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Star Alliance Member Aegean Airlines Trend:  All Airbus single aisle fleet

Star Alliance Member Aegean Airlines Trend: All Airbus single aisle fleet

Aegean Airlines, Greece’s largest airline, has signed a firm contract with Airbus for two additional A320ceo aircraft, adding to a previous order for five A320s aircraft placed in September ...

Turkish Cargo strengthens its presence in Far East

Turkish Airlines Hyderabad Freighter Flights Turkish Cargo strengthens its presence in Far East

As one of the most prominent cargo airline for network growth, Turkish Cargo serves to 32 destinations throughout Far East.

Spain: International visitors spent €34.497 billion

Spain: International visitors spent €34.497 billion

MADRID, Spain - Foreign tourists spent 34.497 billion euros (45.536 billion U.S. dollars) in the first seven months of this year, official figures indicated on Wednesday.

Mövenpick Hotel München-Airport focus on simple eco-friendly actions

Joint tourism alliance hones in on eco-friendly travel Mövenpick Hotel München-Airport focus on simple eco-friendly actions

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe congratulates Mövenpick Hotel München-Airport on its recent re-certification and commitment to minimize impacts on the environment.

Book Fraport Airport Tours conveniently from home

Book Fraport Airport Tours conveniently from home

Soon airport fans will be able to conveniently book the popular tours at Frankfurt Airport from the comfort of their home.

Sri Lanka tourism and taxi service in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt

Sri Lanka tourism and taxi service in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt

The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, under the guidance of the Ministry of Economic Development, launched an advertising campaign to target German taxi drivers, or better, those looking at ...

Queen's Guard sticks out his tongue at tourists

Queen's Guard sticks out his tongue at tourists

LONDON, England - They are renowned for their stony expressions, and ability to remain entirely focused on their job, even in the face of hoards of tourists armed with cameras.

Moscow bus stops to gude tourists to cultural landmarks

Moscow bus stops to gude tourists to cultural landmarks

MOSCOW, Russia - Bus stops in the center of Moscow may soon feature the names of nearby cultural landmarks to help raise awareness of their existence, the Izvestia newspaper reported Tuesday.

Gallipoli resort declared “capital of sex, drugs, alcohol and trashy tourism"

Gallipoli resort declared “capital of sex, drugs, alcohol and trashy tourism"

As the summer holidays draw to a close, Italy is working itself into a lather over a season of tourists behaving badly.

Russian Aeroflot offers 6 million rubles for catchy corporate jingle

Russian Aeroflot offers 6 million rubles for catchy corporate jingle

MOSCOW, Russia - State-run national airline Aeroflot wants its own jingle and is ready to pay musicians 6 million rubles ($160,000) to come up with one.

Qatar Airways and it's love for classic automobiles

Qatar Airways sponsors French Heritage Automobile Classics Showcase in Domaine de Chantilly Qatar Airways and it's love for classic automobiles

Qatar Airways is set to be the main sponsor at next week’s French Classic automobile event at The Chantilly Arts and Elegance Richard Mille ‘Concours d’Elegance’ in the Domaine de ...

Norwegian Air International calls on US Department of Transportation to approve application

Norwegian Air International calls on US Department of Transportation to approve application

Today, Norwegian Air International filed its reply to the Department of Transportation's ("Department's") notice of August 4, 2014 requesting comments on the meeting between the US Government and ...

Rugby legend Keith Wood joins WTM’s Sport Tourism Team

Rugby legend Keith Wood joins WTM’s Sport Tourism Team

Following another dramatic summer of sport around the world, World Travel Market 2014 – the leading global event for the travel industry – will be assessing the relationship between sporting ...

Red flag: British Foreign Office warns Rome tourists

Red flag: British Foreign Office warns Rome tourists

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy Correspondent

ITALY (eTN) – The Mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino, calls recent tourist warnings false and misleading, and says "the Romans are offended by the warning."

Corinthia Hotel London appoints new Wellness Manager & Naturopath

International wellbeing expert Renee Blanchardt named Corinthia Hotel London appoints new Wellness Manager & Naturopath

Corinthia Hotel London announced the appointment of international wellbeing expert Renée Blanchardt ND, BSc, Adv.

