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Statement: UNWTO Secretary-General candidates

The Secretariat of the World Tourism Organization referring to decision CE/DEC/15(CIV) of the Executive Council at its 104th session (Luxor, Egypt, 30 October – 1 November 2016), on the ...

Lufthansa Group successfully on track – 2016 again with good result

“The Lufthansa Group continues to develop successfully,” says Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Moscow Vnukovo-Alanya/Gazipasa route announced by Pobeda Air

Pobeda Airlines will fly a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on its new Moscow Vnukovo-Alanya/Gazipasa route 3 times a week.

Two cultural European cities linked by new flights

Two European cultural destinations will be linked this summer by Wizz Air, a Hungarian low-cost airline.

The Chainsmokers Grammy-nominated duo to make Malta debut

Shooting straight into the global charts with their debut single #Selfie in 2014 - just a few short years, three multiplatinum singles and five billion streams later, the electro-dance music ...

Nepal looks for Russian tourists in Moscow at MITT 2017

Nepalese are looking for Rubles from potential Russian visitors. This shows today at MITT 2017 in Moscow. Today was the start of MITT 2017 in Moscow.

Budapest Airport awarded Skytrax title for “Best Airport in the Region”

Budapest Airport has been awarded the Skytrax title for “Best Airport in the Region” for the fourth time in a row – the first time in the history of the awards that an Eastern European ...

Cologne Tourist Board increases people’s awareness of Cologne as a center of science

Through the Cologne Tourist Board, groups of visitors can now book exclusive tours of the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) on the grounds of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in ...

Loop Head Lighthouse opens to the public tomorrow

The 2017 tourist season at Loop Head Lighthouse commences tomorrow as the historic West Clare landmark opens to the public for the first time this year.

World's first ship tunnel to be built in Norway

Norway has approved the financing of an ambitious project to build the world’s first full-size tunnel for ships.

Hard Rock Hotel Malta - new urban development for St. Julian's

Following on from the success of their properties in Ibiza and Tenerife, the Malta Tourism Authority are delighted with the announcement that Hard Rock Café will be opening a hotel in Malta in ...

Munich Airport's Terminal 2 named World's Best

Munich Airport and Lufthansa can bask in the glory of a highly coveted accolade: At the 2017 World Airports Award, announced by the London-based Skytrax Institute, Munich Airport's Terminal 2 was ...

Airways Aviation names Ian Cheese a Head of Training

Airways Aviation is appointing Ian Cheese, an internationally experienced airline pilot with extensive training management expertise, as Head of Training, Europe, to continue the strategic ...

Eastern Airways launches weekend flights during TT festival period

Eastern Airways has introduced weekend flights during the TT festival period to meet high demand to and from the Isle of Man.

Domestic travel trade prepares for British Tourism & Travel Show 2017

Thousands of domestic tour operators, travel organisers and agencies from across the country are preparing to converge at the British Tourism & Travel Show – the largest domestic tourism ...

Lufthansa and pilots' union reach a deal to last until 2022

Following constructive talks, which took place last night, Lufthansa and the pilot's union Vereinigung Cockpit reached an agreement regarding all previously unresolved collective bargaining ...

Dresden: Home to new culture hotspot

A concert hall with outstanding acoustics, a separate stage for sharp-witted cabaret, a carefully renovated piece of architectural history, and a central location on Altmarkt – these are some of ...

Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg releases Roland Berger and NACO studies

The former Executive of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH commissioned the business consultant Roland Berger and Netherlands Airport Consultants (NACO), in mid-2016, to undertake an independent ...

LGBT Tourism of Argentina present at ITB Berlin 2017

ITB Berlin is the leading event in the international tourism industry, with more than 10 thousand exhibiting companies and organizations from more than 187 countries of the 5 continents, and 170 ...

Celebrating "A Peace-building Commonwealth"

Rita Payne, eTN UK

The next Commonwealth summit will reinforce a true global partnership and help create a safer world. This was the message from the Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, to mark Commonwealth ...

Netherlands issues travel warning for Turkey

The Netherlands has issued a travel warning for Turkey amid a growing row between the two countries.

ITB 2017: Not as good as Messe Berlin wants you think it was

Messe Berlin had been circulating press releases indicating record participation numbers, however many ITB exhibitors were disappointed at ITB 2017 in Berlin this year.

ITB Berlin 2017: Positive economic forecasts give the global travel industry a boost

Lust for travel and profound safety concerns – Personal encounters vs.

Qatar Airways launches new standard for Business Class travel at ITB Berlin

Qatar Airways has completed a spectacular showcase at this year’s ITB Berlin, at which the airline’s new Business Class QSuite was revealed in a world exclusive ceremony to hundreds of ...

Turkish foreign minister’s plane not allowed to land in Netherlands

The Netherlands has barred a plane carrying the Turkish foreign minister from landing to drum up support for an April referendum in Turkey, saying the trip was be a threat to public order.

