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Flybe Finland changes name to Nordic Regional

Flybe Finland changes name to Nordic Regional

SEINAJOKI AIRPORT, Finland - Flybe Finland is to change its name to Nordic Regional Airlines in May, confirmed the airline in a recent statement.

Sting performs on Tyneside where 23 Cunard ships were built

Sting performs on Tyneside where 23 Cunard ships were built

SOUTHAMPTON, England - Sting delighted audiences in his hometown with songs from his latest album and Broadway musical 'The Last Ship' on 24th and 25th April 2015 to benefit the Sage Gateshead ...

Barcelona Bridal Week celebrating its 25th anniversary

Barcelona Bridal Week celebrating its 25th anniversary

BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona Bridal Week will close its first quarter-century in the front row of bridal fashion with its most international edition yet, with the United States as guest country, ...

Prague pronounced “Best Value Destination”

Prague pronounced “Best Value Destination”

An annual study of British firm Post Office, that compared information from 46 popular tourist cities in the world, declared Prague the winner of the “Best Value” category of places on the ...

Airbus Helicopter Chief: We call Poland home!

Airbus Helicopter Chief: We call Poland home!

Airbus Helicopter based in France is planning to directly hire 1,250 people in Poland by 2020.

Evenia Hotels expands its network

Evenia Hotels expands its network

The Evenia Hotels chain has announced the addition of two new hotels in Panama and Costa Dorada, specifically in Salou.

Turkish Tourism braces for tough year

Turkish Tourism braces for tough year

ANKARA, Turkey - Expensive liquor licenses, increasing European fear of terror and a massive drop of bookings by Russian tourists startle the Turkish tourism industry.

Dublin Airport gearing up for busy summer

Dublin Airport gearing up for busy summer

DUBLIN, Ireland - Dublin Airport will have almost two million extra seats available this summer, which is an 11% increase in capacity compared to last summer.

Belfast International Airport takes Aer Lingus to court

Belfast International Airport takes Aer Lingus to court

BELFAST, Northern Ireland - Belfast International Airport (BIA) has begun a legal claim at the High Court for substantial damages from Aer Lingus.

Foreign tourists spend 34 billion euros a year in Italy

Foreign tourists spend 34 billion euros a year in Italy

VENICE, Italy - Foreign tourism in Italy is worth 34 billion euros a year, and it keeps growing, with an average increase of one billion per year. Moreover, Italians started traveling abroad ...

Chinese tourism to Russia doubles

Chinese tourism to Russia doubles

MOSCOW, Russia - The number of Chinese tourists who visited Russia in the first quarter of this year was 2 1/2 times more than in the same period last year, mainly because of tourism promotion and ...

Difficult times for Greek tourism

Difficult times for Greek tourism

ATHENS, Greece - Greek tourism finds itself in a difficult period due to the country’s economic instability, the immigration issue, the resumption of street riots in Athens, and the turbulence ...

Sweden: Inbound tourism increasing rapidly

Sweden: Inbound tourism increasing rapidly

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Tourism in Sweden is increasing rapidly with foreign tourists expected to spend a total of 115 billion kronor (13.3 billion) this year, according to an industry forecast.

Russian Transaero flies to Malta

Russian Transaero flies to Malta

VALLETTA, Malta - Transaero Airlines’ first flight to Malta arrived from Moscow today.

Turkish Airlines flight makes emergency landing

Turkish Airlines flight makes emergency landing

Turkish Airlines TK 1878 Milan-Istanbul flight has landed safely after its first attempt to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

In the Beginning: Venice about to launch art exhibition

In the Beginning: Venice about to launch art exhibition

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy Correspondent

ITALY - The Holy See (Vatican) will participate this year for the second time at the Biennale d’Arte di Venezia (Biennial Art Exhibition of Venice), with a Pavilion inspired by the New ...

Corinthia London opens new David Collins Studio designed Garden Lounge

Corinthia London opens new David Collins Studio designed Garden Lounge

LONDON, England - The iconic Corinthia Hotel London has just launched an exciting new Garden Lounge in the heart of the hotel perfect for al fresco dining, small social gatherings and late night ...

London prepares for a Royal welcome

London prepares for a Royal welcome

LONDON, England - The world is once again buzzing with anticipation as London prepares to welcome the new royal baby in true British style.

