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Published on 09/12/2016
seychelles-promotion-at-ican-2016-in-nassau-bahamas Seychelles attends the 9th Annual International Aviation Organisations Air Services Negotiation Conference (ICAN), 5th – 9th December 2016, Nassau, Bahamas.
Published on 09/12/2016
munich-plans-to-have-germany-s-first-carbon-neutral-airportMunich Airport will become Germany's first airport to achieve carbon-neutral operations. The governing bodies of the airport operating company adopted a resolution to approve this ambitious target at their meetings today.
Published on 09/12/2016
a-new-route-opens-between-okinawa-and-bangkok Peach Aviation will soon open a new route between Okinawa and Bangkok and offer daily flights from Okinawa to Bangkok starting February 19, 2017 and from Bangkok to Okinawa beginning February 20.
Published on 09/12/2016
expedia-announces-top-in-demand-caribbean-destinations The Expedia group, one of the world’s leading travel companies, reported today that travel demand for the Caribbean has continued to increase on Expedia group sites. Expedia also announced top in-demand markets in the Caribbean during the third quarter of this year when compared to the same time in 2015.
Published on 09/12/2016
tallinn-s-historic-linnahall-to-be-reborn-as-mega-conference-venue The Tallinn City Government has announced that the disused Linnahall entertainment complex, a massive harbour-side structure dating to 1980, is to be renovated into a concert hall and large-scale conference centre.
Published on 08/12/2016
turkish-airlines-carried-58-3-million-passengers-in-2016Turkey’s flag carrier, Turkish Airlines announced today the number of passengers carried between January and November 2016 is recorded as 58.3 million; representing an increase of 3% compare to the first 11 months of 2015. The carrier had carried 56.6 million in the same period last year.
Published on 08/12/2016
new-v-spa-and-conference-hotel-with-five-conference-halls-opens-in-tartu-estonia The conference market in Estonia's second-largest city, Tartu, was hit with a refreshing wave of energy on December 1st with the opening of the new V Spa Hotel & Conference Centre in the heart of the commercial district. V Spa is set to join the Estonian Convention Bureau from January 1st, making it the ECB's first hotel member in Tartu.
Published on 08/12/2016
prague-to-host-icca-congress-in-2017The Czech capital will welcome meetings professionals including top planners from all over the world for the 56th Congress of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). Prague Convention Bureau and other Local Host Committee representatives received the formal handover from the 2016 Congress hosts during the Congress Closing Ceremony on 16 November this year, in Kuching, Malaysia, symbolised by the passing over of the ICCA Congress flag.
Published on 08/12/2016
royal-caribbean-cruises-to-begin-cuba-serviceRoyal Caribbean Cruises announced that the Cuban government has granted approval for the company to begin cruises to Cuba. The company said it plans to announce its first Florida-Cuba itineraries in the near future. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd owns and operates three global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises.
Published on 08/12/2016
christmas-in-istanbul-with-travel-optionsTravel Options, a leading outbound tour operator working B2B and offering packages to destinations around the world, announced a new tour package to Istanbul to celebrate Christmas. Travelers can extend their stay for New Year in Istanbul or in Athens.
Published on 08/12/2016
priority-pass-announced-best-airport-lounges-in-2016As the upcoming 21-Day Winter Holiday Season will be one of the busiest for airports, lounges at airports can be just a place to escape from the terminal crowd. If you wonder which lounges offer the best service, Priority Pass, which provides frequent travelers with airport lounge access irrespective of their class of travel or airline, announced the best airport lounges in the US and worldwide in 2016.
Published on 08/12/2016
busiest-airports-and-travel-days-during-the-upcoming-21-day-winter-holiday-season On the heels of one of the busiest forecasted Thanksgivings for air travel, Airlines for America (A4A) announced its statistical expectation for the 21-Day Winter Holiday Season. A4A expects that 45.2 million passengers will fly globally on U.S. airlines during the 21-day period from Friday, Dec. 16 through Thursday, Jan. 5, an increase of 3.5 percent over last year.
Published on 08/12/2016
copenhagen-restaurant-noma-to-open-in-mexico The Noma Mexico “pop-up” – the latest from the noma team after similar residencies in Tokyo and Sydney – will see René Redzepi reunite with friend and former sous-chef Rosio Sanchéz (Hija de Sanchez) to develop a new and original menu using only local and indigenous Mexican ingredients.
Published on 07/12/2016
yunus-emre-institute-in-kiev-to-consolidate-friendship-between-turkey-and-ukraineYunus Emre Institute has taught Turkish to more than 99 thousand people in 40 countries and has introduced Turkish culture since its establishment in 2009. The interest towards Yunus Emre Culture Centers that aims to introduce Turkish culture and language to the world in 50 centers in 40 countries, steadily increases.
