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IATA: Air freight recovery strengthens

IATA: Air freight recovery strengthens

GENEVA, Switzerland – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced August 2014 data for global air freight markets showing continued robust growth in air cargo volumes.

Sabre inks deal with Peruvian Airlines

Sabre inks deal with Peruvian Airlines

SOUTHLAKE, TX - Sabre Corporation announced today that Peruvian Airlines has become the newest Latin American carrier to join the Sabre travel marketplace, a leading travel e-commerce platform ...

The importance of the Religious Tourism Market

The importance of the Religious Tourism Market

By Peter Tarlow, Tourism Tidbits

Religious tourism is one of the earliest forms of tourism. The idea of the religious pilgrimage begins almost with the dawn of humanity.

Saudi King urges religious scholars to unite in confronting terrorism

Saudi King urges religious scholars to unite in confronting terrorism

WASHINGTON, DC - The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz called on religious leaders to work together to eliminate extremist acts in the name of Islam at the 15th Makkah ...

Travelport appoints three Non-Executive Directors to its Board

Travelport appoints three Non-Executive Directors to its Board

LANGLEY, UK - Travelport Worldwide Limited announced today the appointment to its Board of Directors of Elizabeth Buse, former Executive Vice President of Visa Inc.

World Council of Churches response on Ebola

World Council of Churches response on Ebola

To respond to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, which has taken more than 3,000 lives, the World Council of Churches (WCC) brought to the table representatives of Christian aid organizations and ...

UN Assembly debate: From Ebola to Ukraine

UN Assembly debate: From Ebola to Ukraine

The theme of this year's annual high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly was the post-2015 agenda of global sustainable development but it was by no means the only subject of the ...

US warned:  Invest in travel and tourism or else…

Breaking News US warned: Invest in travel and tourism or else…

By Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

The United States received a stark warning from one of the world’s most influential travel and tourism organization – World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

A tale of two new taxis: Wheel-chair accessible taxis and she/taxis

Travel Law A tale of two new taxis: Wheel-chair accessible taxis and she/taxis

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

Two new types of “taxis” will soon be introduced into the New York City transportation market. First, a U.S.

British Empire in India - who reaped the greater benefits?

British Empire in India - who reaped the greater benefits?

By Rita Payne

A stellar cast of speakers assembled in London to debate the motion ‘The Indian sub-continent benefited more than it lost from the experience of British Colonialism.’ All the speakers were in ...

UK tourism to Indonesia set to rise sharply

UK tourism to Indonesia set to rise sharply

Visitor arrivals to Indonesia from the UK are set to rise following the announcement by 3 carriers of extra airlift to the world’s largest archipelago.

Free annual membership to Out Now Business Class

Free annual membership to Out Now Business Class

As a result of the ongoing and strengthening strategic partnership between World Travel Market (WTM) and Out Now Global annual memberships in the world’s largest LGBT travel trade association, ...

Oman Under State Secretary for Ministry of Tourism arrives in Seychelles

Oman Under State Secretary for Ministry of Tourism arrives in Seychelles

On September 30, HE Maitha Saif Majid Al-Mahrouqi, the Under State Secretary for the Ministry of Tourism of the Sultanate of Oman, and her delegation arrived in Seychelles by Emirates and was ...

Tourism & Culture Ministry of Seychelles bids farewell to outgoing Chinese Ambassador

Tourism & Culture Ministry of Seychelles bids farewell to outgoing Chinese Ambassador

When Shi ZhongJun, the outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Seychelles, took office in 2011. His mandate fell in the era of Alain St.Ange, as the island's Minister for Tourism and Culture.

Airbus A350-900 certified by European Aviation Safety Agency

Airbus A350-900 certified by European Aviation Safety Agency

The world’s latest generation commercial airliner, the A350-900, has received Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on 30th September 2014.

Seaborne announces interline agreement with United Airlines

Seaborne announces interline agreement with United Airlines

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Seaborne Airlines today announced the introduction of a new interline agreement with United Airlines providing customers convenient connections between the networks of ...

Fiji Airways names new GM for North America

Fiji Airways names new GM for North America

NADI, Fiji – Fiji Airways names Olaf Kaehlert as Regional General Manager of North America.