Mediterranean Culture and Cuisine Immersion Workshop in Crete, Greece June 15-21, 2015

7-Day Experiential Learning Workshop for Food, Nutrition & Health Professionals Mediterranean Culture and Cuisine Immersion Workshop in Crete, Greece June 15-21, 2015

Join Crete's Culinary Sanctuarie on a journey of discovery on the magnificent isle of Crete, the center of Mediterranean Diet research.

airberlin: New management line-up appointed

Reorganization at airberlin is meant to increase effectiveness airberlin: New management line-up appointed

Effective June 1, 2015, the management team of Germany's second largest airline will have a new line-up: Julio Rodriguez (40) has been appointed the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), taking over ...

NIKI:  New management appointments and resignations

NIKI: New management appointments and resignations

Effective immediately, Thomas Suritsch (59) will serve as the Managing Director of the Austrian airline NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH, following Christian Lesjak, who has decided to leave the company.

Armenians worldwide remember Ottoman genocide

Armenians worldwide remember Ottoman genocide

A tourism event of a sad and special kind has Armenians worldwide marking an anniversary of an Ottoman genocide of up to 1.5 million of their people a century ago.

Dark Sky Alqueva: Stargazing and blind wine tasting

Dark Sky Alqueva: Stargazing and blind wine tasting

By Apolónia Rodrigues, eTN Portugal Correspondent

ALQUEVA, Portugal – Around Lake Alqueva in the middle of Dark Sky® Alqueva, the first Starlight Tourism Destination of the World, it is possible to make blind wine tasting under a beautiful ...

UNICEO and The Meetings Show forge partnership

UNICEO and The Meetings Show forge partnership

LONDON England - The Meetings Show and UNICEO (United Networks of International Corporate Event Organizers) are working in partnership to increase the attendance of senior corporate buyers and ...

And then there was Paris

Lights, Tourists, Action! And then there was Paris

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

Oscar Wilde said, “When good Americans die they go to Paris.” The good news is that we do not have to wait for this event!

Pope Francis urges all people to protect the Earth on Earth Day

Pope Francis urges all people to protect the Earth on Earth Day

ROME, Italy - Pope Francis commemorates Earth Day with a speech of environmental stewardship today in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.

Best of Britain & Ireland: Experiment to include meetings and events element failed

Best of Britain & Ireland: Experiment to include meetings and events element failed

LONDON, England - The organizers of the Best of Britain & Ireland (BOBI) exhibition have admitted the experiment to include a meetings and events element has failed.

London gets set to welcome a fairy-tale summer and tourism boom

London gets set to welcome a fairy-tale summer and tourism boom

LONDON, England - The much anticipated new visitor attraction from Merlin Entertainments PLC in collaboration with DreamWorks has launched its tickets sales today in the form of an ogre-sized ...

IMEX supports World Earth Day

IMEX supports World Earth Day

As a supporter of World Earth Day 2015, the IMEX Group is committing to further decreasing the footprints of its exhibitions and to encouraging CSR at both IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place on May ...

easyJet takes delivery of its 250th Airbus aircraft

easyJet takes delivery of its 250th Airbus aircraft

Europe's, and one of the world's biggest A320 family airlines, celebrates a milestone in Hamburg with partners Airbus and CFM.

Iconic grand landmark hotel in France will be a Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

White palace escape Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat is in for changes Iconic grand landmark hotel in France will be a Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

For more than 100 years, the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat in France has been a gleaming white palace escape, set amid a secluded garden oasis in the heart of one of the world's most glamorous ...

Russian Tourism: New logo wanted

Russian Tourism: New logo wanted

MOSCOW, Russia - Russia's Federal Tourism Ministry launched an open competition to design a new logo for Russia as the ruble's devaluation sparks hopes of a boom in domestic and international ...

Trenitalia activates Swiss paperless tickets

Easier travel from Italy to Switzerland Trenitalia activates Swiss paperless tickets

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy Correspondent

ITALY (eTN) - The purchasing of Eurocity rail tickets via a paperless procedure for train trips from Italy to Switzerland and vice versa is now active thanks to a new system introduced on the ...

