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Cabin-air study on Lufthansa short-haul routes

Cabin-air study on Lufthansa short-haul routes

After carrying out an extensive series of cabin-air tests on its Airbus A380 aircraft, Lufthansa is now extending the study to its short-haul model, the Airbus A321.

Croatia: Sustainable tourism good practice examples

Croatia: Sustainable tourism good practice examples

After a successful last year, during which more than 350 students passed their exams and received a certificate, based on the positive remarks and interest by students, the involved educational ...

London Gatwick selects MTrust to transform its ID Centre

London Gatwick selects MTrust to transform its ID Centre

Human Recognition Systems’ (HRS) MTrust will reduce pass rejections and waiting times, streamlining the ID Centre's operations to increase security and improve service.

Alitalia and Etihad announces major codeshare agreement

Abu Dhabi to Italy - Etihad or Alitalia - same planes Alitalia and Etihad announces major codeshare agreement

The two airlines, Alitalia and Etihad, signed a major codeshare expansion this week, which subject to government approval, will result in Etihad Airways placing its ‘EY’ code on Alitalia’s ...

airberlin first German airline to offer inflight Internet on short-haul flights

airberlin equips whole fleet with Wi-Fi service airberlin first German airline to offer inflight Internet on short-haul flights

The airberlin group has equipped the first two aircraft in its fleet with the new "airberlin connect" Wi-Fi service.

The CEO speaks out: Plans and struggle for new Norwegian Air Shuttle

The CEO speaks out: Plans and struggle for new Norwegian Air Shuttle

Norwegian plans to operate low-cost, long-haul services connecting Europe with the US and Asia using its Dublin-based subsidiary, Norwegian Air International, whose Irish licenses mean it is ...

British Tourism Council defends decision not to tackle VAT

British Tourism Council defends decision not to tackle VAT

By Melodie Michel

To the disappointment of Cut Tourism VAT campaigners, the Tourism Council has decided not to discuss a VAT cut, but instead focus on jobs and skills.

Touristik Bad Wildbad promoting green meetings in the Black Forest

Touristik Bad Wildbad promoting green meetings in the Black Forest

LOS ANGELES, California - Enztal Valley, located on the edge of the northern Black Forest in Germany, is famed for its alpine villages where for centuries visitors have enjoyed the healing ...

Airline awarded Structured Finance Deal of the Year

Airline awarded Structured Finance Deal of the Year

Turkish Airlines’ $200 million European Export Credit Agency Guaranteed Japanese Operating Lease with Call Option (ECA JOLCO) won the Bonds & Loans Award for the Structured Finance Deal of ...

The European Union's response to Ebola emergency

The European Union's response to Ebola emergency

West Africa is currently facing the largest and most complex Ebola epidemic on record. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the most affected countries.

UFO? Meteor? Blast? Enormous flash lights up the sky in Russia

UFO? Meteor? Blast? Enormous flash lights up the sky in Russia

Officials, emergency services and scientists are searching for the cause of an enormously bright orange flash that lit up the sky over Russia’s Urals last week.

London Mayor loves MAMA London

London Mayor loves MAMA London

MAMA London is a day dedicated to selling London, and nobody could be happier about it than London Mayor Boris Johnson.

Madrid bullring becomes winter show venue

Madrid bullring becomes winter show venue

Since the beginning of November, the arena of Las Ventas Bullring in Madrid, Spain, has been turned into an improvised heated venue with seating for 900 people.

Winners of the Race to Dubai and Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya

Winners of the Race to Dubai and Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya

Brooks Koepka held off a spirited challenge from Ian Poulter to win the Turkish Airlines Open which enabled Rory McIlroy to win the Race to Dubai for the second time in three years.

Deadly terror attack in Jerusalem welcomed by Hamas

Deadly terror attack in Jerusalem welcomed by Hamas

The sheer number of synagogues in the Har Nof neighborhood in Jerusalem can be overwhelming.

The future at Airbus? A bizarre UFO-looking aircraft

The future at Airbus? A bizarre UFO-looking aircraft

Airline passengers, tourists and long-distance travelers may be witnessing some major changes in future years when entering an aircraft, or perhaps better a Bagel craft.

