Sunday, 19 October 2014

Vietnamese cultural festival opens in Australia


Vietnamese cultural festivalThe Vietnamese Cultural Festival 2014 (Vietfest 2014) took place at the Australia National University (ANU) in Canberra October 10, drawing the participation of around 1,000 overseas Vietnamese and foreign students.

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Snowstorm in Himalayas: ‘cheap tourists’ blamed for the disaster


Snowstorm in HimalayasOn Tuesday, at least 32 people were killed when the unexpected snowstorm in the country’s Annapurna region trapped hundreds of trekkers at altitudes of more than 5,000m (16,500ft). Officials in Nepal have blamed budget tourists who tried to save money by not hiring guides to cross a high mountain pass.

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Air Traffic at HKIA Continues to Rise in September


Hong Kong Airport AuthorityHong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded growth in all three traffic categories in September. Monthly passenger figures climbed 4.8% from the previous year to 5 million, while cargo volume registered 5.2% year-on-year growth to 364,000 tonnes. Flight movements also rose by 5.1% to 31,995 in the same period.

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SWISS moves into London Heathrow’s rebuilt Terminal 2


swissSWISS switched all its ground operations at London Heathrow Airport to the rebuilt Terminal 2 – also known as The Queen’s Terminal – today. SWISS joins its Star Alliance partners in the new terminal, offering customers on all 23 member airlines quicker and more convenient connections within the same terminal facility.

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SWISS performs first satellite-supported precision landing


swissSWISS is collaborating together with Zurich Airport and Skyguide and further companies from across Europe’s airline industry on a broad-based programme of modernisation and efficiency improvement in air transport (SESAR – Single European Sky ATM Research). This scheme includes the further advancement of flight navigation through the use of state-of-the-art, satellite-supported navigation technology.

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Plan Ahead With Fall Promotion From Viking River Cruises


Rhine- Katiz CastleRiver cruising is the fastest-growing segment of travel, and there has never been a better time to book a journey on one of the world’s iconic waterways. Viking River Cruises today announced a new fall promotion for its most popular itineraries in Europe, Russia, China and Southeast Asia.

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Plan Ahead With Fall Promotion From Viking River Cruises


Rhine- Katiz CastleRiver cruising is the fastest-growing segment of travel, and there has never been a better time to book a journey on one of the world’s iconic waterways. Viking River Cruises today announced a new fall promotion for its most popular itineraries in Europe, Russia, China and Southeast Asia.

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Ask for LOT, fly for less – flights up to 50% off


LOT AirlinesAutumn and winter weekends do not have to be cold, and long nights do not have to be boring. You can spend them in one of over 40 LOT destinations in the world. From Tuesday to Sunday, all LOT tickets are even 50% off! Rates include luggage, all taxes and fees and apply always to connections with main airports and convenient travel times.

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LOT to move to the most modern terminal of Heathrow airport


LOT AirlinesSpacious modern interiors, smooth check-in and larger number of shops and restaurants – LOT has started operations in the most modern area of Heathrow, the T2 Terminal, also known as the Queen’s Terminal.

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LOT to move to the most modern terminal of Heathrow airport


LOT AirlinesSpacious modern interiors, smooth check-in and larger number of shops and restaurants – LOT has started operations in the most modern area of Heathrow, the T2 Terminal, also known as the Queen’s Terminal.

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AIDA Cruises: Dr. Monika Griefahn christens world s first LNG Hybrid Barge in Hamburg


PM Taufe Hybrid Barge VersandThe world s first LNG hybrid barge of Becker Marine Systems was christened with the name “Hummel” on October 18, 2014, at Grasbrook Quay in HafenCity Hamburg. The godmother of the inaugural event for the floating LNG power plant for environmentally friendly energy supply of cruise ships was Dr. Monika Griefahn, Chief Sustainability Officer at AIDA Cruises. The co-founder of Greenpeace Germany and former Minister of Environment of Lower Saxony has been involved in sustainability and environmental protection for more than 30 years.

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AIDA Cruises: Dr. Monika Griefahn christens world s first LNG Hybrid Barge in Hamburg


PM Taufe Hybrid Barge VersandThe world s first LNG hybrid barge of Becker Marine Systems was christened with the name “Hummel” on October 18, 2014, at Grasbrook Quay in HafenCity Hamburg. The godmother of the inaugural event for the floating LNG power plant for environmentally friendly energy supply of cruise ships was Dr. Monika Griefahn, Chief Sustainability Officer at AIDA Cruises. The co-founder of Greenpeace Germany and former Minister of Environment of Lower Saxony has been involved in sustainability and environmental protection for more than 30 years.

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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Zimbabwe Putting Efforts to Entice Chinese Tourists to Boost Tourism Revenue


zimbabwe flagTourism officials of Zimbabwe have vowed to multiply their efforts in attracting big-spending Chinese tourists to sustain the country’s tourism sector.
 
Chief Executive of Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA), Karikoga Kaseke said in spite of home to one of the world’s top three waterfalls, Zimbabwe is performing very badly in attracting Chinese tourists compared to its African neighbors.


Seychelles Minister St.Ange to Deliver Speech On Responsible Tourism at International Seminar


seychelles another worldThe Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) is organizing an international seminar on “Responsible Tourism – New Agenda” which will remain a support program of the World Travel Market (WTM) of London. The international seminar is scheduled to be held on November 5, 2014 at 1430 hours at the New Press Centre, Platinum Suite Room 5, Excel.


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