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Published on 28/09/2016
munich-airport-serves-over-1-million-passengers-in-just-one-week September has always been a very busy month at Munich Airport, and this year even more so: The airport is well on the way to setting several new records. Last week's total of 1,008,000 travelers arriving and departing marked the first time that Munich has topped the million-passenger barrier in a single calendar week.
Published on 27/09/2016
etihad-airways-boeing-787-dreamliner-set-to-fly-to-riyadh Etihad Airways is to deploy a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on one of its twice-daily scheduled flights between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh, with effect from 30 October 2016.
Published on 27/09/2016
britain-awaits-chinese-visitors-this-weekend Britain could expect a boost in Chinese visitors during China National Day and the Golden Week holiday that get underway this weekend. China moved into Britain’s top 10 most valuable inbound visitor markets for the first time last year with visits reaching a record-breaking 270,000, up 46% on 2014, and spend up 18% to £586 million.
Published on 27/09/2016
the-2016-edition-of-it-cma-and-ctw-asia-pacific-opens The 24th and 19th instalment of IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific opens today in Bangkok, Thailand with several new milestones set ahead of its 3-day programme. Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) and Corporate Travel World (CTW) Asia-Pacific is The World’s Only Doublebill Event in MICE and Corporate Travel.
Published on 27/09/2016
onur-air-passengers-first-fly-with-wowAt a walking distance from Istanbul Atatürk Airport and one of the biggest brands of Turkey in congress sector with accommodation facilities, WOW Istanbul Hotels & Convention Center offers a very advantageous and useful campaign for Onur Air passengers.
Published on 27/09/2016
the-st-regis-dubai-to-host-world-travel-awards-middle-east-gala-ceremony-2016World Travel Awards will host its much anticipated Middle East Gala Ceremony 2016 at The St. Regis Dubai on September 29th. The event is the latest stop on the Grand Tour 2016, with previous hosts including Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est in Tanzania, Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Jamaica, Swissôtel Lima, and Italy’s Forte Village Resort. The St. Regis Dubai will become the latest destination to join this illustrious group.
Published on 27/09/2016
jetblue-to-offer-more-flight-options-between-california-and-floridaJetBlue is continuing to boost its transcontinental flight network with a new route and more Mint flights. First, the airline will add new nonstop flights between Orlando and Los Angeles. Additionally, seats on previously announced Mint flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and San Francisco are now on sale.
Published on 27/09/2016
geoffrey-rush-is-the-latest-celebrity-fan-of-mandarin-orientalGeoffrey Rush, the award-winning Australian actor, becomes the newest celebrity fan to join Mandarin Oriental’s US$ multi-million global advertising campaign “He’s a Fan/She’s a Fan”. The campaign elegantly connects Mandarin Oriental’s well-recognized symbol - the fan - with international celebrities who regularly stay at the Group’s hotels. In appreciation of their support, the Group makes a donation to each celebrity’s individual choice of charity.
Published on 27/09/2016
four-seasons-hotel-montreal-set-to-open-in-2018Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, and Carbonleo, Quebec’s premier property development and management company, today announced plans to build a Four Seasons hotel and branded private residences in the heart of downtown Montreal.
Published on 27/09/2016
air-france-launches-its-new-paris-oran-routeOn 25 September 2016, Air France officially launched its new route between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Oran in Algeria.
Published on 27/09/2016
alaska-welcomes-its-one-millionth-cruise-ship-visitorFor the first time in seven years, Alaska welcomed its one millionth cruise ship visitor. Wendy Yoisten from St Albert, Alberta, Canada with her husband John, arrived on the Holland America Line ms Zaandam, which docked this morning in Juneau, Alaska.
Published on 27/09/2016
tav-airports-presents-a-gri-g4-compliant-sustainability-reportManaging various operations at 70 airports in 14 countries with diversified products and solutions and providing services to more than 102 million passengers per annum, TAV Airports released a report about the company's performance in sustainability at international standards.
Published on 27/09/2016
dxb-expands-a380-contact-standsDubai Airports has commissioned work on a project that will expand the number of A380 contact stands at Dubai International’s (DXB) Concourse C to enable the facility to accommodate Emirates’ growing fleet of superjumbos.
Published on 27/09/2016
delta-global-sales-simplifies-b2b-contractsAirline contracts have been a pain point for corporate travel managers. Launching Oct. 1, Legal-Easy, Delta’s contract simplification solution, sets out to change that, cutting contract length by 80 percent. Legal-Easy is Delta’s latest innovative in a string of industry-leading programs the airline has launched to support its corporate customers, following Operational Performance Commitment and Delta Edge Meetings.
