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Day 2 summary: 18th International Hotel Investment Forum

Day 2 summary: 18th International Hotel Investment Forum

BERLIN, Germany - The second day of the 18th International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), opened with President and Chief Executive Officer, Questex, Kerry Gumas presenting Ecole hôtelière de ...

Travel and Technological Revolutions: UNWTO Secretary-General at ITB 2015

UN World Tourism Organization Travel and Technological Revolutions: UNWTO Secretary-General at ITB 2015

In his ITB 2015 opening address, UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Taleb Rifai highlighted how new technologies are changing society and shaping the tourism sector, shifting ...

ITB Berlin a strong marketplace in turbulent times

Opening Report ITB Berlin a strong marketplace in turbulent times

10,096 exhibitors from 186 countries – the exhibition grounds are booked up – debut for the World Legacy Awards with National Geographic – first Buyer Seller Speed Dating event gathers ...

Heathrow report sums up why it is best expansion option for UK

Heathrow report sums up why it is best expansion option for UK

LONDON, England - Heathrow has released a new report summing up why it is the best expansion option for the UK delivering more jobs and more economic growth, shared more fairly across the UK than ...

Wembley Stadium to host upcoming ABPCO roundtable event

Wembley Stadium to host upcoming ABPCO roundtable event

The Association of British Professional Conference Organizers (ABPCO) will be holding its next roundtable event at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday, March 11, enabling members to discuss common ...

Ireland: Showcase event for Burren tourism

Ireland: Showcase event for Burren tourism

Shannon Airport Ireland Chairperson Rose Hynes, award-winning travel writer Mark Graham, and Fáilte Ireland's Fiona Monaghan have been confirmed as guest speakers at an information and network ...

Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Abuja operation

Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Abuja operation

Turkish Airlines, which flies to 108 countries, adds its 262nd network destination with the addition of Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria as from March 3rd.

Coast Hotels says "aloha" to a Hawaiian addition

Waimea Plantation Cottages: A refreshingly local brand Coast Hotels says "aloha" to a Hawaiian addition

Today, the hospitality brand known for its diverse portfolio of refreshingly local properties, announced that Waimea Plantation Cottages, a Coast Resort, has officially joined its growing Pacific ...

Analyzed: Recovery of German outbound travel

Analyzed: Recovery of German outbound travel

By Recovering: German outbound travel

During the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Chapter Meeting at ITB Berlin in Germany this week, experts that monitors future travel patterns by analyzing 70m booking transactions a day and ...

Air Berlin: New fare concept for short- and medium-haul routes

Air Berlin: New fare concept for short- and medium-haul routes

A new fare concept for short- and medium-haul routes is starting on May 5 as airberlin offers a sneak preview starting March 4 with 1 million tickets starting from 44 euros.

Air Berlin: New market leading fare concept and a key focus on passengers

Air Berlin: New market leading fare concept and a key focus on passengers

airberlin will align itself more closely to the needs of its customers and capitalize on the skills, the experience, and motivation of its employees.

Antalya named Turkey's leading convention tourism destination

Antalya named Turkey's leading convention tourism destination

ANTALYA, Turkey - Turkey’s Mediterranean province of Antalya, an international tourism destination with numerous facilities, has become the country’s leading convention tourism city, according ...

Changing demand among UK's most frequent business travelers revealed

Changing demand among UK's most frequent business travelers revealed

LONDON, England - Business travel spend is set to increase during 2015 but new research from Priority Pass reveals changing expectations amongst the UK's most frequent business travelers.

Meliá Hotels International to sell seven of its largest resort hotels in Spain

Meliá Hotels International to sell seven of its largest resort hotels in Spain

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain - Meliá Hotels International has reported to the Spanish Stock Exchange Commission a binding agreement in which a controlled affiliate of Starwood Capital Group will take ...

Queen Elizabeth II will become “Godmother” to P&O Cruises’ newest ship

Queen Elizabeth II will become “Godmother” to P&O Cruises’ newest ship

CHICAGO, IL & SOUTHAMPTON, England - P&O Cruises invites the world to view the naming of the Britannia, Britain’s largest and most glamorous cruise ship.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to grow portfolio by more than 40 new hotels across Europe

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to grow portfolio by more than 40 new hotels across Europe

BERLIN, Germany - From the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced it is on track to open more than 40 new hotels and ...

