Wednesday, 30 May 2012

CN says rail traffic controllers in Canada ratify new collective agreement

CN announced that members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Rail Canada Traffic Controllers (TCRC-RCTC) have ratified a new collective agreement covering approximately 210 train dispatchers in Canada.

The three-year contract, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2012, provides wage increases along with standard benefit improvements to the TCRC-RCTC members at CN.

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Regal Hongkong Hotel Brings Dad to Italian for Celebration

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - Don’t wait until it’s too late to plan the Father’s day celebration. Taking daddy to a fine dining Italian restaurant with fine wine and good food will be a spectacular choice this year. On top of the town on 31/F, Zeffirino Ristorante of Regal Hongkong Hotel features Father’s Day Italian Gourmets Set Dinner for celebration.

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The ibis family celebrates 4 new hotel inaugurations in Poland

The ibis and ibis budget Krakow Stare Miasto, and the ibis and ibis budget Warszawa Reduta, were respectively inaugurated on 9 and 21 May last. These two new hotels are part of a bigger objective for Accor: its goal to become a leader in Europe’s budget hotel segment. 

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Passengers Set To Benefit As Ten More Stations Secure Share of 100m euros Improvement Fund

Passengers are set to benefit from a further £15m of improvements to stations across England after the latest round of successful bids for rail industry funding was announced today.

The 10 successful projects include new and extended car parks, station redevelopments and new retail space and will be delivered by Network Rail, train operating companies and other bidders in and around stations.

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'Camping at the Games' have unveiled a new initiative for alternative accommodation in London

In the run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games, outdoor experts ‘Camping at the Games’ have unveiled a new initiative to provide alternative accommodation in-and-around the capital. The camping organisation has teamed up with a number of local schools and community sports grounds in London, Reading and Weymouth, to provide high quality camping pitches for as little as £10 per night.

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Top 10 Social Bookmarking websites to grow your travel business

Social Bookmarking websites have been creating ripples in the travel and tourism industry with travel trade professionals using this unique platform as a mean of promoting their brand. Social Bookmarking enables you to share your website details with fellow Internet users and also can be useful as a definitive way to access a consolidated set of bookmarks from various computers.

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Crystal Cruises' Volunteers to Aid Even More European Communities in 2012

Crystal Cruises continues to expand its complimentary “You Care, We Care” voluntourism program with new opportunities for guests and crew to give back in Europe.  This year, participants can spend a small portion (4-7 hours average) of their luxury vacation time aiding those less fortunate in the Ukraine, Italy, and Spain. 

Bombardier and National Express Named Supplier of the Year at Global AirRail Awards

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation, jointly with its customer National Express, has won the Supplier of the Year award at the Global AirRail Awards ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, the premier international awards ceremony dedicated to the air-rail market.

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WestJet's Boeing Next-Generation 737s fly 1,000,000th flight

WestJet announced it will fly the one millionth flight of its Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. The milestone flight is WS 612 from Calgary to Toronto, departing Calgary International Airport at 12:10 p.m. MDT and arriving at Toronto Pearson at 5:52 p.m. EDT. 

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Alaska Airlines Announces Daily Service Between Seattle and San Antonio,Texas

Alaska Airlines will launch service between Seattle and San Antonio, Texas, starting Sept. 17. The dominant carrier along the West Coast, Alaska Airlines now serves 16 destinations east of the Rocky Mountains.

"San Antonio is the second-largest city in the state of Texas and has a variety of great attractions—from the River Walk to The Alamo," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing. "We are pleased to bring our low fares and great customer service to our fourth destination in the Lone Star state beginning this fall."

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

RCI Named Among the Best Places to Work in Indiana for Fourth Consecutive Year

RCI proudly announced that it was again recognized by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana. RCI, which has been a part of this list for four consecutive years, was honored at an awards dinner at the Indiana Roof Ballroom earlier this month. 

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Enjoy Japanese Hot Springs and Earn JAL Mileage with JAL ONSEN MILE

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - Japan Airlines announced the launch of JAL ONSEN MILE - a new mileage program tie-up with some of Japan’s finest onsen (Japanese hot spring) hotels and inns which enables customers to soak up JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) miles when they enjoy at any of the currently selected 57 onsens where JAL COUPONs can also be used. 

