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IATA CEO addresses MH17 tragedy
Calls tragedy an 'outrage'; says governments must 'take the lead in reviewing how airspace risk assessments are made'
Tony Tyler
Tony Tyler
IATA CEO Tony Tyler has released another statement following the MH17 tragedy, calling the incident "an outrage." "For over four days we witnessed appalling sights from the crash scene," he says. "Governments must set aside their differences and treat the victims and their families with the dignity they deserve – and this includes urgently securing the site." "The investigation must also start quickly and with total freedom and access. Actions over the weekend which slowed down progress on both of these priorities were an outrage to human decency," he went on, referring to the mistreatment... Full text... and comments...
 
 
 
 
Golden Mediterranean Odysseys now available with ALBATours
Previously available under Sunquest brand
!!! Golden Mediterranean Odysseys now available with ALBATours
ALBATours has introduced its winter 2015 'Golden Mediterranean Odysseys' program, which this year will set sail aboard the MSC Fantasia. Previously available under the Sunquest brand, ALBATours is offering five departures out of Toronto (Feb. 18, Mar. 1, 10 & 26, and Apr. 5), and featuring 15-, 16-, 17- and 19-day cruise holiday packages that... Full text... and comments...
 
 
 
 
Skytrax names Air Transat 'Best North American Leisure Airline'
Third consecutive year to win this distinction
!!! Air Transat named Best North American Leisure Airline
Air Transat was named Best North American Leisure Airline and ranked second in the world’s best leisure airlines at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards. Distinctions were based on a survey analyzing the satisfaction of more than 19 million customers, who rated more than 240 airlines on 41 different... Full text... and comments...
 
 
 
 
Hard Rock all-inclusive opening in Cabo
The fourth Mexican destination for All Inclusive Collection
Hard Rock Cancun
Hard Rock Cancun
A new all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel is slated for a 2016 opening in Mexico's Cabo San Lucas, Hard Rock International has announced. The 600-room property marks the brand's fourth Mexican destination, and the fifth resort within the All Inclusive Collection. The others are located in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Vallarta and Punta Cana. The resort will offer both... Full text... and comments...
 
 
VisitBritain releases new BritAgent modules
Meant to enhance agents’ knowledge of destination and offerings
!!! VisitBritain releases new BritAgent modules
VisitBritain has recently released new training modules, now live and accessible on the BritAgent website, britagent.com. The new modules feature key pillars including culture, heritage, countryside, shopping, travel to Wales and London and information on Merlin... Full text... and comments...
 
 
Xiamen Airlines now available in BSP
3% commission available to agents
Xiamen Airlines now available in BSP
Xiamen Airlines is now available in BSP, according to a release from APG – Air Promotion Group, the airline's general sales agent in North America. With that, Xiamen is offering travel agents a commission of three per cent on all published fares. It is a member of SkyTeam and offers connections through... Full text... and comments...
 
 
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