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Duesseldorf, Mainz cancelled. Cologne Carnival Monday parade still on

Duesseldorf, Mainz cancelled. Cologne Carnival Monday parade still on

Two out of three major Monday Carnival parades in Germany are cancelled.

Read the full letter: Britain’s biggest construction bosses urge Government “of the builders” to expand Heathrow T2 Construction

Read the full letter: Britain’s biggest construction bosses urge Government “of the builders” to expand Heathrow T2 Construction

Thirteen of Britain’s largest construction and development companies have written to the Chancellor George Osborne urging him to live up to his mantra to “be the builders” and approve ...

Seychelles delegation arrives in Germany to fly the island's flag at the DĂĽsseldorf Carnaval

Seychelles delegation arrives in Germany to fly the island's flag at the DĂĽsseldorf Carnaval

press release

Nathalie Didon, the Deputy CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board was welcomed in Germany this weekend by Dr Rolf Herpens of the DĂĽsseldorf Carnaval.

Turkey expects finance tourism to contribute $11 billion annually

Turkey expects finance tourism to contribute $11 billion annually

ISTANBUL, Turkey - While talking about the construction of the Istanbul International Finance Center (IIFC) in Istanbul's AtaĹźehir district on the Asian side to supplement its Levent and Maslak ...

The World Tourism Forum Istanbul  ended with a special surprise

The World Tourism Forum Istanbul: Action filled day of presentations The World Tourism Forum Istanbul ended with a special surprise

On the second day at the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul, Mustafa Demir, Mayor, Faith Municipality, pointed out the important connection between tourism and culture in his keynote address.

SAS Scandinavian Airlines releases January 2016 traffic figures

SAS Scandinavian Airlines releases January 2016 traffic figures

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Demand has been positive in Scandinavia during 2015 and in the beginning of 2016.

Expanded online shopping and ordering options at Fraport aiarport lounges and Lufthansa in-flight

Expanded online shopping and ordering options at Fraport aiarport lounges and Lufthansa in-flight

Fraport and Lufthansa have joined forces to expand the range of products and services offered at Frankfurt Airport.

Budapest Airport recognizes partners of distinction following another record-breaking year

Budapest Airport recognizes partners of distinction following another record-breaking year

BUDAPEST, Hungary - Budapest Airport hosted its 9th Annual Awards Ceremony last night in the grandiose Terminal 1 Event Center.

Airberlin starts off 2016 with strong increase in capacity utilization

Airberlin starts off 2016 with strong increase in capacity utilization

BERLIN, Germany - Airberlin started off the year with a significant increase of its capacity utilization (RPK/ASK) in January by 2.3 percentage points, i.e.

Turkish Airlines celebrates delivery of its 300th aircraft - an Airbus A330-300

Turkish Airlines celebrates delivery of its 300th aircraft - an Airbus A330-300

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Taking its place as one of the world's major airlines, Turkish Airlines continues to grow its fleet in order to meet the needs of its ever-growing network and expanding customer ...

Countdown to European Meeting & Events Conference (EMEC) 2016 in Copenhagen

Countdown to European Meeting & Events Conference (EMEC) 2016 in Copenhagen

Elisabeth Lang, special to eTN

The long-awaited Meeting Professionals International (MPI) European Meeting & Events Conference (EMEC) 2016 is scheduled for February 6-9, 2016, at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel.

Parque del Agua recertified by Green Globe for outstanding sustainability

Parque del Agua recertified by Green Globe for outstanding sustainability

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California – Parque del Agua recently received its recertification by Green Globe attaining an outstanding compliance score of 88%.

Grammy award winner set to make Malta debut

Grammy award winner set to make Malta debut

Malta Tourism Authority

“I am super excited to be coming to Malta for the 10th anniversary of Isle of MTV. Can't wait to celebrate with you all,” said Jess Glynne, commenting on her upcoming performance on Malta.

Georgia: Wellness Resort complex opened

Georgia: Wellness Resort complex opened

The Bioli Wellness Resort complex has been opened at an altitude of 1,200 meters in Kojori recreational area, Tbilisi in the country of Georgia.

World Tourism Forum in Istanbul: We want happy passengers and employees

World Tourism Forum in Istanbul: We want happy passengers and employees

Today the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul opened at the new Lütfi Kırdar Uluslararası Kongre Center-ICEC.

