Monday, 30 April 2012

Gold Coast marketing campaign to boost tourism during winter months

A joint Tourism Queensland and Gold Coast Tourism campaign valued at over $400,000 will kick off this weekend telling southerners why the Gold Coast is the best place to escape their winter blues and have some fun. 

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Tourism Queensland kicks off marketing blitz in the UK

Tourism Queensland is kicking off an AUD$340,000 marketing blitz in the UK this week through one of the world’s largest online travel sites to lure more British travellers to Queensland.

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Billy Casper and Championship Courses Set for Crystal Golf Cruises in Europe 2012

Crystal Cruises has lined up 10 of Europe’s most spectacular championship golf courses for exclusive, luxury play during two limited-access “Experiences of Discovery” golf-themed cruises this summer.

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Norwegian Cruise Line Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Partners First

Norwegian Cruise Line is celebrating the one year anniversary of "Partners First," the company's corporate philosophy of putting its travel partners first by unveiling additional investments and initiatives and reaffirming existing efforts as the company continues to strengthen its commitment to the long term success of its valued travel partners.

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ABTA Welcomes Transport Select Committee's Report on ATOL

As the Air Travel Organisers’ Licencing (ATOL) Reforms come into effect today, ABTA – The Travel Association welcomed the findings of the Transport Select Committee’s report on ATOL, which argue that more fundamental reforms are still needed.

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Port Everglades hosts Colombian Delegation

Monday, April 30, 2012 - On the heels of the announcement that the Free Trade Agreement with Colombia will go into effect in May, Port Everglades and  the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport hosted a delegation of public officials from Colombia to discuss international trade and visit Broward County's seaport.

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Northstar California Resort to Open All 18-Holes of the Golf Course May 18

The Northstar golf course anticipates an early season with all 18-holes scheduled to open Friday, May 18, 2012, weather and conditions permitting

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Comedian Carlos Oscar Chosen as Princess Cruises' First-Ever Entertainer of the Year

Passengers aboard Ruby Princess have voted, and have picked comedian Carlos Oscar as the first-ever Princess Cruises Entertainer of the Year. 

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UNWTO - Tourism and the media join forces to support the sector in challenging times

Leading media representatives met with tourism players in Egypt to explore how to develop more effective relations, particularly in times of crisis (Marsa Alam, Egypt, 26-27 April 2012).

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CEB continues to support govt plans to decrease Manila air traffic

The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific acknowledges the recent delays to its flights mostly caused by air traffic congestion, and pledges continuous support to relevant government authorities to decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport runway.

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TTF - Cruise shipping remains the fastest growing sector of the Australian tourism industry

Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) Chief Executive, John Lee said that the International Cruise Council report found that in just one year the number of Australians taking a cruise jumped 34% to 632,294.

"At a time when the tourism sector is facing a number of challenges, cruise shipping is one very bright star," Mr Lee said.  "The report adds to growing evidence of the importance of cruise shipping to the Australian economy.  Earlier this year a report by Deloitte found that the sector added almost $830 million to Australia's gross domestic product.