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British Airways to fly Team GB to Rio Olympics

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British Airways has been appointed as the official airline partner of Team GB and ParalympicsGB, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. With a long history in supporting the national teams, British Airways will ensure the medallist hopefuls arrive refreshed and ready to compete. → Read More

Lawless voted chairman of World Travel & Tourism Council  

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The World Travel & Tourism Council has announced the election of Gerald Lawless to the role of chairman. Lawless, former group chief executive officer of Jumeirah Group and now Head of tourism and hospitality at Dubai Holding, is a leading figure in the world of tourism and hospitality. In his 18 years as chief executive of Jumeirah Group, he spearheaded the growth of the hotel chain to one of the best-known luxury hospitality brands in the world, expanding the company’s portfolio to 22 hotels in 11 destinations and establishing Burj Al Arab Jumeirah as the most luxurious hotel in the world. → Read More

fastjet scoops top title at World Travel Awards

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fastjet has won the title of Africa's Leading Low-Cost Airline at the 23rd annual World Travel Awards held in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The globally recognised World Travel Awards set out to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. → Read More

Hainan Airlines prepares for Manchester launch with UK roadshow

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Hainan Airlines is set to hit the road this spring on a whirlwind roadshow, beginning in Stoke on Trent, in advance of its first flight from Manchester to Beijing in June. From there, the Hainan Airlines and Manchester Airport team will be heading to other locations across Yorkshire, the Midlands, the north-east, north-west and London. → Read More

Winners revealed at World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

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Air Seychelles has taken the title of Indian Ocean's Leading Airline during the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016. The red carpet event was hosted by Diamonds La Gemma dell’est on the northern tip of Zanzibar, Tanzania, with hundreds of industry leaders in attendance. → Read More

World Travel Awards lands in Zanzibar ahead of Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

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World Travel Awards has landed on the paradise island of Zanzibar ahead of the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016. The event will take place at Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est in Zanzibar, Tanzania, on Saturday, April 9th. Hundreds of leaders from across the hospitality industry will attend the red carpet ceremony, with the best among them recognised with the prestigious World Travel Awards trophies. → Read More

WTTC Global Summit 2016: Tourism for Tomorrow winners revealed

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The World Travel & Tourism Council has announced the winners of the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2016. The awards, which were presented at a special ceremony during the 16th WTTC Global Summit in Dallas, Texas, USA showcase business leadership in sustainable tourism, celebrating ground breaking and inspiring initiatives across five categories. → Read More

Corinthia Budapest launches Royal Lounge for MICE organisers

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Corinthia Hotel Budapest has opened its brand-new Royal Lounge, Hungary’s first lounge dedicated to organisers of MICE events. The Royal Lounge is the first MICE-dedicated lounge to be introduced among Hungary’s grandest hotels. Its state-of-the-art spaces and facilities promise to greatly enhance the comfort and convenience of event organisers, as well as the efficiency of organisational work. → Read More

WTTC Global Summit 2016: Bangkok revealed as host for 2017 Global Summit

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The World Travel & Tourism Council has revealed the annual Global Summit will be hosted by Bangkok, Thailand on April 26th-27th 2017. WTTC president David Scowsill said: “The WTTC Global Summit is the most influential tourism event of the year, bringing together hundreds of leaders from public sector organisations and private sector companies to discuss and tackle the most important issues in our sector." → Read More

WTTC Global Summit 2016: Scowsill urges world leaders to keep borders open

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World Travel & Tourism president David Scowsill has urged world leaders not to close borders in response to the growing threat of terrorism. Speaking at the start of the organisation’s annual Global Summit in Dallas, Texas, he said: “Closing borders and jeopardising the freedom to travel is not the answer to the current security concerns. World leaders need to stand together and act now, with the support of the tourism sector.” → Read More

Arabian Travel Market to trace wellness boom in Middle East

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According to the 2014 Global Spa and Wellness Economy Monitor report by the Global Wellness Institute, the value of wellness trips across MENA has reached US$7.3 billion, with health-focused tourists sending 130 per cent more than regular travellers. To capitalise on opportunities, Arabian Travel Market has launched a new Wellness & Spa Lounge, providing 25 exhibitors with an ideal platform from which to target this high profile, high spend market segment. → Read More

Makkah leads Saudi Arabia hotel development

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The Holy City of Makkah is leading hotel development in Saudi Arabia with 24,133 rooms currently in the construction pipeline, according to a new report. Riyadh follows with 10,053 rooms and Jeddah with 6,980 rooms under development, with the majority of rooms forecast to open to the public over the next five years, says the new report by TopHotelProjects commissioned by The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2016. → Read More

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