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Published on 26/05/2015
windstar-debuts-star-legend-all-suite-power-yacht Windstar Cruises debuted Star Legend, the third and final of the fleet’s three new all suite power yachts. The yacht christened on Monday in Rome, Italy and pier-side champagne celebration mark the luxury yacht’s introduction to the Windstar fleet, and the start of its inaugural voyage through Italy, France, and Spain.
Published on 26/05/2015
half-price-ski-lift-pass-with-inghamsIn preparation for the winter 15/16 ski season, Inghams has an amazing half price lift pass offer on all adult lift passes for bookings made between Wednesday 27th May to Sunday 28th June 2015 inclusive, with savings of up to £235 per couple. This offer is applicable to bookings made for chalet, Chalet Hotel and selected partner hotel stays on most dates.
Published on 26/05/2015
the-legendary-orient-express-embarks-on-a-new-journey-to-berlin The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express embarks on a new journey to Berlin taking guests on a fascinating journey through time. In the tradition of the first pioneering days of rail travel, this new route links three historic European cities, London, Paris and Berlin.
Published on 26/05/2015
sheraton-hotels-opens-new-hotel-in-arizona Independently owned by Arizona hotelier Bob Yost, the Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West opens in Mesa, Arizona. Sheraton Mesa offers 180 rooms, ample meeting facilities and all of the brand’s signature services and amenities. The hotel is located just 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix and eight miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Published on 26/05/2015
thailand-promotes-tour-of-i-san-loei-classic-cycling-competition Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with the Loei Provincial Administration, Life and Living Bikenet, and Nok Air organizes the “Tour of I-san Loei Classic” on 7 June, 2015. The event, which is aimed at promoting green tourism in the northeastern region of Loei, is set to attract some 300 cyclists from Thailand and around the world.
Published on 26/05/2015
turkey-launches-its-55th-airport-in-hakkari Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu have inaugurated the country's 55th airport in Yuksekova district of southeastern border province of Hakkari. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, Prime Minister Davutoglu said they agreed with President Erdogan to name Yuksekova Airport as Selahaddin Eyyubi Airport, after Saladin of the Ayyubids, the Kurdish-origin Muslim conqueror of al-Quds, or Jerusalem.
Published on 26/05/2015
qatar-airways-launches-services-between-amsterdam-and-doha-on-16-juneQatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, unveiled the five-star airline’s vision for its latest new destination, Amsterdam. “Amsterdam is a major capital, one of the busiest airports in Europe, and one of the most popular tourism destinations in the world. We have been pursuing the opportunity to open this new route for some time and I am pleased to have achieved our ambition” said Mr. Al Baker.
Published on 26/05/2015
lithuania-hosts-pazaislis-music-festival One of the most significant cultural events in Lithuania, the XX Pazaislis Music Festival starts on 31 May running until 30 August. This year the festival will hold 40 concerts and visitors will have an opportunity to hear the most well-known Lithuanian and foreign musicians, celebrate anniversaries of the composer Mykolas Kleopas Oginskis (250th year), a painter, composer and writer Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis (140th year) and two Lithuanian tenors - Virgilijus Noreika and Edgaras Montvidas.
Published on 26/05/2015
addition-to-turkish-airlines-africa-network Turkish Airlines’ Africa network now encompasses 44 destinations with the addition of Bamako, Mali; the 28th country in Africa and one of 110 nations served across the globe. By adding its 110th country, Turkish Airlines, “Europe’s Best Airline” for the last four years as ranked by Skytrax, continues expand its already substantial African network.
Published on 26/05/2015
72-hours-of-nonstop-memorial-weekend-entertainment-at-drai-s-beachclub Partiers and entertainment fanatics came together for the Memorial Day Weekend - at Drai's Beachclub • Nightclub. From May 22 - 25, the indoor/outdoor daytime/nighttime hotspot hosted live concerts, DJ sets and more by a roster of major talent including 50 Cent, Akon, The Weeknd, Chris Brown, Meel Mill, Too $Short, Chromeo, Adventure Club, 3LAU and more.
Published on 26/05/2015
prague-convention-bureau-awarded-congress-ambassadors Prague Convention Bureau awarded congress ambassadors during the Ambassador Awards Evening for the sixth time in a row. The sixth year of the Ambassador Awards Evening was held in Prague´s Žofín Palace on Wednesday 13 May 2015.
