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Published on 28/07/2014
gbta-expects-china-to-surpass-the-us-in-business-travel-spendingBusiness travel in Asia Pacific, led by a dominant China, outpaces the rest of the world, according to a newly released travel forecast by the GBTA Foundation.
Published on 28/07/2014
phuket-s-patong-beach-to-welcome-world-s-largest-chain-hotel-chain-this-octoberThe world’s largest hotel chain will open its third Phuket property at Patong Beach.
Published on 28/07/2014
airbaltic-to-launch-new-direct-flights-in-winter-seasonChristophe Viatte, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic, “We are reinforcing links between the Baltic capitals and European hubs in line with our restructuring plan, and our customers will benefit immediately.
Published on 28/07/2014
ihg-opens-new-hotel-in-indiaInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with New Delhi real estate developer Sikka.
Published on 27/07/2014
a-new-luxury-hotel-opens-in-bogor-indonesiaBogor's most anticipated luxury hotel opened its doors for guests. The hotel is the perfect escape from city life at only 65 km from Jakarta's business district.
Published on 27/07/2014
new-host-city-announced-for-ipw-2016The largest travel trade show in North America will be held in New Orleans in 2016.
Published on 27/07/2014
vietjet-launches-direct-flights-between-vietnam-and-seoulVietJet celebrates the launch of direct flights between Vietnam and Seoul, South Korea, marking the airline’s first foray into the Korean market.
Published on 27/07/2014
para-taekwondo-joins-the-paralympic-games-ahead-of-tokyo-2020The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) today submitted its final application for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) ahead of the IPC Governing Board’s vote on the 2020 Paralympic Programme in October 2014.
Published on 27/07/2014
top-15-european-city-tourism-destinations-2013-by-bednight-volumesEuropean Cities Marketing presents the results of Tourism in Europe through its Benchmarking report 2014.
Published on 27/07/2014
munich-airport-s-surfing-extravaganza-brings-hawaiian-vibeAfter scoring a huge hit in the past three summers with surfing fans, airport staff and visitors, the 2014 edition of Munich Airport's surfing extravaganza, "Surf & Style," will bring a Hawaiian vibe to the Munich Airport Center (MAC) from July 30 until August 24.
Published on 27/07/2014
aloft-and-element-hotel-development-in-columbus-ohioStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has plans for a dual-branded hotel development in Columbus, Ohio, featuring its popular Aloft and Element brands.
Published on 27/07/2014
hotelspro-launched-in-indonesiaHotelsPro Indonesia, HotelsPro's exclusive partner for Indonesian market was launched in Jakarta in partnership with Wisata Anugerah Abadi Travel Agency (Wina Tour).
Published on 24/07/2014
air-algerie-loses-contact-with-plane-over-africaAir Algerie said it lost contact with one of its passenger aircraft nearly an hour after takeoff from Burkina Faso on Thursday bound for Algiers.
Published on 24/07/2014
thailand-s-happiness-street-festival-startsDowntown Bangkok is converted into a giant festival of happiness, joy, fun and Thai smiles.
Published on 24/07/2014
let-s-relax-has-been-nominated-for-4-awards-for-thailand-spa-well-being-awards-2014The Thai Spa Association with the support of the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry Commerce, Tourism Authority of Thailand and KPMG Phoomchai Audit Ltd., announced the Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2014.
Published on 24/07/2014
inflight-wi-fi-influences-passengers-flight-selectionUS passengers say that inflight wifi influences their flight selection and, in some cases, they tend to pay more for specific flights.
Published on 24/07/2014
faa-lifts-flight-restrictions-for-ben-gurion-international-airportThe FAA has lifted its restrictions on U.S. airline flights into and out of Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport by cancelling a Notice to Airmen it renewed earlier today.
Published on 24/07/2014
bollywood-superstar-amitabh-bachchan-visits-madame-tussauds-sydneyBollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan will take centre stage for a limited time only this October in Darling Harbour’s Madame Tussauds Sydney.
Published on 24/07/2014
unwto-supports-ethiopia-s-tourism-industryUNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, met with Ethiopia’s President Mulatu Teshome, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonen, and Minister of Culture & Tourism, Amin Abdulkadir, to address the advancement of tourism in Ethiopia.
