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ICTP Supports 2nd Green Growth & Travelism Summer School

ICTP Supports 2nd Green Growth & Travelism Summer School

At the University of Hasselt, Belgium has set some important dates for travel & tourism and travelism. Theyare Monday 24 August 2015 to Friday 28 August 2015 are

Earth Hour for Climate change today at 20.30 worldwide

Earth Hour for Climate change today at 20.30 worldwide

On Saturday, 28 March 8:30 p.m. local time, individuals, businesses, cities and landmarks around the world will switch off their lights for one hour to focus attention on climate change.

Ebola in West Africa: The importance of "Getting to Zero"

Ebola in West Africa: The importance of "Getting to Zero"

ATLANTA, GA - One year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began the largest international emergency response in agency history, the goal is the same: Get to zero new Ebola cases ...

Avolon delivers new A321 aircraft to Philippine Airlines

Avolon delivers new A321 aircraft to Philippine Airlines

DUBLIN, Ireland - Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, today announces the delivery of an A321 aircraft to Philippine Airlines (‘PAL’).

February 2015 US - International air passenger traffic up

February 2015 US - International air passenger traffic up

International non-stop air traffic to/from the US(1) totaled 30.1 million passengers for January and February 2015, a six percent increase over the same two months in 2014.

IATA statement on Germanwings 9525

IATA statement on Germanwings 9525

GENEVA, Switzerland - We are closely following developments in the investigation of the Germanwings 9525 tragedy. Safety is the top priority of everyone involved in the aviation industry.

Airlines' new rule: No crew member to be left in cockpit alone

Airlines' new rule: No crew member to be left in cockpit alone

After the details emerged that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 had locked himself in the cockpit and deliberated crashed the plane into the mountains, airlines around the world began ...

ALPA Captain weighs in on Germanwings crash

ALPA Captain weighs in on Germanwings crash

CHICAGO, Illinois, USA – "We call on the worldwide media, the general public, and all interested parties to display patience while allowing the investigation of Germanwings Flight 9525 to ...

Carnival Corporation to add nine cruise ships to its fleet

Carnival Corporation to add nine cruise ships to its fleet

MIAMI, FL - Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest travel and leisure company, today signed two strategic memorandums of agreement that will add a total of nine new cruise ships to ...

Pilots' group strongly condemns leaking of CVR data of Germanwings flight 4U9525

Pilots' group strongly condemns leaking of CVR data of Germanwings flight 4U9525

MONTREAL, Canada - The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) deplores and condemns yesterday's leaking of certain elements of the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of the ...

UN health agency: Lowest weekly total of Ebola cases in 2015 reported

UN health agency: Lowest weekly total of Ebola cases in 2015 reported

NEW YORK, NY - The first case of Ebola in three weeks was found in Liberia, prompting heightened vigilance, while the United Nations health agency noted some improvements in Guinea, where the UN ...

Baselworld 2015 strengthens its leadership position

Baselworld 2015 strengthens its leadership position

BASEL, Switzerland - Baselworld 2015, the global trendsetting event for the watch and jewelry industry, concluded today on a positive note after eight intensive and memorable days.

When is the rental of an apartment by an Airbnb host “profiteering?”

TRAVEL LAW: Grounds for eviction? When is the rental of an apartment by an Airbnb host “profiteering?”

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In this week’s article we return to the ongoing battle between Airbnb hosts and their landlords in New York City regarding the rental of their apartments to Airbnb guests.

Polish tourist in Soviet Union - an interview with Juliusz Strachota

Polish tourist in Soviet Union - an interview with Juliusz Strachota

By Agha Iqrar Haroon

He is a thin man with a loud voice. He is candid, simple and outspoken.

Saudi Ambassador to US issues statement on military operations in Yemen

Saudi Ambassador to US issues statement on military operations in Yemen

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir hosted a press conference at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia and issued the following statement:

Worrisome trends in terrorism: Attacks on surface transportation

Worrisome trends in terrorism: Attacks on surface transportation

Security experts at the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) are seeing some clearly worrisome trends in terrorism.

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic announce new summer flying

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic announce new summer flying

ATLANTA, GA - Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways are celebrating a significant expansion of their trans-Atlantic partnership with the introduction of six new daily services.

