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Published on 27/11/2014
colombia-and-peru-are-promoted-in-istanbulTurkey also becomes an important tourism market with the number of Turkish tourists visiting abroad.
Published on 27/11/2014
conrad-istanbul-serves-delicious-mediterranean-cuisine-at-its-new-restaurantConrad Istanbul recently announced the opening of its new restaurant, Manzara, serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine with traditional Turkish flavors.
Published on 27/11/2014
halic-congress-center-will-host-international-congress-of-pharmaceuticals-and-pharmaciesInternational Congress and Fair of Pharmaceuticals and Pharmacies will be held in Haliç Congress Center between November 28-30, 2014, with the main theme of “Global knowledge sharing for pharmaceuticals and pharmacies”.
Published on 27/11/2014
70-years-and-still-leading-and-young-that-is-yapi-krediNot only a bank with an economic contribution to its country “without limits” but also the first of many new applications. Yapi Kredi inspires the sector with its corporate social responsibility programmes.
Published on 27/11/2014
aeroflot-resumes-regular-flights-to-2-ukrainian-citiesStarting from December 1, 2014 Aeroflot resumes regular flights to Kharkiv and Dnepropetrovsk.
Published on 27/11/2014
tav-airports-awarded-in-three-categories-at-turkey-investor-relations-summitTAV Airports has received three awards in the third “Turkey Investor Relations Summit” organized by Turkish Investor Relations Association (TÜYİD).
Published on 27/11/2014
mercure-is-expanding-throughout-south-americaToday, Mercure is present in fifty-three countries with 707 hotels and over 90,000 rooms, 9,000 of which are located in South America.
Published on 27/11/2014
sas-and-etihad-airways-announce-codeshare-plansSAS, Scandinavia's leading airline, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will begin codeshare operations.
Published on 27/11/2014
electronic-flight-bags-launched-on-all-flightsRyanair launched Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) for all pilots, across its entire fleet of 300 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which will see Ryanair pilots using iPads in place of traditional flight manuals.
Published on 27/11/2014
oti-holding-employees-come-togetherThe OTI Holding employees came together in Titanic Deluxe Antalya Hotel on November 21-23 for the ninth edition of the traditionalized Big Smile Fest.
Published on 27/11/2014
norwegian-cruise-line-announces-fleet-expansionNorwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. announced a definitive agreement with Princess Cruises, Ltd. to purchase Ocean Princess for its newly acquired Oceania Cruises brand.
Published on 26/11/2014
passengers-get-out-and-push-frozen-planeSiberian air passengers had to get out and push their plane in temperatures of minus 52 degrees Celsius in Russia.
Published on 26/11/2014
trafalgar-s-new-2015-costsaver-program-features-turkey-croatia-and-bosnia-herzegovinaTrafalgar the Insider of guided vacations unveiled their new CostSaver 2015 brochure featuring 37 value-packed itineraries, plus four City Breaks throughout Europe and Britain with the services of an expert Travel Director.
Published on 26/11/2014
qatar-executive-to-take-part-in-the-middle-east-s-leading-business-aviation-showQatar Executive – Qatar Airways’ corporate jet division – is once again taking part in the Middle East’s leading business aviation show MEBA in Dubai.
Published on 26/11/2014
qatar-airways-partners-with-coca-cola-international-premier-tennis-leagueQatar Airways has teamed up with Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) as the Presenting Sponsor for the inaugural edition of the event.
Published on 26/11/2014
animated-film-introduces-the-world-s-largest-event-centreIn conjunction with the Open Studio agency, the production company Parasol Island and composer Rolf Maier-Bode, an animated film has been made that introduces event planners to the world of HORISUM.
Published on 26/11/2014
malaysia-airports-host-future-travel-experience-asia-2014Malaysia Airports host Future Travel Experience Asia 2014, taking place at the Sama-Sama Hotel KLIA, Kuala Lumpur, 1-3 December 2014.
Published on 26/11/2014
first-hampton-by-hilton-opens-in-gaziantepHampton by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced hotels, today announced the official opening of its newest property in Turkey.
Published on 26/11/2014
bangkok-airways-receives-a-new-aircraftBangkok Airways, ATR's long-term and loyal customer, today took delivery of its first ATR 72-600 at a special ceremony in Toulouse, France.
Published on 26/11/2014
melbourne-convention-bureau-celebrates-another-winMelbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) is celebrating another win. The city will welcome about 1.000 delegates for a conference to be held in 2019.
