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Published on 26/07/2016
ferretti-group-participates-to-the-cannes-yachting-fesival-2016 Ferretti Group will participate to the 39th edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival, taking place from 6th to 11th September 2016. Cannes Yachting Festival, the European leader among the boat shows, is getting ready to be once again the showcase for all the best the marine industry has to offer, in a wonderful setting as the Côte d’Azur is.
Published on 26/07/2016
aloft-hotels-to-debut-in-state-of-victoriaStarwood Hotels & Resorts will open a new build 176-room Aloft brand hotel in Melbourne, Australia. Slated to open in early 2019, the hotel will form the centrepiece of a state-of-the-art mixed-use development located at 402 Chapel Street in South Yarra, known as “402 Chapel”.
Published on 26/07/2016
etihad-airways-to-increase-a380-service-to-new-york-s-jfk-airport Etihad Airways plans to increase Airbus A380 service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport in response to heightened demand from guests traveling between the two destinations.
Published on 26/07/2016
solar-impulse-2-completed-its-journey-around-the-world Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg succeeded in their crazy dream of achieving the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight. By landing back in Abu Dhabi after a total of 23 days of flight and 43'041 km travelled in a 17 leg journey, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) has proven that clean technologies can achieve the impossible.
Published on 25/07/2016
vienna-s-bednights-up-in-first-half-of-2016 Vienna recorded around 6.6 million visitor bednights between January and June 2016 – about 4.9% more than in the same period the previous year.
Published on 25/07/2016
labor-contracts-of-211-turkish-airlines-employees-are-cancelled Turkish Airlines announced that as of today, labor contracts of 211 Turkish Airlines employees are cancelled.
Published on 25/07/2016
singapore-airlines-launches-dusseldorf-flightsDusseldorf has become the third German city in Singapore Airlines’ route network. The new route is being served with the latest-generation aircraft to join the Singapore Airlines fleet, the Airbus A350-900.
Published on 25/07/2016
sheraton-rebrands-london-hotel Sheraton debuts its new Sheraton Grand branding in London. Sheraton Park Lane Hotel designated as the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane. Joining 32 other Sheraton Grand properties worldwide, the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane will start a new chapter in the hotel’s 90-year history this October, following a multi-million pound top-to-bottom renovation.
Published on 25/07/2016
istanbul-municipality-to-build-cable-car-between-eyuep-pierre-loti-miniatuerkIstanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) approved a project plan that will construct a 2-kilometer cable car line connecting Eyüp-Pierre Loti – Miniatürk. The construction of the cable car line will start in 2016, as the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality approved the project plan listed in the municipality’s budget statement for 2016.
Published on 25/07/2016
easyjet-to-recruit-more-than-1-200-new-cabin-creweasyJet will recruit more than 1,200 new permanent and fixed-term cabin crew positions as the airline continues its growth. easyJet will offer its new cabin crew positions across all of its 27 European bases. Around half of these positions will be based in the UK.
Published on 25/07/2016
sandals-and-beaches-give-access-to-a-new-music-library-for-your-wedding-videosSandals and Beaches know how important it is to capture every precious moment of your destination wedding. That’s why it offers three distinct styles of wedding videos to match your style, including Vintage, Traditional and Contemporary videography packages. And now, you’ll also have access to a new library of licensed music tracks to be used exclusively on wedding videos!
Published on 25/07/2016
thai-s-first-a350-xwb-takes-to-the-skiesThe first A350 XWB for Thai Airways International (THAI) has completed its maiden flight over the skies of South West France. The aircraft bearing the airline’s distinctive livery will now enter the final phase of production, including further ground and flight tests.
Published on 25/07/2016
pegasus-airlines-receives-the-first-aircraft-of-its-100-airbus-orderPegasus Airlines took delivery of the first aircraft of its 100 Airbus order made in 2012, the single largest aircraft order in Turkish civil aviation history at the time. Turkish low cost carrier becomes the first airline in the world to receive delivery of a CFM Leap-1A powered A320neo. The A320neo aircraft TC-NBA named ‘Demokrasi’ (Democracy) makes Pegasus the launch operator for A320neo with CFM engines.
Published on 25/07/2016
aeroflot-restarts-flights-to-turkey-for-russian-travelers Aeroflot is restarting passenger service for Russian citizens and ticket sales for travel to Turkey following regulator Rosaviatsia’s decision to lift its temporary ban on flying Russian citizens to Turkey.
Published on 25/07/2016