Published on 07/12/2016
world-s-top-10-nationalities-that-applied-to-schengen-visa-in-2015Do you know how many people apply to Schengen visa in 2015 in order to visit the Europe’s popular tourist destinations? European Commission announced the Schengen visa statistics for 2015. The statistics show the number of visas issued by each Schengen state as well as number of applications and rejections.
Published on 07/12/2016
garuda-indonesia-launches-flights-to-mumbai-on-december-12Garuda Indonesia, the airline of Indonesia, launches the first direct link between Indonesia and India by operating a new route from Jakarta to the Indian metropolis Mumbai, starting 12 December 2016. The new service will be served through Bangkok three times a week by the airline's Boeing 738 aircraft.
Published on 07/12/2016
princess-cruises-introduces-best-price-guarantee-on-shore-excursions Princess Cruises announced its Shore Excursions Best Price Guarantee is available on thousands of the award-winning tours in ports the cruise line visits worldwide. Today the program launches fleetwide and guarantees if guests find the same shore excursion elsewhere at a lower price, they will receive 110 percent of the difference in the form of non-refundable onboard credit.
Published on 07/12/2016
is-airbnb-sharing-or-commercial Experts see major impact of ‘sharing’ accommodation platforms on residential accommodation. So-called ‘sharing’ accommodation providers may be growing fast but they still have a relatively low share of the overall hospitality market in Europe. Their main impact is in cities where they generate significant numbers of visitors but also reduce residential accommodation, according to experts.
Published on 07/12/2016
turkish-airlines-to-launch-istanbul-kharkiv-ukraine-flightsTurkish Airlines expands its flight map and opens a new destination in Ukraine. Turkey’s flag carrier will launch flights to Ukraine’s second biggest city; Kharkiv. With the launch flights to Kharkiv, Turkish Airlines expands its network in Ukraine to seven destinations.
Published on 06/12/2016
do-you-want-to-be-an-airline-food-testerAn airline will organize a very first of its kind airline food tasting event and looking for attendees to taste a number of meals and snacks. Attendees will taste test a number of meals and snacks and then finally vote on their favorite recipes that are currently being submitted by the general public. Winning recipe or snack will be served on flights from New York to China in 2017.
Published on 06/12/2016
over-30-million-to-visit-thailand-in-2016Thailand tourism will enjoy a record breaking year in 2016. The country yesterday welcomed its 30 millionth visitor in 2016. In 2016, Thailand is projecting total international tourism revenue of 1.62 trillion Baht (USD 46 billion), representing a year-on-year increase of 11.68% over 2015.
Published on 06/12/2016
airbaltic-to-launch-riga-madridThe Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Riga and Madrid on May 26, 2017. The new route will offer a new destination for travellers from the Baltics, as well as convenient connections between the two cities and beyond to destinations in the Baltic region, Scandinavia, Russia and the CIS countries.
Published on 06/12/2016
the-world-tourism-organization-participated-in-the-un-biodiversity-conference-cop13-in-cancunThe World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) participated in the UN Biodiversity Conference COP13, in Cancun, Mexico. The Conferences is focused on mainstreaming biodiversity across relevant sectors, especially agriculture, fisheries, forestry and tourism.
Published on 06/12/2016
cruisers-get-more-with-holland-america-line-s-view-verandah-promotionTravelers who book Holland America Line’s select 2017 and 2018 cruises and Alaska Land+Sea Journeys receive a variety of perks that make it easier to experience a dream vacation.
Published on 06/12/2016
holiday-inn-london-kensington-opens InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the opening of Holiday Inn London - Kensington, one of the largest Holiday Inn hotels in Europe. Featuring 708 bedrooms, the hotel is ideally located on the doorstep of the city’s most popular landmarks with cultural attractions including Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall and South Kensington’s host of museums all nearby.
Published on 05/12/2016
more-brits-to-travel-us-thanks-to-the-new-norwegian-low-cost-flights Low-cost airline Norwegian announced the expansion of its award-winning low-cost long-haul network; a 55% increase in the number of flights to the US from next summer. Norwegian is the only airline offering UK passengers direct low-cost travel to the US, with all flights using brand new state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to match high-quality with affordable fares.
Published on 05/12/2016
munich-hosts-travel-destination-germany-incoming-brand-summitThe German National Tourist Board (GNTB) hosts its first ever Brand Summit - the “Travel Destination Germany Incoming & Brand Summit” - in Munich on the 8th and 9th of December. Around 120 international media representatives will be attending, plus prominent contributors from the German tourism industry.
