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Tourism trends: Changes in the way we spend our time

Tourism trends: Changes in the way we spend our time

By Dr. Peter E. Tarlow

During the last decades, upward mobile people bragged that they were ever more increasingly busy.

BTC: Lufthansa Group surcharge to cost airlines billions of euros

BTC: Lufthansa Group surcharge to cost airlines billions of euros

Years ago there was a breed of airline executives who always spoke passionately about the need for industry-mindedness in decisions that affect other participants in the travel value chain, ...

6 detained after Chicago-bound plane diverted over altercation

6 detained after Chicago-bound plane diverted over altercation

A Southwest Airlines flight headed for Chicago was diverted to Amarillo, Texas, late Monday night after an altercation on the flight, officials said.

Malaysia Airlines’ CEO to discuss airline’s turnaround plan

Malaysia Airlines’ CEO to discuss airline’s turnaround plan

The man dubbed “the Terminator” and charged with restructuring Malaysia Airlines following its annus horribilis in 2014 will headline World Travel Market London 2015’s Aviation Program.

Do more vacationers prefer to plan or wing it?

Do more vacationers prefer to plan or wing it?

CHICAGO, Illinois - When it comes to vacations, more travelers opt to plan every detail than those who plan nothing.

Embraer's Legacy 450 receives FAA certification

Embraer's Legacy 450 receives FAA certification

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil - Embraer Executive Jets today announced that its new Legacy 450 business jet received type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Voices to Action: Global initiative seeks local solutions to global problems

Voices to Action: Global initiative seeks local solutions to global problems

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has today launched Voices to Action, a global initiative to gather community solutions to some of today's pressing ...

NASA, USAID open environmental information hub for Southeast Asia

NASA, USAID open environmental information hub for Southeast Asia

WASHINGTON, DC - NASA and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Monday launched SERVIR-Mekong, a joint project to strengthen regional environmental monitoring in five countries in ...

Qatar Duty Free Unveils 'Red' Restaurant, a Vibrant Celebration of World Culinary Cultures

Qatar Duty Free Unveils 'Red' Restaurant, a Vibrant Celebration of World Culinary Cultures

New character restaurant RED provides a unique dining experience, entertaining international travellers through the eyes of the past.

India's Vistara entering Arabian Gulf market

India's Vistara entering Arabian Gulf market

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Vistara, the Indian joint venture airline between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, is entering the Arabian Gulf market with the announcement it has appointed Sharaf ...

Aviation official: UAE-Philippines flights will increase 25 percent soon

Aviation official: UAE-Philippines flights will increase 25 percent soon

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Flights between the UAE and the Philippines will see a 25 percent increase soon, possibly connecting more regional airports in the south-east Asian nation to the hubs ...

National Press Club outraged by jail sentences for reporters in Egypt

National Press Club outraged by jail sentences for reporters in Egypt

The National Press Club president spoke out strongly against an Egyptian court's sentencing on Saturday of three Al-Jazeera English reporters.

Hilton Worldwide honors top hotel owners in the Americas

Hilton Worldwide honors top hotel owners in the Americas

MCLEAN, VA - Hilton Worldwide today announced honors for its top annual development awards in the Americas.

Seychelles founding President to write foreword for India PM’s biography

Seychelles founding President to write foreword for India PM’s biography

It is reported from the office of Seychelles' founding President Sir James R. Mancham, that Sir James has accepted the invitation of the Honorable Dr. Adish C.

New satellite will aid in-flight connectivity for airline passengers

New satellite will aid in-flight connectivity for airline passengers

LONDON, England - British satellite operator Inmarsat today launched its third Global Xpress satellite as it looks to expand its next-generation network.

Seychelles is a key strategic partner for India

President Michel of Seychelles meets with Prime Minister Modi of India Seychelles is a key strategic partner for India

Seychelles President James Michel met with the Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, at Hyderbad House in New Delhi, during his third state visit to India.

Hotel guests preference? Free Wi-Fi or free breakfast?

Hotel guests preference? Free Wi-Fi or free breakfast?

One of the world's leading accommodation sites announced today the results of its most recent Travel Smarts survey, which shows travelers prefer free in-room Wi-Fi to free breakfast.