Community development takes center stage at World Tourism Day 2014

Community development takes center stage at World Tourism Day 2014

The tourism sector’s contribution to communities’ empowerment as one of the pillars of sustainable development was at the heart of this year’s World Tourism Day celebrations.

Starwood Hotels and Resorts will relocate from the USA to India

Starwood Hotels and Resorts will relocate from the USA to India

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced that it will relocate its global headquarters from the United States to India in March 2015 for a month-long immersion.

Business travelers want latest technology and best gadgets

Business travelers want latest technology and best gadgets

A survey from hotel solutions provider HRS, conducted with the Fraunhofer IAO, has revealed that smartphones, tablets and corresponding apps are essential companions for many travelers today.

Boeing, Air China celebrate carrier's first 747-8 Intercontinental

Boeing, Air China celebrate carrier's first 747-8 Intercontinental

EVERETT, WA - Boeing and Air China today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 747-8 Intercontinental.

Supermodel to receive World Tourism Humanitarian Award

Supermodel to receive World Tourism Humanitarian Award

The World Tourism Humanitarian Award is being presented “in recognition of Petra Nemcova's inspiring philanthropic initiative and vision in creating Happy Hearts Fund in 2006.

Europe, Eurasia and Middle East: Global Growth Companies

World economics and tourism Europe, Eurasia and Middle East: Global Growth Companies

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Twenty-eight companies from Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East have been recognized as fast-growing companies, representing a broad cross-section of industry sectors.

Tourism Ministers of Congo, Benin, Seychelles, Madagascar & Ivory Coast meet in Paris

Tourism Ministers of Congo, Benin, Seychelles, Madagascar & Ivory Coast meet in Paris

Tourism Ministers from the Congo - Josue Rodrigue Ngouonimba, Benin - Jean-Michel Abimbola, Seychelles - Alain St.Ange, Madagascar - Benjamina Ramanantso,a and the Ivory Coast - Roger Kacou met in ...

Hilton Worldwide achieves ISO 50001 certification

Hilton Worldwide implements ISO 50001 energy management system globally Hilton Worldwide achieves ISO 50001 certification

MCLEAN, VA - Hilton Worldwide today announced that, following a comprehensive upgrade to its LightStayTM global environmental management system, more than 4,200 of its properties around the world ...

MSC Cruises launches new 'Inclusive Experiences'

MSC Cruises launches new 'Inclusive Experiences'

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - MSC Cruises, one of the fastest growing cruise lines in the world, announced today that it has launched Inclusive Experiences, a new pricing structure in which guests choose ...

Regional integration in Eurasia and the Middle East are key to growth and stability

Regional integration in Eurasia and the Middle East are key to growth and stability

A more integrated Middle East and Eurasia will lead to peace and stability in the region, just as the European Union project that started following the end of the Second World War, said Ali ...

UN mission readies to start work as Ebola death toll surpasses 3000

UN mission readies to start work as Ebola death toll surpasses 3000

NEW YORK,NY - The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today said it is intensifying its cooperation with a wide range of partners trying to accelerate work on experimental therapies and ...

Killing of Guinean journalists raising Ebola awareness condemned

Killing of Guinean journalists raising Ebola awareness condemned

NEW YORK, NY - The head of the United Nations agency mandated to defend press freedom today deplored the deaths of three journalists killed while reporting on an Ebola aid mission in south-eastern ...

ICTP supports World Tourism Day

Calls for Community Engagement in Climate Resilience as a Key to a Green Growth Future ICTP supports World Tourism Day

More than one hundred tourism boards from around the globe, private and public, national and regional, form the Hawaii, Seychelles, Bali and Brussels-based International Coalition of Tourism ...

Game changer: Japanese tsunami the result of a submarine landslide?

Game changer: Japanese tsunami the result of a submarine landslide?

The Japan tsunami may have been the result of a giant landslide. A new study was led by Stephan Grilli, an oceanographer at the University of Rhode Island, Narragansett Bay.

Today is the day: The world is celebrating travel and tourism!

World Tourism Day 2014 is today - in Guadalajara, Mexico Today is the day: The world is celebrating travel and tourism!

Today is all about Travel and Tourism, Transportation, Peace Through Tourism, Green Growth, the Environment - and all the good the world's largest industry is doing for mankind, entertainment, ...

Treatment for Ebola by using whole blood or plasma from recovered patients?

Ebola: Experimental therapies Treatment for Ebola by using whole blood or plasma from recovered patients?

