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Carlson Hotels Worldwide appoints Vice President of Responsible Business

Carlson Hotels Worldwide Carlson Hotels Worldwide appoints Vice President of Responsible Business

MINNEAPOLIS - Carlson Hotels Worldwide today announced the appointment of Carmen Baker to the newly created role of vice president of Responsible Business. Baker, who served most recently as vice ...

Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Announce 2008 Shortlist - Finalists to showcase World's Leading Examples of Best Practice in Travel

WTTC Press Release Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Announce 2008 Shortlist - Finalists to showcase World's Leading Examples of Best Practice in Travel

22 January 2008 - London, UK - The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today announces the 12 finalists for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2008. Responsible tourism management no longer ...

New low-cost airline from South Africa to Europe

Redair New low-cost airline from South Africa to Europe

A new low-cost airline will soon be whisking South Africans from Cape Town and Durban to London's Stansted airport, with tickets set to start from just R1999 one-way, excluding taxes.

The ...

Branson's Virgin Group seeks approval to launch domestic airline in India

Virgin Group Branson's Virgin Group seeks approval to launch domestic airline in India

New Delhi, India - The U.K.'s Virgin Group is seeking permission from the Indian government to launch a domestic airline in the country, its chairman said Monday.

«As a foreigner I'm not ...

Travel & Tourism leaders forecast continued growth for 2008

WTTC Press Release Travel & Tourism leaders forecast continued growth for 2008

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 21 January, 2008 - Despite repercussions of the ongoing global credit crunch, Travel & Tourism leaders today revealed that the industry will moderately be ...

Oneworld Alliance 10th member airline - don't hold your breath

Oneworld Oneworld Alliance 10th member airline - don't hold your breath

The Oneworld Alliance which is one of many airline groupings throughout the world, is to add a 10th airline member to the group, but is not yet disclosing which one it is, in possible ploy to gain ...

CLIA's travel professionals reveal top cruise trends

CLIA CLIA's travel professionals reveal top cruise trends

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) took the pulse of the rapidly changing and growing cruise industry by surveying its agent and agency members about their outlook for the future and ...

Monotony reigns with cruise ship names

Cruise Ships' Names Are...Well...BORING! Monotony reigns with cruise ship names

With so many Freedoms, Liberties, Independences, etc. (all "of the Seas", of course) it is easy to get lost.

Quick, name the line about to launch a ship called the Eurodam.

If you've ...

African migrants and hash treatment in Africa and Europe

Immigration African migrants and hash treatment in Africa and Europe

Lucky George

(eTN) - In recent times, the number of Africans heading overseas has doubled. Across the continent, West Africa and Nigeria especially, there is hardly a family without a member living overseas ...

Cruise Critic Announces Hot Cruising Trends for 2008

2008 Cruise Trends Cruise Critic Announces Hot Cruising Trends for 2008

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-Top 10 list highlights outstanding cruise ports that should not be missed in 2008

Best Performing Global Hotel Brands in 2007

And The Winners Are... Best Performing Global Hotel Brands in 2007

Hilton is the no 1 hotel brand in the regions of Western Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin-America as measured by the BDRC Hotel Business Guest Surveys in 2007. The sole exception is the ...

Rising seas pose danger to big cities

Rising Seas Rising seas pose danger to big cities

Sea levels rising at an "alarming" rate because of climate change and depleting groundwater threaten coastal economies, officials warned yesterday.

Two key cities, Shanghai and Tianjin, are ...

Egypt’s The Great Pyramids gets nod as world’s leading attraction in 2007

Egypt Egypt’s The Great Pyramids gets nod as world’s leading attraction in 2007

Hazel Heyer

(eTN) - The World Travel Awards (WTA) chose the Giza pyramids as the world’s leading attraction in 2007 during its fourteenth annual ceremony held at the Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort and Spa ...

Tourism leaders examine employment issue for China's Travel & Tourism

WTTC Tourism leaders examine employment issue for China's Travel & Tourism

eTN

According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Travel & Tourism created over 231 million jobs worldwide in 2007, making it one of the world's largest industry employers. Today, ...

US still drives business to Aruba after Holloway case closed

Aruba US still drives business to Aruba after Holloway case closed

Hazel Heyer

Nassau, Bahamas (eTN) - Aruba’s recent tourism numbers are expected to look positive compared to previous years. Travel & Tourism in Aruba was expected to rake in US$2354.9 million in ...

Honeymoon heaven or hell?

Gay Travel Honeymoon heaven or hell?

Guardian Unlimited Travel

Lesbian and gay honeymoons are a new growth travel area in the UK. Last year, Out Now Consulting estimated that the weddings, honeymoon and holiday market could be worth up to £600m to the travel ...

Mergers benefit airlines; shame about the fliers

Airlines Meregers Mergers benefit airlines; shame about the fliers

Some corporate mergers have little effect on customers. But when big airlines merge, it changes life for travelers, leading to higher ticket prices, poorer service and maybe even a switch in the ...

