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Published on 30/10/2014
world-travel-awards-headed-to-anguilla-for-grand-final-2014World Travel Awards will head to the paradise island of Anguilla in the Caribbean for its annual Grand Final.
Published on 30/10/2014
the-2nd-istanbul-design-biennial-opensThe 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial ‘The Future Is Not What It Used To Be’ organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and curated by Zoë Ryan opens to the public on 1 November.
Published on 30/10/2014
new-mobile-app-helps-travelers-save-money-in-orlando-and-nycEat and Play Card announced the launch of a new mobile app for Apple iOS and Android phones.
Published on 30/10/2014
etihad-airways-strengthens-india-networkEtihad Airways has announced that Mumbai and New Delhi will become its first destinations in India to be served with triple-daily flights, strengthening its unparalleled offering with Jet Airways into and out of the country.
Published on 30/10/2014
more-russian-tourists-visiting-health-resorts-in-belarusThe interest of Russian people in health tourism in Vitebsk Oblast in the north of Belarus is increasing every year.
Published on 30/10/2014
qantas-and-melbourne-airport-join-with-iata-and-aci-for-passenger-friendly-security-checksAustralia's Melbourne Airport, Qantas Airways, Airports Council International (ACI), and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) signed an agreement to work together to develop a Smart Security pilot program for delivery at Melbourne Airport in 2015.
Published on 30/10/2014
tat-organises-second-indian-roadshow-to-promote-luxury-travelFifteen Thai sellers of luxury travel products and services participated in the second “Amazing Thailand Luxury Pleasure Road Show” organised in four major Indian cities between 11 – 17 October, 2014.
Published on 30/10/2014
golf-holidays-the-top-selling-destination-in-2013The 17th International Golf Travel Market is taking place in Lake Como, Italy.
Published on 30/10/2014
how-italy-can-consolidate-its-position-as-a-leading-european-golf-destinationWith Lake Como hosting the 17th International Golf Travel Market, Italy can consolidate its position as a leading European golf destination by harnessing the individual strengths of its diverse regions.
Published on 30/10/2014
saudi-budget-carrier-flynas-suspends-long-haul-servicesSaudi Arabia's first and only budget airline, flynas, has suspended long-haul flights because profits on the routes did not meet expectations, chief executive Raja Azmi said.
Published on 29/10/2014
singapore-led-group-wins-myanmar-airport-bidA Singapore construction company and an affiliate of Changi Airport Group has won a $1.4 billion order to build a new airport in Myanmar’s Yangon.
Published on 29/10/2014
ryanair-announces-2-new-basesRyanair, Scotland’s favourite airline, on 28 October opened its 3rd Scottish base in Glasgow with 1 based aircraft, 7 new routes for winter and 9 new routes for summer 2015.
Published on 29/10/2014
thai-launches-flights-to-luang-prabangThai Airways International (THAI) announces services to Luang Prabang, Laos People’s Democratic Republic, beginning 26 October 2014.
Published on 29/10/2014
tourism-australia-and-virgin-australia-to-spend-millions-to-promote-australiaTourism Australia and Virgin Australia plan to increase the value of their three year marketing partnership to A$20 million making Virgin Australia the largest airline partner of the national tourism body.
Published on 29/10/2014
qatar-s-new-hamad-airport-sees-10-increase-in-passenger-trafficHamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar’s new world-class gateway to the world, announced an increase in its monthly passenger statistics compared to those at Doha International Airport (DIA).
Published on 29/10/2014
royal-caribbean-international-took-delivery-of-the-latest-shipRoyal Caribbean International took delivery of the newest addition to the cruise line’s fleet, Quantum of the Seas, from Meyer Werft Yard on October 28.
Published on 29/10/2014
starwood-hotels-resorts-stylish-aloft-brand-opens-in-liverpoolStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the opening of Aloft Liverpool, the second Aloft hotel in the UK.
Published on 29/10/2014
vietjet-signs-strategic-agreementsVietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with India’s Air Costa, as part of a strategic alliance to explore opportunities in aviation and travel between Vietnam and India.
Published on 29/10/2014
lufthansa-entertainment-on-your-portable-electronic-devicesLufthansa passengers soon will be able to enjoy in-flight entertainment on their own portable electronic devices.
Published on 29/10/2014
national-geographic-announces-world-legacy-awards-finalistsThe 15 finalists of the inaugural National Geographic World Legacy Awards were unveiled on stage at ITB Asia in Singapore.
