Promperu expanding in Australia

first_imgPromperu, Peru’s national tourist office, has appointed Gate 7 to lead its marketing program in Australia.Australia is the second largest source market of tourists to Peru from Asia and Oceania, and has shown steady growth in international arrivals since 2009.Promperu incoming tourist coordinator Asia and Pacific Rosana Guinea, said based on traveller numbers, the Australian market has emerged as one of the strongest growth opportunities.“We want to maximise this chance to boost travel and develop our brand presence and we feel that Gate 7 has the right capabilities to take us to the next level,” Ms Guinea said.Peru is the first South American destination to join the Gate 7 client portfolio, further broadening Gate 7’s comprehensive representation of the Americas.Gate 7 managing director Jo Palmer, said Peru is an incredible and diverse destination filled with ancient ruins, Amazonian rainforest, rich culture and history.“Peru has all attributes that are attractive to the Australian traveller. We look forward to seeing increased destination awareness and traveller numbers to Peru over the coming year,” Ms Palmer said.Promperu’s Australia team will include Account Director Sarah Thornton, who will lead travel trade activity, along with Public Relations Manager, Rebecca Hyde, who will manage media and publicity.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

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Sydney Harbour welcomes Beatrice Bush

first_imgCaptain Cook Cruises has unveiled and christened Beatrice Bush – the first Sydney Harbour mobile passenger terminal pontoon.Beatrice will allow for Captain Cook Cruises to operate a long awaited charter ferry service from the city to White Bay to service the burgeoning cruise market.Beatrice Bush, named after the colourful local Balmain and Rozelle identity, will be stationed at White Bay and the ferry service will coincide with all cruise ship arrivals and departures at the White Bay Cruise Terminal from August 2015.The 15 minute ferry service will provide a quick and efficient transfer option for all cruise ship passengers and crew.According to Anthony Haworth, General Manager of Captain Cook Cruises, “White Bay Cruise Terminal has always been hard to access for interstate, international and even local passengers.”“The cruise market has been crying out for a ferry service for a long time, but one has not been possible due to the lack of docking facilities for ferries.”“With the construction of Beatrice Bush complete we can now not only operate our convenient charter Ferry Service from the city direct to White Bay but use Beatrice Bush all over the harbour.” Continues Mr Haworth.Beatrice Bush was christened today at White Bay by Father Michael Ryan and officially launched by Malu Barrios, General Manager from AEG Ogden. The first pontoon of her kind on Sydney Harbour, Beatrice Bush was designed and constructed in Australia and is 16 metres in length.Beatrice is a rapidly deployable mobile ferry pontoon able to access anywhere in the harbour where there is no passenger wharf.Beatrice Bushwill be put to immediate use transferring guests to the Sydney Boat Show being held at the temporary Exhibition Centre opposite White Bay from July 30 to August 3, 2015.Source = Captain Cook Cruiseslast_img read more

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New Zealands ultimate business event set to deliver millions

first_imgConference and incentive business worth tens of millions of dollars will be contracted at New Zealand’s national business events trade expo MEETINGS next month in Auckland.The annual event run by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) generated more than $50 million in business for New Zealand industry suppliers during its two days last year.CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan says over 190 exhibitors from 19 regions of New Zealand will be at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds to do business with more than 500 New Zealand and international event organisers.“The business end of New Zealand’s tourism industry is high value with huge growth potential. International convention delegates spend an estimated $350 per night, twice as much as other visitors to New Zealand,” she says.Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Kevin Bowler, who will be speaking at MEETINGS, says the international business events sector, particularly international conferences and incentive travel, offers considerable opportunity to attract new high value international visitors to New Zealand.“International conference and incentive delegates bring significant value to the country with the potential to extend the summer peak season and enhance employment opportunities bringing economic benefit to the country,” he says.More than two million delegates attended over 36,000 events for around three million delegate days in the year ended March 2016. Multi-day conventions alone were worth $472 million to New Zealand last year, and the average per night delegate spend was up 15 per cent from 2014.“This can only grow as our value proposition strengthens, and we gear up for major new convention centre and hotel infrastructure to cater for much larger conventions,” Sue Sullivan says.Over 100 hosted buyers and media from Australia, 40 from international markets, 90 hosted buyers and media from New Zealand and 300 day buyers from all around New Zealand will be hosted in Auckland from 14 to 16 June. Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) and Air New Zealand are bringing influential international buyers and media from China, South East Asia, India and North America. CINZ MEETINGS 2016Apply to attend hereSource = CINZ MEETINGSlast_img read more

