Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Spirit Airlines’ Ultra Low Fares to Boost Tourism to Phoenix For Pride Race 2014

spirit-300x142Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) continues its commitment to boosting tourism to Phoenix as a sponsor of the upcoming 2014 Pride 10K / 5K Run and 5K Walk taking place April 5, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Secretary Foxx Announces 10 New Members to FAA Management Advisory Council

faaU.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx today appointed 10 new members to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Management Advisory Council (MAC). 

Puerto Rico voted as top Caribbean Island in USA TODAY Travel Award

Puerto-RicoPuerto Rico has been selected as the number one Caribbean Island in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Contest. Puerto Rico tops the list of destinations, which also included Curacao, Dominica and Barbados.

Marriott International Kicks Off 2014 With Two New Dubai Properties

6a0128763ee05d970c01a3fc34abb1970b-150wiMarriott International has announced the opening of two new properties in Dubai to kick start the expansion of its ever growing pipeline across the Middle East and Africa.

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American Airlines And US Airways Customers Gain Access To Broader Combined Network Through Codeshare

American-AirlinesAmerican Airlines and US Airways today offer customers improved access to the combined company’s global network through the first phase of a codeshare. Beginning today, customers can book flights on both airlines’ networks through the codeshare for travel starting Jan. 23.

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American Eagle Airlines, Inc. To Change Its Name To Envoy

45682American Eagle Airlines, Inc. (American Eagle Airlines), a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group Inc., announced today that the company will be changing its name to Envoy in spring 2014. 

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Malaysia Airlines Flies National Paralympic Athletes to Myanmar

1389681556530-300x180Malaysia Airlines is proud to fly the national paralympic athletes to Myanmar for the 7th ASEAN Paralympic Games. The special charter flight MH8986 departs from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Nay Pyi Taw International Airport at 10:20 am.

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Glasgow Airport enjoys busiest year since 2008

Glasgow-AirportGlasgow Airport enjoyed its busiest year since 2008 after 7.4 million passengers travelled through its doors in 2013, representing an annual increase of 2.9%.

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Cape Town ranked as top holiday destination in the world

cape-townThe tourism minister of South Africa’s Western Cape Province, Alan Winde, has welcomed the news that Cape Town has been ranked as the top holiday destination in the world by British newspaper The Guardian and the United States’ New York Times.

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Tourism ministers of MERCOSUR discuss strategies to expand tourism

MERCOSURTourism ministers of the countries of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) met Friday in Caracas to discuss various strategies to expand even more tourism in the regional bloc.

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

New Airbus aircraft list prices for 2014

7787e13ac8Airbus has increased the average list prices of its aircraft by 2.6 per cent across the product line. The new pricing is effective from January 1st 2014. 

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Airbus sets new records in orders, deliveries and backlog

3a372c69a7Airbus exceeded commercial targets in 2013, achieving a new record of 626 aircraft deliveries (493 A320 Family aircraft, 108 A330, 25 A380) to 93 customers (15 new) and a new industry record of 1619 gross orders (377 A320ceo, 876 A320neo, 77 A330, 239 A350 XWB, 50 A380) beating the previous record in 2011 by 11 aircraft.

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East African tourism target maybe feasible

East-African-tourismAccording to observers, East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie’s plan to increase the number of tourists visiting the country from 1.8 million to three million by 2017 may be ambitious but it is feasible.

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Major roadworks on approach to London Luton Airport

london-luton-airport-logo-300x108Air passengers and all road users travelling to/from London Luton Airport and into Luton via M1 Junction 10a are advised to allow extra time for their journeys from January 2014 until spring/summer 2015.

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Air France increases service to South-East Asia

Brazil France PlaneWith larger capacity aircraft and increased flight capacity during the 2014 summer season, Air France is increasing its service to Kuala Lumpur.

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Saint Lucia registers record stay-over arrivals for 2013

Saint-LuciaThe Saint Lucia Tourist Board has reported record stay-over arrivals for 2013, achieving the highest number of arrivals in the island’s history, reaching more than 315,000 visitors, surpassing 2011’s record of 312,404.

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Stansted Traffic Results For December 2013

London-stansted-logoStansted Airport enjoyed its busiest December in four years as nearly 1.32 million passengers passed through the airport – the fourth consecutive month of growth and an increase of 7.7% over the same month last year.

