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Pegasus Airlines passenger growth up by 19.4 percent

Pegasus Airlines passenger growth up by 19.4 percent

Turkey’s leading low-cost airline, Pegasus Airlines’ traffic data for the January – September 2014 period has been announced by Public Disclosure Platform (KAP).

EVA Air's Hello Kitty Jet arrives in Europe

EVA Air's Hello Kitty Jet arrives in Europe

EVA Air’s Hand-in-Hand Hello Kitty Jet arrived in Paris yesterday, marking the themed aircraft’s inaugural launch into Europe.

GTA welcomes Flavia Alzetta to lead global sales and marketing

GTA welcomes Flavia Alzetta to lead global sales and marketing

Global wholesaler of fully-independent travel, GTA, has appointed Flavia Alzetta as Senior Vice President for Global Sales and Marketing.

Bodini elected new Chairman of ETOA

Bodini elected new Chairman of ETOA

ETOA, the European tourism association, has elected Mario Bodini as its new Chairman following Patrick Richards stepping down, after a 7-year term.

Stuttgart awarded certification as "Sustainable Destination"

Stuttgart awarded certification as "Sustainable Destination"

The issue of sustainability plays an increasingly important role in the tourism and meetings industry.

Mass grave found: Indication of war crimes by the Ukraine government?

Mass grave found: Indication of war crimes by the Ukraine government?

We are seeing reports from @ria_novosti, citing the Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, that the bodies of more than 286 women have been discovered in the area.

Adventure travel sector explores sustainable future

Adventure travel sector explores sustainable future

A 50-year roadmap for the future of adventure travel and responsible tourism will be explored during World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry.

Matera selected European Capital of Culture for 2019

Matera selected European Capital of Culture for 2019

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy Correspondent

ITALY (eTN) - "It is a sign of civilization and redemption that from Matera and Southern Italy is sent to Europe." This is the declaration of the Mayor of Matera, Salvatore Alleges, after the ...

German tourists robbed by Rome cabbie

German tourists robbed by Rome cabbie

ROME, Italy - German tourist and her 20-year-old daughter were robbed after taking a taxi from Rome's Fiumicino airport, Roma Today reported.

Gazpromneft-Aero and IATA hold joint training session in Novosibirsk

Gazpromneft-Aero and IATA hold joint training session in Novosibirsk

Gazpromneft-Aero and the IATA Fuel Quality Pool have held a joint training session on aviation fuel supply to airports at the company's refueling facility at Tolmachevo International Airport in ...

Holland America's 2015 Europe season features 8 ships, 62 unique itineraries

Holland America's 2015 Europe season features 8 ships, 62 unique itineraries

SEATTLE, WA - Travelers looking to explore the history, culture and famous sights of Europe in 2015 have more options than ever before with eight Holland America Line ships offering sailings ...

OTOAI and ETOA to sign historic partnership at WTM to bring Indian buyers to MAMA 2015

OTOAI and ETOA to sign historic partnership at WTM to bring Indian buyers to MAMA 2015

ETOA, the European tourism association, is forming a new partnership with the Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) to cooperate on the promotion of the UK and Ireland’s visitor ...

What to wear: WTM reveals travel’s next big thing

What to wear: WTM reveals travel’s next big thing

Visitors to World Travel Market (WTM) 2014 will be able to find out more about how “wearable” technology can be used by travel companies to sell holidays in the future.

Fraport uses favorable capital market conditions to increase its financial scope

Frankfurt Airport Company Successfully Offers 350 Million Euros in Promissory Notes Fraport uses favorable capital market conditions to increase its financial scope

Taking advantage of the favorable conditions currently available in the capital market, Fraport AG has secured further long-term financing by issuing a promissory note – running for a seven-year ...

WTM youth tourism program: New insight

WTM youth tourism program: New insight

WYSE Travel Confederation will release the results of its recent analysis of the behaviors and attitudes of millennial travelers during the two-day youth travel program at next month’s World ...

Congrex Switzerland rejoins IAPCO

Congrex Switzerland rejoins IAPCO

After the successful realignment of Congrex Switzerland in the past 12 months the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) decided to resume Congrex Switzerland as a ...

It takes courage for an EU country to recognize Palestine - Sweden did!

Sweden shows leadership to recognize Palestine as a country It takes courage for an EU country to recognize Palestine - Sweden did!

