Cvent, a leading event management technology company, has further extended its event management platform to help event professionals, marketers, and executives deliver exceptional events. The added capabilities will help customers to increase event attendance, deliver engaging experiences, and gain data-driven insights in order to understand the impact of their events, from costs to improving ROI.
Madison Square Garden is traditionally thought of as the home of the New York Knicks basketball team, the New York Rangers hockey team and major boxing championships. Then, in August of 2015 the Garden sold out to another kind of sport: The 11,000 seat arena was packed to the roof for two days with adoring fans watching what? Giant television screens…
Sky Premium International's inauguration of their new membership services club is poised to be launched in Singapore, in Q4 2016. Catering to a growing pool of individuals looking to revel in unparalleled luxurious experiences, Sky Premium is one of the few members' exclusive privilege services developed to enrich the lives of members across the globe, providing personalised lifestyle experiences to indulge in The Good Life.
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, projected that 15.6 million passengers will fly in scheduled service on U.S. airlines over the Labor Day holiday period, a 4 percent increase from the 2015 Labor Day period. See the infographic for colorful details.
Vietjet has signed an Interline Agreement with German Hahn Air which enables Vietjet to sell its flights on Hahn Air’s booking system thus easing passengers’ travel worldwide. The cooperation is set to highlight the strengths of the region’s fastest growing new-age carrier, Vietjet and the world’s leading distribution service provider.
In an industry first and extraordinarily rare endeavor, Crystal Serenity embarks on a 32-day journey through the Northwest Passage, the Arctic region north of Canada that was unattainable until just 100 years ago.
Future chefs and food business leaders studying at The Culinary Institute of America can now immerse themselves in an academic concentration in Italian cuisines and culture that includes a 15-week study trip to Italy.
From politics to work stress, Americans need more time to relax according to a recent study. The study finds out that Americans prefer using valuable vacation time for things unrelated to vacation such as catching up on sleep and running errands. When it comes to catching more shut-eye, a majority of working Americans (72%) take at least one day off a year just to sleep, and two out of five Americans (40%) take five or more days off per year (a full work week), just to catch up on sleep.
HEI Hotels & Resorts, which operates just under 60 hotels and resorts under a variety of brands including Marriott, Starwood, Sheraton and Westin, has been hit by hackers for months, collecting names and card account numbers.
Etihad Airways will expand its services to Italy with a daily flight to Venice Marco Polo Airport. Starting from 30 October 2016, the carrier will operate with an Airbus A319, offering 16 seats in Business and 90 in Economy. Together with Alitalia, its codeshare and equity partner, Etihad Airways will offer 35 weekly flights in and out of Italy, including double daily services to Rome and Milan.
Asia Pacific’s Best Low Cost carrier launches flights to Europe. Low cost flights to Europe onboard 787 Dreamliner will be the carrier's longest non-stop flight - from Singapore to Athens– transforming the guest experience in low-cost, long-haul travel.
Emirates will operate a special one-off A380 service to Amman on 25 September, marking 30 years of commitment to Jordan. The airline’s flagship double-decker, with the ability to carry over 500 passengers at a time, will make history when it becomes the first-ever scheduled A380 service to Queen Alia International Airport, and it will also be the first time the A380 commercially operates to the Levant.
After working for decades many people nearing pension age may be asking themselves where to retire. The personal-finance website WalletHub compared the affordability, quality of life, health care and availability of recreational activities in the 150 largest U.S. cities. Its data set of 31 key metrics ranged from "cost of living" to "public-hospital rankings" to "percentage of the 65 and older population."
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. further expands in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the signing of a new Sheraton in the holy city of Makkah. Owned by Altayyar Travel Group Holding Company, Sheraton Makkah Jabal Al Kaaba is scheduled to open by the end of the year.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide along with PT Thamrin Ekspress Indonesia today jointly announced the opening of Four Points Jakarta, Thamrin. The opening marks the first Four Points property in Jakarta, and the sixth in Indonesia.
