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Whale watching operators on Reunion Island get certified

Whale watching operators on Reunion Island get certified

Companies, managers and guides engaged in whale watching off the shores of Reunion Island can now attain O2 CR Certification, an internationally-recognized process in line with the 2009 Charter of ...

Plane stuck on melting taxiway at Moscow airport

Plane stuck on melting taxiway at Moscow airport

MOSCOW, Russia - A flight from Moscow to Novosibirsk was stuck at Moscow's Domodedovo airport for nearly six hours.

Bangkok Airways takes delivery of its latest A320 jet

Bangkok Airways takes delivery of its latest A320 jet

BANGKOK, Thailand - Recently, Bangkok Airways led by Mr Pradit Theekakul, Executive Vice President - Administration and board director, welcomed the airline's latest Airbus 320 at ...

FLY Leasing continues to grow

FLY Leasing continues to grow

DUBLIN, Ireland - FLY Leasing Limited, a global lessor of modern commercial jet aircraft, today announced it has signed agreements with a leading Asian airline to purchase and lease back three ...

JAL Group announces consolidated financial results for Q1 2014

JAL Group announces consolidated financial results for Q1 2014

TOKYO, Japan - JAL Group (JAL) today announced the consolidated financial results for first quarter of fiscal year 2014 - the period from April 1 to June 30, 2014.

THAI Airways announces shark fin-free cargo policy

THAI Airways announces shark fin-free cargo policy

BANGKOK, Thailand -­ Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) announces that the carrier has implemented strict Cargo policy on the shipment prohibition of shark fin on THAI ...

Greece welcomes travel leaders in lead-up to annual gala

Greece welcomes travel leaders in lead-up to annual gala

“Greece has shown remarkable resilience over the past five years, recovering swiftly from the economy turmoil which swept the country to reclaim its rightful place at the forefront of European ...

World Tourism Organization applauds Mongolia granting visa-free travel

World Tourism Organization applauds Mongolia granting visa-free travel

Facilitation of tourist travel is closely interlinked with tourism development and can contribute in a decisive manner to tourism’s beneficial effects, including economic growth and job ...

Boeing delivers ANA's first 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing delivers ANA's first 787-9 Dreamliner

EVERETT, WA - Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner.

Whale-watching cruise passengers stuck at sea overnight

Whale-watching cruise passengers stuck at sea overnight

BOSTON, MA - A planned three-hour whale watching tour off the Massachusetts coast turned into an all-night deal for 163 people aboard a boat that limped back into Boston Harbor on Tuesday ...

Young Dresden: The best insider tips for visitors to Dresden

Young Dresden: The best insider tips for visitors to Dresden

Dresden is not only famous for its magnificent baroque buildings such as the Zwinger, the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), Semper Opera House and Royal Palace but also for the lively nightlife ...

Japan on alert for pair of tropical systems

Japan on alert for pair of tropical systems

Fresh on the heels of Typhoon Matmo, portions of Eastern Asia will need to keep an eye on a developing cyclone currently spinning in the Western Pacific Ocean.

Sabre launches virtual payments solution for air travel

Sabre launches virtual payments solution for air travel

SOUTHLAKE, TX - Sabre Corporation, together with payment services partner Conferma, announced the launch of Sabre Virtual Payments for air travel, providing a true touchless travel payment service ...

UNWTO General Assembly: Trouble for Zimbabwe's Minister of Tourism

2013 UNWTO General Assembly Zimbabwe audit: Anomalies and failing to submit annual returns UNWTO General Assembly: Trouble for Zimbabwe's Minister of Tourism

The Zimbabwe Tourism Ministry on Monday came under criticism from the Zimbabwe Parliament for buying second-hand vehicles for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) general assembly ...

Malaysia Airlines: Complete brand makeover, new investors, new routes?

Malaysia Airlines: Complete brand makeover, new investors, new routes?

Malaysia Airlines may not be called Malaysia Airlines soon. The Malaysia government may not be the majority owner.

