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Inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit arrives in the UK

Inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit arrives in the UK

LONDON and NEW YORK - By 2015, 25% of all organisations will have a Chief Digital Officer (CDO), according to a forecast by IT research and advisory firm Gartner.

What do luxury travelers want?

What do luxury travelers want?

In a session called "Evolution of selling luxury: what do affluent travelers want and how can we give it to them?" a panel will talk about how the boundaries are shifting on the creation of luxury ...

UK secures €1 billion European Ebola commitment

UK secures €1 billion European Ebola commitment

LONDON, England - David Cameron gets European leaders to pledge more funding to fight Ebola.

Frankfurt Airport Winter Timetable 2014/2015

Airlines Expand Number of Seats Offered from and to FRAPORT Frankfurt Airport Winter Timetable 2014/2015

FRA’s Global Network serves 98 passenger airlines at 250 destinations in 105 countries.

Select Business Scheme UK visa scheme

Select Business Scheme UK visa scheme

UK Visas & Immigration today announced a new scheme which will simplify the process of inviting colleagues from Chinese companies to the UK.

1st World Halal Leisure, Business Travel (MICE), Umrah, Umrah Plus & Islamic Tourism Meeting & Workshop

Islamic Tourism Meeting & Workshop 1st World Halal Leisure, Business Travel (MICE), Umrah, Umrah Plus & Islamic Tourism Meeting & Workshop

By Motaz Othman, eTN Jordan Correspondent

Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington, UK, will be the place where over 200 travel professionals from 40 countries will meet for one day on November 2, 2014 to exchange Halal Leisure, ...

Ukraine - government today

Ukraine - government today

The remaking of Ukraine's political system began with Yanukovich's decision in November 2013 to suspend the signing of the association and free trade agreement with the European Union.

Ryanair launches New City Pages using Arrival Guides

Arrival Guides continues partnership with Ryanair as exclusive destination content provider Ryanair launches New City Pages using Arrival Guides

Ryanair, a leader in providing low cost travel throughout Europe, has launched new, informative city pages on its website that provide information about destinations they serve.

EIBTM launches new initiative for association planners

EIBTM launches new initiative for association planners

“I can only congratulate the EIBTM Team for having launched "MY ASSOCIATION/MY CLUB," this new initiative is fully answering and definitively taking more care of the Association Planner’s ...

Turkish Airlines announces global YouTube campaign

Turkish Airlines announces global YouTube campaign

LONDON, England - Turkish Airlines today announces a partnership with Rightster, the cloud-based global video distribution and monetisation network, to kick off a global YouTube campaign.

Frankfurt Airport's Terminal 2 celebrates 20th birthday

Frankfurt Airport's Terminal 2 celebrates 20th birthday

More than 147 million passengers have been served by Frankfurt Airport's Terminal 2 in the last two decades – from 18 airlines in 1994 to over 70 today.

Grand Parc du Puy du Fou - a history of sustainability

Grand Parc du Puy du Fou - a history of sustainability

LOS ANGELES, California - Attracting more than 1.5 million visitors per year, Puy du Fou is an historical theme park in Les Epesses located in the Vendée region of Western France.

More than 200 new exhibitors reveal WTM’s vibrant variety

More than 200 new exhibitors reveal WTM’s vibrant variety

Tourist boards, luxury operators, emerging destinations and technology specialists from a wide range of sectors and countries are among the 213 new exhibitors confirmed for World Travel Market ...

Aeroflot extends collective agreement with employees

Aeroflot extends collective agreement with employees

JSC Aeroflot management and airline employee trade unions have successfully concluded negotiations that extend the collective bargaining agreement currently in place for the period 2014 through ...

Merger creates leading global technology service provider for the hospitality industry

Merger creates leading global technology service provider for the hospitality industry

SmarTV and Quadriga Worldwide united to create a leading global technology service provider for the hospitality industry.

Air Berlin offers sightseeing flights over Berlin: 25 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Air Berlin offers sightseeing flights over Berlin: 25 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Airberlin is celebrating 25 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall with special flights over Berlin, including three sightseeing flights on November 8 over Berlin at a flying altitude of just 1,000 ...

Virtual tour of UK/Ireland region to be travel event’s industry first

Virtual tour of UK/Ireland region to be travel event’s industry first

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has linked up with US-based VPiX to produce an interactive 360-degree tour of the UK and Ireland region which will be used to ...

