Menu

Latest Travel News

Published on 25/11/2014
jw-marriott-to-open-unique-luxury-private-island-resort-in-veniceJW Marriott Hotels & Resorts plans to open its first Italian hotel in Venice and first resort in Europe in March 2015.
Published on 25/11/2014
venice-isn-t-banning-wheeled-suitcasesOfficials in the historic Italian city of Venice, famed for its romantic canals and gondollas, are denying a reported ban on wheeled luggage.
Published on 25/11/2014
meritus-hotels-resorts-to-operate-its-first-resort-in-baliMeritus Hotels & Resorts announced the signing of a management agreement with Indonesian property developer PT. Bali Seminyak Sejahtera to operate a new-build resort in Seminyak, one of the most popular destinations on the island of Bali, Indonesia.
Published on 25/11/2014
best-western-s-portfolio-expands-in-saudi-arabiaBest Western International has embarked on the latest stage of its expansion in Saudi Arabia, with the launch of its first ever hotel in the port city of Jizan.
Published on 25/11/2014
ibtm-america-s-new-meeting-pod-to-serve-privacy-for-your-business-meetingsIbtm america has unveiled the design impression of its new exhibitor “meeting pods” for the transformation of the event, previously known as AIBTM.
Published on 25/11/2014
saudi-arabian-visa-application-process-from-nigeriaThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has mandated VFS TasHeel International with managing and administrating the Saudi Arabian visa application process from Nigeria.
Published on 25/11/2014
garuda-indonesia-signs-code-share-agreement-with-myanmar-airways-internationalGaruda Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia, and Myanmar Airways International have concluded a code share agreement today between the two airlines.
Published on 25/11/2014
the-first-holiday-inn-open-lobby-in-turkey-opensInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of Holiday Inn® Ankara Çukurambar; the first Holiday Inn® hotel in Turkey to implement the brand’s trend setting Open Lobby.
Published on 25/11/2014
what-s-cooking-in-america-s-kitchenThe structural business dynamics of the North American restaurant industry are changing dramatically.
Published on 24/11/2014
delta-and-virgin-atlantic-expand-partnershipDelta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways will expand their partnership between the U.K. and U.S. next year with the introduction of Delta’s nonstop service from London to Philadelphia.
Published on 24/11/2014
american-airlines-to-offer-second-daily-to-londonAmerican Airlines launches new daily daytime service from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).
Published on 24/11/2014
united-airlines-adds-trans-atlantic-routes-for-summer-2015United Airlines announced new trans-Atlantic summer-season service between New York and Venice, Italy, along with new service between Chicago and Dublin, both subject to government approval.
Published on 24/11/2014
klm-introduces-new-world-business-class-interiorKLM has introduced a new World Business Class interior aboard its Boeing 777 fleet.
Published on 24/11/2014
ihg-opens-hotel-in-new-brunswickInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the opening of the newly renovated 91 room Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Fredericton.
Published on 24/11/2014
new-tourism-developments-in-guatemala-generate-attraction-from-international-travelersAs Guatemala gears up for its peak season from November to April, Guatemala Tourism Board reported a steady increase of arrivals in the third quarter.
Published on 24/11/2014
unwto-supports-development-of-inclusive-markets-in-tourism-in-ugandaUNWTO in collaboration with UNDP is supporting the Ugandan Government in the development of inclusive markets in tourism, focusing on the participation of the poor and local communities in the tourism sector as entrepreneurs, employees and consumers.
Published on 24/11/2014
halic-congress-center-hosted-turkcell-technology-summitTurkey’s leading telecommunications and technology company, hosted its 5th annual Technology Summit on 12-13 November 2014 in Haliç Congress Center.
Published on 24/11/2014
mapfre-asistencia-offers-a-customizable-online-policy-for-cruises-in-australiaInsureandGo, the MAPFRE ASISTENCIA company specializing in distributing online travel insurance, has launched a customizable online policy for cruises in Australia.
Published on 24/11/2014
izmir-hosts-1st-turkish-euro-mena-enat-tourism-4-all-forum-and-expoIzmir will host the first Turkish Euro MENA ENAT Tourism 4 All Forum and Expo between 28 November and 1 December 2014.
Published on 24/11/2014
hamad-international-airport-welcomes-giorgio-armani-and-armani-junior-boutiquesQatar Duty Free announced the official opening of its Giorgio Armani boutique at Hamad International Airport; the first Giorgio Armani boutique to be opened in any airport in the Middle East.