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Kiwi Link India 2016 concludes with raging success

first_imgTourism New Zealand’s annual travel trade event ‘Kiwi Link India’, held in Mumbai from July 11-13, met with spectacular success as it saw participation from 35 operators from New Zealand, 4 Airlines, Immigration New Zealand and 80 Indian delegates. Tourism New Zealand also hosted key buyers from around India for the event.The event served as a platform for New Zealand operators to interact with Indian tourism product managers, planners and owners through full day workshops and frontline training followed by a fabulous gala night.Steven Dixon, Tourism New Zealand’s Regional Manager-South and South East Asia, was also in attendance at the event and was seen interacting with the participants. He also shared his experience of his home country with the participants and urged the Indian agents to experience New Zealand themselves.last_img read more

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TAT organises Thailand Golf Travel Mart 2017

first_imgTourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently hosted Thailand Golf Travel Mart (TGTM) 2017 from July 25-28 in the stunning environs of Khao Yai in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. The event helped to create new opportunities for Thai golf business operators allowing them to promote their services to vital foreign markets.Soraya Homchuen, Director, TAT- Mumbai, commented, “Golf is big business in Thailand as the country has some of the best class golf courses. TGTM 2017 was a great opportunity for Thailand’s golf industry to show the world why Thailand is such an amazing golf destination while attracting new golfers to play and enjoy the legendary Thai hospitality and unique local experiences. We hope that evolved Indian travellers will come to Thailand to enjoy the Amazing Golfing experience.”More than 150 buyers from 32 countries signed up to attend the TGTM 2017 with the majority being from Asia (65 buyers) and the ASEAN region (48 buyers). In addition, 31 buyers attended from Europe and three from the USA. There were around 95 local sellers representing Thai golf courses, tour operators, hotels and travel agents attending to sell their services. To ensure the best exposure for sellers and give them the chance to meet a wide array of buyers, the TGTM 2017 hosted pre-scheduled appointment matching program and speed-dating.TAT and the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) conducted ‘The Thailand Golf Paradise’ seminar that was attended by Thai and foreign experts to share their valuable experiences in the golf industry. In addition, the focus group meeting between TAT and golf courses in Khao Yai highlighted seeking joint promotions for the golf segment. Another highlight of the TGTM 2017 was the networking golf tournament for all participants that gave everyone the chance to discover some of the up-and-coming golf courses and facilities in the region of Khao Yai.last_img read more

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Hearing Portrays a Public Divided Over DoddFrank

