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 Trends Index: Domestic Leisure Travel Loses Strength

    Published on : Wednesday, September 7, 2016

    Domestic leisure travel—which has been powering overall travel growth on its own amid persistent softness in the business and international markets—has begun to show signs of its own slowdown, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI). …

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  • New partnership to boost Italian global golf profile at IGTM

    Published on : Monday, September 5, 2016

    Italy Golf & More has rubber-stamped the country’s presence at IGTM 2016 by partnering with the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) on a range of promotional activities at this year’s show, which will take place in Mallorca from …

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  • Rising Stars Of Golf Offered Scholarships At Gleneagles

    Published on : Friday, September 2, 2016

    Gleneagles has hosted some of the world’s greatest golfing legends over the years and now The Gleneagles Foundation, its 12-month scholarship programme for aspiring junior golfers, is looking for the next batch of aspiring golf stars.   The lucky scholarship …

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  • Helsinki attracts over 30,000 congress visitors this summer

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Helsinki continues to be one of the most popular congress cities in the world. According to the latest Union of International Associations (UIA) statistics, Helsinki is ranked 24th. Over 30,000 people attended international association meetings in Helsinki between May and …

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  • Tourism Tasmania: Celebrating Excellence In The Hospitality Industry

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Tonight’s 2016 Tasmanian Hospitality Association annual Awards for Excellence show that our hospitality sector deserves its reputation as one of the best in the country.   I would like to congratulate all of tonight’s award winners and nominees. I’d especially …

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  • Drone Advisory Committee to Hold Inaugural Meeting

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    The newly established Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) will hold its inaugural meeting on September 16 as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to builds on its strong record of collaborating with the aviation community to safely integrate unmanned aircraft into …

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  • 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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