Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Delta Honors Martin Luther King Jr. With Systemwide Events


DeltaEvery year, Delta and its employees celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, honoring Dr. King’s legacy and celebrating the civil rights pioneer and Atlanta native who believed that how we serve others is one of the most important measures of one’s self and of society.


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Latin America Growth Driver On Delta’s Global Map


DeltaDelta’s Q4 earnings results called out Latin America as one of the regions that contributed to the overall success of the airline.  The region experienced a 5 percent year-over-year improvement in PRASM in the December quarter, and Delta expects that momentum to continue in 2017 with its recently expanded partnership with Aeromexico.


Hawaiian Airlines Is Most Punctual Airline In The U.S. For November


Hawaiian AirlinesHawaiian Airlines completed the month of November 2016 as the U.S. airline industry’s top-ranked carrier for on-time performance, as reported today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Hawaiian Airlines’ flights arrived on schedule 91.5 percent of the time, earning the DOT’s top ranking for punctuality. Hawaiian also ranked fourth in fewest flight cancellations for the month of November with 0.2 percent, representing 11 cancellations out of 6,704 flights.


ByHours certifies with eRevMax for 2-way integration


erevmax-logoLeading hotel technology provider eRevMax has completed 2-way XML integration with ByHours, a new room optimizing platform for hotels to generate complementary revenue. This is the latest addition to the eRevMax Channel Ecosystem that connects hotels to over 300 online channels providing them with multiple distribution options.


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United Airlines Reports Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2016 Performance


United AirlinesUnited Airlines (UAL) today announced its fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 financial results.

  • Achieved best full-year on-time performance while reporting the lowest number of cancellations, delay minutes and mishandled bags in company history.
  • UAL reported full-year net income of $2.3 billion, diluted earnings per share of $6.85, pre-tax earnings of $3.8 billion and pre-tax margin of 10.4 percent. 



Quality Not Quantity Key to 2017 Event Success in North America


unnamed (9)After two years of steady growth, 2017 will see North America’s meetings and events market consolidating, with spend predicted to remain stable. According to Jaime McAuley, Event Director, ibtm america, part of global event organiser, ibtm events’ global portfolio, organisers of events that support the MICE market will need to ensure they focus on delivering quality content, ever stronger ROI for their partners and must clearly demonstrate additional value in order for their events to continue to prosper.


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Mitchell Airport See Healthy Passenger Growth in November


Mitchell AirportContinuing a growth trend observed in 10 of the first 11 months of 2016, Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) served 3.9% more passengers in November 2016 compared to November 2015, County Executive Chris Abele announced today.


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Annual Press Conference of Macao Government Tourism Office


mgtoMacao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) held its Annual Press Conference today and announced that Macao’s total visitor arrivals in 2016 hit a record of 30 million and more, slightly up by 0.8% from a year earlier. Regardless of the minor increase in total visitor arrivals last year, the sum of overnight-stay visitors outweighed that of same-day visitors for the first time over the last ten years, registering a year-on-year increase of nearly 10%.


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Business Aircraft’s Service Centre Network Celebrates Completion Of over 200 96-Month Inspections


bombardierBombardier Business Aircraft reaffirmed its tip-to-tail OEM expertise by announcing its Service Centre Network has completed over 200 96-month heavy inspections on Challenger business jets.


Fraport Traffic Figures 2016: Passenger Traffic at Frankfurt Airport Exceeds 60 Million Mark Again


Frankfurt AirportIn 2016, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served a total of 60,792,308 passengers, thus surpassing the 60 million passenger mark once again and remaining almost at the previous year’s level (down 0.4 percent). Following a slowdown in the summer period of 2016 caused by geopolitical factors, passenger traffic clearly picked up again towards the end of the year. 


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What will be the tourism trends for 2017?


unnamed (8)HotelsPro, a technology and hotel reservation solutions provider for travel industry professionals and a brand of the world's leading travel and accommodation supplier MetGlobal Group of Companies, announced the trends and developments that can affect tourism industry in the world in 2017.


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Gatwick Appoints New Planning Chief


Gatwick AirportTim Norwood – the man who secured planning consent for Hinkley Point C, the UK’s first new nuclear power station for a generation – is to become Gatwick’s new Chief Planning Officer, the airport announced today.


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David Trubridge lights up Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua


unnamed (7)Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua and New Zealand designer David Trubridge have partnered to create a new nocturnal tourism experience: the Redwoods Nightlights.Incorporating unique creations from the internationally-acclaimed design and sustainability champion David Trubridge, the new night-time experience will offer visitors the opportunity to explore Rotorua’s majestic Redwood Forest under the shroud of darkness.


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Bangkok’s Grand Palace to close for two days while mourning ceremonies are observed


3The Bureau of the Royal Household has made the announcement that Bangkok’s Grand Palace is to be closed for two days from 20-21 January, 2017, for a ceremony to mark 100 days since the passing of the late King Rama IX. The Palace will open again to all visitors on 22 January.


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