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Avolon delivers Boeing aircraft to Virgin Atlantic and Flydubai

Avolon delivers Boeing aircraft to Virgin Atlantic and Flydubai

DUBLIN, Ireland - Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces the delivery of its one Boeing 787-9 aircraft to Virgin Atlantic.

Belarus and Pakistan sign several agreements

Belarus and Pakistan sign several agreements

By Agha Iqrar Haroon

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan and Belarus have signed a number of agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) for cooperation in various areas including science & technology, ...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts sees strong signings momentum

Starwood Hotels & Resorts sees strong signings momentum

NEW YORK, NY - In advance of the 37th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced it has achieved its ...

Birger Bäckman is rejoining the management of UFTAA

Birger Bäckman is rejoining the management of UFTAA

The UFTAA Board has called upon the former Secretary General Birger Bäckman to ad-interim rejoin the management of the organization in the capacity of Executive Administrator from May 15, ...

President of Belarus arrives in Pakistan

President of Belarus arrives in Pakistan

By Agha Iqrar Haroon

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, arrived at Nur Khan Airbase in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Thursday on two-day official visit.

Playa Resorts Management names new GM for Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Playa Resorts Management names new GM for Hyatt Ziva Cancun

FT LAUDERDALE, Florida & CANCUN, Mexico - Playa Resorts Management, the operational management component of Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V., today announced the appointment of a new General ...

Delta employees take delivery of new Airbus A330-300

Delta employees take delivery of new Airbus A330-300

ATLANTA, GA - Honorees of Delta Air Lines' Chairman's Club, the airline's most prestigious recognition for employees, today took delivery of a new Airbus A330-300 widebody aircraft from Airbus' ...

Seychelles confirms participation in UNWTO's 21st General Assembly in Colombia

Seychelles confirms participation in UNWTO's 21st General Assembly in Colombia

UNWTO's 21st General Assembly in Medelin in Colombia from September 12-17 - Seychelles confirms participation to Minister Sandra Taylor of Colombia

World energy leaders announce ambitious efforts to advance clean energy worldwide

World energy leaders announce ambitious efforts to advance clean energy worldwide

MERIDA, Mexico - At the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6), Mexico Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, U.S.

Avolon delivers new Airbus 320-200 to VivaAerobus

Avolon delivers new Airbus 320-200 to VivaAerobus

DUBLIN, Ireland - Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces the delivery of one new Airbus 320-200 aircraft to VivaAerobus.

Asia summer forecast: India drought, active typhoon season expected

Asia summer forecast: India drought, active typhoon season expected

A very active typhoon season, combined with drought in much of India, could have a significant impact on lives and property for more than a billion people in Asia during the summer of 2015.

UNWTO: International convention on tourism ethics

UNWTO: International convention on tourism ethics

The transformation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention was the main focus of the 15th meeting of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (Rovinj, Croatia, May ...

Malaysia Airlines: Sacrificing Europe and the Kangaroo Route?

Malaysia Airlines: Sacrificing Europe and the Kangaroo Route?

By Luc Citrinot

BANGKOK, Thailand - The severe restructuring of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) which aims to create a totally new entity “like a start-up,” to quote MAS CEO Christoph Mueller to Reuters, will have ...

Global Wellness Day - a Turkish Initiative

Global Wellness Day - a Turkish Initiative

Six Senses Spas are proud to announce its support of the Global Wellness Day, an initiative introduced in 2012 by Turkey.

Travel Law: Automatic monthly renewal billing – responsible business practice?

Travel Law: Automatic monthly renewal billing – responsible business practice?

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

This week we take a look at a potentially deceptive and misleading billing practice which may be used by retailers generally, and by travel sellers in particular.

Etihad and impact on US economy: Data is surprising

Etihad and impact on US economy: Data is surprising

“Open Skies is good for competition and good for the consumer, but most of all, today’s report shows it is also good for the American economy,” said Mr.

World hunger falls to under 800 million, eradication is next goal

World hunger falls to under 800 million, eradication is next goal

ROME, Italy - The number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million – 216 million fewer than in 1990-92 – or around one person out of every nine, according to the latest edition ...