Published on 29/10/2014
the-world-s-most-iconic-train-announces-journeys-to-scandinavia-in-2015Venice Simplon-Orient-Express announces new ‘Nordic Adventures’ for June 2015.
Published on 29/10/2014
the-world-s-tallest-holiday-inn-hotel-opens-in-manhattanInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Crescent Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of the new 492-room Holiday Inn® Manhattan-Financial District hotel located in the heart of New York City’s downtown business center.
Published on 29/10/2014
pacific-world-becomes-official-partner-of-eibtmPacific World, the global DMC and Event Management organisation is once again confirmed as the official partner to this year's EIBTM.
Published on 28/10/2014
alibaba-eyes-online-travel-businessAlibaba Group, the largest Internet Company in China by market value, sets eye on online travel with new platform.
Published on 28/10/2014
china-s-top-trainmakers-plan-to-mergeChina's top trainmakers, China CNR and CSR Corp, are planning to merge as the country aims to promote its high-speed train technology abroad.
Published on 28/10/2014
united-launched-world-s-longest-dreamliner-routeUnited Airlines on Sunday launched what's now the world's longest Dreamliner route, using its new Boeing 787-9 to add service between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia.
Published on 28/10/2014
al-qaeda-wi-fi-network-delays-lax-flightA transatlantic American Airlines flight was delayed Sunday after a passenger noticed a Wi-Fi connection named "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork".
Published on 28/10/2014
the-10th-transplantation-congress-organized-by-dekonThe 10th Congress of the Turkish Transplantation Centers Coordination Association (Transplantation 2014) was organized on October, 15 -18, 2014 at the Hilton Resort & Spa in Turkbuku / Bodrum with almost 500 attendees by DEKON.
Published on 28/10/2014
turkish-airlines-open-to-be-held-in-antalya-on-13-16-novemberEurope’s finest golfers and many of the world’s greatest are heading back to Turkey for the “Turkish Airlines Open” which will be held at Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Antalya, Belek on 13-16 November 2014.
Published on 28/10/2014
crowne-plaza-hotels-resorts-unveils-next-generation-guest-roomCrowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts unveils its next generation guest room - an innovative design developed with industry-leading influencers and experts to meet the changing needs of today’s modern business traveller.
Published on 27/10/2014
the-6th-apg-world-connect-takes-place-29-31-october-in-monacoThe 6th edition of the APG WORLD CONNECT will take place from the 29th to the 31st of October, 2014, in the prestigious Fairmont Hotel in Monaco. This year’s theme is: Air Transport Industry - 2020 Vision.
Published on 27/10/2014
south-korea-seeks-death-penalty-for-ferry-captainSouth Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people, and life sentences to three key crew members, a court official said.
Published on 27/10/2014
tourist-information-centres-in-europe-gathered-in-luxembourgMore than 70 Tourist Information Centres – TIC managers and staff from 37 leading European Cities met on October 16-17 in Luxembourg for the first TIC Expert Meeting to develop their knowledge and share best practices on Tourist Information Centres.
Published on 27/10/2014
unwto-secretary-general-applauds-greece-for-strong-tourism-results-in-2014The number of international tourists visiting Greece in the first half of 2014 grew by 17%, driven by the strong demand from key European outbound markets such as Germany and the United Kingdom.
Published on 27/10/2014
taylor-swift-new-york-city-s-global-welcome-ambassadorTaylor Swift becomes New York City’s Global Welcome Ambassador for 2014–2015.
Published on 27/10/2014
oriental-medicine-festival-in-daegu-celebrates-past-and-embraces-futureDaegu’s Yangyeongsi Herb Medicine Cultural Festival enlightened and soothed visitors from October 1st-6th in Republic of Korea.
Published on 27/10/2014
best-western-opens-a-new-luxury-hotel-in-malaysiaBest Western International’s rapid expansion in Malaysia continues with the addition of a stunning new luxury hotel in the Genting Highlands.
Published on 26/10/2014
north-korea-closes-its-borders-with-ebola-excuseNorth Korea is closing its borders to international tourists because of concerns about Ebola.
Published on 26/10/2014
north-america-and-united-states-leading-travel-agency-for-2014Rovia has been recognized as both “North America’s Leading Travel Agency” and “United States’ Leading Travel Agency” for 2014 by World Travel Awards (WTA)—two additional WTA awards for the company this year.
