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10 Oct, 2016

Herbalife survey: Millennials find physical activities difficult in the modern workplace

HONG KONG, Oct 6 (Bernama-BUSINESS WIRE) — Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, has released findings from its Asia Pacific Millennials At Work Survey(1), showing that younger workers in Asia want to do more physical exercise while working, but they are finding it difficult to achieve this in the modern workplace. With the millennial generation […]

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29 Sep, 2016

New Study Reveals The Role of Job Control In Burnout

Montreal, Canada, 24 September 2016, PRWEB –Some employees thrive on structure and routine, and prefer to have the details of their roles and tasks clearly outlined. However, preferring to follow rather than lead doesn’t necessarily imply a lack of desire for autonomy. In fact, according to research from PsychTests, employees who lack job control at work […]

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29 Sep, 2016

Thomas Exchange Global Benefits from Post-Brexit Tourism Surge in London

London, UK, 26 September 2016, PRWEB UK –The situation is not entirely dire for the United Kingdom, following the monumental Brexit decision. While the decline in the value of the pound has made it more expensive for British citizens to leave, tourist arrivals in the UK have surged dramatically. Over 3 million additional tourists have […]

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21 Sep, 2016

Wake Up! One in Three Meeting Attendees are Falling Asleep

MCLEAN, Va. 07 September 2016, (BUSINESS WIRE)–With one in three attendees falling asleep or feeling drowsy during a meeting, and productivity for the average meeting dropping around 2 p.m., it’s clear that corporate meetings need a new agenda. Attendees around the world are desperate for a change – and meeting professionals are taking notice. According […]

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3 Sep, 2016

Survey: U.S. Businesses Overwhelmingly Concerned About Active Shooters, But Unprepared for Them

BURLINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 31, 2016 – Everbridge, a global enterprise software company that provides applications which automate the delivery of critical information to help keep people safe and businesses running, and Emergency Management and Safety (EMS) Solutions, a provider of professional consulting services in the area of incident management, business continuity planning and exercise design, […]

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27 Jun, 2016

AHF: New Meningitis Outbreak Hits Gay Men in Los Angeles & OC

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 24, 2016 – Three years after a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis killed two Los Angeles gay men and a San Diego student, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials today issued a Department of Public Health (DPH) ‘Health Alert’ warning that a new outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease is once […]

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24 Jun, 2016

London Offers Greatest Opportunities for UK Women in Tech, New Study Reveals

LONDON, June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ –London’s tech community offers the greatest opportunities for British women in tech with 40 per cent of the entire country’s female tech workforce employed in the capital, according to research released during London Technology Week, and coinciding with Computer Weekly’s top 50 UK Women in Technology awards. The survey of […]

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22 Jun, 2016

HealthSparq’s First Health Care Shopping Trends Report Explores the People Behind the Data

PORTLAND, Ore., 21 June 2016, (BUSINESS WIRE)–HealthSparq, a company dedicated to empowering people to comparison shop for their health care, today released a first-of-its-kind 2015 Health Care Shopping Trends Report that explores what matters most to health care shoppers. The report used data from 237,000 people who pulled 523,000 cost estimates using HealthSparq’s cost estimator tools in […]

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22 Jun, 2016

Samsung Unveils Plan to spend $1.2 Billion on Research and Development of Internet of Things

WASHINGTON, 21 June 2016, Business Wire – Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman & CEO Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon unveiled today Samsung’s vision for ‘Human-Centered IoT,’ including a strategy to spend $1.2 billion over 4 years for U.S.-based Internet of Things (IoT) R&D and investments. This will be led by the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center, Global Innovation Center […]

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15 Jun, 2016

Father’s Day Survey Reveals What U.S. Dads Want Most: A Vacation

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American dads have spoken, and what they most want for Father’s Day this year is: a vacation. According to new research from Ebates, the online cash back shopping and subsidiary of the global internet services company Rakuten, loving children and spouses should be browsing for vacations and getaways, because Dad is hoping to get […]

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14 Jun, 2016

Tourico Holidays Sees Strong Growth in U.S. Hotel Bookings from Europe, Asia

NEW ORLEANS, 9 June 2016, (BUSINESS WIRE)–Tourico Holidays, a leading wholesale travel brokerage, today shared data revealing a significant increase in year-over-year hotel bookings into the United States from Europe and Asia – with 20 percent growth and 19 percent growth respectively. The jump in inbound hotel activity was due, in large part, to a […]

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4 May, 2016

Taiwan honoured at ATM for show of strength following recent earthquake

Dubai, 28 April 2016, (ATM Press Release) – Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the region’s leading travel industry showcase, has named Taiwan as the recipient of the New Frontiers Recovery Award 2016 at a special presentation that was also broadcast on ARN radio on the final day of the annual event. “We wanted to recognise Taiwan not […]

