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British Airways' owner makes fresh attempt to buy Aer Lingus

British Airways' owner makes fresh attempt to buy Aer Lingus

DUBLIN, Ireland - It has ben reported that the owner of British Airways has made a third attempt to buy Aer Lingus. Here are some key dates in Irish airline's history:

1936

Russia's VIM Airlines files for bankruptcy

Russia's VIM Airlines files for bankruptcy

MOSCOW, Russia - VIM Airlines (NN, Moscow Domodedovo) is the latest Russian carrier to be targeted by the country's financial institutions over unpaid debts.

Avalanche kills six in French Alps

Avalanche kills six in French Alps

Six experienced skiers have been killed in one of the deadliest avalanches in recent years in the French Alps.

Tourist trapped on a cliff rescued by Irish Coast Guard

Tourist trapped on a cliff rescued by Irish Coast Guard

DUBLIN, Ireland - The Coast Guard was involved in the rescue of a tourist this afternoon who became trapped on a cliff edge on Howth Head.

Greek authorities still searching for 12 Turkish tourists

Greek authorities still searching for 12 Turkish tourists

ATHENS, Greece - Despite an ongoing “search and rescue” operation that continued through Saturday, Greek authorities have been unable to find any trace of the 12 Turkish tourists that called ...

Listen to the sound of the symphony: You never heard and watched anything like this before

World Economic Forum Lucern closing Listen to the sound of the symphony: You never heard and watched anything like this before

A city symphony of its own original kind. The World Economic Forum ends in Davos, Switzerland leaving challenges in economy, climate change and conflict.

UN: Statement attributable to the spokesman for the Secretary-General on Ukraine

UN: Statement attributable to the spokesman for the Secretary-General on Ukraine

"The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemns today's rocket attack on the city of Mariupol, which reportedly killed dozens of civilians and left over one hundred ...

World Economic Forum to host Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 secretariat

World Economic Forum to host Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 secretariat

DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland – The World Economic Forum will host the secretariat of the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) 2020 beginning February 2015.

Less than 100 days to go: Expo Milano 2015 opens May 1

Less than 100 days to go: Expo Milano 2015 opens May 1

MILAN, Italy - Less than 100 days to go to the opening of Expo Milano 2015: on 1st May the World Expo (Universal Exposition) will be welcoming for six months (until 31st October) 20 million ...

French President calls on world community to respond to terrorism

French President calls on world community to respond to terrorism

DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland – It wasn’t only France that was attacked two weeks ago – freedom itself was attacked, said President François Hollande of France.

Reinventing Italy’s national airline

Reinventing Italy’s national airline

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy Correspondent

ITALY (eTN) - The objective of the new management of Alitalia, Italy’s national airline, is "Creating a new airline for Italy." The slogan was displayed in bold letters at a large press ...

In the footsteps of giants

Travel and Tourism in Ireland In the footsteps of giants

By Michael Quane

The only Irish attraction to make Conde Naste Travel Magazine's "20 Most Beautiful UNESCO Word Heritage Sites" was County Antrims's Giant's Causeway.

Salvatore Barbara appointed Executive Chef at Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg

Disciple of renowned Paul Bocuse Salvatore Barbara appointed Executive Chef at Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg

Salvatore Barbara, disciple of renowned French nouvelle cuisine chef Paul Bocuse, has been appointed as executive chef at Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg.

Reed Exhibitions appoints Nick Pilbeam as new Travel Divisional Director

Reed Exhibitions appoints Nick Pilbeam as new Travel Divisional Director

Reed Exhibitions has appointed Nick Pilbeam to the position of Divisional Director – Travel.

eTN helps bring the world tourism industry together at FITUR

eTN helps bring the world tourism industry together at FITUR

(eTN) - The international tourism trade fair, FITUR, will be held soon at Feria de Madrid in Spain from January 28 – February 1, 2015, and eTurboNews (eTN) is proud to be a media sponsor for the ...

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company recognized as "Best Upscale Hotel Brand"

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company recognized as "Best Upscale Hotel Brand"

LONDON, England and CHEVY CHASE, MD - The annual Business Travel Awards took place in London last night and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company was recognized as "Best Upscale Hotel Brand."

