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Published on 29/06/2016
onyx-expands-in-china-with-shama-xiangnanli-chengduONYX Hospitality Group has signed a management agreement with Junson Capital for a new project in Chengdu, China, under the serviced apartment brand, Shama. This brings the group’s total number of properties in the region to 61, including 20 in the pipeline.
Published on 29/06/2016
korea-now-top-2-in-uia-s-global-meetings-ranking Korea has been ranked the world’s top 2 destination for global congresses hosted in 2015, according to the latest International Meetings Statistics Report, released this week by the Union of International Associations (UIA).
Published on 29/06/2016
unwto-strongly-condemns-attack-at-the-istanbul-ataturk-airportOn behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO strongly condemns the attack perpetrated at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to the Turkish people in this difficult moment.
Published on 28/06/2016
terror-hits-istanbul-ataturk-airportJust after one day an updated travel warning to Turkey by the U.S. State Department, terror hits Istanbul again. Three explosions hit Istanbul's main international airport on Tuesday night around 10pm. At least 41 killed (10 foreigner) and 239 injured - 109 of them were discharged.
Published on 28/06/2016
tav-breaks-ground-on-new-tbilisi-airport-terminalOperating the Tbilisi Airport, TAV Airport broke the ground for the new terminal of Tbilisi Airport in a ceremony attended by the Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili. The Prime Minister presented to TAV Airports President & CEO Mr. Sani Şener the State Medal of Distinguished Service for his contributions to the country.
Published on 28/06/2016
swiss-international-to-manage-palace-hotel-in-bahrainSwiss International has signed a management agreement with The Palace hotel (formerly known as the Ramada Palace hotel) in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The well-known Palace hotel, located in the Gudaibiya area of Manama will be rebranded to receive its guests as the Swiss International Palace hotel, effective July 1, 2016.
Published on 28/06/2016
prague-mobile-app-for-meeting-planners Prague Convention Bureau in cooperation with C.O.T. media publishing house and with the support of Prague City Tourism launched a mobile app to help meeting planners explore Prague congress opportunities.
Published on 28/06/2016
heading-out-of-town-for-weekend-check-out-these-travel-apps-for-your-tripAccording to AAA in its annual July 4 travel forecast, nearly 43 million Americans will travel this Independence Day weekend thanks to the low gasoline prices. 84 percent of holiday travelers – more than 36 million people – will drive to their Independence Day destinations.
Published on 28/06/2016
record-fourth-of-july-travel-expectedNearly 43 million Americans will travel this Independence Day weekend thanks to the low gasoline prices. This Independence Day Weekend will be the highest fourth of July travel volume on record and five million more travelers compared to Memorial Day weekend. The holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, June 30 to Monday, July 4.
Published on 28/06/2016
unwto-conference-on-quality-management-held-in-bucharest Quality management indicators and processes are key tools for the competitiveness of tourism destinations concluded the UNWTO Conference on Quality Management held last week in Bucharest, Romania.
Published on 27/06/2016
get-ready-for-inflight-internet-on-lufthansa-s-short-and-medium-haul-flights In-flight internet connectivity is a lifesaver especially for frequent travelers and business travelers. Lufthansa which already started offering inflight internet on long-haul flights, will take off its broadband internet on board its short- and medium-haul flights.
Published on 27/06/2016
marriott-is-ready-to-acquire-starwoodMarriott International, Inc. and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide today announced they have received unconditional clearance from the European Union for Marriott to acquire Starwood in a merger transaction.  
Published on 27/06/2016
turkish-airlines-to-carry-kuwaiti-tourists Turkish Airlines has opened new routes from Kuwait to popular Turkish tourist destinations Trabzon, Izmir, Bursa and Antalya.
Published on 27/06/2016
tunisia-tourist-arrivals-fall-by-21-5-percent-in-first-halfJust a day after the first anniversary of an attack by an Islamist gunman, who killed 38 tourists, Tunisia Tourism Ministry announced the number of foreign tourists that fell by 21.5 percent in the first six months of 2016 compared to the same period last year.
Published on 27/06/2016
ecm-summer-school-to-take-place-27-31-august-2016European Cities Marketing, a non-profit organisation improving the competitiveness and performance of leading cities of Europe by providing a platform for convention, leisure and city marketing professionals, organizes its annual Summer School between 27 and 31 August 2016.