is-it-safe-to-travel-to-germany-nowYou may wonder if it is safe to travel to Germany following recent deadly attacks in the country. First an axe attack on a train a week ago injured several people then 9 died in Munich on Friday, 1 died in Reutlingen near Stuttgart, and on Sunday a suicide bomber attacks bar in Bavaria that killed himself and wounded a dozen others. The Foreign Office has updated its travel advice for Britons visiting Germany in the wake of the recent attacks.
Published on 24/07/2016
watch-the-latest-air-nz-hollywood-safety-videoAir New Zealand has launched yet another entertaining in-flight safety video. You may think that safety videos that we watch in planes are boring but Air NZ keeps bringing new hilarious videos. With past videos featuring characters from "The Hobbit" and TV icon Betty White, the new pre-flight safety video featuring Hollywood star Anna Faris and New Zealand's own homegrown comedian Rhys Darby.
Published on 24/07/2016
1541-swimmers-compete-at-samsung-bosphorus-cross-continental-swimming-race The Turkish Olympic Committee has hailed the success of the 28th Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race, 1541 swimmers took part in one of the world’s most unique swimming events.
Published on 24/07/2016
be-aware-of-the-air-france-strike-action-this-weekBe aware of this week’s strike at Air France. The French carrier announced that there is a call for strike action by two cabin crew unions (SNPNC-FO and UNSA-PNC) for the period from 27 July to 2 August.
Published on 21/07/2016
holiday-arrivals-in-new-zealand-increase-in-june-2016 Holiday arrivals in New Zealand have increased by a whopping 16.1% for the financial year ending June with two successful off-peak seasons (spring and autumn) flanking the best summer ever for arrivals. Tourism New Zealand welcomes today’s latest arrivals data for June and reflects on a solid year of growth as it moves into a new financial year.
Published on 21/07/2016
turkish-airlines-statement-following-3-month-state-of-emergency Following recent events in Turkey, the national flag carrier Turkish Airlines announced that they united with all of the heroic and honorable Turkish people in extraordinary efforts, played an important role to terminate the malevolent illegal attempt on the evening of 15th July 2016.
Published on 21/07/2016
berlin-s-meetings-industry-generated-2-31-bn The meetings industry continues to grow in German capital. While the visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office has been active bringing meetings and conventions to the city, the number of participants in conferences and conventions has almost tripled in the past 15 years.
Published on 21/07/2016
tourists-can-continue-their-vacation-in-turkey-despite-state-of-emergencyAssociation of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB) released following statement. In light of the declarations by Republic of Turkey, Prime Minister H.E. Binali Yildirim, the security measures throughout Turkey and in major cities like Ankara and Istanbul have been raised to the highest level following recent unfortunate events throughout the country in order to ensure the safety of all civilians. Airports and all touristic facilities are fully functioning and the tourists in Turkey are happily continuing their vacations.
Published on 21/07/2016
nearly-40-5-million-traveled-through-mco Orlando International Airport (MCO) serves up to nearly 40.5 million travelers during a 12-month period. May statistics indicate another record for the total number of people traveling through MCO.
Published on 21/07/2016
things-to-know-about-your-pegasus-tickets-to-from-turkey Pegasus Airlines flights in and out of Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport are operating fully after reopening on Saturday 16 July 2016. All flights booked before or on 15 July 2015 for up to and including 24 July are subject to free reservation cancellation and changes.
Published on 21/07/2016
scoot-started-singapore-bangkok-tokyo-serviceScoot has launched its inaugural Singapore-Bangkok-Tokyo service, with TZ292 departing Singapore last night for Bangkok then Tokyo, linking three exciting and iconic Asian cities.
Published on 20/07/2016
emirates-announces-second-daily-a380-service-to-milan Emirates, proud sponsor of AC Milan, increases capacity on the Dubai-Milan route with the deployment of a second daily A380. The migration from a Boeing 777-300ER to the iconic double decker represents a capacity increase of 1,834 seats per week between the two cities; enabling more A380 to A380 connections to and from key destinations in Australia, China, South Korea and South East Asia with just one stop in Dubai.
Published on 20/07/2016
world-travel-awards-europe-gala-ceremony-moves-from-turkey-to-italyThe upcoming World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2016 which was announced to be held at Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa in Antalya, Turkey on August 27, will not be held in Turkey following recent turmoil in Turkey.
Published on 20/07/2016
republican-and-democratic-conventions-to-create-360-million-in-direct-spending Attendees of the two major-party conventions will be responsible for spending an estimated $360 million in their host cities this year - $180 million each for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland July 18-21 and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia July 25-28, according to a projection from the U.S. Travel Association.
