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New chief operating officer for South African Tourism

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South African Tourism has announced the appointment of its new chief operating officer, Sthembiso Dlamini, who will join South African Tourism on the August 1st 2014. Dlamini is currently employed by the National Development Agency in the capacity of senior manager, office of the chief executive, a role she has occupied since August 2012. → Read More

Abu Dhabi tourism heads to Australia

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Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry is heading for Australia later this month for a three-destination road show aimed at capitalising on growing awareness in, and business from, Down Under. A nine-strong industry delegation, led by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and including Etihad Airways, DMCs, hoteliers, tour operators and Yas Island, will be in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane from July 29th-31st, training retail travel agents and MICE consultants on the latest destination offerings. → Read More

Concur and Addison Lee sign strategic partnership

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Concur, leading provider of spend management solutions and services in the world, and premium minicab firm Addison Lee announced a strategic partnership that enables travellers to book Addison Lee taxis through the Concur Travel platform and automatically link an e-receipt to their expense report. → Read More

PATA, CBI, and Travelife began training courses for tour operators in Asia

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The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), The Netherlands Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI), and Travelife have kicked off their co-operation with a series of training courses for tour operators and advisors. → Read More

Berlin expects crowds to mark 25 years since the fall of the wall

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The German capital is expecting a large number of visitors to descend on the city to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. "Guests want to experience first-hand how Berlin and its people have taken advantage of the historic opportunity given to them a quarter century ago," says Burkhard Kieker, CEO of visitBerlin. → Read More

Last Minute Travel app introduces Android version and new features

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Last Minute Travel, a leader in last minute travel deals on hotels, flights, cruises, car rentals, activities and other travel products, today announced that it has added car rental search and bookings to its free iPhone mobile application – enabling its users to choose from 18 car rental brands. → 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

Child safety tips for family vacation

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Summertime is a key time for family getaways. Whether for the whole summer or just for a weekend, spending time away from home can provide unforgettable memories. When settling into your temporary living space, whether it's a summer home, hotel or rental, dangers exists that parents need to be aware of. → Read More

ISF World Cup Final heads to Abu Dhabi

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The International Sailing Federation’s World Cup Final, the world’s pinnacle sailing regatta contested by the best Olympic-class competitors, is on its way to the United Arab Emirates. Following a multi-stakeholder approach by Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club with the support of the UAE Sailing & Rowing Federation and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, ISAF has agreed to stage the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in the UAE capital for the next six years, starting this year. → Read More

Rise in airlift sees UK visitors to Colombia soar

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A significant rise in airlift from the UK is set to combine with a surge in hotel development to further fuel the dramatic rise in UK visitor numbers seen in recent years, according to the Colombian tourism board Proexport. UK arrivals grew by 13.9 per cent year-on-year between 2012 and 2013, from 23,801 to 27,101 – double the overall market growth of seven per cent. → Read More

Kuksenko takes up new leadership role with Sabre

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Sabre Corporation has announced Dasha Kuksenko will take up the role of vice president of airline solutions, Asia Pacific with the company. Kuksenko has worked with APAC carriers for more than nine years, most recently as vice president, strategic programs for airline solutions where she managed the Virgin Australia technology partnership including its migration to the SabreSonic Customer Sales and Service reservations system. → Read More

Sabre appoints Dasha Kuksenko as vice president, Airline Solutions, Asia Pacific

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Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry, today announced Dasha Kuksenko as Vice President of Airline Solutions, Asia Pacific (APAC). → Read More

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