Published on 26/10/2014
air-new-zealand-s-new-hobbit-safety-videoAir New Zealand has published another "Hobbit"-themed video.
Published on 26/10/2014
pegasus-airlines-takes-off-for-sharm-el-sheikh-hurghadaTurkey’s leading low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines launches its first routes to the African continent with two new destinations in Egypt.
Published on 26/10/2014
dreamtrips-vacation-club-named-north-america-s-leading-travel-clubDreamTrips™ vacation club was recognized as “North America’s Leading Travel Club” for 2014 as part of the World Travel Awards (WTA)—the fourth WTA regional award for the travel club this year.
Published on 26/10/2014
mcarthurglen-to-open-two-designer-outlets-in-istanbulMcArthurGlen, Europe’s leading owner, developer and manager of designer outlets, has partnered with Fiba Group, Turkey’s leading international financial and retail group, to open the first two designer outlets in Istanbul, Europe’s largest city.
Published on 26/10/2014
what-do-affluent-travelers-want-and-how-can-we-give-it-to-themLuxury travel specialists will share new research on affluent travellers and debate how not only luxury product, but also the theory and practice of selling that product to new customers is changing.
Published on 26/10/2014
aeroflot-launches-flights-to-georgia-and-moldovaStarting from October 26 Aeroflot is launching its own regular flights on the routes Moscow – Tbilisi – Moscow and Moscow – Chisinau – Moscow.
Published on 26/10/2014
christmas-market-at-dusit-thani-bangkokIt’s that time of the year to celebrate a year of love and happiness with family and friends.
Published on 26/10/2014
ascott-acquires-a-20-stake-in-quest-serviced-apartmentsThe Ascott Limited (Ascott) – the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator, has entered into a strategic partnership with Quest Serviced Apartments (Quest) – the largest serviced apartment provider with 112 properties in Australia.
Published on 23/10/2014
istanbul-hosts-ferrari-challenge-this-weekendThe Ferrari Challenge Europe Trofeo Pirelli resumes this weekend at Turkey’s spectacular Istanbul Park circuit.
Published on 23/10/2014
french-chef-opens-a-culinary-exhibition-in-istanbulFrench chef, photographer and artist Daniel Colagrossi has opened an exhibition in Istanbul.
Published on 23/10/2014
denmark-joins-the-growing-baltic-family-of-exhibitors-at-convene-2015Exhibitors from Denmark will be making their debut in CONVENE 2015.
Published on 23/10/2014
golfers-are-taking-more-golf-breaks-nowGolfers in four key European markets take more golf breaks now than they did in 2009, according to new research.
Published on 23/10/2014
spa-and-wellness-services-trade-show-opens-its-doors-todayThe sixth SPA-CE, trade show of Spa & Wellness tourism of Central Europe, commenced today.
Published on 23/10/2014
accor-transfers-its-central-european-operations-to-polish-orbisAccor today submitted an offer to Orbis, a public company listed in Warsaw and 52.7% held by Accor, which would reinforce their existing partnership to make the Polish company its management platform for Central and Eastern Europe.
Published on 23/10/2014
swiss-airline-to-start-flying-to-cubaSoon tourists have an option to fly twice a week from Switzerland to Cuba.
Published on 23/10/2014
qantas-unveils-the-final-design-of-new-business-suitesQantas customers are set to enjoy a new standard of luxury on international flights to Asia, Hawaii and key domestic routes, with the airline unveiling the final design of new Business Suites to feature on its A330 fleet.
Published on 23/10/2014
ryanair-to-offer-passengers-pre-booked-parking-facilitiesRyanair today announced a new car parking partnership with Manchester Airport Group (MAG), offering Ryanair passengers pre-booked parking facilities at East Midlands, London Stansted and Manchester airports.
Published on 23/10/2014
courtyard-by-marriott-opens-10th-hotel-in-mexicoMarriott International announced the opening of the 156-room Courtyard by Marriott Queretaro, the 10th hotel for the brand in Mexico.
Published on 23/10/2014
it-partnership-with-ibm-to-split-lufthansa-systems-into-three-companiesDeutsche Lufthansa AG announced that they will soon sign IT partnership with IBM.
Published on 23/10/2014
air-arabia-launches-11th-route-in-saudi-arabia-to-al-joufAir Arabia announced the launch of non-stop service to Al Jouf, one of the compelling tourist destinations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia defined by a diverse natural environment, cultural landmarks and historic sites.
