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Published on 17/12/2014
spg-members-stay-connected-in-2015-with-free-internet-accessNow there is another reason to join SPG and stay at Starwood Hotels & Resorts properties worldwide.
Published on 17/12/2014
etihad-airways-to-codeshare-with-hong-kong-airlines Etihad Airways and Hong Kong Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement to provide travellers with enhanced connections between Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Published on 17/12/2014
crowne-plaza-istanbul-oryapark-opens Crowne Plaza Istanbul Oryapark is opened in the center of Istanbul’s Asian side business center; Ümraniye and in walking distance to international companies’ headquarters.
Published on 17/12/2014
ihg-signs-two-intercontinental-hotels-in-europeInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the signing of two InterContinental Hotels in two focus markets in Europe.
Published on 17/12/2014
sunexpress-launches-new-izmir-flightSunExpress, part of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, has announced that from July 2015 it will be flying twice a week to Izmir, the jewel in Turkey’s Aegean coast.
Published on 17/12/2014
cambodia-to-host-first-world-conference-on-tourism-and-culture UNWTO and UNESCO will organize the first World Conference on Tourism and Culture in Siem Reap, Cambodia, 4-6 February 2015.
Published on 17/12/2014
meydan-hotels-and-hospitality-double-win-at-the-21st-annual-world-travel-awardsThe Meydan Hotel and Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa, part of Meydan Hotels and Hospitality, were recognised at the 21st Annual World Travel Awards held at the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in Anguilla on the 7th of December 2014.
Published on 17/12/2014
v-air-launches-maiden-flightV Air is off the ground for the first time with its maiden service from Taipei to Bangkok.
Published on 17/12/2014
lithuania-makes-lonely-planet-s-top-10-best-of-2015-destinations Lithuania has been ranked third within Lonely Planet’s top ten ‘Best in Travel’ destinations for 2015 as Vilnius’ baroque old town, the Hills of Crosses and Trakai Castle are just a few attractions noted for their charm and beauty.
Published on 17/12/2014
imex-identifies-four-key-trends-for-2015The IMEX Group presents a round-up of industry predictions for the year ahead.
Published on 16/12/2014
malaysia-airlines-shares-suspendedMalaysia Airlines suspended its shares from the country's stock exchange Monday under a government rescue plan for the flag carrier which is fighting for survival after losing two planes this year.
Published on 16/12/2014
barcelo-atenea-mar-your-urban-beach-hotel-in-barcelona Barceló Atenea Mar is a modern 4 star hotel that represents the new Barceló’s Urban Beach concept.
Published on 16/12/2014
over-90-million-americans-will-hit-the-road-this-holiday-season AAA projects 98.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of four percent from the 94.8 million people who traveled last year.
Published on 16/12/2014
the-princes-of-flamenco-los-vivancos-in-ankara-and-istanbul The musical scenic phenomena of this decade; Los Vivancos is performing in Turkey; 16-17 December in Ankara and 19-20 December in Istanbul.
Published on 16/12/2014
crn-reveals-two-new-superyacht-projects Italian shipyard CRN presents two new projects by Francesco Paszkowski Design.
Published on 16/12/2014
swiss-ski-resort-of-adelboden-opened-for-the-winter-season The picturesque – and little-known – Swiss ski resort of Adelboden opened for the winter season over the weekend, with six inches of snow falling last week to make sure conditions were perfect for the first day’s skiing.
Published on 16/12/2014
santa-monica-bike-center-introduces-urban-bicycle-tours On the heels of a city-wide bicycle movement, the Santa Monica Bike Center is introducing a variety of urban bicycle tours to help lead the charge.
Published on 16/12/2014
ihg-acquires-kimpton-hotels-restaurants IHG has agreed to acquire Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants for $430 million in cash; acquisition makes IHG the clear market leader in the boutique segment, the fastest growing segment in the industry.
Published on 16/12/2014
leonardo-and-michelangelo-to-be-discovered-with-quiiky-gay-tours-in-italy Two tours following in the footsteps of the two greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
Published on 15/12/2014
united-increases-service-to-china-this-summer United Airlines will operate additional flights to Shanghai and Chengdu, China, from the airline's premier trans-Pacific gateway hub in San Francisco during the peak summer travel season.
Published on 15/12/2014
millennium-mitsui-garden-hotel-tokyo-opensLocated at the heart of Japan's fashionable Ginza district, Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel Tokyo opens on December 17, 2014.
Published on 15/12/2014
marriott-hotels-debuts-its-third-hotel-on-hainan-island Marriott International, Inc. announced the opening of its third hotel under the flagship Marriott Hotels brand in Hainan Province, China – Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay.
Published on 15/12/2014
eva-to-launch-houston-flightsEVA Air will initiate non-stop flights between Taipei and Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).
