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JA Manafaru set for November opening in Maldives

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JA Manafaru set for November opening in Maldives

JA Resorts & Hotels, the Dubai-based international hospitality company, will officially launch its fully-owned high-end resort JA Manafaru in the Maldives on November 1st, thereby expanding its presence in the Indian Ocean with a second property. The company took ownership of the property in the Maldives earlier this year, and subsequently made a substantial investment in soft refurbishments and staff training to upgrade the resort to JA Resorts & Hotels standards. → Read More

Pan Pacific expands China profile with Tianjin hotel

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Pan Pacific expands China profile with Tianjin hotel

Pan Pacific Hotels Group has announced the opening of the 319-unit Pan Pacific Tianjin in China. The property is the fifth Pan Pacific in China after hotels and serviced suites in Xiamen, Suzhou and Ningbo, marking the extension of the brand footprint along the east coast and into the northern region. → Read More

Qatar Airways reveals Bangkok as next A380 destination

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Qatar Airways reveals Bangkok as next A380 destination

Qatar Airways’ A380 aircraft will soon touchdown in Bangkok, Thailand, following the launch of its inaugural service to London Heathrow introduced earlier this month. The airline is scheduled to commence A380 service between Doha and Paris Charles De Gaulle, followed by an additional London service by the end of the year. → Read More

Japan Airlines acquires Hokkaido Air System as subsidiary

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Japan Airlines acquires Hokkaido Air System as subsidiary

Hokkaido Air System has become a subsidiary of Japan Airlines after the larger Japanese carrier completed a qualifying transaction to hold up to 51.2 per cent of the shares in HAC. The HAC network includes flights to and from remote islands such as Sapporo (Okadama) on what is known as the Rishiri route and Hakodate and the Okushiri route. → Read More

Hundreds of new exhibitions line up for World Travel Market 2014

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Hundreds of new exhibitions line up for World Travel Market 2014

Tourist boards, luxury operators, emerging destinations and technology specialists from a wide range of sectors and countries are among the 213 new exhibitors confirmed for World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the industry. Almost a quarter of the new businesses attending this year are in the Travel Tech Show at WTM, reflecting the success of last year’s inaugural show. → Read More

Lee Country takes UK representation to boost visitor numbers

Lee Country takes UK representation to boost visitor numbers

The Lee County, Florida Visitor & Convention Bureau, a leading travel destination marketing organisation branded as ‘The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel’ has appointed Four Communications to handle its sales, marketing and public relations in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia following a competitive pitch process. Four Communications has been appointed to promote this region of south-west Florida to consumers, the travel trade and media with the aim of raising awareness of the destination and increasing visitation across target segments. → Read More

American Airlines moves closer to US Airways integration

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American Airlines moves closer to US Airways integration

American Airlines and US Airways have reached a significant milestone in their merger today as the Cargo divisions combine under a single air waybill. The new entity currently brings in more than $800 million each year and moves more than one billion pounds of freight and mail annually. → Read More

Wong to head portfolio management for Frasers Hospitality

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Wong to head portfolio management for Frasers Hospitality

Frasers Hospitality Group has announced a key addition to its executive team with the appointment of Dennis Wong to the position of director of portfolio and asset management. He will be responsible for Frasers Hospitality’s asset management plans and enhancement initiatives to maximise investment potential and growth. → Read More

Abu Dhabi heads to Kuwait to capitalise on booming tourism figures

Abu Dhabi heads to Kuwait to capitalise on booming tourism figures

Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry is heading to Kuwait today for a major promotion at The Avenues Mall. The move is part of a wider plan by emirate to convince expatriates and Kuwaitis of just how much there is to see and do in the destination. → Read More

Hilton Seychelles recognised by World Travel Awards

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Hilton Seychelles recognised by World Travel Awards

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa has been recognised as Seychelles’ Leading Resort for the third successive year by the World Travel Awards. Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa was also acknowledged by World Travel Award 2014 as Seychelles’ Leading Spa Resort, for the second year running. → Read More

World Ski Awards links with iSKI ahead of 2014 Gala Ceremony

World Ski Awards links with iSKI ahead of 2014 Gala Ceremony

World Ski Awards has confirmed the signing of iSKI as its latest partner as final preparations are put in place ahead of the annual Gala Ceremony. The event, the only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in ski hospitality, returns for a second year to welcome leading international figureheads and decision makers to A-Rosa Kitzbühel on November 21st-23rd. → Read More

IOC grants provisional recognition to Kosovo Olympic Committee

IOC grants provisional recognition to Kosovo Olympic Committee

The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee has granted provisional recognition to the Kosovo Olympic Committee and proposed that the NOC be granted full recognition at the next IOC Session to be held in December in Monaco. The NOC of Kosovo was established in 1992 and has more than 30 affiliated National Federations, 13 of which are Olympic sports federations. → Read More

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