Dunes to peaks: VisitBritain's new tourism campaign

Dunes to peaks: VisitBritain's new tourism campaign

In a bid to encourage GCC visitors to explore the Great British countryside, VisitBritain, today unveiled the second edition of the "Dunes to Great Britain" marketing campaign today in the ...

World Travel Market aftermath pickings

World Travel Market aftermath pickings

By Elisabeth Lang, reporting from London

London is always exciting and so is the World Travel Market (WTM) which keeps everybody busy for weeks after its closure.

Britain's love of football to help boost Ebola response

Britain's love of football to help boost Ebola response

LONDON, UN - The government will match up to 5 million pounds of public donations to UNICEF's Ebola appeal

Russian Rossiya Airlines gains paperless authorization

Russian Rossiya Airlines gains paperless authorization

ENGLEWOOD, CO - Rossiya Airlines, a part of the Aeroflot Group, recently gained authorization from the civil aviation authority of Russia to operate in a paperless cockpit environment, using ...

"One Hell of a Ride" to debut at World Ski Awards 2014

"One Hell of a Ride" to debut at World Ski Awards 2014

World Ski Awards is delighted to announce it will host an exclusive screening of "STREIF – One Hell of a Ride" during the opening of its annual Gala Ceremony at A-ROSA Kitzbühel.

FRA – Gateway to the Galaxy

Visit Fraport’s AirXperience Day “Weightless - a Trip into the Universe” at Frankfurt Airport FRA – Gateway to the Galaxy

Titled “Weightless – a Trip into the Universe”, Fraport AG’s next AirXperience Day will be presented at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) on Sunday, November 23, from 10:00 to 18:00.

Eastern Airlines and Wideroe : A greater Norwegian connection

Eastern Airlines and Wideroe : A greater Norwegian connection

UK airline, Eastern Airways, has signed a new codeshare agreement with Wideroe which will provide UK travelers greater Norwegian connections via Aberdeen and Newcastle, along with improved access ...

The winner of the Turkish Airlines 2014 is...

The winner of the Turkish Airlines 2014 is...

Bringing together Europe's best golfers - and already regarded as one of the most exciting golf tournaments though only in its second year — the "Turkish Airlines Open" has been the focus of ...

Spanish budget carrier to launch flights from Athens

Spanish budget carrier to launch flights from Athens

ATHENS, Greece - Spanish low-cost airline Volotea announced its plans to operate from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport.

Lisbon to introduce new tourist tax in 2015

Lisbon to introduce new tourist tax in 2015

LISBON, Portugal - Starting in 2015, the Lisbon City Council will charge EUR 1 tourist tax for each visitor coming to the Portuguese capital through the air or sea port – excluding travel by ...

Malta to host Mediterranean Tourism Forum

Malta to host Mediterranean Tourism Forum

VALLETTA, Malta - Over 1,000 delegates from 16 countries are expected to attend the Mediterranean Tourism Forum, the second organized by the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association.

Tourism Italy: Environmental disaster looms over the scenic coast of Salento

Tourism Italy: Environmental disaster looms over the scenic coast of Salento

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy

A debate began in Italy over the case of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), a project created to supply gas energy in the country.

Dutch Safety Board started recovery phase on the MH17 crash in Ukraine

Dutch Safety Board started recovery phase on the MH17 crash in Ukraine

Today the recovery of wreckage from flight MH17 has started.

Switzerland tourism and the English language: No priority here

Switzerland tourism and the English language: No priority here

Despite the continuing importance in Switzerland of English in business, international organizations and multinational companies, as well as travel and tourism, the Swiss continue to lag well ...

The Twelve Apostles - stolen by the Greek Tourism Board?

The Twelve Apostles - stolen by the Greek Tourism Board?

The Greek Tourism Ministry's latest promotional video opens with a call to the ancient world of the gods.

"Everywhere you turn," it begins, "Gods, myths, heroes."

Begin of Sharia law in a London hotel and restaurant industry?

London hotel for party people - but forget alcohol and pork Begin of Sharia law in a London hotel and restaurant industry?

The Bermondsey Square Hotel is located in London and the ever-evolving Bermondsey district with its thriving restaurant, bar and club scene, art galleries, design studios, and boutique shops.

