Wednesday, 31 July 2013

World Youth & Student Travel Conference to Focus on Technology Revolutionizing Student Travel

World Youth & Student Travel Conference will celebrate success for tech-firms that have made a particular contribution to the travel industry with the popular App Yap competition and an award for The Best B2B Tech Product.

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Qantas Hikes Fuel Surcharges on Domestic and International Flights

 In a move that will overburden air travellers’ pockets, Qantas airlines will hike fuel surcharges on domestic and international flights by $25 each way on flights to the US and Europe to combat rising costs.

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Allison McDaniel Joins Four Seasons Resorts Lanai as Wedding and Social Events Sales Manager

Four Seasons Resorts Lanai – Manele Bay and The Lodge at Koele – welcomes Four Seasons veteran Allison McDaniel as Wedding and Social Events Sales Manager. 

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New Rail Maintenance Machines Arrive in New Zealand

 KiwiRail has unloaded shipments of six brand new rail maintenance machines from Australia and the United States.

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Cities Productivity Vital To National Economy

 The State of Australian Cities 2013 report gives a valuable snapshot of the liveability, productivity and sustainability of our major centres, according to peak national industry body Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF).

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Cricket World Cup Needs Common Visa Processing

 The Australian and New Zealand governments need to ensure cricket fans have easy access to a simple and harmonised visitor visa process if the tourism potential of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup is to be maximised, said the peak industry body Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF).

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Disastrous train collision shocks Switzerland

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Monday, 29 July 2013

Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai Welcomes Chef Matteo Arvonio to the Cafe Studio Team.

Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai welcomes the talented Chef Matteo Arvonio to the team at its popular Café Studio restaurant. His comprehensive resume includes time at some 25 restaurant over the past two decades, with most of his culinary career spent in his home country of Italy.

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Cricket World Cup Draw Offers Tourism Potential For Regional New Zealand

 Tourism New Zealand has welcomed today's Cricket World Cup 2015 venue announcement and can now begin planning for the influx of cricket fans and international media.

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Minister Foster Visits Tourism Ireland in Coleraine

 Tourism Minister Arlene Foster visited the Coleraine office of Tourism Ireland today, meeting staff and learning about how the office supports Tourism Ireland’s marketing activity around the world. 

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New Amtrak Locomotives Advancing In Rigorous Testing Program

 The new Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) electric locomotives are now in a comprehensive and rigorous testing program, and are being put through the paces before entering Northeast service this fall.

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New Zealand travel agents to 'go walkabout' in Queensland

 Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) will host more than 40 New Zealand travel agents on a tour of Queensland in August as part of the third instalment of the ‘Tri-State Walkabout’ tourism trade event.

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Hawaii residents and tourists warned as Tropical Storm Flossie approaches

Hawaii, tourist’s dream destination, is facing the wrath of Mother Nature with Tropical Storm Flossie approaching the islands. Already emergency has been declared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency asking residents and tourists to stay indoors.

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U.S. News & World Report Names Marriott Rewards Top Hotel Loyalty Program

 U.S. News & World Report has named Marriott Rewards the top hotel loyalty program in its recent survey of hotel and airline frequent travel programs.

Vail Resorts Announces General Counsel Fiona Arnold to Resign

 Vail Resorts, announced the resignation of Fiona Arnold, executive vice president and general counsel, to be effective upon the hiring of her successor. Ms. Arnold joined the company in 2006 and has been general counsel since April 2007.

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MGM Resorts International Named A Finalist For The 2013 Conde Nast Traveler World Savers Awards

Condé Nast Traveler, one of the world's most trusted travel magazines, has named MGM Resorts International a finalist for the 2013 World Savers Awards.

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Mayor Hails News That London Wins Bid to Host 2016 European Championships

The winning bid announced by British Swimming today has the capital’s stunning Zaha Hadid designed Aquatics Centre as its heart and it is set to be the first major international event to be held at the former Olympic pool since the 2012 Games. 

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Baraabaru: Simply "Excellent" Cuisine at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

 At the northwestern edge of Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, occupying a dramatic Kerala-inspired pavilion and torch-lit overwater deck, sits one of the world’s top Indian restaurants.

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ANA New In-flight Services from September

 ANA will begin flying aircraft adorned with the tagline ‘Inspiration of JAPAN’, ANA’s brand concept. Alongside of this tagline, ANA will enhance its in-flight services and introduce new services throughout this fiscal year, starting from September.

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Heathrow expands pioneering technology to help improve punctuality of departing flights

 Heathrow is the first airport in the world to use pioneering technology across its terminals that will help improve passenger experience and departing flight punctuality.‘

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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Copacabana Beach packed with pilgrims for World Youth Day

 Brazil tourism is shining with World Youth Day as up to three million people have packed Copacabana Beach to hear Pope Francis address their all-night vigil today. 

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Singapore Airlines significantly boosts Indonesia services

 With increased demand for both business and leisure travel in Indonesia, Singapore Airlines will add a daily flight to Surabaya.

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Nordwind airlines charter flight makes emergency landing in Surgut, Russia

 Nordwind airlines charter flight was forced to make an emergency landing when flap problem indication was received on July 27.

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Emergency Declared As Massive Floods Inundate North Carolina

 Massive storms have wreaked havoc across North Carolina causing power outages and flash floods that swamped homes and washed out roads and bridges.