Hotels in Istanbul and Cappadocia: Blending Europe with the East

Hotels in Istanbul and Cappadocia: Blending Europe with the East

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

Istanbul

AUVSI to host Unmanned Systems Europe Conference in Brussels

AUVSI to host Unmanned Systems Europe Conference in Brussels

ARLINGTON, VA - The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will host its annual Unmanned Systems Europe Conference at the Sheraton Brussels Hotel March 22 and 23 to advance ...

Find your ideal holiday here

Find your ideal holiday here

Lobster Experience

“loop – luxury on our planet” is the only luxury trade fair in the German-speaking markets made by Lobster Experience, and this event has so much to offer holiday makers and dreamers.

Ugandan traditional dancer promoting Afro Sound of music in Austria

Ugandan traditional dancer promoting Afro Sound of music in Austria

Tony Ofungi, eTN Uganda Correspondent

LINZ, Austria - When just-married Ugandan-born traditional dancer Monica Felda arrived in Linz, Austria, a few years ago, she found common ground with a music-loving country famous for Mortzart, ...

Three killed, two wounded in Palestinian attack on Israeli officers in Jerusalem

Three killed, two wounded in Palestinian attack on Israeli officers in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, Israel — Three Palestinian terrorists carrying automatic weapons, explosive devices and knives shot and stabbed two Israeli security officers in Jerusalem on Wednesday, wounding both ...

Minor Hotel Group completes largest-ever hospitality deal in Portugal

Minor Hotel Group completes largest-ever hospitality deal in Portugal

BANGKOK, Thailand - Minor Hotel Group (MHG), owner and operator of hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, ...

UK chain hotels market review – December 2015

UK chain hotels market review – December 2015

Positive Year End Profit Growth Hides Signs of Fragility at North East Hotels

New Berlin Pass attractions spell big fun for younger sightseers

New Berlin Pass attractions spell big fun for younger sightseers

BERLIN, Germany - New additions to the popular Berlin Pass sightseeing card will make visiting the German capital fun for all the family - and for the kids in particular.

Finnair leases two A321 aircraft

Finnair leases two A321 aircraft

HELSINKI, Finland - Finnair has excercised an option, under the Letter of Intent signed with BOC Aviation Pte Ltd (“BOC Aviation”) on 30 December 2015, to lease a further two new Airbus ...

British Tourism & Travel Show unveils full 2016 seminar line-up

British Tourism & Travel Show unveils full 2016 seminar line-up

BIRMINGHAM, England - Simon Weston CBE, The Tourism Society, ETOA, Hudson’s and The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK are to host seminars at next month’s British Tourism & Travel ...

Pegasus continues to grow with 22.34 million guests in 2015

Pegasus continues to grow with 22.34 million guests in 2015

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey’s leading low-cost airline Pegasus Airlines has announced its traffic data for 2015.

Millions of tourists see the brighter side of flood-hit areas

Millions of tourists see the brighter side of flood-hit areas

Striking images of Cumbria, Lancashire, Scotland and Yorkshire have been unveiled across Heathrow’s terminals today in a bid to promote some of the worst affected areas following recent ...

The victim is Turkish tourism after Russian sanctions

The victim is Turkish tourism after Russian sanctions

Tourism in Turkey is a victim of Russian sanctions after Turkey shot down a Russian military jet.

On the ISIS target list: Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge and Big Ben

On the ISIS target list: Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge and Big Ben

Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridg,e and Big Ben are on the ISIS target list.

Azerbaijan: Investment in national tourism sector increasing

Azerbaijan: Investment in national tourism sector increasing

BAKU, Azerbaijan - Azerbaijan, well considering the harmony of the East and the West, seeks to develop tourism in the country.

Madrid: Tourism facts and figures on FITUR 2016

Madrid: Tourism facts and figures on FITUR 2016

Elisabeth Lang, special to eTN

Spain’s International Tourism Fair, FITUR, held from January 20-24, 2016 at Feria de Madrid has closed with the best figures ever, according to the event organizers.

Bomb scare in Istanbul ended after explosion

Bomb scare in Istanbul ended after explosion

According to a witness, a suspicious man wearing a suicide vest was spotted by the police near the Ritz Carlton in Istanbul, Turkey.

Sweden security out of control: Storming occupied Stockholm train station

Sweden security out of control: Storming occupied Stockholm train station

Travelers using Swedish train stations should be aware of this problem first reported in Zero Hedge.