first_img As debate heats up about whether to repeal the Dodd-Frank Act, witnesses testifying before the House Financial Services Committee Monday appeared as divided over the issue as the general public, with some criticizing the law and others praising it.[IMAGE]Lawmakers convened the field hearing on regulatory reform in Wausau, Wisconsin, early Monday morning.The leaders of banks and credit unions largely panned the financial regulatory overhaul, highlighting the demand for more resources and manpower in compliance issues even as regulators themselves continue to scrutinize new loans.Marty Reinhart, president of Spencer-based “”Heritage Bank””:https://www.heritagebankwaonline2.com/home/home, read from prepared text that the “”current examination environment is hampering lending at the very time that bank credit is needed to sustain the economic recovery.””He described current conditions as a “”pendulum… swung too far in the direction of over-regulation,”” citing bank examiners that ask for write-downs on more loans, disregard any other qualifications for a borrower apart from collateral, and hedge toward non-accruals for loans despite current payments.Patricia Wesenberg, president and CEO of the “”Central City Credit Union””:https://www.centralcitycu.com/, called attention to one instance in which a bank executive with her institution used as much as a third of her working time to oversee and deliver reports to federal regulators.””The barrage of regulations creates an unnecessary burden without any measure of the effectiveness of these changes,”” she said. “”They are costly, both in time and personnel to implement, and they are confusing to our [COLUMN_BREAK]membership.””In tandem with their Monday testimony, the “”Office of the Comptroller of the Currency””:http://www.occ.treas.gov/ issued a report that found the Volcker Rule ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô a crucial regulation under Dodd-Frank passed to ban proprietary trading ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô would cost banks as much as $1 billion in logged hours, resources, and other expenses.Still others seemed to portray Dodd-Frank as beneficial to the broader economic recovery at best and less painful for banks at worst.Alan Erickson, a self-described small business owner and mayor of Mosinee, Wisconsin, said in his testimony that lenders continue to pull back from loan volume for reasons that include a lack of collateral and aversion to new risk.””As far as risk goes, [b]anks say that regulators are getting in the way of their making good loans,”” he said in prepared testimony. “”For business owners though, those problems are arguable.””Bethany Sanchez, director of fair lending with the “”Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council””:http://www.fairhousingwisconsin.com/, acknowledged “”a big demand for home mortgages and for home repair loans”” but differed from earlier witnesses by saying that “”[r]egulations can, and will help address this need.””She highlighted success in the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and called Dodd-Frank something that would provide “”safeguards to borrowers in the mortgage market, and [ensure] that large institutions looking to acquire another bank will need to evaluate not only the banks’ records in CRA assessment areas, but whether the acquisition would be a significant benefit across the country.””She cited a February 2009 “”Federal Reserve””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/ study that she said discovered that lenders issuing 94 percent of subprime loans in 2006 operated outside of the coverage now provided by CRA rules, adding that “”the damage could have been contained”” had Dodd-Frank been in place during the financial crisis.The bigger picture, according to Erickson?””We need to stimulate the system from the bottom up,”” he said. “”It’s about jobs. We create jobs by investing in one another.””Government needs to rethink the concept of trickledown economics,”” he added. October 31, 2011 404 Views Hearing Portrays a Public Divided Over Dodd-Frank in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicingcenter_img Agents & Brokers Appraisals Attorneys & Title Companies Confidence Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Dodd-Frank Federal Reserve Fixed-Rate Mortgage House Financial Services Committee Housing Affordability Investment Jobs Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications OCC Processing Proprietary Trading Service Providers Subprime Loans Underwriting Standards Unemployment Volcker Rule 2011-10-31 Ryan Schuette Sharelast_img read more

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Ally Announces Settlements with FHFA FDIC

first_imgAlly Announces Settlements with FHFA, FDIC October 30, 2013 439 Views Agents & Brokers Ally Attorneys & Title Companies Citigroup Fannie Mae FDIC FHFA Freddie Mac Investors JPMorgan Chase Lenders & Servicers Mortgage-Backed Securities Service Providers 2013-10-30 Tory Barringer “”Ally Financial Inc.””:http://www.ally.com/ announced Tuesday the bank has reached settlements with the “”Federal Housing Finance Agency””:http://www.fhfa.gov/ (FHFA) and “”FDIC””:http://fdic.gov/ for all pending litigation related to toxic mortgages.[IMAGE]According to a release from Ally, the settlements require pending litigation against the bank to be dismissed, and FHFA- and FDIC-released claims will no longer be exceptions to liability releases secured by Ally in a settlement with Residential Capital, which was put into Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year.Ally said it expects to record a charge of $170 million in the third quarter in connection with the two settlements. Overall, the bank has reserved $520 million in relation to the suits, said spokesperson Gina Proia.As part of the settlement with FHFA, ResCap’s Chapter 11 plan will be amended to reflect that Freddie Mac and FHFA will retain only some “”ordinary-course”” claims against Ally Bank, as a former mortgage servicer and seller. Both FDIC and FHFA have agreed not to object to final confirmation of the bankruptcy plan, according to Ally’s announcement. The confirmation hearing for that plan is scheduled for November 19.In a statement, Alfred M. Pollard, general counsel for FHFA, said final settlement terms will be completed during the current fiscal quarter, with details released before the end of the year.A spokesperson for FDIC declined to comment.For Ally, the agreement represents another major step in the bank’s ongoing effort to get away from mortgages and shift its focus to its more profitable auto finance and banking operations.””These settlements are key steps in Ally addressing its remaining legacy mortgage risks,”” said Ally CEO Michael A. Carpenter, adding that the bank is “”pleased to be able to put these matters behind us.””Ally isn’t the only bank to come to a settlement with FHFA, which–in its capacity as conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac–brought claims against more than a dozen banks for allegedly misrepresenting loans sold to the GSEs. “”JPMorgan Chase””:https://themreport.com/articles/jpmorgan-fhfa-settle-on-51b-deal-over-soured-loans-2013-10-28 recently struck a deal in its push to end a number of mortgage-related investigations, and “”Citigroup””:https://themreport.com/articles/fhfa-citigroup-settle-mbs-claims-2013-05-29, “”UBS””:https://themreport.com/articles/ubs-fhfa-settle-on-rmbs-complaint-2013-07-22, and “”General Electric””:https://themreport.com/articles/fhfa-general-electric-settle-claims-over-faulty-securities-2013-01-24 have all settled this year.center_img in Secondary Market Sharelast_img read more