Published on 26/05/2015
new-etihad-airways-butlers-graduate-in-uk The second group of Etihad Airways Butlers, an Abu Dhabi-based team of 12 men and women, who have all worked as food and beverage managers on board Etihad Airways’ long-haul fleet, graduated this week from the intensive Savoy Butler Academy training program in the United Kingdom. The course was conducted by the London School of Hospitality and Tourism at the University of West London, in conjunction with the legendary Savoy Hotel.
Published on 26/05/2015
honeymoon-destinations-of-turkish-couples As the wedding season starts in Turkey, country’s leading travel booking website, tatilsepeti.com reveals details of its latest study; preferred honeymoon destinations of newlyweds. According to the results for this year differ from last year, couples prefer tranquil and exotic destinations rather than popular holiday spots.
Published on 25/05/2015
mariah-carey-announces-valentine-s-day-performance Mariah Carey, wraps up the first run of sell-out performances of her hit headlining residency “MARIAH #1 TO INFINITY” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, nine more shows scheduled for February 2016, including a Valentine’s Day performance, went on-sale Friday, May 22.
Published on 25/05/2015
average-spend-of-chinese-millennial-traveler The average spend for trips outside China by Chinese youth travelers is revealed as part of a research. According to UNWTO data, Chinese travelers took an estimated 109 million overseas trips in 2014 and spent an estimated USD 129 billion in 2013. The infographic below is designed to provide insight in to this rapidly expanding travel demographic.
Published on 25/05/2015
airbus-corporate-jets-and-lufthansa-technik-offer-new-elite-concept Building on the success story of the ACJ318 Elite, with 19 deliveries to date, and based on market demand, Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) and Lufthansa Technik will expand their successful co-operation in pre-defined VIP cabin completions by offering the Elite concept on the ACJ319. The new "ACJ319 Elite" product will be officially launched at EBACE 2015 and is available immediately.
Published on 25/05/2015
turkish-airlines-launches-istanbul-sabiha-goekcen-barcelona-serviceTurkey’s flag carrier having the world's 4th largest flight network announced the addition of a new route from Istanbul’s second airport; Sabiha Gökçen International Airport on the Asian side of the city to Barcelona, Spain.
Published on 25/05/2015
halic-congress-center-will-host-cesio-congress-2015 The 10th World Surfactant Congress and Business Convention will convene in Istanbul from 1 to 3 June 2015 at Haliç Congress Center. This event is organised on behalf of the European Committee of Surfactants and their Organic Intermediates (CESIO), a sector group of CEFIC.
Published on 25/05/2015
europe-s-first-airport-on-artificial-island-opens-in-turkey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu officially opened Europe's first airport on an artificial island on May 22. The airport is opened as a morning Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul carrying 136 passengers touched down on its runway.
Published on 25/05/2015
asian-incentive-delegates-to-be-the-highest-spendersBusiness Events Sydney (BESydney) released a new research which reveals that Asian incentive delegates are Sydney’s highest yielding delegate, outspending holiday visitors by an average of 6.5 times, and up to as much as 9.4 times. Commissioned by BESydney and developed in collaboration with the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), the study analyses the corporate incentive market, with a focus on Asia. 
Published on 25/05/2015
sweden-wins-2015-eurovision-song-contest-in-vienna It was an exciting evening at the Wiener Stadthalle where in front of thousands of people in the arena and millions of people on TV, Måns Zelmerlöw from Sweden with his song titled Heroes has collected most votes of viewers at the final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
Published on 25/05/2015
istanbul-hosts-global-energy-forumThe sixth World Forum on Energy Regulation starts today (Monday) at Lutfi Kirdar International Convention & Exhibition Centre (ICEC) in Istanbul. The four-day forum, hosted by the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) and organized under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, is aimed at developing a common approach to energy regulation by bringing together regulatory heads and representatives. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz and EMRA head Mustafa Yilmaz make opening speeches of the forum.
Published on 24/05/2015
dr-beach-s-top-10-u-s-beaches-for-2015 For more than 25 years, Dr. Stephen Leatherman ("Dr. Beach") has reviewed, evaluated and rated beaches and coastal areas throughout the world. Dr. Beach issued his annual Top 10 U.S. beaches for 2015 on the basis of 50 criteria, including water and sand quality.
