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Published on 23/10/2014
istanbul-hosts-ferrari-challenge-this-weekendThe Ferrari Challenge Europe Trofeo Pirelli resumes this weekend at Turkey’s spectacular Istanbul Park circuit.
Published on 23/10/2014
french-chef-opens-a-culinary-exhibition-in-istanbulFrench chef, photographer and artist Daniel Colagrossi has opened an exhibition in Istanbul.
Published on 23/10/2014
denmark-joins-the-growing-baltic-family-of-exhibitors-at-convene-2015Exhibitors from Denmark will be making their debut in CONVENE 2015.
Published on 23/10/2014
golfers-are-taking-more-golf-breaks-nowGolfers in four key European markets take more golf breaks now than they did in 2009, according to new research.
Published on 23/10/2014
spa-and-wellness-services-trade-show-opens-its-doors-todayThe sixth SPA-CE, trade show of Spa & Wellness tourism of Central Europe, commenced today.
Published on 23/10/2014
accor-transfers-its-central-european-operations-to-polish-orbisAccor today submitted an offer to Orbis, a public company listed in Warsaw and 52.7% held by Accor, which would reinforce their existing partnership to make the Polish company its management platform for Central and Eastern Europe.
Published on 23/10/2014
swiss-airline-to-start-flying-to-cubaSoon tourists have an option to fly twice a week from Switzerland to Cuba.
Published on 23/10/2014
qantas-unveils-the-final-design-of-new-business-suitesQantas customers are set to enjoy a new standard of luxury on international flights to Asia, Hawaii and key domestic routes, with the airline unveiling the final design of new Business Suites to feature on its A330 fleet.
Published on 23/10/2014
ryanair-to-offer-passengers-pre-booked-parking-facilitiesRyanair today announced a new car parking partnership with Manchester Airport Group (MAG), offering Ryanair passengers pre-booked parking facilities at East Midlands, London Stansted and Manchester airports.
Published on 23/10/2014
courtyard-by-marriott-opens-10th-hotel-in-mexicoMarriott International announced the opening of the 156-room Courtyard by Marriott Queretaro, the 10th hotel for the brand in Mexico.
Published on 23/10/2014
it-partnership-with-ibm-to-split-lufthansa-systems-into-three-companiesDeutsche Lufthansa AG announced that they will soon sign IT partnership with IBM.
Published on 23/10/2014
air-arabia-launches-11th-route-in-saudi-arabia-to-al-joufAir Arabia announced the launch of non-stop service to Al Jouf, one of the compelling tourist destinations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia defined by a diverse natural environment, cultural landmarks and historic sites.
Published on 23/10/2014
medical-tourism-conference-in-dubaiDelegates from around the globe attended the first day of a two-day inaugural health regulation conference in Dubai which looked at major efforts by Dubai to become a medical tourism hub.
Published on 22/10/2014
best-cruise-lines-for-2014Condé Nast Traveler readers rank the best cruise lines in the world, including large ships, midsize-ships, small ships, and river cruising vessels.
Published on 22/10/2014
ebola-restrictions-start-in-the-united-statesNowadays people talk about the possibility of an Ebola-related travel ban to the United States.
Published on 22/10/2014
eurostar-to-start-london-amsterdam-serviceEurostar will launch direct services between the British and Dutch capitals.
Published on 22/10/2014
qatar-airways-to-fly-bangkok-with-a380-in-the-new-yearQatar Airways’ highly anticipated A380 aircraft will soon touchdown in Bangkok, Thailand.
Published on 22/10/2014
tourradar-launches-been2-a-new-app-for-travelersTourRadar, the web and mobile platform for group travel, is expanding its horizons in the mobile app world by launching ‘been2’. 
Published on 22/10/2014
international-travel-to-the-united-states-between-2014-2019The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) projects international travel to the United States will continue to experience strong growth through 2019, based on the National Travel and Tourism Office's 2014 Fall Travel Forecast.
Published on 22/10/2014
jazeera-airways-group-announces-record-earnings-for-q3-2014Jazeera Airways Group Chairman, Marwan Boodai, said, “Despite the continued political unrest in several areas of our network, the company managed to deliver the best earnings in the history of our nine-year old airline,”.
Published on 22/10/2014
flydubai-inaugurates-two-new-flights-to-tanzaniaDubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flights to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar touched down today in Tanzania.
