The American Bus Association (ABA) – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism – is proud to partner with Truckers Against Trafficking’s program Busing on the Lookout to combat human trafficking.
Air France’s millennial-focused Joon adds its new generation travel experience to Avinor’s Oslo Airport this summer. Having presented its new subsidiary last autumn, Air France’s Joon has become Avinor’s Oslo Airport’s latest connection to Paris Charles de Gaulle for S18.
RIU Hotels & Resorts continues its responsible purchasing strategy with the acquisition of "¡Tierra!" capsules and Lavazza coffee beans, developed in collaboration with Rainforest Alliance, the NGO responsible for the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal to show that the product is grown sustainably.
Aman announced the debut of Amanvari, a peaceful escape and private oasis nestled between mountains and sea on the East Cape of the Baja Peninsula. Gracing the calm shores of the Sea of Cortes, Amanvari is scheduled to open in 2020. Comprising a hotel and private residences, Amanvari takes its name from the Sanskrit-derived words for “peace” and “water.”
Turkish Airlines launches direct flights to Aqaba, its 2nd destination to be served in Jordan. With existing services to Amman, Turkish Airlines strengthen its commitment to Jordan with the new route to Aqaba.
Vietjet announced Brisbane as its first Australian long haul destination following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the airline and Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), Queensland, Australia.
The sea around Denis provides the island and its hotel with an abundance of produce as well as recreation: from the fresh seafood used daily in its cuisine, to the renowned diving and fishing excursions available just minutes away from shore.
Statistics cited by the coalition showed America's share of global travel fell from 13.6 percent to 11.9 percent between 2015 and 2017. As the travel to the United States slows down, Spain is expected to become the second most popular tourist destination in the world, overtaking the U.S.
Turkish Airlines has added Samarkand, the most famous city of modern Uzbekistan, to its flight network. The city’s center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Samarkand became the 302nd destination of Turkish Airlines.
The wedding industry professionals will convene in Istanbul for the International Convention of the Wedding Fraternity (ICWF). ICWF will take place from 3-5th June 2018 at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul.
If you want to reach Chinese travelers to market your products and services, Facebook is not the right place. The main services of Facebook, Google and Twitter remain blocked in China, as authorities continue to tighten their grip over people’s access to information.
The Els Club Malaysia introduced a brand new collection of imagery of its Desaru Coast - Ocean Course, showcasing the vision of mastermind Ernie Els and the beauty of Malaysia’s southernmost tip in the region of Johor Bahru.
Business Events Sydney (BESydney) has welcomed the announcement of the new Tourism Australia Business Events Bid Fund by the Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, The Hon. Steven Ciobo MP.
After a successful sales start for flights in summer 2018 to Turkish destinations, Germania sets up additional services to the Turkish Riviera. Additionally, more flights for next winter have been added to the Antalya schedule.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has agreed to acquire a 51% stake in Regent Hotels and Resorts (Regent) for $39 million in cash. IHG will have the right to acquire the remaining 49% interest in a phased manner from 2026.
All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and only 5-Star airline, and Juneyao Airlines, Shanghai based airline established in 2006, announced the launch of codeshare and frequent flyer program partnership, starting from March 25, 2018.
WTM London 2018 – the leading global event for the travel industry – is introducing a brand new exhibiting area, the WTM Agency Pavilion, specifically for those in PR and marketing who want to promote their services directly to interested organisations.
Hertz Europe Limited, part of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., has signed a global partnership agreement with the European airline Eurowings, a Lufthansa subsidiary, and its frequent flyer program Boomerang Club. Hertz and Thrifty rentals are now available to Eurowings' customers from the Eurowings.com website, resulting in added convenience and car rental choice worldwide.
Lipault Paris - one of Samsonite’s leading fashion and lifestyle brands, has recently launched its Special Edition collection called Psychtropicale. These iconic bags from Lipault Paris embrace the latest fashion this season by incorporating embroidery so that you can travel in style.
Philippines - Taiwan Tourism Cup will be held from March 18 to 21, 2018 organized by a consortium of Taiwanese golf agents through the support of Philippines Department of Tourism-Taiwan, Philippines Tourism Promotions Board, China Airlines, Regent Travel and Resorts World Manila.
Original Group, the leading Mexican expert of adult hospitality and creator of world-renowned collections, is taking its successful adult-centric, topless-optional hotel concept to sea with its first-ever Temptation Caribbean Cruise. The five-night voyage, which departs from Tampa on Feb. 13, includes calls in Mexico and Grand Cayman.
Hindus feel that Holi footwear collaboratively launched by American singer Pharrell Williams and multinational sportswear corporation Adidas is trivialization of traditions-concepts-symbols-beliefs of Hinduism.
Following the success of the highly acclaimed “Frozen Planet in Concert” that was produced in partnership with BBC Earth, Holland America Line is debuting “Planet Earth II in Concert” on nearly all ships in the fleet.
Res2, the Netherlands-based ground handling IT expert, and Travelport, the leading Travel Commerce Platform, jointly announce a new multi-year agreement with Havaş Ground Handling for deployment of the industry leading iPort DCS (departure control system).
Turkish Airlines announced record breaking numbers in February 2018. Turkey’s national carrier has increased the total number of passengers by 26% reaching 5.1 million passengers. 5 million passenger level is exceeded first time in Turkish Airlines history for the month of February.
An African ministerial working meeting conveyed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during this year’s Berlin International Tourism Fair ITB agreed to move ahead with a new ten-point UNWTO Agenda for Africa.