Published on 23/11/2014
finland-s-mikko-korhonen-topped-at-the-european-tour-destinationTwenty-seven tour professionals, from 12 different countries, have secured their place on next year’s European Tour, playing at PGA Catalunya Resort, Barcelona, in The European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage.
Published on 23/11/2014
thailand-finally-recorded-positive-growth-in-arrivals-this-yearA 67% surge in arrivals from China helped Thailand record an overall growth of 6.14% in visitors in October, the first month of positive growth this year.
Published on 23/11/2014
movehub-announced-world-s-top-10-relocation-destinationsNew data from international removals experts MoveHub has found the most popular relocation destinations in the world.
Published on 23/11/2014
starwood-hotels-announces-sale-of-sheraton-on-the-park-in-sydney-australiaStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. continues asset-light strategy with sale of Sheraton on the Park in Sydney, Australia.
Published on 23/11/2014
ihg-s-portfolio-grows-in-colombiaInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced signing of a new-build hotel in Colombia.
Published on 20/11/2014
turob-organizes-turkey-hospitality-summitTUROB - Touristic Hotels & Investors Association organizes Turkey Hospitality Summit between 27 and 28 November 2014.
Published on 20/11/2014
alitalia-launches-new-service-from-milan-and-venice-to-abu-dhabiAlitalia will launch new routes from Milan Malpensa and Venice to Abu Dhabi (*), tripling its frequency to the Capital of the United Arab Emirates with a total of 42 round-trip flights between Italy and Abu Dhabi.
Published on 20/11/2014
sahin-kaygun-exhibition-opens-today-at-the-istanbul-modern-photography-galleryIstanbul Modern presents the most comprehensive exhibition of Şahin Kaygun, the artist who provided the first examples of an interdisciplinary approach in photography.
Published on 20/11/2014
wtm-latin-america-sees-a-technology-boom-for-2015The third edition of World Travel Market Latin America will take place at the same time as the 43rd Braztoa Commercial Meeting, 22 to 24 April 2015 at Expo Center Norte in São Paulo.
Published on 20/11/2014
dubai-partners-with-pcma-strengthens-position-as-leading-business-events-hubDubai Business Events (DBE), the Official Convention Bureau, recently signed a partnership agreement with the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).
Published on 20/11/2014
when-to-travel-for-thanksgivingThe American national holiday ‘Thanksgiving’ is a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.
Published on 19/11/2014
new-york-replaces-pay-phones-with-wi-fi-hubsUp to 10,000 terminals will provide free Internet access up to 150 feet (45 meters) from hubs, replacing New York's remaining fleet of seldom-used pay phones.
Published on 19/11/2014
nta-renews-travel-agent-programTravel agents will be back in the mix at Travel Exchange ’15.
Published on 19/11/2014
norway-introduces-a-cool-new-passportNorway has revealed the result of a competition to design the country's new passport.
Published on 19/11/2014
qatar-airways-start-double-daily-services-to-istanbulQatar Airways, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, will expand its flights to Istanbul.
Published on 19/11/2014
etihad-airways-started-flights-to-san-franciscoEtihad Airways’ flight EY183 touched down at San Francisco International Airport last night, marking the start of its new nonstop daily service between Abu Dhabi and San Francisco, the airline’s fifth destination in the U.S.
Published on 19/11/2014
fibrahotel-acquires-the-sheraton-ambassador-hotel-in-monterrey-mexicoFibraHotel, the first real estate investment trust specialized in urban business-class hotels in Mexico, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the sale of the Sheraton® Ambassador Monterrey hotel to FibraHotel, adding 229 rooms to FibraHotel’s portfolio.
Published on 19/11/2014
ana-sponsors-ladies-professional-golf-associationAll Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s leading airline, announced a new partnership with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).
Published on 18/11/2014
emirates-delivers-a-boost-to-the-istanbul-s-tourism-sectorI was wondering if Emirates will fly to Istanbul with A380, how is the passenger traffic between Dubai and Istanbul. Mrs. Bahar Birinci, Emirates Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria Manager answered all of our questions.
Published on 18/11/2014
world-s-largest-museum-turkeyA project titled “The World’s Largest Museum: Turkey” was initiated jointly by the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry, Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB) Museums Initiatives, Bilkent Cultural Initiatives, and Anadolu Efes.
Published on 18/11/2014
qatar-airways-doha-edinburgh-service-expandsQatar Airways adds two additional frequencies and expands the Doha-Edinburgh service.