Corinthia Hotel London recognized as a top hotel in Europe

Corinthia Hotel London recognized as a top hotel in Europe

Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 27th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Corinthia Hotel London recognized as the twenty-fourth of the top twenty-five hotels in Europe, ...

FLY Leasing purchases three new Boeing 737-800s

FLY Leasing purchases three new Boeing 737-800s

DUBLIN, Ireland - FLY Leasing Limited, a global lessor of modern commercial jet aircraft, today announced that it has signed agreements with a leading Asian airline to purchase and lease back ...

Nature and mankind in harmony at Parc de Branféré

Nature and mankind in harmony at Parc de Branféré

LOS ANGELES, California - Parc de Branféré, a major tourist destination established in 1965 in Morbihan, South Brittany, is based on the Buddhist idea of total harmony between nature and ...

Switzerland leads 10 best countries for expats - here is the list

Switzerland leads 10 best countries for expats - here is the list

Expats love Switzerland and nine other countries. What would be your country of choice when living abroad? Read this article and find out the latest top 10 list.

TUI to bring 2.2 million tourists to Greece

TUI to bring 2.2 million tourists to Greece

ATHENS, Greece - Leading European tour operator TUI will bring some 2.2 million tourists to Greece next year, in addition to getting the season off to an early start compared to other years and ...

Top 9 reasons to attend EITBM

Top 9 reasons to attend EITBM

Demand is high at EIBTM, so much so that event organizers are having to add spaces to accommodate requests.

Two new casinos open their doors in the center of Madrid

Gaming tourists drawn to Madrid Two new casinos open their doors in the center of Madrid

The leisure options in Madrid have increased since the end of 2013 with two new gaming venues in the center of the city.

Fraport Cargo Services invests in new lighting system

Fraport Cargo Services invests in new lighting system

While focusing on professional and efficient cargo handling services for its customers, Fraport Cargo Services GmbH (FCS) – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraport AG – also remains dedicated to ...

WORLDHOTELS VP Thomas A. Griffiths looks more like Cary Grant than a hotel executive

WORLDHOTELS VP Thomas A. Griffiths looks more like Cary Grant than a hotel executive

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor-in-Chief, TourismExecutives.com

I spotted him sitting alone in a chair that appeared too small for his large frame.

Update on expected Hurricane Gonzalo disruption at London Heathrow Airport

Update on expected Hurricane Gonzalo disruption at London Heathrow Airport

After forcefully hitting Bermuda, Hurricane Gonzalo is on its way to hit the United Kingdom.

Total Oil CEO died in Moscow plane crash

Total Oil CEO died in Moscow plane crash

Gas giant Total confirms with deep regret and great sadness that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died just after 10pm (Paris time) on October 20 in a private plane crash at Vnukovo Airport ...

Starwood sells iconic St. Regis, Rome

Starwood sells iconic St. Regis, Rome

STAMFORD, CT - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced that it has sold The St Regis, Rome to subsidiaries of Constellation Hotels Holding Limited (“Constellation”) for ...

Plane crash at Moscow airport kills all on board

Plane crash at Moscow airport kills all on board

MOSCOW, Russia - A private plane crashed at Moscow's Vnukovo airport on October 21, just after midnight. All people on board were killed, RIA Novosti reported, citing a source in law ...

World Travel Market explores the taxing issue of duty-free retail therapy

World Travel Market explores the taxing issue of duty-free retail therapy

A debate at World Travel Market this year, hosted by Tax Free World Association, will look in detail at the duty free and travel retail industry, which is now worth over $60 billion in worldwide ...

Gonzalo to deliver drenching rain, strong wind to Europe

Gonzalo to deliver drenching rain, strong wind to Europe

This weekend once-Hurricane Gonzalo impacted Newfoundland, Canada, with damaging wind and heavy rainfall.

NEW #BeAwesome #EIBTM14 campaign launches

NEW #BeAwesome #EIBTM14 campaign launches

“EIBTM is not just about business, we are probably the single biggest industry community event with some 15,000 of us in Barcelona over much of the week, there will be a big buzz on the show ...

Lufthansa strike: Almost nothing is operating, including long haul

Lufthansa strike: Almost nothing is operating, including long haul

Germany's pilot union "Vereinigung Cockpit" announced new strikes targeting Germany's largest airline and Star Alliance Founding member Lufthansa.