Published on 05/12/2016
prince-harry-visits-sandals-in-st-luciaSandals Resorts has had the privilege to see some exciting celebrities and personalities throughout the years. Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort extended an exciting and returning royal welcome to Prince Harry of Wales who spent the Thanksgiving holiday at Sandals.
Published on 05/12/2016
dusit-international-enters-europe-with-istanbul-property Thailand-based hospitality company Dusit International enters Europe with a new contract signed in Istanbul to operate luxury residences at Ağaoğlu Maslak 1453 project. Saudi Arabia's Abduljawad Holding, which purchased two towers from Maslak 1453 project for US$200 million, signed the agreement with Dusit International.
Published on 05/12/2016
more-brits-charter-private-jets-for-the-2016-17-ski-season Despite the fall in Sterling, Magnus Aviation, a private jet charter business, reported that there has seen a 46% increase in bookings from UK based clients to charter jets to airports with transfers to some of Europe’s most expensive and popular ski resorts such as Verbier and St Moritz. Around 21% of the jets chartered through Magnus Aviation are for the ski season.
Published on 05/12/2016
best-travel-blogs-and-bloggers-will-be-announced-next-monthFITUR, The International Tourism Trade Fair organised by IFEMA in Feria de Madrid from 18 to 22 January, is again organising the international “TRAVEL BLOGGER 2017” competition, which is in its fifth edition, with the aim of serving as a platform for bloggers from around the world to make their tourism and travel related blogs better known.
Published on 05/12/2016
tourists-to-rush-to-laplandThis winter, there will be a record number of flights to Lapland. In December alone, there will be 48 direct scheduled flights from the UK, Germany and Switzerland. A total of 503 charter flights have been entered in the charter lists for December, most of them coming to Lapland from the UK. Some 401 domestic flights are expected to arrive in Lapland in December.
Published on 05/12/2016
visitbritain-partners-with-hainan-airlines-and-alitripAs Chinese visitors stay longer and travel more widely across Britain than other international visitors, VisitBritain launches new partnership with Hainan Airlines and Alitrip to attract more Chinese visitors to Britain.
Published on 05/12/2016
global-hospitality-champions-announced-by-the-world-travel-awardsThe World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016 took place at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi in the Maldives with the participation of over 250 hospitality leaders from around the world. The Middle Eastern hospitality giant Katara Hospitality has taken the title of World’s Leading Hospitality Company, while Abu Dhabi flag-carrier Etihad Airways has taken the title of World’s Leading Airline for the eighth time in succession.
Published on 05/12/2016
istanbul-hotels-may-take-a-winter-breakAs Turkish hospitality industry was enjoying top positions in Europe both in occupation and daily rates two year ago, today it is completely opposite. Turkish Hotels Association – TUROB announced that two Turkish cities; Istanbul and Antalya are the biggest losers in number of tourists according to the Country Performance Report – October 2016 in Europe.
Published on 02/12/2016
universal-theme-parks-to-open-nintendo-themed-attractionsUniversal Parks & Resorts and Nintendo will bring the fun of Nintendo to life at three Universal theme parks around the globe. The creative visionaries behind Nintendo’s legendary worlds and characters are working together with the creative teams behind Universal’s blockbuster theme park attractions.  Their goal is to bring the characters, action and adventure of Nintendo video games to life within Universal theme parks.
Published on 02/12/2016
marriott-international-sells-the-st-regis-san-franciscoMarriott International has completed the sale of The St. Regis San Francisco hotel for approximately $175 million to Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). Marriott will continue to manage the hotel under a long-term management contract.
Published on 02/12/2016
lufthansa-criticizes-frankfurt-airport-s-new-fee-structureLufthansa has criticized Frankfurt Airport’s new fee structure which has been authorized today by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy, Transport and Regional Development of the Federal State of Hesse. The new fee structure not only involves an unreasonable increase in fees overall but also lowers fees for those airlines that are new to flying out of Frankfurt.
Published on 01/12/2016
united-starts-daily-service-between-newark-and-havanaUnited Airlines' first flight to Havana in over fifty years took off from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) on Nov. 29, 2016. The new flights end many of the decades-long travel restrictions and opening new doors for cultural and economic exchange between the neighboring nations, while also providing the large number of Cuban-American residents in the New York/Newark region access to Havana.
Published on 01/12/2016
