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Published on 22/06/2017
the-hague-to-host-cyber-security-weekFrom 25 to 29 September, The Hague is hosting the second edition of the international Cyber Security Week. During more than 40 events, hundreds of experts in cyber security and cybercrime working for governments, businesses and knowledge institutions will share their knowledge, discuss the latest developments and pitch innovative ideas.
Published on 22/06/2017
best-airline-alliance-of-2017In its 20th Anniversary year, Star Alliance has claimed the Best Airline Alliance title at the Skytrax World Airline Awards for the second year running. The Alliance’s prestigious Los Angeles Lounge also received the Best Airline Alliance Lounge Award for the third year in row.
Published on 22/06/2017
major-airports-experienced-double-digit-growth-in-april-2017 Airports Council International (ACI) says that global passenger traffic achieved record levels in April 2017, increasing 9.3% year-over-year. International and domestic passenger traffic rose 14.3% and 5.4% respectively.
Published on 22/06/2017
ihg-to-launch-new-midscale-hotel-brandInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) revealed plans to launch a new, high-quality midscale brand at its 2017 Americas Conference this week in Las Vegas. It will target more than 14 million guests in a vastly underserved segment of the U.S. midscale market, estimated to be worth $20 billion in annual industry revenues.
Published on 22/06/2017
uk-not-affected-with-terror-attacks-tourists-keep-travelingTourists flying to the UK this summer appear so far to be relatively undaunted by recent terror attacks, according to ForwardKeys which predicts future travel patterns by analysing 16 million booking transactions a day.
Published on 21/06/2017
turkish-airlines-miniport-service-expands-to-marriott-the-ritz-carlton-and-the-pera-palaceTurkish Airlines has expanded the scope of its Miniport service, which provides a special luggage transport opportunity to its passengers between Ataturk Airport and Taksim, a main tourist district of Istanbul.
Published on 21/06/2017
pegasus-airlines-inaugural-flight-to-abu-dhabi-takes-off-todayAbu Dhabi Airports today welcomed the inaugural Pegasus flight arriving from Istanbul, Turkey. The maiden flight marks the commencement of a direct service three times a week between Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) by Pegasus Airlines.
Published on 21/06/2017
mpi-announces-new-advanced-level-educational-offeringsMeeting Professionals International (MPI) has introduced several new education offerings from the MPI Academy as part of its new Executive Education Series, including the Women in Leadership Program and a designation program for the highly-regarded MPI Experiential Event Series.
Published on 21/06/2017
trump-effect-international-visitors-in-u-s-spent-20-8-billion-on-travel-in-april-2017The United States National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) recently announced that international visitors spent an estimated $20.8 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States during the month of April, an increase of more than 3 percent when compared to April 2016.
Published on 21/06/2017
spicejet-selected-turkish-cabin-interiorsIndia’s SpiceJet selected Turkish Cabin Interiors (TCI). TCI, a global player in the aviation industry in design, certification and manufacturing of cabin interiors, will manufacture Galleys for their new 155 B737 MAX aircraft. The deliveries of the program will start in August 2018 and continue until 2024.
Published on 21/06/2017
20-chefs-and-50-wine-producers-take-part-at-the-eat-brussels-drink-bordeaux-festivalFrom 7 to 10 September this year, Brussels Park will once again serve as the setting for the eat! Brussels, drink! Bordeaux festival.
Published on 21/06/2017
differentiate-your-hotel-on-expedia-with-the-new-epc-toolThe Expedia group, the world’s largest online travel company, today announced EPC Points of Interest, a new tool available in Expedia® Partner Central (EPC) which allows properties to create a custom list of cultural landmarks, unique activities, and experiences in their local neighborhoods that can be viewed on their property’s listing.
Published on 21/06/2017