Published on 27/06/2016
turkish-airlines-launches-istanbul-hanoi-serviceTurkish Airlines, “Europe’s Best Airline” for the last five years continues to expand its already substantial Far Eastern network. Already having the most comprehensive airline network, the flag carrier brings yet another destination in Far East online. Turkish Airlines now encompasses 35 destinations in the Far East with the addition of Hanoi, Vietnam; one of 116 nations served across the globe.
Published on 27/06/2016
dusit-international-offers-guests-e-magazine-service Asian hospitality group Dusit International has teamed up with PressReader to offer unlimited access to over 5,000 leading publications and magazines worldwide to its valued guests.
Published on 27/06/2016
crystal-cruises-moving-to-port-everglades-in-2017 Crystal Cruises' luxury ships returns to Broward County's Port Everglades from next year. Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony will sail a total of eight sailings to and from Port Everglades beginning October 27, 2017.
Published on 27/06/2016
aipc-2016-conference-to-be-held-in-nantes-next-monthThe AIPC Annual Conference (International Association of Congress Centres) will be held for the second time in France. From 3 to 6 July, la Cité Nantes Events Center will welcome meeting industry representatives.
Published on 27/06/2016
business-trip-experience-in-2016-vs-2015 GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ Global Report, in partnership with American Express, reveals details of business travelers’ travel experience in 2016 and compares data with last year’s results.
Published on 27/06/2016
bilbao-wins-routes-europe-2018Routes Europe highlights Europe’s different destinations and aviation markets by moving to a new city every year. And for its 2018 event the host city is announced as Basque Country’s Bilbao. An autonomous region of northern Spain, the Basque Country’s distinct language, culture, food, history and landscape have cultivated a thriving tourist industry. Over 2.5 million people visited the region in 2014, which represents a huge leap of 34.6% compared to the previous ten years.
Published on 27/06/2016
europe-s-summer-holiday-budgets-are-risingThe European economy is recovering and Europeans seem to be spending more on their summer holidays than previous years. Up to 79 per cent of middle class European households plan to spend the same amount as last year or more during their summer holidays. That's a seven per cent increase from last year.
Published on 27/06/2016
how-does-terrorism-affect-travelThe threat of terrorism is not preventing Americans from traveling, but it is prompting travelers to take more precautions. More Americans are making the decision to insure their travel. Following terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, more travelers are purchasing trip cancellation policies and searching specifically for Terrorism coverage.
Published on 26/06/2016
swiss-international-to-open-a-hotel-in-al-qassimSwiss International has signed an agreement with the Al Zamil real estate group to develop the Swiss International Hotel & Resort at Al Qassim Touristic city project.
Published on 24/06/2016
hertz-renews-partnership-with-disneyland-parisHertz and Disneyland Paris further extend their partnership for another five years. Hertz will continue to serve as the official car rental partner for Disneyland Paris – Europe's top tourist destination. The partnership, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015, has been expanded beyond France to a European level.
Published on 24/06/2016
ipw-to-bring-4-7-billion-in-direct-bookings-to-u-sThe U.S. Travel Association’s 48th annual IPW, formerly known as International Pow Wow, convened in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from June 18-22. IPW, which is the largest single generator of travel to the U.S., attracted more than 6,000 attendees from 73 countries, including over 1,300 international and domestic travel buyers and nearly 500 media from the U.S. and abroad.
Published on 24/06/2016
wyndham-to-open-its-first-hotel-in-greece-next-yearThe world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, Wyndham Hotel Group, will open its first hotel in Greece in 2017. The world’s largest hotel company brings its accessible luxury to Athens by opening the Wyndham Grand Athens.
Published on 24/06/2016
short-term-and-long-term-impacts-of-brexit-on-hotel-industryThe recent fluctuation of the British pound on the currency market exchange is an early indicator of the overall impact that Brexit could have on the overall economy—which would filter down to the hotel industry.
Published on 24/06/2016
