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Hilton guests choose rooms and check in with new app

Hilton guests choose rooms and check in with new app

Hilton Worldwide's digital check-in and room selection technology is now live across more than 4,100 hotels spanning 11 brands worldwide, including 53 hotels in Middle East and Africa region.

Boeing, Malaysia Airlines celebrate 100th 737 delivery

Boeing, Malaysia Airlines celebrate 100th 737 delivery

SEATTLE, WA - Boeing and Malaysia Airlines celebrated the carrier's 100th 737 direct delivery today. The airplane, a Next-Generation 737-800, is scheduled to arrive in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ...

Fair Trade Tourism to sponsor International Institute for Peace Through Tourism World Symposium

Honoring the legacies of Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. Fair Trade Tourism to sponsor International Institute for Peace Through Tourism World Symposium

STOWE, Vermont, USA - IIPT Founder and President, Louis D’Amore announced today that Fair Trade Tourism will be a sponsor of the IIPT World Symposium: Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful ...

Travelport enhances visual hotel content in travel commerce platform

Travelport enhances visual hotel content in travel commerce platform

LANGLEY, UK – Travelport, a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry, has today announced a ...

Titan accepts delivery of Africa's first S-76D helicopter

Titan accepts delivery of Africa's first S-76D helicopter

WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp announced today that Titan Helicopter Group (THG) has accepted delivery of the first S-76D™ helicopter that will operate in Africa.

Hawaiian Airlines and Airbus seal deal for six A330-800neo aircraft

Hawaiian Airlines and Airbus seal deal for six A330-800neo aircraft

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaiian Airlines today announced a definitive purchase agreement with Airbus, finalizing the Memorandum of Understanding announced earlier this year to acquire six new ...

Sino-US Youth Elite Project "Access China" successfully launched

Sino-US Youth Elite Project "Access China" successfully launched

WASHINGTON, DC - The launching ceremony of "Access China", Perfect World's Sino-US Youth Elite Project, was officially held at the United States Capitol building in Washington, DC.

Senate panel: US Iran policy not blocking Tehran's path to the bomb

Senate panel: US Iran policy not blocking Tehran's path to the bomb

WASHINGTON, DC - A number of leading Senators and national security experts criticized US policy on Iran as dangerously accommodating and having failed to stop Tehran's nuclear weapons program and ...

Tourists traveling internationally to reach over 1 billion by year’s end

Tourists traveling internationally to reach over 1 billion by year’s end

Between January and October 2014, the volume of international tourists (overnight visitors) reached 978 million, 45 million more than in the same period of 2013.

EVA Air launches Taipei-Houston flight

EVA Air launches Taipei-Houston flight

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan’s leading independent airline, EVA Air, is introducing non-stop flights between Taipei and Houston.

Pilots and skin cancer: A true danger?

Pilots and skin cancer: A true danger?

Scientists at the University of California measured levels of UV radiation in the cockpits of planes during flight and compared them to those observed in sunbeds.

IATA: Assessment on premium and economy travel in October

IATA: Assessment on premium and economy travel in October

IATA released an assessment of premium and economy travel in October.

Global Traveler hosts gala reception for award winners

Global Traveler hosts gala reception for award winners

YARDLEY, Pennsylvania - Global Traveler hosted its 11th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards reception Monday, December 15, at The Peninsula Beverly Hills.

Nor1 and Accor announce new worldwide partnership

Nor1 and Accor announce new worldwide partnership

SANTA CLARA, California – Nor1 and Accor announced a partnership to deploy Nor1’s eStandby upselling product across the Accor portfolio of upscale and luxury hotels to help its properties ...

Enterprise terminates Europcar's license

Enterprise terminates Europcar's license

ST LOUIS, MO - Enterprise Holdings today announced it has terminated the Master License Agreement that Europcar held to operate the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands in many ...

Ritz-Carlton shines bright across global culinary scene

Ritz-Carlton shines bright across global culinary scene

CHEVY CHASE, MD - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC earned 13 coveted Michelin Stars for 2015, across eight restaurants in six hotels within Asia and Europe, reaffirming the luxury hotel ...

