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Antarctica becoming a hip new vacation destination

Antarctica becoming a hip new vacation destination

As the sun sets and the cloudy sky melds with the glaring white of the frozen terrain, tourists trudging in single file line marvel over blue glaciers in Antarctica, a hip new vacation ...

Hainan Air launches direct Beijing-Boston service

Hainan Air launches direct Beijing-Boston service

BOSTON, MA - On June 20 Hainan Airlines will officially start its direct service between Beijing and Boston, now the largest US market without any direct flights to China.

Visa shambles costs South Africa millions in lost revenue

Visa shambles costs South Africa millions in lost revenue

By Sue van Winse, tourismupdate.co.za

India, one of South Africa’s biggest and fastest growing inbound tourism markets, now has just one dedicated visa official handling applications for the entire country.

Hezbollah planned to bomb Israeli tourists in Bangkok

Hezbollah planned to bomb Israeli tourists in Bangkok

BEIRUT, Lebanon - One of the two suspected Hezbollah members held in Thailand confessed to planning an attack against Israeli tourists on April 13 during the Jewish festival of Passover, the ...

Dassault to present flagship Falcon 7X at Marrakech Air Show

Dassault to present flagship Falcon 7X at Marrakech Air Show

SAINT-CLOUD, France - Dassault Aviation will present its large cabin, long range Falcon 7X at the fourth Marrakech Air Show, to be held in Morocco April 23-26.

Oman Tourism hits the road with first film festival & souk roadshow

Oman Tourism hits the road with first film festival & souk roadshow

MUSCAT, Oman - The Oman Ministry of Tourism will be on the road for a four day roadshow starting on Monday 28 April in Southampton at the Grand Harbour Hotel Southampton.

Emirates to consolidate flights during Dubai Airport work

Emirates to consolidate flights during Dubai Airport work

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

When on May 1 the two runways at Dubai International Airport will undergo scheduled resurfacing and maintenance, an exercise lasting for 80 days until July 20, some 41 destinations will see a ...

Meet Green Globe Certification at ESTC in Bonito, Brazil

Meet Green Globe Certification at ESTC in Bonito, Brazil

LOS ANGELES, California - You are invited to meet with Green Globe Certification CEO Guido Bauer at the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC), held in Bonito, Brazil, from April ...

Crystal's new Jewish Heritage excursion takes travelers to Istanbul

Crystal's new Jewish Heritage excursion takes travelers to Istanbul

LOS ANGELES, CA - With continued growing interest in its Jewish Heritage excursions, Crystal Cruises is expanding its spiritual offerings ashore for 2014 luxury European cruises.

Embratur and Braztoa to promote Hosted Buyers' program at WTM Latin America 2014

Embratur and Braztoa to promote Hosted Buyers' program at WTM Latin America 2014

Embratur, which is responsible for promoting Brazilian destinations in the international market, is involved with an innovative action at the B2B trade event.

IATA: Premium Airline Traffic Monitor - February 2014

IATA: Premium Airline Traffic Monitor - February 2014

Premium air travel increased 4.1% in February year-on-year, a moderation on January growth of 6.1%;

Airline told to pay off money owed if it wants to fly to Saudi Arabia

Airline told to pay off money owed if it wants to fly to Saudi Arabia

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Saudi Arabia’s aviation authorities have warned Pakistan’s national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), that all their flights will be cancelled if ...

Virgin Australia launches Extra Legroom seats, pre-paid bags in Sabre

Virgin Australia launches Extra Legroom seats, pre-paid bags in Sabre

SOUTHLAKE, TX - Sabre is now selling Virgin Australia's Extra Legroom Seats, pre-paid bags and unaccompanied traveler ancillaries in the Sabre global distribution system.

Hawaiian Airlines says Ni Hao! to Beijing

Hawaiian Airlines says Ni Hao! to Beijing

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaiian Airlines has reached a new milestone today as it launched three-times weekly non-stop service to Beijing, the latest addition to its expanded international network and ...

Pegasus launches Bahrain flights

Pegasus launches Bahrain flights

LONDON, England – Pegasus Airlines continues to rapidly expand its network and as of 12 June 2014 will operate flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen to the Kingdom of Bahrain, located in the ...