TripAdvisor, Expedia, Qunar and Wego to join travel leaders in social media and mobile

TripAdvisor, Expedia, Qunar and Wego to join travel leaders in social media and mobile

TripAdvisor, Expedia, Qunar and Wego are just a few of the leading travel brands who are joining over 150 of APAC’s senior level travel executives in Hong Kong next February 3-4.

Is Germany trying to influence the Dutch investigation on downed MH17?

Is Germany trying to influence the Dutch investigation on downed MH17?

BND is the German version of the CIA. Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was shot down over the Eastern Ukraine. All 288 onboard died.

Grounded: Lufthansa pilot union calls an official strike

Grounded: Lufthansa pilot union calls an official strike

COLOGNE, Germany - Once again Lufthansa passengers will suffer as, at very short notice, the airlines pilot union has called an official strike. The dispute is mainly over retirement ...

Heathrow Airport Holdings sells its interest in regional airports

Heathrow Airport Holdings sells its interest in regional airports

Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd has agreed to sell its 100% interest in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports to a consortium formed by Ferrovial of Spain and Australia’s Macquarie for ...

Kurdish peace bid boosts tourism in eastern Turkey

Kurdish peace bid boosts tourism in eastern Turkey

The Kurdish peace process has helped boost the tourist flow to eastern and southeastern Turkish provinces that were roiled by violence in previous years, a report issued by Turkey’s top tourism ...

Low load factors lead to decision to scrap Little Red

Low load factors lead to decision to scrap Little Red

LONDON, England - Virgin Atlantic's UK domestic airline, which will be scrapped after failing to attract enough customers, was flying planes that were barely a third full earlier this year.

Tenerife flash-floods leave one dead, thousands trapped

Tenerife flash-floods leave one dead, thousands trapped

Thousands of tourists holidaying in Tenerife have been caught in flash-flooding on the island.

Sweden wants him on false sex charges so he can be extradited to the US and face 35 years in prison

Free speech scandal: Wikileaks founder as a refugee in Ecuador 's embassy for two years Sweden wants him on false sex charges so he can be extradited to the US and face 35 years in prison

The accuser in Sweden accusing WikiLeaks founder of sexual assault may know very well this charge is nonsense, but US authorities want Assange in Sweden, so he could be extradited from Sweden to ...

Foreign tourists yes, Jews no at Jerusalem's  Al-Aqsa mosque

Foreign tourists yes, Jews no at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque

On Wednesday, around 100 Israelis were given access to the square outside Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque mosque, accompanied by foreign tourists.

Ebola virus: British Prime Minister calls on European Council for action

Ebola virus: British Prime Minister calls on European Council for action

UK PM David Cameron has written to members of the European Council asking leaders to agree a new package of measures to tackle the Ebola crisis.

Leading global travel event marks 35th anniversary with 35 reasons to attend

Leading global travel event marks 35th anniversary with 35 reasons to attend

Since World Travel Market (WTM) first opened its doors in 1980, the exhibition has continued to grow, relocating from Olympia to Earl’s Court to ExCeL - London.

Fraport continues environmental management and development

Fraport continues environmental management and development

Facts and figures documented in the Environmental Statement show how Fraport’s environmental management has been further developed during the past years and which course of action needs to be ...

Air Berlin: Arnd Schwierholz appointed Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Air Berlin: Arnd Schwierholz appointed Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Arnd Schwierholz (44) has been appointed Deputy Chief Financial Officer of airberlin. He will take up his position with Germany’s second largest airline on 27th October 2014.

Airbus to adjust A330 production rate to nine a month Transition towards A330neo

Airbus to adjust A330 production rate to nine a month Transition towards A330neo

Airbus has decided to adjust the production rate for its A330 Family from the current rate 10 to 9 aircraft a month in Q4 2015 as it transitions towards the A330neo.

EU Health Commissioner calls for airline passengers' exit screening

EU Health Commissioner calls for airline passengers' exit screening

The EU needs to both double its efforts to fight the deadly virus Ebola in West Africa, as well as introduce entry screening for airline passengers to enable identification of infected passengers, ...

Bulgaria: Growth in tourism revenue, number of visitors

Bulgaria: Growth in tourism revenue, number of visitors

SOFIA, Bulgaria - Tourism continues to be a major sector in Bulgaria's economy, registering a growth in revenue and in the number of tourists, according to an analysis of the Institute of ...

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