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SPI Founder Karl Lange Passes

January 6, 2020 Obituaries No Comments

Sadly, the resort industry lost an icon on the last Saturday of 2019. Founder of timeshare/vacation ownership software company, Systems Products International (SPI), Karl Lange passed away on December 28, 2019 after suffering from a long-term and debilitating illness. … Continue Reading

Australian tourism industry saddened by loss of ‘tourism pioneer’ and family member

It is with great sadness that the Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC) has learned of the loss of one of the tourism industry’s great ‘bush pilots’, Dick Lang and his son Clayton, in the Kangaroo  Island fires in South Australia. … Continue Reading

Passing of Robert Bicknell: ‘Pioneer of Golf in Vietnam’

January 2, 2020 Obituaries No Comments

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Robert Bicknell, a pioneer of golf in Vietnam, has passed away following a battle with cancer. … Continue Reading

Royal Caribbean founder Edwin Stephan, 87, remembered as industry icon

November 11, 2019 Obituaries No Comments

It is with a profound sense of sadness that we mark the passing of Edwin W. Stephan, the founder, long time-president, and vice chairman of the board of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, on Friday, November 8.  He was 87. We at Royal Caribbean mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to the Stephan family. … Continue Reading

Vale Charles Bench

September 11, 2019 Obituaries No Comments

The man who introduced Australians to the magic of Africa’s wildlife and scenic beauties, Charles Bench, known as Mr Africa, has passed away in Sydney aged  82. … Continue Reading

Solomon Islands mourns passing of tourism pioneer Shane Kennedy

August 27, 2019 Obituaries No Comments

 The close-knit Solomon Islands travel community is in mourning following the death of larger than life tourism pioneer Shane Kennedy who passed away in Brisbane on Friday. … Continue Reading

Millbrook Resort saddened to announce death of founder Mr Eiichi Ishii

July 26, 2019 Obituaries No Comments

Queenstown’s Millbrook Resort, on behalf of the Ishii family, has announced the death of founder Mr Eiichi Ishii in Tokyo, following a short illness. Mr Ishii, 80, passed away yesterday evening (July 24 2019). … Continue Reading

Air Transport Pioneer Yang-Ho Cho Passes Away In Los Angeles

April 9, 2019 Obituaries No Comments

Air transport pioneer, Yang Ho Cho, 70, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air and the Hanjin Group, died peacefully April 7 in a Los Angeles hospital. … Continue Reading

Top Travel PR Man Passes

March 6, 2019 Obituaries No Comments

Veteran travel industry public relations consultant David Ellis passed away in his sleep at his Southern Highlands home at Burradoo last Friday evening. … Continue Reading

Farewell To one of the Finest Contributers to Global Travel Media

March 4, 2019 Obituaries No Comments

For those of you who knew David personally, this is David’s wife, Gwenda Ellis, writing to let you know that David passed away suddenly and peacefully, in his sleep during an afternoon nap on Friday afternoon, 1 st March. … Continue Reading

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