Hilton celebrates its commitment to living sustainably with Earth Hour projects

Hilton celebrates its commitment to living sustainably with Earth Hour projects

MCLEAN, VA - Hilton Worldwide and its portfolio of 12 brands announced today that for the fifth consecutive year, its Team Members and franchisee employees around the world will unite to protect ...

Seychellois students woo the Chinese public at GITF 2015 in Guangzhou, China

Seychellois students woo the Chinese public at GITF 2015 in Guangzhou, China

Seychellois students in China proudly showcased the local traditional Sega and Moutya dance to the public during the weekend public days of GITF.

Air China adds new flights to its Beijing-Milan, Beijing-Paris routes

Air China adds new flights to its Beijing-Milan, Beijing-Paris routes

BEIJING, China - As the largest carrier between China and Europe, Air China has long been committed to building a Europe-wide network and in 2015, the carrier will continue to add capacity to its ...

Vietnam tourism aims for more visitors from India

Vietnam tourism aims for more visitors from India

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Vietnam is keen to promote tourism from India and for this held a roadshow in Delhi on March 24, where over a dozen agents, officials, and media interacted with Indian agents to tell ...

Disney Cruise Line to sail first British Isles itinerary in 2016

Disney Cruise Line to sail first British Isles itinerary in 2016

CELEBRATION, FL - In 2016, Disney Cruise Line is sailing its first British Isles itinerary, visiting Scotland, England, Ireland and France.

Unions: Labor actions may affect LAN Ailines flights

Unions: Labor actions may affect LAN Ailines flights

WASHINGTON, DC - A number of flights of South American LAN Airlines could be affected by industrial disputes in Chile, Colombia and Ecuador, protests in Miami.

Reunion Island Tourism prepares for DITEX 2015 in Avignon

Reunion Island Tourism prepares for DITEX 2015 in Avignon

For the fourth consecutive year, Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) will participate in the DITEX Tourism Fair which will be held on April 2 and 3 in Avignon.

IATA presents Premium Traffic Monitor

IATA presents Premium Traffic Monitor

IATA (International Air Transport Association) presented its assessment of premium and economy travel in January:

Seychelles Tourism Board attends GITF in Guangzhou, China

Seychelles Tourism Board attends GITF in Guangzhou, China

The Seychelles trades attended the 2015 Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF), one of the biggest B2B fairs in South China.

Korean Air inks sponsorship extension with Russia’s State Hermitage Museum

Korean Air inks sponsorship extension with Russia’s State Hermitage Museum

HONG KONG – Korean Air and the State Hermitage Museum in Russia hosted a sponsorship extension ceremony at the Museum’s Hermitage State Assembly Hall on March 20. Present at the ceremony were ...

Seychelles Tourism Board boosts islands’ visibility on French market

Seychelles Tourism Board boosts islands’ visibility on French market

The Seychelles Tourism Board has joined forces with Etihad Airways, Air Seychelles, and island specialist tour operator, Passion des îles, to make Seychelles become more visible on the French ...

New Malaysian airline orders 20 Bombardier jets

New Malaysian airline orders 20 Bombardier jets

As the restructuring of troubled national carrier Malaysian Airlines continues, Bombardier Aerospace announced that it had ratified a deal with a new Malaysian start up, flymojo, for 20 C Series ...

New South Wales tourism operators to promote state in China

New South Wales tourism operators to promote state in China

SYDNEY, Australia - Tourism operators from across New South Wales will travel to China this week to sell the State as a destination of choice to key Chinese travel partners.

Why food will continue to get safer

Why food will continue to get safer

CHICAGO, IL - From E coli to salmonella, the headline-grabbing pathogens that can contaminate our food supply are meeting their match, thanks to an array of technology advancements that will ...

Qatar Airways announces Zanzibar as new African destination

Qatar Airways announces Zanzibar as new African destination

DOHA, Qatar – Effective from 1st July 2015, Qatar Airways will launch flights to Zanzibar, the airline’s third gateway in Tanzania after Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro.

Seychelles carnival crowd can expect to be blown away by Spain’s La Tuna band

Seychelles carnival crowd can expect to be blown away by Spain’s La Tuna band

Without moving so much as one footstep, the throng of people that will come down for the 2015 edition of the Seychelles carnival, will get a glimpse of Spanish culture.

