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Published on 18/08/2018
scandic-hotels-to-open-trondheim-s-largest-hotelScandic Hotels has signed a long-term lease agreement with Bane NOR Eiendom and Utstillingsplassen Eiendom to operate a new hotel in the Nyhavna area of Trondheim. The hotel will be the city’s largest conference hotel with 425 rooms and conference facilities covering close to 4,000 m2.
Published on 18/08/2018
bmw-i-collaborates-with-the-munich-hotel-the-lovelaceBMW i has been involved in a collaborative project with operators of the Munich pop-up hotel The Lovelace. A shuttle service is provided for the guests of The Lovelace in the form of strikingly designed BMW i3 and BMW i3s. The BMW Group uses the workshop and meeting rooms on the upper floor of the building so as to enable meetings between employees and visitors to take place in an unconventional atmosphere.
Published on 17/08/2018
supershuttle-international-acquires-go-lorries-sfoSuperShuttle International the largest professional airport shared-ride service in the US, has acquired Go Lorries Shuttle in San Francisco. This acquisition will expand SuperShuttle’s fleet size to approximately 80 vans servicing the Bay area.
Published on 17/08/2018
stockholm-s-historic-strand-hotel-becomes-a-radisson-collectionOne of Stockholm’s most historic buildings – Strand Hotel Stockholm joins a unique portfolio of local icons and one-of-a-kinds, as part of Radisson Collection. This new premium lifestyle collection of exceptional hotels are located in unique locations all over the world.
Published on 17/08/2018
delta-codeshares-with-kenya-airwaysDelta Air Lines has entered into a codeshare partnership with Kenya Airways on flights to and from Kenya Airways' hub at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Published on 17/08/2018
spicejet-s-new-in-flight-entertainment-system-spicengageSpiceJet, India's favourite airline, launched ‘SpicEngage’, a complimentary in-flight entertainment system. SpiceJet is the first and only Indian low cost airline to offer a fascinating range of entertainment content at no extra charge.
Published on 17/08/2018
washington-state-convention-center-adds-new-facility-summitWashington State Convention Center (WSCC) is expanding; a new facility's official groundbreaking ceremony brought together State, County and City officials, hospitality leaders and members of the community at the construction site of 'Summit'.
Published on 17/08/2018
royal-caribbean-launches-ship-design-contest-in-singapore-chance-to-win-cruise-holidays-and-cashRoyal Caribbean International is calling out designers to submit their vision of a cruise ship of the future in its first-ever nationwide design competition and stand a chance to win cruise holidays and cash prizes up to SGD $5,000.
Published on 17/08/2018
uzbekistan-airways-to-begin-regular-flights-to-jeddah-and-mumbaiThe National Airline Company of Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan Airways is launching flights to two new destinations: Jeddah and Mumbai.
Published on 17/08/2018
swiss-is-now-certificated-for-the-tsa-precheck-programmeSWISS is now certificated for the TSA PreCheck programme of the USA’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The certification makes departing from a US airport quicker and easier with immediate effect for all SWISS guests who are registered for the programme: TSA PreCheck offers separate security lines and streamlined security checks for its registered travellers, saving them valuable pre-departure time.
Published on 16/08/2018
president-trump-s-trade-war-with-china-drops-bookings-a-big-hit-to-us-tourismPresident Donald Trump’s tit-for-tat trade war with China appears to have caused a significant slump in Chinese visitors to the United States that could cost the American tourism sector dearly this year - according to the latest findings from ForwardKeys which predicts future travel patterns by analysing 17 million booking transactions a day.
Published on 16/08/2018
pata-human-capacity-building-programme-held-in-kathmandu-nepalThe PATA Human Capacity Building Programme, jointly organized by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), was held from August 13-14 at Hotel Himalaya in Kathmandu, Nepal.  The event, with the theme ‘Exploring the Art of Storytelling’, attracted 65 participants. Representing PATA were CEO Dr. Mario Hardy and Director - Human Capital Development Mrs. Parita Niemwongse.
Published on 16/08/2018
houston-s-successful-bid-for-the-2019-icca-congress-discussed-in-mexicoICCA’s Global Bidding workshop was held on 17 July 2018 at World Meetings Forum Vidanta – Riviera Nayarit 2018, Mexico. Leading global meetings industry suppliers discussed the best practices of bidding for international association meetings, using Houston’s successful bid for the 2019 ICCA Congress as the basis for discussion.