Reunion Island Tourism makes a good showing at German tourism fair

Reunion Island Tourism makes a good showing at German tourism fair

Reunion Island Tourism (IRT)

Each year, the CMT in Stuttgart show attracts visitors from Germany and also from France and Switzerland, and as far as Austria.

Portugal: Tourist numbers up slightly  in 2015

Portugal: Tourist numbers up slightly in 2015

LISBON, Portugal - Portugal recorded 55.6 million tourism nights in official tourism establishments in 2015, an annualised rise of 0.5 percent, the European Union statistics body Eurostat ...

Hundreds of Brits claim to have won ÂŁ33 million in the Lotto but "lost their ticket"

Hundreds of Brits claim to have won ÂŁ33 million in the Lotto but "lost their ticket"

LONDON, England - On 9 January 2016, UK National Lottery operator Camelot announced that two winning tickets would share the biggest-ever UK Lotto jackpot of ÂŁ66 million.

Expert: Graffiti threatens Prague's most valuable economic resource - tourism

Expert: Graffiti threatens Prague's most valuable economic resource - tourism

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - A survey of Prague residents shows an overwhelming demand for the municipality and police to take action against graffiti vandals.

Croatia's top wine producers open their doors to visitors

Croatia's top wine producers open their doors to visitors

Croatia is the rising star of the travel scene, breaking all records in 2015.

Heathrow shuttles "take off" from Terminal 5

Heathrow shuttles "take off" from Terminal 5

press release

Heathrow will be working in collaboration with Westfield Sportscars, and Oxbotica, to develop new iconic automated pods for public trials this summer.

Human Rights Watch: Russia's crackdown on human rights took more sinister turn in 2015

Human Rights Watch: Russia's crackdown on human rights took more sinister turn in 2015

MOSCOW, Russia - The Russian government’s crackdown on public debate and independent groups took a more sinister turn in 2015, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016.

Budapest Airport welcomes Qatar Airways Cargo

Budapest Airport welcomes Qatar Airways Cargo

BUDAPEST, Hungary - Qatar Airways Cargo will commence regular cargo flights between Budapest and Doha from 3 March 2016, as announced in the Hungarian and Qatari capitals simultaneously, with an ...

Heathrow welcomes McLoughlin comments for whole UK to benefit from airport expansion

Heathrow welcomes McLoughlin comments for whole UK to benefit from airport expansion

LONDON, England - Heathrow has welcomed a speech from Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin MP last night, stating the Government intends to back a new runway in the South East by ...

Garuda moves to Heathrow

Garuda moves to Heathrow

Garuda Indonesia is leaving Gatwick to launch a direct service from Heathrow to take advantage of its unique offering as a global hub for transferring passengers - as well giving UK passengers ...

First delegates for the 2016 Global Event Summit announced

First delegates for the 2016 Global Event Summit announced

EDINBURGH, Scotland - The first delegates attending the Global Event Summit, which takes place in April 2016, have been announced today.

Turkish Tourism Minister at EMITT: Tourism has a healing effect in international relations

20th edition of EMITT opened today at TĂĽyap Exhibition Emitt Fuar Istanbul Turkish Tourism Minister at EMITT: Tourism has a healing effect in international relations

Juergen Steinmetz, eTN Publisher

(eTN) - "Tourism has a healing effect on international relations." These are the worlds when he was addressing challenges in Turkey this morning.

TAV and Wizz Air hit milestone with 2 million passengers at Macedonian airports

TAV and Wizz Air hit milestone with 2 million passengers at Macedonian airports

TAV Macedonia, the company that operates the two airports – Skopje Alexander the Great and Ohrid St.

SME benefit of London Heathrow Airport expansion announced

SME benefit of London Heathrow Airport expansion announced

Heathrow Airport is set to explore the impact of expansion on Britain’s booming SME sector via a detailed joint consultation with small business support group Enterprise Nation.

Greece: Travel and tourism 911

Greece: Travel and tourism 911

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

At a recent New York Invest in Greece Forum, segments of the Greek economy seeking financial investments were discussed by international c-suite executives in banking/investments, real estate, ...

Copenhagen ranked the most punctual meetings destination

Copenhagen ranked the most punctual meetings destination

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - The result of an independent report just identified Copenhagen as the top performing meetings and convention city in the world for flight punctuality, underlining the ...

“loop – luxury on our planet” travel and tourism fair set for April

“loop – luxury on our planet” travel and tourism fair set for April

Lobster-Experience

Germany's business platform for luxury tourism is transforming business contracting into an event for the third time.

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