WestJet reports record second quarter net earnings

Airline achieves 37th consecutive profitable quarter WestJet reports record second quarter net earnings

WestJet today announced its second quarter results for 2014, with net earnings of $51.8 million, or $0.40 per fully diluted share, as compared with the net earnings of $44.7 million, or $0.34 per ...

EIBTM Global Village builds its global business reach

EIBTM Global Village builds its global business reach

EIBTM, the leading global event for the meetings and events industry, is expecting to this year significantly exceed the 17,300 appointments that took place at EIBTM 2013 within one of the busiest ...

Air Seychelles to take delivery of Airbus A320

Air Seychelles increases flight schedules and frequencies Air Seychelles to take delivery of Airbus A320

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, will take delivery of its first Airbus A320 aircraft in December 2014, heralding significant enhancements to its international ...

Airbnb and Uber partner with Concur to enable next generation of business travel

New Partnerships Reflect Growing Collaborative Consumption Among Business Travelers Airbnb and Uber partner with Concur to enable next generation of business travel

Concur, the world's leading provider of spend management solutions and services, announced Airbnb and Uber as the latest partners to join its growing platform to improve business travel and ...

WTM 14 secures content marketing and social media giants for keynote sessions

WTM 14 secures content marketing and social media giants for keynote sessions

Two of the biggest social media brands - Buzzfeed and Twitter - are already confirmed as keynote speakers at World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry.

Exploring Vietnam's charm - bringing smiles and happiness to disadvantaged people

Exploring Vietnam's charm - bringing smiles and happiness to disadvantaged people

HANOI, Vietnam - Adventure Vietnam (adventurevietnam.com) invites travelers to join its new Volunteerism program named "Exploring Vietnam’s Charm – Bringing Smiles and Happiness to ...

Earth sounds alarm: Mass extinction!

Earth sounds alarm: Mass extinction!

Human activity, including a doubling of its population in the past 35 years, has driven the decline of animal life on Earth, researchers concluded.

Star Alliance opens new lounge at Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport Terminal 3

Star Alliance opens new lounge at Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport Terminal 3

SAO PAULO, Brazil – Star Alliance officially opened its new Lounge at Sao Paulo – Guarulhos Airport, Terminal 3 today.

Boy found alive after frantic search at  US national park in California

Boy found alive after frantic search at US national park in California

First a hiker, Jay Yambert, a 56-year-old tourist from Champaign, Illinois, visiting the Rocky Mountain National Park was lost on Sunday after returning from Longs Peak at the Colorado park.

Tourists on boat tour off the Boston coast stranded 15 miles off the US coast

Tourists on boat tour off the Boston coast stranded 15 miles off the US coast

Tourists on a whale watcher tour outside Boston got a lot more than they expected when they bought tickets for this popular holiday attraction.

Thailand's Central Group checks out with 2C2P

Thailand's Central Group checks out with 2C2P

BANGKOK, Thailand – 2C2P, a leading Southeast Asian payment services provider, has implemented a suite of e-payment solutions for The Central Group of Companies (Central Group).

Korean Air launches online events to celebrate the 17th Asian Games Incheon

Korean Air launches online events to celebrate the 17th Asian Games Incheon

Korean Air, South Korea’s flagship airline, is launching two exciting online promotional events from now until August 15, 2014, asking travelers to “Come and Celebrate A Grand Festival in ...

Solomon Airlines online bookings powered by Amadeus Flex Pricer

Solomon Airlines online bookings powered by Amadeus Flex Pricer

Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, today announces Solomon Airlines’ launch of Amadeus Flex Pricer.

Italy’s first cinema theme park opens

New tourist attraction in Italy Italy’s first cinema theme park opens

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy Correspondent

ITALY (eTN) - On July 24, 2014 the opening to the public of Cinecitta World kicked off. Cinecitta World is the first theme park in Italy dedicated to the world of cinema.

Vietnam resort taps Hawaii for hotel executive vacancy

executives in travel and tourism Vietnam resort taps Hawaii for hotel executive vacancy

HOI AN, Vietnam — The Nam Hai has appointed a new executive assistant manager, hiring Florian Leven to fill the vacancy left by Walter Hess, who moves to Bali to become the first general manager ...

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