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Published on 01/09/2014
qatar-airways-commences-b787-service-to-viennaQatar Airways has introduced its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to the Vienna route, starting September 1, 2014.
Published on 01/09/2014
novotel-vines-resort-and-golf-club-to-lure-chinese-touristsNovotel Vines Resort and Golf Club has signed a reciprocal agreement with Mission Hills Golf Club in China – one of the most famous and best-known cluster of golf courses in the Asian region.
Published on 01/09/2014
tigerair-to-start-taipei-singapore-flightsTaiwan's first low-cost carrier, Tigerair Taiwan, will begin flights between Taipei and Singapore by the end of this month.
Published on 01/09/2014
ja-resorts-and-hotels-opens-property-in-the-seychellesNested perfectly in the unspoiled greenery of Round Island in the Seychelles archipelago, designed with the creole architecture touch, and set to provide the perfect retreat for a relaxing getaway from our hurried lives is the newly opened Enchanted Island Resort.
Published on 01/09/2014
tourism-in-seychelles-in-second-half-of-2014Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, took part in a conference call discussion panel as part of this review of the region's tourism Industry.
Published on 01/09/2014
the-city-of-espoo-awards-its-6th-congress-ambassadorAri Sihvola, professor of electromagnetics from Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is chosen as EspooAmbassador 2014.
Published on 01/09/2014
the-caribbean-recorded-4-3-percent-increase-in-arrivalsCaribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) announced that the increase in tourist arrivals in the Caribbean is keeping pace with the world average.
Published on 01/09/2014
desert-safaris-in-abu-dhabi-during-summer-winterThe capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi has been attracting thousands of tourists and vacationers from across the world every year.
Published on 01/09/2014
nok-air-welcomes-singapore-carrier-scoot-to-don-mueangNok Air today welcomed Scoot to Don Mueang International Airport as the Singapore carrier moved its operations from Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Published on 31/08/2014
ceo-of-the-travel-corporation-brett-tollman-visits-istanbul-turkeyFTNnews talked with Brett Tollman who is the Chief Executive Officer and President of The Travel Corporation (TTC).
Published on 31/08/2014
world-s-cleanest-and-dirtiest-hotelsAccording to a recent study conducted by Hotel.info, spotless hotel rooms are easier to find in some cities than in others.
Published on 31/08/2014
record-breaking-equestrian-action-at-alltech-fei-world-equestrian-games-2014A record-breaking 74 nations are competing for medals at the planet's most prestigious international equestrian event - the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 - which takes place in Normandy, France, from 23rd August to the 7th September.
Published on 31/08/2014
thailand-allows-30-day-extension-of-stay-for-visitors-from-48-countriesIn another positive move to boost the Thai travel and tourism industry, the Immigration Bureau has allowed citizens of 48 countries and Hong Kong SAR to get a 30-day extension of their stay in Thailand after the expiry of their normal period of stay.
Published on 31/08/2014
the-hotel-riu-palace-meloneras-reopensThe Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras, which originally opened in 1997, shows its new image today, the 29th of August, with an increase from 4 to 5 stars.
Published on 31/08/2014
the-world-s-cruise-industry-heads-to-barcelona-spainIn just a few weeks, cruise industry professionals from around the world will be heading to Barcelona, Spain's leading cruise port, for the tenth edition of the Seatrade Med Cruise Convention.
Published on 31/08/2014
thailand-looking-to-increase-numbers-of-travellers-from-europeThe Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is embarking on a raft of tactical marketing strategies to stimulate travel to the kingdom from European nations.
Published on 31/08/2014
malaysia-airlines-recovery-planThe majority shareholder of Malaysia Airlines; Khazanah Nasional Berhad released the details of the MAS Recovery Plan.
Published on 31/08/2014
earn-turkish-airlines-miles-by-staying-at-maritim-hotelsA new partnership with Turkish Airlines takes off on 1st September 2014 – enabling 4.5 million members of the frequent flyer programme to earn miles at Maritim hotels.
Published on 31/08/2014
brussels-tourism-enjoys-summerThis year, hotel numbers were up in July and August, with an average rise of 6 per cent compared with last year (73% compared with 67% occupation rates in 2013).
Published on 31/08/2014
a-holiday-inn-resort-hotel-for-pagosa-springs-coloradoInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has plans for a Holiday Inn Resort® hotel in Pagosa Springs, Colo., adding to the growing global Holiday Inn Resort® brand portfolio, currently at 40 properties worldwide.
