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South African Airways introduces new state-of-the-art Airbus A330-300 aircraft on Washington DC route

South African Airways introduces new state-of-the-art Airbus A330-300 aircraft on Washington DC route

South African Airways (SAA), the national carrier of South Africa and Africa’s most awarded airline has introduced its new Airbus A330-300 wide-body aircraft on the three-times weekly route between Washington, DC Dulles International Airport and Johannesburg … February 13, 2017
UNWTO hosts 1st meeting of the Working Group of Experts on Measuring  Sustainable Tourism

UNWTO hosts 1st meeting of the Working Group of Experts on Measuring Sustainable Tourism

Policy experts and statisticians specialized in sustainable development, environment and tourism gathered to agree on the way forward in developing a statistical framework for sustainable tourism. The meeting was held at UNWTO headquarters in Madrid … November 11, 2016
Mahatma Gandhi bust to be placed in Seychelles’ capital of Victoria

Mahatma Gandhi bust to be placed in Seychelles’ capital of Victoria

A bust of the great Indian statesman, politician, and leader of the country's independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi, will be placed in an approved location in the Seychelles capital of Victoria. This was announced by the Minister for Tourism and Culture … October 19, 2016
Seychelles President warmly welcomes UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the Indian Ocean islands

Seychelles President warmly welcomes UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the Indian Ocean islands

The President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. James Alix Michel, has warmly welcomed His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) to Seychelles at the Seychelles International Airport this afternoon. Mr. Ban is … May 7, 2016
refund.me launches B2B flight compensation portal for businesses

refund.me launches B2B flight compensation portal for businesses

PALO ALTO, California & POTSDAM, Germany – refund.me Group, the passenger rights travel technology company, has launched refund.me Business Solutions, a new business-to-business (B2B) web portal that provides worldwide automatic processing of business … April 8, 2016
Pristine Wilderness or idyllic Island: Five Star Hotels from around the world join luxury fair “loop” in Frankfurt am Main

Pristine Wilderness or idyllic Island: Five Star Hotels from around the world join luxury fair “loop” in Frankfurt am Main

First Class Hotels can be found worldwide – in the Chilean Atacama Desert as well as on the terrific islands in the Indian Ocean. 100 of the most unique, unusual and luxurious tourist providers in the world will be in Frankfurt am Main from April 10th … March 23, 2016
Skål International Phuket & Southern Thailand elect new executive committee

Skål International Phuket & Southern Thailand elect new executive committee

Skål International Phuket & Southern Thailand held an election for a new executive committee for the coming year 2015-2017. President Claude Sauter, Vice-President Mr. Brice Borin and Treasurer Mrs. Jirapa “Sii” were re-elected unanimously and welcomed … June 19, 2015
Seychelles is proudly announcing that a marine story of the islands will be screened on BBC this weekend and that a television report on the island’s Carnaval International de Victoria will be on next weekend

Seychelles is proudly announcing that a marine story of the islands will be screened on BBC this weekend and that a television report on the island’s Carnaval International de Victoria will be on next weekend

The Seychelles Tourism Board in London says that it is now confirmed that one of the stories that the BBC crew filmed when they were in Seychelles for the 2015 Carnaval International de Victoria (Seychelles Maritime and Fishing Experience), will be screened … June 3, 2015
Group Managing Director shares with exhibitors tips on how to excel in exhibitions

Group Managing Director shares with exhibitors tips on how to excel in exhibitions

In a training session that was held on April 23, 2015 at the Shaanxi Provincial Tourism Administration, Group Managing Director of Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd., Mr. Edward Liu, shared five key points on what to do as exhibitors … April 23, 2015
USA & Seychelles Tourism meet through WTTC Tourism Summit held alongside the UNWTO in Spain

USA & Seychelles Tourism meet through WTTC Tourism Summit held alongside the UNWTO in Spain

Kelly Craighead, the Executive Director at the National Travel and Tourism Office of the US Department of Commerce International Trade Administration of the USA, met with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, on the … April 16, 2015
New cargo truck parking area opens at Frankfurt Airport

New cargo truck parking area opens at Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) celebrated the opening of a new truck parking lot at CargoCity South on March 13, after one year of construction. Right behind airport gate 31, there are now more than 70 parking spaces available 24 hours a day for vans, trucks, … April 14, 2015
Reed Exhibitions appoints new Travel Divisional Director

Reed Exhibitions appoints new Travel Divisional Director

The renowned industry events that fall under Reed Travel Exhibitions include the International Luxury Travel Market portfolio, IBTM Events, and recently announced, WTM portfolio which consists of Reed Exhibitions flagship event World Travel Market in … February 1, 2015
Reed Exhibitions appoints new Travel Divisional Director

Reed Exhibitions appoints new Travel Divisional Director

Reed Exhibitions has appointed Nick Pilbeam to the position of Divisional Director – Travel. Newly-appointed Pilbeam, who brings with him an enormous amount of growth strategy knowledge and industry insight, will head up the travel division of the world’s … January 22, 2015

Travel search engine LagiSatu.com launches world’s first iOS & android app with Muslim-friendly hotel features

The brand-new app from hotel search engine LagiSatu.com is now available for free download at the iTunes and Google Play store. The only accommodation finder business and leisure travelers will ever need, the LagiSatu app puts the convenience of the world’s … December 11, 2014
ACS concludes 17th Intersessional Preparatory Meeting of the Ministerial Council

