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Air Canada said today that the negotiation phase preceding the arbitration with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) has been completed. The IAMAW represents 8,600 mechanics, baggage handlers and cargo agents employed by Air Canada, and its collective agreement expired on March 31, 2011.

While talks were constructive and progress was made in a number of areas, the parties will now proceed to prepare their final offers for the arbitrator, Mr. Michel Picher, to consider. 

Source:-travelandtourworld.com

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Air Canada said today that the negotiation phase preceding the arbitration with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) has been completed. The IAMAW represents 8,600 mechanics, baggage handlers and cargo agents employed by Air Canada, and its collective agreement expired on March 31, 2011.

While talks were constructive and progress was made in a number of areas, the parties will now proceed to prepare their final offers for the arbitrator, Mr. Michel Picher, to consider. 

Source:-travelandtourworld.com

Ryanair condemned the BAA airport monopoly’s latest (7th) appeal against the 2008 Competition Commission recommendation that it should sell London Stansted, as the BAA’s monopoly of London’s big 3 airports ‘adversely affected competition’. This 7th appeal, by the BAA, will further delay the sale of Stansted, proving yet again that the BAA has no regard for passengers, competition or tourism as it attempts to retain its stranglehold over London traffic.

Source:-Travelandtourworld.com

Ryanair condemned the BAA airport monopoly’s latest (7th) appeal against the 2008 Competition Commission recommendation that it should sell London Stansted, as the BAA’s monopoly of London’s big 3 airports ‘adversely affected competition’. This 7th appeal, by the BAA, will further delay the sale of Stansted, proving yet again that the BAA has no regard for passengers, competition or tourism as it attempts to retain its stranglehold over London traffic.

Source:-Travelandtourworld.com

Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai has been honoured with a Partners in Success award from BI-MINT, the Australian arm of the US-based international business improvement company BI Worldwide.

Now in their fifth year, the Partners in Success awards are presented on an annual basis by BI-MINT to its most valuable business partners – both suppliers and individuals – across a range of categories such as Best Airline and Exceptional Customer Care. 

Source:-travelandtourworld.com

Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai has been honoured with a Partners in Success award from BI-MINT, the Australian arm of the US-based international business improvement company BI Worldwide.

Now in their fifth year, the Partners in Success awards are presented on an annual basis by BI-MINT to its most valuable business partners – both suppliers and individuals – across a range of categories such as Best Airline and Exceptional Customer Care. 

Source:-travelandtourworld.com

This June, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi hosts a special event featuring Newton Vineyard wines at ekki BAR & GRILL in a perfect marriage of cuisine created by the chef and wines from California. Newton Vineyard is known as a pioneer of unfiltered wine making and has been highly appraised by wine lovers. In particular, Newton’s chardonnay is noted as the one of the top three California chardonnays, and has become a cult favourite.

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The fourth and fifth of seven new single-aisle aircraft – Airbus A321 and A320, named Karak and Salt respectively – joined Royal Jordanian fleet as a part of the agreement with the Dublin-based lessor AWAS, reached in early 2011 to replace six Airbus A320s and A321s with seven new ones of the same models (including an additional A320).

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has launched a new version of its popular bespoke film ‘Moments of Delight from Mandarin Oriental’.

The four minute film takes viewers on a journey around the world of Mandarin Oriental, and features many imaginative moments of delight that guests experience when staying with the award-winning brand. Filmed at Mandarin Oriental hotels worldwide, including scenes from Hong Kong, Tokyo, London and New York, the film showcases the Group’s hotels in an original and inventive format.

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Canada’s hotel industry reported mixed results in the three key performance metrics for the week of 13-19 May, according to data from STR. In year-over-year measurements, the country’s occupancy fell 0.9 percent to 65.8 percent, its average daily rate was up 0.7 percent to CAD$129.42 and its revenue per available room ended the week virtually flat with a 0.2-percent decrease to CAD$85.12.

Source:-Travelandtourworld.com