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New head for NATAS after Ohri's surprise exit from agency business Pamela Chow, Singapore, June 23, 2017
Devinder Ohri has lost his presidency at the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) after his travel business ceased operations.

Hong Kong airport gets HK$7bn upgrades Hong Kong, June 23, 2017
A HK$7 billion (US$897.5 million) enhancement and expansion project has gotten underway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), scheduled for completion in 2020.

IHG announces as-yet-unnamed new brand Atlanta, June 23, 2017
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has revealed plans to launch a new midscale brand priced US$10-15 under Holiday Inn Express hotels. The name, logo and other brand elements will be announced later this year.

Bookings for UK hold up despite terror attacks València, June 23, 2017
UK tourism appear to be relatively undaunted by recent terror incidents, according to ForwardKeys.

Travelport Fusion a new mobile product for airlines Langley, UK, June 23, 2017
Travelport has launched a new mobile product for airlines, Travelport Fusion, in response to increased demand for mobile services at all stages of travel.

New hotel openings: Best Western Premier Agung Resort Ubud, The SIS Kata Resort and more June 23, 2017
The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week

TTG Asia takes a break for Hari Raya Puasa Singapore, June 23, 2017
TTG Asia will be taking a break on Monday, June 26, for the Hari Raya Puasa public holiday.

North Korea grapples with tourism dreams after student's death David Ing, Madrid, June 22, 2017
Tourism could be leveraged to improve international relations with North Korea (DPRK), said UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai during a joint presentation with the DPRK Embassy on the country's tourism potential in Madrid last week.

Cheers from trade as Kerala removes liquor ban Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, June 22, 2017
The Kerala state government will reverse a ban imposed in 2014 that restricted liquor sale to five-star hotels, rejuvenating tour operators' confidence in the comeback of affected markets such as the UK.

World's best airline crown goes to Qatar Airways Paris, June 22, 2017
Qatar Airways took top honours as the world's best airline in the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, beating last year's winner, Emirates, and perennial favourite Singapore Airlines.

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