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Published on 28/02/2017
french-memo-planet-supports-alain-st-angeEndorsements from the world of tourism for Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Candidate for the post of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) continues to accumulate. 'Memo Planet' - a French company promoting international tourism through video, new media and technologies, comes out boldly to say that they support the Seychelles Candidate.
Published on 28/02/2017
india-s-largest-travel-trade-show-held-in-bombayExhibitors from a record number of 60 countries showcased their destinations at India's largest International Trade Show, OTM 2017 from February 21-23 at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre. This was by far the largest number of countries participating in any trade show in the country.
Published on 27/02/2017
malta-announces-the-2017-international-fireworks-festival-datesThe Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority are pleased to announce that the 16th edition of the Malta International Fireworks Festival will be taking place on three nights between Saturday April 22nd and Sunday April 30th 2017.
Published on 27/02/2017
women-entrepreneurs-gathered-in-istanbulGlobal leaders, governments and the private sector need to do more to ensure that women are enabled to participate in global trade. This was the shared message from speakers at the Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum (WVEF), which held in Istanbul. More than 400 participants from over 50 countries, representing governments, international organizations and the private sector, attended the event organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC) in collaboration with KAGIDER.
Published on 27/02/2017
berlin-s-convention-participants-spend-237-euros-per-dayMore than 11.5 million participants traveled to approximately 137,500 events last year in the German capital. Compared with 2015, this represents an increase of about two percent in both the number of participants and events. These figures come from the latest conference statistics* from the Berlin Convention Office of visitBerlin.
Published on 25/02/2017
five-football-stadium-tours-that-any-fan-should-considerBeing immersed in the match day atmosphere and watching your favourite team play is part and parcel of being a football fan, with sitting in a stadium arguably the best way to watch the action unfold on the pitch. They are often considered iconic venues which not only reflect a club’s status in the game, but also a legacy that remains deep-rooted in everything that the team stands for.
Published on 23/02/2017
gogo-s-aircraft-internet-speed-exceeds-100-mbpsGogo, the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services to aviation, has taken its 2Ku performance to the next level, exceeding speeds of 100 Mbps. This industry-leading performance was achieved on Gogo's test aircraft, the Jimmy Ray, using Gogo's proprietary 2Ku antenna, Gogo's new next generation modem and a high-throughput satellite.
Published on 23/02/2017
the-james-hotels-to-open-second-property-in-new-yorkThe James Hotels, with ideally situated locations in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles (opening Spring 2017) announced their second property in New York. The James New York-NoMad will be the second property when it opens summer 2017. The James New York, located at 27th Grand Street at Soho is the hotel group’s first hotel in New York.
Published on 23/02/2017
icco-president-maxim-behar-joins-the-supporters-of-alain-st-ange-as-the-next-unwto-secretary-general“Alain St.Ange is the perfect candidate for Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation,” President of ICCO Maxim Behar says. ICCO is the largest Public Relations community on the world having 48 countries from all continents with more than 3000 firms.
Published on 23/02/2017
business-booms-at-ibtm-arabia-2017ibtm arabia 2017 once again was hailed a great success by exhibitors and Hosted Buyers. Over 2,100 pre-planned meetings happened during two days of the event, which took place from 7-9 February at Jumeirah Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi. 82 exhibitors from 15 countries were joined by 120 Hosted Buyers from 32 countries for the three-day long event.
Published on 23/02/2017
qantas-new-premium-economy-cabin-seats-are-now-largerQantas has revealed its next generation Premium Economy seat, which will debut on the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from October. According to the announcement, the new seat has a unique recline motion that provides a class-leading level of comfort and it is wider and with more functional space overall.
Published on 23/02/2017
crystal-s-alaska-season-offers-enticing-adventures-for-familiesCrystal Serenity’s Alaska voyages are offering far more than the comprehensive exploration of the Last Frontier that has drawn luxury travelers to the region for years. For all seven 2017 Alaska cruises aboard the award-winning vessel, luxury travelers can enjoy a host of value propositions and savings that specifically apply to families traveling with children and multiple generations.
Published on 23/02/2017
