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TripAdvisor snaps up Citymaps

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Travel planning site TripAdvisor has acquired New York-based Citymaps, a social mapping platform that enables tourists to discover destinations all around the world. The website and app make it easy for consumers to find points of interest, navigate urban destinations and share favourite locations with friends. → Read More

Carlson Rezidor signs disability partnership with Accomable

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Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has partnered with Accomable, a UK-based global platform that provides specialised information and listings on assisted travel, adapted hotels and vacation rentals for disabled and elderly people. Other site highlights include useful tips such as nearby hotel attractions and travel information vital for all accessible travellers. The deal will cover the Asia Pacific region. → Read More

Cruise Lines International Association welcomes French America Line

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Cruise Lines International Association has announced the addition of new Regional Cruise Line Member – French America Line, America’s premium river cruise tour. The river cruise company joins the growing number of CLIA Cruise Line Members, totalling 62 cruise lines. → Read More

Crystal River Cruises celebrates double keel laying ceremony

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Crystal River Cruises took an important step toward expanding its growing fleet earlier as the keel was laid for the company’s first two new build vessels, Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler. During a ceremony at MV WERFTEN shipyard in Wismar, building of the “Rhine Class” luxury river yachts officially commenced. In summer 2017, the two ultra-luxury vessels are set to embark on their maiden voyages along Europe’s mightiest rivers: the Rhine, Main and Danube. → Read More

Five million Brits expected to take UK breaks over August Bank Holiday

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More than five million Brits are planning a holiday at home for the August Bank Holiday weekend this year according to a VisitEngland survey released today. VisitEngland’s Bank Holiday Trip Tracker survey shows that 5.1 million Brits are planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this weekend, with 4.6 million planning a holiday in England. → Read More

Dubai Parks & Resorts set for October opening

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Dubai Parks & Resorts has announced that the region’s largest theme park destination will open its gates to the public on October 31st, 2016. This unique destination will be comprised of three theme parks - Bollywood Parks Dubai, MOTIONGATE Dubai, and LEGOLAND Dubai, together with LEGOLAND Water Park. → Read More

Delta Air Lines to move to Terminal 3 at London Heathrow

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Delta Air Lines will operate exclusively from London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3, effective September 14th, 2016. Delta and Virgin Atlantic will now operate from the same terminal making it easier for customers to manage their travel plans including any last-minute flight changes. Delta will transfer its Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia flights from Terminal 4 to join its services to New York-JFK, Boston and Seattle that already operate from Terminal 3. → Read More

Trafalgar launches new flag-ship South American Landscapes tour

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A flagship new 13-day South America Landscapes round-trip across Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile is the headline act in Trafalgar’s new 2017 South America programme, now online. The leading escorted operator’s 2017 South America product offering comprises are 11 handcrafted itineraries and four extensions, giving guests easy access to the destination with each of the six trip styles delivering rich experiences and tapping into the heartbeat of Latin America. → Read More

WTTC: Tourism resilient to terrorism, Brexit and macroeconomic challenges

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Global tourism continues to register strong growth despite challenges from terrorism, political turmoil, global economic developments, and the Brexit decision, according to new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council. The update of WTTC’s Economic Impact Reports 2016 shows that, despite the many challenges tourism has faced in the first six months of 2016, the sector is still expected to grow by 3.1 per cent, outpacing global economic growth forecast at 2.3 per cent. → Read More

Anderson to take charge at American Express Global Business Travel

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American Express Global Business Travel today announced Doug Anderson joins the company as chief executive, effective immediately. Anderson was replaced as president of Carlson Wagonlit Travel earlier this year by Travelport veteran Kurt Ekert. → Read More

British Airways inks deal with China Eastern

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British Airways is set to gain access to the domestic Chinese market as it launches a new partnership with Shanghai-based carrier, China Eastern Airlines. With its gleaming skyscrapers and ancient temples China is more accessible than ever before as the British carrier will start selling flights to Kunming, Xi’an, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Chongqing on a BA flight code, while the Chinese carrier will sell British Airways flights to Aberdeen, Belfast City, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle on their MU flight code. → Read More

Ocean Marketing to represent Pitcairn Islands in Europe

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Ocean Marketing has been appointed as the representative office for the Pitcairn Islands to assist in developing tourism arrivals from European Markets. Secluded from mainstream tourism the Pitcairn Islands are a must see for adventurous travellers seeking truly remote horizons. → Read More

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