ACS concludes 17th Intersessional Preparatory Meeting of the Ministerial Council

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago - The 17th Intersessional Preparatory Meeting of the Ministerial Council was convened by the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) on December 1, 2014 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The meeting gathered Member … December 2, 2014
Bridging the gap between tourism and aviation policies

Bridging the gap between tourism and aviation policies

Vijay Poonoosamy, the Vice President, International and Public Affairs, Etihad Airways, was one of the experts who had been invited to address the first Tourism Ministerial Meeting by the 20 Member IORA (Indian Ocean Rim Association) that was hosted in … November 25, 2014
Performing arts representatives meet Seychelles Minister responsible for Culture & National Arts Council

Performing arts representatives meet Seychelles Minister responsible for Culture & National Arts Council

Ralph Amesbury, the Chairman of SEYMAS, the Performing Arts Association, met last week with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, in the presence of Jimmy Savy, the CEO of the National Arts Council of Seychelles. … October 13, 2014
Centara’s Suparat Chirathivat awarded with Best Hotel Development Executives of Asia award by AHF International Hotel Investment Summit

Centara’s Suparat Chirathivat awarded with Best Hotel Development Executives of Asia award by AHF International Hotel Investment Summit

BANGKOK, Thailand - The AHF International Hotel Investment Summit has awarded Suparat Chirathivat, vice president of Centara International Management, the management arm within the Centara Hotels & Resorts group, as one of the Best Hotel Development Executives … September 27, 2014
UNWTO confers CNN`s Richard Quest the 2013 UNWTO Lifetime Achievement Award

UNWTO confers CNN`s Richard Quest the 2013 UNWTO Lifetime Achievement Award

UNWTO has awarded CNN`s Richard Quest the 2013 UNWTO Award for Lifetime Achievement, in recognition of his work as a business journalist reporting on the tourism industry. The Award recognizes Mr. Quest`s reporting across the globe on CNN, which has … January 23, 2014
Elisabeth's Tailor Made Tours chooses .travel domain

Elisabeth's Tailor Made Tours chooses .travel domain

When Elisabeth, of Elisabeth's Tailor Made Tours & Promotions in The Netherlands, was to set up her website, she didn't have to think too long to decide that a domain with a .travel extension was the way to go. Having a website with “.travel” in its … September 20, 2013
Robert Lohrmann appointed General Manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Robert Lohrmann appointed General Manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Robert Lohrmann to the position of General Manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya with immediate effect. Mr. … September 12, 2013
Pascal Lamy to chair the World Committee on Tourism Ethics

Pascal Lamy to chair the World Committee on Tourism Ethics

The 20th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly unanimously approved the designation of Mr. Pascal Lamy, former Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), as the new Chairman of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics. Mr. Pascal Lamy will … September 5, 2013
Jamie Crisp appointed Director of Sales for Centara Maldives

Jamie Crisp appointed Director of Sales for Centara Maldives

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Jamie Crisp as Director of Sales for the Maldives.Mr. Crisp, who will be based at Centara’s head office in Bangkok, … July 25, 2013
Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau improves online reach with .travel

Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau improves online reach with .travel

Cancun is a place like no other: white sandy beaches, clear turquoise water, expansive resorts, boutique hotels, fine dining, and festive entertainment. With such a great destination, the Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau was in need of a great marketing … June 29, 2013
Louis D'Offay, the Seychelles known and respected hotelier, steps down as tourism industry’s Chairman after 15 years of service to the industry

Louis D'Offay, the Seychelles known and respected hotelier, steps down as tourism industry’s Chairman after 15 years of service to the industry

One of the highlights of the annual general meeting of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) last Friday was the stepping down of Louis D’Offay as Chairman of the association. Mr. D’Offay has served the association for 15 years. Mr. … June 24, 2013
42nd Skal Asia Congress in Negombo, Sri Lanka

42nd Skal Asia Congress in Negombo, Sri Lanka

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka - The 42nd Skal Asia Congress was successfully held in Negombo, Sri Lanka from May 30–June 2, 2013 with about 100 international delegates and local members and VIPs, including Mok Singh, Skal International President; Bernhard Wegscheider, … June 18, 2013
Skal International continues its industry positioning papers

Skal International continues its industry positioning papers

The Executive Committee of Skal International along with the Skal International Council met in Bali, Indonesia, earlier this month to discuss both internal and external matters pertaining to the organization. States International President Mok Singh: … May 16, 2013
UNWTO welcomes Trinidad and Tobago as its new member

UNWTO welcomes Trinidad and Tobago as its new member

Trinidad and Tobago has become the UN World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) 156th Member State as the country rejoins the organization after 35 years. The announcement was made by the Secretary General, Taleb Rifai, at the opening of the 55th meeting … May 14, 2013
International Coalition of Tourism Partners welcomes Carol Hay of Caribbean Tourism Organization to its Advisory Council

International Coalition of Tourism Partners welcomes Carol Hay of Caribbean Tourism Organization to its Advisory Council

HAWAII, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia - ICTP Chairman Juergen Steinmetz and President Geoffrey Lipman met with the Director of Marketing UK & Europe of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, Carol Hay, to discuss how to join … March 19, 2013
Chairman Fiona Jeffery OBE is to leave World Travel Market after 26 years to pursue other interests in the global travel and tourism industry

Chairman Fiona Jeffery OBE is to leave World Travel Market after 26 years to pursue other interests in the global travel and tourism industry

She will continue her role as Chairman of Just a Drop, the international water charity she founded in 1998. Reed Exhibitions has supported this charity since its inception and will continue to do so. Jeffery, who received the OBE for services to tourism … March 19, 2013




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