Austrian tourism industry records best summer season in over 20 years

October 30, 2015 11:21 am· Comments Off on Austrian tourism industry records best summer season in over 20 years 

VIENNA, Oct. 29 — The 2015 summer season has been the best for the Austrian tourism industry in over two decades, Statistics Austria revealed in new figures Wednesday.

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Malindo Air to receive its 16th Boeing Jet next month

October 30, 2015 11:21 am· Comments Off on Malindo Air to receive its 16th Boeing Jet next month 

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 29 — Malindo Air is expected to receive its 16th Boeing jet next month, closing the year on a high note alongside new route announcements to Australia, China and further points of Asia.

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Boeing, Garuda Indonesia celebrate 777 Delivery with special livery

October 30, 2015 11:21 am· Comments Off on Boeing, Garuda Indonesia celebrate 777 Delivery with special livery 

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 29 — Boeing on Thursday delivered a 777-300ER (Extended Range) to Garuda Indonesia in a special SkyTeam livery.

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Colombia to close popular Caribbean Park for natural protection

October 30, 2015 11:21 am· Comments Off on Colombia to close popular Caribbean Park for natural protection 

BOGOTA, Oct. 29 — The Colombian authorities decided to temporarily close Tayrona National Nature Park, one of its most popular tourist destinations in the northern Caribbean region, in response to an indigenous community petition to protect nature.

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Singapore's Changi Airport passenger traffic Up 3.9% in September

October 30, 2015 11:21 am· Comments Off on Singapore's Changi Airport passenger traffic Up 3.9% in September 

SINGAPORE, Oct. 29 — Singapore's Changi Airport handled 4.42 million passengers in September, a 3.9 percent increase year-on-year, according to Changi Airport Group (CAG).

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DOT highlights benefit of ASEAN integration in tourism sector

October 30, 2015 11:21 am· Comments Off on DOT highlights benefit of ASEAN integration in tourism sector 

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, Oct. 29 — A one-day workshop highlighting the benefits of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) integration to the tourism sector was held in this resort island Thursday.

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DOT to create committee to review PHL accommodation concerns

October 30, 2015 11:21 am· Comments Off on DOT to create committee to review PHL accommodation concerns 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Oct. 29 (PNA) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is set to create an industry peer review advisory committee to provide consultation work on accommodation-related concerns in the Philippines.

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Haze causes major losses to aviation industry

October 30, 2015 11:21 am· Comments Off on Haze causes major losses to aviation industry 

MANADO, Oct. 29 — The aviation industry in Indonesia has suffered huge losses due to haze arising from forest and land fires in several provinces in the country that has, so far, hindered flights.

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China to purchase 130 aircraft from Airbus

October 30, 2015 11:21 am· Comments Off on China to purchase 130 aircraft from Airbus 

BEIJING, Oct. 29 — china Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) signed an agreement with Airbus on Thursday to buy 130 planes from the European aircraft manufacturer.

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Tuberculosis ranks alongside HIV as leading killer worldwide: WHO report

October 30, 2015 11:17 am· Comments Off on Tuberculosis ranks alongside HIV as leading killer worldwide: WHO report 

GENEVA, Oct. 29 — In 2014, tuberculosis (TB) killed 1.5 million people, 400,000 of whom were HIV-positive, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, ranking the disease alongside HIV as a leading killer worldwide.

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