Minister for Ports David Hodgett today joined the Mayor of Frankston City Council Darrel Taylor and Liberal Candidate for Frankston Sean Armistead to inspect the completed $1.2 million Kananook Creek boat ramp in Frankston, which was upgraded just in time for the summer season.

Istanbul replaces ParisThe so-called capital of romance in the world, Paris, has been jolted off the number one spot of this year’s Travellers’ Choice Destinations awards with Istanbul now in first place, after being voted for by millions of holidaymakers.

AmaWaterways is proud to introduce two new ships to its stellar fleet in 2014: the AmaReina and AmaSonata. Both are sister ships to the award-winning AmaCerto and AmaPrima, which was the Cruise Critic Editors’ Pick for “Best New River Cruise Ship” in 2013. These new vessels were custom-designed to offer guests the most innovative, elegant and comfortable experience on the river.

download (1)India is the world’s fastest growing outbound travel market by percentage with a growth rate of over 16% per annum. 40% of all Indian outbound trips are for business and MICE.What sets India apart from the rest of the world is the increasing importance placed by Indian corporate on holding their MICE activities across the globe.

I’m done with people who talk about the “beautiful people” they encounter when they’re overseas. In this corner of California, it comes with all these weird uncomfortable gross hippy-dippy trappings of peace, love and brown rice, but it also carries sinister colonialist overtones. It’s Eat, Pray, Love in a single phrase, a casual dismissal of an entire people and culture; these beautiful people are here to amuse visitors, not because they are people in their own right with individual lives and priorities.

At Helsinki Airport, Finavia has opened a new exhibition with Haltia – The Finnish Nature Centre. Luonnos presents the arctic nature and examples of modern Finnish design inspired by it. The exhibition is part of Finnavia’s efforts to further improve the service at Helsinki Airport and offer passengers intresting activities to pass the time before their flight.

Market Research Company Euromonitor International revealed today the latest trends for the travel and tourism industry globally and in Russia at the WTM Vision Moscow conference. In his presentation, ‘Consumer Trends and Forces Driving Change in the Travel Industry’, Vitalij Vladykin, Senior Research Analyst at Euromonitor International, explained that arrivals grew again in 2013 at a rate of 4% globally, reaching record numbers of over one billion world-wide.