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Cuba and the US still share a companionship in spite of threats from President Trump

Over the weekend, the American Concha Regatta arrived in Havana from Key West. This is proof of the camaraderie that still remains between the people of both countries.     The Cuban government said that in spite of the threats …

Preferred Hotels & Resorts has launched I Prefer Planner in Asia Pacific

Designed to incentivize and reward meeting and event planners for choosing the independent hotel experience, Preferred Hotels & Resorts has launched I Prefer Planner in Asia Pacific.     Effective immediately, corporate travel buyers and planners across the region who …

U.S. airline satisfaction rises; ACSI Travel Report

Airline satisfaction for the Americans has risen 1.4 per cent as per American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Travel Report 2018-2019. Alaska Airlines has the industry’s top customer-satisfaction score (80 on ACSI’s 100-point scale), surpassing Southwest Airlines.     The rise …

South Carolina golf industry had economic impact of $2.59 billion in 2018, study

Golf courses and the off-course expenditures of visiting golfers had a total economic impact (direct, indirect and induced) of U.S. dollars 2.59 billion in South Carolina in 2018. The importance of South Carolina golf industry is highlighted in the study …

American bloggers described that foreign tourists face major problem in Pakistan

Alex, who worked on the travel blog called “Lost With Purpose”, was requested to speak at the Pakistan Tourism Summit on March. Nevertheless, she alleged that her talk was called off at the last minute after organizers said it was …

  • Lufthansa flying more quietly in Munich

    Published on : Saturday, February 27, 2016

    Even before introducing the A350 long-haul aeroplane with an up to 50 percent smaller noise footprint, in future Lufthansa medium-haul planes will also be flying more quietly. This is because the Airbus A320 fleet is being fitted with ‘sharklets’, which …

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  • Bangkok Airways Announces Its Operating Results Of 2015

    Published on : Friday, February 26, 2016

    Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited announces its operating results for the year of 2015 which has the total revenue amounting to 24,902.9 million baht, increasing from the previous year by 12.6 percent. Net profit was reported at 1,849.1 million baht; …

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  • China and U.S. to launch tourism year in Beijing on Feb. 29

    Published on : Friday, February 26, 2016

    US Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews said that officials from the United States and China will initiate the 2016 US-China Tourism Year at an opening ceremony in Beijing on February 29. Officials from the United States and China will …

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  • Experience ‘Northern Lights’ with Fred. Olsen ‘Norway Winter’ cruise

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the last chance to see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – the majestic ‘Aurora Borealis’, or ‘Northern Lights’ – at their most spectacular until the next decade, on its adults-only 13-night L1603 …

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  • Norwegian takes delivery of its first 787-9 Dreamliner

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Norwegian took delivery of its first 787-9 Dreamliner. Norwegian already operates eight 787-8s and will use its 787-9s to launch new routes across North America, South America and South-East Asia.   The 787-9 complements and extends the super-efficient 787 family. …

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  • Etihad Airways signs CITI as International cash management Bank partner

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced an enhanced agreement with Citi as its international cash management bank partner. The new mandate, covering Etihad Airways’ worldwide operations outside the GCC, will enable the airline to …

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  • airBaltic – Best in Public Relations

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Riga. Latvian airline airBaltic has been nominated best for the Baltic PR Awards considering the carrier’s achievements in communicating its punctuality leadership and innovative digital outreach to its customer. Jānis Vanags, Vice President Corporate Communications of airBaltic: “The aviation industry …

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  • Vitrina Turistica ANATO, B2B event to kick off in Bogota tomorrow

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Vitrina Turistica ANATO is a three day must attend business to business (B2B) event which brings the world to Colombia and promotes Latin America to the world. It creates personal and business opportunities that provide customers with quality contacts, content …

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  • New York International Children’s Film Festival shine slight on unique films

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Helping to redefine the idea of “kids’ movies” since 1997, the New York International Children’s Film Festival shines a light on some of the most unique, engaging and thought-provoking independent films (as well as previews of some big-budget Hollywood flicks) …

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  • Munich’s “Airport subway” successfully completes first trip

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    The test trip was over in no time. The modern personal transport system (PTS) linking Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 to the new infield satellite facility whisked the invited media representatives through the tunnel in less than a minute. Proudly presenting …

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  • Boeing Launches Next-Generation 737 Boeing Converted Freighter

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Boeing [NYSE: BA] today launched the Next-Generation 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) with orders and commitments for up to 55 conversions from seven customers. “The Next-Generation 737 provides exceptional value to express freight carriers through its superior payload, range, reliability …

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  • WTM Latin America 2016 sees 30% increase in visitor and buyer interest

    Published on : Friday, February 19, 2016

    WTM Latin America, which takes place 29-31 March alongside the 45th Braztoa Business Meeting, has seen phenomenal visitor and buyer interest with pre-registered figures almost 30% up on 2015. This increase in interest will result in WTM Latin America 2016 …

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  • Air Canada and Bombardier Sign a Landmark Order for up to 75 Bombardier C Series Aircraft

    Published on : Thursday, February 18, 2016

    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Air Canada announced today that the parties have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the sale and purchase of 45 CS300 aircraft with options for an additional 30 CS300 aircraft, which also includes conversion rights …

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  • U.S.-Cuba agreement to resume commercial air traffic for first time in five decades

    Published on : Thursday, February 18, 2016

    An agreement inked between US-Cuba on Tuesday to resume commercial air traffic between the two countries for the first time in five decades has sent US airlines in a queue to resume flights to Cuba. New flights could be operating …

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  • Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Announces Latest Hotel Opening In Fort Worth, Texas

    Published on : Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, a leading upper-midscale hotel brand, today announced the opening of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fort Worth West, Texas conveniently located off Interstate 30 at 2730 South Cherry Lane in Fort Worth. The …

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  • Qatar Airways Awarded For On-Board Entertainment Innovation

    Published on : Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    Qatar Airways was recognised for Middle East Content Innovation at the third annual Inflight workshop and awards held in partnership with F&E Aerospace, the organiser of Aircraft Interiors Middle East. The award recognises the outstanding quality of Qatar Airways’ on-board …

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  • Celebrate Spring With Gift Cards From Best Western

    Published on : Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    Spring is just around the corner and Best Western® Hotels and Resorts is helping guests celebrate with rewards when they stay more often at a Best Western this spring. Now through May 8, 2016, Best Western Rewards® members who register …

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  • Air Canada Named One of Montreal’s Top Employers for the Third Consecutive Year

    Published on : Saturday, February 6, 2016

    Air Canada has been recognized for the third year in a row as one of “Montreal’s Top Employers” in an annual employer survey by Mediacorp Canada Inc. The 2016 survey recognizes employers with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace …

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  • GBTA Polls Show Increased Business Travel Resiliency Following Paris Attacks

    Published on : Saturday, February 6, 2016

    More than 90 percent of U.S. and European business travel buyers now report that their company’s travel to and within Europe has remained largely unaffected by the Paris terrorist attacks, according to two new polls conducted by the Global Business …

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  • Airport near China’s Mount Wudang starts operation

    Published on : Saturday, February 6, 2016

    Expected to boost tourism on the Taoist mountain in China, an airport near Mount Wudang in central China’s Hubei Province started operation on  Friday.Mount Wudang is known for its Taoist temples.   The first flight arriving at Wudangshan Airport was from …

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