Saturday, 30 June 2012

Austrian Airlines: Operational transition to Tyrolean heading towards the finishing line

Next weekend, all of the flight operations of the Austrian Airlines Group, which has a fleet of some 80 aircraft, will be bundled at its 100% subsidiary Tyrolean Airways. More than 50% of all Austrian flights are already being "operated by Tyrolean", especially those in Austria and to Central and Eastern Europe. As of July 1, Tyrolean will also operate the long-distance fleet. 

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United Airlines Launches Daily Service From Newark To Istanbul

United Airlines introduces its first-ever service to Turkey this weekend with the launch of daily nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport, beginning July 1.

Flight 904 is scheduled to depart Newark Liberty daily at 7:27 p.m. and arrive in Istanbul at 12:20 p.m. the next day. 

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Transaero Airlines Launched St. Petersburg – Milan Route with Moscow – Milan Flights on the Way

Saturday, June 30, 2012 - Transaero  Airlines operated its first-ever scheduled flight  to Malpensa airport in Milan  from St. Petersburg Pulkovo airport on June 28, 2012.  Scheduled service from Moscow Vnukovo airport  is due to start on June 30, 2012.

Transaero was pleased with the number of passengers on  the first flight from St. Petersburg to Milan demonstrating the  demand for the service. 

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Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter offers Ideal Location

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter at the center of New Orleans' world-famous historic district. Previously known as The Inn On Bourbon, the former Ramada property completed a multi-million dollar renovation prior to opening under the Four Points flag. 

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Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown Opens Following Hotel Conversion

Saturday, June 30, 2012 - The fast growing Four Points by Sheraton brand, part of the Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (HOT) portfolio, has opened its latest U.S. hotel with the launch of Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown. The new Four Points is a conversion from an existing hotel , following a formula that has seen Four Points by Sheraton expand to more than 160 hotels around the world, with 24 additional hotels scheduled to open in 2012 alone. 

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Announces Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Release Date

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.announced that it will release the company's second quarter financial results prior to market open on Thursday, July 26, followed by a conference call at 10:30 a.m. ET. The conference call will include a brief discussion of the quarter and a question-and-answer session. It will be moderated by Stephen Pettibone, Vice President of Investor Relations.

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Park Plaza Hotels offers up to 20,000 free nights

Saturday, June 30, 2012 - Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, unveiled the Park Plaza® Ultimate Night Giveaway, where the first 20,000 people to register for the promotion will be eligible to receive 50,000 bonus Gold Points®, enough for a free night at any Park Plaza  hotel worldwide. 

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Rezidor opens the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Ajaccio Bay in Corsica

Rezidor has opened their very first hotel in Corsica – the outstanding Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Ajaccio Bay; owned by the group Ollandini and representing the most significant hotel investment in Corsica since 30 years. The 170 rooms-property is located near Porticcio; right at the glorious Agosta Beach.

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Rezidor announces the Park Inn by Radisson Odintsovo

Rezidor, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, announces the Park Inn by Radisson Odintsovo Greater Moscow. The property featuring 122 rooms is scheduled to open in Q3 2012. “Russia and its capital city Moscow are a key development market for our dynamic mid-market brand Park Inn by Radisson. 

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Hodgson's Misery is Good News for Travel Industry

Saturday, June 30, 2012 - England’s exit from the Euro 2012 football tournament might be bad news for football fans – but it’s good news for the UK’s tourism industry, with a post-knockout surge in bookings being reported by the UK’s biggest self-catering operator. Hoseasons has reported a huge increase in bookings in the three days following England’s exit on penalties at the hands of Italy, with bookings up by more than 16% on the same week last year, and by 13.6% against the same three days last week.

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Friday, 29 June 2012

airberlin thrives on social network

airberlin is delighted to have over 100,000 fans on its Facebook Fan Page; the airline has more than doubled the number of friends it has on the social network in less than a year. In 2012 alone, airberlin has seen a 24% increase in its total number of fans. 

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Princess Cruises Red, White and Blue Sale Offers Cruise Deals

Princess Cruises is starting July with a bang with the "Red, White and Blue Sale" from July 2-9, featuring cruise deals on North American departure cruises. Travelers can save up to $1,000 per stateroom plus receive up to $100 stateroom credit on cruises to the Caribbean Panama Canal, Canada & New England, Hawaii, Mexico and West Coast. 