Published on 23/07/2014
england-s-football-league-helps-to-tackle-railway-trespassProfessional football clubs across England are to help reduce the numbers of young people injured or killed after trespassing on the railway by organising a series of sports and educational activities to divert kids away from the dangers of playing on the tracks.
Published on 23/07/2014
the-new-four-seasons-resort-dubai-at-jumeirah-beach-now-accepts-reservationsThe new Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach now accepting reservations for arrivals beginning December 1, 2014.
Published on 23/07/2014
linkedin-to-acquire-b2b-marketing-firm-for-175-millionLinkedIn has entered into an agreement to acquire a leader in business audience marketing.
Published on 23/07/2014
transasia-airways-crashes-in-taiwan-killing-at-least-47At least 47 are dead after a TransAsia Airways flight crash-landed in XiXi village in Taiwan today.
Published on 23/07/2014
flights-to-israel-are-suspendedA number of the world's leading airlines on Tuesday suspended flights to Israel's main airport; Ben Gurion International Airport after a rocket fired from Gaza struck about a mile from its runways.
Published on 23/07/2014
first-mh17-bodies-arrive-in-netherlandsAlmost a week after the Malaysian airliner was shot out of the sky, killing all 298 aboard, the first bodies from the crash were transported to the Netherlands.
Published on 23/07/2014
shipwrecked-costa-concordia-making-final-voyageThe wrecked Costa Concordia began its final voyage Wednesday.
Published on 23/07/2014
turkey-could-earn-billions-from-the-halal-tourism-marketTurkey has emerged as a top European destination which Muslims from Middle East and Far East would like to visit as their next holiday which could be worth billions to the economy.
Published on 23/07/2014
hawaiian-to-add-new-airbus-a330-800neo-to-fleetHawaiian Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus to acquire six new A330-800neo aircraft starting in 2019, with rights to purchase an additional six aircraft.
Published on 23/07/2014
six-senses-spa-to-premiere-in-muscatSix Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is delighted to announce that Six Senses Spas has been selected to manage the impressive 32,000 square foot (3,000 square meter) spa in Muscat, Oman.
Published on 23/07/2014
palace-resorts-breaks-into-jamaica-marketPalace Resorts – the company that sets the standard in luxurious, all-inclusive resort accommodations – proudly announces its newest property.
Published on 23/07/2014
world-renowned-peace-and-human-rights-crusader-to-join-crystal-spring-2015-south-africa-voyageWorld-renowned peace and human rights crusader Archbishop Desmond Tutu will bring an especially intimate perspective of South Africa – and the world – aboard Crystal Cruises’ March 13, 2015 voyage through Tutu’s African homeland.
Published on 22/07/2014
unwto-and-australia-s-griffith-university-partner-to-research-the-role-of-asia-and-the-pacific-in-global-tourismThe Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT) and UNWTO join forces to advance tourism knowledge, to enhance the expertise on tourism and climate change and to advance sustainable tourism in Asia and the Pacific.
Published on 22/07/2014
top-u-s-hotels-beaches-and-airports-with-the-best-wi-fiKey travel considerations have changed dramatically as more and more people rely on their mobile devices to stay connected while away from home.
Published on 22/07/2014
fourth-melia-hotel-to-open-in-colombiaMeliá Hotels International continues its international growth in Colombia.
Published on 22/07/2014
the-ritz-carlton-brings-legendary-service-to-life-through-video-performanceThe Ritz-Carlton has launched a two and a half minute piece of film highlighting impromptu performances by entertainers in Shanghai.
Published on 22/07/2014
istanbul-s-culture-and-art-events-were-attended-by-over-222k-viewers-in-2014The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) has concluded its events for the first half of the year.
Published on 22/07/2014
luxury-travel-experts-launch-virtual-tours-of-hotels-using-google-street-view-technologyDestinology, the experts in luxury travel, has launched brand new virtual tours of the inside some of its most popular hotels.
Published on 22/07/2014
the-most-expensive-food-in-the-worldBreakfast in Brisbane, lunch in Serbia, and dessert in New York -- these are just some of the countries you can visit if you want to taste the world’s most expensive dishes.
Published on 22/07/2014
world-s-first-airline-to-accept-bitcoinOne of the Top 10 airlines globally for innovation has become the world’s first airline to accept Bitcoin as payment for its tickets to 60 destinations in Europe, Middle East, Russia and the CIS.