new-high-speed-ferry-to-operate-between-tallinn-and-helsinkiJanuary 29, 2017 marks the day that Tallink’s new flagship Tallink Shuttle Megastar will start operating on the Tallinn-Helsinki route. In addition to Finnish engineers, Tallink’s customers were also involved in the creation process of this 212-metre vessel as Tallink took into account the experiences and feedback of their customers when constructing the ferry.
Published on 01/12/2016
delta-adds-3rd-daily-l-a-london-serviceDelta customers on the U.S. West Coast will soon have increased access to London, following an announcement by joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic of plans to add a third daily flight between L.A. and London in May 2017.
Published on 30/11/2016
westin-hotels-resorts-arrives-in-hamburgWestin Hotels & Resorts today announced the official unveiling of The Westin Hamburg, marking the brand's debut in Hamburg. Overlooking Germany's famed port city, the hotel resides within the Elbphilharmonie: Hamburg's new architectural landmark, home to two esteemed concert halls as well as luxury residences.
Published on 30/11/2016
top-chef-sven-wassmer-creates-meals-for-swissStarting today and for the next three months, SWISS and top chef Sven Wassmer will be taking inflight guests on a culinary journey through Canton Grisons in Southeast Switzerland. In this latest chapter in the airline’s popular “SWISS Taste of Switzerland” programme, SWISS will be serving specialities from Canton Grisons which are the creation of top chef Sven Wassmer on its long-haul services from Switzerland.
Published on 30/11/2016
lufthansa-planning-regular-flight-operations-for-thursdayLufthansa will be able to operate almost all its scheduled flights tomorrow, Thursday 1 December. Only a handful of services – 40 – need to be cancelled in the wake of the strike action of the preceding days.
Published on 30/11/2016
icc-jerusalem-hosts-the-first-global-start-up-education-conferenceThe challenge of promoting scientific and technological education in Israel toward the future was the main topic of the First Global Start up Education Conference hold by ORT Israel, which took place this week at International Convention Center – Jerusalem.
Published on 30/11/2016
number-of-tourist-arrivals-to-turkey-in-the-first-10-months-of-2016 Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry announced the total number of foreign arrivals to the country in the first 10 months of 2016. According to the statistics data taken from the Turkish National Police, the number of foreign tourist arrivals to Turkey in October 2016 recorded as 2,449,948; a drop of 25.79% compare to October 2015.
Published on 30/11/2016
world-travel-awards-is-ready-for-the-grand-final-2016World Travel Awards will welcome the elite of global hospitality to the Maldives for the Grand Final 2016. The event will be staged at the glamourous The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi on Friday, December 2nd, with nearly 300 hundred industry leaders expected to attend.
Published on 30/11/2016
dcs-plus-launches-direct-access-to-emirates-inventoryOne year after launching connectivity directly to Lufthansa inventory (through LH web services), now, dcs plus, a leading travel technology company, has added a new direct connect option to Emirates’ inventory.
Published on 30/11/2016
us-outbound-travel-speeds-up-outbound-trips-increase-7In North America, the US outbound market is performing very well thanks to the strong dollar. So far this year, the USA has been one of the world’s best-performing outbound markets with a 7 percent increase in outbound trips in the first eight months of 2016.
Published on 30/11/2016
celebrate-with-princess-cruises-using-the-new-sailabration-packagesOne in four guests is celebrating a special occasion with Princess Cruises and now the cruise line is making it even easier to turn “Sailabrations” into lasting memories with new packages and convenient online ordering.
Published on 30/11/2016
key-findings-on-2017-meetings-trends Destination Hotels, a leading collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States releases key findings on 2017 meetings trends from its fifth annual "State of the Meetings Industry" survey.
Published on 30/11/2016
cvent-and-lanyon-announce-mergerCvent Inc. (“Cvent”), a leading cloud-based enterprise event management company, and Lanyon Solutions, Inc (“Lanyon”), leading providers of cloud-based enterprise event management technology solutions, today announced the merger of the two companies creating a global meeting, event and travel technology leader.
Published on 29/11/2016
american-airlines-selects-ibmAmerican Airlines and IBM announced today a strategic partnership. The world's largest airline has named IBM as its cloud provider for greater enterprise flexibility, scalability and reliability.
Published on 29/11/2016
istanbul-hosts-global-satellite-conferenceWorld’s leading satellite manufacturers meet in Istanbul today and tomorrow (29 and 30 November) at Halic Congress Center to present their latest high-tech wares at the 2nd Global Satshow.
Published on 29/11/2016
tribute-portfolio-debuts-in-baliTribute Portfolio, a collection of independent hotels and resorts from Marriott International, Inc. announced its debut in Bali with the opening of Sthala, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Ubud Bali.
Published on 29/11/2016
