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  • Title: New Airport Terminal in Ukraine Just in Time For EURO 2012
    Descriptive info: New Airport Terminal in Ukraine Just in Time For EURO 2012.. Written by Administrator.. KYIV, Ukraine - Country officials open the renewed terminal at Donetsk international airport in Ukraine just in time for EURO 2012.. The renewed airport boasts a seven-storey terminal capable of servicing up to 3,100 passengers per hour (previously - 700), reads the statement by Ukraine s Infrastructure Ministry.. Donetsk airport recently introduced an artificial runway suitable for all types of airplanes, including the heavy Boeing 747 and Airbus A380.. It boasts the tallest in the country 52 meter control tower.. The International Civil Aviation Organization granted the airport the ICAO III A category, allowing it to accept landings at zero visibility conditions.. "At the beginning of the 1930s the constructors of this airport had no idea what a high technology site it would grow into," said the Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych at the opening ceremony on May 14 th.. The Airport s renewed infrastructure will help manage the increasing number of passengers arriving in the eastern Ukrainian city for EURO  ...   In 2012 western Ukrainian EURO 2012 host Lviv opened a new terminal.. It services up to 2,100 persons per hour.. Interestingly, Budapest airport has the channel capacity of 970 persons per hour (8.. 5 million a year).. The Airport in Kharkiv boasts a new 2.. 5 kilometer runway (allowing the airport to service Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 landings), renewed infrastructure, and a terminal.. New terminal F at Boryspil airport in Kyiv has a waiting zone of 5,670 square meters and capacity of 2,400 passengers per hour.. Comparably, the waiting area in Moscow s Domodedovo airport is 2,900 square meters.. Final renovations are under way at Kyiv airports Zhuliany and Boryspil.. In May 2012 Zhuliany will get a new terminal with a total area of 14,270 square meters and channel capacity of 320 persons per hour.. In June 2012 Boryspil will open additional terminal D, servicing over 20 planes at a time.. Currently, Boryspil operates 62 percent of passenger traffic in the country.. Published by: eTurboNews.. com.. http://www.. eturbonews.. com/29265/ukraine-unveils-new-airport-donetsk.. Facebook Comments (.. )..

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  • Title: Tajik Airlines launches flights from Islamabad
    Descriptive info: Tajik Airlines launches flights from Islamabad.. Tajik Airlines to launch flights from Islamabad.. By Agha Iqrar Haroon, eTN Correspondent, Pakistan | May 15, 2012.. ISLAMABAD Pakistan (eTN) - Tajik Airlines is starting its flight operation from Dushanbe to Islamabad from June and will operate two flights a week and will add Karachi and Lahore to its operation later on.. According to the Tajik Embassy in Pakistan, Tajikistan s Ambassador to Pakistan, Dr.. Zubaydullo N.. Zubaydov, is of the view that he is planning to set up a display center of Tajikistan in Karachi for introduction and promotion of Tajik products in Pakistan.. He said that the display center would be a one-room trading center that would be extended further in the later stages.. Moreover, tripartite negotiations between Tajikistan, Pakistan, and Afghanistan are going on for Transit Trade Agreement and construction of a road linking Pakistan with Tajikistan through Wakhan, Afghanistan.. These decisions are  ...   and China has taken up construction of road network at a cost of $500 million.. He said that 80 percent of the work has already been accomplished.. He invited Pakistanis to visit Tajikistan for business and tourism, as well as ziarat of famous Saint Syed Ali Hamadani (RA) in Kulab.. He said a number of five-star and tourist hotels, besides famous international chains of fast food restaurants, are available in Tajikistan, whereas branded chains of department stores are also being opened up.. He invited opening up a Pakistani restaurant in Tajikistan and offered a business visa in this regard.. It may be mentioned that Tajikistan is losing tourism potentials because of its poor airline connectivity with South Asia, while its neighboring countries are flying from India and Pakistan daily.. There are 3 flights to Tashkent from Lahore a week, 4 flights from Amritsar India to Tashkent and 3 flights from Delhi.. Source: Eturbonews..

