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Boeing forecasts rising demand for commercial pilots and technicians

Boeing forecasts rising demand for commercial pilots and technicians

OSHKOSH, WI - Boeing is forecasting continued strong growth in demand for commercial aviation pilots and maintenance technicians as the global fleet expands over the next 20 years.

GBTA Foundation announces "Gift of Knowledge" initiative

Delivering Business Travel Education in China GBTA Foundation announces "Gift of Knowledge" initiative

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The GBTA Foundation – the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association – announced today at GBTA Convention 2014, "The Gift of Knowledge" initiative ...

SkyTeam launches Go Round Asia Pass

SkyTeam launches Go Round Asia Pass

LOS ANGELES, CA - SkyTeam, the largest airline alliance in the Asia Pacific region, has launched its new Go Round Asia and Southwest Pacific Pass, providing customers with a flexible way to ...

Cruise Critic revealed: How far in advance  tourists book cruises?

More than a quarter of UK cruisers are last minute cruise bookers, yet 40% book at least a year in advance Cruise Critic revealed: How far in advance tourists book cruises?

London, UK – Cruise Critic revealed that 27% of cruisers are last minute planners, booking within weeks of their cruise, while 33% book a few months out.

IATA:  Industry and Governments Address Airline Safety Over Conflict Zone

IATA: Industry and Governments Address Airline Safety Over Conflict Zone

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) joined with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Airports Council International (ACI) and the Civil Air Navigation Services ...

Expedia completes acquisition of Auto Escape Group

Expedia completes acquisition of Auto Escape Group

BELLEVUE, WA and HAMBURG, Germany and PERTUIS, France - Expedia, Inc today announced completion of its acquisition of Auto Escape Group, one of Europe's leading online car rental reservation ...

Airline industry and governments address safety over conflict zones

Airline industry and governments address safety over conflict zones

MONTREAL, Canada - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) joined with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Airports Council International (ACI) and the Civil Air ...

Minister McNeill to participate in Jamaica promotion at Commonwealth Games

Minister McNeill to participate in Jamaica promotion at Commonwealth Games

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon Dr Wykeham McNeill, is scheduled to participate in several activities aimed at marketing destination Jamaica during the 2014 ...

Tren Ecuador & Palace Tours to offer first webinar-based certification course

Tren Ecuador & Palace Tours to offer first webinar-based certification course

PRINCETON, New Jersey –Palace Tours and their partners at Tren Ecuador have announced that they will be hosting a two-part online webinar course, to certify interested agents as “Ecuadorian ...

FLY Leasing continues to grow

FLY Leasing continues to grow

DUBLIN, Ireland - FLY Leasing Limited, a global lessor of modern commercial jet aircraft, today announced it has signed agreements with a leading Asian airline to purchase and lease back three ...

Boeing delivers ANA's first 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing delivers ANA's first 787-9 Dreamliner

EVERETT, WA - Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner.

Airbnb and Uber partner with Concur to enable next generation of business travel

New Partnerships Reflect Growing Collaborative Consumption Among Business Travelers Airbnb and Uber partner with Concur to enable next generation of business travel

Concur, the world's leading provider of spend management solutions and services, announced Airbnb and Uber as the latest partners to join its growing platform to improve business travel and ...

Earth sounds alarm: Mass extinction!

Earth sounds alarm: Mass extinction!

Human activity, including a doubling of its population in the past 35 years, has driven the decline of animal life on Earth, researchers concluded.

Vietnam resort taps Hawaii for hotel executive vacancy

executives in travel and tourism Vietnam resort taps Hawaii for hotel executive vacancy

HOI AN, Vietnam — The Nam Hai has appointed a new executive assistant manager, hiring Florian Leven to fill the vacancy left by Walter Hess, who moves to Bali to become the first general manager ...

Reunion Island Tourism sends personal invites to German World Cup champs

Reunion Island Tourism sends personal invites to German World Cup champs

Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) is keen to bring more German tourists to this French Indian Ocean island, and has extended personal invitations to the entire “Nationalmannschaft,” aka the German ...

