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Volcanic vog turns air unhealthy in resorts on Maui

Maui Vog

Maui is under a volcanic vog at this time. Tourists visiting the Island and beaches of Maui may not have any idea why it is foggy at this time? How unhealthy is the air today in Kihei, Lahaina, and Kaanapali? Maui hotel managers, leaders of the Maui travel and tourism industry, and Maui County health […]

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23 May, 2018

Jet plane breaks in half in crash in Honduras

Honduras plane crash

A private chartered Gulfstream jet from Austin, Texas, crash landed at Toncontin International Airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, breaking in half. At least 6 people were injured and transported to Hospital Escuela. It is believed the injured were Americans. The aircraft skidded off the runway upon landing and fell into a small abyss where it split […]

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23 May, 2018

An official welcome to mark return of Air France to Seychelles since May 5

Official welcoming ceremony of Air France sister airline, Joon, to Seychelles

The return of Air France to Seychelles, through its new sister airline ‘Joon’ was marked by an inaugural ceremony on Tuesday. The airline’s Airbus A340, flown by Captain Sophie Bordmann, was greeted by a water canon salute as it touched down at the international airport, shortly after 7am. The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports […]

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23 May, 2018

Puerto Vallarta celebrates Centennial with music, art, culture, exhibitions and sports

Puerto Vallarta

A series of artistic, cultural and sports activities make up May Fest 2018, as Puerto Vallarta continues celebrating its centennial as a municipality and 50 years as a city. Organized by the Culture Institute of Vallarta, with the full support of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, the Ministry of Culture of Jalisco and the Municipal […]

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23 May, 2018

A hat trick of awards for Corinthia Hotel Budapest

L-R: Anikó Nagy, Director of Government and Diplomatic Sales at Corinthia Hotel Budapest, and Marvin Gauci of Caviar & Bull

The annual Best of Budapest & Hungary Awards 2018 bestowed three top awards on Corinthia Hotel Budapest. In a gala ceremony in April, the hotel scooped the following three awards: • Corinthia Hotel Budapest was selected as one of the Best five-star hotels in Hungary • Marvin Gauci of the Caviar & Bull restaurant, won […]

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23 May, 2018

Tourism Minister meets board members of the Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association

Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association

As part of his ongoing drive to get acquainted with key stakeholders in the tourism industry, the new Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley, met with board members of the Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association (SHTA). The meeting was held last Wednesday at the ministry’s headquarters at Botanical house, Mont Fleuri. […]

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23 May, 2018

New Seychelles Tourism Minister envisions islands as a model for sustainable tourism to the world

Seychelles Tourism Minister

The new Seychelles Tourism Minister (for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine), Didier Dogley, moved into his new office at Botanical House on Friday May 4, 2018. Formerly the minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, he was assigned the new portfolio in a Cabinet reshuffle announced by President Danny Faure on April 26. Minister […]

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22 May, 2018

Albania chasing tourist flows: Increasing tourism numbers

The Mayor of Tirana Erion Veliaj the deputy mayor Brunilda Pascali Piero Scutari Thoma Jance in Albani

Albania enjoyed an increase in tourism In 2016: 4.3 million – 15% more than in 2015. Albania aims to become a tourist destination for Italians. The Balkan country, after years of isolation, has been included by the Rough Guides among the top ten destinations in 2016 and currently arouses the interest of the main Italian […]

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22 May, 2018

Americans want Congress to apply the brakes on driverless cars

driverless cars

As Americans hit the road for Memorial Day driving their own cars, voters surveyed in four states have serious safety and privacy concerns when it comes to driverless cars technology and want Congress to apply the brakes to robot car technology until it is proven safe, according to public opinion poll conducted for Consumer Watchdog […]

