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News in Brief: Friday January 24

River cruise operator APT has launched its new India River Cruising program for 2015, featuring four itineraries aboard the brand new RV Ganges Voyager and the MS Island Sky.

Indian icons the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, the Kerala backwaters and Varanasi all make an appearance in the program, with itineraries ranging from 14 to 20 days in length.

The 20-day Colours of India & Sri Lanka aboard the MS Island Sky is priced from $13,295 per person.

 

Korea Tourism Organisation’s Sydney office has appointed Sang-weon Je as its new director for Australia and New Zealand, who took up the role on January 15.

Also known as Steve, Je has worked for KTO for the last 20 years in various roles.

He joins deputy director Jade Park who was appointed last August.

 

Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad has confirmed that it will operate double daily services to Dublin, with new services to increase total flight frequency by 40%.

From July 15, the airline will increase its ten times weekly service to double daily.

 

Tauck has launched its new USA and Canada brochure for 2014 featuring its most popular tours in the region along with a variety of new tours.

New additions include the Legends of the American West and Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks.

 

T-QUAL Accreditation’s new Q-Factor campaign aims to provide domestic travellers with a “behind-the-scenes” insight into the quality offered by tourism operators that carry the T-QUAL Tick.

The campaign, which launched this week, will showcase some of the tourism personalities involved in the scheme.

“This campaign is a great way to showcase tourism operators that deliver outstanding quality experiences to local and international visitors,” Tourism Australia executive general manager destination development Katherine Droga said.

 

Scenic Tours has reported a Facebook milestone as its number of followers hit 10,000.

“It’s great to have an online community on Facebook for our guests and friends to be a part of,” general manager sales and marketing Michelle Black said.

“It’s where our followers share travel tips and advice, memories and photos. We also post our latest news including the progress of building our new ships.”



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