Published on 16/08/2018
visitbritain-s-exploregb-2019-to-take-place-in-yorkshireVisitBritain’s flagship global travel trade event ExploreGB will be held in Harrogate in 2019. Hundreds of international buyers from countries across the globe will meet travel trade suppliers from the UK to do business at the Harrogate Convention Centre from 8 to 10 May 2019.
Published on 16/08/2018
arrivals-to-mecca-for-hajj-2018-vs-hajj-2017Every year, in excess of one million people from all over the world fly into western Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj, making it one of the largest annual spikes in global air traffic. With Hajj being one of the five pillars of Islam, all Muslims are obliged to make the Islamic pilgrimage at least once in their lifetimes if they have the means to do so. Over five days, it involves undertaking a series of rituals including trekking through the desert and drinking water from a holy well.
Published on 16/08/2018
icbc-asia-e-sports-music-festival-hong-kongThe ICBC (Asia) e-Sports & Music Festival Hong Kong (EMFHK) returns this summer with professional gamers competing for glory at three international e-sports tournaments from 24 to 26 August at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Published on 16/08/2018
india-to-host-pata-adventure-travel-and-responsible-tourism-conference-and-mart-2019The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced that the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 (ATRTCM 2019) will be held in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India from February 13-15.
Published on 16/08/2018
travel-tourism-supported-212-000-jobs-in-new-zealandTravel & Tourism generated 18% of New Zealand’s GDP in 2017 Research published by the World Travel & Tourism Council has shown that in 2017, the total contribution of Travel & Tourism accounted for 17.9% (NZD$47.5bn) of New Zealand’s GDP.
Published on 14/08/2018
world-s-most-liveable-city-changed-after-7-years-10-most-liveable-citiesAustria’s capital, Vienna, ranks as the most liveable of the 140 cities surveyed by The Economist Intelligence Unit. A long-running contender to the title, Vienna has succeeded in displacing Melbourne from the top spot, ending a record seven consecutive years at the head of the survey for the Australian city.
Published on 14/08/2018
dubai-s-new-creek-marina-to-have-a-harbor-hotelDubai Creek Harbour has unveiled one of the world’s finest city-harbor getaways, the Creek Marina in the heart of Creek Island Dubai, the premier residential and leisure district of the six square kilometer mega-development, only 10 minutes from the Dubai International Airport and the iconic Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai.
Published on 14/08/2018
berlin-announces-a-steady-increase-in-participants-and-eventsThe Berlin convention industry concluded the first half of 2018 positively: 5.08 million participants (+2.4 percent compared to the previous year) came to Berlin to attend 65,790 events (+2.8 percent) in the first six months.
Published on 14/08/2018
new-zealand-s-first-smart-hotel-opens-in-queenstownNew Zealand’s first fully smart hotel has opened its doors in the heart of Queenstown.
Published on 14/08/2018
hyatt-house-across-from-universal-orlando-resort-opens-for-guestsHyatt House across from Universal Orlando Resort™ officially opened doors for travelers. Owned by Summit Hotel Properties, the resort will provide guests the service and convenience of hotel living with the casual comforts of home.
Published on 14/08/2018
uzbekistan-airways-introduces-flights-to-vladivostok-on-a-regular-basisFrom September 15th, 2018, the NAC "Uzbekistan Airways" introduces regular passenger flights on the route Tashkent-Vladivostok-Tashkent with a frequency of one times a week.
Published on 14/08/2018
amtrak-reveals-modern-interiors-on-new-acela-express-fleetAmtrak revealed the interiors on its new Acela Express fleet, which will redefine the customer experience on Amtrak’s premium Northeast Corridor (NEC) service. The new trains, scheduled to enter service in the NEC in 2021, will provide travelers with world-class accommodations and amenities, along with a smoother and even more comfortable ride.
Published on 14/08/2018
second-terror-attack-outside-of-london-s-parliamentA man has been arrested today on suspicion of terrorism offenses after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in London, UK; injuring several people.
Published on 14/08/2018
turkey-to-boycott-iphones-turkish-airlines-stops-advertisements-in-the-usTurkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced today that Turkey would boycott electronic products from the United States as a response to Trump’s economic pressure against Turkey.
