Star Alliance has entered into a partnership with Plug and Play, the world's largest start-up accelerator and innovation centre. This will allow the Alliance to identify relevant start-ups and accompany them throughout their idea gathering and development processes, as new products and technology for the travel ecosystem are created.
One of IMEX’s longest running, most prestigious and influential Forums has undergone an evolution with a name change reflecting a shift in focus. The newly-named IMEX Policy Forum, formerly known as the Politicians Forum, takes place on Tuesday 15 May 2018, the first day of IMEX in Frankfurt, at the InterContinental Hotel.
Niki, a unit of Air Berlin ceased operations late Wednesday after applying to open insolvency proceedings. Following the news, Lufthansa announced that it was no longer interested in buying Niki together with the rest of Air Berlin because of EU competition concerns.
Turkish Airlines (TK) and Munich Airport signed a long-term consulting service contract. As of now, Munich Airport will support the flag carrier of the Republic of Turkey and the hub carrier of the current Istanbul Atatürk Airport in preparing a smooth relocation of its operations to the Istanbul New Airport, scheduled to open on 29th of October, 2018.
The evolution of technology has had a huge impact on many parts of our lives, but arguably none more so than on our relationship with money. From the emergence of online banking services to chip-and-pin and contactless card payments, the way we manage and use our finances has changed massively in recent years and is almost in a constant state of flux.
A new report revealed behaviours of golfers from Europe’s largest golf markets. The report says that German golfers spent more on their ‘non-domestic’ golf holidays in the last 12 months than their counterparts from the UK, France and Sweden, with an average spend of €2,041.
The playful and experiential Moxy Hotels will debut its first property in Chicago, IL—and the first in the Midwest—in Spring 2018, boldly reinventing the lifestyle hotel experience in the Windy City. White Lodging will operate the Moxy Chicago Downtown, which it is developing in the River North area in partnership with Friedman Properties.
Qatar Airways officially launched flights to Thailand's second biggest city of Chiang Mai. The newly-launched seasonal service to the Thai city will operate a four times-weekly schedule from Doha, with a flight time of just over six hours.
Following our popular news article titled “New Airfare Study Reveals the Best Time to book Flights” , we have another news that unlocks ways to save money on travel, including the best day to book a flight.
First launched in 2009 and held for three consecutive years until 2011, the Seychelles Regatta -- a sailing competition designed to take place in a relaxed atmosphere -- returns to the island nation’s shores in 2018. After a five-year break, the fourth edition of the sailing competition is set to take place from May 27 to June 3, 2018, when the southeast trade winds kick in.
The U.S. resident outbound market totaled a record 80.2 million in 2016, up eight percent from 2015. This is the fifth straight year of increases in U.S. travel abroad, with significant growth occurring in the last three years.
Zagreb, Croatia has been selected as the best place to be during the Christmas, according to the 2018 edition of European Best Destinations’ Best Christmas Markets poll. Read more for the Top 10 European cities to spend your Christmas.
Imagine you and a companion could jet at your leisure anywhere JetBlue flies — for a whole year. Dream come true, right? Well, JetBlue is making that dream a reality for three (3) lucky winners of our All You Can Jet pass!
If you're on holiday in Dubai, sometimes only a delicious Turkish meal will do. If you’re on the hunt for some much-needed home comforts, you can rely on this article to help you explore the latest and best Turkish food trends in the City of Gold.
In line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018. As noted in the SDGs, gender equality is the primary focus of Sustainable Development Goal 5 – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
At the opening session of Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum, Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) said that Dubai remains on track to receive one million cruise passengers by 2020.
Qatar Airways has received more than 50 individual awards across multiple categories since January 2017, demonstrating its continued commitment to exceeding passenger expectations with its innovative approach to product development and dedication to customer experience.
South Korea has won the bid to host the next International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Congress, which is expected to welcome 10,000 foreign participants. The IDF congress is the largest academic fair related to diabetes in the world, and up to 15,000 people are expected to attend the event, which is scheduled to be held at the Busan Exhibition & Convention Center from December 2-6, 2019.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus will once again offer a free, two-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on drone operation called Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Key Concepts for New Users.
