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Brussels Airport set to return some airlines to the 'old' departure hall

Brussels Airport set to return some airlines to the 'old' departure hall

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Passengers flying Brussels Airlines, together with those of 24 other airlines operating into and out of Zaventem International, will find that they will return to the original departure terminal ...

Alitalia miracle: Profitable in 2017?

Alitalia miracle: Profitable in 2017?

Alitalia confirmed today it is on track to become profitable by 2017, as it reduced its losses by €381 million in 2015 compared to the previous year.

Econtel Berlin Charlottenburg receives eTN Honest Travel Award

Econtel Berlin Charlottenburg receives eTN Honest Travel Award

Can an economical hotel in Berlin be worthy of an award? The answer is, yes! eTN Publisher Juergen T.

Alitalia reduces losses, on track for profitability by 2017

Alitalia reduces losses, on track for profitability by 2017

ROME, Italy - Alitalia confirmed today it is on track to become profitable by 2017, as it reduced its losses by € 381 million in 2015 compared to the previous year.

Avolon sustains strong performance as fleet increases to over 400 aircraft

Avolon sustains strong performance as fleet increases to over 400 aircraft

DUBLIN, Ireland - Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, today issues an update for the first quarter of 2016.

NH Hotel Group chooses the Eternal City for launch of its upper-upscale brand

NH Hotel Group chooses the Eternal City for launch of its upper-upscale brand

ROME, Italy - NH Hotel Group has chosen the heart of the Eternal City for the latest launch in Italy of its most exclusive brand, NH Collection.

Malta International Fireworks Festival a huge hit in Gozo

Malta International Fireworks Festival a huge hit in Gozo

Malta Tourism Authority

The Gozitan leg of the Malta International Fireworks Festival formed part of the International Pyro Musical Competition, with firework factories from Ukraine, Portugal and Malta taking part.

Roster of shore-side adventures for Crystal Mozart unveiled

Roster of shore-side adventures for Crystal Mozart unveiled

LOS ANGELES, CA - When Crystal Mozart, the first vessel in Crystal River Cruises’ fleet, embarks on her maiden voyage along the Danube River this July, guests aboard will be treated to dozens of ...

Sales marketing: Corinthia London appoints Stéphane Trycionka

Sales marketing: Corinthia London appoints Stéphane Trycionka

Corinthia Hotels

Five-star hotel, Corinthia London, announces the appointment of Stéphane Trycionka, as Director of Sales & Marketing.

Wizz Air triples Canary Islands flights from Budapest

Wizz Air triples Canary Islands flights from Budapest

Budapest Airport has announced today that Wizz Air will be adding another two links from the Hungarian gateway this winter.

London: Third acquisition within five months with Qatar Investment Authority

London: Third acquisition within five months with Qatar Investment Authority

CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), is acquiring a prime property in the heart of Islington, London, through its serviced residence global ...

Turkish Airlines brings Batmobile to travel across Istanbul's newest bridge

Turkish Airlines brings Batmobile to travel across Istanbul's newest bridge

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkish Airlines brought the world-famous, iconic Batmobile to Istanbul to travel cross-continental for the first time via the newest Bosphorus bridge to celebrate the release ...

Airberin announces 2015 financial results

Airberin announces 2015 financial results

BERLIN, Germany - Airberlin made good progress in its operational and commercial performance in 2015 with revenue per available seat kilometre, yield, load factor, operating seat cost and ...

Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay in Malta introduces new and unique guest service

Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay in Malta introduces new and unique guest service

Corinthia Hotels

With the introduction of a new service at Corinthia Hotel St.

Buquebus becomes Hahn Air Systems’ first-ever ferry partner

Buquebus becomes Hahn Air Systems’ first-ever ferry partner

DREIEICH, Germany - Hahn Air Systems introduces Buquebus as the number one ferry partner to take advantage of its 5W-Rail&Shuttle product.

Budapest Airport welcomes missing link to Lyon

Budapest Airport welcomes missing link to Lyon

BUDAPEST, Hungary - For some time Lyon had been a highly-desired destination for Budapest Airport, but yesterday saw the Central European airport welcome the inaugural flight of easyJet’s ...

Discovering the Frankfurt GreenBelt on foot or by bicycle

Discovering the Frankfurt GreenBelt on foot or by bicycle

Surrounded by an expansive band of green, Frankfurt is nestled amidst countless scenic landscapes.

