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United States places first restrictions on Ebola travel

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United States places first restrictions on Ebola travel

Officials in the United States have confirmed passengers originating from countries at risk of Ebola will be forced to fly to airports with screen procedures for the virus in place. This is the first time the United States has placed any restrictions on travel in relation to the disease, and comes after days of mounting pressure to ban all travel from affected countries. → Read More

Korean Air expands codeshare deal with LAN Peru

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Korean Air expands codeshare deal with LAN Peru

Korean Air, the flag carrier of South Korea, has announced a new codeshare agreement with LAN Peru, offering travellers a convenient connection to Lima and linking Lima with more destinations worldwide. The two airlines have obtained regulatory approval to codeshare on Seoul-Los Angeles-Lima route, updating an original 2005 codeshare agreement of Seoul-Los Angeles-Santiago. → Read More

Eagles Nest recognised by World Travel Awards

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Eagles Nest recognised by World Travel Awards

Eagles Nest has again received world acclaim and top honours at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony hosted at The Oberoi, New Delhi, India. Eagles Nest was named for a second year running as “Australasia’s Leading Villa Resort” and for the fourth year running as “New Zealand’s Leading Resort” during the glittering ceremony, which was supported by a packed delegation of VIP’s, senior tourism figures and international media. → Read More

Qatar Airways first A350 XWB takes to the skies over France

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Qatar Airways first A350 XWB takes to the skies over France

Qatar Airways’ first A350 XWB in full airline livery has successfully completed its maiden flight over the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France. The airline, which is the global launch customer for the Airbus A350, is scheduled to take delivery of its first A350-900 before the end of the year. → Read More

Stapleton takes over at Royal Crescent Hotel

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Stapleton takes over at Royal Crescent Hotel

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa has announced the appointment of Jonathan Stapleton as its new general manager. Under the ownership of Topland Group, the heritage hotel has recently undergone a significant renovation and meticulous restoration process, reopening its doors as a ‘British icon reborn’. Topland Group, a privately owned international investment company with a substantial hotel portfolio, has invested heavily in The Royal Crescent Hotel to consolidate its positioning as one of the world’s leading five star hotels. → Read More

Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show set for UK return

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Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show set for UK return

With the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show now just around the corner, further entertainment, brands and competitions added to the rooster. With a range of new events, deals and competitions the 2014 Ski & Snowboard show is set to be bigger and better than ever. → Read More

Grace Hotels welcomes new property to Panama

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Grace Hotels welcomes new property to Panama

Grace Hotels has announced the official opening of its hotel in Panama City, Grace Panama. Occupying the ground floor and six upper floors of the new, yet already iconic, ‘Twist Tower’ in the Obarrio District, Grace Panama is a contemporary urban boutique hotel which promises a stylish new addition to the city’s hotel landscape. → Read More

Louvre Abu Dhabi reveals first major pieces

Louvre Abu Dhabi reveals first major pieces

Louvre Abu Dhabi, set to open in 2015, has announced approximately 300 loans to come from major French institutions for its opening year, which will complement the museum’s growing collection and universal narrative. The loans include Leonardo da Vinci’s Portrait of an Unknown Woman, also known as La Belle Ferronnière, which is being loaned by the Musée du Louvre. → Read More

InterContinental takes Holiday Inn Express brand into Russia

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InterContinental takes Holiday Inn Express brand into Russia

InterContinental Hotels Group has confirmed it will take the Holiday Inn Express brand into Russia, the CIS and Georgia. In cooperation with Regional Hotel Chain, Russia’s rapidly growing hotel property developer, IHG is pleased to introduce Holiday Inn Express Voronezh – Kirova which marks the debut of the brand in the region and will open its doors in just a few weeks’ time. → Read More

Wyndham appoints Ruff to lead EMEA and Indian Ocean regions

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Wyndham appoints Ruff to lead EMEA and Indian Ocean regions

Wyndham Hotel Group has confirmed the appointment of Daniel Ruff as president and managing director of the Europe, Middle East and Africa and Indian Ocean regions. In this role from November 12th 2014, Ruff will be responsible for Wyndham Hotel Group’s strategic development and operational, marketing, revenue management and sales services to the company’s franchisees and development partners. → Read More

Hilton enters Myanmar with Nay Pyi Taw opening

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Hilton enters Myanmar with Nay Pyi Taw opening

Hilton Worldwide has made its debut in Myanmar with the opening of Hilton Nay Pyi Taw, in the country's capital city. Set amid lush tropical landscaped gardens, the 202-key Hilton Nay Pyi Taw spans more than 100 acres of land and is situated within the developing Dekhina Thiri Township. → Read More

Imagine Your Korea to debut at World Travel Market Buyers’ Club

Imagine Your Korea to debut at World Travel Market Buyers’ Club

The Korea Tourism Organisation is launching the country’s new tourism brand in partnership with the WTM Buyers’ Club at World Travel Market – the leading global event for the travel industry. Called ‘Imagine Your Korea’, the new brand and marketing campaign aims to show why the country is a unique destination, and will highlight attractions ranging from shopping to culture, and cuisine to pop music. → Read More

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