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Canada's minority government provides tourism opportunities

Canada's minority government provides tourism opportunities

Canada’s new minority government can provide the tourism industry with lobbying challenges—but also important new opportunities, industry leaders were told today at the opening session of the annual congress, sponsored by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), in Ottawa. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party was returned to power in a federal election on […]

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20 Nov, 2019

Honolulu airport named best in US to fly from this Thanksgiving

Honolulu airport named best in US to fly from this Thanksgiving

According to a new report, Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International (HNL) is the best US airport to fly this Thanksgiving — at least when it comes to flight departures. So far this year, Inouye is reporting the lowest percentage of flight cancellations in the country. Meanwhile, Maui's Kahului Airport (OGG) ranks no. 2. Researchers evaluated […]

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20 Nov, 2019

Air Austral: Return of the Dreamliner in the colors of the lagoon

Air Austral: Return of the Dreamliner in the colors of the lagoon

"As announced yesterday, the Air Austral Boeing 787-8, registered F-OLRC, is back in the fleet of Air Austral," stated the regional airline. The aircraft, now equipped with engines of the new design, left the maintenance center of Etihad in Abu Dhabi to reach Reunion Island after a test flight. The Air Austral aircraft landed on […]

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20 Nov, 2019

Airbus A320 dethrones Boeing 737 as world’s best-selling jet

Airbus A320 dethrones Boeing 737 as world’s best-selling jet

In the decades-long race between European plane maker Airbus and US aircraft manufacturer Boeing, the Seattle-based company seems to be slipping from the top spot as its star aircraft, the single-aisle 737, isn’t the most popular jet anymore. It has been the best-selling commercial aircraft of all time during five decades of its history, but […]

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20 Nov, 2019

Hilton appoints new VP of Human Resources India

Hilton appoints new VP of Human Resources India

Hilton has appointed Sabu Raghavan as Vice President, Human Resources, India. With over two decades of experience in human resources in the education and hospitality industry, Sabu joined Hilton in 2011 and was most recently based in Singapore where he oversaw human resources for Southeast Asia and India. Sabu’s new role will see him focusing […]

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20 Nov, 2019

How to Manage and Balance Your Family Finances with a Single Income Stream

How to Manage and Balance Your Family Finances with a Single Income Stream

The world has changed so much within the last few decades, so much so that it now takes multiple streams of income to manage and balance household finances unlike what we had in times past. Expenditures in the form of taxes, transportation, secured loan repayment, daily feeding, education and even relaxation eat up huge bulk […]

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19 Nov, 2019

Seychelles shines as partner country at German Travel Show

Seychelles shines as partner country at German Travel Show

The Seychelles takes center stage as the official partner country of the major German Travel and Tourism Fair, ReiseLust. The fair ran from Friday, November 8, 2019, to Sunday, November 10, 2019, in the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, the second-largest city in Northern Germany. The 15th edition of the fair featured around 550 exhibitors, […]

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19 Nov, 2019

Seychelles Tourism Board signs agreement with UK flag carrier airline in London

Seychelles Tourism Board signs agreement with UK flag carrier airline in London

It is earlier this month during the Seychelles participation at the 40th edition of the World Travel Market (WTM) that the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Chief Executive, Mrs. Sherin Francis, and  British Airways representative (BA), Mr. Juan C Giraldo, signed the agreement fastening future collaborations between the two companies for the coming year. The newly […]

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19 Nov, 2019

US travel community praises Committee passage of National Parks bill

US travel community praises Committee passage of National Parks bill

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes today issued the following statement: "The American travel community thanks the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for advancing the Restore Our Parks Act, and hopes that Congress continues to work toward a solution for the $12 billion maintenance backlog that is […]

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19 Nov, 2019

Pacific World reveals new programs for #bringchangewithME 

Pacific World reveals new programs for #bringchangewithME 

Initiative to Support Sustainable Development and Behavior Change Continues to Expand Around the World Pacific World, the leading global destination and event management company, has introduced new programs for its ‘#bringchangewithME’ initiative. After a successful launch at IMEX America 2019, Pacific World will expand the conversation about global issues at IBTM World 2019, taking place […]

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19 Nov, 2019

Go Global Travel seals the deal with Brazilian B2B accommodation provider

Go Global Travel seals the deal with Brazilian B2B accommodation provider

Leading global B2B travel product consolidator and technology powerhouse Go Global Travel Ltd. ("Go Global Travel") has completed the acquisition of a Brazilian B2B accommodation, transfer and other tourism services provider.  This is the seventh acquisition made by Go Global in the last 18 months. Go Global Travel maintains 17 offices around the globe providing […]

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19 Nov, 2019

Russia calls off resumption of Egypt tourist flights due to poor security

Russia calls off resumption of Egypt tourist flights due to poor security

Russian aviation authorities announced that Russian Federation has postponed the planned resumption of charter flights to Egypt, as the North African country's airports still do not meet Russian safety standards. Egyptian airports were recently visited by Russian aviation security experts, who doubted the adequacy of the security measures taken by Egyptian authorities. Russian experts concluded […]

