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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 ...

Reunion Island Tourism sends personal invites to German World Cup champs

Reunion Island Tourism sends personal invites to German World Cup champs

Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) is keen to bring more German tourists to this French Indian Ocean island, and has extended personal invitations to the entire “Nationalmannschaft,” aka the German ...

Hong Kong mounts travel and tourism mission to India

Hong Kong mounts travel and tourism mission to India

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) – Hong Kong is mounting a travel and tourism trade mission to India from August 18 to 22. The four-city tour will have 30 members from the trade and attractions.

Seychelles Tourism Academy: progress update

Seychelles Tourism Academy: progress update

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, along with a strong delegation from his ministry, the Tourism Board of the country, and other key authorities of the ...

Ryanair: Transatlantic service unlikely any time soon

Ryanair: Transatlantic service unlikely any time soon

DUBLIN, Ireland - Ryanair is unlikely to launch a transatlantic service within the next five years, opting instead to further boost its position as leading short-haul operator in the European ...

Tropical storm may brew in Atlantic this week

Tropical storm may brew in Atlantic this week

A tropical wave west of the Cape Verde Islands looks like it could be the next named tropical storm in the Atlantic Basin.

Abu Dhabi Tourism Police: High-quality services to Eid tourists

Abu Dhabi Tourism Police: High-quality services to Eid tourists

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - The Tourism Police Section at Abu Dhabi Police intensified efforts to provide high-quality services to visitors of Abu Dhabi’s tourist areas and landmarks ...

Heritage Hotels to build new hotel in Albuquerque New Mexico

Heritage Hotels to build new hotel in Albuquerque New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Plans have been finalized for a new multi-million dollar hotel in the heart of Old Town, Albuquerque, according to Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc.

Aeromexico reports Q2 2014 results

Aeromexico reports Q2 2014 results

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Grupo Aeromexico S A B de C V ("Aeromexico"), the largest airline in Mexico, today reported its unaudited consolidated results for the second quarter 2014.

Austrian links to US via Newark

Austrian links to US via Newark

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor-in-Chief, TourismExecutives.com; Reporter, eTurboNews.com

(eTN) - While I have been at inaugural events before, I have never been to one for an airline.

Corinthia Hotel London joins Virtuoso® Hotels and Resorts Program

Increases marketing opportunities in North America, as well as South America and Australia Corinthia Hotel London joins Virtuoso® Hotels and Resorts Program

Following excellent collaboration between Corinthia Hotel London and Virtuoso® member agencies since the hotel’s opening in 2011, Corinthia London has joined the Virtuoso Hotels and Resorts ...

State-of-the-art solution to preserve Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel

Saving cultural and tourism treasures State-of-the-art solution to preserve Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy Corresponden

ITALY (eTN) - United Technologies and the Vatican Museums announced a technology and innovation collaboration to safeguard the institution and Italy’s cultural heritage.

Seychelles Tourism Minister and Roman Catholic Bishop meet on upcoming La Digue Island Feast

Seychelles must-attend religious tourist event Seychelles Tourism Minister and Roman Catholic Bishop meet on upcoming La Digue Island Feast

Bishop Denis Wiehe of the Roman Catholic Church of Seychelles met with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, at the Minister’s offices at ESPACE in Victoria ...

US House votes against consumers and for airlines

Transparent Airfares Act Is Special-interest Legislation That Would Harm Consumers US House votes against consumers and for airlines

WASHINGTON, DC - Business Travel Coalition (BTC) today criticized a US House of Representatives vote passing the Orwellian-titled Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (H.R. 4156).

Asia Pacific, led by China, dominates global business travel

Asia Pacific, led by China, dominates global business travel

WASHINGTON, DC - Business travel in Asia Pacific, led by a dominant China, outpaces the rest of the world, according to a newly released travel forecast by the GBTA Foundation – the education ...

Ritz-Carlton social engagement ranked number one

Ritz-Carlton social engagement ranked number one

CHEVY CHASE, MD- When independent social analytics provider Engagement Labs published their hotel industry social media engagement report earlier this month, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC ...

American Airlines launches service to Cap-Haitien, Haiti

American Airlines launches service to Cap-Haitien, Haiti

FORT WORTH, TX - American Airlines will launch new daily service between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Cap-Haitien, Haiti (CAP), adding a new international destination to the airline's ...

InTown Suites names Jonathan Pertchik Chief Executive Officer

InTown Suites names Jonathan Pertchik Chief Executive Officer

ATLANTA, GA - InTown Suites, a leader in extended-stay living, today announced that Jonathan Pertchik, a seasoned real estate executive, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the company.

Venezuela still blocking $4.1 billion owed to airlines

Venezuela still blocking $4.1 billion owed to airlines

MIAMI, FL - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Venezuelan government to honor the commitment it made in March to permit airlines to repatriate in full and at fair ...

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