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American Express Global Business Travel acquires KDS

GBT acquires global provider of integrated travel SaaS technology American Express Global Business Travel acquires KDS

NEW YORK, NY & PARIS, France - American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire KDS, a global provider of integrated travel technology.

Millions face health risk as water pollution rises across three continents

Millions face health risk as water pollution rises across three continents

GENEVA, Switzerland – Water pollution has risen across three continents, placing hundreds of millions of people at risk of contracting life-threatening diseases like cholera and typhoid, United ...

Fall travel trends: London and Maui secure top international and US positions

Fall travel trends: London and Maui secure top international and US positions

PLYMOUTH, MN - There is new, concrete data indicating that American travelers are indeed using the "Brexit Benefit" to their advantage, according to Travel Leaders Group.

JetBlue launches new Aruba flights

JetBlue launches new Aruba flights

NEW YORK, NY - JetBlue today announced it is launching service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA).

Jamaica's Tourism Minister travels to Canada to meet with key stakeholders

Jamaica's Tourism Minister travels to Canada to meet with key stakeholders

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica's Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett leaves the island today for Canada, where he will meet with key tourism partners, and participate in a series of crucial ...

Korean Air supports local communities around the world

Korean Air supports local communities around the world

HONG KONG – Korean Air employees worked alongside 50 local residents of Bicol Region, Philippines, for seven days from 21 to 27 August, to provide aid to the local community.

.travel website better than ever

.travel website better than ever

.travel

Since the relaunch of its website just two months ago, the .travel Registry has continued to add significant support for its registrars and registrants.

Paramount Business Jets assists The Sato Project in arranging travel for rescued dogs

Paramount Business Jets assists The Sato Project in arranging travel for rescued dogs

LEESBURG, VA - Thirty-four stray dogs, rescued from one of Puerto Rico's most impoverished regions, will be granted new leases on life this weekend thanks to extensive coordination between The ...

Commercial flights between US and Cuba to relaunch on August 31

Commercial flights between US and Cuba to relaunch on August 31

NEW YORK, NY - The US carrier, JetBlue Airways, is scheduled to make the first regular commercial flight between the United States and Cuba next week, after more than half a century.

Princess Cruises debuts first original cast recording from a cruise line

Princess Cruises debuts first original cast recording from a cruise line

SANTA CLARITA, CA - Princess Cruises and DMI Soundtracks today announced the 14-track musical companion to the line's celebrated show, "Magic To Do," from the Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning ...

Seychelles President sends condolences after deadly Italy quake

Seychelles President sends condolences after deadly Italy quake

The President of Seychelles has expressed his condolences after a devastating earthquake struck a mountainous area of central Italy on Wednesday.

Etihad eyes capacity increase to the Big Apple

Etihad eyes capacity increase to the Big Apple

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Etihad Airways, the national airline of Abu Dhabi, will follow suit in upping capacity to New York as done by other Gulf carriers, and from June 2017 switch their second daily flight from a Boeing ...

Emirates, Cathay, Qatar Qantas: The worst in air passenger fee abuse

Etihad Airways : Most ethical when traveling with a second suitcase Emirates, Cathay, Qatar Qantas: The worst in air passenger fee abuse

Excess baggage fees, an all familiar situation for many airline passenger. Frequent travelers often ask if some airlines are simply in the business to scare away clients.

UNWTO chief Taleb Rifai: No country is safe

Tourism industry response to terrorism: Keep traveling ! UNWTO chief Taleb Rifai: No country is safe

Elena G. Sevillano , Madrid

Taleb Rifai, secretary-general of the World Tourism Organization, was interviewed by Elena Sevillano, a journalist based in Madrid, home of UNWTO.

Tourist injured at Magic Mountain Ski Area in Vermont while participating in aerial adventure

Travel Law Tourist injured at Magic Mountain Ski Area in Vermont while participating in aerial adventure

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In this week’s article we examine and discuss a recent case, Littlejohn v. Timberquest Park At Magic, Inc., 116 F. Supp 3d 422 (D.Vt.

Chengdu fuels aviation growth with World Routes

Chengdu fuels aviation growth with World Routes

MANCHESTER, England - One of the rising stars of the Chinese economy, the emerging city of Chengdu, will move closer towards its ambition of becoming the main transport hub for western China when ...