World Travel Awards - Europe Gala Ceremony 2016 and World Spa Awards will take place on the evening of September 4th at the Forte Village Resort on the southern tip of Sardinia, Italy. Both events will welcome hundreds of hospitality leaders from across the region and around the world.
Tourism New Zealand is consolidating its focus in the South and South East Asia region and will close its Thailand office by the end of the year. The organisation’s two fixed-term employees based in Bangkok, will finish by the end of the December.
Melbourne Airport has re-appointed leading global travel retailer Dufry as its partner for international duty free retail. The partnership extends the existing contract held by Dufry-owned Nuance to 2022, representing a significant milestone for Melbourne Airport as it continues to expand its retail offerings for local and international travelers. The new store will incorporate key elements of the ‘next generation stores’ being developed by Dufry.
The world's first virtual tour of an entire airport is now available for tech-savvy travelers. Munich is the world's first airport to offer this innovative service. A crew with a high-tech mobile camera spent months covering every area, both before and after security, recording digitized images of the approximately 300,000 square meters in the Munich Airport Center (MAC), the two terminals and the new Terminal 2 satellite facility.
The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) completed its newest visitor attraction in Puerto Morelos, a sign with large, colorful letters that spells out the name of the city. The new photo opportunity spot was inaugurated on June 24.
Already having the world's 4th largest flight network and flying to 290 destinations in 116 countries, Turkey’s national carrier Turkish Airlines continues to expand its extensive network. Representatives of the airline are now in Seychelles holding meetings with relevant authorities ahead of the start of the new service to the islands at the end of September this year.
Already one of the most technologically-advanced venues in Malaysia, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, continues to invest in information technology (IT) upgrades in order to maintain a competitive advantage and increase its capabilities to meet the rapidly changing needs of business events clients.
UNWTO strongly condemns the attacks perpetrated in Thailand. On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the families and friends of the victims and to the Thai people.
Two bombs have exploded in the Thai resort of Hua Hin, killing one woman and injuring at least 19 people including foreign tourists. Police said 19 people were wounded by the twin explosives, 20 minutes apart, on the eve of a long holiday weekend meant to celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen and Mother's Day.
Beside your portable devices, now you can charge your cars at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C properties across the globe. Currently installed at a majority of the iconic brand’s North American locations and select international hotels, electric car owners charging at Ritz-Carlton locations can experience all that The Ritz-Carlton has to offer, with extraordinary destinations and exceptional service.
Emirates enhanced its presence in Southeast Asia with the launch of a new daily linked service from Dubai. Operated with a Boeing 777-300ER, the new link expands the airline’s network in Southeast Asia to 12 cities in seven countries and offers more choices and convenience to passengers.
The Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Tourism Working Group, made up of the six GMS member countries, including the People’s Republic of China, Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam, is keen to frame the new GMS Tourism Sector Strategy 2016-2025 in terms of “openness”, emphasizing: open skies, open borders, open roads, open waters, open hearts, open minds, and open trade to support inclusive and sustainable tourism in the subregion.
The new mega-millions television deal signed by the Premier League in 2015, means that English teams have more money to play with than ever before. With this being said, Chelsea have frozen their match-day ticket price at £52 for the upcoming season.
New data has revealed some intriguing insights on the growth of first and business class passenger volumes for Gulf carriers in 2015. First class passenger volumes for Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways on the top 10 Origins & Destinations between Europe and Asia Pacific increased 67%, whilst business class traffic increased by 47% between 2014 and 2015.
Eurostar rail workers will strike for seven days over two weekends this month in a long-running dispute over work life balance. The walkout, starting this Friday from just after midnight until Monday, and then for three days the following weekend.
Renowned screenwriter, film director, and producer Francis Ford Coppola embarked on an eight-night Transatlantic Crossing on Cunard’s flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 on July 24, 2016. During his voyage, the three-time Academy Award® Winner enjoyed some relaxation at sea with his wife Eleanor.
