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Thomas Cook reveals shock departure of chief executive Green

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Thomas Cook has announced the shock departure of its chief executive, Harriet Green. Green has stepped down from the business with immediate affect and will be replaced by chief operating officer, Peter Fankhauser. Green said her “work was complete”. → Read More

Jumeirah Golf Estates to launch London sale with Fine & Country Golf

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European Tour Destination Jumeirah Golf Estates is holding its first property exhibition in association with Fine & Country Golf on December 11th-12th of 2014 at Fine & Country’s Park Lane showroom in Mayfair, London. The exhibition will showcase a portfolio of elite properties for sale within Jumeirah Golf Estates, including the launch of Redwood, a new collection of premium townhouses and villas located in the centre of the community. → Read More

Roller Coaster Restaurant opens at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi

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ROGO’S roller coaster-inspired restaurant to turn capital’s casual dining scene upside down with menu of international comfort food delivered at speed. Abu Dhabi-based food and beverage concept development and investment company, The Roller Coaster Restaurant, part of Group JWA, has opened its first UAE outlet with the launch of ROGO’S, a roller coaster inspired casual dining venue located in the capital’s latest retail hotspot, Yas Mall. → Read More

Chinese travellers turn their eyes toward British tourism

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As new research paper has revealed aspirations to visit Britain in China are stronger than ever before. The news comes as VisitBritain holds its biggest Destination China tourism mission to date in Guangzhou and Hong Kong this week. In the 2014 Anholt GfK Nations Brand Index study, China ranked Britain second out of fifty nations for ‘Tourism’ - its highest ranking to date for this attribute and one place higher than in 2013. → Read More

Bhutan on track for record tourism year

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The Tourism Council of Bhutan has announced an increase in visitor numbers to the country between January and September 2014, which compared to the same period last year. Visitor numbers rose to 88,138 from 75,771 people, becoming one of the most successful tourism years for the Himalayan Kingdom. → Read More

Kuoni reveals UEFA Euro 2016 accommodation options

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Companies from around the world are being offered a chance to celebrate in style with world-class accommodation from Kuoni. The operator is offering the best view in the house for the UEFA EURO 2016 matches thanks to Henri Delaunay Club, the official corporate hospitality programme of the tournament. → Read More

VisitEngland chairman Lady Cobham receives CBE from Prince of Wales

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VisitEngland chairman Lady Cobham has been awarded a CBE for services to tourism and received the honour from HRH the Prince of Wales. She joined VisitEngland in 2009 when the tourist board was created and has been instrumental in driving forward the objectives of England’s Strategic Framework for Tourism to maximise tourism’s contribution to the economy, employment and quality of life in England. → Read More

UK arrivals to Namibia surge ahead in 2013

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The Namibia ministry of tourism has released its arrival figures from 2013 showing a total of 23,185 arrivals from the UK - a 10.2 per cent increase year on year. In 2012 UK arrival had fallen by 2.5 per cent, with depletion in numbers to 21,035. In contrast in 2013 the UK market showed positive signs of growth, evident by the acceleration of visitors. → Read More

The Els Club Teluk Datai recognised by World Golf Awards

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Ernie Els’ Malaysian masterpiece, The Els Club Teluk Datai, has been named the ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’ at the inaugural World Golf Awards, hosted in Portugal. Just two weeks after its official grand opening, the four-time Major winner’s stunning Langkawi layout, which sits amidst a tropical rainforest stretching to the shores of the Andaman Sea, scooped the much-coveted accolade, voted upon by golf travel executives and members of the media. → Read More

Thomas Cook signs on for Amadeus Altéa solutions

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Amadeus and Thomas Cook group airlines have announce an agreement which will see the latter become the first leisure carriers to adopt the Amadeus Altéa solutions. Four of Thomas Cook group airlines based in Germany, the UK, Scandinavia and Belgium adopt Amadeus’ Altéa suite as a single platform to manage reservations, inventory and departure control. By unifying its IT systems across the group, Thomas Cook group airlines will be able to implement a customer-centric strategy offering a single consolidated customer touch point with comprehensive real-time information. → Read More

Chambers Travel Group signs up to Concur’s new Preferred Partner Programme

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Chambers Travel Group has broken ground by becoming the first travel management company to be appointed as a partner in Concur’s new Preferred Partner Programme across Europe. Concur, the global leader in integrated travel and expense management, launched its Preferred Partner Programme in the US last year where it has grown to include 23 travel management companies. → Read More

Colombian tourism promotion body rebrands as Procolombia

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The Colombian trade, investment and tourism promotion body Proexport has completed its rebrand to Procolombia following an eight-month process led by its president Juan Manuel Santos Calderón. The move, which takes immediate effect, comes after a survey of Colombian and foreign entrepreneurs concluded that the name Proexport did not reflect either the body’s connection to Colombia or its broad remit, which covers promoting investment and tourism as well as exports. → Read More

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