Saturday, 30 June 2012

American Airlines And Citi Bring Concert Series To JFK International Airport

Saturday, June 30, 2012 - American Airlines and Citi joined forces to bring travelers a "nice" treat at Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) with special performances from the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, "Nice Work If You Can Get It."

Cast members from "Nice Work If You Can Get It" will perform a selection of hits inside the secure area at Terminal 8 as part of the new performance series from American Airlines and Citi. 

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Bombardier Drives Innovation with a New Bogie Technical Center

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation is setting up a Bogie Technical Center at its site in Siegen. This investment of approximately 10 million euro confirms Bombardier’s leading position in providing bogie technology and its commitment to deliver the best solutions for its global base of customers. 

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Bombardier to Supply 210 Rail Cars to RATP and STIF in Greater Paris

Saturday, June 30, 2012 - Bombardier Transportation announced that it will supply 210 double-deck commuter train cars for line A of the RER, the Greater Paris commuter network. The new order is an option under a contract signed in April 2009 for a firm order of 60 MI09 trains. The public transportation upgrade is led and co-financed by STIF and RATP.

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New Lufthansa app connects frequent flyers

Following the motto of “living on the badge,” Lufthansa invites its customers to virtually check in: With the new Blue Legends app from Lufthansa, passengers can share information about their journey with others via social networks. Blue Legends gives users the opportunity to virtually "check in” to airports, lounges and Lufthansa flights through foursquare. This does not take the place of actually checking in for a Lufthansa flight, however.

Frontier Airlines Issues Travel Advisory for Customers Impacted by Colorado Springs Wildfires

Due to the impact of a wildfire in Colorado Springs and nearby areas, Frontier Airlines enacted a flexible policy for travel to, from or through Colorado Springs. This policy applies to customers scheduled to travel June 27 – July 4, 2012, who purchased their tickets on or before June 27, 2012. 

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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 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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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. “This is another milestone year for the Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts brand. 

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Friday, 29 June 2012

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. This next phase of VIA's modernization includes adjusting frequencies on specific routes to better reflect customer demand, while maintaining service on all current routes.

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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.

Thomas Cook India launches Personalized Holidays DIRECT

Friday, June 29, 2012 - Thomas Cook (India) Ltd (TCIL), India’s largest integrated travel and travel related financial services company, has launched Personalized Holidays Direct (PH Direct); a platform that directly serves and supports its travel partners and sales agents in a quicker, efficient and interactive manner. 

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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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TCEB inaugurates Thailand MICE International Forum (TMIF) 2012

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) in cooperation with the Asian Federation for Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA) and the US-based International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) held the inaugural Thailand MICE International Forum (TMIF) 2012 in Bangkok on 21 June 2012 at the Sofitel Sukhumvit hotel in Bangkok.

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TMIF Keynote speaker addresses 'Asean Economic Community - Double Impact'

Friday, June 29, 2012 - In the TMIF keynote address, Mr Phongsak Assakul, Chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Trade of Thailand, addressed the theme, “Asean Economic Community (AEC): Double Impact on the Economic Development and MICE Industry.”

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TMIF Keynote speaker addresses 'Asean Economic Community - Double Impact'

Friday, June 29, 2012 - In the TMIF keynote address, Mr Phongsak Assakul, Chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Trade of Thailand, addressed the theme, “Asean Economic Community (AEC): Double Impact on the Economic Development and MICE Industry.”

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Thailand MICE International Forum discusses the Impact of Asean Integration on Exhibitions

Friday, June 29, 2012 - A large measure of Asean economic integration known as Asean Economic Community (AEC) is scheduled for 2015 among the 10 main countries of Southeast Asia. How will this impact the exhibition industry?

Mr Edward Liu, President of the Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations, told the audience in his presentation, “Trends of the Asian Exhibition Industry Beyond Asean Economic Community 2015,” that in the MICE sector it seemed to be Thailand that was most focused on AEC opportunities and challenges.

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Travel Advisory: Assam flood situation worsens

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.

As per reports, one of the most known national parks in India – the Kaziranga National Park was completely flooded due to incessant rains.

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Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket takes recognized as Best Luxury Emerging Spa

Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket has been named Country winner for Thailand as Best Luxury Emerging Spa in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2012. The awards are based solely on guest voting and are presented in different categories on a country and a global basis.

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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. 

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.