Published on 27/09/2016
china-ranks-new-zealand-as-top-destinationThe China Tourism Academy’s (CTA) annual report of outbound tourism was released recently and for the second year running New Zealand topped the destination list for visitor satisfaction. Scenery, clean air and nature ratings performed especially strongly to help New Zealand beat out 23 leading international destinations.
Published on 27/09/2016
free-transit-visa-stays-to-expand-in-qatarQatar Airways, Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar’s Ministry of Interior announced today a revised tourism visa scheme available to passengers transiting through Doha in a move to promote Qatar as a world-class stopover destination.
Published on 27/09/2016
easyjet-s-kate-mcwilliams-names-the-youngest-commercial-airline-captainKate McWilliams, one of easyJet’s female pilots, has just passed her command course making her the youngest Commercial Airline Captain.
Published on 26/09/2016
icc-jerusalem-hosted-international-association-for-dental-research An annual convention of International Association for Dental Research (IADR) was held last week at International Congress Center (ICC JERUSALEM). The conference, which lasted three days, included lectures, speeches, discussion seats, an exhibition and an impressive opening eve, with presence of local and international well known professionals in the field.
Published on 26/09/2016
more-us-travelers-visit-uk-in-july-2016July was the highest month ever for inbound tourism to the UK with 3.8 million visits, up 2% per cent on July last year. Overseas visitors to the UK spent £2.5 billion in July, 4% up on the same month last year. According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics, there was also strong growth from North America.
Published on 26/09/2016
the-first-w-hotel-opens-in-the-united-arab-emiratesW Hotels Worldwide announced the debut of W Dubai – Al Habtoor City, the brand’s first hotel in the Emirate and second in the Middle East, following the debut of W Doha in 2009.
Published on 25/09/2016
turkish-airlines-promotes-new-seychelles-flights-with-paris-taxis Turkish Airlines used the IFTM Top Resa Tourism Trade Fair in Paris to increase visibility of its new flights to the Seychelles starting end of October. Seychelles was their chosen destination to be on their stand where a branded Paris Taxi sat proudly for all to see.
Published on 25/09/2016
marriott-buys-starwood-becoming-world-s-largest-hotel-company-loyalty-programs-will-reciprocateAlmost a year after first announcing the merger agreement, Marriott International has completed its $13 billion purchase of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., creating the world’s largest and best hotel company.
Published on 25/09/2016
new-hotel-and-tourism-investment-conference-for-iranIran, the 18th largest economy in the world, will host the first Iran Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (IHTIC), a top-level gathering of international investors, owners, operators, developers and government officials.
Published on 25/09/2016
pata-global-insights-conference-returns-to-auckland-on-sept-30The PATA Global Insights Conference returns to Auckland on Friday, September 30 for more thought-provoking keynote presentations and panel discussions. This year’s conference is ‘Exploring Connectivity’ – a vital component for any destination seeking to extend its reach to influential international source markets.
Published on 25/09/2016
band-of-magicians-announces-residency-at-tropicana-las-vegasThe world’s first magic super group, “Band of Magicians” has announced a Las Vegas residency at Tropicana Las Vegas, beginning Oct. 26, 2016. The celebrated production brings together four of the brightest young magicians from across the globe to create a revolutionary experience unlike anything the world has seen before.
Published on 25/09/2016
quito-to-host-more-than-30-000-people-next-monthQuito prepares to host more than 30,000 people next month at the Habitat III conference, the global summit of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, taking place October 17 – 20, 2016. The event, which is celebrated every 20 years, will propel the city in front of the eyes of the world.
Published on 25/09/2016
new-direct-flights-from-new-york-to-boost-cruise-tourism-in-the-canary-islandsThere will be a direct flight from New York to Tenerife by the end of 2016. “It will enable us to better tap into the vast North American source market of nearly 12 million passengers annually,” said Airam Diaz Pastor, Commercial Director/Director, Projects & Studies, Puertos de Tenerife/MedCruise. Currently those numbers account for just 90,000 annually visiting the island by cruise ship.
Published on 25/09/2016
starwood-s-tribute-portfolio-announces-new-propertiesTribute Portfolio, a collection of high-end independent hotels and resorts from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced seven new signings, increasing its footprint to nearly 30 hotels worldwide.
Published on 24/09/2016
international-air-travel-to-east-africa-on-the-riseAnalysis of International air travel to East Africa this year (January to August) by ForwardKeys, a company that predicts future travel patterns by crunching and analysing 14m booking transactions a day, reveals strong growth of 11.2% compared with the same period last year.