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Consumer Expectations Stay Steady in February

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Consumer Expectations Stay Steady in February Credit Availability Home Prices Jobs New York Fed 2014-03-12 Tory Barringer The latest poll from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows consumer expectations stayed mostly flat in February, particularly on the housing side.According to responses in the New York Fed’s most recent Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE), consumers last month indicated a median home price change expectation of 4.0 percent, reversing an increase to 4.6 percent in January.Price change expectations hovered around 4.5 percent for much of last year’s second half, coming down only when national reports indicated a slowdown.Meanwhile, median income growth expectations fell slightly, though responses in the bottom and top quartiles lifted. Household spending expectations were also down.On the topic of credit access, perceptions remained largely unchanged, though slightly more consumers said they think will be “somewhat” or “much” easier to get a loan in a year.Looking at labor, median earnings growth expectations pulled back slightly to 2.3 percent from January’s high of 2.4 percent. While the median was down, though, the 75th percentile of responses rose to the highest level in the past nine months.If laid off, consumers projected an average chance of finding a job within three months at slightly more than 46 percent, down from January. It may be a small comfort, then, that the mean perceived chance of being laid off was also down slightly, particularly among older workers.center_img March 12, 2014 392 Views Sharelast_img read more

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Susceptible to Struggle

first_img July 28, 2017 515 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines financial struggles HOUSING Independent Mortgage Lender LGBTQ massmutual mortgage 2017-07-28 Aly J. Yale Susceptible to Strugglecenter_img Middle-income earning LGBTQ Americans report more financial struggles—and less overall financial security—than other U.S. residents, according to recent research from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., also known as MassMutual. Just under half say they don’t feel financially secure and 60 percent worry daily about their household’s financial situation.According to Wonhong Lee, Head of Diverse Markets at MassMutual, 47 percent of middle-income earning LGBTQ Americans “feel less than financially secure” and “many often struggle with financial emergencies.”“Overall,” Lee said, “LGBTQ individuals tend to worry more about finances and are impacted more negatively by their finances than other Middle Americans. For instance, 60 percent of LGBTQ individuals report often worrying every day about their household’s financial situation, compare to 53 percent of the general population.”These financial concerns are also more likely to impact LGBTQ Americans’ health and daily lives. Sixty-five percent said worries about money impact their mental health and stress levels, 45 percent said it impacts their social life, diet, and ability to eat healthily, 30 percent said it impacts the frequency and quality of their family’s medical care, and 28 percent said it affects their marriage or romantic relationship. Another 19 percent said money concerns even impact their ability to perform their job.LGBTQ Americans are also further behind on saving for retirement (70 percent say they’re behind versus 63 percent of the general population), and they are more likely to worry about the overall direction of the country, according to MassMutual’s research. Eighty percent say the nation’s trajectory is a concern compared to just 66 percent of the general population.“LGBTQ middle Americans are also more likely to be worried that changes to the healthcare system could cause a loss of coverage for them or a loved one,” MassMutual reported.On the other hand, the LGBTQ community placed value on living in the moment—36 percent said, “spending money to enjoy myself now is more important than saving for the future,” compared to 27 percent of the general population.This gap in ethos is not limited to just the financial industry; the mortgage industry has long strived to be sensitive to the differing needs of the diverse communities it serves. As Lee puts it:“There are many different types of households and families in America. Both our challenge, and our opportunity, is to better understand how we can help all types of households…” Sharelast_img read more