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4 May, 2016

ATM 2016: BSI lays down guidelines for tapping into eco tourism

Dubai, 26 April 2016, (ATM Press Release) – BSI, the world-leading business standards company and respected international certification body, provided a compelling case for organisations in the region to adopt international best practice standards and certifications during an interactive seminar session on day one of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016, as Dubai Corporation for Tourism and […]

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4 May, 2016

ATM 2016: Mid-Market Hotel Debate set to rage on through 2020

Dubai, 28 April 2016, (ATM Press Release) – The influence of Millennials and their preference for quality over luxury, as well as the rise of a new breed of trendy and tech-friendly mid-market hotel brands, was the focus of a dedicated PwC-hosted panel session today (27 April 2016), with a line-up of international hoteliers stressing the […]

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4 May, 2016

Empower women in hospitality, says DUKES boss

Dubai, 27 April 2016, (ATM Press Release) – Women in the workforce have been in the spotlight in the UAE recently with three companies launched in recent weeks designed to help women find career roles – Hopscotch, Mums@Work and Making Mumpreneurs added to the recent announcement that eight women had been handed ministerial roles in the […]

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4 May, 2016

Middle East traveller mobile transactions hit double digits

Dubai, 27 April 2016, (ATM Press Release) – Newly released data from travel industry research authority, Phocuswright, has revealed that mobile transactions from Middle East travellers are set to hit double digits for the first time ever in 2016 as consumers become increasingly comfortable using their handheld devices for travel purchases. Addressing a full house […]

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4 May, 2016

YouGov travel trends report released at ATM 2016

Dubai, 26 April 2016, (ATM Press Release) – YouGov has unveiled the results of its latest Travel Booking Trends study for the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region today (26 April), day two of ATM 2016, with one of the key findings highlighting that 51% of respondents claim the concept of virtual […]

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4 May, 2016

ATM 2016: Industry leaders map out sustainable future of UAE tourism

Dubai, 26 April 2016 , (ATM Press Release) – The Future of the UAE as a Global Tourism Hub was the headline session opener for the all-new Global Stage at ATM 2016 yesterday (Monday, 25 April 2016), as eight of the Emirate’s leading tourism and hospitality minds shared their experience and insight into opportunities for sustained […]

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4 May, 2016

Five ATM 2016 exhibitors come out on top in Best Stand Awards

Dubai, 28 April 2016,  (ATM Press Release) – The winners of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016 Best Stand Awards were announced at a photo-call on the show floor on 27th April. The four-strong panel of judges had toured more than 423 main stand holders across 10 exhibition halls covering the full spectrum of the […]

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5 Apr, 2016

Scandic Hotels Group Recognised as One of Sweden’s Most Gender Equal Listed Companies

STOCKHOLM, 29 March 2016, (BUSINESS WIRE) – Scandic is one of Sweden’s most equal opportunity employers. This was highlighted in AllBright’s recently published White List that also shows that every fifth business leader is a woman. In this respect, Scandic has three female leaders on its Executive Management team and two on its Board of Directors. […]

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1 Apr, 2016

FedEx Releases 2016 Global Citizenship Report

MEMPHIS, Tenn, 29 March 2016, (BUSINESS WIRE) -FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced today the online release of its 2016 Global Citizenship Report (GCR), which details the company’s commitment to connect the world in responsible and resourceful ways. The report includes annual updates on the company’s environmental, community and economic development initiatives. Among the highlights of this […]

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19 Feb, 2016

The Philippines accelerates plans to develop Halal tourism

Manila, February 17, 2016, CrescentRating media release – The Philippines is accelerating its plans to position itself as one of the world’s preferred destinations for Muslim tourists. The Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) has unveiled a series of initiatives as part of a major drive to create a long-term infrastructure across the country to diversify […]

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19 Feb, 2016

Conference to offer insights on reaching Chinese and Russian consumers via online marketing and social media

Bangkok – February 18, 2016: In partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and in collaboration with Travel Media Applications, PATA Thailand Chapter and Digital Innovation Asia (DIA), the Digi.travel Thailand International Conference as well as the Digital Innovation Asia Awards Party will be hosted at the Four Points Hotel Bangkok on February 24th, […]

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10 Nov, 2015

Want to Understand Female Mood Swings? There Is An App For That

(PRWEB) October 23, 2015 — FDThinking.com has released Twenty8Watch app for iPhone® and Apple Watch®. This daring new app gives men a witty and insightful day-to-day guide to better respond to the mysterious moods of women’s monthly cycles. Through its sleek and a smart countdown, Twenty8Watch notifies the user of the best approach to the […]

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10 Nov, 2015

New Security Module Launched to Mitigate Risks to the Female Business Traveler

TREVOSE, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 03, 2015 – International SOS and Control Risks launched the latest module in its travel preparedness suite for business travelers, risk managers and expatriates. Women’s Security eLearning provides practical tips and actionable advice for the female traveler. Fely Bowen, Regional Security Manager for International SOS and Control Risks, explained: “Female travelers have different risk […]

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29 Oct, 2015

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Releases 2014 Global Citizenship Report

STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 27, 2015 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) released its 2014 Global Reporting Index (GRI G4), outlining the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, community involvement, opportunities for associate development, and best practices in corporate governance. The Index follows previous publication of a full Global Citizenship report in 2014 […]

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1 Sep, 2015

Air Astana launches tool to help passengers “bid” for upgrades

Almaty, 1st September 2015 – Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, has launched MyUpgrade; an innovative online tool that enables existing economy class customers to bid for an upgrade to Business Class before their flight. The tool gives passengers the chance to name their own price, within a minimum and maximum range, to be […]

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4 Aug, 2015

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao Launches Exclusive ‘Meditation on the Mekong’ Experience

Hong Kong, 3rd August 2015 – Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao in Luang Prabang, Laos has launched an exclusive ‘Meditation on the Mekong’ experience, immersing guests in an integral cornerstone of Buddhism during an intimate tour of the country’s spiritual capital. Arranged in partnership with local meditation company Your Mind Retreat, this one-of-a-kind tour takes […]

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4 Aug, 2015

Etihad Airways Deploys Luxury Travel B787-9 Dreamliner on Singapore Route

Singapore – Etihad Airways has set a new benchmark for luxury travel on the UAE-Singapore route with the start of daily Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner services on 1 August. Flight EY470 departed Abu Dhabi at 10pm on Saturday 1 August and touched down at Singapore’s Changi Airport at 10.15am the following day. The return flight EY473 […]

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2 Jul, 2015

Silversea Cruises projects arrival of new ultra-luxury flagship in April 2017

Hong Kong– July 2, 2015)– Silversea Cruises has announced that their new flagship, the “Silver Muse”, is to be delivered in April 2017. The ultra-luxury ship is being built by Fincantieri and at 40,000 grt accommodates 596 guests, representing an exciting evolution of the Silver Spirit that will redefine ocean travel, enhancing the small-ship intimacy […]

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2 Jul, 2015

125 CEOs, Business Leaders Call for Accurate Labelling to Identify Food Containing GMOs

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 01, 2015 – One hundred twenty-five (125) U.S. CEOs and business leaders from across the country called on President Barack Obama to keep his 2007 campaign pledge to give Americans the right to know what is in their food by directing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require food companies to label […]

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1 Jul, 2015

Vietnam Airlines becomes world’s second operator of the A350 XWB

Ho Chi Minh City, 30 June 2015, (Vietnam Airlines media release) – Vietnam Airlines has become the second airline in the world to operate the all-new A350 XWB, following a special ceremony in Toulouse yesterday. The A350-900 aircraft was delivered to global lessor AerCap on lease to the airline for operation on long haul routes […]

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1 Jul, 2015

DOCOMO launches Free Wi-Fi Service for Overseas Climbers to Use on Mt. Fuji

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 30, 2015 — NTT DOCOMO, INC. (TOKYO:9437) (NYSE:DCM), the Japanese mobile operator that provides each customer with innovative, convenient and secure mobile services, announced today the launch of a free Wi-Fi® service in collaboration with Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures to encourage overseas climbers to make use of DOCOMO’s Wi-Fi network on the slopes […]

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30 Jun, 2015

Lux* Maldives rolls out project to conserve coral reefs

26 June 2015 (Media Release) — The LUX* Maldives Marine Biologist Center is to start implementing a coral reef monitoring project as part of continuing efforts to safeguard the biodiversity and resilience of coral reefs throughout the South Ari Atoll. The project aims to preserve and protect the marine ecosystems around Dhidhoofinolhu island and increase […]

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30 Jun, 2015

European Cities Marketing opens membership to national and regional organisations

Dijon, France, 26 June 2015 (ECM media release) – While keeping its focus on city tourism, European Cities Marketing, the leading association of cities in Europe, opens the door to regional or national tourist offices, convention bureaux and multi-functional urban marketing agencies established by regions or nations in Europe. During its last General Assembly in […]

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30 Jun, 2015

Mandarin Oriental to manage second luxury property in Beijing

Hong Kong, 29 June 2015 (Mandarin Oriental media release) – Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage its second luxury property in the heart of Beijing, scheduled to open in 2017, in the Wangfujing district of the capital city. Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing will be located in the new premier mixed use […]

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30 Jun, 2015

Unicorn Hospitality Signs Sales & Marketing Pact With Maekok River Village Resort

BANGKOK, 29 June, 2015 – Hotel management consultancy Unicorn Hospitality has signed an agreement to manage Maekok River Village Resort in Chiang Mai for global sales and marketing, as the company continues its growth by focusing on representing small and medium-sized boutique hotels and resorts in Thailand. Maekok River Village Resort in Chiang Mai is […]

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27 Jun, 2015

Healthier Lifestyles Pumping Up Global Sports and Energy Drinks Markets, mainly in Asia-Pacific

Wellesley, Mass. (PRWEB), June 25, 2015 – Rapidly growing economies in China and India have significantly increased demand for sports foods in the past 10 years. BCC Research predicts in its new report that these emerging markets will approach and even surpass double-digit growth rates from 2015 to 2020. The global market for sports nutrition […]

