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Rooster appointed to lead ABTOT public relations

Rooster appointed to lead ABTOT public relations

Following a competitive pitch, Rooster has been appointed as ABTOT’s first PR and social media agency since the association was launched in 1993. ABTOT – the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust – provides a straightforward and economical way for travel organisers to comply with their obligations under the package travel regulations which were introduced in 1992.

Domes Noruz Chania set for Greece debut in March

Domes Noruz Chania set for Greece debut in March

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The new adults-only hotel Domes Noruz Chania is set to open its doors on at the end of March for its first full season in the extraordinary destination of Chania. Sister hotel to Domes of Elounda, the Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection is an 83 room and suites, adults-only, beachfront boutique hotel.

Aragonés takes up leadership of NH Hotel Group

Aragonés takes up leadership of NH Hotel Group

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The board of NH Hotel Group has unanimously approved the appointment of Ramón Aragonés as the company's chief executive. The board further resolved to submit a motion for his appointment as director at the next general shareholders meeting.

Flynas signs Travelport distribution deal

Flynas signs Travelport distribution deal

Travelport and Flynas, a leading low-cost carrier from Saudi Arabia, have today announced the signing of a multi-year, full content agreement. Launched in 2007, Flynas operates nearly 1,000 weekly flights to 30 destinations within and outside Saudi Arabia

Aerolíneas Argentinas strengthens codeshare partnership with Air Europa

Aerolíneas Argentinas strengthens codeshare partnership with Air Europa

Aerolíneas Argentinas and Air Europa have announced an extension to the existing commercial agreement between the two companies. The recent FITUR exhibition marked the conclusion of this new step, extending the joint collaboration that already existed between Ezeiza and Madrid to include more routes and destinations.

Argentina to reimburse tourist VAT

Argentina to reimburse tourist VAT

Argentine president Mauricio Macri has announced that foreign tourists will be reimbursed for the VAT on their hotel stays in the country, a measure which will be implemented with immediate effect. This policy had been requested by the tourism industry for more than 15 years, and is aimed at maintaining and advancing Argentina’s competitiveness in the industry.

TRYP by Wyndham headed for Yangon, Myanmar

TRYP by Wyndham headed for Yangon, Myanmar

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TRYP by Wyndham has arrived on the shores of south-east Asia with the opening of a new-construction hotel in Yangon, Myanmar. The 60-room TRYP Yangon is Wyndham’s inaugural hotel to open in Myanmar.

Manchester Airport gets in Chinese New Year spirit

Manchester Airport gets in Chinese New Year spirit

This week Manchester Airport has got into the Chinese New Year spirit with lots of entertainment and fun in the terminals. A lion dance and traditional Chinese dancers entertained passengers while they waited for their flight to Beijing during the celebrations.