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Global air freight markets post 3.2pc growth

The global air freight markets in April reported a 3.2 per cent increase in demand measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs) compared to the same period last year, according to the International Air Transport Association (Iata).

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Global Hotel Alliance welcomes new executive

Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, has appointed Flo Lugli as its new executive chairman, effective June 1. In this new role, Lugli will chair the GHA board, while bringing

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Global wearable technology market to reach $34bn

The global wearable technology market is on the rise, and is expected to be worth $34 billion by 2020, according to a recent Forbes report. With the emergence of a more affluent consumer health market, wearables are poised to revo

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VFS Global welcomes new chief communications officer

VFS Global,a leading outsourcing and technology services specialist, has appointed Peter Brun as its new chief communications officer effective July 1. In his new role, Brun will be responsible for corporate communications, market

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Global life expectancy increases by 5 years

Global life expectancy has increased by five years since 2000, touted as the fastest increase since the 1960s. The increase was greatest in Africa where it rose by 9.4 years.    The gains reverse declines du

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Hilton announces largest global sale

Hilton Worldwide has announced a spectacular worldwide sale starting from May 13 to September 6. The Hilton World Sale offers Hilton HHonors members great value with up to 30 per cent off at participating hotels within the Hilton

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Global Innovations to showcase advanced software at the ATM

Global Innovations, a Dubai-based travel technology and solutions company,  will once again showcase its cutting-edge product at the Arabian Travel Market 2016, the Middle East's leading travel trade fair. A pioneer in th

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UN panel to study toughest limit on global warming

The UN's panel of climate scientists agreed to study how to limit global warming to the toughest target set by world leaders, saying even small rises in temperatures could be harmful.   The panel would look i

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Global steel demand sees decline

The World Steel Association recently cut its forecast for 2016 global steel consumption, but expects to see a return to growth in 2017, a report said. The finished steel consumption this year is likely to reach 1,488 million metri

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Swift kicks off pilot for payments innovation initiative

Global transaction network Swift said 21 banks have started the pilot for its global payments innovatio initiative, intended to improve the customer experience in correspondent banking by increasing the speed, transparency and predictability o

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