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Seven Stars Galleria, Milan, Italy

The luxurious Seven Stars Galleria is located in the heart of Milan and offers prestige accomodation plus access to some of the most exclusive venues in the city. Guests get a personal butler, a Bentley and culinary excellence. Whether you need tickets to a last minute show, entry into the hottest restaurant in town or a personal shopper, the hotel can arrange it all at a moment's notice.

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The Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE

The Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi is one of the most opulent hotels in the world, offering pure indulgence, staying in a ‘Thousand and One Nights' setting. Acres of gold leaf adorn the rooms, private butlers tend to guests every whim and a private beach and pool provide ample relaxation opportunities. The Palace Suites offer three regal bedrooms and spacious living areas that are bigger than most people's homes.

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Cliveden, England

The previous home of dukes, an earl, a Prince of Wales and the Astor family, the stunning hotel is the prime spot for feeling like royalty. The stately home is surrounded by formal gardens and parkland and bedecked in the most luxurious furnishings. For the ultimate in luxury, rent out Spring Cottage, which comes with a personal butler and a pretty riverbank setting. Excellent service is the key at Clivedon, with four members of staff allocated to each room.

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Faena Hotel and Universe, Buenos Aires, Argentina

On Puerto Madero's slick waterfront, the Faena Hotel and Universe is Buenos Aires' most ostentatious retreat - a former grainery, transformed by French designer Philippe Starck into a grand collaboration of plush Argentine leathers, sweeping red carpets, and twinkling clouds of chandeliers. From the stately decadence of the Library Lounge, to the Bistro's explorations into molecular gastronomy, the Faena is devilishly extravagant.

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Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa, Blue Mountains, Australia

Situated in the Blue Mountains, just outside Sydney, Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa offers the ultimate in outback luxury. Private villas with in-room swimming pools, a world-class spa, pristine wilderness and binoculars on demand are just some of the lures. One-on-one guest service is provided, so whether you want a tour arranged, a spa booking made or a romantic picnic organised, every desire is catered for.

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South Africa, the country of the unsettled past, Nelson Mandela, World Cup 2010… but also the country of natural beauty and striking wilderness. brings you the top 10 places worth seeing in South Africa according to server
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The EU commissioner for enterprise and industry, Antonio Tajani, has suggested that the EU subsidize holidays. Tourism is a basic human right, he says.
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Despite good numbers, Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) is worried about the incoming tourists this year as the pirate attacks on the Somali coast could affect the tourism industry. KTB managing director plans to tackle the possible problem by attracting tourist from new countries.
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Australia has a habit of winning battles in tourism through excellent campaigning programs. The “Australia” film by Baz Luhrmann is a recent example. Australia continues to excel in tourism and continues to greet more and more visitors.
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The Latest Issue of the Tourism Review Magazine


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Dal Lake in Indian Kashmir is a very precious tourist article of India. It used to be one of the most sought after attractions with the famous Houseboats and Floating Gardens, though for many years, the tourist traffic has dangerously calmed down.
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Slovakia attracts only 0.5 per cent of European tourists. What is more, visitors from the most important source markets are nowadays discouraged by Slovak new currency, Euro. The lack of interest could be also blamed on bad marketing.
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There is a wonderful palace in Hungarian town of Keszthely. Built in18th century and now reconstructed, it attracts visitors again. Nowadays, it serves as a museum but also as a place where international conferences, concerts and other events take place.
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From now on the Tempelhof airport in Berlin can be used for various activities except flying. The former largest airport in the world has been changed into a park.
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Clean The World, a Florida-based company has been recycling used soaps and shampoos from hotels all over the U.S. to help save millions of lives lost to dirty life conditions.
Alaska Air Group Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Horizon Air President and CEO Jeff Pinneo to retire; Glenn Johnson elected new Horizon Air president; Brandon Pedersen elected Alaska Air Group CFO ...more

CitationAir and British Airways Announce Launch of PrivateConnect™

British Airways’ Customers Gain Exclusive Access To Premium Private Jet Travel ...more

Spirit Airlines Update on ALPA Strike: Flights Cancelled Through Thursday, June 17, 2010

As a result of its pilot union’s decision to strike, Spirit’s flights are cancelled through Thursday, June 17, 2010. ...more

Continental Airlines Announces New Daily Service From Houston Hub to Lagos, Nigeria

Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) announced plans to launch new daily nonstop flights between Houston and Lagos, Nigeria, beginning Nov. 10, 2011, subject to government approval. It will be the first daily scheduled service offered between Texas and Africa by any carrier. ...more

Spirit Airlines Strikes Again - Passengers Abandoned, the nation's foremost airline passenger advocacy group, called upon Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza to keep his promise to secure safe passage for passengers stranded by the airline's ongoing pilot strike. ...more

OpenTravel New Member LinksRez Brings Teetime Access Technology To the Travel Industry

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Rise in Satisfaction for Airlines May Be Short-Lived; Big Gains for Many Hotels, Restaurants and Fast Food Chains

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Make Frequent Guest Programs Work for You, Says Cornell's Latest Hospitality Industry Performance Report

Hospitality research highlights ten principles that can improve loyalty program performance ...more

New Study Reveals the Impact of Travel Site Performance on Consumers

PhoCusWright and Akamai study reveals the importance of speed and usability on travel websites ...more

IPerceptions Releases Hospitality & Tourism Industry Report Q1 2010

New 'Voice of Customer' Data Shows Usability, Innovation and Creativity are Key Components to Success as Economy Improves ...more
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What makes COPA Airlines one of the most profitable in the world

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What makes the COPA Airlines brand tick online?

Interview with eBusiness Director, Frank Kardonski ...more

Going Mobile: How IAd and AdMob Move Apple Vs. Google to a New Playing Field

What spending in the mobile advertising industry lacks in heft, it more than makes up for in buzz. Witness Google's recent purchase of AdMob, which brings together the two largest mobile ad networks, and Apple's recent efforts to gain a stronger foothold in the market. ...more

Two-Thirds of Respondents Are Concerned About E-Discovery Challenges Posed by Social Media

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IATA E-freight is Live in Chile

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced today the dawn of a new era for the air cargo supply chain in Chile. IATA e-freight for exports went live in Chile on 9 June and is operational at Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (SCL). E-freight for imports is in the testing process and is expected to be implemented in the coming months. ...more

Boeing 737 Production Rate Increases to 35 Per Month

Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced a second production rate increase on the Next-Generation 737 program, taking the rate from the previously announced 34 airplanes per month to 35 in early 2012. ...more

Boeing Team Helps Royal Netherlands Air Force Achieve Aviation Milestone

Boeing Apache helicopter becomes the 1st rotorcraft to fly on sustainable bio-kerosene ...more

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air Speed Up Baggage Service Guarantee

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air customers checking bags can expect to retrieve their luggage five minutes sooner through an enhanced baggage service guarantee beginning today. ...more

IATA Seals Strategic Partnership with Ukraine

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) formalized a strategic partnership with the Ministry of Transport of Ukraine and the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine with the signing of a Memorandum of Intention (MoI). ...more

AirTran Airways Dispatches First Flight from New System Operations Control Center

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US Airways Pilots Support Striking Spirit Pilots in Quest for Industry-Standard Contract

The US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA), representing the pilots of US Airways, announced support for Spirit Airlines’ pilots, who initiated a strike this weekend over sub-par pay and working conditions. ...more

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