uae-theme-parks-to-welcome-more-than-19-million-visitors The UAE’s existing and new generation theme parks will attract more than 19 million admissions a year by 2020 if current trends continue. The prediction is made using existing admissions and arrivals data for Yas Island’s Ferrari World and Waterworld and Dubai’s Aquaventure and Wild Wadi as well as a sample of new and upcoming parks.
Published on 29/11/2016
meetings-industry-s-new-venue-opens-in-a-zooFlanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp (FMCCA) has announced their official OPEN FOR BUSINESS and A ROOM WITH A ZOO. Located within one of the world’s best preserved & award winning 19th century zoos, the centre provides the meetings industry sector with a new venue for the 21st century.
Published on 29/11/2016
expo-2020-dubai-increased-participation-to-wtm-london-2016 Inspired by the positive regional potential of Expo 2020 and despite low oil revenues, increased numbers of travel professionals from across the Middle East, participated in this year’s World Travel Market London 2016.
Published on 29/11/2016
plane-carrying-a-brazil-football-team-crashesA plane carrying 72 passengers and nine crew, including a Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia.
Published on 28/11/2016
qatar-airways-announces-flights-to-las-vegas-and-7-other Qatar Airways today announced eight more destinations for 2017-18, in addition to seven previously announced new cities for a total of 15 new gateways.
Published on 28/11/2016
wttc-and-unwto-urge-uk-government-to-lift-air-ban-to-sharm-el-sheikhThe World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) call on the UK government to lift the current ban on UK-based airlines flying to Sharm el Sheikh.
Published on 28/11/2016
jetblue-makes-historic-new-york-havana-flightJetBlue today announced the historic launch of service to Havana’s José Martí International Airport (HAV) from three of the airline’s focus cities, with the first flight taking off this morning shortly after 9 a.m. from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
Published on 28/11/2016
madame-tussauds-wax-museum-opened-in-istanbulMerlin Entertainments, one of the world's leading visitor attraction operators, has unveiled its newest Madame Tussauds in Istanbul, Turkey. The Madame Tussauds Istanbul is at the Grand Pera building Grand Pera which is located at the heart of Istiklal Avenue in Beyoğlu.
Published on 28/11/2016
istanbul-opens-four-new-wastewater-purification-plants-for-clean-marmara-seaTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan together with Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbas have opened four new biological wastewater purification plants in Istanbul. With the opening of these four new biological wastewater purification plants. The plants promise clean sea water and coastline for Istanbulities.
Published on 28/11/2016
ana-and-lot-polish-airlines-expand-codeshare-partnershipsAll Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA) and LOT Polish Airlines (LOT) announced that from December 1, 2016, they will expand their range of code share flights to cover certain domestic Japanese routes operated by ANA.
Published on 26/11/2016
18-best-cities-to-live-for-good-times-in-2016Where on earth the best cities to live in? Here is another City Index for 2016 that ranks cities according to six key characteristics: Dynamism, Inspiration, Food & Drink, Community, Sociability, and Affordability.
Published on 26/11/2016
fitur-2017-to-address-the-major-challenges-and-trends-in-tourismThe 37th International Tourism Trade Fair, FITUR 2017, which is organised by IFEMA from 18 to 22 January at Feria de Madrid, will deploy a comprehensive programme of activities, workshops and forums in which recognised professionals and international experts will discuss the principal concerns and trends in national and international tourism.
Published on 25/11/2016
jactravel-opens-office-in-chinaJacTravel, the UK-based B2B travel wholesaler, best-known for hotels online and European inbound travel services, has opened an office in Beijing, headed up by Jenny Fu, Sales Director, who is supported by Fei Ren, Sales Manager, and Justin Zhang, Client Technical Support Analyst.
Published on 25/11/2016
global-experts-in-smart-transport-ticketing-to-gather-in-dubaiDubai Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has been announced as a Host Partner for PayExpo MENA, and will welcome global experts coming to Dubai to discuss the revolutionary changes in smart transport ticketing. Transport Ticketing MENA forms part of PayExpo MENA, which will bring together over 1000 senior decision makers to discuss innovations across the payments sector, during a two-day summit being held from 5-7 December.
Published on 25/11/2016
china-s-ctrip-to-acquire-skyscannerSkyscanner, the UK-based travel search business, has been bought by Ctrip, China's biggest online travel firm. The deal values Skyscanner at about £1.4bn ($1.75bn). The boards of directors of the Company and Skyscanner have approved the transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to close by the end of 2016. Skyscanner's current management team will continue to manage Skyscanner's operations independently as part of the Ctrip group.

