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 …

  • Travel Demand for Asia Pacific to grow by 4.6% each year until 2020

    Published on : Friday, April 22, 2016

    International visitor demand into the Asia Pacific region is forecast to grow at an average rate of 4.6 percent each year to reach in excess of 657 million by 2020. This is the top line prediction contained within the Executive …

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  • GBTA urges call for transparency between airlines and business travel industry

    Published on : Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    The buyer members of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) were frustrated with the marketplace news that United, Delta and American all changed fare structures on multi-city trips without any advance communication to corporate travel managers.   This represents a …

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  • Date set for the PATA Global Insights Conference 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    After the remarkable success of the PATA Global Insights Conference 2015 with nearly 200 key industry leaders in attendance, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has confirmed the date and venue for the PATA Global Insights Conference 2016 (PGIC 2016). …

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  • Tourism Industry Roundtable Communique

    Published on : Thursday, March 10, 2016

    CEOs of Australia’s leading visitor economy organisations met with Federal Tourism Minister Richard Colbeck this morning in Canberra. The meeting discussed the tourism industry’s priorities ahead of the 2016 Federal Election.   It was a productive discussion which canvassed the …

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  • Private Golf Key launches New Website ‘Play Golf In France’

    Published on : Thursday, March 10, 2016

    With the support of the French Golf Federation, we are proud to announce the opening of our new website “PLAY GOLF IN FRANCE”, created to offer accurate information to international golfers looking to play the country’s most beautiful and prestigious …

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  • PATA announces winners of the Tourism InSPIRE Awards 2015

    Published on : Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the winners of the Tourism InSPIRE Awards 2015. Proudly supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the SWITCH-Asia Regional Policy Support Component (RPSC), managed by UNEP, funded by …

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  • World’s leading travel bodies welcome focus on jobs at T20 meeting

    Published on : Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    The Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), representing the leading public and private bodies in Travel and Tourism, heralds the importance of this week’s meeting of the G20 Tourism Ministers (T.20) in Antalya, Turkey and its focus on employment.     …

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  • UAE-based Darina Holidays picks DHISCO to power expansion

    Published on : Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    Darina Holidays LLC, a United Arab Emirates-based destination management company, has selected DHISCO, the world’s leading hospitality distribution company, to automate its operations and help it expand into new markets around the world.     Based in Dubai, Darina Holidays, …

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  • AccorHotels recognized for reinventing hotel sustainability

    Published on : Wednesday, August 5, 2015

    AccorHotels has won the prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award 2015 for best corporate environment program for Planet 21: Reinventing Hotels Sustainably. This is the third year in a row that AccorHotels has won gold at the PATA …

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  • Ibibo rolls out redBus into Singapore and Malaysia

    Published on : Tuesday, August 4, 2015

    ibiboGroup, India’s largest online travel group, has rolled out redBus in Singapore and Malaysia. With this launch, redBus is now available for travelers to book inter-city bus tickets between Singapore & Malaysia and between cities within Malaysia, under the domain …

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