Aeromexico increases capacity from London Heathrow to Mexico City

Aeromexico increases capacity from London Heathrow to Mexico City

LONDON, England - Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, announced that starting April 2014 it will incorporate Boeing 787 to its three weekly flights from London Heathrow Terminal 4 to Mexico City. ...

Five destinations that are changing the meaning of "Green City"

Five destinations that are changing the meaning of "Green City"

DALLAS, TX - With Earth Day approaching, many Americans will take the opportunity to appreciate nature and the great outdoors.

Travel industry's little secrets you’re not supposed to know

Travel industry's little secrets you’re not supposed to know

The travel industry seems transparent these days — real people will give you the scoop on your hotel on TripAdvisor, you can compare fares yourself with flight-search websites, and it’s pretty ...

Reunion Island shares a Sunday picnic on the Champ de Mars

Reunion Island shares a Sunday picnic on the Champ de Mars

You say you have dreamed of eating a sausage rougail (a Creole dish) at the foot of the Eiffel Tower? Well, it’s been done!

Will US sanctions cause travel insurance boycott for travel to Russia?

Will US sanctions cause travel insurance boycott for travel to Russia?

By John W. Cook, CLU

WASHINGTON, DC - Will US Economic Sanctions cause a travel insurance boycott for travel to Russia?

MGM Resorts International and Hakkasan Group form joint venture hotel company

MGM Resorts International and Hakkasan Group form joint venture hotel company

LAS VEGAS, NV - MGM Resorts International and Hakkasan Group today announced the formation of a joint venture hotel management company, to be named MGM Hakkasan Hospitality.

HOTREC and IH&RA sign Memorandum of Understanding

HOTREC and IH&RA sign Memorandum of Understanding

During its 68th General Assembly held on 11 April in Rome, HOTREC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IHRA, the International Hotel and Restaurant Association.

Air Berlin halts service to Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh

Air Berlin halts service to Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh

FRANKFURT, Germany - Germany's second-biggest airline, Air Berlin, on Monday said it has cancelled flights this month to Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh resort on the Red Sea because of deteriorating ...

Emirates reduces flights to Nairobi during Dubai Airport runway work

Emirates reduces flights to Nairobi during Dubai Airport runway work

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

When during the period from May 1 until July 20 the two runways of Dubai International Airport are undergoing maintenance and re-surfacing, airlines flying to what is poised to become the ...

South Africa KwaZulu Natal to bring cultural delegation to Seychelles carnival

Africa tourist events South Africa KwaZulu Natal to bring cultural delegation to Seychelles carnival

Phindile Ngcobo, the Chief Operating Officer of Tourism for KwaZulu Natal of South Africa, has confirmed that the cultural delegation from KwaZulu Natal for the Carnaval International de Victoria ...

Reunion Island Tourism continues to work key European markets

Reunion Island Tourism continues to work key European markets

Vanilla Island member Reunion Island continues a market offensive in key European markets with the aim to capture a greater share of travelers coming to the French Indian Ocean island, which is ...

China and USA  to create global marketplace for online trade of artworks

China and USA to create global marketplace for online trade of artworks

BEIJING, China - EpaiLive, Asia's sole international online auction platform EpaiLive announces its long-term strategic cooperation with Invaluable, leading the North American provider of online ...

Global commercial aircraft sector grew 8.9 percent in 2013

Global commercial aircraft sector grew 8.9 percent in 2013

NEW YORK, NY - Global commercial aircraft manufacturers' revenues increased 8.9 percent in 2013, according to a Deloitte analysis of the top 100 global aerospace companies.

SilverRail raises $40 million in funding to advance global rail ticketing

SilverRail raises $40 million in funding to advance global rail ticketing

London/Boston - SilverRail, the global leader in passenger rail search and distribution technologies, today announced it has raised $40m in Series C funding to accelerate the integration of global ...

World Routes returns to China in 2016

Chengdu wins highly-competitive bid World Routes returns to China in 2016

Representatives of UBM Live announced today during a press conference and signing ceremony that Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport has successfully won a highly-competitive bid to bring World ...

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