Published on 23/10/2014
medical-tourism-conference-in-dubaiDelegates from around the globe attended the first day of a two-day inaugural health regulation conference in Dubai which looked at major efforts by Dubai to become a medical tourism hub.
Published on 22/10/2014
best-cruise-lines-for-2014Condé Nast Traveler readers rank the best cruise lines in the world, including large ships, midsize-ships, small ships, and river cruising vessels.
Published on 22/10/2014
ebola-restrictions-start-in-the-united-statesNowadays people talk about the possibility of an Ebola-related travel ban to the United States.
Published on 22/10/2014
eurostar-to-start-london-amsterdam-serviceEurostar will launch direct services between the British and Dutch capitals.
Published on 22/10/2014
qatar-airways-to-fly-bangkok-with-a380-in-the-new-yearQatar Airways’ highly anticipated A380 aircraft will soon touchdown in Bangkok, Thailand.
Published on 22/10/2014
tourradar-launches-been2-a-new-app-for-travelersTourRadar, the web and mobile platform for group travel, is expanding its horizons in the mobile app world by launching ‘been2’. 
Published on 22/10/2014
international-travel-to-the-united-states-between-2014-2019The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) projects international travel to the United States will continue to experience strong growth through 2019, based on the National Travel and Tourism Office's 2014 Fall Travel Forecast.
Published on 22/10/2014
jazeera-airways-group-announces-record-earnings-for-q3-2014Jazeera Airways Group Chairman, Marwan Boodai, said, “Despite the continued political unrest in several areas of our network, the company managed to deliver the best earnings in the history of our nine-year old airline,”.
Published on 22/10/2014
flydubai-inaugurates-two-new-flights-to-tanzaniaDubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flights to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar touched down today in Tanzania.
Published on 22/10/2014
vanilla-islands-speaks-out-on-the-creole-festival-of-seychellesVictoria, capital of the Creole world and the island of Mahé which was equipped with an institute insuring the promotion of this so warm islander identity welcome the 29th kreol festival from October 24th.
Published on 22/10/2014
design-hotels-welcomes-eight-new-membersDesign Hotels welcomes eight new members from South Korea to Spain.
Published on 22/10/2014
cruise1st-co-uk-announces-free-cruise-tracking-appCruise1st.co.uk has become the first UK cruise operator to offer a useful and fun app letting friends keep up with a seafarer's latest cruise holiday.
Published on 22/10/2014
holiday-inn-express-brand-launches-in-russiaInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announces the launch of its Holiday Inn Express® brand in Russia, the CIS and Georgia.
Published on 22/10/2014
gulf-air-returns-to-hyderabadGulf Air will be recommencing flights to Hyderabad, the fourth most populous city in India, with 5 weekly flights, starting from 15 December 2014.
Published on 22/10/2014
turkish-culture-days-start-in-georgiaTurkish Culture Centre in Tbilisi, Georgia hosts one-month long Turkish Culture Days.
Published on 21/10/2014
19-3-million-tourists-visited-mexico-in-8-monthsThe Bank of Mexico reported that tourism receipts received from international tourists in the first eight months of the year grew 18.1 percent over the same period of 2013.
Published on 21/10/2014
lyft-uber-can-operate-at-san-francisco-international-airportLyft and Uber drivers can now legally pick up and drop off passengers at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Published on 21/10/2014
where-do-consumers-want-to-go-in-q3-2014There's been some notable movement beyond the top destinations in terms of where consumers want to travel this quarter.
Published on 21/10/2014
orbitz-com-customers-name-favorite-hotels-for-2014Orbitz.com today announced the winners of the 2014 Best In Stay Awards, which honor nearly 400 top-rated hotels in 75 popular destinations based on reviews by Orbitz customers.
Published on 21/10/2014
ana-partners-with-world-renowned-hotels-and-restaurantsANA will collaborate with some of the world’s most highly acclaimed restaurants in Thailand, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
Published on 21/10/2014
hilton-worldwide-enters-myanmar-with-first-hilton-hotel-in-capital-cityHilton Worldwide made its debut in Myanmar with the opening of Hilton Nay Pyi Taw, in the country’s capital city.
Published on 21/10/2014
gallipoli-peninsula-named-must-see-region-in-lonely-planet-s-best-in-travel-2015The Gallipoli Peninsula takes the number one spot for regions in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2015, highlighting the region as a must-see for the coming year, in time for the centenary of the World War I battle fought there.