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22 May, 2018

Milan Bergamo Airport cranks up the heat on summer seasonal services

Milan Bergamo Airport

Milan Bergamo Airport, Italy’s third largest airport by annual passenger numbers, is once again adding new links and offering further enhancements to its route network throughout the summer season. In addition to seven new services – two of which fill white spots on the airport’s route map – the Italian gateway will be resuming a […]

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22 May, 2018

The Lufthansa Orchestra visits Malta to present “Sky Classics”

Lufthansa Orchestra

After two successful concert tours of the Lufthansa Orchestra to Bulgaria and Puerto Rico, the next performance abroad is scheduled for the unique ensemble. This time, almost sixty musicians will travel from Germany to Malta especially to perform in Valletta. On Saturday, 9 June 2018 at 8 pm, the Lufthansa Orchestra invites to the Mediterranean […]

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22 May, 2018

Right Flight: New conversion optimization tool for airlines introduced

Right Flight

Travelaer, a digital software provider for the travel industry, today announced the introduction of Right Flight, a conversion optimization tool that gives airlines a competitive edge against online travel agencies (OTAs) and meta search engines in terms of converting online bookings. With Right Flight, any airline can now give its digital Customers the ability to […]

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22 May, 2018

Airbus issues statement on WTO AB report and the Second Compliance Communication by the EU

Airbus and the European member States France, Germany, Spain and the UK have agreed on some amendments to A380 and A350XWB Reimbursable Launch Investment (RLI) loans. This allowed the European Union to notify the WTO of an additional set of compliance measures, responding to Tuesday’s publication of the WTO Appellate Body report. In its report, […]

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22 May, 2018

Barbican Business Events: Growth in agency bookings provides third of revenue

The Barbican’s Business Events team has seen agency bookings over the last year increase to 33%, continuing a trend of significant sales growth. While just 1% of bookings were made through agencies in 2015; three years later they provide a third of business sales at the venue. Overall growth in the last year saw Barbican […]

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22 May, 2018

Thousands of buyers and suppliers flock to Denver for IPW 2018

More than 6,000 attendees from over 70 countries gathered in Denver May 19-23 for this year’s IPW—the travel industry’s premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S. IPW gathers travel professionals—including U.S. destinations, hotels, attractions, sports teams and transportation companies, and international tour operators, buyers and wholesalers from around the world—to […]

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22 May, 2018

Lufthansa Group airlines introduce “Light” fare on North American routes

As of summer 2018, Lufthansa Group passengers will be able to book a so-called Economy “Light” fare on routes to North America served by Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines. As the basic rate, the new fare is the least expensive option for price-conscious passengers only travelling with carry-on luggage and who do not […]

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22 May, 2018

Tourism to Turkey up 50% as Year Of Troy kicks off

Tourism to Turkey increased by 50.56 percent in the first quarter of 2018, with a total of 7,263,807 visitors between January and March, according to official figures released by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The tourism growth coincides with the start of the Year of Troy 2018, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of […]

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22 May, 2018

Ruler of Dubai approves ‘Dubai Cruise Terminal’ as main hub for Emirate’s cruise tourism

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has said that mega projects being implemented in the UAE are reinforcing the country’s profile globally as a model for sustainable growth driven by diversification, innovation and productive partnerships with the private sector. He also […]

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22 May, 2018

Qatar Airways launches services to London Gatwick Airport

Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to London Gatwick touched down today at London Gatwick Airport, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water salute. The new double daily service, operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, makes London Gatwick the award-winning airline’s sixth gateway into the United Kingdom and second gateway to London. The […]

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22 May, 2018

Team Kempinski Hotel Bahía wins the first Costa del Sol Beach Polo Cup

The first Costa del Sol Beach Polo Cup at the exclusive Kempinski Hotel Bahia attracted over 2,000 spectators on the 19th and 20th of May. International polo teams battled it out over the two-day event to the delight of the spectators. International players including Patrons Niclas Johansson, Veronica and Laurent Desmas, Jaspar and Kate Kühlwein […]