Published on 14/08/2018
bench-events-to-organize-a-new-hotel-investment-forum-in-africaBench Events, the organiser of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), which is the premier hotel investment conference in Africa, today announced that it is launching a sister event, named the Forum sur l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA), to focus more precisely on North and West Africa.
Published on 14/08/2018
best-western-opens-a-new-hotel-in-tokyo-s-center-of-electronics-storesBest Western Hotels & Resorts has unveiled plans to launch a brand new hotel in the heart of Tokyo’s Akihabara district, the home of Japan’s famous otaku culture and electronics shops.
Published on 14/08/2018
travel-start-ups-are-at-pata-travel-mart-2018World’s 15 most innovative travel and tourism start-ups will attend the World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL) Start-Up Innovation Camp 2018 taking place at PATA Travel Mart 2018 (PTM 2018) on September 12 in Langkawi, Malaysia.
Published on 13/08/2018
pegasus-revamps-its-frequent-flyer-programmeTurkey's leading low-cost carrier; Pegasus has relaunched its frequent flyer programme, “Pegasus BolBol”, now offering guests even more benefits and rewards.
Published on 13/08/2018
hertz-celebrates-100th-anniversary-with-special-edition-chevrolet-corvette-z06Hertz is celebrating its centennial anniversary by teaming up with Chevrolet to offer the Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06. One hundred high-performance Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06s will be available to rent exclusively at select U.S. Hertz locations.
Published on 13/08/2018
hard-rock-to-help-save-the-planet-by-eliminating-plastic-strawsHard Rock International announced the goal to eliminate plastic straws at properties worldwide effective September 1, 2018, in addition to existing ‘green’ initiatives already in place at the Hard Rock Cafes/Hotels/Casinos globally.
Published on 13/08/2018
swiss-belhotel-international-also-stops-use-of-plastic-strawsFollowing recent announcements from Marriott, Hyatt, MGM, Iberostar, Bahia Principe, Scandic, Velas Resorts, yet another hospitality company has also announced to stop using single-use plastic. Swiss-Belhotel International is the latest addition to the list of companies banning plastic straws.
Published on 13/08/2018
tourists-flock-to-luxury-stores-in-istanbul-queues-appear-outside-storesAs Turkish Lira is in free fall, tourists in Istanbul form queues outside most of the luxury stores as the money they hold has more value than ever before.
Published on 13/08/2018
amadeus-acquires-travelclick-for-us-1-52bnAmadeus has agreed to acquire TravelClick from Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm, for US$1.52bn.
Published on 13/08/2018
the-bodrum-edition-opens-in-turkey-redefines-luxury-for-a-new-kind-of-resortConceived by Ian Schrager in a partnership with Marriott International, EDITION combines the personal, intimate, individualized experience that Ian Schrager is known for. Bringing a new energy to Bodrum, Schrager is responsible for the concept, programming and creative direction of The Bodrum EDITION, an Aegean utopia within the Yalikavak bay.
Published on 13/08/2018
experts-explain-how-to-win-international-conference-bids-in-lvivLviv Convention Bureau organized a workshop for the representatives of meetings industry on how to win an international conference. Expert speakers including former Istanbul CVB General Manager and current regional director Europe at ICCA; Mrs. Elif Balcı Fisunoğlu attended the event.
Published on 13/08/2018
kuala-lumpur-convention-centre-hosted-pcma-icesap-knowledge-exchangeThe Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre recently hosted the PCMA-ICESAP Knowledge Exchange Kuala Lumpur that brought together over 30 leading business events industry players, stakeholders and decision-makers to share knowledge and experience on how they are recalibrating their businesses in response to constant digital, political and economic change.
Published on 13/08/2018
itb-asia-to-launch-muslim-travel-hub-and-pavilionITB Asia is set to focus on the US$180 billion Muslim travel market this year as it partners with key experts, CrescentRating and Halal Trip, for the 3rd edition of the Halal in Travel summit. ITB Asia is this year launching a newly dedicated Muslim Travel Hub and Pavilion to host panel discussions.
Published on 13/08/2018
dazzling-concert-from-virtuosos-in-the-historical-antique-stone-quarry-kicked-off-opened-the-15th-international-gumusluk-classical-music-festivalIn Turkey’s Gumusluk, Turkish State pianist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Gulsin Onay and the Russian-born American violin virtuoso Alexander Markov officially opened the 15th International Gumusluk Classical Music Festival with an unforgettable concert.