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Opens its First Luxury Resort in Japan

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. has opened its first luxury resort in Japan on the tropical island of Okinawa. The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa will pioneer luxury hospitality on an island that has been the secret getaway for generations of Japanese visitors, but remains relatively unexplored by the international luxury traveler. 

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Major boost to Jetstar's Cairns services

Jetstar is ramping up its services in-and-out of Cairns, with a total net increase of more than 200,000 additional seats planned during the next financial year.

In Cairns for the announcement, Jetstar Australia & New Zealand CEO David Hall said the increase would encourage more people to visit one of the country’s top tourist destinations. 

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Olympic Flame to travel by RNLI Lifeboat and visit the summit of Snowdon on journey from Beaumaris to Chester

On Tuesday 29 May, the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay – presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung – will travel from Beaumaris to Chester.

On Day 11 the Flame will be carried through the following communities: Beaumaris, Menai Bridge, Conwy, Deganwy, Llandudno, Penrhyn Bay, Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay, Old Colwyn, Abergele, Towyn, Kinmel Bay, Rhyl, Rhuddlan, Connah’s Quay, Shotton, Queensferry, Hawarden, Saltney and Chester.

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Borobudur International Hash House Harriers 2012 kicks off

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - On Friday evening, 25 May 2012, the long anticipated international cross country running event, the Borobudur International Hash House Harriers (Interhash) 2012 was officially kicked off by Mari Elka Pangestu, Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy at the courtyard of the Prambanan Temple in Central Java. Combining sports and amusement, the event features a non-competitive trail tracking run through some beautiful landscape around the Prambanan and Borobudur temples.  

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Great Hotels of the World adds new members to its alliance

Great Hotels of the World announced that a number of new members from around the globe have been added to its collection. Furthermore, these include the first properties in Tanzania and Vietnam to be part of the alliance. 

Malaysia Airlines Offers 4632 Extra Seats for Travellers During the National School Holidays

Malaysia Airlines is mounting additional flights to various domestic and regional destinations in conjunction with the upcoming school holidays.

A total of 20 extra flights and 16 upgraded flights will be operated between now till 10th June 2012. These flights are operated on routes covering popular destinations like Phuket, Kuching, Miri, Kota Kinabalu, Alor Setar and Kota Bahru.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal Opens as Second Canadian Jewel in the Hotel Company Portfolio

The iconic Ritz-Carlton, Montreal has reopened after an extensive $200 million restoration combining the latest amenities with the splendour of the past. The Grande Dame of Sherbrooke Street is back in all her glory.

“We are extremely proud to reopen this emblem of the very best Montreal has to offer. “said Andrew Torriani, president and general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal. “The hotel today is a showcase of modern luxury, but it has not lost the discreet charm of the past or the patina of history.” 

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Top 100 social networking sites to boost your travel business

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - Travel trade professionals now have a unique platform to market their brands. With so many social networking websites mushrooming in no time, travel industry professionals are banking on these enhanced platforms to reach out to the decision makers of the travel industry.

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Monday, 28 May 2012

IMO incorporates recommendations from cruise industry operational safety review in meeting outputs

CLIA announced that the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee incorporated a number of recommendations from the ongoing Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review in its meetings in London, being held May 16 to 25.  The committee focused extensive attention on passenger ship safety and considered a number of recommendations developed by the Review, launched on behalf of the global cruise industry in January, along with other safety recommendations submitted by IMO member governments. 

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Cathay Pacific welcomes start of Environmental Impact Assessment process for third runway

Cathay Pacific Airways welcomed the start of the statutory Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process for creating a three-runway system at Hong Kong International Airport.

“This is an important milestone for a crucial project that will ensure Hong Kong can continue to thrive as one of the world’s leading international aviation hubs,” said Cathay Pacific Chief Operating Officer Ivan Chu. 

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Fly For 15.99 Euros On Over 1,000 Routes In July

Ryanair announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) tonight Thur 24 May it will release 1million seats at fares from £15.99 for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in July. These “all in” low fares will be available on over 1,000 of Ryanair’s European routes but must be booked on before midnight (24:00hrs) Mon 28 May.