Published on 26/11/2014
loco2-com-launches-partnership-with-italy-s-ferrari-trainTrain-booking website Loco2.com is launching a partnership with the Italian rail operator, Italo.
Published on 26/11/2014
sharjah-welcomes-a-busy-cruise-tourism-season-with-the-arrival-of-2-cruise-linesWith the arrival of two new cruise ships, MV Mein Schiff 2 and Aida Aura in Khorfakkan on 15 and 16 November, Sharjah welcomes the start of a busy cruise tourism season this week.
Published on 26/11/2014
handan-boyce-general-manager-of-halic-congress-ran-for-icca-presidential-electionAfter two terms of two years, ICCA’s current president Arnaldo Nardone stepped down at this year’s ICCA Congress.
Published on 26/11/2014
the-9th-world-stroke-congress-2014-was-held-in-halic-congress-centerThe 9th World Stroke Congress 2014 was held in Haliç Congress Center on October 22-25, 2014.
Published on 25/11/2014
jw-marriott-to-open-unique-luxury-private-island-resort-in-veniceJW Marriott Hotels & Resorts plans to open its first Italian hotel in Venice and first resort in Europe in March 2015.
Published on 25/11/2014
venice-isn-t-banning-wheeled-suitcasesOfficials in the historic Italian city of Venice, famed for its romantic canals and gondollas, are denying a reported ban on wheeled luggage.
Published on 25/11/2014
meritus-hotels-resorts-to-operate-its-first-resort-in-baliMeritus Hotels & Resorts announced the signing of a management agreement with Indonesian property developer PT. Bali Seminyak Sejahtera to operate a new-build resort in Seminyak, one of the most popular destinations on the island of Bali, Indonesia.
Published on 25/11/2014
best-western-s-portfolio-expands-in-saudi-arabiaBest Western International has embarked on the latest stage of its expansion in Saudi Arabia, with the launch of its first ever hotel in the port city of Jizan.
Published on 25/11/2014
ibtm-america-s-new-meeting-pod-to-serve-privacy-for-your-business-meetingsIbtm america has unveiled the design impression of its new exhibitor “meeting pods” for the transformation of the event, previously known as AIBTM.
Published on 25/11/2014
saudi-arabian-visa-application-process-from-nigeriaThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has mandated VFS TasHeel International with managing and administrating the Saudi Arabian visa application process from Nigeria.
Published on 25/11/2014
garuda-indonesia-signs-code-share-agreement-with-myanmar-airways-internationalGaruda Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia, and Myanmar Airways International have concluded a code share agreement today between the two airlines.
Published on 25/11/2014
the-first-holiday-inn-open-lobby-in-turkey-opensInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of Holiday Inn® Ankara Çukurambar; the first Holiday Inn® hotel in Turkey to implement the brand’s trend setting Open Lobby.
Published on 25/11/2014
what-s-cooking-in-america-s-kitchenThe structural business dynamics of the North American restaurant industry are changing dramatically.
Published on 24/11/2014
delta-and-virgin-atlantic-expand-partnershipDelta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways will expand their partnership between the U.K. and U.S. next year with the introduction of Delta’s nonstop service from London to Philadelphia.
Published on 24/11/2014
american-airlines-to-offer-second-daily-to-londonAmerican Airlines launches new daily daytime service from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).
Published on 24/11/2014
united-airlines-adds-trans-atlantic-routes-for-summer-2015United Airlines announced new trans-Atlantic summer-season service between New York and Venice, Italy, along with new service between Chicago and Dublin, both subject to government approval.
Published on 24/11/2014
klm-introduces-new-world-business-class-interiorKLM has introduced a new World Business Class interior aboard its Boeing 777 fleet.
Published on 24/11/2014
ihg-opens-hotel-in-new-brunswickInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the opening of the newly renovated 91 room Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Fredericton.
Published on 24/11/2014
new-tourism-developments-in-guatemala-generate-attraction-from-international-travelersAs Guatemala gears up for its peak season from November to April, Guatemala Tourism Board reported a steady increase of arrivals in the third quarter.
Published on 24/11/2014
unwto-supports-development-of-inclusive-markets-in-tourism-in-ugandaUNWTO in collaboration with UNDP is supporting the Ugandan Government in the development of inclusive markets in tourism, focusing on the participation of the poor and local communities in the tourism sector as entrepreneurs, employees and consumers.
