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Bulgaria loses 1 million Turkish tourists due to problems with visas

Bulgaria loses 1 million Turkish tourists due to problems with visas

SOFIA, Bulgaria - Bulgaria loses at least 1 million Turkish tourists a year due to problems with visas, according to Cemal Tekkanat, adviser for tourism at Turkey’s Tourism and Culture Ministry. ...

Man falls from top of ten-storey building in front of horrified London tourists

Man falls from top of ten-storey building in front of horrified London tourists

LONDON, England - A man believed to be a City worker has died after plunging from a roof terrace in front of horrified tourists in central London.

UK cruisers: Preferred destinations, booking and spending habits revealed

UK cruisers: Preferred destinations, booking and spending habits revealed

LONDON, England - The results of an annual survey revealing insight into preferred cruise destinations, and the booking and spending habits of UK cruisers were announced today.

Plane crashes into car warehouse at Blackbushe Airport

Plane crashes into car warehouse at Blackbushe Airport

HAMPSHIRE, England - A private plane has crashed into a car auction warehouse at Blackbushe Airport.

Hampshire Police said officers were called to the scene in Yateley at 15:09 BST.

Heathrow passengers help raise funds to fight pancreatic cancer

Heathrow passengers help raise funds to fight pancreatic cancer

LONDON, England - Passengers eating, drinking and flying into Heathrow Airport in August will be helping to fight pancreatic cancer, with food and beverage retailers across terminals, and air ...

IATA Disappointed by Aeroports de Paris

2016-2020 Airport Charges Agreement for Paris airports IATA Disappointed by Aeroports de Paris

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) criticized the decision by the French Government to allow the operator of Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Paris-Orly (ORY) airports to continue ...

Heat eases in Spain and Italy; Dry and mild from London to Berlin

Heat eases in Spain and Italy; Dry and mild from London to Berlin

A cold front will press southward bringing relief from the heat to Spain, Italy and southeast Europe late this week.

British Prime Minister: Migrant "swarm" will  not disrupt tourism

British Prime Minister: Migrant "swarm" will not disrupt tourism

LONDON, England - David Cameron's description of "swarms" of migrants, has been condemned by a human rights group that called his language "irresponsible, dehumanising" and "extremely ...

Gay Pride Jerusalem: Ultra Orthodox man on a deadly hunt for the second time

Gay Pride Jerusalem: Ultra Orthodox man on a deadly hunt for the second time

He is an ultra-Orthodox Jew and hates homosexuals. He lives in Jerusalem, Israel, and wants to kill gays.

Bag-free travel lands at London's Gatwick Airport

Bag-free travel lands at London's Gatwick Airport

LONDON, England - Portr and London Gatwick today announced that the London-based travel tech start-up has just launched its AirPortr luggage transfer service at the airport.

New luxury hotel debuts in the heart of Milan

New luxury hotel debuts in the heart of Milan

HONG KONG - Mandarin Oriental is delighted to bring the art of oriental hospitality to the heart of the city, with the opening of Mandarin Oriental, Milan.

Palestinians tackle green energy

Palestinians tackle green energy

By By Linda Gradstein

Palestinians plan to begin using solar, wind and geothermal power in an effort to cut their dependence on Israeli energy and save money at the same time.

EXPO Milan 2015: Tourism counting on final 3 months

EXPO Milan 2015: Tourism counting on final 3 months

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy Correspondent

ITALY (eTN) - At the end of July 2015, EXPO Milano will be half-way to its six-month, May-October lifespan. No official figures on the flow of people are available yet.

Fiumicino airport fire causes Alitalia 80 million in damages and counting

Fiumicino airport fire causes Alitalia 80 million in damages and counting

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy Correspondent

ITALY (eTN) - In the absence of a credible investment plan for the airport, Alitalia airline will be forced to shift its growth elsewhere.

Wine tourism: Bacchus is worshipped in Sicily

Wine tourism: Bacchus is worshipped in Sicily

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

Nicolas Belfrage wrote in his book Brunello to Zibibbo that Sicily has the potential to become “California, Australia, Chile, Southern France, Jerez, and middle Italy all rolled into one.” ...

More comfort at Frankfurt Airport makes departing enjoyable

Experience “Check-In to Gate Service” More comfort at Frankfurt Airport makes departing enjoyable

Passengers at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) can get to their plane even faster and more comfortably thanks to Fraport’s new Check-In to Gate Service now being offered at Frankfurt Airport.