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27 Jun, 2015

UnionPay cards now accepted for Turkey’s E-Visa application

2015-06-17, UnionPay media release – Tourists who have recent plans to travel to Turkey will find that they can pay the visa fee by UnionPay cards as they apply for an E-Visa. UnionPay International announced today Turkey’s electronic visa application page is now accepting UnionPay cards (card number starting with 62), providing more convenient and […]

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27 Jun, 2015

New assessment system to test if Malaysian graduates are ready for work

Selangor, Malaysia, Jun, 24 2015 – (ACN Newswire) – Researchers in Malaysia are recommending an assessment tool for measuring whether university graduates have the practical skills required to enter the work force. Called the Graduate Employability Model (GEM), this tool would aim to address employability issues that currently plague Malaysian higher education. According to the […]

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26 Jun, 2015

Six Senses Enters China with the opening of Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain

QING CHENG MOUNTAIN, China – June 25, 2015 (Six Senses media release) – One of the world’s most anticipated new resorts and Six Senses entrée into China, Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain will have its preview opening on August 1, 2015. Located at the picturesque gateway to the country’s majestic Qing Cheng mountains, Six Senses […]

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26 Jun, 2015

Hanging Gardens Ubud unveils new spa collection

Ubud, Bali (Hanging Gardens Ubud media release), June 24, 2015 — Due to high demand to share the magic of its gardens, this unique resort, home of the ‘world’s best pool’, has created ‘30° – a Spa Collection at Hanging Gardens Ubud’. The name is inspired by the steep slopes of the expansive resort gardens, […]

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25 Jun, 2015

2015 SITE Global Conference set for Oct 23-35 in India

New Delhi, India is the host for this year’s SITE Global Conference, 23-25 October. It is the one time of the year when the global incentive travel community comes together to network and celebrate the incentive travel industry, while also learning how to conduct business with the destination. The conference promises to be a trip […]

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25 Jun, 2015

EQ Travel Launch Online Service for SMEs with Standard Transaction Fee

MITCHAM, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 24, 2015 — Scottish based EQ Travel Management has launched a bespoke travel service for SME’s called EQ Online. EQ Online means that users can book rail travel, flights, car hire and hotels via an online booking tool with a standard transaction fee per online booking.  The service is perfect for business […]

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24 Jun, 2015

New report identifies challenges faced by women journalists in Asia-Pacific media

BANGKOK, June 23, 2015 UNESCO BANGKOK PRESS RELEASE – There are more women media professionals than ever in many countries across Asia-Pacific, but they still represent only three out of 10 newsroom staff, often earn less than their male counterparts and are subject to sexual harassment, while struggling to reach decision-making positions. These are some […]

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24 Jun, 2015

Pentahotels opens second Hong Kong property

Hong Kong – June 23, 2015: (Pentahotels media release) — Pentahotels continues its regional growth with the opening of a second Hong Kong hotel, introducing the brand’s “neighbourhood lifestyle” concept to a new Hong Kong home. Luks Industrial Company Ltd., the Hong Kong-based owners of the property, has appointed pentahotels to manage the 298-room pentahotel […]

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24 Jun, 2015

Carlson Wagonlit report charts Five Major Trends Impacting Travel Programs

SINGAPORE, 24 June 2015 (CWT media release) – Business travelers are continuing to adopt new tools and apps inspired by the leisure travel and retail sectors, while catching on to widespread trends such as the sharing economy. Key innovations such as Big Data, virtual credit cards and social media are all paving the way for […]

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24 Jun, 2015

Myanmar National Airlines Gets First B-737 to expand Asian routes, effective August

YANGON, Myanmar – 15 June 2015 – (MNA media release) – Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) has unveiled the first in a series of Boeing Next-Generation 737s that will be joining its fleet. The new fleet will link MNA’s 26 domestic destinations with an expanded international network starting with the launch of its Yangon-Singapore route this […]

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24 Jun, 2015

Hong Kong Jewellery Fair helps trade visitors save time, quickly find suppliers

HONG KONG, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The organizers of the June Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair 2015, UBM Asia, announced today the launch of its mobile TradeBoard, a free interactive service helping visitors to locate products and suppliers at the fair. The mobile TradeBoard has been created for specifically for visitors of the […]

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23 Jun, 2015

Tourism Australia – Etihad Airways seal A$30M marketing deal

Melbourne, Tourism Australia media release, 22 June 2015 – Tourism Australia and Etihad Airways have deepened their commercial partnership by signing a five-year, A$30 million marketing deal to promote Australia to leisure and business travellers in key overseas markets. The Memorandum of Understanding – signed on  22 June at the Australian Tourism Exchange in Melbourne – extends […]

