News in Brief: Wednesday February 6

News in Brief: Wednesday February 6
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TravelManagers has confirmed its 2013 conference will take place aboard Royal Caribbean cruise liner, Voyager of the Seas. The event will depart Sydney on November 6 and will cruise for three days in the Tasman Sea before returning to the NSW capital. The home-based agency firm reported an 85% spike in sales of RCI product in 2012 year on year.

 

Sunshine coast resort, Mantra Mooloolaba, has completed a $3 million upgrade to its rooms, public areas and facilities.

 

Travelport has appointed George Harb, formerly its commercial director Asia, as its new managing director for China with immediate effect.

 

The new summer savings program from Uniworld is offering discounts of up to $1500 per couple on selected river cruise departures across Asia and Europe when booked and deposited by February 28.

 

A new deal between Emirates and the Formula One group has appointed the Dubai-based carrier as a Global Partner of Formula 1. The five-year agreement starts with the imminent 2013 season.

 

Aussies aren't averse to a little romance when in flight, according to a new survey by online retailer Zuji. In a Facebook poll of 2,500 Australians, 32% admitted they had indulged in some mile-high friskiness, 20% had flirted with a fellow passenger or flight attendant, while 10% had met a "significant other" on a flight.

 

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has underscored its commitment to Indian aviation, reporting strong growth from the market.

 

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