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Month: January 2018

Industry Appointments 04 Jan 18

TRAVEL Partners has recently appointed Arthur Vicario to the new position of Business Development Partner Member Agencies. Vicario joins the company having had 20 years of experience in airline, GDS and consolidation segments of the industry. The Ramada Resort Shoal Bay has promoted Leah Besant to the role of Executive Assistant Manager where she will be charged with looking after the hotel’s operations, according to parent company Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific. She will report to regional director of operations — NSW, TAS, WA and NZ, Nathan Hunt. A new Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer is...

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Window Seat 04 Jan 18

THE global travel and tourism industry should today be thanking its collective lucky stars for the election of Donald Trump as US president – at least when it comes to air safety. Just in case you missed it, there were no commercial aviation fatalities in the US last year – and Trump is claiming all of the credit. After the release of the latest safety statistics (TD yesterday) Trump was quick to take to Twitter, sending a message “Since taking office I have been very strict on Commercial Aviation. Good News – it was just reported that there were Zero deaths in 2017, the best and safest year on record!”. A number of commentators have pointed out that there have in fact been no jet passenger deaths in the US since 2009. The post Window Seat 04 Jan 18 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Hitting the Canadian peaks

CVFR Consolidation Services and Air Canada recently co-hosted a special seven-day famil to Canada. The agents had the opportunity to experience the AC Dreamliner. Once in Canada, the group was able to experience firsthand some of the country’s major tourist sites and meet various tourism bodies, suppliers & wholesalers. The mid-Dec famil included a visit to Whistler Blackcomb for skiing and to enjoy the pristine sites of Vancouver. Pictured at Blackcomb are Umaira Wassem, Airborne Travel; Amit Makkar, Sai World Travel; Anoop Karnik, CVFR Consolidated Services; Meharish Bawa, Gurkhas Travel; Justin Hill, Select World Travel; Steven Vella, Breakaway Blacktown;...

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Celebrations across the states

TRAVELMANAGERS capped off 2017 with a series of celebratory state meetings in Dec visiting Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. The events provided the opportunity for personal travel managers, national partnership office representatives and partner suppliers to get together in a fun environment and chat about the challenges faced during the year and the best strategies needed for a successful year ahead. “There was great interest in the announcement from marketing about our new PTM web pages,” said TravelManagers executive general manager Michael Gazal. “Everyone found the opportunity to learn more about the company vision and ask questions of...

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Window Seat 03 Jan 18

WE’VE heard of aircraft bird strikes, but how about a bird inside the cabin. A Delta Air Lines flight captain decided to turn his plane around and return to Detroit after a bird was discovered inside the flight deck. In a statement, the airline said the unwanted passenger entered during the boarding of the aircraft. Once bound for Atlanta, the bird made itself known, leaving the captain with no choice but to return to the airport and be removed from the aircraft. The suspect was set free upon capture, but offered no explanation on why it hid. Passengers arrived in Atlanta only three hours late. The post Window Seat 03 Jan 18 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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