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Turkish Airlines’ statement following 3-month State of Emergency

21-07-2016 News from Turkey

Turkish Airlines’ statement following 3-month State of Emergency

Following recent events in Turkey, the national flag carrier Turkish Airlines announced that they united with all of the heroic and honorable Turkish people in extraordinary efforts, played an important...

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Tourists can continue their vacation in Turkey despite State of Emergency

21-07-2016 News from Turkey

Tourists can continue their vacation in Turkey despite State of Emergency

Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB) released following statement. In light of the declarations by Republic of Turkey, Prime Minister H.E. Binali Yildirim, the security measures throughout Turkey and in...

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Aviation

Nearly 40.5 million traveled through MCO

21-07-2016 Aviation

Nearly 40.5 million traveled through MCO

Orlando International Airport (MCO) serves up to nearly 40.5 million travelers during a 12-month period. May statistics indicate another record for the total number of people traveling through MCO.

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Scoot started Singapore-Bangkok-Tokyo service

21-07-2016 Aviation

Scoot started Singapore-Bangkok-Tokyo service

Scoot has launched its inaugural Singapore-Bangkok-Tokyo service, with TZ292 departing Singapore last night for Bangkok then Tokyo, linking three exciting and iconic Asian cities.

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Cruise Travel

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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Pet friendly Queen Mary 2 Makes U.S. Debut

07-07-2016 Cruise Travel

Pet friendly Queen Mary 2 Makes U.S. Debut

Cunard’s flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 sailed into its U.S. homeport, Brooklyn, on July 6 after a significant refit costing in the region of $132 million. The luxury liner...

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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

W Hotels brand to debut in Scotland

20-07-2016 Accommodation

W Hotels brand to debut in Scotland

Starwood’s iconic W Hotels brand will debut in Scotland with W Edinburgh. Opening in 2021, W Edinburgh is located at the pulsing heart of the new Edinburgh St James development....

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Steigenberger opens its first IntercityHotel outside Europe

19-07-2016 Accommodation

Steigenberger opens its first IntercityHotel outside Europe

Steigenberger Hotels AG with head office in Germany, the Steigenberger Group is continuing its programme of international expansion. The German hotel group announced opening its first IntercityHotel in the Middle...

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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

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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Celebrate Finland’s sauna culture at Helsinki Sauna Day

05-07-2016 Health + Spa

Celebrate Finland’s sauna culture at Helsinki Sauna Day

Visitors to Helsinki, Finland, will be offered a never before seen insight into the traditional sauna culture at the world’s first Sauna Day. With over three million saunas across the...

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Tours

Holiday arrivals in New Zealand increase in June 2016

21-07-2016 Tours

Holiday arrivals in New Zealand increase in June 2016

Holiday arrivals in New Zealand have increased by a whopping 16.1% for the financial year ending June with two successful off-peak seasons (spring and autumn) flanking the best summer ever...

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Expedia Group Reports Increase in Travel Demand for Barbados

20-07-2016 Tours

Expedia Group Reports Increase in Travel Demand for Barbados

Expedia group reported that travel demand to Barbados on all Expedia sites grew nearly 30 percent in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the same time in 2015. Additionally,...

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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

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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Ship your Luxury Car to Europe, Etihad Cargo offers 20% discount

30-06-2016 Luxury Travel

Ship your Luxury Car to Europe, Etihad Cargo offers 20% discount

Rich Arabs and residents of UAE can now ship their luxury cars to Europe with Etihad Cargo and can even get 20% off the air cargo rates and their seat...

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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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