Showing posts from December, 2010

Cantonese Speaking Director of Catering for a 5-star hotel in China

It is a very unique and career -growing opportunity with an iconic hotel company that has locations world-wide. Salary is open for the right candidate, including; all accommodations for interview, re-location, medical, vacation and yearly bonus. Qualified candidates e-mail your resume to

Man Hits Teen Who Refused to Turn off iPhone During Takeoff

Dec 29, 2010 — A 68-year-old male passenger was arrested 12/28 because he allegedly hit a teenage passenger who refused to turn off his iPhone during takeoff. The incident occurred on a Southwest flight from Las Vegas to Boise, Idaho.
Source: Planet Data

Bullet Components Ignite in Passenger's Luggage on Tarmac

Dec 29, 2010 — A man was arrested at Miami International Airport on Tuesday after bullet primers ignited in his bag, as it was unloaded on the tarmac. The American Airlines flight had just arrived from Boston. No one was injured.
Source: Planet Data

European Broadband Satellite Successfully Launched

Dec 27, 2010 — The second satellite meant to deliver consumer broadband service to parts of Europe was successfully placed in orbit Sunday (12/26). The KA-SAT was launched aboard a Proton Breeze M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Source: Planet Data

TSA to Monitor Insulated Drink Containers

Dec 24, 2010 — The Transportation Security Administration is now going to more closely scrutinize "insulated beverage containers" being carried by air travelers both in carry-on and in checked luggage. TSA says in the Q&A about the policy, that "[it] is carefully monitoring information related to terrorist tactics and working with our international partners to share information and security best practices." A spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration told Reuters on Friday that there is "no information related to any specific or imminent threat."
Source: Planet Data

New Zealand Military Releases UFO Files

Dec 23, 2010 — The New Zealand Defense Force has released thousands of previously secret files about alleged UFO sightings. The documents cover the years 1952 to 2009. The New Zealand Herald has some highlights from the documents. Unfortunately the files do not seem to be available online. Information about viewing the documents is available on the Defense Force website here.
Source: Planet Data

General Manager for a renowned property in Asia Pacific

Incumbent should be one who is conversant in Italian, French besides English language.

Must have vast experience and proven track records in leading hotels/resorts in the Asian Pacific region.

Submit your application to

National Guard Helicopter Crashes off Puerto Rico

Dec 21, 2010 — A Puerto Rico National Guard helicopter carrying six people crashed in the waters off the northern coast of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico Monday night. The U.S. Coast Guard says it is assisting local emergency responders in the search for possible survivors.
Source: Planet Data

Suspicious Bag Shuts Newark Airport Terminal

Dec 20, 2010 — Authorities closed a terminal at New Jersey's Newark International Airport for a about an hour Monday morning due to radiation detected coming from a piece of checked luggage. It is being reported that law enforcement officials say the terminal was reopened after they determined a computer in the bag in question was leaking a normal amount of radiation, and that it was not a threat.
Source: Planet Data

Mexican UAV Crashes in El Paso

Dec 17, 2010 — A small unmanned aerial vehicle from Mexico crashed into the backyard of a home in El Paso, Texas on Tuesday. According to various reports, U.S. and Mexican officials are being quiet about why the drone was over U.S. territory.
Source: Planet Data

Life in Prison for JFK Airport Terrorism Plotter

Dec 16, 2010 — Abdul Kadir, a former member of the Guyanese parliament, was sentenced Wednesday (12/15) in New York City to life in prison for his role in a 2007 terror plot to attack John F. Kennedy International Airport by exploding fuel tanks and the fuel pipeline under the airport.
Source: Planet Data

22 Dead in Nepal Crash

Dec 16, 2010 — A Tara Air Twin Otter airplane crashed in eastern Nepal on Wednesday killing all 22 people aboard. The Hindustan Times reports that the 19 passengers were Bhutanese nationals, while the three crew were Nepal nationals.
Source: Planet Data

FAA Flight Restrictions for Upcoming "VIP" Visit to Honolulu

Dec 14, 2010 — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday (12/13) issued a Flight Advisory(PDF) for an upcoming VIP visit to Honolulu, Hawaii. The FAA says that to ensure the airspace is secure during this visit, it will establish restrictions in the airspace over Honolulu. Because the FAA will declare Honolulu's airspace as "National Defense Airspace" it seems likely the "VIP" is President Obama.
Source: Planet Data

Spain State of Emergency May Continue for Air Traffic Controller Crisis

Dec 13, 2010 — Spain's Transport Minister, Jose Blanco, said on Monday that the government might request that the Spanish Congress approve extending the state of emergency declared during the air-traffic controllers' crisis that began on December 3.
Source: Planet Data

Cleaning Up the FAA Aircraft Registry Mess

Dec 10, 2010 — The AP is reporting about how the FAA's aircraft registry is in such disarray that there is key ownership information missing for about one-third of the 357,000 private and commercial planes in the U.S. Back in July the FAA took steps to fix its records when it published a new rule requiring the re-registration of all civil aircraft over the next three years and renewal every three years after that.
Source: Planet Data