Published on 20/07/2016
lufthansa-to-fly-fc-bayern-munich-to-the-usThe FC Bayern Munich will depart on a Lufthansa Airbus A340 on 25 July for an eleven-day USA trip on the “FCB Audi Summer Tour 2016”. To mark the occasion, the team will fly to USA with their own aircraft design. The Lufthansa Airbus will show off its “sporting outfit” for a year, departing from Munich to four continents.
Published on 20/07/2016
airbus-wins-35-billion-of-aircraft-orders-at-farnborough-air-show-2016 During the 2016 Farnborough Air Show, Airbus won $35 billion worth of business for a total of 279 aircraft, covering by single-aisle and widebody aircraft families. The deals comprise firm orders for 197 aircraft worth $26.3 billion and commitments for 82 aircraft worth $8.7 billion.
Published on 20/07/2016
w-hotels-brand-to-debut-in-scotlandStarwood’s iconic W Hotels brand will debut in Scotland with W Edinburgh. Opening in 2021, W Edinburgh is located at the pulsing heart of the new Edinburgh St James development. W Edinburgh will form the centerpiece of the 1.7 million square foot development, which will incorporate a vibrant blend of retail, entertainment, leisure and residential apartments, further reinforcing the city’s reputation as a booming cosmopolitan capital.
Published on 20/07/2016
expedia-group-reports-increase-in-travel-demand-for-barbados Expedia group reported that travel demand to Barbados on all Expedia sites grew nearly 30 percent in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the same time in 2015. Additionally, 20 percent of travel demand to Barbados during this timeframe is based on package bookings.
Published on 19/07/2016
istanbul-jazz-festival-continues-with-some-changesIstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), organizer of Istanbul Jazz Festival, said, “We always and unconditionally take side with democracy and will-power of the people. We firmly believe that our country will overcome these hard times. We believe that music is our common language and we will be continuing the ongoing 23rd Istanbul Jazz Festival with the artists who are willing to perform in Istanbul”.
Published on 19/07/2016
international-tourism-continues-to-grow-above-average-says-unwto International tourist arrivals grew by 5% between January and April 2016 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Almost all sub-regions and many destinations reported double-digit growth. UNWTO predicts around 500 million tourists expected to travel abroad in the Northern Hemisphere summer holiday peak season.
Published on 19/07/2016
qatar-airways-renews-partnership-with-fc-barcelona Qatar Airways and FC Barcelona have reached an agreement to renew the partnership until 30 June 2017. The agreement will allow the award-winning carrier and the world’s best football club to partner together for another season of world-class football.
Published on 19/07/2016
steigenberger-opens-its-first-intercityhotel-outside-europe Steigenberger Hotels AG with head office in Germany, the Steigenberger Group is continuing its programme of international expansion. The German hotel group announced opening its first IntercityHotel in the Middle East.
Published on 19/07/2016
spg-has-exclusive-offers-during-the-us-openStarwood’s award-winning loyalty program Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) announced exclusive offers during the US Open Tennis Championships. SPG members will experience the best of the US Open with courtside seats, exclusive SPG Luxury Suite Access, a clinic with Andy Roddick and more. Here are the details…
Published on 19/07/2016
emirates-new-interactive-amenity-kit-utilise-augmented-reality Emirates has launched the world’s first interactive amenity kit in Economy Class, utilised augmented reality (AR) technology to unlock immersive content on mobile devices.
Published on 19/07/2016
rotana-opens-its-first-hotel-in-jeddah-saudi-arabiaRotana, is getting ready to celebrate the opening of its first hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Centro Shaheen Jeddah. Perfectly suited for business and leisure travelers, the Centro Shaheen features 252 modern, stylish, contemporary and affordable rooms and studios. Bookings are open from the 1st of August 2016.
Published on 18/07/2016
u-s-lifts-ban-on-us-turkey-flightsFollowing last week's attempted coup in Turkey, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibited all airlines from flying between the two countries on Saturday. But on Monday the FAA said it had lifted restrictions on all flights to and from Turkey.
Published on 18/07/2016
russian-tourists-continue-to-travel-to-turkey On Monday, Rossiya Airlines began to evacuate passengers from Turkey who were unable to fly to Russia between July 16 and 18. More than 450 Russian tourists were brought from Istanbul and Antalya to Russia by Turkish airlines on Sunday. According to Association of Tour Operators of Russia, (ATOR) just 2-3% of tourists decided to cut their holiday in Turkey short, no tours were cancelled.
Published on 18/07/2016