Published on 13/08/2018
tui-expects-double-digit-earnings-growth-in-2018TUI delivers a strong operational performance and has a good strategic positioning. Hotels and Cruises deliver sustained earnings growth all year round. As a result, the group expects a double-digit growth in 2018; its fourth consecutive year of growth.
Published on 13/08/2018
south-african-cricket-team-to-visit-seychellesRenowned South African Cricket team, the Multiply Titans, will be visiting Seychelles later this month. The trip is being organized as part of their pre-season preparation and the Pretoria-based team will be arriving in Seychelles on Thursday, 23 August for four days of team-building.
Published on 12/08/2018
mexico-s-velas-resorts-eliminates-plastic-strawsIn an ongoing dedication to sustainability, Velas Resorts in Los Cabos, Riviera Maya, Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta are no longer offering single-use plastic straws.
Published on 12/08/2018
ana-introduces-new-wines-and-sakes-to-its-in-flight-menuJapan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) has renewed the wine line up and added new Japanese sakes to its in-flight menu selection.
Published on 12/08/2018
mpi-enlists-the-mpi-mexico-chapter-as-an-education-partnerMeeting Professionals International (MPI) has engaged the MPI Mexico Chapter to serve as an authorized training partner for the MPI Academy, extending the association’s education capabilities in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries.
Published on 10/08/2018
continent-worldwide-hotels-launches-first-ancyra-hotels-inns-brand-hotel-in-indonesiaContinent Worldwide Hotels has debuted its Ancyra Hotels & Inns brand in Indonesia with the launch of the 4-star, 71-room Ancyra Hotel by Continent, Poso.
Published on 09/08/2018
four-points-by-sheraton-sydney-central-park-opensSydney’s burgeoning Central Park Precinct welcomes the new Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park. Strategically located in Chippendale, the hotel sits in the heart of Sydney’s creative scene and playground of local haunts from artisan cafes and galleries to hidden bars.
Published on 09/08/2018
greek-capital-welcomes-the-first-hyatt-hotelHyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Grand Hyatt Athens, marking the first Hyatt hotel in the Greek capital and the first Grand Hyatt branded hotel in Greece.
Published on 09/08/2018
iata-passenger-demand-accelerates-in-juneThe International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017.
Published on 09/08/2018
cunard-passengers-can-extend-their-visits-in-popular-portsLuxury cruise line Cunard is introducing voyage and tour packages on flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria. Cunard’s new pre- and post-cruise tours invite guests to fully immerse themselves in some of the world’s most beloved ports including Rome, Hong Kong, Dubai and Cape Town.
Published on 09/08/2018
puerto-vallarta-s-historic-center-declared-a-cultural-heritage-of-the-state-of-jaliscoPuerto Vallarta’s Historic Center is now a protected Cultural Heritage of the Mexican State of Jalisco. The declaration was made by the state’s Department of Culture on July 21 via the official journal of Jalisco and makes the center of the city a protected area, with all the rights and privileges of a heritage protected by state and federal laws.
Published on 09/08/2018
aeroflot-adds-flights-on-moscow-phuket-routeRussia’s flagship carrier; Aeroflot is increasing flight frequency on its route to Phuket, one of Thailand’s main tourist destinations.
Published on 09/08/2018
korea-is-ready-to-host-some-2-000-parasitologists-from-100-countriesApproximately 2,000 parasitologists from 100 countries are heading to South Korea for the 14th International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA). The event will take place in Daegu city from August 19 (Sunday) - 24 (Friday). After Japan, Korea is the second country in Asia to host this event.
Published on 08/08/2018
aeroflot-starts-sales-for-flights-to-nalchikAeroflot has started selling tickets to Nalchik, the capital of the Kabardino-Balkaria region in southern Russia. Regular flights from Moscow to Nalchik will launch from 28 October 2018.
Published on 08/08/2018
most-popular-visitor-attractions-in-englandOf the 1400 English attractions surveyed VisitEngland’s Annual Attractions Survey shows historic properties experienced significant growth in visitor numbers in 2017. Visits to farm attractions also experienced strong growth in 2017, up 5% on the previous year. Historic houses and palaces along with visitor and heritage centres and places of worship all saw increases of 4% in 2017. 
