Thursday, 31 October 2013

Huge hikiyama floats ready to be floated during Japan’s Karatsu Kunchi festival

Karatsu Kunchi Festival- AThe autumn festival held at Karatsu-jinja Shrine which has a history of about 400 years is one of the main festivals of Kyushu.

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Travelport predicts a huge surge of online travel in Saudi Arabia in 2014

TravelportThe online travel industry in Saudi Arabia is developing at a rapid rate with online bookings expected to exceed $1.9bn in 2014, according to Travelport co-sponsored research.

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East Midlands Trains Raises Almost £6,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

eastmidlandstrainsEast Midlands Trains passengers and staff have helped to raise almost £6,000 for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity after the train operator took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee morning in September.

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OnAir Provides Full Inflight Connectivity on Associated Air Center B747-800i VVIP Completion Programme

OnAir logoNBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, Las Vegas – OnAir will provide the fully certified complete range of its inflight connectivity products on Associated Air Center’s (AAC) Boeing B747-800i VVIP completion programme, for an undisclosed customer. 

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Europe storm brings life to standstill, leaves 15 dead


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World Travel Monitor Forum predicts a prosperous year for the global travel industry

itb berlinAt the 21st World Travel Monitor Forum held in Pisa, tourism prospects for 2014 seems bright and prosperous.

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BEST WESTERN PREMIER Havana Nha Trang Opens on the Coast of Vietnam


Best WesternBest Western International (BWI) continues its fast-paced expansion in Southeast Asia with the opening of a new landmark property on the coast of Vietnam – BEST WESTERN PREMIER Havana Nha Trang.

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Silo demolition marks important step in Oxford to London train project


Chiltern Railways•    Work has started on the demolition of the grain silo at the site of future Oxford Parkway Station
•    Parkway train station in UK to provide 1000s of Oxford residents new travel opportunities.

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Brisbane Awards Duty Free Concession

Brisbane AirportJames Richardson Pty Ltd, trading as JR Duty Free, has been awarded a seven year Duty Free contract at Brisbane Airport’s (BNE) International Terminal.With a strong track record of delivering high quality Duty Free concessions at airports around the globe, JR Duty Free was selected after an elite range of international Duty Free operators participated in a very high standard Request for Proposal process.

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Kreol Festival profile is raised on the world stage as it gets listed on Cultural Diary of Sky World News

kreolThe Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Mr Alain St.Ange has said that he was thrilled to have seen the Kreol Festival listed for over a week by Sky News on their daily Cultural Diary.

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Winter hideaways in Bristol


Visit BristolHotel du Vin Bristol An open fire crackling at the reception desk helps make this a winter treat.  It’s a warm cocoon of good taste and elegance tucked away in a magnificently restored 18th Century sugarhouse and only a ten-minute walk from Bristol Shopping Quarter; close enough for even the weariest shopper, laden with bags, to come for a restorative mulled wine and a review of their purchases.

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Hotel development in Canada projects a 6.9% rise in September 2013


STRCanada’s hotel development pipeline comprises 200 projects totaling 22,352 rooms, according to the September 2013 STR Pipeline Report. This represents a 6.9-percent increase in the number of rooms in the total active pipeline compared with September 2012.

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Fly into 2014 with Flybe’s great winter getaway bargains from Southampton


Southampton AirportFlybe, Europe’s largest independent regional airline, has started flying its 2013/14 Winter programme from Southampton, offering travellers a choice of up to 528 flights a week on 23 routes, including a brand new Saturday ski service to Grenoble.

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Sofitel Legend Santa Clara joins the 8th International Music Festival, in Cartagena

SofitelSofitel will be joining the celebrations during the Cartagena 8th  International Music Festival, which will take place from January 4 to 12, 2014, and center around Fables, fantastic takes in 20th -century music. Sofitel is inspired by French lifestyle, and honored to support local and national culture and multicultural talent as such.

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Another New Aircraft Arrives, Upgrades Liat Fleet


liatLIAT – The Caribbean Airline is moving full speed ahead with the upgrade of its fleet of aircraft with the addition of another new ATR aircraft.

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Grace Hotels acquires historic La Margna hotel in St. Moritz and plans creation of Grace St. Moritz hotel and residences

Grace HotelGrace Hotels, the privately owned luxury hotel group, has acquired the historic La Margna hotel in the heart of St. Moritz, Switzerland.

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East Coast Goes Live With Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots


Tourism TasmaniaThe East Coast of Tasmania will have free public Wi-Fi, the first regional location in Tasmania to provide the service.

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Qantas Previews New Lounges In Hong Kong And Los Angeles


Qantas Previews New LoungesQantas today announced details of its new stylish Lounges in Hong Kong and Los Angeles ahead of their official openings in 2014.

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Qantas Increases Share IN JetstarJapan


Jetstar Logo_RQantas Airways has today provided an equity injection to Jetstar Japan to support the airline’s growth.