Spain's Air Traffic Controllers May Face Sedition Charges

Dec 9, 2010 — Spain's EITB reports that Spain's Attorney General, Candido Conde-Pumpido, said on Thursday that he intends to seek prison sentences of three to eight years for the more than one hundred air-traffic controllers who participated in the wildcat strike that closed Spanish air space last Friday and Saturday. The air traffic controllers' actions may be considered a crime of sedition under Spain's Criminal Law Procedure of Air Navigation.
Source:Planet Data

Japan OKs Use of Body Scanners

Dec 9, 2010 — Japan's transport ministry has given the green light for airlines to deploy body scanner technology at the nation's airports for use in secondary screening of passengers. However, The Mainichi Daily News reports that the country's two main airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, have not decided on any plans for installing the systems.
Source: Planet Data

Director of Business Development - Leading Luxury and Corporate Hotel - Beijing, China

Overview* Challenging Appointment for BD Specialist
* Luxury Corporate Hotel
* Up to US$39,600 + Allowance

Leading luxury and corporate hotel in Beijing is searching for an experienced Director of Business Development to spearhead and direct all business for all international accounts within this premier property.

Specifications and Profile:
* Minimum 6 years experience in business development within China
* Mandarin speaking preferred
* Specialist in travel, MICE & leisure
* Experience within large hotels and strong net worker
* Strong communicator and dynamic personality
* Design, implement & facilitate annual business plans
* Able to negotiate commercial outcomes and secure new business
* Passion for planning, directing, organizing and administering all business activities
* Team player, great personality and highly motivated
* Can do attitude, pro active and strong marketer

If you have the necessary experience and have a passion for business development than we invite you …

F&B Director - Leading Hotel Property Property - Shanghai

Overview of Appointment* Great Assignment within Leading International Company
* Up to US$72,000
* Multiple F&B Outlets & Function Facilities

Interested Employer is managing an outstanding property in Shanghai and is looking for an experienced and highly skilled Food and Beverage Expert to lead and manage the daily operations.

Reporting to the General Manager, you will have the challenging task of managing multiple F&B outlets combined with considerable large function facilities. The hotel comprises and impeccable reputation for superior quality and services and you will find a dominating and skilled F&B team on your site.

Professional Profile:
* Chinese or Asian experience essential
* Presently F&B Director or F&B Manager within large operation
* Managing 250+ staff
* European trained within luxury hotels or resorts
* Proficient in managing multi nationalities
* Maximize guest satisfaction and ensures repeat business
* Totally can do attitude
* Excellent commu…

Senior Integrated Marketing Manager | Indonesia Technology

Develop a sophisticated quarterly and yearly country marketing plan aligned to the country sales plan and business priorities. 
Create a planning cycle for marketing deliverables that result in alignment with and feedback from the Country Sales Director, Sales and Channel marketing teams in Indonesia. 
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General Hotel Manager in Libreville, Gabon

A General manager is required to open a new 50 room boutique hotel. Excellent development opportunities within an expanding international hotel chain. 
Key attributes/skills are: robust character, hands-on, strong personality, accurate, pragmatic, excellent interpersonal & people management skills, with commercial acumen and a real commitment to customer care. Able to adapt well to local culture. Excellent working track record required.
Pre-opening experience not a must, but it will be a distinguished advantage.
Fluency in French & English is mandatory.

In return for your endeavour you will be rewarded with an interesting salary & benefits package.
Starting date: possibly in February - March, 2011

To discuss this role in strictest confidence contact us or to apply, please forward your CV and supporting information to

Head Butler wanted for upscale property in St. Tropez

V.Hospitality is currently seeking a qualified and experienced “Head Butler” for an upscale property located in the bay of St Tropez (France) area. 
This is an excellent opportunity to participate in the launch of a brand new concept for the property, formerly a well-established luxury hotel.

Our ideal candidate will have confirmed experience within top end Private and/or Royal Estates and/or Ambassador Residences managing the daily operations of a core team of 20 people minimum (up to 60 staff according to property occupancy) including F&B and house-keeping.
Previous additional experience in an upscale hotel and/or resort environment in an international environment would be preferred.

You will have the proven ability to manage, motivate & train your team to achieve a level of service above and beyond guest expectations at all times.

Candidates must have legal status to work within the EU. Fluent English and French are required.

Salary/conditions will be discussed once candida…

Health Officials Confirm Passenger Had Cholera

Dec 7, 2010 — Florida health officials say there have now been three confirmed cases of cholera, linked to the Haiti outbreak, in Florida. The latest confirmed infection is in a doctor who flew on an American Airlines flight Thanksgiving Day from Santo Domingo to Miami International Airport.
Source: Planet Data

Chechen Wanted in NATO Plot Arrested at Vienna Airport

Dec 6, 2010 — It was reported over the weekend that Austrian authorities apprehended a Chechen man who was wanted in connection with an Islamist militant plot to attack NATO facilities in Belgium. Officials say the man who was picked up at the Vienna airport on December 1, is part of the same group of 10 people arrested in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany on November 23.
Source: Planet Data