Published on 24/11/2014
halic-congress-center-hosted-turkcell-technology-summitTurkey’s leading telecommunications and technology company, hosted its 5th annual Technology Summit on 12-13 November 2014 in Haliç Congress Center.
Published on 24/11/2014
mapfre-asistencia-offers-a-customizable-online-policy-for-cruises-in-australiaInsureandGo, the MAPFRE ASISTENCIA company specializing in distributing online travel insurance, has launched a customizable online policy for cruises in Australia.
Published on 24/11/2014
izmir-hosts-1st-turkish-euro-mena-enat-tourism-4-all-forum-and-expoIzmir will host the first Turkish Euro MENA ENAT Tourism 4 All Forum and Expo between 28 November and 1 December 2014.
Published on 24/11/2014
hamad-international-airport-welcomes-giorgio-armani-and-armani-junior-boutiquesQatar Duty Free announced the official opening of its Giorgio Armani boutique at Hamad International Airport; the first Giorgio Armani boutique to be opened in any airport in the Middle East.
Published on 23/11/2014
finland-s-mikko-korhonen-topped-at-the-european-tour-destinationTwenty-seven tour professionals, from 12 different countries, have secured their place on next year’s European Tour, playing at PGA Catalunya Resort, Barcelona, in The European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage.
Published on 23/11/2014
thailand-finally-recorded-positive-growth-in-arrivals-this-yearA 67% surge in arrivals from China helped Thailand record an overall growth of 6.14% in visitors in October, the first month of positive growth this year.
Published on 23/11/2014
movehub-announced-world-s-top-10-relocation-destinationsNew data from international removals experts MoveHub has found the most popular relocation destinations in the world.
Published on 23/11/2014
starwood-hotels-announces-sale-of-sheraton-on-the-park-in-sydney-australiaStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. continues asset-light strategy with sale of Sheraton on the Park in Sydney, Australia.
Published on 23/11/2014
ihg-s-portfolio-grows-in-colombiaInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced signing of a new-build hotel in Colombia.
Published on 20/11/2014
turob-organizes-turkey-hospitality-summitTUROB - Touristic Hotels & Investors Association organizes Turkey Hospitality Summit between 27 and 28 November 2014.
Published on 20/11/2014
alitalia-launches-new-service-from-milan-and-venice-to-abu-dhabiAlitalia will launch new routes from Milan Malpensa and Venice to Abu Dhabi (*), tripling its frequency to the Capital of the United Arab Emirates with a total of 42 round-trip flights between Italy and Abu Dhabi.
Published on 20/11/2014
sahin-kaygun-exhibition-opens-today-at-the-istanbul-modern-photography-galleryIstanbul Modern presents the most comprehensive exhibition of Şahin Kaygun, the artist who provided the first examples of an interdisciplinary approach in photography.
Published on 20/11/2014
wtm-latin-america-sees-a-technology-boom-for-2015The third edition of World Travel Market Latin America will take place at the same time as the 43rd Braztoa Commercial Meeting, 22 to 24 April 2015 at Expo Center Norte in São Paulo.
Published on 20/11/2014
dubai-partners-with-pcma-strengthens-position-as-leading-business-events-hubDubai Business Events (DBE), the Official Convention Bureau, recently signed a partnership agreement with the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).
Published on 20/11/2014
when-to-travel-for-thanksgivingThe American national holiday ‘Thanksgiving’ is a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.
Published on 19/11/2014
new-york-replaces-pay-phones-with-wi-fi-hubsUp to 10,000 terminals will provide free Internet access up to 150 feet (45 meters) from hubs, replacing New York's remaining fleet of seldom-used pay phones.
Published on 19/11/2014
nta-renews-travel-agent-programTravel agents will be back in the mix at Travel Exchange ’15.
Published on 19/11/2014
norway-introduces-a-cool-new-passportNorway has revealed the result of a competition to design the country's new passport.
Published on 19/11/2014
qatar-airways-start-double-daily-services-to-istanbulQatar Airways, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, will expand its flights to Istanbul.
Published on 19/11/2014
etihad-airways-started-flights-to-san-franciscoEtihad Airways’ flight EY183 touched down at San Francisco International Airport last night, marking the start of its new nonstop daily service between Abu Dhabi and San Francisco, the airline’s fifth destination in the U.S.