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airlinesAlitaliaItaly

first_imgairlinesAlitaliaItaly It was disclosed by the Italian government on Saturday, in a document submission at the commencement of the special administration process and appointment of three commissioners who will run the airline in the interim, that its national airline, which filed for special administration last Tuesday, was carrying debt of around 3 billion euros ($A4.45 billion) as at the end of February 2017. The commissioners have six months to assess the airline and ultimately decide whether it will be liquidated, subject to a total or partial sale, or restructured. In the meantime, the Italian government has given Alitalia a bridging loan of 600 million euros. last_img read more

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Book clients to stay at the adultsonly boutique S

first_imgBook clients to stay at the adults-only boutique Seabreeze Resort Samoa between 01 November 2017 and 31 March 2019 and enter the draw to win a holiday for yourself at Seabreeze.The incentive runs until 14 May 2018, and for every booking made travel agents earn three entries and wholesalers earn one entry into the holiday draw. Double entry points will be earned if the booking is made from November to December 2017, from January to April 2018, from November or December 2018 and from January to March 2019. The prize includes two night’s accommodation at Seabreeze Resort Samoa and each week, depending on the response, more and more will be added to the prize until 14 May 2018, resulting in the ultimate Seabreeze getaway. Agents and Wholesalers will be updated each week with news and what exciting things have been added to the prize via a weekly newsletter from Travel Representation Services. The newsletter may also contain quizzes with spot prizes for entries into the draw!To subscribe to the newsletter and to enter the competition simply email chris@travreps.com.au and let her know every time a Seabreeze booking has been made and you will be entered into the draw. agentsincentiveslast_img read more

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Economy and Business Class fares are being offered

first_imgEconomy and Business Class fares are being offered at special rates for a limited time as Emirates and Qantas celebrate the fifth anniversary of their partnership.The airlines have created a range of competitive fares to a host of destinations across UK and Europe, on bookings made before 30 April 2018, for select travel dates.Economy Class return fares start from $1,299 to London, $1,329 to Dublin, $1,439 to Amsterdam and Paris, and $1,479 to Vienna, while return business fares start at $7,199 to London, $7,139 to Dublin, $7,249 to Amsterdam, $7,269 to Paris and $7,589 to Vienna.*T & Cs apply airlinesearlybirdsEmiratesEuropeqantasUKlast_img read more

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In partnership with Delta Airlines New York State

first_imgIn partnership with Delta Airlines, New York State Division of Tourism recently hosted eight TravelManagers’ Personal Travel Agents on a seven day ‘Wine, Water and Wonders’ famil, based on a new self-drive itinerary.The gents experienced – amongst other things – wine in the Finger Lakes region, the stunning national park and Maid of the Mist offering at Niagara Falls, and the wonder that is ‘Kinky Boots’ on Broadway in New York City.“We look forward to continuing momentum in Australia, offering agents further opportunities to experience the destination firsthand and new products to inspire travel, to see even more Aussies extending their New York trip out into New York State,” says New York State Division of Tourism Australia Sales & Marketing representative, Ben Urquhart. agentsfamilNew YorkNew York Statelast_img read more

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specialsSri Lankatour

first_imgspecialsSri Lankatour Sri Lanka & Beyond, part of Australian owned Beyond Travel Group, has released a new 11-day Sri Lankan Wonders private tour for 2019 departures and the chance to save over $2000 per couple, plus a special return airfare rate from only $755 per person from all Australian capital cities.The itinerary visits Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Yala National Park, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya and the stunning beach town of Bentota with the price reduced to $1995 per person twin share on departures between 19-April to 30 June, 2019 and from September 1 until November 30, 2019 when booked by October 15, 2018.Guests will travel by private car with driver guide and stay in historic hotels around the island including a two-night stop at the five-star eco Cinnamon Lodge Habarana and an overnight break at the four-star Cinnamon Wild Yala lodge in a jungle chalet. Special airfares ex Australia are available in conjunction with this package, which also includes 10 nights accommodation with daily breakfast and dinner, comprehensive sightseeing with entrance fees and an English-speaking chauffeur guide, return airport transfers and services of a local representative.IMAGE: Cinnamon Wild Yala lodge last_img read more

