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Lisbon mayor: Lisbon tourist tax to provide €18.2 million for city projects

Lisbon mayor: Lisbon tourist tax to provide €18.2 million for city projects

LISBON, Portugal - Lisbon's Tourism Development Fund, which is financed by revenue from a tax levied on visitors to the Portuguese capital, is to provide €18.2 million for a range of projects to ...

Over 70 wounded in Spanish tourist resort city explosion

Over 70 wounded in Spanish tourist resort city explosion

MALAGA, Spain - More than 70 people have been injured, four seriously, in an explosion near the southern Spanish resort city of Malaga, officials say.

Cyprus: Russian tourism up 43 percent

Cyprus: Russian tourism up 43 percent

NICOSIA, Cyprus - Russian tourist arrivals in Cyprus recorded a spectacular increase of 43% between January-August 2016, compared to the corresponding period of 2015.

Turkish Airlines celebrates World Golf Cup with golf shot from Europe into Asia

Turkish Airlines celebrates World Golf Cup with golf shot from Europe into Asia

ANTALYA, Turkey - Turkish Airlines presents the 4th edition of Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, the famous amateur golf tournament around the world.

Greeks cut back on taking vacations "considerably"

Greeks cut back on taking vacations "considerably"

ATHENS, Greece - According to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), Greeks cut back considerably on taking vacations due to tax hikes and financial obligations in 2015.

British Defence Secretary: "No soft Brexit. We are leaving the European Union"

British Defence Secretary: "No soft Brexit. We are leaving the European Union"

LONDON, England - The British defense minister says the United Kingdom will fully break up with the European Union (EU), dismissing calls for a “soft Brexit.”

British tourists survive a night in Romanian bear- and wolf- infested forest

British tourists survive a night in Romanian bear- and wolf- infested forest

BRASOV, Romania - Two British hikers had got lost while trekking through the Carpathian Mountains, and had expected to be at a chalet before it got dark where they would be safe.

Bulgaria bans burqas in public places

Bulgaria bans burqas in public places

SOFIA, Bulgaria - Bulgaria’s parliament has passed legislation that effectively bans burqas – veils which fully cover the face, worn by Muslim women in public – in a bid to step up security ...

Turkish President's border claims irk Greece

Turkish President's border claims irk Greece

ATHENS, Greece - Greece says Turkey is endangering bilateral relations by deriding the 1923 Lausanne Treaty that defined the modern boundaries between the two countries.

Ryanair increases Lisbon and Ponta Delgada summer service

Ryanair increases Lisbon and Ponta Delgada summer service

DUBLIN, Ireland - Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, with its primary operational bases at Dublin and London Stansted Airports, has announced expanded summer service schedule for Lisbon and Ponta ...

Cruise tourists book with travel agencies, spend more money

IPK International and ITB Berlin examine cruise tourism trends Cruise tourists book with travel agencies, spend more money

BERLIN, Germany - In recent years cruises have become a boom segment of the travel industry.

Brussels introduces MIXITY.brussels 2017 theme year in a festive way

Brussels introduces MIXITY.brussels 2017 theme year in a festive way

BRUSSELS, Belgium - This Friday, 30 September, at 6 pm, 120 artists will perform on two stages for HELLO MIXITY, in the heart of Brussels.

Airberlin CEO: All flights operate as normal

Airberlin CEO: All flights operate as normal

BERLIN, Germany - In response to a number of media enquiries, Stefan Pichler, Chief Executive Officer airberlin group, today states:

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy confirm participation at the upcoming Turkish Airlines Open

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy confirm participation at the upcoming Turkish Airlines Open

ANTALYA, Turkey - Following the confirmation of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, former world number one, has joined the line-up of golfing stars to confirm their participation at the upcoming Turkish ...

Former PM Mahathir says Malaysians feel helpless

Former PM Mahathir says Malaysians feel helpless

Rita Payne, special to eTN

Not many 91-year-olds can fill a conference hall. The exception is the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr.

Scandic Hotels Group recruits Director of Business Development in Germany

Scandic Hotels Group recruits Director of Business Development in Germany

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - For several years, Scandic Hotels, the largest hotel company in the Nordic countries, has operated three successful hotels in Berlin and Hamburg that together offer 1,100 rooms ...

