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Thomas Cook reveals shock departure of chief executive Green

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Thomas Cook has announced the shock departure of its chief executive, Harriet Green. Green has stepped down from the business with immediate affect and will be replaced by chief operating officer, Peter Fankhauser. Green said her “work was complete”. → Read More

Jumeirah Golf Estates to launch London sale with Fine & Country Golf

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European Tour Destination Jumeirah Golf Estates is holding its first property exhibition in association with Fine & Country Golf on December 11th-12th of 2014 at Fine & Country’s Park Lane showroom in Mayfair, London. The exhibition will showcase a portfolio of elite properties for sale within Jumeirah Golf Estates, including the launch of Redwood, a new collection of premium townhouses and villas located in the centre of the community. → Read More

Roller Coaster Restaurant opens at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi

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ROGO’S roller coaster-inspired restaurant to turn capital’s casual dining scene upside down with menu of international comfort food delivered at speed. Abu Dhabi-based food and beverage concept development and investment company, The Roller Coaster Restaurant, part of Group JWA, has opened its first UAE outlet with the launch of ROGO’S, a roller coaster inspired casual dining venue located in the capital’s latest retail hotspot, Yas Mall. → Read More

North American ski season begins at Bear Mountain

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It’s that time of the year again - time to break out the winter gear and hit the slopes. Snow Summit is scheduled to open on tomorrow and Bear Mountain will follow with opening day celebrations on Friday, November 28th. The 2014/2015 winter season is finally here in North America. → Read More

Chinese travellers turn their eyes toward British tourism

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As new research paper has revealed aspirations to visit Britain in China are stronger than ever before. The news comes as VisitBritain holds its biggest Destination China tourism mission to date in Guangzhou and Hong Kong this week. In the 2014 Anholt GfK Nations Brand Index study, China ranked Britain second out of fifty nations for ‘Tourism’ - its highest ranking to date for this attribute and one place higher than in 2013. → Read More

Bhutan on track for record tourism year

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The Tourism Council of Bhutan has announced an increase in visitor numbers to the country between January and September 2014, which compared to the same period last year. Visitor numbers rose to 88,138 from 75,771 people, becoming one of the most successful tourism years for the Himalayan Kingdom. → Read More

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

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