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Sleep, connect and explore Malaysia’s world-renowned heritage city with OZO George Town Penang

OZO George Town Penang offers one of the best introduction to Malaysia’s world renowned heritage city - a bird’s eye view of the nearby old town and surrounding landmarks.
Tue, 09/22/2020 - 14:10

Female visitors dominate attendance at EXPAT Travel Deal 2020

According to a TAT survey, the event recorded a total of 9,957 visitors, generating an immediate revenue of 7,427,021 Baht.
Tue, 09/22/2020 - 14:07

Industry continues to attract and prep new agents ahead of rebound

Industry outsiders using downtime to ramp up.
Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:41

PATA offers free online training for travel and tourism professionals

The free online courses allow participants the opportunity to watch videos, complete assignments and earn a certificate while learning from travel professionals and experts eager to share their knowledge.
Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:48

Aeroflot restarts regular flights to Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and South Korea


Aeroflot announces that international service between Moscow and Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek), Belarus (Minsk) and Kazakhstan (Nur-Sultan) will restart over the next week. Regular service between Moscow and South Korea (Seoul) will restart on 1 October.

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:31

New Zealand business events industry on show at BE Reconnected

Set for 1 December 2020, BE Reconnected is being organised by Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ).
Mon, 09/21/2020 - 11:04

IATA comment on studies regarding onboard transmission of COVID-19

While the risk of transmission on an aircraft is low, passengers can take additional precautions to further lower the risk. Following guidance to wear a mask or face covering provides significant protection to all onboard.
Mon, 09/21/2020 - 11:02

ATEC aligns with WTTC Safe Travel protocols as part of its #TravelSafeAustralia strategy

Over the past few months ATEC has been developing a comprehensive strategy to meet the needs of the industry and expectations of the global traveller once international borders open. The strategy is titled #TravelSafeAustralia.
Mon, 09/21/2020 - 10:56

A new era heralds for Sun Siyam Resorts as the company announces new brand identity

Being owned and managed by a 100% Maldivian company the brand promise remains the same across all properties, whilst each property will maintain their own character, vibe and unique experiences evolving around the best of the destination, authentic culture and traditions.
Mon, 09/21/2020 - 10:47

Sunway Hotels & Resorts demonstrates the power of working together to create awareness about global waste problem

The Hotel Group’s employees join in the global movement to clean up the areas located around the hotels, supporting the importance of promoting change and saving Mother Nature.
Mon, 09/21/2020 - 10:11

SANGHA Retreat by OCTAVE Institute named “Best Wellness Spa Resort of the Year” at SpaChina Wellness and Spa Awards 2020

Located west of Shanghai in culturally rich Suzhou, SANGHA Retreat is an integrated and immersive wellbeing sanctuary combining the ancient wisdom of the East with the latest in Western scientific research.
Fri, 09/18/2020 - 13:02

Proposed Environment Tax will destroy jobs and fail to decarbonize aviation, says IATA

GENEVA - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that  proposed new environmental taxes in France will fail to decarbonize the aviation sector and eliminate 150,000 French aviation jobs.

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 12:41

The World Travel & Tourism present its first in a series of virtual events

“One Voice – Towards a Brighter Future” to launch next week.
Fri, 09/18/2020 - 12:24

ILTM (International Luxury Travel Market) goes virtual

Uniting the international luxury travel industry in 2020; ILTM Cannes postponed to 2021.
Fri, 09/18/2020 - 12:21

CAPA transforms summits into new monthly Digital Series - CAPA Live

A virtual experience for industry interaction and reconnection.
Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:45