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22 May, 2018

Report: Wildlife tourist attractions in Bali are a living hell for animals

A shocking new report from World Animal Protection has revealed that all wildlife tourism entertainment venues in Bali with captive elephants, tigers, dolphins or civet cats fail to meet even the basic needs of wild animals in captivity. The Wildlife Abusement Parks report details the results of an investigation into 26 wildlife tourism venues in […]

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22 May, 2018

Los Cabos records tourism surge in first quarter of 2018

New tourism data released today from Los Cabos Tourism Board and the Hotel Association of Los Cabos report a record quarter of tourism activity, fueled by a surge in hotel occupancy, visitor arrivals and RevPar that outpaced the national trend. Kicking off 2018, the results represent an impressive 6-month growth streak since Los Cabos bounced […]

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22 May, 2018

What is the busiest air route in Africa? Ten busiest African air links…

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Aviation in Africa is busy. This is obviously the case in Johannesburg, South Africa. A research has found that the South African domestic flight between Cape Town and Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport is the busiest on the continent. More than 4.7 million passengers flew the 1,292 km between the two airports in the last […]

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22 May, 2018

Ramadan for Villa Rotana means sharing blessing to all taxi drivers

Taxi Drivers in Dubai are in for a treat this year during the ongoing Ramadan season. In line with long-established tradition and celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan, Villa Rotana in Dubai embraced once more its social responsibility by sharing the blessing to all taxi drivers passing by the hotel. And it will continue in […]

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22 May, 2018

Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi hosts annual procurement and supply symposium

Etihad Aviation Group’s Procurement and Supply Management team has held its annual “Collaborating for Sustainability “Symposium. Attended by more than 500 representatives from local and international companies, the symposium aims to enhance further Etihad’s partnership and collaboration with its vendors. The event included presentations from Etihad executives as well as a workshop about the group’s […]

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22 May, 2018

Chinese and Indian Tourists love Thailand and TAT is showing off

Thailand

Led by a 30% increase in visitor arrivals of Chinese Tourists to Thailand and a 17% growth from Indian Tourists visiting Thailand, the Thai tourism industry has recorded total international arrivals of 13.7 million in January-April 2018, up 13.9% over the same period of 2017. Mr. Pongpanu Svetarundra, Permanent Secretary, Thailand Ministry of Tourism and […]

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22 May, 2018

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art celebrates Japanese culture with Primal Water opening

Celebrating the beauty and diversity of Japanese culture, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) will unveil its new exhibition, Primal Water, on June 29. The collection, curated by Midori Nishizawa, uses water as a motif to connect an array of distinct contemporary Japanese works. Primal Water includes 28 works in various forms, including painting, sculpture, […]

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22 May, 2018

Tabiko creates new online travel habit in Japan

Fast Japan Inc. announced that its core product, Tabiko, chat-based travel assistant app, has reached 100,000 installs on App Store and Google Play Store. Tabiko is a chat-based mobile app that helps foreign travelers from all over the world experience Japan like a local. In a short span of one year since its global launch […]

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22 May, 2018

Hawaii Governor David Ige: “Travel is Safe to the Hawaiian Islands”

As dramatic video footage is shown daily from the island of Hawaii of lava flowing, new fissures opening and ash plumes, Hawaii Governor David Ige reassured people worldwide that Kilauea volcano is being closely monitored and stated emphatically: “Travel is safe to the Hawaiian Islands.” Governor Ige noted, “We have a skilled contingent of scientists, […]

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21 May, 2018

Danish Immigration Minister: Ramadan puts modern society like Denmark’s at risk

Denmark’s Immigration and Integration Minister has called for Muslims to take time off during the holy month of Ramadan as their fasting could put wider society at risk. Immigration and Integration Minister Inger Stojberg made the remarks in an op-ed for Danish newspaper BT Sunday, saying that Muslims who fast for up to 18 hours […]

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21 May, 2018

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