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Beverly Hills tourism Efforts Boom In Fiscal Year 2014-2015


download (3)On the heels of its centennial in 2014, the City of Beverly Hills experienced record growth in fiscal year 2014-2015 due to the efforts of Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau (BHCVB) and its hospitality partners. Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) grew10.5%, 6.5% higher than the city’s initial projections for the year. Additionally, domestic travel to Beverly Hills, which represents 37% of the market, grew over 60%, while international travel, representing 63% of the market, grew over 30% from the fiscal year prior.

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U.S. Travel Applauds House Bill Adopting the Pre Expansion Act


U.S. Travel AssociationU.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow today released the following statement applauding the passage of H.R. 2843, the Pre✓ Expansion Act:

“America’s travel community applauds the House for passing a commonsense measure to encourage and simplify the Pre✓ application process.

Tourism Malaysia with AirAsia and Genting Highlands gave Product Update Presentation


download (2)Tourism Malaysia Chennai focused on tour operators and travel agents from Tier II city Puducherry to update latest products and highlight events lined up for Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015.

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What Chicago Leaders Need to Know About Open Skies


U.S. Travel AssociationThe Big 3 U.S. airlines—American, Delta and United—are on a mission to selectively “freeze” some service from foreign carriers that threatens their competitive stranglehold, but provides untold benefits to travelers and Chicago’s economy and jobs market. The Big 3 tell horrific tales about jobs losses and fair play, but here are the facts:

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World Routes Brings Aviation Leaders to Durban, South Africa


download (1)The 21st World Route Development Forum converges in Durban, South Africa during 19 – 22 September, bringing senior leaders from aviation and tourism to address growth issues for an industry that generates nearly 10% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Approximately 2,500 delegates from more than 100 countries are expected at World Routes in Durban, which is hosted by Tourism KwaZulu-Natal.

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Qantas Magazine App – The First In The World To Launch On Adobe’s New Digital Publsihing Solution


QantasQantas today revealed its new Qantas Magazine app on Adobe’s Digital Publishing Solution (DPS), the first app globally to appear on the platform, at the Adobe Digital Marketing Symposium held in New York.
 
The new Qantas Magazine app fully leverages the capabilities of Adobe’s DPS to deliver engaging and informative content to customers throughout their entire travel experience, from planning to booking, to travelling.

UIA calls for holding the Industry Leaders Round Table discussion


UIAAs Ukraine`s flag carrier and the industry leader, Ukraine International Airlines propose to hold the Industry Leaders Round Table discussion “ How to Lower Ticket Fares for Ukrainians” in Kiev in mid-September 2015.

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FAA: Wildfires and Drones Don’t Mix


FAAFAAResponding to recent incidents in which unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as “drones,” interfered with manned aircraft involved in wildland firefighting operations, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is supporting the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service in their simple message to drone operators: If you fly; we can’t.

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MERGE Bankside 2015 announces exciting line-up of artists including Bompas and Parr


downloadMERGE Bankside, the month-long free arts festival, is back for its fifth year. A collection of talented artists will be making use of the rich heritage and contemporary culture of the area to create engaging and interactive art installations.

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Riga Airport Welcomes 50 Millionth Passenger


Riga AirportToday, July 29, Riga International Airport welcomed its 50 millionth passenger since the establishment of the airport. Ms Monta Skābarniece arrived at the airport onboard airBaltic flight from Munich.

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Chiltern Railways Boss To Join Network Rail Board


159e40587b6948a2aabd139d6c65bf97Network Rail has today announced the appointment of Rob Brighouse as a non-executive director.

Mr Brighouse has 40 years’ experience in the rail industry and is currently managing director of Chiltern Railways, which runs passenger services between London and the West Midlands and is one of Britain’s best performing operators in terms of punctuality and passenger satisfaction.


Firmdale in £28 million legal battle with Barclays


unnamed (8)A report in The Telegraph says the company, which is run by husband and wife team Tim and Kit Kemp, took a £27.9 million exceptional charge after it cancelled hedging contracts when it refinanced its loans.

Tim Kemp told The Telegraph the derivatives had been taken out with Barclays and that Firmdale took legal action to reclaim the money last year: “We had four swaps as part of our hedging policy that we took out in 2006 and 2007. In order to refinance we found we had to pay the swaps off. I think we’re going to get this money back.”

JAL Group Announces Consolidated Financial Results for First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015


JALJAL Group (JAL) today announced the consolidated financial results for first quarter of fiscal year 2015 – the period from April 1 to June 30, 2015. For the details, please refer to attached [Consolidated Financial Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2015].