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 …

  • Major Brands To Welcome Show Visitors

    Published on : Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Custom-fitted sets of Vokey wedges are among the many great prizes to be given away by golf’s big brands when the London Golf Show takes place at Glow, Bluewater, in Kent, from August 26-28.   The industry’s major names have …

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  • Injured Soldiers Battle It Out At Celtic Manor

    Published on : Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    The Celtic Manor Resort will play host to a prestigious international golf match for injured servicemen this month.   A team of 10 military personnel from the UK’s Battle Back golf team will take on their Australian counterparts from the …

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  • Eléa Golf Club earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

    Published on : Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Eléa Golf Club, was awarded for the fifth consecutive year by the largest travel site Trip Advisor with the award «2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence».   Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the …

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  • El Robledal Golf Course, Madrid

    Published on : Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    El Robledal golf is part of the new Madrid’s Golf Courses Association which intends to sum up and position Madrid as reference golf destination in Europe. This project is endorsed by Madrid Tourism Association and Madrid’s Golf Federation, amongst others. …

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  • IAEE Announces Partnership with USDOC International Trade Administration

    Published on : Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Today, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) International Trade Administration (ITA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to expand the reach of the exhibitions and events industry both nationally and abroad. …

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  • ASEAN Seeks Consultant to Create Tourism Marketing Strategy 2017-2020

    Published on : Monday, August 1, 2016

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is calling for bids from experienced consultants to create the ASEAN Tourism Marketing Strategy 2017-2020.An overall budget of US$30,000 will be assigned.       The deadline for the submission of proposals is …

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  • MGTO launches tracking study on family hostel

    Published on : Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Macao Government Tourism Office is ready to launch a tracking study on family hostel. Starting from tomorrow until 29 August, the Office will conduct a questionnaire survey to solicit public opinion and learn more about residents’ latest stance towards opening …

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  • Visit Scotland: IMG Tees Up The Solheim Cup

    Published on : Saturday, July 23, 2016

    Scotland has agreed a unique partnership with global sports, media and events organisation IMG to stage The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, ensuring the country hosts a world-class spectacle and delivers on its key principles of equality, experience and innovation. …

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  • ABPCO’s student approach paying off with TFI support

    Published on : Thursday, July 21, 2016

    The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers’ welcoming approach for young event professionals has been given a boost with student member Noemi La Torre joining TFI Group for a placement year.   Noemi, who is a student member of the …

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  • PATA announces 2016 Grand and Gold Award Winners

    Published on : Thursday, July 21, 2016

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2106 PATA Grand and Gold Awards. Proudly supported and sponsored by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) for the last 21 years, this year’s awards recognise …

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