News from Turkey

Turkish Airlines carried 58.3 million passengers in 2016

08-12-2016 News from Turkey

Turkish Airlines carried 58.3 million passengers in 2016

Turkey’s flag carrier, Turkish Airlines announced today the number of passengers carried between January and November 2016 is recorded as 58.3 million; representing an increase of 3% compare to the...

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Yunus Emre Institute in Kiev to consolidate friendship between Turkey and Ukraine

07-12-2016 News from Turkey

Yunus Emre Institute in Kiev to consolidate friendship between Turkey and Ukraine

Yunus Emre Institute has taught Turkish to more than 99 thousand people in 40 countries and has introduced Turkish culture since its establishment in 2009. The interest towards Yunus Emre...

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Aviation

Munich plans to have Germany's first carbon-neutral airport

09-12-2016 Aviation

Munich plans to have Germany's first carbon-neutral airport

Munich Airport will become Germany's first airport to achieve carbon-neutral operations. The governing bodies of the airport operating company adopted a resolution to approve this ambitious target at their meetings...

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A new route opens between Okinawa and Bangkok

09-12-2016 Aviation

A new route opens between Okinawa and Bangkok

Peach Aviation will soon open a new route between Okinawa and Bangkok and offer daily flights from Okinawa to Bangkok starting February 19, 2017 and from Bangkok to Okinawa beginning...

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Cruise Travel

Royal Caribbean Cruises to Begin Cuba Service

08-12-2016 Cruise Travel

Royal Caribbean Cruises to Begin Cuba Service

Royal Caribbean Cruises announced that the Cuban government has granted approval for the company to begin cruises to Cuba. The company said it plans to announce its first Florida-Cuba itineraries...

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Princess Cruises Introduces Best Price Guarantee on Shore Excursions

07-12-2016 Cruise Travel

Princess Cruises Introduces Best Price Guarantee on Shore Excursions

Princess Cruises announced its Shore Excursions Best Price Guarantee is available on thousands of the award-winning tours in ports the cruise line visits worldwide. Today the program launches fleetwide and...

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Rail Travel

Amtrak begins daily service to Arcadia Valley, Missouri

22-11-2016 Rail

Amtrak begins daily service to Arcadia Valley, Missouri

Amtrak began daily service in a region in Southern Missouri that has been without passenger rail service for 48 years when the Amtrak Texas Eagle (Trains 21/421 & 22/422) stops...

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German Deutsche Bahn to run intensive training programs in Dubai

21-11-2016 Rail

German Deutsche Bahn to run intensive training programs in Dubai

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has signed an agreement with the German Deutsche Bahn AG for the establishment of a specialized mobility & transport center, and sharing...

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Accommodation

Copenhagen restaurant Noma to open in Mexico

08-12-2016 Accommodation

Copenhagen restaurant Noma to open in Mexico

The Noma Mexico “pop-up” – the latest from the noma team after similar residencies in Tokyo and Sydney – will see René Redzepi reunite with friend and former sous-chef Rosio...