Vienna 2014: Tourism report reveals new accommodation record

Vienna 2014: Tourism report reveals new accommodation record

Vienna's tourism industry has just experienced its best year ever: 13.5 million visitor overnights, 6.3% more than in 2013, representing a new all-time high.

More random attacks on downtown Tel Aviv buses

More random attacks on downtown Tel Aviv buses

A terror suspect stabbed at least nine people in an attack on a bus in central Tel Aviv. Tourists and locals getting on a bus in Israel should be aware of random attacks.

Vienna 2014: Tourism report reveals new accommodation record

Vienna 2014: Tourism report reveals new accommodation record

VIENNA, Austria - Vienna's tourism industry has just experienced its best year ever: 13.5 million visitor overnights, 6.3% more than in 2013, represent a new all-time high.

OAG takes lead in flight status market through FlightView acquisition

OAG takes lead in flight status market through FlightView acquisition

LUTON, England - OAG, the market leader in flight schedules and related analytics, is strengthening its position at the forefront of the expanding market for real-time flight status information ...

Colder weather may deplete UK natural gas supplies by April

Colder weather may deplete UK natural gas supplies by April

Despite above-normal temperatures to start the winter, concerns are rising about the natural gas supply in the United Kingdom.

eTN to support EMITT as media partner

East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel (EMITT) exhibition eTN to support EMITT as media partner

(eTN) - ETurboNews (eTN) announced it will support the East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel (EMITT) exhibition as a media partner.

Hotel Consulting LCI Lodging Concepts Individual receives Green Globe certification

Hotel Consulting LCI Lodging Concepts Individual receives Green Globe certification

LOS ANGELES, California - Hamburg-based management consultancy LCI Lodging Concepts Individual GmbH has successfully passed Green Globe certification.

Strategic plan for the new Alitalia unveiled

Strategic plan for the new Alitalia unveiled

ROME, Italy - The strategy for the new Alitalia was unveiled today, with an unequivocal commitment by the new executive team and strategic investors to reinvent the airline.

Frankfurt Airport honored as “Best Airport in Europe” by Business Traveller Poland magazine

Frankfurt Airport honored as “Best Airport in Europe” by Business Traveller Poland magazine

Readers of the renowned Business Traveller Poland trade publication have chosen Frankfurt Airport (FRA) as the “Best Airport in Europe” for the second time.

The new Alitalia reveals 4 simple secrets of future success

Result of the first Etihad - Alitalia Board Meeting disclosed The new Alitalia reveals 4 simple secrets of future success

After the first Board meeting for the new Alitalia, the airline called for a press conference today in Rome. The development plans for a new Alitalia was introduced.

WTM 2014 Conference and Events sees a record 17,000 attendees

WTM 2014 Conference and Events sees a record 17,000 attendees

World Travel Market 2014’s Conference and Event program experienced a 4.5% increase smashing through the 17,000 barrier for the first time.

Czech Republic welcomed record number of tourists in 2014

Czech Republic welcomed record number of tourists in 2014

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — A record 8.08 million foreign tourists visited the Czech Republic last year, a year-on-year increase of 3 percent, according to an estimate issued by consulting company ...

Ebola scare at Moscow airport

Ebola scare at Moscow airport

MOSCOW, Russia - According to reports, passengers are being held on board of the plane at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport because of one passenger who is suspected of having Ebola virus.

ETOA appoints Paul Rickard to lead research

ETOA appoints Paul Rickard to lead research

ETOA - the European Tour Operators Association - has appointed Paul Rickard as a Research Consultant to direct their leading industry insight projects.

The Economist Events hosts CFO 2015

The Economist Events hosts CFO 2015

As global economies are beginning to beat a path towards sustainable growth, The Economist Events will convene global financial authorities to examine how finance directors can generate top-line ...