easyjet-s-respond-for-brexiteasyJet notes the result of yesterday’s referendum in favour of the UK leaving the EU and is confident that it will not have a material impact on its strategy or its ability to deliver long term sustainable earnings growth and returns to shareholders.
Published on 24/06/2016
what-does-brexit-mean-for-travelersThe Brexiteers have won. Britain has voted to leave the European Union. What does it mean for travelers?
Published on 22/06/2016
aloft-introduces-roomcast-powered-by-chromecastAloft Hotels, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.’s innovative hotel brand, introduces RoomCast Powered by Chromecast, a groundbreaking new streaming solution designed by TeleAdapt for the hotel industry and being offered first at Aloft.
Published on 22/06/2016
unwto-helps-to-boost-ukraine-s-tourism-visa-on-arrival-for-chinese-travelersWorld Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will work with the Government of Ukraine to support the development of its tourism sector. The cooperation will focus on the areas of tourism statistics, communications and capacity building within the Organization for tourism officials and graduates from the country’s tourism educational institutions.
Published on 22/06/2016
go-vilnius-to-boost-business-opportunities-and-promote-tourism The City of Vilnius announced the launch of GO Vilnius. Unveiled in May 2016, GO Vilnius is the city’s new development agency combining international investment, business development, and city marketing and tourism initiatives, including the work of the Vilnius Convention Bureau, under one umbrella organisation.
Published on 22/06/2016
u-s-introduces-new-rules-for-commercial-use-of-dronesThe Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace.
Published on 22/06/2016
university-of-west-london-holds-film-tourism-conference-on-23-24-juneThe University of West London (UWL) is hosting a conference on Film Tourism for delegates from across the EU as part of the development of the pan-European Film Tourism route. This route aims to attract new tourists to destinations because of their links to iconic films.
Published on 22/06/2016
attendance-levels-increase-at-the-meetings-show-2016 The Meetings Show, the premier event for the UK inbound and outbound meetings industry, was held 14-16 June 2016 at Olympia, London. Organised by meeting professionals for meeting professionals, this year’s event has seen an 11% increase in unique visitors and a 2.5% increase in hosted buyers.
Published on 22/06/2016
let-s-relax-spa-expands-its-first-overseas-branch-in-china Siam Wellness Group Public Co.,Ltd or SPA has recently expanded its unique Thai Contemporary Spa concept overseas with the first branch opening in Kunming City, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China.
Published on 21/06/2016
british-airways-flies-from-berlin-tegel-to-london-city-airportBritish Airways is now offering 16 direct flights a week from Berlin-Tegel to the conveniently located London City Airport (LCY). Flight times are tailored to the requirements of business and holiday travellers. A morning, afternoon and evening flight is offered every day from Monday to Friday. One evening flight is offered on Sundays.
Published on 21/06/2016
uk-civil-aviation-authority-o-open-easa-part-66-exam-centre-in-istanbulOn behalf of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), CAA International (CAAi) is set to open a brand new EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML) electronic examination centre in Istanbul, Turkey.
Published on 20/06/2016
germania-starts-bremen-ankara-service German airline company Germania launched flights between Bremen, Germany and Turkish capital Ankara. Germania will be making direct reciprocal flights from Esenboğa Airport to Bremen once a week.
Published on 20/06/2016
two-new-rezidor-hotels-in-dammam-saudi-arabiaRezidor announces two new hotels in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. One of them will be opened in 2016 and the other in 2018.
Published on 20/06/2016
ryanair-changes-terminal-in-rome-fiumicinoRyanair announced that all of its Rome Fiumicino flights will move from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2 from Tuesday, 28th June next. All Ryanair customers due to depart from Rome Fiumicino should continue to use Terminal 3 up to and including Monday, 27th June, and then use Terminal 2 from Tuesday, 28th June.
Published on 20/06/2016
brussels-train-station-evacuatedBelgian 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 after conducting anti-terror raids in Brussels and across the country amid press reports of a plot to attack fans gathering to watch the national football team. Just one day later central train station in Brussels evacuated.
Published on 20/06/2016
beyondtv-in-room-entertainment-system-coming-to-latin-american-hotelsHotel Internet Services (HIS) partners with Mexico City based Wi-Fi provider HotSpot International (HSI) to bring the industry's premier wireless streaming entertainment solution to Latin American hoteliers. HSI becomes their exclusive representative for the industry leading BeyondTV in-room entertainment system.
