Hong Kong is the most expensive location for business travellers, overtaking Tokyo which drops to second in the rankings, according to the latest Daily Rates research published by ECA International, the world's leading provider of knowledge, information and software for the management and assignment of employees around the world.
The latest research published by ECA International revealed world's most expensive locations for business travel. Updated annually, ECA’s Daily Rates reports provide average costs for hotel accommodation, which makes up the bulk of any daily allowance, as well as meals, drinks, laundry, taxi transport and daily essentials.
Turkish Mediterranean city of Antalya will host Eurasia Airshow on 25-29 April. Held under the auspices of the Turkish Presidency and Turkish Airlines as the main sponsor, Eurasia Airshow will bring together major players of the global aerospace industry.
87% percent of global travelers state that they want to travel sustainably and nearly 4 in 10 (39%) confirming that they often or always manage to do so. These statistics and more below are according to the Sustainable Travel Report* released by Booking.com.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) joined the Ministers of Tourism of the G20 economies meeting in Buenos Aires in calling upon the G20 leaders to consider including tourism in their Agenda for its capacity to create more and better jobs.
Delta announced more nonstop flights between the United States and Europe. The new routes that will be available through the upcoming winter season includes, New York JFK to Lisbon, Los Angeles to Paris and Amsterdam, Indianapolis to Paris, and Orlando to Amsterdam.
Universal Studios Hollywood channels its inner Master Shifu from DreamWorks Animations hit film, Kung Fu Panda, announcing Friday, June 15 as the official grand opening date of its all-new DreamWorks Theatre featuring the premier attraction, “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest.”
Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) customers can now enjoy fast and easy access to flight information from the comfort of their home, with just a voice command. The Airline is the first carrier in South East Asia to provide such flight information via Google Home.
Paris is known as the City of Love and Romance. Cited as the world’s most romantic city in the world, Paris is the city that every couple wants to go at least once in a lifetime to visit the city and its beautiful museums.
Destino Xcaret announced that only four months after the opening of Hotel Xcaret Mexico, the property reached occupancy rates surpassing 90 percent in the first quarter of 2018. The brand announced plans for a second hotel project, “La Casa de la Playa.”
In response to the impact of the 2017 hurricane season on the Caribbean’s Travel & Tourism sector, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched a report on Resilience and Recovery assessing the immediate and long-term effect across the region.
The pound’s strengthening position against the US dollar and Chinese yuan coincides with a reduced visitor outlook from USA, Canada, and China whose holiday spending money suffered a diminishing value in the UK.
Outbound air travel from Latin America is taking off, with Argentina leading the way. Current flight bookings for international departures from Latin America and the Caribbean in the first half of 2018 are currently 9.3% ahead of where they were at the equivalent time last year, according to latest figures from ForwardKeys which predicts future travel patterns by analysing 17 million booking transactions a day.
Marriott International will introduce one set of unified benefits across Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) for its members in August 2018 that will create an incredibly rich hospitality loyalty program in which members will earn more points faster than under the prior programs -- on average 20% more points for every dollar spent.
This spring, for the very first time, Booking.com is giving travelers the chance to ‘wake up and smell the tulips’ with an amazing overnight stay in an atmospheric Pod accommodation with translucent, panoramic views over the tulip fields of Keukenhof.
“Women's Empowerment in the Tourism Sector” was the central theme of the 63rd meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the National Tourism Secretariat of Paraguay.
Turkish Aviation Academy is hosting this year’s 'IATA Global Training Partner Conference (GTPC) on April 16-18 in Istanbul. The conference, which is hosted by Turkish Aviation Academy - the successful training center of Turkish Airlines, is accepted as an important agenda item for global aviation.
Argentines love wine, especially their signature Malbec. The Argentine capital celebrates Global Malbec Day (April 17) with Malbec Week, a week of wine-filled festivities from April 16 – 22 that will celebrate its fourth edition this year.
Meet in Reykjavík signed agreement with the University of Iceland (HÍ), Reykjavík University (HR) and the Iceland University of the Arts (LHÍ) with an objective of increasing the number of international academic meetings and conferences held by universities in Iceland.
The largest Holiday Inn Express® in France opens at one of the Europe’s busiest airports. Directly connected to Terminal 1, the Holiday Inn Express® at Paris – Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport, an IHG® hotel, has recently opened to provide guests with easy access to one of the world's busiest airports as well as speedy transport links into central Paris.
Now in its 3rd year, SITE Incentive Summit Americas (ISA) took place 5-8 April at Montage Deer Valley, Park City, Utah. The exclusive, invitation-only event brought 120 incentive travel professionals to Utah for a long weekend filled with education, networking and destination immersion.
Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by Garanti Bank, the Istanbul Jazz Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018. The festival will once again host leading names and new discoveries from the world of jazz, as well as the stars of contemporary music between 26 June and 17 July 2018.
Routes Africa, the intra-Africa route development forum, will return after a two year hiatus, due to demand from the route development community. The event, which will be the 12th Routes Africa, is the most long standing and established aviation forum bringing together leading airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss air services to, from and within Africa for over a decade.
In March 2018, Turkish Airlines welcomed around 6 million passengers. This shows an increase of 24%. This passenger increase enabled the highest load factor in March in the last five years with 82% load factor.
