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Turkey welcomes double-digit increase in tourists from January to May

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- June 29, 2018

Turkey received nearly 11.5 million foreigners in the first five months of 2018, the Culture and Tourism Ministry announced on ... Read More

Russians are the world’s happiest tourists

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- June 24, 2018

Russian tourists have emerged as the world’s happiest tourists, a new report has revealed. According to a report from Rewardexperts.com, ... Read More

Ghana president to gov’t officials: You can’t leave the country

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- June 24, 2018

In an effort  to minimize disruptions of “government’s domestic works,” the president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has issued ... Read More

Putin to Russian women: You can have sex with World Cup tourists

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- June 14, 2018

Russia’s Vladamir Putin has responded to a call by Russia's head of parliament's committee for families Tamara Pletnyova deterring Russian ... Read More

In Brief: Chinese travelers then and now

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- June 13, 2018

Just four decades ago, few Chinese citizens traveled abroad.  In the beginning, family visits were the only purpose for cross-border ... Read More

Tourism fees slashed in Abu Dhabi

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- June 12, 2018

Abu Dhabi is hoping to attract more tourism by reducing tourism fees. Following a series of meetings and discussions conducted ... Read More

Craft beer is tourism gold in Mississippi

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- June 12, 2018

When the Mississippi legislature allowed craft breweries to sell their beer on site, they changed the game which subsequently opened ... Read More

Can Greece handle the tourist influx this year?

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- June 10, 2018

There is growing concern that Greece and its tourism infrastructure’s ability to handle the 32 million tourists, which is three ... Read More

Airbnb Japan cancellation debacle: You have been cancelled

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- June 8, 2018

If you  are traveling to Japan and have booked accommodation through Airbnb, then you could be facing a harrowing reality ... Read More

Jamaica vows to make carnival an annual national tourist product

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 11, 2017

The Jamaica Ministry of Tourism has vowed to use Carnival in Jamaica as the overarching brand to promote the carnival ... Read More

Fraport Greece’s new image for “Gateways of Greek tourism”

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 11, 2017

A new and modern image for the 14 “Gateways of Greek tourism” will include investments and enhanced processes for improving ... Read More

Hahn Air makes HR-169 tickets available to travel agents in Cuba

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 11, 2017

Hahn Air, a German airline and the leading provider of distribution services for other airlines, is now for the first ... Read More

Seychelles: Work, fun and business

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 11, 2017

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) partnered with PromoAgv.com, Qatar Airways and Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa for a four-day ... Read More

Hawaii launches new Geospatial Data Portal

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 11, 2017

The state Office of Planning’s Hawaii Statewide Geographic Information System (GIS) Program launched a new Geospatial Data Portal, which provides ... Read More

Fast-growing B2B travel company increases presence in Middle East

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 11, 2017

Travellanda has recently been reporting growth in all sectors, and the Middle East is no exception. The region has always ... Read More

Seychelles welcomes Queen Elizabeth

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 11, 2017

The cruise ship Queen Elizabeth left Southampton and traveled to a few ports in Australia, Japan, China, Singapore, and Sri ... Read More

CruiseTrends Report: Insight into “what is trending” with cruise customers

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 11, 2017

CruiseTrends report for the month of April 2017 was released today. Cruise experts mined their wealth of data to provide ... Read More

February was a mixed bag for UK chain hotels

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 11, 2017

Growth in profit per room at hotels in the West Midlands has been fuelled by record top line performance as ... Read More

Three-month state of emergency unanimously approved by Egypt’s parliament

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 11, 2017

Egypt's parliament has unanimously approved a three-month state of emergency declared by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after attacks claimed by ... Read More

Nine killed in attack on Philippines’ popular tourist resort island

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 11, 2017

Nine people including four Philippine security officials were killed Tuesday during clashes with the Abu Sayyaf kidnap group on a ... Read More

San Jose Airport cuts ribbon on much-anticipated International Arrivals facility expansion

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 11, 2017

On Thursday, April 13, San Jose Director of Aviation Kim Becker and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Port Director Steve ... Read More

FAA: Data Comm now at Minneapolis-St. Paul

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 11, 2017

Data Comm, the NextGen technology that enhances safety and reduces delays by improving the way air traffic controllers and pilots ... Read More

British trade soars with Heathrow’s best cargo month in over 5 years

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 11, 2017

Global British trade at Heathrow soared in March, with volumes surging nearly 13% to 148,000 metric tonnes – the largest ... Read More

Budapest Airport’s S17 buds with Wizz Air

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 11, 2017

Having already confirmed 22 new routes during 2017, Budapest Airport’s largest airline will be significantly expanding its own operations from ... Read More

AccorHotels expands its luxury footprint in Africa

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 11, 2017

AccorHotels today announced the signing of a hotel management agreement (HMA) with New Mauritius Hotels Limited, one of the oldest ... Read More

Restrictions on movement at Thailand’s biggest Buddhist temple lifted

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 11, 2017

Thailand’s junta lifted restrictions on movement at the country’s biggest Buddhist temple on Tuesday, a month after police ended a ... Read More

$830 million loss: United Airlines stock plunges after passenger roughhousing fiasco

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 11, 2017

The stock price of United Continental Holdings Inc. fell dramatically on Tuesday as the fallout continues over the airline’s handling ... Read More

United Airlines CEO: We are sorry but we stand by staff when doctor was dragged off overbooked flight

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 10, 2017

The CEO of United Airlines, Oscar Munoz, cannot seem to make up his mind over an incident where a passenger was ... Read More

PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference set for inaugural UAE event

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 10, 2017

The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2018 is a three-day niche event with both conference and ... Read More

Special recognition for Skal’s new officers

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 10, 2017

During the installation banquet of Skal’s new officers, Skal International Orlando Past President Jeff Chase presented the prestigious HSMAI Gene ... Read More

Seychelles beach earns title of “great escape”

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 10, 2017

“With distinctive, water-worn boulders towering over white sands, Anse Source D’Argent, helps make the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean, a ... Read More

Top-level training series returns to Arabian Travel Market

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 10, 2017

Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director, ATM, said: “The Travel Agents’ Academy at this year’s Arabian Travel Market is being held ... Read More

Seychelles sends condolences to Egypt on Palm Sunday terror attacks

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 10, 2017

In a message to Egyptian President Al-Sisi, Seychelles President Faure condemned the acts of terrorism that occurred on Palm Sunday ... Read More

Wyndham Hotel Group’s Geoff Ballotti named US Travel National Chair

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 10, 2017

The US Travel Association on Monday announced Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO of Wyndham Hotel Group, as its new national ... Read More

U.S. Travel on Big Airlines’ Challenges

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 10, 2017

WASHINGTON (April 10, 2017)—U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement: "For days, ... Read More

Qatar Airways wins top accolades for new Economy Class kits

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 10, 2017

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has had an award-winning start to April, taking home the top accolade for its new ... Read More