Published on 18/11/2014
ibtm-portfolio-rebranded-ibtm-eventsReed Travel Exhibitions has undergone a re-brand of the IBTM portfolio which will now become “ibtm events – connections mean everything”.
Published on 18/11/2014
dubai-wins-prestigious-site-crystal-awardEarlier this week Dubai’s world class event infrastructure was internationally recognized with the prestigious Crystal Award, the highest award in the incentive travel industry, at the SITE Global Conference held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Published on 18/11/2014
chinese-work-and-holiday-makers-to-boost-tourism-in-australiaTourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) has welcomed the announcement of the China Free Trade Agreement, saying that Australia’s hotel and tourism sector could be a major benefactor from the closer ties.
Published on 18/11/2014
turkey-documentary-to-be-aired-on-china-s-cctvTurkish Culture and Tourism Ministry hosted a group of 10 journalists from The China Central Television (CCTV) in Turkey.
Published on 18/11/2014
mexico-s-ixtapa-zihuatanejo-predict-a-busy-winter-seasonAfter experiencing record-breaking summer numbers, Mexico’s twin-destination Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo predicts a busy winter season complete with new direct flights and promotional events.
Published on 18/11/2014
u-s-citizen-international-travel-grew-six-percent-in-august-2014U.S. travel to overseas markets totaled 2.7 million, up five percent in August and seven percent for the year (21.5 million).
Published on 18/11/2014
iacc-pkf-release-trends-in-the-conference-center-industry-2014International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) has released the 2014 Edition of "Trends in the Conference Center Industry."
Published on 17/11/2014
the-most-popular-countries-in-the-worldAfter holding steady to the top spot in the Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index for the past five years, the US lost its top position.
Published on 17/11/2014
norovirus-outbreak-aboard-the-princess-cruisesThe latest norovirus outbreak aboard the Princess Cruises' Crown Princess has infected 172 people, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Published on 17/11/2014
tourism-australia-and-china-southern-continue-partnership-in-2015Tourism Australia and China Southern Airlines will extend their existing strategic partnership agreement, committing a further A$4.2 million for cooperative marketing in 2015.
Published on 17/11/2014
seychelles-is-china-s-new-holiday-destinationChina today stands as the fifth tourism source market for the Seychelles. This is an achievement which the Seychelles Tourism Board has said confirms the strategy implemented to diversify the source markets for Seychelles is paying off.
Published on 17/11/2014
the-finalists-of-the-yap-istanbul-modern-young-architects-programThe finalists of the YAP Istanbul Modern: Young Architects Program, initiated by Istanbul Modern in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and MoMA PS1 have been announced.
Published on 17/11/2014
top-5-travel-tips-for-packing-lightIn most of our trips we are packing items that we really do not need and we return home without using them.
Published on 17/11/2014
ultima-hospitality-purchases-hyatt-place-san-joseA venture led by Ultima Hospitality has purchased the 234-room Hyatt Place San Jose.
Published on 17/11/2014
seatrade-winter-cruising-forum-in-spainRepresentatives from Azamara Club Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises, Pullmantur, Royal Caribbean International, Silversea, Thomson Cruises and TUI Cruises have been confirmed to take part in the Seatrade Winter Cruising Forum.
Published on 17/11/2014
winter-market-opens-at-munich-airportThe popular Winter Market at the Munich Airport Center (MAC) opens at Munich Airport between the two terminals from November 22 to December 28, 2014.
Published on 16/11/2014
didier-drogba-vs-lionel-messi-at-new-turkish-airlines-commercialTurkish Airlines has teamed up with international football stars, Didier Drogba and Lionel Messi, for its new ‘Widen your World’ global advertising campaign.
Published on 16/11/2014
africa-travel-and-tourism-investment-perception-of-ebolaFTNnews.com attended the 39th annual Africa Travel Association (ATA)world congress held in Kampala, Uganda.
Published on 16/11/2014
us-golfer-wins-turkish-airlines-openTurkish Airlines Open 2014 golf tournament ended on Sunday.
Published on 16/11/2014
courtyard-by-marriott-arrives-in-brazilThe 162-room Courtyard by Marriott Recife has officially opened its doors in the beautiful city of Recife in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Brazil.
Published on 16/11/2014
istanbul-vodafone-marathon-attracts-thousandsTens of thousands of people; Istanbulites, athletes, tourists attended the 36th Istanbul Vodafone marathon, on Sunday in a festive atmosphere.