Published on 28/08/2014
holiday-com-domain-name-to-be-auctionedThis fall, Breathe Luxury Limited, will be exclusively auctioning one of the world's rarest premium domain names; Holiday.com.
Published on 28/08/2014
amtrak-extends-michigan-summer-scheduleAmtrak will continue to operate trains on a modified schedule for the Wolverine Service and Blue Water routes through the end of September as it completes infrastructure improvements in West Michigan.
Published on 28/08/2014
qantas-customers-to-enjoy-direct-flights-to-taiwanQantas Executive Manager International Sales Stephen Thompson said Qantas was pleased to offer its customers two new non-stop travel options to another destination in Asia.
Published on 28/08/2014
accor-acquires-13-properties-in-the-ukAccor announces that HotelInvest, the Group’s hotel owner and investor business, has purchased a portfolio of 13 hotels from Tritax for a total consideration of €89 million (£71 million).
Published on 28/08/2014
thai-clarifies-rumor-untrue-on-200-pilots-resigningThai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) provided clarification on the rumor that 200 pilots have resigned at one time is untrue.
Published on 28/08/2014
airbaltic-converted-loss-to-profit-in-h1-of-2014airBaltic has turned around the Jan-Jun 2013 loss of EUR -12 million, converting it into a net profit of EUR +14 million for the same period in 2014, despite new challenges in the eastern markets.
Published on 28/08/2014
foreign-visitors-to-bulgaria-increase-in-julyNumber of foreign visitors to Bulgaria grew by 4.9% in July 2014, year-on-year, according to data of the National Statistics Institute (NSI).
Published on 28/08/2014
air-seychelles-and-hong-kong-airlines-sign-codeshare-agreementAir Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, and Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed SKYTRAX 4-star airline, have signed a codeshare agreement to provide travellers with enhanced connections in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Published on 28/08/2014
adelaide-convention-centre-expands-wifiAdelaide Convention Centre upgrades WiFi technology.
Published on 28/08/2014
sting-brings-the-last-ship-to-englandFamed singer Sting will perform songs from The Last Ship, the name of his latest album and also his new Broadway musical, on 24 and 25 April 2015 at the Tyneside shipyard in England to benefit the Sage Gateshead 10th Birthday Appeal.
Published on 28/08/2014
thomas-cook-india-participates-at-sakal-travel-martThomas Cook (India) Ltd., India’s leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company, saw strong consumer participation in its successfully concluded partnership with the Sakal Travel Mart.
Published on 27/08/2014
mini-and-dezeen-present-frontiers-the-future-of-mobilityMINI has teamed up with online magazine Dezeen to commission six cutting-edge young designers to explore how design and technology could transform the way we travel in years to come.
Published on 27/08/2014
legroom-gadget-changed-route-of-united-flightThe Knee Defender, a gadget that blocks plane seats from reclining, forced a United Airlines plane to change route and make an unscheduled landing in Chicago.
Published on 27/08/2014
southwest-airlines-lost-elderly-womanA family goes mad after a Southwest Airlines employee parked a wheelchair-using grandmother for 11 hours at an airport, having apparently forgotten her.
Published on 27/08/2014
can-you-switch-off-your-mobile-phone-on-holidayAccording to a new study released by lastminute.com, 68% of Brits have been contacted by work when on holiday.
Published on 27/08/2014
pata-and-tripadvisor-enhance-strategic-partnershipThe Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) extended their strategic partnership with TripAdvisor.
Published on 27/08/2014
princess-cruises-unveils-hip-night-sky-lounge-aboard-regal-princessA new, cool nighttime experience will debut on Regal Princess in November, enabling guests to enjoy a chic and contemporary outdoor nightclub under the stars.
Published on 27/08/2014
american-express-and-world-monuments-fund-to-preserve-9-cultural-heritage-sitesAmerican Express and World Monuments Fund (WMF) announced $1.5 million in grant funding to support preservation efforts at nine historic sites.
Published on 27/08/2014
golfers-worldwide-to-sample-one-of-the-finest-golf-course-redesignsGolfers worldwide have been given fresh impetus to sample one of the finest golf course redesigns in recent years following the release of a stunning new image collection by The Els Club Teluk Datai, Malaysia.
Published on 27/08/2014
pattaya-food-and-hoteliers-expo-2014-successfully-held-at-peachPattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH) was once again the chosen venue for Pattaya Food & Hoteliers Expo 2014, Thailand's biggest hospitality art competition & showcase from August 15-17, 2014.