air-passenger-traffic-continues-to-grow-in-may-2016 Global passenger traffic increased 4.6% in the month of May. The growth in passenger traffic was slightly below the past 12 month growth trend of 6%. Airports also reported an increase of 4.1% in international passenger traffic and an increase of 5.2% in domestic traffic. Accumulated total passenger traffic growth for the first five months of 2016 was a 5.9% year-over-year increase.
Published on 18/07/2016
oldest-swiss-airline-joins-eraThe European Regions Airline Association (ERA) welcomed its seventh airline this year, bringing the number of airlines in ERA membership to 52.
Published on 18/07/2016
iceland-s-wow-air-launches-flights-to-edinburghThe first WOW air flight from Iceland yesterday landed Edinburgh Airport. Travelers arriving from the Nordic nation, as well as North America were greeted at the arrival gate by a bagpipe player, providing an authentic Scottish musical welcome.
Published on 18/07/2016
mh17-tragedy-remembered-at-kliaMalaysia Airlines today held a private remembrance ceremony at KL International Airport (KLIA) in memory of the MH17 tragedy. The event was attended by the company’s employees as well as family members of the crew onboard.
Published on 18/07/2016
summary-of-farnborough-airshow-2016-for-qatar-airwaysQatar Airways successfully concluded this year’s Farnborough International Airshow 2016, with a number of high-profile announcements, showcasing two aircraft from its Qatar Executive fleet and hosting visitors both at its chalet and on board the luxury aircraft.
Published on 18/07/2016
hertz-green-collection-now-available-in-mexicoHertz Green Collection - known as Green Traveler Collection in the US - has been launched in Mexico with a fleet of 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles. Hertz Mexico is the first car rental provider to add hybrid vehicles to its offering in the country in support of sustainable mobility. The all-new Toyota Prius is currently available for rent at all Hertz locations in Mexico City.
Published on 17/07/2016
emirates-brings-airbus-a380-to-chicagoFor the first time in the airport’s history, on July 19 2016 Emirates will fly one of its flagship A380 aircraft into Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Emirates has been invited by O’Hare International Airport, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the City of Chicago to test the gate, operations and significant infrastructure improvements that have been implemented to accommodate A380 service.
Published on 17/07/2016
the-ritz-carlton-tees-up-second-resort-in-china The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has teed up a second resort hotel on China’s only tropical island of Hainan, signing a management agreement with Hainan Golden Tide Tourism Development Co., Ltd. The luxury development underlines the provincial government’s drive to enhance the destination for international visitors with prestigious new projects, balancing cultural heritage and preserving the island’s natural beauty.
Published on 16/07/2016
turkey-coup-attempt-ended-with-194-dead-flights-may-disrupt A coup attempt by a large number of soldiers, including some high-ranking generals, plunged Turkey into a long night of violence and intrigue on Friday. A no fly zone is announced on an airspace including Istanbul, Bursa and Tekirdag.
Published on 16/07/2016
coup-attempt-underway-in-turkey-all-flights-canceled All flights from Istanbul's Ataturk Airport have been canceled, after Turkish military said it had taken control of the government.
Published on 15/07/2016
unwto-strongly-condemns-attack-in-nice-franceOn behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO expressed its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to the French people in this difficult moment. UNWTO is deeply shocked by the hideous attack perpetrated in Nice.
Published on 15/07/2016
wttc-statement-on-nice-france-attackThe World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) expressed its shock and sadness at the abhorrent events in Nice, France on 14 July 2016, and the terrible loss of life.
Published on 15/07/2016
new-star-wars-themed-plane ANA, Japan’s largest airline, will reveal a new Star Wars themed aircraft, adding to its fleet of three existing planes that have Star Wars characters as livery. ANA will introduce the C-3PO™ ANA JET with the iconic C-3PO on its Boeing777-200, as part of the previously announced STAR WARS™ Project, a five-year agreement with The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd.
Published on 15/07/2016
terror-in-nice-franceAt least 84 people are confirmed dead and several injured after a truck crashed into a crowd of people in Nice; located in the south of France. The incident took place on the famous Promenade des Anglais during a firework display at the Bastille Day celebrations.
Published on 14/07/2016
qatar-airways-purchases-49-of-an-italian-carrierAfter acquiring up to 10 per cent of LATAM Airline Group’s total shares through a capital increase, Qatar Airways today announced 49% purchase of Meridiana fly’s shares. Meridiana is the second largest carrier in Italy, with an extensive national and European network, which connects the main Italian airports with Sardinia and provides connectivity with hubs in Europe as well as in the U.S. and Africa.
