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Choice Hotels celebrates continued growth in 2014

Choice Hotels celebrates continued growth in 2014

PHOENIX, AZ - Momentum for new hotel development continues to build at Choice Hotels International, one of the world's leading hotel companies.

Korea tourism: the 5 Ks

Korea tourism: the 5 Ks

Korean Tourism is launching a new campaign that will highlight five ‘Ks from Korean culture that appeal to travelers: K-Food, K-Wave, K-Spirit, K-Place and K-Style.

HSMAI Americas names Otto as HSMAI Brazil Chapter Managing Director

HSMAI Americas names Otto as HSMAI Brazil Chapter Managing Director

McLEAN, Virginia – Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Americas has named Gabriela Otto as Managing Director of the HSMAI Brazil Chapter.

Two new casinos open their doors in the center of Madrid

Gaming tourists drawn to Madrid Two new casinos open their doors in the center of Madrid

The leisure options in Madrid have increased since the end of 2013 with two new gaming venues in the center of the city.

Hawaii same-sex marriage law sidesteps lawsuit

Hawaii Tourism to benefit from Marriage Equality Hawaii same-sex marriage law sidesteps lawsuit

What is sure to remain a big tourism draw for the Aloha State is safe and sound – same sex marriage. A lawsuit by Natasha N.

Take time to enjoy South Korea’s sports during your travel experience

Take time to enjoy South Korea’s sports during your travel experience

Every country has its favorite pastimes, and South Korea is no exception.

A clean sweep – Jetwing Lagoon victorious at THASL Green Hotel Awards 2014

The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka Awards A clean sweep – Jetwing Lagoon victorious at THASL Green Hotel Awards 2014

COLOMBO – In an unprecedented display of achievement and commitment, Jetwing dominated the THASL (The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka) Green Hotels Awards 2014, with Bawa masterpiece Jetwing ...

Green Globe leads sustainable tourism in Aruba

Green Globe leads sustainable tourism in Aruba

LOS ANGELES, California - At AMISTAD’s International Executive Forum: Leading Sustainable Tourism in Latin America and the Caribbean, Green Globe CEO Mr.

US citizen international travel up 11 percent

US citizen international travel up 11 percent

WASHINGTON,DC - US citizen outbound totaled 7.6 million travelers for the month and 40.2 million year-to-date.

July 2014/2013 Comparisons

Pretoria Diplomatic Fair to celebrate 20 years of democracy

Pretoria Diplomatic Fair to celebrate 20 years of democracy

PRETORIA, South Africa - The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), in partnership with the City of Tshwane, will host the annual Diplomatic Fair at the Union Buildings in ...

Official Champagne grand tasting returns to San Francisco

Official Champagne grand tasting returns to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Champagne region's annual official tasting in the United States kicks off today at the Westin St. Francis on Union Square in San Francisco.

Survey: Ebola scare is affecting travelers' confidence

Survey: Ebola scare is affecting travelers' confidence

DALLAS, TX – On Sunday Unicomm surveyed nearly 6,200 active travelers in six major metropolitan markets regarding the potential impact of the current Ebola occurrences as they relate to their ...

Fraport Cargo Services invests in new lighting system

Fraport Cargo Services invests in new lighting system

While focusing on professional and efficient cargo handling services for its customers, Fraport Cargo Services GmbH (FCS) – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraport AG – also remains dedicated to ...

Stars of Sandstone set for another world-class festival in 2015

Stars of Sandstone set for another world-class festival in 2015

The annual Stars of Sandstone Steam Heritage Festival is taking place from 2-12 April 2015.

Travel restrictions to prevent spread of Ebola to US go into effect

Travel restrictions to prevent spread of Ebola to US go into effect

WASHINGTON, DC - A just-announced development by the US Department of Homeland Security will go into effect tomorrow to help further curb the spread of the Ebola virus to the United States.

US travel industry supports enhanced Ebola screening

US travel industry supports enhanced Ebola screening

WASHINGTON, DC - Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security's announcement that all passengers from Ebola-stricken African ...

International tourism forum opens in Gambia

International tourism forum opens in Gambia

The International Tourism Investment Forum which brought together local and international stakeholders in the country's tourism industry opened yesterday at the Kairaba Beach Hotel.

Gonzalo delivers drenching rain, strong wind to Europe

Gonzalo delivers drenching rain, strong wind to Europe

On Friday, Gonzalo passed directly over Bermuda as a Category 2 hurricane bringing wind gusts over 160 kph (100 mph) to the island.

Korean Air to expand code-share with LAN on more routes

Korean Air to expand code-share with LAN on more routes

Korean Air, the flag carrier of South Korea, has announced a new codeshare agreement with LAN Peru, offering travellers a convenient connection to Lima and linking Lima with more destinations ...

IATA's assessment of premium and economy travel in August

IATA's assessment of premium and economy travel in August

IATA released it's assessment of premium and economy travel for August 2014

Key points in the report are:

Japanese Takashimaya opens first store in Thailand

Bangkok: Retail Capital of Asia Japanese Takashimaya opens first store in Thailand

Premium Japanese department store ‘Takashimaya’, together with ICONSIAM Co., Ltd., the developer of the Bht 50-billion riverside national landmark ‘ICONSIAM’, today signed a joint venture ...

Japan tourism: The monk who burnt down a temple

Japan tourism: The monk who burnt down a temple

Yukio Mishima's The Temple of the Golden Pavilion paints a haunting portrait of beauty and destruction, based on the incident of a young monk who burnt down Kinkaku-ji in 1950.

A  tourism city, but women should be aware of deadly acid attacks

A tourism city, but women should be aware of deadly acid attacks

As it is said Esfahan, Half of the World, one should walk throughout this city in order to have a better understanding of it. A city known as; blossomed rose, earthly paradise, turquoise bridge ...

WORLDHOTELS VP Thomas A. Griffiths looks more like Cary Grant than a hotel executive

WORLDHOTELS VP Thomas A. Griffiths looks more like Cary Grant than a hotel executive

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

I spotted him sitting alone in a chair that appeared too small for his large frame.

Update on expected Hurricane Gonzalo disruption at London Heathrow Airport

Update on expected Hurricane Gonzalo disruption at London Heathrow Airport

After forcefully hitting Bermuda, Hurricane Gonzalo is on its way to hit the United Kingdom.

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