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VIA Rail continues its modernization and takes action to better meet customer demand

VIA Rail Canada announced, as part of its ongoing modernization, that it is taking action to better meet customer demand. VIA is introducing significant improvements to its operations, including to tracks, stations and trains, better interconnectivity with other carriers, enhanced customer experience and e-services.

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FAA Proposes $206,550 Penalty Against

Friday, June 29, 2012 - The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $206,550 civil penalty against Martinaire Aviation, of Addison, Texas, for violating U.S. Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations.

The FAA conducted a comprehensive hazardous materials inspection at the company’s headquarters on July 8, 2011. 

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Wayra Academy aims to help digital talent go global

London Mayor Boris Johnson officially opened the 10th Wayra Academy – Telefonica’s accelerator programme – established in London to help digital talent go global. The Mayor joined senior figures from O2 parent company Telefonica, in congratulating 16 of the UK’s most talented digital entrepreneurs who have secured a place at the state-of-the-art Academy. 

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Virgin Trains is best in class again

Friday, June 29, 2012 - Virgin Trains has once again been given top marks by its customers, with the highest satisfaction ratings ever achieved in the National Passenger Survey by a long-distance rail franchise operator. 

The rail watchdog Passenger Focus carries out large-scale independent research across the industry twice a year.

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Soldiers salute London with final world record dip

Friday, June 29, 2012 - Over 100 Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards and other members of the Household Division needed no egging on as they lined up to dip toast soldiers into soft-boiled eggs in an attempt to break a new Guinness World Records title at Wellington Barracks, as part of World Record London. Most people dipping egg soldiers simultaneously, is the last of over 20 iconic world records which has generated more than 16,000 new record holders over six months as part of London & Partner's World Record London, marking the start of a spectacular summer in the capital.

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Leading Tech Firm Sets Up in London

Friday, June 29, 2012 - Kaltura, the US firm that developed the first open-source online video platform and the company behind the fast-growing London Video Meetup, has opened its European HQ in London. Kaltura, a successful growth-stage company, is backed by a number of prominent investors including Intel Capital. Leah Belsky, Vice President & General Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Kaltura started exploring the UK market a year ago with a few consultants.

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Travel Advisory: Assam flood situation worsen

Friday, June 29, 2012 - The flood situation in Assam worsened with four more deaths being reported in different areas. Tourists are left stranded as the conditions stayed grim with several regions completely inundated owing to heavy downpours.

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ACC Liverpool Ambassador Helps Bring International Medical Conference To City

ACC Liverpool is set to welcome thousands of international delegates to a medical conference after one of the city’s ambassadors campaigned for it to come to the city.

The European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) will hold its four day International Meeting from October 17 to 22 2013, bringing around 2,500 attendees from more than 60countries.

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Etihad Airways welcomes Omani contact centre agents

Etihad Airways has welcomed 25 Omani contact centre agents to its Abu Dhabi contact centre as part of a recruitment drive recently launched in Oman.

The new agents are completing a nine-week training program that introduces them to all aspects of selling and servicing flight reservations for customers, including Etihad Guest loyalty program members. 

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HKIA: Airport Authority Sets New Records for Revenue and Profit in Financial Year 2011/2012

The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) announced that Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) set new records for both revenue and profit in the financial year ended 31 March 2012. Profit attributable to the equity shareholder went up 32.2% year on year to HK$5,336 million in fiscal 2011/2012, while revenue rose 14.8% to HK$12,154 million.

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Boeing and Embraer Sign Agreement to Collaborate on KC-390 Program

The Boeing Company and Embraer announced an agreement to collaborate on the KC-390 aircraft program. Under this agreement, Boeing and Embraer will share some specific technical knowledge and evaluate markets where they may join their sales efforts for medium-lift military transport opportunities.

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Hawaiian Says G'day to Brisbane, Adding Second Australian Gateway

Hawaiian Airlines will begin offering nonstop flights between Honolulu and Brisbane, Australia, three times weekly starting Tuesday, November 27, 2012 , becoming the only US carrier to o perate service to Brisbane.

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Air Pacific Veteran to Retire

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - Air Pacific, Fiji’s International Airline, announced that Victor Sharan, the company’s Regional General Manager Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, will retire in August after more than 42 years with the company.

Victor began his Air Pacific career in Fiji where he held many roles and made great contribution to a number of departments within the company. 