qatar-airways-named-best-airline-in-2017Qatar Airways has again been named as Airline of the Year by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, held at the Paris Air Show, the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition as the world’s best airline. Qatar’s national carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the ceremony, including Best Airline in the Middle East, World’s Best Business Class and World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.
Published on 21/06/2017
ethiopian-airlines-orders-more-aircrafts-from-boeingBoeing and Ethiopian Airlines announced a commitment to purchase two 777 Freighters at the 2017 Paris Air Show, valued at $651.4 million at list prices. The airline also announced an order for 10 additional 737 MAX 8 airplanes, exercising options from their 2014 order, which was the largest for the 737 MAX in Africa. Ethiopian now has firm orders for 30 737 MAX 8s.
Published on 20/06/2017
turkish-airlines-named-best-airline-in-southern-europeTurkish Airlines has been awarded by 4 titles at this year’s Skytrax World Airline Awards. Turkey’s flag carrier awarded with: "Best Airline in Southern Europe", "Best Business Class Onboard Catering", "World's Best Business Class Lounge", and "Best Business Class Dining Lounge" awards.
Published on 20/06/2017
hosts-global-adds-romania-to-its-portfolioHosts Global (Hosts), a strategic partner for meeting and event planners worldwide, welcomes new alliance member, Paloma Tours, and expands destination portfolio to include Romania.
Published on 20/06/2017
air-senegal-sa-to-launch-operations-with-two-atr-72-600sAir Senegal SA, the new Senegalese national airline, has signed a contract for a firm order of two ATR 72-600s at the Paris Air Show.
Published on 19/06/2017
unwto-condemns-trump-s-cuba-decisionThe World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expresses its firm resentment over the recently-announced decision by the United States Administration to restore travel restrictions with Cuba. “This represents a step backwards and a strong attack on the freedom of travel,” said UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai.
Published on 19/06/2017
china-s-tianju-to-purchase-10-atr-42-600sATR, the world's leading manufacturer of turboprop aircraft, and Shaanxi Tianju Investment Group (Tianju) have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for the purchase of 10 ATR 42-600s to develop commuter service in Xinjiang, China. The first deliveries are expected to start as soon as possible in 2018.
Published on 19/06/2017
mtf-2017-demonstrates-how-a-small-town-successfully-hosts-a-world-class-eventNearly 400 travel and tourism industry professionals gathered at Lao PDR’s Luang Prabang city for the 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF 2017). Professionals exchanged lessons and experiences to promote competitive, inclusive, and sustainable tourism between 5–9 June 2017.The Forum demonstrated that smaller towns without large conference halls can host world-class events.
Published on 18/06/2017
visit-istanbul-during-istanbul-shopping-festIstanbul turns into a more attractive shopping destination as the city prepares for the 7th edition of Istanbul Shopping Fest (ISF).
Published on 18/06/2017
nta-reacts-to-proposed-changes-in-cuba-policyThe National Tour Association has responded to President Donald Trump’s decision to change the policy affecting the parameters under which U.S. citizens are able to travel to Cuba.
Published on 17/06/2017
overseas-visits-to-the-uk-and-spend-continue-to-rise-in-april-2017VisitBritain announced new figures that show a record April for the number of overseas visits to the UK and spend.
Published on 17/06/2017
lufthansa-to-station-five-a380-widebody-jets-in-munichLufthansa announced plans to station five Airbus A380 widebody airliners at its Munich hub in the summer of next year. By deploying the world's largest passenger aircraft, Lufthansa will not only substantially boost its capacity on long-haul routes to and from Munich, but will also establish a new premium service for passengers using Munich Airport.  
Published on 17/06/2017
robb-report-selects-crystal-mozart-as-the-best-of-the-best The first stunning vessel of Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line™, has earned top recognition from one of the most distinguished authorities on luxury lifestyle. According to Robb Report, Crystal Mozart is among the “Best of the Best” travel experiences available to discerning travelers, in a spotlight piece that highlights the return of “slow travel”.
Published on 17/06/2017