Taking a look at how the gambling industry in the UK is evolving

Taking a look at how the gambling industry in the UK is evolving

Gambling in the UK has been a long love affair of the country, with early dice games being used as early as the thirteenth century.

Scandic Hotels Group to open hotel in Vasa, Finland

Scandic Hotels Group to open hotel in Vasa, Finland

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Scandic Hotels, the largest hotel company in the Nordic countries, has signed a long-term lease agreement with Airaksinen Capital to take over the operation of the former ...

Chart-topper Wiz Khalifa to heat up the stage at Isle of MTV Malta

Chart-topper Wiz Khalifa to heat up the stage at Isle of MTV Malta

Malta Tourism Authority

VALLETTA, Malta – “The summer starts June 28th, so make sure you're here at the Isle of MTV in Malta, you dig! It's gonna be a hot one!” said Wiz Khalifa.

UPS pilots to honor German picket lines at Cologne Bonn Airport

UPS pilots to honor German picket lines at Cologne Bonn Airport

LOUISVILLE, KY - Approximately eighty members of the Independent Pilots Association (UPS pilots) working in Cologne, Germany will honor the picket lines of ver.di at the Cologne Bonn airport.

Massive cancellations at Lufthansa

Massive cancellations at Lufthansa

COLOGNE, Germany - The warning strike which the Verdi union has called for Wednesday 27 April for personnel at Frankfurt, Munich, DĂĽsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund and Hanover airports affects ...

Berlin Brandenburg Airport: Target of second half of 2017 remains

Berlin Brandenburg Airport: Target of second half of 2017 remains

The airport company is sticking firmly to its target of commissioning Berlin Brandenburg Airport in the second half of 2017.

Japan Day DĂĽsseldorf/NRW: DĂĽsseldorf celebrates ties between Japan and Germany

Japan Day DĂĽsseldorf/NRW: DĂĽsseldorf celebrates ties between Japan and Germany

DĂśSSELDORF, Germany - For the fifteenth time, on 21 May the German-Japanese stronghold of DĂĽsseldorf will be transformed into a place for engaging with the culture and people of Japan for more ...

US Transportation Secretary Foxx visits three “Smart Cities”

Secretary Foxx Concludes Visit to Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Oslo US Transportation Secretary Foxx visits three “Smart Cities”

OSLO, Norway – US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx last week completed a multi-day visit to Copenhagen, Denmark; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Oslo, Norway, as part of an ongoing effort ...

Europe’s hub for flights to Asia is getting a makeover

Helsinki Airport Prepares for 20 Million Annual Passengers by 2020 Europe’s hub for flights to Asia is getting a makeover

HELSINKI, Finland - The Helsinki Airport is going through a large-scale expansion that aims to improve the airport’s facilities as well as strengthen its competitive position among the big ...

Fly and smile: airberlin's flight attendants "most charming"

Fly and smile: airberlin's flight attendants "most charming"

BERLIN, Germany - Airberlin again scored top marks for its crew friendliness in 2015.

Entertainment at the Gate: Frankfurt Airport tests a free streaming service for passengers

Entertainment at the Gate: Frankfurt Airport tests a free streaming service for passengers

Fraport

With increasing frequency, Frankfurt Airport is assuming the role of trendsetter among Europe’s aviation hubs.

Sold in Albania: Tirana International Airport

Sold in Albania: Tirana International Airport

China Everbright Limited is pleased to announce that Keen Dynamics Limited (KDL), its joint venture with Friedmann Pacific Asset Management Limited which focuses on global airport investments, has ...

UK holidaymakes furious over Spain "sneaking through" new tourist tax

UK holidaymakes furious over Spain "sneaking through" new tourist tax

LONDON, England - British holidaymakers have been left furious after being told they could be charged up to ÂŁ70 for taking a break in countries like Majorca and Ibiza this summer.

Malta’s visiting Artist in Residence donates 50 percent of proceeds from sale of paintings

Malta’s visiting Artist in Residence donates 50 percent of proceeds from sale of paintings

Malta Tourism Authority

VALLETTA, Malta – “It has always been an honor and privilege for me to be an artist in the community, and to be a part of it.” These are the words of Malta’s visiting Artist in Residence ...

Finnair secures financing for its fourth A350 aircraft

Finnair secures financing for its fourth A350 aircraft

HELSINKI, Finland - Today, Finnair has secured financing for its fourth Airbus A350-900 XWB, delivered in March 2016.

First global events summit arrives in Scotland

First global events summit arrives in Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland - Following their successful visit to this year’s IMEX in Frankfurt, the 30 senior live event professionals who are attending the inaugural Global Event Summit gathered at ...

