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Air Seychelles, Aviareps Air Seychelles appointed Aviareps to serve as its GSA in Sweden. Oct 15, 2010

Carlson Hotels Carlson plans to have more than 100 hotels in operation in India by 2015. This was announced by Hubert Joly, Carlson president and chief executive officer, during a signing ceremony for two new hotel agreements in India. Carlson announced that after opening eight hotels in 2010, it is planning to add at least 15 more hotels in 2011. The three Carlson hotels which opened in the second quarter of 2010 are New DelhiOs Radisson Marina Hotel Connaught Place, the Radisson Hotel Indore, and the Radisson Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram. Highlights of future hotel openings include the Radisson Hotel Agra, the Radisson Hotel Amritsar, the Radisson Hotel Greater Noida, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mumbai Powai, and the Country Inns and Suites by Carlson Gurgaon National Highway 8. For more information, visit www.carlson.com. Oct 14, 2010

Carlson Hotels Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, today announced that it plans to have more than 100 hotels in operation in India by 2015. This was announced by Hubert Joly, Carlson president and chief executive officer, during a signing ceremony for two new hotel agreements in India. Setting the momentum for its robust expansion, Carlson announced that after opening eight hotels in 2010, it is planning to add at least 15 more hotels in 2011. Carlson, which opened three hotels in the first half of the year, is scheduled to open another five hotels by the year end. These include the 178-room Radisson Hotel New Delhi Paschim Vihar, the 120-room Radisson Hotel Rudrapur, the 73-room Country Inn & Suites Gurgaon Sector 12, the 94-room Park Plaza Ahmedabad and the 80-room Park Plaza Faridabad. Oct 12, 2010

Deutsche Bahn A new ticket initiative from German rail company, Deutsche Bahn (DB), and IMEX in Frankfurt will allow the trade show to provide carbon-free train travel to all of its European hosted buyers in 2011. The tickets will be available to all hosted buyers traveling to the Frankfurt trade show from anywhere in continental Europe. The ticket, called "Umwelt-Plus," guarantees that Deutsche Bahn will only use renewable energy for all hosted buyer rail tickets. Unlike compensatory measures, "Umwelt Plus" avoids carbon dioxide emissions altogether since the electricity used is produced exclusively from renewable energy sources in Germany. DB purchases the amount of renewable energy required for journeys in advance. This additional energy replaces the energy from other sources in the rail power grid. Once the show is over, IMEX will receive a certificate showing the total carbon dioxide saving made as a result of the new green tickets. Last year, nearly 900 hosted buyers traveled to IMEX in Frankfurt by rail, coming in from Germany, Brussels, Amsterdam, Zurich, and Paris. Deutsche Bahn's commitment to using greener energy and investing in ecological and carbon=free power plants is behind the new ticket option. IMEX will pay a small levy on top of its normal ticket price to support carbon free travel. The new ticket further reinforces the IMEX Group's ongoing efforts to reduce the show's environmental impact and, in particular, to reduce waste wherever possible. Two years ago, IMEX introduced the first ever biodegradable visitor badges made from recycled and recyclable paper badges coated in corn-starch laminate. The company also runs the only Green Awards in the international meetings industry and last year offered the option of hydroelectric power to all of its exhibitors. Oct 12, 2010

Movenpick Hotels Movenpick Hotels & Resorts announced today plans for three new properties in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Koh Samui during the next three years, signaling a solid period of strategic Asian expansion for the Swiss-based operator. Building on the success of the Movenpick Resort and Spa Karon Beach Phuket, its first Thai hotel which opened in 2006, the company has signed a management agreement to operate the Movenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai, the Movenpick Resort & Spa Mae Nam Beach Koh Samui, and the Movenpick Hotel & Residences Bangkok.

Oct 13, 2010

Romantik Hotels Eleven privately owned hotels in Europe have joined the Romantik Hotels & Restaurants group, including a hotel in Paris and two hotels in Austria. In the city of Gmnd, the Romantik Hotel Goldener Stern is surrounded by 15 golf courses. In the Austrian Alps, the Romantik und Genusshotel Wastlwirt in St. Michael im Lungau looks back at 500 years of history. In the heart of Paris, the city's oldest bakery, where poet Victor Hugo bought his bread, is now the Romantik Hotel Du Petit Moulin, designed by Christian Lacroix. The Romantik Hotel Rittergut Bmitz is an 18th century manor house close to the Baltic Sea where guests can enjoy hunting and are welcome to bring their own horses. In Bad Saulgau between Stuttgart and Lake Constance, the Romantik Hotel Kleber Post features modern art and offers its guests 2,700 square feet of spa facilities. In the Zittauer Mountains near the Polish border, the Romantik Hotel Zum Lindengarten serves homemade liquors and spirits. Outside Hamburg, the Romantik Hotel Waldhaus offers gourmet dining just a short train ride from the city. In the south, the Romantik Hotel Schreiegg's Post in ThannhausenOs historic structures have been painstakingly restored with original wood paneling, open fire places and antique furniture. From their balconies at the Romantik Hotel Villa Sirio in Santa Maria di Castellabate, guests enjoy the sunset over the isle of Capri. Three baroque buildings, designated as national heritage sites, form the Romantik Hotel Bren in Drrenroth, 26 miles north of Berne. Near St. Moritz, the Romantik Boutique-Hotel GuardaVal in Scuol welcomes guests to award-winning cuisine and a spa offering OSaun tras aua,O best translated as Ohealth from water.O The new, complimentary Romantik Hotels & Restaurant Guide 2011 will be available in November 2010. For more information, visit www.romantikhotels.com. Oct 14, 2010

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