Published on 26/08/2014
u-s-international-air-passenger-traffic-in-april-14International air traffic to/from the U.S. totaled 61.0 million passengers through April 2014, a six percent increase over the April 2013 year-to-date period.
Published on 26/08/2014
trig-money-signs-spanish-footballer-as-ambassadorTrig Social Media AB (Publ) has appointed a talented Spanish footballer as Ambassador for Trig Money™.
Published on 26/08/2014
vietjet-celebrates-three-million-passengersVietJet celebrated surpassing the three million passenger mark since the beginning of the year, resulting in a 182% increase in capacity year-on-year.
Published on 26/08/2014
a-new-luxury-5-star-at-sydney-s-darling-harbourInternational Convention Centre Sydney Chief Executive Officer and AEG Ogden Group Director of Convention Centres Geoff Donaghy have announced a new luxury 5 Star hotel for Sydney’s new premier business events precinct on Darling Harbour.
Published on 26/08/2014
new-world-hotels-to-manage-new-world-manila-bay-hotelNew World Hotels has been appointed by New Coast Hotel, Inc. to manage New World Manila Bay Hotel effective 1 January 2015.
Published on 26/08/2014
california-s-sonoma-wine-country-still-open-for-businessCalifornia’s Sonoma Wine Country is open for business following the Aug. 24 earthquake that struck about 20 miles east of the town of Sonoma.
Published on 25/08/2014
spain-received-record-tourist-numbers-in-julySpain, the world's third most popular tourism destination after the United States and France, received record foreign visitor numbers in July.
Published on 25/08/2014
qantas-customers-can-now-use-personal-electronic-devices-inflightFrom Tuesday afternoon Qantas customers will be able to use their personal electronic devices such as smart phones, tablets and music players in flight mode, for the duration of each flight, providing uninterrupted access to work and entertainment.
Published on 25/08/2014
sheraton-brand-debuts-in-koh-samuiStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide continues to expand its footprint in Thailand with the signing of Sheraton Samui Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand’s second largest island after Phuket.
Published on 25/08/2014
qatar-airways-to-increase-flights-on-most-popular-doha-dubai-routesEffective October 26th, Qatar Airways will be increasing frequency on its very popular Doha – Dubai routes with additional daily flights to Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), taking its frequency to 14-flights-per-day to DXB and 4-flights-per-day to DWC.
Published on 25/08/2014
dubai-wins-2015-ida-annual-meetingDubai was successful in winning the bid to host the 2015 International Dragon Award Meeting (2015 IDA Annual Meeting).
Published on 25/08/2014
the-best-of-british-craftsmanship-and-bespoke-luxury-arrives-to-chinaA collection of London’s finest luxury and bespoke brands will arrive in Shanghai and Chengdu this September to showcase the very best in British craftsmanship and style in a unique and exclusive showcase held over six days.
Published on 25/08/2014
millennium-copthorne-to-focus-on-chinese-marketMillennium & Copthorne is participating in today’s Chinese Visitor Summit, aiming to increase its share of the soaring inbound Chinese visitor numbers into the UAE and wider Middle East.
Published on 25/08/2014
seychelles-south-africa-explore-new-opportunities-for-collaborationSeychelles is not always talked about as the tourism destination for groups & incentives, but instead it continued to consolidate its position as an events based destination.
Published on 24/08/2014
host-city-for-wystc-2015-announcedAs preparations continue apace for WYSTC 2014, which will bring the youth, student and educational travel community together in Dublin this September, the host city for the 2015 event is already announced.
Published on 24/08/2014
swiss-to-stop-zurich-kiev-serviceSWISS will be withdrawing its present Zurich-Kiev service with effect from 1 October.
Published on 24/08/2014
the-newly-built-hilton-panama-opensHilton Worldwide announced the opening of the newly-built Hilton Panama, a 347-room Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Panama City, Panama.
Published on 24/08/2014
icelandic-volcano-eruption-raises-aviation-alertAfter last week’s over 2,600 earthquakes in Bardarbunga, Iceland, a small eruption has started beneath a glacier near a large ice-capped volcano of Bardarbunga.
Published on 24/08/2014
over-3-000-winter-charter-flights-from-russia-to-thailandThe Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Moscow Office and 13 leading tour operators in Russia will promote Thailand to attract high-end travellers from Russia during this coming winter season.
Published on 24/08/2014
staybridge-suites-denver-stapleton-opensThe 200th Staybridge Suites hotel is opening in Denver.
