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Published on 01/10/2014
world-s-first-underground-hot-air-balloon-flightIvan Trifonov has gained his fifth Guinness World record by becoming the first man alive to accomplish an underground hot air balloon flight, supported by the Croatian National Tourist Board.
Published on 01/10/2014
nordic-walking-at-the-city-of-cividale-del-friuliTwo steps from the border with Slovenia and Austria, the city of Cividale del Friuli aims to promote also this year, initiatives and activities linked to a healthy lifestyle, in harmony with blooming and charming nature of this Italy's North-East side.
Published on 01/10/2014
starwood-to-relocate-global-headquarters-to-indiaStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. will relocate its global headquarters from the United States to India in March 2015 for a month-long immersion.
Published on 01/10/2014
travel-interest-to-venice-increases-thanks-to-george-clooney-and-amal-alamuddinTravel interest to Venice has increased by 39 per cent following George Clooney’s marriage to Amal Alamuddin.
Published on 30/09/2014
the-ministry-of-haj-plans-to-fix-the-pricesThe Ministry of Haj plans to fix the prices of Haj services offered by companies in an attempt to prevent the exploitation of pilgrims by unscrupulous operators.
Published on 30/09/2014
hotel-investments-new-openings-in-africa-announced-at-ahifEthiopia is hosting Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) for the first time between 29 September and 1 October 2014 at Sheraton Addis Ababa.
Published on 30/09/2014
turkish-airlines-won-award-at-tanzania-tourist-board-awardsThe annual Tanzania Tourist Board Awards were given to three of the honorees at Africa Travel Association’s (ATA) ninth annual Presidential Forum held at New York University.
Published on 30/09/2014
sharjah-unveils-tourism-statistics-for-first-half-of-2014The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority has unveiled its tourism statistics for the first half of Year 2014, showing a significant increase in the number of visitors to the Emirate touching one million mark.
Published on 30/09/2014
qatar-airways-to-boost-flight-options-at-rome-and-barcelona-airportsQatar Airways and Vueling have signed an interline agreement that will enable Qatar’s five-star national airline to increase the number of passengers to Europe, while strengthening Vueling’s hubs in Rome and Barcelona.
Published on 30/09/2014
brand-new-best-western-to-rise-in-malaysiaBest Western International has announced the signing of a management contract for a major new upscale hotel and convention center in Malaysia.
Published on 30/09/2014
lufthansa-has-cancelled-25-long-haul-flights-from-frankfurt-for-tuesdayJust a day after pilots at French flag carrier Air France ended their longest-ever strike, Lufthansa pilots announced nearly a full-day of stoppages on long-haul flights out of Frankfurt for Tuesday.
Published on 30/09/2014
swiss-creates-a-pop-up-restaurant-above-the-cloudsSWISS will be turning its flight LX 16 from Zurich to New York of 21 November into a “pop-up restaurant” above the clouds.
Published on 29/09/2014
how-mobile-technology-can-transform-a-travellers-experienceAni Bhalekar, mobility solutions expert at Accenture Digital who delivered a keynote at HSMAI's 10th Annual AsiaConnect Conference on 'Tapping the Growth of the Mobility Marketplace' to help hospitality professionals stay ahead of the curve and be profitable.
Published on 29/09/2014
princess-cruises-introduces-free-mobile-app-feature-on-regal-princessRegal Princess guests will have the opportunity to connect with their fellow cruisers with the debut of Princess@Sea Messenger.
Published on 29/09/2014
clarion-hotel-istanbul-airport-north-opensChoice Hotels International, Inc. announced the signing of Clarion Hotel Istanbul Airport North, signifying further expansion of the company's Turkish hotel portfolio.
Published on 29/09/2014
the-luxury-collection-opens-the-castle-hotel-in-chinaThe Luxury Collection, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announces the opening of The Castle Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Dalian.
Published on 29/09/2014
skyscanner-reveals-the-destinations-of-the-futureGlobal travel search site Skyscanner released the third and final part of their Future of Travel 2024 report.
Published on 29/09/2014
w-hotels-worldwide-to-enter-morrocoStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. will launch the W brand in Marrakech in 2017 with the opening of W Marrakech.
Published on 29/09/2014
qatar-airways-sponsors-the-24th-world-men-s-handball-championshipQatar Airways has been named the Official Airline Sponsor for the 24th men’s handball world championship tournament to be held in Doha.
