Saturday, 22 November 2014

Cities of the CaribbeanThe Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority hosted Award-winning film producer, Patrick Baucelin, on a recent visit to Antigua to promote his latest documentary, ‘Cities of the Caribbean’.
The seventy minute documentary, produced in English, French and Spanish, features Antigua’s capital city of St. John’s, and twenty-nine other Caribbean cities.
During his one-day promotional tour, Baucelin who is from Martinique, paid a courtesy call on the Antigua and Barbuda National Library where he presented copies of the DVD to Library officials.  Fifth form history students of the Princess Margaret School were also given the opportunity to meet with Baucelin, and receive the DVD.

VisitScotlandAlthough no longer a nation of hunters, gatherers are playing a vital role in the economy, with the meetings, incentives, conference and events (MICE) industry currently booming in Scotland and with the potential to grow significantly over the next decade.
Business tourism, which includes high-yield meetings and conferences, is worth nearly
£2 billion* to the economy and, on Tuesday 2 December, hundreds of members of the industry will gather in Edinburgh to learn how to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the country’s heightened profile during 2014.

airbusIt seems that the American carrier Delta too has decided to replace its old Boeing planes with Europe’s pride fleet liner Airbus.

50 wide body jets with Rolls Royce engines have been purchased for $14bn (£8.9bn) by Delta which include 25 Airbus A350-900 and 25 advanced Airbus A330-900neo aircraft.

The engine will be Rolls Royce, Trent engine for both types of aircraft and long term servicing in a deal worth $5bn.

golf tourismWhether you’re a serious golfer or a novice, Sydney has a range of activities that will keep you entertained on and off the golf course in the lead up to the Emirates Australian Open.

The 2014 Emirates Australian Open will be held at one of Australia’s most exclusive golf courses, The Australian Golf Club, Rosebery from 27 – 30 November, and will offer the chance for golf lovers to get up close to see the world’s top ranked golfers including Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott, alongside world number 13 Jordan Spieth.

Archipelago InternationalFilling the gap for quality business hotels in South Jakarta, Archipelago International will soon be opening its latest Business & Conference hotel in Simatupang.

More than three years in the making and set to welcome business travelers from March onwards, the Aston Priority Simatupang Hotel & Conference Center is the group’s 6th Aston hotel in Jakarta and sits in a prime location in the TB Simatupang area on Jalan Let. Jend. T. B. Simatupang right next to the Indonesian headquarters of Switzerland’s Nestle and Siemens of Germany.

qantas-uniformsChinese travellers have voted Qantas as having the “Best Cabin Crew” in the 2014 iDEALShanghai Awards. Qantas Country Manager China, Andrew Hogg, in Shanghai to accept the award, said the awards – judged by more than 100,000 people in Shanghai across all categories, and evaluated by a jury of reporters, columnists and lifestyle writers – confirmed that Qantas customers were experiencing the highest levels of service.

crown-metropolAustralians are spending more of their precious travel time seeking five star hotel experiences and Crown Metropol hotels in Melbourne and Perth top the list of the most popular luxury hotels in the country! New data released by hotel price comparison site, HotelsCombined shows that the number of five star hotel bookings in Australia has increased by a huge 194% since last year. According to their research, Crown Metropol, Melbourne has received more bookings in the last six months than any other luxury Australian hotel and Crown Metropol, Perth has received the second largest number of bookings.

Flood conditions may arise with melting snow and rain in north-east USAs the snowfall in the north-east of U.S. is subsiding there are threats of flooding from rain and melting snow this weekend.

There are chances that buildings may collapse when the rain arrives as heavy snow on the roof may cause the buildings to topple off . The state authorities too remain paralyzed due to the heavy snowfall and there is not much that they would be able to do.

hiltonHilton Worldwide, Goodwill Industries International and Apollo Education Group, parent company of University of Phoenix, announced the launch of the Hilton Military Internship Program. This collaboration between higher education, business and nonprofit intends to develop military spouse and veteran talent for potential opportunities at Hilton Worldwide, particularly in supervisory roles.

Airbus and UNESCO partner on global student challenge Fly Your Ideas

airbusLeading aircraft manufacturer Airbus and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) have signed a formal partnership supporting Airbus’ global student challenge, Fly Your Ideas.

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Gogo Receives Supplemental Type Certificate from the FAA to Install Ku-Satellite Connectivity Service on Boeing 777-200ER Aircraft

GogoGogo Inc, a leading global aero communications service provider, has received an STC from the FAA to install its Ku-band satellite equipment on Boeing 777-200ER aircraft operated by Delta Air Lines. 

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GE9X’s New TAPS Combustor to Maintain Its Cool Under Fire

GeaviationComponent testing of the TAPS III (twin-annular pre-mixing swirler) combustor for the GE9X engine for the Boeing 777X is demonstrating promising results.

The GE9X TAPS III combustor is a unique third-generation combustion system that pre-mixes air and fuel prior to combustion for leaner burn and fewer emissions than conventional combustion systems.

Jozi: The second-most inspiring city in the world

JoziAfter Hong Kong, Jozi is the second-most inspiring city in the world, according to the 2014 Good City Index. Joburg scored the highest points in all categories the publication uses to rank cities and this is according to a study conducted by the global Good magazine. These included categories such as being a Hub of Progress, City Engagement, Street Life, Defining Moments, Connectivity, Green Life, Diversity and Work Life Balance.

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Keeping Eyes Open for Future Aviation Stars

XJetthe Middle East Business Aviation show – is encouraging young people to consider an exciting career in the region’s business aviation industry with a day of seminars, talks and interactive sessions, ‘Futures Day’.