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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.

DĂŒsseldorf 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.

Tourism opens our hearts and our minds: UNWTO Secretary-General at ITB Berlin

Tourism can transform our world and build better understanding in a world living a deficit of tolerance said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, at the opening ceremony of the 2017 edition of ...

Budapest Airport welcomes Ukraine International Airlines

Budapest Airport’s expectations for further development in 2017 continue with the welcome arrival of new airline partner Ukraine International Airlines.

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye responds to Spring Budget

Responding to today's Spring Budget, Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said:

On Air Passenger Duty:

Airberlin repositioning itself as a network carrier

airberlin and NIKI will be presenting their new route network for the first time at the ITB. airberlin is repositioning itself as a network carrier with a focus on its hubs at Berlin and ...

Airberlin: Flying gets even more comfortable

Passengers with a Business Class ticket for an airberlin long-haul flight can celebrate: the first Airbus A330-200 with a further improved Business Class will take off in April.

Pioneer tour operator celebrates a decade in the Italian LGBT market

Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy

Ten years of activity were celebrated recently at the Hotel Radisson Blu Rome surrounded by the trade press with whom Alessio Virgili, sole director/founder and director of the Tour Operator, ...

PATA Global Insights Conference Europe Edition takes place in Skopje

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is to bring its successful Global Insights Conference format to Europe as part of the Macedonia Tourism Summit 2017.

Heathrow named Best Airport in Europe

The Airports Council International (Global) has announced the winners of the 2016 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards, naming Heathrow as the Best Airport in Europe amongst airports with over 40 ...

ITB Berlin 2017 maintains its strong appeal

The international tourism industry currently faces many challenges. Amid the latest geopolitical situation holidaymakers have become unsure about how safe it is to travel.

Heathrow is calling Britain’s SMEs

With the planning for Heathrow expansion already underway, Heathrow is lining up SMEs from across the UK to help deliver the multi-billion-pound project.

Crystal Cabin Awards: Improving air travel in 2017

21 products and ideas are in the finals of the 2017 Crystal Cabin Awards, the world’s most renowned prize for innovation in aircraft interiors.

Marriott International's bold experiential hotel brand debuts in London

Moxy Hotels, Marriott International's experiential hotel brand, continues to make its mark on the hospitality scene with the launch of its first hotel in London, a city world-renowned for art, ...

Budapest Airport: Significant growth in air cargo traffic in 2017

Budapest Airport recorded significant growth in air cargo traffic during the first month of 2017, traditionally the quietest period of the year for cargo.

ITB Speed Networking Event connects leading buyers with exhibitors

The sixth edition of the ITB Buyers Circle, the meeting place for the travel industry’s leading buyers, will again welcome 1,000 buyers from around the world.

Lufthansa: 12 female pilots to fly passengers from Frankfurt, Munich, DĂŒsseldorf, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels to Berlin

On 8 March, on International Women's Day, six crews from Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Brussels consisting only of women will make their morning flights from the Lufthansa Group hubs to ...

Florence Tourism announces MICE year results 2016

2016 has been a significant year for the MICE sector, which involved an important economic impact on Florence.

Qatar Airways set to take center stage on opening day of ITB Berlin

Qatar Airways is set to take center stage on the opening day of ITB Berlin, Wednesday 8th March, as the airline unveils its highly anticipated new patented Business Class experience in a world ...

Budapest Airport cargo: Strong start to the year

Budapest Airport recorded significant growth in air cargo traffic during the first month of 2017, traditionally the quietest period of the year for cargo.

ITB Berlin puts together number of measures to ensure visitors experience minimum difficulties

ITB Berlin has put together measures to minimise the effects in the event of strikes by ground crew at Berlin’s airports.

Green Globe certifies 3rd Scandic Hotel for sustainability

Scandic Berlin KurfĂŒrstendamm received the Green Globe certificate for its excellence across a range of criteria with stand-out performance in waste separation and recycling programs as well as ...

Dynamic and sustainable: LE Grand HĂŽtel Cannes

The LE Grand HĂŽtel Cannes is always looking to be as sustainable as possible by improving its operating methods and by paying particular attention to its natural setting.

ETOA: Suspension of visa exemption status for US citizens "extremely unlikely"

The European Parliament voted on 2nd March 2017 to require the European Commission to suspend visa exemption status for US citizens.

Dusit International to outline ambitious growth strategy at ITB Berlin 2017

Bangkok-based hotel operator Dusit International is braced for its largest ever showing at this year’s ITB as it enters an unprecedented period of growth that will see it grow from having 29 ...

ITB Berlin to focus on sustainable and responsible tourism

Responsible travel and the designation by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) of the “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development “ are the main themes at the world’s ...

Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg: Satisfying tourists’ appetites for culture

St. Petersburg, the historic center of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is affectionately described by locals as the "Gorod Muzei" - the museum city - and not without good reason.

Corinthia Hotel London guests work out in expansive new gym

Hotel guests and ESPA Life members at Corinthia Hotel London can work out in an expansive gym which is part of the hotel’s flagship ESPA Life at Corinthia spread over four floors.

Corinthia Hotel London celebrates International Women’s Day in a bold way

Corinthia Hotel London’s 2017 Neuroscientist in Residence program is advocating change internally by using evidence that shows that our brains change in response to what we experience, a process ...

Sustainability, new platform tourism services and Silk Road focus of UNWTO activities at ITB 2017

UNWTO activities at the 51th edition of ITB, taking place next 8-12 March in Berlin, include the 7th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting, events on the New Platform Tourism Services (or the so- ...

ITB Berlin focuses on ‘International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017’

World’s Largest Travel Trade Show focuses on the ‘International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017’ – forward-looking projects and a new impetus for social responsibility in ...

2017 British Tourism & Travel Show: Big names discussing key issues

TripAdvisor, Euromonitor International, Travel GBI, Hudson’s Heritage, and The Association of Group Travel Organizers (AGTO) are to host seminars at this month’s British Tourism & Travel ...

IMEX 2017 to roll out Zenvoy networking serviceï»ż

Continuing its drive to enable buyers and exhibitors to make the most of networking opportunities, IMEX in Frankfurt has partnered with networking specialists Zenvoy to make it easier for ...

Program of events hosted by LGBT Travel at ITB Berlin will be as colorful as ever

Once again, the program of events hosted by LGBT Travel at ITB Berlin will be as colorful as ever.

Airberlin brings Carsten Schaeffer on board as Senior VP Commercial Strategy & Distribution

Airberlin is pushing ahead with its realignment programme and has now filled a key position in the sales sector with the recruitment of Carsten Schaeffer (55).

Savor the March Brunch Fest at Corinthia Hotel Budapest

A Brunch Fest kicks off on March 5 at Corinthia Hotel Budapest with a brunch to honor International Women’s Day.

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