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Travel insurance 'should be obligatory'

UK Travel insurance 'should be obligatory'

(eTN) - Travel insurance should be a requirement for Britons before they leave the UK, it has been suggested.

Perry Wilson, spokesperson for InsureandGo, said that the importance of travel ...

Orbitz Worldwide Expands International Hotel Inventory Through Agreement With NH Hoteles

Hotels Orbitz Worldwide Expands International Hotel Inventory Through Agreement With NH Hoteles

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Deal adds hundreds of new European properties available through Orbitz, CheapTickets, ebookers.com and HotelClub brands

Barcelo Hotels & Resorts Opens its First Property in Germany - The Barcelo Cologne City Center Hotel

Barcelo Hotels & Resorts Opens its First Property in Germany - The Barcelo Cologne City Center Hotel

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Barcelo Hotels & Resorts Opens its First Property in Germany - The Barcelo Cologne City Center Hotel

Airline to terminate London link

UK Airline to terminate London link

(TVLW) - Airline bmi is to terminate its daily return service between Inverness and London Heathrow because of a lack of bookings.
The company said flights on the route, which was launched ...

Polish treasury says could dump whole stake in LOT airline sell-off

Poland Polish treasury says could dump whole stake in LOT airline sell-off

WARSAW (TVLW) - Poland could get rid of the entire stake it holds in national airline LOT after an initial public offering later this year and does not rule out selling part of the carrier to ...

You could go elsewhere, Branson tells airline staff

Sir Richard Branson vs. Virgin Atlantic You could go elsewhere, Branson tells airline staff

(TVLW) - Sir Richard Branson has angered Virgin Atlantic staff who are threatening to strike by telling them they should “consider working elsewhere”.

Tourists beaten in gang robbery

Belfast Tourists beaten in gang robbery

(eTN) - A Canadian tourist was beaten with a baseball bat and his sister was pushed in a robbery in west Belfast.
The 25-year-old man was hit on the head with the bat and his sister, 27, was ...

Russian Space Agency Predicts Death of Space Tourism After 2009

Russia Russian Space Agency Predicts Death of Space Tourism After 2009

(eTN) - Sending space tourists to the International Space Station using Russian spaceships may become problematic after 2009, according to the head of the Russian Space Agency (RSA) of the RF ...

EFAPCO strengthens its global voice

EFAPCO and Global Tourism EFAPCO strengthens its global voice

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The European Federation of the Associations of Professional Congress Organisers, is set to have an even stronger voice in global tourism, thanks to appointment of its President, Julio Abreu, to ...

Malta looks back at bumper year for tourism

Malta and Gozo Malta looks back at bumper year for tourism

Julian Christopher Zarb

VALLETTA, Malta (eTN) – This year has brought with it a welcome turnaround for hoteliers and other tourism operators. Government strategy played a large part in this turnaround, during 2007 a ...

Malta aNd Gozo St. Ange’s Indian Ocean tourism report

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SEYCHELLES
SHANGRI-LA RESORT AND SPA SEYCHELLES OPENING 2008
The new Shangri-La Resort and Spa on Round Island in the Seychelles is set to become one of a kind luxury resort and will ...

Alitalia board picks Air France to buy airline

Alitalia Alitalia board picks Air France to buy airline

ROME (TVLW) - The board of Alitalia chose Air France-KLM as its preferred buyer on Friday, saying the French-Dutch carrier was a better match than a small Italian airline favored by the ...

Service with a smile: France struggles to keep tourists happy

France Service with a smile: France struggles to keep tourists happy

PARIS (eTN) — It has glorious architecture, fabulous museums and exquisite food but France is worried that all this may not be enough to secure its position as the world's top tourism ...

New low cost airline to operate to Malta

Malta New low cost airline to operate to Malta

(TVLW) - Spanish low-cost airline Vueling will start operating to and from Malta as from the 31st March 2008, the Government announced. The airline will be flying to the Malta International ...

Two tourist struck by lightning

Gibraltar Two tourist struck by lightning

(eTN) - Two tourist were struck by lightning at 17.40 on Sunday evening as they returned to their cruise ship at North Mole. The two tourist, both female passengers, are reported to have been ...

Angry scenes as passengers turn on airline

Flight cancellation, unhelpful airline staff cause near riot at Gatwick Angry scenes as passengers turn on airline

(eTN) - Police had to be called after angry passengers turned on airline staff when their flight from Gatwick to Edinburgh was cancelled.

Around 150 people were left in the airport last ...

E.U.'s expanding borderless zone spells trouble for U.S. expats

Borderless Europe is great. That is unless you are US expat. E.U.'s expanding borderless zone spells trouble for U.S. expats

Prague, Czech Republic (eTN) - Seven years ago, Robert Hanawalt ditched a sales career in Washington to move to Prague, where he quickly realized that he could live indefinitely without official ...

