Tuesday, 30 September 2014

National Restaurant Association Announces Member Discounts Through UnitedHealthcare


national restaurant associationThe National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced exclusive member discounts from UnitedHealthcare on manual medical rates for fully insured business groups with 51 or more eligible employees. Through NRA’s Health Care HQ, members can access potential savings of up to five percent on UnitedHealthcare’s standard medical product portfolio, which offers a broad range of plan designs and options through its vast care provider network. Note that some restrictions apply; and discounts may vary by location and group size.


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Phase one of multi million pound departure lounge officially opened at Stansted


Stansted AirportPhase one of Stansted Airport’s brand new international departure lounge was officially opened today by M.A.G Chief Executive Charlie Cornish and Stansted Airport’s Managing Director Andrew Harrison at a special event to mark the launch of the World Duty Free Group’s new flagship store and entrance into the multi-million pound development.


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Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) Expands Portfolio In Orlando & Naples, Florida: Adds New Loews Sapphire Falls Resort & The Naples Grande Beach Resort


ALHIAssociated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its portfolio in Florida with the addition of the all-new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando®, opening in the summer of 2016, and the newly independently branded Naples Grande Beach Resort, which is slated to complete an impressive $18 million renovation and redesign in January 2015.


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United Airlines Names Linda Jojo Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer


United AirlinesUnited Airlines today announced that Linda Jojo will become its executive vice president and chief information officer, responsible for the development, implementation and management of technology strategy and solutions to support United’s global business.


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Huerta Calls for Full Review of FAA Contingency Plans and Security Protocols


U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta today announced the agency is conducting a 30-day review of contingency plans and security protocols for its major facilities, after a criminal action by a contractor on Friday knocked out communications equipment at an FAA high-altitude air traffic facility in Aurora, IL.


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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Aquamagica India’s all new water party destination makes a housefull debut


ADLABS AQUAMAGICAIndia’s first international standard waterpark opened its gates to a world of wholesome entertainment for the visitors with an overwhelming response. In response to the launch of its campaign, the park is delighted to declare that as of 12:00pm today, the park is already running full house.

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Boeing, Etihad Airways Unveil Livery of Airline’s First 787-9 Dreamliner


etihad-airwaysBoeing today rolled out of its paint hangar the first 787-9 Dreamliner that will be delivered to Etihad Airways. The airplane is painted in the airline’s new ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery with colors reminiscent of the desert landscape, inspired by the culture, Islamic design and architecture motifs of the United Arab Emirates.

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Visitors to WTM can find out more about special packages for people with disabilities ho want to visit the Czech Republic


WTM 2014Visitors to WTM can find out more about special packages for people with disabilities who want to visit the Czech Republic. Travel agency Iron City Live operates tours in and around Ostrava, the Czech Republic’s third-largest city and the country’s industrial centre. The city is European City of Sport 2014 and is starting to gain popularity among travellers looking for a short break because of its cultural, sporting and historical attractions. Ryanair operates a service to Ostrava from Stansted.

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Warwick International Hotels announces new Caribbean resort


warwick international logoWarwick International Hotels (WIH) has announced plans for the collection’s first four-star resort in the Caribbean.

Named “The Warwick, Paradise Island, Bahamas,” the new getaway is planned to open in mid-2015. The resort, which features 246 rooms and suites, enjoys a prime island location, overlooking the beautiful Nassau Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean inlet, with panoramic views of Nassau and Paradise Island.

New tour operator specialising in the Red Sea resort


Sharm Tourism BureauA new tour operator specialising in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh will be in the spotlight at World Travel Market.

Launched this autumn, the specialist online travel agency is called Sharmdirect.com and features more than 200 hotels in the Red Sea.

Safari operator targets Muslim market


Visit ArushaVisit Arusha will be at World Travel Market to turn the spotlight on its new safaris tailored to Muslim holidaymakers, as well as tours for solo women travellers.

The Tanzania tour operator provides holidays in accordance with Islamic practices, with guides who speak fluent Arabic; halal foods; and trips to areas of Muslim interest, such as 10th Century mosques.

Independent hotel tech provider adds new functionality


Independent hotelEviivo is offering small hotels and B&Bs a new version of its market-leading technology, which is already used by more than 5,000 properties worldwide.

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Friday, 26 September 2014

Mossel Bay kids to bring ancient technology to France


1a80b1c774d3ad16aab62673383004d6_Lwo pupils from Mossel Bay’s Point High School – Marizaan Beukes and Johan Venter – will represent South Africa at The Global Travel & Tourism Partnership’s annual conference in Nice, France, from the 21st to the 26th of November.


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Tourism beauties help local shelters


Mossel Bay Travel FestivalThe twelve finalists in this year’s Miss Garden Route and Klein Karoo pageant will vie for the crown on Saturday, 27 September, but in the meantime, they’re travelling the region – both to familiarise themselves with what it has to offer (Saturday’s winner will automatically become its next tourism ambassador), and to meet some of the less fortunate people whose lives they’re pledged to assist.


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