icca-reveals-top-10-cities-and-countries-for-meetings-in-2016ICCA has published country and city rankings by estimated total number of participants to international association meetings in 2016. Vienna ranked at top according to the total number of participants whereas Paris ranked number 1 according to the total number of meetings. In country ranking, USA ranked number 1 both according to the number of participants and number of meetings organized.
Published on 17/06/2017
wttc-trump-statement-to-enforce-the-ban-on-tourism-is-a-retrograde-step-for-the-cuban-peopleThe World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is disappointed to hear of President Trump’s plan to reverse key elements of the trading relationship between the US and Cuba, as outlined by President Obama in 2014 and by his visit last year.
Published on 15/06/2017
study-reveals-vacation-usage-of-americas-in-each-stateA new report about vacation days reveals that more than half of American employees left unused last year. The 662 million days left unused last year—and their implications for individual employees and workplaces alike—are not felt evenly across America. Project: Time Off's new report, Under-Vacationed America: An Analysis of the States and Cities That Need to Take a Day, provides a look at the vacation behavior in all 50 states and the 30-largest metro areas in the country.
Published on 15/06/2017
thraki-palace-hotel-in-alexandroupoli-greece-to-rename-as-ramada-plaza-thrakiThraki Palace S.A., owned by the Palakidis family, announced that the former Thraki Palace Thalasso Spa Hotel & Conference Center, located in Alexandroupoli, will undergo an extended renovation to become the newest Ramada hotel in Greece.
Published on 15/06/2017
scoot-and-tigerair-mergeScoot, Asia/Pacific’s best low cost airline, is set to get bigger and better from 25 July, as Scoot and Tigerair aim to complete their integration and operate all flights under the Scoot brand, subject to final regulatory approval.
Published on 15/06/2017
flydubia-launches-dubai-kilimanjaro-flightsKilimanjaro will become the 3rd destination of flydubai in Tanzania when the carrier starts flights from 29 October. The relaunched service to the carrier’s third point in Tanzania, along with Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, will see flydubai’s network in Africa expand to 12 destinations.
Published on 15/06/2017
planning-a-trip-to-bali-stay-at-the-newly-opened-best-western-hotelIf you are planning a trip to Bali, Indonesia why not book your room in a newly opened hotel. Best Western Hotels & Resorts has opened a charming new upscale resort in Ubud, Bali’s cultural heart and an increasingly popular tourist destination.
Published on 15/06/2017
hertz-renews-global-partnership-with-lufthansa-earn-more-miles-with-hertz-rentalsHertz Global Holdings, Inc. has recently renewed its global partnership with Lufthansa that first launched in 2013. The agreement has since resulted in added convenience and exclusive benefits for Lufthansa.com passengers renting a Hertz vehicle at any location around the world. Lufthansa.com customers will continue to enjoy attractive car rental offers from Hertz while accessing special discounts and new exclusive benefits.
Published on 15/06/2017
latin-america-travel-trends-culture-history-and-heritage-top-reasons-for-travelThe Latin American Travel Association (LATA) has revealed the results of the 2017 LATA Travel Trends Report. LATA surveyed 3641 consumers about their travel habits. 19% of respondents had travelled to Latin America in the last two years with the largest share (25%) falling into the 65+ age category followed by the 25-34 age category (representing 21%) and the 55-64 age category (representing 18%).
Published on 15/06/2017
steigenberger-s-luxury-beach-resort-opens-in-egyptThe Steigenberger Alcazar-Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt, a new built five-star resort located in the Nabq Bay directly on the Red Sea coast, opened for business on June 13, 2017. The luxury beach resort has 610 luxurious rooms, each one is at least 46 square metres in size, 99 of them are swim up rooms with direct access to the pool. 12 Junior Suites and 2 villas are equipped with private pools offer even more generously proportioned accommodation.
Published on 15/06/2017
qatar-airways-presents-qsuite-at-the-paris-air-showQatar Airways will reveal the first aircraft featuring its revolutionary new First in Business Class experience on the opening day of this year’s Paris Air Show, taking place from 19 to 25 June at Le Bourget in Paris. With the launch of the first aircraft in its fleet fitted with the revolutionary, award-winning new Qsuite, Qatar Airways’ First in Business Class concept will allow visitors a unique preview of the on-board offering.  
