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Satan does not fly American Airlines!

Satan does not fly American Airlines!

Florida resident Swati Runi Goyal was awaiting takeoff aboard an American Airlines flight to Las Vegas on the day ... Read More

Scorpion attacks United Airlines passenger on San Francisco-Atlanta flight

Scorpion attacks United Airlines passenger on San Francisco-Atlanta flight

A female passenger on United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Atlanta was bitten by a scorpion mid-flight. A ... Read More

ICAO is 75: Happy International Civil Aviation Day!

ICAO is 75: Happy International Civil Aviation Day!

Seventy-five years after ICAO’s foundation, the International Civil Aviation network carries over four billion passengers annually. The global Air ... Read More

SUNx Calls for Climate Neutral Aviation 2050 Moon-shot

SUNx Calls for Climate Neutral Aviation 2050 Moon-shot

Professor Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx Co-founder in 16th Assad Kotaite Memorial Address, calls for Climate Neutral Aviation 2050 Moon-shot. Urges ... Read More

Antigua and Barbuda celebrate tourism heroes at Black Pineapple Awards

Antigua and Barbuda celebrate tourism heroes at Black Pineapple Awards

Antigua and Barbuda celebrated the success of a record-breaking year in Tourism by hosting the inaugural annual Black Pineapple ... Read More

Agra tourists now have to pay extra to view iconic Taj Mahal

Agra tourists now have to pay extra to view iconic Taj Mahal

City officials in Agra, India today announce that domestic and foreign tourists will now have to pay extra to ... Read More

US travel market share to continue decline through 2023

US travel market share to continue decline through 2023

Sluggish demand for overseas travel to the U.S. will sustain the trend of the country falling behind international travel ... Read More

Who is Les Matuson appointed as Rescue Practitioner  by Bankrupt South African Airways?

Who is Les Matuson appointed as Rescue Practitioner by Bankrupt South African Airways?

South African Airways is officially in business rescue and just assigned Mr. Les Matuson from Matuson Associated as the ... Read More

Russian airlines lost 3.2 billion rubles from Putin’s Georgia ‘flight ban’

Russian airlines lost 3.2 billion rubles from Putin’s Georgia ‘flight ban’

Russian airlines estimate their losses from the ban on flights to Georgia, introduced at the height of the "high" ... Read More

What is the airline of the year?

What is the airline of the year?

According to CAPA-Centre for Aviation, British Airways brand may only be 45 years old, but the airline has been ... Read More

CruiseTrends: Most popular cruise lines, cruise ships and travel dates

CruiseTrends: Most popular cruise lines, cruise ships and travel dates

CruiseTrends report for the month of December 2019 was released today. This report details a picture of consumer behavior ... Read More

Canada and US issue Dominica travel advisories over ‘civil unrest’

Canada and US issue Dominica travel advisories over ‘civil unrest’

The Government of Canada and the United States Department of State have issued Dominica travel advisories. Travel warnings were ... Read More

South African Airways Bankruptcy: What is next for SAA passengers and African Tourism?

South African Airways Bankruptcy: What is next for SAA passengers and African Tourism?

South African Airways is considered one of the most important airline connectors in Africa. Together with Ethiopian Airlines and ... Read More

Business travel etiquette: Cultural customs in popular destinations

Business travel etiquette: Cultural customs in popular destinations

Corporate travel continues to be an essential part of any business and statistics highlight the industry is continuing to ... Read More

Which airlines reject the most compensation claims?

Which airlines reject the most compensation claims?

