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Awards

Oman Air shortlisted for two leading travel industry awards

Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, has been shortlisted for two major UK travel trade awards: the TTG Travel Awards 2014 and the Travel Agents Choice Awards 2014.
The TTG Travel Awards is one of the most prestigious and highly respected travel industry awards, with applications and nominations representing a large array of companies and market leaders. Award categories range from ‘Airline of the Year’, in which Oman Air has been named as a finalist, to Business Travel Agency of the Year. The winners will be announced at a ceremony held on 15th September 2014 at the Lyceum Theatre, in London’s West End.


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Ricoh Arena shortlisted for national award

The Ricoh Arena has been shortlisted in a national award to be crowned Exhibition Venue of the Year.
The venue will be competing against the NEC and ExCeL London to win the accolade at the Event Awards 2014 which will take place on Thursday, October 2 at The Troxy in London.


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The PURE Awards

Unmasking the heroes of experiential travel, in partnership with Tourism New Zealand

Following a successful partnership at the inaugural PURE Awards last year, PURE Life Experiences and Tourism New Zealand have confirmed that they will continue their relationship for the PURE Awards 2014.
Cited as “a celebration of high-end experiential travels’ mavericks” by PURE CEO and founder Serge Dive, the PURE Awards identify those suppliers, buyers and DMC’s who truly push boundaries to create life enriching travel.


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UN prize for sustainability index that puts Gothenburg in first place

Carin Kindbom, CEO at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre
The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has recognised the efforts of the Nordic countries to increase sustainability in the meetings industry. The index, which was developed by ICCA Scandinavian Chapter and gives Gothenburg the top ranking, has been given the Most Innovative Project Award.

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Melbourne wins the title of World’s Most Liveable City for the fourth year in a row

Melbourne has again been named the best city in the world to live in for the fourth year running, topping the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index.
The EIU’s Liveability Ranking measures living conditions in 140 countries across five overarching criteria of stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.


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