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10 Peregrine Falcon Chicks Hatched and Banded High Atop 3 MTA Bridges

Ten new peregrine falcon chicks with a unique nursery that includes an awesome 360-degree view of the city skyline were recently banded at the Verrazano-Narrows, Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial and Throgs Neck Bridges.   The 2016 newcomers include two boys …

Failte Ireland: Once Upon A Time On An Island Not So Far Away…

This week Fáilte Ireland is hosting a group of high profile international journalists on a trip to Skellig Michael to follow in Luke Skywalker’s footsteps to see for themselves how the force was awakened. The journalists visit is being hosted …

Airbus Defence and Space and Telespazio France selected to provide satellite-based maritime surveillance service for the French Navy

The French Navy has awarded a four year contract covering the provision of a satellite-based maritime surveillance service to a consortium of Airbus Defence and Space and Telespazio France. Under the Trimaran 2 contract, a follow-up to Trimaran 1, Maritime …

First winter snows blanket New Zealand’s Southern Alps

The first of the winter snows have blanketed New Zealand’s Southern Alps as skiers get a glimpse of the winter Coronet Peak, above Queenstown, received around 20cm at the summit and up to 15cm at the base of the ski …

Rezidor Announces The Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga, South Africa

Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel companies worldwide and part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, announces its first property in Durban: the Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga will feature 207 keys and welcome the first guests in 2019. …

  • Strong demand for IMEX America 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Strong demand for space from first time and established exhibitors is characterizing IMEX America 2016 which returns to the Sands Expo® and Convention Center at The Venetian®| The Palazzo® in Las Vegas from 18 to 20 October 2016.   Several …

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  • Philippines receives 22,121 Indian Tourists in Q1- 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Philippines recorded 22,121 Indian tourist arrivals during January – March 2016, indicating an increase of 23.7 per cent, over the same period last year. As per reports, the Department of Tourism Philippines has confirmed that there were 6,943 visitor arrivals …

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  • TTF welcomes labor’s northern Australia tourism infrastructure fund

    Published on : Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    The peak tourism body Tourism & Transport Forum Australiahas welcomed Labor’s announcement of the establishment of a $1 billion Northern Australia Tourism Infrastructure Fund if elected to Government.   But TTF says political parties must now spell out their plans …

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  • IATA: Aviation Leaders Gathering In Dublin

    Published on : Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that leaders of the global air transport industry are gathering in Dublin, Ireland for the Association’s 72nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit.     The AGM will open with …

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  • SWISS takes the Jura region aloft

    Published on : Tuesday, May 31, 2016

     International Air Lines will be offering its premium long-haul guests culinary delights from Switzerland’s Jura region for the next three months. The latest chapter in the award-winning “SWISS Taste of Switzerland” inflight catering concept showcases creations from the Hôtel-Restaurant du …

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  • Wizz Air Announces A New Route From kiev to Gdansk

    Published on : Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from Kiev to Gdansk. The new service will commence on 2 August and operate with two weekly flights, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Tickets are …

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  • The 2 nd Edition of PULIRE Asia Pacific 2016 eyes 20% growth in 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Thailand will once again witness a major platform for the Asia Pacific cleaning industry through an expansive product showcase and educational platform. Afidamp Servizi SRL, the business corporation of Afidamp FAB in corporation with IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd., are …

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  • Wizz Air Announces Another Attractive Route From Vilnius To The French Riviera

    Published on : Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from Vilnius to Nice in southern France. The new service will commence on 3 August and operate with two weekly flights, on Wednesdays and …

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  • IBTM china announces hot topics to be covered at this year’s knowledge forum

    Published on : Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Ibtm china 2016 , taking place in Beijing on the 7th and 8th September at the China National Convention Centre , has announced that the key themes to be explored in this year’s ibtm china Knowledge Forum are Industry Engagement, …

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  • Hong Kong Airlines Launches New Daily Direct Flight Service to Osaka Kansai

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    Commencing on 15 July 2016, Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will launch daily service between Hong Kong and Kansai Airport in Osaka, Japan. This new destination will further strengthen the airline’s network in Asia-Pacific, and provide travellers who …

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  • Holland America Line has launched ms Koningsdam

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    The inaugural ceremony, attended by Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, was held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands Officials, Dutch cruise lovers, travel partners and media were invited to attend the inauguration ceremony for Holland America Line’s cruise ship named …

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  • Tucson Metro Chamber and Tucson International Airport Announce American Airlines Tucson-New York Flights

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    After more than a year and a half of gathering support, the Tucson Metro Chamber and Tucson International Airport are pleased to announce that American Airlines will start non-stop service to and from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International …

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  • Online booking becomes major trend among travellers

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    It has been found in a latest research that 68% of consumers globally exclusively make their travel bookings online.       However, seven out of every 100 respondents surveyed ended up with plans not in line with their expectations, …

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  • GBTA Members Call on Congress to Pass the FAA Now, Fix TSA PreCheck and Oppose Efforts to Increase PFCs

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – held its 14th annual Legislative Symposium this week. More than 100 GBTA members attended, calling on lawmakers to pass an FAA Bill now ensuring …

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  • Central Park opens hidden-section for tourists

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    The famed Central Park of New York is reopening the renovated restricted section of Hallett Nature Sanctuary after 82 years. This section was closed in 1934 because Robert Moses, the NYC Parks Commissioner wanted to turn this 4 acre section …

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  • Search teams find debris, body parts from crashed Egyptian plane

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    Search teams for the missing EgyptAir plane have found debris and body parts in the Mediterranean Sea, Greek and Egyptian officials said.       Items including seats and luggage have also been retrieved by Egyptian search crews. The debris …

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  • 5 handpicked destinations for solo travellers

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    For all the people around the world, who love to go on voyages that give rush, here is a list full of world’s five most-dangerous extreme sports. Choose the one that suits your kind of crazy and just go for …

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  • Thai govt closes tourist attraction islands due to overcrowding

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    Overcrowding of tourists in Thailand’s tourist attraction islands poses serious threat to the environment compelling the Thai government to announce closure of the southern Similan islands for five months. The authorities have further notified that Koh Tachai, one of the …

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  • Five dead in skydiving plane crash

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    A skydiving tour plane crashed and caught fire in Hawaii killing five people. It was one of two plane crashes reported Monday in the islands.       The mishap happened about 9:30 a.m. on the island of Kauai, the …

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  • Can virtual reality dictate the future of tourism sector?

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    Today, one cannot even imagine life without technology. Virtual reality is that part of technology which creates an illusion of reality in the mind of the user, with the help of visuals and ambience sounds. There was a time when …

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