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WestJet launches Abbotsford-Winnipeg route

April 30, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Press Releases.

WestJet today applauded the City of Abbotsford and the Abbotsford International Airport as they prepare to eliminate the airport improvement fee (AIF) on June 1, 2017. The elimination of the fee is welcome as WestJet today launched its non-stop service between Abbotsford and Winnipeg and increased frequency on the route between Abbotsford and Edmonton from • Read More »

Tourism Minister of Thailand meets UNWTO candidate from Seychelles

April 30, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Press Releases.

Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, the Minister of Tourism and Sports of Thailand, made time on the sidelines of the WTTC (World Tourism Travel Council) Summit in Bangkok to meet Alain St.Ange, the former Seychelles Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine of Seychelles, who is now a candidate for the position of Secretary General for • Read More »

Guam holds seaside memorial for the SMS Cormoran II

April 29, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

On Friday, April 7, 2017, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) was joined by local and international dignitaries to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II. The German vessel came to Guam in December 1914, out of coal and desperate to escape pursuit by warships of the Japanese Imperial Navy. The • Read More »

Guam remembers the SMS Cormoran II at Sea

April 29, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Guam has celebrated the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II, a historic ship where the first shot fired by the US took place in World War I. The Cormoran had spent two and a half years stranded in Guam with no coal to reach another safe destination. Although not at war • Read More »

Montego Bay Declaration for global tourism conference

April 29, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says a major outcome of the “UNWTO, Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism” being held in November in Montego Bay, Jamaica, will be the creation of a Montego Bay Declaration. The Declaration will be used as a • Read More »

Seychelles Tourism Board intensifies marketing efforts on the Chinese market

April 29, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Press Releases.

As just reported on the Forimmediaterelease wire: The year 2016 marked five years of the Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB) presence in China with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. The focus has been on penetrating the market with both business-to-consumer and business-to-business (B2B) activities. Tourism is an ever-changing industry and with recent changes in • Read More »

Guam commemorates the SMS Cormoran II

April 28, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Press Releases.

As just reported on the Forimmediaterelease wire: The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) concluded a two-week series of commemoration to honor the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II. The German ship spent two and a half years in Guam in 1917, before the United States was part of World War I. On • Read More »

Dream Cruises rolls out Okinawa Festival on cruise to Japan

April 28, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Press Releases.

This Summer, the luxurious Genting Dream will burst into vibrant colors and festive cheers as Dream Cruises, Asia’s first luxury cruise line, kicks off a grand “Okinawa Festival” exclusively for families cruising from Hong Kong to Japan on 5 May – 16 June. From the moment they step on board, guests can immediately experience the • Read More »

Jamaica Tourism Minister lobbies for partnerships at World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit

April 28, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, (seen left in the photo) makes his presentation at the two-day World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit 2017 which began in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday, April 26. There, the Minister announced that a major outcome of the “UNWTO, Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group Conference • Read More »

Air Seychelles and Seychelles Tourism Board embark on 3-city roadshow in Germany

April 27, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Air Seychelles and the Seychelles Tourism Board have teamed up on a tourism roadshow in Germany this week that will cover promotional stops in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Stuttgart. The delegation from Seychelles includes Victor von Schweinitz, Sales Executive for Air Seychelles, Edith Hunzinger from STB, representatives from top hotel establishments and resorts including Constance Hotels, • Read More »

DNCE and Jonas Blue confirmed for Isle of MTV Malta 2017

April 27, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

MTV, in partnership with the Malta Tourism Authority, has announced that multi-platinum selling, funk-pop band, DNCE, and chart-topping DJ and producer, Jonas Blue, will take the stage at this year’s ISLE OF MTV MALTA live music festival. Both acts will join The Chainsmokers in performing for thousands of festival goers at this must-see event when • Read More »

Emirates renews partnership with the Seychelles

April 27, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Emirates has today renewed its global marketing agreement with the Seychelles by extending the Memorandum of Understanding with the Seychelles Tourism Board. The MoU was signed on the sideline of the region’s largest travel trade event, Arabian Travel Market (ATM), by Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations for Africa, and Sherin Francis, Chief • Read More »

Turneffe Flats: Leading sustainable fisheries in Belize

April 27, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Turneffe Flats has long been recognized as one of Belize’s premier saltwater fly fishing, SCUBA diving and marine eco-tourism destinations. Located on the incredibly beautiful Turneffe Atoll, Turneffe Flats provides visitors access to the most biologically diverse atoll in the Caribbean. Green Globe first certified Turneffe Flats for its sustainable operations in 2013 and again • Read More »

Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu: Connected to the community and caring

April 27, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The Philippines’ Mactan Island, located in Cebu, is renowned for its world-class diving and historical significance. Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is located in the heart of Mactan Island and a perfect locale from which to launch dive adventures, visit nearby islands as well as explore historical sites such as Magellan’s Cross, Basilica Minore del • Read More »

Seychelles Tourism Principal Secretary takes part in United Nations high-level tourism meeting

April 27, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The Seychelles Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, represented the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, at the 59th meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Commission for Africa (CAF). During the meeting, which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from April 18-21, 2017, the UNWTO Secretary General, Dr. • Read More »

ITB China connects bloggers with the travel industry

April 26, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Blogging is on the rise: For the first time ITB China (10 to 12 May) provides a platform to connect the destination management organizations, such as tourism bureaus, associations and hotels with Chinese bloggers and travel key opinion leaders. The new marketplace for the Chinese Travel industry will support the respective parties to learn more • Read More »

Malta Tourism Authority welcomes spring with abundance

April 25, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Malta is already firmly on the map as a must-visit destination for its beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine and abundance of history and culture. With improvements to inter-island transport, new hotels on the horizon and exciting festivals such as the Isle of MTV and Malta Jazz Festival, the island looks set to become even bigger and • Read More »

WTTC Global Summit: Catch all the sessions live online!

April 24, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit, which features thought-provoking presentations and discussions with the most influential figures in travel and tourism will be viewable online. The 17th WTTC Global Summit, which will be taking place April 26-27 in Bangkok, will welcome over 800 attendees across the public and private sector involved in • Read More »

African ministers endorse UNWTO Global Conference in Jamaica and Ethiopian as official airline

April 24, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has announced that the “UNWTO, Government of Jamaica, and World Bank Group Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism” being held in November in Montego Bay, Jamaica, has received full endorsements from over 21 African ministers from the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Commission • Read More »

Reunion Island trade decision makers join local partners in a meet and exchange program

April 24, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

A group of 35 trade decision-makers from Reunion Island met local partners at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Hotel during a “meet and exchange” program hosted by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB). The aim of the workshop was to give local groups the chance to develop and widen their proposals offered to the Reunion clients • Read More »

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort: Green cost savings add up to huge community benefit

April 21, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort, a deluxe beachfront hotel and spa located on the secluded Kata Noi Bay, Phuket, Thailand, has been certified by Green Globe for the first time with an impressive 83% compliance score. The high sustainability score by Katathani Phuket Beach Resort is an indication of the wealth of experience the resort has • Read More »