The United States Department of State advises U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to Cuba while Hurricane Irma recovery efforts are underway. Major roads are now open in Havana and power and water service has been restored in most of the city, but some parts of the country may be without power and running water.
The American Bus Association (ABA) – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach, travel and tourism – announced Omaha, Neb., as the site of its 2020 ABA Annual Meeting & Marketplace. The dates of the 2020 Marketplace will be Jan. 10-14, 2020. This is the first time ABA has come to Omaha for its annual event.
British Airways will be resuming scheduled flights to Seychelles as from March 2018. The United Kingdom’s flag carrier, also one of the world's leading scheduled international passenger airlines, will launch direct flights to Seychelles as of March 24, 2018.
Barbuda, a Caribbean island of 1,700 residents, is now deserted by Hurricane Irma. Ronald Sanders, the Antigua and Barbuda ambassador to the United States said, "For the first time in 300 years, there's not a single living person on the island of Barbuda -- a civilization that has existed in that island for close to, over 300 years has now been extinguished."
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) revealed the name of its new high-quality midscale brand, avid™ hotels, alongside a brand logo and renderings of the hotel exterior, public space and guest rooms. First introduced to owners at the IHG Americas Conference in June, avid hotels is franchise ready beginning today, officially marking the start of licensing in the U.S. for this much-anticipated new brand.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) today announced the two associations are collaborating to present meeting and event focused education at GBTA Conference 2017 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR, taking place in Frankfurt, 28-30 November.
NBA superstar Kevin Durant is teaming up with Alaska Airlines to support youth and education programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Between Durant's NBA championship win with the Golden State Warriors last year and Alaska's expansion into San Francisco with its purchase of Virgin America, Durant and the airline share a common purpose of making a difference in Bay Area communities.
Korea is seeing a sharp increase in business visitors from Taiwan in 2017 in response to active marketing and support programs at home and abroad by the Korea MICE Bureau (KMB) division of the Korea Tourism Organization. Some 30,000 Taiwanese corporate travelers are currently enjoying incentive travel-based visits to Korea throughout the second half of the year, just over a month after business events roadshows successfully conducted by the KMB in the island nation’s largest cities.
Booking.com announced an exclusive partnership with the ‘Women in Tech’ track of Web Summit. As part of this initiative, Web Summit and Booking.com are together launching ‘Women In Tech Mentor Program’, the first Women in Tech Track mentoring initiative at the event.
Mama Shelter, the global collection of authentic hotels, has announced its market entry into Serbia with plans to open Mama Shelter Belgrade. The property will be located along Ulica Knez Mihailova - Prince Michael Street - the iconic pedestrian promenade in the Serbian capital and is expected to open in early 2018.
VisitBritain is tempting tourists to come and discover the exciting, secretive and adventurous side of Britain in a new film tourism campaign ahead of Kingsman: The Golden Circle in cinemas this month.
Qatar Airways Cargo announces Pittsburgh as its latest freighter destination in the United States, effective 11 October 2017, making it the first international airline to commence freighter service to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
A new app is launched today that will help you to grant access to modern, safe, hi-tech restrooms at retail partners. Now available for iOS on the App Store, with Android coming soon, Good2Go is offering a free trial subscription for a limited time.
Every day thousands of people search for cheap flights and hotels all around the world. The world has never been more open for exploring. But with so much choice, how do you decide where to go? A new study reveals world's most fun destinations. The rankings may give you an idea where you should travel next.
Hainan Airlines inaugurated direct air service from Shanghai to Tel Aviv. Hainan Airlines' flight HU407, which took off from Shanghai Pudong International Airport, landed at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport at 8:30 am on September 12, 2017 local time after 11 hours in the air.
Alaska Airlines and San Francisco Giants signed a partnership agreement that makes the carrier the official airline of the San Francisco Giants for the next seven years, extending the partnership that Virgin America established with the organization in 2008.
VISIT PHILADELPHIA® launched its latest African-American marketing initiative—the key component of which is a documentary-style travel video series hosted by Philly native Tarik "Black Thought" Trotter of The Roots.
Turkey’s national carrier Turkish Airlines now invests in human resources training; announced the opening of a high-end Flight Training Center equipped with the latest technologies for highly qualified training professionals. Designed with Smart Building Automation Concept, the center will be providing uninterruptible flight training with dynamic UPS Power Supply Systems.
easyJet has today launched a new service named‘Worldwide by easyJet’. It is the first global airline connections service by a European low fares airline. With seats available from today, “Worldwide by easyJet” enables customers to seamlessly connect their easyJet flight with partner airline flights with launch partners WestJet and Norwegian using the GatwickConnects product.
