Archive for September 28th, 2011

THAI Smile Air Takes Flight in July 2012

| September 28, 2011
THAI Smile Air Takes Flight in July 2012

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) will have a light-premium sub-brand, THAI Smile Air, scheduled to begin its first flights in July 2012. Responding to the high demand for more price-sensitive segment in short sectors, THAI is launching a “light premium” sub-brand that will service both domestic and international destinations. “Think of it as […]

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STAR ALLIANCE FAREFINDER APP GOES ANDROID

| September 28, 2011

App now available for use on more than 500 different mobile devices FRANKFURT, Germany – September 2011 – The Star Alliance FareFinder app is now also available for Android™, enabling users of more than 500 different mobile devices to access fare information for the 27 member airline alliance. The FareFinder app allows fare searches for […]

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Asia’s leading brands win big at World Travel Awards

| September 28, 2011
Asia’s leading brands win big at World Travel Awards

Bangkok, Thailand, 28 September 2011 Asia’s role in leading the global travel and tourism recovery has been acknowledged at a VIP gala ceremony hosted by World Travel Awards (WTA) in Bangkok, Thailand on 28 September 2011. VIPs, senior tourism leaders, captains of industry and international media travelled from over 30 nations to attend the WTA […]

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up! Moments and Beetle Acts – Successful Presentation of Volkswagen’s Presence at IAA 2011 by VOK DAMS Hamburg

| September 28, 2011
up! Moments and Beetle Acts – Successful Presentation of Volkswagen’s Presence at IAA 2011 by VOK DAMS Hamburg

After its successful performance at the IAA 2009, Volkswagen decided to cooperate again with VOK DAMS to organize the presentation of its trade fair stand. The stand created together with the reliable partners of Volke (exhibits and technical communication) and CEBRA (architecture and cloud design) set the standard at the IAA and soon became the […]

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RENÉ GOLTSTEIN NEW HOTEL REPRESENTATIVE IN BOARD MAASTRICHT CONVENTION BUREAU

| September 28, 2011

René Goltstein, director of Hotel Derlon in Maastricht, has joined the board of the Maastricht Convention Bureau. The Maastricht Convention Bureau is a foundation which promotes Maastricht & surrounding area as a destination for conventions and corporate meetings. Partners of the foundation are: MECC Maastricht, Maastricht Tourist Board, hotels and supporting companies (service suppliers). In […]

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Kuoni Announces New Outbound Europe Division

| September 28, 2011

DORKING, England, September 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – The Kuoni Group has announced a new operational structure following the recent acquisition of GTA. All European tour operating arms of the Kuoni Group will now operate under a new division called “Outbound Europe”. This means that Kuoni UK is now truly embedded in a pan-European Kuoni Group […]

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ACC Liverpool takes centre stage for the official welcome of Labour Party Conference 2011

| September 28, 2011
ACC Liverpool takes centre stage for the official welcome of Labour Party Conference 2011

ACC Liverpool Chief Executive Bob Prattey officially welcomed the Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband this weekend as the award-winning venue opened its doors to an expected 11,000 delegates for this year’s Labour Party Annual Conference 2011, 25 – 29 September. 2,000 national and international press and media are set to attend this year’s conference, with […]

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European airline associations outraged by Commission’s latest statement on the EU ETS

| September 28, 2011

European airlines have hit back against the European Commission’s latest comments on aviation’s entry into the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), arguing that the comments are grossly misleading. In a 26 September statement, Climate Action Commissioner Hedegaard claimed airlines will benefit from €20bn worth of free carbon permits during their first decade in the […]

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ITM Announces New CEO

| September 28, 2011
ITM Announces New CEO

Buckley to Head UK & Ireland Association  London, England: The Institute of Travel & Meetings (ITM) has confirmed the appointment of Simone Buckley as their new CEO. Ms Buckley will replace Paul Tilstone as head of the organisation on the 1st of January 2012, but starts in the post on the 1st November to ensure […]

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Business Travel Grows in August at Rate Nearly Double That Seen in July

| September 28, 2011

Global Travel Recovery Powers through US and European Debt and Credit Crises DALLAS, SCOTTSDALE and LONDON (September 27, 2011) – Global business travel hotel bookings grew by +10.2% over prior year in August, up from July’s +5.8% increase, as reported by Pegasus Solutions in the award-winning The Pegasus View for August 2011, released today. Bookings […]

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British Airways Adds First and Business Class to Moscow Flights

| September 28, 2011

CRAWLEY, England, September 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – For the first time, customers on British Airways’ London Heathrow to Moscow service will be able to sample the airline’s award-winning services in First and business class from next year. The changes were announced during a UK trade delegation to Russia hosted by Prime Minister, David Cameron, alongside […]

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MCEC win eight medals at Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards

| September 28, 2011

Wednesday 28 September 2011 The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) were awarded eight medals at the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards, including a gold medal for their house made mandarin and passionfruit sorbet. Entering the awards for the first time and drawing on Victorian ingredients from suppliers Jonesy’s Dairy Fresh, Green Eggs and Sunny […]

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71 Degrees North for Mountain Leap

| September 28, 2011

Specialist event management company Mountain Leap has seen a sudden surge in enquires for its corporate ski packages following the start of ITV’s adventure show ’71 Degrees North’. An adrenaline-fuelled mix of mountain based experiences and terrifying situations, the eight-part series, now in its second season, is set in the snowy glaciers of Scandinavia. The […]

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