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Guinness World Record for Largest Pillow Fight

World's largest economy hotel wins Guinness World Record Guinness World Record for Largest Pillow Fight

The world's largest economy hotel chain, today celebrated 40 years of hospitality by joining TV host and former NSYNC pop star Joey Fatone in South Dakota to break the Guinness World Record for ...

Need a hotel room? Book it on Amazon.com

Need a hotel room? Book it on Amazon.com

By Linda Hohnholz, eTN Staff Writer

Need a new blender? Go to Amazon.com. Need to buy gifts for Christmas? Go to Amazon.com. Looking for a book that hasn’t even come out yet? Yep, go to Amazon.com.

Starwood Hotels sells Sheraton on the Park in Sydney, Australia

Starwood Hotels sells Sheraton on the Park in Sydney, Australia

STAMFORD, CT - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced it has sold Sheraton on the Park in Sydney, Australia to Sunshine Insurance Group Corporation (SIG) for AUS$463.0 ...

Seychelles to have an International Centre for Postgraduate Studies

Seychelles to have an International Centre for Postgraduate Studies

Seychelles founding President Sir James Mancham has been mandated by the Secretary General of the ECPD, Prof.

Accessible tourism: A world for all

Accessible tourism: A world for all

Having met last month in Montreal, Canada, at the World Summit Destinations for All, women and men from various countries and regions around the world, including professionals; representatives of ...

Airline stocks: This may be the time to buy

Airline stocks: This may be the time to buy

Over the past 5 trading days, most airline stocks retained their positive momentum as oil prices continued to experience a downward trend.

New visa policy a turbo boost for China visits

New visa policy a turbo boost for China visits

LEXINGTON, Kentucky — The recent agreement between the United States and China to extend the validity period for visas will elevate US tourism — and the revenue and jobs the tourism industry ...

World Travel & Tourism Council President to be Keynote Speaker at IIPT World Symposium

International Institute for Peace through Tourism honors legacies of Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi & Martin Luther King, Jr. World Travel & Tourism Council President to be Keynote Speaker at IIPT World Symposium

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - IIPT Founder and President, Louis D’Amore announced today that David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), will be a keynote ...

Airbus and UNESCO partner on global student challenge

Airbus and UNESCO partner on global student challenge

Airbus and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) have signed a formal partnership supporting Airbus’ global student challenge, Fly Your Ideas.

Regional economic climates to drive air, hotel and transportation price changes in 2015

Regional economic climates to drive air, hotel and transportation price changes in 2015

NEW YORK, NY - The American Express Global Business Travel Forecast 2015 predicts air, hotel and ground transportation prices to be neutral to slightly higher across all regions in 2015.

PATA supports 'Brisbane Global Cafe'

PATA supports 'Brisbane Global Cafe'

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is honoured to have been a supporting partner of the Brisbane Global Cafe-Tourism’s New Frontiers.

Two unions ratify new contracts with United Airlines

Two unions ratify new contracts with United Airlines

CHICAGO, Illinois – “We continue to make steady progress toward bringing our work groups together under responsible joint agreements, and we look forward to implementing these contracts,” ...

New flights from New York to Havana, Cuba launched

New flights from New York to Havana, Cuba launched

CYPRESS, CA - Cuba Travel Services will now be offering direct flights from New York's JFK Airport to Havana, Cuba.

Centium & IAPCO partnership announced

Centium & IAPCO partnership announced

IAPCO and Centium Software announced on November 19 that they will be joining forces with IAPCO as their 2015 Technology Partner.

Ship board medical malpractice: A welcome sea change

Travel Law Ship board medical malpractice: A welcome sea change

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

We have been writing about the injured travelers’ rights and remedies for nearly thirty-nine years [see Travel Law, ALM Press (2014) and, in particular, about the injured cruise passengers’ ...

Hyatt recognized as ‘Best Place to Work’ for LGBT equality

Hyatt recognized as ‘Best Place to Work’ for LGBT equality

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced that for the 11th consecutive year, Hyatt has earned 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey ...

Qatar Airways to start double-daily service to Istanbul

Qatar Airways to start double-daily service to Istanbul

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, will expand its flights to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport from 29th March 2015, as it increases its frequency to a ...