Published on 22/10/2014
vanilla-islands-speaks-out-on-the-creole-festival-of-seychellesVictoria, capital of the Creole world and the island of Mahé which was equipped with an institute insuring the promotion of this so warm islander identity welcome the 29th kreol festival from October 24th.
Published on 22/10/2014
design-hotels-welcomes-eight-new-membersDesign Hotels welcomes eight new members from South Korea to Spain.
Published on 22/10/2014
cruise1st-co-uk-announces-free-cruise-tracking-appCruise1st.co.uk has become the first UK cruise operator to offer a useful and fun app letting friends keep up with a seafarer's latest cruise holiday.
Published on 22/10/2014
holiday-inn-express-brand-launches-in-russiaInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announces the launch of its Holiday Inn Express® brand in Russia, the CIS and Georgia.
Published on 22/10/2014
gulf-air-returns-to-hyderabadGulf Air will be recommencing flights to Hyderabad, the fourth most populous city in India, with 5 weekly flights, starting from 15 December 2014.
Published on 22/10/2014
turkish-culture-days-start-in-georgiaTurkish Culture Centre in Tbilisi, Georgia hosts one-month long Turkish Culture Days.
Published on 21/10/2014
19-3-million-tourists-visited-mexico-in-8-monthsThe Bank of Mexico reported that tourism receipts received from international tourists in the first eight months of the year grew 18.1 percent over the same period of 2013.
Published on 21/10/2014
lyft-uber-can-operate-at-san-francisco-international-airportLyft and Uber drivers can now legally pick up and drop off passengers at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Published on 21/10/2014
where-do-consumers-want-to-go-in-q3-2014There's been some notable movement beyond the top destinations in terms of where consumers want to travel this quarter.
Published on 21/10/2014
orbitz-com-customers-name-favorite-hotels-for-2014Orbitz.com today announced the winners of the 2014 Best In Stay Awards, which honor nearly 400 top-rated hotels in 75 popular destinations based on reviews by Orbitz customers.
Published on 21/10/2014
ana-partners-with-world-renowned-hotels-and-restaurantsANA will collaborate with some of the world’s most highly acclaimed restaurants in Thailand, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
Published on 21/10/2014
hilton-worldwide-enters-myanmar-with-first-hilton-hotel-in-capital-cityHilton Worldwide made its debut in Myanmar with the opening of Hilton Nay Pyi Taw, in the country’s capital city.
Published on 21/10/2014
gallipoli-peninsula-named-must-see-region-in-lonely-planet-s-best-in-travel-2015The Gallipoli Peninsula takes the number one spot for regions in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2015, highlighting the region as a must-see for the coming year, in time for the centenary of the World War I battle fought there.
Published on 21/10/2014
airbus-launches-new-vip-widebody-cabin-conceptAirbus has launched a new VIP cabin concept, initially for the A330-200, offering a faster and more affordable way to the greater capacity, capability and comfort of a widebody for both private and government customers.
Published on 21/10/2014
world-stroke-congress-will-be-held-at-halic-congress-center-on-22-25-octoberThe 9th World Stroke Congress will build on the highly successful 2012 congress in Brasilia, which attracted almost 2,000 delegates from 83 countries along with 65 internationally acclaimed speakers.
Published on 21/10/2014
best-western-s-patong-beach-property-in-phuket-opensBest Western International has opened a brand new hotel in Phuket: the stylish BEST WESTERN Patong Beach.
Published on 21/10/2014
starwood-has-sold-the-st-regis-romeStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has sold The St. Regis, Rome to subsidiaries of Constellation Hotels Holding Limited.
Published on 20/10/2014
ebola-aid-for-africaThe European Union steps up efforts toward getting 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid to fight Ebola in West Africa and rejected the idea of halting direct flights coming from the region.
Published on 20/10/2014
christmas-tree-sculpture-vandalized-in-paris-because-of-its-resemblance-to-a-sex-toyThe inflatable sculpture of a Christmas tree which caused outrage in Paris for its resemblance to a sex toy is removed after being vandalized.
Published on 20/10/2014
eibtm-exhibitors-can-now-select-their-own-appointments-with-hosted-buyersFor the first time EIBTM exhibitors will now be able to request additional appointments with Hosted Buyers following the initial appointment match.
