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Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton clinched his second Formula 1 world championship by winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, after engine problems sabotaged title rival Nico Rosberg's race. → Read More

Val Thorens triumphs at 2014 World Ski Awards at A-ROSA Kitzbühel

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French ski destination Val Thorens has been recognised as the World’s Best Ski Resort by voters at the World Ski Awards for a second successive year. In a night of high drama at A-ROSA Kitzbühel, Austria, the title of World’s Best Ski Hotel went to Stein Eriksen Lodge of the United States, while host Bergbahn Kitzbühel was recognised as the World’s Best Ski Resort Company. → 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

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

Golfasian takes top title at World Golf Awards

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Golfasian has taken the title of Asia's Best Golf Tour Operator at the inaugural World Golf Awards, hosted by Conrad Algarve in Portugal. Nena Huwae, Golfasian European marketing manager was presented with the trophy by Steve Rider, the evening's host and former anchor for the BBC's golf coverage. → Read More

Etihad Airways welcomes English cricket team to loyalty programme

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Etihad Airways has presented the England Cricket team with their personal Etihad Guest Gold cards, giving the players exclusive benefits and rewards from the airline’s award-winning loyalty program. The Abu Dhabi-based airline, official airline partner of the England and Wales Cricket Board, gave captain Alastair Cook and the England players the coveted Gold cards before the team set off on their tour to Sri Lanka. → Read More

‘STREIF – One Hell of a Ride’ to debut at World Ski Awards 2014

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World Ski Awards has announced it will host an exclusive screening of ‘STREIF – One Hell of a Ride’ during the opening of its annual Gala Ceremony at A-ROSA Kitzbühel. As leading lights of the ski hospitality industry gather at the Alpine resort, World Ski Awards will present the documentary as part of its Welcome Evening on November 21st. → 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

New South America leadership for Kuoni Travel Experts

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Kuoni Group Travel Experts has appointed Mel Lorenzo to lead its activities in Latin America. Based in Brazil, she takes charge of building and maintaining relationships with travel business interested in arranging group tours around the world. → Read More

Luxury sector drives visitor numbers in Dubai

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The new tourism season is an exciting one with a number of world class and internationally renowned hotel brands coming up in Dubai. During 2014 the emirate experienced a 10.6 per cent visitor increase from the 11 million guests in 2013. By building more hotels that suit all kind of tourists, Dubai is on track to meet their target of 20 million visitors by the year 2020. → Read More

Inaugural World Golf Awards winners celebrate at Conrad Algarve, Portugal

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Portugal has taken the title of World’s Best Golf Destination at the inaugural World Golf Awards, hosted this evening at the Conrad Algarve. The only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the golf hospitality industry, the event also saw St Andrews Links - Old Course recognised as the World’s Best Golf Course, while The Els Club Teluk Datai was awarded the honour of World's Best New Golf Course. → Read More

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