Published on 20/06/2016
visitbritain-s-collaborates-with-disney-for-film-tourism VisitBritain is today launching an international ‘Where Giant Dreams come to Life’ film tourism campaign in its first-ever collaboration with Disney, producer of The BFG. The film, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the book by Cardiff born author Roald Dahl, was filmed at locations across Britain including Blenheim Palace, London, the Isle of Skye and Bamburgh beach in Northumberland. The BFG film launches in the US on 1 July and in the UK on 22 July.
Published on 20/06/2016
solar-impulse-takes-off-from-new-york-city-to-seville Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) took off early this morning from Kennedy Airport, New York, to attempt the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. The flight, that should take four days and four nights non-stop depending on weather conditions, is one of the most challenging legs of the Round-The-World Solar Flight, the goal of which is to show that the world can be run on clean technologies.
Published on 20/06/2016
bangkok-s-grand-palace-outpaces-the-eiffel-tower Bangkok’s Grand Palace outpaces the Eiffel Tower, Egypt’s Great Pyramids and Rome’s Colosseum to make the list of the World’s 50 Most Visited Tourist Attractions, according to leading travel magazine, Travel+Leisure.
Published on 20/06/2016
cambodia-organizes-the-first-food-tourism-summitThe 2016 Mekong Tourism Forum, which will be hosted by the Cambodia Ministry of Tourism (MoT) at the Sokha Beach Resort Sihanoukville on the beautiful Southern Coast of Cambodia from July 5 to July 7, features half-day Mekong Food Tourism Summit.
Published on 19/06/2016
westfield-offers-more-luxury-services-for-middle-eastern-travelers With Ramadan now underway, Westfield is preparing for an anticipated wave of Middle Eastern tourists flocking to Westfield London to celebrate Eid (6th July) and escape the heat of the Middle Eastern summer.
Published on 19/06/2016
best-basketball-weekend-on-earth-to-be-organized-in-las-vegas Spokane Hoopfest, the “best basketball weekend on earth” brings Las Vegas 3-on-3 to Toshiba Plaza at T-Mobile Arena and the top of the New York-New York parking garage October 14 – 16 for a weekend of cross-overs and 3-pointers. The event is new to Las Vegas and will give “Hoopfesters” the rare opportunity to play basketball while enjoying 360-degree views of the famed Las Vegas Strip.
Published on 19/06/2016
unwto-and-astana-expo-2017-partner-to-promote-sustainable-tourismThe World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Astana EXPO 2017 National Company partner to promote sustainable tourism at the Expo under the theme ‘Future Energy’. UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai and Akhmetzhan Yessimov, Chairman of Board for Astana EXPO 2017 National Company signed the agreement in Madrid.
Published on 19/06/2016
estonian-cities-win-bids-to-host-new-international-eventsThe Estonian Convention Bureau announced that two of Estonia's most popular conference cities, Tallinn and Pärnu, are celebrating successes after recently scoring the rights to host new international events within the coming year.
Published on 19/06/2016
the-23rd-istanbul-jazz-festival-kicks-off-on-27-juneThe 23rd Istanbul Jazz Festival kicks off with a special project on Monday, 27 June 2016. One of the most productive names of the rock music, Damon Albarn, the conductor Issam Rafea, and The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians will inaugurate the festival on Monday, 27 June at 21.30 at Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre, under the sponsorship of Akasya.
Published on 19/06/2016
seychelles-organized-roadshow-in-france Seychelles has been working hard to maintain its visibility in France and in this regard, Seychelles Roadshow - Escapades Seychelles took place in France for the 13th time from the 30th May – 02nd June 2016.
Published on 19/06/2016
hotelspro-experiences-31-booking-growth-in-the-usaIstanbul based global travel wholesaler; HotelsPro announced that they have experienced 31% booking growth for US destinations after launching their new office in Orlando, Lake Mary, earlier this year.
Published on 16/06/2016
turkish-airlines-presents-david-guetta-s-uefa-euro-2016-anthem-music-video Turkish Airlines, Europe’s best airline for five consecutive years*, takes David Guetta’s UEFA EURO 2016 anthem to the 24 competing nations in this year’s tournament. You can enjoy 24 different music videos of David Guetta’s ‘This One’s For You’ specially recorded with a local twist of each 24 countries participating the championship.
Published on 16/06/2016