What countries have the best public WiFi?

What countries have the best public WiFi?

The number of public hotspots in the world is growing very fast and it is extremely useful for business and leisure travellers, as they do not have to pay for international mobile data.

“Best Price” or “Lowest Price” guarantees: What do these words really mean?

Travel Law “Best Price” or “Lowest Price” guarantees: What do these words really mean?

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

This week we will examine the relationship between some “major U.S.

Amsterdam RAI Insights: How events will have changed by 2017

Amsterdam RAI Insights: How events will have changed by 2017

By 2017, events will have changed as people’s needs and the way they connect change. An event is about more than bringing people together at a specific time in a given physical place.

Fiji Airways flies from Los Angeles to Wellington

Fiji Airways flies from Los Angeles to Wellington

NADI, Fiji – Beginning on June 25, 2015, travelers will have the option to purchase round-trip flights from Los Angeles to Wellington, New Zealand with Fiji Airways.

 2015 top travel hot spots and most affordable destinations revealed

2015 top travel hot spots and most affordable destinations revealed

NORWALK, CT - As the New Year rolls around, priceline.com's latest data reveals that the majority of travelers will be heading to warm-weathered cities, which dominated its annual list of top 2015 ...

Top 2015 cruise trends named

Top 2015 cruise trends named

EWING, NJ - The list of the top cruise trends to expect in the upcoming year has been released.

EgyptAir signs agreement with Sabre

EgyptAir signs agreement with Sabre

SOUTHLAKE, TX - Africa's largest carrier, EgyptAir, has signed an agreement with global technology company Sabre to help develop and implement a transformation program for EgyptAir Airlines and ...

UNWTO and UNESCO to organize first World Conference on Tourism and Culture

UNWTO and UNESCO to organize first World Conference on Tourism and Culture

The First World Conference on Tourism and Culture will bring together, for the first time, Ministers of Tourism and Ministers of Culture from around the world, experts and stakeholders from both ...

Avianca Brasil joins UATP network as a merchant

Avianca Brasil joins UATP network as a merchant

WASHINGTON, DC - UATP announced today the addition of Avianca Brasil as a Merchant airline. Effective immediately, Avianca Brasil accepts all UATP accounts as a form of payment.

Ebola: UN forum urges debt relief for hard-hit countries

Ebola: UN forum urges debt relief for hard-hit countries

NEW YORK, NY - The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) today recommended that creditors should seriously consider debt cancellation for the countries worst-hit by the Ebola ...

Virgin Hotels introduces "The Know"

Virgin Hotels introduces "The Know"

CHICAGO, IL - Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, announces the launch of The Know a hotel preference program.

Virgin America announces codeshare deal with China Eastern

Virgin America announces codeshare deal with China Eastern

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Virgin America and China Eastern today announce a codeshare agreement to offer seamless booking and travel from Shanghai, China to multiple destinations across the United ...

Reunion Island at “AT Reisen Erlebnistag” event in Leipzig

Reunion Island at “AT Reisen Erlebnistag” event in Leipzig

German tour operator, AT Reisen Erlebnistag, organized a show in Germany in the region of Saxony, providing an opportunity for Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) to showcase its presence to destination ...

Air France to fly Airbus A380 from Paris to Miami

Air France to fly Airbus A380 from Paris to Miami

Air France has confirmed it will offer up to seven flights a week to Miami from Paris-Charles de Gaulle for the winter season, until March 28th, with flights operated by an Airbus A380.

IATA: Airfare costs to follow faling oil prices

IATA: Airfare costs to follow faling oil prices

The International Air Transport Association has announced an outlook for improved industry profitability in its Economic Performance of the Air Transport Industry report.

AirAsia X places firm order for 55 A330neo

AirAsia X places firm order for 55 A330neo

AirAsia X, the long haul affiliate of Asia’s largest low cost airline, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 55 A330neo aircraft.

OAG forecasts the issues to shape air travel in 2015

OAG forecasts the issues to shape air travel in 2015

LUTON, UK - OAG, the market leader in aviation intelligence, is today announcing the key findings of its Trends Report ‘What is shaping air travel in 2015?’, following an analysis of global ...

