Emirates will restart passenger flights to Baghdad from March 1, 2015. The airline suspended operations to the capital on January 26. Emirates will again operate with six weekly flights to Baghdad, served by an A330-200 aircraft in a 3-class configuration. Majid Al Mualla, Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, Centre for Emirates said: “The return …

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The Kenya Tourism Federation has contracted Strathmore University’s Centre for Tourism and Hospitality to conduct a regional survey on the level of awareness and usage of the Single Tourist Visa. KAMPALA: The single tourist visa was adopted by East African Community member states – Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda – in February last year, but take …

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  A regular source from the Seychelles’ capital Victoria has confirmed that ‘The World’, a unique cruiseliner, will be on port call from 26th to 28th of February inclusive. After initially docking at port Victoria on the main island of Mahe will the cruiseship then visit the islands of La Digue and Praslin, before ‘setting …

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  While the number of officially acknowledged typhoid cases has now risen to over 500 across some parts of Kampala were health authorities and tourism stakeholders swift to point out that tourists are most unlikely to come into contact with the disease and that no additional precautions like preventative medication are required at this point. …

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Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, spent time with his two colleagues from the Kingdom of Swaziland, the Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Minister Jabulani Clement Mabuza, and the Minister of Sports, Arts & Culture, the Hon. Minister David Cruiser Ngcamphalala, when he was in the Kingdom of Swaziland for a …

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US travel in December up 17 percent. Annual 2014/2013 Comparisons U.S. travel to overseas markets totaled 30.8 million, up six percent for the year. Regional results were: • Europe, 11.9 million travelers, up four percent • Caribbean, 7.2 million travelers, up ten percent • Asia, 4.5 million travelers, up four percent • Central America, 2.7 …

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MANILA, Philippines –Philippines airline, Cebu Pacific, has made a deal to sell six of its Airbus A319 aircraft to low-cost carrier Allegiant Air. According to CEB’s President and CEO, Lance Gokongwei, “This agreement is in line with CEB’s efforts to continuously improve operational efficiency by replacing and upgrading our fleet with the larger, more fuel …

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A 20-percent drop in the loonie’s value in the past two years has already helped domestic restaurants, hotels and retailers by keeping more of us locals confined within the country. Now the loonie’s plunge appears poised to bring back something else: The American tourist. The number of U.S. visitors hit a four-year high in December, …

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Hilo Hattie retail, known for its tourist-appealing clothing, jewelry, and souvenirs, has once again filed for bankruptcy. Said the company’s Vice President, Mark Storfer, although the company has increased its profit margin somewhat since it last filed for bankruptcy in 2008, from which it emerged in 2009, it has not been rapid enough to achieve …

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Unions at Aer Lingus have moved to distance themselves from comments Sunday that supported the takeover of the business by British-based rival IAG. Myles Worth, secretary of the Central Representative Council, a grouping of staff representatives from the company’s trade unions, said on RTE that it had changed its stance on the bid after IAG …

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