int-l-travelers-spent-247-1-billion-in-the-united-states-in-2016The U.S. National Travel and Tourism Office announced that international visitors spent more than $21.2 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States in December, an increase of nearly three percent ($564 million) when compared to December 2015 - setting a new record for monthly U.S. travel and tourism exports. The total amount for the year 2016 is another record for the country.
Published on 23/02/2017
global-air-passenger-traffic-grows-in-2016Despite terrorist attacks, geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainty in 2016, Airports Council International announced that global passenger traffic grew 7.3% in December 2016 and 5.5% for the year as a whole.
Published on 22/02/2017
qatar-airways-announces-its-9th-and-10th-destinations-in-saudi-arabiaQatar Airways started its new services to Yanbu and Tabuk in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with three-weekly flights beginning 9 May for Yanbu and 19 June for Tabuk. The additional destinations take Qatar Airways’ total network connectivity within the Kingdom to 10 destinations, connecting travelers from Saudi Arabia to more than 150 worldwide destinations through the five-star rated Hamad International Airport in Doha.
Published on 22/02/2017
the-first-holiday-inn-hotel-opens-in-kolkata-indiaInterContinental Hotels Group introduced its first Holiday Inn® hotel in Kolkata - Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport. With the opening of the 137-room hotel in partnership with Jain Group, the total number of Holiday Inn hotels has gone up to 11 in India.
Published on 22/02/2017
new-spanish-stamps-to-promote-responsible-tourismThe United Nations declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. In parallel to the cause, UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid hosted a presentation of two Spanish stamps that will travel the world and will promote responsible tourism among Spaniards and the millions that every year visit Spain.
Published on 22/02/2017
double-tree-by-hilton-elaz-g-opensDoubleTree by Hilton opens a new property in Elazığ, a city in Eastern Anatolia in Turkey. Double Tree by Hilton Elazığ, which has opened its doors in Elazığ, became the first five-star and well-known international hotel brand in the city.
Published on 22/02/2017
a-luxury-hotel-to-be-launched-in-a-lifeguard-tower-on-tel-aviv-beachThe City of Tel Aviv, the Israel Tourism Ministry and the "Brown Hotels" Urban Collection, are launching the first project of its kind in the world. A lifeguard tower on Tel Aviv Beach ("Frishman”) will be transformed into a luxurious hotel suite, in which the guests will be winners of an international competition to be launched in partnership with Hotels.com.
Published on 22/02/2017
asia-s-50-best-restaurants-for-2017The list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, was announced at an awards ceremony at the W Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. The 2017 list welcomes 10 new entries, while China, Japan, Singapore and Thailand each count 9 restaurants on the list.
Published on 22/02/2017
oasis-hotels-resorts-partners-with-weddingwire-to-showcase-o-weddings-by-oasisOasis Hotels & Resorts, the leading all-inclusive vacation resort brand in the Mexican Caribbean, has partnered with WeddingWire, the largest online marketplace connecting merchants with engaged couples and party planners – to showcase O Weddings by Oasis -- the brand’s unique wedding offering.
Published on 22/02/2017
first-itb-china-is-ready-for-businessOrganizers of the first edition of ITB China announced that the exhibition is fully booked and ready for business. The first edition of the event will focus on Europe, which is the official partner destination of ITB China. ITB China will take place from 10 to 12 May 2017 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Conference Center.
Published on 22/02/2017
israeli-convention-center-is-among-the-best-in-the-world-in-2017Despite terror attacks and the BDS movement against Israel, International Convention Center-ICC Jerusalem has been selected as one of the 10 world's best congress centers. Mira Altman, CEO of ICC Jerusalem said, "This is great news. It shows the enormous potential of a large international convention center in Jerusalem and the great opportunity to significantly promote conference tourism in Israel."
Published on 21/02/2017
world-tourism-organization-organizes-conference-on-smart-destinationsThe 1st UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations was organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and the Digital Agenda of Spain and the Region of Murcia on 15-17 February. More than 100 speakers from 20 countries convened in Murcia, Spain to present solutions and experiences for ‘smart destinations’.
Published on 21/02/2017
canadian-tourism-arrivals-grew-by-11-in-2016Destination Canada announced the release of the year end data on tourist arrivals to Canada. Almost 20 million travellers came to explore Canada from coast to coast to coast in 2016. This marks the highest arrivals in 14 years—and is just short of the best year on record, 2002.
Published on 21/02/2017
rci-adds-more-than-170-new-properties-in-2016RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, added more than 170 new affiliated resorts to its exchange network in 2016. The additions, which include some resorts currently under construction, span across every populated continent.
Published on 21/02/2017