Aviation: Preparing for growth - challenges for Asia Pacific

Aviation: Preparing for growth - challenges for Asia Pacific

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) identified continuous safety enhancement, the availability of cost-efficient infrastructure, and environmental responsibility as critical factors ...

Urgently needed: rapid, sensitive, safe and simple Ebola diagnostic tests

Urgently needed: rapid, sensitive, safe and simple Ebola diagnostic tests

The goal of interrupting chains of Ebola virus transmission depends heavily on laboratory support.

South Carolina and India: The logic behind a tourism drive

South Carolina and India: The logic behind a tourism drive

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The US state of South Carolina, known for its diverse attractions and many firsts, is making efforts to promote tourism from India.

2015 Global Meetings Forecast released

2015 Global Meetings Forecast released

BARCELONA, Spain – According to the American Express Meetings & Events 2015 Global Meetings Forecast, European meeting planners will need to focus on “doing more with less” in the year ...

Seychelles… Miss World contestant dedicates the pageant to her country

Seychelles… Miss World contestant dedicates the pageant to her country

Reigning Miss Seychelles… Another World Camilla Estico is ready to represent her country in London at the Miss World Pageant 2014.

Global business aviation reaches cruising altitude

Global business aviation reaches cruising altitude

CHICAGO, IL - Global business aviation activity saw modest gains in Q3 2014, with 2 percent growth quarter-over-quarter and 2.2 percent growth year-over-year, according to JSSI's most recent ...

Qatar Airways' to increase Edinburgh flights to daily service

Qatar Airways' to increase Edinburgh flights to daily service

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways will operate a daily, direct scheduled service from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Edinburgh Airport from 1st May 2015.

Dynamic Airways countdown to Guyana

Dynamic Airways countdown to Guyana

GREENSBORO, NC - Dynamic Airways is pleased announce the start of its countdown for non-stop flights to Georgetown, Guyana, scheduled to begin at 1:00AM November 22nd from New York's JFK Airport ...

Released: The 2015 Best Cruises

Crystal Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Disney and Silversea Cruises Earn Top Spots Released: The 2015 Best Cruises

The cruise industry has bounced back after some high-profile safety and health scares. In fact, this year's passenger levels are expected to hit a record.

Debate: Ebola fact-finding mission to West Africa

Debate: Ebola fact-finding mission to West Africa

Christos Stylianides, the commissioner for humanitarian aid, will today discuss the situation in Ebola-affected countries with the EP's development committee, following his fact-finding mission to ...

Number of lives lost to terrorism up 61 percent

2014 Global Terrorism Index Number of lives lost to terrorism up 61 percent

* There were almost 10,000 terrorist attacks recorded in 2013 representing a 44% increase on 2012, resulting in nearly 18,000 deaths representing a 61% increase from the previous year.

Airbus A350 XWB embarks on demonstration tour of Asia

Airbus A350 XWB embarks on demonstration tour of Asia

The world’s newest airliner, the Airbus A350-900, just took off from Toulouse for its very first demo tour taking it on an 11-day trip around Asia.

Carnival  to launch first ever multi-brand national marketing campaign

Carnival to launch first ever multi-brand national marketing campaign

MIAMI, FL - Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest cruise company, today announced its first-ever multi-brand marketing campaign incorporating all nine of its leading global brands to ...

US citizen international travel grew six percent in August 2014

US citizen international travel grew six percent in August 2014

WASHINGTON, DC - US travel to overseas markets totaled 2.7 million, up five percent in August and seven percent for the year (21.5 million). Regional results for August were as follows:

EU boosts anti-Ebola aid

EU boosts anti-Ebola aid

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Union is continuing to scale up its response to the Ebola epidemic as its Coordinator for the emergency, Commissioner Christos Stylianides together with Vytenis ...

IATA's assessment of premium and economy travel in September

IATA's assessment of premium and economy travel in September

IATA issued its latest assessment of premium and economy travel in September.

Hahn Air launches Travel Agency own-card solution in 85 BSP and ARC markets

Hahn Air launches Travel Agency own-card solution in 85 BSP and ARC markets

Hahn Air, with immediate effect, permits the use of its UATP-based “HR e-Payment” Agent own-card solution as a form of payment for issuance of its standard traffic documents (HR-169 e-tickets) ...