Vueling Airlines launches London-Rennes service

Vueling Airlines launches London-Rennes service

BARCELONA, Spain - Vueling Airlines, SA - a Spanish low-cost airline based at El Prat de Llobregat in Greater Barcelona, announced introduction of new French link from London Gatwick, with the ...

Smartwings cancels planned service from Prague to Muscat, Oman

Smartwings cancels planned service from Prague to Muscat, Oman

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Smartwings, a low-cost brand of the Czech airline Travel Service that operates scheduled flights to several European metropolitan and leisure destinations under the brand ...

Aeroflot named 'Europe's Best Airline' at Russia & CIS Awards

Aeroflot named 'Europe's Best Airline' at Russia & CIS Awards

MOSCOW, Russia - Aeroflot has been named Europe's best airline at the prestigious Business Traveller Russia & CIS Awards.

KLM runs pilot with Artificial Intelligence

KLM runs pilot with Artificial Intelligence

AMSTELVEEN, Netherlands and SAN FRANCISCO, CA - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is taking the next step in social servicing by testing artificial intelligence (AI) to help answer customer questions.

Scandic launches fifth signature hotel

Scandic launches fifth signature hotel

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Scandic Hotels Group is now presenting its fifth unique signature hotel – Downtown Camper by Scandic.

Plans for first Hyatt Regency hotel in Croatia announced

Plans for first Hyatt Regency hotel in Croatia announced

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Dogus Croatia today announced plans for a Hyatt Regency hotel in Zadar, Croatia – the first Hyatt-branded hotel to open in the country.

Far-reaching restructuring of airberlin to deliver long-term growth

Far-reaching restructuring of airberlin to deliver long-term growth

BERLIN, Germany - German carrier airberlin today unveiled a far-reaching restructuring of its business, which will see the company concentrate its core operations as a dedicated, focused network ...

Green Globe certifies Château Saint-Martin & Spa with Gold Status

Green Globe certifies Château Saint-Martin & Spa with Gold Status

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California – Since 2010, the Château Saint-Martin & Spa in Venice, France, has established numerous eco-responsible projects.

European tourism association backs Paris

European tourism association backs Paris

ETOA – the European tourism association - continues to back Paris.

Leonardo Hotels expanding in Great Britain

Leonardo Hotels expanding in Great Britain

BERLIN, Germany and EDINBURGH, Scotland - Following the Leonardo Hotel Group's successful Great Britain market entry with Leonardo Hotel London Heathrow Airport in March 2015, the next step in its ...

One nation divided? The challenge for Britain beyond Brexit

One nation divided? The challenge for Britain beyond Brexit

Rita Payne, special to eTN

LONDON, England - There is still a huge appetite for discussion on Brexit three months after the referendum.

World Travel Awards confirms Lisbon’s position as Europe’s cruise capital

World Travel Awards confirms Lisbon’s position as Europe’s cruise capital

Lisbon has been named “Europe’s leading cruise destination” and “Europe’s leading cruise port” in the World Travel Awards 2016.

Skål London gears up for WTM!

Skål London gears up for WTM!

Skål International’s presence at this year’s World Travel Market will double in size, providing Skål members from the UK and across the globe the opportunity of promoting their products and ...

A new airline is born in France: APG Airlines

A new airline is born in France: APG Airlines

APG AIRLINES, code GP 275, is based in France and operates a single Beechcraft 200 aircraft.

Compressor stall causes emergency: Air France AF852 Boeing 777-228 safe

Air France emergency on Paris Orly to Cayenne, French Guiana flight Compressor stall causes emergency: Air France AF852 Boeing 777-228 safe

A general emergency was declared on Air France 852 currently flying from Paris to Cayenne in French Guiana in South America.

Dynamic duo: Caviar and Taittinger

Dynamic duo: Caviar and Taittinger

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

Taittinger, the world–class and world-famous house of champagne, has been involved in the industry since 1734.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May warned against pursuing “hard Brexit”

UK Prime Minister Theresa May warned against pursuing “hard Brexit”

LONDON, England - Former UK chancellor George Osborne has warned Prime Minister Theresa May against pursuing a “hard Brexit,” saying she will have to compromise in EU exit negotiations.