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Individual business appointments up by 21 percent for 10th IMEX in Frankfurt

The 10th anniversary edition of IMEX in Frankfurt, the award-winning trade show for the worldwide meetings, incentive travel and events industry, closed on a strong note, with IMEX Group Chairman, Ray Bloom, announcing a 21% rise in the number of individual buyer appointments with exhibitors during the show. In total over 64,000 appointments took place between buyers and exhibitors over the three-day trade show, 40,000 of which were made by individual buyers, the remainder being group appointments.

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Port of Rotterdam to open new centre for project cargo

Monday, May 28, 2012 - The Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Broekman Group intend renovating and redesigning the eastern section of the RDM site in the Waalhaven. This will involve the drastic renewal and considerable expansion of the current ‘Heavy Lift Centre’ for the storage and handling of heavy and bulky freight from the energy and offshore industry sector, project cargo. The Port Authority is investing more than €15 million in the project. The work on the centre for heavy cargo has already started with the demolition of some dilapidated sheds, and will continue until the third quarter of 2014. 

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Jubilee Jumbo to take flight

One of British Airways’ fleet of 747s is now featuring a very special emblem to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  The celebratory aircraft will be flying its message of congratulations around the world.
Designed by 11-year-old Blue Peter winner, Katherine Dewar from Chester, the official logo has been emblazoned on the side of the British Airways aircraft alongside the words, “Congratulations, Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee”.

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Coex Convention Center reaches MoU with Japan's leading PCO Company, Convention Linkage Inc.

Monday, May 28, 2012 - On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012, Korea’s leading Convention & Exhibition Center, Coex (CEO, Mr. Sung Won Hong) and Japan’s leading PCO (Professional Convention Organizer) company, Convention Linkage Inc. (CEO, Ms. Atsuko Sunahara) have reached memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on the field of professional convention organization and MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Convention, and Exhibition) industry. 

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The Convention Centre Dublin Celebrated its 500th Event

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) celebrated its 500th event this week with the international conference TM Forum Management World. Since its opening in September 2010, The CCD has hosted over 240,000 delegate days at a range of events, including international conferences, corporate meetings, banquets, exhibitions, award ceremonies and entertainment.

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Annual Meeting of the German Society for Regulatory Affairs

Monday, May 28, 2012 - On the 30th and 31st May 2012, the German Society for Regulatory Affairs e.V. (DGRA) invites to its annual meeting in the Waterworks of the World Conference Center Bonn. With the title “Orphan Drugs and “Niche” Products, the Future of Drug Development? Pharmacovigilance and Variation Update”, around 400 participants will discuss on both days the current topics of regulatory affairs.

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British Airways gives away lucrative offers

British Airways is giving away hundreds of free flights and tickets for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to friends and families of UK athletes and Brits living overseas – to encourage them to fly back to strengthen home advantage during the Games.

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Sunday, 27 May 2012

Top trio cook up support for Hospitality Action

Michael Caines MBE, Paul Heathcote MBE and Nigel Haworth came together this week to host a spectacular evening of fine dining at Heathcotes Brasserie, the second in a series of fundraising dinners at each of their restaurants in support of hospitality charity Hospitality Action.

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JAL Show Support for Japan's Athletes in the 2012 London Olympics

Japan Airlines (JAL) will deploy a specially decorated aircraft on select domestic routes from May 27, 2012 to show support for the national team of sportspersons representing Japan at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games to be held in London this year from July 27 through August 12, 2012.

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Amtrak and Green Education Foundation Announce Green In Action Winner

The Green in Action Contest, part of Green Education Foundation’s (GEF) free National Green Week program, requested schools and youth groups to share their environmental initiative, green team activity, or service project with the GEF community and beyond to foster enthusiasm and support for sustainability in K-12 schools nationwide. 

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PATA -Proposals for Regional Office in Europe

One of PATA’s Government/Destination category members has approached the Association for assistance in researching the potential and practicalities of establishing a regional office in Europe. The specific outputs of this project are as follows:
1. Identify current traveller behaviour and outbound travel trends from the main European source markets.