GTA hosts European Sales, Sourcing and Operations conference in Prague

GTA hosts European Sales, Sourcing and Operations conference in Prague

240 senior travel representatives visit Prague this week as global travel distributor GTA holds its first annual European Sourcing, Sales and Operations conference in the Czech capital.

eTurboNews brings attention to European MICE sector with partnership

eTurboNews brings attention to European MICE sector with partnership

(eTN) - There is good reason that ETurboNews (eTN) is a media partner for the ACE of MICE Exhibition which is set to be held at the Istanbul Congress Center in Turkey from February 26-28, ...

Tourists sidestepping Switzerland due to soaring franc

Tourists sidestepping Switzerland due to soaring franc

BERN, Switzerland - As Switzerland continues to grapple with the implications of a franc that is no longer tied to the euro, the Swiss tourism industry is making no bones over the immediate ...

Numerous bomb attacks in Istanbul

Numerous bomb attacks in Istanbul

Kurdish separatists, Islamist radicals and far-left groups have all staged deadly bomb attacks in Istanbul recently. Istanbul is Turkey's biggest city and a major European tourist destination.

Minister: Air Malta is indispensable to Malta’s tourism

Minister: Air Malta is indispensable to Malta’s tourism

VALLETTA, Malta - The government is looking at ways of strengthening Air Malta that go beyond its original restructuring, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis revealed.

Finland's tourism feeling the bite of falling Russian ruble

Finland's tourism feeling the bite of falling Russian ruble

HELSINKI, Finland - Following the Ukraine crisis and the dramatic drop of the ruble, Russian tourism to Finland has decreased sharply.

Flying first class? It  may mean landing first in the United Kingdom

Flying first class? It may mean landing first in the United Kingdom

Many first class passengers on an aircraft may soon be a reason for British aircraft controllers to give priority landing instructions.

Eurostar service suspended

Train service between England and the European continent comes to a stop Eurostar service suspended

Traveling from England to the European continent on a train? Not on Saturday.

Belgium first in 30 years: Army reinforces police at possible terrorist targets

Belgium first in 30 years: Army reinforces police at possible terrorist targets

Belgium soldiers were stationed at possible targets of terrorist attacks across Belgium on January 17, security officials said, France 24 reported.

Tourism minister announces division of Bulgaria into 9 tourist regions

Tourism minister announces division of Bulgaria into 9 tourist regions

SOFIA, Bulgaria - Bulgaria's Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova announced on Friday that the division of the country into 9 tourist regions will take place until the end of January.

ETOA: Demand for Paris holds firm

ETOA: Demand for Paris holds firm

ETOA, the association for European Tourism, has declared that there has been little impact on demand for Paris as a result of the attacks last week.

Munich Airport: New records for total passengers and airfreight

Munich Airport: New records for total passengers and airfreight

MUNICH, Germany - With close to 40 million travelers arriving and departing, Munich Airport had yet another record year in 2014.

Ukraine: Separatists take Donetsk Airport

Ukraine: Separatists take Donetsk Airport

The separatist militia has taken control of the Donetsk International Airport in Ukraine and its surrounding areas, according to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Defense Ministry, ...

Terror fear causing ongoing developments in Belgium and Germany

Terror raid ongoing in Berlin Terror fear causing ongoing developments in Belgium and Germany

In Berlin, Germany, police on Friday morning raided 11 apartments. 250 police officers participated in the search.

World Ocean Council: Corporate ocean responsibility

World Ocean Council: Corporate ocean responsibility

Vieira De Almeida & Associados (VdA), headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal, has become a member of the World Ocean Council (WOC), expanding the geographic scope and diversity of the growing ...

MH 17 crash: No one cares anymore?

MH 17 crash: No one cares anymore?

There are those who choose not to believe mainstream media, and instead try to find their own answers by questioning and examining available pieces of evidence and information on the Malaysian ...

Travel and tourism networking workshop set for Turkey

Travel and tourism networking workshop set for Turkey

By Motaz Othman, special to eTN

TURKEY (eTN) - The latest statistics show that Turkey received over 40 million tourists during 2014.

Kuoni for sale

The selling of an iconic travel brand Kuoni for sale

By Elisabeth Lang, special to eTN

(eTN) - It was like an earthquake in the international travel business when Kuoni announced yesterday that it will sell its core business - the entire Tour Operator Business - Organization and ...

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