US airline coalition: Gulf carriers admit to massive subsidies

US airline coalition: Gulf carriers admit to massive subsidies

WASHINGTON, DC - The United Arab Emirates spent a staggering $7.8 billion to build an opulent, 11-story air terminal at Dubai International Airport for the sole benefit of its airline, Emirates, ...

GOL orders Split Scimitar Winglets for its Boeing 737-800s

GOL orders Split Scimitar Winglets for its Boeing 737-800s

SEATTLE, WA - Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) announced today that GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes Airlines has ordered Split Scimitar Winglets for 15 of its Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft. ...

Reunion Island’s tourism sector gears up for Top Resa

Reunion Island’s tourism sector gears up for Top Resa

Over 90 participants from Reunion’s tourism private sector and Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) are expected to head to Paris in a month to attend France’s largest tourism trade show, Top ...

Avolon delivers one Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Aeromexico

Avolon delivers one Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Aeromexico

DUBLIN, Ireland - Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, today announces the delivery of a fourth Boeing 737-800 to Aeromexico.

Guam welcomes inaugural Air Busan flight

Guam welcomes inaugural Air Busan flight

GVB, in partnership with the Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA), welcomed over 160 passengers aboard the inaugural Air Busan flight between Busan and Guam on the morning of July 23, ...

World Economic Forum announces new Board of Trustees

World Economic Forum announces new Board of Trustees

GENEVA, Switzerland – In accordance with the World Economic Forum’s new status as the international institution for public-private cooperation, as recognized by the Swiss Federal Council in ...

Qatar Airways returns to Nagpur, India

Qatar Airways returns to Nagpur, India

DOHA, Qatar – Highlighting the importance of its ongoing expansion and commitment to the Indian market, Qatar Airways will be reinstating its non-stop flights to Nagpur, India, from Doha, ...

How an 86-year-old airline stays relevant with tomorrow's business travelers

How an 86-year-old airline stays relevant with tomorrow's business travelers

Starting with the fall 2015 semester, Delta Air Lines will launch alliances with nine universities across the country that go beyond traditional stadium signage to embed the airline and its ...

Seychelles President receives warm reception in New Delhi

Seychelles President receives warm reception in New Delhi

Seychelles President James Michel was accorded a Guard of Honor at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the presidential palace in New Delhi, this morning, as part of his state visit to India.

How airlines should react to “a bare reference to a bomb”

Travel Law How airlines should react to “a bare reference to a bomb”

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In our earlier article [Don’t ever use the words “bomb” or “gun” on or near commercial aircraft (ENT (7/31/2014)] we discussed a case involving the inappropriate and ill-conceived use of ...

Cuba preparing for biggest American tourist invasion ever

Cuba preparing for biggest American tourist invasion ever

It will be the largest number of American tourists to arrive in Cuba since the 1959 Revolution. The increase is expected to exceed the 50% of visitors who have already made their bookings.

Hawaii keeps close eye on Tropical Storm Ignacio

Hawaii keeps close eye on Tropical Storm Ignacio

The tropics have been quite active around Hawaii as of late, and the pattern is not expected to change anytime soon with Tropical Storm Ignacio churning in the eastern Pacific.

IHS: Huge rise in trade from Asia to North America and Europe over next five years

IHS: Huge rise in trade from Asia to North America and Europe over next five years

LONDON, England - Trade from China and Southeast Asia to North America and Europe is expected to boom in the next five years, according to new analysis released today by IHS Inc, the leading ...

British Airways announces nonstop London-Silicon Valley/San Jose service

British Airways announces nonstop London-Silicon Valley/San Jose service

SAN JOSE, CA – San José Mayor Sam Liccardo today announced new nonstop service on British Airways between London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) and Mineta San José International Airport ...

US companies eager to launch cruises to Cuba

US companies eager to launch cruises to Cuba

Cuba welcomed over three million tourists in 2014 but only 8,085 of them were cruise passengers, according to the Office of Statistics and Information. However, that number is about to increase. ...

ibtm world confirms impressive lineup of new Hosted Buyers for 2015 event

ibtm world confirms impressive lineup of new Hosted Buyers for 2015 event

ibtm world, formerly EIBTM has confirmed that 47% of Hosted Buyers qualified to date will be attending the show for the first time.

