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MSC Cruises becomes first line to homeport in Havana

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MSC Cruises has revealed that, starting in December 2015, it will be the first mainstream cruise line to homeport in Cuba. Its 2,120-guest MSC Opera will homeport in Havana for the winter 2015-16 season to offer guests 16 Caribbean cruises. → Read More

Saxon Collection launches in South Africa

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Originally the private residence of Douw Steyn, one of South Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs, the multi-award winning Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, Johannesburg is a leader in African luxury. Ever since it opened in 1992, The Saxon’s incredibly private and residential feel has made it the choice of international visitors and locals alike. While this contemporary property is undoubtedly the flagship of the collection, there have been two unique additions to The Saxon portfolio to date. → Read More

New appointment for Barbados Tourism Marketing in UK

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Former Mount Gay Distilleries brand manager Marc McCollin has been appointed as the new senior business development officer in the UK office of the Barbados Tourism Marketing. McCollin’s appointment came into effect earlier, starting with a two week orientation in Barbados before taking up his official post in the UK. → Read More

Arrests following Tunisia terror attack

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Tunisian security forces have arrested 12 suspects following a terrorist attack in the resort town of Sousse on Friday. Officials said they were still hunting for two people, both of whom are suspected of having trained in Libya with the gunman who killed 38 people. → Read More

Germany welcomes surging visitor figures

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Between January and April 2015, almost 20 million overnight stays were generated in Germany by international visitors, according to the latest figures from the Federal Statistical Office. That’s 800,000 more overnights than in the same period the year prior – a total increase of 4.3 percent. The figure includes accommodation providers with ten or more beds as well as camp grounds. → Read More

Maldives launches year long advertising campaign

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Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation has launched its new marketing campaign ‘Visit Maldives Year 2016’ during the 27th UNWTO conference at the Bandos Island Resort, Maldives. The official VMY 2016 campaign logo was revealed by president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom during the opening of the conference. → Read More

Greek tourists urged to take cash as crisis continues

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Holidaymakers visiting Greece have been urged to take sufficient cash to cover the costs of the planned visits as the economic crisis in the country deepens. Banks in Greece are closed until at least July 5th as the country prepares for a referendum on its financial future. → Read More

Kenya prepares to roll out e-visa scheme

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UK and Irish travellers to Kenya will benefit from the introduction of a new e-visa service from July 2nd. From this date travellers may apply for their Kenya entry visas in advance of arrival in Kenya via the e-visa portal. → Read More

Change at the top for TUI Germany as Clemens steps aside

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The board of TUI Deutschland has appointed Sebastian Ebel as the new chief executive of the company with immediate effect. In adopting the resolution regarding the change at the helm of the company, the supervisory board followed the wish of the previous chief executive Christian Clemens, who will now pass his responsibilities into new hands six months earlier than originally planned. → Read More

More than 30 British causalities following Tunisia terrorist attack

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More than 30 British tourists are now believed to have been killed during a terrorist attack in Tunisia on Friday. A total of 38 people were killed on a beach near Hotel Imperial Marhaba in the resort of Sousse by a gunman with links to Islamic State extremists. → Read More

&Beyond expands luxury travel operations into South America

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Following its significant operating success and growth in south Asia, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond is expanding its portfolio to include a third continent - &Beyond South America. &Beyond South America’s first office will open on July 15th in Santiago, Chile. It will provide luxury tour operating and destination management company services to guests travelling to Chile. → Read More

Breaking Travel News interview: Marion Conrady, press officer, Germany pavilion Expo 2015

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Germany’s pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 takes the form of a ‘Fields of Ideas’ and greets guests under the motto ‘Be active’. The world exposition’s theme is ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’, with the German pavilion clearly orientating itself to this leitmotif - vividly illustrating just how important dealing respectfully with nature is to future human nutrition. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole speaks with Marion Conrady to find out more. → Read More

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