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Three effective ways to boost your Travel Business by Social Networking

Saturday, May 26, 2012 - Social Networking has literally ‘plagued’ our life with virtually every move in the travel business arena being highlighted through networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc. It is however important to imbibe substantial knowledge regarding the usage of these networking sites while building your business blocks.

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WTM: Fiona Jeffery awarded OBE

Reed Travel Exhibitions Chairman World Travel Market Fiona Jeffery collected her Order Of The British Empire (OBE) from Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace.

Fiona was awarded the OBE for her services to the travel and tourism industry during her 26 years at WTM, including her commitment to responsible tourism and for launching charity Just a Drop – which looks to reduce child mortality through the providing of clean water to third world communities.

Southwest Airlines Appearance Techs Ratify Tentative Agreement With Company

Southwest Airlines is pleased to announce that its Appearance Techs, represented by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), voted to ratify its tentative agreement with the Company. The new contract is good through February 2017. The current collective bargaining agreement became amendable in February 2009.

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Reed Travel Exhibitions to expand portfolio with 'Spa & Wellness by ILTM'

Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), organiser of International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), is launching an event called “Spa & Wellness by ILTM”. The first dedicated event of its kind by RTE for this increasingly important sector in leisure travel, will take place in Seefeld, Austria, 10th to 12th September 2012 at the five-star Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol.

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Network Rail Agrees Multi-Billion Pound Contract For Crossrail Surface Works

Network Rail has agreed an anticipated final cost with Crossrail Limited to deliver significant infrastructure enhancements on the rail network to enable Crossrail services to Maidenhead, Heathrow, Abbey Wood and Shenfield.

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Self-Service Airline Check-in KIOSKS Start at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

Ethiopian Airports Enterprise and Ethiopian Airlines introduced common use self-service check-in KIOSKS at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on May 22, 2012. This new service will greatly simplify the check-in process for passengers and ease congestion at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport during peak hours. 

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Friday, 25 May 2012

Hawaiian Airlines' Newest A330, Nahiku, Enters Service

Hawaiian Airlines today welcomed its eighth new Airbus A330-200 to its fleet, the third of four that will be delivered this year en route to an eventual fleet size of 22.

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787 Dream Tour Touches Down "Down Under"

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner landed at Sydney International Airport in Australia, kicking off the seventh and final leg of the global Dream Tour.

For the next four days, guests invited by Boeing and 787 customers Qantas and Jetstar will have an opportunity to tour the airplane, known as ZA003, which has been outfitted with the Dreamliner’s many innovative cabin features including a welcoming entryway, dramatically larger dimmable windows, bigger bins and dynamic LED lighting.

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Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport - Burlingame Introduces San Francisco "Train" Package

As the best in class hotel in the San Francisco Bay Area, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport – Burlingame offers room packages that appeal to most any  travel need, including the new “Ride BART to San Francisco” Package.

Affordably priced for those who want to get out and enjoy the adventures of San Francisco without the high price tag of city center hotels, the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport has introduced the “Ride BART to San Francisco” Package.

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CEB holds Hong Kong, VisMin sale as low as P488

Cebu Pacific pushes for more domestic travel with a seat sale to the Visayas and Mindanao from May 24 to 27, 2012 or until seats last.

For travel from July 1 to September 30, 2012, passengers can buy P488 seats from Manila to Bacolod, Cebu, Coron (Busuanga), Dumaguete, Iloilo, Kalibo, Legazpi, Roxas, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, Tuguegarao or Puerto Princesa. P488 seats are also available from Cebu to Puerto Princesa or Siargao. 

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Galway Goes to Miami for Volvo Ocean Race

Friday, May 25, 2012 - To whet appetites for the marvellous spectacle of the forthcoming finale of the Volvo Ocean Race, a delegation from Galway joined Tourism Ireland in Florida last week, during the Miami stopover of the race. They met with some of the key travel trade and media contacts in Florida, at a reception organised by Tourism Ireland at the Ocean Club in South Beach. The event was an excellent opportunity to showcase Galway and Ireland as a fantastic holiday destination and was part of Tourism Ireland’s publicity drive around the world during the nine-month race to reach a huge audience of potential holidaymakers.

