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Suites Hotels, the Hilton Worldwide brand of upscale all-suite hotels,
today announced the opening of Embassy Suites Elizabeth-Newark Airport,
a new-build hotel with 189 two-room guest suites, three all-purpose
meeting spaces and the convenience of easy access to both Newark Liberty
International Airport and New York City.
Europe’s favourite low fares airline, today (31 Jan) confirmed that
from tomorrow all Ryanair flights will operate with allocated seats,
allowing all Ryanair customers to choose their preferred seats in
The HBAA has extended its venue membership with conference venue, The Auction House and Kensington Close Hotel.
The Auction House is a conference, events and wedding venue based in
Luton. The venue offers a selection of meeting and conferencing
solutions in spacious rooms, equipped with facilities to accommodate any
Trains has been revealed as the official shirt sponsor and travel
partner of Carlisle United. The two-year deal with the club will see the
famous Virgin Trains brand placed on all first team kits for the
2014/15 and 2015/16 season after it was used on the training kits during
said today that the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Conductors,
Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) has advised the Company that the
tentative labour agreements negotiated with the union in October 2013
have failed to ratify.
state tourism office declared its accreditation. Louisiana’s Office of
Tourism is the second state tourism office to get the industry’s top
accreditation, says Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne. The accreditation comes from
the Washington, D.C. based Destination Marketing Association
International. The association’s program recognizes tourism and
convention bureaus for resourceful work. It has standards in 16 areas
for instance marketing, technology, visitor services and destination
tourist capital, Nadi, is hit by a severe rainstorm, thousands of
people are being requested to relocate to higher ground. According to
the Nadi Emergency Operation Centre, the Nadi River had broken its banks
in many places and large areas of the city of 43,000 are being flooded.
a unique overview of tourism as a tool in peace building and
reconciliation efforts, the International Handbook on Tourism and Peace
was launched with the support of the Ministry of Economy, Family and
Youth and the Ministry of European and International Affairs of Austria
(Vienna, Austria, 29 January 2014).
federal Government of Australia will dump 3 million cubic meters of
dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Park. The coal port at Abbot
Point, south of Townsville on the Queensland coast will source the
Thomas a customer service representative has been promoted to
supervisor of tourism and marketing at the Aztec Visitor Center. A
familiar face at the Center on Ash Street over the last three years,
Thomas, is an Aztec resident since 2001.
Hotels, from Roots Corporation – a subsidiary of The Indian Hotels
Company Limited (IHCL), announced the launch of its first hotel in
Punjab at Chandigarh. Located at Industrial Area Phase I, the hotel is
easily accessible from key points in the city. Ginger Chandigarh was
inaugurated Mr. Ashish Gupta, Hind Inns and Hotels Ltd in the presence
of Mr. P.K Mohankumar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer,
Roots Corporation Limited.
the high-speed passenger service linking London and mainland Europe has
today introduced a new ticket offering in partnership with German
high-speed rail operator, Deutsche Bahn. From today, tickets are
available to purchase to six popular cities in Germany – Aachen,
Cologne, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich.
the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee
(ENVI) of the European Parliament (EP) adopted its report on the
proposal of the European Commission to amend the scope of the aviation
ETS. The Association of European Airlines (AEA) is disappointed that ‐
unlike the EP’s Transport and Tourism Committee (TRAN) and Industry,
Research and Energy Committee ‐ ENVI has ignored the global agreement
reached at the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s
(ICAO) Assembly in autumn last year.
services of Delhi Metro will be partially curtailed at two Metro
stations on the 29th of January, 2014 as part of the security
arrangements for the Beating Retreat Ceremony as per the instructions of
Regional Express (Rex) Group has today announced that its subsidiary,
Air Link has received interim approval from Transport for NSW to operate
Regular Passenger Transport (RPT) services from Sydney to Cobar and
Mudgee through until 21 March 2014. This comes
more than a month after similar approval was awarded to QantasLink to operate interim services between Sydney and Moree.
today announces a new initiative to support Make-A-Wish®, the charity
known for granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical
conditions. Beginning February 1, 2014, Allegiant will donate $1 from
every inflight purchase of their Wingz Kids Snack Pack to Make-A-Wish®.
The airline will track the amount of snack packs purchased on each route
and will distribute the donations to purchasers’ local Make-A-Wish
chapters. This will be an ongoing program for Allegiant, which sold
approximately 90,000 snack packs in 2013.
University of Wisconsin’s five-student team won the Deloitte FanTAXtic
national tax case study competition, as well as $2,000 in scholarships
for each student on the winning team and a $10,000 institutional award.
Held earlier this month at Deloitte University’s landmark campus for
learning and leadership development, the Deloitte FanTAXtic finals
included nine teams from colleges and universities across the U.S. vying
for the top spot by working together to solve a complex, issues-driven
business tax case simulation.
team of four students from the University of Southern California
Marshall School of Business (USC) has been named winners of the
inaugural MBA Technology Innovation Challenge virtual case study
competition, sponsored by Deloitte and Target.
will now know exactly what to look for in the stunning destinations of
Cretan while cycling. The Municipality of Hersonissos recently produced a
new brochure for bike tours to give cyclists all they need to know
about the locale on their bikes.
announced today that Janet Foutty, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
and Federal Consulting national managing director, will also take on the
role of Federal Practice leader. Foutty will now oversee the $1.4
billion Deloitte Federal Practice, which provides consulting, risk
advisory and financial advisory services to every cabinet-level agency
in the U.S. government, and has more than 7,350 dedicated professionals.
