Seychelles signs economic and technical cooperation agreement with Cambodia

As part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ strategy to strengthen ties of political friendship and cooperation with Asian countries, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean Paul Adam, signed, last week in Phnom Penh, an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with his Cambodian counterpart, Mr. Hor Namhong who is also Deputy Prime Minister.
In August this year, Minister Adam had signed a similar agreement with Vietnam, in addition to the two other ETCA signed during the last 2 years with Korea and the Philippines, giving Seychelles competitive advantages, in terms of legal instruments, to implement the government’s “look East” policy aimed at tapping into the resources of the Asian market, especially with reference to tourism, …

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U.S. Travel Association Applauds Customs and Border Protection Plan To Increase Trusted Travelers

The U.S. Travel Association today applauded Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Alan Bersin for his public comments calling for increased participation in trusted traveler programs as a way to thwart terror threats. In comments to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Bersin said that CBP wants to increase enrollment in trusted traveler programs to 3.5 million people in two to three years. Such an increase, said Bersin, would allow CBP inspectors “to spend time on those travelers about whom we do not have a level of confidence” and hasten movement through the line for other travelers.
“Commissioner Bersin’s comments acknowledge that risk-based approaches to security are the most efficient and effective way to facilitate …

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Agoda.com announces partnership with Hong Kong Airlines

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc., today announced a partnership with major Asian air carrier, Hong Kong Airlines.
Agoda.com lists more than 150,000 hotels worldwide, working closely with hoteliers to secure the best online hotel promotions available. As one of Asia’s leading online hotel booking sites, Agoda.com is known for its excellent coverage of major Asian travel hubs, such as Hong Kong, Thailand, China, and Singapore, providing instant confirmation at every hotel in every destination.
Vice President of Business Development at Agoda.com, Mr. Wilfred Fan, remarked, “The partnership between Hong Kong Airlines and Agoda is a natural fit, considering Agoda provides an extensive selection of hotels in the region.
“In Hong Kong, …

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Turkey Hunting Is A Tradition

One of the hottest ways to hunt turkeys is with a bow and arrow. It is a tradition in North America, apparently, that hinges on turkey calling and making the ideal shot. The’re a great many agencies and organizations in place to both put a stop to turkey hunting and to support the tradition of turkey hunting. Like the majority of warring factions, these two groups will stop at nothing to try to stop the overtaking of their ideals. One cannot typically pick a side on a problem, nonetheless, without knowing the problem itself. It is important, consequently, to get as a great deal of foundation in the info on turkey hunting as possible to …

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World premiere: Lufthansa first airline to use biofuel on commercial flights

Bio-synthetic kerosene to be used from April 2011
At a joint press conference today, Lufthansa Chairman and CEO Wolfgang Mayrhuber, with Peter Hinze, Parliamentary State Secretary and Government Aerospace Coordinator, and Professor Dr. Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), presented a biofuel project planned by Lufthansa. The project is backed by the government within the framework of its aviation research programme aimed at underpinning the sustainability of air traffic.
In April 2011, Lufthansa is to begin a six-month trial with an Airbus A321 on scheduled com-mercial flights on the Hamburg-Frankfurt-Hamburg route. Pending certification, one of the aircraft’s engines will use a 50-50 mix of biofuel and traditional kerosene. The primary …

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Lufthansa FlyNet service now available on board

Panasonic and Lufthansa are offering broadband Internet access on long-haul routes – Diverse billing options with service provider Deutsche Telekom – Introductory offer: Free surfing until the end of January 2011
Lufthansa passengers travelling on long-haul flights can now once again enjoy the full freedom of online communication. Together with its long-standing partners Panasonic Avionics Corporation and Deutsche Telekom. Lufthansa will be the first airline to offer its customers broadband Internet access on intercontinental routes. The service, which will initially be provided on selected North Atlantic routes, will be available on nearly the entire Lufthansa intercontinental network by the end of 2011. “Inflight Internet on board our longhaul flights is an innovation in the interests of …

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USAirways Twitter Followers Offer Travel Tips for the Holidays

Ten Twitter Tipsters Win US Airways Gift Cards for Offering Helpful Holiday Travel Tips
‘Tis the season for busy holiday travel. US Airways (NYSE:LCC) turned to its more than 80,000 @USAirways Twitter followers to offer helpful travel-savvy hints for breezing through the hustle and bustle of the holiday travel season.
Each day from Nov. 15-19, @USAirways asked the Twittersphere to chime in with helpful travel tips across several categories, including traveling with children, staying healthy and packing light. The two best tips of the day were selected and each Tweeter received a $100 US Airways gift card for their tips. Here, in 140 characters or less, are the top 10 travel tip Tweets (say that 10 times …

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