Trisha Dubignon won the prize of the "Face of the Year" at the Swahili Fashion Week in Tanzania. Trisha Dubignon was part of the Joëlle Fabre's Coral Models Seychelles participating in this year's Swahili Fashion Week in Tanzania from the 28 November to the 4 December.
Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) has engaged CIMGlobal to provide association management services in the Middle East region. Contract was signed on the sidelines of the recent BIG5 held in Dubai, UAE.
Tourism New Zealand and New Zealand Winegrowers have joined forces to support the wine industry. According to a new research in the country, around 25% of international tourists visiting New Zealand now seek out a “wine experience”, visiting our beautiful wineries, cellar doors and vineyard accommodation.
Hard Rock Hotels' first hotel in Continental Europe, Hard Rock Hotel Davos opened in the Swiss Alps. he hotel is located in the heart of the city in the historic Alexander House, built in 1882. For guests looking to hit the ski slopes, the hotel offers guests a dedicated Ski Room where they can store equipment and gear.
Azul S.A., “Azul”, the largest airline in Brazil by number of cities and departures, and Turkish Airlines, national flag carrier of Turkey, announced the signature of a codeshare agreement effective as of 6 December 2017.
On December 7, 2017, the Steigenberger Hotel München opened for business in the Bavarian capital. It is the first hotel to operate under the Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts brand in the Bavarian capital and is located in the trendy district of Schwabing.
As the world's leading hospitality companies open a new hotel one after another, the choices of travelers where to stay on vacation are seemingly limitless. As the 5-star or chain hotels offer plenty of amenities to share by all their guests, the smaller boutique hotels truly enhance your vacation by offering individualized customer service with personal touches. Boutique hotels are often known for signature dining options and in-room service. They are small, artsy and young in spirit. They often have hip, urban locations in the heart of a city that encourage you to get out and explore the city.
The VIEW Lugano in Switzerland
11.000 people cast their votes over the December 1-3 weekend for the destinations that they want to fly. Swedes, Norwegians and Danes alike put the US high on the list but the top city in the list is different for each country.
For a small country, Northern Ireland punches far above its weight on the global golf stage, having produced three champions with six Major titles between them in the last decade – Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke.
Malone Golf Club, Ballydrain lake, 15th hole
In anticipation of the upcoming float-out of ms Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line held the ship’s coin ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. Following Italian shipbuilding tradition, Anne Marie Bartels, a member of Holland America Line’s esteemed President’s Club, served as the ship’s Madrina and participated in the festivities.
The pilot issuance of e-visa for foreigners entering Viet Nam started in February 2017 and will continue two years. Initially, a total of 40 countries can apply for and receive Vietnamese visas online and now 6 more countries added to the list.
JetBlue is further expanding its presence in New England by launching daily nonstop service betweenWorcesterRegional Airport (ORH) and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) beginning May 3, 2018.
Airlines for America (A4A) projected that 51 million passengers are expected to fly globally on U.S. airlines over the 21-day winter holiday travel period from Friday, Dec. 15 through Thursday, Jan. 4, approximately a 3.5 percent increase over the 49.3 million estimated to have flown last year.
Etihad Airways adds four additional weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi – Malé route, taking frequency to the idyllic Maldives to 11 services a week from June next year.The extra flights, effective 15 June 2018, will operate year-round and provide more travel options with an early morning arrival enabling guests to maximise their stay in the Maldives.
Online travel retailer Travelstart has bought a majority stake in Cape Town-based SafariNow.com. SafariNow is South Africa's largest accommodation booking website which represents accommodation over both the informal (self-catering and vacation rentals) and formal sector (hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts).
Park Inn by Radisson announced the opening of Park Inn by Radisson Istanbul Ataşehir. The new 127 room hotel is the sixth Park Inn by Radisson hotel to open in Turkey. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group now has a portfolio of 24 hotels and over 4,600 rooms in operation or under development in Turkey.
Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive collection of passionately independent hotels, announced its fourth hotel in Germany with the opening of Roomers Munich, located in the city’s burgeoning Westend.
Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SilkAir customers can now enjoy more choice and convenience when travelling to more than 130 destinations across the SIA Group network as a result of new codeshare agreement with the Group’s low-cost subsidiary Scoot.
Lamborghini launches its third model the Lamborghini Urus, the first Super Sport Utility Vehicle, and creates a new niche in the luxury segment with benchmarking power, performance and driving dynamics, unparalleled design, luxury and daily usability.