Travel Technologies Ltd. (MTT), the pioneering mobile solutions
provider for the travel industry, has developed a new personalized
mobile travel app for global travel management company BCD Travel.
Called TripSource, the mobile app may be downloaded from the Apple App
Store in versions for U.S. and Canadian markets. Versions for other
countries, Android and mobile web are in the works.
a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, today
announced that the company received its fifth consecutive International
Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America
(CSIA). The company received the award in the Customer Focused
Innovations category. Cvent is being honored along with other companies
focused on customer service, such as Delta Airlines, Merrill Edge and
McGrath and Sara Holodnick, owners of The Good Times Girls walking
tours company inBellingham, have opened a permanent location for setting
up tours called the Bureau of Historical Investigation which is a tour
hub, gift and souvenir shop at 217 W. Holly in downtown Bellingham.
Their Grand Opening will be on February 1from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show has announced the details of
its new Facebook Vacation Photo Contest that offers three individuals
the opportunity to win great prizes. Facebook users simply have to
choose their favorite 2013 vacation photo, upload the file, and enter to
win. Participants are encouraged to alert friends and family to “vote
for” the photo he or she has submitted because the three photos that
garner the most qualifying votes will be the contest winners.
and international travel bloggers will be meeting at the second ITB
Berlin Bloggers Speed Dating event. Programs include lectures and
workshops on working with bloggers and the first ITB Berlin YouTube Film
Award will be announced with prize money worth 1,000 Euros for the most
a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, today
announced the launch of a new Audience Management Platform (AMP).
Marketed and sold through Cvent’s CrowdTorch, AMP is a new model in the
marketplace integrating online and box office ticketing, mobile apps,
custom websites, social marketing and fan engagement and insight tools.
After facing much criticism and questions being raised on her
relationship with the Jewish country Israel due to her visit to the
country in 2006, Tunisian Tourism Minister Amel Karboul submitted her
resignation to the Prime Minister Mahdi Jomaa.
grand lion and dragon dance procession by over a dozen groups of
Myanmar-Chinese sparked the Chinese new year celebration in Myanmar’s
former capital of Yangon Thursday afternoon, the eve of the Year of
Horse which falls on Jan. 31 this year.
top city in Latin America by international tourist arrivals in 2012
Lima, capital of Peru, was the top city in Latin America by
international tourist arrivals in 2012, market research firm Euromonitor
said in a report.
route to UK’s surfing capital from London’s newest airport was recently
withdrawn by easyJet – however Europe’s largest independent regional
airline has just announced it will now offer flights between 16 May and
27 September 2014.Flights will operate on Tuesday, Thursday and
Cruises is inviting passengers to join in the excitement of its
just-launched “Come Back New” marketing campaign with a special
sweepstakes, where one lucky winner will set sail on a free cruise to
the destination of their choice. Weekly winners can record their cruise
memories with Nikon’s new, revolutionary 1 AW1 camera.
joy fills the city as the Year of the Horse arrives. Macau Government
Tourist Office (MGTO) sincerely wishes Macau citizens and visitors a New
Year overflowing with vitality and bliss. MGTO also wishes the tourism
industry will continue to flourish in Macau and steer toward
diversification. The Office will spare no efforts in building Macau into
a “World Centre of Tourism and Leisure”.
announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a 16 per cent
increase in the Company’s cash dividend. With this increase, the
Company’s dividend on an annualized basis is C$1.00 per common share.
Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels &
Resorts Worldwide Inc., announces Helena Christensen as the brand’s new
Global Explorer. A seasoned traveler who has enjoyed great success on
both sides of the camera, Christensen joins designer and actorWaris
Ahluwalia in the coveted Global Explorer role.
Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced that it will soon
introduce its Westin Hotels & Resorts brand to the island
of Mauritius. Owned by Blue Ocean Park Ltd., The Westin Turtle Bay
Resort & Spa, Mauritius is scheduled to open in spring 2014. The
resort will enjoy a pristine beachfront location in the historic Turtle
Bay of Balaclava – the former breeding grounds of the Mauritian green
sea turtle – on the North West coast of Mauritius, offering captivating
views on the turquoise waves of the Indian Ocean.
Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) and organizers of the Philippine
International Friendship Balloon Festival 2014 have decided to levy an
entrance fee of P100 as they are facing a budget crunch before staging
snow on the ground and colder than normal temperatures across much of
the United States, what better time than now to start thinking about
warm weather and golf? To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Wyndham
Championship, an annual PGA TOUR event set for August 11-17, 2014, at
Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Wyndham Worldwide, one of
the world’s largest hospitality companies, and the Wyndham
Rewards loyalty program, are giving fans the opportunity to win 75,000
Wyndham Rewards points through the “History Lives #AtTheWyndham”
Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info and check out “The Weekender” which previously took over the front page of the MTA website each weekend, but is now accessible by clicking “The Weekender” tab located within the Service Status Menu. The Weekender makes it easy for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service. Continue Reading...
President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor visited the fair Alpe–Adria: Tourism and Leisure Show at the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre late this afternoon. The event is the biggest fair-type promotion of tourism in Slovenia as well as in the Alpe-Adria region. It hosts 283 exhibitors from 12 countries and the organizers are expecting more than 20,000 visitors. Continue Reading...
Senior airport officials from the Houston Airport System (HAS) and the Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on January 7 linking Houston and Quito, Ecuador into a “Sister Airport Agreement.” The MOU establishes a commitment by both cities to jointly promote opportunities for increased air service between George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Quito International Airport (UIO).