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EU Council backs new EU rules giving more protection to holidaymakers

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New EU rules that will bring protection for package holidays in line with today's digital age moved a step closer today following a political agreement by EU government ministers at today's Competitiveness Council. The rules will extend protection of the 1990 EU Package Travel Directive to cover not only traditional package holidays, but also give clear protection to 120 million consumers who book other forms of combined travel. → Read More

Puerto Rico Tourism Company hails tourism expo a success

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Puerto Rico Tourism Company stated today that the first edition of the International Tourism Expo – Puerto Rico was a definite success. More than 90 exhibitors from local and international companies and more than 480 travel agents from the United States, Europe, Latin America, China and Puerto Rico participated in the event which had an estimated impact of $900,000 to the local economy. → Read More

Enterprise expands into Saudi Arabia following Al Jomiah deal

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Enterprise Holdings has announced its expansion into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the wider Arabian Peninsula through a partnership with the Al Jomaih Group, one of country’s largest industrial and consumer businesses. The newly created vehicle rental business, Al Jomaih Auto Rental, will open a network of branches at major airport, city and community locations in Saudi Arabia throughout 2015. → Read More

Commonwealth Games England teams up with STA Travel as Official Travel Partner

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Commonwealth Games England has announced that STA Travel has become Team England’s first Official Travel Partner. Founded in Australia, the location for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, STA Travel has been providing adventurous travel for over 35 years and is today recognised as the largest student and youth travel specialist. → Read More

Etihad expects contribution to US economy to double by 2020

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Etihad Airways will contribute US$2.9 billion to the US economy and support 23,400 American jobs this year, according to new research by the global consultancy Oxford Economics. The study, commissioned by the United Arab Emirates’ flag-carrier, projects that by 2020, the airline’s operating expenditure and capital investments will almost double to support 46,200 American jobs and deliver US$6.2 billion a year. → Read More

SeaWorld set to welcome Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest rollercoaster

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Surfacing next summer is Mako, a 200-foot-tall hypercoaster that will reach speeds of up to 73 mph along 4,760 feet of steel track — nearly a mile long — leaving riders feeling both breathless and weightless. The ride, which will open at SeaWorld, will be the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando. Mako's tight turns and speed are inspired by one of the ocean’s fastest sharks - Mako sharks, also called “blue pointers”, are known for their top speed, making extreme jumps and the ability to quickly change course as they pursue their prey. → Read More

Warner Bros. Studio expands behind the scenes tours in Hollywood

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is introducing a major expansion to the studio’s popular tour - opening July 16th, 2015. The expanded tour will be anchored by the addition of the brand new feature Stage 48: Script to Screen. The announcement was made today by Danny Kahn, executive director, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. → Read More

Kempinski Seychelles to welcome World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015

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Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare has been selected to host the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015. Set to take place on Saturday, June 20th, the dazzling red-carpet ceremony will welcome hospitality leaders and luminaries from across the regions. Located on the south end of Mahé in Baie Lazare, Kempinski Seychelles Resort is the perfect location for the Gala Ceremony. → Read More

Tickets to go on sale for London New Year’s Eve fireworks

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A limited number of early release tickets for the mayor of London's New Year's Eve fireworks celebrations will be made available in June. The formerly free event saw ticketing introduced last year to curtail rapidly growing crowds. People, from anywhere in the UK or abroad, will be able to book tickets, guaranteeing themselves good views of the fantastic pyrotechnic display and a better visitor experience. → Read More

Cancun Centre receives major overhaul

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The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau has completed the renovation of the Cancun Centre. Located in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, the centre began its operations in 2004 and has since positioned itself as the number one facility in the region for conferences, conventions and exhibitions of national and international stature. → Read More

Abu Dhabi makes play for golf tourism market with new portal

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Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority is teeing up an ambitious golf tourism drive to strengthen the UAE capital’s standing as a world-class golfing destination. The plan will target expanding golf markets in Europe, China, India and across the GCC as well as across the United Arab Emirates. → Read More

Timor Leste celebrates independence at Expo Milano 2015

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Timor Leste has been celebrating its independence anniversary at Expo Milano 2015. The south-east Asian nation won its independence from Portugal for the second time on May 20th 2002, with the country since growing into a regional tourism power. → Read More

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