Chavez becomes an unlikely key person in Colombia kidnappings

Colombia Kidnapping Chavez becomes an unlikely key person in Colombia kidnappings

Nelson Alcantara

(eTN) - It is Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, not officials from Colombia, who is reaping praises for speaking against last Sunday’s kidnapping of tourists in a remote Pacific Ocean island in ...

Australia-Antarctica air link opens, complete with ice runway

Antarctica Australia-Antarctica air link opens, complete with ice runway

WILKINS RUNWAY, Antarctica (AFP) — A historic passenger jet flight from Australia to Antarctica touched down smoothly on a blue ice runway Friday, launching the only regular airlink between the ...

Voyages for tots: Guide to best family cruises for young children

Cruising with kids Voyages for tots: Guide to best family cruises for young children

In 1998, I took my first cruise with an 18-month old in tow, and discovered that cruising was not as family-friendly as I thought, at least not when traveling with a toddler.

'Wave season': Time for saving money booking cruises

Cruise time 'Wave season': Time for saving money booking cruises

Thinking of taking a cruise? Then you picked the right time - and you're reading the right story.

"Wave season" - the time of year when most cruises are booked - is just ahead. It runs from ...

Tourism Society Predicts Future

Tourism Society Predicts Future

eTN

At the annual event 'Prospects' event in January 2008
 
At the annual Prospects meeting organised by the Tourism Society on Thursday 10 January, a panel of industry experts and ...

Travel industry gets crash course in GayComfort

Gay tourism Travel industry gets crash course in GayComfort

While many in the travel industry have finally begun to acknowledge the very real value of the multi-billion dollar LGBT travel sector, few have mastered the art of tapping into it respectfully ...

2008 Hotel Investment Conference Sets Event Theme of “The Money & The Marketplace:  Hotel Investing in Today’s Financial Climate

John Murray, Tom Keltner Announced as Keynote Speakers 2008 Hotel Investment Conference Sets Event Theme of “The Money & The Marketplace: Hotel Investing in Today’s Financial Climate

eTN

The Hotel Investment Conference today unveiled a timely theme for its upcoming meeting, one that acknowledges the complexities of the current economic environment: “The Money & The ...

New BA airline takes on Air France with Paris-New York flights

BA vs. Air France New BA airline takes on Air France with Paris-New York flights

British Airways is launching a new airline in a direct attack on the home turf of Air France, offering flights from Paris and Brussels to New York.

Worldhotels Round-up of the top stories in the last six months from Worldhotels

NEW HOTELS

57 New Hotels Seek Partnership with WORLDHOTELS in 2007

WORLDHOTELS increased its membership of independent hotels by 57 in 2007. These hotels join a portfolio of over ...

Turkey: Second most preferred and complained about

Turkish Tourism Turkey: Second most preferred and complained about

Today’s Zaman

Istanbul, Turkey - A survey by the well-respected German travel magazine Urlaub Perfekt has ranked Turkey the second most popular tourism destination of 2008 and second on a list of most ...

Canada hopeful tourism deal with China possible but keeps WTO action in hand

Canada-China Tourism Deal Canada hopeful tourism deal with China possible but keeps WTO action in hand

BEIJING - International Trade Minister David Emerson says he's hopeful negotiations for a tourism agreement with China can be re-started quickly, but Canada is prepared to take the issue before ...

American Airlines and MasterCard Worldwide give away trip around the world with DealFinder 'Travel the World' sweepstakes

Participants Eligible to Win Trip for Two Around the World and $25,000 American Airlines and MasterCard Worldwide give away trip around the world with DealFinder 'Travel the World' sweepstakes

FORT WORTH, Texas - What better way to kick off the new year than with a trip around the world? American Airlines, a founding member of the global oneworld(R) Alliance, and MasterCard(R) ...

New ships for 2008 and beyond

Cruise News '08 New ships for 2008 and beyond

Innovative designs and unexpected shipboard activities demonstrate how the cruise lines will continue to entice passengers.

The cruise industry has experienced unprecedented growth in the ...

Royal Caribbean opens dance floor to vacationers in new production show

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Royal Caribbean opens dance floor to vacationers in new production show

Royal Caribbean International guests can Rumba, Samba, Cha-Cha, Waltz or Swing into the spotlight in "Invitation to Dance," the cruise line's newest production show featuring guests as stars ...

Mice on a plane

Airlines Mice on a plane

Unal Basusta

(eTN) - As many as eight dead and live mice were found on a United Airlines (UA) flight from Washington to Beijing, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine ...

Tourism as a good Samaritan for the poor

Poverty Alleviation Tourism as a good Samaritan for the poor

Hazel Heyer

Living on the fringes breeds hopelessness, sometimes increased crime rates, in tourist destinations which do not generate substantial receipts. Poor locals in, at least, 50 least developed ...

