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World Travel Awards 2017 location and date updates

World Travel Awards News Updates

World Travel Awards

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February 2017

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Shanghai to welcome World Travel Awards™

World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala
Ceremony 2017

The opulent Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai has been unveiled as host of the World Travel Awards (WTA) Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017. Tourism VIPs from across the two continents will attend the gala ceremony on 4th June 2017. Offering stunning views of the city’s glittering skyline, Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai is perfectly located to explore this thriving and fast-changing metropolis.

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Voting for Asia & Australasia opens


Who wins? You decide!

Voting for the Asia & Australasia regions of the 24th WTA programme is now open. Cast your vote for the travel and tourism organisations that you consider the leaders in their field.

 >  Vote   >  Asia Nominees   >  Australasia Nominees 

 

World Travel Awards™ heralds Russian debut


World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2017

The magnificent city of St. Petersburg will welcome WTA to Russia for the first time with the Europe Gala Ceremony on 30th September 2017. Having itself been recognised as “Europe’s Leading Destination” and “World’s Leading Cultural City Destination” in 2016 by WTA voters, the capital of culture will take hosting responsibilities of the glittering red carpet gala ceremony.

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Deadline extended for Europe entries


Call For Entries

Is your organisation among the finest in travel and tourism? The deadline to submit Europe applications for the prestigious 24th WTA programme has been extended to 28th February.

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Deadlines
Asia & Australasia – accepting late entries 31 Jan 2017
Africa, Caribbean, Europe, Indian Ocean, Middle East & The Americas 28 Feb 2017
Travel Technology 31 Jun 2017

Air Seychelles now reaches Japan through a code share deal with Etihad

DOUBLE DAILY FLIGHTS BETWEEN JAPAN AND SEYCHELLES BECOME REALITY THROUGH A CODE SHARE

(Posted 15th February 2017)

Air Seychelles earlier today confirmed that the airline has entered into a comprehensive new code share deal with partner Etihad to connect passengers to and from Japan’s two main international airports.
In Abu Dhabi do travelers have the option to fly, via Beijing, to Nagoya on a daily basis but also to Narita, again daily, the airport of the capital Tokyo.
Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said when confirming the development: ‘We’re thrilled to offer our guests connections to two major cities in Japan together with our partner Etihad Airways. From its beautiful pagodas to its one-of-a-kind cuisine, Japan is a country of rich culture and heritage that makes for a great addition to our route network‘.

Etihad Airways offers a range of services tailored to Japanese guests on its flights to and from Japan, including Japanese-speaking cabin crew, entertainment programmes and special menus featuring the traditional multi-course dinner, kaiseki, in First and Business Class.

After connecting to the Abu Dhabi-Seychelles leg, travellers can look forward to experiencing a service steeped in the creole culture of the Seychelles, with Seychellois cabin crew, cuisine and music evoking the spirit of the archipelago.

Guests can book tickets now for travel from 27th of February onwards by visiting airseychelles.com or etihad.com, through their preferred travel agents or by calling the Air Seychelles or Etihad Airways contact centres.

Added information about Destination Seychelles can be found via www.seychelles.travel

Brussels Airlines celebrates 15 years in the skies

FROM SN BRUSSELS TO BRUSSELS AIRLINES – A JOURNEY OF 15 YEARS

(Posted 15th February 2017)

Brussels Airlines, the successor of Sabena over the intermediate SN Brussels, today celebrates 15 years of its journeys through the African skies in Kampala.
Sabena, the erstwhile national airline of the Kingdom of Belgium, was dragged under by parent company Swissair in 2001 through no fault of their own, when the overambitious Swiss national airline went bankrupt in spectacular fashion at the time. Sabena then was 78 years old, having been formed in 1923.
The Belgium government and private investors were however swift to put into place an immediate response and subsequently formed successor airline SN Brussels in 2002, which in 2006 then merged with Virgin Express into what is today known as Brussels Airlines.
With a fleet of 49 aircraft, serving over 90 destinations in Europe, North America and Africa, has Brussels Airlines emerged as an in demand full service airline with an award winning business class, one of the first airlines to introduce an Economy Premium section and a comfortable economy class.
In East Africa does Brussels Airlines now serve Entebbe five times a week, Kigali six times a week and Bujumbura, in conjunction with Kigali, once a week but sadly had to leave Nairobi when parent company Lufthansa directed a route swap with Accra / Ghana to the regret of many faithful passengers who had remained with the airline since the old Sabena days.

From this correspondent, and no doubt thousands of faithful travelers out of Uganda, happy birthday to the Brussels Airlines team shown above.

 

 

The Brussels Airlines team at Rwenzori House in Kampala

 

Enjoy the February edition of the Tourism Tattler

Tourism Tattler Newsletter

News, Views, and Reviews for the Travel Trade in, to and out of Africa.

NEWSLETTER

ISSUE 02 – FEBRUARY 2017

February is the season of love, whether it be paternal, romantic, or companionate, we all express love in different ways. No matter how you slice and dice it, food and love are inextricably tied to hospitality.

In the edition, Erik Wolf of the World Food Travel Association defines what food tourism is all about and explains how to get your slice of the pie.

We also look at the state of tourism safety communications in South Africa and investigate the role of tour operators against the increase in booking aggregator business.

Of course, there’s a lot more informative content in this edition, so browse through the list below and click away. If you prefer to read offline, just download the magazine or better yet, order a printed copy.

Note: All articles in this issue have been linked to open in your web browser.

Yours in Tourism,
Des Langkilde. editor


IN THIS ISSUE


EDITORIAL
04 | Tourism Safety Communication in South Africa.
BUSINESS
06 The Role of Tour Operators in Safari Bookings.
08 | SATSA Market Intelligence Report. By Martin Janse van Vuuren.
09 | Tourism Business Performance Rises In Q4 2016. By Kagiso Mosue.
CONSERVATION
10 | Recording Wildlife Spotting Online. In memoriam – Wally Petersen.
DESTINATIONS
12 | The A-B-C’s of Reunion Island.
14 | Exploring Sri Lanka from Tangle to Galle.  By Adam Jacot de Boinod.
EVENTS
16 Join the Global Blog-It Influencer Summit.
17 Middle East’s Successful ’The Hotel Show’ Brand Launches in Africa.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
18 Tips on How to De-stress.  By Romy Toussaint.
19 | Diabetes South Africa. (Sponsored NGO).
HOSPITALITY
20 Property Profile: Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa.
22 The Old-school General Manager. By Guy Stehlik.
HUMAN RESOURCES
23 HR Issues: Mobile Images & Employee Privacy. By Fiona Leppan .
LEGAL
24 Enforcing Your Contract – Part 26. By Louis Nel.
25 Adventure Tourism from a Legal Perspective – Part 8. By ‘Louis the Lawyer’.
NICHE TOURISM
26 | Food Tourism: How to Get your Slice of the Pie. By Erik Wolf.
TRANSPORT
28 | Vehicle Review: Mazda2 Hazumi. By Tessa Buhrmann.
32 | National Sea Rescue Institute. (Sponsored NGO).

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