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22 Jun, 2015

Airbus wins $57 billion of aircraft orders at Paris Air Show 2015

Paris, 22 June 2015, Airbus media release — During the 2015 Paris Air Show, Airbus won $57 billion worth of business for a total of 421 aircraft. The deals comprise firm orders for 124 aircraft worth $16.3 billion and commitments for 297 aircraft worth $40.7 billion. In the widebody market, Airbus kicked-off the show with […]

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22 Jun, 2015

All Silversea Cruises guests to get free WiFi, effective Jan 2016

HONG KONG – June 22, 2015 – Starting with voyages departing in January 2016, Silversea guests will enjoy the most comprehensive Wi-Fi package ever offered by an ultra-luxury cruise line: free Wi-Fi to all guests, throughout the ship, including all suites and public spaces, on all cruises, including expedition cruises. “For over 20 years, Silversea […]

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22 Jun, 2015

Chic new boutique hotel, akyra Manor Chiang Mai, offers launch rates

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND – Luxury akyra Manor Chiang Mai, a hip urban concept hotel and new style beacon in the northern capital’s art precinct and ‘coffee street’ Nimman Haemin, has announced a special introductory rate for its opening. From August 1 to October 31, 2015, the starting rate for a Deluxe Suite is only THB4,200++ […]

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20 Jun, 2015

SilverNeedle Hospitality revamps loyalty programme

Singapore, (SilverNeedle Hospitality media release) – SilverNeedle Select is a new eco-friendly frequent guest rewards programme that focuses on the professional and leisure lifestyles of business travellers. The programme, developed by SilverNeedle Hospitality, was launched on 1 June 2015 across all SilverNeedle Hotel Brands including SilverNeedle Collection, NEXT Hotels, Sage Hotels, Chifley Hotels, Country Comfort […]

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19 Jun, 2015

Caribbean to refresh its tourism product along “The Singapore Model”

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), in partnership with the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association, will be hosting a four-day workshop showcasing Singapore’s model for tourism product development.  This workshop takes place from 13-16 July 2015 at the Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados, Barbados. The overall quality of the visitor experience is very much influenced by the […]

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19 Jun, 2015

Royal Phuket Marina to invest US$150 million in major expansion

Phuket, June 18, (Royal Phuket Marina media release) – The Royal Phuket Marina has announced a five-year five billion baht (approx. USD150 million) investment plan under the new campaign #DestinationRPM, which includes two hotels, a low-rise condominium development, a first-of-its kind water facility, marina expansion and the addition of a state-of-the-art RPM Children’s Zone, with […]

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19 Jun, 2015

Six Senses Samui reopens on July 1 with refreshed interiors

SAMUI, Thailand – June 18, 2015 (Six Senses media release) – After an extensive upgrade and revitalization of guest accommodations and public areas, Six Senses Samui reopens with refreshed interiors on July 1, 2015. The addition of floor to ceiling glass walls in the bathrooms make the accommodations feel brighter, airy and more spacious as […]

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17 Jun, 2015

10th Sanur Village Festival set for 26-30 August in Bali

DENPASAR, June 2015… Sanur Village Festival is a success as an independent tourism promotion effort that preserves and improves Sanur community ecology, economy, social cultural and creativity. Chairman of Yayasan Pembangunan Sanur (YPS) Ida Bagus Gede Sidharta Putra claims the three parties that have worked closely together during the decade of festival are Sanur community, […]

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17 Jun, 2015

Thanyapura Sets US$10 Million Investment To Boost “Sports Hub Of Asia” Status

PHUKET, THAILAND – Asia’s leading world-class sports training and coaching facility, Thanyapura Phuket, is to invest an additional 300 million baht (about US$10 million) in an expansion plan that will significantly further strengthen its status as the leading “Sports Hub of Asia”. To be scaled over five years, the investment will see the spectacular 23-hectare […]

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16 Jun, 2015

Air Astana signs up for 7 A320/321neo aircraft to boost Asia, Europe routes

Paris (Air Astana media release) June 16, 2015 — Air Astana, the Kazakh flag carrier, signed a deal at the Paris Airshow today for seven Airbus A320neo family aircraft, comprising two A320neo, one A321neo and four A321neo Long range(LR). The new aircraft will be acquired on operating leases basis from Air Lease Corporation of Los Angeles, USA.  One A320neo is scheduled for delivery […]

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16 Jun, 2015

UFI seminar mulls the future role of exhibitions in the marketing mix

Paris/Istanbul – 16 June 2015: The UFI Open Seminar in Europe, which opened today, is bringing together industry leaders from across Europe and around the globe. Nearly 180 exhibition professionals from 34 countries have joined the three day seminar in Istanbul to discuss the future of exhibitions as media in the marketing mix. The Open […]

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16 Jun, 2015

Etihad Airways’ Nine-Point Proposal to Revamp Europe’s Aviation Policy

Abu Dhabi, 16 June 2015 (Etihad Airways media release) – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has urged the European Commission to embrace “bold, exciting and world-leading reforms” as part of the Strategic Aviation Package to overhaul Europe’s air transport industry. In a detailed submission to the Commission, the airline advocates […]

