Acacia Africa is putting a greater focus on Zimbabwe in 2016. Three of its small group safaris including the 14 day Southern Africa Magic, seven day Kruger & Victoria Falls and 11 day Delta and Chobe Waterways will now make several stops in the country.
In response to the growing global demand for wellness while traveling, Westin Hotels & Resorts has partnered with FitStar™ by Fitbit® to debut a series of fitness programs for its guests that want to stay fit on the go.
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced the host city for its 2017 European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC). The association revealed its plans earlier today during the closing of EMEC 2016 in Copenhagen.
The Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte, a destination for business events which is well known throughout Italy and appreciated by the Mice clientele also from abroad, has adapted its specific offer by opening a new congress room.
The design of the first global certification standard for CO2 emissions from new aircraft is finalized. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) reached an international consensus on a meaningful standard to foster reduction in CO2 emissions from aircraft.
Royal Cliff Hotels Group & Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH) has recently been awarded with the Thailand MICE Venue Standard Certificate issued by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).
Powerful yet sophisticated, sporty yet luxurious, Ferrari’s new 12-cylinder GTC4Lusso will be unveiled on March 1. The GTC4Lusso is the first production Ferrari to boast both all-wheel drive and four-wheel steering.
As the Zika virus continues to spread rapidly across the Caribbean, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) announced that there have been no reported cases of the mosquito-borne virus in any Islands of The Bahamas.
Amtrak has extended and expanded its pets program, allowing customers to continue traveling with their small pets on many eastern corridor trains. Amtrak continues to welcome service animals on board at no charge.
Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, launched a “Travel Together” Promotion giving travelers from across the airline’s global network the chance to book and purchase two Falcon Gold (premium) class tickets for the price of one.
The chief executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board Ms. Sherin Naiken along with the Seychelles resident ambassador in China Vivianne Fock-Tave led a delegation to Beijing and paid a visit to Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development (BMCTD) to discuss on further cooperation.
Europe’s Leading Airline and flag carrier of Turkey, Turkish Airlines received its 300th aircraft. With the addition of its 300th aircraft, Turkish Airlines wishes to serve its customers with Europe’s youngest and most modern fleet.
The second largest Taiwanese airline EvaAir, which is a Star Alliance member carrier just like Turkish Airlines, started codeshare flights in 2015. And now from March 5, 2016, EvaAir will start its direct flights from Taipei to Istanbul.
Dubai Business Events (DBE), Dubai’s official convention bureau, announced a successful year in 2015 with a significant increase in the number of international meetings, conferences and incentives that were both bid for and brought in to Dubai.
As this year’s Valentine’s Day on February 14th falls on the last day of the week, The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul has found the perfect solution for lovers who are short on time but big on romance this Valentine’s.
Together with the SS United States Conservancy, Crystal Cruises will save “America’s Flagship,” the SS United States, and embark on the enormous undertaking of bringing the ship into compliance with the latest standards, and returning her to oceangoing service.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will open The St. Regis Jakarta and The Residences at The St. Regis Jakarta on Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said, Kuninganin in South Jakarta. The hotel and residences will be part of a new mixed-use development, which will also feature a commercial office tower that will serve as the headquarters of Rajawali Property Group.
WAYN (Where Are You Now? Ltd), the largest travel and lifestyle-focused platform in the world with over 22 million members in 193 countries, has partnered with leading global travel search engine, Skyscanner, to offer flights search to its users.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has launched the IHG® Foundation that will run as an independent charity, and focus its activities on four key areas – helping communities to develop skills in hospitality, providing support for those impacted by disasters, facilitating local community investment and protecting the environment.
CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) announced seven new management contracts, adding over 1,500 apartment units to its portfolio. With the new contracts Ascott has strengthened its leadership position as the largest serviced residence operator in Southeast Asia.
The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), which will held in Melbourne, Australia from 23 to 24 February 2016, has revealed its highly anticipated Knowledge Program, featuring creative and cutting edge sessions presented by industry leaders.
Hotel search website trivago.co.uk announced details of a new study with three money-saving infographics. The first one shows the most popular destinations among UK travelers, the second showing the cheapest and most expensive city breaks and the third showing the cheapest beach towns – perfect for planning your next summer holiday.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide today announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton New York Downtown. The sleek new Four Points is built for the modern traveler with an emphasis on approachable design and stylish comfort.
As Africa is considered the last frontier in online travel, the South African-based Online Travel Agency (OTA), Travelstart, received a US$40 million funding from Amadeus Capital Partners, the global technology investor.
In 1946, Iberia became the first airline with regular flights between Europe and Latin America when it launched its Madrid-Buenos Aires route, with a stop in Montevideo. Celebrating 70th anniversary of the launch Iberia’s Spain-Latin America services, Iberia announced increase of its flights to Montevideo.