Published on 14/06/2017
taste-turkish-food-at-london-s-hippest-food-festivalTurkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism will exhibit at one the hippest foodie festivals in London, Taste of London. The flagship event kicks off in Central London, at Regent's Park from 14 to 18 June paying homage to best restaurants, leading chefs and all the glorious food and drinks to taste, with chefs showcasing their creative talent through live demonstrations.
Published on 14/06/2017
19-airlines-join-forces-and-rebrand-their-brussels-based-association-as-aireLOT Polish Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and the 16 members of the International Air Carrier Association (IACA) have officially transformed the association into the Airlines International Representation in Europe “AIRE”, that will offer airlines a more effective representation, information and access to the European institutions.
Published on 14/06/2017
united-to-offer-lie-flat-seating-on-all-flights-between-hawaii-and-5-united-hubsBeginning this summer, United’s premium cabin customers on all overnight flights between Hawaii and Chicago, Denver, Houston, New York/Newark and Washington, D.C., will enjoy 180-degree flat-bed seats for a more relaxing and sleep-enhancing flight with custom-designed duvets and pillows provided by leading luxury specialty store and New York-bred retailer Saks Fifth Avenue.
Published on 14/06/2017
virtuoso-picks-best-u-s-destinations-for-this-summerInternational luxury travel agency network Virtuoso announced this summer's must-visit destinations. Virtuoso's expert advisors also unveiled insider tips on how to successfully manage trips during the busy season.
Published on 14/06/2017
airbus-study-says-35-000-aircraft-required-in-the-next-20-yearsThe world’s passenger aircraft fleet above 100 seats is set to more than double in the next 20 years to over 40,000 planes as traffic is set to grow at 4.4 percent per year, according to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast 2017-2036.
Published on 14/06/2017
congrex-switzerland-announces-several-long-term-contractsCongrex Switzerland announced that several important long-term contracts have been signed in the last few weeks. The longest contract ever in Congrex Switzerland’s history was signed in May with the European Stroke Organisation (ESO), which has decided to re-elect them for another six years as Association Management Company until end of 2022.
Published on 14/06/2017
brussels-named-no-1-worldwide-for-association-conferencesBrussels strengthens its leadership position by becoming number one worldwide for association conferences according to the Union of International Associations' (UIA) annual report. Brussels exceeded the previous year's results and reinforced its position as a leader in Europe and the world at large.
Published on 13/06/2017
riva-expands-the-open-yacht-fleet-with-the-launch-of-56-rivaleRiva, a brand of Ferretti Group, is celebrating its 150th anniversary in style with the launch of 56’ Rivale. The masterpiece, which further expands the open yacht fleet, was presented to the world on 10th June during “Reflection”, a magnificent event.
Published on 13/06/2017
jetblue-vacations-uses-artificial-intelligence-aiJetBlue Vacations and Utrip partner to help travelers create a personalized, hour-by-hour vacation itinerary – including JetBlue flights, hotels and other amenities – online in just a few minutes. The trip planning portal, available through JetBlue Vacations, uses artificial intelligence and locally curated recommendations to save customers the legwork that planning a vacation requires.
Published on 13/06/2017
travel-with-the-walla-walla-wine-trainWalla Walla has long been known as friendly town set in the heart of Washington's wine country, but getting there can be a challenge. Not anymore! The Walla Walla Wine Train by InquisiTours just made visiting a lot simpler.
Published on 13/06/2017
helsinki-airport-powers-with-solar-energyFinavia, the operator of Helsinki Airport, has decided to speed up its ambitious climate programme, which aims to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions caused by the operations of all of the company's 21 airports to zero by 2020. At Helsinki Airport, this goal will already be reached in 2017, when the largest airport solar power plant in the Nordic countries is opened at the airport, and when airport buses start using renewable fuels.  
