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Issue N° 574 - July 22, 2014

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ICAO Accident Investigation Team Begins Ukraine Assistance Mission


2014-07-18t172424z1916478249gm1ea7j03su01rtrmadp3ukraine-crisis-osce-monitorsMontrĂ©al, 21 July 2014 – Accident investigation experts from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) arrived in the Ukraine over the weekend to begin assisting their Ukrainian counterparts with the official accident investigation into the loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight

IATA Statement on MH17

malaysia_air_ukraineGeneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the following statement from its Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler:

“The tragedy of MH17 is an outrage. Over the weekend it was confirmed that the passengers and crew aboard the …

MPI EMEC 2015 in Poland!

EMEC2014_0EMEC-2012-Logo-ProcThe MPI European Meetings and Events Conference will be organised on February 1-3, 2015 in Krakow, Poland. EMEC is an annual meeting organised by the Meeting Professionals International, which brings together more than 20 000 planners and suppliers from more …

Pullman unveils its new look, all around the world

20140721_pullman_campaignThe brand is rolling out a large-scale international communication campaign with an all-new angle on the hospitality experience.

As you will probably remember, Pullman announced its global repositioning strategy a year ago, and one of the big breakthroughs back then …

International tourism: strong peak season anticipated

singaporeDemand for international tourism remained strong in the first four months of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 5%, the same rate as during the full year 2013. Prospects for the

Caucasus Tourism Fair 2015

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The 17th International Tourism Fair will be organized by Exhibition Center ExpoGeorgia on April, 2015, at the fairground of ExpoGeorgia Co, in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Within the Caucasus Tourism Fair the 4th Caucasus Incentive, Business travel and Meeting Exhibition

airBaltic – World’s First Airline To Accept Bitcoin


BTCRiga. Latvian airline airBaltichas become the world’s first airline to accept Bitcoin as payment for its tickets to 60 destinations in Europe, Middle East, Russia and the CIS.

Martin Gauss, airBaltic Chief Executive Officer: “airBaltic has

Finnair named once again Northern Europe’s Best Airline!

image35Brussels, July 18th 2014 – The Finnish airline Finnair has been awarded “Northern Europe’s Best Airline” by Skytrax at the World Airlines Awards 2014*, for the fifth time in a row.

This award, collected by Mr Gregory

visitBerlin celebrates 20 years of Europe’s most popular city ticket

Discounts on around 200 tourism offerings / Visitors invited to photo competition

bwc-koschel-serioesBerlin, 18 July 2014 The Berlin WelcomeCard is 20 years old this month. Berlin’s official city card offers free travel on public transport as well as reduced rates …

American Airlines Group customers gain more access to Finland and key European destinations through codeshare agreement with Finnair

5903461247_1c2352317bFORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines merger partner, US Airways, today launches its codeshare agreement with trans-Atlantic joint business partner Finnair, further enhancing its relationship with the fellow oneworld alliance member and providing customers increased access to Helsinki and …

Take a walk with the wild flowers: The Savoy, a Fairmont managed hotel, launches London’s first Thamse wild flower walk, with River of Flowers – and a Wildflower Afternoon Tea

The Savoy Wildflower Afternoon Tea Detail PortraitLondon,  2014 – As part of its 125th Anniversary celebrations, The Savoy, a Fairmont managed hotel, is leading an initiative that will create the capital’s first ever central wildflower walk – River of Flowers Central London. In partnership with

World Airline Awards 2014: Austrian Airlines is the European Service Champion

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  • First place in the category “Best Airline Staff Service in Europe“
  • Austrian Airlines boasts Europe‘s best Business Class seat
  • Ranked fifth globally once again with respect to Business Class Catering
  • Austrian Airlines among the top 5 airlines in Europe

Austrian …

oneworld is Skytrax’s best airline alliance for second year running

2014-07-15 Skytrax awards groupFrom left: LATAM Airlines Group Marketing Manager Europe Ana Dollevedo, oneworld Vice-President Michael Blunt, Cathay Pacific CEO Ivan Chu, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker, Qantas Domestic CEO Lyell Strambi and Finnair Senior Vice-President Resource Management Gregory Kaldahl.

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Brussels Airlines responds to consumer demand for more choice

extrasmile-a4-v2brussels airlinesBrussels July, 2014 — Starting September 1st Brussels Airlines will offer its customers the choice between no less than four travel products. Customers will be able to determine themselves how they want to travel, based on their travel needs and …

IHGÂź signs four Holiday InnÂź hotels in the UK

Holiday_InnInterContinental Hotels Group (IHGÂź), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has announced the signing of four more Holiday InnÂź hotels in the UK: Holiday InnÂź Cardiff – North M4 Jct.32, Holiday InnÂź London – West, Holiday InnÂź London – …

Finavia’s TravelLab initiative yields first results

95fc3294780b98b4_800x800arThis summer, Finavia the operator of Helsinki Airport has been testing potential new services in their ground-breaking TravelLab initiative. The TravelLab takes ideas that have arisen from customer feedback and the Quality Hunters crowdsourcing initiative, makes them into prototypes and

The Outrigger Way: 20 Years of Hallmark Hospitality

OUTLagoon Fiji_Meimei1A culture and values-based hospitality program, Ke ‘Ano Wa’a acts as the foundation of all management decisions at Outrigger. The process has expanded to seven countries in the last 20 years

This year, Outrigger Enterprises Group celebrates an exciting milestone

LGBT Confex Brings LGBT Business Forum to Colombia’s Equality Week

c2c841ec-96d8-457a-b0dc-58984f8d1f1eNew York, July, 2014 - Latin America’s leading LGBT business network, LGBT Confex, has developed and produced an LGBT Business Forum for Bogota’s Equality Week to be held in the Colombian city from October 02- 04. The forum will focus

Brussels Airport publie son rapport environnemental 2014

Brussels_Airport_pier_A_2008nlogoBruxelles,  juillet 2014 – Brussels Airport occupe une position centrale en Belgique en tant que deuxiĂšme pĂŽle Ă©conomique de croissance avec ses 20.000 travailleurs directs et ses 19.1 millions de passagers en 2013. Les impacts liĂ©s Ă  l’exploitation de l’aĂ©roport