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Is Airbnb ‘sharing’ or commercial?

07-12-2016 Accommodation

Is Airbnb ‘sharing’ or commercial?

Experts see major impact of ‘sharing’ accommodation platforms on residential accommodation. So-called ‘sharing’ accommodation providers may be growing fast but they still have a relatively low share of the overall...

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MICE News

Seychelles promotion at ICAN 2016 in Nassau, Bahamas

09-12-2016 MICE

Seychelles promotion at ICAN 2016 in Nassau, Bahamas

Seychelles attends the 9th Annual International Aviation Organisations Air Services Negotiation Conference (ICAN), 5th – 9th December 2016, Nassau, Bahamas.

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Tallinn's Historic Linnahall to be Reborn as Mega-Conference Venue

09-12-2016 MICE

Tallinn's Historic Linnahall to be Reborn as Mega-Conference Venue

The Tallinn City Government has announced that the disused Linnahall entertainment complex, a massive harbour-side structure dating to 1980, is to be renovated into a concert hall and large-scale conference...

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Technology

Best Travel Blogs and Bloggers will be announced next month

05-12-2016 Technology

Best Travel Blogs and Bloggers will be announced next month

FITUR, The International Tourism Trade Fair organised by IFEMA in Feria de Madrid from 18 to 22 January, is again organising the international “TRAVEL BLOGGER 2017” competition, which is in...

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dcs plus launches direct access to Emirates’ inventory

30-11-2016 Technology

dcs plus launches direct access to Emirates’ inventory

One year after launching connectivity directly to Lufthansa inventory (through LH web services), now, dcs plus, a leading travel technology company, has added a new direct connect option to Emirates’...

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Health & Spa

L'OCCITANE Spa opens at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

22-11-2016 Health + Spa

L'OCCITANE Spa opens at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Natural French beauty retailer L'OCCITANE has opened doors to a new spa at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.

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Top 7 destinations for medical tourism in 2016

07-10-2016 Health + Spa

Top 7 destinations for medical tourism in 2016

Healthcare can be quite expensive at times. Especially if you need treatment immediately and you do not have time for doing in-depth survey. Also there is always a language barrier...

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Tours

Expedia announces Top In-Demand Caribbean destinations

09-12-2016 Tours

Expedia announces Top In-Demand Caribbean destinations

The Expedia group, one of the world’s leading travel companies, reported today that travel demand for the Caribbean has continued to increase on Expedia group sites. Expedia also announced top...

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Christmas in Istanbul with Travel Options

08-12-2016 Tours

Christmas in Istanbul with Travel Options

Travel Options, a leading outbound tour operator working B2B and offering packages to destinations around the world, announced a new tour package to Istanbul to celebrate Christmas. Travelers can extend...

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Sports Tourism

Hawai‘i Hosts First - Ever WTA Tennis Tournament

21-11-2016 Sports Tourism

Hawai‘i Hosts First - Ever WTA Tennis Tournament

The Hawai‘i Open, the first-ever Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tournament featuring 32 top-ranked WTA players and rising stars is taking place at the Patsy T. Mink Central O‘ahu Regional Park,...

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LPGA Tour heads to New Zealand

17-11-2016 Sports Tourism

LPGA Tour heads to New Zealand

The LPGA Tour will be heading to New Zealand next year for the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open, which will take place from 28 September to 1 October at the...

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Luxury Travel

More Brits charter private jets for the 2016/17 ski season

05-12-2016 Luxury Travel

More Brits charter private jets for the 2016/17 ski season

Despite the fall in Sterling, Magnus Aviation, a private jet charter business, reported that there has seen a 46% increase in bookings from UK based clients to charter jets to...

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A new luxury Hotel opens in Santo Domingo

22-11-2016 Luxury Travel

The InterContinental Real Santo Domingo hotel is the latest addition to Santo Domingo’s hospitality industry. InterContinental Hotels Group brings discrete luxury to the metropolitan commercial point area of the city,...

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Destinations

Best of Greek Islands with Celestyal Cruises

Best of Greek Islands with Celestyal Cruises

In Summer 2016, I had chance to sail to Greek Islands with the Celestyal Cruises. In an organization with Karavan Cruises, travelers enjoyed best of Greek islands with Celestyal and received a compl...

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...

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