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IOC grants provisional recognition to Kosovo Olympic Committee

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The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee has granted provisional recognition to the Kosovo Olympic Committee and proposed that the NOC be granted full recognition at the next IOC Session to be held in December in Monaco. The NOC of Kosovo was established in 1992 and has more than 30 affiliated National Federations, 13 of which are Olympic sports federations. → Read More

Louvre Abu Dhabi reveals first major pieces

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Louvre Abu Dhabi, set to open in 2015, has announced approximately 300 loans to come from major French institutions for its opening year, which will complement the museum’s growing collection and universal narrative. The loans include Leonardo da Vinci’s Portrait of an Unknown Woman, also known as La Belle Ferronnière, which is being loaned by the Musée du Louvre. → Read More

Imagine Your Korea to debut at World Travel Market Buyers’ Club

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The Korea Tourism Organisation is launching the country’s new tourism brand in partnership with the WTM Buyers’ Club at World Travel Market – the leading global event for the travel industry. Called ‘Imagine Your Korea’, the new brand and marketing campaign aims to show why the country is a unique destination, and will highlight attractions ranging from shopping to culture, and cuisine to pop music. → Read More

World Travel Awards postpones Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony

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World Travel Awards has been forced to postpone its annual Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony until April 2015. The event had been due to take place in Anguilla on October 24th. However, the recent impact of Hurricane Gonzalo on the island has disrupted preparations and made the hosting of the event impossible. → Read More

Thumburi integrated resort to expand mid-market sector in Maldives

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The first ever integrated Resort Development Project of the Maldives has been launched by HE president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Thumburi integrated resort development project is the embodiment of president Yameen’s vision for guest house islands which was outlined in the PPM tourism manifesto. → Read More

dnata completes Stella Travel Services deal

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dnata announced today it has received regulatory approval of its purchase of the entire issued share capital of Stella Travel Services. The purchase includes Stella Travel Services’ five brands: TravelBag, Travel2, Sunmaster, Global Travel Group and Triton Rooms. → Read More

New website and mobile app for Dubai tourism

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Dubai Tourism’s website and mobile app were given an exclusive preview for media and delegates on day one of GITEX Technology Week. The online platforms are being unveiled to garner opinions and feedback from technology-expert GITEX attendees as part of the Smart Dubai Government exhibit in Sheikh Saeed Hall. → Read More

Prince Sultan bin Salman to lead Saudi delegation to GCC tourism summit

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Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities president Prince Sultan bin Salman will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the first constituent meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council tourism ministers to be held in Kuwait. An SCTA official said earlier that the first meeting of the ministers of tourism from GCC countries will discuss a number of key issues related to promoting tourism and heritage programs in the Gulf region. → Read More

Panama welcomes new Gehry-designed museum

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Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela, along with the nation’s Tourism Authority Administrator, Jesus Sierra Victoria, have inaugurated the first phase of Panama’s new Biomuseum designed by Canadian architect Frank Gehry. The museum, which is the only project Frank Gehry has designed in Latin America, will place Panama as “a world-class historical library on the evolution of species”, said Victoria. → Read More

DreamTrips Vacation Club takes latest World Travel Awards title

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DreamTrips Vacation Club has been named Asia’s Leading Travel Club by the World Travel Awards at the annual Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony in New Delhi. This is the third WTA regional award for the travel club this year, with the brand having also taken the titles of Europe’s Leading Travel Club and Africa’s Leading Travel Club. → Read More

Croatia launches new year round promotional campaign

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The Croatian National Tourist Board formally unveiled its new pre- and post- season campaign to the UK market this week, aiming to increase the number of all-year-round visitors to the country. Named Croatia 365, the campaign will showcase how Croatia’s cultural, eco-gastronomic, adventure, wellness and MICE offerings make it the perfect tourist destination throughout the year. → Read More

Magical Kenya Travel Expo welcomes operators to Nairobi

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Over 170 hosted buyers from more than 36 countries are currently arriving in Kenya for the annual Magical Kenya Travel Expo which takes place from October 8th-10th. The travel industry event now in its fourth year aims to boost Kenya’s tourism sector with industry professionals and international delegates from across the globe in attendance. → Read More

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