Published on 20/10/2014
malaysia-airports-eyes-full-control-at-istanbul-sabiha-goekcen-airportMalaysia Airports Holdings Bhd plans to buy an additional 40 per cent stake in Istanbul’s second-biggest airport to gain full control according to sources.
Published on 20/10/2014
mandara-spa-facility-upgrade-at-the-magellan-sutera-resortThe spa facility located at The Pacific Sutera Hotel; Body Senses by Mandara, has been rebranded as a Chavana Spa.
Published on 20/10/2014
port-everglades-goes-digital-with-online-cruise-guide-and-new-cruise-appPort Everglades is making it easier and more convenient for cruise guests to plan their next ocean-bound vacation with an online version of the Cruise Guide and a new, user-friendly cruise app for mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads.
Published on 20/10/2014
kyoto-aquarium-is-a-new-attraction-for-business-visitorsKyoto is continuing to grow its offering to the conference, events and incentives market with the launch of a new venue.
Published on 20/10/2014
etihad-airways-and-alitalia-unveil-two-expo-milano-2015-aircraftAlitalia, Italy’s leading carrier, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have unveiled two aircraft in a unique Expo Milano 2015 livery to mark their co-sponsorship of the global event.
Published on 19/10/2014
lufthansa-pilots-strike-again-on-mondayDeutsche Lufthansa AG (LHA), the German carrier that has suffered a lot of strikes this year, expects another strike tomorrow; some flights to be affected.
Published on 19/10/2014
china-will-overtake-the-united-statesThe International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its first 20-year passenger growth forecast, projecting that China will overtake the United States as the world’s largest passenger market.
Published on 19/10/2014
which-countries-travel-the-mostWho are the most adventurous when it comes to travelling? A new study ranks the world’s most well-travelled countries.
Published on 19/10/2014
gbta-announces-new-education-programThe Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – Latin America region in conjunction with GBTA’s Argentina Chapter, recently hosted its third annual successful GBTA Conference Latin America.
Published on 17/10/2014
marriott-rewards-joins-the-turkish-airlines-miles-smiles-programmeNow Turkish Airlines' frequent flyer programme; Miles&Smiles members have the privilege of earning Miles for their stays in over 70 countries and over 3900 hotels with its new partner, Marriott Rewards.
Published on 16/10/2014
turkish-musicians-whirling-dervishes-join-brandenburg-for-ottoman-baroque-in-australiaSevil Oren Konakci, FTNnews’ MICE editor, will be leading a group of Whirling Dervishes (Semazen) and Mitrip Group, with the Vice-President of the International Mevlana Foundation, Esin Celebi Bayru, to Sydney, Australia for a series of concerts that will take place between 22 and 31 October 2014.
Published on 16/10/2014
assoufid-golf-club-marrakech-officially-opens-for-playAssoufid Golf Club, situated close to the vibrant ‘Red City’ of Marrakech, and set to become one of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region’s finest golf experiences, has officially opened.
Published on 16/10/2014
ibtm-africa-partners-with-mice-academyIBTM Africa, part of the IBTM Global Events portfolio of meetings industry events, is to partner with the MICE Academy to help support the advancement of the next generation of industry professionals in Africa.
Published on 16/10/2014
africa-travel-association-statement-on-ebolaThe Africa Travel Association (ATA) is the leading global trade association promoting travel and tourism to Africa and strengthening intra-Africa partnerships.
Published on 16/10/2014
visit-turkey-at-world-travel-market-2014-stand-em1000-1050The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism will again occupy a prominent space this year at the World Travel Market (WTM) at stand EM1000-1050.
Published on 16/10/2014
swiss-moves-into-london-heathrow-s-terminal-2SWISS switched all its ground operations at London Heathrow Airport to the rebuilt Terminal 2 – also known as The Queen’s Terminal.
Published on 16/10/2014
hilton-worldwide-unveils-new-hotel-brandHilton Worldwide redefines the Lifestyle category with new hotel brand.
Published on 16/10/2014
dusit-thani-dubai-unveils-a-new-era-of-luxuryDusit Thani Dubai, Dusit International’s flagship property in the vibrant city of Dubai, announces the completion of the renovation of its One and Two Bedroom Suites.
Published on 16/10/2014
etihad-airways-links-abu-dhabi-and-vienna-by-nikiEtihad Airways will provide a new air bridge between Abu Dhabi and Vienna, when it places its EY code on the forthcoming daily service by the Austrian carrier, and subsidiary of airberlin, NIKI (subject to government approval).