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FCm becomes first Irish travel agent to sign up for Travelport Universal Desktop

Travelport has announced a new agreement with FCm Travel Solutions Ireland, a leading business travel agency, which will see testing of Universal Desktop begin as early as next month.

This makes FCm Travelport's first Irish customer to benefit from the ground-breaking application which streamlines the travel booking process within a single, powerful platform.

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AirAsia Ready to Transfer Flight Operations to Don Mueang Airport from October 1st, 2012

AirAsia affirms its readiness to transfer all operations to Don Mueang International Airport by October 1st, 2012. The airline assures Don Mueang Airport will be able to accommodate its growing fleet and provide its customers with the utmost satisfaction.

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New Travelport Ticket Exchange Solution Saves Canadian Agents Time, Increases Efficiency and Accuracy

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - With assistance from the newly launched Travelport Ticket Exchange Solution, Canadian travel agents are saving time, increasing efficiency and accuracy. The new application, available to Apollo-connected travel agents, quickly and effectively guides travel consultants through the ticket exchange process. 

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Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results - May 2012

Preliminary traffic figures for the month of May released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed continued growth in international air passenger traffic, but international air cargo demand remained soft.

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Facebook: An effective tool to expand your travel business

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - Just as when you thought you have done enough to promote your travel business and there’s nothing more to dabble with, well you might just think twice before bringing your marketing activities to a halt. Facebook – world’s leading social networking website is now being used extensively by tour operators, travel business professionals, event planners et al.

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

London's underground railway system recognized in the Guinness World Record

World Record celebrates London in the run up to 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the  record for first underground railway system is just one of 20 Guinness World Record attempts that London is breaking to become a multi record-breaking city.

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First MAS A380 revealed in special livery

The first A380 for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) was unveiled bearing its special celebration livery, ahead of entry-into-service next week on the Kuala Lumpur-London route. 

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easyJet celebrates having flown 55 million passengers at London Stansted Airport

easyJet celebrated flying 55 million passengers to and from London Stansted Airport since its first flight took off in 1998.

The milestone highlights how easyJet has grown since launching its first route to Copenhagen in 1998.

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Embrace French Living With Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental, Paris is offering families the chance to embrace the French way of life, with the Mandarin Oriental Family Travel Package priced from EUR 1,490 per night. The package allows families to experience Parisian luxury at its finest with a spacious suite and adjoining child-friendly guestroom complete with a popcorn machine, chocolate lollipops, mini bathrobes and slippers. 

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Bombardier Confirms Order for 150 Additional Rail Cars for the San Francisco Bay Area

Bombardier Transportation announced that the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) confirmed an order for 150 additional rail cars valued at approximately $266 million US ($274 million CDN, 213 million euro). The order represents the exercise of an option under a contract signed on June 14, 2012.

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London is home to World's oldest bike shop

London & Partners, as part of World Record London celebrates Sutton’s Pearson’s Cycles the World’s Oldest Bike Shop - established in 1860 and still trading today over 150 years later. World Record London sees the most exciting capital in the world attempt over 20 Guinness World Records to make London a multi record-breaking city.

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Patrick-Denis Finet Appointed General Manager Of Mandarin Oriental, Milan

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Patrick-Denis Finet as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Milan which is scheduled to open in 2013. Mr Finet has over 30 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry. He joined Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in 2003, and has held a variety of senior management positions including General Manager of the Group’s award-winning resort in Chiang Mai and General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, Mexico. 

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Union Pacific Railroad Invests Nearly $25 Million for Illinois Infrastructure Improvements

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - Union Pacific Railroad is enhancing Illinois' transportation infrastructure by investing nearly $25 million in the rail line that runs between Fults (about 30 miles south of Dupo) and near Chester. The project is in progress and is scheduled to be completed by mid-October.  This work is in addition to the project Union Pacific is doing in 2012 on the Illinois Department of Transportation's High Speed Rail corridor between Chicago and St. Louis. 