launch-of-the-unwto-ethics-awardThe World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE) have launched the UNWTO Ethics Award. The Award will recognize companies committed to making their business more responsible and sustainable through the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism.
Published on 16/06/2016
seychelles-participates-international-yoga-day Seychelles will once again join the rest of the world in marking the International Day of Yoga (IDY) this month. The day was first commemorated last year across the globe on June 21, after the United Nations passed an India-sponsored Resolution in December 2014.
Published on 16/06/2016
apg-appointed-as-gsa-for-vietnam-airlines-in-6-countriesFounded in 1956, Vietnam Airlines is part of the Sky Team Alliance, and a strategic partner of the alliance in Southeast Asia. APG announced a new GSA relationship with Vietnam Airlines in 6 new countries.
Published on 16/06/2016
16-6-million-visited-thailand-in-first-half-of-2016 The Thai tourism industry enjoys a 13% growth in international visitor arrivals in the first half of 2016. Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced that 16.67 million visited Thailand in January-June 2016. Projected earnings are estimated at 824 billion Baht, up 17%.
Published on 16/06/2016
airport-passenger-traffic-continuous-growth-in-april-2016Airports Council International announced statistics for April 2016. The stats find out that global airport passenger traffic increased by 3.4% in April 2016, while international passenger traffic grew faster than the domestic segment (3.8% versus 3.3% respectively). Total passenger traffic grew by 6.2% for the first four months of 2016 as compared to the previous year. Read more for regional stats.
Published on 16/06/2016
bellagio-to-host-monthly-culinary-series-to-showcase-cuisine-from-renowned-chefsExecutive chefs will bring a flavor invasion to Harvest by Roy Ellamar at Bellagio. Snack Wagon Takeover, a monthly culinary series, will allow guests to get up-close-and-personal with their favorite chefs. The interactive event will begin Thursday, June 16 with celebrity chef Todd English and will showcase executive chefs from Bellagio Resort & Casino and other MGM Resorts.
Published on 16/06/2016
starwood-announces-four-points-by-sheraton-sydney-central-parkStarwood Hotels & Resorts expands presence in Australia by announcing Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park. Located in the AU$2 billion Central Park urban village at the former Old Kent Brewery site, the 297-room new build hotel is scheduled to open in 2018 as part of a mixed-use development.
Published on 15/06/2016
egyptair-flight-ms804-wreckage-foundWreckage of the EgyptAir Flight MS804, which vanished over the eastern Mediterranean early on Thursday 19 May with 66 passengers and crew on board, has been found according to the Egyptian investigators.
Published on 15/06/2016
british-celebrity-chef-ed-baines-to-cook-turkish-food-at-taste-of-londonTurkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism participates in Taste of London which takes place at Regent’s Park in London, one of the most popular and the greatest food, drink and summer festival as a destination partner between 15th and 19th June 2016.
Published on 15/06/2016
starwood-sells-the-st-regis-florence-and-the-westin-excelsior-florenceStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has closed on the sale of The St. Regis Florence and The Westin Excelsior Florence to Nozul Hotels & Resorts, the owner of The Gritti Palace, Venice and W Doha Hotel, and a wholly owned subsidiary of “Jaidah Holdings” for €190 million (approximately US$213 million).
Published on 15/06/2016
what-u-s-travelers-think-about-airfaresAn air travel survey of more than 11,000 respondents finds out what U.S. travelers think about airfares, frequent flier programs, and flight attendant friendliness.
Published on 15/06/2016
menin-hospitality-to-manage-a-miami-beach-hotel Menin Hospitality has entered an agreement to manage Mondrian South Beach, one of Miami Beach’s only bay front hotel destinations. With 335 units, a full service spa and dining concept, Menin Hospitality will manage the property that first opened in 2008 as a Mondrian®  under a license granted to the hotel by Morgans Hotel Group.
Published on 14/06/2016
collectors-choice-exhibition-opens-at-contemporary-istanbulTurkey’s premier international art fair Contemporary Istanbul welcomes its 11th edition with an exciting project titled Collectors’ Choice. Collectors' Choice is an exceptional exhibition that will showcase 120 artworks personally selected by 60 collectors from their own private collections.
Published on 14/06/2016
marriott-rebrands-protea-hotels-in-africaMarriott International rebrands Protea Hotels in Africa. The rebranding includes an updated and modernized logo and the “by Marriott” endorsement.   The brand is now officially Protea Hotels by Marriott ®.

