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Published on 15/09/2014
world-tourism-organization-says-international-tourism-up-in-first-half-of-2014International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.
Published on 15/09/2014
holland-america-line-has-revealed-the-name-of-its-new-cruise-shipHolland America Line has revealed the name of its new 99,500-ton cruise ship slated for delivery in February 2016.
Published on 15/09/2014
infinite-luxury-partners-with-bulgariInfinite Luxury, Asia’s sales, marketing and public relations specialist for the most prestigious hotels and resorts worldwide, announced its partnership with Bulgari Hotel & Residences for its property in London.
Published on 15/09/2014
a-brand-new-restaurant-at-the-ritz-carlton-istanbulThe brand new restaurant of The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, Atelier Real Food, offers contemporary Mediterranean cuisine using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients and prides itself with an open kitchen, showcasing the French Rotisserie.
Published on 15/09/2014
carrentals-co-uk-increases-car-hire-search-capabilitiesOnline car hire price comparator www.Carrentals.co.uk has increased the number of car hire locations that it searches from 15,000 to 2.5 million – resulting in a consumer offering of what is believed to be the largest database of any global online comparison or car hire supplier website.
Published on 15/09/2014
interview-gavin-tollman-ceo-at-trafalgar-toursFTNnews talked with CEO of Trafalgar Tours; Gavin Tollman in Istanbul, Turkey.
Published on 14/09/2014
air-france-pilot-strike-to-cancel-60-percent-of-flights-mondayThe France’s national carrier; Air France has cancelled 60 percent of its scheduled flightsfor the duration of a week-long pilots’ strike due to start tomorrow; Monday, September 15, 2014.
Published on 14/09/2014
southwest-airlines-announces-new-service-to-san-jose-costa-ricaSouthwest Airlines has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to add its first destination in Central America.
Published on 14/09/2014
itb-berlin-shopping-is-a-popular-holiday-pastime-worldwideWorldwide, shopping tours play an important part on one in three holidays spent abroad. It is not just travellers from Asia who go on extensive shopping tours. South Americans also enjoy the shopping opportunities at their travel destinations more than others.
Published on 14/09/2014
airport-passenger-traffic-continues-growth-in-julyOne of the busiest months of the year for global travel saw passenger traffic rise by 4.3% over the previous year.
Published on 13/09/2014
brit-travels-18-479-miles-in-five-days-for-british-airways-gold-cardBritish Airways rolled out the red carpet at Heathrow this week for a customer who had travelled a staggering 18,479 miles in just five days on 12 flights, in an effort to bag himself a British Airways gold card.
Published on 13/09/2014
lufthansa-introduces-modified-take-off-procedure-across-germanyIn the twelve months since August 2013, Lufthansa has been carrying out trials on the noise emissions produced by the 1,000 foot acceleration procedure.
Published on 13/09/2014
qantas-customers-to-enjoy-access-to-an-expanded-network-across-canada-with-westjetQantas customers will soon enjoy greater access across Canada than ever before as part of a new codeshare agreement with WestJet.
Published on 13/09/2014
embraer-engineering-technology-center-opens-its-doors-in-melbourne-flEmbraer celebrated the opening of its newly constructed Engineering & Technology Center in Melbourne, FL.
Published on 13/09/2014
britain-s-biggest-cruise-ship-takes-art-to-a-new-dimensionP&O Cruises’ new ship Britannia will boast Britain’s largest floating art collection, containing more than 8,000 artworks, when it launches in March next year.
Published on 11/09/2014
handan-boyce-runs-for-icca-president-at-53rd-icca-conference-in-antalyaFrom November 1st until 5th, the 53rd ICCA Conference and General Assembly will take place in Antalya, Turkey.
Published on 11/09/2014
jumeirah-launches-new-contemporary-lifestyle-brand-venuJumeirah, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has revealed plans to launch a new contemporary lifestyle brand.
Published on 11/09/2014
forbes-lists-marriott-as-most-innovative-hotel-companyMarriott International, Inc. was recently named to the Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies List, ranking as the highest hotel company and #18 overall.  
Published on 11/09/2014
oceania-cruises-enhances-onboard-experience-by-including-free-internetOceania Cruises announced plans to provide complimentary Internet access to guests booked in either a suite or Concierge Level stateroom on any of its five award-winning mid-size ships.