Between May and July, Magnus Aviation(1), a UK-based private jet charter business, saw a 19% increase in the number of private jet empty legs available when compared to the same period last year. It estimates that in August, there could be around 2,400 empty legs on private jets departing the UK.(2)
VisitEngland’s Annual Attraction Survey reveals significant growth in visitor numbers at England’s gardens, farms and leisure and theme parks. Out of the 1500 English attractions in the survey, outdoor attractions performed particularly well in 2015. Gardens, farms and leisure and theme parks reported the biggest increase in visitors, each up 7%, with wildlife attractions and country parks also seeing visitor numbers grow by 4%.
Pacific World and ACCESS launched the Global Client Experience Program, which is designed to deliver a globally integrated relationship between clients and all ACCESS and Pacific World offices, wherever event stakeholders need our support/services/resources, whatever their event needs are, and whenever their event takes place.
Flughafen Wien AG including its strategic foreign investments in Malta Airport and Kosice Airport reported a total of 3.1 million passengers in July 2016, comprising a rise of 3.2% compared to July 2015. The total number of passengers handled by the airports from January to July 2016 was up 2.3% to 15.9 million travelers.
In line with the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will have a primary focus on the ‘Young Tourism Professional’ (YTP) in 2017.
The threat of terrorism significantly influences holiday planning – major differences in the safety image of individual destinations – ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse global changes in travel behaviour – enthusiasm for travel is nevertheless unbroken
UNWTO has expressed its full support to the decision of the Government of Indonesia to grant free visa to citizens from 169 countries. The measure looks for attracting international tourism to the country by simplifying travel procedures and follows research by UNWTO and WTTC that shows that visa facilitation in the ASEAN economies could create between 333,000 to 654,000 new jobs in a period of three years.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met today for first time in St. Petersburg since the downing of a Russian warplane last November over airspace violation. The meeting was of major significance for further relations between Russia and Turkey.
Pegasus Airlines has launched a new campaign offering guests the Turkish internal leg of their journey free of charge for those who book a connecting flight to/from a Turkish destination on an international route before 22 August.
Walmart has announced plans to buy e-commerce site Jet.com for US$3.3 billion in order to boost its online retail sales. Walmart has been struggling to compete against online retailers like Amazon that is pulling ahead of other retailers in e-commerce.
Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is extending its European footprint by opening a representative office in Istanbul to reach out to travelers and tour operators in Turkey. Istanbul joins an international network currently covering the UK, France, Germany, Italy, USA, the GCC markets and South East Asia. Istanbul becomes QTA’s 8th representative office.
Qatar welcomed 1.4 million visitors in the first six months of 2016, including 665,355 Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nationals, according to Qatar Tourism Authority’s (QTA) Tourism Performance Summary for the First Half (H1) of 2016.
Tens of thousands of Delta passengers around the world were stranded Monday after a power outage at its Atlanta headquarters caused a global computer failure that halted all flights. Flights already in the air are operating normally, the carrier said.
Centara Grand at CentralWorld is offering an amazing opportunity to go into the draw to win over 500,000 baht in celebration of Centara Grand at CentralWorld’s 9th birthday. 19 Fabulous prizes are on offer, with a grand total of over 500,000 Baht and you have a chance to win these prizes during our prestigious 9th birthday festivities.
Caleb Schwab died Sunday at the Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kan., while riding the Verrückt — German for "insane" — a slide that drops riders at 65 mph from a height of almost 169 feet. It is the world's tallest water slide Caleb Schwab was the son of state Rep. Scott Schwab and his wife, Michele, of Olathe.
Flight bookings to the UK were boosted by 7.1% after the referendum vote to leave the European Union, according to the latest data from ForwardKeys which monitors future travel patterns by analysing 14 million reservation transactions each day.
The Hong Kong Pulse 3D Light Show, organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), is back this summer! It will run from 5 to 28 August in the Open Piazza at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui.
SeaLink Holidays have launched a new Escorted Tour, the 9 day/ 8 night Highlights of South Australia departing March 24th, 2017. The tour encompasses the natural wonders of Kangaroo Island, a Murray River cruise aboard paddlewheeler PS Murray Princess and a tour of world renowned wine regions the Barossa and Clare Valley.
airberlin continues to expand its hub in Berlin-Tegel with two attractive non-stop destinations on the West Coast of the U.S. - Los Angeles and San Francisco. Berlin’s largest airline will also be increasing the frequency of its services to New York, Chicago and Miami.