Paul Gauguin debuts 2017 Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji & The South Pacific cruises

Paul Gauguin debuts 2017 Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji & The South Pacific cruises

BELLEVUE, WA - Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, debuts its 2017 Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji & ...

NASA flies to Africa to study climate effects of smoke on clouds

NASA flies to Africa to study climate effects of smoke on clouds

WASHINGTON, DC - NASA scientists and two research aircrafts are on their way to a unique natural laboratory off the Atlantic coast of southwest Africa to study a major unknown in future climate ...

Flydubai participates in Dubai Tourism’s first-ever East Africa roadshow

Flydubai participates in Dubai Tourism’s first-ever East Africa roadshow

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai-based airline flydubai is participating in Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing’s (Dubai Tourism) first-ever East Africa roadshow joining 14 ...

Analysts: No Southwest Effect for travel to the United States

Analysts: No Southwest Effect for travel to the United States

DALLAS, TX - FareCompare has released a second set of findings based on a comprehensive analysis of the Southwest Effect in new international routes.

Qatar Airways named Sydney Swans' official international airline partner

Qatar Airways named Sydney Swans' official international airline partner

SYDNEY, Australia – Qatar Airways has marked its first foray into the Australian Football League (AFL) with a three-year sponsorship of the Sydney Swans, signing with the team until the end of ...

Philippines' Tourism roadshow focuses on Indian travelers

Philippines' Tourism roadshow focuses on Indian travelers

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Tourism (DOT), Philippines successfully conducted a series of roadshows from August 8 to 11, 2016, covering the four cities of Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru ...

Action Hotels: 29% increase in number of hotel rooms

Action Hotels: 29% increase in number of hotel rooms

Action Hotels, a developer and asset manager of branded three- and four-star hotels in the Middle East and Australia, is pleased to report that without raising any further equity, it has ...

What are the real needs of the top-end traveler?

Top five criteria of luxury traveler What are the real needs of the top-end traveler?

Lobster Experience

OFFENBACH, Germany – Astrid Oberhummer has been working in the luxury travel segment for over 25 years.

AT&T to offer roaming services to US tourists in Cuba

AT&T to offer roaming services to US tourists in Cuba

DALLAS, TX - US wireless carrier AT&T Inc said it had signed a deal with Cuba’s state-owned telecoms provider to offer direct roaming services to its customers visiting Cuba.

WTTC Report: Travel & Tourism still expected to grow despite challenges

World tourism fights against terrorism and Brexit WTTC Report: Travel & Tourism still expected to grow despite challenges

WTTC

The update of the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC’s) Economic Impact Reports 2016 shows that, despite the many challenges Travel & Tourism has faced in the first six months of ...

Sports tourism ticket fraud : European Olympic Chief in Rio maximum security prison

Sports tourism ticket fraud : European Olympic Chief in Rio maximum security prison

Sports tourists that had attended the opening ceremony for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro may have paid up to $8,000 for a ticket that should have cost $1,400. It was a scam.

Nepal brings accessible tourism to World Tourism Day 2016

Nepal brings accessible tourism to World Tourism Day 2016

Ever since its inception, World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27 to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political, ...

Starwood continues asset-light strategy, sells Hotel Goldener Hirsch, Salzburg

Starwood continues asset-light strategy, sells Hotel Goldener Hirsch, Salzburg

STAMFORD, CT - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced that it has closed on the sale of Hotel Goldener Hirsch, A Luxury Collection Hotel in Salzburg, Austria to companies of ...

TICAD VI expected to bring windfall to Kenya tourism

Tokyo International Conference on African Development TICAD VI expected to bring windfall to Kenya tourism

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

35 Heads of State and Government and as many as 10,000 participants which includes 4,000 from Japan and 6,000 from across Africa, are expected to stream into the Kenyan capital of Nairobi over the ...

Southwest Airlines to fly nonstop from Los Angeles to Cancun, Los Cabos, and Puerto Vallarta

Southwest Airlines to fly nonstop from Los Angeles to Cancun, Los Cabos, and Puerto Vallarta

DALLAS, TX - Southwest Airlines today announced new international service between Los Angeles (LAX) and three airports in Mexico's coastal resort regions: Cancun (CUN), San Jose del Cabo/Los ...