Published on 21/07/2014
a-new-beachfront-hard-rock-hotelHard Rock International – owner of one of the world's most iconic and recognized brands – announced a new beachfront property.
Published on 21/07/2014
msc-cruises-announces-partnership-with-chiccoMSC Cruises and Chicco have joined forces to make a range of Chicco's outstanding products available to families in custom-built children areas on six ships of the expanding MSC Cruises fleet.
Published on 21/07/2014
three-more-holiday-inn-express-hotels-join-to-ihg-s-uk-portfolioInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has announced the signing of three more Holiday Inn Express® hotels in the UK:
Published on 21/07/2014
xing-to-recommend-people-2-meetXING EVENTS, the event industry expert for attendee management and event marketing, introduces the new people2meet tool by XING.
Published on 21/07/2014
sightseeing-entertainment-and-gaming-industries-top-the-travel-spent-in-singaporeSingapore Tourism Board (STB) released Singapore’s Tourism Sector Performance report for Quarter One (Q1) 2014.
Published on 21/07/2014
most-efficient-airports-for-2014ATRS (Air Transport Research Society), the world’s leading academic society in the air transportation field, measures and compares the operating/managerial efficiency, cost competitiveness, financial performance and airport user charges for 200 airports and 26 airport groups in Canada, USA, Europe, Asia and Oceania released the 2014 airport benchmark study.
Published on 21/07/2014
record-participation-in-the-26th-samsung-bosphorus-cross-continental-swimming-raceA record participation of 1,661 swimmers participated in the 26th Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul on Sunday, July 20, 2014.
Published on 20/07/2014
marriott-international-ranked-top-hotel-company-on-the-fortune-500Marriott International has been named to the FORTUNE 500.
Published on 20/07/2014
orlando-s-newest-destination-spa-at-walt-disney-worldAfter a day spent at the theme parks or enjoying 18-holes of golf or a tennis match, there’s nothing better than relaxing with a luxurious treatment at The Spa.
Published on 20/07/2014
tav-begins-operating-milas-bodrum-airportMilas-Bodrum Airport Domestic Terminal, in one of the major tourism destinations of Turkey, has been transferred to TAV Airports.
Published on 20/07/2014
thai-s-first-787-8-dreamliner-takes-off-for-bangkokThai Airways International Public Company Limited’s (THAI) first 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft departed from Boeing’s Everett Delivery Center in Seattle, Washington, USA on a non-stop, 15-hour flight to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand.
Published on 19/07/2014
royal-cliff-receives-quality-selection-2014-award-from-holidaycheck-comRoyal Cliff Hotels Group has been awarded with the Holiday Check Quality Selection 2014 Award which recognizes the quality and excellence of hotels through excellent guest reviews.
Published on 19/07/2014
mci-opens-new-office-in-chileMCI announced the opening of a new office in Santiago, Chile.
Published on 19/07/2014
lux-resorts-expands-into-chinaLUX* Resorts & Hotels ("LUX*") announced the LUX* Tea Horse Road (LUX* Chamadao) as the foundation for its planned expansion into China.
Published on 19/07/2014
air-china-introduces-prepaid-excess-baggage-fee-serviceOn July 17, Air China became the first domestic carrier to introduce prepaid excess baggage fee service on routes to North America.
Published on 19/07/2014
deutsche-bahn-to-acquire-bulgarian-state-railwaysGerman railway company Deutsche Bahn may acquire the troubled Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ).
Published on 19/07/2014
do-co-selected-to-operate-new-food-court-at-vienna-airportSince Terminal 3 was put into operation, DO & CO has already been represented at Vienna Airport, providing gastronomical services.
Published on 19/07/2014
when-the-world-cup-ends-bookings-beginWhen it comes to the Football World Cup, the word on the street in the travel industry is that people stay at home to watch their team compete in the World Cup finals. When the team is knocked out they go away.
Published on 18/07/2014
airlines-avoid-ukraine-airspace-after-malaysian-airlines-crashIn the wake of the reported downing of the Malaysian airline over Ukraine, Lufthansa, Air France, Turkish Airlines and Russian airlines Transaero and Aeroflot began avoiding the airspace over Ukraine.