Airbus BizLab Toulouse launches its second call for projects worldwide

Airbus BizLab Toulouse launches its second call for projects worldwide

TOULOUSE, France - After its first successful year since launch in March 2015, Airbus BizLab in Toulouse is inviting talented and inventive start-ups to apply for its second call for projects.

Munich trendsetters celebrate grand opening of first Super 8 hotel in Germany

Munich trendsetters celebrate grand opening of first Super 8 hotel in Germany

MUNICH, Germany - Live music, artisan cocktails, fashionable street food and a lively atmosphere: on April 21st, Wyndham Hotel Group announced the opening of the first Super 8 hotel in Germany, ...

Frankfurt Airport: Sky Line Shuttle Services Restricted Due to Construction

Frankfurt Airport: Sky Line Shuttle Services Restricted Due to Construction

Fraport

The Sky Line automated people mover, connecting Terminals 1 and 2 at Frankfurt Airport (FRA), will operate a restricted service from April 25 until May 18, 2016.

IMEX Greater Bogotá Convention Bureau (GBCB)  now part of BestCities Global Alliance

IMEX Greater Bogotá Convention Bureau (GBCB) now part of BestCities Global Alliance

The Greater Bogotá Convention Bureau (GBCB) was announced as the newest full alliance partner of the BestCities Global Alliance during IMEX Frankfurt 2016.

Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa hosts Artist Salon in honor of famous Canadian painter

Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa hosts Artist Salon in honor of famous Canadian painter

Corinthia Hotels

ATTARD, Malta – The Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa Artist Salon featured the first watercolor paintings of Malta completed by Tom Forrestall during his first week of the two-week Artist in ...

Tourist trade fair achieves top polls

loop – Luxury on our planet Tourist trade fair achieves top polls

loop

FRANKFURT, Germany – Three years ago, the new and only tourist luxury fair loop - Luxury on our planet premiered in the German market successfully.

Higher turnover and more visitors for RAI Amsterdam

Higher turnover and more visitors for RAI Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - The operating profit of RAI Amsterdam in 2015 was €8.9 million, or 7.1 percent of the turnover (in the similar year 2013, the figures were €7.1 million, 6.1 percent of ...

Heathrow announces results for the three months ended 31 March 2016

Heathrow announces results for the three months ended 31 March 2016

LONDON, England - Heathrow announced results for the three months ended 31 March 2016:

Focus on innovation and investment boosts business at IMEX

Focus on innovation and investment boosts business at IMEX

IMEX

FRANKFURT, Germany - Three busy days at IMEX in Frankfurt 2016 doing business, learning about the latest developments and making new contacts proved to be action packed and fulfilling for meetings ...

Global meetings industry professionals celebrated at IMEX Gala Dinner

Global meetings industry professionals celebrated at IMEX Gala Dinner

IMEX

FRANKFURT, Germany - High-achieving meetings industry professionals from across the world were honoured last night at the 14th annual IMEX Gala Dinner held at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport ...

Turkish Airlines and Air Algérie have signed codeshare agreement

Turkish Airlines and Air Algérie have signed codeshare agreement

Turkish Airlines (TK) and Air Algérie (AH) have signed a codeshare agreement on routes between Algeria and Turkey, which is set to further expand travel opportunities for the customers of the two ...

An orthodox priest ready to set world record in solo balloon flight

An orthodox priest ready to set world record in solo balloon flight

World famous Russian adventurer and Orthodox priest, Fedor Konyukhov, has everything ready for his nonstop solo balloon flight around the world, which will require him to survive at a temperature ...

Hello Budapest. Goodbye Vienna.

Hello Budapest. Goodbye Vienna.

© Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, TourismExecutives.com (a division of eTN Publishing)

It is always hard to leave a city; there is never enough time to explore the streets and buildings and shops and food… so much to see and taste and so little time.

Honda Aircraft Company delivers first HondaJet in Europe

Honda Aircraft Company delivers first HondaJet in Europe

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany - Honda Aircraft Company recently delivered the first HondaJet into Europe.

Heathrow improves local schools’ noise insulation

Heathrow improves local schools’ noise insulation

LONDON, England - Twenty four local schools will be offered improved ventilation, as part of a new program launched by Heathrow yesterday.

Air Partner announces changes to Board of Directors

Air Partner announces changes to Board of Directors

LONDON, England - Air Partner plc, the global aviation services group, is pleased to announce the following changes to the Board of Directors.

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