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DOT Fines Virgin America for Incomplete Disability Complaint Reports

Friday, May 25, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today assessed a civil penalty against Virgin America for filing incomplete reports with the Department about complaints registered by passengers with disabilities and for not responding adequately to these complaints.  The carrier was ordered to cease and desist from further violations and assessed a civil penalty of $100,000. 

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New VIA Rail Panorama Lounge first major milestone in Union Station revitalization

VIA Rail Canada and the City of Toronto celebrated the completion of VIA Rail’s new Panorama Lounge, a major project to modernize VIA’s passenger facilities and a significant milestone in the revitalization of Toronto’s historic Union Station.

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SWISS to adjust its fares in Europe and simplify its sports equipment carriage rates

SWISS is to modify its fares within Europe. The increases, which will enter into effect on 1 June, apply to all flights from Switzerland in Economy and Business Class. The airline is also simplifying its sports equipment carriage rates from the same date.

SWISS is increasing its fares for travel within Europe from the beginning of June. Economy Class fares will rise by between CHF 10 and CHF 20, while Business Class fares will be raised by CHF 30. 

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4th SPA-CE welcomes spa and wellness providers

Friday, May 25, 2012 - SPA-CE, the trade show of spa and wellness tourism in Central Europe, will be held from 25th to 26th of October 2012, in Terme Zreče, Slovenia. Preparations for the fourth edition of the trade show are under way. Exhibitors and hosted buyers are invited to register on-line and ensure their place at the trade show.

One of the definitions of spa and wellness tourism that is gaining importance all across Europe is definitely “tourism of well-being”. 

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Aegean Airlines launches direct scheduled flights from Athens to Prague

Friday, May 25, 2012 - Aegean airlines launched new direct services from Athens to Prague, the political, economic and cultural Centre of the Czech Republic. AEGEAN will connect Athens to Prague with 3 flights per week. The aircraft will depart every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from Athens International Airport at 09:20 and will return from Prague International Airport at 11:40 (local time). The flights will be operated with AIRBUS A320 aircraft, with 168 seating capacity, in dual class configuration. 

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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

New Association Day programme hailed great success by over 300 European and global participants

Over 300 association executives from Europe, North America, South America and Asia took part in a power-packed day of professional development and networking at yesterday’s 10th IMEX Association Day at the Messe Frankfurt Congress Center. Feedback on the day’s restructured education programme showed that delegates appreciated the fresh approach plus the opportunity to step back from day to day business to discuss future strategies and current challenges with their peers and senior industry leaders. 

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IMEX opens for 'bumper' week of business, education and networking - combined with air of celebration

The 10th IMEX in Frankfurt trade show opens today with its traditional focus on generating strong business opportunities for buyers and exhibitors, high-level networking events and its largest ever professional development programme.

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IMEX Frankfurt: How to penetrate Chinese market

In response to delegate demand for guidance on how to penetrate emerging markets, and particularly China, Jennifer Salsbury, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing at the China National Convention Center and Kristin K. Mirabal, CMP, Director Global Programs for The Optical Society shared their professional experience and knowledge. “Entering New Markets – The Keys to Success in China” acknowledged that China is unlike any other destination and presents unique cultural and governmental challenges. The session covered many of the practical issues involved as well as more subtle considerations such as cultural difference, language and managing expectations. 

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British Airways launches themed entertainment packs for children

British Airways is launching new London 2012 Olympic themed entertainment packs to be given out to children on British Airways flights during the Olympic and Paralympic games.

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Events industry breaks its own record: 338 million participants in 2011

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - The German event industry has concluded the year 2011 with record results: 2.72 million events took place and were visited by 338 million participants throughout Germany. Compared to 2010, which had already been a very positive year, the number of visitors grew by another 4.5 percent. The number of events increased by 1.2 percent, the proportion of foreign participants remained stable at 5.9 percent (increase of 0.1 percent). 

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JAL Decorates Aircraft with Special Livery for 2012 Summer Olympics

Japan Airlines (JAL) will deploy a specially decorated aircraft on select domestic routes from May 27, 2012 to show support for the national team of sportspersons representing Japan at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games to be held in London this year from July 27 through August 12, 2012. 