Latest investigation by an air passenger rights organization reveals United Airlines rejects 40% of claims that have been identified ... Read More

United Airlines announces new Chief Executive Officer

United Airlines announces new Chief Executive Officer

United Airlines today announced that Oscar Munoz, Chief Executive Officer, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman of ... Read More

IATA: Moderate slowdown in passenger demand growth

IATA: Moderate slowdown in passenger demand growth

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for October 2019 showing that demand (measured in ... Read More

Air New Zealand wants you to drink your coffee and eat your coffee cup

Air New Zealand wants you to drink your coffee and eat your coffee cup

Air New Zealand has begun testing new edible coffee cups with customers in the air and on the ground ... Read More

The Gift of Travel

The Gift of Travel

December is a month for the giving of gifts. It is also a time to motivate employees during a ... Read More

Championing climate friendly travel at COP25

Championing climate friendly travel at COP25

A COP25 side-event hosted by WTTC in partnership with UNFCCC focused on the 2050 Climate Neutral ambitions of the ... Read More

Con artist sets up phony Russia-Finland border, charges illegals to ‘cross’ it

Con artist sets up phony Russia-Finland border, charges illegals to ‘cross’ it

A resourceful grifter has set up his own private 'Russia-Finland border' and charged four illegal migrants a thousands of ... Read More

Massive strike will disrupt train, bus, and airline services in France

Massive strike will disrupt train, bus, and airline services in France

Residents and visitors in France are preparing for a major strikes by transportation workers that will disrupt train, bus, ... Read More

UNWTO: Tourism’s carbon emissions measured in report launched at COP25

UNWTO: Tourism’s carbon emissions measured in report launched at COP25

Transport-related emissions from tourism are expected to account for 5.3% of all man-made CO2 emissions by 2030, up from ... Read More

African Tourism Board Chair speaks about Women of Value and Tourism

African Tourism Board Chair speaks about Women of Value and Tourism

Cuthbert Ncube, chairman of the African Tourism Board was a panelist and speaker at the  Women of Value South ... Read More

How did poverty-stricken Comoros raise $4 billion to fund tourism?

How did poverty-stricken Comoros raise $4 billion to fund tourism?

The country of Comoros is comprised of 3 islands: Ngazidja, Mwali, and Ndzouani. According to The World Bank, about ... Read More

Thomas Cook India on the path to growth

Thomas Cook India on the path to growth

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. has operated the Thomas Cook brand name uninterrupted in India since 1881. In 2012 when ... Read More

NASA’s space ‘robot hotel’ launches tomorrow

NASA’s space ‘robot hotel’ launches tomorrow

NASA announced that it is launching a "robot hotel" into space with the upcoming SpaceX commercial resupply mission. The ... Read More

DHS wants mandatory airport facial recognition scans for all Americans

DHS wants mandatory airport facial recognition scans for all Americans

US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is lobbying for a change to the current rules covering all Americans entering ... Read More

Consumer attitudes towards service animals during travel revealed

Consumer attitudes towards service animals during travel revealed

The results of the consumer survey dealing with attitudes and perceptions relating to the presence of service and emotional ... Read More

Atlanta to host 2021 International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Global Convention

Atlanta to host 2021 International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Global Convention

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association has selected Atlanta, Georgia’s capital and an LGBTQ+ oasis in the southern United States, ... Read More

UN: Severe hunger threatens half of Zimbabwe’s population

UN: Severe hunger threatens half of Zimbabwe’s population

The World Food Program announced plans to more than double the number of people it helps in Zimbabwe to ... Read More

WTO: US Airbus tariffs should be reduced by around $2 billion

WTO: US Airbus tariffs should be reduced by around $2 billion

According to the World Trade Organization, the US should immediately reduce the $7.5 billion in tariffs that the WTO ... Read More

Robbers loot Berlin’s Stasi museum just days after Dresden jewelry heist

Robbers loot Berlin’s Stasi museum just days after Dresden jewelry heist

German museums apparently are going through a rough patch, when even the infamy of the once-omnipresent and menacing East ... Read More

16 Airbus workers fired for ‘industrial espionage’

16 Airbus workers fired for ‘industrial espionage’

European aerospace and defense company Airbus has dismissed 16 employees in a division handling German military projects, including a ... Read More

Last chance to visit Victoria Falls before it’s drying up?

Last chance to visit Victoria Falls before it’s drying up?

Zimbabwe Stakeholders in the tourism industry, who included officials from the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, ... Read More

Sandals Resorts scoops World Travel Awards

Sandals Resorts scoops World Travel Awards

With a total of four trophies, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) rose above other highly-acclaimed hotel brands throughout the world ... Read More