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Global strike halts Canadian visa process in UAE

 Strike by a Canadian union representing 1,350 foreign affairs officials in trade, diplomatic relations and immigration services has been calling for higher wages has escalated affecting the number of visas issued. 

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Air Arabia To Add Ninth Route To Saudi Arabia Next Month

 Air Arabia, UAE-based low cost carrier, has announced plans to add a new route to Saudi Arabia next month. This would be its ninth route to Saudi Arabia.

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Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong #MOsaicHK Photo Competition

 Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has been sharing our meMOries of the hotel with our FANs through our social media platforms. 

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Manila Hotel Lauded By Conde Nast Traveler, TripAdvisor

On its 101st year, the Manila Hotel is proud to announce two of its most recent achievements from luxury travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler and respected online travel resource TripAdvisor.

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Stratosphere Theater Hosts the Second in a Series of Planned Showbiz Roasts

 Andy Walmsley Entertainment (AWE) presents the Showbiz Roast of former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, bringing the show business community of Las Vegas together to experience camaraderie rarely enjoyed since the golden era of the Rat Pack.

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Emirates to begin taking bookings for flights between Australia and New Zealand

 Following the next stage of its historic code share agreement with Qantas, Emirates will begin taking bookings for flights between Australia and New Zealand from August 14.

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MTA and NYC EDC Announce Plan to Sell SoHo Parking Lot

 The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced that the MTA intends to relinquish control of the City-owned parking lot at 19 E. Houston Street in SoHo. 

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Late Night Busing of Hudson Line Needed For Track Rebuilding

 Metro-North Railroad today resumed normal Hudson Line train service using just a single track as ongoing recovery and repair work shifts to overnight hours following a major freight derailment last Thursday in the area just west of the Spuyten Duyvil station.

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Ruling of Constitutional Court Recognizes That Fiat Acted Correctly And In Direct Application Of The Law

 In a ruling issued today, the Constitutional Court determined unconstitutional the section of Article 19 of the Workers’ Statute which requires that a union be signatory to the collective labor agreement applied within a company as a prerequisite for representation. 

Train companies Respond To DfT Figures On Train Crowding

 Responding to the DfT’s figures on crowding on trains, a spokesperson for the Association of Train Operating Companies, said:

“By increasing services, running longer trains and making our fleet more reliable, train companies are carrying record numbers of passengers.

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Friday, 26 July 2013

Country Artist Rockie Lynne to Perform During Princess Cruises Veterans Charity Cruise

Country singer Rockie Lynne has been announced as a featured performer during Princess Cruises’ first-ever fundraising cruise to support U.S. veterans. Lynne, a veteran himself who frequently supports military causes, will perform with his five-piece band during the November 5-9 sailing.

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Discover Milwaukee's Neighborhoods Through Geocaching GeoTour

Earlier this year VISIT Milwaukee launched a new program designed to give visitors a tour of 15 of Milwaukee’s distinctively unique neighborhoods—the Discover Milwaukee’s Neighborhoods GeoTour. 

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Thursday, 25 July 2013

Milwaukee: Suds City is Some City

School’s out, you’ve hit all the Chicago hot spots, the beach is overcrowded, and you need new scenery.

It’s time to revisit our cultural cousin to the north—Milwaukee, Wis. Long known for culinary wonders like beer, brats and frozen custard, the city is also a thriving arts and entertainment hub. 

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Top 10 Destinations for New Crystal Adventures in Southern Europe

With its Mediterranean cruise season in full swing through the fall, ultra-luxe Crystal Cruises is highlighting 10 topdestinations that are springboards for new excursions in Southern Europe. 

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Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel Opens in Kingston, Ontario

 Delta Hotels and Resorts is proud to announce the official opening of the Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel in Kingston, Ontario.  The hotel has undergone an extensive $10 million renovation to completely revamp the property, showcasing Delta’s reinvigorated brand through modern design and innovation.

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China Southern Goes Daily Non-Stop To Brisbane

 Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) welcomes China Southern Airlines’ plans to introduce daily direct services between Guangzhou and Brisbane from 21 November 2013.

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Brisbane Airport Discovery Centre Reopens at Skygate

 Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Ltd (BAC) has today re-opened its popular ‘Airport Discovery Centre’ in its new location inside the Village Markets* (near Woolworths) at Skygate Brisbane Airport.

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Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month Returns in September with More Than 60 Restaurants

Orlando's top restaurants are offering $33 three-course dinners throughout the entire month of September during Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month. Returning in its eighth year, this mouth-watering event features more than 60 restaurants and several packages pairing dinner for two with a one-night hotel stay. 

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Amtrak Virginia Announces New Morning Departure Time for Norfolk Service

 Passengers can sleep a little longer as weekday departures for Amtrak Virginia Train 174 from Norfolk moves to 5 a.m. beginning on July 29. Recently completed track improvements shave 10 minutes off trip time to Washington, D.C. 

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VISIT FLORIDA Partners with Google Maps to Showcase State's Beaches

 Today, a team from VISIT FLORIDA – the state’s official tourism marketing corporation – began a four-month odyssey to capture stunning images of the Sunshine State’s 825 miles of beaches using Google’s Street View Trekker technology. 

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