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16 Jun, 2015

Garuda Indonesia signs Letter of Intent for 30 A350 XWB Aircraft

Jakarta, (Airbus media release) June 16, 2015 – Garuda Indonesia has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Airbus for the purchase of 30 A350 XWB aircraft. Garuda Indonesia plans to use the A350 XWB to develop its medium and long haul network, with the aircraft offering the ability to fly non-stop from Jakarta or […]

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16 Jun, 2015

HK Int’l Airport and SITA to Trial “Beacons” for Better Passenger Experience

HONG KONG, 16 June 2015 (SITA media release) – Hong Kong International Airport is leading the way in Asia Pacific with trials of beacons to provide key information directly to passengers’ mobile devices, to further improve their journey through the airport. SITA Lab, the technology research team for global IT provider SITA, has installed more […]

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15 Jun, 2015

Manathai Hotels & Resorts expands global sales network with Australian office

BANGKOK, THAILAND: 15 June, 2015 – Leading independent boutique Thai hospitality brand, MANATHAI Hotels & Resorts, has opened an office in Australia as it eyes the country’s potential as a key feeder market into its burgeoning portfolio of hotels and resorts in Thailand. The Sydney based operation will be headed by Belinda Montgomery who has […]

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13 Jun, 2015

China UnionPay Chairman: Global Card issuance tops 5 billion

SHANGHAI, China, June 11, 2015 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– The cumulative number of UnionPay cards issued globally has exceeded 5 billion and UnionPay has become Chinese residents’ preferred payment brand, Ge Huayong, Chairman of China UnionPay, said at the opening ceremony of 2015 Shanghai City Campaign in Milano on June 10. Ge said secure, convenient, preferential and innovative […]

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3 May, 2015

The Future of Mobility: Toyota Foundation Launches First Pilot Program in Thailand

TOKYO, Apr, 22 2015 – (JCN Newswire) – More people everywhere are about to get moving. Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) today announced that it is launching its first pilot program. The program, which will be in Bangkok, Thailand, reflects the Foundation’s philosophy of combining Toyota’s knowledge with the expertise of partners to enable more people […]

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14 Mar, 2015

Survey: 96% of Organizations Back Employee Well-being Initiatives to Curb Rising Health-Care Costs

March 12, 2015 WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Workplace wellness programs and well-being initiatives are key components to improving employee health and containing rising health-care costs, according to a new survey, “Total Rewards and Well-Being” conducted by WorldatWork with underwriting support from HealthMine. WorldatWork, a nonprofit HR association released the survey findings today, which show 96% of organizations support […]

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10 Mar, 2015

Adobe Brings Marketing Intelligence to New Touch Points at Internet-of-Things Devices

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 10, 2015 — At Adobe Summit, Adobe’s annual Digital Marketing conference in the U.S., Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today unveiled major new innovations in Adobe Marketing Cloud that enable brands to bring highly personalized experiences to physical spaces like retail stores, hotel rooms, vending machines and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. The new IoT SDK […]

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10 Mar, 2015

New Book Exposes How Branding Campaigns Manipulate Our Lives

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 09, 2015 — Every day, brands get inside our brains with a range of powerful psychological tricks which manipulate unsuspecting consumers into parting with their hard earned cash. But how do brands create such strong emotional attachments to us, and how do they come to resonate so strongly? With over thirty years’ experience, […]

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10 Mar, 2015

Global Number of Car Sharing Users to Reach 650 Million by 2030, Says ABI Research

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)- March 09, 2015 – Car and ride sharing is just one example of the new on-demand economy allowing real-time matching of supply and demand through connected smartphone applications. According to ABI Research, successive forms of vehicle sharing approaches represent paradigm shifts in uptake and popularity; each new generation seeing adoption rates at least […]

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10 Mar, 2015

Survey: UK Shoppers Warming to New Payments Technologies but Now Expect More From Retailers

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 10, 2015 – Verifone (NYSE:PAY), today announced the findings of its UK consumer study that shows how British shoppers are taking to new technologies enthusiastically as they browse and pay for goods and services. Yet with these advances and choices comes a need for retailers to offer promotions and incentives consistently across all […]

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19 Feb, 2015

Bangkok Int’l Fashion & Leather Fairs 2015 to be held March 11-15

Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce invites you to attend the 33th Bangkok International Fashion Fair and Bangkok International Leather Fair or BIFF&BIL. This time, BIFF&BIL 2015, which will be held during March 11-15, 2015 at Challenger Hall 1-2, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, will portray the new whole […]

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17 Jan, 2015

Millennials seek jobs in companies that want a better society, not just higher profits – Deloitte Survey

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Business should focus on people and purpose, not just products and profits in the 21st century according to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s (Deloitte Global) fourth annual Millennial Survey released today. This and other findings from the survey suggest businesses, particularly in developed markets, will need to make significant changes to […]

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16 Jan, 2015

Waistbands Expand with Frequent Flyer Miles, and Other Insights into Consumption Habits of Travelers

