Archive for November 4th, 2011

The Lufthansa Group reports operating profit of EUR 578m after nine months

| November 4, 2011

Lufthansa responds to economic slowdown by reducing growth in passenger traffic for 2012 from nine to three per cent Deutsche Lufthansa AG generated a stable operating profit of EUR 578m in the first nine months of the current year, representing a drop of 5.6 per cent that brought the figure only just below that of [...]

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UITT – the meeting place for Ukraine’s travel industry to launch online exhibitor appointment system

| November 4, 2011
UITT – the meeting place for Ukraine’s travel industry to launch online exhibitor appointment system

An online exhibitor appointment system will be launched at UITT 2012, the largest and most important travel industry event in Ukraine, which will enable visitors and exhibitors to schedule their meetings, to provide a more productive and efficient use of their time during the exhibition. From the 28th – 30th March 2012 in Kiev, key international [...]

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Lime Venue Portfolio appoints Central Sales & Revenue Support Manager

| November 4, 2011

Julie Coates-Walker joins 100 strong collection of unique venues Julie Coates-Walker has been appointed as Central Sales & Revenue Support Manager at Lime Venue Portfolio, the UK’s largest collection of unique venues. Julie will oversee revenue development and the central enquiries desk for the collection of venues in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. She joins [...]

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Money saving tips for buying travel insurance

| November 4, 2011

As the main holiday season draws to a close it’s a good time to review your travel patterns and think about the most cost effective way of buying your travel insurance in the future. For choice and ensuring what you are buying is suitable, more and more people are finding it best to buy from [...]

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evolution technology by Great Hotels of the World finds 40% of corporate negotiated rates are not visible on the GDS

| November 4, 2011

evolution technology by Great Hotels of the World finds 40% of corporate negotiated rates are not visible on the GDS evolution launches new service offering to combat results of research evolution (http://www.evolutiondistribution.com), the hospitality e-commerce and e-distribution provider, has conducted research on over 200 hotels worldwide. The findings have been analysed, and demonstrate that 40% [...]

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UK Holidaymakers Staying Close to Home

| November 4, 2011

A report by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that in the three months prior to August the number of foreign holidays taken by British tourists went down by 4%. In addition the report, entitled ‘Overseas Travel and Tourism’ also noted that the total number of trips abroad decreased by 1% year on [...]

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Facebook will establish their first European data centre in the town of Luleå in Swedish Lapland

| November 4, 2011
Facebook will establish their first European data centre in the town of Luleå in Swedish Lapland

The data centre will be the largest of its kind in Europe, with an area of 84,000 square meters which is equivalent to more than 11 soccer fields. The construction will take place in three phases and when completed it will consist of three server rooms. The first should be operational in one year and [...]

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Younger travellers reminded to declare pre existing medical conditions

| November 4, 2011

Travel insurance specialists, World First Travel Insurance, are reminding younger travellers of the need to declare any pre existing medical conditions when purchasing travel insurance ahead of taking a holiday or starting their travels. When purchasing travel insurance people are required to declare any pre existing medical conditions as this can affect the policy and [...]

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Easyjet releases surprise option to Greek isle Kefalonia

| November 4, 2011
Easyjet releases surprise option to Greek isle Kefalonia

Begining Spring next year low cost air carrier Easyjet has announced acompletely new route taking travelers to the sunny island of Kefalonia inGreece. It can be anticipated that this flight with operate at least 3 days weekly – news that has been welcomed by travel firm Kefalonia.co.uk. The region is still classed as one of Greece’s most untouched locations and issignificantly less “touristy” than a lot of the more developed group of islands. The region only became famed as a holiday spotfollowing the 1994 launch of the Hollywood runaway success Captain Corelli’s Mandolin as vacationers flocked to discover the stunning vistas captured by themotion picture. In 2011 numerous resorts in Europe have been experiencing a 4% fall in peoplevisiting from the British isles this year. Kefalonia like [...]

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Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport Open and Operating Normally, Don Mueang Airport Closed

| November 4, 2011

BANGKOK, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Bangkok is served by two airports. Suvarnabhumi Airport, the main gateway to Thailand with 120 international and domestic airlines, remains open. It is operating normally and handling around 76 flights per hour including all scheduled international arrivals and departures. Suvarnabhumi Airport is also the main connector for international visitor arrivals to transfer to and from [...]

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183 New Exhibitors for WTM 2011

| November 4, 2011
183 New Exhibitors for WTM 2011

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is proud to announce a total of 183 new exhibitors at the event for WTM 2011. National tourist boards, destination management companies, technology companies, ground handlers, lodge owners and tour operators are all hosting their own stands for the first time from November 7-10 [...]

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EFAPCO set to forge new bonds with the European Commission

| November 4, 2011

The 2012 EFAPCO Congress will take another leap forward in its campaign for greater recognition for PCOs along the corridors of European power. “We have just made another exciting step towards development of our pan-European voice with the recruitment of the Czech Republic into EFAPCO membership,” said Federation President, Nicolas Le Brun. “Every EU member [...]

