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Business travelers embracing self-service technology and personalized travel options

Business travelers embracing self-service technology and personalized travel options

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Mobile technology continues to make it easier for travelers to manage their own travel while in-transit and the majority of global business travelers are embracing this trend, ...

IFALPA strongly condemns terrorist attacks at Istanbul International Airport

IFALPA strongly condemns terrorist attacks at Istanbul International Airport

MONTREAL, Canada - The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) strongly condemns the terrorist attacks at Istanbul international airport, which follow the attacks at ...

Acclaimed film makers announced as Just a Drop ambassadors

Acclaimed film makers announced as Just a Drop ambassadors

LONDON, England - Just a Drop, the water development charity, which strives to provide clean water in areas of need, has announced that acclaimed wildlife film makers, the BBC’s Patrick Morris ...

Air Astana launches new Almaty-Tehran service

Air Astana launches new Almaty-Tehran service

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Air Astana, the award winning carrier from Kazakhstan, launches a new non-stop flight from Almaty to Tehran, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran, today.

New York Taxi Workers Alliance against Uber

TRAVEL LAW New York Taxi Workers Alliance against Uber

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In this week’s article we examine the complaint in New York Taxi Workers Alliance v.

Seychelles President Michel sends message of condolence to Turkey following terrorist attack on Istanbul airport

Seychelles President Michel sends message of condolence to Turkey following terrorist attack on Istanbul airport

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

More than 40 people have been killed and over 140 others injured in a terrorist attack in Istanbul, Republic of Turkey at the Ataturk International Airport.

American Brexodus: UK hotel searches soar following Brexit vote

American Brexodus: UK hotel searches soar following Brexit vote

DALLAS, TX - The Brexit vote and subsequent drop in the value of the pound has sparked huge demand from American travelers looking to grab a vacation bargain across the pond, with hotel searches ...

IATA issues statement on AtatĂĽrk Airport terrorist attack

IATA issues statement on AtatĂĽrk Airport terrorist attack

GENEVA, Switzerland – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed outrage at last night’s attack at Atatürk Airport Istanbul, Turkey.

FAA allows flights between USA and Istanbul to resume

FAA allows flights between USA and Istanbul to resume

WASHINGTON, DC - The US Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday lifted an order issued earlier in the evening grounding flights between the United States and Istanbul's Ataturk Airport after a ...

World reacts to Istanbul Airport terror attack

World reacts to Istanbul Airport terror attack

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier condemns attacks on Ataturk airport in Istanbul, saying 'everything suggests that terrorists have once again hit the Turkish metropolis'

Dubai travelers dream of visiting Seychelles

Dubai travelers dream of visiting Seychelles

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Seychelles is still one of the dream destinations for travelers from Dubai, and there is a year-on-year increase of interest to visit the islands.

UNWTO strongly condemns attack at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport

UNWTO strongly condemns attack at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport

MADRID, Spain - On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO strongly condemns the attack perpetrated today at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport and expresses its heartfelt condolences to ...

Air Transport Research Society World Conference concludes in Rhodes

Air Transport Research Society World Conference concludes in Rhodes

RHODES, Greece - The Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) successfully concluded its 20th Anniversary World Conference in Rhodes, Greece.

New small ship cruise tour to Cuba launched

New small ship cruise tour to Cuba launched

BOSTON, MA - Alan E Lewis, chairman of Grand Circle Cruise Line, today announced that it will begin operating Cuba's Cultural Treasures: A Coastal Voyage, an 11-night, 89-passenger cruise tour ...

Qatar Airways hosts Bollywood stars and fans as they travel to 17th IIFA

Qatar Airways hosts Bollywood stars and fans as they travel to 17th IIFA

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways was proud to be the official airline partner of the 17th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) celebrations in Madrid this weekend, attracting leading celebrities ...

Marriott receives EU antitrust clearance to acquire Starwood

Marriott receives EU antitrust clearance to acquire Starwood

BETHESDA, MD and STAMFORD, CT - Marriott International, Inc and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide today announced they have received unconditional clearance from the European Union for ...

Qatar Airways to showcase the best of Qatar Executive at Farnborough Air Show 2016

Qatar Airways to showcase the best of Qatar Executive at Farnborough Air Show 2016

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways announces that it will be showcasing two luxurious aircraft from its Qatar Executive fleet at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, which takes ...