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 13, 2015 — Today Omni Hotels & Resorts announced the results of a travel wellness survey of business and leisure travelers nationwide. The poll determined that, when it comes to dining and drinking habits, travelers’ waistbands often expand along with their frequent flyer miles. According to the results, an overwhelming number of respondents […]

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13 Jan, 2015

Identity Theft Resource Center Breach Report Hits Record High in 2014: 675 Million Records Exposed Since 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (PRWEB) January 12, 2015 – The number of U.S. data breaches tracked in 2014 hit a record high of 783 in 2014, according to a recent report released by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and sponsored by IDT911™. This represents a substantial hike of 27.5 percent over the number of breaches […]

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5 Dec, 2014

Retirement Readiness a Significant Issue for U.S. Employers/Employees, Towers Watson Survey Finds

ARLINGTON, VA, November 19, 2014 (Towers Watson Media release) — More than three-quarters of large and midsize U.S. employers that sponsor 401(k) and 403(b) defined contribution (DC) plans say retirement readiness has become a major issue for their employees, according to a new survey by global professional services company Towers Watson (NYSE: NASDAQ: TW). A […]

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1 Dec, 2014

Dentsu Announces “2014 Hit Products in Japan”: Robot cleaners, hybrid cars, apps, and more

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 27, 2014 –Dentsu Inc. announced today the release of its “2014 Hit Products in Japan” report. Produced as part of a series that has been chronicling hit products since 1985, the latest report examines major trends that represented the consumer mindset in 2014. It is based on an Internet survey of Japanese consumers […]

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26 Nov, 2014

Health & Wellness: ECRI Institute Lists Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2015

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Nov. 25, 2014, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — What could possibly go wrong in hospitals? Many things, according to ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care. Hazards caused by medical technology are a prime example—because hazards can lead to accidents and patient harm. To help hospitals reduce technology-related risks, […]

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26 Nov, 2014

Accor Hotels releases findings of 2014 Social Media Monitor

Accor Hotels media release – Nov 26, 2014 – The 2014 Accorhotels Social Media Monitor found that 4 out of 5 respondents follow brands on social media, with the Chinese and Vietnamese the most keen, and those from Japan, Australia and New Zealand the least. Generally speaking, women and younger travellers are more likely to […]

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22 Nov, 2014

How to Avoid a Holiday Spending Hangover: Tips for the Shopping Season

Beloit, WI (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 — With consumer sentiment the highest it’s been since the recession, shoppers are expected to open their wallets a bit wider this year. Will holiday spending leave shoppers in the red? Not if they plan wisely and use some common sense Sound Advice tips from First National Bank and […]

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21 Nov, 2014

Rail Travellers in Belgium Join the Mobile Work Revolution

BRUSSELS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 19, 2014 — An agreement between Regus and railway operator NMBS will provide workspaces, co-working hubs, and meeting rooms for train clients in Belgium. From early 2015, instant-access Regus Express business lounges will open across the country’s rail network. The launches will extend Regus’ network in Belgium to 21 locations, and transform business […]

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16 Nov, 2014

Ayutthaya makes list of 16 Greatest Cities In Human History

AYUTTHAYA, 15 November 2014 (NNT) – Ayutthaya has been selected as one of the Greatest Cities in Human History in a ranking compiled by businessinsider.com, according to an official. According to the deputy governor of Ayutthaya Weerawut Putraserani, Ayutthya has been listed as the 13th of the 16 Greatest Cities in Human History by businessinsider.com. […]

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16 Nov, 2014

DOCOMO launches 10-language Translation App for Travelers to Japan

Tokyo, Nov 6, 2014 – (JCN Newswire) – NTT DOCOMO, INC., a personalized mobile solutions provider for smarter living, announced today it will launch its Jspeak face-to-face mobile translation service for smartphones and tablets, targeting travelers from abroad, on November 10. Jspeak is modelled on DOCOMO’s Hanashite Hon’yaku, the mobile-based automatic translation service now offered […]

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16 Nov, 2014

Health & Wellness: Regular consumption of nuts cuts by 29% chances of death by cardiac disease

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Nov 11, 2014 – (ACN Newswire) – Consuming nuts regularly reduces by 29% the chances of death by cardiovascular disease. This is one of the main conclusions presented in the III World Congress of Public Health Nutrition, which is being held in Las Palmas until the 14th of […]

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16 Nov, 2014

Hitachi Unveils Train for the UK Intercity Express Programme

Tokyo, Nov 13, 2014 – (JCN Newswire) – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) announced today that it has unveiled one of the trains being manufactured for the UK Department for Transport’s Intercity Express Programme (IEP), the order for which was received in July 2012. The new trains are scheduled to be completed by the end of […]

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4 Sep, 2014

Toyota Long-distance Driving Challenge to Train Personnel, Encourage Sustainability and Make Better Cars