Published on 24/05/2015
cunard-s-three-queens-to-meet-on-the-river-mersey-watch-live-on-mondayCunard’s three Queens, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, will gather in the company’s ‘spiritual home’ of Liverpool to mark its 175th anniversary on Monday, 25 May. Those who cannot attend but are interested in viewing this historic moment can view a live satellite feed, from 12:30-14:00 pm (GMT)
Published on 24/05/2015
mini-enthusiasts-meet-in-lithuania For more than five decades, enthusiasts from all over the world have been sharing their passion for the classic Mini. And once a year they celebrate the iconic British car at a very special event: the International Mini Meeting (IMM). From 21 to 25 May 2015, classic Mini drivers and enthusiasts meet in Lithuania for the first time.
Published on 23/05/2015
delta-s-new-safety-video Delta has unveiled a new safety video that features some faces, animals, and animations that web-savvy passengers will find familiar. Delta claims to have made the "Internetest in-flight safety video on the Internet."
Published on 23/05/2015
eiffel-tower-closes-due-to-staff-strike A strike closed the Eiffel Tower for most of Friday as staff demanded more help to deal with pickpockets operating around the Paris landmark, tower officials and unions said. "There have always been pickpockets at the Eiffel Tower, but we are now facing an organized network", said a union representative.
Published on 22/05/2015
melissa-reid-wins-turkish-airlines-ladies-open England's Melissa Reid won the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open on Wednesday, for her fifth career Ladies European Tour victory. The 27-year-old fired rounds of 65, 69, 74 and 73 at Carya Golf Club in Belek, Antalya, for a total of 11 under par and a four stroke win over Frenchwoman Gwladys Nocera. Nocera finished with a 71 in the unique Sunday-Wednesday event.
Published on 22/05/2015
saudi-arabia-to-have-world-s-largest-hotel Saudi Arabia is set to become home to world’s largest hotel with a whopping 10,000 rooms. To be built just two kilometers away from the site of Mecca, which attracts two million Muslim pilgrims a year for the annual Hajj, the $3.5 billion Abraj Kudai will become the world’s largest hotel when it opens in 2017.
Published on 22/05/2015
a-new-luxury-jet-design-by-mercedes-benz-style-and-lufthansa-technik Mercedes-Benz’s design-focused Style division has teamed up with Germany’s Lufthansa Technik to design and complete VIP aircraft cabins. The two companies will jointly develop an entirely innovative, luxurious and integrated cabin concept for short- and medium-haul aircraft. The VIP aircraft cabin concept, on show this week at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) 2015 in Geneva.
Published on 21/05/2015
istanbul-autoshow-2015-opens-on-friday The Istanbul Autoshow 2015 – one of the biggest industry shows in Europe and the Middle East – has brought together 37 brands and 500 models. Istanbul Autoshow 2015 will be organized at TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center located in Beylikdüzü between May 22-31, 2015 with the cooperation of ODD (Automotive Distributors’ Association) and TÜYAP Fairs and Exhibitions Organization.
Published on 21/05/2015
german-rail-strike-ends German national rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) and the GDL train drivers' union on Wednesday agreed to return to arbitration talks, with GDL halting its open-ended strike and agreeing not to down tools until the new talks come to a close. The current strike action was set to conclude at 7 p.m. local time (17:00 UTC) on Thursday, May 21.
Published on 21/05/2015
athens-to-host-3rd-posidonia-sea-tourism-forum More than 800 delegates from cruise companies, ports and destinations, ship suppliers, yacht operators and charterers, marina developers, local authorities and government bodies will gather next week in Athens, Greece for the third edition of Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum. Sea tourism in Greece and Turkey is set for a significant upturn over the next two seasons as the region’s most profitable cruise destinations stand to benefit from an anticipated redeployment of part of the world’s cruise capacity back to the Eastern Mediterranean.
Published on 21/05/2015
first-hotel-indigo-in-downtown-los-angeles InterContinental Hotels Group will open its first Hotel Indigo hotel; IHG’s boutique hotel brand, in the city of Los Angeles, California. The 350-room, 18-story Hotel Indigo Downtown Los Angeles is a part of Metropolis project which is over $1 billion mixed-use development that promises to redefine the Los Angeles streetscape, skyline and lifestyle.
