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World Hot Air Balloon Championship welcomed to Brazil

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Coloured dots painted the skies above Rio Claro, São Paulo, last week as the city hosted the 21st World Hot Air Balloon Championship, which was being held in Latin America for the first time, with the support of Embratur. Rio Claro has hosted various important hot air balloon championships in recent years, such as the stage of the Brazil Cup, two editions of the Brazilian Championship, the first South American Championship and the Ibero-American Championship. → Read More

World Travel Awards arrives in Athens ahead of Europe Gala Ceremony 2014

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World Travel Awards has arrived at Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso in Athens, Greece, to complete final preparations ahead of the Europe Gala Ceremony 2014. The event will take place on August 2nd, with hundreds of hospitality industry leaders expected to attend in order to discover who has won the coveted prizes. → Read More

Buzzfeed and Twitter sign up for World Travel Market Travel Tech Show 2014

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Two of the biggest social media brands - Buzzfeed and Twitter - are already confirmed as keynote speakers at World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry. Both companies are presenting as part of WTM Travel Perspective programme which will concentrate on social media and digital content as part of the standalone Travel Tech Show at WTM’s event programme. → Read More

UK continues to benefit from Olympic legacy

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Almost two years to the day from the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games a new report from the British Government shows that the Olympic Games continue to provide significant legacies for the city of London – and Britain as a whole. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach explained: “Ensuring a positive legacy from the Olympic Games for a host city and country is very important for the IOC.” → Read More

World Travel Market outlines 2014 Responsible Tourism Programme

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World Travel Market’s Responsible Tourism Programme will include some of the biggest names in travel - including Tui, Thomas Cook, Kuoni, Virgin Holidays and ABTA. This year's programme stretches across all four days of the event for the very first time, with Tuesday’s programme including some of the industry’s largest and most respected organisations. → Read More

Scotland welcomes world with Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

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Scotland has welcomed the world with an Opening Ceremony to the XX Commonwealth Games featuring thousands of friendly faces, a blend of bagpipes, banter and bravado and a soundtrack made for the best party in town. Global celebrities joined thousands of locals to bring a tantalising mix of tradition, irreverent fun and true Glaswegian hospitality to life for the world to see. → Read More

Athletes arrive ahead of Commonwealth Games opening in Glasgow

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Thousands of athletes and officials have now arrived in Glasgow as excitement builds ahead of tonight’s official opening ceremony at Celtic Park. More than 1,000 athletes from 25 countries arrived for the Games at Glasgow Airport on Tuesday, including teams from Bangladesh, New Zealand, India and Singapore. → Read More

AHIF 2014: Bench reveals secrets to African investment success

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Bench Events, organisers of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum has released new research revealing what the essential principles are for doing business in Africa. The main findings were that African markets are progressively being seen as open for business and regardless of perceptions of eminent risk, the continent is not considerably different from others. → Read More

Conference of the youth labor groups “Zhasyl el”

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From September 29 to October 1, the headquarters of the Republican youth labor groups “Zhasyl el” with the assistance of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and “NC “Astana EXPO -2017” JSC held the Republican Conference. → Read More

Farnborough International Airshow beats sales records

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By the close of the exhibition, air show organisers, Farnborough International, have confirmed the total sum of orders and commitments at the Farnborough International Airshow has reached US$201 billion, beating all previous records set for the show. The figure represents an extremely positive note for the global aerospace industry. → Read More

GBTA announces Google head as featured speaker

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry—today announced David Pavelko, head of travel for Google, will be a featured speaker at the GBTA Convention 2014, July 26-30, in Los Angeles. → Read More

Ramadan traditions at Sharq Village & Spa, Doha, Qatar

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Arabian tradition states it is the rare oyster that divulges a pearl of uncommon style and beauty, as divers discovered when finding these luminescent treasures off Qatar’s peninsula coast. Similarly guests of Sharq Village & Spa will find a Doha beach resort of exceptional grace and splendour, as Phil Blizzard also discovered on his 'Ramadan Tour' of the region. → Read More

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