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Panther tank, flak cannon seized in raid on German collector's home

Panther tank, flak cannon seized in raid on German collector's home

BERLIN, Germany — A 45-ton Panther tank, a flak cannon and multiple other World War II-era military weapons were seized in a raid on a 78-year-old collector's home in northern Germany, Kiel ...

Ireland's tourism chiefs urge more investment in sector

Ireland's tourism chiefs urge more investment in sector

DUBLIN, Ireland - Tourism chiefs are calling on the Government to boost investment in the sector to underpin its strong recovery.

Le Boat brings new class of pleasure cruiser to Europe’s waterways

Le Boat brings new class of pleasure cruiser to Europe’s waterways

CRAWLEY, England - Le Boat, Europe’s largest operator of self-drive boating holidays, and part of the TUI Group, has just signed a €15M agreement with Polish-based, luxury boat builder, ...

Bulgarian Black Sea resorts report huge drop in summer tourist numbers

Bulgarian Black Sea resorts report huge drop in summer tourist numbers

VARNA, Bulgaria - At the height of the summer tourism season at Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, hoteliers in Varna say tourist numbers are down compared with 2014, with Bourgas reporting an even ...

Natural hot spring being destroyed by tourist hordes

Natural hot spring being destroyed by tourist hordes

HRUNALAUG, Iceland - The Hrunalaug hot spring has undergone so much damage from the sheer numbers of visitors it has received that the owners have considered bulldozing it over.

The citizens of Greece said no - good news for tourism?

The citizens of Greece said no - good news for tourism?

A French tourist in Athens, a French retired teacher, says. "It brings me sorrow. Europe without Greece would be sad. They shouldn't leave a European country like Greece flat broke."

Killer of a Czech tourists captured in Albania

Killer of a Czech tourists captured in Albania

TIRANA, Albania - Albanian police on Sunday arrested the suspected killer of a Czech couple who were shot dead while driving in the Theth area, a mountain wilderness popular with European ...

UK travel insurer: Londoners and Welsh claim most lost bags, medical expenses

UK travel insurer: Londoners and Welsh claim most lost bags, medical expenses

LONDON, England - Research conducted by leading travel insurer Columbus Direct has revealed what people in different parts of the UK are most likely to claim for on their travel insurance - and ...

Hamburg Tourism: UNESCO declares part of this German city a World Heritage site

Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District in Hamburg a UNESCO World Heritage site Hamburg Tourism: UNESCO declares part of this German city a World Heritage site

Hamburg became an even more important city for travel and tourism. It's now a destination tourism attraction for those wanting to visit a World Heritage site.

Hotel developments in Africa: Who leads?

Hotel developments in Africa: Who leads?

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

Trevor Ward’s Lagos-based W Hospitality Group once again took a hard look at the continent’s hotel developments and some intriguing findings came to light.

Albania tourism: Two Czech tourists murdered enjoying Albania's mountain region

Albania tourism: Two Czech tourists murdered enjoying Albania's mountain region

The mountain wilderness of Theth in Albania attracts tourists from both Western and Central Europe, especially Czechs. Mountains are as high as 2400 meters.

Bulgarian tourist fair opens in Paris

Bulgarian tourist fair opens in Paris

PARIS, France - Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova has opened a three-day tourist fair in the French capital Paris.

Investment in data and partnerships essential in order to capitalize on the "Connected Traveller"

Investment in data and partnerships essential in order to capitalize on the "Connected Traveller"

LONDON, England - Since the beginning of 2014, the online and mobile sectors of the travel industry have seen rapid growth.

Heat wave: Frankfurt Airport’s mobile drinks service helps airport staff stay cool

Heat wave: Frankfurt Airport’s mobile drinks service helps airport staff stay cool

The heat is on at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) as the “Annelie” high-temperature weather system moves through Germany, including the central state of Hesse where Frankfurt is located.

Athens today: A city of protests

Athens today: A city of protests

Saturday will be the day of truth in Greece. Today, Athens is a city of protests having thousands of concerned Greek citizens in downtown Athens. Protests are for the most part orderly.

Dutch youth causing unrest in The Netherlands capital city The Hague

Dutch youth causing unrest in The Netherlands capital city The Hague

Visitors to the Dutch Capital City, The Hague, should be aware of ongoing unrests and a curfew in place.

