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  • 2015 Gold Magellan Award in River Cruising Goes to American Cruise Lines

    Published on : Monday, September 14, 2015

    American Cruise Lines, operator of the newest riverboats andsmall cruise ships in the United States, is pleased to announce it has received the 2015 Gold MagellanAward from Travel Weekly. The award was achieved in the Cruise Overall: River Cruising category, making American Cruise Lines the winner in this category for the second consecutive year. The MagellanAwards, judged by a panel of top travel industry professionals, are the premier awards...

  • American Airlines Group Reports Record August Traffic, Capacity And Load Factor

    Published on : Friday, September 11, 2015

    American Airlines Group today reported August 2015 and year-to-date traffic results.   American Airlines Group's total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) were 21.0 billion, up 5.0 percent versus August 2014. Total capacity was 24.3 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 2.7 percent versus August 2014. Total passenger load factor was 86.5 percent, up 1.9 percentage points versus August 2014. All three metrics were records for the month of ...

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  • Virgin America Reports August 2015 Operational Results

    Published on : Thursday, September 10, 2015

    Virgin America Inc. today reported its preliminary operational results for August 2015. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 1.5 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 4.0% higher from the same month in 2014.     Load factor was 83.6 percent, a decrease of 2.0 points from August 2014. The number of onboard passengers increased 10.5 percent from the same month last year. ...

  • Find the Airport's Best Burger or Nearest ATM - United Airlines' App Can Now Hel

    Published on : Friday, August 14, 2015

    United Airlines customers flying through the airline's hubs in the continental United States will now find navigating through the airport easier and more interactive. United has updated its mobile app to include: New, interactive indoor maps for its Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington hubs, with more airports to be added soon "Indoor location" functionality, currently in beta testing for custom...

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  • Rio de Janeiro strives to turn Olympics Games district Barra into tour

    Published on : Friday, October 30, 2015

    In a bid to take advantage of the international attention Barra de Tijuca will receive during the Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro wants to turn the area into a new tourist hotspot in Brazils most iconic city.   The project was conceived by city officials, the Brazilian Hotel Industry Association, or ABIH, and the Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau.   The idea is to make permanent use of the 15,000 hotel rooms from luxury ho...

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  • Vancouver prepares for influential "convention for convention planners

    Published on : Friday, November 13, 2015

    The rainforest in Stanley Park has been watered, the glass towers buffed to a sparkling sheen, and Vancouvers surrounding mountains have a fresh dusting of snow.     All this is in preparation for PCMA Convening Leaders the influential convention for convention planners which comes to Vancouver in less than 60 days time.     One of the worlds pre-eminent gatherings of the meetings industry, Convening L...

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  • Cruise ship tourism brings 20,000 visitors to Cuba so far this year

    Published on : Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    Some 20,000 visitors have visited Cuba so far this year via cruise ships thusboosting Cubas cruise ship tourism.   Comparative data from state-owned Aries Transportes S.A. indicate that Cubanport calls by cruise ships increased six-fold between 2012 and 2014, with morethan 35,000 passengers coming ashore last year.   Executives from cruise companies have been increasingly interested in talkingto Cuban tourism officials,...

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  • Quake simulator turns Costa Rican tourist draw

    Published on : Monday, October 5, 2015

    Magmtica, located on the road to Iraz Volcano, is instrumental in helpingpeople learn about Costa Ricas geological history, biodiversity andearthquake prevention, and have fun at the same time. Magmticasobjective with the simulator is to increase prevention awareness.   The earthquake simulator, more than an adventure, is meantto sensitizepeople to take preventive measures and actions in our homes andcommunities toward this...

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Director of Sales at ACC Liverpool

Carina Bauer
CEO of the IMEX Group

Mr. Simon Press
Reed Travel Exhibitions Director, World Travel Market

Chris Doyle
Executive Director-Europe of Adventure Travel Trade Association

Carol Wallace

(CEO & President of San Diego Convention Centre)

Mr. David Ruetz (Head of ITB Berlin)

Tom Noonan (President and CEO, Visit Baltimore)

Dr. Christian Göke (COO of Messe Berlin)

Ms Kazuko Toda (Director, Convention Marketing Department of TCVB)

Mr. Subhash Goyal (President, IATO)

Nino Gruettke (Executive Director – ITB Asia)

Joe Mclnerney, (American Hospitality and Lodging Association President)

Michael W. McCormick (Executive Director and COO of GBTA )

Mr. Craig Moyes, Portfolio Director, AIBTM Global Events Portfolio Reed Travel

Ms. Lois Hall
(Exhibition Director of GIBTM)

Karen Bolinger (The Chief Executive Officer, Melbourne Convention Bureau)

Mr. Shannon Stowell
(President ATTA)

Felicity Page
(Reed Travel Exhibitions, CIBTM International Marketing Manager)

Makiko Matsuda Healy
(Vice President, Tourism Development, NYC & Company)

Graeme Barnett
EIBTM Exhibition Director

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Ms. Stephanie Chow
Executive Assistant Manager Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort

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Vice President Sales and Marketing Asia Moevenpick Hotels and Resorts

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Exhibition Director, ILTM

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Ken Morrison
Chief Executive of Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF)

James Hogan
Etihad Airways CEO


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