Korean Air welcomes its first B747-8 Intercontinental Aircraft

Korean Air welcomes its first B747-8 Intercontinental Aircraft

Korean Air, the flagship carrier of South Korea, welcomed its first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental at a ceremony held at the Boeing Everett Delivery Center in Seattle.

KLM airline to ditch nonstop flights from Amsterdam to Entebbe

KLM airline to ditch nonstop flights from Amsterdam to Entebbe

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

Information is emerging that at the start of the 2015/16 winter schedule, KLM will discontinue the selected nonstop services introduced earlier this year from Amsterdam to Entebbe and revert to a ...

Tropical Storm Erika threatens Leeward Islands

Tropical Storm Erika threatens Leeward Islands

Tropical Storm Erika formed on Monday night and will track toward the Leeward Islands through the middle of the week.

Seychelles tourism heads to Mumbai in India

Seychelles tourism heads to Mumbai in India

The Seychelles Tourism Board in partnership with Air Seychelles will be conducting a press conference in Mumbai on August 27 to address the media about their vision for the India market.

UN: Ebola aftermath is ‘best chance' to transform future epidemic response

UN: Ebola aftermath is ‘best chance' to transform future epidemic response

NEW YORK, NY - The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today warned that infectious diseases have become “a much larger menace” under the unique conditions of the 21st century with ...

Delta and Virgin Atlantic offer two new routes across the pond

Delta and Virgin Atlantic offer two new routes across the pond

ATLANTA, GA - Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways will offer customers two new routes across the pond with the introduction of Delta's nonstop service from Salt Lake City to London ...

Brits' favorite retirement hotspots revealed

Brits' favorite retirement hotspots revealed

WORTHING, England - The "over 50" Bits, who have yet to retire, were polled on whether they plan on retiring abroad when the time comes to slow down a bit.

Air China and South African Airways announce new codeshare agreement

Air China and South African Airways announce new codeshare agreement

BEIJING, China - Air China (CA) has announced a codeshare agreement with South African Airways (SA) that will enable SA to put its code on CA's newly-inaugurated non-stop service between Beijing ...

Experts: British tourists routinely ripped-off in currency conversion scam

Experts: British tourists routinely ripped-off in currency conversion scam

LONDON, England - Brits traveling abroad are being routinely ripped-off when using their bank card to pay for meals and hotels by choosing to be charged in sterling rather than the local ...

Will India extending e-visas to British nationals boost tourist numbers?

Will India extending e-visas to British nationals boost tourist numbers?

By Rita Payne, special to eTN

BRITAIN (eTN) - British nationals should see an end to frustrating delays and long queues if they wish to visit India. Electronic visas have been extended to the UK from August 15.

Top tourist spots where mobile phones most likely to be hacked

Top tourist spots where mobile phones most likely to be hacked

They're among the most popular tourist spots on the planet - but a new infographic has revealed their hidden dangers.

Boeing delivers Nok Air's first direct-purchased Next-Generation 737-800

Boeing delivers Nok Air's first direct-purchased Next-Generation 737-800

SEATTLE, WA - Boeing and Nok Air today celebrated the airline's first direct-purchased Next-Generation 737-800.

Record corporate signups: Business demand for Airbnb surges

Record corporate signups: Business demand for Airbnb surges

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, today announced that it signed 500 new companies to its Airbnb for Business program within 24 hours of ...

India’s tourism minister urges tapping China market

India’s tourism minister urges tapping China market

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - India’s Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma has asked the Indian travel industry to tap the huge growing outbound market of China, which has great potential.

Sri Lanka Tourism blitz on Sony Six targets India, Middle East and UK

Sri Lanka Tourism blitz on Sony Six targets India, Middle East and UK

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka Tourism will show case the beauty of Sri Lanka on the theme " 8 wonderful experiences in 8 wonderful days" in the focussed markets of India, Middle East and UK apart ...

Brand Africa – partnerships key to build brand equity for Africa

Brand Africa – partnerships key to build brand equity for Africa

The UNWTO Regional Conference on Enhancing Brand Africa – Fostering Tourism Development concluded with a call for stronger regional cooperation and increased partnerships as means to build a ...

Skal condemns Bangkok bombing

Skal condemns Bangkok bombing

The President of Skal International, V. Salih Cene, issued the following statement regarding the terroristic attacks in Thailand:

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