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DoubleTree by Hilton recognizes hotels for outstanding achievements in 2014

DoubleTree by Hilton recognizes hotels for outstanding achievements in 2014

MCLEAN, VA - DoubleTree by Hilton, the Hilton Worldwide upscale full-service hotel brand with more than 400 locations globally, recently announced its top performing properties of 2014.

Sri Lanka Tourism Strategy - China  2015 launched with private sector

Sri Lanka Tourism Strategy - China 2015 launched with private sector

The marketing strategy by Sri Lanka Tourism to the market China for 2015 was launched with a private- public partnership in the presence of the Deputy Mission in Charge of the Sri Lankan embassy ...

Qatar Airways boosts Jakarta and Bali flights

Qatar Airways boosts Jakarta and Bali flights

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways will be boosting its flight frequencies to Jakarta and Denpasar (Bali) from 5 July and 16 July 2015 respectively to meet the ever-increasing demand on these popular ...

Qunar partners with Ice Portal

Chinese travel platform and technology - marketing company Qunar partners with Ice Portal

Through the partnership, Qunar will integrate its platform with ICE Portal’s Visual-ICE® API, a cloud-based content management system that stores and distributes high-quality curated visual and ...

Qatar Airways expands codeshare agreements with Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines

Qatar Airways expands codeshare agreements with Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has announced the further expansion of its code-share agreements with both Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines, enhancing connectivity around the globe for the ...

The mobile dating app for travelers

The mobile dating app for travelers

Leaders in student, youth, and adventure travel, STA Travel today launched "STAnder" - an online dating platform and mobile app for travelers.

Viking Ocean Cruises celebrates delivery of first ocean ship

Viking Ocean Cruises celebrates delivery of first ocean ship

LOS ANGELES, CA - Viking Ocean Cruises today announced it took delivery of Viking Star, marking the company's official arrival into the ocean cruise industry.

Tourism security challenges

Tourism security challenges

By Dr. Peter E. Tarlow

Tourism is facing four challenges that are perhaps more threatening than at any time since September 11, 2001.

Russia - Sri Lanka Tourism does focused brand building

Russia - Sri Lanka Tourism does focused brand building

Given that the Russian economy is strangling with economic embargoes that has resulted in the currency depreciation by almost one hundred percent and Russian arrivals to Sri Lanka plunging by 32%, ...

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts appoints former President of HEDNA

New VP of Business Development for the Americas HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts appoints former President of HEDNA

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts today announced the appointment of a new VP of Business Development in the Americas, as the company plans its expansion to the US market.

Skal Orlando honors Art Moreau for 50 years of Skal service

"Hole In One" career includes stints as Skal Club President and Skal USA President Skal Orlando honors Art Moreau for 50 years of Skal service

ORLANDO, Florida - As the second largest Skal Club in the United States and ranked sixth among the top 10 in the world, Skal International Orlando honored Club Member Art Moreau, during its annual ...

Etihad Airways' maiden Madrid flight takes off

Etihad Airways' maiden Madrid flight takes off

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today commenced four times a week, non-stop services between Abu Dhabi and Madrid.

NH Collection Eurobuilding hosts first ever holographic press conference

NH Collection Eurobuilding hosts first ever holographic press conference

NH Collection Eurobuilding by NH Hotel Group hosted the first-ever holographic press conference in the cinema industry, organized by Sony Pictures to present its new film ‘CHAPPIE’ to the ...

TAP Portugal expands to Indonesia

TAP Portugal expands to Indonesia

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - TAP Portugal, Portugal's leading award winning airline, continues to expand their sales and marketing partnership with Discover the World into new representation for Indonesia ...

Embraer sells 34 additional E-Jets to Air France/KLM

Embraer sells 34 additional E-Jets to Air France/KLM

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil - Embraer announced today a firm order for 15 E175s and two E190s from KLM Cityhopper, KLM's regional subsidiary.

Airbus "grows" A380 to boost sales

Airbus "grows" A380 to boost sales

TOULOUSE, France - In what is seen in some quarters as a desperate measure to create sales (none were sold in 2014) Airbus says that it has increased the standard number of seats in its A380 ...

And the world went dark

And the world went dark

Earth Hour swept across 24 time zones and 6 continents on March 28 at 8:30 PM local time. Even the International Space Station participate.

Abu Dhabi Airports chief is stepping down

Abu Dhabi Airports chief is stepping down

LONDON, England - Tony Douglas, the man behind Heathrow T5, and more recently CEO Abu Dhabi Airports is stepping down to take up a new role with the UK Government as Chief Executive of Defence ...

Jet Airways lanches new Adu Dhabi flights

Jet Airways lanches new Adu Dhabi flights

NEW DELHI, India - Private Indian carrier Jet Airways today launched daily international flights to Abu Dhabi from Pune, Ahmedabad and Mangalore.

Miss Australia 2014 heading to Seychelles for upcoming carnival

Miss Australia 2014 heading to Seychelles for upcoming carnival

Seychelles is expected to welcome another Miss World 2014 contestant, this time coming from Australia, to its shores for the fifth anniversary of the Carnaval International de Victoria which will ...

ICTP supports 2nd Green Growth & Travelism Summer School

ICTP supports 2nd Green Growth & Travelism Summer School

At the University of Hasselt, Belgium has set some important dates for travel & tourism and travelism. They are Monday, August 24, 2015, to Friday, August 28, 2015.

Earth Hour for climate change today at 2030 worldwide

Earth Hour for climate change today at 2030 worldwide

On Saturday, March 28, 8:30 pm local time, individuals, businesses, cities, and landmarks around the world will switch off their lights for one hour to focus attention on climate change.

Ebola in West Africa: The importance of "Getting to Zero"

Ebola in West Africa: The importance of "Getting to Zero"

ATLANTA, GA - One year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began the largest international emergency response in agency history, the goal is the same: Get to zero new Ebola cases ...

Avolon delivers new A321 aircraft to Philippine Airlines

Avolon delivers new A321 aircraft to Philippine Airlines

DUBLIN, Ireland - Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, today announces the delivery of an A321 aircraft to Philippine Airlines (‘PAL’).

February 2015 US - International air passenger traffic up

February 2015 US - International air passenger traffic up

International non-stop air traffic to/from the US(1) totaled 30.1 million passengers for January and February 2015, a six percent increase over the same two months in 2014.

IATA statement on Germanwings 9525

IATA statement on Germanwings 9525

GENEVA, Switzerland - We are closely following developments in the investigation of the Germanwings 9525 tragedy. Safety is the top priority of everyone involved in the aviation industry.

Airlines' new rule: No crew member to be left in cockpit alone

Airlines' new rule: No crew member to be left in cockpit alone

After the details emerged that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 had locked himself in the cockpit and deliberated crashed the plane into the mountains, airlines around the world began ...

ALPA Captain weighs in on Germanwings crash

ALPA Captain weighs in on Germanwings crash

CHICAGO, Illinois, USA – "We call on the worldwide media, the general public, and all interested parties to display patience while allowing the investigation of Germanwings Flight 9525 to ...

Carnival Corporation to add nine cruise ships to its fleet

Carnival Corporation to add nine cruise ships to its fleet

MIAMI, FL - Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest travel and leisure company, today signed two strategic memorandums of agreement that will add a total of nine new cruise ships to ...

Pilots' group strongly condemns leaking of CVR data of Germanwings flight 4U9525

Pilots' group strongly condemns leaking of CVR data of Germanwings flight 4U9525

MONTREAL, Canada - The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) deplores and condemns yesterday's leaking of certain elements of the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of the ...

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