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  • UNWTO writes an open letter to Bulgaria advising travel and tourism growth

    Published on : Thursday, June 5, 2014

    On behalf of the government of the Republic of Bulgaria, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Development Daniela Bobeva has accepted the UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter on Travel and Tourism, recognizing the socio-economic significance of tourism in Bulgaria and committing to support …

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  • US issues travel warning for Ukraine

    Published on : Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    The Department of State warned U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Ukraine during the transition period following the departure of the President from Kyiv on February 22 and while a new government is formed.   U.S. citizens in …

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  • Severe snowstorm disrupts travel services – tourists stranded in Tokyo

    Published on : Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    More than hundred flights were cancelled; railway service suspended and roads were closed due to a heavy snowstorm in Japan. More than 10 inches of snow fell on Tokyo over the weekend. The disastrous weather resulted in some frustrating travel …

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  • Dense fog hits air traveling in New Delhi – 90 flights cancelled

    Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2014

    New Delhi witnessed the worst fog in the last five years on Monday causing major travel concern for travelers. Almost 90 flights were cancelled and many delayed as dense fog in the Indian capital encapsulated the sky offering very low …

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  • Statement from Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association

    Published on : Tuesday, December 24, 2013

    San Francisco Travel president and CEO Joe D’Alessandro issued the following statement regarding the San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce’s call for a visitor boycott: “The mission and function of San Francisco Travel is to attract domestic and international …

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  • Plane crash in Molokai, Hawaii kills 1

    Published on : Thursday, December 12, 2013

    A small plane with 9 on board crashed into the water off the Hawaiian island of Molokai killing one. The Honolulu-bound crashed about a half mile northwest of Kalaupapa peninsula, Maui Fire Department spokesman Lee Mainaga said in an emailed …

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  • Porter Airlines brings seasonal greetings to Mont Tremblant, Vermont and Myrtle Beach

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2013

    Porter Airlines is back with service to three popular seasonal destinations this coming winter and spring – Mont Tremblant, Que., Burlington, Vt., and Myrtle Beach, S.C. First up is the prime winter destination of Mont Tremblant, with as many as …

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  • Amtrak Launches Multicultural Microsties

    Published on : Wednesday, November 6, 2013

    Today, Amtrak launched three microsites targeting multicultural travelers –, a bilingual site for Hispanic consumers; for African American consumers; and for the LGBT community. While Amtrak’s main website,, is a travel-planning resource for all travelers, the microsites …

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  • Germany beats England in Emirates’A380 Arsenal FC challenge

    Published on : Wednesday, November 6, 2013

    Three of Arsenal’s German players, Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker and Mesut Özil have triumphed after tackling a challenge from their English team-mates to land a double-decker Emirates A380. But don’t worry, it was all safely done in a brand new …

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  • World Travel Market 2013 Opens Successfully with a Big Drive on Business

    Published on : Tuesday, November 5, 2013

    World Travel Market 2013 has opened on Monday 4 November with a greater focus on business than ever. The event is predicted to generate more than £2 billion worth of deals this year alone while London will be more than …

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