How to travel well on a weak dollar

Weak Dollar Travel How to travel well on a weak dollar

Nashville, Tenn.-based Tim Leffel, author of Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune, skipped London and Lisbon this summer, and instead, took his wife and daughter on a two-week trip to ...

Russian airline begins Sydney flights

Transaero Airlines Russian airline begins Sydney flights

Sydney Airport says Russia-based airline Transaero has become the latest carrier to begin flights into Sydney.

Transaero will begin a new fortnightly charter service to Sydney from Moscow, ...

Attention Alpha Tourists: Book a Visit to These Burgeoning Hot Spots While They're Still Under the Radar

Five Soon-to-Be White Hot Tourist Destinations Attention Alpha Tourists: Book a Visit to These Burgeoning Hot Spots While They're Still Under the Radar

Venturing off the beaten path is adventure enough for some, but beating down the path itself is for a special breed. For these alpha tourists, the joy of travel is in getting there before the ...

AerVenture to Lease Six New Airbus A320 to TAP Portugal

TAP Airbus lease AerVenture to Lease Six New Airbus A320 to TAP Portugal

AerCap Holdings N.V. today announced that AerVenture Limited, a joint venture company owned by AerCap, LoadAir and Al Fawares, has signed agreements to lease six new Airbus A320-200 aircraft to ...

Air France Holidays Announces New L.A. to London Package

Air France Air France Holidays Announces New L.A. to London Package

Air France Holidays has created a special travel package in honor of Air France's new non-stop flight from Los Angeles International Airport to London Heathrow. The "Presenting London from Los ...

Chinese jumbo aircraft company aiming for March take-off

Chinese Aviation Chinese jumbo aircraft company aiming for March take-off

Unal Basusta

(eTN) - China has set a March deadline to establish its first jumbo passenger aircraft company, as it moves to positions itself among countries technically capable of manufacturing large jets.

Backed by UN, peace summit commences in Congo

Congo Conflict Backed by UN, peace summit commences in Congo

Nelson Alcantara

(eTN) - A United Nations-supported conference aimed at bringing peace, security and development to the strife-torn eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has begun, UN said ...

Airline battle over London to New York route hots up

London - New York Airline battle over London to New York route hots up

independent.co.uk

The battle between American and British airlines over the industry's most lucrative route, London to New York , is set to intensify as US carriers push through major revamps of their business- and ...

NCL closes $1 billion investment by Apollo

Investment will drive further expansion of brand and Freestyle Cruising concept NCL closes $1 billion investment by Apollo

MIAMI - NCL Corporation (“NCL”), parent company of Norwegian Cruise Line and NCL America, announced today the closing of a $1 billion cash equity investment by private equity group Apollo ...

2008: Where we'll go, and what we'll do when we get there

Tourism Trends '08 2008: Where we'll go, and what we'll do when we get there

Whether you're going to Beijing or just spending a few days at the beach, 2008 is going to be a year of many and varied travel options.

Yemen, Tunisia discuss tourism cooperation ties

Yemen - Tunisia cooperation Yemen, Tunisia discuss tourism cooperation ties

SANA'A - Minister of Tourism Nabil al-Faqih held talks on Sunday with the Tunisian ambassador to Yemen Abdul-Aziz Baba on aspects of the mutual cooperation between the two countries and ways of ...

Perkins: Cruising will remain a 'best buy' for 2008

Cruising in 2008 Perkins: Cruising will remain a 'best buy' for 2008

I see more problems than solutions for travel in 2008.

I'm no Alan Greenspan, but my take on the economy is troublesome. Continued high oil prices, federal budget squeezes, erosion of good, ...

Cruise tourist complains of rape

Cruise rape Cruise tourist complains of rape

An international police investigation is under way after a New Zealander was allegedly raped while on a cruise ship in New Caledonia.

The 46-year-old woman from New Zealand says she was ...

Sail away

Cruises Sail away

This is it. The year you finally get off the couch and take that long-awaited cruise.

To find out what the industry has new for this year, we caught up with Alan Wilson, editor of Cruise ...

Business airline Silverjet boosted rivals collapse

Silverjet Business airline Silverjet boosted rivals collapse

Business class only airline Silverjet saw passenger numbers rise 12pc in December as it benefited from the collapse of rival Maxjet.

In its monthly trading update, Silverjet said it had ...

Cruisers and other travelers seeing added fuel surcharges

Fuel surcharges Cruisers and other travelers seeing added fuel surcharges

Danny Combs of Oxnard became irate when he learned he had to pay a $70 fuel surcharge or forfeit his prepaid Mexican Riviera cruise in February.

He complied, but he wasn't happy about the ...

Airline tests anti-missile system

Stingers. And such... Airline tests anti-missile system

(eTN) - A major airline is to fit some of its planes with anti-missile technology, it emerged yesterday.

Up to three American Airlines jets will be equipped with the laser systems this ...

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