Published on 14/07/2016
sri-lanka-hosted-unwto-conference-on-tourism-a-catalyst-for-development-peace-and-reconciliation UNWTO Conference on ‘Tourism, a catalyst for development, peace and reconciliation’ is held in Passikudah, Sri Lanka between 11 and 14 July. Participants recalled the importance of placing tourism at the heart of the peace and reconciliation agenda, to ensure the sector can deliver on its capacity to generate development and social inclusion.
Published on 14/07/2016
icca-association-meetings-programme-goes-to-fukuoka-japanThe Association Meetings Programme (AMP) is ICCA’s new annual event, where ICCA members and international association executives learn from each other and from a top faculty of experts about key aspects of bidding and decision-making, organising, promoting, and designing international association meetings.
Published on 14/07/2016
new-yoga-space-at-vancouver-airport This summer, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and YYoga are launching a pilot program to test a yoga space for travelers. The program, [email protected], will offer departing passengers a designated space free of charge to engage in a self-guided yoga practice prior to boarding. Hindus have applauded the launch of the program.
Published on 14/07/2016
travelport-and-groupize-launch-new-small-group-booking-tool Groupize and Travelport have today jointly launched a new online hotel booking solution for travel management companies (TMC) that addresses the growing demand for a self-service, centralized solution to source, book, track and manage small group meetings of under 25 hotel rooms or less than 50 participants.
Published on 13/07/2016
istanbul-modern-presents-artists-film-international-2016Istanbul Modern presents Artists’ Film International 2016, an exhibition and program featuring videos, animations, and short films by artists from around the world. Focusing on the theme of “technology”, this year’s exhibition is on view until October 6, 2016.
Published on 13/07/2016
turkish-airlines-released-a-new-app-for-investorsIn order to improve its transparent communication with its stakeholders, Turkish Airlines released a mobile Investor Relations application compatible with iPad, iPhone and Android devices.
Published on 13/07/2016
air-mauritius-started-flights-to-guangzhou-chinaAir Mauritius launched its first direct flight to Guangzhou yesterday, 12 July 2016. Air Mauritius will operate a weekly scheduled flight to Guangzhou using its A340-300 aircraft configured with 34 seats in Business Class and 266 in Economy Class.
Published on 13/07/2016
sheraton-istanbul-atasehir-becomes-sheraton-grandThe newly opened Sheraton Istanbul Atasehir becomes a Sheraton Grand hotel. The brand’s new premier tier of hotels is recognized for their enticing destinations, distinguished designs, and excellence in service and guest experience.
Published on 13/07/2016
ana-doubles-the-frequency-of-ho-chi-minh-city-routeANA, Japan’s largest airline, will double the frequency of its flights between Narita and Ho Chi Minh City to two flights per day from October 30, 2016. As a result of this increased frequency, the number of US cities accessible from Narita within three hours of arrival from Ho Chi Minh City will increase from 4 to 10 (including flights operated by ANA’s joint venture partner United Airlines).
Published on 13/07/2016
solar-impulse-2-landed-in-egypt-one-more-flight-left-to-complete-round-the-world-solar-flight On its journey around the world, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – the solar airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg – landed in Egypt after a flight of two days and two nights (48 hours and 50 minutes) without fuel.
Published on 12/07/2016
emirates-best-in-the-world-turkish-airlines-best-in-europe Skytrax presented the 2016 World Airline Awards in a gala ceremony held at Farnborough Airshow. Emirates was voted “the World’s Best Airline”, while Turkish Airlines has been chosen as “Europe’s Best Airline” for the sixth consecutive years.
Published on 12/07/2016
the-jerusalem-conventions-visitors-bureau-hosts-international-decision-makers About 50 decision-makers and the key people in the global conference industry were hosted at the International Conference Center – Binyanei Hauma and were impressed by its size and spaciousness and its extensive experience in the hosting of significant international events.
Published on 12/07/2016
world-travel-awards-partners-with-vietnam-airlinesVietnam Airlines has been appointed Airline Partner to the upcoming World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016. The event is scheduled to take place at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort on October 15th, with the Vietnam flag-carrier now set to play a pivotal role in the event.
Published on 12/07/2016
crystal-officially-expands-from-oceans-to-rivers Crystal Mozart was officially welcomed to the Crystal River Cruises fleet in Vienna, Austria. The “Queen of Europe’s Rivers” was christened by Godmother Ms. Elisabeth Gürtler, who is the managing director of both the Hotel Sacher, Vienna’s most famous hotel, and the city’s historic Spanish Riding School.