visitengland-researches-into-literary-tourismTo mark the 20th anniversary of World Book Day on 2nd March 2017 new research from VisitEngland shows that more than half of British holidaymakers would visit a literary attraction on holiday in England. Findings also show that one in four Brits visited a literary location in England during a holiday break in the last year. The same amount had read literature relating to a place they had visited in the country.
Published on 21/02/2017
tourico-increases-cruise-bookings-by-37-percent-in-2016Tourico Holidays, the world’s fastest growing wholesale travel brokerage company, today shared data revealing a 37 percent increase in 2016 cruise bookings compared to 2015 – with an 8 percent increase in average transaction size.
Published on 21/02/2017
jetblue-unveils-blueprint-special-liveryJetBlue celebrates its 17th anniversary this month with eye-catching additions to the airline’s fleet with the very first special livery for an Embraer 190 and a new tailfin design that will appear on multiple aircraft this year.
Published on 21/02/2017
did-you-see-the-new-website-of-munich-airportDid you see the new face of the redesigned Munich Airport website? The site is used by approximately 13 million visitors annually and now it has a new contemporary design, comprehensive information, new features, and with functionality optimized for all devices.
Published on 21/02/2017
italy-s-crn-takes-part-in-the-dubai-int-l-boat-show-2017CRN, the historical ship builder and Italian brand, part of the Ferretti Group, specialising in the construction of fully-custom steel and light aluminium alloy pleasure vessels between 40 and 100 meters in length, will be taking part in the Dubai International Boat Show, to be held from February 28 through March 4.
Published on 20/02/2017
vietjet-receives-iata-membershipVietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company (“Vietjet Air”) has received full membership from The International Air Transportation Association (IATA), affirming the new-age carrier’s role and position in the aviation community, both in Vietnam and overseas.
Published on 20/02/2017
dubai-hosted-120-participants-from-over-30-countries-during-the-iapco-meetingDubai hosted yet another important event in the Emirati, becoming the first city in the GCC region to host the IAPCO meeting and general assembly. 120 participants from over 30 countries attended the 48th International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) Annual Meeting & General Assembly, which took place on 16-19 February at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights.
Published on 20/02/2017
nba-africa-game-2017-returns-to-south-africaThe National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced that NBA Africa Game 2017, the NBA’s second game in Africa, will take place Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Published on 19/02/2017
the-presidential-retreat-at-the-spa-at-four-seasons-hotel-washington-dcEnjoy the new Presidential Retreat, which is launching this President's Day at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC.
Published on 18/02/2017
tav-airports-announces-revenue-for-2016TAV Airports Holding President and CEO Sani Şener said, “2016 was a challenging year for the aviation sector, both in Turkey and abroad. Security-related concerns had a negative impact on the aviation industry. And yet, TAV achieved to increase the number of passengers served by 2 percent compared to 2015 thanks to its stable portfolio."
Published on 18/02/2017
florida-welcomed-112-8-million-visitors-in-2016Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida set another record in tourism by welcoming the highest amount of visitors in the state’s history with 112.8 million visitors in 2016. This is the sixth consecutive record year for visitation to Florida, exceeding the previous high of 106.6 million in 2015 by 5.9 percent. Tourism jobs also hit a record high in 2016 of 1.4 million jobs, exceeding the previous record in 2015.
Published on 17/02/2017
turkish-americans-attend-ninth-annual-turkish-canadian-youth-congressFrom February 10-12, 2017, a delegation of promising young Turkish Americans attended the Council of Turkish Canadian (CTC) 9th Annual Turkish-Canadian Youth Congress in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Published on 17/02/2017
our-crowd-global-investor-summit-held-at-icc-jerusalem"Get up people and get mixed, hold meetings and help companies grow," called Jonathan Medved, the founder of the OurCrowd Club, a leading global equity crowd funding platform in the world. Our Crowd hosted at the International Congress Center Jerusalem, nearly 3,000 investors, market players, start-ups entrepreneurs and mature companies representatives, from dozens of countries around the world.
Published on 17/02/2017
majestic-plaza-hotel-in-prague-joins-the-le-hotels-groupThe Le Hotels Group expanded its capacity thanks to its new member - Majestic Plaza hotel - which offers 182 rooms in the heart of Prague. The Majestic Plaza hotel will be managed by Jan Hamouz, whose aim is to build a new, more efficient structure of the hotel management and services.
Published on 17/02/2017
alain-st-ange-speaks-to-skynews-and-cnnAlain St.Ange, United Nations World Tourism Organisation Secretary General candidate and former Seychelles Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine went live to the world from London! On Valentine’s Day, Mr. St.Ange shares his love towards the travel and tourism industry by joining two live programs at Sky News and CNN.
Published on 17/02/2017