A member of the European Union and Western European Country, Sweden made history today in a move of true leadership.

Stylish Aloft Liverpool brings new beat to the heart of the city

Stylish Aloft Liverpool brings new beat to the heart of the city

LIVERPOOL, England - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced the opening of Aloft Liverpool, the second Aloft hotel in the UK.

Madrid Convention Bureau welcomes new partners

Madrid Convention Bureau welcomes new partners

The Madrid Convention Bureau welcomed 12 new companies that recently became partners of the Madrid Convention Bureau:

- Restaurante-Tablao flamenco Cantares

New Lufthansa Consulting advisory board

New Lufthansa Consulting advisory board

Lufthansa Consulting and its shareholder Lufthansa Commercial Holding have constituted a new advisory committee for the company and established a high-caliber consultatory body.

Congress Centrum Alpbach at home in village of thinkers

Congress Centrum Alpbach at home in village of thinkers

LOS ANGELES, California - At an elevation of 1,000 meters in the Tyrolean Mountains of Austria is Alpbach, a village of century-old wooden houses that is renowned as a place of ideas and ...

Timeline charts the rise and rise of World Travel Market

Timeline charts the rise and rise of World Travel Market

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is this year celebrating its 35th event.

UK government will match public donations to Ebola appeal

UK government will match public donations to Ebola appeal

LONDON, England - The first £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal on the Ebola outbreak will be matched by UK aid.

Cho Wong, Supranational Hotels’ Managing Director to speak at WTM London 2014

Cho Wong, Supranational Hotels’ Managing Director to speak at WTM London 2014

Supranational Hotels’ Managing Director, Cho Wong, will be a featured speaker at World Travel Market (WTM) London 2014, on Monday, November 3, at ExCel London.

American Express Meetings & Events to present 2015 industry forecast

American Express Meetings & Events to present 2015 industry forecast

The EIBTM Meetings Leadership Summit, which takes place pre-EIBTM, has attracted over 200 heads of companies and influencers from across the international events community.

Inertia by governments is putting Europe’s tourism industry at risk

Network for the European Private Sector in Tourism Inertia by governments is putting Europe’s tourism industry at risk

The tourism industry today calls on European Tourism Ministers to support the adoption of the European Commission's visa package proposal and recommend its swift adoption or risk Europe losing its ...

EIBTM: Sponsor for the  Meetings Leadership Summit

EIBTM: Sponsor for the Meetings Leadership Summit

Pacific World, the global DMC and Event Management organization, is once again confirmed as the official partner to this year’s EIBTM which is expected to attract some 17,000 meetings industry ...

Asia Pacific to account for 40% of global business travel spend in 2014

Asia Pacific to account for 40% of global business travel spend in 2014

Global business travel spend is expected to reach a record US$1.18 trillion by 2014, with nearly 40% coming from Asia Pacific.

The Asian Millennial Workforce and the Travel Industry

The Asian Millennial Workforce and the Travel Industry

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) today released the findings of its commissioned research on “The Asian Millennial Workforce and the Travel Industry,” which found that only 39 percent of ...

Irish budget airline opens third Scottish base in Glasgow

Irish budget airline opens third Scottish base in Glasgow

GLASGOW, Scotland - Budget airline Ryanair has announced the opening of its third Scottish base in Glasgow.

Bulgaria expects 5% increase in winter touristm

Bulgaria expects 5% increase in winter touristm

SOFIA, Bulgaria - Bulgaria's Deputy Economy Minister Branimir Botev expects a 4.5% - 5% increase of tourists in the winter season compared to last year.

"Victory" at any cost: Aeroflot hellbent on launching budget airline

"Victory" at any cost: Aeroflot hellbent on launching budget airline

MOSCOW, Russia - Russia's national carrier Aeroflot will name its new low-cost airline Pobeda, or Victory, a symbol of defiance against Western sanctions over Ukraine that grounded the budget ...

David Beckham raises a toast to travelers in Cannes

David Beckham raises a toast to travelers in Cannes

CANNES, France - David Beckham, partner with Diageo in its new HAIG CLUB whisky, raised a toast to global travelers when he flew into Cannes today for TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2014, ...