Published on 29/09/2014
qantas-launches-world-s-largest-passenger-aircraft-on-the-world-s-longest-routeQantas customers will now enjoy the luxury of the world’s largest passenger aircraft on the world’s longest route.
Published on 29/09/2014
pata-and-travel-association-world-without-borders-sign-mouThe Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Travel Association “World Without Borders” of the Russian Federation (World Without Borders).
Published on 28/09/2014
president-of-turkey-unveiled-turkey-s-new-logoTurkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended a program held at the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) on Sunday for the presentation of Turkey’s new official logo.
Published on 28/09/2014
supersonic-business-jets-to-shorten-air-travel-timeA new business jet will get travelers from New York to London in three hours.
Published on 28/09/2014
europe-defeats-usa-at-the-ryder-cupEurope's finest golfers defeated the United States for the sixth time in seven tries Sunday to retain the Ryder Cup.
Published on 28/09/2014
air-france-pilots-end-two-week-strikeAir France's main pilots union on Sunday ended a 14-day strike that grounded almost half of the airline's flights, stranded passengers worldwide, and cost tens of millions of dollars.
Published on 28/09/2014
world-golf-awards-welcomes-laurent-perrier-as-platinum-partner-for-2014-gala-ceremonyWorld Golf Awards it is delighted to announce it has signed premium champagne brand Laurent-Perrier as a Platinum Partner for its 2014 Gala Ceremony.
Published on 28/09/2014
see-beijing-with-the-new-vintage-busesNow tourists as well as locals can enjoy Chinese capital of Beijing with 12 new vintage buses that started service Sunday morning.
Published on 28/09/2014
china-bans-tourism-disguised-as-government-businessGovernment meetings have been forbidden at 21 popular destinations as part of an ongoing frugality campaign by China's central authorities.
Published on 28/09/2014
izmir-cvb-launches-meetin-izmir-the-m-i-c-e-2-0-social-marketing-campaignIzmir Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Marketing & Foreign Relations Executive, Mr. Kerim Güleç, has shared his insights and the progress regarding this highly interesting yet effective marketing campaign.
Published on 28/09/2014
art-and-memory-to-meet-at-queen-mary-2-transatlantic-crossingPassengers aboard Queen Mary 2’s 12 November 2014 Transatlantic Crossing from Southampton to New York will have the opportunity to own an original oil painting of the flagship at sea.
Published on 28/09/2014
after-fire-at-faa-control-site-air-traffic-returns-normal-in-chicago36-year-old Brian Howard started a fire in an air traffic control center, causing the shutdown of operations at Chicago O'Hare International and nearby Midway Airport.
Published on 25/09/2014
thai-increases-checked-baggage-allowanceThai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) announces its new baggage allowance policy for all classes of travel.
Published on 25/09/2014
jetblue-celebrates-1-millionth-device-connected-to-fly-fiJetBlue Airways celebrated its one millionth customer connect to its high-speed Fly-Fi system, also making JetBlue the first airline worldwide to connect one million personal electronic devices (PEDs) to true broadband Ka-based Wi-Fi service.
Published on 25/09/2014
learn-how-to-survive-a-plane-crashFor US$265, you can learn how to survive a plane crash. A half-day safety course taught participants the best way to brace for a crash, how to open aircraft doors and why to wait until exiting a plane to inflate life vests.
Published on 25/09/2014
paul-gauguin-cruises-named-america-s-most-recommended-cruise-lineWomenCertified Inc. honored Paul Gauguin Cruises with the 2014 Women's Choice Award as America's Most Recommended cruise line for Small Ship Cruising and for South Pacific Destinations.
Published on 25/09/2014
istanbul-modern-celebrates-the-100th-anniversary-of-turkish-cinemaWithin the scope of its 10th year and in honor of the 100th anniversary of Turkish film, Istanbul Modern presents the exhibition “One Hundred Years of Love: The Affair between Film and Audience in Turkey”.
Published on 25/09/2014
hotelspro-holds-2014-annual-agency-meeting-in-istanbulHotelsPro, supplier to over 20,000 travel agencies, tour operators and travel businesses around the globe, hosted the 4th edition of its annual agency meetings last Friday, on September 19th at the historic Karakoy Restaurant right on the Golden Horn.
Published on 25/09/2014
abu-dhabi-named-host-city-of-solar-impulseAbu Dhabi, capital city of the United Arab Emirates, will be the start and finish of the first solar-powered flight around the world, which Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are planning to undertake in March 2015 with Solar Impulse 2 (Si2).
