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Morgan Freeman revealed as the new brand ambassador of Turkish Airlines in the U.S.

20-01-2017 News from Turkey

Morgan Freeman revealed as the new brand ambassador of Turkish Airlines in the U.S.

Iconic Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman is the new brand ambassador Turkish flag carrier and a leading European airline - Turkish Airlines (THY). Turkish Airlines announced Thursday that Freeman will be...

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Turkish Airlines adds a new route to its African network

20-01-2017 News from Turkey

Turkish Airlines adds a new route to its African network

Turkey’s national carrier Turkish Airlines adds yet another city and country to its African network.

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Aviation

The World’s Safest Airlines in 2017

22-01-2017 Aviation

The World’s Safest Airlines in 2017

A new ranking released by the German-founded Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC) revealed the world’s safest airlines. The year 2016 from a statistic perspective continued the long term...

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airberlin to offer more flights to Miami and New York next summer

19-01-2017 Aviation

airberlin to offer more flights to Miami and New York next summer

airberlin is continuing to expand its market leadership in Berlin-Tegel and is offering more flights to Miami and New York (JFK) in the coming summer schedule.

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Cruise Travel

Princess Cruises Named “Best Ocean Cruise Line”

21-01-2017 Cruise Travel

Princess Cruises Named “Best Ocean Cruise Line”

Princess Cruises received top honors in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards, being named “Best Ocean Cruise Line” after the cruise line was nominated by cruise industry experts and...

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Fincantieri to build two new cruise ships for Carnival

19-01-2017 Cruise Travel

Fincantieri to build two new cruise ships for Carnival

Headquartered in Trieste, Italy, Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups, has signed a memorandum of agreement with Carnival Corporation & plc for the construction of two new cruise...

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Rail Travel

Via Rail Holiday Season Revenues up 20%

13-01-2017 Rail

Via Rail Holiday Season Revenues up 20%

Via Rail Canada announced that the most recent holiday period – from December 19 to January 8 – was one of the busiest in several years. Winter weather conditions were...

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Russian Railways transported 1.037 billion passengers in 2016

11-01-2017 Rail

Russian Railways transported 1.037 billion passengers in 2016

According to the latest figures, in 2016 the infrastructure owned by Russian Railways transported 1.0371 billion passengers, an increase of 1.6% on 2015. Long-distance passenger numbers amounted to 101.4 million,...

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Accommodation

MICE News

World Tourism Organization begins the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

20-01-2017 MICE

World Tourism Organization begins the International Year of  Sustainable Tourism for Development

His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain presided over the event celebrating the launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)....

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Top 5 Meeting destinations in Europe: Prague, Istanbul, Budapest, Athens, and Ljubljana

20-01-2017 MICE

Top 5 Meeting destinations in Europe: Prague, Istanbul, Budapest, Athens, and Ljubljana

Prague is selected as the 2016 Top Meeting Destination with a grade of 4.51 and Istanbul is marked on the second place with the grade of 4.39; Budapest on the...

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Technology

JetBlue is the only Airline with Free, High-Speed Wi-Fi in the U.S.

11-01-2017 Technology

JetBlue is the only Airline with Free, High-Speed Wi-Fi in the U.S.

JetBlue today announced its latest onboard enhancement: always-free and speedy Wi-Fi connectivity on every aircraft from the departure gate to the arrival gate. JetBlue’s Fly-Fi®, which clocks in at broadband...

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No. 1 airline app in Europe

11-01-2017 Technology

No. 1 airline app in Europe

Europe’s No.1 airline announced that its mobile app has received over 17m downloads, making it the number one airline app in Europe on both iOS and Android.

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Health & Spa

Mastercard to use digital technology to deliver health services

19-01-2017 Health + Spa

Mastercard to use digital technology to deliver health services

Mastercard has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gilead Sciences, Inc. to explore the potential use of the Mastercard Aid Network to simplify the delivery of hepatitis C treatment...

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Demand for Dubai hotel spa market is on the rise

10-01-2017 Health + Spa

Demand for Dubai hotel spa market is on the rise

The global wellness industry grew 10.6% to become a US$3.72 trillion market in 2015 and the global spa market set to top US$104 billion by 2020, according to new research...

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Tours

Hong Kong ends visa free travel for Indians

22-01-2017 Tours

Hong Kong ends visa free travel for Indians

The visa-free facility enjoyed by Indian travelers, which allowed them to roam the Chinese special administrative region for up to 14 days, ends tomorrow. Indian travelers will need to complete...

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UNWTO’s Experts remain optimistic about 2017

18-01-2017 Tours

UNWTO’s Experts remain optimistic about 2017

Despite challenges, 2016 was the seventh consecutive year of sustained growth following the 2009 global economic and financial crisis. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of...

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Sports Tourism

Golden State Warriors to Break Ground for Chase Center

15-01-2017 Sports Tourism

Golden State Warriors to Break Ground for Chase Center

The Golden State Warriors and GSW Arena LLC have announced that the official ground breaking ceremony for Chase Center, the state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex to be built in San...

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FIFA to change the format of World Cup

10-01-2017 Sports Tourism

FIFA to change the format of World Cup

FIFA Council today announced that the format of World Cup, world’s biggest soccer competition, will change. The new format, the first change to the World Cup since 1998, will expand...

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Luxury Travel

Who flies on private jets?

20-01-2017 Luxury Travel

Who flies on private jets?

Private jet booking platform PrivateFly has unveiled key characteristics of the typical private jet user. The company’s latest Private Jet Charter Trends report includes the demographic snapshot, reflecting data from...

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Cars, Hospitality, Cruises are top performing segments of Luxury market in 2016

11-01-2017 Luxury Travel

Cars, Hospitality, Cruises are top performing segments of Luxury market in 2016

According to the recently published luxury study by Bain & Company for Fondazione Altagamma, the trade association of Italian luxury goods manufacturers, finds out that luxury cars, luxury hospitality and...

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Destinations

Spend a Romantic Weekend in Tallinn, Estonia

Spend a Romantic Weekend in Tallinn, Estonia

Beginning of December 2016, me and my wife visited Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and if you are searching for a romantic weekend, then you should consider Tallinn. The Estonian capital offers tra...

Best of Greek Islands with Celestyal Cruises

Best of Greek Islands with Celestyal Cruises

In Summer 2016, I had chance to sail to Greek Islands with the Celestyal Cruises. In an organization with Karavan Cruises, travelers enjoyed best of Greek islands with Celestyal and received a compl...

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...

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