UK Prime Minister statement on Ebola at the  European Council

UK Prime Minister statement on Ebola at the European Council

David Cameron made an oral statement in the House of Commons today on the European Council, Afghanistan, Ebola, Ukraine and the EU budget.

Ebola

Tourism trade show generates $6.5 billion in travel industry deals

Tourism trade show generates $6.5 billion in travel industry deals

The World Travel Market (WTM) Portfolio facilitates more than $6.5 billion (£3.9 million) in travel and tourism industry deals.

'Inside Rolls-Royce' goes live with public exhibition in London

'Inside Rolls-Royce' goes live with public exhibition in London

Following the hugely positive reaction to this year's Channel 4 television documentary about the brand, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has decided to engage directly with fans new and old in a series of ...

Onur Air private airline becomes Wirecard's client

Onur Air private airline becomes Wirecard's client

Wirecard AG has gained Onur Air, a private airline in Turkey, as a client.

Budapest welcomes Emirates inaugural flight

Budapest welcomes Emirates inaugural flight

BUDAPEST, Hungary - Budapest Airport celebrated a major development today, welcoming the inaugural flight of its new airline partner, Emirates.

World’s largest charter airline faces Christmas strikes threat

World’s largest charter airline faces Christmas strikes threat

Thomson Airways, the world’s largest charter airline, faces the threat of Christmas strikes, which could ruin thousands of holiday-makers’ travel plans.

Arabian domain names to be auctioned at WTM

Arabian domain names to be auctioned at WTM

LONDON, England - Breathe Luxury Limited will be exclusively auctioning 7 Arabian Domain Names out of 35 lots, at this year's World Travel Market, London Excel - November 5th.

What lies behind the strength of Greek tourism?

What lies behind the strength of Greek tourism?

According to UNWTO the strength of the tourism sector in Greece is the result of a robust tourism policy, of the implementation of fundamental competitiveness measures and of the immense capacity ...

Russian state-run firms ban employees from foreign travel

Russian state-run firms ban employees from foreign travel

MOSCOW, Russia - Russian Railways and industry insiders were quick to dismiss claims published Monday that state-run companies may have imposed foreign travel restrictions against their own ...

Legendary Hotel Moskva reborn as Four Seasons Hotel Moscow

Legendary Hotel Moskva reborn as Four Seasons Hotel Moscow

MOSCOW, Russia - As winter approaches in Russia's capital city, a warm respite beckons just a few steps from Red Square.

Geneva Tourism launches "Geneva Girls' Guide"

Geneva Tourism launches "Geneva Girls' Guide"

GENEVA, Switzerland - Geneva Tourism aims for its city to become the preferred women's destination in Europe, and has launched the "Geneva Girls' Guide", a guide comprising hundreds of must visit ...

Downtown Cologne - not tourists, but violent protesters took the streets on Sunday night

Downtown Cologne - not tourists, but violent protesters took the streets on Sunday night

Downtown Cologne, usually crowded with tourists from all over the world, was really not the place to be on Sunday night.

AirBerlin twice a day from Berlin to Abu Dhabi and return

AirBerlin twice a day from Berlin to Abu Dhabi and return

Airberlin now operates two flights a day between the German capital of Berlin and the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi.

Geneva Girls' Guide: A guide fully dedicated to women, focusing on girls' getaways

Swiss Tourism Geneva wants to become the preferred women destination in Europe Geneva Girls' Guide: A guide fully dedicated to women, focusing on girls' getaways

Geneva Tourism aims for its city to become the preferred women's destination in Europe, and has launched the "Geneva Girls' Guide," a guide comprised of hundreds of must-visit addresses selected ...

WHO convenes industry leaders to discuss trials and production of Ebola vaccine

WHO convenes industry leaders to discuss trials and production of Ebola vaccine

GENEVA, Switzerland - The World Health Organization convened a meeting with high-ranking government representatives from Ebola-affected countries and development partners, civil society, ...

Greek tourist numbers could soar to 27 million

Greek tourist numbers could soar to 27 million

ATHENS, Greece - The number of foreign visitors to Greece could soar to 27 million by 2021, including cruise passengers, according to new estimates issued by the Association of Hellenic Tourism ...

25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - tourists explore the German capital

25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - tourists explore the German capital

Tourists from all over the world are coming to Berlin to be reminded what freedom looks like. Anywhere in Berlin, visitors are reminded of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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