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229 million Chinese booked airline tickets, hotels online

229 million Chinese booked airline tickets, hotels online

BEIJING, China - Chinese travelers made 229 million online bookings for air tickets, hotels, rail tickets and vacation products in the first six months of 2015, 3.3% or 7.3 million more than the ...

New luxury hotel debuts in the heart of Milan

New luxury hotel debuts in the heart of Milan

HONG KONG - Mandarin Oriental is delighted to bring the art of oriental hospitality to the heart of the city, with the opening of Mandarin Oriental, Milan.

Chinese aviation turnaround: Lower fuel costs, international routes' growth

Chinese aviation turnaround: Lower fuel costs, international routes' growth

BEIJING, China - China's airlines are reporting major turnaround in their mid-year results of 2015.

World Routes brings aviation leaders to Durban, South Africa

Aviation, Tourism Executives to Discuss Travel, Route Developmen World Routes brings aviation leaders to Durban, South Africa

The 21st World Route Development Forum converges in Durban, South Africa, during September 19-22, bringing senior leaders from aviation and tourism to address growth issues for an industry that ...

MH370: Badly-damaged suitcase washed up on a Reunion Island beach

MH370: Badly-damaged suitcase washed up on a Reunion Island beach

A suitcase was found Thursday morning on a tropical beach on the popular volcanic tourist destination of Reunion Island.

Experiencing the Seychelles brand on Cerf island

Experiencing the Seychelles brand on Cerf island

In less than 10 minutes, one can reach Cerf island by boat.

JAL Group announces consolidated financial results

JAL Group announces consolidated financial results

JAL Group (JAL) today announced the consolidated financial results for first quarter of fiscal year 2015 - the period from April 1 to June 30, 2015.

Palestinians tackle green energy

Palestinians tackle green energy

By By Linda Gradstein

Palestinians plan to begin using solar, wind and geothermal power in an effort to cut their dependence on Israeli energy and save money at the same time.

Tourism Ministers from Israel and Seychelles meet at the Knesset in Jerusalem

Tourism Ministers from Israel and Seychelles meet at the Knesset in Jerusalem

Minister Yariv Levin, the Minister of Tourism of Israel, officially met with Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, at the Knesset in Jerusalem on ...

Hawaii: Matson president talks about environmental stewardship after suffocating marine life

Hawaii: Matson president talks about environmental stewardship after suffocating marine life

The price for destroying the environment in Hawaii starts with 15 million US dollars.

Not from MH 370: Reunion Island French Security expert on aircraft debris

Not from MH 370: Reunion Island French Security expert on aircraft debris

A French aviation security expert and criminologist told the world: "Not so fast." In the meantime the global news is heading towards the tropical volcanic tourism hotspot Reunion, a French ...

EXPO Milan 2015: Tourism counting on final 3 months

EXPO Milan 2015: Tourism counting on final 3 months

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy Correspondent

ITALY (eTN) - At the end of July 2015, EXPO Milano will be half-way to its six-month, May-October lifespan. No official figures on the flow of people are available yet.

Taxi of tomorrow has finally arrived: But is it too late?

Travel Law Taxi of tomorrow has finally arrived: But is it too late?

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In two earlier Travel Law articles [A Tale Of Two New Taxis (eturbonews.com (10/1/2014) and The Taxi Of Tomorrow Is Still In The Garage, eturbonews.com (5/6/2015)] we discussed New York City’s ...

Fiumicino airport fire causes Alitalia 80 million in damages and counting

Fiumicino airport fire causes Alitalia 80 million in damages and counting

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy Correspondent

ITALY (eTN) - In the absence of a credible investment plan for the airport, Alitalia airline will be forced to shift its growth elsewhere.

New variables on US outbound travelers

New variables on US outbound travelers

A new questionnaire was fielded in 2012 which provided additional passenger attributes. With the release of the 2014 data, year-over-year comparisons are enhanced.

