Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Ontario government to build an integrated transportation network

OntarioPremier Kathleen Wynne announced the Ontario government’s plan to build a seamless and integrated transportation network across the province — Moving Ontario Forward — to create jobs, boost productivity and help every part of Ontario grow and prosper.
The robust plan would put in place dedicated and substantial funding for public transit and transportation infrastructure. It would make nearly $29 billion available over the next 10 years for investments in priority infrastructure projects across the province such as public transit, roads, bridges and highways.


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AirAsia Group Set To Move To KLIA2

airasiaAirAsia Group expressed their gratitude to the Prime Minister, YAB Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the Government for the decision to enlist the expertise of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to further evaluate KLIA2 and to determine the long term safety of the new airport.
This decision reflects the priority that the Government is giving to the issue of safety, and assuring the public that KLIA2 is safe.


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DonorCommunity is deployed by Cultural Tourism DC for a complete integration of applications management

DonorCommunity, Inc.DonorCommunity, Inc., developers of an innovative cloud computing software platform for nonprofit fundraising and advocacy, announced that Cultural Tourism DC, a coalition of more than 230 culture, heritage, and community-based organizations in Washington DC, has become the latest nonprofit to deploy DonorCommunity’s fully integrated suite of applications for fundraising, website content management, online marketing, social networking, personal fundraising, online donations, online auctions, e-commerce and event management.


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Lanka suffering from low manpower, seeks import

Lanka sufferingCOLOMBO: Shortage of manpower isn’t something new to Sri Lanka. It started from the feudal times and continues till date. Sri Lankan corporate houses are asking to employ more foreign workers to fill labour shortfalls, with over 10,000 working in the country on tourist visas, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.


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Supranational Hotels partners with Hospitality Action to provide on job training at London head office

Hospitality ActionSupranational Hotels, the leading provider of hotel distribution technology and sales and marketing representation, is partnering with trade industry charity Hospitality Action to support vital fundraising initiatives and provide on-the-job training at their London head office.
Hospitality Action is the trade charity offering a crucial lifeline to people of all ages, working and retired from the hospitality industry. The not-for-profit organisation is dependent entirely on individuals and corporate bodies from within the industry to support and fund life-changing work-based initiatives.


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India will be present in the Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles

South Africa & SeychellesThe participation of an Indian Cultural Troupe in this year’s Carnaval International de Victoria in the Seychelles has been confirmed.  The Seychelles Tourism Board has said that confirmation has been received to say that a delegation of Indian artistes from Chenai, Tamilnadu will be flying in to take part in this year’s Carnival that is being jointly co-hosted by Seychelles, La Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte and South Africa KwaZulu Natal.


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Air New Zealand and TNZ partner with Ski Tourism welcome tourists to day and night adventure

tourism new zealandTourism New Zealand has partnered with the Ski Tourism Marketing Network (Ski TMN) and Air New Zealand to encourage Australians to discover more magical days, nights and adventures with friends ‒ and drive visitor arrivals from this key market.
“This is the third year for the ‘more magic in every day’ theme, which has proven to be very effective in enticing Australians to travel to New Zealand for a winter holiday experience,” says Tony Saunders, TNZ’s General Manager – Australia.


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Monday, 14 April 2014

Majestic moments in Kuala Lumpur

download (5)The hallucinogenic effect started to kick in – hard.I blamed that man, hunching over the ebony Yamaha piano. Despite his being 75, something told me that behind the white tuxedo, the bow tie, and the hearing aid he wears on his left ear, he is someone that could spin your thoughts and weave them perfectly, without guilt, into a distant past.


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Bangladesh confirm their participation in the 2014 Edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles

Seychelles Tourism BoardThe Honorary Consul of Seychelles in Bangladesh, Md. Amiruzzaman has confirmed that he has successfully negotiated to have a Cultural Delegation from Bangladesh to parade in the 2014 Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles. This year the Carnival in Seychelles is being jointly co-hosted by Seychelles, La Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte and South Africa KwaZulu Natal and it is seen as the perfect opportunities for countries from the Community of Nations to be seen flying their flags and showcasing their culture and in so doing their people as a base for their very own tourism marketing.


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Minister of Tourism of the Seychelles continues his ‘door to door’ visits of tourism businesses with a visit to Emirates in Seychelles

Seychelles Tourism BoardMinister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture has been continuing his ‘door to door’ visits to DMCs (Destination Management Companies) and Airline Offices.


Minister St.Ange started this series of visits two weeks ago on the Grand Anse side of the island of Praslin when he stopped at some 27 hotel properties. On Tuesday next week he is schedule to be back again on Praslin to continue with is ‘door to door’ vista of hotels.


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Seychelles Tourism Board prelaunches exciting new coffee table book on diving: Seychelles – Unexpected Treasures, at Singapore’s ASIAN DIVE EXPO

Seychelles Tourism BoardThe CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, (STB) Sherin Naiken and tourism consultant Glynn Burridge attended the Asian Dive Expo in Singapore on Friday 11th April 2014 where Ms. Naiken prelaunched Seychelles’ latest addition to its suite of promotional coffee table books, the spectacular collection of underwater images by renowned Nikon Professional Photographer, Imran Ahmad who came to Seychelles to photorgraph its beauty above and beneath the waves, travelling as far as Aldabra where the many of the book’s photography was shot.


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Three UAE female tourists attacked brutally in London

attacked brutally in LondonIn a gruesome incident, a tourist was attacked with a hammer in a four-star London hotel and has been left with just five percent brain function and she lost her left eye too, police said.


Philip Spence, 32, from Hounslow, was today remanded in custody after being charged with three counts of attempted murder and one of aggravated burglary.


The woman, who is from the United Arab Emirates, remains in a critical condition after she was assaulted together with her two sisters in their room at the Cumberland Hotel near Marble Arch in London’s West End in the early hours last Sunday.


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CLIA cruise3sixty conference conference celebrates 10 years of success, focus on future growth

CLIAOne of the largest-ever number of industry delegates attended Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) 10th Anniversary cruise3sixty conference and trade show April 2-6, at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. More than 1,800 delegates were registered for the annual event, which focuses on helping CLIA member agents boost their cruise industry knowledge and sales. Attendees hailed from across the United States, as well as Canada, Australia, Germany, Cayman Islands, Netherlands Antilles, Brazil, New Zealand, Kenya, Nigeria, China, British Virgin Islands and Malaysia.


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German tourist charred to death, cause uncertain

German TouristBHUBANESWAR: The fact is that Indian isn’t a very safe destination for foreign tourists. It has been proved time and time again. Criminal assaults are comm. one and they have happened in almost all the parts of the country. In the latest incident, Police on Saturday recovered a charred body a German tourist from a guesthouse in Puri. The deceased was identified as Vincent Julian, 23, from Rostock city in north Germany.


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