Published on 14/11/2014
western-europe-business-travel-spend-to-grow-in-2014-and-2015The GBTA Foundation announced the results of its latest GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Western Europe report, a semi-annual analysis of the five most critical business travel markets in Europe: Germany, the UK, France, Italy, and Spain.
Published on 13/11/2014
eurostar-celebrates-its-20th-anniversary-with-a-new-high-speed-trainEurostar celebrates its 20th anniversary with the unveiling of its new e320 train which is scheduled to enter commercial service at the end of 2015.
Published on 13/11/2014
world-s-largest-environmental-congress-opens-in-sydneyThe who’s who of the world’s environmental specialists will gather in Sydney this week for the IUCN World Parks Congress, a major international event held every 10 years.
Published on 13/11/2014
tripadvisor-s-top-25-all-inclusive-resorts-in-the-worldHere are TripAdvisor's top 25 all-inclusive resorts around the world.
Published on 13/11/2014
marriott-rewards-takes-off-with-new-turkish-airlines-partnershipMarriott Rewards – Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty programme – announces that members can now earn Turkish Airlines’ Miles&Smiles miles for stays at more than 3,900 Marriott International hotels across 16 distinctive brands.
Published on 13/11/2014
lufthansa-announces-3rd-destination-in-floridaLufthansa continues to expand its network in the United States.
Published on 13/11/2014
tourism-technology-forum-in-madridFITUR 2015, to be held from 28 January to 1 February at FERIA DE MADRID, will be featuring the impact of technology on tourism in the setting of the specialist section FITURTECH.
Published on 13/11/2014
europe-s-biggest-business-travel-conference-opensVisit Berlin CEO, Burkhard Kieker, opened the GBTA Conference 2014 | Berlin conference with a moving speech on the developments that led to the fall of the wall; his experience of the night itself and the journey Berlin has been on ever since.
Published on 12/11/2014
swiss-to-commence-services-to-milan-s-linate-city-airportSWISS will additionally serve Milan’s more central Linate Airport from Zurich from 19 December onwards.
Published on 12/11/2014
carnival-pride-launches-winter-schedule-of-seven-day-caribbean-cruises-from-port-of-tampaCarnival Pride kicked off a winter schedule of seven-day Caribbean cruises from the Port of Tampa following an extensive $75 million dry dock that added a wide variety of Fun Ship 2.0 innovations, including four spectacular Playlist Productions shows.
Published on 12/11/2014
you-won-t-get-hungry-on-qantas-anymoreQantas today unveiled details of its new inflight dining offering, which is set to re-define the travel experience for international Economy customers when it rolls out across the network from 25 November.
Published on 12/11/2014
four-seasons-announces-new-private-jet-escapes-and-dom-perignon-partnershipFollowing the overwhelming response to the launch of the 2015 Private Jet experiences, Four Seasons announces the launch of four new Private Jet itineraries for 2016.
Published on 12/11/2014
british-airways-adds-miami-to-its-airbus-a380-networkBritish Airways adds Miami to its Airbus A380 network next October with two daily flights to the Florida sunshine on board the superjumbo.
Published on 12/11/2014
lufthansa-continues-to-support-german-footballAs the “airline for sport”, Lufthansa is continuing its involvement in football.
Published on 12/11/2014
wtm-delegates-numbers-approach-52-000-with-4-increaseWorld Travel Market 2014 experienced a 4% increase in attendees with the event opening its doors to almost 52,000 delegates over the four days (Monday 3 – Thursday 6 November).
Published on 12/11/2014
ata-s-39th-annual-world-congress-kicked-off-in-ugandaAfrica Travel Association (ATA) kicked off its 39th annual world congress in Uganda.
Published on 12/11/2014
global-restaurant-investment-forum-grif-unveils-high-calibre-programmeBench Events, the organiser of The Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF), the exclusive conference focused on restaurant investment, taking place on 16-18 Feb in Dubai, UAE, has unveiled a thought-provoking programme and high calibre speaker line-up.
Published on 12/11/2014
global-passenger-traffic-grows-by-4-7-by-the-end-of-the-3rd-quarterAirports Council International (ACI), the only worldwide association of airports, has announced passenger traffic figures for the period from January to September 2014.
Published on 12/11/2014
cancun-riviera-maya-wine-and-food-fest-returnsVisitors will embark on a four-day culinary journey amongst distinguished chefs, wine makers, connoisseurs, academics and journalists in the culturally-rich destination of Cancun.