News from Turkey

Labor contracts of 211 Turkish Airlines employees are cancelled

25-07-2016 News from Turkey

Labor contracts of 211 Turkish Airlines employees are cancelled

Turkish Airlines announced that as of today, labor contracts of 211 Turkish Airlines employees are cancelled.

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Istanbul Municipality to build cable car between Eyüp - Pierre Loti – Miniatürk

25-07-2016 News from Turkey

Istanbul Municipality to build cable car between Eyüp - Pierre Loti – Miniatürk

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) approved a project plan that will construct a 2-kilometer cable car line connecting Eyüp-Pierre Loti – Miniatürk. The construction of the cable car line will start...

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Aviation

Etihad Airways to increase A380 service to New York’s JFK Airport

26-07-2016 Aviation

Etihad Airways to increase A380 service to New York’s JFK Airport

Etihad Airways plans to increase Airbus A380 service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport in response to heightened demand from guests traveling between...

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Solar Impulse 2 completed its journey around the world

26-07-2016 Aviation

Solar Impulse 2 completed its journey around the world

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg succeeded in their crazy dream of achieving the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight. By landing back in Abu Dhabi after a total of 23 days...

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Cruise Travel

Crystal officially expands from oceans to rivers

12-07-2016 Cruise Travel

Crystal officially expands from oceans to rivers

Crystal Mozart was officially welcomed to the Crystal River Cruises fleet in Vienna, Austria. The “Queen of Europe’s Rivers” was christened by Godmother Ms. Elisabeth Gürtler, who is the managing...

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Pet friendly Queen Mary 2 Makes U.S. Debut

07-07-2016 Cruise Travel

Pet friendly Queen Mary 2 Makes U.S. Debut

Cunard’s flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 sailed into its U.S. homeport, Brooklyn, on July 6 after a significant refit costing in the region of $132 million. The luxury liner...

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Rail Travel

Trains crash in southern Italy

12-07-2016 Rail

Trains crash in southern Italy

At least 20 people have died and 18 injured when two passenger trains collided in southern Italy.

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Brussels train station evacuated

20-06-2016 Rail

Brussels train station evacuated

Belgian prosecutors charged three men with terrorism offences on Saturday after raids brought heightened security to Belgium and France and the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. Belgian authorities arrested 12 people...

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Accommodation

Aloft Hotels to Debut in State of Victoria

26-07-2016 Accommodation

Aloft Hotels to Debut in State of Victoria

Starwood Hotels & Resorts will open a new build 176-room Aloft brand hotel in Melbourne, Australia. Slated to open in early 2019, the hotel will form the centrepiece of a...

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Vienna’s Bednights up in first half of 2016

25-07-2016 Accommodation

Vienna’s Bednights up in first half of 2016

Vienna recorded around 6.6 million visitor bednights between January and June 2016 – about 4.9% more than in the same period the previous year.

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MICE News

Berlin’s meetings industry generated €2.31 bn

21-07-2016 MICE

Berlin’s meetings industry generated €2.31 bn

The meetings industry continues to grow in German capital. While the visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office has been active bringing meetings and conventions to the city, the number of participants in...