KNCV Tuberculosis Fund and the municipality of The Hague will facilitate the 2018 Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Netherlands. This annual world conference focuses on TB and other lung diseases such as asthma and pneumonia, air pollution and anti-smoking policies.
United Airlines (UAL) today announced new nonstop seasonal service to four popular European destinations. The new routes will be launched for carrier’s 2018 summer schedule and will offer more options for United customers from more than 100 North American cities to conveniently connect to Europe with just one stop in New York/Newark, San Francisco or Washington/Dulles hubs.
Germany's second-largest airline, Air Berlin, which declared bankruptcy last month after years of losses, was forced to cancel dozens of flights on Tuesday due to an unusually high number of pilots calling in sick.
Thailand's capital – Bangkok will soon get its first city observation tower which will have a height of 459-metres or 1506 ft. The Bangkok Observation Tower will rank 6th among the world's tallest towers as well as be the tallest observation tower in Southeast Asia.
The ultimate in culinary style and entertainment, globally established luxury lifestyle brand Nobu Hotels, founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, and Selenta Group, a Spanish real estate and hotel group owned by Jordi Mestre, announced their continued European expansion into Barcelona, Spain.
Qatar Airways has responded to increased customer demand for service to Turkey by launching direct flights to the southern city of Adana, the airline’s fourth route to the country. The new three-times–a-week service is in addition to the airline’s existing flights to the capital Ankara, and services to historic Istanbul’s two main airports: Atatürk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport.
In August 2017, the Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport, Malta Airport and Kosice Airport) handled a total of 3.3 million passengers, comprising an increase of 6.5%. Vienna Airport handled 2,487,485 passengers in August 2017, representing an increase of 4.0% from August 2016.
The Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference, the annual conference of Ecotourism Australia will be held on 27-29 November 2017 in Adelaide, South Australia. Organizers announce the programme of the conference.
With Hurricane Irma moving out of the Orlando area, Orlando International Airport will phase-in limited commercial operations after a damage assessment, clean-up, repairs, airline schedules and availability of personnel have all been addressed.
Rowing teams of Greece, Turkey, and Romania collect most of the medals at the Balkan Rowing Championship held in Istanbul last weekend. Organized in collaboration with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) and Turkish Rowing Federation (TRF), the Balkan Rowing Championship (BRC) attracted national teams of Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, and Romania.
The Cityscape Global 2017 – the biggest annual real estate event – has been opened by the Dubai Crown Prince His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
FITZ Club - Racquets, Health & Fitness, the best luxury sports centre in the Eastern Seaboard ran by the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, successfully held its 9th Fitz Club Tennis Tournament with players of all skill levels participating in the fun 3 - day event.
“Extraordinary World”: A live concert by legendary British band; Duran Duran has made the opening of the 2017 edition of the Ferretti Group Private Preview. The spectacle and glamour of this memorable event were made tangible in the enchanting Monégasque night.
Acapulco authorities report that all tourism infrastructure, including the airport, is fully operational after the 8.2 earthquake that struck the Mexican Pacific coast. After the quake, a tsunami warning was issued and later withdrawn, as city is now safe from hazardous waves.
A 19-year-old teen from Chicago was found dead Sunday morning inside a hotel freezer at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center in Rosemont. Lack of urgency caused the body found late.
Luxury cruise line Cunard flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 arrives in New York after the second annual Transatlantic Fashion Week brought together some of the most glamorous names in the fashion industry. The crossing, which left Southampton on August 31, 2017, included seven days of runway shows, inspiring talks, glamorous dinners and exclusive unveilings from fashion icons and leaders.
Organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) since 1987, the 15th Istanbul Biennial brings together artworks by 56 artists from 32 countries, including 30 new commissions, all addressing different notions of home, belonging and neighborhood.
The Prime Minister of the Republic of India His Excellency Shri Narendra Modi and the Indian delegation stayed at the Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon.
May Myat Mon Win, General Manager of the hotel (6th from right), welcomed The Prime Minister of the Republic of India His Excellency Shri Narendra Modi (7th from right)
Seatrade Europe - the leading trade event for the European cruise and river cruise industry – has put the spotlight on river cruising as part of the discussions at this important industry event running at Hamburg Messe until Friday 8 September 2017.
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has expressed sympathy for the loss of life and hardship following the passage of Hurricane Irma and has urged Caribbean residents and visitors in the projected path of the storm to take continued precautions as it makes its way through parts of the northern Caribbean.
