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Dogus Group secures €1 billion financing for Istanbul’s new port project

31-08-2016 News from Turkey

Dogus Group secures €1 billion financing for Istanbul’s new port project

Turkey’s Doğuş Group which is among the historically most successful conglomerates in Turkey, had secured €1.02 billion (US$1.14 billion) in financing from six Turkish banks for a luxury port project...

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Istanbul and Antalya hotels suffer record falls in occupancy and revenues

30-08-2016 News from Turkey

Istanbul and Antalya hotels suffer record falls in occupancy and revenues

Turkey’s hospitality industry statistics shows the effects of tensions with Russia, terror attacks and the failed coup. Istanbul hotels are the most suffered as the occupancy rate drops below 40%...

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Aviation

Uzbekistan Airways receives its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

31-08-2016 Aviation

Uzbekistan Airways receives its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Uzbekistan Airways, the flag carrier of the Republic of Uzbekistan, today received its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. As early as in September, passengers of Uzbekistan Airways will be offered a...

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Ethiopian to launch flights to the Comoros islands

30-08-2016 Aviation

Ethiopian to launch flights to the Comoros islands

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest-growing and the largest African airline, has finalized preparations to launch flights to Moroni, Comoros, with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior, as of October...

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Cruise Travel

Crystal Serenity enters Icy waters of Northwest Passage

31-08-2016 Cruise Travel

Crystal Serenity enters Icy waters of Northwest Passage

Crystal Cruises’ award-winning luxury ocean ship, Crystal Serenity, successfully entered the historic Northwest Passage and anchored in Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories on August 27, and Cambridge Bay on August 29. The...

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Crystal Serenity embarks on a journey to the Arctic region

17-08-2016 Cruise Travel

Crystal Serenity embarks on a journey to the Arctic region

In an industry first and extraordinarily rare endeavor, Crystal Serenity embarks on a 32-day journey through the Northwest Passage, the Arctic region north of Canada that was unattainable until just...

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Rail Travel

Eurostar workers to strike on weekends

10-08-2016 Rail

Eurostar workers to strike on weekends

Eurostar rail workers will strike for seven days over two weekends this month in a long-running dispute over work life balance. The walkout, starting this Friday from just after midnight...

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China unveils panda-themed train

31-07-2016 Rail

China unveils panda-themed train

One of the main attractions in southwest China's Sichuan Province is to visit the home of pandas and white bears. A panda-themed train debuted on Sunday with the first train...

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Accommodation

InterContinental Hotels Group partners with Alipay

31-08-2016 Accommodation

InterContinental Hotels Group partners with Alipay

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), which was the first global hotel company to enter the China market more than 30 years ago, becomes the first global hotel company to commit to...

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Starwood Hotels adds a new property to Nigeria portfolio

31-08-2016 Accommodation

Starwood Hotels adds a new property to Nigeria portfolio

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide accelerates growth in emerging markets across the globe and announced the signing of Four Points Benin City, Nigeria. The new Four Points hotel is built...

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MICE News

Expo Chicago 2016 announces the full program of artists

26-08-2016 MICE

Expo Chicago 2016 announces the full program of artists

Expo Chicago 2016, the city’s international exposition of modern and contemporary art, announced the full program of artists selected for IN/SITU, EXPO Projects, IN/SITU Outside and OVERRIDE | A Billboard...

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The Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte of Viareggio offers a full day tour in Pietrasanta for its MICE guests

26-08-2016 MICE

The Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte of Viareggio offers a full day tour in Pietrasanta for its MICE guests

The Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte of Viareggio, renowned venue for corporate events thanks to both the wide disposability of fully equipped conference rooms and the incomparable Versilian atmosphere, now...

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Technology

Google maps the Faroe Islands with sheep

31-08-2016 Technology

Google maps the Faroe Islands with sheep

For years the Faroe Islands have been left without Google Street View. Taking matters into her own hands, Durita Andreassen from these remote North Atlantic islands has spent recent months...

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Take a virtual tour of the entire Munich Airport

13-08-2016 Technology

Take a virtual tour of the entire Munich Airport

The world's first virtual tour of an entire airport is now available for tech-savvy travelers. Munich is the world's first airport to offer this innovative service. A crew with a...

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Health & Spa

Don’t feel guilty for relaxing, sleep more to be happier and more successful

16-08-2016 Health + Spa

Don’t feel guilty for relaxing, sleep more to be happier and more successful

From politics to work stress, Americans need more time to relax according to a recent study. The study finds out that Americans prefer using valuable vacation time for things unrelated...

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Outrigger in Mauritius Introduces New Spa Treatments

08-08-2016 Health + Spa

Outrigger in Mauritius Introduces New Spa Treatments

The Navasana Spa at the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort has introduced a range of 15 new treatments using essential oils from Aromatherapy Associates of London.

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Tours

Fall Travel Trends list London and Maui at top

30-08-2016 Tours

Fall Travel Trends list London and Maui at top

According to the findings of a recent nationwide survey of travel agents, American travelers are indeed using the "Brexit Benefit" to their advantage. According to the survey, London claimed the...

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The best places to live abroad in 2016

29-08-2016 Tours

The best places to live abroad in 2016

With more than 14,000 respondents, the third annual InterNations Expat Insider 2016 survey results reveals the list of the best places to live abroad and this year a newcomer tops...

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Sports Tourism

Investing in the Great Games of the Future: eSports

21-08-2016 Sports Tourism

Investing in the Great Games of the Future: eSports

Madison Square Garden is traditionally thought of as the home of the New York Knicks basketball team, the New York Rangers hockey team and major boxing championships. Then, in August...

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Liverpool FC opens Main Stand for Stadium Tours

11-08-2016 Sports Tourism

Liverpool FC opens Main Stand for Stadium Tours

Liverpool FC has announced plans to open the redeveloped Main Stand to Stadium Tours for the very first time, when they relaunch on Sunday 11th September.

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Luxury Travel

NorthEdge Capital invests in ITC Luxury Travel Group

31-08-2016 Luxury Travel

NorthEdge Capital invests in ITC Luxury Travel Group

NorthEdge Capital has invested in ITC Luxury Travel Group for a majority stake to support CEO Jen Atkinson and her senior team to deliver on planned investment in IT, management,...

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Charge your car at The Ritz-Carlton Hotels across the World

11-08-2016 Luxury Travel

Charge your car at The Ritz-Carlton Hotels across the World

Beside your portable devices, now you can charge your cars at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C properties across the globe. Currently installed at a majority of the iconic brand’s...

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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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