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CLIA Australasia has warned that a proposed Biosec

first_imgCLIA Australasia has warned that a proposed Biosecurity Imports Levy, which was originally aimed at sea freight when announced by the Australian Government last year, but which is now flagged for cruise lines starting as soon as July, will drive up costs for both passengers and operators.CLIA has joined with other shipping and business organisations in opposing the tax.“Extending this new tax to the cruise industry has come as a complete surprise and without proper consultation,” said CLIA Australasia Managing Director Joel Katz. “There is no justification for hitting cruise lines with charges originally designed for freight.”Mr Katz said the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources had indicated the Biosecurity Imports Levy would raise up to $120 million a year in revenue and could be applied to cruise ships upon each arrival into Australia on a gross tonnage basis. He said this would disproportionately impact the cruise industry, which operates with more frequent port calls and often larger vessels than other forms of shipping.“Travellers are already taxed heavily through measures like the $60 Passenger Movement Charge, which is already used to fund passenger-related biosecurity activities,” Mr Katz said. “Australia’s Passenger Movement Charge is one of the most expensive passenger taxes in the world. Including the cruise industry in a tax designed for cargo movement just adds another back-door tax on tourism.”CLIA has called on the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud, to rule out any additional levy on cruising and has sought the support of the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Simon Birmingham.“The cruise sector already complies with all Australian and international biosecurity requirements at the highest level, and passengers already contribute to the cost of enforcement through measures like the Passenger Movement Charge,” Mr Katz said. “The costs for cruise lines operating in Australia are among the highest in the world, and any new charge will further disadvantage our industry at a time when it is facing significant infrastructure constraints and cost escalation.”last_img read more

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airlinesbooking codenonbinary genderTravelport

first_imgairlinesbooking codenon-binary genderTravelport Travelport will implement a new booking code for non-binary gender airline passengers when it goes live on 1 June 2019.The new code offers the option to choose “X”, rather than “M” or “F”, when a passenger is required to provide such advance passenger information. Such information needs to be provided for customers travelling to or in transit to Algeria, Canada, China (except Hong Kong), Iran, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain, Syria, Thailand, USA and the United Arab Emirates.Travelport has pledged to make the code available to all of the 480 airlines on its platform who choose to adopt it. A number of these, such as United, American Airlines and Delta have confirmed they are preparing to bring in the new code option. Others are expected to follow.The option to choose “X” will need to be matched with the passenger’s passport or identity document. Argentina, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, India, Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, Nepal, The Netherlands and Pakistan already offer an option other than “M” or “F” on passports – in most cases “X”. X passports are approved by the ICAO, the UN agency that regulates international air travel.“As a company committed to diversity and promoting travel for all, we are delighted that the new code for nonbinary gender passengers has now been introduced. We hope more airlines will provide this option to ensure their customers are fully respected and welcomed. For us ‘X’ marks a vote for diversity, dignity and respect,” said Gordon Wilson, President and CEO of Travelport.last_img read more

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The NFC lost 5941 to the AFC in Sundays Pro Bowl

first_imgThe NFC lost 59-41 to the AFC in Sunday’s Pro Bowl inHonolulu, but don’t pin that loss on Cardinals’ receiverLarry Fitzgerald.Fitz caught 6 passes for 111 yards and 3 touchdowns,including two scores in the game’s first 6 minutes. TheNFC opened the scoring when Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgersfound Fitzgerald in the end zone with 9:14 left in thefirst quarter. After an onside kick that was recovered bythe NFC, Rodgers hooked up with Fitzgerald again, just :09later. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away 0 Comments   Share   The third touchdown came in the fourth quarter with AFC incommand, when Carolina rookie Cam Newton threw a 36-yardscoring strike to Fitzgerald.As great as Fitzgerald was on Sunday, Miami’s BrandonMarshall one-upped him. Marshall snared 6 catches for 176yards and a Pro Bowl-record four touchdowns. Marshallcaught scoring passes from each of the AFC’s quarterbacks— Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger, San Diego’s PhilipRivers and Andy Dalton of Cincinnati, and was named thegame’s MVP.At least season’s Pro Bowl, Fitzgerald caught just onepass, but it was good for a touchdown in the NFC’s 55-41win.Cardinals rookie Patrick Peterson also made his mark inhis first Pro Bowl, intercepting a pass and returning 4kicks for an average of 30.8 yards.Safety Adrian Wilson registered a pass defensed. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkecenter_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationlast_img read more

