News in Brief: Tuesday April 8

News in Brief: Tuesday April 8
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US tourism trade show IPW 2014 has kicked off in Chicago, expected to attract more than 6000 buyers, suppliers and media.

Negotiations initiated at the trade show will generate $4.7 billion in future travel, bringing 8.8 million international visitors to the US, according to projections.

"America's travel community is committed to welcoming more international visitors to our diverse destinations, and we continue to make great strides in improving travel facilitation," US Travel Association president and chief executive Richard Dow said.


Qantas will increase services between Sydney and Queenstown to five flights per week from today until May 2 to meet Easter demand.

Schedules will revert to three weekly flights between May 3 and June 4 before rising to four per week between June 6 and July 2. During the ski season between July 4 and October 29 Qantas will operate daily flights.


Etihad yesterday began daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Jaipur, its 10th Indian destination.

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