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SIA, Tata's Vistara To Start Flying January 9

December 19, 2014

Singapore Airlines' Indian joint venture with the Tata conglomerate, Vistara, will start flying from January 9, the airlines said.
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SIA, Tata's Vistara To Start Flying January 9

TUI Travel, TUI Complete Merger

December 17, 2014

The merger of Britain's TUI Travel and Germany's TUI completed on Wednesday, bringing to a conclusion a deal to create the world's largest leisure and tourism company which will be known as TUI Group.
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TUI Travel, TUI Complete Merger

Thailand's Nov Tourist Arrivals Up 2.5 Pct

December 17, 2014

The number of tourists arriving in Thailand rose for the second straight month in November, up 2.53 percent from last year, suggesting the country's pivotal industry is continuing to recover from the political unrest.
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Thailand's Nov Tourist Arrivals Up 2.5 Pct

Lastminute.com Changes Hands For USD$120 Mln

December 16, 2014

Lastminute.com is to be bought by Swiss online travel company Bravofly Rumbo Group, for about USD$120 million from Sabre.
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Lastminute.com Changes Hands For USD$120 Mln

Booking.com Offers Concession In Competition Probes

December 15, 2014

Online travel agent booking.com has offered to scrap a practice which prevents hotels from giving discounts to its rivals, in a bid to end investigations by competition authorities in France, Sweden and Italy.
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Booking.com Offers Concession In Competition Probes

Accor Announces Partnership With China Lodging

December 14, 2014

Accor announced a strategic alliance with China Lodging Group to create a major new player in the fast-growing Chinese domestic travel and hospitality market.
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Accor Announces Partnership With China Lodging

TUI's €1 Bln Profit Target Coming Into Reach

December 10, 2014

German travel and tourism group TUI said its target of EUR€1 billion (USD$1.2 billion) in core profit was coming into reach in the current year as it reported its final set of results ahead of its merger with TUI Travel.
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TUI's €1 Bln Profit Target Coming Into Reach

TUI Travel Annual Profit Up 11 Percent

December 4, 2014

British travel group TUI Travel, weeks away from completing a merger with TUI, reported an 11 percent rise in underlying profits.
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UK To Scrap Air Travel Tax For Children

December 3, 2014

UK finance minister George Osborne said he would make it cheaper for families to travel by scrapping the air travel tax charged for children, prompting airlines to call on him to go further and abolish the levy in its entirety.
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UK To Scrap Air Travel Tax For Children

Egypt Tourist Numbers Jump 70 Pct In Q3

December 2, 2014

A total of 2.77 million tourists visited Egypt in the third quarter of 2014, a jump of 70 percent compared to the same period last year despite an Islamist insurgency in North Sinai.
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Egypt Tourist Numbers Jump 70 Pct In Q3