Queen Elizabeth awards young Seychellois at Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth awards young Seychellois at Buckingham Palace

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture, author: Sharon Uranie, SNA

Seychellois Angelique Pouponneau was among 60 young individuals from 45 Commonwealth nations who were presented with a medal by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

NASA TV to air Russian cargo ship movement at space station

NASA TV to air Russian cargo ship movement at space station

WASHINGTON, DC - A Russian cargo ship currently docked to the International Space Station will undock for a short test flight on Friday, July 1. NASA Television coverage will begin at 1:15 a.m. ...

Train travel: Journeys of ease and awe on terra firma

Train travel: Journeys of ease and awe on terra firma

Anita Mendiratta, CNN Task Group

Swift, smooth, rather silent, remarkably scenic. The benefits of train travel are right there in front of you.

Godmother announced for Crystal Mozart

Godmother announced for Crystal Mozart

LOS ANGELES, CA - Crystal River Cruises has announced Ms Elisabeth GĂĽrtler as the Godmother of its first river ship Crystal Mozart.

IATA on Brexit: Much uncertainty - financial and otherwise

The impact of 'Brexit' on UK Air Transport IATA on Brexit: Much uncertainty - financial and otherwise

MONTREAL, Canada - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released preliminary analysis of the financial and economic impact of the Brexit decision on the air transport industry.

Brexit: Statement of G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors

Brexit: Statement of G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors

WASHINGTON, DC – We, G7 Ministers and Governors, respect the intention expressed today by the people of the United Kingdom to exit from the European Union.

WTTC: What is next for travel and tourism after Britain leaves the EU?

WTTC: What is next for travel and tourism after Britain leaves the EU?

Following the referendum on 23 June, the people of the United Kingdom have voted to leave the European Union.

Air Serbia makes history as first New York service takes off

Air Serbia makes history as first New York service takes off

NEW YORK, NY - Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, made history this morning as it launched a five-per-week transatlantic service between Belgrade and New York.

GBTA: Most business travelers satisfied with trip experience

GBTA: Most business travelers satisfied with trip experience

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Most business travelers remain upbeat about work trips with 73 percent satisfied with their overall business trip experience over the past three months, compared to 71 percent in ...

Etihad Airways partners help launch Air Serbia's first transatlantic route

Etihad Airways partners help launch Air Serbia's first transatlantic route

BELGRADE, Serbia - Etihad Airways’ equity partner Air Serbia today launched flights to the United States, a milestone achieved with the support of, and in collaboration with, several of Etihad ...

Tenerife Tourism: British visitor arrivals up by over 20 percent

Tenerife Tourism: British visitor arrivals up by over 20 percent

TENERIFE, Spain - The latest figures from the Tenerife Tourism Corporation indicate that over 800,000 visitors from the UK travelled to Tenerife between January to May 2016, representing an ...

Another Uber text messaging class action

Travel Law Another Uber text messaging class action

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In this week’s article we examine the complaint in Johnson v.

Premier Traveler celebrates winning airlines with an eye on new developments

Premier Traveler celebrates winning airlines with an eye on new developments

Premier Traveler

NEW YORK, New York - Released this week, the June-July 2016 issue of Premier Traveler Worldwide Magazine includes a multi-page re-cap of the magazine’s Best of 2015 Awards, which were voted on ...

Shark census reaches first 100 reefs

Shark census reaches first 100 reefs

MIAMI, FL - Researchers attempting the world's largest-ever survey of shark populations have reached their first 100 reefs, collecting exciting footage along the way.

Etihad Airways sweeps top honors at Adam Smith Awards in London

Etihad Airways sweeps top honors at Adam Smith Awards in London

ABU DHABI, UAE – Following a string of recent awards for its funding activities and treasury practice, Etihad Airways swept top honors at the Treasury Today Adam Smith Awards in London.

Happiness Index: World’s happiest, best paid and most optimistic travel professionals

Happiness Index: World’s happiest, best paid and most optimistic travel professionals

LONDON, England – North Americans are the world’s happiest, most satisfied and motivated travel professionals, and enjoy the best work balance and remuneration among their global counterparts. ...