Published on 24/08/2014
ihg-opens-9th-property-in-veracruzInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) opened its ninth IHG®-branded property for the State of Veracruz – current properties include two Crowne Plaza® hotels, four Holiday Inn® hotels, one Holiday Inn Express® hotel and one Hotel Indigo® hotel.
Published on 21/08/2014
iogt-s-first-congress-in-asia-to-be-held-in-thailandThe International Organisation of Good Templars (IOGT) has chosen Thailand as the venue of its first congress in Asia, to be held in the beach resort of Cha-Am between 26 – 31 October, 2014.
Published on 21/08/2014
top-20-most-popular-international-destinations-for-canadiansNew York City continues to be the most popular international destination for Canadians. Here are the top 20 most popular international cities for Canadian travelers and 20 most popular Canadian cities for international visitors.
Published on 21/08/2014
united-unveiled-new-in-flight-food-and-beverage-serviceUnited Airlines today unveiled new, improved lunch, dinner and beverage choices for domestic first-class customers, offering travelers chef-inspired meals and premium beverages that elevate their in-flight experience.
Published on 21/08/2014
most-popular-destinations-and-hotel-prices-for-bank-holiday-weekendNew data from hotel search website trivago.co.uk revealed most popular destinations for UK travelers this bank holiday weekend.
Published on 21/08/2014
fairmont-hotels-resorts-to-open-390-room-property-in-chinaFairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand in the FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) portfolio, announced the development of a new hotel in Eastern China.
Published on 21/08/2014
renowned-yoga-master-to-hold-two-month-training-course-in-khao-lak-hotelThailand’s role as a centre of health and wellness will be further strengthened when one of the world’s well-known practitioners of Hatha Yoga gives an intensive two-month course to instructors and trainers in the southern Thailand coastal resort of Khao Lak later this year.
Published on 21/08/2014
holiday-inn-kayseri-duevenoenue-to-open-in-early-2016InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the signing of Holiday Inn® Kayseri – Düvenönü which will open in early 2016.
Published on 21/08/2014
top-10-insider-tips-for-meeting-plannersIACC has released their top ten "insider tips" for meeting planners. The tips include advice on venue selection, connectivity, social media, negotiating rates, and budgeting tips with contributions from the IACC community.
Published on 21/08/2014
lebanese-kitchen-opens-in-los-angelesUrban Garden: Lebanese Kitchen, located at 7563 Beverly Blvd., is offerring an authentic menu of informal yet elegant Lebanese cuisine.
Published on 21/08/2014
virtuoso-honors-crystal-cruises-as-an-industry-standoutCrystal Cruises, the ultra-luxury cruise line, was recognized by Virtuoso, the international luxury travel network, as the winner of Best Luxury Cruise Line at the close of the annual Virtuoso Travel Week.
Published on 21/08/2014
hotel-gracery-shinjuku-to-open-next-yearJapanese hospitality company Fujita Kanko Inc. is now accepting reservations for a new Hotel Gracery, opening in April 2015 in Kabukicho, Tokyo’s entertainment and nightlife hub, located in the Shinjuku area.
Published on 20/08/2014
united-airlines-is-the-first-airline-to-offer-uber-serviceUnited Airlines became the first airline to offer customers Uber transportation services via its mobile app, further enabling travelers to use the United app for services throughout their entire travel experience.
Published on 20/08/2014
ryanair-lets-customers-pay-with-paypalRyanair launched a new payment partnership with PayPal, providing customers, business travellers, travel agents and corporate travel departments with even more ways to book and pay for the lowest fares on the Ryanair.com website.
Published on 20/08/2014
via-rail-s-new-accessible-cabin-for-twoVIA Rail Canada’s Canadian that left Vancouver on August 19 included, for the very first time, a newly renovated Park car featuring an accessible cabin designed for people with disabilities.
Published on 20/08/2014
50-most-popular-u-s-cities-for-foreign-visitorsThe Hotels.com Hotel Price Index revealed the most popular U.S. cities for foreign visitors.
Published on 20/08/2014
50-most-popular-international-cities-for-americansHotel Price Index has identified the most popular destinations for travelers in the first half of 2014.
Published on 20/08/2014
hyatt-mobile-app-now-includes-integration-with-uberHyatt becomes the first hotel brand to integrate its mobile app with Uber, a technology platform that connects riders with transportation on-demand.
Published on 20/08/2014
park-hyatt-new-york-opens-new-standard-of-luxury-in-manhattanPark Hyatt New York opens in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
Published on 20/08/2014
istanbul-to-host-the-most-influential-digital-and-tech-event-bridging-continents-at-halic-congress-centerIstanbul, Turkey will host Webit Global Congress, which is the most influential digital and tech event bridging Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, attracting over 10'000 attendees from the record breaking 110 countries.