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Alaska Airlines Offers Customers Self Bag-Tagging Option at Sea-Tac Airport

Alaska Airlines is debuting self-bag tagging for customers traveling out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The process allows customers to print and attach their own luggage tags from a self-service kiosk in the airport lobby and then, in one step, show their identification and drop their bag off with an airline representative for security screening and loading onto an aircraft. Following a successful trial at Redmond/Bend Airport in Oregon last year, the airline intends to offer customers self-service bag-tagging options at more airports across its route system this summer.

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Boeing Delivers 3rd Peace Eye AEW&C Aircraft to Republic of Korea Air Force

Boeing delivered the third Peace Eye 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) on May 16.

The aircraft was delivered ahead of schedule to ROKAF Base Gimhae, the main operating base for the Peace Eye fleet. Peace Eye No. 3 is the second aircraft in the fleet to be modified into an AEW&C configuration by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) at its facility in Sacheon.

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Ryanair Will Appeal Oft 'Out Of Time' Ruling To Supreme Court

Ryanair confirmed that it had instructed its lawyers to immediately file a UK Supreme Court Appeal of  rejection of Ryanair’s claim that the UK OFT is “out of time” to investigate Ryanair’s 6 year old 29% minority stake in Aer Lingus plc.  

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Qatar Airways Prepares For Middle East Expansion

Qatar Airways is preparing for its 2012 Middle East route expansion this week with Iraq being added to the airline’s growing network.

The northern Iraqi city of Erbil and capital Baghdad will join the airline’s international portfolio of routes over a period of two weeks.

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Monday, 21 May 2012

MSC Cruises and STX France celebrate record breaking partnership

In Saint-Nazaire, France, MSC Divina was officially delivered to MSC Cruises at the STX France shipyard. During the traditional flag ceremony, the shipyard’s pennant and the French flag were lowered, accompanied by the French national anthem, before Laurent Castaing, General Manager of STX France, formally handed the ship over to MSC Cruises’ owner Gianluigi Aponte. Mr Aponte then gave command of the ship to Captain Giuliano Bossi, and the flags of Italy and MSC Cruises were raised to the sound of the Italian national anthem. 

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100 Days until the Paralympic Games

Monday, May 21, 2012 - As a projection of a giant Agitos on the White Cliffs of Dover heralds the 100 days countdown to what will be a spectacular Paralympic Games, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) have announced multi award winning band Coldplay as the star act of the Paralympic Closing Ceremony.

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Green Slovenia - MICE in the heart of nature

A paradise of abundant greenery where the sun shines for more than 2,000 hours a year and diversity is at its best – that is Slovenia for you. All seasons are pleasant in this land of unspoilt nature, complete with picturesque trails, skiing slopes, thermal springs, therapeutic spas and never ending forests. The Slovenian tourism is expanding at a rapid pace and rightly so for every holiday is refreshing here. 

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Large attendance and unveiling of major news made Rail Europe's "RIDE 2012" a great success

Monday, May 21, 2012 - RIDE 2012 (Rail Europe's International Distribution Event) took place in Paris last 20th & 21st March and brought together the key experts and decision-makers within international distribution of railways products. With an attendance of more than 150 people, insightful presentations and unveiling of major news, the second edition of RIDE was another great success for Rail Europe.

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Oman Air Announces a Senior Management New Appointment

Following the decision by Captain Patrick Rotsaert, Chief Officer Flight Operations, to retire from the company, Captain Ali Hassan Sulaiman has been appointed Acting Chief Officer Flight Operations. Captain Ali, an Omani national, brings more than 30 years of professional experience in civil aviation into his new role. 

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airberlin doubles nonstop flights from Berlin to Israel

airberlin will offer even more flights from Berlin to Tel Aviv and thereby expands its route network to Israel. Germany's second largest airline will double the number of flights to the Israeli capital and increasen the connections from three to six nonstop flights per week.

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The Luxe Manor is thanking guests for its TOUCH Experience Package

When Asia’s premier surrealism-inspired boutique hotel, The Luxe Manor, pioneered its TOUCH Experience Package in Spring 2011, its sole aim was to exceed its guests’ every expectation. Just one year on and the hotel has received rave reviews from not only guests but also the press and industry peers. It has also seen a phenomenal 11.4% surge in its bookings at a time when many other properties are worried about where their next guest is coming from. 

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