MCE Central & Eastern Europe 2017, Riga: The WOW effect

MCE Central & Eastern Europe is free from event visitors and putting all the attention on the building of relations between the two selected participant sides.

Corinthia Hotel Budapest: Inspiring Hollywood and the movies

Recently, some of Hollywood's hottest stars, including Ryan Gosling, Jennifer Lawrence, Harrison Ford, and Charlize Theron, were seen filming on location in Budapest.

Corinthia Hotel Budapest: Flawless blend of new and old

Forbes Travel Guide’s announcement describes Corinthia Hotel Budapest as a ‘flawless blend of new and old in Budapest, highlighting the Neoclassical façade, the spa and the grand ballroom’s ...

An example to the world: Sustainable tourism in Slovenia

The green heart of Europe is inhabited by many people with green hearts.

Minister Müller: Tourism has to conserve and protect while offering benefits

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation Dr. Gerd Müller appealed to the tourism industry to actively address the lack of sustainable tourism.

Heathrow CEO: Best-ever February

In its best February performance to-date, Heathrow welcomed a record 5.27m passengers (+5.5% when adjusted to remove last year’s leap day) alongside surging cargo volumes with 127,000 metric ...

Heathrow: Over 500 airport apprenticeships will be created in 2017

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week, Heathrow and 31 airport-based businesses have pledged to recruit, train and develop 516 new apprentices in 2017 – up from 455 last year – highlighting ...

Pristine wilderness or idyllic island: Five-star hotels and luxury suppliers from around the globe join luxury fair “loop”

First-class hotels can be found worldwide – in wonderful Croatia as well as on the terrific islands in the Indian Ocean.

Governments need to lead the protection of children in tourism – UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection meets in Berlin

The 32nd meeting of the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection focused on the role of governments in advancing the fight against the exploitation of children in tourism (9 March ...

Fraport Traffic Figures – February 2017

FRA posts new February passenger record - Cargo tonnage also continues to rise - Traffic figures impacted by leap-year effect

Meeting the challenges of green status: Swiss Holiday Park

In order to meet the challenges of maintaining its green status, Swiss Holiday Park has created an internal Green Team, which deals with environmental issues.

Düsseldorf main train station sealed off after violent ax attack

Police in Dusseldorf have arrested at least two people following an ax attack at the city’s main train station. Several people have been injured, according to reports.

European chain hotels market review – January 2017

Hotels in Barcelona achieved a 12.4% year-on-year increase in profit per room in January, continuing the strong profit growth achieved in the Catalan capital in 2016, according to the latest data ...

Lufthansa Group transports 12.4 percent more passengers in February than the previous year

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported some 7.8 million passengers in February, 12.4% more than in the same period last year.

Innovative hotel debuts at Frankfurt Airport

Germany’s first transit hotel, located at Gate Z 25 in Terminal 1 at Frankfurt Airport, opened for business on March 6, 2017.

Lufthansa names its second A350-900 'Stuttgart'

The second A350-900, the world's most modern and most environmentally-friendly long haul aircraft, will be named after the city of Stuttgart.

A topical report on Safety & Security by Travelzoo and ITB Berlin

Of the more than 6,000 people from nine countries who were questioned, 97 per cent stated that safety was a consideration when making a travel decision.

New Medical Tourism Pavilion: Announcement of the world’s best hospitals for medical tourism

This year ITB Berlin has introduced a new platform in Hall 3.2 for medical health providers, as well as hotels and destinations offering corresponding medical services.

Airberlin: Trying to minimize strike effects for its passengers as much as possible

The trade union ver.di has called for strike action by ground staff on 10 March 2017 at the Berlin airports. Due to the strike, flights may be cancelled or delayed at short notice.

World Legacy Awards honours sustainable tourism projects

“It is possible to have the best vacation of your life and at the same time help to make the world a better place – that is what lies at the heart of sustainable tourism”, explained Costas ...

Berlin airports: Friday strikes likely to cause delays and flight cancelations

Flights in and out of Berlin’s airports Tegel and Schonefeld are likely to face delays and flight cancelations as ground staff go on strike in a dispute over pay, Deutsche Welle reports.

IMEX recognizes girl power

Women play a fundamental role in the meetings and events industry as well as participants at IMEX shows; they account for nearly half of all attendees at IMEX in Frankfurt.

Executive Committee of World Tourism Network on Child Protection meets in Berlin

Today in Berlin at Villa Kastaia hotel the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the World Tourism Network on Child Protection by UNWTO had it’s yearly meeting on the sideline of ITB Berlin.

Executive Committee of World Tourism Network on Child Protection meets in Berlin

Today in Berlin at Villa Kastaia hotel the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the World Tourism Network on Child Protection by UNWTO had it’s yearly meeting on the sideline of ITB Berlin.

TAP Portugal invests over $73 million in new onboard cabin for A330 fleet

TAP Portugal is investing more than $73 million in a new onboard cabin for the airline’s A330 fleet. Seven A330s will be retrofitted by the end of the year.

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