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UN Resolutions passed on Sustainability Agenda and Paris Climate Agreement

UN Resolutions passed on Sustainability Agenda and Paris Climate Agreement

The world's environment ministers, gathered at the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in Nairobi on late Friday, passed far reaching decisions on issues such as ...

Tourism at danger over World Heritage sites and climate change

Tourism at danger over World Heritage sites and climate change

Is tourism heritage at great danger? They are all major travel and tourism attractions, destinations and icons.

IATA: Passenger Demand Growth Slows Brussels Attacks Disrupt European Air Traffic

IATA: Passenger Demand Growth Slows Brussels Attacks Disrupt European Air Traffic

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for April showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 4.6%--the ...

Flo Lugli to become chair of alliance of independent hotel brands

Flo Lugli to become chair of alliance of independent hotel brands

Global Hotel Alliance (“GHA”), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, today announced that Flo Lugli has been appointed to the newly-created role of Executive Chairman of ...

12 best cities on earth for solo tourists to visit

12 best cities on earth for solo tourists to visit

Enjoying your own company? Want to learn to be independent? You are not "alone" The number one city for solo travelers identified by booking portal Orbitz is Dublin, Ireland.

Top ten international destinations booked for summer 2016

Top ten international destinations booked for summer 2016

NEW YORK, NY - Protravel International is announcing top ten international destination rankings for summer travel based on its agents' actual bookings.

Airport and marine port security market worth $110.52 billion by 2025

Airport and marine port security market worth $110.52 billion by 2025

PUNE, India - According to a new market research report "Airport and Marine Port Security Market by Security Technology, by Service (Facility and Asset Management, System Integration, Training and ...

Etihad Airways 360-degree virtual-reality film

Etihad Airways 360-degree virtual-reality film

ETIHAD AIRWAYS UNITES INNOVATION WITH HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR FOR VIRTUAL REALITY MOVIE

Summer travel prices could drop 40 percent

Summer travel prices could drop 40 percent

NEW YORK, NY - As Memorial Day kicks off the start of the summer travel season, Travelzoo predicts Americans will see the best travel offers in years this summer.

Delta launches year-round service from New York to Edinburgh

Delta launches year-round service from New York to Edinburgh

NEW YORK, NY - Delta Air Lines will launch its new nonstop flight between New York's John F Kennedy airport and Edinburgh, Scotland, today, offering more on-board amenities than any other airline ...

Facebook Messenger bot allowing users to search for flights conversationally

Facebook Messenger bot allowing users to search for flights conversationally

Global travel search engine Skyscanner has today announced the launch of a Facebook Messenger bot allowing users to search for flights conversationally.

Cruise passengers’ rights and remedies 2016

Travel Law Cruise passengers’ rights and remedies 2016

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

This week we review recent positive developments in the legal obligations of cruise ships towards their passengers.

Meetings industry states its position on terrorism incidents

Meetings industry states its position on terrorism incidents

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The Joint Meetings Industry Council today released a statement regarding the reaction of Meetings Industry leaders to recent terrorism incidents and the position the industry ...

Global economic recovery boosts luxury market

Global economic recovery boosts luxury market

NICE, France - Last year, the luxury industry passed €1 trillion in retail sales, capping off several years of healthy growth.

World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM London 2016 longlist revealed

World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM London 2016 longlist revealed

WTM

LONDON, England - Responsible Travel has today announced the select 75 organizations longlisted for the 2016 World Responsible Tourism at WTM London sponsored by the Belize Tourism Board.

Deer Jet to operate the world's first VVIP 787 Boeing business jet

Deer Jet to operate the world's first VVIP 787 Boeing business jet

Deer Jet, the largest business jet company in Asia, is to become the operator of world's first VVIP BBJ 787.

Air Hamburg orders one more Embraer Legacy 650 business jet

Air Hamburg orders one more Embraer Legacy 650 business jet

GENEVA, Switzerland - Embraer Executive Jets and the Germany-based business charter operator Air Hamburg have signed a purchase agreement for yet another Legacy 650.

WestJet and Qantas unveil reciprocal frequent flyer agreement

WestJet and Qantas unveil reciprocal frequent flyer agreement

CALGARY, Canada - Today WestJet and Qantas Airways (Qantas) announced a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement where members of the airlines' frequent flyer programs can earn their choice of WestJet ...