Seychelles in demand as UAE residents gear up for Eid

Seychelles in demand as UAE residents gear up for Eid

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Agencies confirmed that they have been swamped with booking requests, with airline tickets to nearby destinations, as well as hotel rooms, selling very fast as residents anticipate a 5-day break ...

Cebu Pacific: One million loyalty points, but no free lifetime tickets for Baby Haven

Cebu Pacific: One million loyalty points, but no free lifetime tickets for Baby Haven

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Philippines' low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific is giving a baby born on a Dubai-Manila flight 1 million “GetGo” points to mark its first on-board birth — but not ...

Why you should always book a cruise on Thursdays

Why you should always book a cruise on Thursdays

HANNOVER, Germany - You might want to consider what day of the week to search for cruises, says CruiseWatch.com, a search engine for cruise price drop.

JetBlue and Tata Consultancy Services expand strategic relationship

JetBlue and Tata Consultancy Services expand strategic relationship

NEW YORK, NY and MUMBAI, India - Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and JetBlue are ramping up their relationship to ...

Avoiding dangerous vacations

Travel Law Avoiding dangerous vacations

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

Planning a vacation?

Boeing and Nok Air partner for humanitarian aid flight

Boeing and Nok Air partner for humanitarian aid flight

SEATTLE, WA - Boeing and Nok Air partnered today to launch a special humanitarian aid mission to Thailand.

CALC announces appointment of new SVP – Sales & Marketing

CALC announces appointment of new SVP – Sales & Marketing

HONG KONG - China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited, the largest independent operating aircraft lessor in China, today announced the appointment of Russell Hubbard as SVP – Sales & ...

World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 announces finalists

World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 announces finalists

Responsible Travel has today announced the 13 finalists in the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM London sponsored by Belize, with a strong focus on innovation reasserting the Awards’ ...

USA Number one in inbound, China number one in outbound tourism

USA Number one in inbound, China number one in outbound tourism

Inbound tourism can be thought of as a tourism receipt. Inbound tourism expenditures are the expenditures of foreigners visiting a specific country.

Iran lifts Turkey tourism ban

Iran lifts Turkey tourism ban

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said the country has lifted the ban on tourism visits to Turkey after Ankara vowed to ensure the security of Iranian travelers.

World Travel and Tourism Council issues statement on Thailand attacks

World Travel and Tourism Council issues statement on Thailand attacks

WTTC

Thailand is a thriving tourism economy with high dependence on Travel & Tourism income.

Uber faces serious setbacks and challenges

Travel law Uber faces serious setbacks and challenges

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In this week’s article, we examine recent setbacks and challenges facing Uber Technologies, Inc. which may slow down its aggressive efforts to dominate ride-hailing markets worldwide.

UN: Do not ‘demonize’ refugees

UN: Do not ‘demonize’ refugees

GENEVA, Switzerland - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has warned against demonizing refugees, underlining the importance of applying law to all.

United Airlines and technicians agree to finalize joint union contract

United Airlines and technicians agree to finalize joint union contract

CHICAGO, Illinois – "Upon ratification, this will be the first time in almost a decade that all United work groups will have labor contracts in place," said United airlines president and CEO, ...

Sichuan Airlines launches Chengdu to Prague service

Sichuan Airlines launches Chengdu to Prague service

CHENGDU, China - Sichuan Airlines will officially launch a direct scheduled flight from Chengdu to Prague on August 12. The flight schedule is one flight on every Tuesday and Friday.

UNWTO condemns the attacks in Thailand

UNWTO condemns the attacks in Thailand

MADRID, Spain - UNWTO strongly condemns the attacks perpetrated in Thailand.

Brussels Airlines confirms Mumbai flights

Brussels Airlines confirms Mumbai flights

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

When earlier this year Jet Airways left Brussels International Airport and shifted its operations to Amsterdam, two major connections were lost for travelers from Belgium and connecting passengers ...

EVA Air collaborates with Magic of Thailand for Thai Festival in UK

EVA Air collaborates with Magic of Thailand for Thai Festival in UK

TAIPEI, Taiwan - EVA Air recently exhibited at Magic of Thailand’s ‘Thai Festival’ in Cambridge and Bournemouth, giving away a complimentary Elite Class return flight ticket to Bangkok to ...

5 must-have travel apps to make your vacation delightful

5 must-have travel apps to make your vacation delightful

Travel, they say is one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.

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