Starwood launches Four Points brand in Turkey

Starwood launches Four Points brand in Turkey

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc continues to accelerate growth in Turkey with the opening of Four Points Istanbul Dudullu, the brand’s milestone entry into the ...

Plane's window falls out, lands on passenger's lap

Plane's window falls out, lands on passenger's lap

LONDON, England - A Ryanair passenger got the shock of his life when a window landed on his lap as the plane touched down.

European chain hotels market review – June 2015

European chain hotels market review – June 2015

Amsterdam and Hamburg take the lead

Greece: Tourist numbers are up. So are hotel prices

Greece: Tourist numbers are up. So are hotel prices

ATHENS, Greece - A recent bailout package approved by the Greek parliament includes hefty austerity measures.

Turkish tourism sector concerned violence may spook tourists

Turkish tourism sector concerned violence may spook tourists

ANKARA, Turkey - An escalation of violence in Turkey could result in mass hotel reservation cancelations from spooked tourists, Turkey Hotel Operators' Federation (TÜROFED) Chairman Osman Ayık ...

European tourism: Progressive and upbeat

European tourism: Progressive and upbeat

The latest European Travel Commission survey of travel trends in Europe shows the majority of tourist destinations reporting positive growth in international arrivals and overnights for the first ...

Iceland: Increasing safety and security of tourists "very important"

Iceland: Increasing safety and security of tourists "very important"

A leading figure in Iceland’s tourism industry believes it “very important” to increase the safety and security of tourists at locations around the country.

Tourism Innovation Competition: Tourists - where do they go? What do they do?

Tourism Innovation Competition: Tourists - where do they go? What do they do?

LISBON, Portugal - The Lisbon MBA and Turismo de Portugal jointly launched a worldwide competition of ideas and technology – the Tourism Innovation Competition – which will reward the most ...

Flurry of flights buoys British tourism to Turkey

Flurry of flights buoys British tourism to Turkey

Turkey is seeing increased British visitor numbers and expects the positive trend to continue into 2016, thanks to routes being launched by a host of airlines, from airports across the UK.

Movenpick Hotel Beirut: Sustainability for future generations

Movenpick Hotel Beirut: Sustainability for future generations

LOS ANGELES, California - The five-star Movenpick Hotel Beirut located on the Mediterranean Sea has been named Lebanon's Leading Resort for 2015 by the World Travel Awards.

Two people injured in Barcelona tourist hotspot shooting

Two people injured in Barcelona tourist hotspot shooting

BARCELONA, Spain - Two people have been injured in a shooting in Barcelona's tourist centre of La Rambla.

Russia's Transaero Airlines receives its first Airbus A321

Russia's Transaero Airlines receives its first Airbus A321

MOSCOW, Russia - Transaero Airlines today received delivery of its first Airbus A321 as a result of a long-term leasing agreement between the airline and ICBC Leasing of China.

Airberlin: Be confident. Be different. Be surprising

Airberlin: Be confident. Be different. Be surprising

BERLIN, Germany - Berlin is one of the hippest cities in the world and, since 1978, part of the brand name of airberlin.

ICTP Special for Green Growth and Travelism Summer School in Belgium

ICTP Special for Green Growth and Travelism Summer School in Belgium

The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is offering all eTN readers a special rate for the 2nd Green Growth & Travelism Summer School at the University of Hasselt, Belgium, from ...

Ryanair reports 25 percent jump in earnings

Ryanair reports 25 percent jump in earnings

DULIN, Ireland - Dublin-based Ryanair, which is the largest operator out of Stansted Airport, said it carried 28million passengers in the three months to June 30, a 16% increase on the same period ...

Ireland transforming railway greenway into important tourism attraction

Ireland transforming railway greenway into important tourism attraction

"Once completed, phase one of the West Clare Railway Greenway will serve as an important piece of recreational infrastructure for the people of Ennis and surrounding areas, as well as a tourism ...

Formal complaint filed against Lufthansa

Formal complaint filed against Lufthansa

The ECTAA group has filed a formal complaint against Lufthansa with the EU Commission. ECTAA is a group of national travel agents’ and tour operators’ associations within the European ...