Published on 16/10/2014
the-state-of-mexico-launches-convention-brand-at-imex-americaGainingEdge recently completed a feasibility study for Ministry of Tourism of The State of Mexico for a purpose built international standard convention centre in Toluca.
Published on 16/10/2014
ana-announces-more-flights-between-hong-kong-and-tokyoANA has decided to increase the number of flights on the Haneda-Hong Kong route starting from December 20.
Published on 16/10/2014
the-best-performing-ceos-in-the-worldHarvard Business Review announced the 2014’s best-performing CEOs in the World.
Published on 15/10/2014
pilots-announce-strike-at-lufthansa-s-sister-companyA pilots’ union at Lufthansa’s sister company, Germanwings, announced Wednesday a 12-hour strike across Germany on October 16 between 10.00 GMT and 21.59 GMT in an ongoing dispute over pension benefits.
Published on 15/10/2014
turkish-airlines-started-flights-to-khersonTurkish Airlines expands its flight map and opens a new destination in Ukraine.
Published on 15/10/2014
marriott-international-selects-istanbul-for-its-global-marketing-campaignMarriott International, Inc. launched a new multi-year global marketing campaign called “Travel Brilliantly,” and it features Istanbul.
Published on 15/10/2014
singapore-s-tourism-receipts-grew-despite-drop-in-arrivalsSingapore Tourism Board (STB) announced that in the first half of 2014, tourism receipts (TR) grew 2 per cent year-on-year to S$11.8 billion, even while international visitor arrivals (IVA) dipped 3 per cent to 7.5 million over the same period.
Published on 15/10/2014
myanmar-tourism-motors-ahead-thanks-to-top-gearThe emerging destination of Myanmar is set drive up international visitor numbers from about two million last year to 7.5 million by 2020 – thanks in part to Top Gear.
Published on 15/10/2014
ascott-opens-three-new-serviced-residencesCapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has opened its first serviced residences in Hangzhou, China and Hamburg, Germany.
Published on 15/10/2014
site-executive-summit-2015-to-be-held-in-dubaiDubai will welcome leading experts from the global incentive travel and motivational events industry for the 2015 Society of Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Executive Summit.
Published on 15/10/2014
turkish-festival-season-in-united-states-in-full-swingIn October, Turkish Americans in Boston, Charlotte and Seattle will celebrate Turkish culture, music and cuisine at their annual Turkish festivals, sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Foundation.
Published on 14/10/2014
swiss-launches-its-own-roaming-sim-cardSWISS is introducing its own prepaid SIM card, enabling users to call and surf the web at attractive roaming rates all over the world.
Published on 14/10/2014
australian-mantra-group-reaches-50-hotels-in-queenslandAustralian hoteliers; Mantra Group continues its expansion with the announcements of the company's 50th hotel in Queensland – Mantra Midtown Apartments in Brisbane.
Published on 14/10/2014
35-howard-johnson-hotels-to-open-in-india-by-2020The first Howard Johnson® hotel in India launched today at the IT city of Bengaluru.
Published on 14/10/2014
airberlin-and-alitalia-sign-codeshare-agreementairberlin, Germany’s second largest airline and Alitalia, Italy’s leading carrier, have signed a codeshare agreement to offer more choice and greater convenience to their guests.
Published on 14/10/2014
first-ramada-encore-hotel-in-indiaWyndham Hotel Group announced the launch of Ramada Encore Bangalore Domlur, the first Ramada Encore property in India.
Published on 14/10/2014
top-airline-bosses-debate-the-future-of-flyingWorld Travel Market will feature an aviation debate from top airline bosses about the future of flying.
Published on 14/10/2014
istanbul-hosts-european-airlines-aviation-leadership-summitThe second annual Association of European Airlines (AEA) Aviation Leadership Summit will be hosted by Dr Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines in Istanbul.
Published on 14/10/2014
etihad-airways-total-revenues-increase-to-us-1-8-billionEtihad Airways reported total revenues of US$1.8 billion for the third quarter of 2014, an impressive increase of 29 per cent year-on-year.
Published on 14/10/2014
a-new-holiday-inn-express-hotel-in-xalapa-mexicoInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) opens a five-story, 110-room Holiday Inn Express® Xalapa hotel in Veracruz, Mexico.
