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National Press Club calls on Azerbaijan to free jailed journalists

National Press Club calls on Azerbaijan to free jailed journalists

WASHINGTON, DC - The National Press Club called on Azerbaijan to free journalists jailed in that country on spurious charges.

Solar eclipse will plunge Reunion Island into three hours of darkness

Solar eclipse will plunge Reunion Island into three hours of darkness

In a year, on September 1, 2016 to be precise, Reunion Island will be experiencing a total eclipse of the sun, lasting for a projected three hours from start to end.

Seychelles Praslin Culinary & Arts Fiesta postponed to October 2015

Adverse weather affects tourism event Seychelles Praslin Culinary & Arts Fiesta postponed to October 2015

As steam was boiling up for the second edition of the Praslin Culinary & Arts Fiesta that was set for this coming weekend September 4-6, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture called ...

Cardiff hotel rates skyrocket for Rugby World Cup

Cardiff hotel rates skyrocket for Rugby World Cup

CARDIFF, United Kingdom - If you are planning a visit to Cardiff for the Rugby World Cup this month, expect to pay significantly more than usual for your hotel room, a survey cautions.

PATAcademy-HCD to tackle sustainable practices in Travel and Tourism

PATAcademy-HCD to tackle sustainable practices in Travel and Tourism

BANGKOK, Thailand - The 5th PATAcademy-HCD will address the importance of sustainable policies and practices, under the theme ’Designing Our Future - The Grass is Greener Wherever We ...

Major Beijing delegation to travel to Saint-Martin for Invest Caribbean Now 2015

Major Beijing delegation to travel to Saint-Martin for Invest Caribbean Now 2015

NEW YORK, NY - A delegation of over 40-Beijing companies will travel to the French Caribbean island of Saint-Martin this September for Invest Caribbean Now 2015.

Kliptown is the new home for Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival 2015

Kliptown is the new home for Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival 2015

Apostles of Bacchus, the god of wine, will in their splendour grace the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication in Kliptown, the new venue for the increasingly popular Soweto Wine & Lifestyle ...

DoubleTree opens first hotel on Vancouver Island

DoubleTree opens first hotel on Vancouver Island

VICTORIA, British Columbia & MCLEAN, VA - DoubleTree by Hilton has opened the brand’s first property on Vancouver Island with the new DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria.

Avolon delivers one new Airbus A320-200 to VivaAerobus

Avolon delivers one new Airbus A320-200 to VivaAerobus

DUBLIN, Ireland - Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces the delivery of one new Airbus A320-200 aircraft to VivaAerobus.

Jet Edge announces arrival of a fourth Gulfstream 650

Jet Edge announces arrival of a fourth Gulfstream 650

LOS ANGELES, CA - Jet Edge continues its run as the preeminent operator of the Gulfstream 650 aircraft with its fourth delivery of a new Gulfstream 650.

FAA releases updated model aircraft guidance

FAA releases updated model aircraft guidance

WASHINGTON, DC - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published updated guidance on model aircraft operations that reflects current law governing hobby or recreational use of unmanned ...

First large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in US to open in Seattle

First large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in US to open in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA - The first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the United States will be on display at EMP Museum and is scheduled to open on November 14, 2015.

New luxury hotel opening in Vietnam

New luxury hotel opening in Vietnam

NHA TRANG CITY, Vietnam - Vinpearl Resorts has revealed details of its next luxury hotel opening in Vietnam, the Vinpearl Ha Long Bay Resort, which is set to open its doors on October 30, ...

Alaska Air Group reports August 2015 operational results

Alaska Air Group reports August 2015 operational results

SEATTLE, WA - Alaska Air Group Inc today reported August and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.

European chain hotels market review – July 2015

European chain hotels market review – July 2015

Profit uplift for Barcelona and Paris…

Both Barcelona and Paris hotels achieved noteworthy year-on-year increases in gross operating profit per

Preparations are in full swing for the Eat Local Aruba Restaurant Week

Preparations are in full swing for the Eat Local Aruba Restaurant Week

ORANJESTAD, Aruba - Starting September 28 and lasting through October 9 2015, the One happy island of Aruba invites guests to explore local culinary delights during the Eat Local Aruba Restaurant ...

Conrad Macao to host ‘PINK Inspired 2015’ charity lunch

Conrad Macao to host ‘PINK Inspired 2015’ charity lunch

MACAO – Conrad Macao, Cotai Central will host a PINK Inspired charity lunch on Thursday 15th October, 2015 as part of the hotel’s PINK campaign which is held throughout October to raise funds ...

Labor Day travelers projected to spend $13.5 billion

Labor Day travelers projected to spend $13.5 billion

WASHINGTON, DC - Each American taking a trip for the Labor Day long weekend is expected to spend an average of $380 on goods and services, according to a survey and analysis released by the ...

Tribute Portfolio to debut in Asia Pacific

Tribute Portfolio to debut in Asia Pacific

HOKKAIDO, Japan - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced the debut of the hospitality company’s recently introduced Tribute Portfolio brand in Asia Pacific with the signing ...

Delta's self-check-in, in-flight services recognized as the best in Latin America

Delta's self-check-in, in-flight services recognized as the best in Latin America

ATLANTA, GA - Delta Air Lines is being honored with two important customer service distinctions by Latin Trade's Best of Travel Annual Awards 2015: Best Food and Beverages on board Delta One and ...

Lisbon’s cruise sector: Going from strength to strength

Lisbon’s cruise sector: Going from strength to strength

LISBON, Portugal - Lisbon’s cruise sector is gearing up for a bumper year, after recording a nine per cent increase in cruise passengers during the first half of 2015, up to 193,938 compared to ...

MENA chain hotels market review – July 2015

MENA chain hotels market review – July 2015

UAE hotels witness strengthening occupancy as Ramadan ends

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts highlights expansion plans in Indonesia

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts highlights expansion plans in Indonesia

BALI, Indonesia - Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts unveiled its ambitious expansion plans in Indonesia and Southeast Asia at the 2015 Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC ...

FAA selects new unmanned aircraft executives

FAA selects new unmanned aircraft executives

WASHINGTON, DC - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected Marke “Hoot” Gibson and Earl Lawrence for two executive-level positions that will guide the agency’s approach to safe, ...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts expands presence in Eastern Europe

Starwood Hotels & Resorts expands presence in Eastern Europe

STAMFORD, CT - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc in partnership with Red-Co Ltd, today announced that its Paris-born Le Méridien brand will open in Batumi, the brand’s first location ...

Delta reports financial and operating performance

Delta reports financial and operating performance

Consolidated passenger unit revenue (PRASM) for the month of August decreased 6.5 percent year over year, consistent with recent trends of pressure from foreign exchange, lower surcharges in ...

FRA announces $10M for states to Improve highway-rail crossings

FRA announces $10M for states to Improve highway-rail crossings

WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that it is soliciting applications for $10 million in competitive grant funding available to states to improve highway-rail ...

Italy is doing the loop to gain market shares in Germany

Italy is doing the loop to gain market shares in Germany

Italy is among the top 5 of the most popular destinations for German traveler. Reason enough for the Italian hotel market to introduce new and unusual hotels to an interested German tourism ...

Qatar Airways rolls out "Croamis"

Qatar Airways rolls out "Croamis"

Qatar Airways rolled out "Croamis" which is the most comprehensive and advanced cargo management system in the industry.

Kenya vacations made easier as leading companies join forces

Kenya vacations made easier as leading companies join forces

Traveling to Kenya’s key attractions, both beaches and wilderness, has just become so much easier as East Africa’s number one booking system, Jovago.com, has teamed up with Kenya’s premier ...

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