Hong Kong mounts travel and tourism mission to India

Hong Kong mounts travel and tourism mission to India

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) – Hong Kong is mounting a travel and tourism trade mission to India from August 18 to 22. The four-city tour will have 30 members from the trade and attractions.

Tropical storm may brew in Atlantic this week

Tropical storm may brew in Atlantic this week

A tropical wave west of the Cape Verde Islands looks like it could be the next named tropical storm in the Atlantic Basin.

Austrian links to US via Newark

Austrian links to US via Newark

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor-in-Chief, TourismExecutives.com; Reporter, eTurboNews.com

(eTN) - While I have been at inaugural events before, I have never been to one for an airline.

Asia Pacific, led by China, dominates global business travel

Asia Pacific, led by China, dominates global business travel

WASHINGTON, DC - Business travel in Asia Pacific, led by a dominant China, outpaces the rest of the world, according to a newly released travel forecast by the GBTA Foundation – the education ...

Ritz-Carlton social engagement ranked number one

Ritz-Carlton social engagement ranked number one

CHEVY CHASE, MD- When independent social analytics provider Engagement Labs published their hotel industry social media engagement report earlier this month, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC ...

American Airlines launches service to Cap-Haitien, Haiti

American Airlines launches service to Cap-Haitien, Haiti

FORT WORTH, TX - American Airlines will launch new daily service between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Cap-Haitien, Haiti (CAP), adding a new international destination to the airline's ...

Choice Hotels launches hands-free hotel reservations for Ford vehicles

Choice Hotels launches hands-free hotel reservations for Ford vehicles

ROCKVILLE, MD - Choice Hotels International, Inc, one of the world's largest hotel companies, announced today that it has launched hands-free hotel reservations for Ford vehicles.

Passenger group urges airlines to disclose routes for flights over conflict zones

Passenger group urges airlines to disclose routes for flights over conflict zones

WASHINGTON, DC - FlyersRights.org, the largest US based airline passenger organization, in light of the shoot down of the MH 17 flight over eastern Ukraine, has called on all airlines to provide ...

Launch of new Pilot Training Foundation program

Launch of new Pilot Training Foundation program

Airways Aviation announces the launch of its bespoke Pilot Training Foundation program in the United Kingdom, Australia, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Montenegro, Jordan and Lebanon.

The enigma called “just culture”

Airline accidents The enigma called “just culture”

By Sebina Muwanga. special to eTN

(eTN) - The frequency of aviation accidents and incidents has greatly reduced due to technological advances.

Airways Aviation to launch new pilot training foundation program

Airways Aviation to launch new pilot training foundation program

LONDON, England - Airways Aviation announces the launch of its bespokePilot Training Foundation program in the United Kingdom, Australia, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Montenegro, Jordan and ...

IATA: Airlines' outlook for profitability remains positive

IATA: Airlines' outlook for profitability remains positive

Airline profit expectations for the year ahead are positive even though recent improvements in financial performance have paused, according to International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) ...

Global plans of action endorsed to halt escalating degradation of soils

Global plans of action endorsed to halt escalating degradation of soils

ROME, Italy - Urgent action is required to improve the health of the world's limited soil resources and stop land degradation, so as to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, ...

What passenger and crew on board MH17 felt or no longer felt before the crash in the Ukraine

Europen Air Safety Experts: MH 17 black box revealed massive explosive decompression What passenger and crew on board MH17 felt or no longer felt before the crash in the Ukraine

European air safety officials released data from the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 black box. The aircraft was downed over the East Ukraine last week killing all 298 people on board.

Seychelles and China to continue to strengthen ties of cooperation through new initiatives

Seychelles and China to continue to strengthen ties of cooperation through new initiatives

With the aim of promoting the Chinese culture in Seychelles, and to also increase the visibility of Seychelles in China, new initiatives have been put forward after a discussion held between the ...

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