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AHIF places spotlight on hotel shortages in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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The increasing rate of inbound tourist arrivals and planned events/conferences is widening an already huge gap between demand for international-standard hotels and supply of accommodation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. A search on TripAdvisor reveals just two international-class, five star hotels in the city, the Sheraton and the Radisson Blu - and anecdotes about delegates attending meetings at the Africa Union’s headquarters having to travel up to 60 miles to find a bed for the night are not unknown. → Read More

Kreeger to tell WTM about plans to pilot Virgin Atlantic

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Virgin Atlantic boss Craig Kreeger will tell delegates at World Travel Market about plans for the airline’s future, as it celebrates 30 years in the business. Founded by Sir Richard Branson in 1984, the transatlantic carrier now has a fleet of 40 long-haul aircraft, flying six million passengers a year all over the world. → Read More

Breaking Travel News investigates: A Greek odyssey at Divani Apollon Palace & Spa

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Video: Breaking Travel News, this time in Greece for the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony, visits the Divani Apollon Palace & Spa on the Athens Riviera. Presenter Phil Blizzard takes a look at the facilities of this award winning hotel with its waterfront location, world-class spa and convenient access to the city. → Read More

Red Sea Jazz Festival welcomes thousands to Eilat

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The 28th annual Red Sea International Jazz Festival has attracted more than 10,000 visitors to watch top jazz artists perform and take part in jam sessions in Israel’s most popular tourism resort in Eilat. Despite continued political unrest in the region, this year’s festival took place from August 24th-27th 2014 and featured a performance by Kojo – the world’s youngest professional drummer at ten years old. → Read More

Keith Wood to discuss Rugby World Cup 2015 at WTM

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Following another dramatic summer of sport around the world, World Travel Market 2014 – the leading global event for the travel industry – will be assessing the relationship between sporting events and the travel industry during its sport tourism programme. A number of high-calibre sports tourism professionals will be at WTM to give their views and assessments about the potential for destinations to capitalise on high-profile forthcoming sport events. → Read More

WTTC launches annual Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

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The tourism industry needs to put sustainability at the forefront of everything it does and businesses need to lead by example. That is the message from World Travel & Tourism Council president David Scowsill, who is asking leading sustainable tourism businesses to play their part in ensuring that the industry’s ethics are raised to the highest order. → Read More

Family holidays to drive growth in Dubai tourism sector

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His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, director general of Dubai's Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing has revealed how family-centred travel is emerging a key component of travel to the emirate. Following the release of strong new tourism figures yesterday, he commented: “Our strategy continues to be positioning Dubai as the must-experience family destination: as such we are constantly diversifying our tourism offering and increasing our hotel portfolio to attract, and cater to, a broader market of visitors.” → Read More

EXPO 2017: Global Entrepreneurship Week

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Global Entrepreneurship Week, GEW will be held in Kazakhstan in November 18–24, 2013. The subject of the Kazakhstan Week this year will be Business Consulting. → Read More

Luxury tourism booms in Asia as key events near

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Luxury markets are booming in Asia with a series of key events set to showcase world-leading brands to an emerging elite consumer. Early next month Citi World Luxury Expo, Seoul, will welcome high net worth individuals from across the region to the Grand Hyatt Seoul. → Read More

Vietnam Airlines signs codeshare with Jet Airways

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Vietnam Airlines and Jet Airways have announced a reciprocal codeshare agreement, offering passengers enhanced connectivity and seamless access when travelling throughout the combined networks of both airlines. Under the codeshare arrangement, Jet Airways will place its marketing code on Vietnam Airlines’ flights from Bangkok and Singapore to Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. → Read More

Changes of leadership move Coco Collection forward

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Coco Collection has welcomed new general managers for Coco Bodu Hithi, the stylish luxury boutique resort in North Malé Atoll, and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, the barefoot luxury eco-resort in Baa Atoll. At the same time, a new director of marketing at the helm of the marketing and PR team in the corporate head office has been appointed. → Read More

Kamu Lodge Experience bolsters green credentials

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Three’s a crowd at the smallest and most sustainable bar in Laos, which opens in October 2014 at Kamu Lodge Experience on the verdant banks of the Mekong River. A 20-tent eco-lodge situated 30 kilometres upstream from Luang Prabang, Kamu Lodge is enhancing its guest experience with the addition of a new thatched-roof bar featuring unrivalled views of the caramel-coloured river and surrounding greenery with lounging space for two or three patrons. → Read More

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