Health ingredients 2014 in Amsterdam

Health ingredients 2014 in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands - Europe's most important platform for the health and natural ingredients returns to the Netherlands after 10 years.

$1.3M project to provide advanced cargo tracking solutions in Africa

Pointer Telocation $1.3M project to provide advanced cargo tracking solutions in Africa

Pointer Telocation Ltd., a leading developer, manufacturer and operator of Mobile Resource Management (MRM), announced today that it has been awarded a supply contract to provide cargo tracking ...

Russian Aeroflot to register new budget carrier

Russian Aeroflot to register new budget carrier

MOSCOW, Russia - Russian flag carrier Aeroflot will create a new low-cost unit after Western sanctions grounded its first effort to enter the market, the airline's chief executive said on Sunday. ...

Insanity - Irish Rail strike strands thousands

Insanity - Irish Rail strike strands thousands

DUBLIN, Ireland - Barry Kenny, Irish Rail's Corporate Communications Manager, has described the ongoing dispute between unions and the company over planned pay cuts as “insanity”.

Irish Cyprus Airways?

Irish Cyprus Airways?

Michael O'Leary, Chief Executive of Ryanair, seems to be blowing hot and cold on the idea of taking over the government-owned loss making Cyprus Airways.

Etihad Airways - Darwin Airline:  Switzerland’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation review

Etihad Airways - Darwin Airline: Switzerland’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation review

Etihad Airways is comfortable with the process of review by Switzerland’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation concerning the agreement to acquire 33.3 percent of Darwin Airline.

Ukraine Independence Day: Two very different celebrations

Show of force and pride today in a devided Ukraine Ukraine Independence Day: Two very different celebrations

The 24th of August is Independent Day in Ukraine. This divided republic is celebrating two very different celebrations today.

McDonald's Russia and its 35000 staff is there to stay for locals and tourists in Russia

McDonald's Russia and its 35000 staff is there to stay for locals and tourists in Russia

Russian authorities have no plans of banning McDonald’s fast-food chain from operating in the country, Arkady Dvorkovich, Russia’s deputy prime-minister, assured.

Tourist fined €600 for stubbing out cigarette on the beach

Tourist fined €600 for stubbing out cigarette on the beach

Smokers might want to be extra cautious next time they visit Sardinia's pristine coastline.

Spain: 36.3 million foreign visitors so far

Spain: 36.3 million foreign visitors so far

MADRID, Spain - Spain has received a total of 36.3 million of international tourists up to July according to data published on Friday by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.

Greece: Tourist arrivals by road to surpass 5-million mark

Greece: Tourist arrivals by road to surpass 5-million mark

ATHENS, Greece - Greek tourism arrivals by road are expected to surpass the 5-million mark for the first time ever this year, according to industry data.

Turkey becomes one of world's top medical tourism destinations

Turkey becomes one of world's top medical tourism destinations

ANKARA, Turkey - In recent years Turkey has increased its profile as a destination for medical tourism, becoming the sixth most visited country in the world for that purpose, according to the ...

Vienna residents not happy with tourist buses

Vienna residents not happy with tourist buses

VIENNA, Austria - A group of concerned residents in Vienna’s trendy 2nd district are complaining about the number of double decker tourist buses travelling through the area, saying that they are ...

World Economic Forum’s Espen Barth Eide appointed as UN Special Envoy to Cyprus

World Economic Forum’s Espen Barth Eide appointed as UN Special Envoy to Cyprus

GENEVA, Switzerland – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed the World Economic Forum’s Espen Barth Eide as the new Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on ...

Frankfurt Airport ranks first in “Focus Money Germany” survey

Frankfurt Airport ranks first in “Focus Money Germany” survey

More and more passengers are pleased by Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and the services being offered to travelers from around the globe.

SAS secures financing of 4 Airbus A330-300 Enhanced

SAS secures financing of 4 Airbus A330-300 Enhanced

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - SAS has today secured financing of 4 Airbus A330-300 Enhanced through the signing of a sale and leaseback agreement with the Chinese bank Bocomm.