Published on 08/08/2018
enjoy-globally-inspired-cocktails-aboard-princess-cruisesPrincess Cruises has revealed the line’s newly enhanced beverage menus, featuring globally inspired signature cocktail offerings created by master mixologist Rob Floyd. As one of the most significant beverage changes in the history of the company, destination-specific ingredients have been carefully selected to tantalize guests’ taste buds with flavors from every corner of the world.
Published on 08/08/2018
insider-s-guide-to-riga-stars-tennis-prodigy-jelena-ostapenkoThe tennis prodigy Jelena Ostapenko, known for her surprise win at Roland Garros 2017 and reaching the semi-final at Wimbledon this year, has revealed a previously unseen side – in an ad for her hometown Riga.
Published on 08/08/2018
uk-travellers-flock-back-to-turkeyTourists from the UK are heading back to favourite holiday destinations that until recently were considered by many to be at risk of unrest or terrorism, according to the latest findings from ForwardKeys and GfK which predicts future travel patterns by analysing booking transactions by travel agents.
Published on 08/08/2018
fort-lauderdale-s-beachfront-boutique-hotel-introduces-new-amenitiesThe Atlantic Hotel & Spa, Fort Lauderdale’s iconic all-suite beachfront boutique hotel, introduced this summer a wave of new services to its roster of distinctive amenities and announced a full renovation of its 104 suites to be completed this winter.
Published on 08/08/2018
portugal-welcomes-more-chinese-tourists-while-spain-lose-its-appeal-following-terror-attacksFollowing the launch of Beijing Capital Airlines’ direct flight route from the Chinese capital to Lisbon in July 2017, Portugal has benefitted from a jump in demand from Chinese travellers and has seen it challenge Spain’s growth in arrival numbers.
Published on 08/08/2018
aci-global-passenger-traffic-grew-by-5-6-in-mayAirports Council International (ACI) World reported global passenger traffic grew by 5.6% in May on a year-over-year basis. While this was close to one percentage point below its year-to-date growth figure, it remains a robust demonstration of resilience considering the global climate of increasing geopolitical tension.
Published on 07/08/2018
the-first-radisson-hotel-in-the-middle-east-to-open-in-dubaiRadisson Hospitality AB announced the signing of its first Radisson hotel in the Middle East at Dubai’s DAMAC Hills in the United Arab Emirates. The new signing is in partnership with leading Dubai-based real estate developer DAMAC Properties.
Published on 07/08/2018
vilnius-the-g-spot-of-europeOn Thursday August 9th Go Vilnius, the official tourism organisation for Lithuania’s capital city, will launch ‘Vilnius; the G-spot of Europe’, a multimedia advertising campaign directed at the UK and German markets.
Published on 07/08/2018
hilton-garden-inn-opens-its-first-hotel-in-franceHilton's award-winning midscale hotel brand opens its first property in France’s hub of the famed wine-growing region, Bordeaux.
Published on 07/08/2018
most-popular-destinations-and-busiest-airports-in-greece-during-the-first-half-of-2018According to the latest statistics, international arrivals are increased 14.6% at major airports (+18.0% ytd), and 8.4% increase at international road arrivals (+3.1% ytd). The SETE Intelligence's July 2018 Monthly Statistical Bulletin shows most popular Greek destinations and busiest airports in the country in the first half of 2018.
Published on 07/08/2018
gaca-selects-sita-for-tech-transformation-at-saudi-airportsSaudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has selected global IT provider SITA to support the modernization of the country’s biggest airports, implementing a sweeping transformation of airport and communication technology across 26 airports.
Published on 07/08/2018
pata-to-address-food-waste-in-tourismThe Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in partnership with The Travel Corporation (TTC) will address food waste in tourism.
Published on 07/08/2018
world-rugby-india-china-usa-and-brazil-top-drivers-of-growthRugby has nearly 800 million followers globally, while more than 338 million considering themselves fans, with India, China, and the USA alone constituting almost 33 percent of the population, according to the largest-ever market research into fan trends and perceptions conducted by World Rugby.
Published on 07/08/2018
hilton-introduces-adult-only-zone-at-hilton-puerto-vallarta-resortHilton Hotels & Resorts recently opened The Hacienda, a new adults-only section of its Hilton Puerto Vallarta resort dedicated to providing travelers looking to disconnect and enjoy a hard-earned vacation with a secluded “no kids allowed” zone.

