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FC agents party with Jason Derulo at Global Gathering

SINGAPORE — 3,000 Flight Centre employees are probably waking up with some sore heads this morning after the Global Gathering took place over the weekend. The annual event was held in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands with the theme of ‘Fast & Furious’. Shit just got #real #Experience the #extraordinary …

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Aqua Amazon explodes, sinks during Saturday turn-around

LIMA — Five crew members are missing after an explosion onboard Aqua Expeditions’ Aqua Amazon caused the ship to sink on Saturday. The accident occurred during the regular Saturday supplying and turn-around hours for re-stocking of the vessel, according to a statement from Aqua Expeditions. “No passengers were onboard but …

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Agents learn there’s much more to Malta than just sea

HAMILTON – Malta Tourism Authority (MTA), along with Canadian-based tour operator Exclusively Malta, hosted more than 60 travel agents at a special evening titled ‘Malta, Much More to Sea’ just outside of Toronto. Held on June 21 at the Malta Band Club in Mississauga, the event was hosted by Michelle …

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Airbus launches new booking engine for A380 aircraft

TORONTO — Got a thing for big planes? Airbus has launched a new booking engine dedicated entirely to A380 aircraft, reports TravelTalk. The website iflya380.com aims to zero in on passengers who prefer to fly on this specific aircraft model. According to the plane maker, three in five of flyers …

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UNESCO announces 4 new World Heritage Sites

ISTANBUL — UNESCO has put four new sites on its World Heritage List. The new sites, announced Friday, include China’s Zuojiang Huashan rock art cultural landscape, Iran’s ancient aqueducts known as Qanat, and India’s archaeological site of Nalanda Mahavihara. The World Heritage Committee also selected Micronesia’s artificial islets of Nan …

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