Iceland volcano may erupt, cause major travel impacts

Iceland volcano may erupt, cause major travel impacts

The Bardarbunga volcano could be counting down toward an eruption with possible impacts on millions of people.

Citizens in Lugansk welcome Russian invasion of desperately needed aid

Russian convoy enters East Ukraine without authority by Kiev authorities Citizens in Lugansk welcome Russian invasion of desperately needed aid

The first Russian trucks carrying humanitarian aid have reportedly reached the east Ukrainian city of Lugansk.

Culture cities in Europe: The most costly and most reasonable choices

Culture cities in Europe: The most costly and most reasonable choices

A survey looked at cultural costs in 12 major European cities. This was based on visits by two people to a museum, an art gallery, a heritage site, the ballet, the opera, and a classical ...

Italian hotels trying to salvage season with "bad weather" discounts

Italian hotels trying to salvage season with "bad weather" discounts

After a summer of record rains, floods, hailstorms and tornadoes, Italy’s exasperated hotel industry is seeking to claw back exasperated customers by offering discounts for bad weather.

50-percent drop in visitors: Summer season flops in annexed Crimea

50-percent drop in visitors: Summer season flops in annexed Crimea

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea - Restaurant owner Galina Anchukova looks out across the seaside promenade in sunny Feodosia, with its straggle of strolling tourists, and sees a wasted financial opportunity. ...

European carriers wary about volcanic disruptions

European carriers wary about volcanic disruptions

The latest issue to appear on European airlines’ radar is Iceland’s Met office’s increase in its volcano alert status; to orange, the top-but-one warning level.

Barcelona residents fed up with drunken tourists' antics

Barcelona residents fed up with drunken tourists' antics

BARCELONA, Spain - Residents of Barcelona took to the streets demanding that authorities do more to combat antisocial behavior of some visitors to the city.

ETOA partners with British Hospitality Association

ETOA partners with British Hospitality Association

ETOA, the European tourism association, has formed a new partnership with the British Hospitality Association (BHA) to cooperate on the promotion of the UK’s visitor offer to international ...

Hamas warns international airline to fly from and to Tel Aviv as of today

Hamas warns international airline to fly from and to Tel Aviv as of today

A Hamas spokesperson warned airline passengers, tourists, and visitors to fly from and to Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport beginning at 6:00 am Thursday.

Switzerland: Number of "suicide tourists" doubled in three years

Switzerland: Number of "suicide tourists" doubled in three years

British people are the second biggest group of “suicide tourists”, according to a new study, which shows that the number of people traveling to assisted dying clinics in Switzerland has ...

Airberlin achieves positive net result in the second quarter

Airberlin achieves positive net result in the second quarter

BERLIN, Germany - In a difficult market environment, airberlin achieved a slightly improved operating result (EBIT) in the second quarter of the year with turnover up by 2,9% to 1,146.4 million ...

Holiday Circus Magic arrives at FRA for AirXperience Sunday

The Circus World at Frankfurt Airport on August 24 Holiday Circus Magic arrives at FRA for AirXperience Sunday

“Come on in!” will be the motto of Fraport’s AirXperience Day August 24 at Frankfurt Airport’s (FRA) Visitors’ Terrace and passenger terminals.

London buses with a musical appearance

London buses with a musical appearance

By Rakesh K Mathur, Correspondent, ArtTravelMedia Editorials, London

One of London’s new Routemaster buses has been wrapped in a Fender-inspired design which includes an image of a giant Stratocaster guitar emblazoned across it.

Germany: International overnights in June best since 1992

Germany: International overnights in June best since 1992

NEW YORK, NY – Destination Germany registered record incoming tourism values for the first six months of 2014.

Turkish Airlines recorded 398 million TRY net profit in Q2

Turkish Airlines recorded 398 million TRY net profit in Q2

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkish Airlines’ first half 2014 consolidated financial statements were reported to Borsa Istanbul.

Saudi Arabia looks to grow its tourism

Saudi Arabia exhibiting at the World Travel Market in London for the first time Saudi Arabia looks to grow its tourism

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to welcome representation from Saudi Arabia onto the exhibition floor for the first time this year, as the Saudi ...

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