Tokyo, Sept 3, 2014 – (JCN Newswire) – To inspire plans for future models and provide valuable training opportunities, Toyota Motor Corporation today began a project in which Toyota employees put themselves and vehicles to the test over vast distances in Australia, a country with a famously wide variety of roads. Many consider Australia to […]

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4 Sep, 2014

Palestinian buyer braves it through Gaza tunnels to China’s Canton Fair

GUANGZHO, China, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — China has long maintained that the dispute between Palestine and Israel should be resolved through negotiations and communication, not violence. In that spirit, Canton Fair, China’s biggest trade event, has always welcomed both Palestinian and Israeli businessmen. For Palestinian businessmen, especially those in Gaza strip, a visit to […]

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19 Jul, 2014

Thailand Rolls Out Recovery MICE Packages in Top Hotels

TCEB media release

Bangkok – The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) would like to share the following announcement and special promotions with all our associates, industry partners, meeting planners and organizers. It is important for all of us to work together at this time as Thailand recovers from the impact of political events on our industry along […]

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17 Jul, 2014

PATA Announces 2014 Grand and Gold Award Winners

BANGKOK, July 17, 2014 — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the winners of the 2014 PATA Grand and Gold Awards.  Sponsored by the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) for the last 19 years, this year’s awards recognise the achievements of 20 organisations and individuals. PATA will present 28 Grand and Gold Awards to such organisations […]

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1 Jul, 2014

U.S. summer travellers hope to become fit, but will most likely just relax – survey

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 30, 2014 – A new survey by Room Key finds that Americans aspire to engage in active pursuits when thinking about their summer vacations, but when it comes down to it, the intuitive desire to focus on leisure wins out. According to the study, which surveyed 1,023 nationally representative Americans aged 18 and […]

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22 Jun, 2014

How Summer Vacation Travel Boosts Student Success

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 – In the face of education inequality and spending cuts, students are opting for outside-the-classroom experiences during summer vacation that yield long-term educational and career benefits. This summer, a record number of over 600 US high school students will boost their grades and increase their chances of college […]

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22 Jun, 2014

Report Reveals Health & Wellness Still Top Marketplace Priority

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- June 19, 2014 -(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acosta Sales & Marketing, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, released Health & Wellness 360°, a comprehensive report dedicated solely to the mega trend of health and wellness. The report takes an all-encompassing look at health and wellness in the CPG industry, […]

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4 Jun, 2014

Get Ready For Summer and Ramadan With Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman

MUSANDAM, Oman – June 2, 2014 – Six Senses Zighy Bay unveils an array of summer and Ramadan highlights specially crafted with family travelers in mind which provide a series of unforgettable experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Many residents throughout the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) are looking for a unique break within the […]

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25 Mar, 2014

Survey Rates Restroom Cleanliness as a Factor in Determining Stops on a Road Trip

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 21, 2014–When you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go, but a recent poll from Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) suggests that the size of your bladder isn’t the only factor when it comes to where travelers stop while on the road. The survey, conducted online for Cintas by Harris Poll from March 13-17, […]

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25 Mar, 2014

NCR Research Shows Who Buys What from Airports and Airlines

DULUTH, Ga.-March 20, 2014-(BUSINESS WIRE)–NCR Corporation, which claims to be the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced today the results of its global 2014 Traveler Experience Survey, examining the gaps and regional tendencies for consumer expectations of shopping experiences while traveling versus what is currently available to them. Revenue from airline amenities and ancillary […]

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9 Mar, 2014

City of Dalian Places Order for 1,200 BYD Electric Buses

DALIAN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–1200 zero-emission, electric buses made by BYD Company Ltd will soon hit the streets of China’s “Bright Northern Pearl”, Dalian. Dalian’s municipal government has signed a cooperative agreement with global electric vehicle and battery leader, BYD. The agreement stipulates the purchase of 600 BYD electric buses in 2014 and another 600 in 2015, […]

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18 Feb, 2014

Value of Design and Creativity On Show at First Singapore Design Week, 10-16 March

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Singapore, Feb 17, 2014 – (ACN Newswire) – The inaugural Singapore Design Week (SDW) from 10 to 16 March 2014 will bring together a collection of over 50 local and international design activities at the National Design Centre and other venues. Organised by the DesignSingapore Council and supported by design associations and partners, the SDW […]

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17 Feb, 2014

LOT Polish Airlines Allows Passengers To Use PEDs In Flight

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Feb. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — LOT Polish Airlines is allowing passengers to use their personal electronic devices (PED) on board LOT’s aircraft in flight mode beginning Feb. 17, 2014. Passengers may keep these devices switched on throughout the journey including take-offs and landings.  They may use all the functions on their phones, tablets, MP3 players […]

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17 Feb, 2014

Cambodia to Host its First PATA Travel Mart

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February 17, 2014, Bangkok (PATA media release) — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will hold the 37th PATA Travel Mart 2014, September 17-19 at Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the “Kingdom of Wonder.” The Mart is being hosted by the Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia. PTM 2014 will offer delegates […]

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