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Seychelles President sends condolences to India on passing of former President

Seychelles President sends condolences to India on passing of former President

Seychelles President James Michel has extended his sincerest condolences to the government and people of India following the passing of Dr.

Movenpick Hotel Beirut: Sustainability for future generations

Movenpick Hotel Beirut: Sustainability for future generations

LOS ANGELES, California - The five-star Movenpick Hotel Beirut located on the Mediterranean Sea has been named Lebanon's Leading Resort for 2015 by the World Travel Awards.

Seychelles Cerf island hotels concern tourism minister

Seychelles Cerf island hotels concern tourism minister

The owners and management teams of the six small hotels on Cerf island brought forth the challenges they face in the tourism industry to the Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, during ...

Antigua and Barbuda wins culinary approval in the Hamptons

Antigua and Barbuda wins culinary approval in the Hamptons

NEW YORK, New York - Antigua and Barbuda’s lauded culinary fruit carver, Chef Melvin Myers was one of 40 select chefs featured at the annual Chefs and Champagne event hosted by the James Beard ...

Iran drops visa requirements to boost tourism

Iran drops visa requirements to boost tourism

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran has revoked visa requirements for nationals of seven countries as part of its plans to boost tourism industry in the country.

Etihad CEO: Consumer choice, innovation crucial in airline industry

Etihad CEO: Consumer choice, innovation crucial in airline industry

Etihad Airways president and chief executive James Hogan has emphasised the importance of consumer choice and innovation as the fundamental drivers of competition in the international airline ...

India launches e-tourist visa for Chinese visitors

India launches e-tourist visa for Chinese visitors

NEW DELHI, India - As promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, e-tourist visa facility will be rolled out to Chinese nationals beginning July 30.

Will the dangerous heat building in US Northeast last into August?

Will the dangerous heat building in US Northeast last into August?

A heat wave will build, then recede in the East this week with the most humid air focused on the Interstate-95 corridor.

Hail damage forces Dreamliner to return to airport

Hail damage forces Dreamliner to return to airport

One of American Airlines’ new Boeing 787 Dreamliners was badly battered by hail on a flight from Beijing to Dallas Monday and had to turn back.

Two people injured in Barcelona tourist hotspot shooting

Two people injured in Barcelona tourist hotspot shooting

BARCELONA, Spain - Two people have been injured in a shooting in Barcelona's tourist centre of La Rambla.

No Tears are Shed as British Airways Announces Entebbe Exit

British Airways No Tears are Shed as British Airways Announces Entebbe Exit

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome

After denying the rumors for months, this morning British Airways has finally confirmed they are halting flights from London to Entebbe, and the reaction was swift and harsh.

Should Beijing be anticipating repeat visitors in 2022?

Should Beijing be anticipating repeat visitors in 2022?

NEW YORK, NY - We're barely past the halfway mark for 2015, so thinking ahead to 2022 might be seen as a bit of a stretch – but that's just what the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is in ...

Egypt opens first tourism office in GCC region

Egypt opens first tourism office in GCC region

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - With tourism to Egypt rising 9% in H1 2015, the Egyptian Tourism Authority has officially opened its new office in Abu Dhabi, its first office in the region.

New options for smaller Canadian airports

New options for smaller Canadian airports

OTTAWA, Canada - The Government of Canada today announced new regulations to allow airports that don't have access to security screening services from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority ...

Major investment in Canada's first national urban park announced

Major investment in Canada's first national urban park announced

MARKHAM, Canada - Member of Parliament for Oak Ridges—Markham, and Corneliu Chisu, Member of Parliament for Pickering—Scarborough East, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of ...

Florida's stormy pattern may bring a foot of rain

Florida's stormy pattern may bring a foot of rain

Drenching downpours, locally gusty thunderstorms and squalls at sea will continue in and around Florida through much of the week.

Union Pacific improves public safety rate

Union Pacific improves public safety rate

OMAHA, NE - Union Pacific's persistent community safety outreach efforts are driving down incidents at grade crossings in communities across the company's 23-state rail network.

2015 Best Amusement Parks for Families named

2015 Best Amusement Parks for Families named

EWING, NJ - Family Vacation Critic has released its annual list of the Best Amusement Parks for Families.

Lufthansa signs up to Rich Content and Branding solution

Lufthansa signs up to Rich Content and Branding solution

LANGLEY, England - Travelport has today announced that Lufthansa is the latest participant in its Rich Content and Branding solution, the industry-leading merchandising technology for ...

Costa Cruises to build two Next-Generation cruise ships

Costa Cruises to build two Next-Generation cruise ships

MIAMI, FL - Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest travel and leisure company, today announced that its Italian brand, Costa Cruises, will build two new cruise ships as part of an ...

WestJet reports record Q2 net earnings

WestJet reports record Q2 net earnings

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet today announced its second quarter results for 2015, with net earnings of $61.6 million, or $0.49 per fully diluted share, as compared with the net earnings of $51.8 ...

Business travelers driving online retail for high value goods

Business travelers driving online retail for high value goods

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - New research reveals that three in four business travelers do more than half of their shopping online and are three-and-a-half times as likely to have spent over $1,000 online ...

WestJet Connect takes flight

WestJet Connect takes flight

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet today announced it has begun rolling out its new inflight entertainment system featuring wireless Internet connectivity and more than 450 movies and television ...

Hertz adds Porsche Macan Turbo to its Dream Cars collection

Hertz adds Porsche Macan Turbo to its Dream Cars collection

NAPLES, FL - Hertz Global Holdings Inc today announced the introduction of the Porsche Macan Turbo to its Dream Cars collection, a line of ultra-high-end performance vehicles.

Russia's Transaero Airlines receives its first Airbus A321

Russia's Transaero Airlines receives its first Airbus A321

MOSCOW, Russia - Transaero Airlines today received delivery of its first Airbus A321 as a result of a long-term leasing agreement between the airline and ICBC Leasing of China.

Sri Lanka Tourism targeting 75,000 travelers from Australia

Sri Lanka Tourism targeting 75,000 travelers from Australia

Sri Lanka Tourism focussing on the top ten source markets for Sri Lanka embarked on the key market- Australia, by staging a road show in Melbourne and then at the Sydney a Travel and Tourism ...

Qatar Airways announces seventh African destination

Qatar Airways announces seventh African destination

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways Cargo will launch a new freighter service to Djibouti on 1 August, becoming the carrier’s seventh dedicated African freighter destination.

Sheraton indulges in unexpected culinary combinations

Sheraton indulges in unexpected culinary combinations

STAMFORD, CT - Sheraton® Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, is reinvigorating its lobby bar experience with imaginative menu additions through Paired, a new food and ...

JAL Group releases June traffic data

Japan Airlines JAL Group releases June traffic data

TOKYO, Japan - Group today announced its traffic data for the month of June 2015. Please refer to the tables below.

1.1 JAL Group International Passenger Traffic Data - FY2015

Free Wi-Fi at Anguilla’s Summer Festival

Free Wi-Fi at Anguilla’s Summer Festival

ANGUILLA – Vacationers planning to attend Anguilla’s Summer Festival from July 30 - August 9 now have one more reason to celebrate.

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