Published on 13/06/2017
frasers-hospitality-opens-hotel-in-berlin-germanyFrasers Hospitality expands Capri by Fraser brand to meet rising demand from millennial travelers. The group is expanding its Capri by Fraser brand footprint with the opening of Capri by Fraser Berlin. Capri by Fraser Berlin marks Frasers Hospitality’s seventh operating Capri-branded property globally and the second in Germany.
Published on 13/06/2017
istanbul-to-host-the-5th-oic-halal-expoPreviously organized in Sharjah, UAE, The Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT) and the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries will organize the 5th OIC Halal Expo in Istanbul under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Turkey Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The 3rd Helal Expo 2017 will be merged with the 5th OIC Halal Expo. The event will be held simultaneously with World Halal Summit Istanbul in which conferences to be attended by high level speakers.
Published on 13/06/2017
africa-hotel-investment-forum-reveals-agenda-for-its-2017-conferenceThe highly anticipated Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) has unveiled the agenda for its 2017 conference, packed with contributions from industry leaders, that confirms its reputation as the leading event of its kind for investors and developers.
Published on 13/06/2017
kimpton-de-witt-hotel-decorates-amsterdam-s-bikesTo mark the arrival of Kimpton® De Witt in Amsterdam – Kimpton’s first hotel in Europe and outside the Americas - the in-hotel florist together with team members have taken to the streets to ‘vandalise’ bikes with beautiful flower arrangements.
Published on 13/06/2017
royal-wings-operates-direct-regular-aqaba-dubai-flightsRoyal Wings will start operating direct regular flights between King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba and Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai as of June 15, 2017.
Published on 13/06/2017
court-rules-against-trump-s-revised-travel-banThe 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the revised executive order by President Donald Trump halting entry into the US from several Muslim-majority countries.
Published on 12/06/2017
cruise-tourism-declines-in-turkeyTurkey’s Cruise tourism industry experiences a drop in tourist arrivals in the first 5 months of 2017. Compare to same period in 2016, the total arrivals dropped from 175 thousand to 90 thousand travelers.
Published on 12/06/2017
moldova-hosts-the-unwto-commission-for-europe-2018-meeting-to-be-held-in-hungaryOver 30 countries and Affiliate Members of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) gathered last week in Chisinau, the capital city of the Republic of Moldova, for the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe.
Published on 12/06/2017
century-casinos-opens-a-casino-at-hilton-warsaw-hotelCentury Casinos, Inc. opens a casino at Hilton Hotel in Warsaw, Poland that will be operated by the company`s majority owned subsidiary, Casinos Poland Ltd. On June 9, 2017, over 1000 guests were welcomed by Casinos Poland`s staff and were invited to explore the newly refurbished casino, featuring 70 gaming machines, 24 gaming tables and a bar and lounge area.
Published on 12/06/2017
qatar-airways-launches-doha-dublin-flightsThe first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Dublin carrying Senior Vice President of Qatar Airways Europe, Mr. Jonathan Harding, travelled on board the inaugural flight and was greeted by DAA Chief Executive, Mr. Kevin Toland; Dublin Airport Managing Director, Mr. Vincent Harrison; and Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, Mr. Niall Gibbons.
Published on 12/06/2017
contribution-of-travel-tourism-to-gdp-is-larger-than-automotive-banking-mining-and-agricultureA new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) shows that both on direct and total level, Travel & Tourism employs more people than the automotive manufacturing, banking, mining, chemicals manufacturing, and financial services sectors.
Published on 12/06/2017
lufthansa-increases-glasgow-to-munich-serviceLufthansa has announced plans to expand flights between Glasgow and Munich with four flights a week during the winter following the success of the airline’s seasonal service.
Published on 12/06/2017