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  • Title: Air Pacific to go back to Fiji Airways
    Descriptive info: Air Pacific to go back to Fiji Airways.. Air Pacific to go back to former name of Fiji Airways.. May 15, 2012.. SUVA, Fiji – Since 2009, Air Pacific, its Chairman, CEO, and numerous staff, have worked to stabilize, rebuild, and improve the entire infrastructure of Fiji s national air carrier, Air Pacific.. Along with these changes, the airline is rebranding itself with its former name from 1958 - Fiji Airways.. The airline said this rebranding is more reflective of its dedication to the transport of travelers to and from Fiji.. The official name change is projected to take place by June 2013.. Part of the airline’s enhancements include improving flight schedules and networks; investing in new aircraft and onboard products; enhancing the flying experience; and – most impressively – decreasing the operating loss that was handed down to current leadership by over FJD$88 million.. According to Air Pacific CEO Dave Pflieger, this announcement marks another important milestone among continuing efforts for the turnaround of Fiji s national carrier.. Among these milestones are an increase in flights between Fiji and Sydney;  ...   and holidaying," said Fijian Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama.. Pflieger said at the announcement: "Our airline is one of Fiji s largest companies, employing 800 people directly and an estimated 8,000 or so indirectly, and we fly in over 60 percent of all visitors who come to Fiji, so it only makes sense for us to embrace our uniquely Fijian culture and spirit [and] characteristics which have seen Fiji consistently recognized by consumers as one of the world s friendliest countries and no doubt helped us win a recent award as one of the top ten small airlines in the world.. ".. Fiji s global recognition as a luxurious and friendly vacation destination is supported by the nation s outstanding hospitality industry; pristine environment; diverse tourism attractions; and, of course, its people.. Over the next 18 months, Air Pacific passengers can expect to see the official Fiji Airways logo and brand mark; photos of the new layout and interior design of aircraft carriers; marketplace displays of the brand; and, of course, the arrival of the new Airbuses.. Source: Republic of Fiji..

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  • Title: Zimbabwe readies for tourism events
    Descriptive info: Zimbabwe readies for tourism events.. Zimbabwe readies for travel and tourism events.. By Gill Staden, eTN Zambia | May 14, 2012.. (eTN) - Victoria Falls Hospital is to undergo major expansion works in preparation for the UNWTO event in 2013.. A Bulawayo company has won the tender for the work, which is said to cost US$6 million.. Pipes are being laid from the Zambezi River to the airport for the expansion there, and the airport is to have a new terminal and tower.. The runway will also be expanded, with the cost of the project said to be US$ 150 million.. US$2.. 5 million is being used to upgrade roads and US$15 million will be spent on  ...   run from May 17-22.. According to the report, 400 delegates will attend the congress with 16 countries sending government ministers including Senegal, Gambia, Zambia, Ghana, Central Africa Republic, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Seychelles, Chad, Kenya, and Namibia.. Joice Mujuru is expected to officially open the conference with 5 Zimbabwe Cabinet Ministers in attendance.. The last time the ATA congress was held in Zimbabwe was in 1988, and the conference is seen as an excellent opportunity to market Zimbabwe’s tourism.. Zimbabwe, represented by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, is a member of the International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP), a new grassroots travel and tourism coalition of global destinations committed to quality service and green growth.. ( www.. tourismpartners.. org )..

