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News: Qatar Airways touches down in Australian capital Canberra

The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Canberra, the capital city of Australia, touched down at Canberra Airport earlier, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute. Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to be expanding its reach in Australia by launching our fifth gateway into this beautiful country. “In 2016, we launched flights to Sydney and Adelaide, clearly demonstrating our commitment to the people of Australia. “We are extremely happy to be offering our loyal Australian passengers the chance to…

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Justin Timberlake touches down at Super Bowl

Pop star Justin Timberlake paid tribute to Prince and took selfies with fans during his Super Bowl half-time show. The singer performed I Would Die 4 U during a hit-packed, 12-minute set in Minneapolis – Prince’s home town. Timberlake also ran into the crowd to dance and pose for photos, in an unfailingly energetic appearance. And he tacitly acknowledged his last Super Bowl performance in 2004, which ended with Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction”. On that occasion, he ripped a panel off Jackson’s bodice, revealing her right breast as he…

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News: World Travel Awards touches down in Vietnam for Grand Final 2017

World Travel Awards, the hospitality industry’s leading awards programme, is preparing to welcome the elite of global hospitality to Vietnam for its Grand Final 2017. The red-carpet event will take place the evening of Sunday, December 10th, alongside the World Spa Awards, at the glamorous JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay – with hundreds of industry leaders from across the region and around the world in attendance. World Travel Awards founder, Graham Cooke, said: “This is the final stage of our Grand Tour 2017. “We have toured the world during…

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News: World Travel Awards touches down in Dubai for Middle East Gala Ceremony

World Travel Awards, the hospitality industry’s leading awards programme, has landed in Dubai, as the finishing touches are put together in preparation of the Middle East Gala Ceremony. The highly anticipated event will take place at the Armani Dubai this Sunday, October 29th, with hospitality leaders from across the region confirmed to attend. Graham Cooke, World Travel Awards president, said: “The Middle East Gala Ceremony is always a highlight for World Travel Awards, and the team and I are excited to be returning to Dubai for the tenth time.” The…

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News: World Travel Awards touches down in St. Petersburg

World Travel Awards has landed in St. Petersburg, as the finishing touches are put together in preparation of the Europe Gala Ceremony. The highly anticipated event will take place at the Marble Hall, Russian Museum of Ethnography this Saturday, September 30th, while the official after party will be held in the ballroom at the luxurious five-star Hotel Astoria. Speaking ahead of World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony, WTA president, Graham Cooke said: “It will be a pleasure for World Travel Awards to visit Russia for the very first time. “St….

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News: World Travel Awards touches down at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

World Travel Awards has touched down in the Mexican Riviera, ahead of the Latin America Ceremony 2017. The prestigious event will take place this Saturday, September 9th, at the glittering, all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, with hospitality leaders from across the region expected to attend to discover who among them has been voted the pinnacle of the travel industry. Max Villegas – one of Mexico’s most versatile talents whose hosting credits include E! Entertainment Television and Estilo DF – will compere the event. Speaking ahead of the event, WTA…

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News: World Travel Awards touches down in the Maldives

World Travel Awards has arrived in the Maldives as the finishing touches are put together in preparation of the Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017. The prestigious event will take place this Saturday, July 8th, at the five star Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, with hospitality leaders from across the region expected to attend to discover who among them has been voted the pinnacle of the travel industry. Maldivian Idol hosts Moosa Waseem and Aminath Lamha Latheef – two of the most familiar faces on Maldivian television – will compere the event,…

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