amawaterways-has-a-new-wellness-program-on-boardIn celebration of Global Wellness Day, AmaWaterways has launched a wellness program onboard AmaLyra Paris & Normandy sailings. The program – led by “Sports Scientist” Selina Wank (pictured) – features four to six classes daily, including morning stretches, jogging, yoga, cardio and core strengthening and circuit training. Activities will be complemented by discussion groups with a focus on healthy eating and relaxation techniques.
Published on 12/06/2017
air-france-to-connect-montpellier-with-algiersStarting October 29th, 2017, Air France will offer a new winter service from Montpellier (France) to Algiers (Algeria). The flights will be operated by Airbus A319 and Airbus A320. In this way, customers will benefit from two winter frequencies on Mondays and Saturdays.
Published on 12/06/2017
air-canada-starts-montreal-to-marseille-service-next-flights-are-to-tel-aviv-reykjavik-and-algiersAir Canada Rouge's newest route between Montreal and Marseille is launched on June 9, 2017. The seasonal, non-stop service between Montreal and Marseille will operate three times a week during the summer and give Air Canada customers even more choices when travelling to France.
Published on 12/06/2017
philippine-airlines-returns-to-kuala-lumpurAfter a three year absence, Philippine Airlines (PAL) resumed daily service to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on June 8, 2017. With investment opportunities in Malaysia's service and manufacturing sectors, the PAL route will provide direct access to new business opportunities. Close to 800,000 Overseas Filipino Workers are employed in Malaysia.
Published on 12/06/2017
airbnb-brings-trips-to-mexico-cityAirbnb announced the launch of Airbnb Trips in Mexico City, adding the capital to a growing list of international destinations with bookable local experiences that allow users to discover new communities and passions.
Published on 10/06/2017
hainan-airlines-to-start-non-stop-services-between-shanghai-and-brusselsHainan Airlines will officially launch a non-stop service between Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Brussels Airport on October 25, 2017. This will be Hainan Airlines' second direct flight from Brussels to China, and make Hainan Airlines the first carrier to provide non-stop services between Shanghai and Belgium.
Published on 09/06/2017
mercedes-benz-fashion-week-madrid-travels-to-ibizaThe first edition of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Ibiza runway will take place on Saturday 8 July at Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel and feature Alvarno, Jorge Vázquez, Teresa Helbig, Andrés Sardá and Desigual. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Ibiza is sponsored by L’Oréal París, which will provide the official make-up and hairstyles for the event, and the fine jewellery firm Chopard.
Published on 09/06/2017
tel-aviv-hosts-the-largest-ever-gay-parade-in-the-middle-eastOver 200,000 people from around the world descended on Tel Aviv today to march in the largest ever pride parade in Asia and the Middle East. This year’s theme, “Bisexual Visibility,” highlighted the important contributions of bisexual individuals to Tel Aviv’s thriving LGBTQ community. Today’s parade was the first large-scale pride parade in the world to ever celebrate the theme bisexuality.
Published on 09/06/2017
tourico-holidays-has-officially-become-part-of-hotelbeds-groupHotelbeds Group, a global bedbank and business-to-business provider of services to the travel industry, has confirmed that as of today – following the closure of the customary regulatory and legal procedures – Tourico Holidays has officially become part of Hotelbeds Group.
Published on 09/06/2017
elton-john-returns-to-the-colosseum-at-caesars-palaceElton John will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace this Fall 2017 and early 2018 to perform his most iconic hits in "The Million Dollar Piano," the critically-acclaimed Las Vegas residency that will end May 2018.
Published on 09/06/2017
royal-cliff-successfully-hosted-the-british-airways-lufthansa-charity-international-airline-tennis-tournament-2017Aimed to raise funds for the Pattaya Orphanage for the 7th time, enthusiastic participants from British Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Air, Emirates, Malaysian Airlines, Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air India Airlines, United Airlines, Air Visitara and All Nippon Airways took part at the British Airways & Lufthansa Charity International Airline Tennis Tournament which was held at Royal Cliff’s state of the art fitness center, Fitz Club - Racquets, Health & Fitness.

