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Brits offered visa free travel to Turkey

The United Kingdom is among six countries to be offered visa free travel to Turkey. Foreign ministry officials confirmed earlier tourists from Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain would also see fees waived. The changes will take effect from March 2nd. The new visa-free regime will allow entry for …

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UAE Tour to set off from Palm Jumeirah

Master developer Nakheel is gearing up to welcome the world’s top cyclists for UAE Tour 2020. The event sets off from the Pointe at Palm Jumeirah on Sunday. Nakheel, sponsor of the White Jersey for the second consecutive year, is encouraging residents, their families and the general public to visit …

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Brussels Airlines adds Washington, DC, connection

Brussels Airlines has launched year-round flights to and from Washington, DC, to Brussels, Belgium. The new service increases the air carrier’s capacity on this important route from a seasonal flight to year-round offering. Traveling four times per week, Brussels Airlines flight SN515 will depart from Brussels at 10:15 with an …

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Antigua signs with Royal Caribbean for new beach club

Royal Caribbean International has signed a partnership with the government of Antigua & Barbuda for the company’s first Royal Beach Club. With planning and development underway, the location is scheduled to break ground later this year. Created exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, the Royal Beach Club at Antigua will sit …

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LATA Expo to debut in London in June

The Latin American Travel Association has launched LATA Expo. The re-titled Experience Latin America event, will take place from June 8th-10th at Magazine London, a new event space located in the heart of Greenwich. Organisers hope it will be the largest dedicated business-to-business travel event focused on Latin America. The …

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IBTM Asia Pacific launch postponed until 2021

Reed Travel Exhibitions has postponed the inaugural edition of IBTM Asia Pacific. The event will now launch in Singapore on April 13th-14th next year. The decision was taken following the latest advice from partners regarding the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China. Commenting on the announcement, Shane Hannam, portfolio director, IBTM …

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Virgin Atlantic adds Cape Town to winter schedule

Sunseekers can next winter head down to South Africa on Virgin Atlantic’s new, daily seasonal service flying between London Heathrow and Cape Town. With the first flight taking off on October 25th, the new service will operate on a Boeing 787-9 aircraft complementing the existing daily service to Johannesburg. Juha …

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Frontin to lead Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives

Trinidadian Brian Frontin has been newly elected as the president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives. Frontin, the group chief executive officer of the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants & Tourism Association and the Trinidad & Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute, disclosed that human capital development, governance and sustainability are …

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Graduation ceremony for new Red Sea Development employees

Forty-five Saudis from the Umluj and Al Wajh communities are preparing to begin work at the Red Sea Development Company after completing an intensive training program in landscaping. Following a graduation ceremony at the Umluj campus of the University of Tabuk, the new hires will commence employment at the location’s …

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