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Ivory Coast Gets Approval For Direct US Flights

April 12, 2015

Ivory Coast has received approval from the United States to start direct flights between the two countries, boosting the West African nation's hopes of becoming a regional transport hub.
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Japan, South Korea Ease Flight Bans On Thai Airlines

April 10, 2015

Japan and South Korea authorities have eased flight bans on Thai carriers by allowing NokScoot and Thai Air AsiaX to fly charter flights for two months to reduce the impact on passengers.
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Japan, South Korea Ease Flight Bans On Thai Airlines

Lufthansa Frequent Flyer Accounts Hacked

April 10, 2015

Lufthansa said hackers had managed to break into the accounts of some of its frequent flyers and use their miles to make purchases, just two weeks after British Airways suffered a similar attack.
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Lufthansa Frequent Flyer Accounts Hacked

Mauritius Q1 Tourist Arrivals Up 10.6 Percent

April 10, 2015

The number of tourists visiting Mauritius rose 10.6 percent in the first quarter of 2015 from a year ago, boosted by arrivals from Europe and Asia.
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Mauritius Q1 Tourist Arrivals Up 10.6 Percent

NokScoot Cancels Japan, South Korea Charter Flights

April 7, 2015

Thai long-haul low-cost carrier NokScoot has cancelled all charter flights to Japan and South Korea until April 27, pending a license re-evaluation by the authorities.
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NokScoot Cancels Japan, South Korea Charter Flights

China To Document Its Tourists Behaving Badly

April 7, 2015

China will keep records of its tourists behaving badly for up to two years, to combat a spate of incidents abroad in recent years which it said reflected badly on the country's image.
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China To Document Its Tourists Behaving Badly

Delta To Accept Payments Via China's Alipay

April 1, 2015

Delta Air Lines has become the first US airline to accept payments via Alipay, the PayPal-like service run by an Alibaba affiliate that is used by hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers.
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Delta To Accept Payments Via China's Alipay

Indonesia's Tourist Arrivals Up 11.95 Percent

April 1, 2015

Indonesia's foreign tourist arrivals in February rose 11.95 percent from a year earlier, following a 3.99 percent drop in January.
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Indonesia's Tourist Arrivals Up 11.95 Percent

Thailand's February Tourist Arrivals Up 29.6 Pct

March 30, 2015

The number of tourists visiting Thailand rose for the fifth straight month in February, up 29.6 percent from a year earlier, continuing a recovery after an army coup last May ended months of political unrest.
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Thailand's February Tourist Arrivals Up 29.6 Pct

Dufry To Buy World Duty Free For EUR€3.6 Bln

March 29, 2015

Switzerland's Dufry has agreed to buy a majority stake in World Duty Free in a deal which values the Italian firm at EUR€3.6 billion (USD$3.8 billion).
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Dufry To Buy World Duty Free For EUR€3.6 Bln