India travelers love Vegas

India travelers love Vegas

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

India expects to make use of the Las Vegas tag, What Happens Here Stays Here, as a marketing strategy to boost tourism to the popular LV area.

International partnership takes premium travel experience to new heights

International partnership takes premium travel experience to new heights

NEW YORK, NY - Two giants in the luxury travel industry have announced a partnership that will give discerning flyers access to an unprecedented array of services to enhance their complete travel ...

Airplanes make clouds brighter

Airplanes make clouds brighter

HATFIELD, England - Clouds may have a net warming or cooling effect on climate, depending on their thickness and altitude.

France Minister applauds partnership with Zambia

France Minister applauds partnership with Zambia

Zambia Tourism

Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Zambia’s Ambassador to France, His Excellency Humphrey Chibanda and staff at the Mission in Paris, on Monday, June 21, 2016, Dr.

Solar Impulse takes off from New York City

Solar Impulse takes off from New York City

NEW YORK CITY, NY - Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) took off early this morning from Kennedy Airport, New York, to attempt the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean and prove that an efficient energy future is ...

World Health Organization: Global stockpile of yellow fever vaccine running low

World Health Organization: Global stockpile of yellow fever vaccine running low

NEW YORK, NY - The global stockpile of the yellow fever vaccine may not be sufficient if simultaneous outbreaks hit the densely populated areas not covered by emergency responses, the United ...

Tourisme Montréal signs MoU with Lyon Tourist Office and Convention Bureau

Tourisme Montréal signs MoU with Lyon Tourist Office and Convention Bureau

MONTRÉAL, Canada - Just as Air Canada's first year-round direct flight from Montréal to Lyon is being inaugurated, Tourisme Montréal is announcing that, this morning in Lyon, it has signed a ...

Fiji Airways launches new nonstop service from San Francisco to Fiji

Fiji Airways launches new nonstop service from San Francisco to Fiji

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Fiji Airways’ new A330 aircraft landed at SFO yesterday afternoon and took off for the first time late last night, marking the start of the airline’s new seasonal non-stop ...

Russian athletes banned from Rio Olympics over state-sponsored doping

Russian athletes banned from Rio Olympics over state-sponsored doping

VIENNA, Austria - The world athletics governing body has upheld a ban on Russian athletes imposed in the wake of a state-sponsored doping scandal.

EU airlines black list: Who's on and who's off in Africa?

EU airlines black list: Who's on and who's off in Africa?

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

The latest update of the much-feared EU blacklist for airlines and even entire countries was published yesterday, and at least in two African countries this was cause for celebration.

India takes on Korean food

India takes on Korean food

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - In a unique initiative, the Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Catering and Food Technology in New Delhi, India, is holding a seven-week Korean Culinary Camp from June 20 to July 31, ...

EgyptAir flight MS804: Cockpit recorder found

EgyptAir flight MS804: Cockpit recorder found

It was reported yesterday that wreckage from the EgyptAir flight MS804 had been found in the Mediterranean Sea, and the black box has been recovered.

Air Canada adds new routes to San Juan

Air Canada adds new routes to San Juan

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), Ingrid I Rivera Rocafort, and Alex Pittman, Director of Sales for Latin America & the Caribbean at Air ...

Key corporate travel trends to watch

Key corporate travel trends to watch

CHICAGO, IL - On-demand traveler tracking, continuous sourcing activities in lieu of an annual sourcing cycle and increased use of travel apps are among key corporate travel trends to watch, ...

Etihad Airways and Avianca Brazil announce codeshare partnership

Etihad Airways and Avianca Brazil announce codeshare partnership

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Avianca Brazil, one of the leading airlines in Latin America, announced a codeshare ...

Iran reaches agreement with Boeing to acquire over 100 jets

Iran reaches agreement with Boeing to acquire over 100 jets

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran said it had reached an agreement with Boeing Co for the supply of jetliners, reopening the country's skies to new US aircraft for the first time in decades under an ...

Singapore Airlines to expand US operations

SIA to launch nonstop San Francisco flights, second daily Los Angeles service Singapore Airlines to expand US operations

NEW YORK, NY - Singapore Airlines (SIA) is to launch non-stop flights from San Francisco to Singapore and will add a second daily service from Los Angeles in an expansion of its US operations.

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