China Southern and Kenya Airways extend codeshares

China Southern and Kenya Airways extend codeshares

By Prof. Wofgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

When China Southern, a SkyTeam partner airline of Kenya Airways, launches the first scheduled flights of a Chinese airline to Nairobi, passengers destined to Guangzhou and beyond will have added ...

US citizen international travel up five percent

US citizen international travel up five percent

WASHINGTON, DC - US citizen outbound totaled 6.3 million travelers for the month and 27.2 million YTD.

Year-to-Date Travel up Six Percent

May 2015/2014 Comparisons

Wine tourism: Bacchus is worshipped in Sicily

Wine tourism: Bacchus is worshipped in Sicily

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, TourismExecutives.com (a division of eTN Publishing)

Nicolas Belfrage wrote in his book Brunello to Zibibbo that Sicily has the potential to become “California, Australia, Chile, Southern France, Jerez, and middle Italy all rolled into one.” ...

Cathay Pacific update on diverted flight CX884

Cathay Pacific update on diverted flight CX884

HONG KONG - Cathay Pacific is making special arrangements to help passengers affected by the precautionary diversion of flight CX884 to Shemya military airport in the Aleutians Island near Alaska ...

More comfort at Frankfurt Airport makes departing enjoyable

Experience “Check-In to Gate Service” More comfort at Frankfurt Airport makes departing enjoyable

Passengers at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) can get to their plane even faster and more comfortably thanks to Fraport’s new Check-In to Gate Service now being offered at Frankfurt Airport.

Cathay Pacific confirms flight CX884 emergency landing

Cathay Pacific confirms flight CX884 emergency landing

HONG KONG - Cathay Pacific confirms that flight CX884 en route from Hong Kong to Los Angeles today (which departed at 12.55 local time) made a precautionary diversion to Shemya military airport in ...

Planes, trains and cruises - MasterPass expands travel industry acceptance

Planes, trains and cruises - MasterPass expands travel industry acceptance

PURCHASE, NY - Whether booking a flight, train or vacation cruise online, travelers want to save time and avoid hassles when they reach the checkout phase of their purchase.

Starwood launches Four Points brand in Turkey

Starwood launches Four Points brand in Turkey

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc continues to accelerate growth in Turkey with the opening of Four Points Istanbul Dudullu, the brand’s milestone entry into the ...

Storms may bring flooding in a flash to Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Phoenix

Storms may bring flooding in a flash to Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Phoenix

The risk of drenching and locally gusty thunderstorms will expand northwestward over the balance of the week, reaching parts of Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.

Copa Airlines announces service to Belize

Copa Airlines announces service to Belize

BELIZE CITY, Belize – Today, a press conference was held at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel, announcing airline services to Belize via Copa Airlines.

Cruise line enhances spa and beauty treatment offerings across its fleet

Cruise line enhances spa and beauty treatment offerings across its fleet

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - MSC Cruises, the world's largest privately-owned global cruise line, is enhancing its already rich beauty and care offer available to guests on its fleet, with additional ...

Global luxury hotels market expected to reach $195.27 billion

Global luxury hotels market expected to reach $195.27 billion

ALBANY, NY - According to "Luxury Hotels Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2015 - 2021" report, the global luxury hotels market was valued at $148.62 ...

Horizon Air Charter launches private aircraft charters worldwide

Horizon Air Charter launches private aircraft charters worldwide

DALLAS, TX - Horizon Air Charter launches its US-based operations to provide private global aircraft charters, the industry's first monthly "Flight Equity" jet card, a unique Corporate Cashback ...

Choice Hotels International: Q2 revenues up 17 percent

Choice Hotels International: Q2 revenues up 17 percent

ROCKVILLE, MD - Choice Hotels International, Inc today reported the following highlights for the second quarter 2015:

Russia's Gazpromneft-Aero increases refuelling in United Arab Emirates

Russia's Gazpromneft-Aero increases refuelling in United Arab Emirates

ST PETERSBURG, Russia - Gazpromneft-Aero, the aviation fuel operator of Gazprom Neft, has started to provide refuelling services for regular Aeroflot flights at one of the largest airports in the ...

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