Published on 21/05/2015
europe-s-beaches-rank-high-for-cleanliness Summer will soon be here in Europe and trips to the beach are just around the corner. Good News! Water quality in many European sites is in high-quality. According to the annual bathing water quality report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission, ninety-five per cent of the monitored bathing sites in the European Union met minimum standards for water quality in 2014.
Published on 21/05/2015
record-number-of-international-visitors-travelled-to-london-in-2014 London & Partners, the official promotional company for London, announced that London welcomed more international visitors than ever before in 2014, with the city’s cultural attractions and world class sporting events proving irresistible draws for millions, according to new figures released today by the Office for National Statistics International Passenger Survey (IPS).
Published on 21/05/2015
oman-promoted-its-meetings-and-conventions-industry-at-imex The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC), the Sultanate’s landmark business events hub, revealed its latest 3D structures and aerial drone images in the lead up to the opening in 2016 at a press conference held in IMEX Frankfurt 2015, the leading worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events.
Published on 21/05/2015
smart-travel-app-triposo-helps-you-to-decide-and-make-purchases The Berlin-based startup which first focused on giving travelers personal and hyperlocal recommendations on where to go and what to do has extended its offerings by booking their trips. With its latest update Triposo, the travel guide app with 10 M downloads, travelers can now book their complete trip on the go, with hotel deals, attraction tickets, amazing experiences and local tours.
Published on 21/05/2015
pink-floyd-added-to-mandalay-bay-beach-concert-series Under The Sun, the hugely popular summer tour celebrating the golden age of alternative pop rock ‘n’ roll, returns to the Mandalay Bay Beach Saturday, July 18. The 2015 tour will feature top bands of the‘90s and today including, Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra, Uncle Kracker and Eve 6.
Published on 21/05/2015
tryp-by-wyndham-brand-enters-the-philippinesWyndham Hotel Group has entered into a franchise agreement to introduce its select-service lifestyle hotel brand, TRYP by Wyndham®, to the Philippines. Under the terms of the agreement with master franchisee Microtel Inns & Suites (Pilipinas) Inc., at least eight TRYP by Wyndham hotels will be developed in the country over 10 years, with the first property expected to open at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City in 2016. With this agreement, the Philippines becomes the first country in Southeast Asia to welcome the TRYP by Wyndham brand.
Published on 21/05/2015
fred-olsen-cruise-lines-offers-chance-to-experience-le-mans-24-hours-race Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, in conjunction with ticket provider Travel Destinations Ltd., is offering guests the chance to experience the exciting Le Mans 24 Hours Race. Considered to be one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world, the Le Mans 24 Hours Race is the oldest active sports car competition in endurance racing, and has been held annually near the town of Le Mans, in France, since 1923.
Published on 21/05/2015
chicago-and-china-partner-to-strengthen-cross-cultural-tourism-initiativesChoose Chicago signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cultural cooperation with the China International Culture Association, under the guidance of the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China. "China is Chicago's largest inbound overseas market," said Don Welsh, President and CEO of Choose Chicago.
Published on 20/05/2015
disney-cruise-line-returning-to-new-york-miami-and-galveston-in-2016In the fall of 2016, Disney Cruise Line will return to New York for a limited time with sailings to the Bahamas that include a visit to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. New seven-night Caribbean cruises from Miami and a return to Galveston, Texas round out the season.
Published on 20/05/2015
melia-opens-its-first-italian-luxury-lifestyle-hotel ME by Meliá is launching its first Italian luxury lifestyle hotel in the heart of Milan’s fashion and design district in May 2015. Centrally located in the Piazza della Repubblica shopping area, and just north of Brera, the city’s vibrant design district, ME Milan Il Duca was originally designed by globally renowned late architect, Aldo Rossi.
Published on 20/05/2015
bahamas-introduces-newest-wedding-trend The Islands of the Bahamas have long been synonymous with destination weddings and dream honeymoons, and with their new dedicated bridal and honeymoon registry they are further cementing this relationship.
