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Global Business Travel To Reach USD$1.18 Trillion

July 28, 2014

Global business travel spending will reach USD$1.18 trillion this year, up nearly 7 percent from 2013, bolstered by growth in China, US trade group GBTA said on Monday.
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Global Business Travel To Reach USD$1.18 Trillion

TPS Says Kenya 'Must Be Joking' About Tourism Figures

July 28, 2014

Kenyan hotel chain TPS has disputed official figures for tourist arrivals, saying violent attacks by militant Islamists have scared away far more tourists than the authorities admit.
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TPS Says Kenya 'Must Be Joking' About Tourism Figures

TUI, TUI Travel Get Extension On Merger Talks

July 25, 2014

The UK's Takeover Panel has granted an extension to TUI Travel, Europe's biggest tour operator, and its majority owner TUI, to confirm their proposed merger.
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TUI, TUI Travel Get Extension On Merger Talks

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
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