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Turkish Airlines’ Istanbul stopover offer receives great interest

12-10-2017 News from Turkey

Turkish Airlines’ Istanbul stopover offer receives great interest

Turkish Airlines’ stopover service received great interest from passengers. The stopover service is giving privilege free hotel booking and discovering Istanbul to the passengers that depart from Pakistan, Russia, Kazakhstan,...

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Istanbul is among the Best Cities to Spend a Weekend

11-10-2017 News from Turkey

Istanbul is among the Best Cities to Spend a Weekend

A new study revealed world’s best 100 cities to spend the weekend. The study considered a set of factors while evaluating the top 100. Those factors include how easy a...

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Aviation

airberlin to cease operating as part of oneworld from 28 October

18-10-2017 Aviation

airberlin to cease operating as part of oneworld from 28 October

airberlin will cease participating in the oneworld® alliance with effect from the close of business on 27 October 2017, following the filing by Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG’s...

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Double-Digit Passenger Growth in August at Orlando International Airport

18-10-2017 Aviation

Double-Digit Passenger Growth in August at Orlando International Airport

As the hot summer vacation travel season simmered off and came to a close in August, Orlando International Airport (MCO) enjoyed a double-digit boost in the number of passengers moving...

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Cruise Travel

Cruise industry booms in Asia

12-10-2017 Cruise Travel

Cruise industry booms in Asia

Whilst the US remains the world’s leading source market for cruise passengers, Asia is emerging as a major market for the cruise industry. All eyes will be on Asia in...

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Thomson Cruises sets sail under a new name

11-10-2017 Cruise Travel

Thomson Cruises sets sail under a new name

Thomson Cruises, part of the TUI Group, has announced that later this month it will embark on the biggest evolution in the company’s history as it is rebranded to Marella...

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Rail Travel

Japan’s Keihan Electric Railway introduces premium service

03-10-2017 Rail

Japan’s Keihan Electric Railway introduces premium service

Keihan Electric Railway provides rail services in Osaka, Kyoto and Shiga Prefectures. The company launched a new “Premium Car” service which offers designated seating through advanced booking. Limited express trains...

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Siemens and France's high-speed train maker Alstom merge for railway market

02-10-2017 Rail

Siemens and France's high-speed train maker Alstom merge for railway market

Siemens and France's high-speed train maker Alstom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to combine Siemens' mobility business including its rail traction drives business, with Alstom. The transaction brings together...

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Accommodation

AccorHotels announces 2 openings in Thailand

18-10-2017 Accommodation

AccorHotels announces 2 openings in Thailand

Thailand known as the land of smiles, welcomes travelers at the newly opened properties of AccorHotels Group. AccorHotels opens two new hotels in Thailand; one in Thai capital of Bangkok...

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W Hotels to open a new hotel in Rome, Italy

18-10-2017 Accommodation

W Hotels to open a new hotel in Rome, Italy

Born from the bold attitude and 24/7 culture of New York City, W Hotels announced plans to open W Rome, offering a unique twist on La Dolce Vita in the capital city....

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MICE News

Korea Unveils Best of UNESCO Capital Gyeongju for OWHC Delegates

17-10-2017 MICE

Korea Unveils Best of UNESCO Capital Gyeongju for OWHC Delegates

Representatives from UNESCO World Heritage cities will have a golden opportunity to explore fellow heritage city Gyeongju’s unique contributions to the UN register when they visit the ancient Korean capital...

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The UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook

16-10-2017 MICE

The UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin of China held the 11th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook on...

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Technology

Tourist app competition for mobiles

18-10-2017 Technology

Tourist app competition for mobiles

SEGITTUR and FITUR have launched the fifth staging of the tourist app competition for mobiles, The AppTourism Awards, in recognition of the importance that apps have acquired for tourists when...

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Branson’s Virgin Group invests in Elon Musk's Hyperloop One

13-10-2017 Technology

Branson’s Virgin Group invests in Elon Musk's Hyperloop One

Virgin's founder, Sir Richard Branson invests in Elon Musk's Hyperloop One, which aims to reinvent transportation to eliminate the barriers of distance and time. Now it is rebranding itself as...

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Health & Spa

Qantas aims to improve passengers’ inflight health and wellness

18-10-2017 Health + Spa

Qantas aims to improve passengers’ inflight health and wellness

A group of Qantas customers will participate in a study on inflight health and wellness between the national carrier and one of Australia’s leading academic institutions. The University of Sydney’s...

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How to Reduce the Spread of Infectious Diseases on Commercial Airliners?

20-09-2017 Health + Spa

How to Reduce the Spread of Infectious Diseases on Commercial Airliners?

As millions of people travel worldwide by airlines today, there is a high risk of spreading infectious diseases in congested places such as airplanes and airports. A new research reveals...

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Tours

Louvre Abu Dhabi opens on November 11, partners with Etihad Airways

18-10-2017 Tours

Louvre Abu Dhabi opens on November 11, partners with Etihad Airways

Louvre Abu Dhabi will officially open on 11 November as an iconic landmark on the city’s geographical, cultural and tourist landscape. The architectural masterpiece is one of only a few...

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6 Mediterranean Experiences for Your Travel Bucket List

16-10-2017 Tours

6 Mediterranean Experiences for Your Travel Bucket List

Everyone has a bucket list—or at least they should. If you like exploring other cultures, there are simply certain things you should do in your lifetime. Think very seriously about...

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Sports Tourism

Qatar Airways Teams Up With FIFA for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017

16-10-2017 Sports Tourism

Qatar Airways Teams Up With FIFA for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017

Qatar Airways was announced in May as an Official Partner and the Official Airline of FIFA as part of a ground-breaking sponsorship package lasting until 2022. The FIFA U-17 World...

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La Romana Golf Club opens in Dominican Republic

11-10-2017 Sports Tourism

La Romana Golf Club opens in Dominican Republic

Grupo Piñero, the parent company of Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts inaugurate an 18-hole championship golf course located within the company’s La Romana Golf Club. It is Grupo Piñero’s second...

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Luxury Travel

AccorHotels acquires 50% stake in Orient Express

11-10-2017 Luxury Travel

AccorHotels acquires 50% stake in Orient Express

134 years to the day after the first Orient Express trip between Paris and Constantinople (October 4th, 1883), SNCF Group, owner of the iconic “Orient Express” brand, teams up with...

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Mondrian Doha opens

03-10-2017 Luxury Travel

Mondrian Doha opens

Leading global lifestyle hospitality company, sbe announced the opening of Mondrian Doha, marking the famed luxury hotel brand’s first property in the Middle East, and a new level of vibrancy...

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Destinations

Spend a Romantic Weekend in Tallinn, Estonia

Spend a Romantic Weekend in Tallinn, Estonia

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...

Best of Greek Islands with Celestyal Cruises

Best of Greek Islands with Celestyal Cruises

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...

Unique and Luxurious Vacation Destination in Turkey: Cappadocia

Unique and Luxurious Vacation Destination in Turkey: Cappadocia

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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