Malaysia wants an international tribunal to bring closure to MH17

Malaysia wants an international tribunal to bring closure to MH17

Malaysia wants to set up an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of having shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 killing all 298 people on board.

Hertz confirms ending its partnership with Ryanair

Hertz confirms ending its partnership with Ryanair

LONDON, England - The Hertz Corporation has said that despite lengthy discussions regarding a contractual dispute it regrets that it had to end its car hire agreement with Ryanair.

Copenhagen 13th most popular destination for international congresses

Copenhagen 13th most popular destination for international congresses

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - According to the latest published report from the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA), Copenhagen is the world's 13th most popular destination for ...

London’s red double-deckers going electric

London’s red double-deckers going electric

LONDON, England – Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, announced at the C40: Clean Bus Summit held at London City Hall that the city’s iconic double-decker buses will be converting over to become ...

Copenhagen’s hotel capacity expanding to meet rising demand

Copenhagen’s hotel capacity expanding to meet rising demand

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - The new Tivoli Hotel opens this week and adds 282 rooms to the existing Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center, bringing the total capacity to 679 rooms and space for 6000 ...

La Grée des Landes Eco-Hotel Spa Yves Rocher‬: First Green Globe Certified hotel in Bretagne

La Grée des Landes Eco-Hotel Spa Yves Rocher‬: First Green Globe Certified hotel in Bretagne

LOS ANGELES, California - The first Green Globe certified hotel in the Bretagne region, France, La Grée des Landes Eco-Hotel Spa Yves Rocher aims to protect the environment and to answer all ...

Slovenian Tourist Board joins PATA as newest member

Slovenian Tourist Board joins PATA as newest member

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that the Slovenian Tourist Board has joined PATA as its newest National Tourism Organization (NTO) member.

You call this a sandwich? Edinburgh airport does

You call this a sandwich? Edinburgh airport does

EDINBURGH, Scotland - A man has shamed an airport after he forked out his hard-earned dough for a hearty breakfast, only to end up gobsmacked.

Helsinki's Mayor: Importance of tourism and its connection to design

Helsinki's Mayor: Importance of tourism and its connection to design

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

After many years in politics, Jussi Pajunen became Helsinki’s mayor in 2005.

Prague Congress Center's revenues up 9 Percent in 2014

Prague Congress Center's revenues up 9 Percent in 2014

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - 2014 was the last year in which the financial performance of the Prague Congress Center (PCC) was effected by the debt arising from the reconstruction and expansion of the ...

The Rolling Stones unveil their first ever international exhibition

The Rolling Stones unveil their first ever international exhibition

LONDON, England - The Rolling Stones will stage their first ever major exhibition at London’s prestigious Saatchi Gallery, opening to the public on 6 April 2016 until September 2016.

London Heathrow expansion: Better For Britain

Heathrow will work with Government to deliver expansion for 'all of Britain' London Heathrow expansion: Better For Britain

Welcoming the Airports Commission’s clear recommendation that “the best answer is to expand Heathrow’s runway capacity,” Heathrow will now work with government to deliver expansion for all ...

Finally growth at London Heathrow when it really matters

Finally growth at London Heathrow when it really matters

Commenting on today’s long-awaited recommendation by the Airports Commission, Christopher Choa, UK Director at AECOM, said:

Anti-Semitic attitudes in Europe: Rising or declining?

Muslims and Jews: How do they get along in Europe? Anti-Semitic attitudes in Europe: Rising or declining?

In the aftermath of the shocking violence against Jews in Western Europe over the past year, the level of anti-Semitic attitudes among the general population in France showed a dramatic decline, ...

Tough but necessary decisions: Virgin Atlantic axing 500 jobs

Tough but necessary decisions: Virgin Atlantic axing 500 jobs

CRAWLEY, England - Virgin Atlantic is cutting about 500 managerial and support jobs just months after the airline announced a return to profit.

Hilton's new hotel brand says hello to Reykjavik

Hilton's new hotel brand says hello to Reykjavik

REYKJAVIK, Iceland & MCLEAN, VA - Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s new hotel brand that redefines the lifestyle hotel category, and Icelandair Hotels have unveiled plans for Canopy’s ...

Blackpool Resort goes smart

Blackpool Resort goes smart

VisitBlackpool has teamed up with the Leisure Pass Group to introduce a new credit card-style Blackpool Resort Pass, giving visitors quicker and more convenient access to six featured attractions ...