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  • Title: Three Cities Alliance in South Africa
    Descriptive info: Three Cities Alliance in South Africa.. Tourism destinations form Three Cities Alliance in South Africa.. May 14, 2012.. Sunday, May 13, 2012, heralded the official signing of the Three Cities Alliance agreement between Cape Town Tourism, Durban Tourism, and Johannesburg Tourism.. The Three Cities Alliance sees Cape Town Tourism, Durban Tourism, and Johannesburg Tourism putting their combined resources into a national partnership in order to promote the urban tourism offerings of South Africa.. The Three Cities agreement introduces a new age for collaboration on domestic and international marketing campaigns, information distribution, marketing collateral and online campaigns, events and trade shows, as well as shared knowledge on an executive level.. In terms of domestic marketing, the three cities will collaborate to leverage local events and align events calendars where possible, promoting each other’s events and short city break packages.. The formation of the alliance was announced at INDABA 2011, but Sunday’s formal induction brought positive progress to the partnership just one year on with the official signing of the agreement by the three cities’ tourism organizations.. South African Tourism CEO, Thulani Nzima, said: “Our government has identified tourism as one of the six key growth areas of our country’s economy.. And the more we can improve our economy, the more we can improve the lives of our country’s citizens and their living conditions.. Even though South Africa is  ...   integrated city tourism experience for both domestic and international travelers.. Phelisa Mangcu, acting CEO of Joburg Tourism, said: “Joburg Tourism and our partners are committed to working with Cape Town, Durban, and South African Tourism to showcase our vibrant cities as urban areas in evolution that can be counted amongst the world’s cities of the future.. In so doing, we believe South Africa and its urban centers can attract a much more substantial segment of the world’s urban travelers.. CEO of Cape Town Tourism, Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, said; “Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg started the journey of urban tourism collaboration a year ago and the endorsement of our national partners at South African Tourism heralds the era of a new way of marketing South Africa internationally.. The United Nations World Tourism Organization’s [UNWTO] research shows that up to 80 percent of international tourists are in search of urban tourism – exploring diverse cultures and experiencing a country through the entry and viewpoint of its cities.. In a world where cities are the true players in a competitive global economy, culture is extensively being recognized as an expediter of economic and urban progress.. By working together, Cape Town, Durban,and Johannesburg will combine efforts and resources to package South Africa’s urban tourism offering in a way that differentiates each city’s uniqueness, growing demand, and new markets.. Source: capetown.. travel..

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  • Title: Yemen joining ICTP
    Descriptive info: Yemen joining ICTP.. Yemen emerging from a period of conflict, joining international destination alliance ICTP.. May 13, 2012.. The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that the Ministry of Tourism in Yemen has become its third destination member in the Middle East, joining Oman and Palestine.. Yemen recently gained a new President and also a new Minister of Tourism.. Said Minister of Tourism and Chairman of Yemen Tourism Promotion Board HE Dr.. Kassim Sallam Said: “Emerging from a period of conflict, the new government recognizes the important role of responsible tourism in sustainable development, which is top of our agenda; working with our international partners, we look forward to welcoming visitors from around the world and a return to our previous levels of growth.. Professor Geoffrey Lipman, President of ICTP, said: “The addition of Yemen as an ICTP member adds strength to our growing membership in the Middle East, where tourism as a driver of economic development perhaps has the greatest potential to promote peace and prosperity.. It also brings into play a country with the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Arabia, stretching from Shibam ‘the Manhattan of the Desert’ to  ...   the world, including another ICTP member, Dunira Strategy in the United Kingdom, Yemen’s most important European market.. Commented YTPB’s UK representative Benjamin Carey: “Yemen is the most economically-disadvantaged country in the Middle East, but it is also by the far the richest in terms of heritage and culture.. It offers huge rewards for adventurous travelers and experienced tour operators that want to discover the essence of Arabia Felix.. Chairman of ICTP, Juergen T.. Steinmetz, said: “Yemen is now emerging from conflict, but its travel and tourism industry continues to suffer from blanket travel advisories by many foreign governments.. It is the vision of the ministry to promote responsible tourism as a driver of sustainable economic growth, especially for women and young people in rural areas, and Yemen deserves more balanced travel advice.. ICTP is pleased to build this alliance with Yemen to support its vision for sustainable tourism growth.. The Ministry of Tourism is charged with the task of ensuring sustainable economic development along with the growth of the tourism industry by promoting broad stakeholder participation.. For more information about the Ministry of Tourism and Yemen Tourism Promotion Board, visit: http://www.. yementourism.. com/.. Source: ICTP..