Published on 14/10/2014
europe-s-best-tourism-film-of-2014European Travel Commission (ETC) organised a competition to honour the best European tourism film of 2014.
Published on 14/10/2014
holland-america-line-launches-winter-2015-2016-holidaysHolland America Line has launched a brand new winter cruise holidays brochure covering winter sun cruise holidays from September 2015 to April 2016.
Published on 14/10/2014
vienna-airport-passenger-volume-rise-in-september-2014The number of passengers handled by Vienna Report rose by 1.9% in September 2014 compared to September 2013 to 2,186,382 passengers.
Published on 14/10/2014
vietjet-to-launch-hanoi-siem-reap-routeVietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company (“VietJet”) will be introducing a new route connecting Hanoi and Siem Reap, effective 3 November 2014.
Published on 14/10/2014
akwaaba-and-the-ata-continue-partnership-to-support-west-africa-tourismThe Africa Travel Association (ATA), working in collaboration and partnership with the African Union in promoting tourism to Africa, continues its partnership with AKWAABA, the leading annual international travel fair in West Africa, to market and promote tourism to West Africa.
Published on 13/10/2014
david-beckham-to-lead-unicef-campaign-against-ebola-outbreakThe 39-year-old former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham would be drawing attention to the importance of hygiene in avoiding Ebola, which has killed more than 4,000 people.
Published on 13/10/2014
qatar-airways-first-a380-has-commenced-servicesQatar Airways’ first A380 has commenced services on the popular Doha-London route.
Published on 13/10/2014
ferrari-north-america-celebrates-60-yearsTo celebrate 60 years selling cars in North America, Ferrari has returned to its 1950s and 60s tradition of producing strictly limited edition, built-to-order cars. The result is the F60America, of which just 10 will be produced.
Published on 13/10/2014
learn-tourism-in-spain-with-a-new-online-courseThe Tourist Offices of Spain (TURESPAÑA) in the USA and Canada announces the unveiling of a new E-learning platform geared toward travel professionals and consumers alike.
Published on 13/10/2014
marriott-hotels-expands-in-hainanMarriott International, Inc. today celebrated the opening of its first hotel under its flagship Marriott Hotels brand in Haikou, Hainan Province.
Published on 13/10/2014
air-traffic-service-restored-at-chicago-centerU.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration, early this morning, successfully restored full air traffic operations at the Chicago En Route Center in Aurora, IL, which suffered significant damage from a September 26 fire that was deliberately set.
Published on 13/10/2014
world-travel-market-delegates-go-free-on-the-heathrow-expressWorld Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has partnered with Heathrow Express to offer delegates flying into Heathrow free travel to and from Heathrow and Paddington.
Published on 13/10/2014
david-cumming-bangkok-experienced-quite-good-augustFTNnews talked with Mr. David Cumming, General Manager of the Amari Watergate Bangkok who presents current situation in hospitality industry in Bangkok as well as in Thailand.
Published on 13/10/2014
india-to-offer-visa-on-arrival-to-u-s-touristsIndia has confirmed plans to offer visa-on-arrival (VoA) services to US citizens.
Published on 13/10/2014
curacao-ranks-number-one-in-the-world-for-cruise-passenger-growthCuracao Ports Authority (CPA) announced that the cruise port of Curacao has been ranked number one in the world by passenger growth for 2013.
Published on 12/10/2014
amtrak-autumn-express-train-returnsDue to popular demand, the Amtrak Autumn Express is back and will operate on Saturday and Sunday, November 8 and 9, 2014.
Published on 12/10/2014
dusit-signs-on-luxury-golf-and-spa-resort-in-australiaSenior Executives of Dusit International announced the launch of the Dusit Thani Brookwater Golf & Spa Resort at First Residence.
Published on 12/10/2014
adagio-continues-its-expansionThe first Adagio Premium has just opened in Doha! This new address is designed to meet the expectations of customers in this region.
Published on 12/10/2014
see-the-solar-eclipse-northern-lights-with-p-o-cruisesP&O Cruises is offering a rare opportunity to witness two natural phenomenons in one unique holiday; to see a total solar eclipse and, with luck, spot the elusive aurora borealis.
Published on 12/10/2014
marriott-hotels-debuts-wireless-chargingEveryday harried travelers clutching tangled power cords march through airports or dash into coffee shops seeking precious electrical outlets in hopes of alleviating the looming anxiety --- their devices losing battery power at exactly the wrong time.

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