2017 Balkan Rowing Championships, organized in collaboration with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) and Turkish Rowing Federation (TRF), will be held between 8 and 10 September, 2017 at Istanbul's Golden Horn.
The latest U.S. Travel Trends Index (TTI) updates earlier numbers with newly available data, and finds that international visitation—initially found to have grown consistently this year—actually contracted in four of the seven months for which data is so far available.
VisitEngland launched a £2.5 million ‘Join the World - Discover the UK’ digital and social media campaign to inspire young people from Great Britain and Northern Ireland to take a holiday at home in response to the latest statistics that revealed 16-to-34 year olds took almost 1.4 million fewer holidays at home last year compared to a decade ago.
Delta, in cooperation with joint venture partner Air France KLM, will connect Indianapolis with its European hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle beginning May 24, 2018. With the new nonstop trans-Atlantic service from Indianapolis to Paris, customers from across the Hoosier State will have convenient, one-stop connections at Paris-Charles de Gaulle to more than 100 destinations in Europe, Africa, Middle East and India.
IGLTA President/CEO John Tanzella meets with the Italian Association of Gay & Lesbian Tourism and government leaders. The meeting marked the City of Milan’s official announcement that it will bid to host IGLTA’s 37th Annual Global Convention in 2020 in conjunction with AITGL and the Italian National Tourist Board (ENIT).
The Mexican Pacific resort town of Acapulco has a better summer season in 2017 compare to last year. Guerrero authorities report positive numbers for visitors, hotel occupancy and economic impact with the official close of the summer.
The total number of foreign tourists visiting Antalya is recorded as 7.2 million in the first 8 months of 2017; surpassing the figure of the whole 2016 since a total of 6.4 million visited Antalya in 2016.
WOW air has today unveiled a new service to Dallas, marking the low-cost airline’s 15th destination in North America. Flights from Iceland to Dallas will be serviced by WOW air’s fleet of Airbus A330 aircraft and available from just £129.99*.
For the first time since the Expat Insider survey was introduced, none of the previous year’s top 3 destinations led the ranking in 2017. Here are the world’s best and worst countries for expats in 2017.
United Airlines announces a new option for customers to check in and learn about their flights without the touch of a finger. The new United skill for Amazon Alexa allows customers to use their Alexa-enabled devices, such as the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Echo Dot, to check in and ask a variety of questions about flights.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) introduced its new ‘What Happens Here, Stays Here’ broadcast and digital spot, “Dream Vacation.” The legendary brand’s innovative spot reinforces the destination’s identity as the paramount purveyor of adult freedom.
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of The St. Regis Astana, marking the debut of the brand in Kazakhstan. Travelers and locals will experience unparalleled luxury and bespoke St. Regis service with the local traditions, art and architecture of Kazakhstan at the hotel, which is developed by MG Holding.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be launching a ‘Free All-Inclusive for 2018’ promotion on all new bookings made between 6th September and 18th October 2017 inclusive, on 50 selected sailings in 2018. This complimentary drinks package gives Fred. Olsen guests the chance to take advantage of a wide range of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks on board, all day, every day, all within the cruise price!
Built in 1906, this historic Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas has completed a major expansion project and reopened its doors for travelers. Featuring a modern yet timeless design from Dez Motif and architecture by MOSER Architecture Studio, the renovation includes a casino floor nearly doubled in size, a majestic grand entrance, an extension of its outdoor bar, OneBar at One Fremont Street and more.
Wharf Hotels announced the opening of Niccolo Chongqing on 8 September 2017 in the mountain city of Southwest China. The latest in the Niccolo collection of contemporary urban chic luxury hotels, is a member of Global Hotel Alliance’s Ultratravel Collection. The city’s international sky hotel is located in the heart of Jiangbeizui, Chongqing’s dynamic new Central Business District at the most fashionable address.
Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) will hold their prestigious congress next week at ICC Jerusalem. The congress will attract more than 1,200 prominent researchers, scientists and doctors from Europe and more than 500 researchers and academics from Israel.
Reed Travel Exhibitions, organizer of world’s leading travel and tourism events, announced that the UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit at WTM London will debate the so-called ‘overtourism’ which has become a hot topic in recent months. Reports from around the world speaking of ‘tourism-phobia’ and showing pictures of citizens protesting against the ‘invasion of tourists’ and the expulsion of locals by tourism businesses are among this summer’s important incidents happened in Europe.
Hurricane nightmare continues in the United States. Just days after Hurricane Harvey devastated large areas of Texas, another hurricane - now Category 5 - Irma is threatening to hit the Caribbean and Florida.
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