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FAA Extends US Flight Ban To Tel Aviv

July 23, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday extended a ban on US airline flights to Israel's Tel Aviv Airport by an additional 24 hours.
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FAA Extends US Flight Ban To Tel Aviv

US Travel Warning For Israel, West Bank And Gaza

July 21, 2014

The State Department warned US citizens on Monday against travel to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, citing the fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas.
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US Travel Warning For Israel, West Bank And Gaza

German Tour Operators Resume Trips To Sharm El-Sheikh

July 11, 2014

German tour operators are once again taking bookings for trips to Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh after the German foreign office eased travel advice for the destination.
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German Tour Operators Resume Trips To Sharm El-Sheikh

Mauritius Tourist Arrivals Rise In First Half

July 11, 2014

The number of tourists visiting Mauritius rose 4 percent in the first half of 2014, compared with the same period last year, on the back of higher arrivals from Asia.
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Mauritius Tourist Arrivals Rise In First Half

Expedia To Buy Australian Online Agency Wotif

July 7, 2014

US online travel company Expedia has agreed to buy Australian online travel agent Wotif for USD$660 million, with Wotif saying that fierce competition in an uncertain market had helped convince it to sell.
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Expedia To Buy Australian Online Agency Wotif

North Korea To Restart Domestic Scheduled Flights

July 3, 2014

North Korea will reopen some of its domestic scheduled air routes for the first time in years, a China-based tour operator said on Thursday, another sign of moves to bolster tourism in the isolated country.
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Sri Lanka's Tourist Arrivals Up In June

July 2, 2014

Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka jumped 14.3 percent year-on-year in June, government data showed on Wednesday, with the number of foreign visitors rising for the 62nd straight month.
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Sri Lanka's Tourist Arrivals Up In June

French Ministers Oppose Hotel Tax Increase

June 30, 2014

French ministers have attacked proposals to increase taxes on hotel stays and called for them to be scrapped as they could undermine plans to boost the tourism sector.
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French Ministers Oppose Hotel Tax Increase

TUI, TUI Travel Revive Merger Plans

June 27, 2014

Europe's biggest tour operator TUI Travel and its majority owner TUI plan to merge in an all-share, nil-premium deal worth around GBP£4.4 billion (USD$7.49 billion) to cut costs and create the world's largest leisure tourism group.
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TUI, TUI Travel Revive Merger Plans

World Cup Weighing On Brazil Air Travel

June 25, 2014

Brazilian airlines have seen traffic falling sharply during the World Cup as a slump in business travel outweighs the flood of foreign fans, adding to mixed signals about the economic benefits of the month-long tournament.
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World Cup Weighing On Brazil Air Travel
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