TAV Airports, in partnership with its 38% shareholder Groupe ADP and with Bouygues Bâtiment International, enters into exclusive talks with Cuban authorities, concerning the development of José Marti International Airport, Havana, under a concession contract.
Chairman, CLIA Europe and executive chairman, MSC Cruises, Pierfrancesco Vago along with President, MedCruise and deputy general manager, Dubrovnik Port Authority, Kristijan Pavić are among the cruise industry leaders that are heading to Tenerife next month.
Already having the world's 4th largest flight network and flying to 290 destinations in 116 countries, Turkish Airlines continues to expand its extensive network. Turkey’s national carrier announced an international flight from Gaziantep Airport.
As holiday season begins, dog owners make sure their dog is as travel ready as they are if they plan to take their pet abroad this summer. Holidays can be hazardous for dogs as going overseas exposes them to disease and illness they may not necessarily come into contact with back at home. Some of these diseases can have serious effects on a dog’s health and may even be fatal.
Formerly known as The Manhatten Hotel Rotterdam, the hotel is added to the portfolio of Marriott International as Rotterdam Marriott Hotel. Ideally located in the Millennium Tower opposite Rotterdam Central Station, the hotel makes for an ideal starting point for business and leisure travelers to experience this vibrant city.
The Dubai airport is operating with one runway following the crash-landing of Emirates flight EK521 from India on Wednesday afternoon. Several airlines including Spice Jet, Indigo, Jet Airways, Turkish Airlines, and Qatar Airways cancel some of their flights to and from Dubai on Thursday because of limited operations at the Dubai International Airport.
Swiss International will open Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Metropolitan in Riyadh which is expected to start its operations by the end of 2016. The hotel is located at the Olaya District, also known as the commercial heart of the city that serves as a huge leverage point for the brand as it draws not only the travelers interested in business but also the shopaholics interested in luxury shopping allowing a larger influx of guests to the property.
Amadeus IT Holding, S.A., a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, announced strong results for the first half of 2016. Amadeus reported an adjusted profit of €494.5 million for the first half of 2016. Distribution business continues to grow faster than the industry and increased, to 43.2%. Asia & Pacific and North America are the fastest growing regions for Amadeus.
Effective immediately, travelers from China can now use their phones to make purchases easily and conveniently with Alipay at the Munich Airport. Munich Airport's retail arm eurotrade has signed a cooperative agreement with Wirecard AG to launch the Asian payment system Alipay in the 69 eurotrade stores.
Already having the world's 4th largest flight network and flying to 290 destinations in 116 countries, Turkey’s national carrier Turkish Airlines continues to expand its extensive network. Representatives of the...
In an industry first and extraordinarily rare endeavor, Crystal Serenity embarks on a 32-day journey through the Northwest Passage, the Arctic region north of Canada that was unattainable until just...
Renowned screenwriter, film director, and producer Francis Ford Coppola embarked on an eight-night Transatlantic Crossing on Cunard’s flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 on July 24, 2016. During his voyage,...
Cvent, a leading event management technology company, has further extended its event management platform to help event professionals, marketers, and executives deliver exceptional events. The added capabilities will help customers...
Already one of the most technologically-advanced venues in Malaysia, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, continues to invest in information technology (IT) upgrades in order to maintain a competitive advantage and...
ftnNEWS would like to present you a unique vacation idea here in Turkey: Cappadocia Region. Located on the central Anatolia plateau within a volcanic landscape sculpted by erosion to form a successi...
Recently I have visited Tunisia as a familiarization trip organized by the Tunisia Tourism Ministry with the support of Tunis Air. Tunisia is not only a beach holiday destination. It also offers a r...
Kharkiv or in Russian Kharkov, located in the northeast of Ukraine, is the second largest city in the country with a population of over 1.5 million inhabitants. Thanks to the European Football Champ...
EU e-Privacy Directive