G20: Travel & tourism advocacy lessons learned - appetite sharpened ?

Travel & Tourism: Reflections from THE G20 in Brisbane G20: Travel & tourism advocacy lessons learned - appetite sharpened ?

By Martin Craigs, PATA

The G20 "summit of all summits" closed this Sunday, November 16, in Brisbane, Australia.

Qantas CFO: International operations will return to profit

Qantas CFO: International operations will return to profit

Qantas' chief financial officer Gareth Evans was upbeat in Seattle, US, yesterday about the progress the company had made in the past six months.

Kazakh airline has big plans for UAE

Kazakh airline has big plans for UAE

Air Astana wants to tap into connections through Dubai as Kazakhstan diversifies its economy into tourism and trade, and away from oil.

Qantas ambassador John Travolta unveils 'retro roo'

Qantas ambassador John Travolta unveils 'retro roo'

Qantas has unveiled its retro inspired 1970s livery on one of its brand new Boeing 737 aircraft at a function in Seattle.

Global Business Travel Association to introduce Berlin Charter

Global Business Travel Association to introduce Berlin Charter

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) plans to introduce the Berlin Charter, a charter for the business travel industry, designed to further the relationships between airlines and buyers ...

Indian Ocean Rim Tourism Ministers heading for Seychelles

Indian Ocean Rim Tourism Ministers heading for Seychelles

The new Savoy Resort & Spa on Beau Vallon Beach in the Seychelles will from November 20-21, 2014 be hosting the Ministerial Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) which has been ...

European and Asian countries wooing Muslim tourists with prayer facilities and halal food

European and Asian countries wooing Muslim tourists with prayer facilities and halal food

As economies around the world sputter and stagnate, the tourism industry has found an eager and underdeveloped market in the Muslim community, which is expected to spend US$140 billion on ...

Kerala tourism road shows a hit in Northern Europe

Kerala tourism road shows a hit in Northern Europe

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India - Road shows by Kerala Tourism in the Nordic region of Europe recently have elicited good response from at least 80 attendees representing 55 companies from three ...

Ban: G-20 countries have political responsibility to tackle world's greatest challenges

Ban: G-20 countries have political responsibility to tackle world's greatest challenges

NEW YORK, NY - With the planet and its people facing serious security, developmental and environmental challenges, G-20 countries possess not only the political power to set us on a better course, ...

 UN health official tells Liberians "you must hunt the virus"

UN health official tells Liberians "you must hunt the virus"

A senior United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) official warned that the number of Ebola cases in Liberia, which had recently shown some signs of decline, is starting to pick up again, ...

Seychelles is China’s new holiday destination

Seychelles is China’s new holiday destination

China today stands as the fifth tourism source market for the Seychelles.

Saint-Tropez woos Korean tourists

Saint-Tropez woos Korean tourists

SEOUL, South Korea - Saint-Tropez, a popular luxury vacation destination for Hollywood celebrities, hopes to see more Asian tourists following a promotional event in Seoul.

Expedia, Inc. completes acquisition of Wotif Group

Expedia, Inc. completes acquisition of Wotif Group

BELLEVUE, WA and BRISBANE, Australia - Expedia, Inc and Wotif.com Holdings Limited (Wotif Group) today announced completion of the acquisition of Wotif Group by Expedia, Inc.

Xiamen in China is a tourism source market for Seychelles

Xiamen in China is a tourism source market for Seychelles

Although Xiamen province of China was not initially earmarked as a tourism source market, the Seychelles Tourism Board understood the potential for tapping into this new catchment area to lure ...

London event to discuss future of commercial relations between UK and Brazil

London event to discuss future of commercial relations between UK and Brazil

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Aberje – Associacao Brasileira de Comunicacao Empresarial ('Brazilian Association for Business Communication') is organizing an event in London to discuss the challenges and ...

Reunion Island Tourism renews focus on German-speaking markets

Reunion Island Tourism renews focus on German-speaking markets

A few days ago, the Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) Office in Germany send out the fourth and last newsletter for the year 2014, all of which were themed differently and each of which promoted a ...

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