Published on 25/09/2014
seychelles-takes-centre-stage-at-2014-iftm-top-resa-tourism-trade-fair-in-parisSeychelles was this year represented at the IFTM Top Resa Tourism Trade Fair in France by an impressive delegation made up primarily of the private sector.
Published on 24/09/2014
marriott-sisli-istanbul-hosts-marriott-global-sales-mission-2014One of the latest edition of Marriott International properties in Istanbul, Turkey; Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli hosted 'Marriott Global Sales Mission 2014' tonight, 24 September.
Published on 24/09/2014
klm-appoints-sherlock-the-dogDutch airline KLM has appointed Sherlock – the dog who will return lost and forgotten items on flights.
Published on 24/09/2014
american-ends-partnership-with-israel-s-el-alAmerican Airlines is ending its frequent-flier partnership with Israeli carrier El Al.
Published on 24/09/2014
ryanair-announced-a-new-gds-partnershipRyanair, Europe’s favourite low fares airline, today announced a new GDS partnership with Europe’s leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry.
Published on 24/09/2014
israel-s-hotel-economy-shows-good-growthHotels in Israel have shown encouraging growth in performance over the past year, albeit that the recent tension and conflict the region has been experiencing will have a profound effect on this year's performance.
Published on 24/09/2014
riviera-maya-hosts-international-luxury-travel-market-americas-2014The third edition of the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Americas 2014 takes place at The Fairmont Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico between 22 and 25 September 2014.
Published on 24/09/2014
hostelling-international-usa-hosted-sleep-for-peaceOn September 21, Hostelling International USA (HI USA) hosted Sleep For Peace for the second consecutive year in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace.
Published on 24/09/2014
world-s-largest-commercial-aviation-event-heads-to-africaAs a record-breaking World Routes event in Chicago draws to a close.
Published on 23/09/2014
spain-attracted-over-9-million-tourists-in-august-14Spain, one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, welcomed just over nine million foreign visitors in August 2014. It is the highest ever figure for a single month.
Published on 23/09/2014
the-fastest-way-to-board-a-planeA test by the popular American television series MythBusters is likely to help aviation companies to board passengers on a plane as fast as possible.
Published on 23/09/2014
mexican-city-of-guadalajara-hosts-world-tourism-day-2014World Tourism Day (WTD), the day set aside in the United Nations calendar to honour tourism, is going to be celebrated on the 27th of September.
Published on 23/09/2014
gta-to-increase-hotels-offered-in-south-east-asiaGTA will offer 43 five-, four- and three-star hotels and spa resorts under four distinctive brands – Compass, Citrus, Citin and Ananda Spa in South East Asia.
Published on 23/09/2014
the-14th-routes-asia-heads-to-the-philippinesThe 2016 Routes Asia will head to the Philippines when the event takes place in the vibrant capital city of Manila, 06th-08th March.
Published on 23/09/2014
qatar-donates-88-5-million-for-darfur-sudanThe State of Qatar signed a USD 88.5 million grant agreement with the United Nations Multi-Partner Trust Fund, administered by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to finance recovery and reconstruction in Darfur, Sudan.
Published on 23/09/2014
thailand-s-isan-is-best-to-visit-during-rainy-seasonEspecially during the rainy season, Thailand’s northeastern region or commonly referred to as ‘Isan’ is at its best for tourism activities, offering pleasant weather and fresh green scenery.
Published on 22/09/2014
air-france-s-strike-continuesAir France has postponed plans to expand its low-cost Transavia subsidiary in a bid to bring a week-long end a pilots’ strike to an end.
Published on 22/09/2014
istat-europe-achieves-record-breaking-attendanceThe International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) kicks off its 21st European conference today at the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus.
Published on 22/09/2014
wellness-tourism-is-worth-us-438-billionLes Roches International School of Hotel Management created an infographic about Wellness, Tourism and Spas.
Published on 22/09/2014
28-million-ferry-passengers-carried-in-ukPassengers travelling in their own cars have continued to be attracted by the ferry operators this year in the UK.
Published on 22/09/2014
ebola-is-killing-the-safari-industryAn extensive survey among 500 safari tour operators concluded that about half are receiving 20 to 70% less bookings due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Published on 22/09/2014
the-13th-istanbul-biennial-book-is-publishedThe Book of the 13th Istanbul Biennial (14 September-20 October 2013) titled "Mom, am I Barbarian?" and curated by Fulya Erdemci, is published.