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19 Nov, 2019

Helsinki, Budapest and Bucharest are top EU Christmas travel destinations

Helsinki, Budapest and Bucharest are top EU Christmas travel destinations

New research has revealed that the most strongly trending EU destination for long-haul visitors this Christmas is Helsinki, with 29.6% growth in flight bookings over the period 15th December 2019 – 15th January 2020. It is followed by Budapest, ahead 29.3%, Bucharest, ahead 28.4%, Lisbon, ahead 27.2%, Porto, ahead 26.5%, Athens, ahead 22.0%, Copenhagen, ahead […]

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19 Nov, 2019

Air Senegal to grow its fleet with eight Airbus A220s

Air Senegal to grow its fleet with eight Airbus A220s

Air Senegal, the new national carrier of Senegal, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for eight Airbus A220-300 aircraft. The MoU was signed today in the presence of HE Alioune SARR, Minister of Tourism and Transport Senegal. The A220s’ efficiency will enable Air Senegal to reduce the airline’s operating costs while offering passengers unrivalled […]

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19 Nov, 2019

Saudi Arabia’s flynas orders 10 A321XLR jets at 2019 Dubai Airshow

Saudi Arabia’s flynas orders 10 A321XLR jets at 2019 Dubai Airshow

flynas, Saudi Arabia’s first low-cost airline, has signed a firm order for 10 A321XLRs at the 2019 Dubai Airshow. The agreement in Dubai was signed by Bandar Almohanna, flynas Chief Executive Officer and Christian Scherer Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. In 2016, flynas signed an agreement for 80 A320neo family and currently operates a fleet of […]

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19 Nov, 2019

IATA: Sustainable aviation industry for all Europe’s citizens

IATA: Sustainable aviation industry for all Europe’s citizens

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments in Europe to seize the opportunity to create a sustainable aviation industry that protects the environment and increases connectivity opportunities for Europe’s citizens. The call came at the opening of Wings of Change Europe — a gathering of aviation stakeholders being hosted in Berlin, Germany. Amid […]

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19 Nov, 2019

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation joins forces with VIP hotel and tour operator delegation for largest media blitz in BTO Canada history!

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation joins forces with VIP hotel and tour operator delegation for largest media blitz in BTO Canada history!

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation delegates lead by Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, as well as numerous industry partners took media outlets and tour operators in Canada on a whirlwind tour of the Islands of the Bahamas, solidifying the messaging of the Bahamas being a viable destination for the Canadian tourists, […]

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19 Nov, 2019

GECAS orders 32 Airbus aircraft at Dubai Airshow 2019

GECAS orders 32 Airbus aircraft at Dubai Airshow 2019

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has signed a firm order for 12 highly efficient wide-body Airbus A330neos and 20 long-range single-aisle A321XLRs. The agreement for the A321XLR includes an order for 13 new planes and the upsizing of seven A321s in its existing backlog. The […]

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19 Nov, 2019

eTurboNews NOW LIVE on World Travel Nation Platform

eTurboNews NOW LIVE on World Travel Nation Platform

World Travel Nation (WTN) - launched successfully in cooperation with eTurboNews Group another rocket booster – Travel Industry News Feed! eTurboNews Group, one of the most esteemed News services in the global travel and tourism industry, started the first WTN RSS News Feed. WTN members now get all the exciting global travel and tourism industry news […]

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19 Nov, 2019

What if Alain St.Ange would be Secretary General for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)?

What if Alain St.Ange would be Secretary General for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)?

The UNWTO for sure should be transparent, media friendly, and an open house for the global travel and tourism industry.   More than 2 years into the new UNWTO leadership, the election process is renewed coming into the mind of global leaders.   The argument at that time that Africa was getting the short end […]

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19 Nov, 2019

Archbishop of Canterbury: Jesus wouldn't get UK visa under new immigration system

Archbishop of Canterbury: Jesus wouldn't get UK visa under new immigration system

Taking a thinly-camouflaged dig at the proposed so-called point-based immigration system trumpeted by British PM Boris Johnson, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said that the likes Jesus certainly would not qualify for a UK visa and would be turned down at the border. "Our founder Jesus Christ was of course not white, middle class and […]

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19 Nov, 2019

Accor strikes new hotel deal in Victoria’s gold rush boom town

Accor strikes new hotel deal in Victoria’s gold rush boom town

Accor, Australia’s largest hotel operator, announce that the former Quest Schaller Hotel Bendigo will rebrand to Mercure Bendigo Schaller, and join Accor’s rapidly growing network of mid-scale regional Victorian hotels, on 6 December. Mercure Bendigo Schaller will cater to both business and leisure guests. Chief Operating Officer, Accor Pacific, Simon McGrath said, “With the Victorian […]