News from Turkey

Turkey to boycott iPhones, Turkish Airlines stops advertisements in the US

14-08-2018 News from Turkey

Turkey to boycott iPhones, Turkish Airlines stops advertisements in the US

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced today that Turkey would boycott electronic products from the United States as a response to Trump’s economic pressure against Turkey.

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Pegasus revamps its frequent flyer programme

13-08-2018 News from Turkey

Pegasus revamps its frequent flyer programme

Turkey's leading low-cost carrier; Pegasus has relaunched its frequent flyer programme, “Pegasus BolBol”, now offering guests even more benefits and rewards.

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Aviation

Delta codeshares with Kenya Airways

17-08-2018 Aviation

Delta codeshares with Kenya Airways

Delta Air Lines has entered into a codeshare partnership with Kenya Airways on flights to and from Kenya Airways' hub at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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Uzbekistan Airways to begin regular flights to Jeddah and Mumbai

17-08-2018 Aviation

Uzbekistan Airways to begin regular flights to Jeddah and Mumbai

The National Airline Company of Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan Airways is launching flights to two new destinations: Jeddah and Mumbai.

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Cruise Travel

Royal Caribbean launches ship design contest in Singapore, chance to win cruise holidays and cash

17-08-2018 Cruise Travel

Royal Caribbean launches ship design contest in Singapore,  chance to win cruise holidays and cash

Royal Caribbean International is calling out designers to submit their vision of a cruise ship of the future in its first-ever nationwide design competition and stand a chance to win...

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Cunard passengers can extend their visits in popular ports

09-08-2018 Cruise Travel

Cunard passengers can extend their visits in popular ports

Luxury cruise line Cunard is introducing voyage and tour packages on flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria. Cunard’s new pre- and post-cruise tours invite guests to fully...

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Rail Travel

Amtrak Reveals Modern Interiors on New Acela Express Fleet

14-08-2018 Rail

Amtrak Reveals Modern Interiors on New Acela Express Fleet

Amtrak revealed the interiors on its new Acela Express fleet, which will redefine the customer experience on Amtrak’s premium Northeast Corridor (NEC) service. The new trains, scheduled to enter service...

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Amtrak Expands Its Gift Card Program

04-08-2018 Rail

Amtrak Expands Its Gift Card Program

Whether you’re traveling for leisure or business, the gift of travel is always appreciated, especially with Amtrak gift cards now available at Amtrak.com, various brick and mortar stores and online...

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Accommodation

Scandic Hotels to open Trondheim’s largest hotel

18-08-2018 Accommodation

Scandic Hotels to open Trondheim’s largest hotel

Scandic Hotels has signed a long-term lease agreement with Bane NOR Eiendom and Utstillingsplassen Eiendom to operate a new hotel in the Nyhavna area of Trondheim. The hotel will be...