Angie Hospitality, developer of the world's first voice and AI solution purpose-built for the hotel environment, released its next generation enterprise-class, cloud-managed interactive guest room assistant, Angie.
Belfast will be in the social media spotlight later this year as more than 50 of the world's top travel influencers and tourism industry leaders gather in the city for a two-day summit focused on travel marketing.
The 25th Izmir European Jazz Festival, organized by İzmir Foundation for Culture, Arts and Education (İKSEV) with the contributions of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, is taking place between March 03 and 22, 2018.
Holland America Line is introducing Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruises in 2018 that showcase the talents of the members of its esteemed Culinary Council, Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff, and the premium line’s wine curator and winemaker partners.
From the most varied artistic and cultural street manifestations, to hundreds of theaters, more than 7,000 bars and restaurants and endless nightlife options, Buenos Aires has the best entertainment offering in South America.
Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line™, welcomed Crystal Debussy to its award-winning fleet. The latest addition to the Crystal portfolio brings the river fleet to four luxury river ships since Crystal launched its river experiences in 2016.
Southwest Airlines Co. extended its bookable flight schedule through Nov. 3, 2018. This autumn, the carrier is adding more flights to link cities across the United States with nonstop service that will make it easier and quicker for Customers to reach people and places that are important in their lives.
The advent of technology is fostering a change in the travel and tourism industry regarding how companies interact with customers. Consequently, travel companies are adopting various technologies to improve operational efficiencies and meet customers’ expectations.
The 8th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’ Meeting held during the ITB Berlin Travel Trade Show. Malaysia having become the latest member to join this initiative spearheaded by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association officially announced Milan as the host city for its 37th Annual Global Convention in 2020. This will be a first for Italy, and will mark the event’s return to Europe for the first time since 2014.
Pegasus Airlines has announced that the airlines carried 15.2% more passengers in 2017 to 27.82 million, while simultaneously growing its turnover by 44% to TL 5.3 billion (US$1.4 billion). Pegasus’s annual net profit for 2017 was TL 501 million (US$131.5 million).
The number of Chinese tourists traveling internationally has reached 130 million in 2017, up 7% from 122 million in 2016. An estimated 115.29 billion USD was spent during 2017, a year-on-year increase of 5%.
A new survey reveals the most luxurious hotels in Florida. The survey looked at rates at high-end hotels and resorts across Florida, using the cheapest available double room during the months of February and March 2018 as the point of comparison.
Figures released by CruiseBritain show that the number of cruise passengers visiting Britain continues to rise for the tenth consecutive year. In the last decade, passenger day calls have quadrupled to reach 1.415 million including an increase of 17% over 2016.
Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) delivered a speech at the opening of ITB Berlin 2018. The tourism sector’s role and responsibility in contributing to sustainable development on a global scale was the central message.
Hahn Air announced the evolution of its portfolio of services for partners worldwide. It launched additional benefits for registered travel agents, including VIP flights aboard Hahn Air’s aircraft and discounts on courses provided by the Hahn Air Business School.
The newly rebranded Radisson Hotel Group™ introduces a refreshed loyalty program, Radisson Rewards™, replacing Club Carlson SM. Radisson Rewards will align with the hotel group’s new corporate identity and will make it easier for members to associate their benefits with all brands and initiatives.
European Cities Marketing (ECM) announced a 7.7% growth in city tourism in 2017, with the domestic market increasing by 5.2% and the international market by 9.2%, respectively. The top 10 cities in terms of bednights stayed the same as the previous year, with London, Paris, and Berlin at the top of the list.
Hong Kong’s Women of Wine Festival (WoW) wowed audiences in Hong Kong last night, attracting a record crowd of 450 guests, who sipped on over 100 wines made by female winemakers from around the world, and enjoyed a variety of inspirational seminars, wine tasting workshops, networking, pop-up events and more.
Each year in February IAPCO holds its Annual Meeting, bringing together its members from around the globe. This year is particularly special as it marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Association and the start of twelve months of celebratory activities.
A criminal case has been brought against passenger Andrei Zubkov, who committed gross violations of the rules of conduct on flight SU 2381 Geneva-Moscow on February 23, under articles 213 (“Hooliganism”) and 318 (“Use of Violence Against a Representative of the Authorities”) of the Russian Criminal Code.
Turkish Airlines launches direct flights to Aqaba, its 2nd destination to be served in Jordan. With existing services to Amman, Turkish Airlines strengthen its commitment to Jordan with the new route...
Air France’s millennial-focused Joon adds its new generation travel experience to Avinor’s Oslo Airport this summer. Having presented its new subsidiary last autumn, Air France’s Joon has become Avinor’s Oslo...
Original Group, the leading Mexican expert of adult hospitality and creator of world-renowned collections, is taking its successful adult-centric, topless-optional hotel concept to sea with its first-ever Temptation Caribbean Cruise....
The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner has partnered with the Disneyland® Resort to offer special, limited-time savings for Southern California Residents on train travel and theme park admission through May 21, 2018.
RIU Hotels & Resorts continues its responsible purchasing strategy with the acquisition of "¡Tierra!" capsules and Lavazza coffee beans, developed in collaboration with Rainforest Alliance, the NGO responsible for the...
Medical tourism offers huge prospects for the global tourism industry. According to the latest report by VISA and Oxford Economics, current turnover in the world’s medical tourism industry is around...
The American Bus Association (ABA) – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism – is proud to partner with Truckers Against Trafficking’s program Busing on the Lookout...
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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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