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Handan Boyce attends AIPC Annual Conference, Istanbul to host AIPC members in 2018

28-07-2016 News from Turkey

Handan Boyce attends AIPC Annual Conference, Istanbul to host AIPC members in 2018

AIPC, the International Association of Convention Centres, organized its Annual Conference in Nantes, France. Handan Boyce, General Manager of Haliç Congress Center and former president of MPI Turkey, attended the...

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UIA to launch daily Kiev - Ankara flights

28-07-2016 News from Turkey

UIA to launch daily Kiev - Ankara flights

Ukraine International Airlines will launch non-stop scheduled flights between two capitals; Kiev and Ankrara. New flights between Kiev and Ankara are planned for the airline’s Winter 2016/17 Schedule. Tickets are...

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Aviation

Boeing could end 747 jumbo jet production

28-07-2016 Aviation

Boeing could end 747 jumbo jet production

Boeing could end production of its iconic 747 aircraft following falling orders and pricing pressure. Boeing had canceled plans to increase production of the 747 to one plane per month...

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Nice attack hits flight bookings

28-07-2016 Aviation

Nice attack hits flight bookings

Air travel to Nice, already down due to previous terrorist attacks in France, has plunged further following the latest outrage on the 14 July Bastille Day holiday. After the 14...

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Cruise Travel

Princess Cruises Offers Deals for warm weather cruises

27-07-2016 Cruise Travel

Princess Cruises Offers Deals for warm weather cruises

Princess Cruises announced special savings to sunny cruise destinations sailing Fall 2016 through Spring 2017. Travelers can choose from more than 130 warm weather cruises to the Caribbean, Panama Canal,...

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Crystal officially expands from oceans to rivers

12-07-2016 Cruise Travel

Crystal officially expands from oceans to rivers

Crystal Mozart was officially welcomed to the Crystal River Cruises fleet in Vienna, Austria. The “Queen of Europe’s Rivers” was christened by Godmother Ms. Elisabeth Gürtler, who is the managing...

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Rail Travel

Trains crash in southern Italy

12-07-2016 Rail

Trains crash in southern Italy

At least 20 people have died and 18 injured when two passenger trains collided in southern Italy.

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Brussels train station evacuated

20-06-2016 Rail

Brussels train station evacuated

Belgian prosecutors charged three men with terrorism offences on Saturday after raids brought heightened security to Belgium and France and the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. Belgian authorities arrested 12 people...

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Accommodation

Aloft Hotels to Debut in State of Victoria

26-07-2016 Accommodation

Aloft Hotels to Debut in State of Victoria

Starwood Hotels & Resorts will open a new build 176-room Aloft brand hotel in Melbourne, Australia. Slated to open in early 2019, the hotel will form the centrepiece of a...

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Vienna’s Bednights up in first half of 2016

25-07-2016 Accommodation

Vienna’s Bednights up in first half of 2016

Vienna recorded around 6.6 million visitor bednights between January and June 2016 – about 4.9% more than in the same period the previous year.

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MICE News

Berlin’s meetings industry generated €2.31 bn

21-07-2016 MICE

Berlin’s meetings industry generated €2.31 bn

The meetings industry continues to grow in German capital. While the visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office has been active bringing meetings and conventions to the city, the number of participants in...

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Republican and Democratic Conventions to Create $360 Million in Direct Spending

20-07-2016 MICE

Republican and Democratic Conventions to Create $360 Million in Direct Spending

Attendees of the two major-party conventions will be responsible for spending an estimated $360 million in their host cities this year - $180 million each for the Republican National Convention...

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Technology

Emirates’ new interactive amenity kit utilise augmented reality

19-07-2016 Technology

Emirates’ new interactive amenity kit utilise augmented reality

Emirates has launched the world’s first interactive amenity kit in Economy Class, utilised augmented reality (AR) technology to unlock immersive content on mobile devices.

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Students’ electric car reaches 0 to100 km/h in 1.5 seconds

30-06-2016 Technology

Students’ electric car reaches 0 to100 km/h in 1.5 seconds

The forthcoming Formula Student Germany is taking place on the Hockenheimring from 8 to 14 August 2016. For seven days, 115 teams from more than 25 nations will be competing...

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Health & Spa

2017 Medical Tourism Trends

27-07-2016 Health + Spa

2017 Medical Tourism Trends

The Medical Tourism industry was valued at a staggering US$439 billion, with a projected growth rate of up to 25% year-over-year for the next 10 years as an estimated three...

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New yoga space at Vancouver Airport

14-07-2016 Health + Spa

New yoga space at Vancouver Airport

This summer, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and YYoga are launching a pilot program to test a yoga space for travelers. The program, [email protected], will offer departing passengers a designated space...

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Tours

International Visits to the United States Grow only 1%

29-07-2016 Tours

International Visits to the United States Grow only 1%

The United States welcomed 5.5 million international visitors in January 2016, 29,000 more than in January 2015 and a one percent increase in visitors. January 2016 marked the 5th consecutive...

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Dubai rivals Orlando in leisure tourism market

28-07-2016 Tours

Dubai rivals Orlando in leisure tourism market

The UAE is projected to make up 90% of the leisure tourism market in the Middle East by 2020 and becomes a world-class leisure and entertainment destination to rival cities...

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Sports Tourism

Qatar Airways renews partnership with FC Barcelona

19-07-2016 Sports Tourism

Qatar Airways renews partnership with FC Barcelona

Qatar Airways and FC Barcelona have reached an agreement to renew the partnership until 30 June 2017. The agreement will allow the award-winning carrier and the world’s best football club...

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20 new Golf courses to be built in Vietnam

30-06-2016 Sports Tourism

20 new Golf courses to be built in Vietnam

Vietnam’s FLC Group has announced plans to build 20 new golf courses in Vietnam in the next five years. The Hanoi-based company - a major developer of apartments, shopping centres,...

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Luxury Travel

Ferretti Group participates to the Cannes Yachting Fesival 2016

26-07-2016 Luxury Travel

Ferretti Group participates to the Cannes Yachting Fesival 2016

Ferretti Group will participate to the 39th edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival, taking place from 6th to 11th September 2016. Cannes Yachting Festival, the European leader among the boat...

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EmpireCLS Joins Virtuoso Travel Network

11-07-2016 Luxury Travel

EmpireCLS Joins Virtuoso Travel Network

EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services, the global leader in luxury ground transportation and executive car services, has been invited to join the prestigious supplier portfolio at Virtuoso, the leading international travel...

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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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