News from Turkey

Terror hits Istanbul Ataturk Airport

28-06-2016 News from Turkey

Terror hits Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Just after one day an updated travel warning to Turkey by the U.S. State Department, terror hits Istanbul again. Three explosions hit Istanbul's main international airport on Tuesday night around...

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TAV breaks ground on new Tbilisi Airport terminal

28-06-2016 News from Turkey

TAV breaks ground on new Tbilisi Airport terminal

Operating the Tbilisi Airport, TAV Airport broke the ground for the new terminal of Tbilisi Airport in a ceremony attended by the Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili. The Prime Minister...

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Aviation

Get ready for inflight internet on Lufthansa’s short- and medium-haul flights

27-06-2016 Aviation

Get ready for inflight internet on Lufthansa’s short- and medium-haul flights

In-flight internet connectivity is a lifesaver especially for frequent travelers and business travelers. Lufthansa which already started offering inflight internet on long-haul flights, will take off its broadband internet on...

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easyJet’s respond for Brexit

24-06-2016 Aviation

easyJet’s respond for Brexit

easyJet notes the result of yesterday’s referendum in favour of the UK leaving the EU and is confident that it will not have a material impact on its strategy or...

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Cruise Travel

Crystal Cruises Moving to Port Everglades in 2017

27-06-2016 Cruise Travel

Crystal Cruises Moving to Port Everglades in 2017

Crystal Cruises' luxury ships returns to Broward County's Port Everglades from next year. Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony will sail a total of eight sailings to and from Port Everglades...

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Fred. Olsen Cruise offers ‘Best of British’ deals this Summer

09-06-2016 Cruise Travel

Fred. Olsen Cruise offers ‘Best of British’ deals this Summer

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines announces two great-value ‘Best of British’ deals this Summer as a special commemorative offer for the Her Majesty The Queen’s official 90th birthday. Fred. Olsen will...

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Rail Travel

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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World's longest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

01-06-2016 Rail

World's longest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

The Gotthard rail tunnel through the Alps, 24 years in the making, has opened today; making it the world's longest and deepest rail tunnel. The 57km (35-mile) twin-bore Gotthard base...

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Accommodation

ONYX Expands in China with Shama Xiangnanli Chengdu

29-06-2016 Accommodation

ONYX Expands in China with Shama Xiangnanli Chengdu

ONYX Hospitality Group has signed a management agreement with Junson Capital for a new project in Chengdu, China, under the serviced apartment brand, Shama. This brings the group’s total number...