Fraport and Messe Frankfurt offer new premium transfer services for Frankfurt Airport passengers

Visitors to international trade fairs in Frankfurt Fraport and Messe Frankfurt offer new premium transfer services for Frankfurt Airport passengers

Fraport AG, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport (FRA), has partnered with Messe Frankfurt GmbH – the company that runs the huge trade fair grounds in downtown Frankfurt – to launch two ...

Dr Alfred Tacke joins the Board of Directors at Air Berlin

Dr Alfred Tacke joins the Board of Directors at Air Berlin

Dr. Alfred Tacke (63) has come in to strengthen the Board of Directors at Air Berlin PLC with immediate effect.

European hotel expansion: This company does it with 40 new hotels and resorts

European hotel expansion: This company does it with 40 new hotels and resorts

From the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Mexico joins MITT travel exhibition in Moscow as Partner Country

Mexico joins MITT travel exhibition in Moscow as Partner Country

The Mexican Tourism Board has signed an agreement to become the Partner Country for the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT) 2015, the leading event in Russia to conduct ...

Mobile Innovations for the City of Barcelona

Mobile Innovations for the City of Barcelona

SAP SE today unveiled a showcase solution, aligned with Barcelona City Council smart initiatives, envisioned to be Barcelona's next-generation interactive mobile travel platform: Barcelona for You ...

Changing demand among the UK's most frequent business travelers

Changing demand among the UK's most frequent business travelers

Business travel spend is set to increase during 2015, but new research from Priority Pass reveals changing expectations among the UK's most frequent business travelers.

Walpole leads line-up of British luxury influencers

Walpole leads line-up of British luxury influencers

After eTN published the release based on information received by Walpole, it was learned Walpole submitted the information in error and has been recalling the facts mentioned in this article.

Scots are Britain’s biggest spenders on cruise holidays

Scots are Britain’s biggest spenders on cruise holidays

EDINBURGH, Scotland - Scots are Britain’s biggest spenders on cruise ship holidays, one of the world’s largest operators has revealed.

Turkish Airlines: Youth travel policy in full compliance with IATA rules

Turkish Airlines: Youth travel policy in full compliance with IATA rules

Turkish Airlines has reiterated its policy on independent youth travel after three British girls boarded a Turkish Airlines flight from London to Istanbul on 17 February, before traveling to Syria ...

Destination Slovenia at ITB Berlin 2015

Fraport, Ljubljana Airport & Slovenian Tourism Partners present “Spirit of Slovenia – Europe’s Country of Diversity & Endless Nature” Destination Slovenia at ITB Berlin 2015

This small EU country nestled between the Alps and the Adriatic coast boasts a gigantic range of natural and cultural attractions.

Turkey: Tourists spend 20 percent of their budgets on food

Turkey: Tourists spend 20 percent of their budgets on food

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Tourists in Turkey last year spent almost 20 percent of their budgets on food, according to a recent gastronomy tourism report by the Turkish Association of Travel Agents ...

London for free:  Is it possible?

London for free: Is it possible?

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

London is a destination that never ceases to amaze me as a tourist.

Geneva company to Swiss trekkers:  Don’t bother going to France!

Geneva company to Swiss trekkers: Don’t bother going to France!

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Citing the Swiss economy, which took a hit back in January when the Swiss National Bank stopped pegging the Swiss franc to the Euro, a company based in Geneva called Bike Shop Switzerland has come ...

German police on high alert over terror threat at upcoming Werder Bremen game

German police on high alert over terror threat at upcoming Werder Bremen game

Local reports in Berlin are saying security has been beefed up around Werder Bremen’s home Bundesliga clash against second-placed VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday, following a warning from German police ...

Turkish Airlines statement on British minors flying to Syria to join Islamic State terror group

Turkish Airlines statement on British minors flying to Syria to join Islamic State terror group

Turkish Airlines’ issued an official statement regarding the transportation of three British girls aged between 12 and 18, accepted for transportation to Syria to join an Islamic State terror ...

Top business travel trends for 2015

Top business travel trends for 2015

A recent report by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) suggests that business travel is set to increase 8.6% in 2015, continuing its slow journey toward recovery as more economies emerge ...

eTN supports MITT Moscow as media partner

Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition eTN supports MITT Moscow as media partner

ETurboNews (eTN) announced it is supporting Russia’s leading and largest travel exhibition, MITT (Moscow International Travel and Tourism exhibition), as a media partner.

