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Consumer trends that will shape hospitality industry in 2019 revealed

A new study, that reveals the top consumer trends that will shape the hospitality industry in 2019 and beyond, was released today. The hospitality industry is always reinventing itself, constantly adapting to the changing expectations of travelers. As a result, digital transformation has become a rising priority for hoteliers due to its ability to generate […]

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23 Jan, 2019

Four Seasons Hotels And Resorts announces new resort in Japan

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Berjaya Okinawa Development Co. Ltd. today announced its new development on the island of Okinawa. The project will debut as part of the development’s master plan as Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Okinawa. Comprising a total of 100 acres (more than 40 hectares) of beachfront, the project site […]

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23 Jan, 2019

Malaysian airline cabin crew charged with international drug trafficking

A 48-year-old Malaysian airline flight attendant has been charged with smuggling high-grade heroin and ice into Sydney and Melbourne. The man was the second flight attendant arrested at Sydney Airport at the weekend over an international drug trafficking operation and charged with importing a border-controlled drug. He subsequently faced court and has been held in […]

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23 Jan, 2019

33,341 murders in tourist paradise: Mexico sets grim record in 2018

Homicide cases in Mexico rose by 33 percent in 2018, breaking the country’s record for the second consecutive year, according to government statistics. Investigators opened 33,341 murder cases last year – more than 91 a day, almost four every hour; compared to 25,036 in 2017, according to the Interior Ministry. The central state of Guanajuato, […]

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23 Jan, 2019

Caribbean Week returns to New York with unmistakable flair, sound and cuisine

In celebration of the region’s distinct characteristics, diverse backgrounds and standout cultural traditions, Caribbean Week New York’s electrifying activities will reflect the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) theme for 2019, the “Year of Festivals.” Caribbean flair, pulsating energy and colorful sounds will captivate The Big Apple during the event, taking place 1-8 June 2019. With vibrant […]

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23 Jan, 2019

PM Hotel Group announces new Senior Vice President

PM Hotel Group is strengthening its sales and marketing team with the addition of industry veteran, Lovell Casiero. “Hiring proven thought leaders like Lovell with a record of success maximizing value for owners and strategically growing a hotel portfolio gives us a competitive advantage as we continue to evolve,” said PM Hotel Group President, Joseph […]

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23 Jan, 2019

Why India is the Perfect Place to Travel with a Beard

Ever since ancient times, a lot of men chose to wear beards. Today beards are popular once again across the Western world, but at the same time, there are many countries in the East where most men have been traditionally wearing beards for decades. One of those places where the beard is considered a manly […]

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23 Jan, 2019

Montreal Convention: United Airlines must pay 250 freezing stranded passengers $5700 each?

United Airlines is speechless. The Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, also known as the Montreal Convention may cost United Airlines more than a million Dollars. Airline officials had no comments after 250 United Airlines passengers traveling on a flight from Newark to HongKong were taken hostage by Canadian Authorities. This […]

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23 Jan, 2019

Zimbabwe Tourism gets welcoming news while in a state of crisis

After reports of government torture against protesters, after the internet was shut down for two days, Zimbabwe tourism officials launched a project called Grand Tour Africa-New Horizon. It will see an additional and guaranteed arrival of 350 Chinese tourists to this Southern African nation every month.  A team from China led by Mr. He Liehui, President […]

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23 Jan, 2019

Suspicious baggage leads to arrest of Vietnam poachers on Thailand trips

New findings from a three-month investigation reveal professional gangs were dispatched across Thailand’s borders to target the Kingdom’s wild tigers. Freeland congratulates Thai authorities for making this discovery and arresting one gang already. The investigation was initiated after the successful arrest of two Vietnamese males by Thai Police in late October 2018 following a tip-off […]

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23 Jan, 2019

International LGBTQ+ Travel Association to honor Miami tourism pioneer

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) will present the Hanns Ebensten Hall of Fame Award to George Neary, a longtime advocate for LGBTQ+ tourism, during its 36th Annual Global Convention in New York City (24-27 April). For 20 years, Neary focused on developing cultural, heritage and LGBTQ+ tourism through his role as Associate Vice President […]

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23 Jan, 2019

ExpressJet Airlines acquired by ManaAir

ManaAir, LLC, today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of ExpressJet Airlines. ExpressJet flies for United Airlines as a United Express carrier. In 2019, ExpressJet will grow its fleet with 25 new dual-class Embraer E175 aircraft. The first delivery is scheduled for April. Subodh Karnik will serve as President and CEO of ExpressJet. Karnik […]

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23 Jan, 2019