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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 ...

Thailand targets Indian tourism market

Thailand targets Indian tourism market

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

Thailand is mounting an aggressive campaign in India to promote new products as well as new destinations and events.

Lufthansa to resume flights to and from Tel Aviv on Saturday, 26 July

Lufthansa to resume flights to and from Tel Aviv on Saturday, 26 July

COLOGNE, Germany - On the basis of the most up-to-date information we have available and our own assessment of the local security situation, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group will resume their ...

TripAdvisor to acquire Viator

TripAdvisor to acquire Viator

NEWTON, MA - TripAdvisor today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Viator, a leading resource for researching and booking destination activities around the world.

Are US airlines taking a security chance for resuming flights to Tel Aviv, Israel?

No service to Tel Aviv for: Lufthansa, Austrian and Swiss, Germanwings and Brussels Airlines Are US airlines taking a security chance for resuming flights to Tel Aviv, Israel?

Are US airlines taking a dangerous risk putting US airline passengers in harm's way for having resumed flights to Tel Aviv, Israel?

Delta Air Lines Announces Enhanced Partnership with Kenya Airways

Partnership offers seamless connections for Delta customers between Liberia and the US via Accra, Ghana Delta Air Lines Announces Enhanced Partnership with Kenya Airways

Delta Air Lines today announced that it has reached an agreement on an enhanced partnership with SkyTeam partner Kenya Airways to offer convenient connecting flights between Monrovia, Liberia, and ...

EL AL says the seemingly impossible: “Welcome to Israel”

EL AL says the seemingly impossible: “Welcome to Israel”

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

This week’s turn of events have certainly been dramatic for Israel’s flag carrier, EL AL.

Family international vacation trends revealed

Family international vacation trends revealed

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

AIG Travel has released the result of an informal poll of its customers or agents on various travel-related topics.

German tourism launches ‘25 years of fall of the wall’ summer campaign

German tourism launches ‘25 years of fall of the wall’ summer campaign

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has launched its “My summer holiday in Germany - 25 years after the fall of the wall" campaign through social media.

Tips for hoteliers: What to do about negative hotel evaluations

Tips for hoteliers: What to do about negative hotel evaluations

Hotel evaluations on the internet are gaining in importance in the final selection of the travel destination.

Royal Caribbean reports Q2 results, updates 2014 guidance

Royal Caribbean reports Q2 results, updates 2014 guidance

MIAMI, FL - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd today reported second quarter results, updated full year guidance and introduced its Double-Double Program, a new three-year profitability initiative.

Wyndham Worldwide reports second quarter 2014 earnings

Wyndham Worldwide reports second quarter 2014 earnings

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation today announced results for the three months that ended June 30, 2014.

SECOND QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS:

IATA releases the latest business confidence survey of airline CFOs and heads of cargo

IATA releases the latest business confidence survey of airline CFOs and heads of cargo

Airline profit expectations for the year ahead are positive even though recent improvements in financial performance have paused, according to IATA’s quarterly survey of airline CFOs and heads ...

The A350 XWB embarks on final certification phase

Airbus world route proving tour to visit 14 cities The A350 XWB embarks on final certification phase

The world’s newest airliner, the Airbus A350-900, has taken off this morning for the final stage towards certification.

Call for nominations: Don Brandon Air Travel Accessibility Leadership Award

Legacy of Don Juan Diego Tenorio Brandon Call for nominations: Don Brandon Air Travel Accessibility Leadership Award

WASHINGTON, DC - The Association for Airline Passenger Rights, (AAPR) today opened nominations for its inaugural "Don Brandon Air Travel Accessibility Leadership Award," which honors the legacy of ...

FAA lifts Tel Aviv flight ban for US carriers

US Carriers operate to Israel as scheduled- European Airlines operation still on hold FAA lifts Tel Aviv flight ban for US carriers

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

After careful evaluation, the Federal Aviation Administration (of the United States) has lifted the flight ban put in place two days ago for US carriers flying to Tel Aviv, Israel.

MH17 tweet met with overwhelming support on social media

Malaysia Airlines: Tough times do not last, tough people do #staystrong MH17 tweet met with overwhelming support on social media

Malaysia Airlines has posted a poignant message to Twitter - "Tough times do not last, tough people do #staystrong", featuring an image of two flight attendants holding hands.

Travel law: Getting on and off the “No-Fly List”

Travel law: Getting on and off the “No-Fly List”

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

Recently we discussed what can and should be done to protect airline passengers from unruly passengers who may be disruptive or potentially dangerous.

Orbitz Worldwide joins the fight against human trafficking

Partnership with ECPAT-USA will combat child exploitation in travel and tourism Orbitz Worldwide joins the fight against human trafficking

CHICAGO, Illinois – Leading online travel company Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) today announced its commitment to fight commercial sexual exploitation of children by partnering with ECPAT-USA in ...

US travel ban on Israel extended

US travel ban on Israel extended

The US Federal Aviation Administration has extended its ban on US airlines' flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel, for another 24 hours. The ban now runs through 12:15 p.m. ET Thursday, July 24, ...

AmaWaterways celebrates AmaSonata christening

AmaWaterways celebrates AmaSonata christening

AmaWaterways , the world's leading river cruise line, this week celebrated the christening of its new 164-passenger vessel AmaSonata.

US rejects Russia's claims that Ukraine downed MH17

US rejects Russia's claims that Ukraine downed MH17

WASHINGTON, DC - The US believes that Ukraine's aircraft or air defense missiles could not knock Malaysian airliner Boeing 777, said US State Department spokesperson Marie Harf.

First-ever MASTERCHEF Cruise unveils event itinerary

First-ever MASTERCHEF Cruise unveils event itinerary

SEATTLE, WA - The MASTERCHEF Cruise announced today the line up of programming for the first-ever seven-day culinary journey sailing to the Caribbean Nov. 8-15, 2014.

Aircastle announces resignation of its COO

Aircastle announces resignation of its COO

STAMFORD, CT - Aircastle Limited announced today the resignation of David Walton. Mr Walton served as Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of Aircastle Limited.

"Thank you His Excellency Borodai for handing over the black boxes of Flight MH17"

Does this reveal who actually rules Eastern Ukraine? "Thank you His Excellency Borodai for handing over the black boxes of Flight MH17"

By Agha Iqrar Haroon, eTN Pakistan Correspondent

“Thank you, His Excellency Borodai, for handing over [the] black boxes of Flight MH17.” These were the words from a Malaysian delegation of experts; does this indicate to the world who ...

Seychelles Tourism Board Middle East Office and Emirates Holidays conduct trade presentation in Bahrain

Seychelles Tourism Board Middle East Office and Emirates Holidays conduct trade presentation in Bahrain

The Seychelles Tourism Middle East Office and Emirates Holidays recently held a trade presentation with the travel agents in Bahrain just ahead of the summer and Eid breaks.

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