RADISSON BLU HOTEL OPENS AT MOSCOW’S SHEREMETYEVO AIRPORT. The first and the only international hotel brand directly connected to the Russian Capital Airport terminals. Carlson Rezidor, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups and the leading international hotel operator in Russia/CIS & Baltics, announces the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport in Russia’s capital. This is Carlson Rezidor’s seventh hotel in operation in Big Moscow and second in the Sheremetyevo International Airport. The new property on 391 rooms is the first and only in the Russian capital to be directly connected to the Airport terminals.

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Just opened, dusitD2 constance pasadena brings a fresh approach to one of Pasadena, California’s most recognizable historic buildings. Set in the midst of Pasadena’s central business district within walking distance of many of the city’s main attractions, the new hotel is the first location in the United States for the Dusit family of hotels and resorts. dusitD2 constance pasadena offers modern design by Hong Kong-based designer Joey Ho, innovative in-room technology, and impeccable service designed to satisfy the new generation of leisure and business travelers.

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CXSRITE 2014

Lampang provincial authorities, in cooperation with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) are putting in place various schemes to get travellers talking about Lampang. The aim is to make the charming northern province the must-see destination of choice for local and international travellers planning holidays in Thailand.The ‘Lampang Brand’ project will be introduced to instil within travellers the idea that Lampang truly is the “City of Lanna Culture”and the gateway for trade with ASEAN as borders open up. The Lampang Brand’ will be promoted via a new logo and slogans to increase awareness among the travelling public.

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ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse the importance of shopping tours on holidays abroad
Worldwide, shopping tours play an important part on one in three holidays spent abroad. It is not just travellers from Asia who go on extensive shopping tours. South Americans also enjoy the shopping opportunities at their travel destinations more than others. These are the latest findings of a special survey by the World Travel Monitor®, carried out by IPK International and commissioned by ITB Berlin.

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is planning a high-profile presence at the Seatrade Med Cruise Convention in Barcelona, Spain, between 16-18 September, 2014, as part of a strategy to upgrade the kingdom’s brand image in the rapidly-growing global cruise market. According to Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, Deputy Governor for Europe, Africa, Middle East and America, the Seatrade Convention will be the first of a series of travel trade events and roadshows to be organised by TAT in the last few months of 2014, the traditional high season for the Thai tourism industry.

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Butlers to undergo a three week intensive training program in London. Exclusive to The Residence by Etihad™ on Etihad Airways A380 aircraft. The first group of Etihad Airways’ unique inflight Butler trainees has departed Abu Dhabi for specialist training at the Savoy Butler Academy in London.The 13 men and women, all In-Flight Chefs or Food & Beverage Managers, were carefully chosen to fulfil the coveted role of Butler, which combines the skills of both Concierge and Maître d’hôtel to provide superior service to the discerning guests of The Residence by Etihad.

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