Malaysian Airlines Boeing came under gun fire - hit by heat-seeking missile

Just leaked: Spy satellite took secret photos documenting attack on MH17 Malaysian Airlines Boeing came under gun fire - hit by heat-seeking missile

First, the Malaysian Boeing came under gun fire and then the cockpit was hit by an air-to-air missile, its right engine and the right wing were hit by a heat-seeking missile.

MCE Central & Eastern Europe (CEE)

MCE Central & Eastern Europe (CEE)

The annual MCE Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) is gaining popularity and will be held for the fifth annual time from February 15-17, 2015.

It's official!  Alitalia and Etihad

Clearance from the European Commission for major Airline Merger It's official! Alitalia and Etihad

It's a milestone celebration today for both Italia's national carrier Alitalia and the National Carrier for the UAE.

"The Best Climate in the World" comes to Warsaw

"The Best Climate in the World" comes to Warsaw

WARSAW, Poland - Promotur-Turismo de Canarias is launching the exhibition on "The Best Climate in the World" in Warsaw in order to bring the Poles closer to the tourist destination, with its ...

The global battle against Ebola has only just begun

The global battle against Ebola has only just begun

This is the statement by Ambassador Lyall Grant of the UK Mission to the UN, to the UN General Assembly meeting on Ebola.

Mr. President,

EIBTM: Knowledge program and business opportunities

EIBTM: Knowledge program and business opportunities

With over 78,000 pre-scheduled appointments already confirmed, EIBTM is set for opening in Barcelona from November 18-20.

Tourism Society names honorary Fellow

Tourism Society names honorary Fellow

Speaking last night to the Tourism Consultants Network, a specialist section of the Tourism Society – “the man who pays his way” - discussed the many challenges facing a travel writer in the ...

Portugal: Another attempt to privatize TAP

Portugal: Another attempt to privatize TAP

LISBON, Portugal - On Thursday Portugal's government put 66% stake in TAP Portugal up for sale in yet another attempt to privatize the carrier after it flew back into profit.

Paris: Violent crimes against tourists down 8 percent

Paris: Violent crimes against tourists down 8 percent

PARIS, France - Paris has recorded an 8 percent drop in the number of tourists targeted by muggers... but only after using police officers from other countries.

Turkish Airlines reports 13.7 percent increase in passenger numbers

Turkish Airlines reports 13.7 percent increase in passenger numbers

The number of passengers flying with Turkey’s national flag carrier, Turkish Airlines, increased by 13.7 percent during the year’s first 10 months compared to the same period last year, the ...

Stobart Air reviewing its operations at Shannon Airport

Stobart Air reviewing its operations at Shannon Airport

SHANNON AIRPORT, Ireland - Stobart Air, the franchise flying partner to Aer Lingus, has confirmed it is reviewing its operations at Shannon Airport.

Crown World Mobility appoints new Director for Europe

Crown World Mobility appoints new Director for Europe

Crown World Mobility is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Director for Europe.

French politicians hail EU ruling on “social tourism”

French politicians hail EU ruling on “social tourism”

PARIS, France - French politicians from most parties have hailed a European court decision to allow France and other European Union member states to clamp down on supposed “social ...

Bulgaria and Romania join forces to attract tourists from Asia

Bulgaria and Romania join forces to attract tourists from Asia

SOFIA, Bulgaria - Bulgaria and Romania will develop joint tourist projects to attract more tourists from China, Japan and India, said Bulgaria's Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova after a meeting ...

Inside Rolls-Royce exhibition opens to the public

Inside Rolls-Royce exhibition opens to the public

LONDON, England - Inside Rolls-Royce, the first ever Public Exhibition in the marque's history, opened its doors this morning to the public.

Western Europe business travel spend to grow in 2014 and 2015

Western Europe business travel spend to grow in 2014 and 2015

LONDON, England - The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), today announces the results of its latest GBTA BTI Outlook – Western ...

Meliá Hotels International: Third quarter results 2014

Meliá Hotels International: Third quarter results 2014

The increase in RevPAR (+12.6%) and a positive summer season allowed Meliá to increase profits by 56% (34.9m€) and underlying EBITDA by 20% (184m€)

EIBTM 2014 announces the Top 10 Innovations transforming the meetings industry

EIBTM 2014 announces the Top 10 Innovations transforming the meetings industry

EIBTM, the leading global event for the meetings and events industry, has announced the Top 10 Innovations showcased in this year’s specially designated area of the Innovation Zone.

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