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Onur Air Passengers First Fly with WOW!

27-09-2016 News from Turkey

Onur Air Passengers First Fly with WOW!

At a walking distance from Istanbul Atatürk Airport and one of the biggest brands of Turkey in congress sector with accommodation facilities, WOW Istanbul Hotels & Convention Center offers a...

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TAV Airports presents a GRI G4 compliant sustainability report

27-09-2016 News from Turkey

TAV Airports presents a GRI G4 compliant sustainability report

Managing various operations at 70 airports in 14 countries with diversified products and solutions and providing services to more than 102 million passengers per annum, TAV Airports released a report...

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Aviation

Munich Airport serves over 1 million passengers in just one week

28-09-2016 Aviation

Munich Airport serves over 1 million passengers in just one week

September has always been a very busy month at Munich Airport, and this year even more so: The airport is well on the way to setting several new records. Last...

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Etihad Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner set to fly to Riyadh

27-09-2016 Aviation

Etihad Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner set to fly to Riyadh

Etihad Airways is to deploy a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on one of its twice-daily scheduled flights between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh, with effect from 30 October 2016.

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Cruise Travel

Alaska Welcomes Its one millionth cruise ship visitor

27-09-2016 Cruise Travel

Alaska Welcomes Its one millionth cruise ship visitor

For the first time in seven years, Alaska welcomed its one millionth cruise ship visitor. Wendy Yoisten from St Albert, Alberta, Canada with her husband John, arrived on the Holland...

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New Direct flights from New York to boost cruise tourism in the Canary Islands

25-09-2016 Cruise Travel

New Direct flights from New York to boost cruise tourism in the Canary Islands

There will be a direct flight from New York to Tenerife by the end of 2016. “It will enable us to better tap into the vast North American source market...

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Rail Travel

Deadly train crash in north-western Spain

09-09-2016 Rail

Deadly train crash in north-western Spain

At least four people have been killed and 49 hurt in a train derailment in Galicia in north-western Spain. The train between the city of Vigo and Porto, in Portugal,...

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Amtrak to upgrade trainsets

04-09-2016 Rail

Amtrak to upgrade trainsets

Amtrak is contracting with Alstom to produce 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets that will replace the equipment used to provide Amtrak’s premium Acela Express service. The contract is part of $2.45...

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Accommodation

The first W Hotel opens in the United Arab Emirates

26-09-2016 Accommodation

The first W Hotel opens in the United Arab Emirates

W Hotels Worldwide announced the debut of W Dubai – Al Habtoor City, the brand’s first hotel in the Emirate and second in the Middle East, following the debut of...

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Marriott buys Starwood, becoming world's largest hotel company, loyalty programs will reciprocate

25-09-2016 Accommodation

Marriott buys Starwood, becoming world's largest hotel company, loyalty programs will reciprocate

Almost a year after first announcing the merger agreement, Marriott International has completed its $13 billion purchase of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., creating the world’s largest and best...

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MICE News

The 2016 Edition of IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific Opens

27-09-2016 MICE

The 2016 Edition of IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific Opens

The 24th and 19th instalment of IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific opens today in Bangkok, Thailand with several new milestones set ahead of its 3-day programme. Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings...

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The St. Regis Dubai to host World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2016

27-09-2016 MICE

The St. Regis Dubai to host World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2016

World Travel Awards will host its much anticipated Middle East Gala Ceremony 2016 at The St. Regis Dubai on September 29th. The event is the latest stop on the Grand...

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Technology

New partnership to Increase Cyber Security in the Hospitality Industry

19-09-2016 Technology

New partnership to Increase Cyber Security in the Hospitality Industry

Netragard, a leader in Penetration Testing, announced that they are partnering with Hotel Defenders, LLC to decrease cyber security threats in the hospitality industry. Together, the organizations will solve two long-standing...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes, don’t use on planes

09-09-2016 Technology

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes, don’t use on planes

Samsung has suspended Galaxy Note 7 sales because of exploding batteries. Airline passengers should not turn on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones during flights. Federal Aviation Administration...

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Health & Spa

New market expansion opportunities in the global consumer health industry

14-09-2016 Health + Spa

New market expansion opportunities in the global consumer health industry

Global market research company Euromonitor International released today new consumer health industry data. According to the new research, global sales of consumer health products will reach US$217 billion globally in...

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The World’s Best Destination Spa 2016

07-09-2016 Health + Spa

The World’s Best Destination Spa 2016

Thailand’s pioneering wellness destination Chiva-Som International Health Resort has been voted ‘The World’s Best Destination Spa’ for the third time in the Condé Nast Traveller magazine (UK edition) Readers’ Travel...

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Tours

Britain awaits Chinese visitors this weekend

27-09-2016 Tours

Britain awaits Chinese visitors this weekend

Britain could expect a boost in Chinese visitors during China National Day and the Golden Week holiday that get underway this weekend. China moved into Britain’s top 10 most valuable...

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China ranks New Zealand as top destination

27-09-2016 Tours

China ranks New Zealand as top destination

The China Tourism Academy’s (CTA) annual report of outbound tourism was released recently and for the second year running New Zealand topped the destination list for visitor satisfaction. Scenery, clean...

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Sports Tourism

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams at Patrick Mouratoglou's Tennis Academy

22-09-2016 Sports Tourism

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams at Patrick Mouratoglou's Tennis Academy

The star studded event at the Beachcomber French Riviera Resort & Spa and its Mouratoglou Tennis Academy was an opportunity for the Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles and Mauritius...

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Higher volume of business expected at International Golf Travel Market

14-09-2016 Sports Tourism

Higher volume of business expected at International Golf Travel Market

International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), the world’s premier global event for golf tourism suppliers, buyers and media, is set to attract a record number of tour operators, travel agencies and...

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Luxury Travel

Geoffrey Rush Is The Latest Celebrity Fan of Mandarin Oriental

27-09-2016 Luxury Travel

Geoffrey Rush Is The Latest Celebrity Fan of Mandarin Oriental

Geoffrey Rush, the award-winning Australian actor, becomes the newest celebrity fan to join Mandarin Oriental’s US$ multi-million global advertising campaign “He’s a Fan/She’s a Fan”. The campaign elegantly connects Mandarin...

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Four Seasons Hotel Montreal set to open in 2018

27-09-2016 Luxury Travel

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal set to open in 2018

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, and Carbonleo, Quebec’s premier property development and management company, today announced plans to build a Four Seasons hotel and...

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Destinations

Unique and Luxurious Vacation Destination in Turkey: Cappadocia

Unique and Luxurious Vacation Destination in Turkey: Cappadocia

ftnNEWS would like to present you a unique vacation idea here in Turkey: Cappadocia Region. Located on the central Anatolia plateau within a volcanic landscape sculpted by erosion to form a successi...

Fascinating Tunisia

Fascinating Tunisia

Recently I have visited Tunisia as a familiarization trip organized by the Tunisia Tourism Ministry with the support of Tunis Air. Tunisia is not only a beach holiday destination. It also offers a r...

City of beauties: Kharkiv

City of beauties: Kharkiv

Kharkiv or in Russian Kharkov, located in the northeast of Ukraine, is the second largest city in the country with a population of over 1.5 million inhabitants. Thanks to the European Football Champ...

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