News from Turkey

Turkish Airlines’ Miniport service expands to Marriott, the Ritz Carlton and the Pera Palace

21-06-2017 News from Turkey

Turkish Airlines’ Miniport service expands to Marriott, the Ritz Carlton and the Pera Palace

Turkish Airlines has expanded the scope of its Miniport service, which provides a special luggage transport opportunity to its passengers between Ataturk Airport and Taksim, a main tourist district of...

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Pegasus Airlines' inaugural flight to Abu Dhabi takes off today

21-06-2017 News from Turkey

Pegasus Airlines' inaugural flight to Abu Dhabi takes off today

Abu Dhabi Airports today welcomed the inaugural Pegasus flight arriving from Istanbul, Turkey. The maiden flight marks the commencement of a direct service three times a week between Abu Dhabi...

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Aviation

Best Airline Alliance of 2017

22-06-2017 Aviation

Best Airline Alliance of 2017

In its 20th Anniversary year, Star Alliance has claimed the Best Airline Alliance title at the Skytrax World Airline Awards for the second year running. The Alliance’s prestigious Los Angeles...

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Major airports experienced double-digit growth in April 2017

22-06-2017 Aviation

Major airports experienced double-digit growth in April 2017

Airports Council International (ACI) says that global passenger traffic achieved record levels in April 2017, increasing 9.3% year-over-year. International and domestic passenger traffic rose 14.3% and 5.4% respectively.

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Cruise Travel

Robb Report selects Crystal Mozart as the Best of the Best

17-06-2017 Cruise Travel

Robb Report selects Crystal Mozart as the Best of the Best

The first stunning vessel of Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line™, has earned top recognition from one of the most distinguished authorities on luxury lifestyle. According...

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Carnival Cruise’s new Payment service allows travelers to pay in 3 equal installments

09-06-2017 Cruise Travel

Carnival Cruise’s new Payment service allows travelers to pay in 3 equal installments

Carnival Cruise Line has launched Carnival EasyPay which is a truly hassle-free vacation payment option that allows guests' cruise payments to be automatically deducted from the credit card on file...

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Rail Travel

Travel with the Walla Walla Wine Train

13-06-2017 Rail

Travel with the Walla Walla Wine Train

Walla Walla has long been known as friendly town set in the heart of Washington's wine country, but getting there can be a challenge. Not anymore! The Walla Walla Wine...

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Eurostar upgrades trains on the London-Brussels route

24-05-2017 Rail

Eurostar upgrades trains on the London-Brussels route

Eurostar, the high-speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, today previewed its new e320 train on the London-Brussels route in advance of its introduction into service on Sunday...

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Accommodation

IHG to launch new Midscale Hotel Brand

22-06-2017 Accommodation

IHG to launch new Midscale Hotel Brand

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) revealed plans to launch a new, high-quality midscale brand at its 2017 Americas Conference this week in Las Vegas. It will target more than 14 million...

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Differentiate your hotel on Expedia with the new EPC tool

21-06-2017 Accommodation

Differentiate your hotel on Expedia with the new EPC tool

The Expedia group, the world’s largest online travel company, today announced EPC Points of Interest, a new tool available in Expedia® Partner Central (EPC) which allows properties to create a...

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MICE News

The Hague to host Cyber Security Week

22-06-2017 MICE

The Hague to host Cyber Security Week

From 25 to 29 September, The Hague is hosting the second edition of the international Cyber Security Week. During more than 40 events, hundreds of experts in cyber security and...