Published on 15/12/2014
poland-launched-its-first-high-speed-train-service Polish train operator PKP Intercity has launched its EIC Premium service using its new fleet of high-speed Pendolinos.
Published on 15/12/2014
antalya-to-host-middle-east-and-eurasia-focus-trade-eventsTurkey’s popular tourism destination; Antalya will host major hospitality sector events in 2015.
Published on 15/12/2014
w-hotels-worldwide-unveils-w-bogota W Hotels Worldwide today debuted in Colombia with the unveiling of W Bogota.
Published on 15/12/2014
italian-heaven-may-be-destroyed-by-tapA debate began in Italy over the case of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), a project created to supply gas energy in the country.
Published on 15/12/2014
travablue-launches-exciting-new-tour-packages-to-vietnamTravablue, the prominent tour provider to Asia, has unveiled instantly-bookable tour packages to Vietnam for families, couples and solo adventurers.
Published on 15/12/2014
new-sheraton-dubrovnik-riviera-hotel-to-open-in-2015Starwood Hotels & Resorts, which currently operates three hotels in Croatia, will open its fourth hotel next year.
Published on 15/12/2014
charter-flights-from-turkey-to-plovdiv-airportThis winter the Bulgaria’s Plovdiv airport will receive chartered flights with Turkish tourists arriving for a ski holiday in Bulgaria's mountain resorts.
Published on 15/12/2014
croatia-france-germany-and-latvia-to-host-eurobasket-2015 Croatia, France, Germany and Latvia were awarded the right to be the hosts of next year's EuroBasket 2015, while France was also assigned the Final Phase.
Published on 15/12/2014
the-2nd-istanbul-design-biennial-has-ended The 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), titled The Future Is Not What It Used To Be, curated by Zoë Ryan, ended on Sunday, 14 December 2014.
Published on 15/12/2014
chatrium-hotels-win-2014-agoda-s-gold-circle-award Asia’s leading hotel booking site, Agoda.com - Asia’s leading hotel booking site honors industry-leading hotels that exhibit outstanding performance and meet or exceed the criteria of the online booking market.
Published on 15/12/2014
ana-to-increase-international-free-baggage-allowanceANA is to increase the free baggage allowance for passengers travelling in economy class on international flights.
Published on 15/12/2014
airbaltic-launches-flights-to-poprad-slovakiaOn 13 December airBaltic launched a new direct route linking Riga and Poprad, Slovakia.
Published on 15/12/2014
convene-to-focus-on-sales-and-marketing-strategies-at-the-european-association-sector CONVENE Professional Development Academy and the subsequent two day programme form an integral part of CONVENE taking place in Vilnius 11-12 February.
Published on 14/12/2014
swiss-international-makes-its-debut-in-the-uaeSwiss International announced the latest addition to its Middle East hotel portfolio in Fujairah, UAE.
Published on 14/12/2014
abu-dhabi-airports-announces-new-routes-for-jet-airways Abu Dhabi Airports has announced two more routes operated by Jet Airways from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Published on 14/12/2014
flights-disrupted-in-uk-after-computer-failureUK National Air Traffic Services (Nats) said on Friday evening a technical fault in the flight data system at its Swanwick centre had caused flight disruption.
Published on 14/12/2014
ultra-high-speed-mobile-communications-undersea-between-the-uk-and-france Eurotunnel introduced 4G mobile services in the Channel Tunnel, from 12 December.
Published on 14/12/2014
hotel-indigo-newark-downtown-opens-in-new-york-metro-area Hotel Indigo brand has opened its third hotel in the New York Metro area, the 108-room Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown.
Published on 14/12/2014
windstar-cruises-celebrates-the-holidays-with-savingsWindstar Cruises is counting down the holidays with the year’s most spectacular deals.
Published on 14/12/2014
asia-s-best-luxury-hotelThe World Luxury Hotel Awards recognizes the very best hotels in the industry.
Published on 14/12/2014
top-locations-to-celebrate-new-year-countdown-2015-in-thailand The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will be organising the New Year countdown 2015 celebration in seven major tourist destinations up and down the country.
Published on 11/12/2014
cheaper-airfare-in-2015The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects airlines will post a collective global net profit in 2014 of some $19.9 billion (up from the $18.0 billion projected in June).
Published on 11/12/2014
ryanair-announces-route-to-deauville-in-franceRyanair, Europe’s favourite airline, extended its London Stansted summer 2015 schedule with a new route to Deauville in France which will operate twice weekly from 3rd April.
Published on 11/12/2014
tropicana-and-carnival-form-strategic-casino-allianceTropicana Entertainment, Inc. and Carnival Cruise Lines have formed an alliance to offer an array of cruise benefits to Trop Advantage players club members at seven Tropicana-owned casinos in the United States for 2015.