Published on 11/09/2014
japan-announces-its-first-mega-tourism-eventJapan’s first international tourism event JAPAN TRAVEL WEEK will be held from Wednesday September 24th to Tuesday 30th in Tokyo.
Published on 11/09/2014
pentahotels-announces-5-new-openings-in-ukThe international hotel group reached a new milestone in its development this year with now 25 hotels in operation throughout Europe and Asia.
Published on 11/09/2014
air-seychelles-launches-services-to-madagascarAir Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, announced the launch of direct flights to Antananarivo, Madagascar, commencing 3 December 2014.*
Published on 11/09/2014
vienna-airport-announced-passenger-volume-in-august-2014August 2014 showed the highest monthly passenger volume ever recorded at Vienna Airport.
Published on 11/09/2014
kl-wins-bid-to-host-hemophilia-congressKuala Lumpur has once again shown its pedigree when it won the bid to host the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) World Congress in 2020.
Published on 10/09/2014
trump-plans-to-close-casinos-in-atlantic-cityGaming revenues in Atlantic City have fallen by about half over the past eight years as neighboring states legalized slot machines and table games.
Published on 10/09/2014
shark-kills-man-in-australiaA shark killed a 50-year-old swimmer Tuesday at eastern Australia's popular Byron Bay.
Published on 10/09/2014
cruise-shipping-asia-pacific-to-offer-travel-agent-trainingCruise Shipping Asia-Pacific will once again host a comprehensive travel agent training program, presented by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).
Published on 10/09/2014
icelandair-begins-new-service-from-portland-oregonIcelandair will begin seasonal non-stop service from Portland, Oregon to Reykjavik, Iceland beginning May 20, 2015 and continuing through October 21, 2015.
Published on 10/09/2014
istanbul-to-host-international-finance-summitIstanbul is ready to host the International Istanbul Finance Summit between 15 and 16 September 2014.
Published on 10/09/2014
icca-officially-supports-the-meetings-show-ukICCA supported shows are major meetings industry events which contain a strong international dimension, and with whom ICCA has set up a multi-year collaborative agreement to enable ICCA members to get the best out of exhibiting at or visiting them.
Published on 10/09/2014
most-popular-travel-destinations-for-turkish-travelersTravel trends for Turkish travelers revealed the most popular travel destinations abroad for Summer 2014 season.
Published on 10/09/2014
qatar-duty-free-opens-unique-godiva-chocolate-counterQatar Duty Free has opened a new chocolate concept, Chocology, featuring handmade luxury confectionary from premium Belgian chocolatier, Godiva, at Hamad International Airport.
Published on 10/09/2014
airbus-establishes-flight-operations-documentation-centre-in-bangkokAirbus has established a new subsidiary in Thailand for the production of flight operations data for use by airlines worldwide.
Published on 10/09/2014
new-xing-events-app-with-upgraded-featuresXING EVENTS, the event industry expert for attendee management and event marketing introduces its new and updated version of the XING EVENTS App.
Published on 10/09/2014
lux-lijiang-opens-in-the-heart-of-the-ancient-town-of-lijiangLocated at the heart of the Ancient Town of Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, LUX* Lijiang opened its doors on September 9, 2014.
Published on 10/09/2014
aci-world-announces-new-2015-opportunities-for-young-aviation-professionalsThree Young Aviation Professionals will be offered exciting career development opportunities in Montreal.
Published on 09/09/2014
sas-moves-into-new-heathrow-terminalOn Wednesday September 10 SAS welcomes its passengers to the new and impressive Queen's Terminal in Heathrow.
Published on 09/09/2014
another-russian-tour-operator-suspends-activitiesA Saint Petersburg based tour operator has suspended activities.
Published on 09/09/2014
first-starwood-hotel-on-the-asian-side-of-istanbulStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the signing of Four Points by Sheraton Istanbul Dudullu, a franchise agreement with Ever Group.
Published on 09/09/2014
most-searched-travel-destination-by-chinese-travelersThe Chinese International Travel Monitor (CITM) by www.hotel.com has revealed the most popular travel destinations and activities among Chinese tourists.
Published on 09/09/2014
new-direct-flights-between-vladivostok-and-vietnamA new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that paves the way for direct flights between Vietnam and Vladivostok.
Published on 09/09/2014
aci-north-america-adopts-carbon-management-programmeAirports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) yesterday announced the launch of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme in North America at its 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia.