Milan sees record-breaking numbers of visitors at Salone del Mobile

Milan sees record-breaking numbers of visitors at Salone del Mobile

By Elisabeth Lang, special to eTN, reporting from Milan

MILAN, Italy (eTN) - When Milan designer stores are open until late at night with hundreds of colorfully-dressed people queuing up late in the evening in order to get in - then you know it is time ...

Choirs tune up for Ireland's biggest gospel music festival

Choirs tune up for Ireland's biggest gospel music festival

ENNIS, Ireland - With just a fortnight remaining, the final line-up of participants has been confirmed for the Gospel Rising Music Festival in Ennis, County Clare, which takes place this year from ...

The ten best passports to have: Number one is Sweden

The ten best passports to have: Number one is Sweden

The US passport has long been considered the most powerful passport in the world – until now.

New service: Abu Dhabi-Madrid on Etihad Airways

New service: Abu Dhabi-Madrid on Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways’ direct non-stop flights between Abu Dhabi and Madrid bring more choice for travelers as the airline connects Spain to its rapidly-expanding flight network.

London Heathrow Airport delivers noise insulation

London Heathrow Airport delivers noise insulation

Heathrow Airport has now completed the insulation of all of Hounslow’s eligible community buildings exposed to medium to high levels of aircraft noise.

CIMGlobal take over

CIMGlobal take over

CIMGlobal Ltd. has announced it will take over all shares in their European counterpart CIM Europe BV. With this, the management team will step down from their positions.

WTTC Summit: China sees huge tourism cooperation opportunities with Europe

WTTC Summit: China sees huge tourism cooperation opportunities with Europe

The 2015 World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit took place in Madrid, Spain, on April 15 and 16, 2015 with more than 700 representatives from government agencies, tourism service ...

airberlin leaves the Association of European Airlines

airberlin leaves the Association of European Airlines

airberlin has today terminated its membership of the Association of European Airlines (AEA).

WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards and Just A Drop: The interview

WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards and Just A Drop: The interview

Travel and tourism professionals from around the world attended the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Annual Summit last week - an event not just for sales and networking but also to ...

MSC Cruises' first next generation ship named MSC Meraviglia

MSC Cruises' first next generation ship named MSC Meraviglia

SAINT-NAZAIRE, France - MSC Cruises, the world's largest privately-owned cruise company, marked a key milestone in its $5.4 billion growth plan today as the first steel for its new Vista ...

Barcelona Convention Bureau launches new website

Barcelona Convention Bureau launches new website

BARCELONA, Spain – Barcelona Convention Bureau, a Turisme de Barcelona programme specialized in meetings tourism, has launched a new, more visual and intuitive website to promote Barcelona as a ...

Siberia: Giant crater due to global warming?

Siberia: Giant crater due to global warming?

The mysterious sinkhole was first spotted by Rinat Sharifullin, a local man whose house is a mere 100 meters away from where it emerged.

New creative dimensions to learning in the Inspiration Hub at IMEX in Frankfurt

New creative dimensions to learning in the Inspiration Hub at IMEX in Frankfurt

There will be plenty of creativity to be discovered among the 170 education sessions at IMEX in Frankfurt from May 19-21.

Alitalia and Coni score strategic agreement

Alitalia and Coni score strategic agreement

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy Correspondent

ITALY (eTN) - An agreement was reached at the headquarters of Foro Italico, the headquarters of Rome sports, between Giovanni Malago, President of CONI - the Italian Olympic Games Committee - and ...

Air Berlin: Master plan for airline’s turn around

Air Berlin: Master plan for airline’s turn around

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy Correspondent

The goal of airberlin is to bring into the black the accounts of the company in 2016 - no surprise there - the year from which should start "the road to profit.” This was the announcement given ...

Is Germanwings crash affecting French travelers’ plans?

Is Germanwings crash affecting French travelers’ plans?

By Luc Citrinot, Paris eTN Correspondent

PARIS, France (eTN) – Some external factors, such as terrorism or the fear to take a plane following a series of spectacular accidents, the latest being the crash of a Germanwings aircraft in ...

Greece expects surge in Russian tourists during summer season

Greece expects surge in Russian tourists during summer season

ATHENS, Greece - The number of Russian tourists arriving in Greece and Athens in particular is expected to increase during this summer season, according to associate tourism consultant Thodoris ...

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