Friday, 25 April 2014

WTM Latin America 2015 Will Take Place At The Expo Center Norte, In São Paulo

wtm_latin_america_logo_neu_9722World Travel Market Latin America 2015 will take place at the Expo Center Norte, São Paulo on 22-24 April. Since the event is growing, it would not be possible to hold it at the Transamerica during the same time of the year in 2015.

The move from the Transamerica Expo Center to Expo Center Norte offers WTM Latin America and the 43rd Braztoa Business Event, in addition to a larger space, a more central location in São Paulo, which has been requested by the event’s key partner Braztoa, as most travel agents are based in the city’s downtown.


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WTM Latin America 2015 Will Take Place At The Expo Center Norte, In São Paulo

wtm_latin_america_logo_neu_9722World Travel Market Latin America 2015 will take place at the Expo Center Norte, São Paulo on 22-24 April. Since the event is growing, it would not be possible to hold it at the Transamerica during the same time of the year in 2015.

The move from the Transamerica Expo Center to Expo Center Norte offers WTM Latin America and the 43rd Braztoa Business Event, in addition to a larger space, a more central location in São Paulo, which has been requested by the event’s key partner Braztoa, as most travel agents are based in the city’s downtown.


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Brunel and Banksy star in England’s Hall of Fame

visit bristolTwo Bristol nominations have been revealed as part of England’s Hall of Fame to celebrate St George’s Day. The hotly anticipated Hall of Fame exhibition opens to the public on St George’s Day. Running for one week until 30th April, the free open-air exhibition will take place at Observation Point on London’s Southbank.


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Wyndham Worldwide Reports First Quarter 2014 Earnings

wyndham worldwideWyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN) today announced results for the three months ended March 31, 2014.

First Quarter Highlights:
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $0.78, an increase of 10% from adjusted diluted EPS of $0.71 in the first quarter of 2013.  Reported diluted EPS was $0.69, compared with $0.19 in the first quarter of 2013.
  • Domestic RevPAR up 7.6%.
  • Net Vacation Ownership Interest sales up 15%.
  • The Company repurchased 2.1 million shares of its common stock for $150 million.

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The Travel Show’s Lucy Taylor and Mark Lloyd to host World Travel Awards

world travel awardsWorld Travel Awards is delighted to announce Lucy Taylor and Mark Lloyd, from Dubai’s industry leading The Travel Show, will host the Middle East Gala Ceremony 2014. Taylor and Lloyd join World Travel Awards from The Travel Show, a two-hour daily programme running on Dubai Eye 103.8FM, where they are co-hosts and producers.


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DMRC Achieves Rare Feat; crosses over its existing line at the operational Karkarduma Metro Station.

DMRCThe Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has achieved a rare feat in Metro construction by crossing over its existing operational line at the Kakarduma Metro Station at a record height of 21 meters above the ground. This is among the first of such achievements in Metro construction so far as Delhi Metro is poised to repeat more such achievements in its Phase III project which is slated to be completed by 2016.


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Delhi Metro Museum organises workshop for the physically challenged

DMRCThe Delhi Metro Museum today organized a workshop on Metro travel for its physically challenged commuters. Vital information about the facilities available for the physically challenged commuters in the Delhi Metro was shared with the participants of the workshop.


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Holland America Line Named To 2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies For Third Consecutive Year

CLIAFor the third consecutive year, Holland America Line, together with sister line Seabourn, was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute, a leading business ethics think-tank. The company secured its spot on the list by implementing and maintaining business practices and initiatives that are instrumental to company success and benefit the community.
Named in the Leisure and Hospitality category, Holland America Line/Seabourn is one of 144 total honorees representing 41 industries from around the world.


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Le Meridien Piccadilly Pays Tribute To Hrnri Matisse’s Cut-Outs

Starwood HotelIn celebration of the Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition arriving at London’s Tate Modern, the Terrace Grill & Bar at Le Méridien Piccadilly has created a special afternoon tea inspired by Matisse’s work and heritage.  The tea will be available for six weeks from the 17th April 2014 and the first 40 customers to book the afternoon tea in advance will receive a free ticket to the Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition, courtesy of Le Méridien Piccadilly.


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China to develop 10k villages into tourism hot spots

wttcSANYA, Hainan – Chinese ‘local township and village tourism’ will receive a boost in investment this year, Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang said on Thursday.


It is envisioned that ten thousand villages will become tourism spots and 200,000 households will be turned into farm stay accommodation, Wang said at the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit.


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More Ships & New Itineraries Coming For Viking River Cruises In 2015

Viking CruiseDemonstrating no slowdown in the European river cruise boom, Viking River Cruises today confirmed official plans for the company’s expansion in 2015. Viking has ordered 12 new river vessels for next year – 10 additional award-winning Viking Longships® and two unique vessels for the Elbe River. Next year will also see the launch of two new itineraries highlighting the Rhine River. The announcement comes directly on the heels of Viking’s world record-setting christening last month of 18 vessels across four countries in five days and will bring the company’s total fleet size to 64 river vessels in 2015.


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STDF Tourism Week to focus on community angle

stdf logoORANJESTAD, St. Eustatius – In the year 2007 during the month of September the St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation (STDF) celebrated a Tourism Week, where the members of the STDF organized a full week of activities for members and stakeholders in the tourism industry. The conference is a three-day event planned around World Tourism Day each year, September 25, 26 and 27. During the three working days of the conference, delegates exchange ideas with local and international presenters, sustainable tourism experts who present on a series of important issues.


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Westin Hotels & Resorts Survey Reveals Sense Of Well-Being Is High Amongst UAE Travellers

Starwood HotelA global well-being survey conducted by Westin Hotels & Resorts has found that although work-related stress has increased over the last few years, nearly two-fifths (38%) of UAE respondents feel that their overall sense of well-being is ‘excellent and could not be better’. A further 25% felt that their well-being was ‘good but that a couple of things could be better’. The Westin brand’s global well-being study was unveiled on the heels of the launch of the Westin Well-Being Movement, a multi-million dollar initiative designed to enhance the well-being of guests and associates around the world.


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Top 10 music festival performances of all-time unveiled

download (24)The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has unveiled the Top 10 music festival performances of all-time. This March, fans around the world were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite moments from a list of 20. The fan-curated Top 10 rock festival moments will be presented in a video montage at the entrance of the museum’s featured exhibit Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience, which will open on Friday, April 25, 2014.


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