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When Karlos Dansby left the Arizona Cardinals in M

first_img When Karlos Dansby left the Arizona Cardinals in March of 2010, he didn’t actually leave the Arizona Cardinals.Sure, he signed a five-year, $43 million with the Miami Dolphins, and yes, that’s where he would productively spend the next three years of his career.However, the linebacker whom the team originally selected in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft always thought about eventually returning to the place where he had amassed 623 tackles, 25.5 sacks and 10 interceptions, 27 passes defensed, 13 forced fumbles and nine fumble recoveries. Top Stories LISTEN: Karlos Dansby, Cardinals linebacker “Adding him back to our mix because of the type of player he is, the type of person he is, the type of leader he is,” the coach said. “We’re extremely excited he’s back being a Cardinal.”The coach added the move made his day.It also makes the roster look much, much better. Already somewhat thin at linebacker, the team is dealing with the uncertainty surrounding Daryl Washington’s situation. The Pro Bowler is already going to miss the first four games of the regular season due to a league suspension, and may miss more time depending on the results of a pending domestic abuse case. Enter Dansby, and all of a sudden things don’t seem so bad.The linebacker said he saw former (and now again) teammate Darnell Dockett in Miami, and the two talked about how great it would be to get back together and try to make another postseason run. “It just stuck with me,” he said of the conversation. That may be why Dansby turned down overtures from the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons, among others. He said those options “didn’t feel right,” but when Cardinals GM Steve Keim came calling it all started to fall into place. “I was like ‘let’s make something happen,’” he said. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “It was always in the back of my mind when I left,” Dansby told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Friday. “Make sure I left on good terms, didn’t burn any bridges because I knew, at the end of the day, when I first came into the game all I wanted to do was be a legend.”Dansby, who signed a one-year deal to return to the Cardinals Friday, said that is what he told then-Cardinals coach Dennis Green before he was drafted out of Auburn. He wanted to get a yellow jacket (NFL Hall of Fame) and be a legend.“That’s what I want to do, and everything that comes under that would get accomplished if I could play at a high level, play at this level, and do it the right way,” he said. “So it was always in the back of my mind.”That may be, but it’s unlikely Dansby planned on returning to the desert so soon. At 31 he’s not old by any stretch, yet the Dolphins decided it would be best to cut him rather than continue paying a large salary. This, after Dansby was in on a career-high 134 tackles last season. It worked out, though, as Dansby was available and the Cardinals had a need. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said the team had been talking about adding Dansby for over a month.center_img Your browser does not support the audio element. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Top Stories

first_img Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Arizona Cardinals opened training camp Friday with a run test at University of Phoenix in Glendale and begin practice on Saturday.While several storylines will emerge from camp, the one everyone will be watching is the battle for the 53-man roster.Key dates to watch are Sept. 2, when clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the active/inactive list prior to 1 p.m. There’s also the day after on Sept. 3 when the claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction expires at 9 a.m. and one hour later, teams may form their practice squad of ten players. Here’s the first version of my 53-man roster projection. I’ll update the roster as moves are made throughout camp, including after every preseason game.OFFENSE (25)QUARTERBACKS (3)Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert.RUNNING BACKS (4)David Johnson, Chris Johnson, Kerwynn Williams, T.J. Logan.WIDE RECEIVERS (6)Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, Jaron Brown, J.J. Nelson, Chad Williams, Aaron Dobson.TIGHT ENDS (3)Jermaine Gresham, Troy Niklas, Ifeanyi Momah.OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (9)D.J. Humphries, Mike Iupati, A.Q. Shipley, Evan Boehm, Jared Veldheer, Cole Toner, Dorian Johnson, Will Holden, John Wetzel.DEFENSE (25)DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (7)Frostee Rucker, Corey Peters, Josh Mauro, Rodney Gunter, Robert Nkemdiche, Olsen Pierre, Xavier Williams.OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (4)Chandler Jones, Markus Golden, Alani Fua, Jarvis Jones.INSIDE LINEBACKERS (5)Karlos Dansby, Deone Bucannon, Haason Reddick, Gabe Martin, Scooby Wright.CORNERBACKS (5)Patrick Peterson, Justin Bethel, Brandon Williams, Eli Bouka, Jumal Rolle.SAFETIES (4)Tyrann Mathieu, Antoine Bethea, Budda Baker, Rudy Ford.SPECIALISTS (3)LS Aaron Brewer, P Richie Leone, K Phil Dawson. Cardinals players prepare for the next rep during Arizona Cardinals OTAs Tuesday, May 16. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 4 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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