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  • Title: route between Scotland and Poland
    Descriptive info: route between Scotland and Poland.. Ryanair launches new route between Scotland and Poland.. Budget airline Ryanair has launched a new route between the Scots capital and Poland.. The no-frills flights will go twice a week from Edinburgh to Szczecin.. Ryanair s Michelle Lowe said: "Ryanair is delighted to celebrate the start of its new route to Szczecin in Poland from Edinburgh which will operate twice-weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays, making it perfect for a short getaway.. "To celebrate the launch of its new route, Ryanair is releasing one million seats at fares from £10.. 99 for travel on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in June.. Prices on the new route from Edinburgh to Szczecin start from £29.. 99 one way inclusive.. Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure  ...   with the primary focus on business, inward investment and inbound tourism.. "All of Scotland s main airport operators are competing strongly to attract new routes.. We expect this to continue in the future to attract new airlines to meet the demand and potential demand.. "However, airlines are managing to do this in the face of Air Passenger Duty (APD) making it difficult for Scottish airports to compete.. As Ryanair has previously recognised, with devolution of APD, Scotland could attract even more international routes.. "The case for Scotland to control APD - which is being devolved to Northern Ireland - is compelling and is backed by all four of Scotland s major airports.. We continue to push the UK Government for speedy devolution of APD.. Source: UKPA..

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  • Title: Myanmar rejoin UN Tourism Organization
    Descriptive info: Myanmar rejoin UN Tourism Organization.. Myanmar sets to rejoin UN World Tourism Organization.. 11 May 2012.. The President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, U Thein Sein, has announced the country will initiate the process of restoring its membership of UNWTO.. The decision was confirmed during an official visit of UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.. On the occasion, highlighting the role of tourism in the future of Myanmar, President Sein joined the UNWTO/WTTC Global Leaders for Tourism Campaign (Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, 7 May 2012).. “Tourism is a major sector of the economy not only for Myanmar but also for all countries around the world.. It brings benefits to a country, boosts its economy and create employment opportunities,” said President Sein.. “We therefore request that our membership of UNWTO be restored so that we can obtain the relevant knowledge to further promote and develop our tourism sector.. Meeting with President Sein, Mr.. Rifai assured him that UNWTO stood ready to support Myanmar in taking full advantage of its “tremendous tourism potential”.. “Myanmar is a country abundant in natural and cultural resources, the foundation of any tourism sector,” said Mr.. Rifai.. “Following talks with the Minister of Hotels, Tourism and Sport, U Tint San, UNWTO will lend its expertise in a number of areas, ranging from capacity-building to sustainable tourism practices and travel facilitation, to responsibly develop  ...   this will no doubt be reflected in an increasing numbers of tourists.. These tourists will quickly prove a vital source of jobs and economic growth, helping to secure the country’s future prosperity.. UNWTO is 100 per cent committed to supporting Myanmar, to make sure that its tourism development is a success story.. David Scowsill, President & CEO, WTTC said: “I am pleased that the significance of the Travel & Tourism industry is increasingly being recognised by Myanmar.. With its rich eco-diversity, natural and cultural heritage together with a commitment to responsible tourism, Myanmar is increasingly harnessing its Travel & Tourism potential.. In 2011, the industry contributed MMK1435.. 4bn to the GDP of the economy and contributed 726,500 jobs.. By joining this global movement of Heads of State and Government through this signing of the Open Letter, the President demonstrates his commitment to support the growth and development of its Travel & Tourism industry.. “.. According to UNWTO’s long-term forecast, Tourism Towards 2030, international tourist arrivals to Asia and the Pacific will increase from 204 million in 2010 to 535 million in 2030.. South Asia will be the fastest growing sub-region in the world, growing 6% a year.. “Asia and the Pacific is the future powerhouse of global tourism and Myanmar is in a strategic position to receive a significant share of these arrivals,” said Mr.. Source: UNWTO..