Published on 18/07/2014
terrorism-threat-at-us-open-in-new-york-cityU.S. media reported that the Al Qaeda published Inspire magazine encourages attack on U.S. Open.
Published on 18/07/2014
french-high-speed-tgv-train-crashesA high-speed TGV train on the Pau-Bayonne line was transporting 178 people when it crashed into a regional TER train carrying 70 passengers.
Published on 18/07/2014
new-airbnb-logo-heavily-criticizedAirbnb announced a massive redesign to its website and mobile apps that is designed to make it easier for users to find the information that they need.
Published on 17/07/2014
iapco-announces-two-new-membersIAPCO announced two new members, each bringing a different perspective to the quality PCO association.
Published on 17/07/2014
prague-convention-bureau-attended-roadshow-in-usaPrague Convention Bureau and CzechTourism concluded their first joint MICE & Leisure Roadshow in Western USA.
Published on 17/07/2014
saudi-arabia-to-protect-its-antiquities-and-heritageUNWTO welcomes the new Saudi legislation aimed at protecting the country’s antiquities and heritage as well as to give the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) the mandate to ensure its preservation.
Published on 17/07/2014
starwood-hotels-to-expand-portfolio-in-the-greater-houston-regionWestin brand will soon open its fifth hotel in greater Houston.
Published on 17/07/2014
atlasjet-launches-scheduled-flights-from-kuwait-to-istanbulAtlasjet, the private airline from Turkey, is launching scheduled flights from Kuwait to Istanbul.
Published on 17/07/2014
malaysia-airlines-mh17-flight-crashed-in-ukraineA Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has crashed in eastern Ukraine.
Published on 17/07/2014
top-30-best-bbq-restaurants-in-americaThe 2014 Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 30 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America found their owners after more than 5 million restaurant reviews.
Published on 17/07/2014
ljubljana-the-2016-european-green-capital-winnerThe European Commission has named Ljubljana the European Green Capital 2016.
Published on 17/07/2014
emirates-started-world-s-shortest-a380-routeEmirates launched world's shortest A380 route as of July 16, 2014.
Published on 16/07/2014
the-world-s-best-airlines-for-2014-are-unveiledThe World Airline Awards were held in front of a packed audience of highest profile airline industry leaders at Farnborough International Airshow.
Published on 16/07/2014
at-least-23-people-killed-at-moscow-metro-crash-on-tuesdayEmergency crews in the Russian capital have finished a rescue operation at the site of a subway train crash that killed at least 23 people.
Published on 16/07/2014
microsoft-technologies-provide-premium-digital-experiences-for-hotel-guestsMicrosoft Corp. will collaborate with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to provide Windows 8.1 as a platform for delivering a premium digital experience to the luxury hotel group's guests.
Published on 16/07/2014
qatar-airways-finalized-order-for-50-777-9xsQatar Airways and Boeing have finalised an order for 50 777-9Xs. The 777X order was first announced as a commitment at the 2013 Dubai Airshow and was part of the largest product launch in commercial jetliner history.  
Published on 16/07/2014
brisbane-to-welcome-first-holiday-inn-expressInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and international investment group, Pro-Invest have signed a franchise agreement for a 226-room Holiday Inn Express hotel in Brisbane’s Spring Hill.
Published on 16/07/2014
travel-leisure-announced-world-s-best-cruisesThe influential travel publication Travel + Leisure asked readers to evaluate individual ships on the facilities, dining, destinations, activities and value.
Published on 16/07/2014
pata-cbi-and-travelife-began-training-courses-for-tour-operators-in-asiaThe Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), The Netherlands Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI), and Travelife have kicked off their co-operation with a series of training courses for tour operators and advisors.
Published on 16/07/2014
puerto-vallarta-restructures-cvbPuerto Vallarta, one of Mexico’s premiere business travel destinations, has restructured its Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).
Published on 16/07/2014
le-meridien-returns-to-new-orleansStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. unveiled designs for Le Méridien New Orleans, a milestone as the French-born brand prepares to return to the Crescent City by end of year.
Published on 15/07/2014
turkish-airlines-is-the-best-in-europe-in-last-four-yearsTurkish Airlines once again awarded at the 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards.