Published on 19/11/2014
fibrahotel-acquires-the-sheraton-ambassador-hotel-in-monterrey-mexicoFibraHotel, the first real estate investment trust specialized in urban business-class hotels in Mexico, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the sale of the Sheraton® Ambassador Monterrey hotel to FibraHotel, adding 229 rooms to FibraHotel’s portfolio.
Published on 19/11/2014
ana-sponsors-ladies-professional-golf-associationAll Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s leading airline, announced a new partnership with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).
Published on 18/11/2014
emirates-delivers-a-boost-to-the-istanbul-s-tourism-sectorI was wondering if Emirates will fly to Istanbul with A380, how is the passenger traffic between Dubai and Istanbul. Mrs. Bahar Birinci, Emirates Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria Manager answered all of our questions.
Published on 18/11/2014
world-s-largest-museum-turkeyA project titled “The World’s Largest Museum: Turkey” was initiated jointly by the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry, Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB) Museums Initiatives, Bilkent Cultural Initiatives, and Anadolu Efes.
Published on 18/11/2014
qatar-airways-doha-edinburgh-service-expandsQatar Airways adds two additional frequencies and expands the Doha-Edinburgh service.
Published on 18/11/2014
ibtm-portfolio-rebranded-ibtm-eventsReed Travel Exhibitions has undergone a re-brand of the IBTM portfolio which will now become “ibtm events – connections mean everything”.
Published on 18/11/2014
dubai-wins-prestigious-site-crystal-awardEarlier this week Dubai’s world class event infrastructure was internationally recognized with the prestigious Crystal Award, the highest award in the incentive travel industry, at the SITE Global Conference held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Published on 18/11/2014
chinese-work-and-holiday-makers-to-boost-tourism-in-australiaTourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) has welcomed the announcement of the China Free Trade Agreement, saying that Australia’s hotel and tourism sector could be a major benefactor from the closer ties.
Published on 18/11/2014
turkey-documentary-to-be-aired-on-china-s-cctvTurkish Culture and Tourism Ministry hosted a group of 10 journalists from The China Central Television (CCTV) in Turkey.
Published on 18/11/2014
mexico-s-ixtapa-zihuatanejo-predict-a-busy-winter-seasonAfter experiencing record-breaking summer numbers, Mexico’s twin-destination Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo predicts a busy winter season complete with new direct flights and promotional events.
Published on 18/11/2014
u-s-citizen-international-travel-grew-six-percent-in-august-2014U.S. travel to overseas markets totaled 2.7 million, up five percent in August and seven percent for the year (21.5 million).
Published on 18/11/2014
iacc-pkf-release-trends-in-the-conference-center-industry-2014International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) has released the 2014 Edition of "Trends in the Conference Center Industry."
Published on 17/11/2014
the-most-popular-countries-in-the-worldAfter holding steady to the top spot in the Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index for the past five years, the US lost its top position.
Published on 17/11/2014
norovirus-outbreak-aboard-the-princess-cruisesThe latest norovirus outbreak aboard the Princess Cruises' Crown Princess has infected 172 people, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Published on 17/11/2014
tourism-australia-and-china-southern-continue-partnership-in-2015Tourism Australia and China Southern Airlines will extend their existing strategic partnership agreement, committing a further A$4.2 million for cooperative marketing in 2015.
Published on 17/11/2014
seychelles-is-china-s-new-holiday-destinationChina today stands as the fifth tourism source market for the Seychelles. This is an achievement which the Seychelles Tourism Board has said confirms the strategy implemented to diversify the source markets for Seychelles is paying off.
Published on 17/11/2014
the-finalists-of-the-yap-istanbul-modern-young-architects-programThe finalists of the YAP Istanbul Modern: Young Architects Program, initiated by Istanbul Modern in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and MoMA PS1 have been announced.
Published on 17/11/2014
top-5-travel-tips-for-packing-lightIn most of our trips we are packing items that we really do not need and we return home without using them.
Published on 17/11/2014
ultima-hospitality-purchases-hyatt-place-san-joseA venture led by Ultima Hospitality has purchased the 234-room Hyatt Place San Jose.
Published on 17/11/2014
seatrade-winter-cruising-forum-in-spainRepresentatives from Azamara Club Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises, Pullmantur, Royal Caribbean International, Silversea, Thomson Cruises and TUI Cruises have been confirmed to take part in the Seatrade Winter Cruising Forum.