cayan-group-strongly-condemns-of-russian-model-s-daredevil-stuntCayan Group, the leading property developer in the Middle East strongly condemned Russian model Viki Odintcova and her assistants’ daredevil stunt of hanging off the edge of the Cayan Tower roof without any restraints, or safety precautions.
Published on 17/02/2017
crystal-river-cruises-to-offer-free-concert-in-amsterdamWhen Crystal River Cruises’ newest luxury vessel; Crystal Bach embarks on her maiden voyage this June, guests will enjoy a complimentary exclusive concert at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, considered one of the finest concert halls in the world.
Published on 17/02/2017
quito-to-host-routes-americas-2018Quito prepares to host more than 800 members of the aviation industry after being designated the official host city of Routes Americas 2018, the most important event in the aviation industry in the continent.
Published on 16/02/2017
uae-s-ferrari-world-abu-dhabi-to-launch-a-new-ride-turbo-track Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the first Ferrari-branded theme park in the world, has unveiled “Turbo Track”, a new, heart-pounding rollercoaster set to open at the end of March. The three-stage experience, which gives guests an authentic feel of what it’s like to become a Ferrari test driver, is the latest thrilling addition to the Park.
Published on 16/02/2017
ux-and-usability-professionals-gather-in-istanbulUser experience – UX and Usability professionals from world’s leading companies will gather together in Istanbul, Turkey for the 3rd UXistanbul Conference that will be hosted by UXservices at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel on February 21st, 2017.
Published on 16/02/2017
air-canada-increases-israel-serviceAir Canada expands its services between Canada and Israel, with the introduction of a seasonal non-stop service between Montreal and Tel Aviv and an increase in its current Toronto-Tel Aviv non-stop service to a daily frequency year-round.
Published on 16/02/2017
surestay-hotel-group-to-open-lower-midscale-hotel-in-the-heart-of-bangkokSureStay Hotel Group reveals its first hotel in Asia by unveiling details of its first SureStay Plus℠ hotel in Bangkok. Introduced in late 2016, SureStay Hotel Group is a hotel family that’s committed to providing superior service and the right amenities at an exceptional travel value. It is also designed to allow economy and lower-midscale hotels to harness Best Western’s global network, without compromising the company’s established brand standards.
Published on 16/02/2017
unwto-secretary-general-taleb-rifai-visits-portugal UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai recently made an official visit to Portugal. During his visit, Mr. Rifai came together with Prime Minister Antonio Costa, with whom he discussed the importance of raising the public visibility of the socio-economic impact of tourism. 
Published on 16/02/2017
istanbul-music-festival-2017-to-host-over-600-local-and-international-artistsIstanbul Music Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) under the sponsorship of E.C.A. Presdöküm Sanayii A.Ş., celebrates its 45th year. The festival’s programme was announced at a press meeting on Wednesday, 15 February at The Marmara Pera Hotel, the Official Hotel Sponsor of İKSV.
Published on 15/02/2017
radisson-blu-residence-opens-in-dhahran-saudi-arabiaThe Rezidor Hotel Group introduces its first residence property in Dhahran, bringing Saudi Arabia to a new standard of excellence. With 92 stylish and sophisticated apartments, a restaurant and a gym, guests will find everything they need to feel at home at the Radisson Blu Residence, Dhahran.
Published on 15/02/2017
sandals-resorts-has-new-overwater-bungalows-in-st-lucia After the huge success of debuting the Caribbean’s first-ever Over-the-Water Villas in Jamaica, Sandals Resorts announced nine new Over the Water Honeymoon Butler Bungalows at Sandals Grande St. Lucian, which are available to book now for travel beginning in May 2017.
Published on 15/02/2017
india-tourism-ministry-offers-pre-loaded-sim-card-to-foreign-tourists A new initiative of the India’s Tourism Ministry is launched by the country’s Tourism and Culture Minister; Dr. Mahesh Sharma. The new initiative will provide pre-loaded Sim Card to foreign tourists arriving in India on e-Visa.
Published on 15/02/2017
grand-kempinski-hotel-shanghai-to-host-wta-2017Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai will host the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017. It will be the second time that World Travel Awards has visited China’s commercial capital, following a rapturously received debut at the Swissotel Grand Shanghai back in 2008.
Published on 15/02/2017
garuda-indonesia-to-launch-direct-flight-to-moscowNational flag carrier Garuda Indonesia plans to launch direct flights from Jakarta to Moscow in August 2017. Operated by Airbus A330-200, this route will be served 3 times a week.
Published on 15/02/2017
athens-to-host-seven-stars-luxury-hospitality-and-lifestyle-awardsFollowing the success of its 4th official Gala Ceremony in 2016, the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards (SSLHLA) announced its 5th Annual Gala Ceremony to be hosted at the The Ecali Club, Athens.
Published on 15/02/2017