Published on 24/09/2016
ihg-to-operate-a-newly-built-hotel-in-dubaiInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) will operate a newly built hotel under a management agreement with an affiliate of the Rolaco Group, who also own InterContinental® Dallas, InterContinental® Semiramis, InterContinental®Geneva, Crowne Plaza® Geneva, and Crowne Plaza® Zurich.
Published on 24/09/2016
meet-puerto-rico-hosts-largest-city-wide-convention-of-the-yearMeet Puerto Rico, the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) responsible for attracting meetings, conventions, trade shows, sporting events and incentive groups to Puerto Rico recently hosted the Jehovah’s Witnesses Special Convention, the largest city-wide convention of the year, bringing an estimated $5 million economic impact to Puerto Rico.
Published on 22/09/2016
orlando-airport-records-its-biggest-month-ever-in-international-traffic In a facility built to accommodate 24 million annual passengers, Orlando International Airport’s (MCO) latest passenger numbers are a constant reminder of why construction is underway in earnest throughout the facility. In July MCO welcomed its 41 millionth passenger during the past 12 months, up 10 percent over a year ago levels.
Published on 22/09/2016
steigenberger-airport-hotel-istanbul-has-opened The Steigenberger Hotel Group has opened its second hotel in Turkey. The Steigenberger Airport Hotel Istanbul is conveniently located only four kilometers away from the Ataturk International Airport, which serves more than 60 million passengers and therefore ranks eleventh among the world’s biggest airports.
Published on 22/09/2016
crystal-aircruises-unveils-posh-design-for-luxury-jet Crystal’s CEO and president, Edie Rodriguez, unveiled the latest designs for the first aircraft, a Boeing 777-200LR, as part of the company’s Crystal AirCruises experience.
Published on 22/09/2016
accessible-tourism-is-the-theme-of-world-tourism-day-2016For the last quarter–century World Tourism Day, held annually on 27 September, has aimed to foster awareness of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic impact. This year’s official celebrations will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on the theme of ‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’.
Published on 22/09/2016
novak-djokovic-and-serena-williams-at-patrick-mouratoglou-s-tennis-academy The star studded event at the Beachcomber French Riviera Resort & Spa and its Mouratoglou Tennis Academy was an opportunity for the Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles and Mauritius to pursue sports tourism as a new niche market, as they met stars, press and those in the who's who list to keep their islands visible.
Published on 22/09/2016
events-by-dubai-business-events-to-attract-65-000-delegates-to-dubaiDubai Business Events has secured 15 percent more events in the first eight months of this year than the whole of 2015, and is poised to capitalise on increasing demand from international meetings, conferences, and incentives organisers, according to internal auditing at the city’s official convention bureau.
Published on 22/09/2016
pegasus-launches-flights-to-xinjiang-s-kashgar-via-bishkekPegasus Airlines' 49 per cent owned Kyrgyz airline, Air Manas, launched its newest route to Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region’s Kashgar on 19 September. Pegasus guests can fly to Kashgar every day of the week with connections from Pegasus’ Istanbul-Bishkek route.
Published on 22/09/2016
hotel-fairmont-monte-carlo-to-host-apg-world-connect-conferenceThe APG World Connect Conference has been recognized as one of the “top 5” worldwide air transport sales and distribution conferences. After the success of the previous meetings in Jordan 2009, Monaco 2010, Singapore 2011, Monaco 2012, Washington 2013, Monaco 2014, Marrakech 2015, the conference will be back in Monaco for this 8th edition.
Published on 22/09/2016
skal-members-convene-in-monaco-for-the-77th-annual-congressSkål International, the world largest multi discipline travel and tourism organization with over 15,000 members in 83 countries, invites all its members to Monaco for their 77th Annual Congress. You can attend the congress for only €995 Euro or for €1855 Euro with hotel accommodation.
Published on 22/09/2016
etihad-airways-to-increase-capacity-to-australiaEtihad Airways will add three weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Sydney to operate a double-daily schedule from 6 February 2017. The morning departure from Abu Dhabi – EY450 – and the afternoon departure from Sydney – EY451 – will increase from four to seven flights per week.
Published on 21/09/2016
bangkok-invites-you-to-enjoy-a-fun-expat-party-on-1-2-octoberThe “Expat Fair Thailand 2016” will boost the image of Thai tourism, celebrate the vibrant expat community, and encourage everyone to travel more domestically, and enjoy Thailand’s many attractions. Conceptualized under the “Food Fun Fair” theme, the event will be held from 1 to 2 October, 2016, at 10.00-22.00 Hrs., at Fragrant Park on Bangkok’s Sukhumvit 36 Road, which is easily reached from Thong Lo BTS Station.
Published on 21/09/2016