ONYX Hospitality Group, which operates four brands – Saffron, Amari, Shama and OZO to cater distinctive requirements of today’s business and leisure travelers, announced expansion plans with new hotel openings across the Asia-Pacific and Middle East.
Following the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 1 February 2016 on the Zika virus, The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) released a statement.
A surge in business has seen the Guildhall School’s venue Milton Court record year on year growth of 50% whilst The Barbican itself has also recorded strong growth ahead of a big year for the Business Events team.
ftnNEWS talked with Mr. Hossein Hosseini, Director of Marketing & Route Development for Mahan Air, the first Iranian private airline, at EMITT 2016. Mr. Hosseini explained why 2015 was a great year for the carrier and shared his thoughts for 2016.
Brussels will host a new seminar on digital revolution which is radically changing the healthcare industry. The widespread availability of new tools and digital solutions is impacting how European citizens live and handle their social and healthcare options.
Etihad Airways will host its valued top-tier guests at its new lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Terminal 3. The new First Class Lounge can be used by Etihad’s First Class guests, Etihad Guest Platinum and Etihad Airways Partners Platinum guests, and those staying in The Residence onboard its Airbus A380 fleet.
Thailand is ready for the month of love and launches the “Amazing Romance in Thailand” activity in cooperation with Suvarnabhumi Airport and the Immigration Division for couples, honeymooners and those still enjoying the romance of wedded life.
Turkish Airlines and Boeing share a long history that goes back to 1945, with the arrival of the airline’s first DC-3/C-47 airliners and today they signed a collaboration agreement that will strengthen Turkish Airlines’ long-term industry leadership.
The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau announced that 2015 was a record breaking year in visitor arrivals and all-time high occupancy rate. Read more for the awards that the city gets and brief summary of 2015.
United Airlines will introduce daily nonstop flights between its San Francisco International Airport hub and Singapore's Changi Airport, using the world's most advanced passenger airplane, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The service will be the longest scheduled 787 flight operated by any airline and the longest scheduled flight operated by any U.S. carrier, at 8,446 miles.
One of the world’s leading brands, PepsiCo which has products that are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world invests into the hospitality industry with first-of-its-kind hospitality venture.
The UK’s controversial plans to introduce a new minimum annual wage threshold for non-EU workers could backfire spectacularly according to agents at leading Australian migration specialists that also report a surge in requests from Aussies who are planning to head home from the UK.
Turkish Airlines (TK) has signed a Codeshare Agreement with Hawaiian Airlines (HA). The carrier, which operates seven weekly flights between Istanbul and Osaka and eleven weekly flights between Istanbul and Seoul, will expand options for its customers to travel more conveniently from Turkey to Hawaii via Far East points.
IACC, the International Association of Conference Centres, revealed top meeting package trends for 2016 following research among the 378 members of the association. The trends are influencing meeting planners and venue operators across the globe.
Austria’s largest hotel group, Vienna International Hotels & Resorts, became Vienna House. With Vienna House, a new hotel brand steps into the international market on 1 February 2016. The umbrella brand “Vienna House” brings together four separate hotel lines, each with its own personality but all with the same shared values.
Today is National Data Privacy Day, and with large scale network security and guest data breaches once again in the hospitality industry headlines, Hotel Internet Services (HIS) presents a truly secure network security solution with its revolutionary FUSION Gateway platform.
Swiss real estate investment company ACRON has tapped Capella Hotel Group to introduce and manage the Solís Hotel at Two Porsche Drive, located immediately adjacent to the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Europe’s Leading Airline and flag carrier of Turkey, Turkish Airlines received its 300th aircraft. With the addition of its 300th aircraft, Turkish Airlines wishes to serve its customers with Europe’s...
The design of the first global certification standard for CO2 emissions from new aircraft is finalized. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) reached an international consensus on a meaningful standard...
Together with the SS United States Conservancy, Crystal Cruises will save “America’s Flagship,” the SS United States, and embark on the enormous undertaking of bringing the ship into compliance with...
Amtrak has extended and expanded its pets program, allowing customers to continue traveling with their small pets on many eastern corridor trains. Amtrak continues to welcome service animals on board...
As Africa is considered the last frontier in online travel, the South African-based Online Travel Agency (OTA), Travelstart, received a US$40 million funding from Amadeus Capital Partners, the global technology...
Powerful yet sophisticated, sporty yet luxurious, Ferrari’s new 12-cylinder GTC4Lusso will be unveiled on March 1. The GTC4Lusso is the first production Ferrari to boast both all-wheel drive and four-wheel...
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...
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...
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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