south-africa-s-shamwari-game-reserve-certified-by-fair-trade-tourismShamwari - one of South Africa's most high-profile and innovative wildlife conservation areas – has marked its 25th anniversary this year by achieving Fair Trade Tourism certification for all eight of its tourism products. Set on 25,000ha of reclaimed farmland, Shamwari is renowned for its wildlife conservation initiatives and commitment to surrounding communities.
Published on 15/02/2017
acapulco-hotels-enjoy-best-winter-season Mexico's Pacific coast beach resort town of Acapulco enjoys warm winter days with record number of guests. One of the destination’s most successful winter seasons in the last few years reporting an average hotel occupancy of 95 percent for the holiday period of December 20 – 31 and 80 percent over the Mexican holiday weekend of February 4-6. 
Published on 14/02/2017
the-2017-cev-snow-volleyball-european-tour-starts-from-turkeyThe 2017 CEV Snow Volleyball European Tour will be starting this coming weekend with the first of seven events on schedule taking place (18-19 February) on Mount Erciyes, which is one of the highest peaks in Turkey, Turkey and six more to follow in the Czech Republic, Turkey, Switzerland, Slovenia, Liechtenstein and Italy.
Published on 14/02/2017
iran-hosts-first-snow-volleyball-tournament-on-record-altitudeThe Iranian Volleyball Federation staged a snow volleyball tournament for the first time at the Dizin resort in the Alborz mountain near Tehran. The competition is held on 12 – 13 February in association with Austrian agency Chaka2, which is the agency responsible for creating and organizing parts of the 2017 CEV Snow Volleyball European Tour.
Published on 14/02/2017
what-will-change-with-trump-s-presidential-order-13768-for-immigrantsU.S. President Donald Trump’s Presidential Order 13768 issued January 25th of this year will create a rash of lawsuits and disastrous consequences for a number of reasons that are not facially apparent. Steven Riznyk, a business and immigration attorney, from San Diego Biz Law APC analyzes issues with examples that demonstrate the disastrous consequences that we are facing.
Published on 14/02/2017
pegasus-airlines-offer-british-travelers-a-route-to-winter-sun-in-sharm-el-sheikh Turkey’s low cost carrier invites British travelers to the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula that offers year-round sunshine, sheltered sandy beaches and world-class diving.
Published on 14/02/2017
the-steigenberger-hotel-el-tahrir-opens-in-cairo Deutsche Hospitality has signed 14 contracts for new hotel on three continents over the past year. One particular milestone to mark the New Year is the launching of the one hundredth hotel to operate under a Deutsche Hospitality brand. The company opens the Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir in Cairo.
Published on 14/02/2017
new-accelerators-help-international-tourism-startups-at-entering-mekong-region The Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) Initiative has announced two new accelerators designed to make it easier and faster for innovative tourism businesses to get established in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
Published on 14/02/2017
new-route-from-da-nang-to-seoulVietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company is set to open its latest international route from Da Nang to Seoul, South Korea on 31 May, 2017. Vietjet currently operates four routes connecting Vietnam and South Korea between Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Hai Phong and Seoul and Hanoi and Busan.
Published on 14/02/2017
qatar-airways-connects-doha-with-skopje Beginning 17 July 2017, Qatar Airways will connect two capitals; Doha and Skopje. The airlines will launch four-weekly flights to Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. Skopje provides a gateway to a country of dramatic scenery, including lakes, mountains and historic towns, while the city itself is home to both Ottoman and European architecture.
Published on 14/02/2017
hilton-istanbul-bomonti-to-host-women-entrepreneurs-this-monthThe International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey announced that the Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum (WVEF Istanbul) will take place on 23 and 24 February 2017 at the Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel. WVEF is the premier global event for women entrepreneurs to learn, to do business and to create lifetime opportunities to grow and internationalize their businesses.
Published on 13/02/2017
doha-hosts-world-s-top-women-tennis-players An elite squad of seven of the world’s top 10 women’s singles tennis players and more than 40 elite women’s tennis players compete in Doha for the Qatar Total Open 2017, which will be held at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex between 13 and 18 February.
Published on 13/02/2017
france-s-association-for-disabled-endorses-alain-st-ange"Tourism for all" without discrimination is the message being pushed as GIHP, the important lobby group for the involvement of the Physically Handicapped of France throws support behind Alain St.Ange for Secretary-General of the UNWTO.
Published on 13/02/2017
the-a-team-flash-gordon-and-star-wars-are-in-brusselsComic Con Brussels returns to the buildings of Tour&Taxis during the weekend of Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 February 2017. Thousands of fans, Cosplayers and other visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the world of science fiction, fantasy and contemporary pop culture of the immensely popular comic books.