Europe celebrates tearing down of borders

Nine more European countries join passport-free travel zone Europe celebrates tearing down of borders

PRAGUE (eTN) - Nine mainly ex-East bloc countries on Friday tore down their borders to join a European zone allowing 400 million people to travel from Estonia in the east to Portugal in the west ...

Sky is not the limit for Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Tourism Sky is not the limit for Kazakhstan

Hazel Heyer

(eTN) - Needless to say, Kazakhstan flies people to the moon and suborbital space from its Baikonur Cosmodrome, the world's oldest and largest operational space launch pad. Being the first space ...

New EU probe into Greek airline

EU New EU probe into Greek airline

(TVLW) - Olympic Airlines, the loss-making Greek carrier, faces a fresh blow today when the European Commission opens new investigations into whether it is receiving illegal state aid.

Lapland Tourist Boom Sparks Crisis in Finnish Elf Labor Market

Finland Lapland Tourist Boom Sparks Crisis in Finnish Elf Labor Market

(eTN) - ``Christmas Star'' can't let grueling hours wipe away her smile as she escorts a group of about 45 tourists through the Lapland forest.

``Sometimes I work from 8 in the morning to ...

Tourists to pay to stay

UK Tourists to pay to stay

(eTN) - The length of time tourists can stay in Britain is to be halved to three months in a crackdown on visa controls.

The UK Home Office also wants family members who "sponsor" visits to ...

Ministers 'to reject airline cap'

EU Ministers 'to reject airline cap'

(eTN) - EU ministers are poised to agree a deal on aviation that would see aircraft emissions continue to rise and possibly hand a cash windfall to the airlines.

BBC News understands the ...

Malta on the threshold of euro zone

Euro zone Malta on the threshold of euro zone

Julian Christopher Zarb

VALETTA, Malta (eTN) - Three years after joining the European Union, Malta and Gozo are poised to enter another interesting epoch in the island’s history, as from January 1, 2008, the smallest ...

Portugal seeking to present new image to the world

Portuguese Tourism Portugal seeking to present new image to the world

Mark Harding

LISBON, Portugal (eTN) - The Portuguese government last week presented a new image for the external promotion of Portugal. This new image aims to maneuver the country into a more attractive and ...

Tourism: History and beauty provide a compelling mix

Slovenia Tourism: History and beauty provide a compelling mix

(eTN) - Most weekends Lan Visnar can be found pottering around the steep hills of the Soca Valley in western Slovenia, carefully surveying the ground and giving the occasional prod.

Master ...

The Czech Republic now part of the Schengen zone

Czech Republic The Czech Republic now part of the Schengen zone

Prague, December 2007 (eTN) - The long-awaited moment is here. At midnight on the 20th of December 2007, the Czech Republic became a member of the so-called Schengen zone. The border posts which ...

More Time to Explore Lyon at ASTA’s 2008 International Destination Expo

ASTA More Time to Explore Lyon at ASTA’s 2008 International Destination Expo

Alexandria, Va., Dec. 17, 2007 (eTN) – ASTA has added three additional days of complimentary sightseeing tours at the 2008 International Destination Expo, April 12-16 in Lyon, France. Taking ...

We are not bidding for Alitalia, Singapore Airlines says

Alitalia We are not bidding for Alitalia, Singapore Airlines says

Nelson Alcantara

Much coverage has been devoted in the media on which organization is bidding for Alitalia, from US investment funds Evergreen and Quantum to Air France and AP Holding, the operator of Air One, ...

Turkish tourism Typical Turkish

Unal Basusta

WORLD'S BEST HOTEL IN ANTALYA
In Antalya, Thomas Cook, one of the biggest tour operators of the world, chose Xanadu Resort Hotel in Turkish Mediterranean resort of Antalya as the "world's ...

Night watchman is star of medieval German town, popular tourist site

Germany Night watchman is star of medieval German town, popular tourist site

ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER, Germany (eTN) - Cloaked in black and brandishing a deadly medieval weapon, Hans-Georg Baumgartner strides purposefully into Market Square at dusk. The crowd parts - not ...

Iceland complains to US about treatment of tourist in New York

Shackled Tourist Iceland complains to US about treatment of tourist in New York

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (eTN) - Iceland's government has asked the U.S. ambassador to explain the treatment of an Icelandic tourist who says she was held in shackles before being deported from the ...

Government berated:'Stop taking tourism for granted'

UK Government berated:'Stop taking tourism for granted'

(eTN) - Britain's tourism chiefs are up in arms over what they consider the fragmented approach to selling the country to holidaymakers at home and abroad. And, furious with a "lacklustre" ...

