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    New ownership to propel Swire Travel's foray into China

    The recent transfer of Swire Travel's shareholdings to JMI Global – which is wholly owned by Kong Jianmin, the founder and chairman of KWG Property Holding – is expected to help the 69-year-old agency and TMC bring its corporate travel expertise to mainland China.


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    Finnair partners Blacklane to offer door-to-door trips

    Finnair has integrated Blacklane, a global professional driver service, as its preferred airport transfer provider.


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    [INTELLIGENCE] Travel Trends Index: International travel post-executive order stronger than expected

    More international visitors came to the US than expected in April 2017, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI) – defying expectations of slowed growth or outright decline in reaction to president Trump's controversial executive orders on travel and immigration, first issued January 27.


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    Triple rewards for meeting planners at Marco Polo Hotels

    Six Marco Polo Hotels in Hong Kong and the Philippines are offering a triple meeting rewards package entitled Thrice as Nice.


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    Sydney Airport gets a new hotel

    The nine-level, 136-room Mantra Hotel at Sydney Airport will open soon on July 19.


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    Cairns Convention Centre to get A$176 million refurbishment

    Queensland's treasurer Curtis Pitt has announced that A$176 million (US$134 million) will be put towards the upgrading and expansion of Cairns Convention Centre.


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    Sarawak exits Malaysia Tourism Board

    Sarawak has withdrawn its sole representative from the Malaysia Tourism Board (MTB).


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    Unclear communication of new tourism tax riles Malaysian trade

    Following the recent announcement of a controversial tourism tax coming into effect on July 1, hoteliers and agents in Malaysia say the short notice given, lack of official documentation and confusing information are putting them in a difficult situation.


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    Etihad instates Airbus A380 for second daily flight to New York

    Etihad Airways' second daily service between Abu Dhabi and New York is now serviced by an A380, replacing a three-class Boeing 777-300ER.


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    Marriott launches an outpost in Nepal's capital city

    Marriott International has opened Fairfield by Marriott Kathmandu in Nepal, marking the group's debut in the country.


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