Published on 08/09/2014
w-hotels-worldwide-to-boost-luxury-retreat-portfolio-in-thailandW Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that its W Hotels brand will debut its third hotel in Thailand.
Published on 08/09/2014
southwest-airlines-introduces-new-aircraft-livery-and-logoSouthwest Airlines® introduced a modern new look to its iconic brand today at an event dedicated to its Employees.
Published on 08/09/2014
german-convention-bureau-receives-emas-certificationThe GCB German Convention Bureau has received European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) certification.
Published on 08/09/2014
element-brand-makes-european-debutStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the debut of its trailblazing Element brand in Europe.
Published on 08/09/2014
singapore-to-host-over-11-000-delegates-at-september-healthcare-meetingsSingapore will host over 11,000 medical and healthcare professionals who will convene to discuss the major issues and trends impacting the healthcare industry today at pinnacle events including Medical Fair Asia and HIMSS Asia Pacific.
Published on 08/09/2014
eastern-airways-introduces-new-timings-on-leeds-bradford-servicesYorkshire business travellers and offshore workers will gain new early morning departures and convenient afternoon/early evening service timings as Eastern Airways introduces them on its year round services from Leeds Bradford International Airport to Southampton and Aberdeen.
Published on 08/09/2014
etihad-airways-to-double-frequency-to-karachiEtihad Airways will add a new daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Karachi to offer a double daily service from 18 November 2014.
Published on 08/09/2014
intercontinental-hotels-group-chooses-wine-company-for-its-amea-propertiesInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces a new partnership with global wine company to offer a premium selection of wine at more than 65 InterContinental hotels and resorts across Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA).
Published on 08/09/2014
garuda-indonesia-launches-london-via-amsterdam-flightsGaruda Indonesia, the airline of Indonesia, launched a new service from Jakarta to London via Amsterdam today, as part of the airline's transformation program “the Quantum Leap 2011-2015”.
Published on 07/09/2014
angelina-jolie-and-antonio-banderas-to-visit-tunisiaMore than 300 national and international figures of culture, cinema, sport and business spheres as well as all of the tourism actors deploying efforts to promote destination Tunisia.
Published on 07/09/2014
maritim-opens-second-hotel-on-mauritiusMaritim opens second Hotel on Mauritius and reinforces its presence on this popular island.
Published on 07/09/2014
the-st-regis-chengdu-debuts-in-sichuanSt. Regis® Hotels & Resorts announced the highly anticipated grand opening of The St. Regis Chengdu.
Published on 07/09/2014
banda-aceh-to-host-tourism-indonesia-mart-expo-time-2014The Indonesian annual travel mart, the Tourism Indonesia Mart & Expo (TIME) or Pasar Wisata Indonesia this year will take place in Banda Aceh after being held in Padang last year.
Published on 07/09/2014
west-bengal-tourism-woos-gurgaon-travel-martUnder the new regime West Bengal Goverment has taken several initiatives to participate in all major Travel - Tourism Festivals spanning across India consequent upon the realization with the growing trend of tourism in the domestic market would ensure a prosperous economy.
Published on 07/09/2014
seatrade-winter-cruising-forum-heads-to-spainThe 3rd Seatrade Winter Cruising Forum is heading for Cartagena, Spain, 21-22 January 2015 and will look at the ever-increasing popularity of winter cruising.
Published on 07/09/2014
etihad-airways-launches-arrivals-lounge-in-abu-dhabiEtihad Airways has enhanced its premium service offering at Abu Dhabi International Airport with the opening of a new Arrivals Lounge.
Published on 07/09/2014
british-airways-offers-free-upgrades-to-first-classBritish Airways will be giving its Club World customers the chance to sample the high life with free upgrades to First on selected flights from September 4 to December 12, 2014.
Published on 07/09/2014
world-s-first-international-halal-tourism-conference-confirms-top-speakers-for-eventThe world’s first-ever international conference exploring halal tourism has confirmed its expert speaker line-up for its inaugural event next month.
Published on 07/09/2014
travel-startups-incubator-to-invest-500-000-in-10-travel-technology-startupsVeteran travel entrepreneurs and startup advisors Matt and Nicole Zito, launched Travel Startups Incubator, a new travel technology incubator from Florida, USA dedicated to investing in the world's most talented travel entrepreneurs and early seed stage travel technology ideas.
