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Longest train tunnel in the world opens on December 11

It's longer - and deeper - than any other train tunnel in the world. Sunday 11 December 2016 sees the entering into service of the Gotthard Base Tunnel.

Prague welcomes 56th ICCA Congress

The Czech capital will welcome meetings professionals including top planners from all over the world for the 56th Congress of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), which ...

Brussels Tourism launches campaign on social networks with 21 trips for two as a prize

visit.brussels and Sprout to be Brussels are organizing, in collaboration with the Brussels Hotels Association and Brussels Airlines, a huge campaign on social networks with 21 trips for two to ...

Outgoing Chairman praises the work of Tourism Ireland

The outgoing Chairman of Tourism Ireland, Brian Ambrose, has praised the work of Tourism Ireland following his final board meeting in Belfast today, saying the team were “doing a fantastic job ...

Budapest Airport expects to smash its annual record of cargo volume

An astonishing amount of cargo is carried right over our heads and in the last days of November, this year’s air cargo volume exceeded 100,000 tonnes at Budapest Airport.

Special cultural adventure: Enjoying Crete’s cuisine and stunning vistas

The Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) is a unique policy-oriented research organization with the mission to promote responsible tourism policies and practices so that local communities may ...

The magic of Paris is the major asset of many European programs

Paris is the primary attraction in the principal destination in Europe.

European Travel Commission and EDEN to promote Europe as travel destination in overseas markets

The European Travel Commission (ETC), the association representing the 32 European National Tourism Organisations, and the European Destinations of Excellence Network (EDEN Network), the network ...

TAP Portugal returns to Budapest Airport

This week Budapest Airport has announced another important new route with the confirmation that Portuguese flag carrier, TAP Portugal, will return with a daily service between Budapest and ...

Cologne Bonn celebrates highest ever number of passengers served in airport’s history

Cologne Bonn Airport has celebrated its 11,111,111th passenger, marking the highest ever number of passengers served in the airport’s history.

'Leonardo Sculptor – Horse and Rider' exhibit opens in Milan

A public exhibit featuring the only sculpture known to exist today from the hand of Leonardo da Vinci opened November 24th at Milan's Palazzo delle Stelline, Institut Francais, adjacent to the ...

EU First: Malta says no to gay conversion therapy

The European Union should follow Malta. The small island country is now leading the European Union in banning harmful gay conversion therapy.

British Tourism & Travel Show 2017 returns to NEC Birmingham

TV presenter Julia Bradbury and Travelzoo’s UK MD Joel Brandon-Bravo are now confirmed to host headline Keynotes at British Tourism & Travel Show 2017 – which returns to the NEC Birmingham ...

Street artist Ben Eine creates welcome banners for Christmas reunions

This Christmas, Heathrow is giving every passenger the chance to have their own heartfelt reunion in arrivals just as teddy bears Doris and Edward did in their Christmas film.

European Chain Hotels Market Review – October 2016

Profit Per Room at Dublin Hotels is Fastest Growing in Europe

Murcia welcomes UNWTO Smart Destinations event

The World Tourism Organization, the Kingdom of Spain and the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia have partnered up to organise the 1st UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations, in ...

UK chain hotels market review shows strong profit growth

South West Hotels on Course for More Profit in 2016 Despite October Stumble

Qatar Airways Emergency: Only Americans allowed to leave by Portuguese authorities Qatar Airways staff abandoned passengers after emergency

Doha to Washington Dulles this morning was a routine passenger flight interrupted by a nightmare scenario.

Gerard Bertrand Wine Jazz Festival: Destination France

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

I was recently introduced to Southern France through an invitation to cover the Gerard Bertrand Wine Jazz Festival located 10 minutes from the Center of Narbonne in the Languedoc-Roussillon region ...

New Caledonia Tourism launches new website: www.newcaledonia.travel

A new website for New Caledonia Tourism will deliver a transformed and appealing web experience for users. This new site clearly shows that travel is the name of the game with its .travel ...

Only President Trump can stop Norwegian Airlines and low Transatlantic Air Fares

Threatened by low airfares for consumers, the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association wants Donald Trump to stop Norwegian Airlines.

Knight of the National Order of Merit conferred by President of France

In the UK, VFS Global manages visa processing services for 22 diplomatic missions through 63 application centers in the country.

Europol: High probability of more terror attacks in Europe

In a report released on Friday, the European Union's law enforcement agency has outlined the high probability of more attacks by the Daesh terrorists in some European countries.

89th General Assembly of UIC, the worldwide association of railways, was held on 1 December in Saint Petersburg

The Executive Board and 89th General Assembly of the International Union of Railways (UIC) were held on 1 December in Saint Petersburg, at the invitation of JSC Russian Railways (RZD).

Bright Brussels Winter: Illuminated pathway encircles inner Brussels today

As soon as darkness falls today, 2 December, until 5 February 2017, Bright Brussels Winter will illuminate the environs of Brussels' small inner circle.

