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Austria: Go take a hike!

When it comes to the perfect walking holiday, there are many destinations to choose from. After all, the world's a big place.

WTM London 2016: Final day highlights

The halls of ExCeL London were again packed with travel professionals and there was more invaluable content across the impressive WTM Conference and Seminar Program on the final day.

WTM session: Captivity, wildlife and tourism

The day opened with a session on Captivity, Wildlife and Tourism.

World Travel Market Summit addresses “forces of darkness”

One hundred tourism ministers from across the world took part in the top-level forum at WTM London, along with bosses from leading travel companies and organizations.

Princess Cruises to take delivery of fourth Royal Class ship in 2019

The steel cutting ceremony of the bow section of the fourth Royal Class ship for Princess Cruises was held Nov. 3 at Fincantieri shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy.

Are chatbots going to take over the world?

John Newbold, co-founder of digital experience agency 383, said companies need to cut through the hype and be specific about when and where chatbots should be used.

World Travel Market’s final day brimming with business and enjoyment

“Our decision to revamp WTM London as a three-day event was in response to our listening and responding to our core audience of buyers, exhibitors and visitors.

SAS agreed to refinance two Boeing 737 and four Airbus A319

As part of SAS’s focus on optimizing the capital structure and reduce financing costs, SAS has agreed to refinance two Boeing 737 and four Airbus A319 with a credit facility of MUSD 75 including ...

UK tourists predict airport and hotel security checks will be in the hands of robots

It's one of the most important, albeit least enjoyable aspects of the holiday experience, but according to the Future of Travel survey, 51% of UK tourists predict customer-facing security checks ...

W Algarve marks the latest addition to new W Escapes portfolio

W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, today announced it will open W Algarve in 2018 on Portugal's stunning sun-kissed Algarve coast.

WTM London 2016: Day two – the best bits

On day two at WTM London 2016, responsible tourism was in focus, with masses of Responsible Tourism professionals all attending for the same reason, to be part of the largest day of responsible ...

Travelers to Austria satisfy all their comfort food cravings

Austria is stunning, memorable, and delicious! Who could resist goulash, strudel, or beer?

Sowing responsible tourism: How does your garden grow?

The day opens with what is always one of the most popular events each year – the Roundtable Interview.

Achieving responsible tourism in business

“When I founded these awards in 2004 it was the aim to highlight what is possible to achieve through responsible tourism and hold the winners up as examples to be replicated by the wider tourism ...

Responsible tourism: As an activist, you are never happy

“As an activist you are never happy,” said Justin Francis, CEO of and founder of the annual World Responsible Tourism Awards.

The importance of tourism partnerships: Public and private teamwork

Delegates heard from several destinations about the importance of partnerships between the public and private sectors when developing wellness tourism.

Facebook exec makes compelling presentation at World Travel Market

A compelling presentation from a Facebook executive told the packed room that it has a handle on consumer behavior and can spot user trends.

ALD and Swissport to open 2nd independent shared-use lounge at Heathrow

Airport Lounge Development Inc (ALD), the largest independent shared-use lounge developer in the US, today announced the international expansion of its portfolio with its newest lounge at London ...

Heathrow recognized London International Awards

Heathrow has been recognized at this year’s London International Awards for its use of music and sound in its newest television advert, titled “First Flight”.

Hotels in Rome profiting from Year of Mercy

Hotels in Brussels have suffered a 56.9% year-on-year profit drop for the month of September, contributing to a 57.3% decline for year-to-date 2016, as the security threat level in the Belgian ...

First A320neo delivered to Kazakhstan’s flag carrier

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, has taken delivery of its first A320neo at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse in the presence of airline executives and government officials.

Thomson and First Choice launch Tenerife service from Humberside Airport

A new service to Tenerife from Humberside Airport has been launched by Thomson and First Choice.

Heathrow Business Summit welcomes over 200 small and medium-sized businesses

The Heathrow Business Summit today welcomed over 200 small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) seeking to join the airport’s supply chain as the event celebrates its twentieth anniversary.

Austria: Brimming with culture and castles

Austria is filled with magnificent castles and palaces, grandiose witnesses of a bygone era. Follow the footsteps of emperors and knights and let history come alive when you visit.

Day one at WTM London 2016: What did you miss?

At 10 am, World Travel Market (WTM) London 2016 got underway, and travel professionals from across the globe flooded the halls of the leading global event for the travel industry.

Embedding responsible tourism in official policies

The Responsible Tourism session at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) was opened by Vinod Zutshi, Secretary of Tourism for India, who laid out how responsible tourism is being embedded in his ...

Disruptive technologies: World Travel Market tech event

A vast panel of experts including tourism and hospitality professionals gathered alongside travel technology and media specialists for the eTourism session on the impact of disruption.