Published on 07/09/2014
best-western-brings-new-luxury-to-greater-jakartaBest Western International has launched a new luxury hotel in the Greater Jakarta region.
Published on 07/09/2014
manchester-united-stars-to-open-hotel-in-decemberFormer Manchester United players Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville will open a Hotel in December 2014.
Published on 07/09/2014
dominican-republic-golf-tourism-better-than-goldGolf is at the center of Dominican Republic’s first ever event that gathers players, tour operators, travel agencies and even specialized publications to showcase the country’s 25 links, and a market niche one of the sponsors called “better than gold.”
Published on 07/09/2014
puerto-rico-announces-plan-to-promote-itself-as-medical-tourism-destinationPuerto Rico presented its strategy for promoting itself as a medical tourism destination.
Published on 04/09/2014
tourism-minister-opens-sheraton-adanaTurkish Culture and Tourism Minister Ömer Çelik has attended the opening ceremony of Sheraton Adana; 10th Starwood Hotels & Resorts property in Turkey.
Published on 04/09/2014
adrenaline-enthusiasts-meeting-up-at-the-19th-emitt-exhibition-in-istanbulITE Group PLC and Ekin Fuar A.S. will host the 19th edition of EMITT-Eastern Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition between 22 and 25 January 2015.
Published on 04/09/2014
alitalia-starts-new-direct-flights-between-rome-and-marrakechAlitalia’s inaugural flight AZ878 from Rome Fiumicino to Marrakech took off yesterday morning (Sept. 2) with 103 passengers on board.
Published on 04/09/2014
singapore-airshow-2014-generates-s-319-million-for-singapore-economyAsia's largest and one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world; Singapore Airshow contributed S$319 million to the Singapore economy in 2014.
Published on 04/09/2014
top-boutique-hospitality-executives-gather-in-las-vegas-for-blla-symposiumThe hospitality industry’s top boutique, lifestyle and luxury brand executives and independent property owners are gathering in Las Vegas September 17-19 at the newly opened SLS Hotel & Casino.
Published on 04/09/2014
iglta-opens-call-for-2015-convention-speakersThe International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association will hold its 32nd Annual Global Convention in Los Angeles 8-11 April 2015.
Published on 04/09/2014
w-hotels-worldwide-to-debut-in-brisbane-in-2018Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. will debut the iconic W Hotels brand in Brisbane, in the state of Queensland, Australia.
Published on 04/09/2014
abu-dhabi-s-hotel-occupancy-reaches-55-in-julyGuest nights in Abu Dhabi climbed 20% year-on-year, occupancy nudged up 3% and overall revenue rose by 14%.
Published on 04/09/2014
the-most-important-source-markets-for-tourism-to-europeIn 2013 international arrivals to Europe grew by 5.4 per cent, which marks a continuation of the positive growth trend of the past four years.
Published on 04/09/2014
brits-choose-their-favorite-overseas-cityBritish travellers voted their Favourite Overseas City at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Awards on 1st September 2014.
Published on 04/09/2014
ethiopian-airlines-connects-seychelles-addis-ababa-parisEthiopian Airlines will launch on the next 27th of September departing from Paris CDG, an air link to the Seychelles, initially with 3 flights per week from Paris CDG via Addis Ababa and 2 flights per week departing from Mahé with onward connection to Pars CDG.
Published on 04/09/2014
gibtm-transforms-into-ibtm-arabiaIBTM Arabia is the new name spearheading a transformation of the former annual GIBTM show.
Published on 04/09/2014
golf-competition-hotel-prices-increase-by-155-in-perthHotel prices have increased by 155 per cent in Perth and 127 per cent in Stirling for the 2014 Ryder Cup, according to hotel comparison site trivago.co.uk.
Published on 03/09/2014
hotel-boom-in-dubai-continuesDubai the “hotel capital” of the world: The 634 existing hotels (with 88,680 rooms) increased in the first half the sales by 10.9 in the first half to 3.18 billion dollars.
Published on 03/09/2014
meeting-incentive-forum-2015-to-be-held-in-dubai-for-the-first-timeOver 225 top international meeting planners will gather in Dubai, March 9-14, 2015, at the Meeting & Incentive (M&I) Forum Europe Spring 2015.
Published on 03/09/2014
venture-to-the-mysterious-city-of-can-tho-with-vietjetVenture to the mysterious city of Can Tho, Vietnam’s fourth largest city located in the centre of the Mekong Delta.