Jet Airways to introduce new daily flight from Vadodara to Pune via Indore

jet-airways-logoJet Airways, India’s premier international airline, will introduce a daily ATR 72-500 flight between Vadodara and Pune via Indore with effect from 15th January, 2014.

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Friday, 10 January 2014

Air Algerie fuels growth with 3 new ATR 72-600s

images-11Air Algerie, one of the biggest North African operators, today signed a purchase agreement for 3 new ATR 72-600s. The contract value is $74.1 million at current list price. 

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ATR and Royal Air Maroc sign a Global Maintenance Agreement

images4The European manufacturer of turboprop aircraft ATR and the national Moroccan airline Royal Air Maroc announce the signature of a Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) for the airline’s new fleet of ATR ‘-600’ aircraft.

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Countdown to ENTER 2014 – the world’s most important eTourism Conference

ifittIn less than three weeks the famous ENTER eTourism Conference will finally bring together again the eTourism community from all over the world for an exciting week full of eTourism events.

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DePaul University of Chicago and American Bus Association say Americans are Riding Motorcoaches

aba-logo (1)City-to-city motorcoach carriers such as, Greyhound Express, Bolt Bus, DC2NY and others are leading a sustained period of growth in the motorcoach industry.

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Café Allegro Newly Presents “Wagyu Beef & Seafood Fiesta” Dinner Buffet

Regal-Kowloon-HotelCafé Allegro of Regal Kowloon Hotel newly presents “Wagyu Beef & Seafood Fiesta” Dinner Buffet. Wagyu beef symbolizes “High Quality Beef” with ultimate tenderness and flavour. 

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2014 to crown three years of consecutive growth for global golf tourism, predicts IAGTO

IAGTO-300x134IAGTO’s ground breaking global golf travel survey published last year showed that golf tourism grew by an average of 9.3% in 2012.

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Coach USA/ and H&L Charters are Winners of 2014 American Bus Association’s “Green Operator Award” sponsored by Motor Coach Industries

aba-logo (1)Two outstanding American Bus Association member motorcoach companies, Coach USA, the parent company of, and H&L Charters will be honored at the American Bus Association’s annual Marketplace, January 11th-15th, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

2013 – A Record Year for London City Airport

london-city-airport80London City Airport has reported record passenger numbers for 2013, making it the most successful year since the airport opened in 1987.

London City Airport Gives £5,000 Towards Building School Music Block

london-city-airportA new music block facility at Gallions Primary School is a step closer to completion thanks to a £5,000 donation from London City Airport.

Glasgow Airport secures CityJet to operate replacement Cardiff service

Glasgow-AirportGlasgow Airport has secured CityJet to operate direct flights to Cardiff just weeks after Flybe announced it would be withdrawing its service to the Welsh capital.

Alaska Airlines and Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson Launch “12th Fan Rescue” Contest

Alaska-Airlines-300x200 (1)Alaska Airlines and star NFL quarterback Russell Wilson are coming to the rescue of Seahawk fans across the country by offering to fly two loyal fans to Seattle this weekend to watch the Seahawks battle the New Orleans Saints in their divisional playoff game.

Republic Airways Reports December 2013 Traffic

Republic-airways-300x200Republic Airways Holdings today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for December 2013. The following tables contain traffic results for Republic’s continuing operations, and exclude Frontier Airlines, which was acquired by an affiliate of Indigo Partners LLC on Dec. 3, 2013.

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Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results

Alaska-Airlines-300x200Alaska Air Group Inc. , the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc., will announce its fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.

Bombardier Wins Additional Order from San Francisco BART

BART-300x210Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) confirmed an order for 365 additional rail cars for its “Fleet of the Future”. 

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Air Canada Advises Customers of Reduced Operations due to Winter Storm Conditions

air-canada2-300x250Air Canada is advising customers that winter storm conditions in easternCanada and the U.S. northeast are impacting its operations, resulting in cancelled and delayed flights to and from:Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and U.S. northeast airports. 

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Chorus Aviation Inc. announces partial redemption of convertible debentures due December 31, 2014

Chorus-AviationChorus Aviation Inc. today announced that is has exercised its right to partially redeem its 9.50% Convertible Unsecured Subordinated Debentures (‘Debentures’) maturing on December 31, 2014,

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Qatar Airways Promotes Launch of First FC Barcelona Official Supporters in Kenya

qatar-airways-logo-300x102Qatar Airways, global main partner of FC Barcelona, promoted the launch of the football organisation’s first official supporters club in Kenya – Penya Barcelonista Mashariki (PBM).