United Airlines increases service to China

United Airlines increases service to China

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - United Airlines today announced it will operate additional flights to Shanghai and Chengdu, China, from the airline's premier trans-Pacific gateway hub in San Francisco during ...

EVA Air to launch Houston flights in June 2015

EVA Air to launch Houston flights in June 2015

HOUSTON, TX - EVA Air will initiate non-stop flights between Taipei and Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) on June 19, 2015.

The global luxury hotels market to 2018

The global luxury hotels market to 2018

The global luxury hotels market's performance has recovered from the slowdown recorded at the beginning of the historic period (2009-2013) due to the financial crisis and recession.

Sir Richard Branson shelves Virgin Oceanic tourist submarine project

Sir Richard Branson shelves Virgin Oceanic tourist submarine project

LONDON, England - It is one of the world’s last frontiers and has seen fewer human visitors than the moon. And that – for the time being at least – is how it shall stay.

PATA Micronesia holds tri-annual chapter meeting in Guam

PATA Micronesia holds tri-annual chapter meeting in Guam

TUMON, Guam - From across the Micronesia region, members of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Micronesia Chapter gathered for the organization’s tri-annual chapter meeting held in Guam ...

National Press Club dismayed over reported arrests of Turkish journalists

National Press Club dismayed over reported arrests of Turkish journalists

WASHINGTON, DC - The National Press Club president expressed concern over reports that Turkish authorities have arrested a couple of dozen people in what appears to be a crackdown on media outlets ...

Brand USA’s renewal touted as "triumph for America's economy”

Brand USA’s renewal touted as "triumph for America's economy”

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Members of the United States travel and tourism community praised US Congress for passing a spending bill that renews Brand USA, America's public-private travel promotion partnership.

Most valuable nation brands revealed

Most valuable nation brands revealed

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Brand USA has come on top as the world’s most valuable nation brand with a $19.3 trillion brand value, according to Brand Finance, a brand valuation and strategy consultancy.

Social, economical, safe, green alternative to bus, rail and short air transportation

A global car-pooling initiative Social, economical, safe, green alternative to bus, rail and short air transportation

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

Online carpooling-marketplace Tripda, which connects people who need rides with drivers who have empty car seats on long trips, has launched in India.

China in the cross hairs again over blood ivory

China in the cross hairs again over blood ivory

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

The hunger and greed for ivory trinkets among China’s nouvelle riche continues unabated in spite of efforts by conservationists and prominent Chinese individuals campaigning against it.

Reunion Island Tourism meets 160 international ambassadors

Reunion Island Tourism meets 160 international ambassadors

On Monday, December 8, 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received the annual meeting of International Ambassadors based in France.

First-ever White House Travel Blogger Summit

First-ever White House Travel Blogger Summit

Washington, DC – Travel bloggers shared their experiences during the first-ever White House Travel Blogger Summit, emphasizing the importance of study abroad as an outlet and as a developmental ...

VivaAerobus to fly from Mexico to Dallas/Fort Worth

VivaAerobus to fly from Mexico to Dallas/Fort Worth

DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TX - VivaAerobus will launch new international service to DFW International Airport from two of Mexico's largest cities, Guadalajara and to Monterrey, starting on March ...

EU acts together to stop Ebola

EU acts together to stop Ebola

BRUSSELS, Belgium - A new batch of urgently needed medical and relief supplies is leaving to the Ebola-affected region in West Africa today on board of the Dutch ship "Karel Doorman".

Mastering global air traffic – listening to the leaders

Insights into Tourism Branding Mastering global air traffic – listening to the leaders

By Anita Mendiratta, CNN Task Group

As 2014 enters into its final countdown, traditionally December is a time to look back. But for people in the global Travel & Tourism (T&T) community, the only way to look ahead is up.

Top 10 hotel company signs Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct

Hospitality Group joins fight against child sex trafficking Top 10 hotel company signs Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – The Code is a set of guidelines travel and tourism companies implement to put in place policies and programs to prevent and react to instances of child sex trafficking.

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