Published on 03/09/2014
halic-congress-center-will-host-80-galleries-on-artinternational-istanbul-in-second-yearA total of 80 galleries from 24 countries will take part in the ArtInternational Istanbul art fair, which will be marking its second year in Haliç Congress Center from September 26 to 28 at its former venue, the Haliç Congress Center.
Published on 03/09/2014
more-operators-more-options-at-nta-s-travel-exchangeTravel Exchange is more than four months away, but NTA leaders are already preparing for higher attendance at their Jan. 18–22, 2015, event in New Orleans.
Published on 03/09/2014
hawaiian-appoints-apg-in-franceHawaiian Airlines has announced its appointment of APG as its GSA in France from September 1st, 2014.
Published on 03/09/2014
ihg-expands-the-holiday-inn-brand-family-in-mexicoInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced three new properties for Mexico: two Holiday Inn® hotels in of Puebla and Villahermosa; and one Holiday Inn Express® hotel in Pachuca.
Published on 03/09/2014
starwood-hotels-resorts-lengthens-its-lead-in-luxury-with-plans-to-open-four-resorts-on-hainan-islandStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced an agreement with Hainan Jianfeng Tourism Development Co., Ltd. to debut China’s first W Retreat and the second St. Regis resort on Hainan Island.
Published on 03/09/2014
london-collected-2014-conde-nast-traveller-reader-s-travel-awardsOn Monday September 1st at the 2014 Condé Nast Traveller Reader's Travel Awards, London was awarded Favourite UK City for the fourth year running.
Published on 02/09/2014
norwegian-cruise-to-acquire-prestige-cruises-for-us-3-billionThe world’s third-largest cruise ship company is about to get bigger.
Published on 02/09/2014
qatar-airways-to-operate-non-stop-doha-cape-town-flightsFrom November 3, Qatar Airways is commencing new non-stop five-times-weekly service between Doha and Cape Town, South Africa.
Published on 02/09/2014
riu-hotels-will-open-the-luxury-riu-palace-antillas-in-arubaRIU Hotels & Resorts will open its second hotel on the stunning island of Aruba: the luxury Riu Palace Antillas, which will be located next to the Riu Palace Aruba right on Palm Beach.
Published on 02/09/2014
ethiopia-needs-new-hotelsThe increasing rate of inbound tourist arrivals and planned events/conferences is widening an already huge gap between demand for international-standard hotels and supply of accommodation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital.
Published on 02/09/2014
new-holiday-inn-hotel-opens-in-the-centre-of-jaipurIHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) welcomed the opening of Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre, in the capital of the state of Rajasthan.
Published on 02/09/2014
abu-dhabi-trending-with-asia-s-travelersTravel agents across Asia have been booking more flights to Abu Dhabi than ever before, generating a 73% spike in volumes just in Q1 this year, according to leading technology company, Abacus.
Published on 02/09/2014
arabian-travel-market-to-focus-on-140-billion-family-travel-marketArabian Travel Market (ATM) 2015, which takes place at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre from 4-7 May 2015, has selected family travel segment as the official show theme.
Published on 01/09/2014
qatar-airways-commences-b787-service-to-viennaQatar Airways has introduced its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to the Vienna route, starting September 1, 2014.
Published on 01/09/2014
novotel-vines-resort-and-golf-club-to-lure-chinese-touristsNovotel Vines Resort and Golf Club has signed a reciprocal agreement with Mission Hills Golf Club in China – one of the most famous and best-known cluster of golf courses in the Asian region.
Published on 01/09/2014
tigerair-to-start-taipei-singapore-flightsTaiwan's first low-cost carrier, Tigerair Taiwan, will begin flights between Taipei and Singapore by the end of this month.
Published on 01/09/2014
ja-resorts-and-hotels-opens-property-in-the-seychellesNested perfectly in the unspoiled greenery of Round Island in the Seychelles archipelago, designed with the creole architecture touch, and set to provide the perfect retreat for a relaxing getaway from our hurried lives is the newly opened Enchanted Island Resort.
Published on 01/09/2014
tourism-in-seychelles-in-second-half-of-2014Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, took part in a conference call discussion panel as part of this review of the region's tourism Industry.
Published on 01/09/2014
the-city-of-espoo-awards-its-6th-congress-ambassadorAri Sihvola, professor of electromagnetics from Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is chosen as EspooAmbassador 2014.

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