AerCap: First Boeing 787 Dreamliner for Air France delivered

Boeing and AerCap celebrated the delivery of the first 787 for Air France.

Staging Myanmar Tourism for big numbers

Home to some of the most remarkable sights and cultural experiences in Southeast Asia, Myanmar is steadily establishing itself as a popular destination that's safe and readily accessible any time ...

Most important B2B event for Germany luxury tourism

This exhibition has established itself over the past two years as the most important B2B event in the German luxury tourism market, with the goal to increase revenues targeted to both suppliers ...

Seven companies to design plans for Heathrow’s sustainable expansion

Seven companies have been contracted by Heathrow to design plans for the airport’s sustainable expansion. They will help deliver one of the most leading-edge airport operations in the world. ...

JacTravel names new Chief Technology Officer

JacTravel, the UK-based B2B travel wholesaler, has appointed Francesco de Marchis to its board of directors, as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) reporting to Terry Williamson, CEO.

Minister Gilad Erdan pays tribute to Israel's social and environmental innovations

Israel's Minister of Strategic Affairs & Public Diplomacy, Gilad Erdan paid tribute to Israel's world-renowned sustainable innovation at this week’s first-ever Israeli CSR Experience ...

UK tourism: Latest data shows outbound demand ahead of last year

Bookings for international departures from the UK over the next six months are ahead by 11.4 percent compared to last year, according to the latest data from ForwardKeys, the traveler intelligence ...

Andrews of Europe welcomed to St Andrews to celebrate St Andrew's Day

Scotland's got a thing about Andrews. Saint Andrew is, after all, the patron saint and Andy Murray, well, he's world number one now.

The Westin Hamburg opens

Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., today announced the official unveiling of The Westin Hamburg, marking the brand's debut in Hamburg.

A record-breaking 1,553,282 Britons visited Tenerife between January-September 2016

Visitor arrivals from the UK to Tenerife are set to exceed 2 million in 2016 for the very first time following a bumper year with unprecedented growth.

Special winter and pre-Christmas atmosphere at Germany’s largest aviation hub

Frankfurt Airport is popular with young and old as a destination for exciting outings. Now, during the Christmas season, the terminals are ablaze with thousands of lights.

UNESCO declares Valencia's Fallas Festival Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Fallas Festival in Valencia has been included in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, in recognition of the unique values of this centuries’ long ...

Joburg Tourism exhibits International Business and Tourism Meetings world convention in Spain

The Johannesburg Convention Bureau, which is part of Joburg Tourism, is one of the exhibitors on the SA Tourism Pavilion at the International Business and Tourism Meetings world convention in ...

Luxury watches: The trendy and the bizarre

For 2016, London’s own Brad Homes—a known contributor and moderator on Watchuseek—was tapped to gives us his take on what stood out at this year’s show.

Ibtm world names recipient of prestigious lifetime award

In 1991 the Vienna Convention Bureau became a separate department in the Vienna Tourist Board and Christian Mutschlechner became its Director, he started to re-engineer the Vienna Convention ...

All aboard the Adriatic Queen for a memorable journey to Croatia

An exclusive schedule of eight-day programs (K230 and K231) aboard the 30-bed five-star vessel M/S Adriatic Queen for 2017 provides 6 scheduled departures that will take place on September 9, 16, ...

Europe leads world in business talent

A major global study - the 3rd annual World Talent Report from IMD business school has identified crisis-riddled Europe as home to nine of the 10 economies best equipped to develop, attract and ...

Frankfurt Airport: Places to pray, worship and find refuge

People of diverse faiths hailing from dozens of countries land daily at Frankfurt Airport.

Lufthansa issues special schedules for Tuesday and Wednesday

With the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) pilots’ union having resolved on Sunday evening to call for two further days of strike action this Tuesday and Wednesday (29 and 30 November), Lufthansa has ...

Iberia returns to Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport has announced further development in its continuous growth and progression with the welcome return of Iberia next summer, with an expanded flying program.

Saint Nicholas will make a special appearance at the Port of Brussels

A few days before making his way down chimneys to bring presents to all the children who have been good, Saint Nicholas will be making a special appearance at the Port of Brussels this Friday 2 ...

Strike, strike, strike- no end at Lufthansa and their pilots Lufthansa Strike: A Star Alliance nightmare is about to continue

The German national airline carrier Lufthansa is not doing well for associating "Made in Germany" as something positive these days.

Tenerife, soon a nonstop vacation paradise island from New York?

Juergen T. Steinmetz, eTN

Tenerife is a Spanish tourist island and part of the Canary Group, just a 4-hour flight from most European cities.

Get your motor running in Modena!

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

Modena is an ancient town that is known for its automotive industry and it includes factories for the manufacturing of famous Italian sports car makers Ferrari, De Tomaso, Lamborghini, Pagani and ...

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