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Mossel Bay Tourism calls for nominations to board


mossel bay travel festivalMossel Bay Tourism has called for nominees to serve as directors of its board for the 2013/2014 term. The elections will take place at the company’s annual general meeting, which will take place in the Bravo Lounge of the Garden Route Casino at 11:00 a.m. on Friday the 22nd of November.

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European Waterways Waives Single Supplement For Solo Travelers Aboard Panache During April 2014 Spring Cruises


European WaterwaysEuropean Waterways, Europe’s largest luxury hotel barge cruise operator, is waiving the single supplement aboard the 12-passenger Panache for all of its April 2014 departures, when guests will enjoy Holland during the colorful tulip season. Solo travelers looking to have some privacy in a cabin of their own will save $1,800 for the 6-night cruises, with cabins available for departures on April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014.

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Sea-Tac Airport Welcomes New Asiana Freighter as Part of Push for Increased Air Cargo Business

Port of SeattleThe Port of Seattle’s push to increase air cargo business receives its latest boost this week with the start of new cargo freighter service by Asiana Airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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Niitvaljal Golf Club, Estonia Tee off at Korineum in the winter sunshine in North Cyprus

IAGTOKalevipoeg Cup 2013 – North Cyprus V Estonia 4th Golf Championship Members from Niitvaljal Golf Club finished off their annual golfing holiday at the golf club playing with Korineum players in the Kalevipoeg Cup.

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Randy Bush Named Chief Financial Officer of Columbus Regional Airport Authority


Columbus Regional AirportRandy Bush has been named Chief Financial Officer of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. He replaces retiring CFO John Byrum, who will remain in an advisory role until the end of the year.

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Statement from Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority regarding NTSB Investigation of Plane Crash at Nashville International Airport

Nashville International AirportAs reported yesterday by Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA), a small single-engine Cessna-172 crashed at Nashville International Airport on Tuesday, October 29, 2013.

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Mayor Emanuel Announces Gogo to Relocate Headquarters and Expand in Chicago

Gogo AirChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gogo president and CEO Michael Small today announced that Gogo, the world leader in in-flight connectivity, will move its corporate headquarters and commercial aviation business to 111 N. Canal Street in Chicago.

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Minister Raitt discusses safe and efficient marine transportation at the 2013 World Maritime Day Observance Conference in New York

Transport CanadaToday, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport spoke to participants at the 2013 World Maritime Day Observance Conference in New York about Canada’s commitment to safe, secure and sustainable marine practices.

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Construction on Team Gushue Highway Extension Advances with $9.4 Million in Tender Contracts


Transport CanadaConstruction crews continue to make progress along the Team Gushue Highway extension with the recent awarding of $9.4 million in tender contracts to construct a series of underpasses along the route. The Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister of Transportation and Works, was on site today to view the progress being made.

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Tourism Australia welcomes new Airasia X flights for Adelaide


Tourism AustraliaTourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said the arrival of AirAsia X’s inaugural Adelaide service was great news for South Australia and for Australian tourism.

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Take the MTA to the 2013 ING Marathon

MTA RailThe 2013 ING NYC Marathon will kick off on Sunday, November 3, with tens of thousands of runners competing.  MTA New York City Transit’s subway and buses will get you to the event from all parts of the city.

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Choice Hotels International Upgrades choiceADVANTAGE Interface for Franchisees


Choice Hotels Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, announced today that it has deployed a new, streamlined interface for its cloud-based hotel property management system, choiceADVANTAGE.

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Choice Hotels International Upgrades choiceADVANTAGE Interface for Franchisees


Choice Hotels Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, announced today that it has deployed a new, streamlined interface for its cloud-based hotel property management system, choiceADVANTAGE.

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A Falling Song for a Children’s Choir


jersey logoJersey Opera House is searching for a local children’s choir to perform in one of its forthcoming dance shows.Dance theatre company junk ensemble, which will be bring its production The Falling Song to the island on Thursday 20th March, recruits a children’s choir at each theatre it tours to.

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Forty sign up to exhibit at ‘Fort for All’ day


jersey logoAround 40 clubs, associations and businesses have signed up to exhibit at an open day at Fort Regent that will showcase the vast range of sports, clubs and activities that are on offer at the venue.

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Forty sign up to exhibit at ‘Fort for All’ day


jersey logoAround 40 clubs, associations and businesses have signed up to exhibit at an open day at Fort Regent that will showcase the vast range of sports, clubs and activities that are on offer at the venue.

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IHG’s® Candlewood Suites® Brand Introduces the Lending Locker to Hotel Guests


ihgAccording to a new survey of hotel guests and team members released today from IHG’s® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] Candlewood Suites® brand, nearly 60 percent of extended stay hotel guests say they miss something from home when traveling, and the ability to borrow a larger item or appliances during their stay makes it easier and more enjoyable.

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