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Republican and Democratic Conventions to Create $360 Million in Direct Spending

20-07-2016 MICE

Republican and Democratic Conventions to Create $360 Million in Direct Spending

Attendees of the two major-party conventions will be responsible for spending an estimated $360 million in their host cities this year - $180 million each for the Republican National Convention...

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Technology

Emirates’ new interactive amenity kit utilise augmented reality

19-07-2016 Technology

Emirates’ new interactive amenity kit utilise augmented reality

Emirates has launched the world’s first interactive amenity kit in Economy Class, utilised augmented reality (AR) technology to unlock immersive content on mobile devices.

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Students’ electric car reaches 0 to100 km/h in 1.5 seconds

30-06-2016 Technology

Students’ electric car reaches 0 to100 km/h in 1.5 seconds

The forthcoming Formula Student Germany is taking place on the Hockenheimring from 8 to 14 August 2016. For seven days, 115 teams from more than 25 nations will be competing...

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Health & Spa

New yoga space at Vancouver Airport

14-07-2016 Health + Spa

New yoga space at Vancouver Airport

This summer, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and YYoga are launching a pilot program to test a yoga space for travelers. The program, [email protected], will offer departing passengers a designated space...

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Celebrate Finland’s sauna culture at Helsinki Sauna Day

05-07-2016 Health + Spa

Celebrate Finland’s sauna culture at Helsinki Sauna Day

Visitors to Helsinki, Finland, will be offered a never before seen insight into the traditional sauna culture at the world’s first Sauna Day. With over three million saunas across the...

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Tours

Is it safe to travel to Germany now?

25-07-2016 Tours

Is it safe to travel to Germany now?

You may wonder if it is safe to travel to Germany following recent deadly attacks in the country. First an axe attack on a train a week ago injured several...

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Holiday arrivals in New Zealand increase in June 2016

21-07-2016 Tours

Holiday arrivals in New Zealand increase in June 2016

Holiday arrivals in New Zealand have increased by a whopping 16.1% for the financial year ending June with two successful off-peak seasons (spring and autumn) flanking the best summer ever...

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Sports Tourism

Qatar Airways renews partnership with FC Barcelona

19-07-2016 Sports Tourism

Qatar Airways renews partnership with FC Barcelona

Qatar Airways and FC Barcelona have reached an agreement to renew the partnership until 30 June 2017. The agreement will allow the award-winning carrier and the world’s best football club...

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20 new Golf courses to be built in Vietnam

30-06-2016 Sports Tourism

20 new Golf courses to be built in Vietnam

Vietnam’s FLC Group has announced plans to build 20 new golf courses in Vietnam in the next five years. The Hanoi-based company - a major developer of apartments, shopping centres,...

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Luxury Travel

Ferretti Group participates to the Cannes Yachting Fesival 2016

26-07-2016 Luxury Travel

Ferretti Group participates to the Cannes Yachting Fesival 2016

Ferretti Group will participate to the 39th edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival, taking place from 6th to 11th September 2016. Cannes Yachting Festival, the European leader among the boat...

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EmpireCLS Joins Virtuoso Travel Network

11-07-2016 Luxury Travel

EmpireCLS Joins Virtuoso Travel Network

EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services, the global leader in luxury ground transportation and executive car services, has been invited to join the prestigious supplier portfolio at Virtuoso, the leading international travel...

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Destinations

Unique and Luxurious Vacation Destination in Turkey: Cappadocia

Unique and Luxurious Vacation Destination in Turkey: Cappadocia

ftnNEWS would like to present you a unique vacation idea here in Turkey: Cappadocia Region. Located on the central Anatolia plateau within a volcanic landscape sculpted by erosion to form a successi...

Fascinating Tunisia

Fascinating Tunisia

Recently I have visited Tunisia as a familiarization trip organized by the Tunisia Tourism Ministry with the support of Tunis Air. Tunisia is not only a beach holiday destination. It also offers a r...

City of beauties: Kharkiv

City of beauties: Kharkiv

Kharkiv or in Russian Kharkov, located in the northeast of Ukraine, is the second largest city in the country with a population of over 1.5 million inhabitants. Thanks to the European Football Champ...

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