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  • Title: Cape Town host INDABA
    Descriptive info: Cape Town host INDABA.. Cape Town to host 2012 Cities at INDABA Workshop.. May 09, 2012.. The global trend towards urban tourism has seen more and more travelers put cities on their wish lists, and Cape Town Tourism will be one of the three city tourism organizations to co-sign the Three City Tourism Alliance agreement at this year’s INDABA on the anniversary of the announcement of the initiative at INDABA 2011.. INDABA is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three “must visit” events of its kind globally.. The four-day trade event attracts over 13,000 delegates from the tourism industry and general public.. The Three City Tourism Alliance sees Cape Town Tourism, Durban Tourism, and Johannesburg Tourism putting their combined resources into a national partnership, which markets their respective city tourism offering.. The partnership introduces a new era for collaboration on events and trade shows, domestic and international marketing campaigns, information dissemination, collateral and online campaigns, as well as shared knowledge on an executive level.. An event coordinated by South African Tourism to be held on Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Maxis Cultural Village in Umlazi, will see an update on the progress made on this partnership over the last year and the official signing of the agreement by the three cities’ tourism organizations.. A delegation from Cape Town, including the city of Cape Town, Cape Town Tourism, and dozens of tourism product owners, will be attending INDABA from May 12-15, 2012 and exhibiting on the Western Cape Pavilion at the Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban.. The Western Cape Pavilion concept aims to showcase all that Cape Town and the province have to offer from the  ...   which has taken place at INDABA in Durban since 2009.. The aim of the workshop is to improve tourism development within local authorities and thereby impact tourism growth at a national level.. This year’s theme focuses on heritage as a resource for tourism and takes place at the Olwandle Suite and Hotels from 0900-1400 hours on Sunday, May 13, 2012.. The Cities at INDABA Workshop 2012 will engage thought leaders on the significance of heritage products in growing Cape Town’s diverse tourism product offering.. Inspirational speakers on this topic will represent heritage and tourism practitioners from across the country.. In addition, the city will continue to drive home the responsible tourism platform created at INDABA 2011 by attending the Sustainable Tourism Network and meeting with key responsible tourism role players, and networking with the industry in order to keep abreast of the industry’s latest development and trends so as to better inform tourism polices and plans.. Councillor Grant Pascoe, Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events, and Marketing concluded: “Tourism remains a major economic driver for Cape Town, and INDABA is the most important national showcase of our diverse tourism offering.. Cape Town has always had an alluring offering of culture, nature, and heritage, and we are looking forward to bringing this mix to INDABA 2012.. Cape Town will focus on maximizing the foundation laid by our tourism associates to reach our key source and new markets and negotiate deals with international trade partners.. We are also pleased to be able to engage with tourism partners at regional and national level towards a more collaborative vision for regional tourism within the national framework.. Cape Town Tourism will be at the Western Cape Pavilion in the DEC Hall 1..

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  • Title: 2012 Olympic Games - Information
    Descriptive info: 2012 Olympic Games - Information.. 2012 Olympic Games - Information from the UK Border Agency.. Please find below information from the UK Border Agency which may be of use to visitors to your website including spectators, members of the Games Family and members of the media, planning to come to the Games from overseas.. This information will help visitors to plan for the Games and avoid confusion and delay at the UK border.. We would really appreciate it if you would consider including some of this information on your website and to your members for their use.. We will be providing regular news updates between now and the Games as well, which might be of interest to visitors to your site and your membership.. I can also provide you with our communications pack and latest press release, which covers off some of our key information, such as:-.. · Getting your visa – find out  ...   the visa process for accredited and unaccredited members of the media.. · Games Family – top tips on preparing for the Games and ensuring a smooth arrival into the UK.. Please let me know if this information is of use and whether you would like to request a communication pack.. Top Tips for coming to the UK to watch the Games.. Key dates – information for members of the Games Family.. List of visa countries for the UK.. Press office contacts.. Advice on coming to the UK for the Games as a member of the media.. Latest news.. Overseas athletes face robust border controls.. London 2012 Games spectators: visa applications open from 1 January 2012.. Paul Clements.. Senior Compliance Promotion Officer.. Communications Division.. UK Border Agency.. First Floor Seacole North West, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF.. Telephone.. : 020 7035 6763.. Mobile.. : +44 (0)7795 685061.. Web.. :.. www.. ukba.. homeoffice.. gov.. uk..

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    Descriptive info: LUFTHANSAS AIRLINES STAFF TO SUBSIDIARY.. LUFTHANSA S AUSTRIAN AIRLINES TO TRANSFER STAFF TO SUBSIDIARY.. The Wall Street Journal, 19 April 2012.. Deutsche Lufthansa AG subsidiary Austrian Airlines said Thursday it will transfer pilots and cabin crew to its Tyrolean Airways unit in efforts to return to profitability..  ...   through this move and other measures after booking a EUR62 million loss last year.. Austrian Airlines supervisory board approved the plan to transfer 600 pilots and 1,500 cabin crew to the unit from July 1.. Tyrolean s slower salary increases will achieve the savings, Austrian Airlines said..

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