Published on 20/05/2015
greater-fort-lauderdale-launches-travel-agent-academy-specialist-programThe Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB), in conjunction with Travel Agent Academy, has launched a new Greater Fort Lauderdale Specialist Program course for travel agents to become experts on all things Hello Sunny.
Published on 20/05/2015
marriott-hotels-premieres-original-short-film-french-kiss The Marriott Content Studio - in partnership with Marriott Hotels, premieres its second original short film, French Kiss, with a global YouTube launch followed by a gala screening and party at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Los Angeles.
Published on 20/05/2015
pier-39-once-again-ranked-most-visited-attraction-in-san-francisco PIER 39 was ranked the most-visited attraction in San Francisco for the second time by San Francisco Travel Association's Visitor Profile Study. The study is conducted every four years and, according to 2014 results, 43.7% of domestic and international visitors came to PIER 39 during their stay in San Francisco. An estimated 10 million people visit PIER 39 annually.
Published on 20/05/2015
halic-congress-center-to-host-38th-ophthalmology-spring-symposium Turkish Ophthalmology Society Istanbul branch organizes the 38th Ophthalmology Spring Symposium between 22-24 May 2015 at Haliç Congress Center. Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye.
Published on 20/05/2015
jetblue-announces-two-new-routesJetBlue Airways plans two new routes that will grow its presence in the Baltimore-Washington and Philadelphia metropolitan areas and continue its expansion in its focus cities in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood.
Published on 20/05/2015
new-app-for-rail-and-coach-travel-from-goeuro GoEuro has launched a brand new app for travelers to search, compare and book for travel by train, coach or air. The free app is easy to use on android and iOS. The new app will allow users to compare travel time and prices from over 160 rail and coach companies as well as airlines globally, enabling them to compare travel time and prices for the full journey, and book their tickets in eight countries.
Published on 20/05/2015
new-partnership-to-bring-world-masters-golf-events-to-asia Asia Pacific Golf tourism specialists Golfasian and Go Golfing, the market leaders in golf travel in Asia and Australia, have formed a strategic partnership to bring World Masters golf events to Asia. The principals of the two companies - Mark Siegel of Golfasian and Peter McCarthy of Go Golfing - are planning future events in at least four premier oceanfront golf destinations, each expected to feature participants from more than 30 countries.
Published on 20/05/2015
gulf-air-increases-frequency-of-its-direct-istanbul-service As part of its new summer schedule Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, is launching additional flights to and from Istanbul as of 11th July with a choice of up to 07 flights a week, available for travel through to 12th September 2015. The increased flights to/from Istanbul are catering to growing passenger numbers in light of the upcoming holiday season.
Published on 20/05/2015
kuala-lumpur-convention-centre-invests-to-host-more-delegatesA world-class meetings and events facility; Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre invests to host more delegates. The center’s expansion at the adjacent Lot 91 is officially underway. Lot 91 will be a mixed commercial development comprising of office tower, convention center and retail podium. The project has a prime location within KLCC Precinct and has been designed for seamless integration with the existing Centre.
Published on 20/05/2015
aeroflot-passengers-can-get-extra-baggage-allowance-for-free Aeroflot passengers flying to/from Male, Bangkok, Phuket, Ho Chi Minh up to Oct 24, 2015 (Nov 24, 2015 for return flights) get extra baggage allowance to carry diving and surfing equipment free of charge.
Published on 20/05/2015
germany-s-meetings-industry-shows-growth Recently published Meeting & EventBarometer 2015 reveals that Germany saw 9 percent growth in the number of international meeting guests in 2014 reaching to a total of 25.6 million. The report also illustrates how expertise, technology, sustainability, value and infrastructure are among the leading factors why planners choose Germany again and again.
Published on 20/05/2015
etihad-airways-adds-fourth-daily-bangkok-serviceEtihad Airways will add a fourth daily service between Abu Dhabi and Bangkok from 1 July 2015. Operated by a B777-300ER aircraft, the new service will increase the number of roundtrip flights which Etihad Airways operates between the two cities to 28 per week, and add approximately 5,000 weekly seats to the route. Below you will see the schedule.
Published on 20/05/2015
german-rail-strike-widensThe German train drivers' union GDL has widened its strike to include passenger services. German rail operator Deutsche Bahn said GDL began the part of its strike affecting passenger trains at 2 a.m. local time (0000 UTC) Wednesday.