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Metropolitan Region Frankfurt Rhine-Main jointly represented

| November 4, 2011

November 2, 2011 “Rhine – Main – Wine”: These are the words that will be remembered by some 1,200 delegates who came to the 50th ICCA World Congress in Leipzig and who followed the invitation to a business lunch given by the Congress Centres of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region. From 22 to 26 October 2011 [...]

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bmi Launches Two New Credit Card Accounts

| November 4, 2011

CHESTER, England, November 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – bmi, British Midland International, has launched two new credit card accounts for customers in the UK, the bmi Credit Card Account and bmi plus Credit Card Account. The new credit card accounts from MBNA offer new customers two contactless-enabled cards on their accounts, one American Express-branded credit card [...]

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The Rose Bowl invites corporate hospitality guests to the Chairman’s Table

| November 4, 2011

- Hospitality packages on sale for Rose Bowl ODIs – The Rose Bowl has designed a new ultra-intimate corporate hospitality package for the 2012 One Day Internationals involving England, the West Indies and South Africa. The matches, which will see England play the West Indies on the 16th June (the first ODI of the British [...]

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North American Table Tennis Teams Championships 2011

| November 4, 2011
North American Table Tennis Teams Championships 2011

November 25-27, 2011 Baltimore Convention Center One West Pratt Street Baltimore , MD 21202 The largest table tennis tournament in the world will be held in Baltimore this November! The most-loved and attended event in the sport of table tennis is the North American Teams Championships, held annually at the Baltimore Convention Center(BCC) in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The [...]

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Celebrate the Holidays in Baltimore

| November 4, 2011

November 17 – December 31, 2011 The most wonderful time of the year is back in Baltimore this holiday season. It’s a Waterfront Life features festive events around the Inner Harbor and Harbor East such as the Santa’s Arrival, the Holiday Lantern Parade, and the unveiling of the Power Plant Holiday Light Show. In addition [...]

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Next Generation Telecoms APAC Summit 2011 Fosters Innovation for Industry Leading Executives

| November 4, 2011

Next Generation Telecoms APAC, which took place from 20th – 22nd September the Golden Palm Tree Resort & Spa, Kuala Lumpur, provided leading executives the chance to establish strong business relationships, which will see the start of many innovative and exciting new ventures. The summit saw senior level executives from telecom companies across APAC meet [...]

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Travel Insurance Experts, Direct Travel, Launch Online Medical Screening Facility

| November 4, 2011

Buying medically tailored travel insurance just got easier On 25th July 2011 Direct Travel Insurance launched an online medical screening facility within its web quote & buy process. Online medical screening provides customers with pre-existing medical conditions the opportunity to purchase their travel insurance online, with cover for their medical conditions included subject to underwriting [...]

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Kevin Rolland to suit up as Winter Youth Olympic Games Ambassador for Innsbruck 2012

| November 4, 2011

French freestyle skier Kevin Rolland was unveiled today as the latest Youth Olympic Games Ambassador for the first edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck from 12 to 23 January 2012. Rolland, 22, joins figure skater Yuna Kim and Alpine skiers Lindsey Vonn and Benjamin Raich as Ambassadors for the upcoming Games. Rolland [...]

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Qatar to host World Travel Awards 2011 Grand Final

| November 4, 2011
Qatar to host World Travel Awards 2011 Grand Final

London, United Kingdom, 2 November 2011 World Travel Awards (WTA), the “Oscars of the travel industry”, has announced it will host its 2011 Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Doha, Qatar on 11th December 2011. The glittering ceremony will be staged at W Doha Hotel & Residences and will attract the most important decision-makers in global [...]

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Russian Northern Caucasus Resorts Signs Landmark Investment Agreement with Korean Western Power and CHT Korea

| November 4, 2011

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, November 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – -First Phase to Reach $300 Million for Environmentally Advanced Electrical and Heating Plants -For World’s Largest Tourism Project Worth $30 Billion in Russia’s North Caucasus Region -Power System Will Integrate Renewable Energy Sources from Solar and Wind -Will Also Supply Populations Near Planned Resorts and Drive Area’s [...]

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The First Airport Prepaid Card in the World Launched – DXB Connect

| November 4, 2011
The First Airport Prepaid Card in the World Launched – DXB Connect

Dubai, UAE – November 02, 2011 – Dubai Airports, Dubai Duty Free and MasterCard Worldwide today announced the launch of DXB Connect, the world’s first airport prepaid MasterCard card aimed primarily at airport clientele. Operated on the MasterCard network and issued by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) in conjunction with Jade Payments and Global Processing [...]

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World’s Foremost Thinkers on Industrial Electronics Head to Melbourne

| November 4, 2011

More than 800 of the world’s foremost thinkers on industrial electronics will descend on Melbourne next week for the 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2011), to be held at the Crown Conference Centre from 7-10 November, 2011. The Conference, which was secured for Melbourne by the Melbourne Convention + Visitors [...]

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Rezidor Hires New General Manager for the Radisson Blu Conference and Airport Hotel in Istanbul

| November 4, 2011

BRUSSELS, November 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Rezidor has hired Pasquale Baiguera as the new general manager for the Radisson Blu Conference and Aiport Hotel in Instabul, Turkey. Baiguera, who is Italian, holds a Certificate from the Cornell University in Strategic Management. He has 29 years of experience in the hotel industry and has worked in [...]

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