Published on 21/10/2014
airbus-launches-new-vip-widebody-cabin-conceptAirbus has launched a new VIP cabin concept, initially for the A330-200, offering a faster and more affordable way to the greater capacity, capability and comfort of a widebody for both private and government customers.
Published on 21/10/2014
world-stroke-congress-will-be-held-at-halic-congress-center-on-22-25-octoberThe 9th World Stroke Congress will build on the highly successful 2012 congress in Brasilia, which attracted almost 2,000 delegates from 83 countries along with 65 internationally acclaimed speakers.
Published on 21/10/2014
best-western-s-patong-beach-property-in-phuket-opensBest Western International has opened a brand new hotel in Phuket: the stylish BEST WESTERN Patong Beach.
Published on 21/10/2014
starwood-has-sold-the-st-regis-romeStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has sold The St. Regis, Rome to subsidiaries of Constellation Hotels Holding Limited.
Published on 20/10/2014
ebola-aid-for-africaThe European Union steps up efforts toward getting 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid to fight Ebola in West Africa and rejected the idea of halting direct flights coming from the region.
Published on 20/10/2014
christmas-tree-sculpture-vandalized-in-paris-because-of-its-resemblance-to-a-sex-toyThe inflatable sculpture of a Christmas tree which caused outrage in Paris for its resemblance to a sex toy is removed after being vandalized.
Published on 20/10/2014
eibtm-exhibitors-can-now-select-their-own-appointments-with-hosted-buyersFor the first time EIBTM exhibitors will now be able to request additional appointments with Hosted Buyers following the initial appointment match.
Published on 20/10/2014
malaysia-airports-eyes-full-control-at-istanbul-sabiha-goekcen-airportMalaysia Airports Holdings Bhd plans to buy an additional 40 per cent stake in Istanbul’s second-biggest airport to gain full control according to sources.
Published on 20/10/2014
mandara-spa-facility-upgrade-at-the-magellan-sutera-resortThe spa facility located at The Pacific Sutera Hotel; Body Senses by Mandara, has been rebranded as a Chavana Spa.
Published on 20/10/2014
port-everglades-goes-digital-with-online-cruise-guide-and-new-cruise-appPort Everglades is making it easier and more convenient for cruise guests to plan their next ocean-bound vacation with an online version of the Cruise Guide and a new, user-friendly cruise app for mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads.
Published on 20/10/2014
kyoto-aquarium-is-a-new-attraction-for-business-visitorsKyoto is continuing to grow its offering to the conference, events and incentives market with the launch of a new venue.
Published on 20/10/2014
etihad-airways-and-alitalia-unveil-two-expo-milano-2015-aircraftAlitalia, Italy’s leading carrier, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have unveiled two aircraft in a unique Expo Milano 2015 livery to mark their co-sponsorship of the global event.
Published on 19/10/2014
lufthansa-pilots-strike-again-on-mondayDeutsche Lufthansa AG (LHA), the German carrier that has suffered a lot of strikes this year, expects another strike tomorrow; some flights to be affected.
Published on 19/10/2014
china-will-overtake-the-united-statesThe International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its first 20-year passenger growth forecast, projecting that China will overtake the United States as the world’s largest passenger market.
Published on 19/10/2014
which-countries-travel-the-mostWho are the most adventurous when it comes to travelling? A new study ranks the world’s most well-travelled countries.
Published on 19/10/2014
gbta-announces-new-education-programThe Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – Latin America region in conjunction with GBTA’s Argentina Chapter, recently hosted its third annual successful GBTA Conference Latin America.
Published on 17/10/2014
marriott-rewards-joins-the-turkish-airlines-miles-smiles-programmeNow Turkish Airlines' frequent flyer programme; Miles&Smiles members have the privilege of earning Miles for their stays in over 70 countries and over 3900 hotels with its new partner, Marriott Rewards.
Published on 16/10/2014
turkish-musicians-whirling-dervishes-join-brandenburg-for-ottoman-baroque-in-australiaSevil Oren Konakci, FTNnews’ MICE editor, will be leading a group of Whirling Dervishes (Semazen) and Mitrip Group, with the Vice-President of the International Mevlana Foundation, Esin Celebi Bayru, to Sydney, Australia for a series of concerts that will take place between 22 and 31 October 2014.
Published on 16/10/2014
assoufid-golf-club-marrakech-officially-opens-for-playAssoufid Golf Club, situated close to the vibrant ‘Red City’ of Marrakech, and set to become one of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region’s finest golf experiences, has officially opened.

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