Published on 21/09/2014
munich-expects-more-than-6-million-visitors-at-oktoberfestGermany's world-famous Oktoberfest kicked off Saturday. Munich mayor Dieter Reiter opened the city's annual Oktoberfest with the traditional call of "Ozapft is" to the delight of thousands who had managed to get a place in the main beer tent Saturday.
Published on 21/09/2014
dubai-promotes-its-tourism-vision-for-2020A large delegation of approximately 100 influential meeting planners and business events journalists from around the world are in Dubai September 20-22, 2014.
Published on 21/09/2014
serbia-eyes-high-speed-railway-in-partnership-with-chinaThe Serbian government has unveiled plans to launch a high speed rail connection between the country’s capital city Belgrade and Budapest, the capital of Hungary, in cooperation with China.
Published on 21/09/2014
croatia-sees-strong-visitor-figures-from-the-uk-and-irelandAccording to figures released by the Croatian National Tourist Office (CNTO), 99,283 Brits and 10,609 Irish visitors travelled to Croatia during August, an increase of seven per cent and 23 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Published on 18/09/2014
6-emirates-to-be-represented-at-wtm-2014World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has signed yet another emirate from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), meaning six out of the seven states will be represented at WTM 2014.
Published on 18/09/2014
prague-is-flooded-with-thousands-of-congress-delegatesThis year, the congress season in Prague has started a little earlier than usual. Several major international events took place in the second half of August which, according to the statistics from previous years, is not a typical convention month.
Published on 18/09/2014
istanbul-voted-among-best-cities-in-the-world-for-shoppingIstanbul was recently named one of the 11 best destinations in the world for shopping by the renowned travel website, Frommers.com.
Published on 18/09/2014
le-meridien-continues-growth-in-indiaStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the signing of a 200-room new build hotel slated to open in 2018.
Published on 18/09/2014
a-new-staybridge-suites-hotel-in-houstonInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), announced the opening of a new Staybridge Suites Hotel in Houston.
Published on 18/09/2014
the-world-s-busiest-airportsAirports Council International (ACI) has released the latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report.
Published on 18/09/2014
london-s-fireworks-celebrations-to-be-ticketedLondon’s hugely popular and internationally acclaimed New Year’s Eve fireworks celebrations, organised by the Mayor of London, have become so successful that the organisers have taken the decision to ticket the event in order to reduce the number of people attending.
Published on 17/09/2014
unwto-focuses-on-religious-tourismThe First International Congress on Tourism and Pilgrimages takes place in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on 17-20 September 2014.
Published on 17/09/2014
8-luxury-travel-trends-not-to-be-ignoredEight top trends in luxury digital marketing are highlighted in a report called ‘The Luxury Traveller & Social Media: The Americas’.
Published on 17/09/2014
the-34th-asean-tourism-forum-to-be-hosted-in-myanmarThemed ‘ASEAN – Tourism Towards Peace, Prosperity and Partnership’, ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2015 will be held from 22 to 29 January in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
Published on 17/09/2014
etihad-airways-hosts-iata-global-financial-symposium-in-abu-dhabiMore than 700 delegates from the airline industry have gathered in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, for the International Air Transport Association’s inaugural World Financial Symposium, which opened today at the city’s Jumeirah Etihad Towers conference centre.
Published on 17/09/2014
sports-business-in-asia-is-more-than-just-a-gameKey industry leaders came together to discuss the salient trends and challenges faced by the sports businesses industry in Asia, at a dialogue held by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) earlier this week.
Published on 17/09/2014
phuket-s-newest-luxury-boutique-resort-opensLifestyle design company Infinite Luxury has launched its first flagship resort Kata Rocks at Phuket’s Kata Beach.
Published on 17/09/2014
construction-of-500-million-terminal-modernization-starts-at-lax-t1Construction of the $508-million Terminal 1 Modernization Program at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) kicked off on Tuesday.
Published on 17/09/2014
starwood-s-aloft-brand-to-debut-in-el-paso-texasStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc announced plans for its leading-edge Aloft brand to debut in El Paso, Texas.
Published on 17/09/2014
the-luxury-collection-celebrates-the-140th-anniversary-of-hotel-imperial-in-viennaStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide unveiled the restored public spaces at Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna.
Published on 16/09/2014
aeroflot-partners-with-carlson-rezidorRussia’s largest international hotel operator and leading airline company join hands to reward loyalty of their international guests.
Published on 16/09/2014
port-everglades-celebrates-2014-2015-cruise-seasonPort Everglades will kick off its 2014-2015 winter cruise season with several new events.
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.  

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