Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Thailand promotes its sports tourism campaign


ThailandDuring the upcoming ITB Berlin from 8-12 March, Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports will seek to promote Thailand as a sports hub. It was stated by the Tourism and sports minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, that sports was a priority sector that could help to uphold the country on the international stage this year.


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Tourism on a roll in Oman with billion dollar investment plan


omanTotal investment in travel and tourism in Oman is set to hit $1.17 billion by 2026. Visitor numbers went up by 15% through October 2016. Hotel occupancy rates are forecasted to rise by 3% this year. Oman’s travel and tourism industry is gradually gathering impetus, with total investment in the sector set to hit US$1.17 billion by 2026, as stated by the WTTC.


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Vanuatu tourism calls for quick decision for airport contract


Vanuatu tourismOn the wake of arrival in Vanuatu of the World Bank President Victoria Kwakwa, tourism industry stakeholders are calling for a quick resolution to an apparent gridlock over the selection of a contractor to perform the upgrades to the Bauerfield airport runway.


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M&R Names General Manager for Holiday Inn Express Midtown West


M&R NamesM&R Hotel Management today announced the appointment of Monika Wojcik as general manager of the 177-room Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West at 538 West 48th St.


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HotelsPro has been awarded as “Best B2B Travel Provider” at World Tourism Forum


HotelsProHotelsPro, a global 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, has been awarded as “Best B2B Travel Provider” within World Tourism Awards at World Tourism Forum.


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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Malindo Air selects Accelya’s VIVALDI solution to attract new business travelers


Malindo AirAccelya, the leading solutions provider to the airline and travel industry, announced today that Malindo Air, CAPA’s 2016 Asia Pacific Regional Airline of the Year, has selected Accelya’s VIVALDI Payments Management solution to streamline its card management process.


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Aviation media meets at the annual ERA Media Briefing


eraThe European Regions Airline Association* (ERA) Media Briefing took place at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London and provided a great opportunity for the aviation media to discuss current aviation issues in Europe and learn about how the market is performing.


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Avianca Holdings and its Subsidiaries Carried More Then 2.6 million Passengers


avianca airplaneIn January, the subsidiary companies of Avianca Holdings S.A.  transported 2,635,662 passengers, an increase of 5.7% compared to January 2016. Capacity, measured in ASKs (available seat kilometers), increased 6.5%, while passenger traffic, measured in RPKs (revenue passenger kilometers), increased 10.4%. The load factor for the month was 85.3%, an increase of 300 bps compared to the same period of 2016.


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South Carolina tourism leaders gather in conference to attract visitors


South CarolinaTourism leaders from across South Carolina, including Charleston, are looking for attracting more visitors to their attractions. The leaders have assembled at the Spartanburg Marriott for the annual South Carolina Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel, which started yesterday and will continue through Wednesday.


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Luxury brands open stores in London in 2016


Luxury brandsLondon’s status as the global capital for luxury retail has further been strengthened by new data, which states that it had more store openings in 2016 than any other city. London had a total of 41 new luxury openings last year – of which 15 were the respective brand’s first ever store in London – compared to 36 in Paris, 31 in both New York and Dubai and 24 in Milan.


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Exclusive preview of the Berlin Travel Festival 2018 at ITB Berlin


itb-berlinOne year before its official launch in March 2018, the Berlin Travel Festival invites trade visitors and media to a preview at ITB Berlin, the world’s largest travel show. This innovative format, part concept store for end-consumers and part niche trade fair for the industry, will be a new platform to connect, be inspired, explore and learn. 


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Sevastopol has potential of becoming world center of military history tourism


SevastopolSevastopol, the Crimean port city is home to ancient historical landmarks and military historical monuments. The city has the potential of becoming the world center of military history tourism, confirmed by Sevastopol legislature deputy Alexei Chaly.


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The Philippines hopes for 6.5 million tourism workers by 2022


PhilippinesThe Philippines Department of Tourism (DoT) Secretary Wanda Teo hopes that around 6.5 million workers will energize the tourism sector by 2022. Teo said this while addressing the global leaders and tourism industry stakeholders during the World Tourism Forum – Global Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey on February 16 to 18.


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Planning goes on fast for upcoming UNWTO Global Conference in Jamaica


UNWTO logoAround 750 direct participants and an additional 100 plus affiliated persons are anticipated in Montego Bay for the three-day UNWTO Global Conference on Building Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism for Development. Minister Bartlett said this event will show what Jamaica is capable of doing and will put the city of Montego Bay on top spot.


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