ESPA Life at Corinthia Hotel London: emotional and physical wellness

New Medical Massage for Hotel Guests ESPA Life at Corinthia Hotel London: emotional and physical wellness

LONDON, England - Award-winning ESPA Life at Corinthia spa, is tapping into the need for both physical and emotional support for busy travelers and London professionals with an innovative Medical ...

Lufthansa cabin crew strike averted

Lufthansa cabin crew strike averted

Lufthansa has again made concessions in key points with the Independent Flight Attendant Organization UFO to avert a strike in the interests of its customers.

Air Berlin: New appointments to top positions

Desi Barkhuizen and Ole Orvér will join Air Berlin Air Berlin: New appointments to top positions

airberlin has made two important new appointments as part of the company's restructuring, gaining two leading internationally-experienced airline industry executives on its management team: Desi ...

Brussels: Balloons' Day Parade

Brussels: Balloons' Day Parade

On the occasion of the Brussels Comic Strip Festival, the 7th Balloons' Day Parade will take place along the main streets of Brussels on the first weekend of September.

St. Petersburg boosts destination visibility with Arrival Guides

St. Petersburg boosts destination visibility with Arrival Guides

Gothenburg, Sweden (Press-release) – One of most modern and culturally-rich cities, St. Petersburg, is the latest DMO to join the ArrivalGuides network as an official destination partner.

WTM’s World Responsible Tourism Day to tackle climate change

WTM’s World Responsible Tourism Day to tackle climate change

World Travel Market’s World Responsible Tourism Day (WRTD) 2015 will tackle the issue of climate change weeks before it is discussed by the United Nations to achieve the first legally binding ...

Karlsuhe - Baden Baden means no slowing down when it comes to Turkish Airlines

Karlsuhe - Baden Baden means no slowing down when it comes to Turkish Airlines

Karlsruhe - Baden-Baden is not what someone would think was a major airport gateway, but there is no stopping when it comes to Turkish Airlines.

Air Cargo Industry Witnesses One of the Largest Systems Switch-over

Air Cargo Industry Witnesses One of the Largest Systems Switch-over

The Air cargo industry witnessed a defining moment when Lufthansa Cargo went live with IBS' iCargo IT solution at 120 stations in its network, including the three hubs - Vienna, Munich and ...

English town launches all-out assault on seagulls ahead of tourist season

English town launches all-out assault on seagulls ahead of tourist season

DEVIZES, England - A major campaign is underway to smash the eggs of a ballooning flock of seagulls which has been terrorizing residents and tourists in a small Wiltshire tourist town.

eTN 5-star rating: One Nation Mall Paris

Awesome Paris Shopping eTN 5-star rating: One Nation Mall Paris

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

There are many reasons to see Paris; however, for the shopaholic there is one major motivation: One Nation Shopping Mall.

eTN 5-star rating: Le Hotel de Sers Paris

eTN 5-star rating: Le Hotel de Sers Paris

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

In Paris, a well-bred 52-room boutique property located near the George V is Le Hotel de Sers. It was originally a private residence of the Marquis de Sers (1880).

5-star rated by eTN: Kube Hotel, Paris

Kube Hotel: Full of Surprises 5-star rated by eTN: Kube Hotel, Paris

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

There are hotels and then there is the Kube.

Lufthansa Cargo takes big leap forward

Lufthansa Cargo takes big leap forward

FRANKFURT, Germany - The air cargo industry witnessed a defining moment when Lufthansa Cargo went live with IBS' iCargo IT solution at 120 stations in its network, including the three hubs - ...

Japanese tourist drugged, robbed in Naples

Japanese tourist drugged, robbed in Naples

NAPLES, Italy - A Japanese tourist and his wife were robbed in central Naples after a man offered him a coffee spiked with a sedative, Italian media has reported.

Cut Tourism VAT Campaign appoints new Chairman

Cut Tourism VAT Campaign appoints new Chairman

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) announced it has named a new Chairman of the Cut Tourism VAT Campaign with immediate effect.

Brexit would spell disaster for London's tech revolution

Brexit would spell disaster for London's tech revolution

LONDON, England - If Brexit forces tens of thousands of Eastern European web developers to apply for visas to remain in the UK, London's tech revolution will face a brain drain.

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