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Published on 31/07/2014
seatrade-acquired-by-ubmUBM, owner and organiser of Cruise Shipping Miami, Marintec China, Sea Japan, and other events serving the Cruise and General Maritime industries worldwide, today announces its acquisition of Seatrade Communications Ltd.
Published on 31/07/2014
monaco-gets-ready-for-the-world-s-leading-superyacht-eventThis year the world’s No. 1 showcase for superyachts afloat will be the best ever, with 115 spectacular yachts and about 30 luxury tenders and an extended exhibition that will host the most renowned and finest suppliers of the industry.
Published on 31/07/2014
airline-trade-groups-file-lawsuit-to-protect-customers-from-higher-taxesAirlines for America (A4A) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to protect airline passengers from higher security taxes being unlawfully collected by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Published on 31/07/2014
daegu-is-gaining-recognition-in-the-mice-communityDaegu, Republic of Korea is gaining recognition in the MICE community for its ability to support event planners beyond basic logistics.
Published on 31/07/2014
the-rules-of-the-road-have-already-changed-read-before-renting-a-car-in-europeIf you plan to rent a car abroad or taking your own car abroad, there are various rules on the roads that change every time we cross a border.
Published on 31/07/2014
indian-travelers-love-loyalty-programmesInterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) surveyed more than 10,000 of its members across 13 countries, including India, to reveal further insight into both the emotional and practical benefits that members get from their loyalty programme.
Published on 31/07/2014
windstar-cruises-launches-new-cruisetoursWindstar is launching its first-ever series of Cruisetours, premiering in Asia and Arabia.
Published on 31/07/2014
princess-cruises-to-add-new-ship-to-fleetPrincess Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc has reached an agreement with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build a new ship, which will enter service in 2017.
Published on 31/07/2014
italy-to-showcase-its-diverse-golfing-attractions-during-upcoming-international-golf-travel-marketItaly will demonstrate to golf suppliers, buyers, visitors and media attending this year’s International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) why it is among the top 10 golf destinations considered most important by IAGTO’s golf tour operators.
Published on 31/07/2014
edinburgh-hotel-prices-up-by-36-for-the-fringeHotel prices in Edinburgh have increased by 36 per cent during the Festival Fringe, according to hotel search website trivago.co.uk.
Published on 31/07/2014
element-hotel-to-debut-in-aspen-valleyStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced plans to introduce its trailblazing Element brand to Basalt, Colorado.
Published on 30/07/2014
skyteam-launches-go-round-asia-and-southwest-pacific-passSkyTeam has launched its new Go Round Asia and Southwest Pacific Pass, providing customers with a flexible way to explore 26 countries.
Published on 30/07/2014
a-new-b2b-event-madhya-pradesh-travel-mart'Madhya Pradesh Tourism' announces the launch of 'Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart’, Central India’s biggest travel event in Bhopal from the 17 – 19 October 2014.
Published on 30/07/2014
best-western-brings-first-turkish-hamam-to-cambodiaBest Western International is inviting guests to relax and unwind in a new spa, which has opened as part of the BEST WESTERN River Palace Hotel in Phnom Penh.
Published on 30/07/2014
top-5-overseas-countries-for-u-s-residentsU.S. Department of Commerce, National Travel and Tourism Office announced details of U.S. resident outbound market for 2013.
Published on 30/07/2014
delta-offers-customers-free-in-flight-entertainmentDelta Air Lines announced that, starting August 1, economy-class passengers will be able to stream free movies and TV shows on their own devices and via seat-back screens.
Published on 30/07/2014
world-travel-awards-arrives-in-athens-ahead-of-europe-gala-ceremony-2014Hundreds of hospitality industry leaders are expected to attend World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2014 to discover who has won the coveted prizes.
Published on 30/07/2014
new-element-hotel-to-open-in-new-yorkStarwood Hotels & Resorts announced plans to open an Element brand property adjecent to Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor.
Published on 29/07/2014
air-seychelles-to-take-delivery-of-airbus-a320Air Seychelles will take delivery of its first Airbus A320 aircraft in December 2014, heralding significant enhancements to its international flight schedule at the same time.
Published on 29/07/2014
clubcorp-to-operate-chinese-boutique-hotel-and-private-clubClubCorp and Zhejiang Construction Real Estate Development Group have announced plans for the opening of West Lake Lu, a private club and boutique hotel in Hangzhou City.
Published on 29/07/2014
mongolia-removes-visa-requirements-for-42-countriesThe Government of Mongolia is advancing travel facilitation by removing visa requirements for citizens of 42 countries.
Published on 29/07/2014
world-cup-victory-helps-german-travel-industryTravel interest to Germany increased by 24 per cent the day after their national team won the 2014 FIFA World Cup, according to hotel search website trivago.co.uk.
Published on 29/07/2014
content-marketers-and-social-media-giants-to-speak-at-wtmWorld Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry is going to welcome executives from content marketing and social media giants that will attend the event as keynote speakers.
Published on 29/07/2014
australia-is-the-world-s-fastest-growing-cruise-marketThe Cruise Lines International Association report anticipates that the Australian cruise industry will hit the 1 million passengers per annum mark by 2016.
Published on 29/07/2014
corinthia-hotel-london-joins-virtuosoFollowing excellent collaboration between Corinthia Hotel London and Virtuoso® member agencies since the hotel’s opening in 2011, Corinthia London has joined the Virtuoso Hotels and Resorts Program.
Published on 29/07/2014
new-orleans-is-ready-to-host-premier-american-jazz-festivalFree and open to the public, the premier American jazz festival dedicated to the life, legacy, and music of New Orleans' native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong will take place August 1-3 at the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint.
Published on 29/07/2014
aloft-hotels-to-expands-in-silicon-valleyAloft brand will soon add a second hotel in Silicon Valley.
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.

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