Published on 17/11/2014
winter-market-opens-at-munich-airportThe popular Winter Market at the Munich Airport Center (MAC) opens at Munich Airport between the two terminals from November 22 to December 28, 2014.
Published on 16/11/2014
didier-drogba-vs-lionel-messi-at-new-turkish-airlines-commercialTurkish Airlines has teamed up with international football stars, Didier Drogba and Lionel Messi, for its new ‘Widen your World’ global advertising campaign.
Published on 16/11/2014
africa-travel-and-tourism-investment-perception-of-ebolaFTNnews.com attended the 39th annual Africa Travel Association (ATA)world congress held in Kampala, Uganda.
Published on 16/11/2014
us-golfer-wins-turkish-airlines-openTurkish Airlines Open 2014 golf tournament ended on Sunday.
Published on 16/11/2014
courtyard-by-marriott-arrives-in-brazilThe 162-room Courtyard by Marriott Recife has officially opened its doors in the beautiful city of Recife in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Brazil.
Published on 16/11/2014
istanbul-vodafone-marathon-attracts-thousandsTens of thousands of people; Istanbulites, athletes, tourists attended the 36th Istanbul Vodafone marathon, on Sunday in a festive atmosphere.
Published on 14/11/2014
western-europe-business-travel-spend-to-grow-in-2014-and-2015The GBTA Foundation announced the results of its latest GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Western Europe report, a semi-annual analysis of the five most critical business travel markets in Europe: Germany, the UK, France, Italy, and Spain.
Published on 13/11/2014
eurostar-celebrates-its-20th-anniversary-with-a-new-high-speed-trainEurostar celebrates its 20th anniversary with the unveiling of its new e320 train which is scheduled to enter commercial service at the end of 2015.
Published on 13/11/2014
world-s-largest-environmental-congress-opens-in-sydneyThe who’s who of the world’s environmental specialists will gather in Sydney this week for the IUCN World Parks Congress, a major international event held every 10 years.
Published on 13/11/2014
tripadvisor-s-top-25-all-inclusive-resorts-in-the-worldHere are TripAdvisor's top 25 all-inclusive resorts around the world.
Published on 13/11/2014
marriott-rewards-takes-off-with-new-turkish-airlines-partnershipMarriott Rewards – Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty programme – announces that members can now earn Turkish Airlines’ Miles&Smiles miles for stays at more than 3,900 Marriott International hotels across 16 distinctive brands.
Published on 13/11/2014
lufthansa-announces-3rd-destination-in-floridaLufthansa continues to expand its network in the United States.
Published on 13/11/2014
tourism-technology-forum-in-madridFITUR 2015, to be held from 28 January to 1 February at FERIA DE MADRID, will be featuring the impact of technology on tourism in the setting of the specialist section FITURTECH.
Published on 13/11/2014
europe-s-biggest-business-travel-conference-opensVisit Berlin CEO, Burkhard Kieker, opened the GBTA Conference 2014 | Berlin conference with a moving speech on the developments that led to the fall of the wall; his experience of the night itself and the journey Berlin has been on ever since.
Published on 12/11/2014
swiss-to-commence-services-to-milan-s-linate-city-airportSWISS will additionally serve Milan’s more central Linate Airport from Zurich from 19 December onwards.
Published on 12/11/2014
carnival-pride-launches-winter-schedule-of-seven-day-caribbean-cruises-from-port-of-tampaCarnival Pride kicked off a winter schedule of seven-day Caribbean cruises from the Port of Tampa following an extensive $75 million dry dock that added a wide variety of Fun Ship 2.0 innovations, including four spectacular Playlist Productions shows.
Published on 12/11/2014
you-won-t-get-hungry-on-qantas-anymoreQantas today unveiled details of its new inflight dining offering, which is set to re-define the travel experience for international Economy customers when it rolls out across the network from 25 November.
Published on 12/11/2014
four-seasons-announces-new-private-jet-escapes-and-dom-perignon-partnershipFollowing the overwhelming response to the launch of the 2015 Private Jet experiences, Four Seasons announces the launch of four new Private Jet itineraries for 2016.
Published on 12/11/2014
british-airways-adds-miami-to-its-airbus-a380-networkBritish Airways adds Miami to its Airbus A380 network next October with two daily flights to the Florida sunshine on board the superjumbo.
Published on 12/11/2014
lufthansa-continues-to-support-german-footballAs the “airline for sport”, Lufthansa is continuing its involvement in football.

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