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HotelsPro presents tourism trends for 2017

18-01-2017 News from Turkey

HotelsPro presents tourism trends for 2017

Istanbul based technology and hotel reservation solutions provider; HotelsPro announced the trends and developments that can affect tourism industry in the world in 2017.

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Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts presents Culture&Art Card for students

17-01-2017 News from Turkey

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts presents Culture&Art Card for students

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), in celebration of its 45th anniversary in 2017, is launching a remarkable project with the support of its co-founder and sponsor; Eczacibasi Group....

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Aviation

Top 14 Most annoying passenger behaviors

18-01-2017 Aviation

Top 14 Most annoying passenger behaviors

Millions and millions of people take air every year and do you know which passenger behaviors  are the most annoying. Expedia.com's new Airplane Etiquette study finds out that. Airplane Etiquette...

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Etihad and Lufthansa may merge airlines

17-01-2017 Aviation

Etihad and Lufthansa may merge airlines

According to a report at Italian daily Il Messaggero, Etihad Airways plans to take a 30-40 percent stake in Lufthansa via a capital increase. According to the newspaper, the two...

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Cruise Travel

Carnival launches Three New Ships in 2017, more to join fleet in 2018

15-01-2017 Cruise Travel

Carnival launches Three New Ships in 2017, more to join fleet in 2018

Carnival Corporation & plc recently launched the Seabourn Encore and will also launch Majestic Princess from Princess Cruises in April, which will be the world's first cruise ship built specifically...

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Crystal Unveils Crystal Living In-Suite Publication

12-01-2017 Cruise Travel

Crystal Unveils Crystal Living In-Suite Publication

Crystal has unveiled an artful in-suite book that commemorates the spirit of what the company has dubbed The New Crystal – The World’s Most Luxurious Hospitality & Lifestyle Brand Portfolio™....

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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

Miami gets ready for Saturday’s Beer Festival

12-01-2017 MICE

Miami gets ready for Saturday’s Beer Festival

The 5th annual Miami Beer Festival will take place on Jan 14th and will give attendees once in a lifetime experience of enjoying a beer festival on the field of...

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Baltanest receives 'Conference of the Year' Award in Estonia

12-01-2017 MICE

Baltanest receives 'Conference of the Year' Award in Estonia

The Estonian Convention Bureau's annual 'Conference of the Year' gala awards ceremony took place in Tallinn on January 11, with the top prize going to Baltanest 2016, the 8th International...

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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

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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Chavana to operate a spa facility in Maldives

09-01-2017 Health + Spa

Chavana to operate a spa facility in Maldives

Chavana Spa has entered into a new agreement to operate a spa facility at PearlSands at Huraa, located in North Male Atoll, Maldives. Operations commenced December 29, 2016, with a...

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Tours

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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10 Best Places to Retire in 2017

16-01-2017 Tours

10 Best Places to Retire in 2017

For most people retirement means less income and because of insufficient retirement savings and the high/rising cost of living, many people are looking ahead to retiring somewhere cheaper. That's why...

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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

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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Marco Island welcomes JW Marriott

06-01-2017 Luxury Travel

Marco Island welcomes JW Marriott

Following an extensive $320 million renovation facilitated by ownership group Mass Mutual, the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa has converted to a JW Marriott luxury property....

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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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