Travel guidebooks expand online presence

Trends Travel guidebooks expand online presence

LONDON (TVLW) - About a dozen years ago, the Rough Guides and Lonely Planet series of travel books, rival bibles for the footloose and fancy-free, crossed a new frontier, venturing onto the ...

Air France-KLM offers share swap as part of Alitalia bid

Alitalia Air France-KLM offers share swap as part of Alitalia bid

ROME (TVLW) - Air France-KLM has offered a share swap and a capital increase of €750 million (US$1 billion) as part of its bid for Alitalia, the chairman of the Franco-Dutch airline was quoted ...

Tourists to Britain face new restrictions

UK Tourists to Britain face new restrictions

LONDON (eTN) - Tourists from outside the European Union face new restrictions including a sharp cut in the time they can stay here.

Under the new plans, expected to be announced this week, ...

Trademark of Slovenia – a story of the senses

Slovenia Trademark of Slovenia – a story of the senses

Lucija Jager

(eTN) - A strong trademark is the best marketing tool for modern countries faced with increasing competition. In that context, Slovenia will be more successful, as we have gained a new trademark ...

Lufthansa pays $300M for JetBlue stake

Airlines Lufthansa pays $300M for JetBlue stake

NEW YORK (TVLW) - Germany's biggest airline, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, said Thursday it is paying $300 million for a 19 percent stake in JetBlue Airways Corp., whose stock has lost about half its ...

Scots stars in new tourism plan

Scotland Scots stars in new tourism plan

(eTN) - Movie star Ewan McGregor, pop singer Paolo Nutini and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay are among the Scots celebrities taking part in a new tourism campaign.
The scheme aims to attract ...

Italy, Eastern Europe Named Top Destinations for Packaged Travel

Egypt is Best Value for the Dollar, Says USTOA Member Survey Italy, Eastern Europe Named Top Destinations for Packaged Travel

NEW YORK (eTN) - Americans' love affair with Italy continued unabated through 2007 despite the record-high Euro, according to the U.S. Tour Operators Association, whose members send 11 million ...

Air travelers prefer automated and online services

Industry Group Reports Air travelers prefer automated and online services

(TVLW) - Air travelers not only embrace new technology, but are keen for more high-tech travel options and are demanding "opportunities to take more control of their travel experience," according ...

Man nearly dies downing vodka at airport

Man nearly dies downing vodka at airport

BERLIN (eTN) - A man nearly died from alcohol poisoning after quaffing two pints of vodka at an airport security check instead of handing it over to comply with new rules about carrying liquids ...

Ryan International Airlines Pilots Overwhelmingly Authorize Strike

Airline Ryan International Airlines Pilots Overwhelmingly Authorize Strike

(TVLW) - Ryan International Airlines pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), announced today that they have voted to authorize their elected union ...

Portugal to tout "West Coast" cool to tourists

Portugal Portugal to tout "West Coast" cool to tourists

LISBON (eTN) - They both boast renowned wine regions, sandy beaches and year-round mild and dry weather, but can old Europe re-brand itself with a new world image?

Former colonial power ...

Aqua-Trek's Beqa Shark Dive Wins International Award

Skal 2007 Ecotourism Awards Aqua-Trek's Beqa Shark Dive Wins International Award

NADI, Fiji and SAN FRANCISCO (TVLW) - Skal International of Spain announced the winners for the 6th Annual Skal International Ecotourism Awards during the 68th Skal World Congress in Antalya, ...

IATA cuts 2008 air industry outlook on fuel, credit

Industry IATA cuts 2008 air industry outlook on fuel, credit

GENEVA (TVLW) - The airline industry body IATA slashed its forecast for industry profits in 2008 on Wednesday, warning that the spiraling cost of fuel and the impact of the credit crunch would ...

Spain tourism Spain unveils sustainable tourism plan

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Spain’s tourism officials have unveiled a plan to develop a comprehensive strategy to improve the quality of the country’s tourism product by the year 2020 and to ensure that Spain stays ...

Hotel chain offers free rooms for Marys and Josephs at Christmas

Hotels Hotel chain offers free rooms for Marys and Josephs at Christmas

LONDON (eTN) - A hotel chain Tuesday said it was offering couples called Joseph and Mary in Britain, Ireland and Spain free accommodation this Christmas on proof of marriage and name. ...

Cruise In 2009, Costa Classica to Join Costa Allegra in Asia for a Combined Total of 60 Cruises and 85,000 Berths

Encouraged by the positive trend of its cruises in Asia, Costa Cruises will increase its presence by positioning a second cruise ship in the region, beginning in March 2009.

Israel and Belgium to sign agreement to widen airline competition

Airlines Israel and Belgium to sign agreement to widen airline competition

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(TVLW) - The airports authorities of Israel and Belgium are expected to sign Tuesday a new aviation agreement to enable further competition on airline routes between the countries.

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