zipcar-and-zagster-launch-zipbikeZipcar, the world's leading car sharing network, and Zagster, the leader in campus bike sharing, announced their partnership to launch Zipbike, the first national, sponsored bike-share program for universities. Zipbike aims to redefine campus mobility by accelerating access to, and adoption of, bike sharing at colleges and universities across the country.
Published on 21/09/2016
delta-celebrates-150th-anniversary-of-jack-daniel-distilleryIn honor of the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel Distillery, Delta serves three new signature cocktails on board. In addition to the cocktails, Delta One customers flying on select trans-Atlantic and transcontinental flights will enjoy meals thoughtfully handcrafted by North End Grill’s Executive Chef Eric Korsh.
Published on 21/09/2016
mariah-carey-announces-final-shows-at-the-colosseum-at-caesars-palace International music superstar, Mariah Carey, has announced the end of “#1 TO INFINITY”, her first two-year Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, with her final performance scheduled on May 13, 2017.   Since its premiere in May 2015, “MARIAH #1 TO INFINITY” has been met with praise and acclaim from fans and critics alike.   The final run of nine shows, April 26 through May 13, 2017, will go on-sale Friday, Sept. 23 at 12 p.m. PT.
Published on 21/09/2016
new-tv-series-been-there-made-that-puts-seattle-in-the-spotlightVisit Seattle, Seattle’s official destination marketing organization, launches its new Fall TV lineup to promote Seattle in a way few cities have before. The five-part series, Been There, Made That, airs on Vox, YouTube, and VISITSEATTLE.tv, an original content channel Visit Seattle launched last fall.
Published on 21/09/2016
qatar-airways-to-increase-capacity-to-brazil-and-argentina-by-40Qatar Airways will introduce additional capacity to its two South American gateways from 1 December 2016, when the airline upgrades its existing aircraft operating on the route, a Boeing 777-200LR, to a Boeing 777-300ER.
Published on 21/09/2016
copenhagen-airport-breaks-a-record-in-july Copenhagen Airport, which has been ranked Europe’s most efficient airport no less than 10 times in the latest 12 years by Air Transport Research Society (ATRS), broke a new record in the number of travelers traveling through.
Published on 20/09/2016
celebrate-international-hobbit-day-on-22-septemberHappy hobbits are set to party celebrating International Hobbit Day with a world-first event at New Zealand’s Hobbiton Movie Set. International Hobbit Day also happens to mark the birthdays of both Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, Thursday (22.09.16).
Published on 20/09/2016
beijing-capital-airlines-to-launch-flights-to-vancouver Vancouver International Airport (YVR) announced that Beijing Capital Airlines (BCA) will begin service between Vancouver and Hangzhou, via Qingdao on December 30, 2016. The new, thrice-weekly service marks the first time Beijing Capital Airlines will fly to any destination in North America.
Published on 20/09/2016
world-canals-conference-comes-to-scotlandOver 300 experts from around the globe have arrived in Scotland as the prestigious World Canals Conference gets underway in Inverness, the gateway to the majestic Caledonian Canal. Hosted by Scottish Canals and opened on September 19 by Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity.
Published on 20/09/2016
celebrity-solstice-announces-more-exciting-new-offerings Guests onboard Celebrity Solstice will soon enjoy even more exciting new offerings as the ship undergoes a bold refresh. New features include Celebrity Cruises' unrivaled "A Taste of Film" experience under the stars, authentic Japanese cuisine at Sushi on Five, a reimagined Photo Gallery, among other exciting new additions. The enhancements will further enhance Celebrity Solstice and exemplify the Celebrity Distinction.
Published on 20/09/2016
hard-rock-international-announces-plans-to-bring-legendary-vibe-to-malaysiaHard Rock International continues the expansion of its Hotel brand throughout Asia-Pacific by announcing Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast. Following the recent announcement in Dalian, and while gearing up to open projects in Shenzhen and Haikou, China, Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast is slated to open fall 2017 in the southeastern region of Malaysia, in the state of Johor.
Published on 20/09/2016
four-seasons-hotel-new-york-downtown-opens-in-lower-manhattan Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown is now open. The hotel is the ideal home base for exploring the new Lower Manhattan. Located in Tribeca just steps from Wall Street, the World Trade Center and the stunning new Oculus, it’s also close to designer shopping in Soho, nightlife in the Meatpacking District and the relaxed tranquility of the city’s waterfront.
Published on 19/09/2016
tav-announced-its-40th-loungeTAV Operation Services, a subsidiary of TAV Airports, won the tender for the operating rights of the private passenger lounge at the New Terminal Building of Muscat. The number of passenger lounges operated by the company in eight countries increased to 40.
Published on 19/09/2016
jetblue-to-start-using-renewable-jet-fuel The use of sustainable alternative jet fuel was given another boost today as JetBlue announced its intention to start using renewable energy source for flights from New York from 2019 in a decade-long off-take agreement. The airline announced a ten-year renewable jet fuel purchase agreement with SG Preston, a bioenergy company.
