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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 …

  • IFA Receives Top ASAE Honor for Veterans Transition Franchise Program (VetFran)

    Published on : Thursday, August 14, 2014

    The International Franchise Association (IFA) has earned the 2014 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its Veterans Transition Franchise Program (VetFran) and Operation Enduring Opportunity (OEO) initiative.   OEO is a franchise industry-wide effort to hire and recruit 80,000 …

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  • ASTA Elects New Board Members, Announces Chapter Election Results

    Published on : Thursday, August 14, 2014

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the global advocates for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public, announces the results of recent elections at the national and chapter levels. The two-year terms of the newly elected directors …

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  • Tracking Airline Industry Performance in 2013

    Published on : Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    The International Air Transport Association published the 58th edition of the World Air Transport Statistics , a leading yearbook of the airline industry’s annual performance containing extensive statistical information and analysis. “Commercial aviation began 100 years ago with a single …

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  • Young Asian Travellers’ Dream Destinations Revealed in New PATA Report

    Published on : Monday, August 11, 2014

    The rapid emergence of Asian economies and the accompanying boom in travel has attracted the attention of the global travel and tourism community, as well as countless others. In recent years the sheer number of outbound travellers from Asian countries …

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  • FTA release regarding Globus Appointment to Advisory Council

    Published on : Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Faith Travel Association (FTA) is excited to announce the newest member of its Advisory Council, Joanna Dyer, Manager of Emerging Markets for Globus family of brands. Globus was the first large tour operator to embrace faith-based travel and 10 of …

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  • ALPA Renews Call for One Level of Safety and Security for All-Cargo Flight Operations

    Published on : Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) President’s Committee for Cargo (PCFC) renewed its call today for including all-cargo airline operations under the same safety and security regulations that protect passenger airlines. “A pilot is a pilot, no matter whether …

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  • GP Drives Melbourne’s Visitor Economy

    Published on : Monday, August 4, 2014

    The new five-year deal ensuring Melbourne will host a Formula 1 race until 2020 is great news for Australia’s tourism industry and helps to maintain Melbourne’s position as a global sporting capital, according to peak national industry body, Tourism & …

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  • Former AH&LA Chair Nancy Johnson Donates $5,000

    Published on : Saturday, August 2, 2014

    Nancy Johnson, CHA, past chair of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), and executive vice president of development of the Americas at the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, donated $5,000 for the third consecutive year to the American Hotel & …

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  • IFA Statement on “Blacklisting” Businesses from Federal Contracts

    Published on : Saturday, August 2, 2014

    International Franchise Association (IFA) President & CEO Steve Caldeira, CFE, issued the statement below on President Obama’s Executive Order to effectively “blacklist” certain businesses from receiving federal contracts. “Yesterday’s Executive Order barring companies with any Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) …

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  • U.S. Travel Association: Travel Employment Continues Record Growth

    Published on : Saturday, August 2, 2014

    David Huether, senior vice president for research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, commented on the July jobs data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor:   “Travel continues its strong performance in the economy, adding 6,500 direct …

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