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Swiss International to manage Palace hotel in Bahrain

28-06-2016 Accommodation

Swiss International to manage Palace hotel in Bahrain

Swiss International has signed a management agreement with The Palace hotel (formerly known as the Ramada Palace hotel) in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The well-known Palace hotel, located in the...

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MICE News

Korea – Now Top 2 in UIA’s Global Meetings Ranking

29-06-2016 MICE

Korea – Now Top 2 in UIA’s Global Meetings Ranking

Korea has been ranked the world’s top 2 destination for global congresses hosted in 2015, according to the latest International Meetings Statistics Report, released this week by the Union of...

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UNWTO Conference on Quality Management held in Bucharest

28-06-2016 MICE

UNWTO Conference on Quality Management held in Bucharest

Quality management indicators and processes are key tools for the competitiveness of tourism destinations concluded the UNWTO Conference on Quality Management held last week in Bucharest, Romania.

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Technology

Prague Mobile App for Meeting Planners

28-06-2016 Technology

Prague Mobile App for Meeting Planners

Prague Convention Bureau in cooperation with C.O.T. media publishing house and with the support of Prague City Tourism launched a mobile app to help meeting planners explore Prague congress opportunities.

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Heading out of town for weekend, check out these travel apps for your trip

28-06-2016 Technology

Heading out of town for weekend, check out these travel apps for your trip

According to AAA in its annual July 4 travel forecast, nearly 43 million Americans will travel this Independence Day weekend thanks to the low gasoline prices. 84 percent of holiday...

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Health & Spa

Let's Relax Spa expands its first overseas branch in China

22-06-2016 Health + Spa

Let's Relax Spa expands its first overseas branch in China

Siam Wellness Group Public Co.,Ltd or SPA has recently expanded its unique Thai Contemporary Spa concept overseas with the first branch opening in Kunming City, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of...

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Seychelles participates International Yoga Day

16-06-2016 Health + Spa

Seychelles participates International Yoga Day

Seychelles will once again join the rest of the world in marking the International Day of Yoga (IDY) this month. The day was first commemorated last year across the globe...

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Tours

Record Fourth of July travel expected

28-06-2016 Tours

Record Fourth of July travel expected

Nearly 43 million Americans will travel this Independence Day weekend thanks to the low gasoline prices. This Independence Day Weekend will be the highest fourth of July travel volume on...

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Business trip experience in 2016 vs. 2015

27-06-2016 Tours

Business trip experience in 2016 vs. 2015

GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ Global Report, in partnership with American Express, reveals details of business travelers’ travel experience in 2016 and compares data with last year’s results.

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Sports Tourism

Best basketball weekend on earth to be organized in Las Vegas

19-06-2016 Sports Tourism

Best basketball weekend on earth to be organized in Las Vegas

Spokane Hoopfest, the “best basketball weekend on earth” brings Las Vegas 3-on-3 to Toshiba Plaza at T-Mobile Arena and the top of the New York-New York parking garage October 14...

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2017 Pro Bowl to be Played in Orlando

03-06-2016 Sports Tourism

2017 Pro Bowl to be Played in Orlando

Orlando will host PRO BOWL and week long festivities in 2017. The announcement was made today at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.

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Luxury Travel

Westfield offers more luxury services for Middle Eastern travelers

19-06-2016 Luxury Travel

Westfield offers more luxury services for Middle Eastern travelers

With Ramadan now underway, Westfield is preparing for an anticipated wave of Middle Eastern tourists flocking to Westfield London to celebrate Eid (6th July) and escape the heat of the...

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Heathrow’s VIP service now includes signature dishes from a Michelin Starred Chef

08-06-2016 Luxury Travel

Heathrow’s VIP service now includes signature dishes from a Michelin Starred Chef

Heathrow’s VIP service offers passengers luxurious, private and personalised travel through the airport and today the airport announced another luxurious offering; a new exclusive VIP menu featuring signature dishes from...

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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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