Published on 19/09/2016
aci-north-america-world-annual-meeting-to-be-held-next-weekAéroports de Montréal hosts this year’s Airport Council International (ACI)-North America (NA)/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition. Celebrating the organization's 25th Anniversary, the event will welcome industry leaders from around the world in Montréal between 26–28 September.
Published on 19/09/2016
new-partnership-to-increase-cyber-security-in-the-hospitality-industryNetragard, a leader in Penetration Testing, announced that they are partnering with Hotel Defenders, LLC to decrease cyber security threats in the hospitality industry. Together, the organizations will solve two long-standing and interconnected issues in the hotel industry: cyber security threats and unorganized, undocumented back office closets.
Published on 19/09/2016
bomb-squad-explodes-device-near-new-jersey-stationAfter several attacks in the US over the weekend, a suspicious device is found near a New Jersey railway station. It exploded as a bomb squad was attempting to disarm it with a robot. It was one of up to five devices found in backpack inside a rubbish bin near the station in Elizabeth, according to the city's mayor. No-one was hurt.
Published on 18/09/2016
tourist-arrivals-to-greece-rise-migrant-flows-hit-tourism-in-some-greek-islands International arrivals statistics in Greece improved in July, boosted by last-minute bookings: airport arrivals were up +9.0% at regional airports and +9.6% in Athens. However, tourism in some Greek islands hit by refugee and migrant flows.
Published on 18/09/2016
seychelles-and-vanilla-islands-roadshow-in-partnership-with-turkish-airlines The Vanilla Islands led by its CEO, Pascal Viroleau in collaboration with Turkish Airlines General Manager for Mauritius & Madagascar, Fatih Mehmet Kursun organized a 3 city Roadshow in Hungary, Romania and Czech Republic between 5 and 9 September 2016.
Published on 18/09/2016
qatar-airways-starts-flying-a380-to-sydney-increases-daily-capacity-by-44 Sydney has become Qatar Airways’ first destination in Australia to be served by the super-jumbo A380 aircraft, just six months after it joined the carrier’s global network.
Published on 18/09/2016
hia-traffic-up-in-the-first-half-of-2016Hamad International Airport (HIA) has welcomed 17.6 million passengers during the first half of 2016, registering a growth of more than 20 per cent compared to the 14.6 million passengers served during the same period last year, setting a new passenger record for the airport.
Published on 18/09/2016
preferred-hotels-resorts-to-showcase-dubai-s-latest-luxury-hotel-dukes-dubaiPreferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest global provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent luxury hotels, will showcase Dubai’s latest luxury hotel - DUKES Dubai, which is set to open in Q4 2016.
Published on 18/09/2016
jamaica-names-caribbean-s-leading-destinationSandals Ochi Beach Resort hosted a glittering event by the World Travel Awards. At the event, Jamaica has been recognized as the Caribbean's Leading Destination. The event, hosted by Jamaican television personalities Yendi Phillips and Adrian Atkinson, welcomed performances from Ana Strachan, Tami T, Phylia and Etana.
Published on 18/09/2016
europe-s-hotel-industry-keeps-up-the-positive-trend-in-2016Although Brussels and Paris most impacted by terrorism fear in first semester 2016, European hotels keep up the positive trend according to the latest ECM-MKG European Destinations Observatory report. During the first semester of 2016, European hotels recorded a 0.2 point increase in Occupancy Rate and 1.3% growth in Average Daily Rate allowing +1.6% in the RevPAR.
Published on 18/09/2016
president-s-cruise-set-for-thanksgiving-sailing-on-the-danube Crystal’s popular ‘President’s Cruise’ is coming to Crystal River Cruises’ newest vessel this November. Crystal’s CEO and President Edie Rodriguez joins Crystal Mozart guests on the Danube for this special Thanksgiving voyage.
Published on 18/09/2016
explosion-injured-at-least-29-in-new-yorkAn explosion that rocked Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood and injured at least 29 people - one seriously injured. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said it is an intentional act but not related to terrorism.
Published on 18/09/2016
riu-acquires-dublin-s-historic-gresham-hotel Spain’s largest hotel group in terms of revenue; RIU has completed the purchase of the historic Gresham Hotel on O’Connell Street, one of the most famous in Dublin, for €92 million. The hotel occupies a majestic building approaching its 200th anniversary and, thanks to a recent renovation, it offers the best of the Irish capital city's tradition and history, with modern and up-to-date services.
Published on 15/09/2016
vietjet-connects-hong-kong-with-ho-chi-minh-city Vietjet Aviation launches its newest international route connecting Hong Kong with Ho Chi Minh City. The route will commence operations on a daily basis from 9 December 2016 and is Vietjet’s first frequent service to Hong Kong, which brings the total of Vietjet’s routes between Vietnam and China to nine.