According to a new consumer holiday travel survey, 40% of Americans – or 99.8 million people – plan to travel over the course of the 2017 holiday season. Millennials plan to travel more than any other age demographic (48%) and those with children are the segment most likely to travel at 54%.
Japan Airlines (JAL) and Boom Supersonic partner to bring commercial supersonic travel to passengers. JAL has made a strategic investment of USD 10 million in Boom. JAL also has the option to purchase up to 20 Boom aircraft through a pre-order arrangement. The two companies will cooperate closely to realize faster and more convenient air travel.
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at San Diego State University (SDSU) will collaborate to create the first graduate-level degree program offered in the United States focused on meeting and event management for mid and senior-level professionals. In addition, they plan to develop a related academic certificate program for non-traditional students.
Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has today in partnership with VFS Global, the world’s largest visa service provider, launched a Bahrain Tourist Visa Service available via visa.gulfair.com exclusively for the airline’s passengers flying across its global network to Bahrain.
Experiencias Xcaret, the leader in sustainable tourism and socially responsible recreation in Mexico, announced the grand opening of Hotel Xcaret Mexico, the company’s first five-star hotel that celebrates the best of Mexico and redefines the all-inclusive concept to include the most comprehensive offering in the market.
The Mata Tourism Authority (MTA) announced inbound tourism results to the Maltese Islands. According to the October 2017 report of National Statistics Office, Malta achieved increase in total inbound visitors (12%), total nights spent (6.2%) and total tourism expenditure (10.2%).
Winning the lottery is a distant dream for the large majority of us. Whenever anyone's asked the question as to what they'd spend the resulting money on, the resulting answers are notoriously predictable - think new house, car, clothes, holiday, depositing it into a savings account (please note: this last group of people are almost always lying; they'd probably spend it faster than me or you).
SAS Go Light was launched on European routes in 2015 in addition to SAS Go and SAS Plus. After the successful launch SAS is now expending the offer to the United States. SAS Go, SAS Plus and SAS Business will remain the same.
LOT Polish Airlines now flies twice daily between Berlin Tegel Airport and Warsaw. LOT Polish Airlines operates the route between Tegel Airport and Warsaw with modern Bombardier Q400 regional aircraft and Embraer regional jets.
Founded in Istanbul in 1994, Hitit, a provider of new generation airline, airport and travel industry software products and services, has been awarded as International Niche Technology Company of the Year at the 12th Annual ACQ5 2017 Global Awards. Moreover, Hitit’s CEO Nur Gokman has become the Gamechanger of the Year.
The Rezidor Hotel Group welcomed reopening of one of Norway’s most iconic hotels, the Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel, Stavanger. After more than a year of renovations at a value of NOK 465 million, this landmark hotel will ensure the best experiences possible for its guests.
Following Sydney and Brisbane, Air Canada inaugurates the only non-stop flights from Canada to Melbourne, Australia. Air Canada's inaugural flight, AC037 Boeing 787 Dreamliner service departed Vancouver December 1 in the late evening and arrived Sunday morning; welcomed with a water cannon welcome salute at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport.
Debuted in December 2017, The Bulgari Resort & Residences Dubai adds a new jewel to the brand luxury hospitality collection. Situated on the exclusive, manmade Jumeira Bay, an island carved into the shape of a seahorse and adjoined by a 300m bridge to central Dubai coastline, the sunny property is a true ‘urban oasis,’ for visitors and residents alike.
Star Alliance has entered into a partnership with Plug and Play, the world's largest start-up accelerator and innovation centre. This will allow the Alliance to identify relevant start-ups and accompany...
Online travel retailer Travelstart has bought a majority stake in Cape Town-based SafariNow.com. SafariNow is South Africa's largest accommodation booking website which represents accommodation over both the informal (self-catering and...
PanaceaNano Inc., the US-based company pioneering nanotechnology solutions, has successfully achieved high-volume production capability of its patented Organic Nano-Cube (ONC) materials. ONC-based anti-aging skin formulations has between 8-12 times longer...
Etihad Airways has hosted the fifth edition of its acclaimed annual Aviation Health Conference, accredited for the first time by the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine. Taking place...
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...
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...
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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