Saturday, 1 October 2016

18 hurt in Dorset bus collision

bus-collisionA crash between two buses in Dorset injured 18 people, with five needing hospital treatment.


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Dominican Republic’s Making a Name for Itself in Business Travel

dominican-republicWith a long-standing reputation as a desirable vacation destination, Dominican Republic is earning its name as the go-to spot for business travel. Whether you’re planning an intimate incentive trip or a 1,000-attendee international getaway, look no further than Dominican Republic.


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Turkish Airlines Opens First Lounge in the U.S.

turkish-airlines-wtmTurkish Airlines, which was recently named “Best Airline ofEurope” for the sixth consecutive year by Skytrax*, celebrated the official opening of its prestigious first lounge in the U.S., the Turkish Airlines Lounge Washington D.C., at Dulles International Airport (IAD) on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.


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Friday, 30 September 2016

WTTC Calls On Governments To Agree On Global Aviation Carbon Offsetting Scheme

WTTCThe World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) calls on all nation states to reach an agreement on the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) General Assembly in Montreal.


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Raise A Glass To Glebe Island

Sydney Exhibition Centre Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island (SEC@GI), the interim home of Sydney’s major trade and consumer shows, closes its doors today September 30 after three years of operations.


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South Korea launches biggest shopping fest from Thursday

south-koreaA nationwide shopping festival began in South Korea on Thursday with a variety of promotions, cultural and entertainment events to draw more shoppers from home and abroad to revive the sluggish domestic consumption.

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Japan to launch biometric payments next month

biometric-paymentsJapanese authorities have finalised a launch date for trials of their biometric payments system. It will go live in certain areas starting October 1st.

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Dubai leads winners at World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony

world travel awardsVoters at the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony have recognised Dubai as the Middle East’s Leading Destination during a glittering red-carpet ceremony at The St. Regis Dubai.

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Increased hotels and new destination offers by Germany

germanyFTI is all set to increase its chain of hotels in the coming years. 10 more hotels are in the pipeline in the impending tourism year. Morocco will have two hotels followed by Canary, Rhodes Turkey and Egypt.



Changes in package travel hinted by German Chancellor

german-chancellorThe German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the German Tourism Summit in Berlin that the German government could be ready to adapt the controversial new package travel law following protests.http://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/changes-in-package-travel-hinted-by-german-chancellor/

Halal tourism in key focus of Dubai

Muslim-friendly halal tourismMuslim travelers increased by 10% globally last year according to 2016 Global Muslim Travel Index and by 2020, the visitors are expected to reach 168m with revenue from Muslim travel segment to reach $200bn. UAE and Dubai looks forward to benefit from this scenario. Dubai has been named as one of the top-10 Ramadan destinations for Muslim travelers this year by the MasterCard and CrescentRating report.

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Best Western Scores a Perfect Ten at the TTG Awards!


best-westernBest Western® Hotels & Resorts has been named as Asia’s ‘Best Mid-Range Hotel Brand’ for an incredible tenth year in a row!The iconic hotel group, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, once again took home the title of ‘Best Mid-Range Hotel Brand’ in the 27th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2016. The winners were voted for by the readers of TTG Asia, the region’s leading travel trade magazine.

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Post coup Turkey witnesses 38% drop in foreign tourists

TurkeyAnkara – With tourism battered by the failed July coup and security concerns after attacks, statistics showed Thursday that the number of foreigners visiting Turkey plummeted nearly 38 per cent in August.


easyJet starts new flight from Bristol to Gran Canaria

BasiseršffnungPassengers from across the South West and Wales will be able to take advantage of Gran Canaria’s winter sun from a little as £26.99* per person. The route is ideal for families wanting to escape to warmer climes over the October half term, or for those wanting to simply get away from it all before the Christmas rush.

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