News from Turkey

Onur Air Passengers First Fly with WOW!

27-09-2016 News from Turkey

Onur Air Passengers First Fly with WOW!

At a walking distance from Istanbul Atatürk Airport and one of the biggest brands of Turkey in congress sector with accommodation facilities, WOW Istanbul Hotels & Convention Center offers a...

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TAV Airports presents a GRI G4 compliant sustainability report

27-09-2016 News from Turkey

TAV Airports presents a GRI G4 compliant sustainability report

Managing various operations at 70 airports in 14 countries with diversified products and solutions and providing services to more than 102 million passengers per annum, TAV Airports released a report...

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Aviation

Munich Airport serves over 1 million passengers in just one week

28-09-2016 Aviation

Munich Airport serves over 1 million passengers in just one week

September has always been a very busy month at Munich Airport, and this year even more so: The airport is well on the way to setting several new records. Last...

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Etihad Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner set to fly to Riyadh

27-09-2016 Aviation

Etihad Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner set to fly to Riyadh

Etihad Airways is to deploy a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on one of its twice-daily scheduled flights between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh, with effect from 30 October 2016.

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Cruise Travel

Alaska Welcomes Its one millionth cruise ship visitor

27-09-2016 Cruise Travel

Alaska Welcomes Its one millionth cruise ship visitor

For the first time in seven years, Alaska welcomed its one millionth cruise ship visitor. Wendy Yoisten from St Albert, Alberta, Canada with her husband John, arrived on the Holland...

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New Direct flights from New York to boost cruise tourism in the Canary Islands

25-09-2016 Cruise Travel

New Direct flights from New York to boost cruise tourism in the Canary Islands

There will be a direct flight from New York to Tenerife by the end of 2016. “It will enable us to better tap into the vast North American source market...

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Rail Travel

Deadly train crash in north-western Spain

09-09-2016 Rail

Deadly train crash in north-western Spain

At least four people have been killed and 49 hurt in a train derailment in Galicia in north-western Spain. The train between the city of Vigo and Porto, in Portugal,...

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Amtrak to upgrade trainsets

04-09-2016 Rail

Amtrak to upgrade trainsets

Amtrak is contracting with Alstom to produce 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets that will replace the equipment used to provide Amtrak’s premium Acela Express service. The contract is part of $2.45...

