News in Brief: Thursday February 14

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Etihad Airways will up its six times weekly Lagos service to daily from March 31. The carrier has also increased services to Lahore in northern Pakistan from seven to eleven times weekly.

Singapore Airlines has renewed its full-content distribution deal with Sabre, giving all Sabre-connected travel agents continued access to all its fares, schedules and inventory.

Travellers planning a trip using a Eurail Global Pass in either first or second class will receive extra travel days for free if they book their pass by March 31.

Purchasers of a 15-day pass wiill get two extra days, with three extra days granted for a 21-day pass and five extra days on the one month pass.

Myanmar has emerged as 2013 hottest travel destination in a survey of 48 Virtuoso member agencies with its culture, people and unspoilt nature the major drawcards. The destination was followed by South America due to its improved accessibility from Australia with Morocco and Bhutan in joint third place.

Queensland hoteliers have been advised that TripAdvisor will hold a free Master Class event at the Emporium Hotel in Brisbane on February 21, offering tested strategies for maintaining a positive online reputation and encouraging more direct bookings. To register for the event, visit http://tripadvisormasterclass.com/Brisbane.

The Asia Pacific hotel pipeline consisted of 1,810 hotels totalling 391,002 rooms in January, according to the latest figures from STR Global.

MSC Cruises will operate a series of western Caribbean cruises in 2013/14 aboard the new MSC Divina with prices starting from $699 per person.

Silky Oaks Lodge, located by the Mossman Gorge in Far North Queensland, has joined Luxury Lodges of Australia taking the collection to 18 properties nationwide.

Email the Travel Weekly team at traveldesk@travelweekly.com.au

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