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International airlines sign up to new gender diversity pledge

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new campaign, 25by2025, which aims to promote gender diversity in the airline industry.

Emirates unveils passport-free facial recognition flying at GITEX

Emirates airline demonstrated new technology at GITEX 2019 that will allow customers to fly with no passport, no boarding pass, and no fingerprints.

Penang welcomes international buyers for familiarisation tour

The Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) is hosting international buyers for the second edition of its Penang International Travel Exchange (PITE).

The rise of the Asian passport

The creators of the Henley Passport Index say Asia is leading the way in both global economic activity and global mobility, as the US and UK fall down the rankings.

China showcases Australia’s business events

Business events corporate decision makers, incentive planners and trade media from Greater China attended a three day showcase of Australia's destinations, products and experiences.

St Petersburg expands fee-free visas for international delegates

International conference, exhibition, incentive and event delegates from 53 countries visiting St Petersburg will now be able to arrange fee-free e-visas for visits of up to eight days.

Visit Austin and KLM go Dutch on air route expansion

A new non-stop service, three days a week, between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), has been announced.

New report claims European business travellers spend €504 a week

European business travellers make a significant contribution to the local economies they visit, a figure put at an average of €504 per week, according to a report by Homelike, a tech start-up specialising in accommodation booking.

Thomas Cook ceases trading with 22,000 jobs set to go

Iconic British travel operator and airline Thomas Cook Group has entered compulsory liquidation after talks with a potential buyer collapsed.

UK to review plans for HS2 rail project

The UK government is to launch a review of HS2, with a decision on whether the project will go ahead or not due by the end of 2019, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed. Phase 1 of the high-speed railway network between London and Birmingham is due to open at the end of 2026, with Phase 2, connecting to Leeds and Manchester, scheduled for completion by 2032-33. Initially it was claimed t...

RIOgaleão operational changes due to Santos Dumont runway closure 

Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) in Brazil has announced that due to the flight transfers that will occur during the closure of Rio’s second airport, Santos Dumont’s main runway, all passenger pick-ups and drop-offs must be made at Terminal 1 from 05:00 to 23:00. RIOgaleão is offering free electric carts in the internal connector and shuttle-bus transfers between terminals until 21 Septe...

TCEB ‘Redefines’ its Exclusive MICE Lane Service for arrivals

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is promoting its Exclusive MICE Lane Service at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok.

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