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Istanbul to host 2017 EuroLeague Final Four

29-09-2016 News from Turkey

Istanbul to host 2017 EuroLeague Final Four

Euroleague Basketball announced that 2017 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four will be held in Istanbul in May, 2017. Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş said: "We have already started preparations for 2017...

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Fez Travel opens office in Sydney, Australia

28-09-2016 News from Turkey

Fez Travel opens office in Sydney, Australia

Celebrating its 20 years Turkey tour Specialist Fez Travel is opening an office in Sydney, Australia. The Sydney office is run by Ms. Derya Bartli Phillips. "Our company focuses on...

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Aviation

Singapore Airlines to Increase Indonesia and Australia Services

30-09-2016 Aviation

Singapore Airlines to Increase Indonesia and Australia Services

Singapore Airlines is to launch a new route linking Jakarta with Sydney while also boosting Singapore-Jakarta flight frequency, in an increase of its operations to both Indonesia and Australia.

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Air Canada adds Montreal-Algiers and Montreal-Marseille flights

29-09-2016 Aviation

Air Canada adds Montreal-Algiers and Montreal-Marseille flights

Air Canada announced the addition of two new seasonal destinations to its international network from Montreal. The new services, Montreal-Algiers and Montreal-Marseille will launch in June 2017, with the Montreal-Algiers route...

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Cruise Travel

CLIA: October is Plan a Cruise Month in the United States and Canada

29-09-2016 Cruise Travel

CLIA: October is Plan a Cruise Month in the United States and Canada

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, has announced October is Plan a Cruise Month. The multi-faceted campaign will unite the...

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Alaska Welcomes Its one millionth cruise ship visitor

27-09-2016 Cruise Travel

Alaska Welcomes Its one millionth cruise ship visitor

For the first time in seven years, Alaska welcomed its one millionth cruise ship visitor. Wendy Yoisten from St Albert, Alberta, Canada with her husband John, arrived on the Holland...

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Rail Travel

Train Crashes Into Hoboken Terminal

29-09-2016 Rail

Train Crashes Into Hoboken Terminal

Three people were killed and more than 100 injured, some critically, when a commuter train from New York barreled into a New Jersey rail station without stopping and crashed during...

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Deadly train crash in north-western Spain

09-09-2016 Rail

Deadly train crash in north-western Spain

At least four people have been killed and 49 hurt in a train derailment in Galicia in north-western Spain. The train between the city of Vigo and Porto, in Portugal,...

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Accommodation

WTTC predicts Sri Lanka’s Travel & Tourism GDP to grow 6.3%, Dusit Thani invests in Sri Lanka

29-09-2016 Accommodation

WTTC predicts Sri Lanka’s Travel & Tourism GDP to grow 6.3%, Dusit Thani invests in Sri Lanka

After years of civil war, a new stability has returned to the island. It is now officially one of the fastest growing tourist markets in the world. The World Travel...

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Best Western Unveils New ‘White Label’ Franchise

28-09-2016 Accommodation

Best Western Unveils New ‘White Label’ Franchise

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts introduced SureStay Hotels - a revolutionary new ‘white label’ franchise model in the hotel industry. SureStay will operate as a separate subsidiary while plugging hotel...

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MICE News

Gay Friendly Events in Las Vegas this fall and winter

29-09-2016 MICE

Gay Friendly Events in Las Vegas this fall and winter

This fall and winter, travelers looking for an exciting and colorful array of LGBT events can look no further than the Entertainment Capital of the World. From sporting events to...

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Angela Merkel and Taleb Rifai highlight importance of tourism at BTW in Berlin

28-09-2016 MICE

Angela Merkel and Taleb Rifai highlight importance of tourism at BTW in Berlin

The 20th Summit of the Federal Association of the German Tourism Industry (BTW) took place on 26 September in Berlin, Germany. More than 500 participants enjoyed speeches by Chancellor Angela...

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Technology

easyJet customers can now use Apple Pay on the Web

29-09-2016 Technology

easyJet customers can now use Apple Pay on the Web

easyJet customers can now use Apple Pay on the Web for bookings made on easyJet.com. This makes payment a seamless “2 touch” process. Apple Pay is already available via easyJet’s...

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Hotel technology startup Exa launches intelligent voice automation solution

29-09-2016 Technology

Hotel technology startup Exa launches intelligent voice automation solution

New York City headquartered Exa announced the official launch of its intelligent voice automation solution for the hospitality industry that drives new revenues and takes guest engagement to a whole...

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Health & Spa

More Than Half of Europe's Hospital Physicians would not Recommend Their Organization to Provide Care

29-09-2016 Health + Spa

More Than Half of Europe's Hospital Physicians would not Recommend Their Organization to Provide Care

Europe’s healthcare industry has started down the path of consolidating and professionalizing its care organizations, but it still has a long way to go. A new survey finds out that...

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Mandara Spa to Operate a New Spa in Saint Petersburg

28-09-2016 Health + Spa

Mandara Spa to Operate a New Spa in Saint Petersburg

Mandara Spa has entered into a new agreement to operate a spa facility at the Lotte Hotel Saint Petersburg, Russia. The hotel will be managed by Lotte Hotels and Resorts...

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Tours

Travel Apps vs. Travel Agents in 2016

29-09-2016 Tours

Travel Apps vs. Travel Agents in 2016

A new survey of 6,000 of its Asian, European and North American members tried to determine how consumers in different markets research and book holidays. What the research shows is...

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NTA relaunches a redesigned website, brand, calendar

29-09-2016 Tours

NTA relaunches a redesigned website, brand, calendar

The National Tour Association launched a redesigned website yesterday, just in time for the association’s busy year ahead. In 2017 NTA will twice host Travel Exchange, the association’s signature event...

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Sports Tourism

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams at Patrick Mouratoglou's Tennis Academy

22-09-2016 Sports Tourism

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams at Patrick Mouratoglou's Tennis Academy

The star studded event at the Beachcomber French Riviera Resort & Spa and its Mouratoglou Tennis Academy was an opportunity for the Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles and Mauritius...

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Higher volume of business expected at International Golf Travel Market

14-09-2016 Sports Tourism

Higher volume of business expected at International Golf Travel Market

International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), the world’s premier global event for golf tourism suppliers, buyers and media, is set to attract a record number of tour operators, travel agencies and...

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Luxury Travel

Etihad Airways reveals new First Class amenity kits

28-09-2016 Luxury Travel

Etihad Airways reveals new First Class amenity kits

Etihad Airways has revealed its new First Class amenity kits, designed in partnership with two leading brands from the worlds of fashion and beauty: internationally renowned fashion designer Christian Lacroix,...

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Geoffrey Rush Is The Latest Celebrity Fan of Mandarin Oriental

27-09-2016 Luxury Travel

Geoffrey Rush Is The Latest Celebrity Fan of Mandarin Oriental

Geoffrey Rush, the award-winning Australian actor, becomes the newest celebrity fan to join Mandarin Oriental’s US$ multi-million global advertising campaign “He’s a Fan/She’s a Fan”. The campaign elegantly connects Mandarin...

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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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