Published on 20/08/2014
scandinavian-airlines-connects-houston-with-stavangerScandinavian Airlines is now connecting Houston, Texas, with Stavanger in Norway through six days a week nonstop air service.
Published on 20/08/2014
first-studio-m-hotel-brand-in-middle-east-to-open-in-riyadhMillennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East and Africa (MEA) plans to launch its Studio M brand in Riyadh.
Published on 20/08/2014
pata-launch-learning-programme-in-guilinThe Asian Development Bank (ADB) in partnership with the Guilin Institute of Tourism (GIT) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) are launching ADB-Phnom Penh Plan (PPP) for Development Management Learning Programme on “Tourism Management in the Greater Mekong Subregion.”
Published on 20/08/2014
ana-group-upgrades-flight-schedule-for-h2-of-fy2014ANA is upgrading its flight schedule for the second half of FY2014, in order to capture the increasing demand for Asian air travel and capitalize on the expansion of Haneda Airport.
Published on 20/08/2014
boatbay-launches-first-boat-rental-marketplace-in-asia-pacific-and-middle-eastBoatbay made the official launch of the first boat rental marketplace in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Published on 19/08/2014
graffiti-and-street-art-in-istanbulPera Museum hosts, for the first time in Turkey, an exhibition on one of the art world’s hottest topics – Graffiti and Street Art.
Published on 19/08/2014
india-signs-mou-with-czech-republic-for-semi-high-speed-trainsWith an aim to get expertise in running semi high-speed trains and modernising signalling system of Railways, India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Czech Republic.
Published on 19/08/2014
turkish-airlines-announced-net-profit-for-q2-2014Turkish Airlines’ first half 2014 consolidated financial statements were reported to Borsa Istanbul.
Published on 19/08/2014
qantas-is-the-most-punctual-airlineQantas has recorded the best on time performance in departures and arrivals for every month for the financial year 2013/14, ahead of any other major domestic airline.
Published on 19/08/2014
china-eastern-plane-aborts-landingA China Eastern Airlines Corp passenger plane that had started its night-time descent into a Wuhan airport was forced to abort its landing after air traffic controllers had nodded off.
Published on 19/08/2014
carlson-completes-acquisition-of-carlson-wagonlit-travelCarlson, a global hospitality and travel company, announced the completion of the acquisition from JPMorgan Chase & Co. ("JPMC") for the 45 percent equity interest JPMC indirectly held in Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT).
Published on 19/08/2014
virtuoso-names-10-hottest-destinationsLeading luxury travel network, Virtuoso revealed where the affluent will be venturing for the remainder of 2014, including the crucial holiday time and winter months.
Published on 19/08/2014
four-seasons-resort-marrakech-hosts-2014-global-spa-wellness-summit-in-septemberThe Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) announced that its eighth annual Summit will be held at Four Seasons Resort Marrakech in Morocco.
Published on 19/08/2014
the-world-s-most-liveable-cities-in-2014The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Ranking has no surprise for the most livable city for 2014.
Published on 19/08/2014
saudi-arabia-to-attend-wtm-for-the-first-timeSaudi Arabia will be on to the World Travel Market (WTM) exhibition floor for the first time this year, as the Saudi government unveils plans to invest heavily into its tourism industry over the next decade.
Published on 19/08/2014
u-s-carriers-to-stop-flying-over-syria-airspaceThe Federal Aviation Administration issued a new Notice To Airmen (NOTAM) restricting U.S. operators from flying in the Damascus Flight Information Region, which includes all of Syria.
Published on 19/08/2014
grand-canyon-west-s-diamond-bar-road-completeThe bone-jarring, teeth-rattling drive over a washboard road to the Grand Canyon Skywalk just got smoother now that the final nine-mile stretch of Diamond Bar Road is paved.
Published on 18/08/2014
thailand-is-world-s-number-oneWith their warm waters, soft sands and stunning, romantic backdrops Thailand ranked world’s number one in a poll.
Published on 18/08/2014
a-new-travel-and-transport-task-force-to-monitor-ebola-outbreakWorld Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released a new statement on travel and transport in relation to Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak.
Published on 18/08/2014
the-growing-portfolio-of-avantgarde-collectionFTNnews talked with Mr. Tanay Adıgüzel, General Manager at Avantgarde Hotel Istanbul about the growing portfolio of Avantgarde Collection.

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