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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 ...

LCC airlines courting travel agents

LCC airlines courting travel agents

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy Correspondent

ITALY (eTN) - Following a long period of bold independence, low-cost carriers (LCCs) are back to courting travel agents.

Powered by nature: Best Western Plus Hotel Kassel City

Powered by nature: Best Western Plus Hotel Kassel City

LOS ANGELES, California - Until recently Kassel, regarded as the capital of the German Fairy Tale Route, was renowned for being the city where the Brothers Grimm lived and wrote most of their ...

The award-winning, five-star Corinthia Hotel Budapest becomes partner of Signature Travel Network

The award-winning, five-star Corinthia Hotel Budapest becomes partner of Signature Travel Network

BUDAPEST, Hungary - The award-winning, five-star Corinthia Hotel Budapest announced today that it has been selected as a partner hotel of the American-based Signature Travel Network.

Air France in Madrid issues Ebola alert

Air France in Madrid issues Ebola alert

A Nigerian airline passenger with high fever is causing for Spanish authorities to activate the emergency Ebola protocol.

WTM Unveils its Biggest and Best Blogging Program

WTM Unveils its Biggest and Best Blogging Program

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has unveiled the line-up of experts for its most extensive blogging seminar program yet.

Cyprus: EU sanctions against Russia hurt tourism

Cyprus: EU sanctions against Russia hurt tourism

Cyprus’ tourism is suffering a blow from Russian arrivals since the EU measures against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis have been imposed, according to the Cyprus Tourism Organization.

TAP Portugual signs up with Vayant

TAP Portugual signs up with Vayant

LONDON, England - Vayant Travel Technologies, a world leader in airfare search innovation, today announced that TAP Portugal, the national airline of Portugal, has started distributing price and ...

Northern lights boost tourism to Norway

Northern lights boost tourism to Norway

OSLO, Norway - The interest in northern lights trips to Norway has soared in recent years. Now the best 'solar weather' for a decade is expected to attract a record number of visitors this ...

Girls for the Future of Aeronautics

Girls for the Future of Aeronautics

On 17th October 2014, Airbus will welcome eighty secondary school students at its Toulouse site for a day, giving them the opportunity to meet Airbus employees and learn more about the different ...

Global trends and research released at EIBTM

Global trends and research released at EIBTM

Continuing the theme of global business development at this year’s EIBTM, the Knowledge Programme will include a core element on Research and Trends providing both current and visionary insight ...

Turkish Airlines started flights Istanbul to Kherson, Ukraine

Turkish Airlines started flights Istanbul to Kherson, Ukraine

Turkish Airlines expands its flight map and opens a new destination in Ukraine.

Real books and real authors at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Real books and real authors at the Frankfurt Book Fair

By Elisabeth Lang, eTN Correspondent direct from Frankfurt Book Fair

Frankfurt’s Book Fair opened five days ago as the “Global Capital of Ideas” and was distinguished by its vibrancy and the desire of its visitors to come together.

Russian Aeroflot welcomes its first foreign pilot

Russian Aeroflot welcomes its first foreign pilot

MOSCOW, Russia - Russia’s flag carrier Aeroflot welcomed its first non-Russian pilot when Klaus Rohlfs, a German citizen, made his debut as an Aeroflot captain flying from Moscow to Prague.

New ! Italy has a new national convention and MICE bureau

New ! Italy has a new national convention and MICE bureau

I taly has a new national convention and MICE bureau.

Exhibitors generate more than £400,000 each at The Meetings Show 2014

Exhibitors generate more than £400,000 each at The Meetings Show 2014

Exhibitors at The Meetings Show 2014 are expected to generate an average of £409,551 of new business as a direct result of exhibiting at the show, reveals post show research.

Frankfurt Airport records strong growth

Fraport Traffic Figures - September and Nine Months 2014 Frankfurt Airport records strong growth

FRANKFURT, Germany - Frankfurt Airport (FRA) continues to register noticeable growth in passenger traffic.

MH 17: Hacker leaked secret Report from the Ukraine’s Defense Ministry

MH 17: Hacker leaked secret Report from the Ukraine’s Defense Ministry

A document, posted on the website cyber-berkut.net, and allegedly downloaded from Ukraine’s Defense Ministry network, dates back to August 7 and appears to be signed by Colonel Igor Zorin, the ...

53rd ICCA Congress commences on November 1 in Antalya, Turkey

53rd ICCA Congress commences on November 1 in Antalya, Turkey

With three weeks to go before the opening session, the 53rd ICCA Congress, set to take place November 1-5 in Antalya, Turkey, has already passed 800 registrations.

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