Ibiza parties will be more colorful when W Ibiza opens its doors next year. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, plans to debut its newest hotel in Spain with the opening of W Ibiza in summer 2019.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Government of Spain and the Principality of Asturias are organizing the 2nd UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations (Oviedo, 25-27 June 2018). The Conference will discuss the principles of 21st-century tourism destinations, marked by governance, innovation, technology, sustainability and accessibility.
New multifunctional and congress centre is being built in Prague. Bestsport company which owns and operates the O2 arena will construct a complex in so-called “small arena.” The centre will be named O2 universum. The construction budget is about 1.2 billion CZK.
Deutsche Hospitality has become the first German hotel chain to present the “Alexa Voice Service Skills Kit”. “Alexa” is an Internet-based language assistant delivered via Amazon Echo which supports guests in the selection of their next travel destination.
Mr. Arnuphap Kittikul (fourth from left), General Manager, Japan, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), recently presided over the opening of THAI’s fourth roundtrip flight TG 627 from Bangkok-Tokyo (Narita) at Narita International Airport.
Marriott International announced ambitious growth plans for its Middle East and Africa region. The hospitality giant signed more than 30 properties and over 5,000 rooms in the last 12 months. The signings put Marriott on track to increase its portfolio in the region to nearly 370 hotels – an increase of more than 50% over the next five years.
SAS has decided to order 50 Airbus A320neo aircraft with delivery from spring 2019 through 2023. This order means SAS for the first time will have a single-type fleet by 2023 that consists of the market’s most efficient short- and medium-haul aircraft in terms of cost and environment.
Palace Resorts celebrated the grand opening of Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos, with a weekend-long bash featuring celebrities, top-rated media outlets, local tourism officials and VIPs. Mexico’s top rated, adults only, luxury all-inclusive resort is now welcoming travelers.
W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International announced W Amman, the brand’s first property in Jordan. The 280-room hotel is located in the heart of Amman’s up and coming new downtown neighborhood, Abdali.
A study commissioned by the Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) reveals detailed breakdown of the economic effects of meetings and congresses on Cologne. The study considers not only the expenditures of the participants but also those of the organizers and exhibitors. It also takes into account for the first time the investments that venues make in Cologne.
The 28th annual Airline Quality Rating (AQR) revealed the best airlines in the United States in 2017. Additionally, the AQR – a joint research project funded as part of faculty research activities at the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University (Wichita, Kansas) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona, campus – revealed that for the 2017 year, the airline industry as a whole performed better than in previous years.
Turkish Airlines celebrates the 10th Anniversary of joining to the Star Alliance network which was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international travellers.
Passenger traffic at the world's 20 busiest airports grew by 5.2% in 2017. With almost 1.5 billion passengers passing through their terminals in 2017, this group of 20 represents 17% of global passenger traffic. Here are the world's most-traveled airports in 2017.
Compared to 2016, there was a 36.7% growth in South Koreans’ overnight stays in Norway in 2017. The number is now over 120,000 bed nights. The interest in Norway as a holiday destination has increased among South Korean travellers.
Japan's ANA Holding in collaboration with US-Japan venture and corporate innovation firm World Innovation Lab (WiL), and The Soap Collective, a San Francisco-based VR creator launched a new virtual reality travel experience, Beyond Tokyo, in honor of the annual “Hachiko” Day on April 8th.
Eastern Airways, a franchise partner of Flybe, is to take over operating the Aberdeen – London City route on Monday 7 May 2018. Eastern Airways has been operating flights from Aberdeen since 1997 and provides a network of services from the north-east Scotland airport to the UK regions.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new 156-guest river ship, Brabant, has commenced its inaugural cruise season from Amsterdam, on a five-night ‘Springtime Dutch Discovery’ itinerary, calling at Amsterdam, Hoorn, Kampen, Deventer, Arnhem and Nijmegen in the Netherlands, and ending in Dűsseldorf, Germany.
The Philippines government has announced that its popular holiday island Boracay will be closed to tourists for six months in order to clean it up after concerns that rapid development and pollution was threatening its idyllic shores.
LATAM Airlines Group, the leading airline group in South America, will expand nonstop seasonal service to Las Vegas by operating an additional service between São Paulo and Las Vegas beginning in December.
Heathrow Express (‘HEx’) rail service has been preserved to at least 2028 under a new agreement, which confirms fast, non-stop rail connections for Heathrow passengers will see Heathrow Airport retaining the...
Deutsche Hospitality has become the first German hotel chain to present the “Alexa Voice Service Skills Kit”. “Alexa” is an Internet-based language assistant delivered via Amazon Echo which supports guests...
Hong Kong is the most expensive location for business travellers, overtaking Tokyo which drops to second in the rankings, according to the latest Daily Rates research published by ECA International,...
The latest research published by ECA International revealed world's most expensive locations for business travel. Updated annually, ECA’s Daily Rates reports provide average costs for hotel accommodation, which makes up...
Palace Resorts celebrated the grand opening of Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos, with a weekend-long bash featuring celebrities, top-rated media outlets, local tourism officials and VIPs. Mexico’s top rated,...
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