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Competition heats up in luxury air travel segment

Competition heats up in luxury air travel segment

SINGAPORE - Keen competition in the luxury air travel segment is seeing an 'arms race' in first class flight, with big commercial airlines overhauling their premium products to expand their suite ...

Community tourism pioneer to conduct full-day workshop at IIPT World Symposium

Diana McIntyre Pike to Speak at Symposium in Ekurhuleni, South Africa Community tourism pioneer to conduct full-day workshop at IIPT World Symposium

STOWE, Vermont – IIPT Founder and President Louis D’Amore announced today that community tourism pioneer, Diana McIntyre Pike, President/Founder of Countrystyle Community Tourism ...

Travel industry raises record-breaking amount for Just a Drop

Travel industry raises record-breaking amount for Just a Drop

Just a Drop ran a very popular “Use Water, Give Water” initiative from its giant tap stand at World Travel Market (WTM) this year, thanks to the creativity of SOUK.

Official: Tourism within Commonwealth of Independent States is flat

Official: Tourism within Commonwealth of Independent States is flat

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia – Tourism within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) lags behind its true potential, but some encouraging trends have emerged, Chairman of the CIS Tourism ...

Club Med reports growth in North America, stable worldwide 2014 results

Club Med reports growth in North America, stable worldwide 2014 results

MIAMI, FL - Xavier Mufraggi, CEO of Club Med North America comments on the fiscal 2014 results as a reflection of Club Med's consistent success in the U.S. saying:

Canada announces additional support to help global efforts to fight Ebola

Canada announces additional support to help global efforts to fight Ebola

OTTAWA, Canada - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, along with the Honourable Robert Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, and Dr.

Swiss hotelier tells of his experience in the United Arab Emirates

Swiss hotelier tells of his experience in the United Arab Emirates

Swiss hotelier Jean Pierre Simon, Regional General Manager, Northern Emirates, Coral Hotels & Resorts, has over 45 years of experience in the industry working with leading brands like Hilton, ...

Saudi flag carrier to double Manila service

Saudi flag carrier to double Manila service

MANILA, Philippines – Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia Airlines) is planning to double its flights to Manila, Philippines in early 2015.

Princess Cruises celebrates its first homeporting season in Singapore

Princess Cruises celebrates its first homeporting season in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Princess Cruises, a leading cruise line brand under Carnival Corporation & Plc, the world’s largest cruise company launched its first homeporting season in Singapore today.

Boating accidents: Rent a canoe and get stuck in the mud

Travel Law Boating accidents: Rent a canoe and get stuck in the mud

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

Whether fishing, sailing, jet boating or canoeing knowledge of local water conditions is essential for a safe and enjoyable experience.

Chinese carrier takes delivery of new Airbus A330-300

Chinese carrier takes delivery of new Airbus A330-300

STAMFORD, CT - Intrepid Aviation is pleased to announce the delivery of one new Airbus A330-300 to Sichuan Airlines.

Holland America reveals 15 competitors for 2014  'Dancing with the Stars: At Sea' Champions Cruise

Holland America reveals 15 competitors for 2014 'Dancing with the Stars: At Sea' Champions Cruise

SEATTLE, WA - Holland America Line has announced the 15 winning guest finalists who will compete on the "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" Champions Cruise Dec. 6, 2014, aboard ms Westerdam.

VietJet Air celebrates delivery of first aircraft ordered from Airbus

VietJet Air celebrates delivery of first aircraft ordered from Airbus

Vietnam’s VietJetAir has celebrated the delivery of its first A320 ordered directly from Airbus at a special ceremony in Toulouse today.

Rooting for Egypt

Rooting for Egypt

By Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

When Egyptian Tourism Minister Hashim Zazou attended the World Travel Market in London earlier this month, his message was clear: Certain parts of Egypt are seeing an increase in visitors this ...

SkyWest confirms order for seven Embraer jets

SkyWest confirms order for seven Embraer jets

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil - Embraer SA and SkyWest, Inc have confirmed a firm order for seven E175 jets.

Cruise Critic presents top honor In 7th Annual Editors' Picks Awards

Best River Cruise Line of 2014 Cruise Critic presents top honor In 7th Annual Editors' Picks Awards

It has again been named "Best River Cruise Line" in the US in Cruise Critic's 7th Annual Editors' Picks Awards.

Airlines announce new customer protection agreement: No passenger left behind

Airlines announce new customer protection agreement: No passenger left behind

BRUSSELS - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a new arrangement to help passengers impacted by airline bankruptcy.

Best Student Cities 2015 revealed

Best Student Cities 2015 revealed

LONDON, England - Paris tops for the third consecutive year the QS Best Student Cities, a ranking of the world's top cities for students, released today on TopUniversities.com .

Bringing global brands to the bush – a natural challenge

Bringing global brands to the bush – a natural challenge

By Anita Mendiratta, CNN Task Group

Once upon a time in a place far, far away, out on the wide open plains of the African Savanna, a thoughtful traveler finally found what she had been looking for.

CLIA releases 2015 Asia cruise trends report

CLIA releases 2015 Asia cruise trends report

Next year, 52 ships from 26 cruise brands will provide a total of 1,065 cruises in Asia for around 2.17 million guests, according to the newly formed Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) ...

World's best ski hotel named

World's best ski hotel named

PARK CITY, Utah - Stein Eriksen Lodge, Utah's only Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond resort, has earned the distinction of World's Best Ski Hotel by the World Ski Awards' 2014 Ski Oscars.

FLY Leasing purchases three new Airbus A321 aircraft

FLY Leasing purchases three new Airbus A321 aircraft

DUBLIN, Ireland - FLY Leasing Limited, a global lessor of modern commercial jet aircraft, today announced that it has purchased and leased back three new Airbus A321 aircraft with a leading Asian ...

How to get an airline upgrade

How to get an airline upgrade

If you like the idea of flying at the pointy end of the aircraft, but it hurts to part with the thousands of dollars that go with purchasing a business class or first class ticket, the team at ...

Frontier Airlines places firm order for nine Airbus A321 jets

Frontier Airlines places firm order for nine Airbus A321 jets

Frontier Airlines has placed a firm order for nine Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) aircraft. This is the first time Frontier has ordered the largest member of the Airbus A320 Family.

Namibian carrier eyeing Middle East routes

Namibian carrier eyeing Middle East routes

Namibia’s national carrier Air Namibia is seeking partnerships with Fly Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines to open routes to the Middle East, it reportedly said on Monday.

Latest update: Etihad resumed flights in Abu Dhabi after fog disruption

Latest update: Etihad resumed flights in Abu Dhabi after fog disruption

Abu Dhabi Airport disruptions

Etihad Airways has resumed flights to and from Abu Dhabi Airport, after major disruptions caused by un-forecast fog.

Royal Air Maroc launches world’s shortest international flight

shortest intercontinental passenger flight Royal Air Maroc launches world’s shortest international flight

Royal Air Maroc and H.M. Government of Gibraltar have announced launch services between the northern city of Tangier and Gibraltar on 29 March 2015.

Uniglobe brings 2015 EMA retreat to Uganda

Uniglobe brings 2015 EMA retreat to Uganda

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

The Uniglobe retreat for Sub Saharan African countries’ franchisees will from February 6-8 next year take place at the Lake Victoria Serena Resort outside Uganda’s capital city of Kampala.

Etihad Airways ups its stake in Virgin Australia to maximum limit

Etihad Airways ups its stake in Virgin Australia to maximum limit

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways lifted its stake in Virgin Australia to the maximum approved limit by Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB).

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.

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