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Rusbridge to step down from Reed in December

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Mike Rusbridge, chairman of Reed Exhibitions is to retire at the end of 2015. Rusbridge joined Reed Exhibitions as its chief executive, Europe in 1988, becoming president of Europe and Asia in 1994 and appointed chairman and chief executive in 1996. During Rusbridge’ s time chairman, Reed Exhibitions has grown from a $400 million to $1.5 billion company and today organises 500 events in 43 countries, across 43 industry sectors with over seven million participants. → Read More

Change at the top for TUI Germany as Clemens steps aside

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The board of TUI Deutschland has appointed Sebastian Ebel as the new chief executive of the company with immediate effect. In adopting the resolution regarding the change at the helm of the company, the supervisory board followed the wish of the previous chief executive Christian Clemens, who will now pass his responsibilities into new hands six months earlier than originally planned. → Read More

&Beyond expands luxury travel operations into South America

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Following its significant operating success and growth in south Asia, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond is expanding its portfolio to include a third continent - &Beyond South America. &Beyond South America’s first office will open on July 15th in Santiago, Chile. It will provide luxury tour operating and destination management company services to guests travelling to Chile. → Read More

UK travellers warned over fake Turkish visas

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ABTA, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Get Safe Online are warning travellers to Turkey to only obtain e-visas from the official Republic of Turkey [url=https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/]website[/url]. The warning is being issued after up to a hundred UK holidaymakers purchased fake e-visas which were only discovered on arrival in Turkey. → Read More

CalMac cancels Scottish ferry services as strike begins

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Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services have been cancelled after the Rail & Maritime union called staff out on strike in a dispute over the potential sale of the organisation. Two thirds of ferry services on the west coast of Scotland have been suspended as a result. The strike, which started at midnight and will last for 24 hours, follows two days of work to rule at the ferry company. → Read More

Sandals signs with Barrhead Travel for Scottish collaboration  

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Travel industry giants, Sandals Resorts and Barrhead Travel, have joined forces with the introduction of ten co-branded stores across Scotland. To officially mark the launch of this collaboration, a grand opening ceremony took place at Barrhead Travel’s Superstore in Glasgow. → Read More

New leadership for CruiseBritian

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CruiseBritain, the destination association of British ports and services, has announced the appointment of a new chair. Angie Redhead, cruise and operations manager at Liverpool Cruise Terminal, has taken office for a three-year tenure. Outgoing chair, Daren Taylor, said: “CruiseBritain is a thriving organisation that works to raise the profile of Britain as a cruise destination." → Read More

Delta Air Lines renews partnership with Chelsea FC

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Delta Air Lines has inked a new three-year deal with Chelsea Football Club as the club’s official airline sponsor, again bringing together two major international brands. Delta and Chelsea FC, the English Premier League and Capital One Cup champions, first joined forces in 2012 and since then have worked together to bring the airline’s 170 million annual passengers closer to the club. → Read More

Kenya Tourist Board defends title at World Travel Awards

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The Kenya Tourism Board had cause for celebration earlier after Kenya scooped nine awards at the annual World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony. At the event, hosted by Kempinski Seychelles Resort, the organisation retained the trophy for Africa’s Leading Tourist Board, which KTB has held for four consecutive years. → Read More

VisitEngland reveals strong domestic tourism figures for UK

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The latest results from the Great Britain Tourism Survey reveal a strong performance for domestic tourism in the first quarter of the year. There were 19.7 million trips recorded in England between January and March this year, the highest number of trips recorded during the first quarter for seven years. → Read More

Muilenburg appointed as Boeing chief executive as McNerney steps down

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The Boeing board of directors has elected Dennis Muilenburg to succeed Jim McNerney in the role of chief executive. Muilenburg will become the tenth chief executive of Boeing when he takes up the role on July 1st. He has served as Boeing president and chief operating officer since 2013. → Read More

Kuoni sale welcomed by UK managing director

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Following an announcement this morning from Kuoni Group that it has secured an agreement to sell its European tour operating businesses to DER Touristic, the travel division of REWE Group, UK managing director Derek Jones has welcomed the news and believes the Kuoni brand will continue to thrive in the UK market under new ownership. → Read More

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