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UNWTO working on development of international convention to protect tourists

The continuous growth of the tourism sector and its current trends and challenges, including those related to safety and security and the expansion of new businesses models, require an adaptation ...

Global Travel Association Coalition welcomes International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

St.Ange endorsed by Sri Lanka Tourism

"We know that he would be a good successor for the great work done by Taleb Rifai," said Mr.

International travel to US catches up from “the lost decade”

"The US lost a significant amount of ground in the international travel marketplace in the years after 9/11, which our industry has come to call 'the Lost Decade,'" said US Travel Association ...

Illuminating India: Celebrating India and UK's vibrant cultural history

Rita Payne, President Emeritus, Commonwealth Journalists Association

The Indian High Commissioner, Mr. Y.K.

Trump, climate change, and Newton's third law

And you can’t play reality TV games by threatening to unilaterally impose tariffs or border taxes in a fit of pique and overturn delicate trade arrangements crafted to bring balanced benefits to ...

Aruba offers expenses-paid vacations to entire Atlanta Falcons team

While they did not win the big game, the Atlanta Falcons have been offered a second chance to score happiness.

Cruise packing tips: Looking sharp and keeping luggage light

Among the things you are thinking about when gearing up for a cruise vacation, the prospect of seeing exciting new places, relaxing and having fun should all be at the top of your list.

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman stars in new Turkish Airlines' commercial

Turkish Airlines, the winner of the "Best Airline in Europe" award for the last six years in a row given by the most respected global airline passenger survey organization, Skytrax, debuted its ...

CALC honored at Global Transport Finance Annual Gala Awards Ceremony

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited, the largest independent operating aircraft lessor in China, is pleased to announce that it has received awards for “Aircraft Lessor of the Year ...

Avoiding corporate travel disasters

Travel safety specialist beTravelwise has issued a list of top tips on how to avoid business trip disasters.

Qatar Airways wins award for launching world’s longest route: Doha – Auckland

Qatar Airways has been presented with the anna.aero “Platinum Planet Prize”, an award recognising the world’s longest non-stop route, for launching a new direct service between Doha and ...

Judge’s ruling to halt Trump travel ban appealed by Justice Dept.

“What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a Homeland Security travel ban and anyone, even with bad intentions, can come into U.S.?"

India NRI body is asking Indian Overseas to support Alain St.Ange for UNWTO Secretary General

India's NRI Welfare Society has come out and called on all Indians Overseas to support Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles candidate for the position of Secretary General of the UNWTO (United Nations ...

Iranian academics urge visa on arrival for US visitors

A group of Iran’s top academicians have called on the administration in Tehran to respond to the new US entry ban on Iranian citizens with an innovative approach different from Washington’s ...

Etihad Airways issues statement on US travel ban

Etihad Airways issued the following statement today:

Travel and tourism industr stunned and relieved US travel ban: No more

When US President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week Friday banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days, the reaction from the US travel and tourism industry and ...

Virgin Hotels names new Vice President of Food & Beverage

Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Richard Branson, welcomes Jay Wetzel as the new Vice President of Food + Beverage.

Another step forward in the relationship between Tegucigalpa and Taipei

This week marks another step forward in the relationship between Tegucigalpa and Taipei, as Honduras welcomes Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen for her first trip to this emerging Central American ...

Encore Jets launching private jet operations and travel programs to Cuba

Beginning today, the New York City based private jet startup Encore Jets will offer direct flights to Cuba from 24 United States cities and their respective airports, including Miami, Atlanta and ...

Airberlin: 45 percent more flights to USA than last winter

Following the expansion of airberlin's route network to include US routes for the upcoming summer season, airberlin now plans to increase its flight program to the United States by around 45% in ...

Seychelles Tourism represented at Dublin travel show

This year new destinations participated for the first time at the Holiday World Show in Dublin, Ireland, such as Argentina, Japan National Tourist Organization, Grand American Adventures, Pristine ...

2017 is a critical moment for sustainable tourism

Anita Mendiratta, CNN Task Group

As expressed by António Guterres, the newly elected Secretary General of the United Nations, at the official launch of the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism For Development in ...

3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism will be held in Krakow, Poland

The 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism will be held on 27 - 28 April 2017 in Krakow, Poland. The sessions of the Congress will take place at the ICE Congress Center.

Airport Parking and Hotels compares economy air fares

Long-haul airlines are starting to compete against the low-cost carriers by introducing ‘Basic Economy’ fares, however; even though these tickets may offer a lower price, some also impose ...