2014: A record year for tourism development in Cologne

2014: A record year for tourism development in Cologne

COLOGNE, Germany - The cathedral city experienced a real tourism boom in 2014.

The Queen's Terminal named Airport of the Year

HEATHROW TERMINAL 2 The Queen's Terminal named Airport of the Year

London Heathrow and Star Alliance have won the World’s Airport of the Year at Air Transport World’s (ATW) 41st Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards, honoured jointly for their ...

Sri Lanka Tourism gathers momentum at key Italian travel fair

Sri Lanka Tourism gathers momentum at key Italian travel fair

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau championed 18 top company representatives in the travel and hotel sectors operating in the Italian market to show case Sri Lanka Tourism at the BIT International ...

Seven ways geo-economics is changing the global economy

Seven ways geo-economics is changing the global economy

The world is witnessing a rise in geo-economics, where the main global battlefield is economic rather than military.

WTM awarded Travel Trade Event of 2014

WTM awarded Travel Trade Event of 2014

World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry, has been voted UKinbound’s Travel Trade Event of the Year at the association’s Gala Dinner for a remarkable fifth ...

Princess Cruises unveils new 2016 Europe cruise offerings

Princess Cruises unveils new 2016 Europe cruise offerings

SINGAPORE – Princess Cruises has announced its 2016 cruise vacations to Europe featuring five ships sailing to over 130 destinations from the corners of the Mediterranean to the northernmost tip ...

Attending ITB? Be aware of the flu!

Health Scare in Berlin during global travel and tourism trade show ITB 2015 Attending ITB? Be aware of the flu!

Travel and tourism business will be conducted from Germany's capital city, Berlin, next week when ITB 2015 will be on.

26 steps. Getting ready for a great adventure (UK/Europe – not Disney)

26 steps. Getting ready for a great adventure (UK/Europe – not Disney)

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

Traveling for a few days, even a week is not a big deal!

Pulkovo Airport ranked 1st in Europe in service quality improvement in 2014

Pulkovo Airport ranked 1st in Europe in service quality improvement in 2014

Pulkovo Airport (Saint Petersburg, Russia) has become a prizewinner of the prestigious 2014 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards by Airports Council International (ACI).

Russia's Pulkovo Airport ranked 1st in Europe in service quality improvement

Russia's Pulkovo Airport ranked 1st in Europe in service quality improvement

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia - Pulkovo Airport (Saint Petersburg, Russia) has become a prizewinner of the prestigious 2014 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards by Airports Council International ...

Ski resorts: Switzerland boasts most expensive resort in Europe

Ski resorts: Switzerland boasts most expensive resort in Europe

The Verbier resort, located in southwestern Switzerland, is the most expensive ski resort in Europe, according to a new survey conducted by French travel website allovoyages.fr.

Mövenpick Hotel Egerkingen co-exists with nature

Mövenpick Hotel Egerkingen co-exists with nature

LOS ANGELES, California - Mövenpick Hotel Egerkingen, located in greenery, sits on a rise with fabulous panoramic views over the Swiss Central Plateau and Alps.

Enterprise launches in Denmark

Enterprise launches in Denmark

LONDON, England - Continuing its expansion into Europe, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has launched in Denmark through a new joint venture between two well-established Danish businesses.

Corinthia Hotel Budapest launches “The Grand Budapest Hotel” package celebrating movie Oscar

Corinthia Hotel Budapest launches “The Grand Budapest Hotel” package celebrating movie Oscar

Corinthia Hotel Budapest, originally the Grand Hotel Royal, launches a new package to celebrate the Oscar success of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and cinematic past and present of Hungary’s ...

2015 Food & Fun Festival starts in Reykjavik on February 25

2015 Food & Fun Festival starts in Reykjavik on February 25

REYKJAVIK, Iceland - Iceland's annual Food & Fun Festival will be held in Reykjavik 25 February - 1 March 2015 and this will be the 14th time the festival is held.

Results released: 2015 Cruise Critic UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards

Results released: 2015 Cruise Critic UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards

Cruise Critic, the world's largest cruise reviews site and cruise community, has released its 2015 Cruise Critic UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards - the cruise awards based entirely on reviews ...

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