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Hugh Jackman and Qantas Announce Initiative To Champion a New Generation of Young Indigenous Leaders

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 -

HUGH-JACKMAN-AND-QANTAS-ANNOUNCE-INITIATIVE-TO-CHAMPION-A-NEW-GENERATION-OF-YOUNG-INDIGENOUS-LEADERS-700x467Qantas together with its Ambassador Hugh Jackman, today announced a new grants initiative with the Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) that will empower young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be leaders in their communities.

The initiative will be funded by a $1.4 million donation from the Qantas Foundation and help IMF graduates, known as Frontrunners, further their education or career, pursue a business enterprise or support a community development project.

Changi Airport extends online shopping to arriving passengers

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 -
Changi AirportShopping for wines and spirits, and cosmetics and perfumes at Changi Airport has become even more convenient with the introduction of iShopChangi’s collection-on-arrival service.

Just like purchases made before departure which do not attract the respective duties or 7% goods and services tax (GST), shoppers enjoy the same savings for their purchases collected upon arrival.

ICAO Celebrates World Statistics Day During ICAN2015 Air Services Negotiation Event

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 -
ICAOThe International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) celebrated World Statistics Day (WSD) on 20 October, during its Air Services Negotiation Event (ICAN2015) in Antalya, Turkey.

Air transport statistics help decision makers formulate informed policies that impact millions of people and the sector at large. Additionally, new and improved data sources, advanced technologies, and strengthened statistical methods ultimately result in more effective policy-making supporting improved prosperity for all States and Regions.

Abu Dhabi Classic concert takes off

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 -
Abu Dhabi Classics internationalThe Belgrade Philharmonic String Quartet will perform two concerts in Abu Dhabi as part of the new Abu Dhabi Classics international concert series on October 28 and 29, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA) announced on October 27.

A total of 26 concerts by classical orchestras will take place between October 28 and May 16 in Abu Dhabi.

JAL to Enrich the Online Booking Services for Travelers to Japan

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 -

JAL LogoJapan Airlines (JAL) announced the partnership with one of the major highway bus companies in Japan – WILLER TRAVEL Inc. (WILLER TRAVEL), to enable travelers to book the bus tickets of a wide highway network across Japan on JAL’s global website.

On top of the ticket purchase, JAL’s global website is providing online booking services for hotels, car rental, local tour and Wi-Fi services to assist travelers to plan for their trip easier and have more enjoyable travel experiences in Japan.

Philadelphia offers a foodie tour

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 -

Eat Like LocalKunming Airlines Eat like Local
If you are foodie and love to munch on the local flavor of any place then, Philadelphia is your next destination. With a broad range of cultures in the metropolitan city, you can find foods from almost every country imaginable.

But, if you are looking for something truly authentic nothing says Philadelphia quite like these local favorites.

Etihad Airways Introduces Pay@Home Online Payment Option in UAE

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 -

Etihad AirwaysGuests now have access to more choices when making bookings on Etihad Airways’ website following the recent introduction of new online payment services.

The airline’s guests in the UAE can now book flights or ancillary services conveniently using Pay@home’s online payment option and have the cash collected from their nominated location within 24 hours.

easyJet celebrates 20 years of low airfares with research on changing consumer prices

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 -

BasiseršffnungeasyJet, the UK’s largest and Europe’s leading airline, has commissioned some research in the lead up to its 20th birthday on how much the price of popular products have changed since the airline started in 1995.

The airline famously launched air fares for the price of a pair of jeans back in 1995 with starting fares between Luton and Glasgow of £29.00. Two decades on and starting fares on the same route are cheaper at £27.49 – a reduction of 5.2% despite APD increasing by more than 160% in that period. The price of the Levis jeans the original ad was based on have gone up from £32 to £75 today – an increase of 134%.

Malindo Air to review security procedures post electronic cigarette device overheating on board

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 -

Malindo AirThe incidence of electronic cigarette device overheating on board a Malindo Air flight has forced the airline to review their security procedures.

 In a statement, the airline made it clear that it will initiate discussions with the airport authorities to review their security procedures as well as to develop strategies to prevent a recurrence of electronic cigarette device overheating on board.

Cathay Pacific Opens Newly Expanded San Francisco Lounge

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 -

cathay pacificDemonstrating its commitment to US travellers, Cathay Pacific, named “Best Trans-Pacific Airline” in the 2015 annual Skytrax World Airline Awards™, today opened an extension to the existing business and first class lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

The new space, implemented by global design firm Gensler based on Cathay Pacific design, epitomizes Cathay Pacific’s focus on flawless hospitality within its signature environment of comfort and elegant simplicity.
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