IATA: Again air-travel is strong

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2016 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.3% compared to 2015 ...

Travel Law: The case of unreported norovirus at Opryland

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In the Malott case, the Court noted that ”On January 16, 2015, Mr.

Air Canada launches service to to Reykjavik, Iceland

Air Canada announced today it will launch daily summer seasonal service from Canada to Reykjavik, Iceland.

Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spas chefs return with gold medals

“Our chefs really did us proud,” said Stefan Hogan, Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa’s executive chef, commenting on their participation at the International Salon Culinaire.

International Transport Workers’ Federation issues statement on US travel ban

“Airlines have been forced to turn away passengers although the scope of the ban is still not clear.

Luxury tourism is booming

Worldwide open more and more luxury hotels. At the same time the target group of those looking for individual and exclusive vacation experiences is growing.

Routes appoints Steven Small as Brand Director

Steven Small has been appointed brand director of Routes, a Manchester-based company that organises international events for the aviation industry.

Travel Leaders acquires United Kingdom-based Colletts Travel Ltd.

Today, Travel Leaders Group is formally announcing that it has acquired United Kingdom-based Colletts Travel Limited, including its prestigious Colletts Collection.

Partnership between European Travel Commission and ITB China announced in Brussels

Europe as one destination: Europe is the Official Partner Destination of ITB China 2017. A corresponding agreement was signed on 31 January 2017 by Mr.

Etihad Aviation Group and Lufthansa Group extend cooperation

Etihad Aviation Group and Lufthansa German Airlines, part of Europe’s largest aviation group, today unveiled details of a new commercial partnership.

Qatar Airways and AccorHotels partner to reward their loyalty program members

Qatar Airways and leading global hotel group, AccorHotels, have partnered together to provide industry leading reciprocal benefits to members across both loyalty programs, providing even more ...

Seychelles Tourism takes a bite out of the Big Apple

Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Director for Africa & the Americas, David Germain, was on hand to meet the media, travel trade, and consumers during the exhibition at the Jacob K.

US Travel speaks out about Trump's travel fiasco

Trump signed an executive order this past Friday restricting travel to the United States from Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen.

African Union candidate for UNWTO has strong words for Donald Trump Trump travel restriction and the impact on travel and tourism for USA and the world

While none of the candidates running for the post of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has said anything, the Hon. Dr.

Virgin Atlantic extends its coverage into the Benelux countries

Virgin Atlantic, the UK's second largest long haul airline, has extended its sales and marketing representation with Discover the World in Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) beginning ...

Ambassador: UAE citizens can proceed with travel plans to USA

The UAE embassy in Washington on Tuesday has confirmed that Emiratis will not be affected by Trump’s travel ban.

PATA fundamentally opposed to any form of blanket travel ban

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) reiterates its commitment to the right to travel as stated in Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

UNWTO issues statement on US travel ban

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Specialized Agency for Tourism, expresses its deep concern and strong condemnation over the recently announced travel ban by the United ...

Air Partner enjoyed an action-packed 2016

Air Partner, a global aviation services group, enjoyed an action-packed 2016 in the sports industry, with the European team alone transporting a total of over 21,400 passengers on over 350 flights ...

IMEX offsets planner’s isolation with new program

Exclusively Corporate at IMEX, the dedicated event for event and travel planners (corporate), has been redeveloped for IMEX in Frankfurt 2017.

World Travel & Tourism Council urgeUS President Donald Trump to take back travel ban WTTC comments on US travel ban for citizens from 7 Muslim countries

On Monday night, David Scowsill, President & CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), said: “The Executive Order issued by US President Trump on 27 January 2017 banning travel to the ...

The tourism legacy of Alain St.Ange, UNWTO Secretary General candidate

It was over four years ago that the Honorable Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange came up with the idea of organizing a huge carnival where nations from around the world could ...

Tokyo, Japan: India tourists being enticed to “wonderland”

Anil Mathur, eTN India

Tokyo city is making great efforts to add and improve its many attractions, and to entice Indian visitors.

Miss France Iris Mittenaere crowned new Miss Universe

Miss France was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in a made-for-television spectacle free of last year's dramatic mix-up but with a dash of political controversy as the finalists spoke out on the ...

Capital of Guinea becomes Turkish Airlines’ 51st destination in Africa

Turkish Airlines has today launched its first flight between Istanbul and Conakry.

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