News from Turkey

Women entrepreneurs gathered in Istanbul

27-02-2017 News from Turkey

Women entrepreneurs gathered in Istanbul

Global leaders, governments and the private sector need to do more to ensure that women are enabled to participate in global trade. This was the shared message from speakers at...

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Double Tree by Hilton Elazığ opens

22-02-2017 News from Turkey

Double Tree by Hilton Elazığ opens

DoubleTree by Hilton opens a new property in Elazığ, a city in Eastern Anatolia in Turkey. Double Tree by Hilton Elazığ, which has opened its doors in Elazığ, became the...

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Aviation

Qantas’ new Premium Economy cabin seats are now larger

23-02-2017 Aviation

Qantas’ new Premium Economy cabin seats are now larger

Qantas has revealed its next generation Premium Economy seat, which will debut on the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from October. According to the announcement, the new seat has...

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Global air passenger traffic grows in 2016

23-02-2017 Aviation

Global air passenger traffic grows in 2016

Despite terrorist attacks, geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainty in 2016, Airports Council International announced that global passenger traffic grew 7.3% in December 2016 and 5.5% for the year as a...

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Cruise Travel

Crystal’s Alaska Season Offers Enticing Adventures for Families

23-02-2017 Cruise Travel

Crystal’s Alaska Season Offers Enticing Adventures for Families

Crystal Serenity’s Alaska voyages are offering far more than the comprehensive exploration of the Last Frontier that has drawn luxury travelers to the region for years. For all seven 2017...

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Tourico increases Cruise Bookings by 37 Percent in 2016

21-02-2017 Cruise Travel

Tourico increases Cruise Bookings by 37 Percent in 2016

Tourico Holidays, the world’s fastest growing wholesale travel brokerage company, today shared data revealing a 37 percent increase in 2016 cruise bookings compared to 2015 – with an 8 percent...

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Rail Travel

Electric Train to shorten travel between Athens Airport and Piraeus

13-02-2017 Rail

Electric Train to shorten travel between Athens Airport and Piraeus

Travel between the port of Piraeus and Athens International Airport will take approximately 45 minutes on an electric train set to operate in June 2017. Transport and Infrastructure Minister Christos...

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Eurostar partners with Hahn Air

10-02-2017 Rail

Eurostar partners with Hahn Air

High-speed rail operator Eurostar partners with Hahn Air. The UK-based train services are now available to travel agents worldwide for ticketing on Hahn Air’s HR-169 document with the exception of...