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Accommodation

The first W Hotel opens in the United Arab Emirates

26-09-2016 Accommodation

The first W Hotel opens in the United Arab Emirates

W Hotels Worldwide announced the debut of W Dubai – Al Habtoor City, the brand’s first hotel in the Emirate and second in the Middle East, following the debut of...

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Marriott buys Starwood, becoming world's largest hotel company, loyalty programs will reciprocate

25-09-2016 Accommodation

Marriott buys Starwood, becoming world's largest hotel company, loyalty programs will reciprocate

Almost a year after first announcing the merger agreement, Marriott International has completed its $13 billion purchase of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., creating the world’s largest and best...

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MICE News

The 2016 Edition of IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific Opens

27-09-2016 MICE

The 2016 Edition of IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific Opens

The 24th and 19th instalment of IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific opens today in Bangkok, Thailand with several new milestones set ahead of its 3-day programme. Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings...

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The St. Regis Dubai to host World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2016

27-09-2016 MICE

The St. Regis Dubai to host World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2016

World Travel Awards will host its much anticipated Middle East Gala Ceremony 2016 at The St. Regis Dubai on September 29th. The event is the latest stop on the Grand...

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Technology

New partnership to Increase Cyber Security in the Hospitality Industry

19-09-2016 Technology

New partnership to Increase Cyber Security in the Hospitality Industry

Netragard, a leader in Penetration Testing, announced that they are partnering with Hotel Defenders, LLC to decrease cyber security threats in the hospitality industry. Together, the organizations will solve two long-standing...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes, don’t use on planes

09-09-2016 Technology

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes, don’t use on planes

Samsung has suspended Galaxy Note 7 sales because of exploding batteries. Airline passengers should not turn on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones during flights. Federal Aviation Administration...

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Health & Spa

New market expansion opportunities in the global consumer health industry

14-09-2016 Health + Spa

New market expansion opportunities in the global consumer health industry

Global market research company Euromonitor International released today new consumer health industry data. According to the new research, global sales of consumer health products will reach US$217 billion globally in...

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The World’s Best Destination Spa 2016

07-09-2016 Health + Spa

The World’s Best Destination Spa 2016

Thailand’s pioneering wellness destination Chiva-Som International Health Resort has been voted ‘The World’s Best Destination Spa’ for the third time in the Condé Nast Traveller magazine (UK edition) Readers’ Travel...

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Tours

Britain awaits Chinese visitors this weekend

27-09-2016 Tours

Britain awaits Chinese visitors this weekend

Britain could expect a boost in Chinese visitors during China National Day and the Golden Week holiday that get underway this weekend. China moved into Britain’s top 10 most valuable...

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China ranks New Zealand as top destination

27-09-2016 Tours

China ranks New Zealand as top destination

The China Tourism Academy’s (CTA) annual report of outbound tourism was released recently and for the second year running New Zealand topped the destination list for visitor satisfaction. Scenery, clean...

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Sports Tourism

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams at Patrick Mouratoglou's Tennis Academy

22-09-2016 Sports Tourism

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams at Patrick Mouratoglou's Tennis Academy

The star studded event at the Beachcomber French Riviera Resort & Spa and its Mouratoglou Tennis Academy was an opportunity for the Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles and Mauritius...

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Higher volume of business expected at International Golf Travel Market

14-09-2016 Sports Tourism

Higher volume of business expected at International Golf Travel Market

International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), the world’s premier global event for golf tourism suppliers, buyers and media, is set to attract a record number of tour operators, travel agencies and...

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Luxury Travel

Geoffrey Rush Is The Latest Celebrity Fan of Mandarin Oriental

27-09-2016 Luxury Travel

Geoffrey Rush Is The Latest Celebrity Fan of Mandarin Oriental

Geoffrey Rush, the award-winning Australian actor, becomes the newest celebrity fan to join Mandarin Oriental’s US$ multi-million global advertising campaign “He’s a Fan/She’s a Fan”. The campaign elegantly connects Mandarin...

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Four Seasons Hotel Montreal set to open in 2018

27-09-2016 Luxury Travel

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal set to open in 2018

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, and Carbonleo, Quebec’s premier property development and management company, today announced plans to build a Four Seasons hotel and...

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Destinations

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...

Fascinating Tunisia

Fascinating Tunisia

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...

City of beauties: Kharkiv

City of beauties: Kharkiv

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...

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