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New Virgin America Visa Signature Cards Unveiled

Virgin-America-300x97Virgin America, the award-winning airline known for reinventing domestic travel, today announced it will partner with Alliance Data Retail Services,

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Boeing and Israel Aerospace Industries’ Arrow 3 Interceptor Successfully Completes 2nd Flight Test

boeingThe next-generation Arrow 3 interceptor, co-developed by Boeing and Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) MLM Division, has completed its second successful flight test, further demonstrating its ability to enhance Israel’s multi-tier anti-ballistic missile defense strategy.

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

airberlin registered positive capacity utilization in 2013 over the previous year

airberlin-2-300x237In 2013, airberlin was once again able to increase capacity utilization. In yearly comparison, Germany’s second-largest airline company increased capacity utilization by 1.3 percentage points, to 84.9 percent.

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City of Chicago officials provide guidelines to keep residents safe as extremely frigid temperatures and high winds continue

ChicagoMayor Rahm Emanuel and City of Chicago officials provided an update on the City’s response to the extremely cold temperatures that arrived in Chicago overnight, after days of snowfall and blowing snow.

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a part of the festive menu offers at the Tram Experience

TRAM-Exp_2-300x200During this holiday season, the Tram Experience will be serving an extra festive 3 course menu concocted by Brussels brightest culinary ambassadors, two starred chefs Lionel Rigolet from the Comme Chez Soi and Pascal Devalkeneer from the Chalet de la Forêt.

Celebrate Russian Christmas and New Year at Atlantis, the Palm

Atlantis__The_Palm_Saffron__Buffet_Station__3_-200x300Thirteen days after the Western Christmas, Atlantis, The Palm will celebrate Russian Orthodox Christmas, in accordance with the old Julian calendar, on 7th January 2014.

18-meter giant inflatable yellow duck, major tourists attraction found deflated in Taiwan

18-meter-giant-inflatable-yellow-duckThe famous tourist attraction, a giant yellow duck on display at Taiwan’s Keelung Port did not really have much to look forward to this New Year. The Duck got deflated duck to some unknown reason at a time when tourists flock in Taiwan where the duck is a major attraction.

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Dubai’s Tourism Department commits to #MyDubai initiative

definitely-dubaiDubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the governmental body responsible for promoting Dubai’s leisure and business tourism offering around the world, committed to joining the #MyDubai initiative, announced recently by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

WestJet to resume non-stop service from Toronto

westjet-e1376651506244WestJet announced it will resume its non-stop seasonal service between Toronto and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on March 6, 2014, nearly two months earlier than in 2013.

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On 11th January 2014 celebrate Children’s Day at Romsai,Banyan Tree Bangkok

hotel-dishesA child’s smile is a priceless gift and so is each moment we share with our families. This year Romsai is proud to celebrate Thailand’s National Children’ Day on 11 January, giving you the opportunity to treat your family to an exquisite brunch experience put together with great passion from our culinary team, while giving back to the community and the children who are most in need.

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Brussels Ice Magic celebrates Tintin’s 85th birthday

Brussels-Ice-Magic-6_2-300x200Tintin is celebrating his 85th birthday this coming 10 January, and Brussels Ice Magic – which is entirely dedicated to comic strips – is taking part in the festivities.

Boeing closes 2013 as the most successful calendar year

boeing-building_med-300x140Boeing set a company record in 2013 for the most commercial airplanes delivered in a single year with 648. The company’s unfilled commercial orders stood at 5,080 at the end of the year – also a new Boeing record.

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Saturday, 4 January 2014

Air Seychelles awarded 4-star airline ranking award by Skytrax

air-seychelles-logo-300x65Airline review organization Skytrax has awarded Air Seychelles the prestigious 4-star airline ranking award. Air Seychelles is the first and only 4-star airline in the Indian Ocean, and is one of only 36 airlines in the world that meet the rigorous quality criteria of the Skytrax 4-star airline ranking.

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Friday, 3 January 2014

Rolf Lippuner Promoted To Hotel Manager At Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

cq5dam.web_.press_.722.keepaspectratioDirk Burghartz, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC announces the appointment of Rolf Lippuner as Hotel Manager.

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Hotel industry in U.S. post mixed results in the week ending on December 28

STRThe U.S. hotel industry posted mixed results in the three key performance measurements during the week of 22-28 December, according to data from STR.