Hyatt announces sale of Hyatt Regency Birmingham in the UK

Hyatt announces sale of Hyatt Regency Birmingham in the UK

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has sold Hyatt Regency Birmingham for approximately £38.6 million to an affiliate of Bin Otaiba Investment Group.

Maldives welcomes French tourists with open arms

Visit Maldives Year 2016: It shows in Paris playing out at Top Resa Tourism trade show Maldives welcomes French tourists with open arms

At the heart of the tourism capital Paris, IFTM Top Resa was a must go also for Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC)

Florence major MICE event brings 4000 delegates and sold out hotels to Italy

Florence major MICE event brings 4000 delegates and sold out hotels to Italy

10 simultaneous sessions, 4,000 square meters of exhibition, 5,500 room nights booked, 93 sponsors, 5,800 box lunches booked, 350 speakers, and more than 4n000 participants attending: these are ...

UK bosses talk Brexit on first day of WTM London 2016

World Travel Market UK bosses talk Brexit on first day of WTM London 2016

WTM

World Travel Market (WTM) London – the leading global event for the travel industry - will host a session of senior executives to discuss the implications of Brexit on the UK inbound and ...

Weddings fit for royalty at Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Malta

Weddings fit for royalty at Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Malta

Corinthia Hotels

A wedding venue since 1962, Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa is Malta’s most iconic five-star hotel for ...

 WYSTC 2016 well underway

 WYSTC 2016 well underway

BELGRADE, Serbia - In Belgrade, the captial of Serbia, delegates are now deep into WYSTC 2016. The 25th edition and also the 10th anniversary of WYSE Travel Confederation.

WTO: EU failed to comply with rulings against illegal Airbus subsidies

WTO: EU failed to comply with rulings against illegal Airbus subsidies

CHICAGO, IL - A World Trade Organization compliance panel today ruled that the European Union has failed to comply with its obligation to remedy the massive subsidies European governments have ...

Working while on the go: Services for business travelers at Frankfurt Airport

Working while on the go: Services for business travelers at Frankfurt Airport

Fraport

For most business travelers, airports double as offices. They need to take advantage of the time between two appointments or on their way to meetings to get things done.

Paris: All eyes on the new cultural season

Paris: All eyes on the new cultural season

PARIS, France - New and major events are always synonymous with the new Parisian cultural season and Autumn 2016 has an expected stellar line-up.

London Heathrow expansion:  2,700 new British jobs

London Heathrow expansion: 2,700 new British jobs

Research from WPI Economics shows that green-lighting Heathrow expansion will provide an immediate economic boost and support up to 2,700 jobs.

Learning Journeys by Perillo Tours launches new Malta Programs

Special event held in New York City with Guest of Honor Michelle Muscat, spouse of Malta’s Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat Learning Journeys by Perillo Tours launches new Malta Programs

Malta Tourism Authority

NEW YORK, New York – More than 40 travel agents and media attended an evening focused on Malta’s food, fashion and culture.

Euromonitor: Brexit preliminary aftershock projections

Euromonitor: Brexit preliminary aftershock projections

LONDON, England - Market research company Euromonitor International released today new analysis on the potential impact of the Brexit on industries and consumers.

Hilton unveils first hotel in Montenegro

Hilton unveils first hotel in Montenegro

PODGORICA, Montenegro & MCLEAN, VA - Hotels & Resorts today announced the official opening of Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora, marking Hilton’s debut in Montenegro.

International expansion: Areas wins contract for Copenhagen Airport

International expansion: Areas wins contract for Copenhagen Airport

PARIS, France - Areas, the global concession catering brand of Elior Group, has just gained a foothold in Denmark by winning a concession catering contract for Copenhagen Airport.

Heathrow in bloom: Airport unveils map of the world, made from fresh flowers

Heathrow in bloom: Airport unveils map of the world, made from fresh flowers

LONDON, England - Passengers travelling through Heathrow, the UK’s hub airport, this week will be treated to a scent-sational new installation as the airport today unveils a giant floral map of ...

Zurich to Honolulu nonstop with direct connections from everywhere in Europe?

Zurich to Honolulu nonstop with direct connections from everywhere in Europe?

An Airbus A340 nonstop flight Zurich, Switzerland, to Honolulu, Hawaii, with nonstop connecting flight on Swiss and Lufthansa from anywhere in Europe - will this be in the pipeline for Edelweiss ...

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