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BMW i collaborates with the Munich hotel The Lovelace

18-08-2018 Accommodation

BMW i collaborates with the Munich hotel The Lovelace

BMW i has been involved in a collaborative project with operators of the Munich pop-up hotel The Lovelace. A shuttle service is provided for the guests of The Lovelace in...

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MICE News

Washington State Convention Center adds new facility: Summit

17-08-2018 MICE

Washington State Convention Center adds new facility: Summit

Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) is expanding; a new facility's official groundbreaking ceremony brought together State, County and City officials, hospitality leaders and members of the community at the construction...

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PATA Human Capacity Building Programme held in Kathmandu, Nepal

16-08-2018 MICE

PATA Human Capacity Building Programme held in Kathmandu, Nepal

The PATA Human Capacity Building Programme, jointly organized by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), was held from August 13-14 at Hotel Himalaya in...

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Technology

SpiceJet's new in-flight Entertainment System: SpicEngage

17-08-2018 Technology

SpiceJet's new in-flight Entertainment System: SpicEngage

SpiceJet, India's favourite airline, launched ‘SpicEngage’, a complimentary in-flight entertainment system. SpiceJet is the first and only Indian low cost airline to offer a fascinating range of entertainment content at...

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Amadeus acquires TravelClick for US$1.52bn

13-08-2018 Technology

Amadeus acquires TravelClick for US$1.52bn

Amadeus has agreed to acquire TravelClick from Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm, for US$1.52bn.

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Health & Spa

Kohler Waters Spa expands with New Location in Chicago

02-08-2018 Health + Spa

Kohler Waters Spa expands with New Location in Chicago

Kohler Co. plans to expand its Kohler Waters Spa offering with a second location in the Chicago area at Lincoln Common – a new crossroads development in Lincoln Park. It...

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OD Talamanca in Ibiza launches monthly wellness events

10-07-2018 Health + Spa

OD Talamanca in Ibiza launches monthly wellness events

With summer season in full swing, the five-star OD Talamanca in Ibiza has introduced a new wellness activity that combines fitness and healthy cuisine.

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Tours

President Trump’s trade war with China drops bookings - a big hit to US tourism

16-08-2018 Tours

President Trump’s trade war with China drops bookings - a big hit to US tourism

President Donald Trump’s tit-for-tat trade war with China appears to have caused a significant slump in Chinese visitors to the United States that could cost the American tourism sector dearly...

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Arrivals to Mecca for Hajj 2018 vs Hajj 2017

16-08-2018 Tours

Arrivals to Mecca for Hajj 2018 vs Hajj 2017

Every year, in excess of one million people from all over the world fly into western Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj, making it one of the largest annual spikes in...

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Sports Tourism

South African Cricket team to visit Seychelles

13-08-2018 Sports Tourism

South African Cricket team to visit Seychelles

Renowned South African Cricket team, the Multiply Titans, will be visiting Seychelles later this month. The trip is being organized as part of their pre-season preparation and the Pretoria-based team...

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World Rugby: India, China, USA and Brazil top drivers of growth

07-08-2018 Sports Tourism

World Rugby: India, China, USA and Brazil top drivers of growth

Rugby has nearly 800 million followers globally, while more than 338 million considering themselves fans, with India, China, and the USA alone constituting almost 33 percent of the population, according...

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Luxury Travel

Princess Cruises Launches Luxury Bed

02-08-2018 Luxury Travel

Princess Cruises Launches Luxury Bed

Princess Cruises has launched its Luxury Bed for the first time in Asia on an Asia Sleep Tour which features the sleep doctor Dr. Michael Breus, who designed The Princess...

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Custom Line launches its fifth Navetta 33 yacht

01-08-2018 Luxury Travel

Custom Line launches its fifth Navetta 33 yacht

A new masterpiece by Custom Line took to the water with its seductive harmony of styles, shapes, and inspirations. The Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard in Ancona recently hosted the launch...

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