First commercial flight with sustainable aviation biofuel

First commercial flight with sustainable aviation biofuel

Boeing, Hainan Airlines and Sinopec today celebrated China's first passenger flight with sustainable aviation biofuel, a key environmental milestone for China's commercial aviation industry.

Carbon emissions from forests down by 25% between 2001-2015

Carbon emissions from forests down by 25% between 2001-2015

Total carbon emissions from forests decreased by more than 25 percent between 2001 and 2015, mainly due to a slowdown in global deforestation rates, according to new estimates published by the UN ...

Japan Airlines increases service from LA with return of nonstop to Osaka-Kansai

Japan Airlines increases service from LA with return of nonstop to Osaka-Kansai

LOS ANGELES, CA - Japan Airlines (JAL) today celebrated the return of daily nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Osaka’s Kansai International Airport (KIX) ...

Olympia Dubishar showcases Reunion Island at Salon Mondial

Olympia Dubishar showcases Reunion Island at Salon Mondial

Building on the success over the past two years at the Salon Mondial du Tourisme (SMT), the photo exhibition "My World Tour" will again be present in 2015.

Operation IceBridge debuts its seventh Arctic campaign

Operation IceBridge debuts its seventh Arctic campaign

GREENBELT, MD - NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne survey of polar ice, successfully completed its first Greenland research flight of 2015 on March 19, thus launching its seventh Arctic ...

Corinthia Hotels announces completion of 2 additional clean water projects

Clean water projects in Tanzania and Zambia with Just a Drop, international water aid charity Corinthia Hotels announces completion of 2 additional clean water projects

LONDON, England - Two rural communities in Zambia and Tanzania have benefited from the generous support of Corinthia Hotels, following the completion of clean water projects implemented by ...

Best rate: Guaranteed?

Best rate: Guaranteed?

At a seminar organized by ETOA this week, Neil Baylis, Competition Partner at law firm K&L Gates explained that clauses often known as 'Most Favoured Nation', by which a hotel guarantees that ...

Best Western announces partnership with Agoda.com

Best Western announces partnership with Agoda.com

SINGAPORE - Best Western International, THE WORLD’S BIGGEST HOTEL FAMILY (R), is connecting all of its more than 4,000 hotels worldwide to Agoda.com, one of the fastest-growing online hotel ...

 Where to find millennials @ Generator

Where to find millennials @ Generator

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, TourismExecutives.com (a division of eTN Publishing)

Parents and grandparents looking for their global trotting millennial children will probably find them comfortably hanging out at the Generator Hostels in Europe.

Holland America Line's MS Koningsdam to showcase The World Stage concept

Holland America Line's MS Koningsdam to showcase The World Stage concept

SEATTLE, WA - On Holland America Line's new MS Koningsdam, entertainment meets innovation with a new main theater design that surrounds the audience with a 270-degree LED screen.

Outbound medical tourism from US is growing rapidly

Outbound medical tourism from US is growing rapidly

LOS ANGELES, CA - The number of Americans traveling abroad for medical procedures continues to increase.

Sentiment within strategy – celebrating tourists through their traditions

Sentiment within strategy – celebrating tourists through their traditions

By Anita Mendiratta, CNN Task Group

It happens each and every year. And every year, it is the source of even greater awe.

Can US airlines compete with government-subsidized Gulf state airlines?

World's Largest Flight Attendant Union Joins Partnership for Open and Fair Skies Can US airlines compete with government-subsidized Gulf state airlines?

WASHINGTON, DC – "We cannot allow air carriers based in certain Gulf states to collect billions in subsidies from their home governments to undercut US aviation and our country's vital standards ...

Aeromexico will connect Mexico City and Monterrey with Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Aeromexico will connect Mexico City and Monterrey with Boeing 787 Dreamliner

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, announces that it will begin offering four weekly flights in April connecting Mexico City and Monterrey with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, ...

Air Lease Corporation announces placement of two Boeing 777-300ERs with Air Austral

Air Lease Corporation announces placement of two Boeing 777-300ERs with Air Austral

LOS ANGELES, CA - Today Air Lease Corporation announced long-term lease agreements with Air Austral for two new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Embassy Suites launches new Family Travel Hacks program

Embassy Suites launches new Family Travel Hacks program

MCLEAN, VA - Three-quarters (77%) of parents across the nation take trips where they stay in a hotel at least once a year with their kids – regardless of how many children they have – with ...

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