South African Airways expands West Africa network, connects Washington, DC & Accra, Ghana

South African Airways expands West Africa network, connects Washington, DC & Accra, Ghana

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, will launch new nonstop service between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra's Kotoka ...

Hertz names new executives to take care of customers

Hertz names new executives to take care of customers

ESTERO, Florida - The Hertz Corporation today announced that a new Vice President, Customer Experience, and Vice President, Customer Care and Contact Centers have been appointed.

UNWTO Conference to address quality in Mediterranean tourism

UNWTO Conference to address quality in Mediterranean tourism

The ability to offer a high-quality experience is a crucial element for tourism competitiveness in Mediterranean destinations.

Etihad Airways supports 23,400 US jobs, contributes $2.9 billion to US economy

Etihad Airways supports 23,400 US jobs, contributes $2.9 billion to US economy

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will contribute US$2.9 billion to the US economy and support 23,400 American jobs this year, according to new research by the ...

Hawaiian Airlines drops Sendai flights

Hawaiian Airlines drops Sendai flights

Filling only about one-third of the seats on its flights to Sendai, Japan, Hawaiian Airlines has announced it will stop flying to this city in September of this year.

Largest and most innovative 'Fun Ship' set to debut in Europe in May 2016

Largest and most innovative 'Fun Ship' set to debut in Europe in May 2016

MIAMI, FL - Embodying Carnival Cruise Line's motto of Fun For All, All For Fun, the new Carnival Vista will offer family members of all ages the ultimate vacation experience, debuting a variety of ...

Unique insight into millennial travelers

Unique insight into millennial travelers

The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation has launched the fourth report in its Millennial Traveler series: Festivals and the Millennial Traveler.

Minister McNeill to chair 100th session of UNWTO in Croatia

Minister McNeill to chair 100th session of UNWTO in Croatia

KINGSTON, Jamaica – History will be created when Jamaica, represented by Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Dr Wykeham McNeill, chairs the 100th session of the United Nations World Tourism ...

Turkish Airlines’ Africa network now encompasses 44 destinations

Turkish Airlines’ Africa network now encompasses 44 destinations

Turkish Airlines’ Africa network now encompasses 44 destinations with the addition of Bamako, Mali; the 28th country in Africa and one of 110 nations served across the globe.

Tornado and flooding destroy vacation home – 12 tourists missing

Tornado and flooding destroy vacation home – 12 tourists missing

CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico - After a tornado touched down and wreaked havoc on the border of Texas and Mexico today after daybreak, 12 tourists were reported missing, believed to be 2 families sharing a ...

Sizzling luxury travel outlook: Affluent Chinese and weak euro

Sizzling luxury travel outlook: Affluent Chinese and weak euro

Last week Asia Briefing reported how the billionaire boss of Chinese conglomerate Tiens had brought 6,400 employees to the south of France on holiday.

North American energy ministers establish continental climate change and energy collaboration

North American energy ministers establish continental climate change and energy collaboration

MÉRIDA, Mexico - The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources; Ernest J.

Qatar Airways to showcase five of its aircraft at Paris Air Show

Qatar Airways to showcase five of its aircraft at Paris Air Show

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Airways is preparing to showcase the newest and best of its fleet with a display of five aircraft at the 2015 Paris Air Show, which takes place next month at Le Bourget in ...

Swiss-Belhotels opening office in Europe

Swiss-Belhotels opening office in Europe

Global hospitality management chain, Swiss-Belhotel International, has taken another step in its expansion worldwide with the opening of a regional office for Europe in Athens.

Mercure: “The Six Friends Theory” international casting

Mercure: “The Six Friends Theory” international casting

In January this year, Mercure introduced a world-wide digital campaign, “The Six Friends Theory,” based on the principle that each of us is related to everyone else in the world via six steps ...

Bombardier to show much delayed CSeries jets at Paris Air Show

Bombardier to show much delayed CSeries jets at Paris Air Show

They say that when one bus that you have been waiting for arrives it is followed by another. This might be the situation with Bombardier’s much delayed CSeries single aisle mid-range jet.

OAG: Era of airline alliances is over

OAG: Era of airline alliances is over

Airlines which are focused purely on traditional alliance models may have taken their eye off the ball as rapid changes take place, according to OAG, which claims to be the market leader in ...