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Silversea Acquires Galapagos Tourism Company and Expedition Ship

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - The Silversea Group announced that it has purchased Canodros SA, the premier Ecuadorian tourism company that operates in the Galapagos Islands, and their upmarket expedition ship, Galapagos Explorer II. Silversea plans to add Galapagos Explorer II to its ultra-luxury fleet of six ships next year, after the all-suite, 100-guest vessel undergoes a major refurbishment in September 2013 and is given a new name, steps that will ensure consistency with the standards of the Silversea fleet. Until that time, Galapagos Explorer II will continue on its planned schedule of cruises and will continue to be operated by Canodros, which is based in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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Team London Ambassadors hunt for a world record title

The Mayor's Team London Ambassadors participated in a giant treasure hunt across the capital, as part of London & Partners' World Record London, on Saturday 23 June, to secure a Guinness World Records title. The Guinness World Records title for the Largest treasure hunt game stood at 308 people achieved in San Diego, California, US and the Team London Ambassadors broke this record with 466 people in their quest to hunt for clues at some of London's iconic attractions and monuments.

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Monday, 25 June 2012

TripAdvisor Launches 'Local Picks' Facebook App

TripAdvisor launched Local Picks, a Facebook app that provides dining recommendations from locals and friends to discover and choose the best places to eat.

Covering more than 850,000 restaurants worldwide, Local Picks draws from millions of diner reviews and opinions collected on TripAdvisor, highlighting contributions from locals and friends.

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Gatwick in Landmark Moment as Emirates Dispatches World's Largest Airline

Monday, June 25, 2012 - The world’s largest passenger jet aircraft will touch down at London Gatwick next month as Emirates brings an Airbus A380 to the airport to mark 25 years of service.

The Emirates’ double decker, which carries over 500 passengers, will make history on 6th July when it becomes the first ever A380 service from Gatwick Airport. 

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Orbitz Rolls Out Major Update to App for iPhone and iPod Touch

Orbitz announced  a re-launch of the popular Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars for iPhone App, adding major speed improvements, powerful sort and filtering capabilities and new mapping tools that better highlight exclusive, mobile-only hotel discounts. The completely rebuilt Orbitz app is the only fully native, streamlined in-app search and book experience for flights, hotel rooms and car rentals.

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Delta and Chelsea Football Club Strike Sponsorship Deal

Delta Air Lines has made its first signing of a UK soccer club by striking a multi-year deal to become Chelsea Football Club's official airline sponsor.  The deal brings together two major international brands: Delta, a leading global airline; and Chelsea FC, the champions of Europe.  The partnership will commence in July 2012.  

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Amawaterways Releases New Wine Brochure & Themed Itineraries

Award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways announces the release of the Wine Cruises Through Europe 2012 & 2013 brochure, officially launching its newest “In Celebration of Wine” themed cruises through Europe’s premier wine regions and world-renowned destinations. 

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KiwiRail launches new Northern Explorer train

KiwiRail’s all new Northern Explorer train service was launched today, departing Britomart Station in Auckland with its first passengers. “We’re really excited to introduce a new, international standard train service for the North Island. This is a fundamentally different service to the Overlander with a focus on tourism and experiential travel,” says KiwiRail’s General Manager Passenger Deborah Hume.

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ATC Global 2013 Conference bigger and better than ever before

ATC Global can reveal that the 2013 Conference agenda is set to be the most relevant and compelling to date, incorporating a brand new format with an ambitious new agenda born from extensive research with the air traffic management industry.

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RZD Logistics co-founds joint venture to organise transit of rail freight between China - Europe

Monday, June 25, 2012 - RZD Logistics, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, has co-founded a joint venture to organise freight transit by rail between China and Europe.

Vladimir Yakunin, President of Russian Railways, announced the creation of the jv on 21 June 2012 when addressing this year’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The jv YuXinOu (Chongqing) Logistics Co. Ltd is registered in the city of Chongqing. 

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Canadian Pacific and U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. announce multi-year agreement for the transport of frac sand

Monday, June 25, 2012 - Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. announced a multi-year agreement for the movement of frac sand from U.S. Silica’s newest mining and processing facility in Sparta, Wisconsin.

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Crossrail awards major Tottenham Court Road station construction contract

Monday, June 25, 2012 - In line with European procurement rules the contract is subject to a ten-day standstill period.  

Andy Mitchell, Crossrail Programme Director said: “Crossrail’s station at Tottenham Court Road will transform access to the West End while also acting as a catalyst for the major development and regeneration of the local area.

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Saturday, 23 June 2012

AIBTM 2012 The Americas Meetings Week Closes With a Rush of Bookings for Chicago 2013

Exhibitors from around the world and across the United States reported that business was brisk with Hosted Buyer appointments, group presentations and drop-in traffic at this week’s AIBTM 2012 in Baltimore.