World’s new growing MICE market

ACE of MICE Exhibition 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey World’s new growing MICE market

The 3rd edition of ACE of MICE Exhibition will take place at Istanbul Congress Center (ICC) and Lutfi Kırdar Congress Center on March 16-18, 2016.

Top 15 Irish tourist towns and villages named

Top 15 Irish tourist towns and villages named

DUBLIN, Ireland - Fáilte Ireland has published its shortlist of 15 Irish towns and villages being considered for the 2015 Tourism Towns Awards.

Chinese tourist spending in Czech Republic up 119 percent

Chinese tourist spending in Czech Republic up 119 percent

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The figures for the total spending of Chinese tourists in the Czech Republic are growing fast, as they recorded a rise of 119 percent in the first half of this year and ...

Malta tourism numbers keep growing

Malta tourism numbers keep growing

VALLETTA, Malta - Total arrivals and nights spent in collective accommodation establishments during May 2015 increased by 0.5 and 1.5 percent respectively when compared to the corresponding month ...

Great Scotland Yard will be turned into hotel

Great Scotland Yard will be turned into hotel

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Lulu Group International, the Abu Dhabi-based retail chain, announced it has finalized a £110 million deal to acquire the Great Scotland Yard, home of London’s ...

Leading universities team up with ABPCO for industry research

Leading universities team up with ABPCO for industry research

Leading universities will work together with the Association of British Professional Conference Organizers (ABPCO) on research intent on aiding managers within the association sector.

European Schengen tourist and business visas harder for Ukrainians to get

European Schengen tourist and business visas harder for Ukrainians to get

According to the Canadian based Global Research organization visas issued to Ukrainian citizen to travel to the European Union for tourism and business became sometimes an impossible task.

Shots fired: Attempted terror attack on Tour de France today?

Shots fired: Attempted terror attack on Tour de France today?

The Tour de France is the kind of high-profile tourism and sports event that would make it an ideal target for terrorists. Paris has been on maximum security alert since the Charlie Hebdo ...

Unconscious: German chancellor Angela Merkel collapsed during cultural tourism performance

Unconscious: German chancellor Angela Merkel collapsed during cultural tourism performance

According to information received by the German national newspaper, Bild, German Chancellor Angela Merkel collapsed at a coffee break Saturday night in the German city of Bayreuth.

Ukrainian, Russian and French tourists in Crimea - like visitors to the French Riviera

Ukrainian, Russian and French tourists in Crimea - like visitors to the French Riviera

It's still a travel and tourist destination, and important for the tourism industry both in Russia and Ukraine.

Russian cosmonaut Padalka sets new record for time in space

Russian cosmonaut Padalka sets new record for time in space

The astronauts aboard the International Space Station are advancing science and setting spaceflight milestones, and each achievement contributes to relationship-building that will support ...

British tourists name Tenerife and Majorca top summer destinations

British tourists name Tenerife and Majorca top summer destinations

British holidaymakers who are heading to Spain to lounge on a picturesque beach or explore romantic plazas this summer may feel like they haven’t left the UK.

After spending 26 million euro, the Riu Palace Tenerife reopens

After spending 26 million euro, the Riu Palace Tenerife reopens

The Riu Palace Tenerife has opened its doors again following a 26-million euro renovation from top to bottom which has raised it to the category of a five-star hotel.

London Heathrow Airport: Strong is the word for 6-month results

London Heathrow Airport: Strong is the word for 6-month results

John Holland-Kaye, Chief Executive Officer of Heathrow Airport in London, UK, said:

Multilingual FRA: Information kiosks provide assistance in five more languages

Multilingual FRA: Information kiosks provide assistance in five more languages

Five more languages – Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish – have been added to Frankfurt Airport’s (FRA) information kiosks in the passenger terminals.

Agreement signed: Carnival and Port Authority of Barcelona

Agreement signed: Carnival and Port Authority of Barcelona

Carnival Corporation signed an agreement with the Port Authority of Barcelona to build and operate a new cruise terminal in Europe's largest port.

India to sponsor WTM Buyers’ Club

World Travel Market India to sponsor WTM Buyers’ Club

World Travel Market (WTM) London 2015 is delighted to announce India Tourism as the sponsor of its prestigious WTM Buyers’ Club as it looks to promote India to the global travel industry as a ...

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