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

TAT's 'Creative Tourism' Campaign Generates 24 Million Online Visitors

Contestants from Croatia, Taiwan and Australia each have won free week-long holidays in Thailand after participating in an online competition designed to promote the kingdom as a “Creative Tourism” destination.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches 'all-inclusive' fly-cruises for 2013

As an additional attraction on its new programme of exotic fly-cruises to the Canary Islands, West Africa and the Cape Verde Islands in spring 2013, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has designated four of these Braemar departures as ‘all-inclusive,’ so that drinks – house wines and spirits, beers and soft drinks – will be included in the price. 

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Pegasus Solutions Names Chris Wichers Chief Sales Officer

Pegasus Solutions has named hospitality sales veteran Chris Wichers as chief sales officer. Wichers comes to the newly created role after serving as executive vice president of Open Hospitality, a division of Pegasus Solutions. 

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Anantara Mui Ne Welcomes Culinary King Chef Alain Nguyen

From the three star Michelin kitchens of Paris to his roots back in Vietnam, Executive Chef, Alain Nguyen takes gastronomy to new levels at Anantara Mui Ne Resort and Spa.

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Wilawan Chiammanasombut appointed General Manager of Centra Ashlee Hotel Patong

Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO of Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced the promotion of Wilawan Chiammanasombut from Resident Manager of Centara Kata Resort Phuket to General Manager of Centra Ashlee Hotel Patong. Wilawan has been with Centara Hotels & Resorts since 1994. She had previously worked in various positions in Novotel Central Sukhontha Hadyai and Central Maritime Hotel Dili, East Timor

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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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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.

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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Anantara Launches Third Hotel in Abu Dhabi - Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara

Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa is Anantara’s newest retreat in the Middle East which blends a convenient urban location with an inspirational waterfront setting. Anantara’s third property in the UAE is located in Abu Dhabi city, and is part of an integrated marina, retail and residential destination, situated along a 1.2 km stretch of protected mangrove reserve. 

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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.

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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.

U.S. Silica is the second largest domestic producer of commercial silica, a specialized mineral that is a critical input into oil and gas shale production and various industrial and specialty products. 

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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 - Great Business is all about maxamizing opportunities

AIBTM just finished day 1 n Baltimore. Devoted to education, like last year, the first day has been superb. The feedback from attendees has been great, with over 1,200 delegates participating in numerous sessions, and there is more to come across the next few days.

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Hyatt announces plans for a grand Hyatt hotel in Bogota

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Bienes y Comercio, S.A. for a Grand Hyatt hotel in Bogota, Colombia. Owned and constructed by Organización Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo, the hotel will be an integral part of the Ciudad Empresarial mixed use project, which occupies a prime location in the area of Ciudad Salitre, close to Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport.

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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. Christoph Franz, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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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. 

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Friday, 22 June 2012

Flybe will double in size in deal announced with Finnair

Flybe Finland has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to fly 12 Embraer E190 regional jets on behalf of Finnair that will not only realise its goal to become one of the largest regional airlines in the Nordic and Baltic States region but also make it one of Finland’s major aviation employers.

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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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Aura and Seasons Restaurants Celebrate Ramadan

Friday, June 22, 2012 - Gourmands looking to explore the rich and varied cuisine of one of the Levant’s most culinary-gifted countries have an exciting destination to converge this Ramadan: Aura, the new concept Syrian restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence promises to enchant the taste buds of diners with the exotic flavours of the East.

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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. 

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1Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade 2012 Promises To Dazzle

About a million people are expected to watch 15 lighted boats take part in the second 1Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade (1MITNFP) organised in conjunction with the Putrajaya Floria 2012 at Putrajaya Lake, Precinct 2 in Putrajaya from 30 June until 8 July. His Majesty, Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibuddin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah and Her Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Hajah Haminah are scheduled to officially launch the event at 8.30 pm on 30 June.

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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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Square Bar Features the Largest Selection of Single Malts

The Square Bar is home to the Kingdom’s largest selection of single malt whiskeys and cognacs. Amman’s best bar has a vast assortment of beverages amid an intimate setting, and is indisputably the city’s coziest venue to enjoy a drink or light snack.

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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. Also joining the collection are three suites and apartments properties in desirable Istanbul districts - the Çamlica Residence, Pendik Residence and Suadiye Residence - providing attractive options for longer-stay guests. 

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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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Special MICE package is on offer at Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Paschim Vihar

Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Paschim Vihar is offering an exclusive package for all kind of residential conferences inclusive of rooms, taxes, breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and usage of Banquet Hall.

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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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