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MPI Announces New Advanced-Level Educational Offerings

21-06-2017 MICE

MPI Announces New Advanced-Level Educational Offerings

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has introduced several new education offerings from the MPI Academy as part of its new Executive Education Series, including the Women in Leadership Program and a...

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Technology

JetBlue Vacations uses Artificial Intelligence – AI

13-06-2017 Technology

JetBlue Vacations uses Artificial Intelligence – AI

JetBlue Vacations and Utrip partner to help travelers create a personalized, hour-by-hour vacation itinerary – including JetBlue flights, hotels and other amenities – online in just a few minutes. The...

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All Lufthansa cabin crew to receive iPad Minis

02-06-2017 Technology

All Lufthansa cabin crew to receive iPad Minis

As of this week, Lufthansa has been providing its 20,000 flight attendants with iPad Minis. The so-called cabin mobile device (CMD) will be successively issued to the entire cabin crew...

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Health & Spa

AmaWaterways has a New Wellness Program on board

12-06-2017 Health + Spa

AmaWaterways has a New Wellness Program on board

In celebration of Global Wellness Day, AmaWaterways has launched a wellness program onboard AmaLyra Paris & Normandy sailings. The program – led by “Sports Scientist” Selina Wank (pictured) – features...

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Beverly Hills launches ‘Wellthy’ initiatives throughout the summer

07-06-2017 Health + Spa

Beverly Hills launches ‘Wellthy’ initiatives throughout the summer

Beverly Hills has become The City of Wellth, launching a summer of special ‘Wellthy’ initiatives throughout the summer within hotels, restaurants and spas across the city. Hotels across the city...

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Tours

UK not affected with terror attacks, tourists keep traveling

22-06-2017 Tours

UK not affected with terror attacks, tourists keep traveling

Tourists flying to the UK this summer appear so far to be relatively undaunted by recent terror attacks, according to ForwardKeys which predicts future travel patterns by analysing 16 million...

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NTA reacts to proposed changes in Cuba policy

18-06-2017 Tours

NTA reacts to proposed changes in Cuba policy

The National Tour Association has responded to President Donald Trump’s decision to change the policy affecting the parameters under which U.S. citizens are able to travel to Cuba.

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Sports Tourism

Royal Cliff successfully hosted the British Airways - Lufthansa Charity International Airline Tennis Tournament 2017

09-06-2017 Sports Tourism

Royal Cliff successfully hosted the British Airways - Lufthansa Charity International Airline Tennis Tournament 2017

Aimed to raise funds for the Pattaya Orphanage for the 7th time, enthusiastic participants from British Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Air, Emirates, Malaysian Airlines, Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air India Airlines,...

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Mountain Biking generates £43 million for the Scottish economy

02-06-2017 Sports Tourism

Mountain Biking generates £43 million for the Scottish economy

A recent study titled ‘Cycling Tourism in Scotland’ by VisitScotland has revealed that mountain biking among domestic visitors generates £43 million a year for the Scottish economy. The report also...

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Luxury Travel

Steigenberger’s luxury beach resort opens in Egypt

15-06-2017 Luxury Travel

Steigenberger’s luxury beach resort opens in Egypt

The Steigenberger Alcazar-Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt, a new built five-star resort located in the Nabq Bay directly on the Red Sea coast, opened for business on June 13, 2017....

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Virtuoso picks best U.S. destinations for this summer

14-06-2017 Luxury Travel

Virtuoso picks best U.S. destinations for this summer

International luxury travel agency network Virtuoso announced this summer's must-visit destinations. Virtuoso's expert advisors also unveiled insider tips on how to successfully manage trips during the busy season.

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Destinations

Spend a Romantic Weekend in Tallinn, Estonia

Spend a Romantic Weekend in Tallinn, Estonia

Beginning of December 2016, me and my wife visited Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and if you are searching for a romantic weekend, then you should consider Tallinn. The Estonian capital offers tra...

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...

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