Published on 11/12/2014
ac-by-marriott-debuts-in-u-s Marriott International announced the debut of its lifestyle brand of AC by Marriott in United States.
Published on 11/12/2014
qantas-domestic-customers-can-check-in-via-smsQantas begins a new Auto Check-in service that invites customers via their own device to complete check-in and access their boarding pass in three simple clicks.
Published on 11/12/2014
the-night-spa-at-four-seasons-resort-maldives-wins-award The Night Spa’s open-air lunar rituals have been recognized as Spa Treatment of the Year at the 10th annual AsiaSpa Awards.
Published on 11/12/2014
aeromexico-receives-1-100th-embraer-e-jet Embraer delivered the 1,100th E-Jet production aircraft, yesterday, during a ceremony held in the Aeromexico hangar, at the Benito Juárez International Airport, in Mexico City.
Published on 11/12/2014
spanish-chain-quits-managing-hotel-in-cubaThe Spanish chain RIU Hotels and Resorts announced its intention to quit managing the RIU Playa Turquesa Hotel in Cuba.
Published on 11/12/2014
ana-to-launch-services-to-houstonANA, Japan’s leading airline, is to launch a new route from Narita to Houston.
Published on 11/12/2014
test-all-the-newest-golf-tools-at-pga-show-outdoor-demo-dayPGA Professionals and golf retailers from around the world will attend the 13th PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day.
Published on 11/12/2014
u-s-leisure-travel-intentions-reach-all-time-high-for-holiday-seasonOne of the busiest travel seasons of the year is in full swing, and the percentage of U.S. adults planning getaways has reached its highest point since 2007.
Published on 11/12/2014
accor-s-third-quarter-2014-revenue-upAccor turned in a robust third-quarter performance supported by satisfactory RevPAR growth, which was linked to both demand and prices.
Published on 10/12/2014
dorak-holding-launches-dorak-miceDorak Holding announced its newest establishment; Dorak MICE.
Published on 10/12/2014
u-s-airlines-to-serve-45-million-customers-during-the-winter-holiday-travel-season Airlines for America (A4A), projects 45 million customers will fly on U.S. airlines during the 2014-2015 Winter Holiday Travel Season.
Published on 10/12/2014
hertz-opened-office-in-madrid-s-largest-railway-stationThe Hertz Corporation has opened more than 80 new locations in European cities this year, marking the brand's rapid and ongoing expansion across the continent's urban centres.
Published on 10/12/2014
flydubai-announces-three-new-routesDubai-based flydubai announced the addition of three new routes to its growing network.
Published on 10/12/2014
qatar-joins-cruise-arabiaQatar Tourism Authority will join Cruise Arabia as the fourth regional member of the alliance to promote the growth of cruise tourism in the GCC.
Published on 10/12/2014
etihad-airways-investment-in-us A decade of orders by Etihad Airways for new Boeing aircraft is supporting more than 200,000 American jobs, the airline’s President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, said yesterday.
Published on 09/12/2014
rome-airport-links-to-florence-venice-by-train From Sunday, high-speed train service will start from the Rome's main airport to Florence, Venice.
Published on 09/12/2014
cruise-trends-and-top-10-cruise-destinations-for-2015 Cruise Holidays International released its authoritative 2015 Cruise Trends report which lists top cruise destinations as well as top river cruise destinations.
Published on 09/12/2014
how-was-iltm-2014During the 13th edition of the world’s leading luxury travel event – International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), FTNnews talked with some of the exhibitors and a buyer; asked about thoughts for this year’s ILTM and expectations for 2015.
Published on 09/12/2014
airbnb-in-istanbul-is-more-expensive-than-in-brussels-helsinki-or-paris The increasing popularity of Airbnb and continued growth of the hostel industry are now important factors for travellers considering where to spend the night.
Published on 09/12/2014
cruise-identified-as-major-component-in-oman-s-tourism-strategyMaitha Al Mahrooqi, undersecretary at Oman's Ministry of Tourism, Sultanate of Oman today unveiled plans for the formation of a long-term tourism strategy with the cruise sector being a major component.
Published on 09/12/2014
dusit-launches-perfect-party-social-media-activityFriends and fans of Dusit International’s Facebook and Instagram pages are invited to participate in its latest holiday-themed social media game, Dusit Perfect Party!
Published on 09/12/2014
tiger-woods-to-design-a-golf-course-in-dubai Golfing superstar Tiger Woods will design the new 18-hole championship golf course in Dubai to be built by luxury real estate developers, DAMAC Properties and operated by The Trump Organization.
Published on 09/12/2014
intercontinental-hotels-resorts-is-crowned-world-s-leading-hotel-brand InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, part of one of the world’s leading hotel companies InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), claimed five awards at the 21st World Travel Awards Grand Finals.

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