IGLTA and European Travel Commission partner to promote LGBT tourism

IGLTA and European Travel Commission partner to promote LGBT tourism

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – In honor of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT), the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and European ...

Iran: Plan to create combined transit route to EU

Iran: Plan to create combined transit route to EU

TEHRAN, Iran - Officials in Tehran said on Tuesday that the country is working on a plan to create a combined transit route that would pass through its territory as well as several Central Asian ...

UN chief: What is good for Africa is good for the world

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message on Africa Day UN chief: What is good for Africa is good for the world

NEW YORK, NY - Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message on Africa Day, observed on 25 May:

Qatar Airways adds Chiang Mai to its global network

Qatar Airways adds Chiang Mai to its global network

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has announced that it will expand its network to Chiang Mai in Thailand from 16 December 2016.

Gogo Business Aviation adds Jet ConneX to global connectivity portfolio

Gogo Business Aviation adds Jet ConneX to global connectivity portfolio

GENEVA, Switzerland - EBACE - Gogo Inc has added Jet ConneX service for business aircraft operators flying globally.

Delta Air Lines expands Delta Comfort+ to Asia and Latin America markets

Delta Air Lines expands Delta Comfort+ to Asia and Latin America markets

ATLANTA, GA - Delta has expanded Delta Comfort+ fares to more markets.

Mexico's Across signs order for 23 Embraer business jets

Mexico's Across signs order for 23 Embraer business jets

GENEVA, Switzerland - Embraer Executive Jets announced during a press conference today that Across, Mexico's premium business aviation services provider, signed a firm order for 23 business ...

Qatar Airways celebrates 10 years of serving Kenya's cargo needs

Qatar Airways celebrates 10 years of serving Kenya's cargo needs

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, recently celebrated 10 years of services in Kenya.

Aoife Delaney named as CIC Pacesetter 2016

Aoife Delaney named as CIC Pacesetter 2016

DUBLIN, Ireland - Ovation Global DMC is delighted to announce that Aoife Delaney, Director of Global Sales has been honoured by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) with the prestigious ...

UN Report: The Earth is not flat - it is urban

UN Report: The Earth is not flat - it is urban

While cities have emerged over the past 20 years as the world's economic platforms for production and innovation, helping millions escape poverty through better jobs and improved quality of life, ...

Seychelles Tourism Minister and Guam Senator meet during PATA summit

Seychelles Tourism Minister and Guam Senator meet during PATA summit

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Founded in 1951, PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Organization) is a non-profit association internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of tourism to, from, and ...

Russia and Putin sued over shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

Russia and Putin sued over shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

CANBERRA, Australia - Families of victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are suing Russia and its President Vladimir Putin in the European Court of Human Rights.

Marshall Islands poem to save the world: Standing ovation and heartbreaking

PATA Summit - UNWTO Ministerial Debate in Guam today - watch the videos Marshall Islands poem to save the world: Standing ovation and heartbreaking

A heartfelt poem to save the world was presented by the Republic of the Marshall Islands today at the PATA UNWTO Ministerial Summit on the US island of Guam today.

EgyptAir #804: Smoke detected inside aircraft cabin

EgyptAir #804: Smoke detected inside aircraft cabin

According to three independent sources and the Aviation Herald, a specialist site that reports on the airline industry, data was passed on from EgyptAir Flight 804’s A320 Aircraft Communications ...

North Korea to abolish travel visas for Russians

North Korea to abolish travel visas for Russians

MOSCOW, Russia - North Korea has proposed new negotiations to simplify and abolish travel visas for Russians, Far East Development Minister Alexander Galushka announced Thursday.

China Premier: Higher financing needed for tourism development

China Premier: Higher financing needed for tourism development

China Premier Li Keqiang emphasized tourism’s capacity to stimulate economic growth, create jobs and foster inclusive development at the First World Conference on Tourism for Development.

Seychelles Tourism Minister St.Ange takes part in PATA panel discussion

Seychelles Tourism Minister St.Ange takes part in PATA panel discussion

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Hosted by the Guam Visitors Bureau, the 2016 annual summit is a 4-day program consisting of the association's executive and advisory board meetings, annual general meeting, and PATA Youth ...