Capitalizing on the falling pound as Brexit touches travel market

For inbound and domestic markets, there is a golden opportunity to capitalize on the falling pound, as the UK is about 15% cheaper for overseas visitors.

Business in focus at World Travel Market in London

Business is particularly in focus on the opening day of WTM London, with many destinations taking the opportunity to update the market on 2016 and to look ahead.

Japan targets 15 European countries with large-scale tourism campaign

As part of the "Visit Japan" project, the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO, London Office) launched the promotion "Japan-Where tradition meets the future", a large-scale campaign ...

Collinson Group and Swissport Partnership opens new lounge at Heathrow Airport

Airport Lounge Development (ALD), a subsidiary of Collinson Group, and Swissport, today announced the opening of Club Aspire, an exciting new lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3, in response to a ...

Ljubljana enters eleventh month of the green year dedicated to climate change adaptation

Ljubljana, European Green Capital 2016, has entered the eleventh month of the green year dedicated to the theme of climate change adaptation.

ETOA chief: Visas are the major obstacle to inbound tourism from India

In response to today’s news that the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May will not give ground on India’s desire for easier visa access to the UK for workers and students, Tom Jenkins, CEO of ETOA, ...

Iconic grande dame French hotel: A perfect moment

Ted Macauley, special to eTN

Every day while on vacation in the South of France I would, in the most humblest of ways, jog along a path (known as a “sentier pedestre” or foot path) passing by a lighthouse on my left, ...

Austria: Land of beautiful lakes and stunning nature

From warm thermal springs to cool mountain lakes, Austria offers water activities against stunning backdrops like no other destination.

Qatar Airways Group CEO hosts Italian dignitaries in Florence

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, visited the Tuscan cities of Florence and Pisa this week in celebration of the airline’s recent expansion in Italy.

Next skiing holiday: Austria!

One thing is for sure, carve your curves on the perfectly groomed slopes here once and you're guaranteed to want to return time and again.

CodeGen to showcase latest innovations and exciting new developments at WTM

Leading travel technology business, CodeGen, will be demonstrating its latest innovations at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) and some of the industry’s best minds will be on-stand to ...

Budapest Airport continues to outperform European passenger average growth

While welcoming close to one million extra travellers than this time last year, Budapest Airport is firmly on the road to reach the 11 million mark in 2016.

UNWTO Minister Summit: ‘Tourism and Security: Promoting Safe and Seamless Travel'

Ministers of Tourism from over 50 countries and leaders from the private sector companies and associations will convene at the Ministers Summit organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) ...

Celebrations all around as 116 apprentices graduate from Heathrow Academy

Heathrow Academy apprentices celebrated their graduation with local business leaders, college principals and council representatives on Thursday, as their achievements were rewarded at a special ...

Wizz Air connects Cologne Bonn Airport to Romania’s sixth largest city

Cologne Bonn Airport’s route network expansion continues with the announcement that Wizz Air will launch a direct link to Craiova next year.

WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards: 156 finalists and 52 category winners over 13 years

Addressing climate change is now a must for any credible sustainable tourism program.
There is an emerging prioritization of sustainable tourism by urban destinations.

Fraport Reports Robust Performance Despite Challenging Market Conditions Fraport Group Interim Report: Nine Months 2016

In the first three quarters of the 2016 business year, the Fraport
Group achieved revenue of EUR1.94 billion (adjusted for IFRIC 12),

UNWTO Secretary General: Featured speaker at International Institute for Peace through Tourism event

With 2017 having been declared the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development the IIPT session will highlight the progress made in Tourism as a Driver of Peace and Sustainability ...

Corinthia Hotel Budapest recognized by Condé Nast as a Best Hotel

Corinthia Hotel Budapest, originally built as the Grand Hotel Royal in 1896, remains renowned as one of Budapest’s most spectacular five-star luxury hotels, standing proudly in the heart of the ...

Turkish Airlines Open gets underway this Thursday

The fourth Turkish Airlines Open will get underway this Thursday 3rd November at the Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort, Antalya.

Heathrow welcomes its second dedicated cargo-only service

Starting tomorrow, Heathrow will welcome its second dedicated cargo-only service, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC).

Ryanair to fly from FRA in the summer schedule 2017

Today in Frankfurt, Fraport AG’s Dr Stefan Schulte, executive board chairman, and Ryanair’s David O’Brien, chief commercial officer, jointly announced the Irish carrier’s planned launch of ...

Cologne Bonn Airport celebrates the arrival of its latest new airline

Cologne Bonn Airport continues to further enhance its developing route network and is welcoming the inaugural flight of People’s Viennaline.

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