The Ebola virus disease currently has no vaccines or medicines approved by national regulatory authorities for use in humans, save for the purpose of compassionate care.

Ebola: UN mission readies to start work as virus death toll surpasses 3,000

Ebola: UN mission readies to start work as virus death toll surpasses 3,000

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today said it is intensifying its cooperation with a wide range of partners trying to accelerate work on experimental therapies and vaccines as ...

Top Resa sees Reunion Island Tourism forge stronger ties with airlines

Top Resa sees Reunion Island Tourism forge stronger ties with airlines

There is no better place to talk business than a major tourism trade fair, and there are no better partners for an island destination than airlines to sit down with.

Adventure, challenge and meeting the Reunion Island stand team

Top Resa 2014 Report from Reunion Island Tourism Adventure, challenge and meeting the Reunion Island stand team

After the first day during which Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) presented its technological innovations on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, the Honorary Reunion Island Ambassadors of Mega Mascarun ...

UN chief: ‘The world can and must stop Ebola – now'

UN chief: ‘The world can and must stop Ebola – now'

NEW YORK, NY - “The world can and must stop Ebola – now,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told world leaders gathered at a special meeting held today at the United Nations to speed up the ...

G7 foreign ministers issue statement on Ebola

G7 foreign ministers issue statement on Ebola

BERLIN, Germany - G7 foreign ministers issued the following statement today:

Reunion Island launches innovations at Top Resa

Reunion Island launches innovations at Top Resa

Reunion 360 was during the just-ended Top Resa tourism trade fair in Paris given a resounding thumbs up by Frederic Vanhoutte, President of Travel d’Or.

French Association of Travel Professionals President meets Seychelles Tourism Minister

French Association of Travel Professionals President meets Seychelles Tourism Minister

Jean-Pierre Mas, the President of the SNAV, the French Association of Travel Professionals, and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, made time at ...

Egypt Tourism Office becomes travel event sponsor

Egypt Tourism Office becomes travel event sponsor

Egypt's logo and its tag line "where it all begins" will appear on all online and direct mail promotional materials as the official sponsor for World Travel Market’s (WTM) registration for the ...

Singapore Airlines improves Australia and NZ service

Singapore Airlines improves Australia and NZ service

Singapore Airlines is taking advantage of two notable partnerships to improve airlift to and from Australia and New Zealand.

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Etihad Airways eyes Tanzania’s airspace

Etihad Airways eyes Tanzania’s airspace

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania Correspondent

United Arab Emirates-based Etihad Airways is eyeing Tanzanian airspace through its expansion program targeting the fast-growing tourism and business opportunities in Africa.

Visit Tromsø chooses Citybreak ™ platform for new website

Visit Tromsø chooses Citybreak ™ platform for new website

Visit Tromsø has chosen Citybreak ™ for the development of their new responsive website which will showcase their picturesque region, and allow the visitor to choose and book from a variety of ...

Seychelles at IFTM Top Resa Tourism Trade Fair in Paris

Seychelles at IFTM Top Resa Tourism Trade Fair in Paris

Tourism is the pillar of the Seychelles economy, and it is not surprising to see the island's tourism industry join together to claim back their fair share of the French tourism market.

Air Canada continues expansion of its international network

Air Canada continues expansion of its international network

MONTREAL, Canada - Air Canada announced today it will introduce year-round mainline service to Amsterdam from Toronto beginning in June 2015 as part of the continuing expansion of its ...

American Airlines launches new Beijing service

American Airlines launches new Beijing service

FORT WORTH, TX - American Airlines has filed an application with the US Department of Transportation for the right to operate new service from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to ...

PacAvi Group announces Airbus A320 and A321 freighter conversion program

PacAvi Group announces Airbus A320 and A321 freighter conversion program

PacAvi Group, Inc. announced today that it is spearheading a new program for conversions of Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft from passenger-to-freighter configuration.

First A320neo successfully completes first flight

First A320neo successfully completes first flight

The first A320neo to fly has landed back at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France at 02:22 pm local time after successfully completing its first flight which lasted around two-and-a-half hours.

Traces of water detected on distant planet

Traces of water detected on distant planet

This marks the first time that an exoplanet smaller than the size of Jupiter has been revealed to feature traces of water, according to the findings first published in the latest edition of the ...

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