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Hyatt announces groundbreaking for Hyatt place hotel in Omaha's old market district

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the groundbreaking for the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Nebraska, Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown/Old Market.  The investment of Hyatt affiliates in the purchase of the land and the construction of the hotel, which Hyatt affiliates will own and manage, will total approximately $27 million.

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Lufthansa Group reports efficiency record

Lufthansa published the latest issue of its Balance sustainability report in Frankfurt. The report documents positive developments in all aspects of corporate responsibility: “Despite challenging operating conditions and burdensome effects, the Lufthansa Group can once again present a gratifying report on sustainability. And that remains our goal for the future,“ observed Dr. 

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EDGE Restaurant Introduces New Mile High Sunday Menu

Denverites know a “5280 menu” is synonymous with great value. New to the menu at EDGE Restaurant & Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Denver is a three-course set dinner menu, offered for USD 52.80 per couple (the elevation of Denver is 5,280 feet—one mile high above sea level) every Sunday night.

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Olympic Torch Crosses England's Longest Lake

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - On its way to London, the Olympic Torch travelled on one of the oldest steamers on Windermere, England’s longest lake.

The torch was carried by local schoolgirl, Stephanie Booth, on the Tern steamer which is operated by Windermere Lake Cruises. Managing Director, Nigel Wilkinson said “The Tern was built in 1891, 5 years before the start of the modern Olympiad. She is on Britain’s national historic fleet, one of the 200 most significant vessels in the country.”

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Accor: The world first Hospitality Learning Network moves into the United Kingdom and Indonesia

Accor has been providing learning and development solutions through its Académie Accor since 1985. Twenty-seven years later, the world's top hospitality school relies on its 17 entities to roll out its programs in 72 countries, delivering more than 435,000 days of training a year (an average of three days per employee), and invests almost €45 million every year in training its employees. 

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Boeing Delivers 100th Modified Chinook to US Army

Boeing delivered the 100th modified CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army today in a ceremony at the company's modification center in Millville.

"The Boeing Millville team is proud to have delivered 100 modified Chinooks to the Army on time, using efficient, cost-saving processes," said Peri Widener, Boeing vice president of Rotorcraft Support. 

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CEB sustains cargo lead in Q1 2012; to expand domestic network

Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) transported more domestic cargo than other airlines in the 1st quarter (Q1) of 2012, according to recently released Civil Aeronautics Board data.

CEB carried 22.1 million kilograms in cargo in Q1, besting the combined cargo loads carried by both Philippine Airlines and Airphil Express. 

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Network Rail Publishes Annual Report and Accounts 2011/12

Commenting on the report’s publication, Rick Haythornthwaite, Network Rail's chairman, said: “The last year has been one of steady progress across many areas but especially in cutting the cost of running the rail network. The year has also seen the company grappling with the difficult balance and trade-offs between cost, capacity and performance with more work needed to meet tough punctuality targets."

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Liverpool Pride March to attract visitors

Thanks to its progressive stance on same-sex rights, the UK was recently recognised as the best place in Europe to be gay (according to the IGLA Europe). That's great for the Brits, but it's good news for LGBT visitors, too, who'll find thriving gay communities and a genuinely warm welcome in just about every corner of the country. 

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Friday, 22 June 2012

New Zealand's International visitor arrivals up 4 per cent for the year

Statistics released confirmed year-on-year growth in international visitor arrivals of 4.0 per cent, with 2.6 million arrivals to New Zealand for the year ending May 2012. Maintaining year-on-year growth across the low season is a positive sign for the industry says Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Kevin Bowler. "We first saw this number of overseas visitors in December 2011, when arrivals topped 2.6 million for the first time.

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Airbus rewarded at the World Investment Conference

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the World Investment Conference in La Baule, the world leading aircraft manufacturer received the Trophy for the Best European Investor in Europe, thus rewarding the efforts made by the group in Europe over the last decade both in terms of job creations and investments. 

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Success for Etihad Airways chefs at Asia-Pacific onboard travel competition

Etihad Airways’ in-flight chef, Francois Van Zyl, and Nadeem Farooq, from Abu Dhabi In-Flight Catering Company, have triumphed in the prestigious 2012 Asia-Pacific Onboard Travel Chef’s Competition.