Published on 15/07/2014
paul-gauguin-cruises-debuts-its-2015-tahiti-french-polynesia-fiji-the-south-pacific-brochurePaul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, and the 88-guest m/v Tere Moana, debuts its 2015 Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji & the South Pacific brochure.
Published on 15/07/2014
tripadvisor-names-best-amusement-parks-in-the-worldTripAdvisor announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice™ awards for Amusement Parks and Water Parks around the globe.
Published on 15/07/2014
ibtm-india-announces-the-venetian-macao-as-premier-partnerThe Venetian Macao, a five-star luxury integrated resort, in Macau, has chosen IBTM India as a major partnership this year as part of the brand’s attendance at the event, set to take place at the ITC Grand Chola Hotel, Chennai from 3-5 September.
Published on 15/07/2014
turkish-airlines-ceo-wins-executive-leadership-awardDr. Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines, has won the prestigious Executive Leadership category at the 2014 Airline Strategy Awards.
Published on 15/07/2014
curious-george-to-encourage-family-travel-to-new-york-cityNYC & Company, New York City’s official tourism, marketing and partnership organisation, has announced Curious George as its sixth Official NYC Family Ambassador.
Published on 15/07/2014
ihg-signs-four-holiday-inn-hotels-in-the-ukInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the signing of four more Holiday Inn® hotels in the UK.
Published on 15/07/2014
wtm-2014-to-host-the-hsmai-s-third-europe-digital-marketing-conferenceWorld Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry, is hosting the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International’s (HSMAI) Europe Digital Marketing Conference as part of its compressive programme on Thursday 6 November.
Published on 14/07/2014
differences-of-beach-behavior-around-the-world-nudity-food-swimwear-intimacyOne of the world's largest online travel sites; Expedia released the results of its 2014 study of behavior and preferences among beachgoers in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia/New Zealand.
Published on 14/07/2014
first-choice-hotel-in-turkey-opens-in-istanbulChoice Hotels International, Inc. has expanded its international portfolio by welcoming its first ever property in Turkey.
Published on 14/07/2014
cuba-hosts-regional-skydiving-competitionThe beach resort of Varadero, in the Cuban western province of Matanzas, will host the 11th Latin American Skydiving Championship and the 1st Friendship Cup of that sport.
Published on 14/07/2014
pegasus-sponsors-turkish-leg-of-the-pwa-windsurfing-world-cupPegasus Airlines is supporting the Turkish leg of the PWA Windsurfing World Cup again this year, which will be held in the chic Aegean resort town of Alacati.
Published on 14/07/2014
belmond-la-residence-d-angkor-launches-luxury-fitness-retreatAs the travel trend for fitness fusion holidays gathers pace, Belmond has launched the ultimate wellness escape – a week-long luxury fitness retreat at Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Published on 14/07/2014
etihad-airways-to-expand-its-united-states-networkEtihad Airways will expand its United States network to six destinations.
Published on 14/07/2014
dubrovnik-summer-festival-startedThis year's 65th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, traditionally held from July 10th until August 25th, is officially opened in a gala ceremony on July 10th at in front of St Blaise's Church.
Published on 14/07/2014
costa-concordia-is-re-floatedThe Costa Concordia was floating again on Monday.
Published on 14/07/2014
ryanair-launches-brand-new-appRyanair, Europe’s favourite low fares airline, today launched its brand new app making it even easier for customers to browse, book, check-in, board and fly on Europe’s lowest airfares.
Published on 14/07/2014
airbus-starts-fast-at-farnborough-airshow-2014Airbus has a strong presence at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show, which stated today.
Published on 13/07/2014
qatar-airways-introduces-new-solution-for-meeting-planners-and-conference-organisersQatar Airways has introduced QMICE, a new and easy one-stop solution for meeting and incentive planners and conference organisers.
Published on 13/07/2014
faith-travel-association-to-join-travel-industry-eventsTaking yet another step to fulfill its mission to bring the travel industry together with faith-based circles to better promote faith-based travel, Faith Travel Association (FTA) announced this week its plans to participate in several prominent travel and faith-based events for the remainder of 2014.
Published on 13/07/2014
the-number-1-small-city-hotel-in-europe-is-in-istanbulAn Istanbul hotel is named as the number 1 Small City Hotel in Europe in the annual World's Best Awards as voted by Travel + Leisure readers.

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