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19 Nov, 2019

Inspired by nature: Airbus boosts aircraft environmental performance

Inspired by nature: Airbus boosts aircraft environmental performance

Airbus has unveiled fello’fly, its latest demonstrator project inspired by biomimicry*, that is set to boost the environmental performance of commercial aircraft and make a significant impact on emissions reduction for the aviation industry. Airbus’ fello’fly project aims to demonstrate the technical, operational and commercial viability of two aircraft flying together for long-haul flights. Through […]

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19 Nov, 2019

Jazeera Airways announces new flights between Kuwait and Al Ain, Abu Dhabi

Jazeera Airways announces new flights between Kuwait and Al Ain, Abu Dhabi

Starting on December 8, 2019, Kuwaiti travelers will be able to fly directly to Al Ain, Abu Dhabi on a new flight launched by Jazeera Airways. Independent Kuwaiti airline, supported by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), announced the new direct flights to Al Ain at a travel trade […]

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18 Nov, 2019

Boeing crashes do not benefit anyone, says Airbus, while pocketing billions in new orders

Boeing crashes do not benefit anyone, says Airbus, while pocketing billions in new orders

Emirates airline's order of 50 Airbus A350 aircraft worth $16 billion came as the first major deal, after a disappointing first day of Dubai Air Show 2019 failed to secure any big ticket orders despite the event being known for record-breaking agreements in the past. The only order seen on Sunday was for two 787-9 […]

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18 Nov, 2019

Delta Hotels by Marriott debuts in the Middle East with Dubai property

Delta Hotels by Marriott debuts in the Middle East with Dubai property

Delta Hotels by Marriott announced its debut in the Middle East and Africa with Delta Hotel by Marriott Jumeirah Beach, Dubai. The hotel is ideally located in the heart of Dubai’s most vibrant destinations, the famous Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR). With direct beach access, it rises tall between the Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach, and The […]

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18 Nov, 2019

UNIGLOBE Travel South Asia grows to 60 locations with addition of new agency in Hyderabad

UNIGLOBE Travel South Asia grows to 60 locations with addition of new agency in Hyderabad

UNIGLOBE Focus Travel & Tours is the newest member of UNIGLOBE Travel South Asia. Located in Hyderabad, the state capital of Telengana in southern India, UNIGLOBE Focus Travel & Tours has been in business since 2002. The agency offers a broad range of services including corporate and group travel management, visa services, and a network […]

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18 Nov, 2019

Sands Resorts Macao and teamLab Announce Name of New Interactive Experience at The Venetian Macao – ‘teamLab SuperNature’

Sands Resorts Macao and teamLab Announce Name of New Interactive Experience at The Venetian Macao – ‘teamLab SuperNature’

Sands Resorts Macao and art collective teamLab have announced the name of their groundbreaking permanent interactive experience to officially open at The Venetian® Macao in February 2020 – teamLab SuperNature – and revealed some of the exhibits set to thrill visitors. Tickets are now on sale for previews from Jan. 21 via Cotai Ticketing (www.cotaiticketing.com). […]

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18 Nov, 2019

Travelport names new chief money man

Travelport names new chief money man

As the new Chief Financial Officer, Nick Bray will play a fundamental role in the execution of Travelport’s strategy, focused on a strong business partnership approach and process excellence across the finance organization. Technology company Travelport announced today Nick Bray as its new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bray will be based in Travelport’s global headquarters […]

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18 Nov, 2019

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett mourns passing of Alfred Hoilett

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett mourns passing of Alfred Hoilett

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett has expressed condolences on the passing of Destination Assurance Council Deputy Chair, Alfred Hoilett. “It is with great sadness that I learnt today of the passing of Mr. Alfred Hoilett, whose contribution to the tourism, security and transportation industries has been invaluable,” Bartlett said. “Jamaica has suffered a great […]

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18 Nov, 2019

AerCap and EGYPTAIR sign lease on 2 additional Boeing 787-9 aircraft

AerCap and EGYPTAIR sign lease on 2 additional Boeing 787-9 aircraft

AerCap Holdings N.V. and EGYPTAIR today announced they have executed long-term operating leases for two Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The aircraft are from AerCap's order book with Boeing and the first unit is scheduled to deliver in 2021 with the second unit delivering in 2022. In October 2017, EGYPTAIR placed an order with AerCap for six […]

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18 Nov, 2019

What are your chances of getting 'bumped' by airlines?

What are your chances of getting 'bumped' by airlines?

A newly-released study explored the airlines most likely to bump passengers from flights: a process the industry calls involuntary denied boarding (IDB), or airline bumps. Using solid industry data from 2018, and in light of the effects of the Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft grounding controversy, the final results of the study were a bit surprising. […]

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18 Nov, 2019

Japan announces top 2020 festivals for Olympic and Paralympic tourists

Japan announces top 2020 festivals for Olympic and Paralympic tourists

With the arrival of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo next summer, Japan is preparing for record numbers of tourists from around the world in 2020. Despite the high number of tourists heading to Japan, Japanese matsuri, or festivals, offer travelers an opportunity to escape the crowds and experience Japan's rich cultural heritage alongside […]

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18 Nov, 2019