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Tourism New Zealand runs a series of webinar sessions

Tourism New Zealand is running a series of webinar sessions with the tourism industry over the coming weeks updating them on the 100% Pure New Zealand campaign, South and South East Asia market and

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Europe's Travel Business Houses to celebrate WTM World Responsible Tourism Day

WTM World Responsible Tourism Day is witnessing a stupendous response from Europe travel business houses, with prominent travel market leaders coming forward to voice their support for WTMWRTD. However, official supporters of WTM’s World Responsible Tourism Day undergo strict monitoring to ensure that they are upholding the underlying principles of The Cape Town Declaration.

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The 2012 JAL Scholarship Program for Asia & Oceania Students

The JAL Foundation - a cultural arm of Japan Airlines, will hold the 43rd JAL Scholarship Program in Japan for 19 university undergraduates from ten countries and regions across Asia from June 27 to July 17, 2011.

The 21-day program includes a wide variety of activities such as lectures in Tokyo, the Asia Forum in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, and a field trip to Iwate in North East Japan that is jointly organized with East Japan Railway Culture Foundation. 

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Port of Rotterdam Authority positive about North Rhine-Westphalia coalition agreement

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is positive about the coalition agreement approved by SPD and B90/Die Grünen last week in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). ‘The coalition agreement offers various starting points to further intensify cooperation between NRW and Rotterdam in the coming years. Our interests and our visions run largely in parallel, particularly concerning making industry sustainable, strengthening logistics between NRW and its most important sea port, and stimulating inland shipping,’ stated Hans Smits, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

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VietJetAir ticket sale heats up the action for EURO 2012

With the tension at EURO 2012 reaching fever pitch, VietJetAir is launching a special promotion only available for a three-hour period every night next week with 5,000 tickets for just VND299,000 ($14) up for grabs.

The sale lasts from 9pm till midnight from 25 June to 1 July 2012 – perfect for football fans waiting up for a big match next week or anyone who is hoping to travel to one of Vietnam’s leading destinations with VietJetAir.  

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New Low Solo Fares for Crystal Fall European Voyages

Friday, June 22, 2012 - Crystal Cruises already charges one of the lowest rates in the luxury cruise industry for sole occupancy of a double occupancy room, but with a new solo travelers’ sale on fall Mediterranean voyages, guests traveling alone can enjoy even lower fares to vacation in ease through one of the most beautiful cruising areas in the world.  A significantly-reduced solo supplement of just 10% can save individuals up to almost $900 off a private, deluxe outside stateroom (Category C) of their own. 

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Worldhotels expands presence in Turkey as seven Marmara Hotels become affiliates

Friday, June 22, 2012 - Worldhotels is to expand its portfolio in Turkey with the addition of seven properties operated by the country’s longest-established luxury hotel group; The Marmara Collection.

From July on, Istanbul hotels The Marmara Taksim, The Marmara Pera and The Marmara Şişli, as well as The Marmara Antalya on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, will join Worldhotels.

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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Marriott Welcomes Launch of Standardized Approach to Carbon Measurement

Marriott International announced its collaborative involvement with the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) and the WTTC on a groundbreaking initiative to unite hotel industry efforts to calculate and communicate carbon impact by agreeing on a standardized methodology and metrics. 

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Mozambique will participate at WTM, from 05th to 09th November 2012

By participating in this edition Mozambique´s aim is to promote the country as a tourism destination, enhancing the incentives facilities of the country.

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IDG's Computerworld selects Marriott as a 'Best Place To Work In IT'

IDG’s Computerworld has selected Marriott International, as one of the “Best Places to Work in IT” for the tenth consecutive year. Ranked 22nd overall and the only lodging company to make the list, Marriott’s culture was highlighted by the publication as one in which associates are committed to succeeding and the contributions of our diverse workforce are depended upon.

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LinkedIn: A gateway to enhance your travel trade business

Travel trade professionals never deter from their path when it comes to effective marketing. Living in a time when social marketing is the golden word in travel trade business, travel professionals are constantly striving for better marketing opportunities. Although Facebook has been a driving force of sort in the travel business arena, LinkedIn has always been a touché ahead of the former owing to its professional outlook and reach.

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Boeing Announces Air Traffic Management Research Collaboration in Poland

Boeing announced it will collaborate on air traffic management (ATM) research with LOT Polish Airlines, Polish government agencies and academic institutions to make commercial aviation in Poland more efficient and to support airline profitability.

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