US$1 million PATA CEO Challenge 2016.   Southern Laos receives the Top Destination Award in the category of ‘Regions/States/Provinces’. The People’s Government of …

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  • Scemic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Waterways Join USTOA

    Published on : Thursday, October 6, 2016

    Scenic Tours USA Inc., owner of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Waterways, has joined the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) as its newest tour operator member. The membership brings the association’s current total to 51 Active Members …

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  • ABU Dhabi Readies For Indian Travel Industry Summit

    Published on : Thursday, October 6, 2016

    Abu Dhabi will later this month host the 63rd annual convention of The Travel Agents Association of India – the ‘voice’ of the country’s rapidly expanding travel and tourism sector.   Around 600 TAAI delegates, and 40 Indian journalists, are …

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  • Cultural roundtable highlights international opportunities to ABPCO members

    Published on : Wednesday, October 5, 2016

    A recent roundtable hosted by the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) has highlighted future international opportunities, especially in the expanding Chinese market.   The event, which was held at One Wimpole Street, the home of Royal Society of …

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  • IBTM world announces global partnership with mpi foundation

    Published on : Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    Ibtm world has announced a partnership with Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation and NBTC Holland Marketing, which will launch Rendezvous – the foundation’s signature networking and fundraising event – at the show this year. In addition, Rendezvous will also be …

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  • Mandarin Hotel: Special offer for PATA members

    Published on : Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Mandarin Hotel Managed by Centre Point is world renowned for its superb service, located in the heart of Bangkok, the Mandarin is a sophisticated, non-smoking, luxury hotel. The hotel is not only within short walking distance to both MRT subway …

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  • 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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