Published on 11/11/2014
political-conflict-in-gulf-emirates-ends-fifa-sponsorshipEmirates said on Monday it was ending its sponsorship of FIFA.
Published on 11/11/2014
london-s-tower-bridge-unveils-glass-walkway-above-river-thamesLondon's newest tourist attraction; London's Tower Bridge with glass walkway above Thames River is opened for public.
Published on 11/11/2014
a-hilton-hotel-to-be-opened-in-the-city-centre-of-brusselsHilton Worldwide has signed an agreement which will see it convert a preeminent 224 room hotel in the city centre of Brussels under its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand.
Published on 11/11/2014
2015-centara-world-masters-golf-championship-aiming-highFollowing the enormous success of the inaugural 2014 Centara World Masters Golf Championship, Golfasian and Australia’s Go Golfing announced an expanded event to be held again in the city of Hua Hin, Thailand from 14-19 June 2015.
Published on 11/11/2014
obama-announces-visa-extension-for-chinese-visitorsU.S. President Barack Obama announced a plan on Monday to extend visas for Chinese visitors for up to 10 years.
Published on 11/11/2014
four-new-itb-academy-webinarsThe ITB Academy has four new webinars that will be offering concentrated knowledge with quick updates in one-hour sessions for tourism managers and other participants.
Published on 11/11/2014
pegasus-airlines-carries-15-million-guestsTurkey’s leading low-cost airline, Pegasus Airlines’ sales income rose by 33% compared to the first nine months of 2013 reaching 2.4 billion TL.
Published on 11/11/2014
best-western-hotel-lands-at-dhaka-airportBest Western International has opened its second hotel in Bangladesh at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
Published on 11/11/2014
tripadvisor-and-pata-launch-a-new-community-education-programme-for-destinationsTripAdvisor in partnership with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and E-Tourism Frontiers announced today the launch of a new initiative to improve the way destinations use digital tools and content created by travellers.
Published on 11/11/2014
southwest-airlines-to-serve-fourth-destination-in-mexicoSouthwest Airlines extends its route map to fourth destination in Mexico and 9th international destination.
Published on 10/11/2014
the-largest-hotel-in-the-middle-east-attended-hajj-and-umrah-exhibition-in-istanbulThe largest hotel of Middle East; Anjum Hotel which opened recently in Makkah to welcome Hajj and Umrah visitors, attended the 8th Hajj and Umrah Exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey on 7th and 8th November.
Published on 10/11/2014
ibis-budget-now-in-the-heart-of-seoulThe ibis budget Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun is the brand's first hotel in South Korea.
Published on 10/11/2014
tav-increased-net-profit-by-52-in-nine-monthsTAV Airports Holding, the leading regional airport operator of Turkey, announced a net profit of EUR 174 million in first nine months of 2014, up by 52% compared to the previous year.
Published on 10/11/2014
mexico-cancels-chinese-bullet-train-dealMexico abruptly withdrew a multi-billion-dollar contract on Thursday that it had awarded to a Chinese-led consortium to build the country's first bullet train.
Published on 10/11/2014
world-health-organization-against-bans-on-travel-from-ebola-affected-countriesWorld Health Organization (WHO) does not recommend general bans on travel or trade, or general quarantine of travellers arriving from Ebola-affected countries, as measures to contain the outbreak.
Published on 10/11/2014
airstmaarten-announces-new-caribbean-private-jet-serviceSt. Maarten-based private charter operator AirStMaarten now has access to a Lear 55 Jet to execute private jet charters on demand for clients and travel agencies representing the aviation company which has been in operation since 2003.
Published on 10/11/2014
germany-supports-tourism-growth-in-spain-and-turkeyEuropean tourism has continued to grow robustly throughout 2014 and has proved resilient to headwinds.
Published on 10/11/2014
dusit-hosts-second-golf-invitational-with-royal-patronageLeading Asian hospitality group Dusit International hosted the second golf invitational with royal patronage, The Queen’s Cup Dusit International Golf Invitational, on 15 October 2014 at the Riverdale Golf and Country Club.
Published on 10/11/2014
airbaltic-to-launch-riga-aalborg-denmarkThe Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Riga and Aalborg, Denmark, on April 18, 2015.

Our Magazines

  1. New Focus Travel Magazine
  2. MeeTurkey Incentive Magazine
  3. Arab Turkish Travel Magazine