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Accommodation

The James Hotels to open second property in New York

23-02-2017 Accommodation

The James Hotels to open second property in New York

The James Hotels, with ideally situated locations in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles (opening Spring 2017) announced their second property in New York. The James New York-NoMad will be...

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The first Holiday Inn hotel opens in Kolkata, India

22-02-2017 Accommodation

The first Holiday Inn hotel opens in Kolkata, India

InterContinental Hotels Group introduced its first Holiday Inn® hotel in Kolkata - Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport. With the opening of the 137-room hotel in partnership with Jain Group, the total...

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MICE News

India's Largest Travel Trade Show held in Bombay

28-02-2017 MICE

India's Largest Travel Trade Show held in Bombay

Exhibitors from a record number of 60 countries showcased their destinations at India's largest International Trade Show, OTM 2017 from February 21-23 at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre. This...

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Berlin's convention participants spend 237 euros per day

27-02-2017 MICE

Berlin's convention participants spend 237 euros per day

More than 11.5 million participants traveled to approximately 137,500 events last year in the German capital. Compared with 2015, this represents an increase of about two percent in both the...

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Technology

Gogo's aircraft internet speed exceeds 100 Mbps

23-02-2017 Technology

Gogo's aircraft internet speed exceeds 100 Mbps

Gogo, the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services to aviation, has taken its 2Ku performance to the next level, exceeding speeds of 100 Mbps. This industry-leading performance...

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The Priceline Group to acquire Momondo and Cheapflights

08-02-2017 Technology

The Priceline Group to acquire Momondo and Cheapflights

The Priceline Group will acquire the Momondo Group in a cash transaction whereby The Priceline Group will acquire all outstanding shares of the company for a price of $550 million....

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Health & Spa

The Presidential Retreat at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

19-02-2017 Health + Spa

The Presidential Retreat at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

Enjoy the new Presidential Retreat, which is launching this President's Day at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC.

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SE SPA by Grand Velas is launched in Mexico

08-02-2017 Health + Spa

SE SPA by Grand Velas is launched in Mexico

The Grand Velas resorts in Riviera Maya, Riviera Nayarit and Los Cabos announced SE SPA by Grand Velas, a new spa concept drenched in Mexican culture and inspired by the...

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Tours

Int’l travelers spent $247.1 billion in the United States in 2016

23-02-2017 Tours

Int’l travelers spent $247.1 billion in the United States in 2016

The U.S. National Travel and Tourism Office announced that international visitors spent more than $21.2 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States in December, an increase...

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Canadian tourism arrivals grew by 11% in 2016

21-02-2017 Tours

Canadian tourism arrivals grew by 11% in 2016

Destination Canada announced the release of the year end data on tourist arrivals to Canada. Almost 20 million travellers came to explore Canada from coast to coast to coast in...

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Sports Tourism

Five football stadium tours that any fan should consider

25-02-2017 Sports Tourism

Five football stadium tours that any fan should consider

Being immersed in the match day atmosphere and watching your favourite team play is part and parcel of being a football fan, with sitting in a stadium arguably the best...

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NBA Africa Game 2017 Returns to South Africa

20-02-2017 Sports Tourism

NBA Africa Game 2017 Returns to South Africa

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced that NBA Africa Game 2017, the NBA’s second game in Africa, will take place Saturday, Aug. 5...

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Luxury Travel

A Luxury Hotel to be launched in a Lifeguard Tower on Tel Aviv Beach

22-02-2017 Luxury Travel

A Luxury Hotel to be launched in a Lifeguard Tower on Tel Aviv Beach

The City of Tel Aviv, the Israel Tourism Ministry and the "Brown Hotels" Urban Collection, are launching the first project of its kind in the world. A lifeguard tower on...

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Sandals Resorts has New Overwater Bungalows in St. Lucia

15-02-2017 Luxury Travel

Sandals Resorts has New Overwater Bungalows in St. Lucia

After the huge success of debuting the Caribbean’s first-ever Over-the-Water Villas in Jamaica, Sandals Resorts announced nine new Over the Water Honeymoon Butler Bungalows at Sandals Grande St. Lucian, which...

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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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