EgyptAir retracts statement: Debris not from an aircraft

Flight disappearance still a mystery EgyptAir retracts statement: Debris not from an aircraft

EgyptAir has retracted the earlier statement it made that the debris found in the Mediterranean Sea is from the missing flight 804.

New airline price fixing complaint

TRAVEL LAW: COMPLAIT CHALLENGES PROHIBITION OF AIR FARE “COMBINALITY” New airline price fixing complaint

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In this week’s article we examine the complaint in Prosterman v. Airline Tariff Publishing Company, American Airlines, Inc., Delta Air Lines, Inc. and United Airlines, Inc., (N.D. Cal.

World Health Organization: Life expectancy increased by 5 years since 2000

World Health Organization: Life expectancy increased by 5 years since 2000

GENEVA, Switzerland - Dramatic gains in life expectancy have been made globally since 2000, but major inequalities persist within and among countries, according to this year's “World Health ...

Global Hotel Alliance adds Minor Hotel Group

Global Hotel Alliance adds Minor Hotel Group

MInor Hotel Group, an international hotel owner and operator of over 140 hotels, strengthened its presence in the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) by adding the Elewana Collection, with iconic ...

Seychelles Tourism Minister delivers keynote speech at 2016 PATA Summit in Guam

Seychelles Tourism Minister delivers keynote speech at 2016 PATA Summit in Guam

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Invited as VIP key speaker at the 2016 PATA Summit in Guam, Sey helles Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange and his delegation were met by Guam Senator Tina Rose Muna Barnes on arrival ...

Luxury travel outpaces the rest of the travel industry

Luxury travel outpaces the rest of the travel industry

MADRID, Spain - Global consumers are increasingly spending their disposable income on experiences rather than material goods.

New resort brings ’50 Chapters of Laidback Island Living’ to Maldives’ luxury hotel scene

New resort brings ’50 Chapters of Laidback Island Living’ to Maldives’ luxury hotel scene

MILAIDOO ISLAND, Maldives - The opening of the boutique five star Milaidhoo Island Maldives this November is one of most anticipated luxury resort openings of the year.

Call Brussels: visit.brussels and Air make off with first prize at prestigious One Show

Call Brussels: visit.brussels and Air make off with first prize at prestigious One Show

NEW YORK, NY - In New York the One Club, the world's foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, has given its most prestigious annual award, the ...

Out: WTTC official stand on LGBT tourism leaked to eTurboNews - sort of

Out: WTTC official stand on LGBT tourism leaked to eTurboNews - sort of

It’s official. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) released a statement on where it stands on global LGBT tourism – sort of.

Guam welcome Seychelles Tourism to PATA 2016

Guam welcome Seychelles Tourism to PATA 2016

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

This is the first time that the Seychelles has been invited to address a PATA General Assembly, and with the islands’ Minister St.Ange set to deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremony ...

Spanish chain to open "major hotel" in Iran next year

Spanish chain to open "major hotel" in Iran next year

MADRID, Spain - Spain’s Melia Hotels International is reportedly planning to open a major hotel in Iran next year in what is seen as a fresh sign of growing international interest in the Iranian ...

IGLTA and European Travel Commission team up to strengthen LGBT tourism in Europe

IGLTA and European Travel Commission team up to strengthen LGBT tourism in Europe

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, the leading member-based global organization dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender tourism, announced ...

Passenger safety: The big difference between Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines

A dangerous United Airlines safety policy? Passenger safety: The big difference between Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines

Juergen Steinmetz

United Airlines told eTurboNews: "The safety of our customers and employees is paramount."

Azerbaijan and Iran to establish joint bank

Azerbaijan and Iran to establish joint bank

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran says it is working on a plan to establish a joint bank with Azerbaijan and that the idea will be raised during a meeting between top economic officials of the two countries in ...

Qatar Airways celebrates start of service to Armenia

Qatar Airways celebrates start of service to Armenia

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways today added Armenia to its global route map, and commenced four times weekly service between Doha and Yerevan, connecting the city and country with more than 150 ...

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