Published on 20/05/2015
seychelles-tourism-board-showcased-their-paradise-at-the-arabian-travel-market The Seychelles Tourism Board took part in the Arabian Travel Market from May 4-7, 2015 which was held at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Seychelles Tourism Board took part in the Middle East section. The tourism board announced after the event that with the face to face meeting opportunity given to the attendees and its partners, many stand visitors were fascinated with the islands and plans to visit Seychelles as part of their summer itinerary.
Published on 20/05/2015
aeroflot-security-dogs-detect-explosives-and-diagnose-cancer Aeroflot’s dog security service and major Russian scientists work together and achieved breakthrough results through scientific research. A new method to detect explosive and dangerous substances has got scientific proof and a relative patent. New cancer diagnostics research data have been revealed.
Published on 20/05/2015
etihad-partners-with-sita-to-track-passenger-bags Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, introduces a new service that will enable the company to track passengers’ bags in a cost-effective and accurate way. Thanks to new partnership with SITA, an air transport IT specialist, Etihad may extend its services by allowing passengers to track their bags.
Published on 19/05/2015
alitalia-ends-partnership-with-air-france-klm Alitalia today announced that it will not renew its partnership agreement and ancillary joint ventures agreements with Air France-KLM when they come up for renewal in 2017. The agreements govern passenger services operated by the three carriers between Italy and France (and beyond), and between Italy and the Netherlands (and beyond), as well as the marketing, sales and distribution of Alitalia Cargo belly services undertaken by Air France-KLM.
Published on 19/05/2015
onxy-to-open-seven-properties-in-china-by-2018Asia’s leading hospitality group; ONYX Hospitality Group will operate new properties in China. Thanks to two new management contracts; the group will soon operate seven new properties by 2018 in addition to the 11 existing properties.
Published on 19/05/2015
princess-cruises-memorial-day-saleIn honor of Memorial Day, Princess Cruises is offering cruise deals on itineraries departing from the U.S. to spectacular vacation destinations including Hawaii, the Caribbean, Canada & New England, Mexico and the California Coast during the Memorial Day Sale.
Published on 19/05/2015
portugal-to-host-international-health-and-wealth-conferencePortugal’s Algarve will host the International Health and Wealth Conference. IHW is the first and only International Conference 2015 in Europe about Healthcare and wellbeing services, connected to the most attractive complementary sectors: Tourism, Corporate Finance and Real Estate - business as well as consumer-focused.
Published on 19/05/2015
best-western-unveils-new-hotel-in-indonesia Best Western International has identified Indonesia as one of its most important markets and unveils a new property in Bogor, West Java. “Best Western International’s Indonesian expansion strategy is now in full swing, and BEST WESTERN Bogor Icon is another excellent addition to our fast-growing collection of hotels across the country,” said Ron Pohl, Best Western International’s Senior Vice President of Brand Management.
Published on 19/05/2015
india-to-host-pata-travel-mart-2015Bangalore, Karnataka, India is the host of the 38th PATA Travel Mart 2015. The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will hold the mart on September 6-8, 2015 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC). The Mart is being generously hosted by the Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka.
Published on 19/05/2015
brand-new-global-certificate-in-event-design-launched Event Model Generation joins forces with San Diego State University and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) ) to launch the first global certificate in event design. The Event Design Certificate Program is an immersive three-day training course that will innovate the industry by teaching a systematic 10 step visual approach to event design for meeting professionals.
Published on 19/05/2015
all-germanwings-victims-are-identified All the human remains found at the scene of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps on March 24 with 150 people on board have been identified and will be returned to their families. Investigators say co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the plane after locking the pilot out of the cockpit.
Published on 19/05/2015
world-s-most-important-shopping-destinations A new report analysed the operational networks of 334 leading international retailers across 61 countries and revealed the world's most important shopping destinations. The top ten markets are largely unchanged from the 2012 rankings. The 2015 edition of the CBRE report: ‘How Global is the Business of Retail?’ presents Top Target Markets, Top 10 Countries, Top 10 City Rankings.

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Energetic Life in Pattaya

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Thailand's first holiday resort town nearest to Bangkok; Pattaya became Asia's popular tourist destination with its scenic beachfronts and frantic nightlife.

Hangzhou

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