Too much whine - too little service: US airlines protectionism

Open Sky Agreements: A reminder by the ICTP president on US and EU aviation deregulation Too much whine - too little service: US airlines protectionism

By Professor Geoffrey Lipman, President, ICTP

The ongoing war between United Airlines, Delta, American Airlines, KLM and Air France against Etihad Airways, Emirates and Qatar Airlines on government airline subsidies is breaking aviation, ...

Chinese provinces and Italian regions to boost tourism cooperation

Chinese provinces and Italian regions to boost tourism cooperation

MILAN, Italy - Tourism exchange and cooperation was at the center of a memorandum signed between Chinese provinces and Italian regions on Friday at the China Pavilion of Expo Milano 2015.

Space station module relocation makes way for commercial crew spacecraft

Space station module relocation makes way for commercial crew spacecraft

WASHINGTON, DC - The International Space Station Program will take the next step in expanding a robust commercial market in low-Earth orbit when work continues Wednesday, May 27, to prepare the ...

Azul Brazilian Airlines partners with Fort Lauderdale Strikers

Azul Brazilian Airlines partners with Fort Lauderdale Strikers

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Azul, Brazil's largest airline by number of cities served, announced a partnership today with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, South Florida's only professional soccer team, ...

IATA: Latest assessment of premium and economy travel

IATA: Latest assessment of premium and economy travel

IATA released its latest assessment of premium and economy travel in March.

Key points:

Expedia announces eLong transaction

Expedia announces eLong transaction

Expedia, Inc. today announced that Expedia has sold its 62.4% majority stake in eLong, Inc.

Luxembourg ambassador meets travel agents in Mumbai

Luxembourg ambassador meets travel agents in Mumbai

A presentation was made by the Ambassador from Luxembourg, exclusively for the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) team seeking cooperation from TAAI members to promote Luxembourg as a ...

Just released: The original report on flaws discovered at United, Delta and American Airlines

Just released: The original report on flaws discovered at United, Delta and American Airlines

A battle between Gulf-based Etihad Airways, Emirates and Qatar Airways has United, Delta and American Airlines on edge.

Air Lease Corporation and Sichuan Airlines announce delivery of operator’s 100th plane

Air Lease Corporation and Sichuan Airlines announce delivery of operator’s 100th plane

LOS ANGELES, CA - Today Air Lease Corporation announced the delivery of one new Airbus A321-200 on long term lease to Sichuan Airlines (China), marking the operator’s 100th airplane in their ...

Etihad Airways told United, Delta, American Airlines: Fundamental flaws in your reports

NEW EXPERT STUDY DEMONSTRATES SUCCESS OF OPEN SKIES Etihad Airways told United, Delta, American Airlines: Fundamental flaws in your reports

The fight is intensifying between Gulf-based airlines Etihad, Emirates and Qatar against the “Big Three US” airline companies Delta Air Lines (DL), American Airlines (AA) and United Airlines ...

Marriott names new Caribbean and Latin America leader

Marriott names new Caribbean and Latin America leader

BETHESDA, Maryland - With plans to expand to 100 hotels this year and add another 50 across nine new countries by 2017, Marriott International, Inc.

A strong regional integration system: Air and land connectivity & travel facilitation

Seychelles Tourism Minister addresses UNWTO Haiti Conference A strong regional integration system: Air and land connectivity & travel facilitation

Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles, who is in Port-au-Prince in Haiti for the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) on the question of Multidestination Opportunities for Regional ...

Cunard to live stream 175th anniversary events in Liverpool

Cunard to live stream 175th anniversary events in Liverpool

SOUTHAMPTON, England - Cunard's three Queens, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, will gather in the company's 'spiritual home' of Liverpool to mark its 175th anniversary on Monday, ...

Delta Air Lines files for new Brazil route

Delta Air Lines files for new Brazil route

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Delta Air Lines has filed for regulatory approval to offer new non-stop flights between Orlando, Florida, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, beginning Dec. 19, 2015.

Seychelles makes its mark at Indaba trade fair in South Africa

Seychelles makes its mark at Indaba trade fair in South Africa

The Seychelles Tourism Board has won the best stand award at Indaba, South Africa’s biggest trade fair held from May 9-11.

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